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Pro-Shaft™ drive enhancement kit
Reduce your maintenance and increase productivity with the Pro-Shaft™ drive enhancement kit

You’ll be ready to plant once you have the Pro-Shaft™ drive enhancement kit installed on your John Deere MaxEmerge 2™ or MaxEmergePlus™ row units*. You’ll have:

  • Reduced maintenance
  • More productivity
  • Improved reliability


The kit replaces the chain, idlers, and sprockets on your row units.

  • Durable, lubed for life, and maintenance-free
  • No more chain knock-off in high residue planting conditions
  • No more need for trash shields on your planter
  • Skips in the field are eliminated due to removal of chain knock-off and rusty chain links
  • Chain and sprocket maintenance is eliminated, so you’ll be able to stay in the fields longer

*Designed to fit most John Deere MaxEmerge 2 and MaxEmergePlus row units.


Save $20 (USD) per row on the Pro-Shaft drive enhancement kit when installed by our dealership.

Click on the part number below to go to JDParts.johndeere.com for more information and to place an order.

Part number Description
AA62896 Vacuum meter, regular parallel arms
AA62897 Finger pickup, regular parallel arms
AA62898 Vacuum meter, long parallel arms
AA62899 Finger pickup, long parallel arms