9 Series Operator's Manual

9 Series Operator's Manual
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
9 Series
VRT AIR CART
N53345-01A
Table of Contents
Section 1:
Safety.............................................................................................................................1-1
Signal Words.................................................................................................................. 1-2
General Operation.......................................................................................................... 1-3
Tractor Operation............................................................................................................ 1-3
Chemicals...................................................................................................................... 1-4
Transporting.................................................................................................................... 1-5
Hydraulics....................................................................................................................... 1-5
Maintenance................................................................................................................... 1-6
Storage........................................................................................................................... 1-6
Safety Signs................................................................................................................... 1-7
Decals....................................................................................................................... 1-10
Front.......................................................................................................................... 1-12
Rear.......................................................................................................................... 1-13
Left Side - Tow Between............................................................................................ 1-14
Right Side - Tow Between......................................................................................... 1-15
Left Side - Tow Behind............................................................................................... 1-16
Right Side - Tow Behind............................................................................................ 1-17
Top............................................................................................................................ 1-18
Lighting and Marking.................................................................................................... 1-19
Conveyor Safety........................................................................................................... 1-21
General..................................................................................................................... 1-21
Safety Signs ............................................................................................................. 1-22
Section 2:
Specifications...............................................................................................................2-1
9365, 9450 and 9535 - Tow Behind.............................................................................2-2
9365 and 9450 - Tow Between....................................................................................2-3
9445, 9550 and 9650 - Tow Behind.............................................................................2-4
9445, 9550 and 9650 - Tow Between..........................................................................2-5
9555, 9680 and 9800 - Tow Behind.............................................................................2-6
9555, 9680 and 9800 - Tow Between..........................................................................2-7
91000 - Tow Behind.....................................................................................................2-8
Section 3:
Checklist.......................................................................................................................3-1
Manuals..........................................................................................................................3-2
Parts Manual...............................................................................................................3-2
Assembly Manual........................................................................................................3-2
Checklist.........................................................................................................................3-3
Section 4:
Introduction..................................................................................................................4-1
Introduction.....................................................................................................................4-2
Standard Features..........................................................................................................4-3
Hydraulic Auger...........................................................................................................4-3
Options ..........................................................................................................................4-4
Full Bin Indicator..........................................................................................................4-4
Blank Off Cover - N40980...........................................................................................4-4
Flow Sensors..............................................................................................................4-4
Optical Sensor System............................................................................................4-4
Hydraulic Conveyor.....................................................................................................4-5
Dual Fan......................................................................................................................4-5
Rear Tow Hitch............................................................................................................4-5
Meter Shut-Off.............................................................................................................4-6
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Section 5:
Operation......................................................................................................................5-1
Application......................................................................................................................5-3
Tractor.............................................................................................................................5-3
Monitor Installation.........................................................................................................5-4
Monitor Harness..........................................................................................................5-5
Hitching to Tractor (Seeding Tool or Tow Between Cart) .................................................5-6
Tractor Drawbar Requirements....................................................................................5-6
9365 and 9450 - Tow Between....................................................................................5-7
9445, 9550 and 9650 - Tow Between..........................................................................5-8
Hitching to Seeding Tool (Tow Between Cart).................................................................5-9
Hitching Front Castor (Tow Behind Cart)........................................................................5-9
Hitching to Seeding Tool (Tow Behind Cart)..................................................................5-10
Hydraulic Connections..............................................................................................5-12
Unhitching from Seeding Tool (Tow Between Cart).......................................................5-13
Unhitching from Tractor (Seeding Tool or Tow Between Cart)........................................5-13
9365 and 9450 - Tow Between..................................................................................5-13
9445, 9550 and 9650 - Tow Between........................................................................5-14
Unhitching from Seeding Tool (Tow Behind Cart)..........................................................5-15
Brakes..........................................................................................................................5-16
In-Cab Brake Controller.............................................................................................5-16
Operation..................................................................................................................5-17
Installation.................................................................................................................5-18
Quad Steer Operation..................................................................................................5-20
Transport.......................................................................................................................5-21
Speed........................................................................................................................5-21
Lights........................................................................................................................5-21
Tow Hitch (Tow Behind Units)....................................................................................5-21
Preparing VRT..............................................................................................................5-22
Zero Shaft Hydraulic Motor Solenoids.......................................................................5-22
Verify VRT Hydraulic Assembly.................................................................................5-23
Metering System...........................................................................................................5-24
Secondary Hose Installation.....................................................................................5-25
Seed Plate Sizes.......................................................................................................5-26
Seed Plate Installation..............................................................................................5-27
Bin Level Adjustment....................................................................................................5-28
Full Bin Indicator...........................................................................................................5-28
Hydraulic Assit Conveyor/Auger...................................................................................5-29
Remote Controller Operation....................................................................................5-29
Auger............................................................................................................................5-30
Manual Arms.............................................................................................................5-30
Hydraulic Asisted Arms.............................................................................................5-31
Extension Hopper......................................................................................................5-32
Conveyor......................................................................................................................5-33
Hydraulic Asisted Arms.............................................................................................5-33
Conveyor Storage Position.....................................................................................5-34
Operation..................................................................................................................5-35
Startup and Break-In.................................................................................................5-35
Semi Trailer Filling Positions.........................................................................................5-36
Semi Trailer Dump Positions.........................................................................................5-49
Filling Tank....................................................................................................................5-53
Unloading Tanks...........................................................................................................5-56
Rate Calibration............................................................................................................5-58
Metering Rate Adjustment............................................................................................5-61
Seeding Fine Seeds (Canola, Mustard, etc.)................................................................5-61
Applying Inoculant........................................................................................................5-61
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Hydraulic Fan Drive......................................................................................................5-62
Fan Speed Recommendations.....................................................................................5-63
Dual Fans .................................................................................................................5-63
Dual Fans .................................................................................................................5-64
Dual Fans .................................................................................................................5-65
18 Outlet Plenum...................................................................................................5-66
Double Shoot Settings..................................................................................................5-67
Collector Valve Settings.............................................................................................5-67
Flapper Valve Run Test..............................................................................................5-67
Operating Guidelines....................................................................................................5-68
Check Tire Pressures................................................................................................5-68
Level Seeding Tool ...................................................................................................5-68
Worn Seeding Tool Parts...........................................................................................5-68
Packing.....................................................................................................................5-68
Turning.......................................................................................................................5-69
Seed Rate Settings...................................................................................................5-69
Fertilizer Application..................................................................................................5-69
Fan Setting................................................................................................................5-69
Product Application...................................................................................................5-69
Adjustments and Operational Checks.......................................................................5-70
Checking Seed Flow.................................................................................................5-70
Moisture Alert............................................................................................................5-70
Air Leaks...................................................................................................................5-70
Tank Low in Product..................................................................................................5-70
Meter Shut-Off...........................................................................................................5-71
Monitor......................................................................................................................5-72
General Field Operation...............................................................................................5-72
Manual Override...........................................................................................................5-73
Rate Setting..............................................................................................................5-73
Calculating Meter Shaft RPM....................................................................................5-73
Operating in Manual Override...................................................................................... 5-74
Section 6:
Maintenance..................................................................................................................6-1
General...........................................................................................................................6-2
Safety.............................................................................................................................6-2
Tighten Bolts..................................................................................................................6-3
Tires...............................................................................................................................6-4
Daily Maintenance..........................................................................................................6-5
Lubrication.....................................................................................................................6-6
Air Delivery System........................................................................................................6-7
General.......................................................................................................................6-7
Tank Lid Adjustment....................................................................................................6-8
Inspection Door Adjustment........................................................................................6-9
Clean Out Door Adjustment......................................................................................6-10
Air Leak Check.......................................................................................................... 6-11
Fan............................................................................................................................6-12
Rotor Clearance........................................................................................................6-13
Hoses........................................................................................................................6-13
Equalizers.................................................................................................................6-14
Hydraulic Orbit Motor....................................................................................................6-15
Hydraulics.....................................................................................................................6-16
Wheel Bearings............................................................................................................6-17
Quad Steer...................................................................................................................6-18
Dual Wheels.................................................................................................................6-18
Metering ......................................................................................................................6-19
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Metering Wheel Replacement...................................................................................6-19
Seed Plate Adjustment..............................................................................................6-22
Blank Off Installation.................................................................................................6-23
Conveyor......................................................................................................................6-24
Tie Rod - Tow Between.................................................................................................6-33
Brakes..........................................................................................................................6-34
Fill Reservoir.............................................................................................................6-34
Bleeding the Brakes..................................................................................................6-34
Brake Pads . .............................................................................................................6-35
Caliper Pistons and Seal Replacement.....................................................................6-35
Section 7:
Storage.......................................................................................................................... 7-1
Preparing for Storage..................................................................................................... 7-2
General....................................................................................................................... 7-2
Metering Body Storage................................................................................................ 7-3
Removing From Storage................................................................................................. 7-4
General.................................................................................................................... 7-4
Monitor..................................................................................................................... 7-4
Clutch....................................................................................................................... 7-4
Auger....................................................................................................................... 7-4
Conveyor.................................................................................................................. 7-4
Brakes...................................................................................................................... 7-4
Section 8:
Troubleshooting...........................................................................................................8-1
General.......................................................................................................................8-2
Delivery hoses plugged..................................................................................................8-2
Hydraulic fan will not turn...............................................................................................8-2
Fan turning too slow.......................................................................................................8-2
Material flowing thru system when unit is stationary and the fan running.......................8-2
Material not being divided in distribution head...............................................................8-2
Material not being metered out.......................................................................................8-3
Material not being accurately metered out of the metering body....................................8-4
Plugged seed boots.......................................................................................................8-5
VRT System................................................................................................................8-6
Motors will not turn in Manual Mode (Controller OFF)....................................................8-6
Motors will not turn in Operation Mode (Controller ON)..................................................8-6
Motors turn continuously in Operation Mode..................................................................8-6
Motors turn continuously in Calibration Mode.................................................................8-6
Monitor........................................................................................................................8-7
Monitor lights up but does not seem to work..................................................................8-7
No fan display.................................................................................................................8-7
No ground speed display................................................................................................8-7
No display, no back light.................................................................................................8-7
Bin indicates always empty............................................................................................8-7
Bin indicates always full..................................................................................................8-7
Conveyor.....................................................................................................................8-8
The conveyor is vibrating................................................................................................8-8
Capacity is too low.........................................................................................................8-8
The conveyor plugs........................................................................................................8-8
Driveline shear bolt shears frequently.............................................................................8-8
Cleated belt is slipping or loose......................................................................................8-9
Cleated belt is rubbing side of housing or cleats are coming loose or wearing..............8-9
Brakes.........................................................................................................................8-9
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Section 9:
Options Assembly........................................................................................................9-1
Rear Tow Hitch................................................................................................................9-2
Tow Behind Hydraulic Extension Kit for Rear Tow Hitch..............................................9-3
Full Bin Indicator.............................................................................................................9-4
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Safety
Safety
Section Contents
Section 1:
Safety1-1
Signal Words.....................................................................................................................1-2
General Operation.............................................................................................................1-3
Tractor Operation...............................................................................................................1-3
Chemicals..........................................................................................................................1-4
Transporting.......................................................................................................................1-5
Hydraulics..........................................................................................................................1-5
Maintenance......................................................................................................................1-6
Storage..............................................................................................................................1-6
Safety Signs......................................................................................................................1-7
Decals.......................................................................................................................1-10
Front..........................................................................................................................1-12
Rear..........................................................................................................................1-13
Left Side - Tow Between............................................................................................1-14
Right Side - Tow Between.........................................................................................1-15
Left Side - Tow Behind..............................................................................................1-16
Right Side - Tow Behind............................................................................................1-17
Top............................................................................................................................1-18
Lighting and Marking.......................................................................................................1-19
Conveyor Safety..............................................................................................................1-21
General.....................................................................................................................1-21
Safety Signs .............................................................................................................1-22
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Safety
Watch for this symbol. It identifies potential hazards
to health or personal safety. It means:
SAFETY-ALERT
SYMBOL
ATTENTION - BE ALERT.
Your Safety is involved.
Familiarize yourself with the location of all decals. Read them
carefully to understand the safe operation of your machine.
Signal Words
The words DANGER, WARNING or CAUTION are used
with the safety alert symbol. Learn to recognize the
safety alerts, and follow the recommended precautions
and safe practices.
Three words are used in conjunction with the safety-alert symbol:
DANGER
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not
avoided, will result in DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, if not
avoided, could result in DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
CAUTION
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, if not
avoided, may result in MINOR OR MODERATE INJURY.
Replace any DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION or
instructional decal that is not readable or is missing. The
location and part number of these decals is identified
later in this section of the manual.
The words Important and Note are not related
to personal safety but are used to give additional
information and tips for operating or servicing this
equipment.
IMPORTANT: Identifies special instructions or
procedures which, if not str ictly
observed could result in damage to, or
destruction of the machine, process or
its surroundings.
NOTE: Indicates points of particular interest for more
efficient and convenient repair or operation.
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General Operation
• DO NOT RIDE!! Do not allow riders on the implement
when in motion.
• Do not allow extra riders in the tractor unless an
instructor seat and seat belt are available.
• Check behind when backing up.
• Reduce speed when working in hilly terrain.
• Never allow anyone within the immediate area when
operating machinery.
• Keep all shields in place, replace them if removed
for service work.
• Always lock auger attachment in raised position.
• Keep hands clear of tank opening when closing lid.
Keep lid seal clean to ensure proper sealing.
• Do Not enter tank unless another person is
present and the tractor engine has been shut off.
Tractor Operation
• Be aware of the correct tractor operating procedures,
when working with implements.
• Review tractor operator’s manual.
• Secure hitch pin with a retainer and lock drawbar in
centre position.
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Safety
Chemicals
• Use extreme care when cleaning, filling or
making adjustments.
• Always read granular chemical or treated seed
manufacturer’s warning labels carefully and follow
them.
• Wear close fitting clothing and appropriate personal
protective equipment for the job as specified by the
chemical and/or seed manufacturer.
• Always wear safety goggles, breathing
apparatus and gloves when handling granular
chemical or treated seed.
• Do not feed any treated seed to livestock. Treated
seed is poisonous and may cause harm to persons
or livestock.
• Wash exposed skin immediately - do not leave
chemicals on your skin.
• Properly store chemicals in original containers with
labels intact per the manufacturer’s instructions.
• Always follow the manufacturer’s operating
instructions and warning labels when operating an
ammonia tank with the equipment.
• Do Not enter tank unless another person is
present and the tractor engine has been shut off.
Danger
Failure to comply may result in serious injury or death.
Read Operator’s Manual and decals on Ammonia tank before operating air cart.
Become familiar with all warnings, instructions, and controls.
Always wear gloves and goggles when transferring or handling ammonia.
Always stay clear of hose and valve openings.
Always be sure pressure is relieved before disconnecting hoses or parts.
Always secure connecting parts and safety chains before towing ammonia trailer.
Always have ample water available in case of exposure to ammonia liquid or gases.
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Transporting
• Be aware of the height, length and width of
implement. Make turns carefully and be aware of
obstacles and overhead electrical lines.
• Empty tanks before transporting. Do Not Exceed 20
mph (32 kph) with an empty air cart.
• Use an agricultural tractor that is large enough with
sufficient braking capacity so that the weight of the
loaded equipment towed does not exceed 1.5 times
the weight of the tractor.
• Use flashing amber warning lights, turn signals and
SMV emblems when on public roads.
• Do not transport in poor visibility.
• The slow moving vehicle (SMV) emblem and
reflectors must be secured and be visible on the
machine for transport.
• Avoid soft surfaces, the additional wing weight on
the centre wheels could cause the machine to sink.
• Ensure safety chain is attached correctly to the
towing vehicle and the hitch of the air cart.
• Check that wings are firmly seated in transport wing
stops, and lock pins installed.
• Secure transport locks on depth control cylinders.
• Be familiar with, and adhere to, local laws.
Hydraulics
• Do not search for high pressure hydraulic leaks
without hand and face protection. A tiny, almost
invisible leak can penetrate skin, thereby requiring
immediate medical attention.
• Use cardboard or wood to detect hydraulic leaks never your hands.
• Double check that all is clear before operating
hydraulics.
• Never remove hydraulic hoses or ends with machine
elevated. Relieve hydraulic pressure before
disconnecting hydraulic hoses or ends.
• Maintain proper hydraulic fluid levels.
• Keep all connectors clean for positive connections.
• Ensure all fittings and hoses are in good condition.
• Do not stand under wings.
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Maintenance
• Shut tractor engine off before making any
adjustments or lubricating the machine.
• Block machine securely to prevent any movement
during servicing.
• Wear close fitting clothing and appropriate personal
protective equipment for the job.
• Always wear safety goggles, breathing apparatus
and gloves when working on seeder filled with granular
chemical or treated seed per the manufacture’s
instructions.
Caution
Care should be taken when
working near the air cart while
the fan is running. Product
blowing out of the system
could cause personal injury.
• Do not modify the machine.
Caution
Keep ser vice area
clean and dry. Wet
o r o i ly f l o o rs a r e
slippery. Wet spots
can be dang erous
when working with
electrical equipment.
Storage
• Store implement away from areas of main activity.
• Level implement and block up securely to relieve
pressure on jack.
• Do not allow children to play on or around stored
implement.
• Refer to Storage Section for more details.
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Safety Signs
DANGER
CONFINED SPACE HAZARD
DANGER
To Prevent Serious Injury or Death:
Do not enter tank.
Be aware of and follow safety precautions
.
Read and follow chemical manufacturer’s
safety instructions.
GUARD MISSING
When this is visible
DO NOT OPERATE
N32799
DANGER
· Hydraulic motor or engine and
exhaust system becomes extremely
hot from operation.
· Keep hands, feet and clothing away
from moving parts.
· Keep all covers, shrouds and guards
in place.
N36262
N19023
WARNING
Personal injury or property damage may result from
loss of control.
WARNING
Always use large enough tractor with sufficient braking capacity.
Weight of fully loaded implement should not be more than
1.5 times weight of tractor.
Maximum recommended towing speed is 20 mph (32 km/h).
Use flashing amber warning lights and SMV emblem when on
public roads, except where prohibited by law.
Refer to tractor and implement Operator’s Manuals for weights
and further information.
N24301
CRUSHING HAZARD
To prevent serious injury:
Keep hands clear of auger arm top
when moving auger.
Use handle.
N36255
WARNING
WARNING
BURN HAZARD
To Prevent Serious Injury:
MOVING PART HAZARD
To prevent serious injury or death from moving parts:
Do Not Touch hydraulic motor or oil lines.
·
·
·
·
Hydraulic motor and oil lines become
extremely hot from operation.
Secure any guards and shields before starting.
Keep hand, feet, hair and clothing away from moving parts.
Disconnect and lockout power source before adjusting or servicing.
N36263
Sprockets and chains CAN START MOVING even though
Air Cart is stationary.
N29355
CAUTION
To avoid injury, do not open lids
while fan is operating. Air gust
may contain dust and particles.
N15094
Familiarize yourself with the location of all decals. Read them
carefully to understand the safe operation of your machine.
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Safety Signs - Continued
IMPORTANT
ENSURE THAT ALL WHEEL NUTS
ARE TORQUED TO THE FOLLOWING:
BEFORE FILLING TANK
Ensure each meter is set correctly as described
in the Operator’s Manual.
Ensure Tank clean out door is fully closed.
5/8" Tapered Wheel Nuts - 150 ft-lbs
3/4" Flanged Wheel Nuts - 270 ft-lbs
N24412
BEFORE APPLYING PRODUCT
Set rate according to the procedure and
rate chart described in the Operator’s Manual.
Take a sample and adjust the rate, if necessary.
AIR LEAKS AFFECT METERING ACCURACY
Ensure all seals are properly positioned and
all lids are tightly closed.
IMPORTANT
N42356
Cycle Collector Valve Daily
to ensure free movement.
Minimum of 5 cycles. N36264
IMPORTANT
PREVENT CORROSION
Clean the Metering Body (Including Air Passages)
and the Collector Body. A light coating of
Silicone Lubricant or WD-40 or Penetrating Oil
should be applied before storage.
N21604
MINIMUM TRAVEL
1"
2
13 mm
TANK BOLTS MUST BE A LOOSE FIT.
DO NOT REPLACE WITH SHORTER BOLTS.
N29729
Familiarize yourself with the location of all decals. Read them
carefully to understand the safe operation of your machine.
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Safety Signs - Continued
ELECTROCUTION HAZARD
ROTATING FLIGHTING HAZARD
Keep away from auger intake.
Keep intake shield in place and in
good working order. Do not
modify.
This equipment is not insulated.
Keep equipment away from overhead
power lines and devices.
Electrocution can occur without
direct contact.
Fully lower equipment before moving.
FAILURE TO HEED WILL RESULT
IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
MADE IN CANADA
FAILURE TO KEEP AWAY WILL RESULT
IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
MADE IN CANADA
17098
17102
Familiarize yourself with the location of all decals. Read them
carefully to understand the safe operation of your machine.
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Safety
Safety Signs - Continued
Decals
Part #
Description...............................................................................QTY
Tanks
N53153
N53154
N53155
N53156
N53157
N53159
N53160
N53158
N53180
N53181
N53183
N53185
N53186
N53187
N53188
N53189
N53190
N53191
N53192
N53193
N53194
Decal - “MORRIS” (9” height).....................................................................2
Decal - Morris Bullet (12” Diameter)............................................................1
Decal - Morris Bullet (47” Diameter)............................................................1
Decal - ARROW...........................................................................................2
Decal - “9365” (2 tank Small Frame)...........................................................2
Decal - “9450” (3 tank Small Frame)...........................................................2
Decal - “9535” (4 tank Small Frame)...........................................................2
Decal - “9445” (2 tank Large Frame)...........................................................2
Decal - “9550” (3 tank Large Frame)...........................................................2
Decal - “9650” (4 tank Large Frame)...........................................................2
Decal - “9800” (4 tank)................................................................................2
Decal - Tank Size - 86 Bu.............................................................................1
Decal - Tank Size - 107 Bu...........................................................................1
Decal - Tank Size - 133 Bu...........................................................................1
Decal - Tank Size - 162 Bu...........................................................................1
Decal - Tank Size - 182 Bu...........................................................................1
Decal - Tank Size - 221 Bu...........................................................................1
Decal - Tank Size - 265 Bu...........................................................................1
Decal - Tank Size - 284 Bu...........................................................................1
Decal - Tank Size - 331 Bu...........................................................................1
Decal - Tank Size - 349 Bu...........................................................................1
Rate Charts - Imperial
N36021 - Slow Speed
N36022 - Seed
N36023 - Fertilizer
Rate Charts - Metric
N37146 - Slow Speed
N37147 - Seed
N37148 - Fertilizer
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Safety Signs - Continued
Decals - Continued
Part #
Description...............................................................................QTY
Frame
C31201
D13705
N19023
N24301
N24412
N36261
N36264
N36263
N36255
N36259
N36262
N15094
N42356
N21604
N45429
N55496
N29355
N32799
N45427
N36254
N49783
N19029
N19029
N19028
N27864
N27864
N44287
N36256
N36257
N42291
N36453
N50875
N36443
N36258
N19033
N19034
C25809
C25810
N37492
N34476
N34477
N34478
N34475
Decal - Warning ..........................................................................................1
Decal - Warning - “No Riders” ....................................................................2
Decal - Danger............................................................................................1
Decal - Warning ..........................................................................................1
Decal - Important - “Wheel Nut Torque”.......................................................1
Decal - Warning - “Over Head Hazard” ......................................................1
Decal - Important - “Cycle Collector Valve Daily”.........................................1per metering Body
Decal - Warning - “Burn Hazard”.................................................................1
Decal - Warning - “Crushing Hazard”..........................................................1
Decal - “Open/Close”...................................................................................2 per metering Body
Decal - Danger - “Confined Space Hazard”................................................1 per Lid
Decal - Caution - “To Avoid Injury”...............................................................1 per Lid
Decal - Important - “Before Filling Tank”......................................................1 per Lid
Decal - Important - “Prevent Corrosion”.......................................................1
Decal - Patented..........................................................................................1
Decal - Patented..........................................................................................1
Decal - Warning - “Moving Part Hazard” (VRT ONLY).................................1
Decal - Danger - “Guard Missing” (VRT ONLY)...........................................3
Decal - “Seed Plate Usage” (VRT ONLY)....................................................1
Decal - “Calibrate/Fan” (VRT ONLY)............................................................1
Decal - “Calibrate/Fan” (VRT ONLY)............................................................1
Decal - “Rotation” (VRT Drive)....................................................................3
Decal - “Rotation” (Standard Drive).............................................................1
Decal - “Hair Pin Location” (Large Frame)...................................................2
Decal - “Hair Pin Location” (Small Frame)...................................................2
Decal - “Hair Pin Location” (Large Frame Tow Between).............................1 rear transmission)
Decal - “Hair Pin Location” (Large Frame Tow Behind)................................1 rear transmission)
Decal - “Quick Change Sprocket”...............................................................1 per transmission
Decal - “Meter Shaft Sprocket”....................................................................1 per transmission
Decal - “Auger Position”...............................................................................1
Decal - “Fan/Auger”.....................................................................................1
Decal - Conveyor - Lock/Unlock - Raise/Lower...........................................1
Decal - “Lever Position”...............................................................................1
Decal - Caution - “Secure Auger”................................................................1
Decal - Danger - “Electrocution Hazard”.....................................................1
Decal - Danger - “Rotating Flighting Hazard”..............................................1
Decal - “Grease 50 Hours”..........................................................................2 per transmission
Decal - “Grease 100 Hours”........................................................................2
Decal - “Open/Closed” - Plenum.................................................................2
Reflector - Red.............................................................................................4
Reflector - Yellow..........................................................................................8
Reflector - Orange.......................................................................................4
SMV Sign....................................................................................................1
The following pages provide basic Decal Location information, for more details contact Morris’ Customer Service.
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Safety
Safety Signs - Continued
Front
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Safety
Safety Signs - Continued
Rear
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Safety
Safety Signs - Continued
Left Side - Tow Between
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9 Series VRT Air Cart
Safety
Safety Signs - Continued
Right Side - Tow Between
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Safety
Safety Signs - Continued
Left Side - Tow Behind
1-16
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Safety
Safety Signs - Continued
Right Side - Tow Behind
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Safety
Safety Signs - Continued
Top
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Safety
Lighting and Marking
MORRIS recommends the use of the correct lighting and
marking to meet the ASAE standard for roadway travel.
Be familiar with, and adhere to, local laws.
Amber warning and red taillights secured on the machine
promote correct transportation of this implement.
Note: Always replace missing or damaged lights
and/or connectors.
Amber warning and red taillights must be mounted to
the rear of the implement and be visible from front and
rear. The lights must be within 16 inches (41 cm) of
the extremities of the machine and at least 39 inches
(99 cm) but not over 10 feet (3 m) above ground level.
Note: Always replace missing or damaged front,
side, rear reflectors and SMV emblem.
Seeding Unit
Tillage Unit
Tow Between
Seeding Unit
Tow Behind
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Safety
Lighting and Marking - Continued
Seeding Unit - Tow Between
with Packer Bar
1-20
Seeding Unit - Tow Behind
with Packer Bar
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Safety
Conveyor Safety
General
• As the owner and/or operator it is your responsibility
to know what requirements, hazards and precautions
exist, and to inform all personnel associated with the
equipment or are in the area.
• Avoid any alteration to the equipment. Such
alterations may produce a very dangerous situation,
where serious injury or death may occur.
• Untrained operators subject themselves and other
to serious injury or death. NEVER ALLOW untrained
personnel to operate this equipment.
• Keep children and other unqualified personnel out
of the working area at all times.
WARNING
• NEVER start equipment until ALL persons are clear
of the work area.
• Be sure ALL operators are adequately rested and
prepared to perform all functions of operating this
equipment.
• Keep hair, loose clothing , and shoestrings away from
rotating and moving parts. Never wear loose fitting
clothing when working around conveyors.
• NEVER allow anyone inside a bin, truck, or wagon
which is being unloaded by a conveyor. Flowing grain
can trap and suffocate in seconds.
• Keep hands and feet away from the conveyor intake
and other moving parts.
• NEVER attempt to assist machinery operation or to
remove trash from the equipment while in operation.
• Keep the area around intake free of obstacles that
might trip workers.
• Components of this equipment have sharp edges
which can scrape and/or cut an operator.
OVERHEAD HAZARD
To prevent serious injury or death:
Ensure lift cylinder is fully extended
before unlatching Auger/Conveyor.
Stay clear of cradle pad when locking
and unlocking.
Keep others away.
N47905
• A moving conveyor can sever an operator’s limb or
even kill.
• Always keep all shields and guards in place during
operation.
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Safety
Conveyor Safety - Continued
Safety Signs
The Safety Decals listed below are included with the
conveyor, the following pages show the location of the
decals on the conveyor. Inspect all decals and replace
any that are worn, illegible, or missing. Contact your
dealer or the factory to order replacement decals.
KS-0008
KS-0002
KS-0007
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Safety
Conveyor Safety - Continued
Safety Signs - Continued
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Safety
Conveyor Safety - Continued
Safety Signs - Continued
KS-1419
KS-0015
KS-0017
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Safety
Conveyor Safety - Continued
Safety Signs - Continued
KS-0006
KS-0016
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Safety
Notes
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Section 2:
Specifications
Specifications
Section Contents
Section 2:
Specifications
2-1
9365, 9450 and 9535 - Tow Behind.............................................................................2-2
9365 and 9450 - Tow Between....................................................................................2-3
9445, 9550 and 9650 - Tow Behind.............................................................................2-4
9445, 9550 and 9650 - Tow Between..........................................................................2-5
9555, 9680 and 9800 - Tow Behind.............................................................................2-6
9555, 9680 and 9800 - Tow Between..........................................................................2-7
91000 - Tow Behind.....................................................................................................2-8
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2-1
Specifications
9365, 9450 and 9535 - Tow Behind
Specifications and Options
Model
9365
9450
9535
Tow Behind
Tow Behind
Tow Behind
Length (Hitch pin to end of Auger)
(Hitch Removed)
34’ 6” (10.52 m)
34’ 6” (10.52 m)
36’ 10” (11.15 m)
30’ 10” (9.40 m)
Configuration
Height - Rails up
15’ 2” (4.623 m)
15’ 2” (4.623 m)
15’ 2” (4.623 m)
Height - Rails Lowered
14’ 2” (4.318 m)
14’ 2” (4.318 m)
14’ 2” (4.318 m)
Width
- Single Axle - 800/65 R32
13’ 7” (4.14 m)
13’ 7” (4.14 m)
13’ 7” (4.14 m)
- Single Axle - 900/65 R32
13’ 10” (4.22 m)
13’ 10” (4.22 m)
13’ 10” (4.22 m)
- Dual Axle - 520/85 R38
15’ 11” (4.81 m)
15’ 11” (4.81 m)
15’ 11” (4.81 m)
- Dual Axle - 800/65 R32
20’ (6.10 m)
20’ (6.10 m)
20’ (6.10 m)
10900 lbs (4944 kg)
11900 lbs (5398 kg)
13000 lbs (5897 kg)
Safety Lights
Standard
Standard
Standard
Safety Chain
Standard
Standard
Standard
N/A
182 bu (6414 l)
182 bu (6414 l)
Weight (Hydraulic Drive)
Tank Capacity
- Tank 1
- Tank 2
N/A
N/A
86 bu (3030 l)
- Tank 3
182 bu (6414 l)
86 bu (3030 l)
86 bu (3030 l)
- Tank 4
- Total
182 bu (6414 l)
182 bu (6414 l)
182 bu (6414 l)
364 bu (12828 l)
450 bu (15858 l)
536 bu (18888 l)
Tank Screens
Standard
Fan Impeller Diameter
Hydraulic Drive - piston type orbit motor
(Closed Centre or Closed Centre Load Sensing systems required)
Hydraulic requirements for Air Cart only at Rated Fan Speed.
17” (43 cm) - Up to 5,000 r.p.m.
16cc - 21 U.S. gal./min. (80 l/min) at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
Dual Fans require 42 U.S. gal./min. (160 l/min)
VRT requires an additional 6 U.S. gal/min (23 l/min)
Loading Auger
Standard (10” Dia) (25.4 cm Dia)
Optional - extended hopper on hydraulic assisted auger
Loading Conveyor
Tires
Optional (16”) (40.6 cm) x 23 ft long
- Off-Set Dual Axle (Front) - Standard on 9365 and 9450
- N/A for 9535
2) 500/70 R24 Lug
Distance Center-Center Inner 40” (102 cm)
- Quad Steer Axle (Front) - Standard on 9535
- Optional on 9365 and 9450
(2) 28LR26 Lug
Distance Center-Center Inner 138” (351 cm)
- Rear - Standard on 9365 and 9450
- N/A for 9535
(2) 800/65R32 - LI 172 Lug
Distance Center-Center 128” (325 cm)
- Rear - Standard on 9535
- Optional on 9365 and 9450
(2) 900/65R32 - LI 172 Lug
Distance Center-Center 132” (335 cm)
- Rear - Optional on 9365 and 9450
Duals - (4) 520/85R38 Lug
Distance Center-Center Inner 119” (302 cm)
Distance Center-Center Outer 171” (434 cm)
- Rear - Optional on 9535
Duals - (4) 800/65R32 - LI 172 Lug
Distance Center-Center Inner 132” (335 cm)
Distance Center-Center Outer 208” (516 cm)
Metering - Ground Driven
Standard
- Variable Rate (VRT)
Optional
- GPS Compatible VRT
Optional
- ICT (Input Control Technology)
Optional with VRT
Meter Shut Off
Electric
Number Secondary Runs - Single Shoot
21 to 99 (ICT 21 - 90)
Number Secondary Runs - Double Shoot
42 to 198 (ICT 42 - 180)
Primary Hose - Diameter
2 1/2” (6.4 cm)
Secondary Hose - Diameter
Frame - Trussed
Standard - 15/16” (2.4 cm)
Optional - 1 1/8” (2.8 cm)
4” x 6” (10 cm x 15.2cm) tubing by 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) tubing
Easy Clean Out System
Standard
Meter Drive Options - Second Clutch (For spot fertilizing on the go)
Standard
Monitor
(Shaft Motion (3), Bin Level (3), Fan Speed, Acre Tally, Ground Speed)
Standard
Optional Seed Flow
Work Switch (Mounted to Seeding Machine)
Rear Tow Hitch
Optional
Optional (Max 15,000 lb Draft Load) (Max 6,818 kg Draft Load)
Hitch Stand
2-2
Optional - N/A for 9535
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Specifications
9365 and 9450 - Tow Between
Specifications and Options
Model
Configuration
9365
9450
Tow Between
Tow Between
Length (with auger)
31’ 5” (9.58 m)
31’ 5” (9.58 m)
Height - Rails up
15’ 2” (4.623 m)
15’ 2” (4.623 m)
Height - Rails Lowered
14’ 2” (4.318 m)
14’ 2” (4.318 m)
Width
- Single Axle - 800/65 R32
13’ 7” (4.14 m)
13’ 7” (4.14 m)
- Single Axle - 900/65 R32
13’ 10” (4.22 m)
13’ 10” (4.22 m)
- Dual Axle - 520/85 R38
15’ 11” (4.81 m)
15’ 11” (4.81 m)
- Dual Axle - 800/65 R32
20’ (6.10 m)
20’ (6.10 m)
14100 lbs (6396 kg)
15100 lbs (6849 kg)
Weight (Hydraulic Drive)
Safety Lights
Standard
Standard
Safety Chain
Standard
Standard
- Tank 1
N/A
182 bu (6414 l)
- Tank 2
N/A
N/A
- Tank 3
182 bu (6414 l)
86 bu (3030 l)
Tank Capacity
- Tank 4
- Total
182 bu (6414 l)
182 bu (6414 l)
364 bu (12828 l)
450 bu (15858 l)
Tank Screens
Standard
Fan Impeller Diameter
Hydraulic Drive - piston type orbit motor
(Closed Centre or Closed Centre Load Sensing systems required)
Hydraulic requirements for Air Cart only at Rated Fan Speed.
Loading Auger
17” (43 cm) - Up to 5,000 r.p.m.
16cc - 21 U.S. gal./min. (80 l/min) at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
Dual Fans require 42 U.S. gal./min. (160 l/min)
VRT requires an additional 6 U.S. gal/min (23 l/min)
Standard (10” Dia) (25.4 cm Dia)
Optional - extended hopper on hydraulic assisted auger
Loading Conveyor
Tires
Optional (16”) (40.6 cm) x 23 ft long
- Standard (Rear)
(2) 800/65R32 - LI 172 Lug
Distance Center-Center 128” (325 cm)
- Optional (Rear)
(2) 900/65R32 - LI 172 Lug
Distance Center-Center 132” (335 cm)
- Optional (Rear)
Duals - (4) 800/65R32 - LI 172 Lug
Distance Center-Center Inner 132” (335 cm)
Distance Center-Center Outer 208” (516 cm)
Metering - Ground Driven
Standard
- Variable Rate (VRT)
Optional
- GPS Compatible VRT
Optional
- ICT (Input Control Technology)
Optional with VRT
Meter Shut Off
Electric
Number Secondary Runs - Single Shoot
21 to 99 (ICT 21 - 90)
Number Secondary Runs - Double Shoot
42 to 198 (ICT 42 - 180)
Primary Hose - Diameter
2 1/2" (6.4 cm)
Secondary Hose - Diameter
Frame - Trussed
Standard - 15/16” (2.4 cm)
Optional - 1 1/8” (2.8 cm)
4” x 6” (10 cm x 15.2cm) tubing by 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) tubing
Easy Clean Out System
Standard
Meter Drive Options
- Second Clutch (For spot fertilizing on the go)
Standard
Monitor
(Shaft Motion (3), Bin Level (3), Fan Speed, Acre Tally, Ground
Speed)
Standard
Optional Seed Flow
Work Switch (Mounted to Seeding Machine)
Optional
Rear Tow Hitch
Standard
(Max 26,000 lb Draft Load)
(Max 11,818 kg Draft Load)
Hitch Jack - Hydraulic
Optional
Work Lights - LED
Optional
Hitch Clevis
9 Series VRT Air Cart Standard - Catagory 4
August 2015
Optional - Catagory 5
2-3
Specifications
9445, 9550 and 9650 - Tow Behind
Specifications and Options
Model
9445
9550
9650
Tow Behind
Tow Behind
Tow Behind
Length (Hitch pin to Dual Fan)
(Hitch Removed)
39’ 3” (11.96 m)
36’ 7” (11.15 m)
39’ 3” (11.96 m)
36’ 7” (11.15 m)
39’ 3” (11.96 m)
36’ 7” (11.15 m)
Height - Rails up
15’ 2” (4.623 m)
15’ 2” (4.623 m)
15’ 2” (4.623 m)
Height - Rails Lowered
14’ 2” (4.318 m)
14’ 2” (4.318 m)
14’ 2” (4.318 m)
Width
- Single Axle - 900/65 R32
13’ 10” (4.22 m)
13’ 10” (4.22 m)
13’ 10” (4.22 m)
- Dual Axle - 520/85 R38
15’ 11” (4.81 m)
15’ 11” (4.81 m)
15’ 11” (4.81 m)
- Dual Axle - 800/65 R32
20’ (6.10 m)
20’ (6.10 m)
20’ (6.10 m)
17,300 lbs (7,847 kg)
18,000 lbs (8,165 kg)
18,700 lbs (8,482) kg)
Configuration
Weight (Hydraulic Drive)
Safety Lights
Standard
Standard
Standard
Safety Chain
Standard
Standard
Standard
- Tank 1
N/A
221 bu (7788 l)
221 bu (7788 l)
- Tank 2
N/A
N/A
107 bu (3772 l)
- Tank 3
221 bu (7788 l)
107 bu (3772 l)
107 bu (3772 l)
Tank Capacity
- Tank 4
- Total
221 bu (7788 l)
221 bu (7788 l)
221 bu (7788 l)
442 bu (15,576 l)
549 bu (19348 l)
656 bu (23,120 l)
Tank Screens
Standard
Fan Impeller Diameter
17” (43 cm) - Up to 5,000 r.p.m.
Hydraulic Drive - piston type orbit motor
(Closed Centre or Closed Centre Load Sensing systems required)
Hydraulic requirements for Air Cart only at Rated Fan Speed.
16cc
21 U.S. gal./min. (80 l/min) at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
Dual Fans require 42 U.S. gal./min. (160 l/min)
VRT requires an additional 6 U.S. gal/min (23 l/min)
Loading Auger
Standard (10” Dia) (25.4 cm Dia)
Optional - extended hopper on hydraulic assisted auger
Loading Conveyor
Tires
Optional (16”) (40.6 cm) x 23 ft long
- Quad Steer (Front)
(2) 28LR26 Lug
Distance Center-Center Inner 138” (351 cm)
- Standard (Rear)
(2) 900/65R32 - LI 172 Lug
Distance Center-Center Inner 132” (335 cm)
- Optional (Rear)
Duals - (4) 800/65R32 - LI 172 Lug
Distance Center-Center Inner 132” (335 cm)
Distance Center-Center Outer 208” (516 cm)
Metering - Ground Driven
Standard
- Variable Rate (VRT)
Optional
- GPS Compatible VRT
Optional
- ICT (Input Control Technology)
Optional with VRT
Meter Shut Off
Electric
Number Secondary Runs - Single Shoot
21 to 99 (ICT 21 - 90)
Number Secondary Runs - Double Shoot
42 to 198 (ICT 42 - 180)
Primary Hose - Diameter
2 1/2” (6.4 cm)
Secondary Hose - Diameter
Frame - Trussed
Standard - 15/16” (2.4 cm)
Optional - 1 1/8” (2.8 cm)
4” x 6” (10 cm x 15.2cm) tubing by 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) tubing
Easy Clean Out System
Standard
Meter Drive Options
- Second Clutch (For spot fertilizing on the go)
Standard
Monitor
(Shaft Motion (3), Bin Level (3), Fan Speed, Acre Tally, Ground Speed)
Standard
Optional Seed Flow
Work Switch (Mounted to Seeding Machine)
Optional
Rear Tow Hitch
2-4
Standard
(Max 26,000 lb Draft Load)
(Max 11,818 kg Draft Load)
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Specifications
9445, 9550 and 9650 - Tow Between
Specifications and Options
Model
Configuration
9445
9550
9650
Tow Between
Tow Between
Tow Between
Length (with auger)
34’ 6” (10.52 m)
34’ 6” (10.52 m)
34’ 6” (10.52 m)
Height - Rails up
15’ 2” (4.623 m)
15’ 2” (4.623 m)
15’ 2” (4.623 m)
Height - Rails Lowered
14’ 2” (4.318 m)
14’ 2” (4.318 m)
14’ 2” (4.318 m)
20’ (6.10 m)
20’ (6.10 m)
20’ (6.10 m)
20,000 lbs (9072 kg)
20700 lbs (9389 kg)
21400 lbs (9707 kg)
Width
- Dual Axle
Weight (Hydraulic Drive)
Safety Lights
Standard
Standard
Standard
Safety Chain
Standard
Standard
Standard
- Tank 1
N/A
221 bu (7788 l)
221 bu (7788 l)
- Tank 2
N/A
N/A
107 bu (3772 l)
- Tank 3
221 bu (7788 l)
107 bu (3772 l)
107 bu (3772 l)
Tank Capacity
- Tank 4
- Total
221 bu (7788 l)
221 bu (7788 l)
221 bu (7788 l)
442 bu (15,576 l)
549 bu (19348 l)
656 bu (23,120 l)
Tank Screens
Standard
Fan Impeller Diameter
17” (43 cm) - Up to 5,000 r.p.m.
Hydraulic Drive - piston type orbit motor
(Closed Centre or Closed Centre Load Sensing systems required)
Hydraulic requirements for Air Cart only at Rated Fan Speed.
16cc
21 U.S. gal./min. (80 l/min) at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
Dual Fans require 42 U.S. gal./min. (160 l/min)
VRT requires an additional 6 U.S. gal/min (23 l/min)
Loading Auger
Standard (10” Dia) (25.4 cm Dia)
Optional - extended hopper on hydraulic assisted auger
Loading Conveyor
Tires
Optional (16”) (40.6 cm) x 23 ft long
- Standard (Rear)
Duals - (4) 800/65R32 - LI 172 Lug
Distance Center-Center Inner 132” (335 cm)
Distance Center-Center Outer 208” (516 cm)
Metering - Ground Driven
Standard
- Variable Rate (VRT)
Optional
- GPS Compatible VRT
Optional
- ICT (Input Control Technology)
Optional with VRT
Meter Shut Off
Electric
Number Secondary Runs - Single Shoot
21 to 99 (ICT 21 - 90)
Number Secondary Runs - Double Shoot
42 to 198 (ICT 42 - 180)
Primary Hose - Diameter
2 1/2" (6.4 cm)
Secondary Hose - Diameter
Standard - 15/16” (2.4 cm)
Optional - 1 1/8” (2.8 cm)
Frame - Trussed
4” x 6” (10 cm x 15.2cm) tubing by
4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) tubing
Easy Clean Out System
Standard
Meter Drive Options
- Second Clutch (For spot fertilizing on the go)
Standard
Monitor
(Shaft Motion (3), Bin Level (3), Fan Speed, Acre Tally, Ground Speed)
Standard
Optional Seed Flow
Work Switch (Mounted to Seeding Machine)
Optional
Rear Tow Hitch
Standard
(Max 26,000 lb Draft Load)
(Max 11,818 kg Draft Load)
Hitch Jack - Hydraulic
Standard
Work Lights - LED
Optional
Hitch Clevis
9 Series VRT Air Cart Standard - Catagory 4
August 2015
Optional - Catagory 5
2-5
Specifications
9555, 9680 and 9800 - Tow Behind
Specifications and Options
Model
9555
9680
9800
Tow Behind
Tow Behind
Tow Behind
Length (Hitch pin to Dual Fan)
(Hitch Removed)
43’ 6”(13.28 m)
34’ 6”(10.52 m
43’ 6”(13.28 m)
34’ 6”(10.52 m
43’ 6”(13.28 m)
34’ 6”(10.52 m)
Height - Rails up
15’ 8” (4.77 m)
15’ 8” (4.77 m)
15’ 8” (4.77 m)
Height - Rails Lowered
14’ 8” (4.47 m)
14’ 8” (4.47 m)
14’ 8” (4.47 m)
Width
20’ 10” (6.35 m)
20’ 10” (6.35 m)
20’ 10” (6.35 m)
Configuration
- Dual Axle - 800/70R38
- Dual Axle - 850/80R38
Weight (Hydraulic Drive)
27652 (12543 kg)
28946 (13130 kg)
30240 lbs (13720 kg)
Safety Lights
Standard
Standard
Standard
Safety Chain
Standard
Standard
Standard
- Tank 1
265 bu (9339 l)
265 bu (9339 l)
265 bu (9339 l)
- Tank 2
N/A
N/A
133 bu (4700 l)
- Tank 3
N/A
133 bu (4700 l)
133 bu (4700 l)
- Tank 4
284 bu (10008 l)
284 bu (10008 l)
284 bu (10008 l)
- Total
549 bu (19347 l)
682 bu (24047 l)
815 bu (28747 l)
Tank Capacity
Tank Screens
Standard
Fan Impeller Diameter
17” (43 cm) - Up to 5,000 r.p.m.
Hydraulic Drive - piston type orbit motor
(Closed Centre or Closed Centre Load Sensing systems required)
Hydraulic requirements for Air Cart only at Rated Fan Speed.
16cc
21 U.S. gal./min. (80 l/min) at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 6 U.S. gal/min (23 l/min)
Loading Auger
Standard (10” Dia) (25.4 cm Dia)
Optional - extended hopper on hydraulic assisted auger
Loading Conveyor
Brakes - Rear
Tires
Optional (16”) (40.6 cm)
Standard - 22” (55.9 cm) Diameter Disc - 4 piston caliper
- Quad Steer (Front)
(2) 800/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
Distance Center-Center Inner 155” (393 cm)
- Standard (Rear)
Duals - (4) 800/70R38 - LI 172 Lug
Distance Center-Center Inner 154” (391.2 cm)
Distance Center-Center Outer 234” (594.4 cm)
- Optional (Rear)
Duals - (4) 850/80R38 - LI 172 Lug
Distance Center-Center Inner 154” (391.2 cm)
Distance Center-Center Outer 234” (594.4 cm)
Metering - Ground Driven
Standard
- Variable Rate (VRT)
Optional
- GPS Compatible VRT
Optional
- ICT (Input Control Technology)
Optional with VRT
Meter Shut Off
Electric
Number Secondary Runs - Single Shoot ICT
21 to 100
Number Secondary Runs - Double Shoot ICT
42 to 200
Primary Hose - Diameter
2 1/2” (6.4 cm)
Secondary Hose - Diameter
Frame - Trussed
Standard - 15/16” (2.4 cm)
Optional - 1 1/8” (2.8 cm)
4” x 10” (10 cm x 25.4cm) tubing by 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) tubing
Easy Clean Out System
Standard
Meter Drive Options
- Second Clutch (For spot fertilizing on the go)
Standard
Monitor
(Shaft Motion (3), Bin Level (3), Fan Speed, Acre Tally, Ground Speed)
Standard
Optional Seed Flow
Work Switch (Mounted to Seeding Machine)
Optional
Rear Tow Hitch
Standard
(Max 26,000 lb Draft Load)
(Max 11,818 kg Draft Load)
Mechanical Acre Meter
2-6
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Specifications
9555, 9680 and 9800 - Tow Between
Specifications and Options
9555
9680
9800
Configuration
Model
Tow Between
Tow Between
Tow Between
Length (Hitch pin to Dual Fan)
(Hitch Removed)
43’ 6”(13.28 m)
34’ 6”(10.52 m
43’ 6”(13.28 m)
34’ 6”(10.52 m
43’ 6”(13.28 m)
34’ 6”(10.52 m)
Height - Rails up
15’ 8” (4.77 m)
15’ 8” (4.77 m)
15’ 8” (4.77 m)
Height - Rails Lowered
14’ 8” (4.47 m)
14’ 8” (4.47 m)
14’ 8” (4.47 m)
Width
20’ 10” (6.35 m)
20’ 10” (6.35 m)
20’ 10” (6.35 m)
- Dual Axle - 800/70R38
- Dual Axle - 850/80R38
Weight (Hydraulic Drive)
27152 lbs (12316 kg)
28446 (12903 kg)
29740 lbs (13490 kg)
Safety Lights
Standard
Standard
Standard
Safety Chain
Standard
Standard
Standard
- Tank 1
265 bu (9339 l)
265 bu (9339 l)
265 bu (9339 l)
- Tank 2
N/A
N/A
133 bu (4700 l)
- Tank 3
N/A
133 bu (4700 l)
133 bu (4700 l)
- Tank 4
284 bu (10008 l)
284 bu (10008 l)
284 bu (10008 l)
- Total
549 bu (19347 l)
682 bu (24047 l)
815 bu (28747 l)
Tank Capacity
Tank Screens
Standard
Fan Impeller Diameter
17” (43 cm) - Up to 5,000 r.p.m.
Hydraulic Drive - piston type orbit motor
(Closed Centre or Closed Centre Load Sensing systems required)
Hydraulic requirements for Air Cart only at Rated Fan Speed.
16cc
21 U.S. gal./min. (80 l/min) at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 6 U.S. gal/min (23 l/min)
Loading Auger
Standard (10” Dia) (25.4 cm Dia)
Optional - extended hopper on hydraulic assisted auger
Loading Conveyor
Brakes - Rear
Tires
Optional (16”) (40.6 cm)
Standard - 22” (55.9 cm) Diameter Disc - 4 piston caliper
- Standard (Rear)
Duals - (4) 800/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
Distance Center-Center Inner 142” (361 cm)
Distance Center-Center Outer 218” (554 cm)
- Optional (Rear)
Duals - (4) 850/80R38 - LI 172 Lug
Distance Center-Center Inner 154” (391.2 cm)
Distance Center-Center Outer 234” (594.4 cm)
Metering - Ground Driven
Standard
- Variable Rate (VRT)
Optional
- GPS Compatible VRT
Optional
- ICT (Input Control Technology)
Optional with VRT
Meter Shut Off
Electric
Number Secondary Runs - Single Shoot ICT
21 to 100
Number Secondary Runs - Double Shoot ICT
42 to 200
Primary Hose - Diameter
2 1/2” (6.4 cm)
Secondary Hose - Diameter
Frame - Trussed
Standard - 15/16” (2.4 cm)
Optional - 1 1/8” (2.8 cm)
4” x 10” (10 cm x 25.4cm) tubing by 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) tubing
Easy Clean Out System
Standard
Meter Drive Options
- Second Clutch (For spot fertilizing on the go)
Standard
Monitor
(Shaft Motion (3), Bin Level (3), Fan Speed, Acre Tally, Ground Speed)
Standard
Optional Seed Flow
Work Switch (Mounted to Seeding Machine)
Optional
Rear Tow Hitch
Standard
(Max 26,000 lb Draft Load)
(Max 11,818 kg Draft Load)
Mechanical Acre Meter
9 Series VRT Air Cart Optional (Ground Drive Only)
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Specifications
91000 - Tow Behind
Specifications and Options
Model
91000
Tow Behind
Configuration
Length (Hitch pin to Dual Fan)
(Hitch Removed)
43’ 6”(13.28 m)
34’ 6”(10.52 m)
Height - Rails up
16’ 6”
Height - Rails Lowered
Width
15’ 6”
- Dual Axle - 800/70R38
22’ 4” (6.81 m)
- Dual Axle - 850/80R38
Weight (Hydraulic Drive)
31240 lbs (14170 kg)
Safety Lights
Standard
Safety Chain
Tank Capacity
Standard
- Tank 1
331 bu (11664 l)
- Tank 2
162 bu (5709 l)
- Tank 3
162 bu (5709 l)
- Tank 4
349 bu (12298 l)
1004 bu (35380 l)
- Total
Tank Screens
Standard
Fan Impeller Diameter
17” (43 cm) - Up to 5,000 r.p.m.
Hydraulic Drive - piston type orbit motor
(Closed Centre or Closed Centre Load Sensing systems required)
Hydraulic requirements for Air Cart only at Rated Fan Speed.
16cc
21 U.S. gal./min. (80 l/min) at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 6 U.S. gal/min (23 l/min)
Loading Auger
Standard (12” Dia) (30.5 cm Dia)
Optional - extended hopper on hydraulic assisted auger
Loading Conveyor
Tires
Optional (16”) (40.6 cm) x 25 ft long
- Quad Steer (Front)
(2) 800/65R32 - LI 172 Lug
Distance Center-Center Inner 155” (393 cm)
- Standard (Rear)
Duals - (4) 800/70R38 - LI 172 Lug
Distance Center-Center Inner 154” (391.2 cm)
Distance Center-Center Outer 234” (594.4 cm)
- Optional (Rear)
Duals - (4) 850/80R38 - LI 172 Lug
Distance Center-Center Inner 154” (391.2 cm)
Distance Center-Center Outer 234” (594.4 cm)
Metering - Ground Driven
Standard
- Variable Rate (VRT)
Optional
- GPS Compatible VRT
Optional
- ICT (Input Control Technology)
Optional with VRT
Meter Shut Off
Electric
Number Secondary Runs - Single Shoot
21 to 110 (ICT 21-100)
Number Secondary Runs - Double Shoot
42 to 220 (ICT 42 - 200)
Primary Hose - Diameter
2 1/2” (6.4 cm)
Secondary Hose - Diameter
Frame - Trussed
Standard - 15/16” (2.4 cm)
Optional - 1 1/8” (2.8 cm)
4” x 10” (10 cm x 25.4cm) tubing by 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) tubing
Easy Clean Out System
Standard
Meter Drive Options
- Second Clutch (For spot fertilizing on the go)
Standard
Monitor
(Shaft Motion (3), Bin Level (3), Fan Speed, Acre Tally, Ground Speed)
Standard
Optional Seed Flow
Work Switch (Mounted to Seeding Machine)
Optional
Standard
(Max 26,000 lb Draft Load)
(Max 11,818 kg Draft Load)
Rear Tow Hitch
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Section 3:
Checklist
Checklist
Section Contents
Section 3:
Checklist3-1
Manuals.............................................................................................................................3-2
Parts Manual...............................................................................................................3-2
Assembly Manual........................................................................................................3-2
Checklist............................................................................................................................3-3
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Checklist
SAFETY-ALERT
SYMBOL
Watch for this symbol. It identifies
potential hazards to health or personal
safety. It points out safety precautions.
It means:
ATTENTION - BE ALERT.
Your safety is involved.
Manuals
Note: Pre-Delivery Inspection Form must be
completed and submitted to Morris Industries
within 30 days of delivery date.
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Warranty Void if Not Registered
Parts Manual
Order Part Number N53349
Assembly Manual
Order Part Number N53346
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Checklist
Checklist
Please read the Operator’s Manual carefully
and become a “SAFE” operator.
General
Check if assembled correctly.
Proper chain tension.
Check hose connections.
Ensure cleanout door and tank lid are connected
correctly.
Lubrication - Grease
Adopt a good lubrication and maintenance
program.
Metering Drive
Axle Pivots
Auger Pivots
Lubrication - Oil
Drive chains
Tire Pressure
See Maintenance, Section 7.
Transport
Lock-up pins must be in place.
Tighten wheel bolts.
Check hose connections.
OWNER REFERENCE
Model:
Serial No:
Dealer:
Town:
State:
TAKE SAFETY SERIOUSLY.
Phone:
DO NOT TAKE
NEEDLESS CHANCES!!
OWNER/OPERATOR
Date:
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Notes
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Section 4:
Introduction
Introduction
Section Contents
Section 4:
Introduction4-1
Introduction........................................................................................................................4-2
Standard Features.............................................................................................................4-3
Hydraulic Auger...........................................................................................................4-3
Options .............................................................................................................................4-4
Full Bin Indicator.........................................................................................................4-4
Blank Off Cover - N40980...........................................................................................4-4
Flow Sensors..............................................................................................................4-4
Optical Sensor System...............................................................................................4-4
Hydraulic Conveyor.....................................................................................................4-5
Dual Fan......................................................................................................................4-5
Rear Tow Hitch............................................................................................................4-5
Meter Shut-Off............................................................................................................4-6
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Introduction
Introduction
This Operator’s Manual has been carefully prepared
to provide the necessary information regarding the
operation and adjustments, so that you may obtain
maximum service and satisfaction from your new
MORRIS 9 Series Air Cart.
To protect your investment, study your manual before
starting or operating in the field. Learn how to operate
and service your 9 Series Air Cart correctly, failure to do
so could result in personal injury or equipment damage.
If you should find that you require information not
covered in this manual, contact your local MORRIS
Dealer. The Dealer will be glad to answer any questions
that may arise regarding the operation of your MORRIS
9 Series Air Cart.
MORRIS Dealers are kept informed on the best methods
of servicing and are equipped to provide prompt efficient
service if needed.
Occasionally, your 9 Series Air Cart may require
replacement parts. Your Dealer will be able to supply you
with the necessary replacement parts required. If the
Dealer does not have the necessary part, the MORRIS
Factory will supply the Dealer with it promptly.
Your MORRIS 9 Series Air Cart is designed to give
satisfaction even under difficult conditions. A small
amount of time and effort spent in protecting it against
rust, wear and replacing worn parts will increase the
life and trade-in value.
Keep this book handy for ready reference at all times. It is the policy of Morris Industries Ltd. to improve its
products whenever it is possible to do so. The Company reserves the right to make changes or add improvements
at any time without incurring any obligation to make such changes on machines sold previously.
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Introduction
Introduction - Continued
The MORRIS 9 Series Air Cart represents the latest
in Air Cart design technology. Each cart incorporates
a four wheel, wide-stance high clearance frame. The
high clearance frame gives easy access to the metering
wheels and the easiest cleanout in the industry. The
tank lids are easily accessed by the convenient stairs
and tank walkway.
Each tank has its own metering system and metering
drive. Included with the unit is a sample collector box
that an operator can use to confirm seeding rates.
The metering system incorporates spiral fluted wheels.
The size of the metering wheel is matched to the number
of outlets on the patented flat fan divider giving the best
in accuracy. The spiral fluted metering wheels combined
with the multi-range transmission allows a full range of
products such as canola and peas to be seeded without
having to change the metering wheels.
The VRT system enables the operator the ability to
increase or decrease application rates from the tractor
seat by pressing a button. Application rates can be
changed on the go in increments of 5% from the operator
set application rate (Max/Min - 50%). This gives the
producer the ability to match application rates to varying
soil requirements.
The VRT monitor with its easy to read display and
Smart Sensors make basic operation effortless with
unmatched reliability. Advanced functions are simple
to program and the monitor can be quickly plugged
into the harness at the air cart for ease of calibration.
The monitor constantly monitors shaft rotation and bin
levels, and with just a push of a button displays fan
speed, ground speed, field acres seeded, total acres
seeded and actual application rates per acre. Real time
actual application rate of two tanks can be displayed
simultaneously on the monitor display.
Each metering shaft (up to four) is independently
driven by a hydraulic motor. The hydraulic motors are
independently controlled through electric solenoid
valves. The VRT system senses ground speed and
adjusts the hydraulic valves to maintain precise meter
shaft rotation vs ground speed at a frequency of 20 times
per second. The VRT system has the flexibility to allow
the use of either tank for fertilizer or seed as well as the
third tank or granular tank.
Standard Features
Hydraulic Auger
The 10” diameter hydraulic auger is designed to make
loading and unloading product from the Air Cart tank
very simple and easy. Shown here with optional
extended hopper.
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Introduction
Options
Full Bin Indicator
The Morris 9 Series Air Cart can be equipped with
an optional full bin indicator to alert when bins are full
during loading.
FILL INDICATOR
Blank Off Cover - N40980
The blank off cover closes off any unused openings
in the collector body. The blank off cover prevents the
unused run from filling with product.
BLANK OFF COVER - N40980
Note: The blank off cover and run caps must be
removed before storage to clean out any
particles that accumulated during use.
Flow Sensors
This option requires the use of Blockage Modules. The
Blockage Modules signal the monitor on the loss of flow
at any sensor.
OPTICAL SENSOR
Optical Sensor System
Up to 12 blockage modules may be connected, each
of which can have up to 16 optical sensors connected,
providing a 192 run capability. More information is given
in the Monitor Section under “Flow”.
RUBBER TAPE
TIE STRAP
Optical Sensor Installation
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Introduction
Options - Continued
Hydraulic Conveyor
The 16” wide conveyor is designed to make loading and
unloading product from the Air Cart tank very simple
and easy.
Dual Fan
The dual fan system allows for higher application rates
on larger five frame seed units.
Rear Tow Hitch
The Tow Hitch is standard on tow between models and
is optional on tow behind models.
The Tow Hitch enables the operator the ability to attach
a packer bar or an anhydrous tank behind the Air Cart.
Note: Maximum draft load is;
- Tow Behind 15,000 lbs (6,818 kg).
- Tow Between 26,000 lbs (11,818 kg).
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Introduction
Options - Continued
Meter Shut-Off
The meter shut-off provides a convenient means to shut
off part of the metering system from the tractor to finish
narrow strips at the end of the field.
Important: It is strongly recommended to have the
seeding unit equipped with a blockage
monitor system to ensure product flow.
Meter Shut-Off Remote Control
Meter Shut-Off Cylinders
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Section 5:
Operation
Operation
Section Contents
Section 5:
Operation5-1
Application.........................................................................................................................5-3
Tractor................................................................................................................................5-3
Monitor Installation............................................................................................................5-4
Monitor Harness..........................................................................................................5-7
Hitching to Tractor (Seeding Tool or Tow Between Cart) ...................................................5-8
Tractor Drawbar Requirements...................................................................................5-8
9365 and 9450 - Tow Between....................................................................................5-9
9445, 9550 and 9650 - Tow Between........................................................................5-10
Hitching to Seeding Tool (Tow Between Cart).................................................................5-11
Hitching Front Castor (Tow Behind Cart).........................................................................5-11
Hitching to Seeding Tool (Tow Behind Cart)....................................................................5-12
Hydraulic Connections..............................................................................................5-14
Unhitching from Seeding Tool (Tow Between Cart).........................................................5-15
Unhitching from Tractor (Seeding Tool or Tow Between Cart).........................................5-15
9365 and 9450 - Tow Between..................................................................................5-15
9445, 9550 and 9650 - Tow Between........................................................................5-16
Unhitching from Seeding Tool (Tow Behind Cart)............................................................5-17
Brakes.............................................................................................................................5-18
In-Cab Brake Controller............................................................................................5-18
Operation..................................................................................................................5-19
Installation.................................................................................................................5-21
Quad Steer Operation.....................................................................................................5-22
Transport.........................................................................................................................5-23
Speed........................................................................................................................5-23
Lights........................................................................................................................5-23
Tow Hitch (Tow Behind Units)...................................................................................5-23
Preparing VRT.................................................................................................................5-24
Zero Shaft Hydraulic Motor Solenoids......................................................................5-24
Verify VRT Hydraulic Assembly.................................................................................5-25
Metering System.............................................................................................................5-26
Secondary Hose Installation.....................................................................................5-27
Seed Plate Sizes.......................................................................................................5-28
Seed Plate Installation..............................................................................................5-29
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Operation
Section Contents - Continued
Bin Level Adjustment.......................................................................................................5-30
Full Bin Indicator..............................................................................................................5-30
Hydraulic Assit Conveyor/Auger......................................................................................5-31
Remote Controller Operation....................................................................................5-31
Auger...............................................................................................................................5-32
Manual Arms.............................................................................................................5-32
Hydraulic Asisted Arms.............................................................................................5-33
Extension Hopper.....................................................................................................5-34
Conveyor.........................................................................................................................5-35
Hydraulic Asisted Arms.............................................................................................5-35
Conveyor Storage Position.....................................................................................5-36
Operation..................................................................................................................5-37
Startup and Break-In.................................................................................................5-37
Semi Trailer Filling Positions............................................................................................5-38
Semi Trailer Dump Positions............................................................................................5-51
Filling Tank.......................................................................................................................5-55
Unloading Tanks..............................................................................................................5-59
Rate Calibration...............................................................................................................5-60
Metering Rate Adjustment...............................................................................................5-63
Seeding Fine Seeds (Canola, Mustard, etc.)...................................................................5-63
Applying Inoculant...........................................................................................................5-63
Hydraulic Fan Drive.........................................................................................................5-64
Fan Speed Recommendations........................................................................................5-65
Dual Fans .................................................................................................................5-65
Dual Fans .................................................................................................................5-66
Dual Fans .................................................................................................................5-67
18 Outlet Plenum...................................................................................................5-68
Double and Triple Shoot Settings....................................................................................5-69
Collector Valve Settings............................................................................................5-69
Flapper Valve Run Test.............................................................................................5-69
Operating Guidelines.......................................................................................................5-70
Check Tire Pressures................................................................................................5-70
Level Seeding Tool ...................................................................................................5-70
Worn Seeding Tool Parts..........................................................................................5-70
Packing.....................................................................................................................5-70
Turning......................................................................................................................5-71
Seed Rate Settings...................................................................................................5-71
Fertilizer Application..................................................................................................5-71
Fan Setting................................................................................................................5-71
Product Application...................................................................................................5-71
Adjustments and Operational Checks.......................................................................5-72
Checking Seed Flow.................................................................................................5-72
Moisture Alert............................................................................................................5-72
Air Leaks...................................................................................................................5-72
Tank Low in Product..................................................................................................5-72
Meter Shut-Off..........................................................................................................5-73
Monitor......................................................................................................................5-74
General Field Operation..................................................................................................5-74
Manual Override..............................................................................................................5-75
Rate Setting..............................................................................................................5-75
Calculating Meter Shaft RPM....................................................................................5-75
Operating in Manual Override.........................................................................................5-76
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Operation
CAUTION
SAFETY FIRST
REFER TO SECTION 1 AND REVIEW ALL
SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS.
BE ALERT
Application
The Morris 9 Series Air Cart applies a wide range of
seed and granular fertilizer products. It has the capacity
to single shoot and double shoot. See “Double” for
more details.
Tractor
Tires
• Proper ballast and tire pressure are required when
pulling heavy implements.
• Consult your tractor operator’s manual and follow all
recommended procedures.
Warning
Hydraulics
Do not permit smoking, sparks or an open
flame where combustible fuels are being used.
Keep the work area well ventilated.
• Wipe all hydraulic fittings and couplers with a clean
cloth to avoid contaminating the system.
• Check that hydraulic reservoir is filled to the proper
level.
Warning
Drawbar
• Centre and pin in a fixed position for easier hitching
and greater stability.
9 Series VRT Air Cart Do not search for high pressure hydraulic
leaks without hand and face protection. A tiny,
almost invisible leak can penetrate skin, that
requires immediate medical attention.
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Operation
Monitor Installation
X30 Monitor
1. Install AGA5072 Power / Comms Harness on tractor.
Connect directly to the tractor battery.
Important: Battery leads from the Harness must
be connected directly to the battery.
Do not connect directly to starter
switch.
2. Mount monitor in tractor cab in an easily visible
position.
Important
Some tractors have a 24 volt starting system.
Neither the monitor nor the VRT control will
operate if they are connected to a 24 volt
system. If in doubt, always connect to one
battery only.
3. Connect AGA5072 Power / Comms Harness to X30.
4.Refer to X30 manual N55777 for more details.
MONITOR
Important
Ensure harness extensions, when routed
over the seeding tool and air cart, are clear
of moving parts and protruding objects that
may cut wires.
X30 Monitor - Shown
AGA5072 POWER / COMMS HARNESS
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Operation
Monitor Installation - Continued
Monitor Harness
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Operation
Caution
A safety chain will help control towed
machines should it accidentally separate
from the drawbar while transporting. A
runaway machine could cause severe injury
or death. Use a safety chain with a strength
rating equal to or greater than the gross
weight of the towed machines.
Attach safety chain to the tractor drawbar
support or other specified anchor location
with the appropriate parts.
Hitching to Tractor (Seeding Tool or Tow Between Cart)
Tractor Drawbar Requirements
Tractor drawbar vertical load requirements for loaded
Tow Between Air Carts are as follows:
9365..........................8,500 lbs (3,864 kg) minimum
VERTICAL LOAD
9450..........................11,000 lbs (5,000 kg) minimum
9445, 9550 & 9650....8,900 lbs (4,050 kg) minimum
9555, 9680 & 9800....12,000 lbs (5,443 kg) minimum
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Operation
Hitching to Tractor (Tow Between Cart) - Continued
9365 and 9450 - Tow Between
• Ensure swinging drawbar is locked in the centre
position.
• Ensure hitch pin is in good condition.
• Level clevis with tractor drawbar using hitch jack.
• Back tractor into position and attach hitch clevis to
drawbar, using an adequate hitch pin.
• Lock hitch pin in place with a hairpin or other proper
locking device.
• After tractor to implement connection is made, relieve
pressure off the hitch jack.
• Place hitch jack in raised position.
• Route Safety Chain through chain support and
drawbar support.
• Lock safety hook onto chain.
Note: Provide only enough slack in chain to permit
turning.
• Ensure hydraulic hose quick couplers are dirt free.
• Inspect all fittings and hoses for leaks and kinks.
Repair as necessary
• Connect the hydraulic hoses to the tractor quick
couplers.
Caution
Dirt in the hydraulic system could damage
O-rings, causing leakage, pressure loss and
total system failure.
Important
Raise Stairs before moving Cart.
Stair damage will occur in lowered position.
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Operation
Hitching to Tractor (Tow Between Cart) - Continued
9445, 9550 and 9650 - Tow Between
(Optional for 9365 and 9450)
• Ensure swinging drawbar is locked in the centre
position.
Caution
• Ensure hitch pin is in good condition.
Dirt in the hydraulic system could damage
O-rings, causing leakage, pressure loss and
total system failure.
• Back tractor into position with drawbar a couple of
feet in front of cart hitch clevis.
• Ensure hydraulic hose quick couplers are dirt free.
• Inspect all fittings and hoses for leaks and kinks.
Repair as necessary
• Connect the hydraulic hoses to the tractor quick
couplers.
• Unlock hydraulic hitch jack line lock valve.
• Operate tractor hydraulics to extend hydraulic hitch
jack.
• Disengage hydraulic hitch jack lock.
• Operate tractor hydraulics to level clevis with tractor
drawbar using hydraulic hitch jack.
• Back tractor into position and attach hitch clevis to
drawbar, using an adequate hitch pin.
• Lock hitch pin in place with a hairpin or other proper
locking device.
• After tractor to cart connection is made, raise
hydraulic hitch jack fully.
• Lock hydraulic hitch jack line lock valve.
• Route Safety Chain through chain support and
drawbar support.
• Lock safety hook onto chain.
Note: Provide only enough slack in chain to permit
turning.
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Hitching to Seeding Tool (Tow Between Cart)
• Connect air cart to tractor.
• Back air cart into position, aligning seeding tool hitch
with air cart.
• Attach hitch to air cart with 1 1/2” x 6 1/2” pin and
retain with a 1/4” hair pin.
RETAINING CHAIN
• Attach safety chain to air cart.
Note: Provide only enough slack in chain to permit
turning.
• Connect hydraulic hose quick couplers.
SAFETY CHAIN
• Connect the primary hose couplers.
• Loop retaining chain around the primary hoses with
the secondary hose over the bottom half of the chain.
SECONDARY HOSE
Hitching Front Castor (Tow Behind Cart)
• Assemble hitch components to the front castor axle
as shown in the accompanying diagram. Item (7) is
1 1/2” x 5 1/8” lg pin. Item (8) is 1 1/2” x 6 7/16” lg
pin and Item (9) is 1 1/2” x 8 3/8” lg pin.
Note: Pin item (9) holding item (4) cannot be
installed or removed with the wheel assembly
mounted.
• Assemble safety chain to item (1) using 1” Unitorque
nut and 1 1/16” ID flatwasher.
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Operation
Hitching to Seeding Tool (Tow Behind Cart)
• Connect seeding tool to tractor.
• Attach hitch to air cart with 1 1/4” x 5” pin.
• Extend the telescopic hitch arms and connect the
air cart to seeding tool using 1 1/8” x 3 11/16” pins.
• Block the tires of the air cart and insert the 1” x 5
13/32” pins into their bushings.
• Slowly back seeding tool toward air cart until the
telescopic arms are fully retracted and the pins drop
through the hitch tube locking the hitch poles.
Seeding Tool
• Back seeding tool into position with air cart.
• Retain the pins with click pins.
• Attach safety chain to air cart.
Note: Provide only enough slack in chain to permit
turning.
PIN - 1 1/4” X 5”
PIN - C
PIN SIZE
A
1 1/8" x 3 11/16"
B
1 1/2" x 5 5/8"
C
1" x 5 13/32"
D
1" x 3 3/4"
ROUTE CHAIN THROUGH
LUG ON EACH HITCH POLE
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Operation
Hitching to Seeding Tool (Tow Behind Cart) - Continued
• Route monitor wires and hydraulic lines through rear
retaining chain with the secondary hose over the
bottom half of the chain.
SECONDARY HOSE 28” LG.
• Route monitor wires through the loops on the left
hand hitch pole.
• Route the hydraulic lines (if any) through the loops
on the left hand hitch pole.
• Connect the primary hose couplers.
• Loop retaining chain around the primary hoses with
the secondary hose over the bottom half of the chain.
• Connect the monitor quick connectors at both the
tractor/seeding tool and the seeding tool/air cart
connections.
CABLES &
HYDRAULIC HOSES
CABLES & HOSES
OVER TOP SUPPORT
Hoses with correct amount of sag
Important
Extreme care is required when
backing up unit.
Hitch damage will occur if castor jackknifes.
Primary Hose Coupler - Tow Between Shown
Important
Raise Stairs before moving Cart.
Stair damage will occur in lowered position.
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Operation
Hitching to Seeding Tool (Tow Behind Cart) - Continued
Hydraulic Connections
• Connect the monitor quick connectors at both the
tractor/seeding tool and the seeding tool/air cart
connections.
• Hydraulic fan drive, connect the fan hydraulic quick
couplers at both the tractor/seeding tool and the
seeding tool/air cart connections. Ensure couplers
are clean and dirt free.
Seeding Tool Coupling
CAUTION
Hydraulic oil under pressure can penetrate
the skin causing serious injury. Avoid
personal injury by relieving all pressure,
before disconnecting hydraulic hoses.
Note: The case drain 3/8” diameter hose must be
run directly into the hydraulic tank otherwise
damage will occur to the seal in the motor.
If the hose is run through the filler cap then
ensure the cap is VENTED. A quick coupler
can still be used between the tractor and the
seeding tool.
CASE DRAIN
Hydraulic Coupling on Tractor
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August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Operation
Unhitching from Seeding Tool (Tow Between Cart)
• Lower hitch jack taking the weight off the seeding
tool hitch poles.
• Relieve pressure in the hydraulic hoses by positioning
tractor hydraulic lever in “float” position or turn tractor
engine off and cycle lever back and forth several
times.
RETAINING CHAIN
• Disconnect the primary hose couplers.
• Disconnect the hydraulic hoses.
• Remove the hitch pin.
• Slowly move air cart away from seeding tool.
SAFETY CHAIN
Unhitching from Tractor (Seeding Tool or Tow Between Cart)
9365 and 9450 - Tow Between
• Pin hitch jack in working position.
• Lower hitch jack taking the weight off the air cart
clevis.
Note: For added safety it is recommended to unload
any material that may be in the tanks.
• Ensure all transport locks are properly secured.
Refer to seeding tool manual for more details.
• Relieve pressure in the hydraulic hoses by positioning
tractor hydraulic lever in “float” position or turn tractor
engine off and cycle lever back and forth several
times.
• Disconnect the hydraulic hoses.
• Disconnect the clutch and monitor cables.
• Remove the safety chain.
• Remove the drawbar pin.
• Slowly move tractor away from seeding tool or tow
between cart.
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
Tow Between Cart
5-13
Operation
Unhitching from Tractor (Seeding Tool or Tow Between Cart) - Continued
9445, 9550 and 9650 - Tow Between
(Optional for 9365 and 9450)
• Unlock hydraulic hitch jack line lock valve.
• Operate tractor hydraulics to lower hydraulic hitch
jack taking the weight off the air cart clevis.
Note: For added safety it is recommended to unload
any material that may be in the tanks.
• Disconnect the clutch and monitor cables.
• Remove the safety chain and drawbar pin.
• Slowly move tractor one foot (30 cm) away from cart.
• Operate tractor hydraulics raising cart hitch to fully
extend hydraulic hitch jack.
• Engage hydraulic hitch jack lock.
• Ensure all transport locks are properly secured.
Refer to seeding tool manual for more details.
• Relieve pressure in the hydraulic hoses by positioning
tractor hydraulic lever in “float” position or turn tractor
engine off and cycle lever back and forth several
times.
• Lock hydraulic hitch jack line lock valve.
• Disconnect the hydraulic hoses.
• Slowly move tractor away from seeding tool or tow
between cart.
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August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Operation
Unhitching from Seeding Tool (Tow Behind Cart)
• Lower hitch stands, if so equipped, taking the weight
off the hitch poles.
• Relieve pressure in the hydraulic hoses by positioning
tractor hydraulic lever in “float” position or turn tractor
engine off and cycle lever back and forth several
times.
• Disconnect the primary hose couplers.
• Disconnect the hydraulic hoses.
• Disconnect the clutch and monitor cables.
• Remove the hitch pins.
• Move hitch poles to the side of air cart, if not equipped
with hitch stands.
• Slowly move seeding tool away from air cart.
Seeding Tool
Seeding Tool Coupling
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
5-15
Operation
Brakes
Morris is using Titan’s BrakeRite II brake actuation
system located on back of frame near rear tires. The
Titan BrakeRite II is an electric over Hydraulic brake
system. The BrakeRite system is actuated when the
brake pedal of the tractor is depressed. The Air Cart
brakes can also be applied independently by applying
the manual over-ride on the In-Cab Brake Controller.
In-Cab Brake Controller
The In-Cab Brake Control is equipped with a gain control
to adjust the braking of the Cart to match operating
conditions. The Controller is also equipped with a
manual override button to apply the brakes on the Air
Cart without applying the brakes on the tractor.
Toggle Switch Functions
• Switch Up (Towards the Operator) brake signal in is
turned OFF (RED light flashes). Towing brake signal
is used elsewhere. Control will operate in the manual
mode only (PUSH button).
• Switch Down (Away from Operator) control responds
normally to external brake signal.
GREEN LED
Turn Power ON
RED LED
GREEN LED is ON, indicates control is powered up.
RED LED Light Bar turns on for 3/5 seconds and
displays last gain setting. Also, power out to brakes is
on for this period.
Set Gain
Press the + symbol to increase braking if inadequate
Cart braking is being experenced.
RED 10 POSITION LED
BAR DISPLAY
Press the - symbol to decrease braking if excessive Cart
braking is being experenced.
Note: These Buttons must be pressed repeatedly
to change setting. Holding the buttons
pressed only moves 1 step. Gain settings
can be changed only when there is no
external brake signal present.
BREAK SIGNAL
ON/OFF SWITCH
Manual Operation
GREEN LED is ON when 12v power is in control.
Press “PUSH” button with variable force to apply brakes
manually. This button is pressure sensitive.
RED LED flashes when brake switch is in the OFF
position.
Higher Pressure on button = Higher brake pressure
RED 10 positions LED Bar displays gain and level of
braking.
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August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Operation
Brakes - Continued
Operation
Before using the Air Cart always check:
1) Proper Brake Fluid Level:
Must be between 3/8 & 3/4 inch of filler opening.
2) Prior to Moving the Coupled Unit:
PROPER ELECTRICAL WIRING is CRITICAL for the
performance of any of these systems. Improper wiring
can result in damage to the actuation system or system
failure after initial use. A “pure ground” and direct power
(+12 VDC) with fuse or circuit breaker (30 amp) are
necessary to ensure good performance.
a.Verify the brake system is working properly.
To assure proper connections have been made,
check In-Cab Controller green LED should light
when switch is in ON postion. Before moving
the Cart depress the Tractor brake pedal, the
BrakeRite unit should start (you can hear the
unit running). Release the Tractor brake pedal
and activate the BrakeRite unit by operating the
“manual override” on the In-Cab Controller, again
you will hear the unit turn on. With the manual
override you are able to tell by the change in tone
that the system is building pressure relative to
the amount of “activation” initiated on the override
switch. Do Not attempt to move the unit until the
brake system performs in the tests described
above.
3) When Operating/Transporting the Air Cart:
a.Do not rely on the Air Cart brakes for deceleration
of the entire combined unit braking. The Air Cart
Brakes are designed for braking of the Air Cart
only and not the entire combined unit.
GREEN LED
MANUAL
OVERRIDE
BREAK SIGNAL
ON/OFF SWITCH
b.Always operate the combined unit within the
specified parameters outlined in the Tractor Owner
Manuals and OBEY ALL LAWS.
Important:
Use only DOT III brake fluid.
Maintain fluid level within 3/8 to 1/2 inch below
the filler opening.
Use caution when removing the filler cap to
prevent contaminants entering into the fluid
reservoir.
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
5-17
Operation
Brakes - Continued
Operation - Continued
Getting the feel of the system and setting the In-Cab
controller:
After the system responds to the tests previously
described proceed with moving the unit to establish
a feel for the brake system and set the desired brake
response by setting the gain on the In-Cab Brake
Controller.
Do Not attempt to operate this unit in traffic until totally
familiarized with the “feel” and performance of the
system. Every operator must be familiarized with the
feel of the unit, the performance of the brake system,
and the proper operation and setting selections of the
In-Cab Brake Controller.
Operation:
Air Cart brakes are meant to assist the Tractor in the
stopping of the combined units, they are not intended
to stop the entire combined unit.
Thoroughly know the In-Cab Contorllers performance
and “feel” before any extensive travel is considered.
Manual override should be fully understood for safe
operation. When operating on wet/slippery surfaces
or going down a steep incline it is desirable to brake
only with the Air Cart brakes to maintain alignment of
the implements and help prevent a jack-knife condition.
By maintaining adequate braking on the Cart, sway or
the tendency of the Cart to “push” the Tractor is greatly
reduced.
Installation
5-18
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Operation
Brakes - Continued
Installation - Continued
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
Part No.
Description
Qty
D-4951
N16563
N16564
N34658
N53387
N53388
N53389
N53394
N53396
N53397
N53398
N53650
N53652
N53653
N53654
W-471
W-522
N53393
N53395
N53651
N55840
N56076
N53577
N53571
N53569
N53578
N53579
N19723
N15716
D-5488
D-5579
D-5279
C32925
W-475
Nylon Tie Strap - 7 3/8 Lg................................................................................................... 12
Slotted Screw - #8 x 1 1/4 Lg............................................................................................. 4
Locknut - #8 Serrated......................................................................................................... 4
Aircart Lighting Harness..................................................................................................... 1
Brake Hose - 1/4 x 150 Lg................................................................................................. 1
Brake Hose - 1/4 x 180 Lg................................................................................................. 1
Brake Caliper..................................................................................................................... 2
Control Module................................................................................................................... 1
BrakeRite SD II Controller.................................................................................................. 1
BrakeRite SD AG Controller............................................................................................... 1
Brake Hose - 1/4 x 24........................................................................................................ 1
Wiring Harness - Cab Controller - 96 Lg Brake Lead......................................................... 1
Brass Tee Fitting ................................................................................................................ 1
Brass Brake Washer - 1/2 ID x 7/8 OD............................................................................... 2
Brass Adaptor - Brake Fitting.............................................................................................. 2
Bolt - 5/16 x 1 Lg................................................................................................................ 5
Lockwasher - 5/16.............................................................................................................. 3
BrakeRite SD Breakaway switch........................................................................................ 1
Brakerite SD Battery Cable - Optional battery hook up (Not Shown).............................. 1
Wiring Harness - Brake Connector - 36 Lg Brake Lead..................................................... 1
Plug - 5/16 MORB.............................................................................................................. 2
Extension Harness - Cab Controller - 10 ft Lg.................................................................... 1
Battery - 250 CCA - Interstate #SP-30............................................................................... 1
Battery Cable -................................................................................................................... 1
Holder Plate - Battery......................................................................................................... 1
Bracket - Battery................................................................................................................. 2
Clamp Strap - Battery......................................................................................................... 1
U-Bolt- 3/8 Dia.x 4.063 x 6.938 UL.................................................................................... 2
Seal Strip - 1/4 x 1/Foot..................................................................................................... 3 FT
Washer - .344 x .688 x 16 Gauge...................................................................................... 2
Washer - .406 ID x 1 OD x 16 Gauge................................................................................ 4
Locknut - 3/8 Serrated........................................................................................................ 8
Locknut - 5/16 Center......................................................................................................... 3
Bolt - 3/8 x 1 Lg.................................................................................................................. 4
N52683
N53391
Brake Hose Kit - (Contains Items 5, 6, 11, 13, 14 &15)
Brakerite SD Kit - (Contains Items 9 & 10)
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
5-19
Operation
Quad Steer Operation
• Ensure safety chains are used at hitch pole
connection to seeding tool.
• Retorque axle pivot bolts after first 2 hours and
periodically afterwards. See “Quad Steer” in
Maintenance Section for details.
• Retorque wheel nuts to 400 ft-lbs after first fifteen
minutes of operation and every fifteen minutes for
the next 2 hours. Check periodically afterwards.
• Avoid sharp turns which cause the steering to reach
its limits and drag the front tires of the cart.
• Do not tow any implements behind cart.
• Do not tow cart in excess of 20 mph.
• Do not transport fully loaded cart on roadways.
• Use manufacturer’s rims and tires only.
Important
Extreme care is required when
backing up unit.
Hitch damage will occur if axle jackknifes.
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August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Operation
Transport
Observe all of the safety precautions under transport
heading in Safety, Section 1.
• Refer to Specifications, Section 2, for weight,
transport height, and width.
• Transport with tractor only!
• Use Tow Hitch when transporting without seeding
tool (Tow Behind Units).
MORRIS INDUSTRIES LTD. WILL NOT BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR
OPERATOR INJURY RESULTING FROM NONUSE OR IMPROPER USE OF TRANSPORT
LOCKS.
• Always connect safety chain provided to the towing
vehicle and the hitch of the air cart.
Important
• Do not transport with the fan running.
Raise Stairs before moving Cart.
• Ensure all transport pins are secured.
Stair damage will occur in lowered position.
Speed
• Always travel at a safe speed. Do Not Exceed 20
mph (32 kph) with an empty air cart.
• The combined weight of the implements being towed,
including material in tank, must not exceed 1.5
times the weight of the towing tractor.
• Use additional caution when towing loads under
adverse surface conditions, when turning, and on
inclines.
Lights
• Ensure proper reflectors are in place, refer to Safety,
Section 1.
• Be familiar with, and adhere to, local laws.
Tow Hitch (Tow Behind Units)
• Disconnect main hitch and remove the two pins
connecting the hitch tube to the yard hitch tube.
• Attach hitch clevis to the yard hitch tube with two 1
1/2” x 5 1/8” and 1 1/2” x 6 7/16” pins.
YARD HITCH
• Retain the pins with klik-pins.
• Use tow hitch when towing without seeding tool.
• Do not use transport hitch with material in tank.
TOW HITCH
Tow Hitch
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
5-21
Operation
Preparing VRT
Zero Shaft Hydraulic Motor Solenoids
Upon initial setup the preload of the solenoid valves
must be set to match the tractor hydraulics.
Note: Tanks must be empty during this process.
Zero the shaft of the hydraulic motors by using the
following procedure:
Note: If air cart is NOT equipped with a Third
Tank or Granular Tank solenoid ‘1’ must be
unplugged and the adjusting knob turned out
fully.
• Ensure there is no product in any tanks.
• Warm up hydraulic system by running fan system for
5-10 minutes. Hydraulic hoses at fan motor should
be warm to touch.
• Turn OFF the Topcon Monitor.
• Start with all adjusting screws turned out fully.
• Adjust each valve individually by following the
procedure below:
• Start with rear tank first adjusting screw ‘3’ for three
valve bank or screw ‘4’ for four valve bank.
• Remove cap nut and then loosen jam nut.
• Turn adjusting screw IN until motor starts to turn.
• Allow motor to turn for 1-2 minutes to allow for
motor to reach optimal operating temperature.
• Then turn adjusting screw OUT until motor stops
turning.
Remove Cap Nut and Loosen Jam Nut
• Tighten jam nut to secure adjusting screw in place.
Replace cap nut.
• Repeat the above procedure for the other valves.
Note: It is recommended to check the zero of the
valves at the start of each season or if a
different tractor is used on the system.
Adjusting Screw
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August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Operation
Preparing VRT - Continued
Verify VRT Hydraulic Assembly
VRT system should be run to confirm correct rotation
of meter shafts.
The diagram below illustrates the correct hose
orientations for the VRT valve body.
Note: The pressure line from the tractor is the front
port of the valve body.
To ensure correct hose installation, the meter shafts will
turn counterclockwise when viewed from transmission
side during system operation.
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
5-23
Operation
Metering System
The 9 Series Air Cart uses a combination of metering
wheels and spacers shown below. The metering wheel
is individually sized to correspond to the number of
outlets at the connected secondary head and the
spacers make up the space between the wheel and the
body. Some openings may be blanked off depending
on the number of secondary divider heads used on the
seeding tool.
The 9 Series Air Cart can meter all types of seeds and
fertilizers by simply installing the correct seed plate. See
“Seed Plate Settings” for more details.
Different rates are easily obtained using the selection
of quick change sprockets that attach to either of the
two meter transmissions.
Note: Before putting product into the tanks check
the following:
1. The correct Seed Plates are installed for the product
being applied.
2. The clean-out doors are fully closed and sealed.
3. The plastic bag covering the fan is removed.
Important
Ensure distribution system is balanced. It is
very important that head outlets only vary by
one. (i.e. use only 7 and 8 together, 8 and 9
together, 9 and 10 together)
Note: The number of outlets on the divider head
must match the metering wheel size.
11 Outlet Head
10 Outlet Head
9 Outlet Head
8 Outlet Head
7 Outlet Head
11 Outlet
Metering Wheel
with 1/8" spacers.
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10 Outlet
Metering Wheel
with 1/4" spacers.
9 Outlet
Metering Wheel
with 3/8" spacers.
August 2015
8 Outlet
Metering Wheel
with 1/2" spacers.
7 Outlet
Metering Wheel
with 5/8" spacers.
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Operation
Metering System - Continued
Secondary Hose Installation
The lengths of the 15/16” (24 mm) diameter hoses are
very important.
Important
For accurate distribution the secondary hoses have to be
arranged by length symmetrically around the centre line.
Hot water is the only acceptable lubricant for
the installation of the secondary hose.
The longest hoses have to be in the centre of the
divider head. These hoses would normally feed the
openers furthest away from the head.
The supplier advised MORRIS that WD-40 or any
other lubricant (i.e. liquid detergent) will have a
negative effect on the chemical stability of the
hose, resulting in the degradation and failure of
the hose due to Environmental Stress Cracking.
• Ensure that the secondary hoses 15/16” (24 mm)
diameter do not run higher than 3” (76 mm) above
the height of the flat fan divider head.
• Allow an extra 3” (76 mm) of hose before cutting
secondary hose for fitting in the seed boot.
• Always ensure that the secondary hoses are
sufficiently long to accommodate tripping of trips.
Important
• Avoid sharp bends in any of the hoses.
• Check for pinch points and clearances when folding
in and out of transport.
No. 11
9 Series VRT Air Cart No. 10
Distribution uniformity will be adversely
affected if hoses are incorrectly installed.
No. 9
August 2015
No. 8
No. 7
5-25
Operation
Metering System - Continued
Seed Plate Sizes
Seed Plate Usage
The seed plate comes in 3 different sizes, fine, medium
and coarse. Each seed plate is designed for use with
specific product types.
The seed plate has only one position, fully closed
against the back plates assembled to the metering body.
The polyurethane seed plates are identified by a part
number on the front face as indicated:
N37670 - Coarse Seed Plate (plate only) - Yellow
N40845 - Medium Seed Plate (plate only) - Orange
N40840 - Fine Seed Plate (plate only) - Blue
IDENTIFICATION
Fine - Blue
Medium - Orange
Coarse - Yellow
Viewed from Front
CLIPS
Fine
Product
Seed Plate
Canola
Canary Seed
Clover/Alfalfa
Flax
Mustard
Nitragin
Edge
Fortress
Rival
Fine
Barley
Lentils
Milo
Oats
Rice
Wheat
Safflower
Nodulator
Tag Team
Fine Fertilizer (no Sulphur or Potash)
28-0-0 Fertilizer
46-0-0 Fertilizer
34-17-0 Fertilizer
20.5-0-0-24 Fertilizer
Medium
Beans
Peas
Soybeans
Sunflowers
0-0-60 Fertilizer
0-45-0 Fertilizer
10-46-0-0 Fertilizer
11-51-0 Fertilizer
Fertilizers containing Sulphur and/or
Potash
Coarse
Medium
Coarse
Viewed from Back
Seed Plate Assembly complete with clips:
N37696 - Coarse Seed Plate Assembly
N40957 - Medium Seed Plate Assembly
N40956 - Fine Seed Plate Assembly
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IDENTIFICATION
Seed Plate - Stainless Steel
The stainless steel seed plates are identified by an
inscription (FINE, MEDIUM, or COARSE) on the back
as indicated.
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Operation
Metering System - Continued
Seed Plate Installation
LEVER LOCK
• Ensure Tank Shut-Offs are closed if there is product
in the tanks.
Note: Tank Shut-Offs are only for use when
inspecting/servicing meter body with product
in tank.
• Install seed plate with hook to the top of the metering
body.
• Rotate seed plate towards the metershaft with
top part of seed plate hooked to the shaft running
through the top of the meter body.
SEED PLATE LEVER
• Let the seed plate hang in the metering body.
• Rotate seed plate lock down to push seed plate
against the back plate.
• Install the “J” bolts into the slotted lug welded to the
meter body and tighten the wing nuts. Do not adjust
the flange nuts on the “J” bolts. These nuts are preset
on assembly. Refer to Maintenance Section under
“Seed Plate Adjustment” for details.
HOOK
• Ensure Tank Shut-Offs are opened.
Seed Plate
HOOK SEED PLATE
ON SHAFT
INDENT
Important
Seed Plate Position
Once “J” bolt wing nuts are tightened, indents
in the side plates should just be visible in the
slotted area of the hook.
“J” BOLT
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
SEED PLATE LOCK
5-27
Operation
Bin Level Adjustment
• Adjust bin level sensor to desired alarm point.
- Top position for large seeds, high rates of fertilizer.
- Middle postion for cereal grains.
- Lower postion for fine seeds.
BIN LEVEL SENSOR
Full Bin Indicator
The Morris 9 Series Air Cart can be equipped with an
optional fill indicator to alert when bins are full.
Sensor positon in tank can be adjusted by loosening
U-Bolts and moving up or down on ladder.
• On some tractor models the tractor working lights
need to be on in order to have power at the auger
switch box - check by turning auger lights on.
• Turn fill switch to on position during filling.
• The appropriate light will illuminate when bin is full.
• Turn off while seeding.
FILL INDICATOR
FILL SENSOR
Fill Sensor - Optional
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August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Operation
Hydraulic Assit Conveyor/Auger
Remote Controller Operation
• Familiarize yourself with the remote functions.
• On initial startup of the system the remote needs to
learn the transmitter signal of the solenoid by:
1.Power up solenoid
2.Press and hold the remote ON button for 10
seconds.
Note: Red light will flash on control box located
on Cart frame when any arrow button is
pressed indicating it is communicating with
the remote controller.
Note: The remote will need to learn the transmitter
signal each season of use and when batteries
are replaced.
Remote Control
Operation
• Ensure selector valve is in correct position for auger
operation and engage tractor hydraulics.
• Press round green button to turn controller On.
• Press round red button to turn controller Off.
• Green arrows control inner arm.
AUGER
-OUTFAN
-IN-
• Blue arrows control outer arm.
• Red arrows control lift and lower.
• Store remote controller in tractor cab.
N36453
Note: The valve block has a restrictor valve to
prevent excessively quick movement of the
arms. If arms move rapidly hydraulic flow
from tractor is reversed.
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
Selector Valve
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Operation
Auger
Manual Arms
Available only with standard hopper.
• Ensure lock pin is unlocked to allow free movement
of the inner arm.
• Unlatch front cradle lock.
• Lift auger out of front cradle and pull away from cart.
• Refer to decal on frame for inner arm positions.
• Move inner arm to desired slot position by either
pulling on auger or pushing on inner arm itself.
• Engage inner arm lock pin into slot for the tank to be
loaded/unloaded.
• Complete auger positioning by swinging outer arm
and auger into place as required.
• To place auger into storage position. Disengage lock
pin, swing inner arm back to slot #1 and relock pin.
• Swing outer arm back fully toward cart.
• Lift auger until it contacts rear rest and swing front
end into cradle.
• Latch front cradle lock before transporting.
Arm Lock
Manual Auger - Lock Pin
Rear Rest
Front Cradle
Standard Hopper
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August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Operation
Auger - Continued
Hydraulic Asisted Arms
• Ensure Fan/Auger selector valve is in correct position
for auger operation and engage tractor hydraulics.
• Unlatch front cradle lock. Keep head and upper body
clear of pad and cradle handle movement.
• Swing out the auger using controller to extend/
retract cylinders as required. See “Remote Controller
Operation” for details.
Note: The valve block has a restrictor valve to
prevent excessively quick movement of the
arms. If arms move rapidly hydraulic flow
from tractor is reversed.
• Whether filling or dumping tanks, start by positioning
inner arm then move outer arm as required. Refer to
“Semi Trailer Filling Postions” for approximate auger
arm postions (Conveyor shown).
Cradle Handle
Front Cradle
• All tanks can be filled from a central hopper location.
Keeping hopper anchored move both arms in small
increments from one tank to the next.
Auger Storage Position
• Swing auger into storage position using remote
control to extend/retract cylinders as required.
• Refer to “Semi Trailer Filling Positons” (Conveyor
shown).
Note: Auger system does not have Lock/Unlock
selector valve.
• Manually lock front cradle before transporting.
Remote Control
WARNING
Rear Rest
Extended Hopper
OVERHEAD HAZARD
To prevent serious injury or death:
Ensure lift cylinder is fully extended
before unlatching Auger/Conveyor.
Stay clear of cradle pad when locking
and unlocking.
Keep others away.
Front Cradle
9 Series VRT Air Cart N47905
August 2015
5-31
Operation
Auger - Continued
Extension Hopper
• Hopper flyting speed is controlled by a flow control
valve shown. Flow control range is from 0-2 gpm.
• Recommended initial setting is 1 gpm or # 5 on the
range scale.
• With auger running, adjust flyting speed as required
for smooth feeding of material into main flyting.
Note: Excessive hopper flyting speed may reduce
main flyting speed noticably. Keep hopper
flyting speed at the minimum required for
proper feeding.
• Hopper is supplied with a bottom cleanout door for
easy removal of material.
Flow Control
Valve
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August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Operation
Conveyor
Hydraulic Asisted Arms
• Ensure Fan/Auger selector valve is in correct position
for conveyor operation and engage tractor hydraulics.
• Switch conveyor valve to the “Lock/Unlock” position.
• Unlock cradle pads on the conveyor by operating red
arrow buttons on remote control.
• Check to ensure both locks are fully released.
• Swing out the conveyor using controller to extend/
retract cylinders as required. See “Remote Controller
Operation” for details.
Remote Control
Note: The valve block has a restrictor valve to
prevent excessively quick movement of the
arms. If arms move rapidly hydraulic flow
from tractor is reversed.
Front Lock
Rear Lock
Conveyor Locks - Open/Close
Conveyor Lift Cylinder - Raise/Lower
TRANSPORT with LEVER
in LOWER POSITION
9 Series VRT Air Cart N50875
August 2015
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Operation
Conveyor - Continued
• Whether filling or dumping tanks, start by positioning
inner arm as indicated then move outer arm as
required. Refer to “Semi Trailer Filling Postions” for
approximate arm postions.
• All tanks can be filled from a central hopper location.
Keeping hopper anchored move both arms in small
increments from one tank to the next.
Danger
Keep all shields in place. Keep hands, feet
and clothing away from auger intake, failure
to do so will result in serious injury or death.
Conveyor Storage Position
• Swing conveyor into Storage position using remote
control to extend/retract cylinders as required. Refer
to “Semi Trailer Filling Postions” for approximate arm
postions.
WARNING
• Check to ensure both locks are fully engaged before
transporting.
OVERHEAD HAZARD
To prevent serious injury or death:
Ensure lift cylinder is fully extended
before unlatching Auger/Conveyor.
Stay clear of cradle pad when locking
and unlocking.
Keep others away.
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Conveyor - Continued
Operation
• One person must be in a position to monitor the operation of the conveyor at ALL times. The operator should
be alert to any unusual vibrations or noises that might indicate the need for service or repair during the
initial startup and break-in period.
• For smoother startups, keep the conveyor from starting totally full. This will also ensure efficient operation.
• In cold weather, run empty conveyor for five minutes to warm up belt. Otherwise, do not operate the conveyor
empty for long periods of time.
• You must “break-in” the conveyor when it is new and at the beginning of each season. Refer to “Startup and
Break-In” below.
• Make sure the drive end is empty before shutting down the conveyor.
Be certain to close ALL clean-out and inspection doors in the main conveyor hopper before operating.
The operator should not add power before viewing the entire work area and checking that ALL personnel
are clear of the designated work area.
The operator should regulate the grain flow to the main conveyor by controlling the amount of grain
fed into the hopper. Avoid plugging the main conveyor by overfeeding the hopper.
Be certain that all safety shields and devices remain in place during operation.
Ensure that hands, feet, and clothing are kept away from moving parts.
Stop the engine and lockout the power source whenever the equipment must be serviced or adjusted.
Startup and Break-In
A. Any conveyor that is new or has set idle for a season
needs to go through a “break-in” period.
B.Engage the Conveyor at a slow RPM to minimize
shock loads.
C. Do not allow the conveyor belt to “load up” at a low
speed. If this occurs, high torque must be used to
turn the belt and this can damage the conveyor.
D.Run the conveyor at partial capacity until several
hundred bushels of grain have been conveyed and
the belt and tube are polished.
E. Retighten belt to restore original belt tension.
F. When the belt and tube are polished and smooth,
slowly work up to the recommended speed and run
the conveyor at full speed.
Warning
NEVER perform maintenance on the conveyor unless all safety shields are in place.
Replace any that are damaged or lost. Do not clean, adjust, or lubricate any part of the machine.
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Semi Trailer Filling Positions
Below is a typical filling sequence from a semi trailer. Due to variations in trailers this procedure may vary.
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Semi Trailer Filling Positions - Continued
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Semi Trailer Filling Positions - Continued
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Semi Trailer Dump Positions
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Semi Trailer Dump Positions - Continued
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Semi Trailer Dump Positions - Continued
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Filling Tank
The Morris 9 Series Air Cart is equipped with 2, 3 or 4
tanks. Typicaly the front tank is for seed and the middle
and rear tank is for fertilizer. However, ALL tanks can
be used for the same product.
The capacity of the air cart tanks are listed in the tank
capacity chart.
Warning
Do not enter tank unless another person is
present.
• Open lid fully on tank being filled.
• Check and remove any debris inside tank.
• Remove clean-out door.
• Remove seed plate.
• Check for debris inside metering body.
• Ensure Tank Shut-Offs work freely.
Note: Tank Shut-Offs are only for use when
inspecting/servicing meter body with product
in tank.
• Check that the correct seed plate is installed for the
product being applied.
• Fully close and seal the clean-out door.
• Ensure the auger screen is in place.
• Always use screen to filter debris when filling.
• Adjust bin level sensor to desired alarm point.
Note: Even small fertilizer lumps can cause
problems with plugging. All possible
precautions should be taken to prevent
lumpy fertilizer from entering the tank.
Important
Before putting product into the tanks check the
following:
1. The correct seed plate is installed for product
being applied.
2. The clean-out doors are fully closed and
sealed.
3. The plastic bag covering the fan is removed.
4. Inspect all augers used in handling the
products for seeding. Run augers to clean
out any debris inside auger so it does not get
transferred to air cart tanks.
Inspect Metering Body
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Filling Tank - Continued
• Unlatch auger/conveyor lock.
• Swing out the auger/conveyor.
• Open lid on tank to be filled and place auger spout
in tank.
• Postion truck with the hopper and engage the
hydraulic motor on the auger.
• Ensure selector valve is in correct position for auger
operation and engage tractor hydraulics.
Cradle Handle
Cradle Lock - Auger shown
AUGER
-OUTFAN
-IN-
CALIBRATION
N36453
AUGER/FAN
Selector Valves - Tow Behind shown
ROTATING FLIGHTING HAZARD
Keep away from auger intake.
Keep intake shield in place and in
good working order. Do not
modify.
FAILURE TO HEED WILL RESULT
IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
MADE IN CANADA
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Conveyor Shown
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Filling Tank - Continued
• Auger product into tank until desired level in tank is
reached. (If equipped with the optional fill indicator fill
until indicator light turns on. See “Full Bin Indicator”)
• Stop the flow of product into the auger/conveyor and
allow auger/conveyor to empty.
• Auger operation can be controlled from either the
top or bottom of the auger/conveyor.
• Clean lid seal and ensure lid seal is positioned
correctly before closing tank lid.
• AUGER ONLY - Reverse auger flow to clean out the
hopper.
FILL INDICATOR
• Place auger/conveyor in transport position.
Fill Indicator - Optional
• Secure auger/conveyor cradle locks.
• Remove the plastic bag covering fan.
• Check lid for air leaks with your hands once air cart
fan is operational. See Maintenance Section 7.
• Check metering body for air leaks. See Maintenance
Section 7.
Note: Before seeding it is recommended that after a
rain or dew that fan be run for a few minutes
to eliminate moisture in the system.
Auger Standard Hopper
Important
Do not exceed 10 mph (16 kph)
in field operation.
Cradle Handle
Cradle Lock - Auger shown
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Filling Tank - Continued
• Raise stairs into storage position.
Important
• Engage stair lock to secure stairs in storage position.
Raise Stairs before moving Cart.
Stair damage will occur in lowered position.
LOCK
Stairs Locked in Storage Position
Unloading Tanks
Emptying tanks is quick and easy to do.
• Move flapper valves to “Clean-Out” position on the
collector body. (Double Shoot Only)
• Open collector bottom.
• Install Clean-Out Shut to collector bottom, if so
equipped.
LEVER LOCK
SEED PLATE LEVER
• Open inspection door
• Position auger under the tank to be emptied.
• Start auger.
• Open seed plate to first lock point, this will allow
material to flow through the metering body into the
auger.
Bottom Pipe
Calibration
Clean-Out
Top
Pipe
N36265
INSPECTION DOOR
FLAPPER VALVE
Double Shoot Only
COLLECTOR BOTTOM
Double Shoot Only
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Unloading Tanks - Continued
• Once all material stops flowing, move “Shut-off”
levers in and out a few times to dislodge any product
and ensure free movement.
• Remove seed plate completely.
• Rotate meter shaft using Run-Rest box to empty
meter wheel flutes.
• Brush out remaining material in the corners and on
top of the back plate.
• Reset flapper valves to correct position for product
delivery. Ensure that the flapper settings are correct.
This can be done by visually checking that the
flappers are fully over and touching the side walls,
sealing off the individual airstreams. The flappers
can be adjusted by loosening the individual adjusting
setscrews and applying pressure to the flapper
forcing it against the side wall while tightening the
setscrew.
Optional - Clean Out Shut
• Reinstall correct seed plate for product being
metered.
• Reinstall inspection door and collector bottom
ensuring that the seals are free from leaks.
Danger
Keep all shields in place. Keep hands, feet
and clothing away from auger intake, failure
to do so will result in serious injury or death.
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Rate Calibration
The practice of doing a rate calibration is strongly
recommended, as it will confirm the actual amounts of
product dispensed per motor revolution (Weight/Rev).
CALIBRATION
Weight/Rev (Calibration Factor) is used by the monitor
to determine the shaft motor rpm required to deliver the
correct application rate.
The following procedure should be followed for every
change of product.
• Engage hydraulic lever to run air cart.
• Turn off fan by switching selector valve (located in
the fan supply line) to calibration position.
AUGER/FAN
• Open collector bottom.
• Set Flapper Valves to “Calibration”as per the decal
located on the front of the Collector.
Selector Valves - Tow Behind shown
FAN
CALIBRATE
Bottom Pipe
Calibration
Clean-Out
FLAPPER VALVE
LEVER
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Top
Pipe
COLLECTOR
BOTTOM
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Decal on Collector
RATE CHECK BOX
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Rate Calibration - Continued
• Hook the Rate Calibration Insert on collector bottom
and rotate up into postion. Secure in place with slide
lock.
• Slide the rate check box onto the collector body.
• Prime metering wheels first by using the run switch
on the Run-Reset Box to start and stop the meter
drive. Allow the drive to run until material begins to
fall through the collector body. Press the rest button
for 5 seconds to zero monitor count before collecting
sample.
RUN-RESET BOX
Note: The Topcon monitor must be turned ON in
order for the primer switch to work.
Note: Ensure the fan is not running.
• Empty material from rate check box and reinstall it
on the same collector.
SLIDE LOCK
HOOK
RATE CALIBRATION INSERT
Calibration Insert
RATE CHECK BOX
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Rate Calibration - Continued
• Perform calibration as outlined in the Topcon manual.
• Remove the rate check box from the collector body.
Weigh the sample by using tarp straps to hook rate
check box to spring scale.
Note: Remember to subtract the weight of the rate
check box from the total sample weight.
SCALE
• Enter “Weight” of product collected as outlined in the
Topcon manual.
Note: The Calibration Factor (Weight/Rev) is
automatically calculated for the value being
entered.
• Remove rate calibration insert and close collector
bottom ensuring that the seals are free from debris
and leaks.
• Place rate check box into storage bracket.
Follow the above procedure to check the rate of the
other tanks.
STORAGE BRACKET
Important
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Proper measurement of sample weight is
critical for application rate accuracy.
Prime metering wheels before taking actual
sample.
Important
Remember to subtract the weight of the rate
check box from the total sample weight.
Raise Stairs before moving Cart.
Stair damage will occur in lowered position.
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Metering Rate Adjustment
The metering rate adjustment for all tanks is done in the
same manner. A new rate is achieved by changing the
APPLICATION RATE and or the Calibration Factor as
outlined in the Topcon manual.
Note: It is recommended to set “Calibration Factor”
by doing a “Rate Calibration”.
Seeding Fine Seeds (Canola, Mustard, etc.)
When seeding fine seeds such as canola or mustard, the
slow speed transmission has to be engaged to ensure
the low rates required for these products.
HAIRPIN LOCATION FOR:
The slow speed transmission is incorporated in All the
Posi-Drive Transmissions.
• To engage the slow speed, remove the large hairpin
from the front shaft and install through the sleeve and
shaft located at the rear of the transmission.
DIRECT
DRIVE
SLOW SPEED
DRIVE
Note: Shaft will have to be rotated to align holes for
pin insertion.
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9450 Shown
• To disengage the slow speed, reverse the above
procedure.
• Rate checks can be performed the same way as for
other seeds.
• Usually it is necessary to reduce the fan rpm when
seeding fine seeds. See “Fan Speed” for specific fan
speeds.
HAIRPIN
Cover removed for clarity
Applying Inoculant
When inoculant is applied at the time of seeding, once
the air cart has been filled, the fill-lids should be left
open and the fan run for 5-10 minutes at full rpm to dry
the seed.
Calibration must be done after the seed is dried,
otherwise the calibration will be incorrect.
9 Series VRT Air Cart Note: If the seed is not dried then the seed will have
a tendency to bridge and not meter into the
air stream.
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Hydraulic Fan Drive
The piston type orbit motor on the fan requires tractor to
have either a load sensing hydraulic system or a closed
center hydraulic system with flow control.
The flow required is 21 U.S. gpm (80 liters) for the 16
cc motor at a pressure of 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kPa)
However, smaller flows can be used depending on the
product being metered.
Note: An additional 6 gpm (23 liters/min) is required
for the VRT system.
For correct operation of the fan the hydraulic motor must
be coupled to the priority valve (if tractor is so equipped)
in the hydraulic valve bank.
Check with the tractor manual or manufacturer to
determine if or which spool is a “priority valve”.
Speed fluctuations will result if the fan is not connected
to the priority valve if hydraulic system is equipped with
a priority valve.
Hydraulic Drive
Ensure couplers are free of dirt and are clean when
connecting the fan hydraulics to the tractor.
Fan speed is adjusted by increasing the amount of oil
being delivered to the motor by adjusting the respective
flow control valve until the desired rpm is displayed on
the monitor.
Note: There is a one-way check valve installed in the
hydraulic circuit. If the fan does not rotate,
then move hydraulic lever in the opposite
direction; this will engage the fan. This valve
prevents damage to the hydraulic systems
when the fan is shut OFF, by allowing the fan
to freewheel.
IMPORTANT
Run hydraulic fan drive at lowest rpm
possible (1,000-2,000) for 5-10 minutes
before operating at set rpm. This is required
to warm up the hydraulic fluid. Cold
hydraulic fluid will cause pressure spikes in
the system that will damage the case drain
seal in the orbit motor.
A piston motor creates leakage past the internal
components for lubrication. This oil needs to go back
to the oil reservoir at the lowest pressure possible. The
motor has a 3/8” diameter case drain line. This line must
be connected directly into the tractor hydraulic reservoir
to ensure that there is zero back pressure in the drain
line; otherwise damage will result to the motor.
CASE DRAIN
Hydraulic Coupling on Tractor
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Fan Speed Recommendations
Adequate air volume is necessary at all times to carry
the product in the air stream. Air volume can be
controlled by adjusting hydraulic oil flow on hydraulic
fan drives or adjusting engine speed on engine fan
drive models.
Air volume; hence fan speed requirements will vary with:
1. Ground speed
2. Metering rate
3. Number of primary runs
4. Width of machine
5. Density and size of material
Note: It is recommended that after a rain or dew the
fan be run two to three minutes to expel any
moisture in the system.
Excessive fan speed can cause seed damage, seed
bouncing and premature wear of the system.
Generally fan speed is adequate if product flows through
the hoses without surging and the hoses empty quickly
and evenly when the system shuts down.
The charts on the next page list suggested fan speeds
for various application rates.
Important
Keep fan impeller blades clean at all times.
Note: The charts should be used only as a guide.
If plugging or surging occurs increase the
fan speed to eliminate the problem.
Note: Once fan speed is properly set, be sure
to adjust the monitor fan alarm setting
accordingly. See Monitor Section “Monitor
Programming”.
Dual Fans
Use application rate of individual air stream
to determine fan speed for that air stream.
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Fan Speed Recommendations - Continued
Charts are based on a 41 foot machine traveling at 5 mph (8 kph).
17 inch Diameter Impeller
Suggested Fan RPM @ 5 mph (8 kph) on a 41 ft unit
Fan Speed Setting
Combined
Application Rate
Single Shoot
Double Shoot
3 - 50 lbs/acre
3 - 56 kg/ha
3000 - 3250 RPM
2900 - 3150 RPM
50 - 100 lbs/acre
56 112 kg/ha
3250 - 3500 RPM
3150 - 3400 RPM
100 - 150 lbs/acre
112 - 168 kg/ha
3500 - 3750 RPM
3400 - 3650 RPM
150 - 200 lbs/acre
168 - 224 kg/ha
3750 - 4000 RPM
3650 - 3900 RPM
200 - 250 lbs/acre
224 - 280 kg/ha
4000 - 4250 RPM
3900 - 4150 RPM
250 - 300 lbs/acre
280 - 336 kg/ha
4250 - 4500 RPM
4150 - 4400 RPM
300 - 350 lbs/acre
336 - 392 kg/ha
4500 - 4750 RPM
4400 - 4650 RPM
> 350 lbs/acre
> 392 kg/ha
4750 - 5000 RPM
4650 - 4900 RPM
Note: Fan Speeds given are when applying product.
It is normal for fan speed to drop when not applying product.
Note: In a variable rate application set fan speed to
match maximum product rate being applied.
Dual Fans
Use application rate of individual air stream
to determine fan speed for that air stream.
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Fan Speed Recommendations - Continued
Charts are based on a 71 foot machine traveling at 4.5 mph (7.2 kph).
17 inch Diameter Impeller
Suggested Fan RPM 4.5 mph (7.2 kph) on a 71 ft unit
Fan Speed Setting
Combined
Application Rate
Single Shoot
Double Shoot
3 - 50 lbs/acre
3 - 56 kg/ha
3250 - 3500 RPM
3000 - 3250 RPM
50 - 100 lbs/acre
56 112 kg/ha
3500 - 3750 RPM
3250 - 3500 RPM
100 - 150 lbs/acre
112 - 168 kg/ha
3750 - 4000 RPM
3500 - 3750 RPM
150 - 200 lbs/acre
168 - 224 kg/ha
4000 - 4250 RPM
3750 - 4000 RPM
200 - 250 lbs/acre
224 - 280 kg/ha
4250 - 4500 RPM
4000 - 4250 RPM
250 - 300 lbs/acre
280 - 336 kg/ha
4500 - 4750 RPM
4250 - 4500 RPM
300 - 350 lbs/acre
336 - 392 kg/ha
4750 - 5000 RPM
4500 - 4750 RPM
> 350 lbs/acre
> 392 kg/ha
-
4750 - 5000 RPM
Note: Fan Speeds given are when applying product.
It is normal for fan speed to drop when not applying product.
Note: In a variable rate application set fan speed to
match maximum product rate being applied.
Dual Fans
Use application rate of individual air stream
to determine fan speed for that air stream.
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Plenum Settings - Continued
Plenum Damper Settings
18 Outlet Plenum
Adequate air volume is necessary at all times to carry
the product in the air stream. Air volume can be
controlled by adjusting the plenum damper settings.
The table below lists initial plenum damper settings for
certain products.
Note: The settings in the table should be used only
as a guide.
•If fertilizer plugging or surging occurs decrease the
seed damper setting to eliminate the problem.
•If seed plugging or surging occurs increase the seed
damper setting to eliminate the problem.
PLENUM SETTING
Suggested Plenum Settings
Product
Fine
Seeds
Seed
Rate
lb/acre
Damper
Setting
Rate
lb/acre
Damper
Setting
All Rates
1
All Rates
Open
90 lb
(100 kg/ha)
Coarse
Grains
90 lb
(100 kg/ha)
90 lb
(100 kg/ha)
Large
Seeds
Single
Shoot
Fertilizer
180 lb
(200 kg/ha)
Open
4
3
Open
50 lb
2
(56 kg/ha)
100 lb
(112 kg/ha)
150 + lb
(168 kg/ha)
Open
Open
40 lb
(45 kg/ha)
Lower
Pipes
- Top Damper Closed
- Bottom Damper Open
Upper
Pipes
- Top Damper Open
- Bottom Damper Closed
2
Note: See “Fan Speeds” for Fan RPM.
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Double Shoot Settings
Collector Valve Settings
Located in each upper collector body are flapper valves
for machines equipped with Double Shoot. The flapper
valve must be properly set in order for product to flow
correctly.
See illustrations on following pages for specific settings
for various combinations for Double and Single Shoot
set ups.
Flapper valves must be cycled daily to free valves of
any fertilizer and grain dust accumulations.
Whenever valves are cycled or reset to a new position
the position should be visually inspected as follows:
• Set flapper valves to correct position for product
delivery.
• Remove the inspection door and visually check that
the flappers are fully over and touching the side walls,
sealing off the individual air streams.
• The flappers can be adjusted by loosening the
individual adjusting setscrews and applying pressure
to the flapper forcing it against the side wall while
tightening the setscrew.
Note: The bottom air stream should be used to carry
the higher rate of product.
Bottom Pipe
Calibration
Clean-Out
Top
Pipe
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Decal on Collector
Flapper Valve Run Test
Use the following procedure to check that the flapper
valves do not move when air pressure is applied to
under side of flappers.
• Check flapper valves in both directions with air
running.
- If valve is set to direct product into the bottom pipe,
have the plenum damper open for the top pipes
and closed to the bottom pipes.
- If valve is set to direct product into the top pipe,
have the plenum damper open for the bottom pipes
and closed to the top pipes.
• Always wear safety goggles, breathing apparatus
and gloves when working with granular chemical or
treated seed per the manufacture’s instructions.
• With fan running check flapper valve position.
• The flappers can be adjusted by loosening the
individual adjusting setscrews and applying pressure
to the flapper forcing it against the side wall while
tightening the setscrew.
9 Series VRT Air Cart Flapper in “Bottom Pipe” Setting
August 2015
IMPORTANT
Cycle Collector Valve Daily
to ensure free movement.
Minimum of 5 cycles. N36264
Caution
Care should be taken when
working near the air cart while
the fan is running. Product
blowing out of the system
could cause personal injury.
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Operating Guidelines
There are a number of areas that can cause problems
when seeding. Listed below are specific points that
should be addressed at all times. Following these
guidelines will ensure better crop emergence and
consequently the potential for better yields.
An improperly leveled seeding tool cause uneven depth,
which could result in poor emergence.
It is important that the seeding tool is leveled both side
to side and front to back.
Check Tire Pressures
• Ensure all tires are inflated to their specified pressure.
Incorrect tire pressure can cause depth variations.
Side to Side Level
Level Seeding Tool
Side to Side
• Check the depth of each shovel on the back row.
• Adjust side to side level as necessary. See seeding
tool manual for more details.
Front to Rear
• Poor front to rear leveling causes ridging as shown.
Front to Back Level
• Check the depth of two adjacent shanks, normally
one on the front row and one on the rear row.
• Adjust level as necessary. See seeding tool manual
for more details.
Worn Seeding Tool Parts
• Shanks that are bent cause uneven depth and they
should be repaired or replaced.
• Trip mechanisms that are worn can also cause poor
depth control and any worn parts should be repaired
or replaced.
Ridging Front to Back
Packing
• Packing behind the seeding unit is strongly
recommended. This improves germination and helps
reduce moisture loss and erosion.
• In wet conditions the head land should be done last
to prevent over packing.
Mounted Packers
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Operating Guidelines - Continued
Turning
• Avoid sharp turns. Backing up of the outer wings
with the seeding tool in the ground has a tendency
to plug the seed boot with soil.
• Raise seed boots fully before making sharp turns or
backing machine.
Seed Rate Settings
Note: It is strongly recommended to consult local
agricultural extension offices for allowable
product rates, which are dependent on soil
moisture and type.
• Remove any caked-on material from seed plate and
metering wheels.
• Ensure correct seed plate is installed and metershaft
turns freely.
• Check product rates carefully by performing a
calibration check.
Fertilizer Application
• Avoid using fertilizers that absorb moisture readily,
especially during periods of high humidity.
• Also avoid fertilizers that contain a high percentage
of fine dust, as these materials can plug metering
wheels and coat the inside of seed distribution
system.
Fan Setting
• Run fan at recommended speed. If plugging or
surging occurs increase the fan speed to eliminate
the problem. If plugging or surging continues reduce
ground speed to eliminate the problem.
• Allow tractor hydraulic oil to warm-up thoroughly prior
to seeding. Cold oil will cause slower fan speeds
(Hydraulic driven fan).
Product Application
• Control product application with the clutch switch in
tractor.
Note: Do not attempt to meter product when fan is
not running. Damage to the metering wheels
may occur.
• Have machine moving forward before lowering seed
boots to avoid plugging.
• To prevent skipping, allow a minimum of 15 feet (5 m)
of forward travel to ensure air system has delivered
product to seed boots.
Forward travel should be equal to half the width of
the seeding tool. [i.e. for a 40 ft (14 m) wide seeding
tool the forward travel should be a minimum of 20
feet (7 m).]
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Operating Guidelines - Continued
Adjustments and Operational Checks
• When changing fields and periodically throughout
the day, the seeding tool should be checked for level
and depth and the seed boots for blockage.
Important
Checking Seed Flow
Check Metering Wheel flutes in the
event the primary lines plug.
The following procedure should be implemented
throughout the day typically at each fill of the air cart:
Flutes may shear if the collector becomes
plugged.
• Raise the seeding tool out of the ground.
• With the fan running and monitor on, engage meter
drives with the run switch on the Run-Reset Box,
rotating meter drives 4 to 5 times.
• Seed and/or fertilizer should appear at each outlet
on the ground.
• If no seed or fertilizer appears on the ground at any
of the openers check for hose blockage in both the
15/16” (24 mm) diameter secondary and the 2 1/2”
(64 mm) diameter primary hose, as well as in the flat
fan divider.
• See Trouble Shooting Section for possible causes of
the blockage.
RUN-RESET BOX
Moisture Alert
• Whenever air cart has been standing for an hour
or more during period of high humidity or damp,
rainy days, or after sitting overnight, run fan at
recommended rpm, with machine stationary for 5
minutes.
Note : Check Seed Flow as described above, after
running fan for 5 minutes.
Air Leaks
It is imperative that no air leaks occur in the air cart
tank as even the smallest air leak from the lid will lead
to material bridging in the tank thereby causing misses
in the field.
Check the following areas for air leaks:
- Tank clean-out door
- Metering body assembly seals
- Collector assembly seals
- Tank lid
Tank Low in Product
• Refill tank before metering wheels are exposed.
• The metering wheels must be completely covered
to avoid unseeded strips.
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Operation
Operating Guidelines - Continued
Meter Shut-Off
Important
• Familiarize yourself with the remote functions.
• On initial startup of the system the remote needs to
learn the transmitter signal of the solenoid by:
1.Power up solenoid
2.Press and hold the remote ON button for 10
seconds.
Note: The remote will need to learn the transmitter
signal each season of use and when batteries
are replaced.
• To close a slider section press and hold the remote
CLOSE button for approximately 30 seconds. The
fan rpm will drop slightly while the cylinders are
closing and will resume full rpm once cylinders are
closed.
Metering Wheels require purging once sliders
are opened. A half revolution of the metering
wheel is required before product begins to
meter. Coarse seeds and fertilizer will require
forward travel of the seeding tool of 10 feet
(3.5 m) minimum. Fine seeds require forward
travel of the seeding tool of 110 feet (34 m)
minimum.
Products and rates may vary forward travel
distance. Operator must familiarize one-self
with distance required for products being
used.
• To open a slider section press and hold the remote
OPEN button for approximately 30 seconds. The fan
rpm will drop slightly while the cylinders are opening
and will resume full rpm once cylinders are opened.
• Ensure solenoid is correctly wired to match remote.
(i.e. Left buttons controlling left shut off)
• Check all wire harness connections for corrosion and
use a dielectric spray to clean.
• Periodically throughout the day typically at each fill
of the air cart, visually check shut-offs to ensure they
are functioning correctly.
Important: It is strongly recommended to have the
seeding unit equipped with a blockage
monitor system to ensure product flow.
Meter Shut-Off Remote Control
Note: Acres are tabulated using total implement
width and does not account for meter shutoff usage.
Meter Shut-Off Cylinders
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Operation
Operating Guidelines - Continued
Monitor
• Familiarize yourself with all monitor functions as
outlined in the Topcon manual.
• Ensure all monitor “settings” are correctly set for the
air cart/seeding tool combination.
• Recognize and correct alarm conditions as indicated
on the monitor.
• Check all wire harness connections for corrosion and
use a dielectric spray to clean. Inspect all sensors
for proper gap.
General Field Operation
• Follow guidelines outlined in “Operating Guidelines”.
• Switch monitor on as outlined in the Topcon manual.
• Start fan.
Note: Load sensing hydraulic systems require
“warming up” before they function smoothly.
See “Hydraulic Fan Drive” for more details.
Note: Do not attempt to meter product when fan is
not running. Damage to the metering wheels
may occur.
• Move forward with seeding tool.
• Engage metering systems as outlined in the Topcon
manual.
• Lower seeding tool into ground.
• Product rates can be varied as desired by using
the INCREASE and DECREASE buttons for the
appropriate product as outlined in the Topcon
manual.
• Turning at headland: Switch metering systems off
with the Master Switch, immediately raise seeding
tool, fully rephasing hydraulics (see seeding tool
manual).
Note: Engage console master switch early enough
to avoid misses. Forward travel should be
equal to half the width of the seeding tool.
[i.e. for a 40 ft (14 m) wide seeding tool the
forward travel should be a minimum of 20 feet
(7 m).]
• Once turn is complete engage metering systems
with the Master Switch and lower seeding tool into
ground.
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Operation
Manual Override
If the variable rate control system fails, the independent
manual override system can be used to maintain seeder
operation.
The manual override system provides the ability to run
the hydraulic motors at a fixed rate (not proportional
to ground speed) and to turn the manual system ON
and OFF from the tractor cab.
Rate Setting
To set the manual override system use the following
procedure:
• Turn Monitor OFF.
• Empty product from tanks or close tank shut-offs.
• Refer to the appropriate “Ground Speed Chart” on
the following pages or use the calculations below
to determine the meter shaft RPM for the desired
product.
Remove Cap Nut and Loosen Jam Nut
• Adjust meter shaft RPM using following procedure:
• Place hand held tachometer onto meter shaft.
• Remove cap nut and then loosen jam nut.
• Turn adjusting screw IN (Clockwise) until meter
shaft turns desired RPM.
• Tighten jam nut to secure adjusting screw in place.
Replace cap nut.
• Repeat the above procedure for the other meter
shafts.
Note: Re-zero shaft hydraulic motors once normal
operation of system is resumed.
Adjusting Screw
Calculating Meter Shaft RPM
If it is desired to calculate the exact rpm for a more specific ground speed use the following:
Know parameters:
Working Width
The operating width of seeding tool. (feet)
Working Speed
Operating ground speed. (mph)
Application Rate
Weight of product. (lbs/acre)
Product WT/REV
Known from calibration mode or can determine from Calibration Chart. (lbs/rev)
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Operation
Manual Override - Continued
Calculating Meter Shaft RPM
Determine in the following order:
1)Travel Distance (feet per acre) = 43560 ft2 / Working Width (ft)
2)Travel Speed (feet per minute) = Working Speed (mph) x 5280 ft/mile / 60 min/hr
3)Travel Time (minutes per acre) = Travel Distance ft/acre / Travel Speed (ft/min)
4)Motor revs per acre = Application rate (lbs/acre) / WT/REV (lbs/rev)
5)Motor RPM = Motor Revs (revs/acre) / Travel Time (min/acre)
6)Meter Shaft RPM
Direct Drive = Motor RPM / 2
Slow Speed Drive = Motor RPM / 16
Operating in Manual Override
• Connect Manual Override switch to AUX connection
on monitor harness.
• Refill tanks or open the tank shut-offs.
• Ensure Manual Override switch is in the OFF
position, this will shut off the shaft motors.
• Start Fan.
• Move forward with seeding tool at desired speed.
Note: It is important to maintain a constant ground
speed since product application rate will not
adjust to any changes in ground speed.
• Engage metering system by turning ON the Manual
Override switch.
• Lower seeding tool into ground.
• Turning at headland:
• Disengage metering system by turning OFF the
Manual Override switch, immediately raise seeding
tool fully rephasing hydraulics (see seeding tool
manual).
• Once turned engage metering system by turning
ON the Manual Override switch, and lower seeding
tool into ground.
Note: Re-zero shaft hydraulic motors once normal
operation of system is resumed.
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Operation
Manual Override - Continued
6 mph Ground Speed Chart - Direct Drive
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Operation
Manual Override - Continued
5 mph Ground Speed Chart - Direct Drive
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Operation
Manual Override - Continued
4 mph Ground Speed Chart - Direct Drive
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Operation
Manual Override - Continued
6 mph Ground Speed Chart - Slow Speed
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Operation
Manual Override - Continued
5 mph Ground Speed Chart - Slow Speed
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Operation
Manual Override - Continued
4 mph Ground Speed Chart - Slow Speed
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Section 6:
Maintenance
Maintenance
Section Contents
Section 6:
Maintenance6-1
General..............................................................................................................................6-2
Safety................................................................................................................................6-2
Tighten Bolts......................................................................................................................6-3
Tires...................................................................................................................................6-4
Daily Maintenance.............................................................................................................6-5
Lubrication........................................................................................................................6-6
Air Delivery System...........................................................................................................6-7
General.......................................................................................................................6-7
Tank Lid Adjustment....................................................................................................6-8
Inspection Door Adjustment........................................................................................6-9
Clean Out Door Adjustment......................................................................................6-10
Air Leak Check..........................................................................................................6-11
Fan............................................................................................................................6-12
Rotor Clearance........................................................................................................6-13
Hoses........................................................................................................................6-13
Equalizers.................................................................................................................6-14
Hydraulic Orbit Motor.......................................................................................................6-15
Hydraulics........................................................................................................................6-16
Wheel Bearings...............................................................................................................6-17
Quad Steer......................................................................................................................6-18
Dual Wheels....................................................................................................................6-18
Metering .........................................................................................................................6-19
Metering Wheel Replacement...................................................................................6-19
Seed Plate Adjustment.............................................................................................6-22
Blank Off Installation.................................................................................................6-23
Conveyor.........................................................................................................................6-24
Tie Rod - Tow Between....................................................................................................6-33
Brakes.............................................................................................................................6-34
Fill Reservoir.............................................................................................................6-34
Bleeding the Brakes..................................................................................................6-34
Brake Pads ...............................................................................................................6-35
Caliper Pistons and Seal Replacement....................................................................6-35
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Maintenance
CAUTION
SAFETY FIRST
REFER TO SECTION 1 AND REVIEW ALL
SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS.
BE ALERT
General
This section deals with two goals, maximum life and
dependable operation. Adopt a regular maintenance
and lubrication program. Care and sufficient lubrication
is the best insurance against delays.
Safety
• Always shut off the tractor and remove key before
dismounting.
• Guard against hydraulic high pressure leaks with
hand and face protection.
• Never work under the implement unless it is in the
down position or transport lock pins are in place
and secured with hair pins. Do not depend on the
hydraulic system to support the frame.
• Always wear safety goggles, breathing apparatus
and gloves when working on seeder filled with
chemical. Follow manufactures recommended safety
procedures when working with chemicals or treated
seeds.
Warning
Securely support any machine elements that
must be raised for service work.
Caution
• Do not feed left over treated seed to livestock, treated
seed is poisonous and may cause harm to persons
or livestock.
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Keep service area clean
and dry. Wet or oily
floors are slippery.
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Maintenance
Tighten Bolts
• Before operating the air cart.
Bolt Torque Chart
• After the first two hours of operation.
Grade 5
• Check tightness periodically thereafter.
Grade 8
Bolt Marking
Bolt
Size
• Use Bolt Torque Chart for correct values on various
bolts.
• Note dashes on hex heads to determine correct
grade.
Note: DO NOT use the values in the Bolt Torque
Chart if a different torque value or tightening
procedure is given for a specific application.
• Fasteners should be replaced with the same or higher
grade. If higher grade is used, only tighten to the
strength of the original.
Bolt Marking
Nm
11
23
41
68
102
149
203
366
536
800
1150
1650
2150
2850
lb. ft.
8
17
30
50
75
110
150
270
395
590
850
1200
1550
2100
1/4
5/16
3/8
7/16
1/2
9/16
5/8
3/4
7/8
1
1-1/8
1-1/4
1-3/8
1-1/2
lb. ft.
12
24
45
70
105
155
210
375
610
910
1350
1950
2550
3350
Nm
16
33
61
95
142
210
285
508
827
1234
1850
2600
3400
4550
Wheel Bolt Torque
Important
SIZE
Torque
9/16
110 lb. ft. (149 Nm)
Retorque wheel nuts after first fifteen minutes
of operation and every fifteen minutes for the
next 2 hours. Check periodically afterwards.
5/8
150 lb. ft. (203 Nm)
3/4 Grade 8
400 lb. ft. (542 Nm)
7/8 Grade 8
525 lb. ft. (711 Nm)
22 mm
500 lb. ft. (677 Nm)
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Maintenance
Tires
• Inspect tires and wheels daily for tread wear, side
wall abrasions, damaged rims or missing lug bolts
and nuts. Replace if necessary.
Caution
• Tighten wheel bolts - refer to Bolt Torque Chart.
• Check tire pressure daily, when tires are cold.
Tire replacement should be done by trained
personnel using the proper equipment.
• Correct tire pressure is important.
• Do not inflate tire above the recommended pressure.
Tire Specifications
Pressure
Tire
500/70 R24
Front Castor
28LR26
Quad Steer
800/65R32
Style Rating
Lug
LI 157
BT
9365
9450
-
Dual Wheels
800/70R38
Dual Wheels
850/80R38
Dual Wheels
900/60R32
520/85R38
Dual Wheels
Lug
Lug
Lug
Lug
BT
9445
9550
9650
BH
9445
9550
9650
BT
9800
BH
9800
91000
25 psi
172 kPa
-
-
-
-
-
165 A8
LI 172
-
18 psi
124 kPa
18 psi
124 kPa
-
18 psi
124 kPa
-
-
20 psi
138 kPa
20 psi
138 kPa
-
-
-
-
20 psi
138 kPa
LI 172
-
-
LI 172
20 psi
138 kPa
20 psi
138 kPa
STD
STD
STD
Front Axle
20 psi
138 kPa
20 psi
138 kPa
20 psi
138 kPa
20 psi
138 kPa
STD
20 psi
138 kPa
-
-
-
-
-
STD
STD
Lug
LI 172
-
-
-
-
-
15 psi
103 kPa
15 psi
103 kPa
Lug
176 A8
17 psi
117 kPa
17 psi
117 kPa
26 psi
179 kPa
-
26 psi
179 kPa
-
-
-
20 psi
138 kPa
-
-
-
-
-
Lug
*BH - Tow-Behind only
6-4
BH
9535
STD
STD
800/65R32
BH 9365
9450
155 A8
STD
*BT - Tow-Between only
August 2015
STD
STD - Standard
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Maintenance
Daily Maintenance
• Check for and remove any water in primary collectors
and pressure lines after rainy weather. Remove all
inspection doors and collector bottoms to drain water
from the tanks and collectors.
LID SEAL
• Reinstall collector bottoms and inspection doors.
• Ensure fan screen is clear of debris.
Note: Start fan and run for 3 - 5 minutes prior to
loading machine to get rid of accumulated
moisture.
• Check lid seals for damage, and that they are sitting
properly on steel ring.
• Check tank pressure hoses for leaks, cracks or
plugging.
INSPECTION DOOR
• Check the following areas for air leaks:
- Tank inspection door
- Metering body assembly seals
- Collector assembly seals
- Tank lid
Refer to “Air Leak Check” under Air System
Maintenance.
COLLECTOR VALVE
LEVER
• Check monitor wiring that all sensor wires are
properly routed and retained.
• Check for plugged hoses.
• Cycle Collector Valve five times to ensure parts are
free to move.
COLLECTOR
BOTTOM
• Ensure drive chains are cleared of debris.
• Check torque on wheel bolts.
PRIMARY HOSES
Double Shoot Shown
FAN SCREEN
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Maintenance
Lubrication
Greasing pivot points prevents wear and helps restrict
dirt from entering. However, once dirt does enter a
bearing, it combines with the lubricant and becomes an
abrasive grinding paste, more destructive than grit alone.
1
• Apply new lubricant frequently during operation to
flush out old contaminated lubricant.
• Use a good grade of lithium based grease.
• Use a good grade of machine oil.
• Clean grease fittings and lubricator gun before
applying lubricant.
Refer to the following photos for grease fitting locations.
2
1. Drive Chains
1 & 2 Transmissions
• Oil every 50 hours.
2. Slow Speed Drive
• Grease every 50 hours.
3. Auger Pivot
• Grease every 100 hours.
4. Fan Bearing (17” Diameter Fan only)
• Apply 2 pumps of grease every 100 hours.
5. Quad Steer linkage
• Grease every 100 hours.
3
3. Auger Pivots
4
4. Fan Bearings
6-6
5. Quad Steer
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Maintenance
Air Delivery System
General
The air delivery system of all air carts is extremely
important for the proper metering of product to the
openers. The metering system on all pressurized air
carts is sensitive to air leaks. Loss of tank air pressure
could affect feed rates, which could become erratic
or even stop.
Caution
Care should be taken when
working near the air cart while
the fan is running. Product
blowing out of the system
could cause personal injury.
• Regularly check that all hoses are free from kinks or
blockages throughout the day. To check for blockages
raise seeding tool out of the ground and with the fan
running engage meter drives with the primer switch,
rotating meter drives 4 to 5 times. Equal amounts
of material should be deposited under each boot. If
not, check the following for blockage:
1.Seed openers and secondary hoses.
2.Divider heads by removing access doors.
3.Primary hoses and collectors.
4.Metering wheels for damage to the flutes of the
wheel.
• Keep fan inlet screen clear and free from debris.
• Place a plastic bag over the fan when the unit is not
in use. This helps prevent moisture from entering
the system.
Run-Rest Switch
• Check periodically and at the end of each season
for air leaks at hose connections.
• Check periodically and at the end of each season
for air leaks in the following areas:
1.Tank lid seals.
2.Metering body shaft seals.
3.Metering body to tank seals.
4.Collector to metering body seals.
5.Fan to plenum.
6.Plenum to collector.
7.Inspection doors, for leaks and loss of seal
memory.
8.Collector door seals.
Note: Extended life can be obtained if the hoses
are rotated 1/4 turn once a year.
9.Couplers between air cart and seeding tool.
10.Access doors on divider heads.
Note: There must not be any air leaks from the tank.
This air leakage causes air turbulence in the
tank which can result in inaccurate metering
rates.
• Once a year check for wear of primary and secondary
hoses.
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Maintenance
Air Delivery System - Continued
Tank Lids
Important
The lid seal is probably the area that sees the most
abuse due to the activity associated with filling the tanks.
With each fill the lid seals should be inspected for cuts,
abrasions, debris in the seal and ensure the seal is
positioned properly on the steel rim around the tank
opening.
It is imperative that no air leaks occur in the
air cart tank as even the smallest air leak from
the lid will lead to material bridging in the tank
thereby causing misses in the field.
Tank Lid Adjustment
Check Tank Lid tension on all tanks at beginning of each
season and periodically during season for air leaks.
The following checks and adjustments must be made
to prevent air leaks from occurring:
Note: When air cart is not in use, leave lid latches
loose to help maintain resilience of the seals.
• Check for any foreign material embedded into seal.
Clean out foreign material from seal surface.
• Check seal for cuts and abrasions. If seal is cut or
severely worn, then replace seal.
• Ensure seal is positioned properly on steel rim
around tank opening.
• Use a 0-100 lb. (0-45 kg) spring scale to check the
tank lid closing force. With the lid near the closed
position, place one end of the scale on the tank
lid handle. Pull down on the scale and note the
maximum force it takes to hold the lid. The force
needed to close the lid must be 25 lbs to 30 lbs
(12-14 kg).
• Adjust the lid latch adjusting bolts as necessary. This
will ensure that the lid is sufficiently tight and prevent
any leaks.
• Re-check for leaks. If Lids still leak re-adjust latch
bolts. Re-check for leaks.
30 LBS
(14 kg)
Hold latch lock open while
pulling down on scale.
Adjust the lid latch bolts to obtain a force
of 25 lbs to 30 lbs (12-14 kg) to close the lid.
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Maintenance
Air Delivery System - Continued
Inspection Door Adjustment
Check Inspection Door on all metering bodies at
beginning of each season and periodically during season
for air leaks. The following checks and adjustments must
be made to prevent air leaks from occurring:
• Check for any foreign material embedded into seal.
Clean out foreign material from seal surface.
• Check seal for cuts and abrasions. If seal is cut or
severely worn, then replace seal.
• Ensure seal is positioned properly on steel rim
around tank opening.
• Use a 0-100 lb. (0-45 kg) spring scale to check
the tank lid closing force. With the Door near the
closed position, place one end of the scale on the
Door handle. Pull down on the scale and note the
maximum force it takes to latch handle lock. The
force needed to latch handle lock must be 25 lbs
to 30 lbs (12-14 kg).
30 LBS
(14 kg)
• Adjust the door latch adjusting bolts as necessary.
This will ensure that the lid is sufficiently tight and
prevent any leaks.
• Re-check for leaks. If Doors still leak adjust latch
bolts one or two more turns. Re-check for leaks.
Adjust the latch bolts to obtain a force of
25 lbs to 30 lbs (12-14 kg) to close the Door.
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Maintenance
Air Delivery System - Continued
Clean Out Door Adjustment
Check Clean Out Door on all metering bodies at
beginning of each season and periodically during season
for air leaks. The following checks and adjustments must
be made to prevent air leaks from occurring:
30 LBS
(14 kg)
• Check for any foreign material embedded into seal.
Clean out foreign material from seal surface.
• Check seal for cuts and abrasions. If seal is cut or
severely worn, then replace seal.
• Ensure seal is positioned properly on steel rim
around tank opening.
• Use a 0-100 lb. (0-45 kg) spring scale to check
the tank lid closing force. With the Door near the
closed position, place one end of the scale on the
Door handle. Pull down on the scale and note the
maximum force it takes to latch handle lock. The
force needed to latch handle lock must be 25 lbs
to 30 lbs (12-14 kg).
• Adjust the door latch adjusting bolts as necessary.
This will ensure that the lid is sufficiently tight and
prevent any leaks.
• Re-check for leaks. If Doors still leak adjust latch
bolts one or two more turns. Re-check for leaks.
Adjust the latch bolts to obtain a force of
25 lbs to 30 lbs (12-14 kg) to close the Door.
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Maintenance
Air Delivery System - Continued
Air Leak Check
It is imperative that no air leaks occur in the air cart
tank. Any air leaks could cause loss of tank air pressure
affecting feed rates, which could become erratic or stop.
Important
To prevent this from occurring, it is strongly recommended
that a pressure test be conducted prior to seeding
time. This can be performed very easily and simply by
completing the following steps:
It is imperative that no air leaks occur in the
air cart tank, as even the smallest air leak will
lead to material bridging in the tank, thereby
causing misses in the field.
• Clean fan impeller and adjust tank lids.
• Disconnect the 2 1/2” diameter primary hoses
from the rear of the cultivator at the primary hose
coupler(s) by loosening the four 3/8” bolts.
• Install the blank off plate that is supplied with the air
cart at each coupler and re-tighten the 3/8” bolts. If
the blank off plates are not readily at hand a piece
of cardboard can be used in its place.
• Once the blank off plates have been installed, start
the fan and run at 4,500 rpm.
Check the following areas for air leaks:
Note: When air cart is not in use leave lid latches
and inspection doors loose to help maintain
resilience of the seals.
1.Tank lid seals.
2.Metering body shaft seals.
3.Metering body to tank seals.
4.Collector to metering body seals.
5.Fan to plenum and plenum to collector.
6.Inspection doors, for leaks and loss of seal
memory.
7.Collector door seals.
8.Tanks union plate.
Air leaks can be detected by spraying a soapy water
solution onto the seal area. If bubbling of soap occurs,
the seal has a leak. Another method is to use your
hand to feel for any air movement around the seal. This
method requires a calm day, as the wind can make it
difficult to detect a small leak.
• If any of the above areas leak, remove the parts and
replace the seal. Ensure upon reassembly that the
parts are tightened sufficiently to prevent air leakage.
• Remove the blank off plates before using the air cart.
Once the pressure test is complete, check the following
areas for air leaks:
9. Couplers between air cart and seeding tool.
10. Access doors on divider heads.
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Maintenance
Air Delivery System - Continued
Fan
Debris can build up on the fan screen and blades
causing reduced output of the fan. The lack of air flow
even at higher fan speeds will cause material plugging
of the air system.
The build up of material during operation can cause
the following:
1. Fan rpm will increase without increasing oil flow to
orbit motor.
2. Air cart distribution system plugging from a lack of
air flow (Increasing fan rpm has little or no effect).
Fan Screen
• Ensure fan screen is clear of debris. Check
periodically through the day.
Fan Impeller
The fan blades may become plugged under high
humidity/dusty conditions/high insect counts.
Material on the Fan Blades
Under severe conditions the fan blades should be
inspected daily and cleaned as required.
Under normal conditions the fan should be inspected
and cleaned at least once a season.
• Care should be taken in cleaning all fan blades
thoroughly to restore the fans peak performance.
• Ensure that the balance clips located on the fan
blades are not removed, as this will put the fan out
of balance.
Storage
To prevent water entering the air system, cover the fan
intake with a plastic bag, whenever the seeder is not
in use.
Note: Be sure to remove fan cover prior to starting
fan or serious damage could result to the fan.
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Note: Material build up on the fan blades could
cause the fan to be out of balance. The added
vibration of the out of balance impeller will
reduce the life of the fan components.
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Maintenance
Air Delivery System - Continued
Rotor Clearance
• Position rotor 1/8” (3 mm) from inlet.
• Check rotor alignment if tipped at an angle to the inlet
adjust inner bearing on blower housing to achieve
proper rotor to inlet concentricity.
ROTOR
• If rotor is square to inlet but not concentric to inlet,
raise or lower the inlet on the mounting bolts.
• Spin rotor by hand to check for interferences, adjust
as required.
INLET
MOUNTING BOLTS
Hoses
Inspect air delivery hoses for wear and replace as
required. Check areas where hoses may be exposed
to moving parts such as hitch hinge area.
Also, inspect hoses for blockage as rodents/birds may
nest in hoses that have not been properly capped during
storage.
To optimize the EIGHT Series XL Air Cart air system
the pressure across the inlets of the quick couplers
should be balanced. To achieve this all primary hoses
must be equal in length or use equalizers to achieve
a balanced air system.
Important
ALL primary hoses must be the same length
or use equalizers to achieve a balanced air
system.
Consult with your MORRIS Dealer for assistance on
hose lengths and location of equalizers.
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
6-13
Maintenance
Air Delivery System - Continued
Equalizers
The equalizers reduce the amount of primary hose
required to balance the air system of the air cart.
• Equalizers are installed on the shorter primary hoses
of the seeding tool. Consult with your MORRIS
Dealer for assistance on hose lengths and location
of equalizers.
• Check equalizers seasonally for wear. If flat section
is gone replace equalizer.
Coupler on Seeding Tool
Insert Equlizers on Coupler Seeding Tool side
flat section
6-14
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Maintenance
Hydraulic Orbit Motor
The motor requires no maintenance itself.
It does, however, require clean oil so the tractor hydraulic
filters must be replaced regularly.
Repair/Replacement
• Remove orbit motor from the fan.
Note: The shaft should never be hammered on or
forced in as this will result in motor damage
upon startup.
• Remove the snap ring.
SEAL
• Clean away paint then remove front cover.
• Push out the old shaft seal and press in the new one.
SNAP RING
Note: The bearings should never be removed from
the shaft as they are pretensioned to the shaft
with the motor spinning.
O-RING
• Replace the O-ring.
• Both the O-ring and shaft seal should be greased
with “clean” grease.
• Care must be taken when the front cover is installed
so the shaft seal is not damaged.
COUPLER
• Reinstall the snap ring.
• Fill the motor case with “clean” oil before running.
Note: Any time a motor is replaced the case must
be filled with oil before it is started, if not, a
bearing failure could occur.
Orbit Motor Coupler (17” Diameter Fan
only)
• Urethane insert should be inspected every 100 hours
or when greasing bearings.
• Inspect that there are no urethane filings or niks or
cracks in urethane insert.
0.030” (0.76 mm) GAP
• Ensure set screws in each half of the coupler are
tight.
Ensure coupler set screws
fully engage the motor shaft.
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
6-15
Maintenance
Hydraulics
Refer to Section 1 regarding hydraulic safety. In addition:
• Inspect hydraulic system for leaks, damaged hoses
and loose fittings.
• Damaged hoses and hydraulic tubing can only
be repaired by replacement. DO NOT ATTEMPT
REPAIRS WITH TAPE OR CEMENTS. High
pressure will burst such repairs and cause system
failure and possible injury.
• Leaking cylinders - install a new seal kit.
Contact your nearest Dealer for genuine repair parts.
Dealers carry ample stocks and are backed by the
manufacturer and regional associations.
• Fittings - use liquid Teflon on all NPT hydraulic joints.
Do not use liquid Teflon or Teflon tape on JIC or
ORB ends.
• Hydraulic Hose Connections - when connecting the
hoses to the cylinders, tubing, etc. always use one
wrench to keep the hose from twisting and another
wrench to tighten the union. Excessive twisting will
shorten hose life.
Caution
Dirt in the hydraulic system could damage
O-rings, causing leakage, pressure loss and
total system failure.
• Keep fittings and couplers clean.
• Check the Tractor Manual for proper filter replacement
schedule.
Note: Extreme care must be taken to maintain
a clean hydraulic system. Use only new
hydraulic fluid when filling reservoir.
Warning
HIGH-PRESSURE FLUID HAZARD
To prevent serious injury or death:
• Relieve pressure on hydraulic system before servicing
or disconnecting hoses.
•
Wear proper hand and eye protection when searching for
leaks. Use wood or cardboard instead of hands.
• Keep all components in good repair.
6-16
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Maintenance
Wheel Bearings
• Shut tractor off and remove key.
• Block wheel on tractor.
• Raise the air cart wheels enough to clear the surface.
• Securely block air cart frame.
• Remove wheel from hub.
• Remove the dust cap, cotter pin, and the slotted nut
and washer.
Important
Check wheel bearings for play every
5,000 acres (2,000 hectares)
or yearly, which ever occurs first.
Tighten as required.
• Be careful when pulling the hub off as not to drop
the outer bearing.
• Clean spindle and bearing components with solvent.
• Inspect for wear on bearings, spindle and cups.
Replace parts as required.
• Do not reuse old seals. Use only new seals when
assembling.
• Pack inner hub with bearing grease.
• Be sure bearing and cup are dry and clean.
• Work grease into the bearing rollers, until each part
of the bearing is completely full of grease.
• Install inner bearing and cup first, then press new
seals in place.
• Place hub on spindle.
• Install outer bearing, washer and slotted nut.
• Tighten nut while turning the wheel until a slight drag
is felt.
• Back nut off one slot and install a cotter pin. Bend
cotter pin up around nut.
• Pack grease inside the dust cap and tap into position.
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
6-17
Maintenance
Quad Steer
• Periodically check the 1 x 3 bolts, flatwashers and
locknuts attaching the axle and pivot assembly.
Torque Grade 5 bolts to 590 ft-lbs.
• Periodically check the 3/4 x 3 bolts, flatwashers and
locknuts attaching the axle and pivot assembly.
Torque the 3/4 Grade 5 bolts to 270 ft-lbs.
Torque the 3/4 Grade 8 bolts to 375 ft-lbs.
• Toe-in adjustment should be 1/16” to 1/8” maximum.
• Grease all fittings every 100 hours.
Important
Retorque wheel nuts to 400 ft-lbs (542 Nm)
after first fifteen minutes of operation and
every fifteen minutes for the next 2 hours.
Check periodically afterwards.
Dual Wheels
• Torque wheel nuts as follows:
• 3/4 wheel bolts to 400 ft. lbs. (542 Nm)
• 7/8 wheel bolts to 525 ft. lbs. (711 Nm)
• 22 mm wheel bolts to 500 ft. lbs. (677 Nm)
Important
Retorque wheel nuts after first fifteen minutes
of operation and every fifteen minutes for the
next 2 hours. Check periodically afterwards.
Dual Wheel Assembly
6-18
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Maintenance
Metering
The metering wheels come in 5 different sizes. Each
wheel matches to a specific distribution head mounted
on the seeding tool.
If the metering wheel and distribution head are not
matched correctly, the distribution accuracy will be
adversely affected.
Table 1
Divider
Metering Wheel
Head
Spacer
Outlets
Number
Width
Qty
-
Blank Off
-
2
7
7
8
8
• Remove inspection door and seed plate.
9
9
• Clean out any remaining material in the metering
body and meterwheels.
10
10
• Remove all Blank Off plates.
11
11
Spacer plates are used to take up the extra space in
each metering cup. These spacer plates vary in size
according to the size of the metering wheel.
Metering Wheel Replacement
• Close tank Shut-Offs if there is product in tank.
1 3/4"
(45 mm)
2"
(51 mm)
2 1/4"
(57 mm)
2 1/2"
(64 mm)
2 3/4"
(70 mm)
2
2
2
2
2
Width
1 1/2"
(38 mm)
5/8"
(16 mm)
1/2"
(13 mm)
3/8"
(9.5 mm)
1/4"
(6.4 mm)
1/8"
(3.2 mm)
• Remove the monitor donut and sensor mount from
the right hand side of the metering body.
• Disconnect meter shaft coupler from the meter shaft
and transmission drive shaft.
METER SHAFT COUPLER
• Loosen the locking collars on both meter shaft
bearings.
• Remove monitor Sensor and right hand metershaft
bearing and spacers.
• Remove 3/8” bolts holding the meter shaft end plate
on the right hand side and insert into threaded holes
in end plate. Tighten down to pull end plate and
remove.
FLAT WASHER
FLAT WASHER
LOCKNUT
METER SHAFT
END PLATE
REMOVE BOLTS
MONITOR SENSOR
INSTALL
BOLTS HERE
TO REMOVE
END PLATE
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
6-19
Maintenance
Metering - Continued
Remove the meter shaft from the right hand side.
Assembly Hint: Mark metering wheel size on the
metering body. This will help
in ensuring the correct order of
metering shaft assembly.
• Remove nut from meter shaft and disassemble
wheels and spacers.
• Replace damaged wheels and reassemble shaft.
Ensure correct spacers and wheels are located and
assembled in the correct order. See diagram on next
page. Note: After each meter wheel configuration,
including any “Blank Offs”, add one 5/16” (8 mm)
spacer. The distance between the 5/16” (8 mm)
spacers should be 3” (76.2 mm) if wheels are
assembled correctly.
• Tighten nut on metering shaft until it bottoms out
against the shoulder.
Meter shaft removed
BLANK OFF COVER
• Check if spacers and wheels are tight. If the wheels
and spacers are loose, measure shim thickness
required. If 1/16” (1.6 mm) shim is required remove
nut on meter shaft and install shim between the 1/4”
(6.4 mm) end spacer and the spacer used for the run.
• If a 1/8” (3.2 mm) shim is required then remove nut
and install 1/16” (1.6 mm) shim between 1/4” (6.4
mm) end spacer and the spacer used for the run.
Remove the snap ring at the opposite end of the shaft
and install the other 1/16” (1.6 mm) spacer before
the 1/4” (6.4 mm) end spacer.
Blank Off
• Reassemble shaft and tighten nut.
• Repeat last two steps above if necessary.
• Clean out any debris remaining in the meterbody.
• Check seed plate setting - See “Seed Plate
Adjustment”
MONITOR SENSOR
• Install ‘O’ Ring onto meter shaft end plate.
Note: Apply thin layer of lubricant on ‘O’ Ring.
• Reinstall meter shaft assembly, snap ring end first
into meter body.
• Install meter shaft end plate and monitor sensor
bracket.
• Reinstall Blank Off plates. See “Blank Off Installation”
for more details.
SEED PLATE LOCK
• Reinstall right hand side meter shaft bearing and
spacers.
• Reinstall left hand side meter shaft bearing and
spacers.
6-20
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Maintenance
Metering - Continued
Note: The metering wheels can be installed with
the metering body mounted to the air cart.
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
Part No.
N19269
N21602
N21659
N36106
N36110
N42540
N36401
N36430
N36431
N36432
N36717
N36718
N36719
N36720
N36731
N36732
N36733
N36734
N36735
N36736
N36738
N36744
N36748
N36774
N36813
N37210
N40671
N40805
N37339
W-475
W-477
W-523
N36721
N40980
Description
Qty
Flange Bearing................................................................................................................................. 2
Spacer - 13/32 ID x 1 OD x 3/8 Lg .................................................................................................. 4
Seal.................................................................................................................................................. 2
Blank Wheel Spacer Half.................................................................................................................. 2
Meter Wheel Spacer - 0.0625........................................................................................................... As req
Blank Off - Plastic............................................................................................................................. As req
Spacer.............................................................................................................................................. 1
Meter Shaft....................................................................................................................................... 1
Washer - 7/8 ID Stainless Steel........................................................................................................ 1
Locknut - 7/8 Nylon Insert................................................................................................................ 1
Meter Wheel - 7 Outlet...................................................................................................................... 1
Meter Wheel - 8 Outlet...................................................................................................................... 1
Meter Wheel - 9 Outlet...................................................................................................................... 1
Meter Wheel - 10 Outlet.................................................................................................................... 1
Meter Wheel Spacer - 0.125............................................................................................................. As req
Meter Wheel Spacer - 0.25............................................................................................................... 4
Meter Wheel Spacer - 0.375............................................................................................................. 2
Meter Wheel Spacer - 0.5................................................................................................................. 2
Meter Wheel Spacer - 0.625............................................................................................................. 2
Meter Wheel Spacer - 0.313............................................................................................................. 8
Hex Socket Cap Screw - 1/4 x 1 Lg Stainless Steel......................................................................... 6
Washer - 1 ID Stainless Steel........................................................................................................... 1
O-Ring - 3.234 ID x 0.139 thick........................................................................................................ 1
End Plate.......................................................................................................................................... 1
Retaining Ring - 1 Dia ..................................................................................................................... 1
Shim - Metering Body End Cap........................................................................................................ As req
Metering Body.................................................................................................................................. 1
Spacer.............................................................................................................................................. 1
Socket Head Capscrew - 1/4 x 1/2 Lg.............................................................................................. 2
Hex Bolt - 3/8 x 1 Lg......................................................................................................................... 2
Hex Bolt - 3/8 x 1 1/2 Lg................................................................................................................... 4
Lockwasher - 3/8.............................................................................................................................. 6
Meter Wheel - 11 Outlet.................................................................................................................... 1
Blank Off Plate.................................................................................................................................. As.req
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
6-21
Maintenance
Metering - Continued
• Tighten locking collars by turning the collars in the
direction of the shaft rotation. Lock the collar by
tapping the collar with a punch in the direction of
rotation of the shaft.
METER SHAFT COUPLER
• Reinstall the monitor donut on shaft. Ensure donut is
centred to pick-up. Set the gap between the pick-up
and the donut at 0.030” (0.76 mm).
• Attach metershaft coupler over the metershaft and
transmission drive shaft.
• Install the 1/4” x 2 1/4” special bolt with two
flatwashers and locknuts. Tighten locknuts to
bottom of threads.
FLAT WASHER
•Install Correct seed plate for product being metered.
FLAT WASHER
LOCKNUT
Seed Plate Adjustment
• Remove meter shaft from the meter body.
• Install the seed plate and adjust the seed plate locks
so that the bottom of the seed plate comes against
the bottom of the rear back plate. Tighten nuts so
that the surface of the flatwashers are against the
bracket.
SEED PLATE
AGAINST
BACK PLATE
• Remove the seed plate and set aside.
• Install meter shaft assembly, snap ring end first into
meter body.
• Install ‘O’ Ring onto meter shaft end plate.
NUT & FLAT WASHER
Note: Apply thin layer of lubricant on ‘O’ Ring.
Seed Plate Adjustment
6-22
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Maintenance
Metering - Continued
Blank Off Installation
Proper fit between the Blank Off and the spacer on the
meter roller is important.
Hold in Place on Top/
Back Side
1
2
To ensure correct installation of the Blank Off follow the
procedures listed below:
• Loosely install the Blank Off covers using (2) 1/4”
Hex Socket bolts over the top of all the Blanked Off
runs.
• Hold in place on top/back side of the Blank Off to
align the radius with meter roller while tightening
capscrews.
• Tighten capscrews starting with the left screw when
facing body.
Blank Off Installation Procedure
Gap
Gap
Incorrectly Installed Blank Off
Correctly Installed Blank Off
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
6-23
Maintenance
Conveyor
Squaring One End of Belt
Lay a framing square along a straight edge of the belt
to make a cut line on the back side of the belt. Cut belt
along this line using a utility knife. If the belt has uneven
edges, create an average centerline, and square off of
this line. A clean, straight, square cut is required for
the belt to run true on the pulleys.
Squaring Belt
Installing Belt Splice
1. Center and press the fastener strip on the belt.
2. Press the Application Tool on the center of fastener
strip with the cam lever in the “up” position.
3. Lower cam lever. Strike staple driver on each staple
until staple clinches on Application Tool anvil.
4. Raise cam lever and move tool to outer edge of belt.
5. Clinch staples. Repeat until all staples are complete.
Centering strip on belt
Continued on next page . . .
Cam lever up
Cam lever down and strike staple
6-24
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Maintenance
Conveyor - Continued
Installing Belt Splice - Continued
6. Place the splice over a piece of flat steel and clinch
each staple with a hammer. Turn belt over and peen
staple ends flush with surface of fastener strip.
7. Bend fastener strips until they break apart.
8. Follow the procedure above for installing the second
belt splice.
9. Insert the hinge pin. Crimp the pin washers on the
ends of the pin using pliers.
10.Tighten the belt tensioning bolts to 20-23 FT-LBS.
so that each side is adjusted equally.
Clinch staples
11.Re-assemble the tail end Door Assembly.
Bend fastener strips
Insert hinge pin
9 Series VRT Air Cart Crimp pin washers.
August 2015
6-25
Maintenance
Conveyor - Continued
Installing Belt into the Conveyor
1. Remove the Tail End Door Assembly.
2. Slide a fish tape from the discharge end to the tail
end of the conveyor. Pull a rope with a belt splice
back through the conveyor. Fasten the conveyor belt
to the rope splice, and pull the belt into the top of the
con-veyor with the rope.
3. Using the fish tape, pull the bottom side of the belt
through the conveyor. Make sure the belt is free
of extra twists before pulling it in.
4. Check to see that the idler is all the way forward
(toward the drive end).
5. Pull the belt up tight at the discharge end and cut
off the excess length so that there is 1/2” of overlap
after the end is squared.
Remove tail
Idler forward
6-26
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Maintenance
Conveyor - Continued
Tracking the Belt
1. Basic rule: the belt moves toward the end of the
roller that it contacts first.
2. Rollers must be square with the housing and parallel
to each other.
3. Belt tension must be great enough to prevent
slippage. Tension to 20-23 ft-lbs. on adjustment bolts
CAUTION: Make sure everyone is
clear of machine before running.
4. Run the conveyor. Check to see that the belt runs
centered on the drive roller. Turn off the machine.
Adjust drive roller if necessary.
WARNING: Do not run the machine
while adjusting. Failure to heed may
result in personal injury or death.
Open tail and center belt on rollers
5. To adjust drive roller, loosen the four nuts on the
bearing holder plate, and the jam nut on the threaded
adjuster. Retighten after adjusting is complete.
CAUTION: Make sure everyone is
clear of machine before running.
6. Run the machine for two minutes. Make sure belt
runs centered on drive pulley.
7. Open the Tail End Door to view the idler.
8. Run the machine. Check to see that the belt is
running centered on the idler roller. Turn the machine
off.
WARNING: Do not run the machine
while adjusting. Failure to heed may
result in personal injury or death.
Left tensioning bolt
9. If adjustment is necessary, adjust the tensioning bolts
on the idler housing to 20-23 ft-lbs torque.
10.Check adjustment by running the machine. Make
sure belt runs centered on idler pulley. The clearance
between the belt and the housing should be the same
on both sides.
11.Close the Tail End Door when complete.
Right tensioning bolt
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
6-27
Maintenance
Conveyor - Continued
Conveyor Belt Adjustment
Belt tension and tracking will need periodic adjustment.
Follow the guidelines under “Tracking the Belt” to make
adjustments.
Important
Belt Alignment and Belt Tension shold be
checked periodically.
Belt damage will occur if alignment or tension
has not been maintained.
Belt tension should be 23 ft. lbs. of torque on
adjustment bolts.
Belt should be tracked to be centere on the
idle and drive roller.
Bearings
All drive shafts are supported by self-aligning, sealed
ball bearings which have been packed at the factory and
require no further lubrication. There is no adjustment
to be made to the bearings, but check that the retainers
are firmly fastened to the bearing stand. Also check
that the setscrews in the lock collars are tight against
the drive shaft.
Conveyor Belt Care
It is recommended that the conveyor belt be washed off
and the tail end be cleaned out at the end of the season.
This will help prevent material residue from building up
and causing damage to the belt.
6-28
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Maintenance
Conveyor - Continued
Conveyor Assembly
Item
1
2
3
4
5
Part No.
24111-03
24550-21
24121-75
24121-73
24121-72
28302-00
45404-00
45422-00
46110-03
85074-01
45423-03
45423-04
45423-05
Description
Qty
Manual Holder.................................................................................................................... 1
Belt, Rubber Cleated - for 21’ conveyor............................................................................. 1
Pin, STN STL Covered....................................................................................................... 16”
Retainer, Pin....................................................................................................................... 2
Belt Lacing......................................................................................................................... 32”
End Group, Lower.............................................................................................................. 1
Tube Assembly - 21’........................................................................................................... 1
Frame, Arm Mount.............................................................................................................. 1
End Group, Upper.............................................................................................................. 1
Spout, Molded (10”)........................................................................................................... 1
Rear Hopper...................................................................................................................... 1
Right Side Hopper.............................................................................................................. 1
Left Side Hopper................................................................................................................ 1
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
6-29
Maintenance
Conveyor - Continued
Lower End Group
6-30
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Maintenance
Conveyor - Continued
Lower End Group - Continued
Item
Part No.
Description
Qty
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
20038-05
20048-01
23150-02
23150-04
24112-01
N49471
24208-01
N49486
N49485
24356-01
N49484 N49483
N49482
24440-01
28007-01
28303-00
28306-00
28335-01
28344-00
28345-02
N49480
45038-05
45414-00
45416-01
45418-01
N49481
45420-00
45421-01
45425-01
45425-02
46007-00
47514-00
47523-00
24115-01
47612-81
N49469
Brush Holder......................................................................................................................
Bearing Plate.....................................................................................................................
Cover - 1 1/4” Bearing.......................................................................................................
Cover - 1” Bearing.............................................................................................................
Bearing - Flange - 1 1/4”....................................................................................................
Belt, Crescent - 24121-14...................................................................................................
Tap Bolt - 3/8 x 5 Lg...........................................................................................................
Bearing - Flange - 1” - 24336-01.......................................................................................
Sprocket - 50/20 - 24343-01...............................................................................................
Key - 1” Shaft.....................................................................................................................
Sprocket, Drive - 50/16 - 24395-01....................................................................................
Sprocket, Idler - 50/15 - 24396-01......................................................................................
Brush - 16” - 24418-01.......................................................................................................
Drum Assembly - 5”...........................................................................................................
Bracket, Bearing.................................................................................................................
Transition Assembly - Lower...............................................................................................
Frame Assembly.................................................................................................................
Shield, Lower Ground........................................................................................................
Bracket, Lower Bearing......................................................................................................
Lower Bracket w/Handle....................................................................................................
Tail Flap - Lower - 28351-01...............................................................................................
Clamp, Brush.....................................................................................................................
Door Assembly...................................................................................................................
Roller Chain - 50................................................................................................................
Flowguard..........................................................................................................................
Flap - Flowguard - Cleated Belt - 45419-01.......................................................................
Drive Guard........................................................................................................................
Bracket - Idler Sprocket......................................................................................................
Bracket - Flap.....................................................................................................................
Bracket - Flap.....................................................................................................................
Bracket Assembly - Lower Bearing....................................................................................
Drum Assembly - 3” Idler...................................................................................................
Drum Assembly - 3” Lagged..............................................................................................
Tensioning Screw (Not Shown)..........................................................................................
Flap Hold Down (Not Shown).............................................................................................
Belt Splice Kit - 16” - 24387-16 (Not Shown) ...................................................................
1
2
1
3
2
1
3
4
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
2
N49479
N49478
N49477
Belt Seal - Side - 28252-01 (Not Shown)
Belt Seal - Right Tail - 46105-02 (Not Shown)
Belt Seal - Left Tail - 46105-01 (Not Shown)
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
6-31
Maintenance
Conveyor - Continued
Upper End Group
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
6-32
Part No.
Description
Qty
20012-00
20013-00
20077-03
N49487 23150-02
N49488 24177-01
24208-01
N49490
N49489 24440-01
24473-03
45076-01
46011-00
46014-01
46034-01
Plate Assembly - Bearing - Left..........................................................................................
Plate Assembly - Bearing - Right.......................................................................................
Tube - Shaft Guard.............................................................................................................
Flap - 22110-01..................................................................................................................
Bearing Cover - 1 1/4” Bearing..........................................................................................
Bearing - Flange - 1 1/4” - 24112-01..................................................................................
Key - 1 1/4” Shaft...............................................................................................................
Tap Bolt - 3/8 x 5................................................................................................................
Hydraulic Motor - 7.6 cu. in. - 24349-01..............................................................................
Check Valve - 24369-01.....................................................................................................
Drum Assembly - 5”...........................................................................................................
Coupler..............................................................................................................................
Motor Mount - Hydraulic.....................................................................................................
Upper Housing...................................................................................................................
Cover - Top.........................................................................................................................
Cover - Lower.....................................................................................................................
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Maintenance
Tie Rod - Tow Between
On the 9365 and 9450 Tow Between Carts the Tie Rod torque procedure as follows:
1. Tighten the nut up to the frame plate.
2.Record the torque just before contacting the plate. (Initial Torque)
3.Add 100 ft-lbs (136 Nm) to the recorded torque and tighten the nut against the plate at this torque.
Check at 10 and 50 hours and periodically afterwards.
TIE ROD
FRAME PLATE
INITIAL TORQUE
PLUS
100 FT. LBS (136 Nm)
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
6-33
Maintenance
Brakes
Periodic Inspection should be made of the electrical
connecter, wiring, brake lines and hose for the entire
brake system to insure there are no abraded or bare
wires, damaged steel lines, or cracked and damaged
hoses. During inspection assure there are no loose
or “hanging” lines or wire that might drag or catch on
objects/debris while being towed.
FILLER CAP
Fill Reservoir
There are two filler caps on the reservoir, either may be
used for filling and checking fluid level as they both enter
a common reservoir. Use caution when removing a filler
cap to prevent the admission of dirt and/or contaminants
into the fluid reservoir.
Check the fluid level in the reservoir. The fluid level
must be maintained within 3/8 to 1/2 inch below the
filler opening. If brake fluid is needed add only NEW,
CLEAN, DOT III BRAKE FLUID.
Never reuse brake fluid that has been salvaged or
removed from another system. Contaminated or dirty
brake fluid may cause damage to the system resulting
in system failure.
Important:
Use only DOT III brake fluid.
Bleeding the Brakes
It is essential to remove all air from the brakes and brakelines prior to operation of the Air Cart. Operate unit with
tractor brakes or manual override on Controller. Each
Caliper has two (2) bleeder screws, each one should be
bleed until fluid is free of air bubbles. Starting with the
right brake open bleeder screw #1 and allow it to remain
open until seeing brake fluid free of air bubbles coming
out of the bleeder screw. Close the bleeder screw and
move to the second bleeder screw repeating process.
Repeat process for left brake.
Maintain fluid level within 3/8 to 1/2 inch below
the filler opening.
Use caution when removing the filler cap to
prevent contaminants entering into the fluid
reservoir.
BLEEDER SCREW #1
While performing the bleeding process monitor the fluid
level in the reservoir so that more air is not pumped into
the brake lines because of low fluid level.
To prevent spilling brake fluid on the ground one end
of a length of plastic tubing should be placed over the
end of the bleeder screw and the other end should be
placed into a container so that the fluid flow can be
monitored for bubbles.
Note: Final stage of brake bleeding must be
performed with tractor running to achieve
full voltage/amps at BrakeRite pump.
Unit will not generate maximum pressure
otherwise.
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BLEEDER SCREW #2
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Maintenance
Brakes - Continued
Brake Pads
• Check brake pads for wear. If the thickness of the
brake pad is 1/8” or less it is recommended to replace
the brake pads.
To replace the brake pads use procedure below:
• Remove the wheels to gain adequate access to the
calipers.
• Remove the bolt from each retaining pin.
• Slide the brake pad retaining pins out of the caliper
and remove the brake pads.
• Install new brake pads and install retaining pins.
RETAINING PINS
• Secure each retaining pins with bolt.
BOLT - 1 PER PIN
Caliper Pistons and Seal Replacement
• Remove the wheels to gain access to the calipers.
• Remove brake line and mounting bolts.
• Remove worn brake pads.
• Follow instructions in seal kit for piston removal and
seal installation.
• Install new brake pads.
• Mount caliper to mounting plate and attach brake
line.
• Bleed brakes.
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Maintenance
Notes
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9 Series VRT Air Cart
Section 7:
Storage
Storage
Section Contents
Section 7:
Storage7-1
Preparing for Storage........................................................................................................7-2
General.......................................................................................................................7-2
Metering Body Storage...............................................................................................7-3
Removing From Storage....................................................................................................7-4
General.......................................................................................................................7-4
Monitor........................................................................................................................7-4
Clutch..........................................................................................................................7-4
Auger...........................................................................................................................7-4
Conveyor.....................................................................................................................7-4
Brakes.........................................................................................................................7-4
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7-1
Storage
Preparing for Storage
General
• To insure longer life and satisfactory operation,
store the 9 Series Air Cart in a shed.
• If building storage is impossible, store away from
areas of main activity on firm, dry ground.
• Clean machine thoroughly.
Warning
Do not allow children to play
• Inspect all parts for wear or damage.
on or around the machine.
• Avoid delays - if parts are required, order at the end
of the season.
• Lubricate grease fittings (Refer to Lubricating
Section).
• Tighten all bolts to proper specifications (Refer to
Bolt Torque Chart).
• To prevent corrosion and damage by rodents, clean
the hopper boxes and metering systems thoroughly
and wash with mild soapy water solution. Rinse with
water and dry thoroughly (Refer to Metering Body
Storage).
• A light coating of silicone lubricant or WD-40 or
penetrating oil should be applied to all metal metering
system components before storage.
• Avoid lubricant contact with seals.
MORRIS PAINT
• Avoid lubricant contact with grain and fertilizer hoses
and tubes.
Part Number
Description
• Relieve tension on tank lids.
N53713
Red MORRIS Touch-Up Pen
• Loosen clean-out doors.
N53714
Silver MORRIS Touch Up Pen
• Remove all chains and store in clean oil.
N53715
Red MORRIS Aerosol Can
• Relieve pressure from hydraulic system.
N53716
Silver MORRIS Aerosol Can
• Raise frame, block up and relieve weight from the
tires.
N31087
Sky White MORRIS Aerosol Can
• Cover tires with canvass to protect them from the
elements when stored outside.
• Paint any surfaces that have become worn.
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9 Series VRT Air Cart
Storage
Preparing for Storage - Continued
Metering Body Storage
It is extremely important that the metering system is
thoroughly cleaned before storing for any length of time.
The following procedure should be followed for both
tanks:
• Empty tanks (Refer to Unloading Tanks).
• Remove all seed plates.
• Remove the collector bottom.
LEAVE LID LATCHES LOOSE
• Remove blank off covers and the run caps on the
collectors. Clean debris from chamber area.
• Run fan.
• Wash the interior of both tanks and metering system
with soapy water. Wash the collector.
• Rinse with cold water and let the unit air dry.
• Coat metal parts with silicone lubricant or WD-40.
SEED PLATE
Note: Diesel fuel will harm seals.
• Reinstall blank off covers and the run caps on the
collectors.
• Reinstall seed plates.
• Replace the inspection door and the bottom of the
collector.
• Start the fan and operate for 5 minutes to dry out any
remaining moisture in the system.
• Leave inspection doors loose to help prevent
condensation building up inside the tank.
• Leave lid latches loose to help maintain resilience of
the seals.
BLANK OFF COVER
SEED PLATE LEVER
Important
At no time should corrosive fertilizer or similar
materials be allowed to remain in the tank or
metering body cavity.
INSPECTION DOOR
COLLECTOR BOTTOM
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FLAPPER VALVE
Double Shoot Only
7-3
Storage
Removing From Storage
General
• Review Operator’s Manual.
• Check tire pressure (Refer to Tire Pressure List).
• Clean machine thoroughly.
• Tighten lid latches.
• Lubricate and install chains.
• Spray internal parts of the metering body with silicone
lubricant or WD-40 or penetrating oil to loosen any
corrosion buildup.
• Check for leaks (Refer to Maintenance Section).
• Lubricate grease fittings (Refer to Lubricating
Section).
• Tighten all bolts to proper specifications (Refer to
Bolt Torque Chart).
Monitor
Familiarize yourself with all monitor functions. Ensure
all monitor “settings” are correctly set for the air cart/
seeding tool combination. Recognize and correct alarm
conditions as indicated on the machine. See Monitor
Section for more details.
Check all wire harness connections for corrosion and
use a dielectric spray to clean. Inspect all sensors for
proper gap. See Monitor Section for more details.
Clutch
Check friction plates for corrosion and buff with a wire
wheel if necessary. Check the resistance of the clutch.
See Maintenance Section for more details.
Auger
Inspect all augers used in handling the products for
seeding. Run augers to clean out any debris inside
auger so it does not get transferred to the tank.
Conveyor
Any conveyor that has sat idle for a season needs to go
through a “break-in” period. See “Startup and Break-In”
under the Operation Section.
Brakes
Check the fluid level in the reservoir. Verify the brake
system is working properly. See Operation Section.
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9 Series VRT Air Cart
Section 8:
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Section Contents
Section 8:
Troubleshooting
8-1
General................................................................................................................................ 8-2
Delivery hoses plugged................................................................................................. 8-2
Hydraulic fan will not turn.............................................................................................. 8-2
Fan turning too slow...................................................................................................... 8-2
Material flowing thru system when unit is stationary and the fan running...................... 8-2
Material not being divided in distribution head.............................................................. 8-2
Material not being metered out...................................................................................... 8-3
Material not being accurately metered out of the metering body................................... 8-4
Plugged seed boots...................................................................................................... 8-5
VRT System......................................................................................................................... 8-6
Motors will not turn in Manual Mode (Controller OFF)................................................... 8-6
Motors will not turn in Operation Mode (Controller ON)................................................. 8-6
Motors turn continuously in Operation Mode................................................................. 8-6
Motors turn continuously in Calibration Mode................................................................ 8-6
Monitor................................................................................................................................. 8-7
Monitor lights up but does not seem to work................................................................. 8-7
No fan display................................................................................................................ 8-7
No ground speed display............................................................................................... 8-7
No display, no back light................................................................................................ 8-7
Bin indicates always empty........................................................................................... 8-7
Bin indicates always full................................................................................................. 8-7
Conveyor............................................................................................................................. 8-8
The conveyor is vibrating............................................................................................... 8-8
Capacity is too low........................................................................................................ 8-8
The conveyor plugs....................................................................................................... 8-8
Driveline shear bolt shears frequently............................................................................ 8-8
Cleated belt is slipping or loose..................................................................................... 8-9
Cleated belt is rubbing side of housing or cleats are coming loose or wearing............. 8-9
Brakes.................................................................................................................................. 8-9
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
8-1
Troubleshooting
Cause
Correction
Insufficient air flow.
Clean fan impeller blades.
Clean fan intake screen.
Increase fan rpm.
Hose sag.
Shorten hoses or add additional supports.
Seed boots plugged with dirt.
Clean seed boots.
See “Seed Boot Plugging” below.
Hose obstruction.
Remove obstruction from hose.
Air delivery hose partly off
manifold.
Reinstall hose properly on manifold.
Kinked hoses.
Straighten hoses and properly secure them to
framework.
Obstruction in divider head.
Remove access door and clear obstruction from
appropriate outlets - be sure to use appropriate
screens when filling.
Exceeding machine’s delivery
capabilities.
Reduce ground speed and speed up fan.
Poorly mounted hoses.
Reroute hoses.
Selector valve in wrong position.
Switch the selector to fan position.
Hydraulic hoses not connected
properly to tractor.
Reverse hydraulic hoses.
Insufficient oil flow.
Perform flow test.
Flow to hydraulic motor.
Increase flow control setting.
Low hydraulic pressure.
Check hydraulic pressure minimum 2100 psi.
Material flowing thru system
when unit is stationary and
the fan running
Damaged metering wheel.
Replace metering wheel.
Incorrect Seed Plate installed.
Adjust as required. See “Seed Plate Settings”.
Material not being divided in
distribution head
Head partially blocked.
Remove blockage and reinstall hose.
Kinked hose running to shank.
Straighten or replace hose.
Problem
General
Delivery hoses plugged
Hydraulic fan will not turn
Fan turning too slow
8-2
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Correction
Material not being divided in
distribution head
Head partially blocked.
Remove blockage and reinstall hose.
Kinked hose running to shank.
Straighten or replace hose.
Damaged distribution section
on head.
Replace head with new one.
Bent or damaged diffuser pipe.
Straighten or replace diffuser pipe.
Secondary hose length.
See “Secondary Hose” in Operation Section.
Tanks not pressurized.
Inspect lid seals.
Clean pressurization hoses.
Main drive chain not installed.
Install drive chain properly on Drive Sprocket.
Drive chain or chains broken.
Install new chain.
Ensure connecting link is installed correctly.
Curved part of spring clip should face the direction
of chain travel.
Massive air leak in tank, resulting
in material being blown up out of
the metering cup.
Repair the air leak.
See “Air Leaks” in Maintenance Section.
See “Tank Lid Adjustment” in Maintenance Section.
Material caked up in tank.
Remove material and completely clean out the
tank.
Excessively wet material in tank.
Remove wet material and use reasonably dry
material.
Coupler bolt sheared.
Replace with Grade 8 bolt.
Material not being metered
out
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8-3
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Correction
Material not being accurately
metered out of the metering
body
Air delivery hoses loose, cracked
or pulled off.
Tighten the hoses, replace cracked hoses or install
hoses pulled off their respective locations.
Inlet screen to fan blocked off.
Clean off material that is blocking the fan screen.
Incorrect Seed Plate installed.
Install correct Seed Plate
Seed Plate lock not adjusted
correctly.
Adjust Seed Plate lock - See Maintenance Section.
Material caked up above one or
more of the metering cups.
Clean out caked up material.
Excessively damp material in
tank.
Use reasonably dry, fresh material only.
Foreign obstruction in tank above
metering wheels.
Remove obstruction, and always fill tanks through
the screen.
Caked up metering wheels on
some or all of the metering cups.
Clean out the metering cups and wheels.
Damaged metering wheels.
Replace damaged metering wheels.
Metering wheels mismatched to
secondary outlet.
Install correct wheels to head.
1 3/4” wide wheel for 7 outlet head.
2” wide wheel for 8 outlet head.
2 1/4” wide wheel for 9 outlet head.
2 1/2” wide wheel for 10 outlet head.
Be sure appropriate spacers are also used.
Collector Valves set incorrectly
on Double Shoot machines.
See Operation Section.
Air Leak in System.
Adjust lids and doors as necessary.
Replace damaged seals.
See Maintenance Section.
Meterbody pressurization hose
disconnected.
Reconnect hose to meterbody/plenum.
8-4
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Correction
Plugged seed boots
Backing up with openers near or
in the ground.
Lift machine all the way up before backing up.
Turning very sharp with openers
near or in the ground.
Lift machine all the way up when making sharp
turns.
Lowering machine without any
forward motion.
Always have forward motion when lowering
machine.
Worn openers or sweeps.
Replace openers.
Severely bent or damaged boots.
Straighten or replace as required.
Excessively wet conditions.
Change openers, operate when drier.
Opener Adjustment.
See “Opener Adjustment” in Operation Section.
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
8-5
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Correction
Not equipped with a Third Tank.
Disconnect wire harness from solenoid ‘1’ and turn
adjusting knob fully out.
Selector valve (Fan/Auger).
Switch selector valve to fan position.
Hydraulic oil flow.
Ensure hydraulic lever is properly engaged.
Not equipped with a Third Tank.
Disconnect wire harness from solenoid ‘1’ and turn
adjusting knob fully out.
Selector valve.
Switch selector valve to fan position.
Hydraulic oil flow.
Ensure hydraulic lever is properly engaged.
VRT Sensor Gap.
Gap should be 0.030” (0.76 mm).
Shaft Motor Solenoids.
Zero Shaft Motors.
VRT Sensor Gap.
Gap should be 0.030” (0.76 mm).
VRT Sensor Gap.
Gap should be 0.030” (0.76 mm).
VRT System
Motors will not turn in Manual
Mode (Controller OFF)
Motors will not turn in
Operation Mode (Controller
ON)
Motors turn continuously in
Operation Mode
Motors turn continuously in
Calibration Mode
8-6
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Correction
Faulty monitor.
Replace monitor.
C o m p l e te ly d i s c o n n e c te d
harness.
Connect harness.
Incorrect gap between sensor
and target.
Gap should be 0.030” (0.76 mm).
Faulty sensor.
Replace sensor.
Broken or shorted wire.
Replace or repair harness.
Sensor to magnet gap too large.
Gap should be 0.030” (0.76 mm).
Monitor
Monitor lights up but does
not seem to work
No fan display
No ground speed display
Faulty sensor.
Replace sensor.
Broken or shorted wire.
Replace or repair harness.
No display, no back light
Bin indicates always empty
Bin indicates always full
9 Series VRT Air Cart Switched off.
Switch unit on.
Poor power connections at the
battery.
Ensure good connections.
Replace monitor.
Battery below 10.8 volts.
Check battery voltage.
Temperature below -10C or
above +40C.
Operate between -10C and +40C.
Broken wire.
Repair wire.
Faulty sensor.
Replace sensor.
Wires not hooked to sensor.
Hook up correctly.
Blocked light beam on
photoelectric sensor.
Remove object blocking the beam.
Wire shorted to ground.
Repair or replace wire.
Faulty sensor.
Replace Sensor.
August 2015
8-7
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Correction
Damage can occur to the belting,
causing a noise. Damage usually
is caused from foreign material
being run through the conveyor.
It may be necessary to remove the belting for
inspection.
The belt is not tracking in the
center of the conveyor.
Track the belt.
There may not be enough grain
reaching the conveyor.
Make sure the intake has not bridged over,
restricting flow. The belt needs to be covered to
achieve maximum capacity.
Conveyor belt is moving too slow.
Check the belt speed. Low capacity will result from
speeds slower than recommended.
Conveyor
The conveyor is vibrating
Capacity is too low
Belt needs tightening.
The conveyor plugs
The conveyor may be “jamming”
because too much grain is
reaching the conveyor.
Decrease the amount of grain the conveyor is
gathering.
The grain may be wet.
If wet grain or other hard to move materials is being
conveyed, reduce the amount of grain being fed
into hopper.
The conveyor may be jammed
with foreign material.
Remove any foreign material in the conveyor.
The discharge end may be
plugged.
Unplug any plugs at the discharge end of the
conveyor.
Pulley has spun out and burned
the belt in two.
Cut and resplice the belt, An additional piece of
belting may be required.
Tighten and retrack the belt.
Driveline shear bolt shears
frequently.
8-8
Grain may be flowing too quickly
into the hopper.
Reduce the flow rate of grain into hopper.
The discharge of grain from the
conveyor may be restricted.
Inspect conveyor intake and discharge for damage.
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Correction
Cleated belt is slipping or
loose.
Belt tension too low.
Tension belt to 23 ft. lbs. on the adjustment bolts.
Tension hopper belt to 80 in. lbs. or until center of
the belt rises off the suport pan underneath.
Belt is extremely dirty.
Clean traction side of belt.
Belt misaligned.
Align belt so its tracks center of idle and drive
rollers. Tighten the side of the belt that is tracked
off the roller.
Cleated belt is rubbing side
of housing or cleats are
coming loose or wearing.
Brakes
Indicator on “In Cab Controller”
Shows no connection between towed
and towing-vehicle.
Inspect plug and wiring for open circuit. Consult
applicable wiring diagram to assure proper wiring
connections.
Poor response time
Check and add brake fluid as required (figure
5.4.2A-pg.22
Bleed brake lines and devices
Check input for adequate “charge” (12 VDC)
Inadequate or excessive Cart braking.
Adjust “gain” control on In-Cab Controller.
BrakeRite unit runs but does not build
pressure.
Assure proper brake fluid level, add fluid and bleed
the system as required.
BrakeRite unit does not run when the
Tractor brake pedal is depressed
Verify and connect wire connections in the entire
electrical circuit.
BrakeRite unit does not run when the
in-cab manual override is activated.
Verify and connect wire connections in the entire
electrical circuit.
Experience has shown that virtually all problems with BrakeRite units are the result of INCORRECT OR
FAILED WIRING. If problems arise consult the applicable wiring diagram (Section 9.0) and inspect all wiring
and terminations.
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8-9
Troubleshooting
Notes
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9 Series VRT Air Cart
Section 9:
Options Assembly
Options Assembly
Section Contents
Section 9:
Options Assembly
9-1
Rear Tow Hitch..................................................................................................................9-2
Tow Behind Hydraulic Extension Kit for Rear Tow Hitch.............................................9-3
Full Bin Indicator................................................................................................................9-4
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9-1
Options Assembly
Rear Tow Hitch
• Attach the upper bracket to the air cart frame with 1
1/4” x 2 1/4” pins and 1/4” x 2 1/4” cotter pins.
• Attach the lower bracket to the air cart frame with 1
1/4” x 5 1/4” pins and 1/4” x 2 1/4” cotter pins.
• Attach the upper bracket to lower bracket with a 1
1/4” x 4 3/4” pin and 1/4” x 2 1/4” cotter pin.
Note: Maximum draft load is 15,000 lbs (6,818 kg).
9-2
August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
Options
Tow Behind Hydraulic Extension Kit for Rear Tow Hitch
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
Part No.
S39503
C31369
C-4403
C15318
N34620
N37876
S-1379
N16608
N34498
N34488
N21691
N16257
D-4808
W-469
W-473
S29960
S29961
D-5249
S-1299
C-3918
W-521
W-522
W-523
W-512
W-513
W-514
D-4838
C-4392
H38276
Description
Qty
Hyd Hose - 1/4 x 132 Lg W/9/16-18 FJIC........................................................................... 2
Hyd Hose - 1/2 x 468 W7/8 - 14 FJIC................................................................................. 2
Tee - (2) 9/16-18 MJIC x (1) 9/16-18 FJIC........................................................................... 2
90 Elbow - 7/8-14 MJIC x 7/8-14 MORB............................................................................ 2
Connector - Swivel - 7/8-14 MORB x 7/8-14 FJIC.............................................................. 4
Reducer - 3/4-16 MJIC x 9/16-18 FJIC............................................................................... 2
Pioneer Coupler Assembly................................................................................................. 1
Coupler Clamp - Female Pioneer....................................................................................... 2
Male Pioneer Tip - 7/8-14 FORB........................................................................................ 2
Pioneer Coupler - 7/8-14 FORB......................................................................................... 4
Mounting Bracket............................................................................................................... 1
Spacer................................................................................................................................ 3
Oil Line Clamp................................................................................................................... 2
Hex Bolt - 1/4 x 3/4............................................................................................................ 2
Hex Bolt - 5/16 x 1 1/2........................................................................................................ 2
Tag - Hose ID - Wing Lift - FOLD........................................................................................ 3
Tag - Hose ID - Wing Lift - UNFOLD.................................................................................. 3
Hex Bolt - 3/8 x 3 1/4......................................................................................................... 1
Hex Bolt - 3/8 x 4 1/2......................................................................................................... 1
Hex Bolt - 3/8 x 5............................................................................................................... 1
Lockwasher - 1/4................................................................................................................ 2
Lockwasher - 5/16.............................................................................................................. 2
Lockwasher - 3/8 . ............................................................................................................. 3
Hex Nut - 1/4...................................................................................................................... 2
Hex Nut - 5/16.................................................................................................................... 2
Hex Nut - 3/8 ..................................................................................................................... 3
Tie Strap............................................................................................................................. 10
Reducer - 7/8-14 FJIC x 9/16-18 MJIC............................................................................... 1
Kit - Hydraulic Extension (Includes All Items above)
(ORDER THROUGH WHOLEGOODS)
9 Series VRT Air Cart August 2015
9-3
Options Assembly
Full Bin Indicator
Remove bolt and washer from tank.
Install wire harness #27 through hole and place
groument #28 in the hole around the harness.
Attach Fill Sensor Bracket to ladder inside of tank.
Position Fill Sensor approximately 16” (40 cm) from the
top of the tank.
Adjust bracket length to locate sensor 1” (2.5 cm) from
tank wall.
Final positioning of sensor is the responsibility of the
operator.
WASHER & BOLT
Remove washer and bolt
LADDER
FILL SENSOR
Fill Sensor - Optional
FILL INDICATOR
Fill Indicator
9-4
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9 Series VRT Air Cart
Lighting
Full Bin Indicator & Work Lights
Item
Part No.
1
N55833
2
N40540
3
N53228
4
N34682
5
N34681
6
W-1552
7
W-521
8
W-512
9
N34715 9A D-4838
10 N53231
11 W-475
12 D-5279
13 N42143
14 N42145
15 N42090
16 N15112
17 N42091
18 N42098
19 N37014
20 N37016
21 N42089
22 N42092
23 N34715 24 N36597
25 N36143
26 S-4747
27 N42198
28 N53885
29 N53884
30 N53886
Description
Qty
Mount Plate - Bolt-On..................................................................................................................... 1
Switch Box........................................................................................................................................ 1
Work Light LED................................................................................................................................ 2
Cable - Two Light Adapter................................................................................................................. 1
Cable - Auger Light........................................................................................................................... 1
Hex Bolt - 1/4 x 1.............................................................................................................................. 2
Lockwasher - 1/4.............................................................................................................................. 2
Hex Nut - 1/4.................................................................................................................................... 2
Tie Strap - 5.6 Lg.............................................................................................................................. 17
Tie Strap - 14 1/2 Lg......................................................................................................................... 5
Backing Washer - 11/32 ID x 1 1/8 OD x .1345 Thick....................................................................... 2
Hex Bolt - 3/8 x 1 lg......................................................................................................................... 2
Lock Nut - 3/8 Serrated Flange...................................................................................................... 2
Following Item Quantities are listed per Tank
Bracket - Ladder Mount.................................................................................................................... 1
Switch Bracket.................................................................................................................................. 1
Level Sensor..................................................................................................................................... 1
Hex Bolt - 5/16 x 3/4......................................................................................................................... 2
U-Bolt - 5/16 x 2 1/4.......................................................................................................................... 4
Locknut - 5/16 stainless.................................................................................................................... 10
Cable - 5 ft (Used in Tank 2 and Tank 3) ......................................................................................... 1
Cable - 10 ft (Used in Tank 1 and Tank 4)......................................................................................... 1
Cable - 11 ft (Used in each Tank)...................................................................................................... 1
Grommet........................................................................................................................................... 1
Tie Strap - 5.6 Lg.............................................................................................................................. 10
Hex Bolt -1/4 X 3/4 HEX UNC SS304.............................................................................................. 1
Nut - Nylon - 1/4 Flange................................................................................................................... 1
Washer - 0.281 ID x 1.75OD x 14GA............................................................................................... 2
Seal - Full Bin Hole Washer.............................................................................................................. 2
Following Items Stair Down Warning Light
Ladder Warning Light Harness......................................................................................................... 1
SPDT Switch.................................................................................................................................... 1
Strobe Light...................................................................................................................................... 1
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9-5
Options Assembly
Notes
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August 2015
9 Series VRT Air Cart
www.morris-industries.com
Corporate Head Office
and Training Centre:
2131 Airport Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7L 7E1 Canada
Phone: 306-933-8585
Fax:
306-933-8626
It is the policy of Morris Industries Ltd. to improve its products whenever it is possible to do so.
Morris Industries reserves the right to make changes or add improvements at any time without
incurring any obligation to make such changes on machines sold previously.
Printed in Canada
August 2015
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