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John Deere 2330 Mulch Finisher

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  • Working widths from 21 ft, 9 in. to 56 ft, 3 in. (6.6 to 17.2 m)
  • Excellent residue handling capabilities
  • Lattice-style frame design
  • Hydraulically adjustable rolling baskets   
Sale Type
John Deere
Engine Size
Miles Per Hour
9.7 to 16 km/h 6 to 10 mph
Horsepower Per Foot
24.5 to 34.2 kW/m 10 to 14 hp/ft
Operating Depth - Inches
Maximum: 15.2 cm 6 in.
Standard Spacing - Inches
Split-the-middle - 22.9 cm 9 in.
Working Widths -5-section
Option 1: 11.81 m 38.75 ft Option 2: 13.49 m 44.25 ft Option 3: 15.32 m 50.25 ft Option 4: 17.15 m 56.25 ft
Working Widths - 3-section
Option 1: 6.63 m 21.75 ft Option 2: 7.54 m 24.75 ft Option 3: 8.46 m 27.75 ft Option 4: 9.37 m 30.75 ft Option 5: 10.29 m 33.75 ft

Wide range of working widths available to match acreage and horsepower requirementsJohn Deere 2330 Mulch Finisher

At 16-km/h (10-mph) working speeds, the 2230LL can cover up to 29.5 hectares (73 acres) per hour enabling producers to size their implement for their unique productivity and agronomic needs.

The 2230LL is available in sizes ranging from 7.2 to 18.4 m (23 ft, 6 in. to 60 ft, 6 in.). Horsepower requirements range from 19.6 to 29.4 kW/m (8 to 12 hp-ft), depending on the soil, depth, and speed.

Level-Lift™ frame ensures even operation through all operating depthsJohn Deere 2330 Mulch Finisher

The Level-Lift hitch ensures a level operation through all operating depths. It also provides consistent gang and sweep depth fore to aft for thorough seedbed preparation. This quick, easy adjustment ensures a flat seedbed floor and level soil profile for planting.

The combination of the disk gang, sweep, and harrow functions promotes consistent and uniform chemical placement and mixing. The T-hitch enables easy turnbuckle adjustment for fast tractor changeover and quick implement leveling fore to aft.

The heavy-duty T-hitch allows for tighter turning, decreasing the number of headlands required for quick turns on the end. The T-hitch also houses the hoses and wiring harness, protecting them from crop and incidental tire contact.

Low-concavity disks are spaced for effective residue slicingJohn Deere 2330 Mulch Finisher

The producer can work ground faster with the 508-mm x 5-mm (20-in. x 0.197-in.) low-concavity disk blades and outside blades tapered to 457 mm (18 in.) on the 2330 Mulch Finisher"

  • Allows aggressive cutting action
  • Minimizes ridging

Blades are spaced 184-mm (7.25-in.) apart and are fixed at an 8-degree gang angle:

  • Results in effective slicing in heavy residue
  • Moves the soil inward toward the center of the implement for a level seedbed

C-spring cushion gangs help protect against rocks and other obstructions in the field. Dura-Flex™ (3+1) bearings are standard equipment:

  • Triple lip on the inner race and a wide seal between the outer race and flange prevents soil from entering between the bearings and flanges, and helps retain lubrication in the bearings
  • Greaseable for long life

All disk gangs feature combination rigid/self-adjusting scrapers as standard equipment:

  • Prevent soil buildup on inside of disk blades
  • Adjustable to compensate for wear
  • Self-adjusting operation—the spring tension helps hold the scrapers against the disk blade in sticky soil conditions

Engaged disk gangs add to the stability of the implement at higher ground speeds for consistent working depth in uneven ground.

  • Allow for good weed kill and tilling
  • Provide excellent chemical incorporation

ProFinish™ Leveling System offers wide range of rear harrows to meet agronomic needsJohn Deere 2330 Mulch Finisher

The ProFinish Leveling System offers a wide range of rear harrows to meet agronomic needs.

Depending on agronomic needs, producers have a choice of six rear harrow options included in the ProFinish Leveling System on the 2230 Field Cultivators.


TruSet™ Tillage provides precise depth and pressure control from the cab on the goJohn Deere 2330 Mulch Finisher

Integrated TruSet Tillage technology enables field cultivator operators to adjust sweep depth and down pressure on the active hydraulic rolling baskets while on the go to respond to changing field conditions such as varying soils, heavier residue, and moisture.

With short window of time to perform tillage operations, TruSet can provide significant productivity improvements as operators are able to adjust the field cultivator while covering acres with the push of a button. By responding to conditions as they change throughout the field, TruSet enables operators to generate better-quality tillage performance with the first pass.

Using a GreenStar™ display, a user sees real-time data for sweep depth and basket down pressure for assurance of desired tillage outcomes. Once the actual set point is validated and configured to the display in the cab, operators can make independent adjustments as small as one tenth of an inch. Four customizable presets enable operators to save and name different combinations of settings for their most common field conditions.  

Single-point depth control is included with the TruSet Tillage system, giving operators the choice of automated or manual adjustments. Hydraulic routings on the 2230 Field Cultivators are designed to allow each implement to feature both TruSet and standard single-point depth control for system redundancy, operator preference, and flexibility at resale.


TruSet is compatible with John Deere and competitive tractors. Depending on the tractor, a compatibility kit may be needed in addition to the TruSet Tillage system. The following chart identifies the components needed to operate TruSet on a 2230LL or 2230FH Field Cultivator with a GreenStar ready tractor.

Both the TruSet Tillage system and the compatibility kit will be available as a field-installed option that can be ordered with the field cultivator or through aftermarket parts.

All model years of the 2230LL and 2230FH can be retrofitted with TruSet.

TruSet Tillage requires a GreenStar ready tractor with a supported display. The TruSet Tillage system must have a connection to the tractor ISO connection. Additional TruSet Tillage information:

  • Tractor compatibility
  • Display compatibility
  • TruSet compatibility kit
  • TruSet with side-to-side leveling

Tillage documentation and prescription functionality included with TruSet™ Tillage

With integrated TruSet Tillage technology, 2230 Field Cultivator operators can incorporate documentation and prescription functionality into their tillage operations. The tillage documentation feature will give producers the ability to capture and analyze the field cultivator pass for additional coverage of the crop production cycle. Prescription functionality provides producers the capability to ensure their tillage operations are executed correctly, optimizing their investment in preparing for the next crop.

Operators can document data for the depth of their field cultivator sweeps along with rolling basket down pressure. By creating an as-applied map based off of global positioning system (GPS) data for the job performed by each functional area on the implement, TruSet enables producers to document their tillage passes then later review and analyze the data for future agronomic decisions.

Additionally, the Prescription Creator by Agrian® company, a connected partner tool through the John Deere Operations Center, enables producers to create prescriptions for each functional area on the 2230 Field Cultivators. Data from previous yields, soil surveys, or freehand drawing tools can be used to create prescriptions that will command the implement to the desired depth and pressure settings for optimum agronomic results.

Agrian is a trademark of Agrian, Inc.

True 229-mm (9-in.) split-the-middle spacing provides complete field coverage

Thanks to an updated frame design that enables true 229-mm (9-in.) split-the-middle shank spacing, the 2330 Mulch Finishers can maintain consistent depth and evenly cover the field to achieve an optimal seedbed while flowing residue and managing weeds.


Even at high speeds and in tough field conditions, the TruPosition™ C-shanks with 91 kg (200 lb) of trip force minimize side-to-side movement and provide the operator better control of the soil profile for improved leveling capabilities.

These shanks provide a full tillage cut across the entire width of the implement. The shanks stay firmly planted in tough soils without quickly relieving. As a result, the soil is mixed completely and streaks are reduced. This helps producers maximize their productivity and create flat seedbeds for smooth planter operation and consistent seed depth.


The even 229-mm (9-in.) split-the-middle shank spacing enables the 2330 Mulch Finisher to minimize the potential of remaining strips of weeds that survive the tillage pass. With a mulch finisher pass just prior to planting/seeding, the crop can emerge into a weed-free field that gives it the best chance to reach canopy ahead of the weeds.

If some weeds emerge and a post-emergence herbicide is needed, weeds should be smaller and easier to control. As a result, the mulch finisher pass helps keep weed management costs under control and helps preserve crop yield potential.

Rear hitch compatible with all 2330 configurations and rear harrowsJohn Deere 2330 Mulch Finisher

A substantial rear hitch is available to give the 2330 the versatility to pull the 200 Seedbed Finisher or other tow-behind attachments. The rear hitch includes:

  • Rectangular tube construction
  • Telescoping hitch
  • Serviceable drawbar
  • 453-kg (1000-lb) tongue weight rating
  • 13,000 gross vehicle weight (GVW) rating for five-section machines; 10,000 gross vehicle weight (GVW) rating for three-section machines
  • Wiring harness for transport lights
  • Hydraulic hoses and couplers

The rear hitch is fully compatible with all 2330 rear harrow configurations.

TruPosition™ standards deliver 91 kg (200 lb) of trip force for consistent depth and even cutJohn Deere 2330 Mulch Finisher

Producers are working ground at faster speeds and in tighter soil conditions, requiring more from standards and frames.

The 91-kg (200-lb) trip TruPosition standards include:

  • Heat-treated mounting bracket
  • Cast pivot assembly with front stop
  • 19-mm x 45-mm x 610-mm (3/4 x 1-3/4 x 24-in.) C-shank, retained by a bolt through the casting and U-bolt—ensures consistent sweep depth, level seedbeds in all secondary conditions, and thoroughly incorporated chemicals
  • 610-mm (24-in.) underframe clearance provides extra room for excellent residue flow on 229-mm (9-in.) spacing
  • 254-mm (10-in.) trip height (at shank) clears rocks and obstacles
  • Replaceable split-tension sleeve and chrome bushing extend life of standard and implement

These standards provide 91 kg (200 lb) of trip force and enable producers to maintain a consistent sweep depth. A combination of spring pressure and pivot casting geometry minimizes side-to-side movement and provides the ultimate in soil profile and seedbed.

Variety of 254-mm (10-in.) sweeps provide solutions for all soil conditions

254-mm (10-in.) Tru-Width sweeps are optional on mulch finishers with 229-mm (9-in.) shank spacing.

The Tru-Width design offers the following benefits:

  • Maintains full cutting width and point through the life of the sweep
  • Gives greater wear life and improved performance over regular sweeps
  • Provides superior scouring and penetration
  • Works soil well for level seedbed and good seed-to-soil contact
  • Gives excellent chemical incorporation
  • Wears evenly and pulls easily
  • Replacement without charge if breakage occurs before appreciable wear


Perma-Loc utilizes a self-tightening ratcheting system for easy installation. Indentations formed in the sweep stem provide the spring clip with a locking surface. The adapter edge, sweep, and spring all act together to tightly lock the sweep to the shank. The operator simply pushes the sweep on by hand to the first notch (audible click). As the resistance is increased (ground engagement), the sweep progressively wedges tighter. The mounting design minimizes lost sweeps and wear on adapter.

Utilizing the removal tool to depress the spring through the stem access opening and a tap with a hammer easily releases the sweep from the adapter and spring.

Perma-Loc sweeps have the advantage of using a Tru-Width design for penetration, residue flow, and long life. The proven 47-degree sweep angle minimizes soil slabbing yet promotes soil movement. The narrow stem enhances excellent soil and residue flow. Stem geometry ensures soil flow over the spring access opening, effectively separating and lifting flow to a point higher on the shank. The force of soil flow is reduced on the shank, improving shank life.

The Perma-Loc system is standard equipment and consists of the following:

  • Adapter
  • Spring hardware
  • Sweep
  • Removal tool (separate option on field cultivators)

Tru-Width sweeps with the Perma-Loc adapter can seamlessly move the high-productivity sweeps.

The high-productivity sweeps use the current Perma-Loc adapter for 47-degree curved standard, N237614.