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Variable Rate Hydraulic Drive Kits

For CDS-John Blue Piston Pump

NGP Pump with Variable Rate Hydraulic DriveApply your liquid fertilizer with the best pump for the job while doing it easily with your hydraulic system. You don't need to buy new equipment to benefit from Variable Rate Technology. A great feature of the CDS-John Blue Piston Pump, with the Variable Rate Hydraulic Drive Kit (VRH), is that you can use it on your current equipment - planters, drills, strip tills and liquid applicators. Regardless if your pump is 40 years old or new, the VRH Kits will mount to your pump (LF, L, LM and NGP series piston pumps). You can have tomorrow's technology today.

CDS-John Blue now offers a lower cost, more compact solution for variable rate piston pump drives. We have recently introduced a Direct Hydraulic Drive for Piston Pumps. Growers can supply their own SAE A 2-bolt motor or a hydraulic motor/PWM manifold kit is available from CDS-John Blue Company. The direct hydraulic drive is currently available on the single piston pump models.

We have bar mount kits and direct drive kits to fit most common configurations. Our JD series fits John Deere® and the PWM (pulse width modulation) series is for Raven®, Ag Leader®, Dickey-John®, plus others, and can be used for variable rate and sectional shut-off as desired. The MAN (manual) series lets you use your tractors' hydraulics for a simple hydraulic driven system.

Variable Rate Hydraulic Drive Kit Features

  • Base Kit to add variable rate capacity to a CDS-John Blue Piston Pump for your planter or applicator. Other required off-the-shelf components to complete the kit are detailed in the instructions.
  • Existing pumps can be easily converted to variable rate and sectional shut-off.
  • A piston pump allows for quick and stable adjustment to application rates within a fraction of a second using this technology.
  • With a piston pump your application rates will not change with the temperature or lack of head pressure.
  • Sturdy mounting bracket attaches to the side or top of the machine's bar.
  • Two types of flow control valves (servo or PWM) are available based on the kit you select.
  • Hydraulic 2-way bypass valve turns pump and liquid flow on and off.
  • Hydraulic motor requires 10 GPM to run the piston pump at maximum rpm, but the system can be used at lower GPM as the specific application allows.
  • The manual speed drive system allows you to mount your pump anywhere on the machine and set the pump at a constant speed.
  • The manual speed drive can also be used with other brands of hydraulic flow control valves in order to interface with controllers that are not listed below.
  • "Bracket only kits" allow the use of the Precision Planting® motor, Dickey-John motor and others.

NEW! Direct Hydraulic Drive Features for Piston Pumps

Direct hydraulic drive for agricultural piston pumps
  • Lower cost and more compact solution for variable rate piston pump drives.
  • Users can supply their own SAE A 2-bolt motor or a hydraulic motor/PWM manifold kit is available from CDS-John Blue Company, model number 116205-91.
  • Available for the following piston pumps: NGP-4055-HYF, NGP-6055-HY, NGP-6055-HYF, NGP-7055-HY and NGP-7055-HYF.

Direct Drive Kits

NEW! Direct Hydraulic Drive
Piston Pump
Direct Hydraulic Drive Piston Pumps
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  • Lower cost and more compact solution for variable rate piston pump drives.
  • Users can supply their own SAE A 2-bolt motor or a hydraulic motor/PWM manifold kit is available from CDS-John Blue Company, p/n 116205-91.
  • A piston pump allows for quick and stable adjustment to application rates within millisecond.
  • With a piston pump your application rates won't change with the temperature.
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Model Description Stroke Max Flow GPM Max Pressure PSI Max Speed RPM Inlet & Outlet FPT
NGP-4055-HYF Single Piston - Double Acting Hydraulic Pump with flanges. Users can supply their own SAE A 2-bolt motor or a hydraulic motor/PWM manifold kit is available from CDS-John Blue Company, model number 116205-91. Fixed 10.2 120 550 1” FPT, 200 series flanges standard
NGP-6055-HY Single Piston - Double Acting Hydraulic Pump. Users can supply their own SAE A 2-bolt motor or a hydraulic motor/PWM manifold kit is available from CDS-John Blue Company, model number 116205-91. Fixed 21.0 120 550 1-1/2” FPT
NGP-6055-HYF Single Piston - Double Acting Hydraulic Pump with flanges. Users can supply their own SAE A 2-bolt motor or a hydraulic motor/PWM manifold kit is available from CDS-John Blue Company, model number 116205-91. Fixed 21.0 120 550 1” FPT, 200 series flanges standard
NGP-7055-HY Single Piston - Double Acting Hydraulic Pump. Users can supply their own SAE A 2-bolt motor or a hydraulic motor/PWM manifold kit is available from CDS-John Blue Company, model number 116205-91. Fixed 34.2 120 550 1-1/2” FPT
NGP-7055-HYF Single Piston - Double Acting Hydraulic Pump with flanges. Users can supply their own SAE A 2-bolt motor or a hydraulic motor/PWM manifold kit is available from CDS-John Blue Company, model number 116205-91. Fixed 34.2 120 550 1” FPT, 200 series flanges standard
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  • 116205-91: Hydraulic motor/PWM manifold kit.
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Variable Rate Hydraulic Drive Kit
for Raven, Ag Leader, Trimble

(and other systems that can
control a PWM Valve)
Variable Rate Hydraulic Drive Kit for Raven, Ag Leader, Trimble and other systems that can control a PWM valve
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  • Base kit to add variable rate capacity to a CDS-John Blue Piston Pump for PWM (pulse width modulation) series is for Raven, Ag Leader, Dickey-John plus others.
  • Can be used for Variable Rate and sectional shut-off as desired.
  • Existing pumps can be easily converted to variable rate.
  • A piston pump allows for quick and stable adjustment to application rates within milliseconds.
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Model Description
VRH-PWM-15 Variable Rate Hydraulic Drive Kit for Raven, Ag Leader, Trimble and other systems that can control a PWM valve. Motor has manifold with PWM valve and Raven-type plug. Kit includes: mounting bracket forNGP-4055-F, 5055-DRF, 6055 and 8055 pumps, chain, sprockets, hydraulic motor, PWM flow control manifold and setup instructions.
VRH-PWM-17 Variable Rate Hydraulic Drive Kit for Raven, Ag Leader, Trimble and other systems that can control a PWM valve. Motor has manifold with PWM valve and Raven-type plug. Kit includes: mounting bracket forNGP-7055 andNGP-9055 pumps, chain, sprockets, hydraulic motor, PWM flow control manifold and setup instructions.
116131-91 Bracket-Only Drive Kit for use with 20/20 Precision Planting, DICKEY-john and Micro-Trak Drive Motors. Kit includes: mounting bracket forNGP- 4055-F, 5055-DRF, 6055 and 8055 pumps (no motor), chain, sprockets and setup instructions.
116132-91 Bracket-Only Drive Kit for use with 20/20 Precision Planting, DICKEY-john and Micro-Trak Drive Motors. Kit includes: mounting bracket forNGP-7055 andNGP-9055 pumps (no motor), chain, sprockets and setup instructions.
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Manual Rate/Speed Control Drive Kit
(for remote mounting of Drive)
Manual Rate/Speed Control Drive Kit for remote mounting of Drive
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  • Can be used for Variable Rate and sectional shut-off as desired.
  • Existing pumps can be easily converted to variable rate.
  • A piston pump allows for quick and stable adjustment to application rates within milliseconds.
  • Motor has 1/2" NPTF ports to allow connection to any flow control valve.
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Model Description
VRH-MAN-15 Manual Rate/Speed Control Drive Kit for Remote Mounting of Drive. Kit includes: mounting bracket forNGP-4055-F, 5055-DRF, 6055 and 8055 pumps, chain, sprockets, 1/2" FPT port motor, manually adjusted in-line flow control valve, optical tachometer (to set pump speed) and setup instructions.
VRH-MAN-17 Manual Rate/Speed Control Drive Kit for Remote Mounting of Drive. Kit includes: mounting bracket forNGP-7055 andNGP-9055 pumps, chain, sprockets, 1/2" FPT port motor, manually adjusted in-line flow control valve, optical tachometer (to set pump speed) and setup instructions.
116123-91 Universal Drive Kit for use with any Hydraulic Flow Control Valve. Motor has 1/2" female pipe ports for connection to your valve. Kit includes: mounting bracket forNGP- 4055-F, 5055-DRF, 6055 and 8055 pumps, 1/2" FPT port motor (no flow control valve), chain, sprockets and setup instructions.
116124-91 Universal Drive Kit for use with any Hydraulic Flow Control Valve. Motor has 1/2" female pipe ports for connection to your valve. Kit includes: mounting bracket forNGP-7055 andNGP-9055 pumps, 1/2" FPT port motor (no flow control valve), chain, sprockets and setup instructions.
Note: The 6055/8055 bracket will not fit NGP-5655-ARF and NGP-8055-AR. You must purchase a bar mount kit.
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Bar Mount Kits

Variable Rate Hydraulic Drive Kit
for John Deere® CANbus Planters

(using GreenStar™ GS2 and GS3)
Variable Rate Hydraulic Drive Kit for John Deere CANbus Planters using GreenStar GS2 and GS3
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  • Base Kit to add variable rate capacity to a CDS-John Blue Piston Pump for the John Deere GreenStar Systems.
  • Existing pumps can be easily converted to variable rate.
  • Uses a PWM flow control valve.
  • A piston pump allows for quick and stable adjustment to application rates within milliseconds.
  • With a piston pump your application rates won't change with the temperature.
  • Hydraulic 2-way bypass valve turns pump and liquid flow on and off.
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Model Description
VRH-JD-10 Variable Rate Hydraulic Drive Kit for John Deere CANbus Planters Using GreenStar GS2 and GS3. Kit includes: bar mounting bracket, chain, sprockets, hydraulic motor, PWM flow control manifold, custom adaptor harness and setup instructions with parts listing for obtaining off-the-shelf components to complete installation. Other applications may work, but CANbus wiring must be present.
VRH-JD-15 Multi-Section Variable Rate Hydraulic Drive Kit for John Deere CANbus Planters using GreenStar GS2 and GS3. Kit includes: bar mounting bracket, chain, sprockets, hydraulic motor, PWM flow control manifold, harness to control up to 7 section valve, and setup instructions with parts listing for obtaining off-the-shelf components to complete installation. Other applications may work, but CANbus wiring must be present.
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U-bolts for your bar size (2 u-bolts required per drive)
  • 115907-01A: 7" x 7" Bar
  • 115907-01B: 4" x 4" Bar
  • 115907-01C: 4" x 6" Bar
  • 115907-01D: 6" x 6" Bar
  • 115907-01E: 9" x 9" Bar
  • 115907-01E: 9" x 9" Bar & 116035-01: Bracket
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Variable Rate Hydraulic Drive Kit
for Raven, Ag Leader, Trimble

(and other systems that
can control a PWM Valve)
Variable Rate Hydraulic Drive Kit for Raven, Ag Leader, Dickey-John, and others
FEATURES:   <hide>
  • Base kit to add variable rate capacity to a CDS-John Blue Piston Pump for PWM (pulse width modulation) series is for Raven, Ag Leader, Dickey-John, and others.
  • Can be used for Variable Rate and sectional shut-off as desired.
  • Existing pumps can be easily converted to variable rate.
  • A piston pump allows for quick and stable adjustment to application rates within milliseconds.
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Model Description
VRH-PWM-10 Variable Rate Hydraulic Drive Kit for Raven, Ag Leader, Trimble and other systems that can control a PWM valve. Motor has manifold with PWM valve and Raven-type plug. Kit includes: bar mounting bracket, chain, sprockets, hydraulic motor, PWM flow control manifold and setup instructions.
116133-91 Bracket-Only Drive Kit for use with 20/20 Precision Planting, DICKEY-john, and Micro-Trak Drive Motors. Kit includes: bar mounting bracket (no motor), chain, sprockets and setup instructions.
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U-bolts for your bar size (2 u-bolts required per drive)
  • 115907-01A: 7" x 7" Bar
  • 115907-01B: 4" x 4" Bar
  • 115907-01C: 4" x 6" Bar
  • 115907-01D: 6" x 6" Bar
  • 115907-01E: 9" x 9" Bar & 116035-01: Bracket
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Manual Rate/Speed Control Drive Kit
(for remote mounting of Drive)
Manual Rate/Speed Control Drive Kit for remote mounting of Drive
FEATURES:   <hide>
  • Base Kit to add variable rate capacity to a CDS-John Blue Piston Pump.
  • Existing pumps can be easily converted to variable rate.
  • A piston pump allows for quick and stable adjustment to application rates within milliseconds.
  • With a piston pump your application rates won't change with the temperature.
  • Motor has 1/2" NPTF ports to allow connection to any flow control valve.
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Model Description
VRH-MAN-10 Manual Rate/Speed Control Drive Kit for Remote Mounting of Drive. Kit includes: bar mounting bracket, chain, sprockets, 1/2" FPT port motor, 1/2" FPT manually adjusted in-line flow control valve, optical tachometer (to set pump speed) and setup instructions.
116045-91 Universal Drive Kit for use with any Hydraulic Flow Control Valve. Motor has 1/2" female pipe ports for connection to your valve. Kit includes: bar mounting bracket, 1/2" FPT port motor (no flow control valve), chain, sprockets and setup instructions.
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U-bolts for your bar size (2 u-bolts required per drive)
  • 115907-01A: 7" x 7" Bar
  • 115907-01B: 4" x 4" Bar
  • 115907-01C: 4" x 6" Bar
  • 115907-01D: 6" x 6" Bar
  • 115907-01E: 9" x 9" Bar
  • 115907-01E: 9" x 9" Bar & 116035-01: Bracket
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