915 V-Ripper

  • Excellent residue-handling capability
  • Integral hitch provides excellent maneuverability
  • Single or dual gauge wheels available
  • Coulter blades slice through surface residue
  • 915 V-Ripper 915 V-Ripper

    The 915 V-Ripper has excellent residue-handling capability in primary tillage at all residue levels. At higher levels, coulters may be required to minimize plugging.

    Typical percentage of residue cover remaining from the 915 are listed as follows.

    NOTE: The percentage do not take into account variables such as the condition of the residue, speed, and soil type.

    508-mm (20-in.) models

    Starting
    residue cover
    (percent)

    Remaining
    non-fragile*
    residue cover
    (percent)

    Remaining
    fragile**
    residue cover
    (percent)

    100

    60

    50

    90

    55

    45

    80

    50

    40

    70

    40

    35

    60

    35

    30

    50

    30

    25

    40

    25

    20

     

     

    762-mm (30-in.) models

    Starting
    residue cover
    (percent)

    Remaining
    non-fragile*
    residue cover
    (percent)

    Remaining
    fragile**
    residue cover
    (percent)

    100

    60

    50

    90

    55

    45

    80

    50

    40

    70

    40

    35

    60

    35

    30

    50

    30

    25

    40

    25

    20

    *Non-fragile residue includes crops like corn, sorghum, wheat (more than 45 bu).

    **Fragile residue includes crops like soybeans, edible beans, peas, wheat, (under 45 bu), sunflower, peanuts, cotton.

  • Five-standard 915 V-Ripper Five-standard 915 V-Ripper

    The frame is available in 127-mm x 178-mm (5-in. x 7-in.) and 178-mm x 178-mm (7-in. x 7-in.) sizes.

    The frame design of the 915 V-Ripper positions standards in a true V-pattern:

    • Reduces plugging in higher levels of residue
    • Gives the center standard a leading-edge shattering effect that reduces horsepower requirements over straight bar rippers
    Strong 10-mm (3/8-in.) wall mainframe Strong 10-mm (3/8-in.) wall mainframe

    127-mm x 178-mm (5-in. x 7-in.) frame models have 10-mm (3/8-in.) thick walls:

    • Ideal for tractors up to 225 PTO horsepower (hp) and 4WD tractors up to 250 engine hp
    • Available in five- or seven-standard models
    • Parking stands are included in base equipment
    Heavy-duty 13-mm (1/2-in.) wall mainframe Heavy-duty 13-mm (1/2-in.) wall mainframe

    178-mm x 178-mm (7-in. x 7-in.) frame models have 13-mm (1/2-in.) thick walls:

    • Ideal for tractors with up to 360 engine hp
    • Basic frame can be equipped with seven or nine standards
    • Bolt-on extensions can be added to allow 11 or 13 standards
    • Parking stands are optional equipment

    NOTE:

    • 11-standard size is limited to 508-mm and 635-mm (20-in. and 25-in.) spacings
    • 13-standard size limited to 508-mm (20-in.) spacing
  • Integral hitch Integral hitch

    The integral hitch provides excellent maneuverability for tight turns on shorter headlands. The hitch makes it easy to move in and out of buildings.

    It is compatible for tractors with Category 2 or Category 3N or 3, 3-point hitches.

    The integral hitch can be set to two position:

    • 1 = Low position
      Gives maximum transport clearance and allows ripping to approximately 508 mm (20 in.) deep
    • 2 = High position
      Enables ripping to a maximum depth of 584 mm (23 in.) with shear-bolt standards
  • Dual gauge wheels Dual gauge wheels

    Single or dual gauge wheels are available to help maintain a consistent ripping depth:

    • 9.5L-15, 8 PR tires for good flotation and load bearing when ripping deep
    • Turnbuckle adjustment for easy setting
  • Rippled coulter blades cut through surface residue such as cornstalks, wheat stubble, or other heavy crops to help reduce plugging.

     

    The ripple on the blade bites into the soil to promote turning the blade in wet and/or firm soil, as well as lighter, drier soils.

     

    Cushion or shear-bolt designs are available.

    Cushion design
    Cushion-designed coulter blades Cushion-designed coulter blades
    • Automatically returns the coulter to the operating position once the obstruction is passed.
      • Saves time by eliminating the need to stop and replace shear bolts.
    • Unique rosette bracket used to adjust the coulter depth. Simply loosen one bolt and swing the coulter up or down to the desired height.
      • Standard does not move, so maximum trash clearance is retained.
    • Protector bolt (arrow) will yield if the obstruction height exceeds the deflection range of the coulter, thus preventing serious damage to the coulter.
    • 457-mm or 508-mm (18-in. or 20-in.) rippled blades are available for good cutting action. The maximum working depth is as follows*:
      • For the 457-mm (18-in.) coulter blade, the working depth is 483 mm (19 in.)
      • For the 508-mm (20-in.) coulter blade, the working depth is 457 mm (18 in.)

    *NOTE: When ripping in fields with obstructions, it is necessary to restrict the working depth in order to give the coulter space to travel over obstructions. Without coulters, the maximum working depth is 584 mm (23 in.) for shear-bolt standard and 559 mm (22 in.) for safety-trip and spring-reset standards.

    Shear-bolt design
    Shear-bolt design coulter blades Shear-bolt design coulter blades
    • Provides economical alternative for protecting coulters in fields with few obstructions.
    • 457-mm, 508-mm, or 559-mm (18-in., 20-in., or 22-in.) rippled coulter blades are available for good cutting action. The maximum working depth is as follows:
      • For 457-mm (18-in.) coulter blades, the working depth is 483 mm (19 in.)
      • For 508-mm (20-in.) coulter blades, the working depth is 457 mm (18 in.)
      • For 559-mm (22-in.) coulter blades, the working depth is 432 mm (17 in.)
  • Soil probe Soil probe
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    The soil probe helps operators to determine the proper operating depth of their ripper points,
    38 mm (1.5 in.) below the bottom of the compaction layer.

    The probe allows obtaining the maximum amount of soil fracturing from the entire family of John Deere ripper points. Marked in 51-mm (2-in.) increments from 254 mm to 559 mm (10 in. to 22 in.), the probe provides accurate feedback of compaction layer depth.

     

    It is stored on the mainframe of the ripper for convenient access. The operator's manual explains the proper use of the soil probe.

  • Working width
    Option 1: 2.5 m, 8.33 ft
    Option 2: 3.2 m, 10.42 ft
    Option 3: 3.8 m, 12.5 ft
    Option 4: 3.6 m, 11.67 ft
    Option 5: 4.44 m, 14.58 ft
    Option 6: 5.3 m, 17.5 ft
    Option 7: 4.6 m, 15 ft
    Option 8: 5.72 m, 18.75 ft
    Option 9: 6.9 m, 22.5 ft
    Option 10: 5.59 m, 18.33 ft

    Transport width
    Option 1: 4.2 m, 13.75 ft
    Option 2: 4.2 m, 13.75 ft
    Option 3: 4.2 m, 13.75 ft
    Option 4: 5.36 m, 17.58 ft
    Option 5: 5.36 m, 17.58 ft
    Option 6: 5.36 m, 17.58 ft
    Option 7: 5.36 m, 17.58 ft; Or with extensions: 6.91 m, 22.67 ft
    Option 8: 5.36 m, 17.58 ft; Or with extensions: 6.91 m, 22.67 ft
    Option 9: 5.36 m, 17.58 ft; Or with extensions: 6.91 m, 22.67 ft
    Option 10: 5.36 m, 17.58 ft; Or with extensions: 6.91 m, 22.67 ft

    Operating depth
    Maximum
    58.4 cm
    23 in.

    Miles per hour

    Horsepower per standard

    Spacings
    50.8 cm
    20 in.
    63.5 cm
    25 in.
    76.2 cm
    30 in.

  • Type
    V-Ripper

    Option 1
    Standard: 5, spacing: 50.8 cm
    20 in.

    Option 2
    Standard: 5, spacing: 63.5 cm
    25 in.

    Option 3
    Standard: 5, spacing: 76.2 cm
    30 in.

    Option 4
    Standard: 5, spacing: 76.2 cm
    30 in.

    Option 5
    Standard: 7, spacing: 63.5 cm
    25 in.

    Option 6
    Standard: 7, spacing: 76.2 cm
    30 in.

    Option 7
    Standard: 9, spacing: 50.8 cm
    20 in.

    Option 8
    Standard: 9, spacing: 63.5 cm
    25 in.

    Option 9
    Standard: 9, spacing: 76.2 cm
    30 in.

    Option 10
    Standard: 11, spacing: 50.8 cm
    20 in.

    Option 11
    Standard: 11, spacing: 63.5 cm
    25 in.

    Option 12
    Standard: 13, spacing: 50.8 cm
    20 in.

    Option 13

    Option 14

    Option 15

    Option 16

    Option 17

    Option 18

    Option 19

    Option 20

    Option 21

    Option 22

  • Option 1
    2.5 m
    8.33 ft

    Option 2
    3.2 m
    10.42 ft

    Option 3
    3.8 m
    12.5 ft

    Option 4
    3.6 m
    11.67 ft

    Option 5
    4.44 m
    14.58 ft

    Option 6
    5.3 m
    17.5 ft

    Option 7
    4.6 m
    15 ft

    Option 8
    5.72 m
    18.75 ft

    Option 9
    6.9 m
    22.5 ft

    Option 10
    5.59 m
    18.33 ft

    Option 11
    5.99 m
    22.92 ft

    Option 12
    6.6 m
    21.67 ft

    Option 13

    Option 14

    Option 15

    Option 16

    Option 17

    Option 18

    Option 19

    Option 20

    Option 21

    Option 22

  • Option 1
    4.2 m
    13.75 ft

    Option 2
    4.2 m
    13.75 ft

    Option 3
    4.2 m
    13.75 ft

    Option 4
    5.36 m
    17.58 ft

    Option 5
    5.36 m
    17.58 ft

    Option 6
    5.36 m
    17.58 ft

    Option 7
    5.36 m
    17.58 ft
    Or with extensions: 6.91 m
    22.67 ft

    Option 8
    5.36 m
    17.58 ft
    Or with extensions: 6.91 m
    22.67 ft

    Option 9
    5.36 m
    17.58 ft
    Or with extensions: 6.91 m
    22.67 ft

    Option 10
    5.36 m
    17.58 ft
    Or with extensions: 6.91 m
    21.67 ft

    Option 11
    5.36 m
    17.58 ft
    Or with extensions: 6.91 m
    22.67 ft

    Option 12
    6.91 m
    22.67 ft

    Option 13

    Option 14

    Option 15

    Option 16

    Option 17

    Option 18

    Option 19

    Option 20

    Option 21

    Option 22

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  • Size

    Maximum underframe clearance
    Shear-bolt: 90.2 cm
    35.5 in.
    Cushion-trip: 95.3 cm
    37.5 in.
    Safety-trip and spring-reset: 100.8 cm
    39.7 in.

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  • Option 1
    Intergral units are controlled by tractor, rockshaft, and gauge wheels

    Option 2

    Option 3

  • Option 1

    Option 2

  • Options
    Integral

    Three-point hitch requirements
    Category 2,3 or 3N

    Pull-type description

  • Spacings
    50.8 cm
    20 in.
    63.5 cm
    25 in.
    76.2 cm
    30 in.

    Option 1
    Trip force
    5,443 kg
    12,000 lb
    Standard type
    Straight or parabolic with wear shin
    Shear-bolt

    Option 2
    Trip force
    2,540 kg
    5,600 lb
    Standard type
    Straight with wear shin or parabolic
    Safety-trip

    Option 3
    Trip force
    2,404 kg
    5,300 lb
    Standard type
    Straight with wear shin or parabolic
    Cushion-trip

    Option 4
    Trip force
    1,451.5 to 2,404 kg
    3,200 to 5,300 lb
    Standard type
    Parabolic
    Spring-reset rock standard

  • Description

    Type
    Shear bolt or cushioned

    Pounds of force

    Blades
    Shear bolt: rippled blades: 45.7 cm
    18 in.
    50.8 cm
    20 in.
    or 55.9 cm
    22 in.
    Cushioned: rippled blades: 45.7 cm
    or 50.8 cm

  • Description

    Down force

    Size

    Spacing

    Angle adjustments

  • Type
    Gauge wheels

    Wheels
    12.7x17.8 cm
    5x7 in.

    Tires
    9.5L-15, 8PR

  • Description

    Additional feature

    Option 1

    Option 2

    Option 3

    Option 4

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