We bought a JD 7200 8RN this winter and it came with a computer trak 100 monitor and I think we'll want something better. What would be a good monitor to look at getting? I'm not sure which sensors we have though, I haven't looked yet. We will be planting beans and milo. What would be some prices we'll be looking at? Any other advice?
What is the difference between the JD 100,200,300 series and 150,250,350 series monitors?
Posted 2/16/2011 22:59 (#1618351 - in reply to #1618325) Subject: Re: Planter monitors ???
<p>If you are looking to get rid of the 100 monitor, I would be interested. Been looking for a basic monitor for my 750 drill. Email is in profile. But to answer your question, and Iam sure someone will do a better job than I. The 150, 250, etc. have more features than the 100, etc. Such as showing seed spacing instead of just yes or no seed is planting. Also believe the 1.., 2.., or 3.. may have something to do with how many rows they are capable of monitoring.</p>
Posted 2/17/2011 00:12 (#1618507 - in reply to #1618325) Subject: Re: Planter monitors ???
East Prairie, MO
I don't know much about the JD monitors unless it's the seedstar. My 7300 we plant cotton with had that 100 and it's quirky. I just finished putting Kinze seedtubes and harness on it so I can use my KPM3 from my kinze planter on it. Have an Ag Leader Insight on my Kinze so the other monitor is just sitting there anyway, this way I can get population, shaft speed etc. just like on the Kinze planter. Finding an extra Kinze KPMII or III shouldn't be hard, the harness was not cheap, Tubes, shaft speed sensor and harness was around $1400.
Posted 2/17/2011 00:35 (#1618544 - in reply to #1618325) Subject: Re: Planter monitors ???
The 100/200/300 all have a seperate power supply module. The 150/250/350 don't. The 150 is mainly plant or no plant monitor. The 250 has population, speed all the other goodies and will monitor up to i think 24 rows. The 350 is the same as a 250 just able to monitor more rows. Maybe a few more bells and wistles. Dickey John makes good aftermarket monitors that are cheaper than buying a deere monitor and work just as good. Ag express sells them, as i'm sure other places do too.
Posted 2/17/2011 09:45 (#1618956 - in reply to #1618914) Subject: Re: Planter monitors ???
I just took a 200 John Deere monitor out of my tractor yesterday and replaced it with a 250 the 200 told you weather it was planting ,row failure, but does not tell population I want to sell the 200 if anyone is interested
Posted 2/17/2011 11:39 (#1619147 - in reply to #1618325) Subject: Re: Planter monitors ???
You will have to have the three LED sensors to use the 250. Those are the population sensors. New sensors will run about $60 each. I use an M3 from Agri-Tronix. About $1200, but worked perfect and accurately. Measured acres, pop, distance, spaceing, and speed. Used JD 250 can be found on Ebay for about $1000- 1200. One on there now. $910 now and 1hr 30min to go.
Posted 2/17/2011 20:08 (#1620059 - in reply to #1618325) Subject: Re: Planter monitors ???
I ended up picking up a slightly used Loupe GPS5000 off of ebay for my new to me 7200. I talked to them and they said it will work with the standard sensors, but won't give you a perfect population count.
When I was looking prices for the JD population monitors were running $1000+ used. You can buy new aftermarket for the same price as a used JD, and some for a little less.