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John Deere tillage equipment in a field

When you see a field tilled this black, you know it’s gold

 

It’s practically picture-perfect. The 2730 Combination Ripper is a four-in-one tillage system that sizes stalks, buries residue, reduces compaction and leaves the consistent field finish you want in just one pass — fully prepped for your seedbed tillage pass.


It starts with aggressive residue sizing and burying. Featuring a True Width design, the 2730 Combination Ripper delivers up to a full 26-ft. (7.9 m) working width — 44 percent more than our previous model. Only John Deere gives you edge-to-edge productivity across the entire width of the machine.


The 26-in. (66 cm) blades are 18-percent larger than before. Available in a gang configuration or individually mounted, they’re set at an 18-degree angle for aggressive sizing and chopping ability in tough residue. With 350 pounds (158.8 kg) of downforce per blade, they can slice and bury more residue with far less plugging.


The grand finale is a thing of beauty. With so much aggressive mixing and burying of residue, how does the field look so consistently finished? The patented three-position rolling basket does an effective job delivering a dependable finish across the entire width of the machine.


With the 2730 Combination Ripper, you’ll stay in the field longer with less downtime, thanks to the industry’s largest frame and tires for heavy-duty durability and a longer life of consistent performance.


It’s quick and easy to match disks, ripper shanks, closing disks and rear attachments to a wide range of field conditions. With this level of performance, you’ll produce the soil environment needed to reach your maximum yield potential. And you’ll do it more hours every day because the 2730 Combination Ripper is designed to maximize uptime.

Variety of working and transport widths available to meet producer needs
  • The 2730 Combination Ripper is available in five machine configurations:

    • 7S24 – 7-standard rigid frame with 610-mm (24-in.) spacing
    • 9S24 – 9-standard rigid frame with 610-mm (24-in.) spacing
    • 9S24 – 9-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
  • Model

    Working width

    Transport width

    Transport height

    7S24 Rigid – Individual blades

    4.27 m (14 ft)

    6.07 m (19 ft, 11 in.)

    2.49 m (8 ft, 2 in.)

    7S24 Rigid – Disk gangs

    4.27 m (14 ft)

    5.74 m (18 ft, 10 in.)

    2.49 m (8 ft, 2 in.)

    9S24 Rigid – Individual blades

    5.49 m (18 ft)

    6.86 m (22 ft, 6 in.)

    2.49 m (8 ft, 2 in.)

    9S24 Rigid – Disk gangs

    5.49 m (18 ft)

    6.86 m (22 ft, 6 in.)

    2.49 m (8 ft, 2 in.)

    9S24 Folding – Individual blades

    5.49 m (18 ft)

    5.82 m (19 ft, 1 in.)

    3.30 m (10 ft, 10 in.)

    9S24 Folding – Disk gangs

    5.49 m (18 ft)

    5.82 m (19 ft, 1 in.)

    3.35 m (11 ft, 0 in.)

    11S24 Folding – Individual blades

    6.71 m (22 ft)

    5.59 m (18 ft, 4 in.)

    3.81 m (12 ft, 6 in.)

    11S24 Folding – Disk gangs

    6.71 m (22 ft)

    5.69 m (18 ft, 8 in.)

    3.81 m (12 ft, 6 in.)

    13S24 Folding – Individual blades

    7.92 m (26 ft)

    5.59 m (18 ft, 4 in.)

    4.39 m (14 ft, 5 in.)

    13S24 Folding – Disk gangs

    7.92 m (26 ft)

    5.69 m (18 ft, 8 in.)

    4.19 m (13 ft, 9 in.)

     

     

  • The 7.90-m (26-ft) 2730 delivers a 44 percent increase in productivity over the largest 5.50-m (18-ft) John Deere 2700 Mulch Ripper. The 2730 fits into a tillage system that includes the following secondary tillage tools:

    • 2210 Field Cultivator
    • 2310 Mulch Finisher
    • 2600 Series Disks
  • GreenStar™ (GS) track spacingGreenStar™ (GS) track spacing

    The ability to set the true width of the 2730 into the track spacing setting on the GS 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.

GoTill mobile application helps with implement setup and operation
  • The GoTill mobile application from John Deere is available on Apple® and Android™ smartphones. This application is a user-friendly system for operators to work their way through the initial recommended 2730 machine setup in order to optimize machine performance.

     

    GoTill features a maintenance section and a notes section with photo functionality to give operators a premium experience when setting their machines. GoTill is also a great guide to use for settings and adjustments as field conditions differ to document changes made throughout the tillage season.

     

    GoTill mobile screenshots

  • GoTill is an impactful resource that can be used in addition to the operator’s manual settings guide that comes standard with all John Deere tillage equipment. GoTill is available on Apple App Store™ and through Google Play™.

     

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Maintenance-free components reduce downtime
    • Sealed, maintenance-free bearing

      Sealed, maintenance-free bearing

    • Maintenance-free polymer bushing

      Maintenance-free polymer bushing

    Sealed, maintenance-free bearings on the 2730 Combination Ripper results in reduced downtime for the operator.

     

    The greaseless bearings increase productivity by reducing the amount of time needed to service the 2730 before operation and allowing operators to spend more of their valuable time in the field. Independent testing results show the 2730 bearings have 30 percent less contamination than the competition. The maintenance-free bearings have been extensively field tested to stand up in tough conditions providing longer bearing life.

     

    The 2730 employs a high-density polymer liner that allows the bearings to dynamically align the shaft in rough field conditions. The cast-bearing housing also allows for additional protection with the bearing wear guard built-in which leads to increased reliability.

     

    The 2730 features 78 percent fewer grease points than major competitors resulting in less, time-extensive maintenance and improving field productivity by up to 7.5 acres per day.

Fore-aft ripper shank spacing delivers improved residue flow
    • 2730 Ripper Shanks buried in ground

      2730 Ripper Shanks buried in ground

    The 2730 delivers improved residue flow by increasing the overall frame length and underframe clearance along with the fore-aft spacing of the ripper shanks.

     

    The 1270-mm (50-in.) fore-aft spacing maximizes residue disbursement and 953 mm (37.5 in.) of underframe clearance contribute to the machines nearly plug-proof performance. The 2730 features 610-mm (24-in.) side-to-side spacing that accomplishes full hardpan fracture across the entire soil profile to create a porous air and water environment for root development and plant nutrient uptake.

    • Overhead view of 7-standard layout

      Overhead view of 7-standard layout

    For added durability and increased soil penetration, the 2730 boasts the largest and heaviest frame in the industry. The overall weight of each model ensures consistent machine performance. In high residue areas, 953 mm (37.5 in.) of underframe clearance results in reduced plugging and increased residue flow to maintain productivity and uptime.

  • Model

    Weight*

    7S24 Rigid – Individual blades

    7167 kg (15,800 lb)

    7S24 Rigid – Disk gangs

    7756 kg (17,100 lb)

    9S24 Rigid – Individual blades

    9072 kg (20,000 lb)

    9S24 Rigid – Disk gangs

    10,070 kg (22,000 lb)

    9S24 Folding – Individual blades

    9435 kg (20,800 lb)

    9S24 Folding – Disk gangs

    10,433 kg (23,000 lb)

    11S24 Folding – Individual blades

    13,608 kg (30,000 lb)

    11S24 Folding – Disk gangs

    14,696 kg (32,400 lb)

    13S24 Folding – Individual blades

    14,288 kg (31,500 lb)

    13S24 Folding – Disk gangs

    15,558 kg (34,300 lb)

    *Weights listed are for models equipped with no leveling attachment

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 quickly and conveniently customize these components independently offers reduced cost of operation and maximum productivity.

  • 2730 operating in corn stalks2730 operating in corn stalks

    The disk blades eliminate the need for multiple residue sizing passes into one single pass that reduces surface residue levels by 60-80 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 in order 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 will insure the seedbed is best prepared for the least amount of pre-plant seedbed tillage passes before planting.

     

    Typical percentage of residue cover remaining from the 2730 Combination Ripper is listed in the table below. These percentages do not take into account variables such as the conditions of the residue, speed, and soil type.

     

    NOTE: Percentages assume disk blades are operating at 152 mm (6 in.) of depth.

     

  • Starting residue cover (percent)

    Remaining non-fragile* residue cover (percent)

    Remaining fragile** residue cover (percent)

    57-mm (2.25-in.) point

    178-mm (7-in.) point

    57-mm (2.25-in.) point

    178-mm (7-in.) point

    100

    30

    27

    15

    12

    90

    27

    25

    14

    11

    80

    24

    22

    12

    10

    70

    21

    19

    11

    8

    60

    18

    16

    9

    7

    50

    15

    14

    8

    6

    40

    12

    11

    6

    5

    *Non-fragile residue includes crops like corn, sorghum, and wheat (more than 1586 L [45 bu]).

     

    **Fragile residue includes crops: soybeans, edible beans, peas, wheat (less than 1586 L [45 bu]), sunflower, peanuts, and cotton.

Hydraulically adjustable 660-mm (26-in.) disk blades
    • Hydraulically-adjustable disk blades

      Hydraulically-adjustable disk blades

    • Hydraulic adjustment cylinder

      Hydraulic adjustment cylinder

    The 2730's large 660-mm (26-in.) disk blades are hydraulically adjustable and are set in a tandem-type configuration. The disks are available in either individual disk blades or gang-type configuration. The front and rear blades are set at an 18-degree angle on either 460-mm (18-in.) spacing for individual or 280-mm (11-in.) spacing for gang to provide an aggressive disking action.

     

    The disks can be adjusted in-cab to be raised completely out of the ground or lowered to a maximum in-ground depth of 203 mm (8 in.). The disk blades operate in constant down-pressure and the optimal operating depth can be set from the cab with TruSet™ or manually using stop collars on the hydraulic cylinder. The ability to independently adjust the front disks based on varying conditions allows the operator to optimize desired residue sizing and mixing.

     

    The larger disks are designed of high-quality steel and made from a manufacturing process for extended performance provide the following benefits:

    • Size and bury residue
    • Level the soil profile
    • Mix the surface residue
    • Give full-width tillage up to 200 mm (8 in.) deep
TruSet™ provides precise depth and pressure control from the cab on the go
    • TruSet on the 2730 Combination Ripper

      TruSet on the 2730 Combination Ripper

    • TruSet run page

      TruSet run page

    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 have to 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.

     

    Functional area 2730 adjustment settings without TruSet 2730 adjustment settings with TruSet Improvement
    Front disks 32 80 150 percent
    Rippers 47 95 100 percent
    Closing disks 20 50 150 percent

    Single-point depth control is standard on all 2730 Combination Rippers. Single-point depth control provides the option for users to manually set implement depth, even with TruSet.

  • 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 are able to make independent adjustments to the disks, rippers, or closing disks with accuracy within one tenth of an inch. And, 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-ready tractor.

     

    John Deere 30 Series
    and newer Tractors

    John Deere 20 Series
    and older tractors

    Competitive tractors

     TruSet Tillage system

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

     TruSet compatibility kit

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    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.

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Walk-Over™ tandem wheels offer maximum support, stability, and flotation
    • Walk-Over™ tandem wheels

      Walk-Over™ tandem wheels

    Walk-Over tandem wheels with larger tire options offer maximum support, stability, and flotation in the field. The staggered wheel design provides additional room for residue flow and obstacles all while providing a consistent working depth in uneven ground.

     

    The Walk-Over tandem mainframe wheels come equipped with 57-mm (2.25-in.) plug-in spindles and eight-bolt hubs on the 7- and 9-standard models, and 79-mm (3.125-in.) plug-in spindles and ten-bolt hubs on the 11- and 13-standard models. The 11- and 13-standard models feature an active-hydraulic wing wheel to ensure a consistent operating depth with uniform leveling. These active-hydraulic wing wheels allow the 2730 machine to better follow the contour of the land versus rigid-mounted wing wheels on competitive models.

  • Available tires options are listed below:

    Model

    Mainframe Tire

    Wing Frame Tire

    7-Standard 4.30 m
    (14 ft) rigid

    12.5L-15 FI F LR*
    340/65R18 Goodyear®
    445/50R22.5 Re-Tread
    445/50R22.5 New

    ---

    9-Standard 5.50 m
    (18 ft) rigid

    340/65R18 Goodyear*
    445/50R22.5 Re-Tread
    445/50R22.5 New

    ---

    9-Standard 5.50 m
    (18 ft) folding

    340/65R18 Goodyear*
    445/50R22.5 Re-Tread
    445/50R22.5 New

    ---

    11-Standard 6.70 m
    (22 ft) folding

    445/50R22.5 Re-Tread*
    445/50R22.5 New

    12.5L-15 FI F LR Goodyear*
    340/65R18 Goodyear

    13-Standard 7.90 m
    (26 ft) folding

    445/50R22.5 Re-Tread*
    445/50R22.5 New

    12.5L-15 FI F LR Goodyear*
    340/65R18 Goodyear

    *Base tire option

     

    With the option to upgrade to the market’s largest 10-bolt hub, heavy-duty 445/50R22.5 tire on all models, the weight of the machine is evenly transferred to the ground to ensure stable transport and operation. All mainframe tires available produce maximum flotation and durability for in-field performance with 33 percent more tire-to-ground engagement than the competition.

  • Wheels located in-between ripper shanksWheels located in-between ripper shanks

Compatibility kit enables TruSet™ on competitive tractors and older John Deere tractors
    • TruSet on 20 Series Tractor

      TruSet on 20 Series Tractor

    • Add-on Selective-Control Valve (SCV)

      Add-on Selective-Control Valve (SCV)

    Adding the TruSet compatibily kit to the TruSet Tillage system enables operators of competitive tractors and older John Deere tractors to adjust their depth and pressure settings on the go from the cab.

    With the TruSet compatibility kit, TruSet can be run on the following GreenStar™ system-ready tractors:

    • John Deere 20 Series Tractors and older
    • Competitive tractors

    Like the TruSet Tillage system, the compatibility kit will be available as a field-installed option that can be ordered with the 2730 Combination Ripper or through aftermarket parts. The compatibility kit includes an implement add-on valve and installation components.

    All model years of 2730 can be retrofitted with TruSet. The following chart identifies the components needed to equip TruSet on a 2730 with a GreenStar-ready tractor.

    TruSet product John Deere 30 Series
    Tractors and newer
    John Deere 20 Series
    Tractors and older
    Competitive tractors
    TruSet Tillage System Yes Yes Yes
    TruSet compatibility kit No Yes Yes

     

    Option code Attachment Description
    9407 BKK10342  TruSet compatibility kit for 2730 Combination Ripper
Achieve desired field finish with hydraulically adjustable finishing attachments
    • Hydraulic knife-edge rolling basket

      Hydraulic knife-edge rolling basket

    • Active hydraulic pressure adjustment

      Active hydraulic pressure adjustment

    The 2730 comes equipped with the optional hydraulically adjustable finishing attachments to achieve the desired field finish. The hydraulic rolling baskets can be set to three hydraulically controlled positions from the comfort of the cab. The heavy-duty coil tine harrow is rigid mounted to the frame and depth adjustments are made according to the rear closing disk system. Based on field finish needs, the 2730 less harrow option is also available.

     

    The finishing attachments come in a round-bar, knife-edge, or coil tine configuration and prepares field for a reduced amount of secondary tillage passes before planting. Below are the benefits of each attachment:

    • Knife edge – better option in heavier, wet soils. Recommended basket for rocky soil types.
    • Round-bar – best in dry conditions for clod sizing and firming.  Slightly more prone to plugging over the knife edge.
    • Heavy-duty coil tine harrow – preferred finishing attachment in heavy, poorly drained soils.

    The rolling baskets can be hydraulically set to three different operating positions based on field conditions:

    1. Down pressure – a gauge on the front of the 2730 allows operators to set basket down pressure to ensure constant ground contact. Down pressure also allows for better sizing of slabs, clods, and root balls and will leave a level soil profile.
    2. Float – the baskets can be put in the float position using the selective control valve (SCV) on the tractor. This allows the weight of the basket to roll over the ground.
    3. Raised – the baskets can be lifted off the ground when encountering a wet area of the field to help eliminate any chance of plugging.

    The active hydraulic down-pressure system allows the operator to increase the down pressure on finishing attachments up to 8274 kPa (1200 psi). Adjustments are made with a dial located next to the gauge. Down pressure should be set using the gauge and operated from the cab.

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