2633VT Vertical Tillage

  • Gang angle 21° Front/19° Rear
  • Working Widths from 20'9" to 40'8"
  • Operating Speeds 7-10 mph

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Ground-engaging components on 2633VTGround-engaging components on 2633VT
2633VT pulled by 8370RT2633VT pulled by 8370RT

The John Deere 2633VT offers six different sizes to fit any size operation, big or small.

PurposeVertical tillage
Working depthUp to 75 mm (3 in.)
Gang angle21 degrees front
19 degrees rear
Front gang blades
  • 560 mm x 5 mm (22 in. x 0.197 in.) solid shallow concavity spherical
  • Optional 560 mm x 6.5 mm (22 in. x 0.256 in.) solid shallow concavity spherical
Rear gang blades560 mm x 5 mm (22 in. x 0.197 in.) solid shallow concavity 13 wave
Blade spacing185 mm (7.25 in.)
Gang bolt50 mm (2 in.)
Horsepower27-36 hp/m (8.5-11 hp/ft) working width
Working widths6.3 m to 12.4 m (20 ft, 9 in. to 40 ft, 8 in.)
Operating speed11-16 km/h (7-10 mph)


6.3 m
(20 ft, 9 in.)

8 m
(26 ft, 5 in.)

8.9 m
(29 ft, 3 in.)

9.3 m
(30 ft, 8 in.)

10.2 m
(33 ft, 7 in.)

12.4 m
(40 ft, 8 in.)


6796 kg
(14,983 lb)

9060 kg
(19,976 lb)

9230 kg
(20,343 lb)

9920 kg
(21,871 lb)

10025 kg
(22,100 lb)

12991 kg
(28,641 lb)

Number of blades







Weight per blade

100 kg
(220 lb)

103 kg
(227 lb)

96 kg
(211 lb)

95 kg
(210 lb)

90 kg
(197 lb)

95 kg
(210 lb)

Horsepower requirement
(power take-off [PTO])

131.2-170 kW
(176-228 hp)

164.8-213.3 kW
(221-286 hp)

184.2-237.9 kW
(247-319 hp)

196.1-254.3 kW
(263-341 hp)

208.8-270.7 kW
(280-363 hp)

259.5-335.6 kW
(348-450 hp)

Transport height

3.05 m
(10 ft)

3.90 m
(12 ft, 10 in.)

4.30 m
(14 ft, 1 in.)

4.21 m
(13 ft, 10 in.)

4.62 m
(15 ft, 2 in.)

3.75 m
(12 ft, 4 in.)

Transport width

4.11 m
(13 ft, 6 in.)

4.11 m
(13 ft, 6 in.)

4.11 m
(13 ft, 6 in.)

4.77 m
(15 ft, 8 in.)

4.77 m
(15 ft, 8 in.)

4.95 m
(16 ft, 3 in.)

John Deere's 2633VT comes equipped on 185-mm (7.25-in.) spacing with solid shallow concavity spherical blades on the front gang and solid shallow concavity wavy blades on the rear gang to size residue and mix soil.

A majority of the sizing is going to be done by the front gang, and the rear gang is going to do the mixing. John Deere designed its vertical tillage tool to chop stalks to an acceptable size and begin soil mixing for breakdown, yet leave a considerable amount of residue on the cover.

The 2633VT comes equipped with 185-mm (7.25-in.) spacing on the front and rear gang. Both blade sizes on front and rear gang are 560 mm x 5 mm (22 in. x 0.197 in.). Optional 560-mm x 6.5-mm (22-in. x 0.256-in.) blades are available on front gang only.

Front solid shallow concavity spherical blade
Solid shallow concavity spherical bladeSolid shallow concavity spherical blade
  • Chops and sizes residue
  • Manages weeds
  • Manages root balls
  • Removes field ruts
Rear solid shallow concavity wavy blade
Solid shallow concavity wavy bladeSolid shallow concavity wavy blade
  • Mix soil and residue
  • Aerates soil
  • Anchors residue
Front and rear 185-mm (7.25-in.) spacing
185-mm (7.25-in.) blade spacing185-mm (7.25-in.) blade spacing
  • Ideal for seedbed preparation
  • Maximizes chemical incorporation  
 Blade type Solid spherical blade Solid wavy blade
  • 5 mm (0.197 in.)
  • Optional 6.5 mm (0.256 in.)
 5 mm (0.197 in.)
Concavity Shallow Shallow
Diameter 560 mm (22 in.) 560 mm (22 in.)
Recommended soil types All soil types All soil types
51-mm (2-in.) gang bolts51-mm (2-in.) gang bolts
Gang tension systemGang tension system

John Deere's 2633VT Vertical Tillage tool provides an innovative approach to tension gang bolts. 

Hydraulic fore-aft levelingHydraulic fore-aft leveling

Hydraulic fore-aft leveling comes as standard equipment with John Deere's 2633VT Vertical Tillage tool. Operators can level the machine from the comfort of the tractor cab.

Residue managementResidue management

Whether the plan is to use the 2633VT in the spring or fall, this machine was designed to handle any residue management situation. With a 21-degree angle on the front gang and 19-degree gang angle on the rear gang, this tool was created to have aggressive sizing and chopping ability in tough residue in the fall and to have finishing characteristics to build an ideal seedbed in the spring.

Shallow gang angleShallow gang angle
Aggressive gang angleAggressive gang angle

Shallow gang angle vertical tillage tools can leave a wavy, washboard effect unsuitable for a proper seedbed. The 2633VT implement has an aggressive gang angle to help anchor residue, manage weeds and root balls, and create an even, smooth seedbed under the topsoil.

As crop yields increase, so does the amount of residue after harvest. The John Deere 2633VT allows producers to prepare soil for planting in the spring and residue management in the fall.

Utilize the residue calculator to identify the optimal residue management solution to meet the producer’s needs.

Hydraulic rolling basket with down pressureHydraulic rolling basket with down pressure
Hydraulic rolling basket - in raised positionHydraulic rolling basket - in raised position

The 2633VT offers an active hydraulic rolling baskets that give the operator wide-ranging adjustability for a variety of conditions. The drawbars and rolling basket on the rear harrow are built with strength in mind for demanding vertical tillage conditions.

The system was designed to have the ability to run the rolling baskets in three different positions:

  • Raised
    • Allows the operator to raise the rolling baskets in harsh, muddy conditions
  • Float
    • Allows the operator to float the rolling baskets to lightly fluff soil
  • Apply down pressure
    • Allows the operator to adjust the basket pressure to provide consistent contact with the ground
    • Provides a firm seedbed
    • Shatters root balls

The hydraulic rolling basket is offered with a round bar, flat bar, or knife-edge. The flat bar is not recommended for rocky conditions. The knife-edge is best for heavier, wet soil.

Maintenance-free bearing in rolling basketMaintenance-free bearing in rolling basket
Maintenance-free bearing in rolling basketMaintenance-free bearing in rolling basket

With these rolling baskets, a cast frame was designed to encase the bearing in a high-density polymer liner to allow dynamic movement and maintenance-free characteristics. Similar to the gangs on the 2633VT, the active hydraulic rolling baskets feature maintenance-free bearings to minimize non-productive activities.

Hydraulic rolling basket down pressure valveHydraulic rolling basket down pressure valve
Hydraulic flat bar rolling basket harrowHydraulic flat bar rolling basket harrow
Hydraulic knife-edge rolling basket harrowHydraulic knife-edge rolling basket harrow

In order to change the rolling basket down pressure, simply rotate the down pressure valve dial clockwise to increase pressure and counterclockwise to decrease pressure.

John Deere’s 2630 Series Disks and Vertical Tillage Implements feature extended-life bearings. These more durable and reliable bearings allow producers to customize bearing maintenance for specific growing conditions and soil types.

The flange-mounted bearing and sealing system features improved contamination resistance. The advanced seal material is highly resistant to wear and damage caused by abrasive soils and other crop materials. The design of these are more durable and reliable than previous bearings.

The design of this bearing system allows for dynamic self-alignment to the gang bolt, as opposed to trunnion-mounted bearings that have limited alignment capability. This system features additional freedom of movement, accommodating a wider variety of field conditions. The bearing system has been designed to decrease stress and fatigue on the inner rolling surfaces, supporting extended bearing life.

The bearing and seal design allows for a limited, seasonal maintenance interval to minimize downtime. They also allow producers to customize the maintenance for specific growing conditions and soil types. The multi-lipped sealing system cannot be damaged by frequent greasing. It allows bearings to accept grease within the bearing as well as provide grease to the outer bearing surface to eliminate wear between the bearing and housing. With this design, the bearings can accept grease even if misaligned to the housing.


The 2630 Series Disks offer multiple upgrades and new items as options versus the 2620 Series Disks to enhance the machine. Check out the following video sharing more about the new 2630 Series Disks.

Extended-life bearings

John Deere’s 2630 Series Disks and Vertical Tillage Implements feature extended-life bearings. These more durable and reliable bearings allow producers to customize bearing maintenance for specific growing conditions and soil type.

TruSet™ side-to-side feature

John Deere TruSet system is featured in base equipment for the 2630 Series Disks and Vertical Tillage Implements. TruSet side-to-side is also available and features individual section leveling.

Knife-edge hydraulic rolling basket

The hydraulic rolling basket is now offered with a round bar, flat bar, or knife-edge. The knife-edge is best for heavier, wet soil, and can be used in rocky conditions.

Radial tires

The 2630 Series Disks and Vertical Tillage Implements feature radial tires for the mainframes in base equipment. Radial tires are available as an option on the wing frame and stabilizer wheels. These tires are designed to offer longer wear life and help minimize compaction with a wider plate and lower inflation pressures.

Stabilizer wheels

Producers can choose either mechanical stabilizer wheels or TruSet hydraulic stabilizer wheels as an option. Stabilizer wheels help to maintain a consistent, level depth and are recommended for operation on rolling ground. The mechanical stabilizer wheels can be manually adjusted with a turnbuckle. TruSet with side-to-side leveling capabilities also enables operators to control the TruSet hydraulic stabilizer wheels from the cab while on the go.


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