3000 SERIES
VIPER II FERTILIZER COULTER
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
PART IDENTIFICATION
2565-690_REV_H 10/2013
YETTER MANUFACTURING CO.
FOUNDED 1930
Colchester, IL 62326-0358
Toll free: 800/447-5777
309/776-3222 (Fax)
Website: www.yetterco.com
E-mail: info@yetterco.com
FOREWORD
You’ve just joined an exclusive but rapidly
growing club.
For our part, we want to welcome you to the
group and thank you for buying a Yetter product.
We hope your new Yetter products will help you
achieve both goals-increase your productivity and
increase your efficiency so that you may generate
more profit.
This operator’s manual has been designed into
four
major
sections:
Foreword,
Safety
Precautions, Installation Instructions and Parts
Breakdown.
This
SAFETY
ALERT
SYMBOL
indicates important safety messages in
the manual. When you see this
symbol, be alert to the possibility of
PERSONAL INJURY and carefully
read the message that follows.
to improper technique or operation. Important will
apply to the same information as specified by
note only of an immediate and urgent nature.
It is the responsibility of the user to read the
operator’s manual and comply with the safe and
correct operating procedure and to lubricate and
maintain the product according to the
maintenance schedule in the operator’s manual.
The user is responsible for inspecting his
machine and for having parts repaired or
replaced when continued use of the product
would cause damage or excessive wear to the
other parts.
It is the user’s responsibility to deliver his
machine to the Yetter dealer who sold him the
product for service or replacement of defective
parts, which are covered by the warranty policy.
If you are unable to understand or follow the
instructions provided in this publication, consult
your local Yetter dealer or contact:
The word NOTE is used to convey information
that is out of context with the manual text. It
contains
special
information
such
as
specifications,
techniques
and
reference
information of a supplementary nature.
The word IMPORTANT is used in the text when
immediate damage will occur to the machine due
YETTER MANUFACTURING CO.
309/776-4111
800/447-5777
309/776-3222 (FAX)
Website: www.yetterco.com
E-mail: info@yetterco.com
WARRANTY
Yetter Manufacturing warrants all products manufactured and sold by it against defects in material. This
warranty being expressly limited to replacement at the factory of such parts or products as shall appear to
be defective after inspection. This warranty does not obligate the Company to bear cost of labor in
replacement of parts. It is the policy of the Company to make improvements without incurring obligations to
add them to any unit already sold. No warranty is made or authorized to be made, other than herein set
forth. This warranty is in effect for one year after purchase.
Dealer ___________________________________________________
Yetter Manufacturing warrants its own products only and cannot be responsible for damages to
equipment on which mounted.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
You can make your farm a safer place to live and work if you observe the safety precautions given. Study these
precautions carefully and insist those working with you and for you follow the precautions.
Finally, remember this an accident is usually caused by someone’s carelessness, neglect or oversight.
A brief description of signal words that may be used in this manual:
CAUTION: Used as a general reminder of good safety practices or to direct attention to unsafe practices.
WARNING: Denotes a specific potential hazard.
DANGER: Denotes the most serious specific potential hazard.
CAUTION
Consult your implement and tractor operator’s manual for correct and safe operating practices. Be aware of towed
implement width and allow safe clearance.
CAUTION: SAFETY SIGNS
Safety decals are placed on the implement to alert the operator and others to the risk of personal injury or unsafe
operation during normal operations and servicing.
1. The safety decals must be kept clean and in good condition to ensure that they are legible.
2. Safety decals must be replaced if they are missing or illegible.
3. When components are replaced during repair or servicing, check that the new components include the necessary
safety signs.
4. Replacement safety decals may be obtained from your local dealer.
WARNING
Read these instructions carefully to acquaint yourself with the Equipment. Working with unfamiliar equipment can lead
to accidents.
Never park the equipment on a steep incline or leave the equipment running unattended.
Never clean, lubricate or adjust a machine that is in motion.
Always check that straps are secure.
Make sure latches are in pinned position when moving equipment.
Do not allow children to operate this equipment.
Do not allow riders on the equipment, trailer and/or pick-up.
Use speed and caution dictated by the terrain being traversed. Do not operate on any slope steep enough to cause
tipping or loss of control.
Read and understand the operator’s manual and require all other persons who will operate the equipment to do the
same.
If operating on public roadways, where legal, be certain all lighting is operating properly and observe all traffic laws.
Beware of increased stopping distances and control effort when operating with implements attached.
Be familiar with all controls and be prepared to stop equipment quickly in an emergency.
FAILURE TO HEED MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
WARRANTY………………………………………………………PG. 2
SAFETY INFORMATION………………………………………..PG. 3
GENERAL INFORAMATION……………………………………PG. 5
TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS……………………………………PG. 6
INSTALLATION/ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS…………….PG. 7-9
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
COULTER GUIDELINES – FRAME HEIGHT – LEVELNESS…….PG.
10-11
FIELD ADJUSTMENTS – DEPTH………………………………..PG. 12
MAINTENANCE – LUBRICATION…………………………….PG. 13
PARTS IDENTIFICATION
3000-035-L/R – 16” BLADE……………………………………………….PG. 14
3000-053-L/R – 18” BLADE……………………………………………….PG. 15
3000-040-L/R – 16” BLADE……………………………………………….PG. 16
3000-041-L/R – 18” BLADE……………………………………………….PG. 16
3000-042-L/R – GAUGE WHEEL…………………………………………PG. 17
3000-043-L/R – DRY SIDE KNIFE………………………………………..PG. 18
3000-044-L/R – LIQUID SIDE KNIFE…………………………………….PG. 18
3000-045-L/R – SPRING LOADED SCRAPER………….……………...PG. 19
3000-048-L/R – 16” SPRING LOADED KNIFE –LIQUID……………...PG. 20
3000-049-L/R – 16” SPRING LOADED KNIFE - DRY…………………PG. 20
3000-050-L/R – 18” SPRING LOADED KNIFE - LIQUID……………...PG. 20
3000-051-L/R – 18” SPRING LOADED KNIFE - DRY…………………PG. 20
3000-075-R – 16” SPRING LOADED DRY S KNIFE ASS’Y RH……..PG. 21
CLAMP KITS – MEASURED WIDTH X HEIGHT……………………PG. 22-30
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GENERAL INFORMATION
NOTE: Right hand and left hand designations are based on sitting in the tractor and facing
forward.
NOTE: When you are behind the coulter looking forward, the right hand coulter is assembled with
the blade to the right hand of the arm assembly. The left hand coulter is assembled with the
blade to the left hand of the arm assembly.
Coulter travel 5.75” max.
Coulter down pressure range with min. pre-load, @2” of travel = 285#
@4” of travel = 460#
@5.75” of travel = 580#
• Gauge Wheel depth adjustments:
16” Blade = ½”, 2-1/2”, & 3-1/2”
18” Blade = 1-1/2”, 3-1/2”, & 4-1/2”
• Gauge wheel 2.4 x 16”, 40 mm bearing
• Shank – 1-1/2” sq. x 21-1/2”, 5160 spring steel
• Arm pivots on heavy duty bearings, providing greater stability & longer operating life.
OPTIONAL
• Self-adjusting spring loaded side knife is made of heat-treated C1060 steel.
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COULTER ASSEMBLIES
3000-035-L
3000-035-R
3000-040-L
3000-040-R
3000-041-L
3000-041-R
3000-053-L
3000-053-R
16" VIPERII CLTR ASSY, LH
16" VIPERII CLTR ASSY, RH
16" VIPERII COULTER ASSY, LH
16" VIPERII COULTER ASSY, RH
18" VIPERII COULTER ASSY, LH
18" VIPERII COULTER ASSY, RH
18” VIPER II COULTER ASSEMBLY LH
18” VIPER II COULTER ASSEMBLY RH
3000-042-L
3000-042-R
VIPERII GAUGE WHEEL ASSY, LH
VIPERII GAUGE WHEEL ASSY, RH
GUAGE WHEEL KITS
KNIFE OPTIONS
3000-043-L
3000-043-R
3000-044-L
3000-044-R
3000-045-L
3000-045-R
3000-046
3000-047
3000-048-L
3000-048-R
3000-049-L
3000-049-R
3000-050-L
3000-050-R
3000-051-L
3000-051-R
LH 5-1/2 DRY SIDE KNIFE ASSY
RH 5-1/2 DRY SIDE KNIFE ASSY
LH 5-1/2 LIQ SIDE KNIFE ASSY
RH 5-1/2 LIQ SIDE KNIFE ASSY
SPRING LOADED SCRAPER, LH
SPRING LOADED SCRAPER, RH
DRY FERTILIZER KIT
LIQUID FERTILIZER KIT
16 SPG LD LIQ S KNIFE ASSY, LH
16 SPG LD LIQ S KNIFE ASSY, RH
16 SPG LD DRY S KNIFE ASSY, LH
16 SPG LD DRY S KNIFE ASSY, RH
18 SPG LD LIQ S KNIFE ASSY, LH
18 SPG LD LIQ S KNIFE ASSY, RH
18 SPG LD DRY S KNIFE ASSY, LH
18 SPG LD DRY S KNIFE ASSY, RH
CLAMP KITS WIDTH x HEIGHT
3000-135
3000-136
3000-137
3000-138
3000-139
3000-140
3000-141
3000-142
3000-143
2-1/2" SQ. CLAMP KIT
3" SQ. CLAMP KIT
7" SQ. CLAMP KIT
4" SQ. CLAMP KIT
3" X 6" BAR CLAMP KIT
2" X 6" BAR CLAMP KIT
3" X 7" BAR CLAMP KIT
5" X 7" BAR CLAMP KIT
3" X 3" DIAMOND BAR CLAMP KIT
SHANK
3000-264
3000-265
6" OFFSET SHANK W.A., R.H.
6" OFFSET SHANK W.A., L.H.
3000-315
21-1/2” SQ. SHANK
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BOLT TORQUE
Mounting bolts and hardware
Before operating the Viper opener for the first time, check to be sure that all hardware is
tight. Check all hardware again after approximately 50 hours of operation and at the
beginning of each planting season.
All hardware used on the Viper opener is Grade 5 unless otherwise noted. Grade 5 cap
screws are marked with three radial lines on the head. If hardware must be replaced, be
sure to replace it with hardware of equal size, strength and thread type. Refer to the
torque values chart when tightening hardware.
Important:
Over tightening hardware can cause as much damage as when under
tightening. Tightening hardware beyond the recommended range can
reduce its shock load capacity.
The chart below is a guide for proper torque. Use it unless a specified torque is called out
elsewhere in the manual.
Torque is the force you apply to the wrench handle or the cheater bar, times the length of the
handle or bar.
Use a torque wrench whenever possible.
The following table shows torque in ft. lbs. for coarse thread hardware.
Lubricate all bearings and moving parts as assembled and make certain that they work freely.
WARNING: Never work around the toolbar/implement while in a raised position without using safety
lockups.
CAUTION: The Viper opener and its attachments are very heavy. Pay extra attention to lifting techniques
while handling and or maneuvering the opener during assembly. Failure to do so may lead to
personal injury.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 1. Attach the shank to the coulter assembly using two ½” x 3” bolts and lock
washer.
STEP 2. Assemble the 5/8” jam nuts to the 5/8” set screws, and then insert the setscrew
into the 3000-300 clamp castings. Next, insert the ½” bolts into the 3000-300 clamp
castings and assemble to a clamp plate.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 3. Install the clamp assembly onto the shank; slightly tighten a 5/8” set screw to
temporarily hold the clamp to the shank. Insert the 3/8” x 2” bolt through the top hole of
the shank; secure it with the 3/8” lock nut.
STEP 4. Attach the coulter/shank/clamp assembly to the fertilizer toolbar using the 3000301 wedge, clamp plate and ½” lock nuts.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 5. Move the coulter assembly to the desired distance away from the seed furrow
2”-4”. Then fully tighten the ½” clamp bolts. Torque the bolts to 90 ft. lbs. NOTE: During
the season, check the tightness of the clamp bolts daily.
IMPORTANT: Never locate the opener to place fertilizer closer than 2” to the row.
STEP 6. Setting the height of the coulter assembly, loosen the 5/8” setscrew and raise or
lower the coulter/shank assembly to the desired height. Tighten the setscrews to hold the
coulter/shank assembly in place. NOTE: Field adjustment of the shank position will be
required to accurately place the fertilizer at the desired depth. Factors affecting fertilizer
depth: toolbar height, shank adjustment, gauge wheel adjustment, spring pressure
adjustment, and soil tilth. When the coulter shank is adjusted to the desired height, triple
tighten (tighten, loosen, tighten, loosen, tighten) the 5/8” setscrews so that the cup point is
properly seated into the coulter shank.
NOTE: Regularly check the tightness of the setscrews.
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OPERATION
VIPER FERTILIZER OPENER
The Viper II single disc fertilizer is designed for use in conventional, minimum and no-till
field conditions.
Placement of fertilizer with the single disc fertilizer opener is
recommended at 2”-4” from the row. The opener is designed to hold the blade at a set
angle so the knife and fertilizer tube operate in the shadow of the blade. NEVER locate
the opener to place fertilizer closer than 2”. Maximum operating depth (16” blade - 31/2”)(18” blade – 4-1/2”). Check the fertilizer hose clearance after adjusting opener
depth. Torque the setscrews and jam nuts to 100 ft. lbs.
WARNING: Operating the Viper opener in soils containing many large rocks is not
recommended. The opener’s upper movement limit stop is incapable of supporting the planter
frame weight as the opener rides up over large rocks.
ADJUST KNIFE TO BLADE CONTACT on each opener so the blade will turn by hand
with slight resistance, but will not coast or freewheel. In loose soil the knife adjustment is
critical. If adjustment is not maintained, soil or residue may wedge between knife and
blade, resulting in the blade not turning. Because of blade run out, rotate the blade one
full revolution after adjustment. Re-adjust knife as needed. Never strike the knife with a
heavy object or damage may occur.
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OPERATION
STEP 1. Check/Set the planter frame height to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
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OPERATION
FIELD ADJUSTMENT
STEP 2. Adjust the gauge wheel to the desired depth.
SETTING THE DEPTH
STEP 3. Raise or lower the coulter assembly/shank at the toolbar clamp as needed to
achieve the desired depth. After setting the depth – triple tighten the setscrews onto the
shank. Torque to 100 ft. lbs.
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MAINTENANCE
LUBRICATION
Proper lubrication of all moving parts will help ensure efficient operation of the Viper II opener and prolong
the life of friction producing parts.
DANGER: Always install safety lock-ups or lower the planter to the ground before working on the
machine.
Lubricate at frequency indicated with a multi-purpose type grease.
DANGER: Always install all safety lock-ups and safety lock pins before working under the toolbar.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
1. Raise the toolbar until is clear off the ground. Remove the gauge wheel and the blade. Remove the
hubcap, cotter pin, slotted nut and washer from the spindle shaft assembly.
Pull the coulter spindle shaft assembly from the hub. Remove bearing cones and cups and discard if bearings
are being replaced. Clean hub and dry. Remove bearings only and not cups of re-packing.
Wash the old grease from the hub, bearing cups, coulter spindle shaft, seal and bearing cones. Inspect the
condition of bearing cups and cones.
Apply #2 multi-purpose lithium grease on each bearing. Make sure the space around each roller is filled.
Lubricate the bearing cups.
Position the bearing in the cup and install the seal. Lubricate the seal lips and proceed with re-assembly of the
removed parts including the blade. Blade bolt torque is 90 to 96 ft. lbs.
Install outer bearing, washer and slotted nut. Tighten the slotted nut to 150 in. lbs. while rotating the blade or
until a definite drag is felt when the blade is turned by hand. Tighten the nut one slot position to line up the
cotter pin hole with a slot. Secure the nut with a new cotter pin.
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PARTS IDENTIFICATION
3000-035-L 16" VIPERII CLTR ASSY, LH
3000-035-R 16" VIPERII CLTR ASSY, RH
MFG 11-09 TO PRESENT
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PARTS IDENTIFICATION
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PARTS IDENTIFICATION
3000-040-L - 16" VIPER
 II COULTER ASSY, LH
3000-040-R - 16" VIPER
 II COULTER ASSY, RH
MANUFACTURED (11-04 TO 10-09)
3000-041-L - 18" VIPER
 II COULTER ASSY, LH
3000-041-R - 18" VIPER
 II COULTER ASSY, RH
MANUFACTURED (11-04 TO 05-08)
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PARTS IDENTIFICATION
3000-042-L - VIPER
 II GAUGE WHEEL ASSY, LH
3000-042-R - VIPER
 II GAUGE WHEEL ASSY, RH
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PARTS IDENTIFICATION
3000-043-R - RH 5-1/2 DRY SIDE KNIFE ASSY
3000-043-L - LH 5-1/2 DRY SIDE KNIFE ASSY
3000-044-R - RH 5-1/2 LIQ SIDE KNIFE ASSY
3000-044-L - LH 5-1/2 LIQ SIDE KNIFE ASSY
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PARTS IDENTIFICATION
3000-045-L - SPRING LOADED SCRAPER, LH
3000-045-R - SPRING LOADED SCRAPER, RH
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PARTS IDENTIFICATION
3000-048-L - 16 SPRING LOADED LIQ SIDE KNIFE ASSY, LH
3000-048-R - 16 SPRING LOADED LIQ SIDE KNIFE ASSY, RH
3000-049-L - 16 SPRING LOADED DRY SIDE KNIFE ASSY, LH
3000-049-R - 16 SPRING LOAD DRY SIDE KNIFE ASSY, RH
3000-050-L - 18 SPRING LOADED LIQ SIDE KNIFE ASSY, LH
3000-050-R - 18 SPRING LOADED LIQ SIDE KNIFE ASSY, RH
3000-051-L - 18 SPRING LOADED DRY SIDE KNIFE ASSY, LH
3000-051-R - 18 SPRING LOAD DRY SIDE KNIFE ASSY, RH
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PARTS IDENTIFICATION
MFG 1-26-10 TO PRESENT
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NOTES
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NOTES
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NOTES
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Our name
Is getting known
Just a few years ago, Yetter products were sold primarily to the
Midwest only. Then we embarked on a program of expansion and
moved into the East, the South, the West and now north into Canada.
We’re even getting orders from as far away as Australia and Africa.
So, when you buy Yetter products . . .you’re buying a name that’s
recognized. A name that’s known and respected. A name that’s
become a part of American agriculture and has become synonymous
with quality and satisfaction in the field of conservation tillage.
Thank you.
YETTER MANUFACTURING CO.
Colchester, IL 62326-0358 • 309/776-4111
Toll Free 800/447-5777
Fax 309/776-3222
Website: WWW.YETTERCO.COM
E-MAIL: INFO@YETTERCO.COM
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