From planning to harvest, you can count on John Deere tillage tools to build the foundation that next year's yields will stand upon.
Internal basket scrapers
The internal basket scraper allows for a uniform field finish in wet conditions because the baskets do not need to be raised out of ground to avoid plugging and can stay in the ground 100 percent of the time.
The basket scraper is standard on 2730 Combination Rippers ordered with knife-edge baskets. Field install kits are available for existing units.
Variety of working and transport widths available to meet producer needs
The 2730 Combination Ripper is available in five machine configurations:
- 7S24 – seven-standard rigid frame with 610-mm (24-in.) spacing
- 9S24 – nine-standard rigid frame with 610-mm (24-in.) spacing
- 9S24 – nine-standard folding frame with 610-mm (24-in.) spacing
- 11S24 – 11-standard folding frame with 610-mm (24-in.) spacing
- 13S24 – 13-standard folding frame with 610-mm (24-in.) spacing
The 7.9-m (26-ft) 2730 delivers a 44 percent increase in productivity over the largest 5.5-m (18-ft) John Deere 2700 Mulch Ripper. The 2730 fits into a tillage system that includes the following secondary tillage tools:
- 2230 Field Cultivator
- 2330 Mulch Finisher
- 2630 Series Disks
- 2660VT Variable Tillage tool
The ability to set the true width of the 2730 into the track spacing setting on the GreenStar display delivers a 6 percent increase in productivity, allowing the operator to cover more acres in the same amount of time versus the competition. The true width is achieved through additional disk blades along with their tapered design to ensure consistent coverage and a level finish across the entire tillage pass.
Multifunctional implement for single-pass primary tillage
The 2730 is a combination ripper that integrates four operational areas into one system. These four areas consist of disk blades, ripper shanks, rear closing disks, and finishing attachments. The ability to customize these components quickly, conveniently, and independently offers reduced cost of operation and maximum productivity.
The disk blades eliminate the need for multiple residue sizing passes into one single pass that reduces surface residue levels by 60 to 80 percent. The 2730’s ability to mix and bury more residue leads to faster soil warming in the spring all while reducing negative impacts of disease and insect pressure.
The ripper shanks accomplish full hardpan fracture across the entire soil profile with their 610-mm (24-in.) spacing to create a porous air and water environment for root development. Along with the ripper shank’s side-to-side spacing, it also features a 1270-mm (50-in.) fore-aft spacing that improves residue disbursement and contributes to the machines nearly plug-proof performance.
With TruSet™ or manual adjustment, the operator can set this system to leave a uniformly mounded profile covering each ripper track, or it can be adjusted to obtain a smooth, level surface ideal for minimum preparation for the next spring’s seedbed. With the walking tandem action, the closing system can follow the contour of the ground and eliminate plugs leading to a more consistent finish.
To achieve optimal field levelness and clod sizing, the operator can control the finishing attachment with in-cab, hydraulic controls. The finishing attachments can be set to constant down pressure, float, or in wet field conditions, rise completely out of the ground. This ensures the seedbed is best prepared for the least amount of pre-plant seedbed tillage passes before planting.
TruSet™ provides precise depth and pressure control from the cab on the go
In just six seconds, 2730 Combination Ripper operators can manage their changing field conditions by making on-the-go adjustments for the entire implement from the tractor cab. TruSet enables users to adjust depths for the disks, rippers, and closing disks, and adjust the pressure on the active hydraulic rolling baskets – all while covering acres.
As conditions change throughout the field, operators running the 2730 with TruSet can quickly and efficiently respond to varying soils, compacted areas, heavier residue, and moisture. Making customized adjustments that respond to these agronomic factors help customers maximize their yield potential.
Adjusting the 2730 Combination Ripper with TruSet can be done up to 200 times faster than the manual adjustment process using single-point depth control and cylinder stops. With short windows to perform tillage work, that critical time savings could be the difference in getting fields worked or not.
Operators no longer must sacrifice machine performance by deciding to forgo manual adjustments throughout the field. At the touch of a button, TruSet users can quickly respond to changing conditions such as running deeper over end rows or shallower on hilltops and lighter soils. TruSet users can optimize their 2730 depth adjustments to maximize tractor performance for more efficient fuel use, and lower overall operating costs.
TruSet also add precision to tillage operations. The system offers depth accuracy of 2.5 mm (0.1 in.) and more than doubles the number of depth setting increments on the 2730 Combination Ripper. This finite level of control enables 2730 operators to create the ideal soil structure, and evenly size and distribute residue for maximum yield potential.
TruSet is standard on all 2730 Combination Rippers. Single-point depth control is also installed on every 2730 equipped with TruSet for ultimate flexibility.
This advanced tillage technology, available exclusively from John Deere, provides operators with real-time knowledge of the settings for each functional area on the implement. With a working tillage width of up to 7.9 m (26 ft) on the 2730, consistent tillage performance can be easily obtained from front to back across all four functional areas of this machine.
Both the set points entered by the user and the actual running depth or pressure for each area on the implement can be easily referenced for assurance of desired tillage outcomes. Once actual set point is validated and configured to the display in the cab, operators can make independent adjustments to the disks, rippers, or closing disks with accuracy within one tenth of an inch. Four memory set points enable operators to save different combinations of settings for their most common field conditions.
The independent adjustability of each area on the 2730 helps ensure TruSet users are efficiently managing residue and creating the ideal soil structure. By responding to conditions as they change throughout the field, TruSet operators generate better-quality tillage performance with the first pass.
TruSet is compatible with John Deere and competitive tractors. The following chart identifies the components needed to operate TruSet on a 2730 Combination Ripper with a GreenStar™ system-ready tractor.
Like the TruSet Tillage System, the compatibility kit will be available as a field-installed option that can be ordered with the 2730 or through aftermarket parts. The compatibility kit includes an implement add-on valve and installation components.
All model years of the 2730 can be retrofitted with TruSet.
- Ordering information
- TruSet simulator
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Accessories and Attachments
C-Spring Stops for Individual Blades - BKK10324
The individual C-spring blade stop provides the following benefits:
- Limits C-spring travel
- Prevents C-Spring damage and frame contact
Knife Edge Rolling Basket Harrow - 7 Standard - BKK10236
Round Bar Rolling Basket Harrow - 7 Standard - BKK10241
Round Bar Rolling Basket Harrow - 7 Standard - BKK10241
For model year 2016, there is the option to have all shanks with holes.
This is available for the 102-, 152-, and 203-mm (4-, 6-, and 8-in.) parabolic standard configurations.