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  • Gang angle 21° Front/19° Rear
  • Patented three-position hydraulic rolling basket
  • Five widths from 26'5" to 40'8"
  • Easy-to-tension 2-in. gang bolts

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Unique blade configuration on 185-mm (7.25-in.) spacing optimizes one pass sizing and mixing

John Deere's 2623VT comes equipped on 185-mm (7.25-in.) spacing with solid shallow concavity spherical blades on the front gang and solid shallow concavity wavy blades on rear gang to size residue and mix soil.

A majority of the sizing is going to be done by the front gang and the rear gang is going to do the mixing. John Deere designed its vertical tillage tool to chop stalks to an acceptable size and begin soil mixing for breakdown, yet leave a considerable amount of residue on the cover.

The 2623VT comes equipped with 185-mm (7.25-in.) spacing on the front and rear gang. Both blade sizes on front and rear gang are 560 mm x 5 mm (22 in. x 0.197 in.). Optional 560-mm x 6.5-mm (22-in. x 0.256-in.) blades are available on front gang only.

Solid shallow concavity spherical blade, frontSolid shallow concavity spherical blade, front
  • Chops and sizes residue
  • Manages weeds
  • Manages root balls
  • Removes field ruts
Solid shallow concavity wavy blade, rearSolid shallow concavity wavy blade, rear
  • Mix soil and residue
  • Aerates soil
  • Anchors residue
185-mm (7.25-in.) blade spacing185-mm (7.25-in.) blade spacing
  • Ideal for seedbed preparation
  • Maximizes chemical incorporation  


 Blade type:  Solid spherical blade  Solid wavy blade
 Thickness:  5 mm (0.197 in.); optional 6.5 mm (0.256 in.)  5 mm (0.197 in.)
 Concavity:  Shallow  Shallow
 Diameter:  560 mm (22 in.)  560 mm (22 in.)
 Recommended soil types:  All soil types  All soil types

Versatile design of gang angle manages residue in fall and spring conditions

Residue managementResidue management

Whether the plan is to use the 2623VT in the spring or fall, this machine was designed to handle any residue management situation. With a 21-degree angle on the front gang and 19-degree gang angle on the rear, this tool was created to have the aggressive sizing and chopping ability in tough residue in the fall and to have the finishing characteristics to build an ideal seedbed in the spring.

Shallow gang angleShallow gang angle
Aggressive gang angleAggressive gang angle

Shallow gang angle vertical tillage tools can leave a wavy, washboard effect unsuitable for a proper seedbed. The 2623VT implement has an aggressive gang angle to help anchor residue, manage weeds and root balls, and create an even, smooth seedbed under the topsoil.

As crop yields increase, so does the amount of residue after harvest. The John Deere 2623VT allows customers to prepare soil for planting in the spring and residue management in the fall.

Utilize the residue calculator to identity the optimal residue management solution to meet the customer’s needs.

Six sizes available to fit right machine to any size operation

Ground-engaging components on 2623VTGround-engaging components on 2623VT
3-section 2623VT in transport3-section 2623VT in transport

The John Deere 2623VT offers six different sizes to fit any size operation, big or small.


Model 2623VT
Purpose Vertical tillage
Working depth Up to 75 mm (3 in.)
Standards C-spring
Gang angle 21 degrees front
19 degrees rear
Front gang blades 560 mm x 5 mm (22 in. x 0.197 in.) solid shallow concavity spherical; Optional 560 mm x 6.5 mm (22 in. x 0.256 in.) solid shallow concavity spherical
Rear gang blades 560 mm x 5 mm (22 in. x 0.197 in.) solid shallow concavity 13 wave
Blade spacing 185 mm (7.25 in.)
Gang bolt 50 mm (2 in.)
Horsepower per foot 27-36 hp/m (8.5-11 hp/ft) working width
Working widths 6.30 m to 12.4 m (20 ft, 9 in. to 40 ft, 8 in.)
Operating speed 11-16 km/h (7-10 mph)



6.30 m
(20 ft, 9 in.)

8 m
(26 ft, 5 in.)

8.90 m
(29 ft, 3 in.)

9.30 m
(30 ft, 8 in.)

10.20 m
(33 ft, 7 in.)

12.40 m
(40 ft, 8 in.)


6796 kg
(14983 lb)

9060 kg
(19976 lb)

9230 kg
(20343 lb)

9920 kg
(21871 lb)

10025 kg
(22100 lb)

12991 kg
(28641 lb)

Number of blades







Weight per blade

100 kg
(220 lb)

103 kg
(227 lb)

96 kg
(211 lb)

95 kg
(210 lb)

90 kg
(197 lb)

95 kg
(210 lb)

requirement (PTO)

176-228 hp

221-286 hp

247-319 hp

263-341 hp

280-363 hp

348-450 hp

Transport height

3.05 m
(10 ft)

3.90 m
(12 ft, 10 in.)

4.30 m
(14 ft, 1 in.)

4.21 m
(13 ft, 10 in.)

4.62 m
(15 ft, 2 in.)

3.75 m
(12 ft, 4 in.)

Transport width

4.11 m
(13 ft, 6 in.)

4.11 m
(13 ft, 6 in.)

4.11 m
(13 ft, 6 in. )

4.77 m
(15 ft, 8 in.)

4.77 m
(15 ft, 8 in.)

4.95 m
(16 ft, 3 in.)

Easily tension gang bolts

50-mm (2-in.) gang bolts50-mm (2-in.) gang bolts
Gang tension systemGang tension system

John Deere's 2623VT Vertical Tillage tool provides an innovative approach to tension gang bolts. 

Sealed maintenance-free bearings improve productivity

Sealed maintenance-free bearings (front view)Sealed maintenance-free bearings (front view)
Sealed maintenance-free bearings (bottom view)Sealed maintenance-free bearings (bottom view)

John Deere’s 2623VT Vertical Tillage tool features a sealed maintenance-free bearing. A high-density polymer liner allows the bearing to dynamically align the shaft in rough field conditions. The bearing and high-density polymer liner sit inside a cast housing. This cast housing was designed for strength and reliability as well as a built-in bearing wear guard.

These new bearings increase productivity by reducing the amount of time needed to service the tool before operation and allowing customers to spend more time in the field.

Hydraulic fore-aft leveling enables operators to level machine from tractor cab

Hydraulic fore-aft levelingHydraulic fore-aft leveling

Hydraulic fore-aft leveling comes as standard equipment with John Deere's 2623VT Vertical Tillage tool. Operators can level the machine from the comfort of the tractor cab.



Standards C-spring      
Blade spacing 18.4 cm
7.25 in.
Gang angle Front, 21 degree (angle)
Rear, 19 degree (angle)
Front gang blades 55.9 x 0.455 cm
Solid shallow concavity spherical, 22 x 0.197 in.
Rear gang blades 55.9 x 0.455 cm
Solid shallow concavity 13 wave, 22 x 0.197 in.
Weight 12991.3 kg
28641 lb
Number of blades 136      
Weight per blade 95.3 kg
210 lb
Rolling basket Round bar or flat bar*      
Horsepower requirement 269.2-328.8 kW
366-447 PTO
Transport width 4.9 m
16.1 ft
Transport height 3.8 m
12.33 ft
Working depth 7.6 cm
Up to 3 in.
Operating speed 11.4-16.1 km/h
7-10 mph
Note *Flat bar is not recommended for rocky soil conditions.