In April 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against John Deere for allegedly misleadingly marketing agricultural seed planters – including the John Deere 1770NT planter — as simultaneously and evenly planting seeds and distributing fertilizer when, in reality, the planters do not evenly distribute fertilizer to the rows of seed they plant. (Armstrong et al v. Deere & Company, Case No. 16-cv-844, S. D. IN.)

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