EIGHT Series XL Operator's Manual - VRT

EIGHT Series XL Operator's Manual - VRT
N42298-01
VRT AIR CART
EIGHT Series XL
Manual
OPERATOR’S
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
Front Side ................................................................................................................ 1-10
Rear Side ................................................................................................................ 1-10
Left Side .................................................................................................................. 1-11
Right Side ................................................................................................................ 1-12
Lighting and Marking ...................................................................................................... 1-13
Section 2:
Specifications ............................................................................................................. 2-1
8240XL ...................................................................................................................... 2-2
8300XL ...................................................................................................................... 2-3
8336XL ...................................................................................................................... 2-4
8370XL ...................................................................................................................... 2-5
8425XL ...................................................................................................................... 2-6
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
Right Hand Side Ladder ............................................................................................. 4-3
Options ............................................................................................................................ 4-4
Full Bin Indicator ....................................................................................................... 4-4
Mounted Harrow Kit ................................................................................................... 4-4
Double Shoot Distribution .......................................................................................... 4-5
Hitch Stand Kit (Tow Behind) ..................................................................................... 4-5
Flow Sensors ............................................................................................................. 4-6
Rear Tow Hitch ........................................................................................................... 4-6
Seed Boots ............................................................................................................... 4-6
Section 5:
Operation ..................................................................................................................... 5-1
Application ....................................................................................................................... 5-3
Tractor .............................................................................................................................. 5-3
Tires .......................................................................................................................... 5-3
Hydraulics ................................................................................................................. 5-3
Drawbar ..................................................................................................................... 5-3
Hitching to Tractor (Seeding Tool or Tow Between Cart) ..................................................... 5-4
Tractor Drawbar Requirements ................................................................................... 5-4
Hitching to Seeding Tool (Tow Between Cart) .................................................................... 5-5
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Hitching Front Castor (Tow Behind Cart) ........................................................................... 5-6
Hitching to Seeding Tool (Tow Behind Cart) ...................................................................... 5-7
Hydraulic Connections ............................................................................................... 5-9
Unhitching from Tractor (Seeding Tool or Tow Between Cart) ........................................... 5-10
Unhitching from Seeding Tool (Tow Between Cart) .......................................................... 5-10
Unhitching from Seeding Tool (Tow Behind Cart) ............................................................ 5-11
Transport ........................................................................................................................ 5-12
Speed ...................................................................................................................... 5-12
Lights ...................................................................................................................... 5-12
Tow Hitch (Tow Behind Units) ................................................................................... 5-12
Preparing VRT ................................................................................................................ 5-13
Zero Shaft Hydraulic Motor Solenoids ...................................................................... 5-13
Verify VRT Hydraulic Assembly ............................................................................... 5-14
Metering System ............................................................................................................ 5-15
Secondary Hose Installation .................................................................................... 5-16
Seed Plate Sizes ..................................................................................................... 5-17
Seed Plate Installation ............................................................................................. 5-18
Bin Level Adjustment ..................................................................................................... 5-19
Full Bin Indicator ............................................................................................................ 5-19
Filling Tank ..................................................................................................................... 5-20
Unloading Tanks ............................................................................................................. 5-24
Rate Calibration ............................................................................................................. 5-25
Actual Sample ......................................................................................................... 5-27
Calibration Chart - Imperial ............................................................................................. 5-30
Metering Rate Adjustment .............................................................................................. 5-33
Seeding Fine Seeds (Canola, Mustard, etc.) .................................................................. 5-35
Applying Inoculant ......................................................................................................... 5-35
Hydraulic Fan Drive ........................................................................................................ 5-36
Quick Coupler ................................................................................................................ 5-37
Fan Speed Recommendations ........................................................................................ 5-37
Double Shoot Settings ................................................................................................... 5-39
18 Outlet Plenum ..................................................................................................... 5-39
27 Outlet Plenum ..................................................................................................... 5-40
Double and Triple Shoot Settings .................................................................................... 5-41
Collector Valve Settings ........................................................................................... 5-41
Flapper Valve Run Test ............................................................................................ 5-41
Double Shoot Settings ................................................................................................... 5-42
Double Shoot Tow Between ...................................................................................... 5-42
Single Shoot Tow Between ....................................................................................... 5-44
Triple Shoot Settings ...................................................................................................... 5-45
Triple Shoot Tow Behind ........................................................................................... 5-45
Double Shoot Tow Behind ........................................................................................ 5-47
Single Shoot Tow Behind ......................................................................................... 5-48
Operating Guidelines ...................................................................................................... 5-49
Check Tire Pressures .............................................................................................. 5-49
Level Seeding Tool Side to Side ............................................................................... 5-49
Level Seeding Tool Front to Rear .............................................................................. 5-49
Worn Seeding Tool Parts .......................................................................................... 5-49
Packing ................................................................................................................... 5-49
Turning ..................................................................................................................... 5-50
Seed Rate Settings ................................................................................................. 5-50
Fertilizer Application ................................................................................................ 5-50
Fan Setting .............................................................................................................. 5-50
Product Application ................................................................................................. 5-50
Adjustments and Operational Checks ...................................................................... 5-51
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Checking Seed Flow ................................................................................................ 5-51
Moisture Alert .......................................................................................................... 5-51
Air Leaks ................................................................................................................. 5-51
Tank Low in Product ................................................................................................ 5-51
Monitor .................................................................................................................... 5-52
Opener Adjustments - Double Shoot Boots .................................................................... 5-53
General Field Operation ................................................................................................. 5-54
Manual Override ............................................................................................................. 5-55
Rate Setting ............................................................................................................ 5-55
Calculating Meter Shaft RPM .................................................................................. 5-55
Operating in Manual Override ......................................................................................... 5-56
6 mph Ground Speed Chart - Direct Drive ................................................................ 5-57
5 mph Ground Speed Chart - Direct Drive ................................................................ 5-58
4 mph Ground Speed Chart - Direct Drive ................................................................ 5-59
6 mph Ground Speed Chart - Slow Speed ............................................................... 5-60
5 mph Ground Speed Chart - Slow Speed ............................................................... 5-61
4 mph Ground Speed Chart - Slow Speed ............................................................... 5-62
Section 6:
Monitor ........................................................................................................................ 6-1
Introduction ...................................................................................................................... 6-3
Identifying Monitor Switches ............................................................................................ 6-4
Identifying Monitor Displays ............................................................................................. 6-4
Function Indicators .................................................................................................... 6-4
Upper Display ............................................................................................................ 6-4
Lower Display ............................................................................................................ 6-4
Bin Level Indicator ..................................................................................................... 6-4
Identifying Variable Rate Console Switches ...................................................................... 6-5
Master On/Off ........................................................................................................... 6-5
Shaft 1 On/Off ........................................................................................................... 6-5
Shaft 2 On/Off ........................................................................................................... 6-5
Shaft 3 On/Off ........................................................................................................... 6-5
Boost ......................................................................................................................... 6-5
Cut ............................................................................................................................ 6-5
Identifying Controller/Override Switches ........................................................................... 6-6
Controller On/Off ....................................................................................................... 6-6
Override Bypass ........................................................................................................ 6-6
Preparing Monitor ............................................................................................................. 6-6
Start-up ............................................................................................................................ 6-7
Normal Start-up ......................................................................................................... 6-7
Special Start-up ......................................................................................................... 6-8
Start-up Error Messages ........................................................................................... 6-8
First Class .......................................................................................................... 6-8
Second Class ...................................................................................................... 6-8
System Installation .......................................................................................................... 6-9
Sensor LEARN Mode ................................................................................................ 6-9
Installation Precautions ............................................................................................. 6-9
Factory Setting for VRT Harness ............................................................................. 6-10
Installation Procedure .............................................................................................. 6-11
Monitor Programming ..................................................................................................... 6-13
Procedure ................................................................................................................ 6-13
Entering Change Settings Mode .............................................................................. 6-13
Exiting from Change Settings Mode ......................................................................... 6-13
Canola Setting ......................................................................................................... 6-14
Determining Tire Circumference ............................................................................... 6-16
PP400 Calculation ................................................................................................... 6-17
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Pulse Counting Mode for PP400 .............................................................................. 6-17
Operation ....................................................................................................................... 6-18
Normal Operation ........................................................................................................... 6-19
Area Display .................................................................................................................. 6-20
Resetting the Field Acre Meter ................................................................................ 6-20
Resetting the Total Acre Meter ................................................................................. 6-20
Application Rate Display ................................................................................................ 6-21
Alarms ........................................................................................................................... 6-22
Introduction ............................................................................................................. 6-22
Sensor Alarm Chart ................................................................................................. 6-23
Bin Level Alarms ..................................................................................................... 6-23
Low Fan Alarms ....................................................................................................... 6-24
Ground Drive “In Motion” Alarm ................................................................................ 6-24
Regular Blockage Module Alarms - Pin Sensors ...................................................... 6-25
Optical Blockage Module Alarms ............................................................................. 6-26
Communication Alarms ............................................................................................ 6-27
System Error Alarms ............................................................................................... 6-27
Flow - Pin Sensors ......................................................................................................... 6-28
Introduction ............................................................................................................. 6-28
Test Mode ................................................................................................................ 6-29
Calibration Mode ...................................................................................................... 6-30
Operation Mode ....................................................................................................... 6-31
Flow - Optical Sensors ................................................................................................... 6-32
Introduction ............................................................................................................. 6-32
Optical Blockage Module Setup ............................................................................... 6-32
Flow Function .......................................................................................................... 6-33
Flow Test ................................................................................................................. 6-33
Flow Calibration ....................................................................................................... 6-34
Sensor Replacement ...................................................................................................... 6-35
Sensor Gap Settings ...................................................................................................... 6-35
Reed Switch Sensors .............................................................................................. 6-35
Variable Reluctance Sensors ................................................................................... 6-35
Hall Effect Sensors ................................................................................................. 6-36
Trouble Shooting Guides ................................................................................................ 6-37
Checking Harness ................................................................................................... 6-37
Checking Sensors ................................................................................................... 6-37
Checking Blockage Modules .................................................................................... 6-37
Section 7:
Maintenance ................................................................................................................ 7-1
General ............................................................................................................................ 7-2
Safety .............................................................................................................................. 7-2
Tighten Bolts .................................................................................................................... 7-3
Tires ................................................................................................................................ 7-3
Daily Maintenance ........................................................................................................... 7-4
Lubrication ...................................................................................................................... 7-5
Air Delivery System ......................................................................................................... 7-6
General ...................................................................................................................... 7-6
Tank Lids ................................................................................................................... 7-7
Tank Lid Adjustment .................................................................................................. 7-7
Air Leak Check .......................................................................................................... 7-8
Fan ............................................................................................................................ 7-9
Fan Screen ................................................................................................................ 7-9
Fan Impeller ............................................................................................................... 7-9
Storage ...................................................................................................................... 7-9
Impeller Clearance ................................................................................................... 7-10
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Hoses ...................................................................................................................... 7-10
Hydraulic Orbit Motor ..................................................................................................... 7-11
Repair/Replacement ................................................................................................ 7-11
Orbit Motor Coupler (17” Diameter Fan only) ............................................................ 7-11
Hydraulics ...................................................................................................................... 7-12
Wheel Bearings .............................................................................................................. 7-13
Metering ......................................................................................................................... 7-14
Metering Wheel Replacement .................................................................................. 7-14
Seed Plate Adjustment ............................................................................................ 7-17
Blank Off Installation ............................................................................................... 7-18
Auger Arm Locks ........................................................................................................... 7-19
Tie Rod - Tow Between ................................................................................................... 7-19
Section 8:
Storage ........................................................................................................................ 8-1
Preparing for Storage ....................................................................................................... 8-2
General ...................................................................................................................... 8-2
Metering Body Storage .............................................................................................. 8-3
Removing From Storage ................................................................................................... 8-4
General ...................................................................................................................... 8-4
Monitor ...................................................................................................................... 8-4
Auger ......................................................................................................................... 8-4
Section 9:
Troubleshooting .......................................................................................................... 9-1
General ...................................................................................................................... 9-2
Delivery hoses plugged .......................................................................................... 9-2
Hydraulic fan will not turn ....................................................................................... 9-2
Fan turning too slow ............................................................................................... 9-2
Material flowing thru system when unit is stationary and the fan running ................ 9-2
Material not being divided in distribution head ......................................................... 9-2
Clutch slipping ........................................................................................................ 9-3
Material not being metered out ............................................................................... 9-3
Material not being accurately metered out of the metering body ............................. 9-4
Plugged seed boots ................................................................................................ 9-5
VRT System .............................................................................................................. 9-7
Motors will not turn in Manual Mode (Controller OFF) ............................................. 9-7
Motors will not turn in Operation Mode (Controller ON) ........................................... 9-7
Motors turn continuously in Operation Mode ........................................................... 9-7
Motors turn continuously in Calibration Mode ......................................................... 9-7
Monitor ...................................................................................................................... 9-7
Monitor lights up but does not seem to work .......................................................... 9-7
No fan display ........................................................................................................ 9-7
No ground speed display ........................................................................................ 9-7
No display, no back light ........................................................................................ 9-7
Bin indicates always empty .................................................................................... 9-7
Bin indicates always full ......................................................................................... 9-7
Section 10:
Options Assembly .................................................................................................... 10-1
Rear Tow Hitch ............................................................................................................... 10-2
Tow Behind Hydraulic Extension Kit for Rear Tow Hitch ........................................... 10-3
Hitch Stand Kit (Tow Behind) .......................................................................................... 10-4
Mounted Harrow Kit ........................................................................................................ 10-5
Full Bin Indicator ............................................................................................................ 10-6
Pin Blockage System .................................................................................................... 10-8
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Option ‘A’ - Full System ........................................................................................... 10-8
Option ‘B’ - Partial System ....................................................................................... 10-9
Option ‘B’ - One Sensor per Head - Secondary Hoses ........................................... 10-10
Option ‘B’ - Two Sensors per Head - Secondary Hoses .......................................... 10-11
Option ‘B’ - Three Sensors per Head - Secondary Hoses ....................................... 10-12
Option ‘B’ - Four Sensors per Head - Secondary Hoses ......................................... 10-13
Installation Procedure ............................................................................................ 10-14
Wiring Procedure ................................................................................................... 10-15
Optical Blockage System ............................................................................................ 10-18
Option ‘A’ - Full System ......................................................................................... 10-18
Option ‘B’ - Partial System ..................................................................................... 10-18
Option ‘B’ - One Sensor per Head - Secondary Hoses ........................................... 10-19
Option ‘B’ - Two Sensors per Head - Secondary Hoses .......................................... 10-20
Option ‘B’ - Three Sensors per Head - Secondary Hoses ....................................... 10-21
Option ‘B’ - Four Sensors per Head - Secondary Hoses ......................................... 10-22
Installation Procedure ............................................................................................ 10-23
Section 11:
Metric ......................................................................................................................... 11-1
Calibration Chart - Metric ............................................................................................... 11-2
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Safety
Safety
Section 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
Front Side ................................................................................................................ 1-10
Rear Side ................................................................................................................ 1-10
Left Side .................................................................................................................. 1-11
Right Side ................................................................................................................ 1-12
Lighting and Marking ...................................................................................................... 1-13
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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 strictly
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.
• REDUCE SPEED with material in tank. Do Not
exceed a speed of 10 mph (16 kph).
• 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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Safety
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.
•
Do not modify the machine.
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.
Caution
Keep service area
clean and dry. Wet or
oily
floors
are
slippery. Wet spots
can be dangerous
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
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
N36262
· 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.
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.
· Secure any guards and shields before starting.
Hydraulic motor and oil lines become
extremely hot from operation.
· Keep hand, feet, hair and clothing away from moving parts.
N36263
· Disconnect and lockout power source before adjusting or servicing.
· Sprockets and chains CAN START MOVING even though
Air Cart is stationary.
N29355
CAUTION
Secure Auger in storage position
before transporting by:
WARNING
1. Locking auger cradle latch.
2. Locking auger arm latch.
N36258
OVERHEAD HAZARD
To prevent serious injury or death:
Stay away from beneath the ladder
when in the raised position or being
lowered.
Keep others away.
N36261
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
Safety Signs - Continued
IMPORTANT
ENSURE THAT ALL WHEEL NUTS
ARE TORQUED TO THE FOLLOWING:
5/8" Tapered Wheel Nuts - 150 ft-lbs
3/4" Flanged Wheel Nuts - 270 ft-lbs
BEFORE FILLING TANK
Ensure each meter is set correctly as described
in the Operator’s Manual.
Ensure Tank clean out door is fully closed.
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
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.
FAILURE TO KEEP AWAY WILL RESULT
IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
MADE IN CANADA
MADE IN CANADA
17102
17098
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
Front Side
Rear Side
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Safety Signs - Continued
Left Side
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Safety Signs - Continued
Right Side
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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
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
1-13
Safety
Lighting and Marking - Continued
Seeding Unit - Tow Between
with Packer Bar
1-14
Seeding Unit - Tow Behind
with Packer Bar
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Section 2:
Specifications
Specifications
Section Contents
Section 2:
Specifications
2-1
8240XL ...................................................................................................................... 2-2
8300XL ...................................................................................................................... 2-3
8336XL ...................................................................................................................... 2-4
8370XL ...................................................................................................................... 2-5
8425XL ...................................................................................................................... 2-6
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
2-1
Specifications
8240XL
Specifications and Options
Model
Configuration
Length without auger (with auger)
8240XL
8240XL
Tow Between
Tow Behind
23' 4" (7.14m) (24' 7" (7.49m))
23' 4" (7.14m) (24' 7" (7.49m))
Height
14' (4.27m)
14' (4.27m)
Width
12' 5" (3.78m)
12' 5" (3.78m)
11,766 lbs. (5,348 kg)
9,595 lbs. (4,361 kg)
Weight (Hydraulic Drive)
Safety Lights
Standard
Standard
Safety Chain
Standard
Standard
Optional 83 bu (2,938 l)
Optional 83 bu (2,938 l)
Tank
- Front Tank
Capacity
- Middle Tank
93 bu (3,272 l)
93 bu (3,272 l)
- Rear Tank
150 bu (5,278 l)
150 bu (5,278 l)
- Total
243 bu (8,550 l )
243 bu (8,550 l )
Tank Screens
Standard
Standard
Tank Access Ladder R.H.S.
Standard
Standard
13" fan - up to 5,500 r.p.m.
17" fan - up to 5,000 r.p.m.
Standard 13" (33 cm)
Optional 17" (43 cm)
12cc (Standard)
18 U.S. gal./min. (68 l/min)
at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 5.5 U.S. gal/min (21 l/min)
16cc (Optional) (Standard on 17" Fan)
21 U.S. gal./min. (80 l/min)
at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 5.5 U.S. gal/min (21 l/min)
13" fan - up to 5,500 r.p.m.
17" fan - up to 5,000 r.p.m.
Standard 13" (33 cm)
Optional 17" (43 cm)
12cc (Standard)
18 U.S. gal./min. (68 l/min)
at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 5.5 U.S. gal/min (21 l/min)
16cc (Optional) (Standard on 17" Fan)
21 U.S. gal./min. (80 l/min)
at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 5.5 U.S. gal/min (21 l/min)
Rated Fan Speed
Fan Impeller Diameter
Hydraulic Drive - piston type orbit motor
(Closed Centre or Closed Centre Load
Sensing systems required)
Hydraulic requirements for Air Car t only at
Rated Fan Speed.
Standard (10" Dia x 21' Lg.) (0.25m Dia x 6.4m Lg.)
Loading Auger
Tires
- Standard (Front)
- Optional (Front)
- Standard (Rear)
- Optional (Rear)
Metering - Ground Driven
- Variable Rate (VRT)
- GPS Compatible VRT
N/A
N/A
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
23.1 x 26 - 12 ply rating AWT
23.1 x 26 - 10 ply rating Rice
30.5 x 32 - 12 ply rating AWT
30.5 x 32 - 14 ply rating Lug
800/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
900/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
Standard
Standard (10" Dia x 21' Lg.) (0.25m Dia x 6.4m Lg.)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
21.5 x 16.1 - 10 ply rating Soft Trac
21.5 x 16.1 - 12 ply rating Lug
560/65 D24 LI 140 Soft Trac
500/70 R24 Lug
23.1 x 26 - 12 ply rating AWT
23.1 x 26 - 10 ply rating Rice
30.5 x 32 - 12 ply rating AWT
30.5 x 32 - 14 ply rating Lug
800/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
900/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
Standard
Optional
Optional
Optional - FarmScan Monitor
Optional - FarmScan Monitor
Meter Shut Off
Electric
Electric
Number Secondar y Runs - Single Shoot
21 to 90
21 to 90
Number Secondar y Runs - Double Shoot
Primar y Hose - Diameter
42 to 180
42 to 180
2 1/2" (6.4 cm)
2 1/2" (6.4 cm)
15/16" (2.4 cm)
15/16" (2.4 cm)
Formed heavy wall 4" x 10"
(10 cm x 25.4 cm) tubing
Formed heavy wall 4" x 10"
(10 cm x 25.4 cm) tubing
Walk Through Tank
Standard
Standard
Easy Clean Out System
Standard
Standard
Secondar y Hose - Diameter
Frame
Meter Drive Options
Standard
Standard
Monitor
(Shaft Motion (3), Bin Level (3), Fan Speed,
Acre Tally, Ground Speed)
Standard
Optional Seed Flow
Standard
Optional Seed Flow
Work Switch (Mounted to Seeding Machine)
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
Standard
(Max 26,000 lb Draft Load)
(Max 11,818 kg Draft Load)
Optional
(Max 15,000 lb Draft Load)
(Max 6,818 kg Draft Load)
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
N/A
Optional
- Second Clutch (For spot fer tilizing on the go)
Rear Tow Hitch
Mechanical Acre Meter
Hitch Stand
2-2
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Specifications
8300XL
Specifications and Options
Model
Configuration
Length without auger (with auger)
8300XL
8300XL
Tow Between
Tow Behind
23' 4" (7.14m) (24' 7" (7.49m))
23' 4" (7.14m) (24' 7" (7.49m))
Height
15' (4.57m)
15' (4.57m)
Width
13' 4" (4.06m)
12' 5" (3.78m)
11,986 lbs. (5,448 kg)
9,815 lbs. (4,461 kg)
Weight (Hydraulic Drive)
Safety Lights
Standard
Standard
Safety Chain
Standard
Standard
Optional 83 bu (2,938 l)
Optional 83 bu (2,938 l)
Tank
- Front Tank
Capacity
- Middle Tank
- Rear Tank
- Total
117 bu (4,126 l)
117 bu (4,126 l)
186 bu (6,537 l)
186 bu (6,537 l)
303 bu (10,663 l )
303 bu (10,663 l )
Tank Screens
Standard
Standard
Tank Access Ladder R.H.S.
Standard
Standard
13" fan - up to 5,500 r.p.m.
17" fan - up to 5,000 r.p.m.
Standard 13" (33 cm)
Optional 17" (43 cm)
12cc (Standard)
18 U.S. gal./min. (68 l/min)
at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 5.5 U.S. gal/min (21 l/min)
16cc (Optional) (Standard on 17" Fan)
21 U.S. gal./min. (80 l/min)
at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 5.5 U.S. gal/min (21 l/min)
13" fan - up to 5,500 r.p.m.
17" fan - up to 5,000 r.p.m.
Standard 13" (33 cm)
Optional 17" (43 cm)
12cc (Standard)
18 U.S. gal./min. (68 l/min)
at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 5.5 U.S. gal/min (21 l/min)
16cc (Optional) (Standard on 17" Fan)
21 U.S. gal./min. (80 l/min)
at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 5.5 U.S. gal/min (21 l/min)
Rated Fan Speed
Fan Impeller Diameter
Hydraulic Drive - piston type orbit motor
(Closed Centre or Closed Centre Load
Sensing systems required)
Hydraulic requirements for Air Car t only at
Rated Fan Speed.
Standard (10" Dia x 21' Lg.) (0.25m Dia x 6.4m Lg.)
Loading Auger
Tires
N/A
N/A
- Standard (Front)
- Optional (Front)
- Standard (Rear)
- Optional (Rear)
Metering - Ground Driven
- Variable Rate (VRT)
- GPS Compatible VRT
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
30.5 x 32 - 12 ply rating AWT
30.5 x 32 - 14 ply rating Lug
800/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
900/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
Standard
Standard (10" Dia x 21' Lg.) (0.25m Dia x 6.4m Lg.)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
21.5 x 16.1 - 10 ply rating Soft Trac
21.5 x 16.1 - 12 ply rating Lug
560/65 D24 LI 140 Soft Trac
500/70 R24 Lug
23.1 x 26 - 12 ply rating AWT
23.1 x 26 - 10 ply rating Rice
30.5 x 32 - 12 ply rating AWT
30.5 x 32 - 14 ply rating Lug
800/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
900/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
Standard
Optional
Optional
Optional - FarmScan Monitor
Optional - FarmScan Monitor
Meter Shut Off
Electric
Electric
Number Secondar y Runs - Single Shoot
21 to 90
21 to 90
Number Secondar y Runs - Double Shoot
Primar y Hose - Diameter
42 to 180
42 to 180
2 1/2" (6.4 cm)
2 1/2" (6.4 cm)
15/16" (2.4 cm)
15/16" (2.4 cm)
Formed heavy wall 4" x 10"
(10 cm x 25.4 cm) tubing
Formed heavy wall 4" x 10"
(10 cm x 25.4 cm) tubing
Walk Through Tank
Standard
Standard
Easy Clean Out System
Standard
Standard
Secondar y Hose - Diameter
Frame
Meter Drive Options
Standard
Standard
Monitor
(Shaft Motion (3), Bin Level (3), Fan Speed,
Acre Tally, Ground Speed)
Standard
Optional Seed Flow
Standard
Optional Seed Flow
Work Switch (Mounted to Seeding Machine)
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
Standard
(Max 26,000 lb Draft Load)
(Max 11,818 kg Draft Load)
Optional
(Max 15,000 lb Draft Load)
(Max 6,818 kg Draft Load)
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
N/A
Optional
-Second Clutch (For spot fer tilizing on the go)
Rear Tow Hitch
Mechanical Acre Meter
Hitch Stand
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
2-3
Specifications
8336XL
Specifications and Options
Model
Configuration
Length without auger (with auger)
8336XL
8336XL
Tow Between
Tow Behind
23' 4" (7.14m) (24' 7" (7.49m))
23' 4" (7.14m) (24' 7" (7.49m))
Height
13' 4" (4.06)
13' 4" (4.06)
Width
13' 4" (4.06)
12' 5" (3.78)
12,611 lbs. (5,732 kg)
10,440 lbs. (4,745 kg)
Safety Lights
Standard
Standard
Safety Chain
Standard
Standard
103 bu (3,650 l)
103 bu (3,650 l)
Weight (Hydraulic Drive)
Tank
- Front Tank
Capacity
- Middle Tank
- Rear Tank
- Total
93 bu (3,272 l)
93 bu (3,272 l)
150 bu (5,278 l)
150 bu (5,278 l)
346 bu (12,200 l)
346 bu (12,200 l)
Tank Screens
Standard
Standard
Tank Access Ladder R.H.S.
Standard
Standard
13" fan - up to 5,500 r.p.m.
17" fan - up to 5,000 r.p.m.
Standard 13" (33 cm)
Optional 17" (43 cm)
12cc (Standard)
18 U.S. gal./min. (68 l/min)
at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 5.5 U.S. gal/min (21 l/min)
16cc (Optional) (Standard on 17" Fan)
21 U.S. gal./min. (80 l/min)
at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 5.5 U.S. gal/min (21 l/min)
13" fan - up to 5,500 r.p.m.
17" fan - up to 5,000 r.p.m.
Standard 13" (33 cm)
Optional 17" (43 cm)
12cc (Standard)
18 U.S. gal./min. (68 l/min)
at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 5.5 U.S. gal/min (21 l/min)
16cc (Optional) (Standard on 17" Fan)
21 U.S. gal./min. (80 l/min)
at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 5.5 U.S. gal/min (21 l/min)
Rated Fan Speed
Fan Impeller Diameter
Hydraulic Drive - piston type orbit motor
(Closed Centre or Closed Centre Load
Sensing systems required)
Hydraulic requirements for Air Car t only at
Rated Fan Speed.
Standard (10" Dia x 21' Lg.) (0.25m Dia x 6.4m Lg.)
Loading Auger
Tires
- Standard (Front)
- Optional (Front)
- Standard (Rear)
- Optional (Rear)
Metering - Ground Driven
- Variable Rate (VRT)
- GPS Compatible VRT
N/A
N/A
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
30.5 x 32 - 12 ply rating AWT
30.5 x 32 - 14 ply rating Lug
800/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
900/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
Standard
Standard (10" Dia x 21' Lg.) (0.25m Dia x 6.4m Lg.)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
21.5 x 16.1 - 10 ply rating Soft Trac
21.5 x 16.1 - 12 ply rating Lug
560/65 D24 LI 140 Soft Trac
500/70 R24 Lug
23.1 x 26 - 12 ply rating AWT
23.1 x 26 - 10 ply rating Rice
30.5 x 32 - 12 ply rating AWT
30.5 x 32 - 14 ply rating Lug
800/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
900/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
Standard
Optional
Optional
Optional - FarmScan Monitor
Optional - FarmScan Monitor
Meter Shut Off
Electric
Electric
Number Secondar y Runs - Single Shoot
21 to 90
21 to 90
Number Secondar y Runs - Double Shoot
Primar y Hose - Diameter
42 to 180
42 to 180
2 1/2" (6.4 cm)
2 1/2" (6.4 cm)
15/16" (2.4 cm)
15/16" (2.4 cm)
Formed heavy wall 4" x 10"
(10 cm x 25.4 cm) tubing
Formed heavy wall 4" x 10"
(10 cm x 25.4 cm) tubing
Walk Through Tank
Standard
Standard
Easy Clean Out System
Standard
Standard
Secondar y Hose - Diameter
Frame
Meter Drive Options
Standard
Standard
Monitor
(Shaft Motion (3), Bin Level (3), Fan Speed,
Acre Tally, Ground Speed)
Standard
Optional Seed Flow
Standard
Optional Seed Flow
Work Switch (Mounted to Seeding Machine)
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
Standard
(Max 26,000 lb Draft Load)
(Max 11,818 kg Draft Load)
Optional
(Max 15,000 lb Draft Load)
(Max 6,818 kg Draft Load)
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
N/A
Optional
-Second Clutch (For spot fer tilizing on the go)
Rear Tow Hitch
Mechanical Acre Meter
Hitch Stand
2-4
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Specifications
8370XL
Specifications and Options
Model
Configuration
Length without auger (with auger)
8370XL
8370XL
Tow Between
Tow Behind
23' 4" (7.14m) (24' 7" (7.49m))
23' 4" (7.14m) (24' 7" (7.49m))
Height
15' (4.57m)
15' (4.57m)
Width
13' 4" (4.06m)
13' 4" (4.06m)
13,618 lbs. with 3rd tank
10,440 lbs. (4,745 kg)
Weight (Hydraulic Drive)
Safety Lights
Standard
Standard
Safety Chain
Standard
Standard
Optional 83 bu (2,938 l)
Optional 83 bu (2,938 l)
Tank
- Front Tank
Capacity
- Middle Tank
- Rear Tank
- Total
174 bu (6,184 l)
174 bu (6,184 l)
186 bu (6,537 l)
186 bu (6,537 l)
360 bu (12,721 l )
360 bu (12,721 l )
Tank Screens
Standard
Standard
Tank Access Ladder R.H.S.
Standard
Standard
13" fan - up to 5,500 r.p.m.
17" fan - up to 5,000 r.p.m.
Standard 13" (33 cm)
Optional 17" (43 cm)
12cc (Standard)
18 U.S. gal./min. (68 l/min)
at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 5.5 U.S. gal/min (21 l/min)
16cc (Optional) (Standard on 17" Fan)
21 U.S. gal./min. (80 l/min)
at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 5.5 U.S. gal/min (21 l/min)
13" fan - up to 5,500 r.p.m.
17" fan - up to 5,000 r.p.m.
Standard 13" (33 cm)
Optional 17" (43 cm)
12cc (Standard)
18 U.S. gal./min. (68 l/min)
at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 5.5 U.S. gal/min (21 l/min)
16cc (Optional) (Standard on 17" Fan)
21 U.S. gal./min. (80 l/min)
at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 5.5 U.S. gal/min (21 l/min)
Rated Fan Speed
Fan Impeller Diameter
Hydraulic Drive - piston type orbit motor
(Closed Centre or Closed Centre Load
Sensing systems required)
Hydraulic requirements for Air Car t only at
Rated Fan Speed.
Loading Auger
Tires
- Standard (Front)
- Optional (Front)
- Standard (Rear)
- Optional (Rear)
Metering - Ground Driven
- Variable Rate (VRT)
- GPS Compatible VRT
Standard (10" Dia x 21' Lg.) (0.25m Dia x 6.4m Lg.)
N/A
N/A
(2) 800/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
(2) 900/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
Standard
Standard (10" Dia x 21' Lg.) (0.25m Dia x 6.4m Lg.)
(2) 560/65 D24 - LI 140 Soft Trac
(2) 500/70 R24 Lug
(2) 30.5 x 32 - 12 ply rating AWT
(2) 30.5 x 32 - 14 ply rating Lug
(2) 800/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
(2) 900/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
Standard
Optional
Optional
Optional - FarmScan Monitor
Optional - FarmScan Monitor
Meter Shut Off
Electric
Electric
Number Secondary Runs - Single Shoot
21 to 90
21 to 90
Number Secondary Runs - Double Shoot
Primary Hose - Diameter
42 to 180
42 to 180
2 1/2" (6.4 cm)
2 1/2" (6.4 cm)
15/16" (2.4 cm)
15/16" (2.4 cm)
Formed heavy wall 4" x 10" (10 cm x 25.4 cm) tubing
Formed heavy wall 4" x 10" (10 cm x 25.4 cm) tubing
Walk Through Tank
Standard
Standard
Easy Clean Out System
Standard
Standard
Secondary Hose - Diameter
Frame
Meter Drive Options
Standard
Standard
Monitor
(Shaft Motion (3), Bin Level (3), Fan Speed,
Acre Tally, Ground Speed)
Standard
Optional Seed Flow
Standard
Optional Seed Flow
Work Switch (Mounted to Seeding Machine)
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
Standard
(Max 26,000 lb Draft Load)
(Max 11,818 kg Draft Load)
Optional
(Max 15,000 lb Draft Load)
(Max 6,818 kg Draft Load)
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
N/A
Optional
-Second Clutch (For spot fer tilizing on the go)
Rear Tow Hitch
Mechanical Acre Meter
Hitch Stand
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
2-5
Specifications
8425XL
Specifications and Options
Model
Configuration
Length without auger (with auger)
8425XL
8425XL
Tow Between
Tow Behind
23' 4" (7.14m) (24' 7" (7.49m))
23' 4" (7.14m) (24' 7" (7.49m))
Height
13' 4" (4.06)
13' 4" (4.06)
Width
13' 4" (4.06)
13' 4" (4.06)
11,500 lbs. (5,227 kg)
Weight (Hydraulic Drive)
Safety Lights
Standard
Standard
Safety Chain
Standard
Standard
130 bu (4,559 l)
130 bu (4,559 l)
117 bu (4,126 l)
117 bu (4,126 l)
Tank
- Front Tank
Capacity
- Middle Tank
- Rear Tank
186 bu (6,537 l)
186 bu (6,537 l)
433 bu (15,222 l)
433 bu (15,222 l)
Tank Screens
Standard
Standard
Tank Access Ladder R.H.S.
Standard
Standard
13" fan - up to 5,500 r.p.m.
17" fan - up to 5,000 r.p.m.
Standard 13" (33 cm)
Optional 17" (43 cm)
12cc (Standard)
18 U.S. gal./min. (68 l/min)
at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 5.5 U.S. gal/min (21 l/min)
16cc (Optional) (Standard on 17" Fan)
21 U.S. gal./min. (80 l/min)
at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 5.5 U.S. gal/min (21 l/min)
13" fan - up to 5,500 r.p.m.
17" fan - up to 5,000 r.p.m.
Standard 13" (33 cm)
Optional 17" (43 cm)
12cc (Standard)
18 U.S. gal./min. (68 l/min)
at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 5.5 U.S. gal/min (21 l/min)
16cc (Optional) (Standard on 17" Fan)
21 U.S. gal./min. (80 l/min)
at 2,750 p.s.i. (18,960 kpa)
VRT requires an additional 5.5 U.S. gal/min (21 l/min)
- Total
Rated Fan Speed
Fan Impeller Diameter
Hydraulic Drive - piston type orbit motor
(Closed Centre or Closed Centre Load
Sensing systems required)
Hydraulic requirements for Air Car t only at
Rated Fan Speed.
Loading Auger
Tires
- Standard (Front)
- Optional (Front)
- Standard (Rear)
- Optional (Rear)
Metering - Ground Driven
- Variable Rate (VRT)
- GPS Compatible VRT
Standard (10" Dia x 21' Lg.) (0.25m Dia x 6.4m Lg.)
N/A
N/A
(2) 800/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
(2) 900/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
Standard
Standard (10" Dia x 21' Lg.) (0.25m Dia x 6.4m Lg.)
(2) 560/65 D24 - LI 140 Soft Trac
(2) 500/70 R24 Lug
(2) 30.5 x 32 - 12 ply rating AWT
(2) 30.5 x 32 - 14 ply rating Lug
(2) 800/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
(2) 900/65 R32 - LI 172 Lug
Standard
Optional
Optional
Optional - FarmScan Monitor
Optional - FarmScan Monitor
Meter Shut Off
Electric
Electric
Number Secondary Runs - Single Shoot
21 to 90
21 to 90
Number Secondary Runs - Double Shoot
Primary Hose - Diameter
42 to 180
42 to 180
2 1/2" (6.4 cm)
2 1/2" (6.4 cm)
15/16" (2.4 cm)
15/16" (2.4 cm)
Formed heavy wall 4" x 10" (10 cm x 25.4 cm) tubing
Formed heavy wall 4" x 10" (10 cm x 25.4 cm) tubing
Walk Through Tank
Standard
Standard
Easy Clean Out System
Standard
Standard
Secondary Hose - Diameter
Frame
Meter Drive Options
-Second Clutch (For spot fertilizing on the go)
Standard
Standard
Monitor
(Shaft Motion (3), Bin Level (3), Fan Speed,
Acre Tally, Ground Speed)
Standard
Optional Seed Flow
Standard
Optional Seed Flow
Work Switch (Mounted to Seeding Machine)
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
Standard
(Max 26,000 lb Draft Load)
(Max 11,818 kg Draft Load)
Optional
(Max 15,000 lb Draft Load)
(Max 6,818 kg Draft Load)
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
Optional (Ground Drive Only)
N/A
Optional
Rear Tow Hitch
Mechanical Acre Meter
Hitch Stand
2-6
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EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Section 3:
Checklist
Checklist
Section Contents
Section 3:
Checklist
3-1
Manuals ........................................................................................................................... 3-2
Parts Manual ............................................................................................................. 3-2
Assembly Manual ...................................................................................................... 3-2
Checklist .......................................................................................................................... 3-3
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
3-1
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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Parts Manual
Order Part Number N42302
Assembly Manual
Order Part Number N42299
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Checklist
Checklist
General
Please read the Operator’s Manual carefully
and become a “SAFE” operator.
Check if assembled correctly.
Proper chain tension.
Check hose connections.
Ensure cleanout door and tank lid are connected
correctly.
Adopt a good lubrication and maintenance
program.
Lubrication - Grease
Metering Drive
Axle Pivots
Auger Pivots
Lubrication - Oil
Drive chains
Tire Pressure
See Maintenance, Section 7.
Transport
Tighten wheel bolts.
Check hose connections.
OWNER REFERENCE
Model:
Serial No:
Dealer :
Town:
State:
TAKE SAFETY SERIOUSLY.
Phone:
OWNER/OPERATOR:
DO NOT TAKE
NEEDLESS CHANCES!!
Date:
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Checklist
Notes
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Section 4:
Introduction
Introduction
Section Contents
Section 4:
Introduction
4-1
Introduction ...................................................................................................................... 4-2
Standard Features ........................................................................................................... 4-3
Hydraulic Auger ......................................................................................................... 4-3
Right Hand Side Ladder ............................................................................................. 4-3
Options ............................................................................................................................ 4-4
Full Bin Indicator ....................................................................................................... 4-4
Mounted Harrow Kit ................................................................................................... 4-4
Double Shoot Distribution .......................................................................................... 4-5
Hitch Stand Kit (Tow Behind) ..................................................................................... 4-5
Flow Sensors ............................................................................................................. 4-6
Rear Tow Hitch ........................................................................................................... 4-6
Seed Boots ............................................................................................................... 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 EIGHT Series XL Air Cart.
To protect your investment, study your manual before
starting or operating in the field. Learn how to operate
and service your EIGHT Series XL 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 EIGHT Series XL 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 EIGHT Series XL 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 EIGHT Series XL 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 EIGHT Series XL Air Cart represents
the latest in air cart design technology. There are
currently five sizes available: 243 bushel two tank cart,
303 bushel two tank cart, 346 bushel three tank cart,
360 bushel two tank cart and 433 bushel three tank
cart with hydraulic fan drive. 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
8240 has a 38:62 tank split, the 8300 has a 39:61
tank split, the 8336 has a 29:26:45 tank split, the 8370
has a 48:52 tank split and 8425 cart has a 30:27:43
tank split. 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 three) 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
AUGER
The 10” diameter hydraulic auger is designed to make
loading and unloading product from the air cart tank
very simple and easy.
Fast, easy unloading and loading of all tanks is
possible with the high output well balanced auger.
Right Hand Side Ladder
This ladder allows the operator easy access to the
walkway and tank lids making filling the tanks more
convenient.
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LADDER
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Introduction
Options
Full Bin Indicator
The Morris EIGHT Series XL Air Cart can be equipped
with an optional full bin indicator to alert when bins
are full during loading.
Fill Indicator - Optional
Mounted Harrow Kit
The mounted harrow kit allows two six foot harrows to
be attached on the tow behind air cart models.
The harrows will eradicate the air cart tracks.
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Introduction
Options - Continued
Double Shoot Distribution
This is used when fertilizer is placed at a separate
depth from the seed.
Hitch Stand Kit (Tow Behind)
The hitch stands make hitching and unhitching easier.
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Introduction
Options - Continued
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
Up to 12 blockage modules may be connected, each
of which can have up to 16 flow sensors connected,
providing a 192 run capability. More information is
given in the Monitor Section under “Flow”.
RUBBER TAPE
TIE STRAP
Optical Sensor Installation
Rear Tow Hitch
The Tow Hitch is available only 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.
Seed Boots
MORRIS offers a variety of seed boots for the EIGHT
Series XL Air Cart. Check with your Morris Dealer for
new additions and application of the MORRIS seed
boot line-up.
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Note: For guidelines see Operation Section under
“Opener Adjustments”.
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Section 5:
Operation
Operation
Section Contents
Section 5:
Operation
5-1
Application ....................................................................................................................... 5-3
Tractor .............................................................................................................................. 5-3
Tires ............................................................................................................................. 5-3
Hydraulics ..................................................................................................................... 5-3
Drawbar ........................................................................................................................ 5-3
Hitching to Tractor (Seeding Tool or Tow Between Cart) ..................................................... 5-4
Tractor Drawbar Requirements ...................................................................................... 5-4
Hitching to Seeding Tool (Tow Between Cart) .................................................................... 5-5
Hitching Front Castor (Tow Behind Cart) ........................................................................... 5-6
Hitching to Seeding Tool (Tow Behind Cart) ...................................................................... 5-7
Hydraulic Connections .................................................................................................. 5-9
Unhitching from Tractor (Seeding Tool or Tow Between Cart) ........................................... 5-10
Unhitching from Seeding Tool (Tow Between Cart) .......................................................... 5-10
Unhitching from Seeding Tool (Tow Behind Cart) ............................................................ 5-11
Transport ........................................................................................................................ 5-12
Speed ......................................................................................................................... 5-12
Lights .......................................................................................................................... 5-12
Tow Hitch (Tow Behind Units) ...................................................................................... 5-12
Preparing VRT ................................................................................................................ 5-13
Zero Shaft Hydraulic Motor Solenoids ......................................................................... 5-13
Verify VRT Hydraulic Assembly .................................................................................. 5-14
Metering System ............................................................................................................ 5-15
Secondary Hose Installation ....................................................................................... 5-16
Seed Plate Sizes ........................................................................................................ 5-17
Seed Plate Installation ................................................................................................ 5-18
Bin Level Adjustment ..................................................................................................... 5-19
Full Bin Indicator ............................................................................................................ 5-19
Filling Tank ..................................................................................................................... 5-20
Unloading Tanks ............................................................................................................. 5-24
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Operation
Section Contents - Continued
Rate Calibration ............................................................................................................. 5-25
Actual Sample ............................................................................................................ 5-27
Calibration Chart - Imperial ............................................................................................. 5-30
Metering Rate Adjustment .............................................................................................. 5-33
Seeding Fine Seeds (Canola, Mustard, etc.) .................................................................. 5-35
Applying Inoculant ......................................................................................................... 5-35
Hydraulic Fan Drive ........................................................................................................ 5-36
Quick Coupler ................................................................................................................ 5-37
Fan Speed Recommendations ........................................................................................ 5-37
Double Shoot Settings ................................................................................................... 5-39
18 Outlet Plenum ..................................................................................................... 5-39
27 Outlet Plenum ..................................................................................................... 5-40
Double and Triple Shoot Settings .................................................................................... 5-41
Collector Valve Settings .............................................................................................. 5-41
Flapper Valve Run Test ................................................................................................ 5-41
Double Shoot Settings ................................................................................................... 5-42
Double Shoot Tow Between ......................................................................................... 5-42
Single Shoot Tow Between .......................................................................................... 5-44
Triple Shoot Settings ...................................................................................................... 5-45
Triple Shoot Tow Behind .............................................................................................. 5-45
Double Shoot Tow Behind ............................................................................................ 5-47
Single Shoot Tow Behind ............................................................................................. 5-48
Operating Guidelines ...................................................................................................... 5-49
Check Tire Pressures ................................................................................................. 5-49
Level Seeding Tool Side to Side .................................................................................. 5-49
Level Seeding Tool Front to Rear ................................................................................. 5-49
Worn Seeding Tool Parts ............................................................................................. 5-49
Packing ....................................................................................................................... 5-49
Turning ........................................................................................................................ 5-50
Seed Rate Settings ..................................................................................................... 5-50
Fertilizer Application ................................................................................................... 5-50
Fan Setting ................................................................................................................. 5-50
Product Application ..................................................................................................... 5-50
Adjustments and Operational Checks ......................................................................... 5-51
Checking Seed Flow ................................................................................................... 5-51
Moisture Alert ............................................................................................................. 5-51
Air Leaks .................................................................................................................... 5-51
Tank Low in Product .................................................................................................... 5-51
Monitor ....................................................................................................................... 5-52
Opener Adjustments - Double Shoot Boots .................................................................... 5-53
General Field Operation ................................................................................................. 5-54
Manual Override ............................................................................................................. 5-55
Rate Setting ................................................................................................................ 5-55
Calculating Meter Shaft RPM ...................................................................................... 5-55
Operating in Manual Override ......................................................................................... 5-56
6 mph Ground Speed Chart - Direct Drive ................................................................... 5-57
5 mph Ground Speed Chart - Direct Drive ................................................................... 5-58
4 mph Ground Speed Chart - Direct Drive ................................................................... 5-59
6 mph Ground Speed Chart - Slow Speed ................................................................... 5-60
5 mph Ground Speed Chart - Slow Speed ................................................................... 5-61
4 mph Ground Speed Chart - Slow Speed ................................................................... 5-62
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Operation
CAUTION
SAFETY FIRST
REFER TO SECTION 1 AND REVIEW ALL
SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS.
BE ALERT
Application
The Morris EIGHT Series XL Air Cart applies a wide
range of seed and granular fertilizer products. It has
the capacity to single shoot or double shoot and can
apply seed and starter fertilizer in one airstream, while
deep banding additional fertilizer at the same time.
Tractor
Tires
• Proper ballast and tire pressure are required when
pulling heavy implements.
• Consult your tractor operator’s manual and follow
all recommended procedures.
Hydraulics
Warning
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.
Drawbar
• Centre and pin in a fixed position for easier hitching
and greater stability.
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Warning
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
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)
•
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.
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Caution
Dirt in the hydraulic system could damage
O-rings, causing leakage, pressure loss and
total system failure.
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Operation
Hitching to Tractor (Seeding Tool or Tow Between Cart) - Continued
Tractor Drawbar Requirements
Tractor drawbar vertical load requirements for loaded
tow between air carts are as follows:
8240 ........................ 5,200 lbs (2,364 kg) minimum
VERTICAL LOAD
8240/Third Tank ..... 7,500 lbs (3,410 kg) minimum
8300 ........................ 6,200 lbs (2,818 kg) minimum
8300/Third Tank ..... 8,500 lbs (3,864 kg) minimum
8336 ........................ 8,500 lbs (3,864 kg) minimum
8370 ........................ 8,500 lbs (3,864 kg) minimum
8370/Third Tank ..... 11,000 lbs (5,000 kg) minimum
8425 ........................ 11,000 lbs (5,000 kg) minimum
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” hairpin.
• Attach safety chain to air cart.
Note: Provide only enough slack in chain to
permit turning.
RETAINING CHAIN
• Connect hydraulic hose quick couplers.
• Connect the primary hose couplers.
• Loop retaining chain around the primary hoses with
the secondary hose over the bottom half of the
chain.
SAFETY CHAIN
SECONDARY HOSE
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Operation
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.
•
5-6
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 controller and monitor wires and hydraulic
lines through rear retaining chain with the secondary
hose over the bottom half of the chain.
•
Route controller and 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 and controller quick
connectors at both the tractor/seeding tool and the
seeding tool/air cart connections.
SECONDARY HOSE 28” LG.
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
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Operation
Hitching to Seeding Tool (Tow Behind Cart) - Continued
Hydraulic Connections
• Connect the monitor and VRT controller 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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Operation
Unhitching from Tractor (Seeding Tool or Tow Between Cart)
•
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 VRT controller and monitor cables.
•
Remove the safety chain.
•
Remove the drawbar pin.
•
Slowly move tractor away from seeding tool or tow
between cart.
Tow Between Cart
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.
•
Disconnect the primary hose couplers.
•
Disconnect the hydraulic hoses.
•
Remove the hitch pin.
•
Slowly move cart away from seeding tool.
RETAINING CHAIN
SAFETY CHAIN
SECONDARY HOSE
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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 controller and monitor cables.
• Remove the hitch pins.
• Move hitch poles to the side of cart, if not equipped
with hitch stands.
• Slowly move seeding tool away from air cart.
Seeding Tool
Seeding Tool Coupling
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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).
•
Always connect safety chain provided to the towing
vehicle and the hitch of the air cart.
•
Do not transport with the fan running.
•
Ensure all transport pins are secured.
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.
•
REDUCE SPEED with material in tank. Do Not
Exceed a speed of 10 mph (16 kph).
•
Use additional caution when towing loads under
adverse surface conditions, when turning, and on
inclines.
MORRIS INDUSTRIES LTD. WILL NOT BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR
OPERATOR INJURY RESULTING FROM NONUSE OR IMPROPER USE OF TRANSPORT
LOCKS.
Important
When the machines are being towed by a
semi tractor or trucks of any description, the
units HAVE to be towed separately from
seeding tool with tow hitch provided.
Lights
•
Ensure proper reflectors are in place, refer to Safety
Section 1.
•
Be familiar with, and adhere to, local laws.
YARD HITCH
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.
•
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
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Operation
Preparing VRT
Zero Shaft Hydraulic Motor Solenoids
Upon initial setup the preload of the valves must be
set to match the tractor hydraulics.
Note: Tanks must be empty.
Zero the shaft 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 Monitor, VRT Console and Controller.
• Start with all adjusting knobs turned out fully.
• Adjust each valve individually by following the
procedure below:
• Start with rear tank first adjusting knob ‘3’.
• Loosen jam knob.
• Turn adjusting knob 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 knob OUT until motor stops
turning.
• Turn adjusting knob OUT an additional 1/2 turn.
• Tighten jam knob to secure adjusting knob in place.
• 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.
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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.
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Operation
Metering System
The EIGHT Series XL 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.
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.
The EIGHT Series XL 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.
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.
10 Outlet
Metering Wheel
with 1/4" spacers.
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9 Outlet
Metering Wheel
with 3/8" spacers.
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8 Outlet
Metering Wheel
with 1/2" spacers.
7 Outlet
Metering Wheel
with 5/8" spacers.
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Operation
Metering System - Continued
Secondary Hose Installation
Important
The lengths of the 15/16” (24 mm) diameter hoses are
very important.
For accurate distribution the secondary hoses have
to be arranged by length symmetrically around the
centre line.
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.
•
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.
•
Avoid sharp bends in any of the hoses.
•
Check for pinch points and clearances when folding
in and out of transport.
No. 11
5-16
No. 10
Hot water is the only acceptable lubricant for
the installation of the secondary hose.
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.
Important
Distribution uniformity will be adversely
affected if hoses are incorrectly installed.
No. 9
December 2006
No. 8
No. 7
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Operation
Metering System - Continued
Seed Plate Sizes
The seed plate comes in 3 different sizes, fine, medium
and coarse. Each seed plate is designed for use with
specific product types. The coarse seed plate is
offered in two versions - standard and coated. The
coated seed plate is recommended for DAP fertilizers.
The three different seed plates allow all types of seeds
and fertilizers to be metered.
IDENTIFICATION
Seed Plate
The seed plate has only one position, fully closed
against the back plates assembled to the metering
body.
The seed plates are identified by an inscription (FINE,
MEDIUM, or COARSE) on the back.
Seed Plate Usage
Product
Canola
Flax
Mustard
Nitragin
Nodulator
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Seed Plate
Fine
Barley
Lentils
Milo
Oats
Rice
Wheat
Tag Team
Fine Fer tilizer
Medium
Beans
Peas
Soybeans
Sunflowers
10-46-0-0 Fer tilizer
11-51-0 Fer tilizer
Fer tilizers containing
Sulphur and/or Potash
Coarse
December 2006
5-17
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 hooked lugs 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.
•
Let the seed plate hang in the metering body.
•
Rotate seed plate lock up 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.
•
Ensure Tank Shut-Offs are opened.
SEED PLATE LEVER
HOOKED LUGS
Seed Plate
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
5-18
December 2006
SEED PLATE LOCK
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
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.
BIN LEVEL SENSOR
- Lower postion for fine seeds.
Full Bin Indicator
The Morris EIGHT Series XL 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.
Fill Indicator - Optional
• Turn off while seeding.
FILL SENSOR
Fill Sensor - Optional
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
5-19
Operation
Filling Tank
The Morris EIGHT Series XL Air Cart is equipped with
2 or 3 tanks. 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.
•
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.
Warning
Do not enter tank unless another person is
present.
Tank Capacity
Model
Front
Tank
Middle
Tank
Rear
Tank
Total
Capacity
Note: Tank Shut-Offs are only for use when
inspecting/servicing meter body with
product in tank.
8240
Optional
83 bu
103 cu ft
2,938 litres
93 bu
115 cu ft
3,272 litres
150 bu
186 cu ft
5,278 litres
243bu
301 cu ft
8,550 litres
•
Check that the correct seed plate is installed for
the product being applied.
8300
Optional
83 bu
103 cu ft
2,938 litres
117 bu
145 cu ft
4,126 litres
186 bu
232 cu ft
6,564 litres
303 bu
377 cu ft
10,690 litres
•
Fully close and seal the clean-out door.
•
Ensure the auger screen is in place.
8336
103 bu
129 cu ft
3,650 litres
93 bu
115 cu ft
3,272 litres
150 bu
186 cu ft
5,278 litres
346 bu
430 cu ft
12,200 litres
•
Always use screen to filter debris when filling.
•
Adjust bin level sensor to desired alarm point.
8370
Optional
83 bu
103 cu ft
2,938 litres
174 bu
218 cu ft
6,184 litres
186 bu
232 cu ft
6,537 litres
360 bu
450 cu ft
12,721 litres
8425
130 bu
161 cu ft
4,559 litres
117 bu
145 cu ft
4,126 litres
186 bu
232 cu ft
6,537 litres
433 bu
538 cu ft
15,222 litres
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
5-20
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Operation
Filling Tank - Continued
• Unlatch front auger lock.
• Unlatch auger arm lock.
• Refer to decal on auger arm for auger arm
positions.
• Ensure lock pins are unlocked to allow free
movement of the arm.
• Unlatch the auger from its transport position.
• Swing out the auger. Engage auger arm lock pins
into position for the tank to be loaded.
FRONT AUGER LOCK
Front Lock - Standard
AUGER ARM LOCK
Arm Lock
DUMP MIDDLE
FILL REAR
DUMP REAR
MAIN
ARM
Front Lock - Optional
FILL MIDDLE
FILL FRONT
DUMP FRONT
SWING UNDER REAR
N42291
Auger Arm Lock Pin
- Unlocked EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Auger Arm Lock Pin
- Locked December 2006
5-21
Operation
Filling Tank - Continued
•
Open lid on tank to be filled and place auger
spout in tank.
•
Back truck to the hopper and engage the
hydraulic motor on the auger.
•
Ensure selector valve is in correct position for auger
operation and engage tractor hydraulics.
•
Auger product into tank until desired level in tank
is reached. (If equipped with the optional fill
indicator fill until indicator light turns on.)
•
Stop the flow of product into the auger and allow
auger to empty.
•
Auger operation can be controlled from either
the top or bottom of the auger.
SPOUT
ADJUSTMENT
AUGER
CONTROL
Auger Position
Fill Indicator - Optional
Adjustable Auger Spout
Important
Do not exceed 10 mph with tanks full.
AUGER
-OUTFAN
-IN-
Selector Valve
N36453
5-22
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Operation
Filling Tank - Continued
• Clean lid seal and ensure lid seal is positioned
correctly before closing tank lid.
• Reverse auger flow to clean out the hopper, screen
may be removed for easier clean out.
Auger screen removed
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
17098
Auger screen installed
• Reinstall auger screen.
• Place ladder in transport position.
• Unlock auger arm lock pins.
• Secure auger in transport position.
• Lock auger arm lock and front auger lock.
• 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.
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.
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
Auger locks
5-23
Operation
Unloading Tanks
Emptying tanks is quick and easy to do.
•
See auger arm decal for lock pin location.
•
Position auger under the tank to be emptied.
Note: Right side ladder must be in transport position
to empty rear tank.
•
Remove collector bottom.
•
Move flapper valves to “Clean-Out” position on
the collector body. (Double Shoot Only)
•
Loosen inspection door approximately 1” (25 mm).
Note: The wing nuts will be near the end of the
threaded rod.
•
Start auger.
•
Open seed plate to first lock point, this will allow
material to flow through the metering body into the
auger.
•
Once all material stops flowing, move “Shut-off”
levers in and out a few times to dislodge any
product and ensure free movement.
•
Remove meter body inspection door and seed plate
completely.
•
Rotate meter shaft using crank 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.
•
Reinstall correct seed plate for product being
metered.
•
Reinstall inspection door and collector bottom
ensuring that the seals are free from leaks.
MOVE LADDER TO
STORAGE POSITION
COLLECTOR BOTTOM
LEVER LOCK
SEED PLATE LEVER
FLAPPER VALVE
INSPECTION DOOR
Double Shoot Only
Bottom Pipe
Calibration
Clean-Out
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.
Top
Pipe
N36265
Double Shoot Only
5-24
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Operation
Rate Calibration
The practice of doing a rate calibration is strongly
recommended, as it will confirm the actual amounts of
product per motor revolution (WT/REV).
The VRT system requires the WT/REV in order to
determine the shaft motor rpm to deliver the correct
application rate.
AUGER
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.
• Remove the wing nuts on the collector bottom.
• Remove the bottom of the collector.
• Set Flapper Valves to “Calibration”as per the decal
located on the front of the Collector.
CALIBRATION
Selector Valves - Tow Behind
AUGER
FAN
CALIBRATE
N29354
CALIBRATION
Selector Valves - Tow Between
Bottom Pipe
Calibration
Clean-Out
FLAPPER VALVE
LEVER
Top
Pipe
COLLECTOR
N36265
Decal on Collector
COLLECTOR
BOTTOM
WING NUT
Double Shoot Shown
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
5-25
Operation
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 primer
switch to start and stop the meter drive. Allow the
drive to run until material begins to fall through the
collector body.
SLIDE LOCK
Note: Monitor must be turned off 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.
•
The monitor can be relocated to the remote monitor
location for ease of calibration. The three-pin plug
connects to the monitor harness and the two-pin
plug connects to the VRT controller harness.
Tow Between - Calibration Insert
HOOK
RATE CALIBRATION INSERT
Tow Behind - Calibration Insert
REMOTE MONITOR
LOCATION
PRIMER SWITCH
Primer Switch
RATE CHECK BOX
5-26
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Operation
Rate Calibration - Continued
Actual Sample
• Enter Calibration Mode for actual sample.
• Use the UP or DOWN button to move the triangle
icon to the desired shaft.
• Hold the ACK button until 4 short beeps and 1 long
beep sound. Release button after the long beep.
• The word REVS will be displayed on line 1.
Line 2 will display the last entry used.
Note: Accuracy of sample is critical for actual
application rate accuracy.
• Choose the desired revolutions wanted for the shaft
to turn for calibration. Enter desired revs on line 2.
• Use 20 for Direct Drive.
• Use 50 for Slow Speed Drive.
• Press Mode button the word RPM will be displayed
on line 1. Line 2 will display the last entry used.
• Choose the desired speed wanted for the shaft to
turn during calibration. Enter desired revs on line 2.
Calibration - Version 2
Variable Rate
• Use 20 for Direct Drive.
• Use 20 for Slow Speed Drive.
Motor Revolutions
Note: Ensure the fan is not running.
• Press Mode button, the word REVING will be
displayed on line 1 and the shaft motor will start
turning the desired number of revolutions.
• Line 2 will display progress as a % of the final
number of rotations. (Range 0 to 100)
10
20
25
50
100
200
400
Motor RPM
20
50
160
200
• Once line 2 displays 100 the shaft motor will come
to a stop.
• Remove rate check box from the collector body.
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
5-27
Operation
Rate Calibration - Continued
Actual Sample - Continued
•
Weigh the sample by using tarp straps to hook rate
check box to spring scale.
Note: Accuracy of sample is critical for actual
application rate accuracy.
Note: Remember to subtract the weight of the rate
check box from the total sample weight.
•
Press the mode button.
•
The word WEIGHT will be displayed on line 1.
•
Enter the weight of the collected material on line 2
using the UP or DOWN buttons.
•
Press the MODE button.
•
The word WT/REV will be displayed on line 1.
•
The calculated weight per rev will be displayed on
line 2.
•
Press the MODE button.
•
The SAVE display appears on line 1. If the
calculated weight per rev should be saved, press
UP to choose yes (Y).
•
SCALE
Exit calibration mode from the SAVE display, by
pressing the ACK button until 4 short beeps and 1
long beep sounds.
Note: Only when SAVE Y is displayed can the
calibration mode data be saved on exit.
•
Weigh Sample
This new WT/REV figure will appear under the shaft
program mode. (If saved)
•
Replace the bottom of the collector.
•
Follow the above procedure to check the rate of
the other tanks.
SPEED
FAN
SHAFT 1
SHAFT 2
SHAFT 3
FIELD AREA
TOTAL AREA
APP RATE
-----
FLOW
PLANT
SPACING
SCAN
MANUAL
1 23
ACK
UP
DOWN
MODE
ON
OFF
N37010
SPEED
FAN
SHAFT 1
SHAFT 2
SHAFT 3
FIELD AREA
TOTAL AREA
APP RATE
-----
FLOW
PLANT
SPACING
SCAN
MANUAL
1 23
ACK
UP
DOWN
MODE
ON
OFF
STORAGE BRACKET
N37010
Storage Bracket
5-28
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Operation
Rate Calibration - Continued
Below is a quick reference char t for metering
calibration of a product.
Calibration Mode - Version 2
ACK Press ACK button and hold for five beeps - 4 shor t and 1 long.
Line one will display REVS. Enter desired number of revolutions on line two.
Direct Drive - 20
Slow Speed Drive - 50
REVS
MODE Press MODE button to select the speed at which the shafts will turn during calibration.
RPM will be displayed on line one. Enter desired number of revolutions on line two.
Direct Drive - 20
Slow Speed Drive - 20
RPM
MODE Press MODE button to begin calibration (REVING).
REVING will be displayed on line one. Line two will display % of final number of rotations (range
0 - 100). Once REVING is complete, weigh sample.
REVING
MODE Press MODE button once reving has finished.
Line one will display WEIGHT. Enter weight of sample collected on line two.
WEIGHT
MODE Press MODE button to display weight per rev (WT/REV).
Line one will display WT/REV. Line two will display the calculated weight per rev of sample
collected.
WT/REV
MODE Press MODE button to move to next function.
To save WT/REV, press UP to choose yes (Y).
SAVE Y
ACK
Press ACK button and hold for five beeps - 4 shor t and 1 long.
This will save WT/REV and exit calibration mode.
NOTE: WT/REV can only be saved when SAVE Y is being displayed.
Important
Accuracy of sample is critical for actual application rate accuracy.
Prime metering wheels before taking actual sample.
Remember to subtract the weight of the rate check box from the total sample weight.
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
5-29
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0.035
0.037
0.038
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0.041
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0.050
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0.069
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0.079
0.081
0.083
0.084
0.086
0.087
0.089
0.035
0.037
0.039
0.040
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0.044
0.045
0.047
0.049
0.050
0.052
0.054
0.055
0.057
0.059
0.060
0.062
0.064
0.065
0.067
0.069
0.071
0.072
0.074
0.076
0.077
0.079
0.081
0.082
0.084
0.086
0.087
0.089
0.091
0.092
0.094
0.096
0.097
0.036
0.038
0.040
0.042
0.043
0.045
0.047
0.049
0.050
0.052
0.054
0.056
0.057
0.059
0.061
0.062
0.064
0.066
0.068
0.069
0.071
0.073
0.075
0.076
0.078
0.080
0.082
0.083
0.085
0.087
0.089
0.090
0.092
0.094
0.095
0.097
0.099
0.101
0.045
0.047
0.049
0.051
0.053
0.055
0.058
0.060
0.062
0.064
0.066
0.068
0.070
0.072
0.075
0.077
0.079
0.081
0.083
0.085
0.087
0.090
0.092
0.094
0.096
0.098
0.100
0.102
0.104
0.107
0.109
0.111
0.113
0.115
0.117
0.119
0.122
0.124
0.053
0.056
0.058
0.061
0.063
0.066
0.068
0.071
0.073
0.076
0.078
0.081
0.083
0.086
0.088
0.091
0.094
0.096
0.099
0.101
0.104
0.106
0.109
0.111
0.114
0.116
0.119
0.121
0.124
0.126
0.129
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0.134
0.137
0.139
0.142
0.144
0.147
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0.160
0.168
0.175
0.182
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0.211
0.218
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0.233
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0.291
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0.365
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0.464
0.474
0.484
0.493
0.503
0.513
0.523
0.533
0.543
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0.562
0.572
0.269
0.282
0.295
0.307
0.320
0.333
0.346
0.359
0.372
0.384
0.397
0.410
0.423
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0.474
0.487
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0.512
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0.538
0.551
0.564
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0.589
0.602
0.615
0.628
0.641
0.653
0.666
0.679
0.692
0.705
0.717
0.730
0.743
0.294
0.308
0.322
0.336
0.350
0.364
0.378
0.392
0.406
0.420
0.434
0.448
0.462
0.476
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0.532
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0.602
0.616
0.630
0.644
0.658
0.672
0.686
0.700
0.714
0.728
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0.756
0.770
0.784
0.798
0.812
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0.363
0.380
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0.413
0.429
0.446
0.462
0.479
0.495
0.512
0.528
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0.561
0.578
0.594
0.611
0.627
0.644
0.660
0.677
0.693
0.710
0.726
0.743
0.759
0.776
0.792
0.809
0.825
0.842
0.858
0.875
0.892
0.908
0.925
0.941
0.958
0.380
0.398
0.416
0.434
0.452
0.470
0.488
0.506
0.524
0.542
0.560
0.578
0.596
0.615
0.633
0.651
0.669
0.687
0.705
0.723
0.741
0.759
0.777
0.795
0.813
0.831
0.850
0.868
0.886
0.904
0.922
0.940
0.958
0.976
0.994
1.012
1.030
1.048
0.428
0.448
0.469
0.489
0.509
0.530
0.550
0.571
0.591
0.611
0.632
0.652
0.672
0.693
0.713
0.734
0.754
0.774
0.795
0.815
0.835
0.856
0.876
0.897
0.917
0.937
0.958
0.978
0.998
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1.039
1.060
1.080
1.100
1.121
1.141
1.162
1.182
0.444
0.465
0.486
0.508
0.529
0.550
0.571
0.592
0.613
0.635
0.656
0.677
0.698
0.719
0.740
0.761
0.783
0.804
0.825
0.846
0.867
0.888
0.909
0.931
0.952
0.973
0.994
1.015
1.036
1.058
1.079
1.100
1.121
1.142
1.163
1.184
1.206
1.227
0.517
0.541
0.566
0.590
0.615
0.640
0.664
0.689
0.714
0.738
0.763
0.787
0.812
0.837
0.861
0.886
0.910
0.935
0.960
0.984
1.009
1.033
1.058
1.083
1.107
1.132
1.156
1.181
1.206
1.230
1.255
1.279
1.304
1.329
1.353
1.378
1.402
1.427
0.569
0.596
0.624
0.651
0.678
0.705
0.732
0.759
0.786
0.813
0.841
0.868
0.895
0.922
0.949
0.976
1.003
1.030
1.057
1.085
1.112
1.139
1.166
1.193
1.220
1.247
1.274
1.301
1.329
1.356
1.383
1.410
1.437
1.464
1.491
1.518
1.545
1.573
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0.302
0.316
0.331
0.345
0.359
0.374
0.388
0.403
0.417
0.431
0.446
0.460
0.474
0.489
0.503
0.518
0.532
0.546
0.561
0.575
0.589
0.604
0.618
0.633
0.647
0.661
0.676
0.690
0.704
0.719
0.733
0.748
0.762
0.776
0.791
0.805
0.820
0.834
0.339
0.356
0.372
0.388
0.404
0.420
0.436
0.452
0.469
0.485
0.501
0.517
0.533
0.549
0.566
0.582
0.598
0.614
0.630
0.646
0.663
0.679
0.695
0.711
0.727
0.743
0.760
0.776
0.792
0.808
0.824
0.840
0.857
0.873
0.889
0.905
0.921
0.937
0.377
0.395
0.413
0.431
0.449
0.467
0.484
0.502
0.520
0.538
0.556
0.574
0.592
0.610
0.628
0.646
0.664
0.682
0.700
0.718
0.736
0.754
0.772
0.790
0.807
0.825
0.843
0.861
0.879
0.897
0.915
0.933
0.951
0.969
0.987
1.005
1.023
1.041
0.425
0.445
0.465
0.485
0.506
0.526
0.546
0.566
0.587
0.607
0.627
0.647
0.667
0.688
0.708
0.728
0.748
0.769
0.789
0.809
0.829
0.850
0.870
0.890
0.910
0.930
0.951
0.971
0.991
1.011
1.032
1.052
1.072
1.092
1.112
1.133
1.153
1.173
0.456
0.478
0.500
0.522
0.543
0.565
0.587
0.609
0.630
0.652
0.674
0.696
0.717
0.739
0.761
0.782
0.804
0.826
0.848
0.869
0.891
0.913
0.935
0.956
0.978
1.000
1.022
1.043
1.065
1.087
1.109
1.130
1.152
1.174
1.195
1.217
1.239
1.261
DIRECT DRIVE
FERTILIZER
s
ts
0
let - 1
tle - 1
t
1
-5
-3
-4
-2
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
u
u
F
F
F
F
F
O
O
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
f
f
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
#o
#o
WT/REV (LBS./REV)
DIRECT DRIVE
SEED
EIGHT SERIES AIRSEEDER - VARIABLE RATE - CALIBRATION CHART
Operation
Calibration Chart - Imperial
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
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#
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
0.090
0.092
0.093
0.095
0.096
0.098
0.099
0.101
0.102
0.104
0.105
0.107
0.109
0.110
0.112
0.113
0.115
0.116
0.118
0.119
0.121
0.122
0.124
0.125
0.127
0.128
0.130
0.131
0.133
0.134
0.136
0.138
0.099
0.101
0.102
0.104
0.106
0.107
0.109
0.111
0.113
0.114
0.116
0.118
0.119
0.121
0.123
0.124
0.126
0.128
0.129
0.131
0.133
0.134
0.136
0.138
0.139
0.141
0.143
0.144
0.146
0.148
0.149
0.151
0.102
0.104
0.106
0.108
0.109
0.111
0.113
0.115
0.116
0.118
0.120
0.122
0.123
0.125
0.127
0.128
0.130
0.132
0.134
0.135
0.137
0.139
0.141
0.142
0.144
0.146
0.148
0.149
0.151
0.153
0.154
0.156
0.126
0.128
0.130
0.132
0.134
0.136
0.139
0.141
0.143
0.145
0.147
0.149
0.151
0.154
0.156
0.158
0.160
0.162
0.164
0.166
0.168
0.171
0.173
0.175
0.177
0.179
0.181
0.183
0.185
0.188
0.190
0.192
0.149
0.152
0.154
0.157
0.159
0.162
0.164
0.167
0.169
0.172
0.174
0.177
0.180
0.182
0.185
0.187
0.190
0.192
0.195
0.197
0.200
0.202
0.205
0.207
0.210
0.212
0.215
0.217
0.220
0.222
0.225
0.228
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-3
-4
-5
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D
D
D
D
D
O
S
S
S
S
S
f
S
S
S
S
S
o
SLOW SPEED DRIVE
SEED & INOCULANT
0.430
0.437
0.444
0.452
0.459
0.466
0.473
0.481
0.488
0.495
0.503
0.510
0.517
0.524
0.532
0.539
0.546
0.554
0.561
0.568
0.575
0.583
0.590
0.597
0.604
0.612
0.619
0.626
0.634
0.641
0.648
0.655
0.582
0.592
0.602
0.612
0.622
0.632
0.641
0.651
0.661
0.671
0.681
0.691
0.701
0.710
0.720
0.730
0.740
0.750
0.760
0.770
0.780
0.789
0.799
0.809
0.819
0.829
0.839
0.849
0.859
0.868
0.878
0.888
0.756
0.769
0.781
0.794
0.807
0.820
0.833
0.846
0.858
0.871
0.884
0.897
0.910
0.922
0.935
0.948
0.961
0.974
0.986
0.999
1.012
1.025
1.038
1.051
1.063
1.076
1.089
1.102
1.115
1.127
1.140
1.153
0.826
0.840
0.854
0.868
0.882
0.896
0.910
0.924
0.938
0.952
0.966
0.980
0.994
1.008
1.022
1.036
1.050
1.064
1.078
1.092
1.106
1.120
1.134
1.148
1.162
1.176
1.190
1.204
1.218
1.232
1.246
1.260
0.974
0.991
1.007
1.024
1.040
1.057
1.073
1.090
1.106
1.123
1.139
1.156
1.172
1.189
1.205
1.222
1.238
1.255
1.271
1.288
1.304
1.321
1.337
1.354
1.370
1.387
1.403
1.420
1.436
1.453
1.469
1.486
1.066
1.085
1.103
1.121
1.139
1.157
1.175
1.193
1.211
1.229
1.247
1.265
1.283
1.301
1.320
1.338
1.356
1.374
1.392
1.410
1.428
1.446
1.464
1.482
1.500
1.518
1.536
1.554
1.573
1.591
1.609
1.627
1.202
1.223
1.243
1.263
1.284
1.304
1.325
1.345
1.365
1.386
1.406
1.426
1.447
1.467
1.488
1.508
1.528
1.549
1.569
1.589
1.610
1.630
1.651
1.671
1.691
1.712
1.732
1.752
1.773
1.793
1.814
1.834
1.248
1.269
1.290
1.311
1.333
1.354
1.375
1.396
1.417
1.438
1.459
1.481
1.502
1.523
1.544
1.565
1.586
1.607
1.629
1.650
1.671
1.692
1.713
1.734
1.756
1.777
1.798
1.819
1.840
1.861
1.882
1.904
1.452
1.476
1.501
1.525
1.550
1.575
1.599
1.624
1.648
1.673
1.698
1.722
1.747
1.771
1.796
1.821
1.845
1.870
1.894
1.919
1.944
1.968
1.993
2.018
2.042
2.067
2.091
2.116
2.141
2.165
2.190
2.214
1.600
1.627
1.654
1.681
1.708
1.735
1.762
1.789
1.817
1.844
1.871
1.898
1.925
1.952
1.979
2.006
2.033
2.061
2.088
2.115
2.142
2.169
2.196
2.223
2.250
2.278
2.305
2.332
2.359
2.386
2.413
2.440
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0.848
0.863
0.877
0.891
0.906
0.920
0.935
0.949
0.963
0.978
0.992
1.006
1.021
1.035
1.050
1.064
1.078
1.093
1.107
1.121
1.136
1.150
1.165
1.179
1.193
1.208
1.222
1.236
1.251
1.265
1.280
1.294
0.953
0.970
0.986
1.002
1.018
1.034
1.050
1.067
1.083
1.099
1.115
1.131
1.147
1.164
1.180
1.196
1.212
1.228
1.244
1.261
1.277
1.293
1.309
1.325
1.341
1.357
1.374
1.390
1.406
1.422
1.438
1.454
1.059
1.077
1.095
1.112
1.130
1.148
1.166
1.184
1.202
1.220
1.238
1.256
1.274
1.292
1.310
1.328
1.346
1.364
1.382
1.400
1.418
1.435
1.453
1.471
1.489
1.507
1.525
1.543
1.561
1.579
1.597
1.615
1.193
1.214
1.234
1.254
1.274
1.294
1.315
1.335
1.355
1.375
1.396
1.416
1.436
1.456
1.477
1.497
1.517
1.537
1.557
1.578
1.598
1.618
1.638
1.659
1.679
1.699
1.719
1.739
1.760
1.780
1.800
1.820
1.282
1.304
1.326
1.348
1.369
1.391
1.413
1.435
1.456
1.478
1.500
1.522
1.543
1.565
1.587
1.608
1.630
1.652
1.674
1.695
1.717
1.739
1.761
1.782
1.804
1.826
1.848
1.869
1.891
1.913
1.934
1.956
DIRECT DRIVE
FERTILIZER
ts
ts
tle
tle
10
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
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-9
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F
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O
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D
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#o
DIRECT DRIVE
SEED
WT/REV (LBS./REV)
EIGHT SERIES AIRSEEDER - VARIABLE RATE - CALIBRATION CHART
Operation
Calibration Chart - Imperial
December 2006
5-31
5-32
December 2006
0 - 0 - 60
0 - 45 - 0
COARSE AGGREGATE
BLENDS
46 - 0 - 0
34 - 17 - 0
20.5 - 0 - 0 - 24
11 - 51 - 0
CALIBRATION
MATERIAL
CANOLA
MUSTARD
CANARY SEED
ALFALFA
CLOVER
NODULATOR
TAG TEAM
CALIBRATION
MATERIAL
COARSE
67
62
COARSE
83
77
DDF - 5
DDF - 4
56
SE
MEDIUM
MEDIUM
MEDIUM
70
3
EL
T MN
TY SH
TY FT
I
I
S U
S S/
AR LU
N
N
B
H
E /
E LB
C CO
D BS
D
L
48
60
DDF - 1
52
65
DDF - 2
60
75
DDF - 3
E
AT D
L
P SE
ED U
FERTILIZER
DIRECT DRIVE
FINE
MEDIUM
FINE
FINE
SE
FINE
E
AT D
PL SE
ED U
3
EL
T MN
TY SH
TY FT
I
I
S U
S S/
AR LU
N
N
B
H
E /
E LB
C CO
D BS
D
L
42
52
SSD - 1
45
56
SSD - 2
35
44
34
42
SSD - 3
36
45
56
70
SSD - 4
55
69
SSD - 5
SEED & INOCULANT
SLOW SPEED DRIVE
(SMALL & MEDIUM)
ADMIRAL PEAS
(LARGE)
SAFFLOWER
OATS
BARLEY
FLAX
SPRING WHEAT
DURUM
WINTER WHEAT
FALL RYE
LENTILS (LAIRD)
LENTILS (ESTON)
PINTO BEANS
FABA BEANS
GARBONZO BEANS
CHICK PEAS
CALIBRATION
MATERIAL
COARSE
COARSE
MEDIUM
MEDIUM
COARSE
MEDIUM
SE
MEDIUM
MEDIUM
MEDIUM
FINE
50
62
DD - 10
3
EL
N
T
TY H
TY T
R UM
SI US
SI S/F
A
L
N
N
H
E /B
E LB
C CO
D BS
D
L
21
26
DD - 1
31
39
DD - 2
40
50
DD - 3
43
54
DD - 4
50
62
51
63
DD - 5
48
60
45
56
48
60
DD - 6
48
60
DD - 7
47
59
DD - 8
50
62
50
62
DD - 9
46
57
E
AT D
PL SE
ED U
SEED
DIRECT DRIVE
Operation
Calibration Chart - Imperial
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Operation
Metering Rate Adjustment
The metering rate adjustment for all tanks is done in the
same manner. The rate varies with the speed of the
metering wheels. A new rate is achieved by changing
the APRATE and or the WT/REV under the shaft program
mode of the monitor.
Note: It is recommended to set WT/REV by doing
a “Rate Calibration”.
If desired the seed/fertilizer WT/REV can be determined
from the charts located on the previous pages. To
determine a seed/fertilizer WT/REV from the charts
follow the steps outlined below:
Note: The charts should only be used as a guide.
Specific rates can be achieved by using the
rate check method as outlined under “Rate
Calibration”.
• Determine which “Chart Column” the product to be
applied falls into from the “Calibration Material”
columns on the left.
• Go to the specific “Chart Column” and follow column
down to the number of outlets on seeding tool.
Note: It is recommended to use a highlighter to
make line easier to follow.
• At this intersection will be the required WT/REV for
the product.
SPEED
FAN
SHAFT 1
SHAFT 2
SHAFT 3
FIELD AREA
TOTAL AREA
APP RATE
-----
Change the APRATE and WT/REV on monitor as
follows:
• Use the UP or DOWN button to move the triangle
icon to the desired shaft.
FLOW
PLANT
SPACING
SCAN
MANUAL
1 23
ACK
UP
DOWN
ON
OFF
MODE
N37010
• Hold the MODE button until 4 short beeps and 1 long
beep sound. Release button after the long beep.
• The word APRATE will be displayed on line 1.
Line 2 will display the last application rate used.
• Use the UP or DOWN buttons to enter desired
application rate of product.
• Press the MODE button.
• The word WT/REV will be displayed on line 1. Line 2
will display the last weight per rev used or the WT/
REV determined under “Rate Calibration”.
• Use the UP or DOWN buttons to enter desired weight
per rev of product from calibration chart.
Note: It is recommended to set WT/REV by doing
a “Rate Calibration”.
• Press MODE button until the SAVE Y display appears
on display line 1.
SPEED
FAN
SHAFT 1
SHAFT 2
SHAFT 3
FIELD AREA
TOTAL AREA
APP RATE
-----
FLOW
PLANT
SPACING
SCAN
MANUAL
1 23
ACK
UP
DOWN
MODE
ON
OFF
N37010
• Then hold down ACK button until 4 short beeps and
1 long beep sound. Release button after the long
beep. Settings have been saved.
• Follow the above procedure to set the rate of the
other tanks.
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
5-33
Operation
Metering Rate Adjustment
Below is a quick reference chart for setting metering
rate of a product.
Metering Rate Adjustments
MODE Press MODE button and hold for five beeps 4 shor t and 1 long beep.
Line one will display APRATE. Enter desired application rate of product on line two.
APRATE
MODE Press MODE button to move to next function.
Line one will display WT/REV. Line two will display the calculated weight per rev of sample
collected in calibration mode. NOTE: WT/REV can be manually changed if desired.
WT/REV
MODE Press MODE button to move to next function.
Line one will display PULSES. SHAFT 1 - 4; SHAFT 2 - 4; SHAFT 3 - 4
PULSES
MODE Press MODE button to move to next function.
Line one will display LEVEL. Line two will display 20.
LEVEL
MODE Press MODE button to move to next function.
To save changes press UP to choose yes (Y).
SAVE Y
ACK
5-34
Press ACK button and hold for five beeps 4 shor t and 1 long beep. This will save changes and
quit out of program mode.
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Operation
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.
Note: Seed must be placed in the front tank.
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.
HAIRPIN LOCATION FOR:
Note: Shaft will have to be rotated to align holes
for pin insertion.
• To disengage the slow speed, reverse the above
procedure.
DIRECT
DRIVE
• Rate checks can be performed the same way as
for other seeds.
SLOW SPEED
DRIVE
N27864
• Usually it is necessary to reduce the fan rpm when
seeding fine seeds. See “Fan Speed” for specific
fan speeds.
HAIRPIN
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.
EIGHT Series XL 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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Operation
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 18 U.S. gpm (68 liters) for the 12
cc motor and 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 5 1/2 gpm (21 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.
IMPORTANT
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.
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.
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.
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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EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Operation
Quick Coupler
Hoses on Quick Coupler should be plumbed on a cross
pattern. This orientation of the hoses allows the
operator to switch which air stream is being used by
simply rotating coupler top to bottom.
Rotated top to bottom
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.
Note: The charts should be used only as a guide.
If plugging or surging occurs increase the
fan speed to eliminate the problem.
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Important
Keep fan impeller blades clean at all times.
Note: Once fan speed is properly set, be sure to
adjust the monitor fan alarm setting
accordingly. See Monitor Section “Monitor
Programming”.
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Operation
Fan Speed Recommendations - Continued
Charts are based on a 40 foot machine traveling at 5 mph.
13 inch Diameter Impeller
Suggested Fan RPM @ 5 mph
Combined
Application Rate
Fan Speed Setting
Single Shoot
Double Shoot
3 - 50 lbs/acre
3 - 56 kg/ha
3500 - 3750 RPM
3400 - 3650 RPM
50 - 100 lbs/acre
56 112 kg/ha
3750 - 4000 RPM
3650 - 3900 RPM
100 - 150 lbs/acre
112 - 168 kg/ha
4000 - 4250 RPM
3900 - 4150 RPM
150 - 200 lbs/acre
168 - 224 kg/ha
4250 - 4500 RPM
4150 - 4400 RPM
200 - 250 lbs/acre
224 - 280 kg/ha
4500 - 4750 RPM
4400 - 4650 RPM
250 - 300 lbs/acre
280 - 336 kg/ha
4750 - 5000 RPM
4650 - 4900 RPM
300 - 350 lbs/acre
336 - 392 kg/ha
5000 - 5250 RPM
4900 - 5150 RPM
> 350 lbs/acre
> 392 kg/ha
5250 - 5500 RPM
5150 - 5400 RPM
Note: Fan Speeds given are when applying product.
It is normal for fan speed to drop when not applying product.
17 inch Diameter Impeller
Suggested Fan RPM @ 5 mph
Combined
Application Rate
Fan Speed Setting
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.
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EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Operation
Double Shoot Settings
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.
Suggested Plenum Settings
Product
Fine Seeds
Coarse Grains
Large Seeds
Single Shoot
Seed
Fertilizer
Rate
lb/acre
Damper
Setting
Rate
lb/acre
Damper
Setting
All Rates
1
All Rates
Open
90 lb
(100 kg/ha)
Open
5 0 lb
(56 kg/ha)
2
90 lb
(100 kg/ha)
4
100 lb
(112 kg/lb)
Op e n
90 lb
(100 kg/ha)
3
1 5 0 + lb
(168 kg/ha
Open
1 8 0 lb
(200 kg/ha)
Open
4 0 lb
(45 kg/ha)
2
Lower
Pipes
- Top Damper Closed
- Bottom Damper Open
Upper
Pipes
- Top Damper Open
- Bottom Damper Closed
Note: See “Fan Speeds” for Fan RPM.
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Operation
Plenum Settings - Continued
Plenum Damper Settings
27 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.
Suggested Plenum Settings
Product
Fine Seeds
Coarse
Grains
Large Seeds
Starter Fertilizer
N based Fertilizer
Rate
lb/acre
Seed
Damper
Setting
Rate
lb/acre
Damper
Setting
Rate
lb/acre
Damper
Setting
All Rates
1
All Rates
Open
All Rates
Open
90 lb
(100 kg/ha)
Open
25 lb
(28 kg/ha)
3
50 lb
(56 kg/ha)
3
90 lb
(100 kg/ha)
Open
50 lb
(56 kg/ha)
3
100 lb
(112 kg/lb)
Open
90 lb
(100 kg/ha)
4
75 lb
(84 kg/ha)
3
150 + lb
(168 kg/ha
Open
180 lb
(200 kg/ha)
Open
40 lb
(45 kg/ha)
2
40 lb
(45 kg/ha)
2
Double
Shoot
Top & - Top Damper use Double Shoot Plenum Settings
Bottom - Middle Damper Closed
Pipes - Bottom Damper use Double Shoot Plenum Settings
Single
Shoot
- Top Damper Closed
Bottom
- Middle Damper Closed
Pipes
- Bottom Damper Open
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Note: See “Fan Speeds” for
Fan RPM.
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Operation
Double and Triple Shoot Settings
Collector Valve Settings
Located in each upper collector body are flapper valves
for machines equipped with Double or Triple 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 Triple, 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 airstream should be used to
carry the higher rate of product.
Flapper in “Bottom Pipe” Setting
Bottom Pipe
Calibration
Clean-Out
Top
Pipe
N36265
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.
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December 2006
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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Operation
Double Shoot Settings
Double Shoot Tow Between
•
Combining product from any combination of tanks
and placed in either air stream is possible with the
EIGHT Series XL distribution system. Some
typical examples are shown below.
IMPORTANT
Example 1.
Tank 1 - Seed
Tank 2 and Tank 3 - Fertilizer
1. Collector Valve Setting: Tank 1 - Top Pipe
Tank 2 - Bottom Pipe
Tank 3 - Bottom Pipe
Cycle Collector Valve Daily
to ensure free movement.
Minimum of 5 cycles. N36264
2. Plenum Setting: See table on “Plenum Settings”
located in previous section “Plenum Damper
Settings”.
Bottom Pipe
Calibration
Clean-Out
Top
Pipe
N36265
Decal on
Collector
COLLECTOR
Collector Valve Shown on
“Bottom Pipe” Setting
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EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Operation
Double Shoot Settings - Continued
Double Shoot Tow Between
Example 2.
Tank 1 - Inoculant
IMPORTANT
Tank 2 - Fertilizer
Tank 3 - Peas
1. Collector Valve Setting: Tank 1 - Bottom Pipe
Tank 2 - Top Pipe
Tank 3 - Bottom Pipe
2. Plenum Setting: See table on “Plenum Settings”
located in previous section “Plenum Damper
Settings”.
Bottom Pipe
Calibration
Clean-Out
Cycle Collector Valve Daily
to ensure free movement.
Minimum of 5 cycles. N36264
Top
Pipe
N36265
Decal on
Collector
COLLECTOR
Collector Valve Shown on
“Bottom Pipe” Setting
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Operation
Double Shoot Settings - Continued
Single Shoot Tow Between
Example 3.
Tank 1 - Seed
IMPORTANT
Tank 2 - Seed
Tank 3 - Fertilizer
1. Collector Valve Setting: Tank 1 - Bottom Pipe
Tank 2 - Bottom Pipe
Tank 3 - Bottom Pipe
2. Plenum Setting: See table on “Plenum Settings”
located in previous section “Plenum Damper
Settings”.
Bottom Pipe
Calibration
Clean-Out
Cycle Collector Valve Daily
to ensure free movement.
Minimum of 5 cycles. N36264
Top
Pipe
N36265
Decal on
Collector
COLLECTOR
Collector Valve Shown on
“Bottom Pipe” Setting
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EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Operation
Triple Shoot Settings
Triple Shoot Tow Behind
IMPORTANT
• Combining product from any combination of tanks
and placed in either air stream is possible with the
EIGHT Series XL distribution system. Some
typical examples are shown below.
Example 1.
Tank 1 - Starter Fertilizer
Cycle Collector Valve Daily
to ensure free movement.
Minimum of 5 cycles. N36264
Tank 2 - Coarse or Large Seed
Tank 3 - Nitrogen Fertilizer
1. Collector Valve Setting:
Tank 1 (Starter Fertilizer) - Top Pipe
Tank 2 (Coarse or Large Seed) - Bottom Pipe
Tank 3 (Nitrogen Fertilizer) - Middle Pipe
2. Plenum Setting: See table on “Plenum Settings”
located in previous section “Plenum Damper
Settings”.
Bottom Pipe
Calibration
Clean-Out
Top
Pipe
N36265
Decal on
Collector
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Operation
Triple Shoot Settings - Continued
Example 2.
Tank 1 - Small Seed (Canola)
IMPORTANT
Tank 2 - Starter Fertilizer
Tank 3 - Nitrogen Fertilizer
1. Collector Valve Setting:
Tank 1 (Small Seed (Canola)) - Top Pipe
Tank 2 (Starter Fertilizer) - Bottom Pipe
Cycle Collector Valve Daily
to ensure free movement.
Minimum of 5 cycles. N36264
Tank 3 (Nitrogen Fertilizer) - Middle Pipe
2. Plenum Setting: See table on “Plenum Settings”
located in previous section “Plenum Damper
Settings”.
Bottom Pipe
Calibration
Clean-Out
Top
Pipe
N36265
Decal on
Collector
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EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Operation
Triple Shoot Settings - Continued
Double Shoot Tow Behind
IMPORTANT
• Combining product from any combination of tanks
and placed in either air stream is possible with the
EIGHT Series XL distribution system. Some
typical examples are shown below.
Example 1.
Tank 1 - Inoculant
Cycle Collector Valve Daily
to ensure free movement.
Minimum of 5 cycles. N36264
Tank 2 - Coarse or Large Seed
Tank 3 - Fertilizer
1. Collector Valve Setting:
Tank 1 (Inoculant) - Top Pipe
Tank 2 (Coarse or Large Seed) - Top Pipe
Tank 3 (Fertilizer) - Bottom Pipe
2. Plenum Setting: See table on “Plenum Settings”
located in previous section “Plenum Damper
Settings”.
Bottom Pipe
Calibration
Clean-Out
Top
Pipe
N36265
Decal on
Collector
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Operation
Triple Shoot Settings - Continued
Single Shoot Tow Behind
•
Combining product from any combination of tanks
and placed in either air stream is possible with the
EIGHT Series XL distribution system. Some
typical examples are shown below.
IMPORTANT
Example 1.
Tank 1 - Coarse or Large Seed
Tank 2 - Coarse or Large Seed
Cycle Collector Valve Daily
to ensure free movement.
Minimum of 5 cycles. N36264
Tank 3 - Fertilizer
1. Collector Valve Setting:
Tank 1 (Coarse or Large Seed) - Bottom Pipe
Tank 2 (Coarse or Large Seed) - Bottom Pipe
Tank 3 (Fertilizer) - Bottom Pipe
2. Plenum Setting: See table on “Plenum Settings”
located in previous section “Plenum Damper
Settings”.
Bottom Pipe
Calibration
Clean-Out
Top
Pipe
N36265
Decal on
Collector
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EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Operation
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
Side to Side Level
• Ensure all tires are inflated to their specified
pressure. Incorrect tire pressure can cause depth
variations.
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.
Level Seeding Tool 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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Operation
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
•
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.
Note: It is strongly recommended to consult local
agricultural extension offices for allowable
product rates, which are dependent on soil
moisture and type.
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.
•
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 VRT console
switch in tractor.
•
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.
Note: Do not attempt to meter product when fan
is not running. Damage to the metering
wheels may occur.
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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EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Operation
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
Check Metering Wheel flutes in the
event the primary lines plug.
Checking Seed Flow
The following procedure should be implemented
throughout the day typically at each fill of the air cart:
• Raise the seeding tool out of the ground.
Flutes may shear if the collector becomes
plugged.
• With the fan running and monitor off, engage meter
drives with the primer switch, 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.
PRIMER SWITCH
Moisture Alert
Primer Switch
• 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
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.
•
Check all wire harness connections for corrosion
and use a dielectric spray to clean. Inspect all
sensors for proper gap.
Monitor System
Opener Adjustments - Double Shoot Boots
Improperly adjusted or worn seed openers can cause
poor seed/fertilizer separation and plugging which
could result in poor emergence.
It is important that the seed openers be properly
adjusted.
Note: Points should be adjusted according to wear
and deflectors replaced when worn.
Note: When applying Anhydrous Ammonia it is
strongly recommended to consult local
agricultural extension offices for allowable
rates which are dependent on soil moisture
and soil type.
Listed below are guidelines for seed openers S25962,
S28158, S29000, and S29140.
Point Position
Soil Condition
Top
Middle (Factory Setting)
Light Soil
Soil moisture medium
Soil moisture wet
NH3 or liquid application
Medium Soil
Soil moisture medium
Soil moisture wet
NH3 or liquid application
Heavy Soil
Soil moisture dr y
Soil moisture wet
NH3 or liquid application
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Bottom
Soil moisture dr y
NH3 or liquid application
Worn Point adjustment
Soil moisture dr y
NH3 or liquid application
Worn Point adjustment
Not recommended
Worn Point adjustment
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Operation
Opener Adjustments (Double Shoot Boots) - Continued
Part Number S28158
Part Number S29000
Part Number S25962
Part Number S29140
Component Replacement
Important
Re-tighten all bolts after initial 10 hours.
Check tightness periodically thereafter.
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
•
Tighten all bolts evenly.
•
Drift head of bolts with hammer to seat shoulder of
bolt head.
•
Re-tighten bolts evenly to specified torque.
•
3/8” bolts torque to 30 ft. lb. (41 N-m)
•
7/16” bolts Grade 8 torque to 70 ft. lb. (95 N-m)
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Operation
General Field Operation
•
Follow guidelines outlined in “Operating Guidelines”.
•
Switch monitor on as outlined in the Monitor
Section.
•
Start fan.
Note: Load sensing hydraulic systems require
“ warming up ” before they function
smoothly. See “Hydraulic Fan Drive” for
more details.
•
Move forward with seeding tool.
•
Engage metering systems as outlined in the
“Monitor Section” under “Identifying Variable Rate
Console Switches”.
•
Lower seeding tool into ground.
•
Rates can be varied across field as desired by
using the boost and cut buttons for the
appropriate product. See “Identifying Variable
Rate Console Switches” under Monitor Section.
•
Turning at headland: Switch metering systems
off with the Master On/Off Switch, immediately
raise seeding tool fully rephasing hydraulics (see
seeding tool manual).
•
Once turned engage metering systems with the
Master On/Off Switch and lower seeding tool into
ground.
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Note: Do not attempt to meter product when fan
is not running. Damage to the metering
wheels may occur.
Note: It takes a minimum of 15 feet (5 m) of forward
travel @ 6 mph (10 kph) before product
reaches the seed openers. 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).]
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
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, VRT Console and Controller Switch 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.
• Adjust meter shaft RPM using following procedure:
• Place hand held tachometer onto meter shaft.
• Loosen Jam Knob.
• Turn Adjusting Knob IN (Clockwise) until meter
shaft turns desired RPM.
• Tighten Jam Knob to secure Adjusting Knob in
place.
• Repeat the above procedure for the other meter
shafts.
Solenoid Valve Body
Note: Re-zero shaft hydraulic motors once normal
operation of system is resumed.
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
•
Refill tanks or open the tank shut-offs.
•
Switch Controller switch OFF and Override Bypass
switch to ON, 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 OFF Override
Bypass switch.
•
Lower seeding tool into ground.
•
Turning at headland:
• Disengage metering system by turning ON
Override Bypass switch, immediately raise
seeding tool fully rephasing hydraulics (see
seeding tool manual).
• Once turned engage metering system by turning
OFF Override Bypass 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:
Monitor
Monitor
Section Contents
Section 6:
Monitor
6-1
Introduction ...................................................................................................................... 6-3
Identifying Monitor Switches ............................................................................................ 6-4
Identifying Monitor Displays ............................................................................................. 6-4
Function Indicators .................................................................................................... 6-4
Upper Display ............................................................................................................ 6-4
Lower Display ............................................................................................................ 6-4
Bin Level Indicator ..................................................................................................... 6-4
Identifying Variable Rate Console Switches ............................................................... 6-5
Master On/Off ........................................................................................................... 6-5
Shaft 1 On/Off ........................................................................................................... 6-5
Shaft 2 On/Off ........................................................................................................... 6-5
Shaft 3 On/Off ........................................................................................................... 6-5
Boost ......................................................................................................................... 6-5
Cut ............................................................................................................................ 6-5
Identifying Controller/Override Switches .................................................................... 6-6
Controller On/Off ....................................................................................................... 6-6
Override Bypass ........................................................................................................ 6-6
Preparing Monitor ............................................................................................................. 6-6
Start-up ............................................................................................................................ 6-7
Normal Start-up ......................................................................................................... 6-7
Special Start-up ......................................................................................................... 6-8
Start-up Error Messages ........................................................................................... 6-8
First Class .......................................................................................................... 6-8
Second Class ...................................................................................................... 6-8
System Installation .......................................................................................................... 6-9
Sensor LEARN Mode ................................................................................................ 6-9
Installation Precautions ............................................................................................. 6-9
Factory Setting for VRT Harness ............................................................................. 6-10
Installation Procedure .............................................................................................. 6-11
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Monitor
Section Contents - Continued
Monitor Programming ..................................................................................................... 6-13
Procedure ................................................................................................................ 6-13
Entering Change Settings Mode .............................................................................. 6-13
Exiting from Change Settings Mode ......................................................................... 6-13
Canola Setting ......................................................................................................... 6-14
Determining Tire Circumference ............................................................................... 6-16
PP400 Calculation ................................................................................................... 6-17
Pulse Counting Mode for PP400 .............................................................................. 6-17
Operation ....................................................................................................................... 6-18
Normal Operation ........................................................................................................... 6-19
Area Display .................................................................................................................. 6-20
Resetting the Field Acre Meter ................................................................................ 6-20
Resetting the Total Acre Meter ................................................................................. 6-20
Application Rate Display ................................................................................................ 6-21
Alarms ........................................................................................................................... 6-22
Introduction ............................................................................................................. 6-22
Sensor Alarm Chart ................................................................................................. 6-23
Bin Level Alarms ..................................................................................................... 6-23
Low Fan Alarms ....................................................................................................... 6-24
Ground Drive “In Motion” Alarm ................................................................................ 6-24
Regular Blockage Module Alarms - Pin Sensors ...................................................... 6-25
Optical Blockage Module Alarms ............................................................................. 6-26
Communication Alarms ............................................................................................ 6-27
System Error Alarms ............................................................................................... 6-27
Flow - Pin Sensors ......................................................................................................... 6-28
Introduction ............................................................................................................. 6-28
Test Mode ................................................................................................................ 6-29
Calibration Mode ...................................................................................................... 6-30
Operation Mode ....................................................................................................... 6-31
Flow - Optical Sensors ................................................................................................... 6-32
Introduction ............................................................................................................. 6-32
Optical Blockage Module Setup ............................................................................... 6-32
Flow Function .......................................................................................................... 6-33
Flow Test ................................................................................................................. 6-33
Flow Calibration ....................................................................................................... 6-34
Sensor Replacement ...................................................................................................... 6-35
Sensor Gap Settings ...................................................................................................... 6-35
Reed Switch Sensors .............................................................................................. 6-35
Variable Reluctance Sensors ................................................................................... 6-35
Hall Effect Sensors ................................................................................................. 6-36
Trouble Shooting Guides ................................................................................................ 6-37
Checking Harness ................................................................................................... 6-37
Checking Sensors ................................................................................................... 6-37
Checking Blockage Modules .................................................................................... 6-37
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Monitor
Introduction
The monitor utilizes a multiplexed data communication
system to monitor the functions of the air cart. In the
multiplexed system, all sensors communicate with the
monitor on the same three wires.
The system can monitor and display status of the
following functions:
• Fan speed
• Ground speed
• Shaft speeds (up to 3)
• Bin levels (up to 3)
• Flow Blockage (up to 192 runs)
• Seed rates & Seed counts (up to 24 rows)
• Auxiliary bin pressure
An audio alarm will sound upon detection of low or high
fan speed, low shaft speed, low bin level. Also, loss of
flow in any runs that are being monitored with Blockage
Modules, and low seed rates when seed counting
sensors are used generate alarms. Audio alarms persist
until the alarm condition is removed or until the alarm is
acknowledged by the operator by pressing the ACK
button.
Monitor
In addition, the monitor can determine and display:
• Field Area
• Total Area
• Application Rate (weight per unit area)
The monitor allows the following settings to be changed:
• High and Low fan speed alarm point
• Ground speed pulses per mile and pulses per
revolution
• Pulses per revolution of fan and 3 shafts
• Low bin alarm for 3 bins
• The number of Blockage Modules that are connected
to the monitor
• Seed rate alarm points for 9 seed types (Plant)
• The width of the implement
• Display imperial or metric units
VRT Console
The settings listed above, as well as field and
accumulated areas, and the total number of seeds
planted on the current field, are stored in nonvolatile
memory. This means that the information is retained
even when power is disconnected.
Two cables exit the rear of the monitor. There is a two
wire power cable that connects to the tractor power
supply. The other is a three wire cable that brings power
and communications to the remote sensors through the
main harness.
Controller Switch
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Identifying Monitor Switches
The five push buttons are used for controlling the
monitor.
ACK
• Acknowledge. Primarily used for
acknowledging alarms. Also used for
exiting from program mode, resetting
area, and accessing some special
functions.
UP
• Used for moving function selection icon.
Also used to increment parameter in
program mode.
DOWN
• Used for moving function selection icon.
Also used for decrementing parameter
in program mode.
MODE
• Used to enter program mode. Also used
for going to next parameter in program
mode.
ON/OFF
• Used to turn monitor on and off.
Identifying Monitor Displays
Function Indicators
•
The left and right side of the display have triangular
icons for indicating the current selected display
function.
•
These icons will flash when alarm conditions occur
for a function.
Upper Display
•
•
Displays the selected function, and alarm
conditions.
This line is also used to give information during
monitor programming and initial system installation.
Upper Display
Icons
SPEED
FAN
SHAFT 1
SHAFT 2
SHAFT 3
FIELD AREA
TOTAL AREA
Icons
APP RATE
V F In H2O ACRE M MPH KG
PSI C KPa Ha RPM FT KPH LB
---
FLOW
PLANT
SPACING
SCAN
MANUAL
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Lower Display
Lower Display
•
Displays the reading for the selected function, with
the unit of measure displayed above value.
•
This line is also used to indicate the parameter
value during monitor programming.
Units of
Measure
Bin Level
Indicator
Bin Level Indicator
•
6-4
The bars will flash and the audio alarm will sound
when bin level is low.
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Monitor
Identifying Variable Rate Console Switches
The variable rate console provides the means to:
• Turn on or off each/all metering shaft(s).
• Increase or decrease the application rate of any
given shaft.
Master On/Off
Activates the shaft On/Off buttons. If any of the seed
or fertilizer buttons are in an “On” state during a Master
On, the variable rate controller will initiate any required
motor rotation of the respective shaft at the currently
selected application rate. Master Off will deactivate
all the shaft On/Off buttons and stop all motor rotation.
A LED indicates whether the button is on or off.
Shaft 1 On/Off
Used to turn shaft 1 on and off. A LED indicates the
current state of the button.
Shaft 2 On/Off
Used to turn shaft 2 on and off. A LED indicates the
current state of the button.
VRT Console
Shaft 3 On/Off
Used to turn shaft 3 on and off. A LED indicates the
current state of the button.
Boost
Each push of the Boost button increases the application
rate by 5% of the nominal rate to a maximum of 50%.
The respective LED will flash quickly indicating the
application rate is higher than the nominal rate. To return
the application rate to nominal, the respective shaft On/
Off button is pressed once. The LED will stop flashing
and will stay on.
Note: The application rate can be increased or
decreased up to 50%.
Cut
Each push of the Cut button decreases the application
rate by 5% of the nominal rate to a minimum of 50%.
The respective LED will flash slowly indicating the
application rate is lower than the nominal rate. To return
the application rate to nominal, the respective shaft
On/Off button is pressed once. The LED will stop
flashing and will stay on.
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Monitor
Identifying Controller/Override Switches
The Controller/Override switches provide:
•
Power to the variable rate control system.
•
Manual override of the variable rate control system.
Note: The Controller Switch must be turned on
before the monitor.
Controller On/Off
Activates the variable rate control system by
supplying power to valve body.
Override Bypass
Used if a fault occurs in the electrical wiring of
connections to the variable rate control system. 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. This switch is normally
left in OFF position.
Controller Switch
Preparing Monitor
•
Locate monitor, variable rate console and controller/
override switch in a convenient location in cab.
•
Connect the red wires to the positive (+) terminal
of the battery.
•
Connect the black wires to the negative (-) terminal
of the battery.
•
Route cable harness to seeding tool and air cart.
Ensure cables clear any pinch points (i.e. tractor
articulation point, hitch point, etc.)
•
Program monitor as described in System
Installation and Monitor Programming Sections.
Note: Do not connect monitor directly to starter
switch.
Note: Locate monitor, power and ground wires
away from radio and antenna if tractor is so
equipped.
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Start-up
Turn power on in the following sequence:
1. Controller Switch
2. Monitor
3. VRT Console (To run metering system)
The VRT Hydraulic Motors will turn 1/2 revolution to
check zero position when the tractor hydraulics are
engaged to run the air cart System.
Note: The Controller switch in the Controller/
Override Module must be turned on before
the monitor.
Normal Start-up
Normally, when the unit is turned on, the following display
sequence takes place:
• All of the display segments turn on one at a time,
and then off one at a time.
• MORRIS is briefly displayed.
Monitor ID
• The Version number of the monitor software is
displayed. This number should be included with
any reports of faulty or unexpected system
operation.
Version Number
• The sensor numbers of all previously learned sensors
are displayed in sequence as initial communication
with each sensor takes place.
• The normal operating display starts with the ground
speed function active.
• Once normal operating starts the monitor will alarm
specific sensors; in 10 seconds the shafts alarm, 20
seconds the bins alarm and in 30 seconds the speed
alarm. Press the ACK key for each alarm, this will
cancel the alarms returning the monitor to ready
mode.
It may occur that an error is detected on start-up. In
that case the sequence is slightly modified as described
in the section on Start-up Error Messages.
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Monitor
Start-up - Continued
Special Start-up
Special Startup
There are two types of special actions that can be
controlled when starting up the unit.
•
•
START SENSOR CONFIGURATION LEARN: This
allows a new sensor configuration to be learned, with
the existing configuration cleared from memory.
RESET SETTING: All stored settings, such as
pulses per revolution values, alarm points, etc. are
restored to their factory default values. All areas
and seed counts are also zeroed.
The two actions can be selected independently or
together by holding down certain key combinations when
the unit is turned on, see chart.
Button
Combination
What Occurs
ACK and DOWN
FORCED LEARN
of all sensors
(other settings retained)
ACK and MODE
RESET SETTINGS
(sensor configuration
retained)
ACK and DOWN
and MODE
BOTH FORCED LEARN
and
RESET SETTINGS
Start-up Error Messages
In rare circumstances certain fault conditions may be
detected at start-up. There are two distinct classes
of such fault conditions and they are reported
differently.
Note: If any of the error messages appear more
than twice, the monitor is probably faulty.
Startup Error Codes
First Class
The first class is due to faults that occur while the
unit was operating and which cause the unit to restart.
In this case, the monitor will display the error message
instead of the normally displayed MORRIS. It will
then wait for a key press before proceeding with the
start-up sequence. The possible error messages
(whose individual meanings are technical and primarily
of interest to the monitor supplier) are:
Monitor
Display
Display Meaning
VERCHG
Should only be true after installation
o f n ew s o f t w a r e t h a t c h a n g e s t h e
w ay n o n v o l a t i l e m e m o r y ( o n c h i p
EEPROM) is used. Forces a factory
reset.
SNSCHG
Should only be true after installation
o f n ew s o f t w a r e t h a t c h a n g e s t h e
order or composition of the default
list of connectable sensors. Forces
a factory reset.
EEPCS1
EEPCS2
Some data in the microprocessor
nonvolatile memor y (EEPROM) is
invalid. Data is stored in two banks.
The message indicates which bank
h a d t h e p r o bl e m . I f o n l y t h e f i r s t
bank is corrupt, then the good bank
2 copy will be used and there will not
be a forced factory reset.
BDSERP
A test of the integrity of the
additional nonvolatile memory chip
(Serial EEPROM) has failed.
VERCHS
Should only be true after installation
o f n ew s o f t w a r e t h a t c h a n g e s t h e
w ay n o nvo l a t i l e m e m o r y ( S e r i a l
EEPROM) is used. Forces a factory
reset.
COPRST, UUORST, CLKMON, and IMPRST
Second Class
The second class includes various conditions that
the monitor checks for after the Version Number is
displayed. In most cases, when such conditions are
detected the system is forced to do a complete factory
reset (as if the monitor were turned on with the ACK,
Down and Mode keys all held as described above).
The possible displayed messages are:
VERCHG, SNSCHG, EEPCS1, EEPCS2, BDSERP,
and VERCHS
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System Installation
Sensor LEARN Mode
The installation procedure is required to configure the
monitor to the sensors attached to it.
The operator may have to redo the installation if:
1) A granular applicator is added to the air cart.
Note: Each monitor is unique to the sensors installed.
If monitor is moved to another air cart it has to
be reprogrammed to match the sensors.
2) Replacing faulty sensors.
3) Replacing faulty monitor with a new monitor.
Installation Precautions
1) During installation the monitor has a predetermined
order in which it wants the sensors attached. The
installer must be sure that the proper function is
plugged in.
Sensor Installation Order
Speed (Ground)
i.e. If during installation the installer plugs in the
Front Shaft and Ground Speed sensors in the
wrong order, the monitor would not know this.
The monitor would interpret Front Shaft rpm from
the Ground Speed shaft and vice versa.
Fan
Shaft 1
Shaft 2
2) There may be occasions when the operator will not
have a full complement of sensors. These sensors
can be programmed to be ignored in two ways:
i) During initial installation when the monitor
prompts for a sensor to be plugged in, the
operator can press ACK to skip over the sensor.
The sensor will be assigned a disabled
status. A sensor disabled by this method can
only be enabled by repeating the installation
procedure.
Shaft 3
Tank 1
Tank 2
Tank 3
VarCon (Variable Rate)
(Unit calls for installation only if var controller is installed)
ii) During operation the operator can disable
sensors by setting the pulses per revolution to
zero. When pulses are set to zero alarms for
that sensor and corresponding Bin Level sensor
are ignored and no monitoring occurs.
Plant Sensors
Optical Blockage Modules
3) Blockage modules attached to the harness are
handled differently than the sensors attached to
the harness. See Assembly Section “Blockage
Module”.
i) Pin Sensors - the blockage module does not
have to be removed from the harness during
initial system installation.
ii) Optical Sensors - the blockage module must
be removed from the harness during initial
system installation.
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Factory Setting for VRT Harness
Tow Behind Harness Shown
Monitor
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Monitor
System Installation - Continued
Installation Procedure
• Disconnect all the sensors (3 pin connector) from
the harness on the air cart (Black Coloured
Connectors).
Monitor
Note: Do not disconnect the VRT sensors (Blue
Colored Connectors).
• Disconnect the Variable Rate Console (3 pin
connector) from the harness.
• Connect the harness (3 pin connector) into the
monitor.
Harness to Air Cart
• Turn on the controller switch.
• Hold down both buttons ACK-DOWN-MODE and turn
on monitor. Continue holding the buttons until
KEYOFF appears on the display.
Variable Rate Console
• RELOAD will be displayed briefly on line 1 when
the ACK-DOWN buttons are released. Each sensor
must now be individually recognized by the monitor.
The monitor will display the order in which the
sensors must be plugged in.
• The display on line 1 will alternate between MISSED
and SPEED, indicating that the variable rate harness
(Controller) may now be connected to the monitor
harness.
• The monitor will give a single beep when it
acknowledges the Controller.
• The display on line 1 will now alternate between
MISSED and FAN, indicating that the fan sensor may
now be connected. Connect the fan sensor.
Alternates
SPEED
FAN
SHAFT 1
SHAFT 2
SHAFT 3
FIELD AREA
TOTAL AREA
APP RATE
-----
FLOW
PLANT
SPACING
SCAN
MANUAL
1 23
ACK
UP
DOWN
MODE
ON
OFF
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System Installation - Continued
Installation Procedure - Continued
•
The process is the same for the rest of the sensors
in the sequence.
Note: When the monitor requests a sensor that will
not be used in the configuration, press the
ACK key, and the monitor will skip the sensor
and advance to the next one in the sequence.
•
When the monitor displays VARCON, disconnect the
harness from the monitor and connect the Variable
Rate Console into the monitor only.
•
Once monitor acknowledges the Console, the air
cart harness can be plugged into the Variable Rate
Console.
Note: There are “24” PLANT SENSORS. To skip
past the plant sensors press ACK and MODE
buttons together. Same procedure can be used
for the Optical Flow and Blockage Modules if
not used.
•
Monitor
Variable Rate Console
DO NOT Connect Air Cart Harness.
To complete the installation, the monitor must be
turned off, then turned on again. Now, only the names
of the learned (but not the skipped) sensors will
quickly flash by on the display as the unit goes through
its normal “wake up” sequence, after which it
advances to its default operating mode, where the
ground speed is displayed.
Monitor
Variable Rate Console
Harness to Air Cart
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Monitor
Monitor Programming
Most of the function positions have settings that may
be changed. These include various configuration
details, alarm trip points, and some convenient options
such as whether imperial or metric units should be
used for numeric display.
Procedure
The following explains the procedure for entering and
exiting any of the Change Settings modes.
Saved settings are retained even after power has been
removed from the monitor.
Note: When the operator is in any of the “change
settings” modes, the monitor will not
generate normal monitor alarms (low fan
speed, shaft speed and so on).
See charts on following pages for
monitor program settings.
Entering Change Settings Mode
PP400
• Use the UP or DOWN button to move the triangle
icon to desired function.
• Hold the MODE button until 4 short beeps and 1
long beep sounds. Release button after the long
beep. This starts the change settings mode.
Tire Size Tire Style Rating Pressure PP400
(Good-Year)
TD8 Lug
10 ply
28 psi
1,164
AWT
12 ply
24 psi
1,279
AWT
12 ply
20 psi
1,433
24 psi
1,426
Lug
14 ply
20 psi
1,447
22 psi
1,428
800/65 R32
Lug
LI 172
15 psi
1,434
20 psi
1,430
900/60 R32
Lug
176 A8
17 psi
1,337
23.1 x 26
• Display line 1 will show a description of what the
setting is.
• Display line 2 will indicate the present numeric
value of the setting. An appropriate unit is also
indicated.
• Now, each press of the MODE button will advance
the display to the next setable item for that function,
cycling back to the first one after reaching the end.
The last display in the cycle is the save prompt,
which allows the user to decide whether settings
should be saved into memory.
30.5 x 32
Important
Exiting from Change Settings Mode
• Press MODE button until the SAVE display appears
on display line 1.
• If settings should be saved, press UP to choose
yes (Y). Then hold down ACK button until 4 short
beeps and 1 long beep sounds. Release button
after the long beep.
• If settings should not be saved (but remain as they
were before the mode started) press DOWN to
choose no (N). Then press ACK button, which
immediately exits Change Settings Mode.
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PP400 is affected by tire circumference.
Determine tire circumference under actual
field conditions. See “PP400 Calculation”
Note: To “TURN OFF” any shaft not in use set
PULSES to ‘0’ and APRATE to ‘0’. This will
eliminate any nuisance alarms caused by
an inactive shaft.
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MODE
MODE
MODE
SPACE
MODE
FIELD AREA
or
TOTAL AREA
FLOW
MODE
SHAFT 3
PLANT
MODE
SHAFT 2
SELECT
SDTYPE
BOXES
WIDTH
PULSES
PULSES
PULSES
PULSES
MODE
MODE
FAN
PP400
Display
Upper
MODE
Hold for
five beeps
(4 shor t and
1 long beep)
SHAFT 1
SPEED
MONITOR
FUNCTION
PRESS
BUTTON
0
1
0
Seed Tool
Width
4
4
4
2
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SEEDRT
TYPE
UNITS
LEVEL
LEVEL
LEVEL
LO FAN
15000
0
0-Imperial
or
1-Metric
20
20
20
3000
MODE
MODE
MODE
MODE
MODE
MODE
MODE
MODE
PRESS
BUTTON
RSPACE
HI FAN
Display
Upper
7.5
5000
Set with
UP/DOWN
buttons
Display
Lower
MODE
MODE
PRESS
BUTTON
PRESS
BUTTON
SAVE Y
SAVE Y
SAVE Y
SAVE Y
SAVE Y
SAVE Y
SAVE Y
SAVE Y
SAVE Y
ACK
ACK
ACK
ACK
ACK
ACK
ACK
ACK
ACK
Hold for
Set with
five beeps
UP/DOWN
(4 shor t and
buttons
1 long beep)
Display
Upper
Monitor set at 1 pulses will read a seed shaft rpm of 20.
Monitor set at 4 pulses will read a seed shaft rpm of 5.
Actual Seed Shaft rpm is 5.
Note: Change the pulse setting back to 4 when returning to higher application rates.
Example:
To avoid this nuisance alarm change the seed shaft pulse setting from 4 to 1, the monitor will
think the shaft rpm is 4 times what it actually is.
The low shaft rpm will cause the monitor to give a false seed shaft alarm, since the shaft is
rotating below the alarm threshold of 2 rpm.
Low application rates of Canola may cause the seed shaft to rotate less than 2 rpm.
Canola Setting
MODE
MODE
MODE
MODE
MODE
MODE
MODE
MODE
4
Display
Lower
* See Char t
PP400
PPR
Display
Upper
Set with
UP/DOWN
buttons
MODE
PRESS
BUTTON
Set with
UP/DOWN
buttons
Display
Lower
Base Monitor Programing
Monitor
Monitor Programming - Continued
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MODE
MODE
MODE
MODE
MODE
SHAFT 3
FLOW
Pin
FLOW
Optical
PLANT
SPACE
SELECT
SDTYPE
INSTAL
BOXES
PULSES
MODE
0
20
SEEDRT
15000 35000
Set
number of
M01R-runs for
module
TYPE
LEVEL
Set with
UP / DOWN
buttons
Display
Lower
0 - seeds/foot or seeds/meter
1- inches/seed or cm/seed
1-9
MODE
MODE
Number of
Blockage
modes used
Y
MODE
PRESS Display
BUTTON Upper
4
Set with
UP / DOWN
buttons
Display
Lower
MODE
(Will run
through all
blockage
Modules)
MODE
MODE
MODE
Set with
UP / DOWN
buttons
Display
Lower
RSPACE 0.1 - 99.9
Set
M02R-number of
to
runs for
M12R-module
PRESS Display
BUTTON Upper
MODE
MODE
MODE
PRESS
BUTTON
PRESS
BUTTON
SAVE Y
SAVE Y
SAVE Y
SAVE Y
SAVE Y
ACK
ACK
ACK
ACK
ACK
Hold for five
Set with
beeps
UP / DOWN
(4 shor t and
buttons
1 long beep)
Display
Upper
When an air cart is equipped with a granular
tank, blockage modules, or plant counter the
settings listed in the Monitor Options
Programming chart must be used.
Hold for five
beeps
(4 shor t and
1 long beep)
Display
Upper
Note: To “TURN OFF” any shaft not in use
set pulses to 0. This will eliminate
any nuisance alarms caused by an
inactive shaft.
MONITOR PRESS
FUNCTION BUTTON
Monitor Options Programing
Monitor
Monitor Programming - Continued
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Monitor
Monitor Programming - Continued
Determining Tire Circumference
Factors that may affect the tire circumference and in
turn metering rates and monitor PP400 values are as
follows:
a) Tire size tolerances can vary +/- 4%.
b) Tire pressure.
c) Field soil conditions (firm-unworked versus soft-worked)
d) Tank capacity (empty tanks versus full tanks)
e) Tire manufacturer (Good-Year versus Firestone)
Note: The values used for monitor PP400 values
is based upon the tire circumference of
Good-Year tires at proper pressure with half
full tanks in normal working field
conditions.
To determine tire circumference for other tires not
listed in the PP400 chart or to check the actual tire
circumference do the following:
•
The tire circumference should be checked under
normal field conditions with tanks half full.
•
Mark tire and starting point.
•
Drive air cart 10 revolutions of tire.
•
Mark ending point.
•
Measure distance from starting point to ending
point and divid by 10 to get the rolling circumference
of the tire.
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Monitor Programming - Continued
PP400 Calculation
To determine PP400 value, first determine the tire
circumference as outlined in “Determining Tire
Circumference” .
Note: The PP400 can also be calculated more
accurately with the use of the monitor pulse
counting mode.
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Formula for 26 inch rim . . . . . . . New PP400 Value =
( New Tire Circumferenace ) x 1,937
Formula for 32 inch rim . . . . . . . New PP400 Value =
( New Tire Circumferenace )
302,400
Pulse Counting Mode for PP400
PP400 value can also be determined with the monitor,
by placing it into Pulse Counting mode, in which the
number of pulses associated with 400 feet of driving
are determined.
To start the Pulse Counting Mode:
• Measure and mark out 400 feet.
• Select the SPEED position.
• Hold down the ACK key until after the long beep.
• Display line 1 will show START.
• To start the monitor counting the pulses, the MODE
key must be pressed.
• Display line 1 will show COUNT and the bottom
line will show “0”.
• Drive distance and the monitor will count the
number of pulses.
• When the 400 feet has been driven, the operator
can press the MODE key once again to stop the
pulse counting. This will bring up the SAVE screen.
• To save the count, select Y and then press and
hold down ACK button until 4 short beeps and 1
long beep sounds. Release button after the long
beep.
Note: The monitor can accept PP400 values from
50 to 1000. Therefore, if the new count is less
than 50, the existing count is not replaced.
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Monitor
Operation
The VRT monitor requires certain information in order
to deliver the desired application rate.
• Implement Width.
• Pulses Per 400 feet (PP400).
• Ground Speed.
• Weight of Product per Revolution (WT/REV).
• Desired Application Rate (APRATE).
The monitor uses the PP400 to determine the ground
speed of the implement.
With the ground speed and the implement width the
monitor determines the area the implement is
covering per unit time.
With the area and the WT/REV the monitor determines
the RPM the shaft motor must turn to deliver the
APRATE.
EXAMPLES:
The chart below shows how the monitor determines
the shaft RPM for two identical air carts on different
size and spacing Seeding Tools.
Description
Machine 'A'
Machine 'B'
Air Car t Model
8370
8370
Number of secondary runs
60
60
Application Rate
100 lbs/acre
100 lbs/acre
Trip Spacing of Seeding Tool
12 inches
9 inches
Working Width of Seeding Tool
60 feet
45 feet
Travel Distance per acre (1 acre = 43560 sq.ft.) 726 ft = (43560 ft2 / 60 ft)
986 ft = (43560 ft2/45 ft)
440 ft/min
440 ft/min
(5 mph x 5280 ft/mile / 60 min/hr)
(5 mph x 5280 ft/mile / 60 min/hr)
Travel Time per acre at 5 mph
1.65 min = (726 ft / 440 ft/min)
2.20 min = (968 ft / 440 ft/min)
Material metered per Motor shaft revolution
2 lbs/rev
2 lbs/rev
Travel Speed of 5 mph
Motor shaft revs for 100 lbs/acre (100 lbs material) 50 revs = (100 lbs /2 lbs/rev)
50 revs = (100 lbs /2 lbs/rev)
Motor shaft RPM - 100 lbs/acre
22.7 RPM = (50 revs / 2.20 min)
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30.3 RPM = (50 revs / 1.65 min)
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Monitor
Normal Operation
The text on either side of the display shows the names
of all display functions on the monitor. A particular
installation, however, might not use them all (such as
installations without the third shaft/tank, or which do
not have the FLOW option).
Note: Monitor will not function if the system
installation (Sensor Learn Mode) was not
completed. See Sensor Installation.
The operator controls which function will be active using
the UP and DOWN buttons. The triangular indicator will
indicate which function is active. A name will also appear
on Line 1.
The numeric value for the selected function is displayed
on line 2 unless that function is disabled, in which case
line 2 will display OFF.
The unit of measurement for the displayed number is
indicated in the units area of the display.
Following is a summary of what is displayed on line 2
for each function. Some functions are discussed later
in more detail.
VRT MONITOR
FUNCTION
LINE 1 TEXT
WHAT APPEARS ON LINE 2
SPEED
SPEED
Ground speed in MPH or KPH
FAN
FAN
Fan speed in RPM
SHAFT 1
SHAFT 1
SHAF T 2
SHAFT 2
SHAFT 3
SHAFT 3
FIELD AREA
F AREA
TOTAL AREA
T AREA
APP RATE
APRATE
FLOW
FLOW
OPEN if all runs are clear, or cycles through display of all blocked
r uns with for mat "MmmRrr", where mm=module address, rr=r un
number. More detail found in Flow section.
PLANT
AVG
Seed Rates or Seed Counts. In either case, for a single run, averaged
over all runs, or for the run with the minimum or maximum rate or
count. Operator chooses what is shown. More detail found in section
on the planter option.
RAT
MIN, MAX
SPACE
AVG
S/M (IN/S)
Application rate in pounds/acre (kg/ha) of the named metering shaft.
Area covered while seeding, in ACRES or HECTARES, since the last
time the counter was zeroed. The FIELD counter can be cleared
alone; clearing TOTAL clears FIELD also.
Actual running application rate of any two selected shafts in lb/ac
(kg/ha)
N u m b e r o f s e e d s p l a n t e r p e r d i s t a n c e u n i t o r d i s t a n c e b e t we e n
speeds planted for a single run, averaged over all the runs or for the
run with the minimum or the maximum rate.
MIN, MAX
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Monitor
Area Display
There are two area counters, field area and total area.
They are both accumulated whenever the system “in
motion” condition is true, with one exception; when
the system is in Application Rate mode, these area
counters are not active. Area counts are stored in
memory when the unit is turned off.
The counts are displayed by moving the triangle icon
with the UP or DOWN button to the desired function.
The FIELD AREA is displayed to the nearest tenth of
an acre (or hectare) and the TOTAL AREA is displayed
with no decimal. The appropriate unit icon (acres or
hectares) is turned on.
Resetting the Field Acre Meter
•
Use the UP or DOWN button to move the triangle
icon to FIELD AREA.
•
Hold the ACK button until 4 short beeps and 1 long
beep sounds. Release button after the long beep.
•
The field area will be reset to zero.
Resetting the Total Acre Meter
•
Use the UP or DOWN button to move the triangle
icon to TOTAL AREA.
•
Hold the ACK button until 4 short beeps and 1 long
beep sounds. Release button after the long beep.
•
The total area will be reset to zero.
Note: Field area will also be reset to zero when
total area is reset.
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Application Rate Display
The application rate for two shafts are displayed by
moving the triangle icon with the UP or DOWN button
to APP RATE.
The triangle icon for the shafts being displayed will be
ON so the operator knows which application rates are
displayed.
To change which shafts are displayed follow the
procedure below:
• Use the UP or DOWN button to move the triangle
icon to APP RATE.
• Hold the MODE button until 4 short beeps and 1
long beep sounds. Release button after the long
beep. This starts the change settings mode.
• Display line 1 will show TOPBTM.
SPEED
FAN
SHAFT 1
SHAFT 2
SHAFT 3
FIELD AREA
TOTAL AREA
APP RATE
ACRE
-----
FLOW
PLANT
SPACING
SCAN
MANUAL
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ACK
UP
DOWN
ON
OFF
MODE
• Display line 2 will indicate which shafts are being
displayed.
N37010
• Display Options are: 1-2 . . . . 1-3 . . . . 2-3
• Use the UP or DOWN button to change to the
desired shafts to be displayed.
- 1 refers to Shaft 1
- 2 refers to Shaft 2
- 3 refers to Shaft 3
• Press MODE button and SAVE display appears on
display line 1.
• If settings should be saved, press UP to choose
yes (Y). Then hold down ACK button until 4 short
beeps and 1 long beep sounds. Release button
after the long beep.
• If settings should not be saved (but remain as they
were before the mode started) press DOWN to
choose no (N). Then press ACK button, which
immediately exits Change Settings Mode.
SPEED
FAN
SHAFT 1
SHAFT 2
SHAFT 3
FIELD AREA
TOTAL AREA
APP RATE
-----
FLOW
PLANT
SPACING
SCAN
MANUAL
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ACK
UP
DOWN
MODE
ON
OFF
N37010
Shaft Displayed
on Top Line
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Shaft Displayed
on Bottom Line
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Monitor
Alarms
Introduction
All configured sensors and various other operating
conditions are continuously monitored. Alarms fall
into one of the following three categories:
•
Sensor alarms are alarms which are generated
when information returned by a sensor exceeds the
appropriate threshold.
•
Communication alarms occur when a sensor
repeatedly does not respond to attempts at
communication.
•
System alarms are for various other conditions
that are found to be in fault.
Note: To “TURN OFF” any shaft not in use set
pulses to 0. This will eliminate any nuisance
alarms caused by an inactive shaft.
When an alarm condition occurs the monitor will beep
repeatedly, the indicator icon for the function will flash,
and line 1 will indicate the fault condition.
The alarms persist until the alarm condition is removed
or until the alarm is acknowledged by the operator. To
acknowledge the alarm the ACK button must be
pressed, which (if there are no other alarms pending)
results in the silencing of the beeper and the return of
the normal display. An exception to this is with low
fan alarm, as explained later. After acknowledgement,
the indicator icon (or the upper portion of the bar graph
in the case of bin level alarms) will continue to flash
for as long as the alarm condition is present.
Note: If the monitor is in the “change settings”
mode, no alarms will be generated.
When the alarm condition is corrected, the alarm
indicators are removed resuming normal operation.
If more than one alarm condition occurs at the same
time, pushing the ACK button will acknowledge each
alarm in order of priority. Line 1 will indicate the highest
priority alarm that has yet to be acknowledged.
The order of alarm priority is: High Fan RPM, Low
Fan RPM, Seed Shaft RPM, Fertilizer Shaft RPM,
Auxiliary Shaft RPM, Grain Flow, Seed Bin Low,
Fertilizer Bin Low, and Auxiliary Bin Low.
When multiple alarms have been acknowledged, the
function indicators for the alarmed functions will
continue to flash.
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Alarms - Continued
Sensor Alarm Chart
The following chart shows alarms which are generated
when alarm thresholds are exceeded. Alarm points
for some sensors are fixed, while others can be
changed by the user.
Sensor Alarm Priority
Monitor Display
Display Meaning
Alarm Point
FAN
Fan Speed Too Low
or
Fan Speed Too High
May be changed by Operator
SHAFT 1
Shaft 1 Rotation Too Slow
SHAFT 2
Shaft 2 Rotation Too Slow
SHAFT 3
Shaft 3 Rotation Too Slow
FLOW
Loss of Seed Flow (Blockage Module Option)
TANK 1
TANK 1 Low Level
TANK 2
TANK 2 Low Level
TANK 3
TANK 3 Low Level
SPEED
Ground Speed below 2 mph
CLUTCH
Clutch not engaged
Fixed 2 RPM or less
Set by calibration process
Fixed
Fixed
Low Seed Rate (Seed Counting Option)
Adjustable alarm point
Auxiliary Bin Pressure
Fixed
When an alarm condition arises, the beeper will sound,
the appropriate triangular indicator will flash, and Line
1 will indicate the fault condition.
To prevent nuisance alarms during setup, while the
unit is in any of the special modes, none of the ordinary
sensor type alarms will be generated. The special
modes include Change Settings mode, Application
Rate mode, Pulses Per Mile Count mode, Flow Test
and Calibration modes and so on (basically, any mode
of operation that is initiated by holding down a button
for 5 beeps).
Bin Level Alarms
Bin level alarms use the bar graphs and so are an
exception to the above. There is still a Line 1 message
and beeping, but instead of a triangular indicator the
bar itself indicates the alarm. The lower portion of the
bar remains solid, while the upper portion will flash.
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Monitor
Alarms - Continued
Sensor Alarms - Continued
Low Fan Alarms
Low fan alarms are treated specially because a
stopped fan can result in damage to the metering
mechanics as unblown material accumulates. Low
fan alarms can not be acknowledged with the ACK
button while the system is “in motion”. If a low
fan alarm occurs while the system is not in motion,
the normal rules apply, and the user will be able to
silence the alarm with the ACK key. The “in motion”
condition means that the monitor, based on ground
speed and clutch state, considers that the system is
supposed to be actively seeding. Thus, if a low fan
alarm occurs during active seeding, the user will not
be able to silence the alarm with the ACK key, but
will need to stop the vehicle or disengage the clutch.
When this happens, the monitor accepts it as an
acknowledgement of the alarm, and an effective
“automatic acknowledge” takes place, resulting in the
beeper being silenced and the resumption of normal
display.
Ground Drive “In Motion” Alarm
The monitor emits a double beep whenever the “In
Motion” condition becomes true or false. This condition
is defined as speed greater than 2 mph (3.2 kph) and
VRT console ON.
If ground speed is less than 2 mph for more than 30
seconds the monitor will alarm and display SPEED
on line 1.
Note: There is no visual display associated with
this feature. It is only intended to inform
the operator that the VRT system is
operating properly.
If ground speed is greater than 2 mph for more than
30 seconds and clutch is not engaged the monitor will
alarm and display CLUTCH on line 1.
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Alarms - Continued
Sensor Alarms - Continued
Flow (Blockage Module) Alarms
Regular Blockage Module Alarms - Pin Sensors
If a flow blockage occurs, a fault message ‘FLOW’
appears on line 1. (See Diagram 1) The operator must
select the FLOW function to see the error.
There are two types of flow alarms. There can be
seed flow alarms or communication error alarms.
The format for the seed flow alarms is ‘MxxRyy’. (See
Diagram 2) The ‘M’ indicates module and the ‘xx’
represents the blockage module number. The ‘R’
indicates run and the ‘yy’ is the seed run that has a
blockage.
Diagram 1
The format for the communication error alarms BLK
ERR, will be displayed on line 1. (Diagram 3) The
module number where the communication failure has
occurred will be displayed on line 2. (Diagram 3) This
fault is probably caused by an improper connection of
the 3-wire system, or is a result of one or more modules
having an incorrect address switch setting.
If communication errors are occurring and no blockage
modules are connected, the monitor must be
programmed to disable the flow monitoring function.
This is done by setting the Blockage Module
complement equal to zero.
Diagram 2
Diagram 3
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Monitor
Alarms - Continued
Sensor Alarms - Continued
Optical Blockage Module Alarms
If a run does not pass the self-test mode upon
powering up, the blockage module will report that run
is bad. Sometimes this will happen if there is too
much light shining in the seed tube where the sensor
is positioned. This alarm by itself does not mean that
the sensor is not working correctly.
During planting, if the blockage monitor does not see
any seeds from a run sensor, it will report to the monitor
that the run is blocked.
If a run is reported to be bad and blocked at the same
time, the monitor will aler t the user by saying
“*BLOCK”. If the run is in this condition and the run is
not blocked, and there are seeds flowing in that tube,
that means that the sensor is not working. It should
then be replaced.
The alarms can be silenced with the ACK key.
Optical Blockage Alarms
Blockage module alarm
Li ne 1
Meaning
Li ne 2
BAD
Run number (*)
Run failed self-test. May be due to too much light getting in the tube.
BLOCK
Run number (*)
The sensor has stopped seeing seeds. Clean out the blockage.
*BLOCK
Run number (*)
The sensor failed self-test and has stopped seeing seeds. If there is no
blockage in the tube, the sensor may have stopped working properly.
(*) the numbering of the runs begins with module 1 and continues on through the last module.
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Alarms - Continued
Sensor Alarms - Continued
Communication Alarms
Communication Alarms occur when a sensor does not
respond to repeated attempts at communication by
the monitor.
Alternates
SPEED
FAN
SHAFT 1
SHAFT 2
SHAFT 3
FIELD AREA
TOTAL AREA
• The monitor display will alternate between
COMERR and SENSOR NAME on line 1.
• The monitor will display the SENSOR ID NUMBER
on line 2.
After acknowledgement, the operator is reminded of
which sensor is in fault by the blinking of the
associated triangular indicator (or in the case of bin
level sensors, the associated bar graph).
APP RATE
FLOW
PLANT
SPACING
---
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MANUAL
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ACK
UP
DOWN
MODE
ON
OFF
N37010
The display is slightly different when the
communication fault is with a Blockage Module, as
described under Flow (Blockage Module) Alarms.
Note: If no blockage modules are connected, the
number of modules “BOXES” should be set
to zero. This will prevent nuisance
communication alarms.
System Error Alarms
System errors are displayed with “SYSERR” on line
1, and an error code on line 2. The conditions that are
monitored, along with their corresponding error codes
are listed in the table.
System Error Codes
Monitor
Display
Display Meaning
100
Data Line is Shor ted Low
(Usually a shor t to ground)
101
Data Line is Shor ted High
(Usually a shor t to +12V)
102
Transmitted Byte
Not Also Recieved
Line shorts must be located and fixed before normal
operation will resume.
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Monitor
Flow - Pin Sensors
Introduction
There are three modes of operation for the grain flow
monitoring system. These are Operate, Test, and
Calibrate. Normally, the system is in Operate mode,
in which all modules are being monitored for blockage,
and blockages cause monitor alarms. Test and
Calibrate are special modes which are performed after
the first installation and also when the configuration,
the normal seed rate, or the type of seed being used
changes. The following sections describe each mode
in the order that they would be used in a new
installation.
When the FLOW function is active, the display will
show one of the following:
FLOW OFF
Indicates the system is set for zero
blockage modules connected.
FLOW OPEN
Indicates that all runs are clear.
Mmm Rrr
Indicates which runs are blocked.
BLKERR
Monitor cannot communicate with one
or more modules.
Setting Flow Parameters
The number of blockage modules connected must be
set at the monitor console in order for the system to
operate correctly. This should only need to be done
when the blockage modules are first installed, and
afterwards only if the number of blockage modules is
changed. Refer to monitor programming.
Test Mode
This mode of operation is used to verify a correct
installation. It allows the user to see whether all installed
blockage modules are in fact communicating with the
monitor, and whether the number of runs set for each
blockage module are correct.
Calibration Mode
Calibration mode is used to measure the typical seed
flow rate as determined by seed type and the air cart
settings (i.e. metering rate, fan rpm etc.). The blockage
module determines a calibration value and uses it to
determine when a run has blocked.
Important
CALIBRATION must be done each time the
seeding rate or the seed type is changed.
Operation Mode
This is the normal mode of flow monitoring. While the
implement is in motion, the monitor will poll each
blockage module for the status of its runs.
Note: This will occur regardless of which function
on the monitor is presently displayed.
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Flow - Pin Sensors - Continued
Test Mode
This mode of operation is used to verify correct
installation. It allows the user to see whether all
expected blockage modules are communicating with
the monitor, and whether the number of runs set for
each blockage module are correct.
• Use the UP or DOWN button to move the triangle
icon to FLOW (Diagram 4).
• Hold the ACK button until 4 short beeps and 1 long
beep sounds. Release button after the long beep.
SPEED
FAN
SHAFT 1
SHAFT 2
SHAFT 3
FIELD AREA
TOTAL AREA
APP RATE
-----
ACK
UP
DOWN
MODE
ON
OFF
N37010
Blockage Module
Number (1 to 16)
Note: Test mode can only be entered if the unit is
stationary.
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MANUAL
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• TEST or PASSED will be displayed on line 1.
• This action puts the system in test mode.
FLOW
PLANT
SPACING
Number of
Sensors (1 to 12)
Diagram 4
• The monitor will display on line 2 in cyclical
fashion each module’s number (address ) and the
number of sensors that module is set to monitor
(Diagram 4).
• The operator may now verify that the number of
sensors displayed for each module agrees with
the individual sensors settings on each module
(S1 SENSORS). This number may be different
for each module on the system (Maximum of 12
Sensors).
• Once the monitor has communicated with each
module line 1 will display PASSED (Diagram 5).
Diagram 5
If there are blockage modules that the monitor is
unable to communicate with, then the number of
sensors displayed for those modules will be
blanked out. If this condition persists for numerous
attempts by the monitor, an alarm will occur and
BLK ERR will be displayed on line 1 (Diagram 5).
BLK ERR being displayed indicates a blockage module
communication failure. The module number where the
communication failure has occurred will be displayed
on line 2 (Diagram 6). This fault is probably caused by
an improper connection of the 3-wire system, or is a
result of one or more modules having an incorrect
address switch setting. See Assembly Section
“ Blockage Module”.
Diagram 6
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Monitor
Flow - Pin Sensors - Continued
Calibration Mode
Calibration mode is used to measure the typical seed
flow rate as determined by seed type and the air cart
settings (i.e. metering rate, fan rpm etc.). The blockage
module determines a calibration value and uses it to
determine when a run has blocked.
Note: Calibration must be done whenever the
seeding rate or the seed type is changed.
SPEED
FAN
SHAFT 1
SHAFT 2
SHAFT 3
FIELD AREA
TOTAL AREA
APP RATE
-----
FLOW
PLANT
SPACING
SCAN
MANUAL
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•
Use the UP or DOWN button to move the triangle
icon to FLOW (Diagram 4).
•
Hold the ACK button until 4 short beeps and 1 long
beep sounds. Release button after the long beep.
•
TEST or PASSED will be displayed on line 1.
•
Begin normal seeding. When the ground speed is
greater than 2 m.p.h. (3.2 kph), calibration begins
with CAL being displayed on line 1 (Diagram 7)
accompanied by a double beep.
Note: There is a 30 second delay to prevent
nuisance alarms occurring.
•
•
Line 2 display will cycle through the blockage
module numbers displaying which runs have not
yet calibrated (Diagram 7).
When all runs on a module have calibrated line 2
will display the blockage module number and -- for
the sensors (Diagram 8).
•
When all modules have calibrated, the monitor will
beep rapidly several times and display CAL OK on
line 1 (Diagram 9).
•
Exit calibration mode by depressing the ACK
button.
ACK
UP
DOWN
ON
OFF
MODE
N37010
Blockage Module
Number (1 to 16)
Number of runs
NOT YET calibrated
Diagram 7
SPEED
FAN
SHAFT 1
SHAFT 2
SHAFT 3
FIELD AREA
TOTAL AREA
APP RATE
-----
FLOW
PLANT
SPACING
SCAN
MANUAL
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ACK
UP
DOWN
MODE
ON
OFF
N37010
Blockage Module
Number (1 to 16)
All runs are
calibrated
Diagram 8
Note: Do not exit calibration mode prematurely
as any sensors that have not yet been
calibrated will generate flow errors.
If it is desired to exit calibration mode prematurely
and enter the operation mode, depress the ACK button,
until 4 short beeps and 1 long beep sounds. Release
button after the long beep.
Important
CALIBRATION must be done each time the
seeding rate or the seed type is changed.
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Diagram 9
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Monitor
Flow - Pin Sensors - Continued
Calibration Mode - Continued
Calibration should be completed in approximately two
to three minutes of continuous seeding. Any runs that
have not calibrated in this time may be blocked and
should be cleared. Calibration is suspended when the
ground speed is less than 2 m.p.h. (3.2 kph). This allows
the air cart to be stopped to clear blocked runs. The
calibration procedure will resume when ground speed
goes above 2 m.p.h. (3.2 kph).
Runs that do not calibrate will give flow alarms when
normal operation is started, except when all runs for a
module do not calibrate. In this special case the module
assumes that all of its runs have been intentionally
disconnected, so no alarms are required. This feature
is useful when an entire section of an air cart is not
being used.
Note: In double shoot system, sensors in the same
module can be installed in seed and fertilizer
lines and calibrated for different material
flows at same time.
Note: If nuisance alarms occur change the
sensitivity of the sensors by recalibrating.
All calibration data is stored until the next calibration is
done (even with power disconnected). This means that
if the same conditions are used for seeding recalibration
is not required.
Operation Mode
This is the normal mode of flow monitoring. While the
implement is in motion, the monitor will poll each
blockage module for the status of its runs.
Note: This will occur regardless of which function
on the monitor is presently displayed.
When a blocked run is detected, an audible alarm will
sound and an alarm message will be displayed. These
will persist until either the alarm is acknowledged using
the ACK button or the alarm condition is removed.
When the FLOW function is active, the display will be
one of the following:
FLOW OFF
Indicates the system is set for zero
blockage modules connected.
FLOW OPEN
Indicates that all runs are clear.
Mmm Rrr
Indicates which runs are blocked. (See
Alarms)
BLKERR
Monitor cannot communicate with one
or more modules. (See Alarms)
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Flow - Optical Sensors
Introduction
The module should be mounted near the location of
the sensors to minimize the length of cable between
the sensors and the module.
Note: Once the module is mounted, it must be
learned by the monitor. See the “System
Installation”.
The module should be bolted to a grounded metal
surface. There should be a good ground path from
the case of the module to the cultivator frame.
Mounting the module on an air car t is not
recommended. If the module must be mounted on an
air cart, a ground wire should be run from the case of
the module to the cultivator frame.
Important
CALIBRATION must be done each time the
seeding rate or the seed type is changed.
Optical Blockage Module Setup
The optical blockage module setup mode is different
from the norm. The first screen allows the user to
select which path to execute. The “Install Path” is
selected by choosing “Y” by pressing the UP arrow
and then pressing MODE to advance to the next
screen. The “Setup Path” is selected by choosing “N”
by pressing the DOWN arrow and then pressing MODE
to advance to the next screen.
Note: It is highly recommended that the “Install
Path” is programmed first and then the
“Setup Path”.
When the runs are connected to the optical blockage
module, they must be connected in order - 1, 2, 3, ...
Do not skip any runs. When an 8 is entered as the
number of runs connected to the blockage module,
run numbers 1 to 8 will be monitored.
Install
Display 1 Function
MmmR--(*) Number of runs
connected to module
number 1
Limits
0 to 16
Comments
Default number of runs is 16.
MODE advances to the next module.
If module is not connected, this number is not used in
the monitor.
(*) mm is the module number. Its range is from 1 to 12.
Setup
Display 1 Function
RUN
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Enable/Disable
individual runs in the
system.
Limits
Comments
UP/DOWN selects the RUN.
1 to the
The ACK key toggles between enabling and disabling an
number of
individual run.
runs in the
Mode advances to the SAVE screen.
system.
Default state of the runs: Enabled.
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Flow - Optical Sensors - Continued
Flow Function
The FLOW function indicates the status of Flow
Monitoring based on information from the Blockage
Modules. Line 1 will display FLOW. Line 2 will indicate
“OPEN” when all monitored runs are clear. When runs
are blocked, it will display in cyclical fashion, all
blocked runs. See also the section on flow alarms.
Important
The FLOW function supports two special modes, TEST
and CALIBRATE.
CALIBRATION must be done each time the
seeding rate or the seed type is changed.
Flow Test
This test will inform the user as to how many “good”
optical sensors are connected to each module.
At the end of the test, ACK may be pressed to return
to normal mode, or the user may start planting and
the calibration will automatically begin.
At any time during this test, ACK may be pressed
and held until after the long beep to exit the Flow Test
Mode.
Test
Step Action
Desired Result (Actual)
1
Stop the implement.
Do not move the implement, or run any seed, during the flow test.
2
On the FLOW screen, press and
hold the ACK key for 5 seconds.
TEST should be shown on line 1. Line 2 will cycle through the
module numbers.
3
Wait
This may take a few minutes, depending on configuration and
application.
Should hear 4 shor t beeps and the screen should display "TST OK"
on line 1.
The bottom line will cycle through the various modules connected
and display, for that module, the number of "good" sensors
connected to it. The format of this display is MMr:RR, where MM
is the number of the module being repor ted and RR is the number
of valid runs connected to this module. These numbers should
correspond to the actual number of sensors connected to the
modules.
4
Press ACK
Monitor should rever t to FLOW OPEN.
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Flow (Optical Sensors) - Continued
Flow Function - Continued
Flow Calibration
In calibration mode, the module determines the normal
seed flow rate for each run. This calibrated flow rate
is used to determine the threshold for indicating that
a run is blocked. The calibration mode must be started
by command from the monitor as follows:
At any time during this test, ACK may be pressed
and held until after the long beep to exit the Flow Test
Mode.
Calibration
Step Action
Desired Result (Actual)
1
Have the car t "in motion".
Should hear a double beep as the "in motion" boundary is
crossed.
2
On the FLOW screen, press and
hold the ACK key for 5 seconds.
CAL should be shown on line 1. Line 2 will cycle through the
runs that haven't been calibrated yet.
3
Operate the car t in planting
conditions.
As material flows through each tube all modules attempt to
calibrate their sensors.
Should hear 4 shor t beeps and the screen should
display "CAL OK" on line 1 and "--" on line 2.
This may take a few minutes, depending on configuration and
application.
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Press ACK
Monitor should rever t to FLOW OPEN.
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Monitor
Sensor Replacement
The monitor will alarm the operator if there is a faulty
sensor in the system.
When there is more than one faulty sensor in the
system the installation of the replacement sensors is
handled differently.
To replace the faulty sensor, the replacement sensor
is plugged into the harness prior to turning on the
monitor. When the power is turned on, the monitor
will learn the new sensor in place of the faulty sensor.
The monitor is turned on with nothing connected at
the faulty sensor locations. The monitor will tell the
operator what sensor should be attached to the
harness. When it is attached the monitor will recognize
it and then ask for the next sensor to be attached.
This continues until all the replacement sensors have
been attached.
Note: This procedure will work when there is only
one faulty sensor in the system.
Sensor Gap Settings
Reed Switch Sensors
These sensors are used on slowly revolving
shafts, in this case the meters and
ground speed.
Actuator
Check the gap between
the sensor and actuator.
Reed Switch Pickup
A gap of .030 inch (0.76 mm)
is recommended.
.030" Gap
0.76 mm
N
S
Actuator
Reed Switch Pickup
S
N
Variable Reluctance Sensors
These sensors are used on high speed shafts, in this
case the fan.
Reluctance Sensor
Target to sensor gap is critical with these sensors.
.030" Gap
0.76 mm
A gap of .030 inch (0.76 mm) is recommended.
Reluctance Sensor
Bolt/Nut on Plate in Fan
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Sensor Gap Settings - Continued
Hall Effect Sensors
These sensors are used on slowly revolving shafts,
in this case, the motors and ground speed.
Sensor wheel to sensor gap and position is critical
with these sensors.
A gap of .030 inch (0.76 mm) is recommended.
The sensor must be centred on the sensor wheel.
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Monitor
Trouble Shooting Guides
Most electronic problems are usually one of the
following:
• Harness connections.
• Harness to sensor connections.
• Damaged harness wires.
• Loose terminal in harness plug.
• Sensor to Actuator clearance.
• Defective sensor.
The monitor will alert the operator of these problems
as outlined under “Communication Alarms” and “System
Error Alarms”.
Checking Harness
First, check for the obvious things like broken
connections, loose terminals, insulation rubbed off and
so forth.
• Check continuity of wires with ohm meter.
• Take the connector shells off to see if any wires
have worked loose.
Checking Sensors
The best approach to testing a sensor is to substitute
a suspected sensor with a known good one. If the
problem goes away, the sensor is faulty. If it does not
go away, it is faulty wiring.
Note: On Tank Level Sensors ensure there is no
foreign material covering the optical sensor.
Remove material with a cloth as not to
damage lens.
Checking Blockage Modules
The best approach to testing a Blockage Module is to
first substitute a suspected pin sensor or optical
sensor with a known good one. If the problem goes
away, the sensor is faulty. If it does not go away, it is
faulty wiring or Blockage Module.
Note: On Pin Sensor, seed or material dust on the
sensor may prevent the sensor from
accurately sensing seed hits. The sensor
pin may be cleaned using a sharp knife and
gently scraping away the caked on material.
On Optical Sensor, use a damp non-abrasive
cloth as not to scratch sensor eye.
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Notes
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Section 7:
Maintenance
Maintenance
Section Contents
Section 7:
Maintenance
7-1
General ............................................................................................................................ 7-2
Safety .............................................................................................................................. 7-2
Tighten Bolts .................................................................................................................... 7-3
Tires ................................................................................................................................ 7-3
Daily Maintenance ........................................................................................................... 7-4
Lubrication ...................................................................................................................... 7-5
Air Delivery System ......................................................................................................... 7-6
General ......................................................................................................................... 7-6
Tank Lids ...................................................................................................................... 7-7
Tank Lid Adjustment ..................................................................................................... 7-7
Air Leak Check ............................................................................................................. 7-8
Fan ............................................................................................................................... 7-9
Fan Screen ................................................................................................................ 7-9
Fan Impeller ............................................................................................................... 7-9
Storage ...................................................................................................................... 7-9
Impeller Clearance ...................................................................................................... 7-10
Hoses ......................................................................................................................... 7-10
Hydraulic Orbit Motor ..................................................................................................... 7-11
Repair/Replacement .................................................................................................... 7-11
Orbit Motor Coupler (17” Diameter Fan only) ................................................................ 7-11
Hydraulics ...................................................................................................................... 7-12
Wheel Bearings .............................................................................................................. 7-13
Metering ......................................................................................................................... 7-14
Metering Wheel Replacement ...................................................................................... 7-14
Seed Plate Adjustment ............................................................................................... 7-17
Blank Off Installation .................................................................................................. 7-18
Auger Arm Locks ........................................................................................................... 7-19
Tie Rod - Tow Between ................................................................................................... 7-19
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7-1
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.
•
•
7-2
Warning
Securely support any machine elements that
must be raised for service work.
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.
Do not feed left over treated seed to livestock,
treated seed is poisonous and may cause harm to
persons or livestock.
December 2006
Caution
Keep service area
clean and dry. Wet or
oily floors are slippery.
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Maintenance
Tighten Bolts
• Before operating the air cart.
Bolt Torque Chart
• After the first two hours of operation.
• Check tightness periodically thereafter.
Grade 5
Grade 8
Bolt Marking
Bolt Marking
• Use Bolt Torque Chart for correct values on various
bolts.
Bolt
Size
• Note dashes on hex heads to determine correct
grade.
Nm
lb. ft.
lb. ft.
Nm
11
8
1/4
12
16
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.
23
17
5/16
24
33
41
30
3/8
45
61
68
50
7/16
70
95
• Fasteners should be replaced with the same or
higher grade. If higher grade is used, only tighten
to the strength of the original.
102
75
1/2
105
142
149
110
9/16
155
210
203
150
5/8
210
285
366
270
3/4
375
508
536
395
7/8
610
827
800
590
1
910
1234
1150
850
1-1/8
1350
1850
1650
1200
1-1/4
1950
2600
2150
1550
1-3/8
2550
3400
2850
2100
1-1/2
3350
4550
Tires
• Inspect tires and wheels daily for tread wear, side
wall abrasions, damaged rims or missing lug bolts
and nuts. Replace if necessary.
Tire Specifications
Pressure
• Tighten wheel bolts - refer to Bolt Torque Chart.
• Check tire pressure daily, when tires are cold.
Tire
Style
Rating
8240
8300 BH
8336 BH
8300 BT
8336 BT
8370
8425
• Correct tire pressure is important.
• Do not inflate tire above the recommended
pressure.
21.5 x 16.1
Soft Trac
10 ply
28 psi
N/A
21.5 x 16.1
Lug
12 ply
24 psi
N/A
560/65 D24
Soft Trac
LI 140
19 psi
24 psi
500/70 R24
Caution
Tire replacement should be done by trained
personnel using the proper equipment.
Lug
LI 157
20 psi
25 psi
23.1 x 26
AWT
12 ply
24 psi
N/A
23.1 x 26
Rice
10 ply
28 psi
N/A
30.5 x 32
AWT
12 ply
20 psi
24 psi
30.5 x 32
Lug
14 ply
20 psi
22 psi
800/65 R32
Lug
LI 172
15 psi
20 psi
900/60 R32
Lug
176 A8
17 psi
17 psi
*BH - Tow Behind only
*BT - Tow Between only
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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.
•
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.
•
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.
•
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.
•
Ensure drive chains are cleared of debris.
•
Check torque on wheel bolts.
LID SEAL
COLLECTOR VALVE
LEVER
INSPECTION DOOR
PRIMARY HOSES
COLLECTOR
BOTTOM
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.
2
Refer to the following photos for grease fitting
locations.
Transmissions
1. Drive Chains
• 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.
3
Auger Pivots
4
Fan Bearings
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December 2006
7-5
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.
•
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:
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.
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.
•
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:
REMOTE MONITOR
LOCATION
PRIMER SWITCH
Primer Switch
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.
Note: Extended life can be obtained if the hoses
are rotated 1/4 turn once a year.
8. Collector door seals.
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.
•
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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:
• 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.
Note: When air cart is not in use, leave lid latches
loose to help maintain resilience of the
seals.
• Ensure seal is positioned properly on steel rim
around tank opening.
• Use a 0 - 100 lb. (45 kg) spring scale to check the
tank lid opening force. With the lid closed place
one end of the scale 1” from the end of the tank lid
lever. Pull straight up on the scale and note the
maximum force it takes to open the lid. The force
needed to open the lid must be greater than 65
lbs (29 kg). Adjust the lid latch adjusting bolt as
necessary. The lid latch should close with a snap.
This will ensure that the lid is sufficiently tight and
prevent any leaks.
These bolts and lock nuts must be tightened
to maintain a friction fit so the lid latch stays
stationary when in open position.
65 LBS
(29 kg)
• Re-check for leaks. If lids still leak turn down bolt
one or two more turns. Re-check for leaks.
Note: This bolt should be loose enough
to allow lid to float in the slot.
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Adjust the lid latch bolt to obtain a force
greater than 65 lbs (29 kg) to open the lid.
December 2006
7-7
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: 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.
Note: Be sure to remove fan cover prior to starting
fan or serious damage could result to the fan.
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7-9
Maintenance
Air Delivery System - Continued
Impeller Clearance
The impeller should be centred inside the housing to
avoid contact between the impeller and housing.
The distance “X” between the impeller and housing inlet,
when centred, will be approximately 3/8” to 1/2”
(9 - 12 mm).
When assembling fan ensure flange
surfaces of housing are clean.
Apply a 1/4” (6 mm) silicone bead to one
flange surface of housing including outlet
seam.
Mate surfaces and secure in place with 1/4” x
1” hex bolts (G) and 1/4” serrated lock nuts (H).
Note: Torque 1/4” bolts to 49 in. lb. (6 Nm)
Set clearance "X" between the impeller and
housing inlet from 3/8” (9mm) to 1/2” (12 mm).
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.
Important
ALL primary hoses must be the same length.
To optimize the EIGHT Series XL Air Cart air system
all primary hoses must be equal in length.
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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.
• Clean away paint then remove front cover.
• Push out the old shaft seal and press in the new
one.
Note: The bearings should never be removed from
the shaft as they are pretensioned to the
shaft with the motor spinning.
SEAL
SNAP RING
• Replace the O-ring.
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.
• 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.
COUPLER
• Inspect that there are no urethane filings or niks or
cracks in urethane insert.
• Ensure set screws in each half of the coupler are
tight.
Coupler
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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.
•
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.
•
Keep fittings and couplers clean.
•
Check the Tractor Manual for proper filter replacement
schedule.
Contact your nearest Dealer for genuine repair parts.
Dealers carry ample stock and are backed by the
manufacturer and regional associations.
Caution
Dirt in the hydraulic system could damage
O-rings, causing leakage, pressure loss and
total system failure.
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:
7-12
•
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.
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL 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.
• 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.
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
7-13
Maintenance
Metering
The metering wheels come in 4 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
Outlets
Number
Width
Qty
-
Blank Off
-
2
7
7
8
8
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.
9
9
•
Remove inspection door and seed plate.
10
10
•
Clean out any remaining material in the metering
body and meterwheels.
11
11
•
Remove all Stainless Steel Blank Off plates.
•
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.
•
Loosen the locking collars on both meter shaft
bearings.
•
Remove monitor donut 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.
METER SHAFT
END PLATE
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)
METER SHAFT COUPLER
FLAT WASHER
FLAT WASHER
LOCKNUT
REMOVE BOLTS
INSTALL
BOLTS HERE
TO REMOVE
END PLATE
7-14
Spacer
MONITOR DONUT
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
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 DONUT
• 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 Stainless Steel Blank Off plates. See
“Blank Off Installation” for more details.
• Reinstall right hand side meter shaft bearing and
spacers.
SEED PLATE LOCK
• Reinstall left hand side meter shaft bearing and
spacers.
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
7-15
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
7-16
Part No.
N19269
N21602
N21659
N36106
N36110
N36145
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 ...............................................................................................................................
Spacer - 13/32 ID x 1 OD x 3/8 Lg ..................................................................................................
Seal ................................................................................................................................................
Blank Wheel Spacer Half ...............................................................................................................
Meter Wheel Spacer - 0.0625 ........................................................................................................
Blank Off .........................................................................................................................................
Spacer ............................................................................................................................................
Meter Shaft .....................................................................................................................................
Washer - 7/8 ID Stainless Steel ......................................................................................................
Locknut - 7/8 Nylon Insert ...............................................................................................................
Meter Wheel - 7 Outlet ....................................................................................................................
Meter Wheel - 8 Outlet ....................................................................................................................
Meter Wheel - 9 Outlet ....................................................................................................................
Meter Wheel - 10 Outlet ..................................................................................................................
Meter Wheel Spacer - 0.125 ..........................................................................................................
Meter Wheel Spacer - 0.25 ............................................................................................................
Meter Wheel Spacer - 0.375 ..........................................................................................................
Meter Wheel Spacer - 0.5 ...............................................................................................................
Meter Wheel Spacer - 0.625 ..........................................................................................................
Meter Wheel Spacer - 0.313 ..........................................................................................................
Hex Socket Cap Screw - 1/4 x 1 Lg Stainless Steel ......................................................................
Washer - 1 ID Stainless Steel .........................................................................................................
O-Ring - 3.234 ID x 0.139 thick ......................................................................................................
End Plate ........................................................................................................................................
Retaining Ring - 1 Dia ....................................................................................................................
Shim - Metering Body End Cap ......................................................................................................
Metering Body ................................................................................................................................
Spacer ............................................................................................................................................
Socket Head Capscrew - 1/4 x 1/2 Lg ............................................................................................
Hex Bolt - 3/8 x 1 Lg .......................................................................................................................
Hex Bolt - 3/8 x 1 1/2 Lg .................................................................................................................
Lockwasher - 3/8 ............................................................................................................................
Meter Wheel - 11 Outlet ..................................................................................................................
Blank Off Plate ................................................................................................................................
2
4
2
2
As req
As req
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
As req
4
2
2
2
8
6
1
1
1
1
As req
1
1
2
2
4
6
1
As.req
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
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 pickup and the donut at 0.030” (0.76 mm).
• Attach meter shaft coupler over the meter shaft
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
FLAT WASHER
LOCKNUT
• Install Correct seed plate for product being
metered.
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.
Note: Apply thin layer of lubricant on ‘O’ Ring.
NUT & FLAT WASHER
Seed Plate Adjustment
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
7-17
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. Ensure seal strip item # 26 is installed
on the front of the Blank Off.
•
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
Correctly Installed Blank Off
7-18
Incorrectly Installed Blank Off
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Maintenance
Auger Arm Locks
• Adjust the 3/8” nuts such that the lock handles
snap firmly over centre when they are placed in
the locked position.
Auger Front Latch
• Adjust the 1/2” nuts such that the lock handle snaps
firmly over centre when placed in the locked
position.
Auger Rear Latch
Tie Rod - Tow Between
• Check at 10 and 50 hours and periodically
afterwards.
• Torque to 450 ft. lbs. (610 N-m).
450 FT. LBS
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
7-19
Maintenance
Notes
7-20
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Section 8:
Storage
Storage
Section Contents
Section 8:
Storage
8-1
Preparing for Storage ....................................................................................................... 8-2
General ...................................................................................................................... 8-2
Metering Body Storage .............................................................................................. 8-3
Removing From Storage ................................................................................................... 8-4
General ...................................................................................................................... 8-4
Monitor ...................................................................................................................... 8-4
Auger ......................................................................................................................... 8-4
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
8-1
Storage
Preparing for Storage
General
•
To insure longer life and satisfactory operation,
store the EIGHT Series XL Air Cart in a shed.
•
If building storage is impossible, store away from
areas of main activity on firm, dry ground.
•
Clean machine thoroughly.
•
Inspect all parts for wear or damage.
•
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 grain and fertilizer
hoses and tubes.
•
Relieve tension on tank lids.
Part Number
Description
•
Loosen clean-out doors.
W-4647
Red MORRIS Spray Can
•
Remove all chains and store in clean oil.
W-4648
Blue MORRIS Spray Can
•
Relieve pressure from hydraulic system.
N31087
White MORRIS Spray Can
•
Raise frame, block up and relieve weight from the
tires.
•
Cover tires with canvass to protect them from the
elements when stored outside.
•
Paint any surfaces that have become worn.
8-2
Warning
Do not allow children to play
on or around the machine.
MORRIS PAINT
Spray Cans:
Litre Cans:
Part Number
Description
Z-10
Red MORRIS Paint/Litre
Z-11
Blue MORRIS Paint/Litre
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Storage
Preparing for Storage - Continued
Metering Body Storage
LEAVE LID LATCHES LOOSE
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.
• 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.
Note: Diesel fuel will harm seals.
• 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.
SEED PLATE
• Leave lid latches loose to help maintain resilience
of the seals.
FLAPPER VALVE
LEVER
Important
At no time should corrosive fertilizer or
similar materials be allowed to remain in the
tank or metering body cavity.
COLLECTOR
COLLECTOR
BOTTOM
WING NUT
Double Shoot Shown
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
8-3
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.
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.
8-4
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Section 9:
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Section Contents
Section 9:
Troubleshooting
9-1
General ...................................................................................................................... 9-2
Delivery hoses plugged ....................................................................................... 9-2
Hydraulic fan will not turn .................................................................................... 9-2
Fan turning too slow ............................................................................................ 9-2
Material flowing thru system when unit is stationary and the fan running ............. 9-2
Material not being divided in distribution head ...................................................... 9-2
Clutch slipping ..................................................................................................... 9-3
Material not being metered out ............................................................................ 9-3
Material not being accurately metered out of the metering body .......................... 9-4
Plugged seed boots ............................................................................................. 9-5
VRT System .............................................................................................................. 9-7
Motors will not turn in Manual Mode (Controller OFF) .......................................... 9-7
Motors will not turn in Operation Mode (Controller ON) ........................................ 9-7
Motors turn continuously in Operation Mode ........................................................ 9-7
Motors turn continuously in Calibration Mode ...................................................... 9-7
Monitor ...................................................................................................................... 9-7
Monitor lights up but does not seem to work ....................................................... 9-7
No fan display ..................................................................................................... 9-7
No ground speed display ..................................................................................... 9-7
No display, no back light ..................................................................................... 9-7
Bin indicates always empty ................................................................................. 9-7
Bin indicates always full ...................................................................................... 9-7
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
9-1
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 par tly 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
9-2
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL 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.
Low power supply.
Ensure good connections at the power supply.
Battery voltage must be 12V.
Metering drive torque load too
high.
See Maintenance Section.
Corroded, rusty, dirty clutch.
Clean and inspect clutch.
Faulty clutch.
Replace clutch.
Metering clutch not engaged.
Engage switch in tractor cab.
Metering Clutch slipping.
See “Clutch Slipping” below.
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 par t 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.
Clutch slipping
Material not being metered
out
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
9-3
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 broken 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.
Incorrect spacing sprocket.
Install correct sprocket on back of transmission.
See Maintenance Section.
Crank rotated wrong way when
taking sample.
Crank must be rotated counter clockwise.
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.
9-4
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL 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.
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
9-5
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
9-6
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Correction
Faulty monitor.
Replace monitor.
Completely disconnected
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).
Faulty sensor.
Replace sensor.
Broken or shorted wire.
Replace or repair harness.
Switched off.
Switch unit on.
Poor power connections at the
battery.
Ensure good connections.
Replace monitor.
Battery below 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.
Program Setting at 0.
Change Program Setting to 20.
Monitor
Monitor lights up but does
not seem to work
No fan display
No ground speed display
No display, no back light
Bin indicates always empty
Bin indicates always full
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Blocked light beam
photoelectric sensor.
on
Remove object blocking the beam.
Wire shorted to ground.
Repair or replace wire.
Faulty sensor.
Replace Sensor.
December 2006
9-7
Troubleshooting
Notes
9-8
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
Section 10:
Options Assembly
Options Assembly
Section Contents
Section 10:
Options Assembly
10-1
Rear Tow Hitch ............................................................................................................... 10-2
Tow Behind Hydraulic Extension Kit for Rear Tow Hitch ........................................... 10-3
Hitch Stand Kit (Tow Behind) .......................................................................................... 10-4
Mounted Harrow Kit ........................................................................................................ 10-5
Full Bin Indicator ............................................................................................................ 10-6
Pin Blockage System .................................................................................................... 10-8
Option ‘A’ - Full System ........................................................................................... 10-8
Option ‘B’ - Partial System ....................................................................................... 10-9
Option ‘B’ - One Sensor per Head - Secondary Hoses ........................................... 10-10
Option ‘B’ - Two Sensors per Head - Secondary Hoses .......................................... 10-11
Option ‘B’ - Three Sensors per Head - Secondary Hoses ....................................... 10-12
Option ‘B’ - Four Sensors per Head - Secondary Hoses ......................................... 10-13
Installation Procedure ............................................................................................ 10-14
Wiring Procedure ................................................................................................... 10-15
Optical Blockage System ............................................................................................ 10-18
Option ‘A’ - Full System ......................................................................................... 10-18
Option ‘B’ - Partial System ..................................................................................... 10-18
Option ‘B’ - One Sensor per Head - Secondary Hoses ........................................... 10-19
Option ‘B’ - Two Sensors per Head - Secondary Hoses .......................................... 10-20
Option ‘B’ - Three Sensors per Head - Secondary Hoses ....................................... 10-21
Option ‘B’ - Four Sensors per Head - Secondary Hoses ......................................... 10-22
Installation Procedure ............................................................................................ 10-23
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
December 2006
10-1
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.
10-2
December 2006
EIGHT XL 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
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25
26
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Part No.
Description
Qty
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
Hyd Hose - 1/4 x 132 Lg W/9/16-18 FJIC .........................................................................
Hyd Hose - 1/2 x 468 W7/8 - 14 FJIC ..............................................................................
Tee - (2) 9/16-18 MJIC x (1) 9/16-18 FJIC ........................................................................
90 Elbow - 7/8-14 MJIC x 7/8-14 MORB ..........................................................................
Connector - Swivel - 7/8-14 MORB x 7/8-14 FJIC ............................................................
Reducer - 3/4-16 MJIC x 9/16-18 FJIC .............................................................................
Pioneer Coupler Assembly ...............................................................................................
Coupler Clamp - Female Pioneer .....................................................................................
Male Pioneer Tip - 7/8-14 FORB ......................................................................................
Pioneer Coupler - 7/8-14 FORB ........................................................................................
Mounting Bracket ............................................................................................................
Spacer .............................................................................................................................
Oil Line Clamp .................................................................................................................
Hex Bolt - 1/4 x 3/4 ..........................................................................................................
Hex Bolt - 5/16 x 1 1/2 .....................................................................................................
Tag - Hose ID - Wing Lift - FOLD ......................................................................................
Tag - Hose ID - Wing Lift - UNFOLD .................................................................................
Hex Bolt - 3/8 x 3 1/4 .......................................................................................................
Hex Bolt - 3/8 x 4 1/2 .......................................................................................................
Hex Bolt - 3/8 x 5 ............................................................................................................
Lockwasher - 1/4 .............................................................................................................
Lockwasher - 5/16 ...........................................................................................................
Lockwasher - 3/8 .............................................................................................................
Hex Nut - 1/4 ...................................................................................................................
Hex Nut - 5/16 .................................................................................................................
Hex Nut - 3/8 ...................................................................................................................
Tie Strap ..........................................................................................................................
Reducer - 7/8-14 FJIC x 9/16-18 MJIC .............................................................................
2
2
2
2
4
2
1
2
2
4
1
3
2
2
2
3
3
1
1
1
2
2
3
2
2
3
10
1
H38276
Kit - Hydraulic Extension (Includes All Items above)
(ORDER THROUGH WHOLEGOODS)
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
December 2006
10-3
Options Assembly
Hitch Stand Kit (Tow Behind)
•
Attach the mounting plates to the hitch pole using
three - 3/8” x 4” bolts, lockwashers and nuts.
Note: Locate hitch stands in a position which will
clear any attachments on the seeding tool.
(i.e. Mounted Harrows, Packers, etc.)
•
Mount the outer tube between mounting plates with
a 1/2” x 4 1/2” bolt, lockwasher and nut.
•
Slide inner tube into outer tube retaining with the
tightener.
•
Retain stand with a 5/8” pin and hair pin.
Attached/Detached Position
Transport Position
10-4
December 2006
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
Options Assembly
Mounted Harrow Kit
• Mount the harrow bracket as shown with two 1/2”
U-bolts, lockwashers and nuts.
• Attach the harrow arm to the bracket with four 5/8”
x 1 3/4” bolts, lockwashers and nuts.
• Mount harrow to the harrow arm.
• Repeat above procedure for the other harrow.
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
December 2006
10-5
Options Assembly
Full Bin Indicator
Position Fill Sensor approximately 16” (40 cm) from
the top of the tank.
Final positioning of sensor is the responsibility of the
operator.
Fill Indicator
FILL SENSOR
Fill Sensor
10-6
December 2006
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
Lighting
Full Bin Indicator & Work Lights
Item
Part No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
11A
12
13
14
N34675
N40540
N34683
N34682
N34681
N34678
N34713
W-1552
W-521
W-512
N34715
D-4838
N37562
W-469
D-5277
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
24
25
N42143
N42145
N42090
N15112
N42091
N42098
N15144
N37014
N37016
N42089
N42092
N34715
Description
Qty
Bracket - Auger Light .......................................................................................................
Switch Box ......................................................................................................................
Work Light Assembly .......................................................................................................
Cable - Two Light Adapter ................................................................................................
Cable - Auger Light ..........................................................................................................
Cable - Power Supply .......................................................................................................
Clamp ..............................................................................................................................
Hex Bolt - 1/4 X 1 ............................................................................................................
Lockwasher - 1/4 .............................................................................................................
Hex Nut - 1/4 ...................................................................................................................
Tie Strap - 5.6 Lg .............................................................................................................
Tie Strap - 14 1/2 Lg ........................................................................................................
Switchbox Mounting Bracket (8370 XL ONLY) .................................................................
Hex Bolt - 1/4 x 3/4 (8370 XL ONLY) ................................................................................
Locknut - 1/4 Flange (8370 XL ONLY) ..............................................................................
Following Item Quantities are listed per Tank
Bracket - Ladder Mount ...................................................................................................
Switch Bracket ................................................................................................................
Level Sensor ...................................................................................................................
Hex Bolt - 5/16 x 3/4 ........................................................................................................
U-Bolt - 5/16 x 2 1/4 ........................................................................................................
Locknut - 5/16 stainless ...................................................................................................
Hex Nut - 5/16 stainless ..................................................................................................
Cable - 5 ft (Used in Tank 1 and Tank 2) (Front and Middle Tank) .....................................
Cable - 10 ft (Used in Tank 3) (Rear Tank) .......................................................................
Cable - 11 ft (Used in each Tank) .....................................................................................
Grommet .........................................................................................................................
Tie Strap - 5.6 Lg .............................................................................................................
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
3
3
3
17
5
1
3
3
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
December 2006
1
1
1
3
2
6
1
1
1
1
1
10
10-7
Options Assembly
Pin Blockage System
There are two options for mounting Blockage Modules
and Pin Sensors.
Option ‘A’ - Full System
•
All Secondary Hoses have a Pin Sensor.
•
One Module Kit #N27066 mounted on each Divider
Head on seeding tool. (10 Modules Maximum)
•
Main lead wire #N27623 (25 ft).
•
Extension wire #N16474 (15 ft) for each additional
module as required.
•
Pin Sensor Kits #N30659 (5 ft) as req’d.
Blockage Module attached to Divider Head
10-8
December 2006
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
Options Assembly
Pin Blockage System - Continued
Option ‘B’ - Partial System
• Select Secondary Hoses have a Pin Sensor.
• One Module Kit #N27066 mounted for each Divider
Head - as required (See charts).
• Main lead wire #N27623 (25 ft).
• Extension wire #N16474 (15 ft) for each additional
module - as required.
• Pin Sensor Kits - as required (See charts).
Blockage Module attached to Divider Head
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
December 2006
10-9
Options Assembly
Pin Blockage System - Continued
Option ‘B’ - One Sensor per Head - Secondary Hoses
One Sensor Per Head - Secondary Hoses
Pin Sensor Kits Required
Machine
Modules
Req'd
5 foot
10 foot
15 foot
20 foot
30 foot
N 30659
N 30660
N 30661
N 30662
N 30663
Maxim II Air Drill
3 frame models
- 3 heads
- 4 heads
- 5 heads
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
1
1
1
1
1
0
1
2
3
2
0
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
Maxim II Air Drill
5 frame models
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
- 8 heads (49 ft)
- 8 heads (55 & 60ft)
1
2
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
0
1
2
1
2
1
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
C o n ce p t 2 0 0 0
3 frame models
- 3 heads
- 4 heads
- 5 heads (29 ft)
- 5 heads (32 & 38 ft)
- 6 heads
1
1
1
3
1
0
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
2
1
4
2
3
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
C o n ce p t 2 0 0 0
5 frame models
- 5 heads
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
- 8 heads
1
1
2
0
0
1
1
2
0
1
0
2
2
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
10-10
December 2006
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
Options Assembly
Pin Blockage System - Continued
Option ‘B’ - Two Sensors per Head - Secondary Hoses
Two Sensors Per Head - Secondary Hoses
Pin Sensor Kits Required
Machine
Modules
Req'd
5 foot
10 foot
15 foot
20 foot
30 foot
N 30659
N 30660
N 30661
N 30662
N 30663
Maxim II Air Drill
3 frame models
- 3 heads
- 4 heads
- 5 heads
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
2
2
2
2
2
0
2
4
6
4
0
2
2
2
8
4
2
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
2
Maxim II Air Drill
5 frame models
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
- 8 heads (49 ft)
- 8 heads (55 & 60ft)
2
6
8
4
2
0
0
0
2
4
4
8
2
0
0
0
4
4
4
4
1
2
2
2
C o n ce p t 2 0 0 0
3 frame models
- 3 heads
- 4 heads
- 5 heads (29 ft)
- 5 heads (32 & 38 ft)
- 6 heads
2
2
2
6
2
0
2
0
0
2
0
2
0
0
0
4
2
8
4
6
0
0
0
0
2
1
1
1
1
1
C o n ce p t 2 0 0 0
5 frame models
- 5 heads
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
- 8 heads
2
2
6
4
0
2
0
0
0
2
0
4
4
2
4
4
4
4
4
4
1
1
2
2
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
December 2006
10-11
Options Assembly
Pin Blockage System - Continued
Option ‘B’ - Three Sensors per Head - Secondary Hoses
Three Sensors Per Head - Secondary Hoses
Pin Sensor Kits Required
Machine
Modules
Req'd
5 foot
10 foot
15 foot
20 foot
30 foot
N 30659
N 30660
N 30661
N 30662
N 30663
Maxim II Air Drill
3 frame models
- 3 heads
- 4 heads
- 5 heads
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
3
3
6
6
6
0
3
3
6
3
0
3
6
6
12
6
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
2
2
Maxim II Air Drill
5 frame models
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
- 8 heads (49 ft)
- 8 heads (55 & 60ft)
6
9
12
6
0
0
0
0
6
6
6
12
0
0
0
0
6
6
6
6
2
2
2
2
C o n ce p t 2 0 0 0
3 frame models
- 3 heads
- 4 heads
- 5 heads (29 ft)
- 5 heads (32 & 38 ft)
- 6 heads
3
3
9
9
6
0
3
0
0
0
0
3
3
6
0
6
3
3
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
2
2
C o n ce p t 2 0 0 0
5 frame models
- 5 heads
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
- 8 heads
6
6
9
6
0
0
0
0
3
6
0
6
6
0
6
6
0
6
6
6
2
2
2
2
10-12
December 2006
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
Options Assembly
Pin Blockage System - Continued
Option ‘B’ - Four Sensors per Head - Secondary Hoses
Four Sensors Per Head - Secondary Hoses
Pin Sensor Kits Required
Machine
Modules
Req'd
5 foot
10 foot
15 foot
20 foot
30 foot
N 30659
N 30660
N 30661
N 30662
N 30663
Maxim Air II Drill
3 frame models
- 3 heads
- 4 heads
- 5 heads
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
4
8
8
16
12
0
0
4
0
16
0
8
8
8
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
2
2
3
Maxim Air II Drill
5 frame models
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
- 8 heads (49 ft)
- 8 heads (55 & 60ft)
8
16
16
20
0
4
8
4
8
8
8
8
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
2
3
3
3
C o n ce p t 2 0 0 0
3 frame models
- 3 heads
- 4 heads
- 5 heads (29 ft)
- 5 heads (32 & 38 ft)
- 6 heads
4
8
12
12
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
4
8
0
8
0
4
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
2
2
2
C o n ce p t 2 0 0 0
5 frame models
- 5 heads
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
- 8 heads
8
8
20
20
0
0
0
0
4
8
8
4
8
0
0
8
0
8
0
0
2
2
3
3
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
December 2006
10-13
Options Assembly
Pin Blockage System - Continued
Installation Procedure
1. Module should be mounted vertically as shown or
inverted under a divider head with ‘Drip Loops’.
2. Module should be mounted on the seeding tool only
(Mounted to divider head).
3. The module must be grounded to seeding tool frame.
Attach ground wire provided (or 10 GA wire as
required) to the back mounting plate of module and
to seeding tool frame for a good ground.
Note: A good ground is essential. Remove paint
from any ground contacts.
4. Sensors should be mounted 2 ft away from the
divider head to the top side of the secondary hose.
Sensors should never be mounted on inside curve
of a hose.
Ground Wire
5. The pin sensor wire and the module lead wire should
always have a ‘Drip Loop’ to ensure moisture is
directed away from the module and pin sensors.
6. Splice secondary hose, connecting bubble into
hose with hose clamps.
Note: The sensors should be numbered and
should be placed in an orderly fashion in
the seed tubes, then connected sequentially
to the connector panel (this will make it
easier to identify blocked runs).
7. Secure pin sensor to bubble with a tie strap.
8. Disconnect module from main wiring harness at
Weather Pak connector when unhooking air cart
from seeding tool.
10-14
December 2006
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
Options Assembly
Pin Blockage System - Continued
Wiring Procedure
• Remove blockage module housing.
• Feed the cables through the holes in the housing
and then attach the push-on connectors on the
connector panel of the module as illustrated in
figure 3.
• The cable seal and grommet should then be snugly
pushed against the housing.
• Set switch S1 SENSOR, located on the front of
the connector panel, to the number of sensors that
are connected to that module.
S1 SENSOR
Switch Position
Number of Sensors
0
N o t U se d
1-9
1-9
A
10
B
11
C-F
12
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
December 2006
10-15
Options Assembly
Pin Blockage System - Continued
Wiring Procedure - Continued
•
Connect the first module on the system to the air
cart wiring harness using the cable with a connector
on it. White or Red wire is +12VDC, Green or
Brown is Data, and Black is Ground. See figure
4.
•
Connect module 1 to module 2 and module 2 to
module 3 etc. See figure 5.
•
Set switch S2 ADDRESS, located on the front of
the connector panel. In a system where there are 3
blockage modules, the addresses must be 1, 2, and
3. The modules should be numbered in such a way
that it is easy for the operator to identify them by
the address displayed on the monitor.
•
After all the sensors have been connected and
electrical connections have been made, the covers
should be replaced on the housings.
S2 A D D R ESS
10-16
Switch Position
Number of Modules
1-9
1-9
A-F
10 - 15
0
16
December 2006
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
Options Assembly
Pin Blockage System - Continued
Wiring Procedure - Continued
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
December 2006
10-17
Options Assembly
Optical Blockage System
There are two options for mounting Blockage Modules
and Optical Sensors.
Option ‘A’ - Full System
OPTICAL SENSOR
•
All Secondary Hoses have a Optical Sensor.
•
One Blockage Module #N37011 mounted for each
Divider Head on seeding tool (12 Modules
Maximum).
•
Main lead wire #N34795 (30 ft).
•
‘Y’ wire #N34791 for each additional module as
required.
•
Extension wire for each additional module required.
Extension wire lengths available are N34792 (5 ft),
N34793 (10 ft), N34794 (20 ft), N34795 (30 ft).
•
Optical Sensor Kits #N38652 as req’d.
•
Optical Sensor extension cables as req’d. Optical
extension cable lengths available are N37014 (5
ft), N37016 (10 ft), N37018 (20 ft), N37020 (30 ft).
RUBBER TAPE
TIE STRAP
Optical Sensor Installation
Option ‘B’ - Partial System
•
Select Secondary Hoses have a Optical Sensor.
•
One Blockage Module #N37011 mounted for each
set of 16 optical sensors. (12 Modules Maximum)
•
Main lead wire #N34795 (30 ft).
•
‘Y’ cable #N34791 for each additional module as
required.
•
Extension wire for each additional module as req’d.
Extension wire lengths available are N34792 (5 ft),
N34793 (10 ft), N34794 (20 ft), N34795 (30 ft).
•
Optical Sensor Kits #N38652 - as required (See
Charts).
•
Optical Sensor extension cables as required.
Optical extension cable lengths available are
N37014 (5 ft), N37016 (10 ft), N37018 (20 ft),
N37020 (30 ft).
10-18
December 2006
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
Options Assembly
Optical Blockage System - Continued
Option ‘B’ - One Sensor per Head - Secondary Hoses
One Optical Sensor Per Head - Secondar y Hoses
Sensor Extension Cables Required
5 foot
10 foot
20 foot
30 foot
Modules
Req'd
N37014
N37016
N37018
N37020
N37011
Maxim II Air Drill
3 frame models
- 3 heads
- 4 heads
- 5 heads
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
- 8 heads
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
1
2
0
2
2
4
2
2
2
2
2
2
4
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
Maxim II Air Drill
5 frame models
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
- 8 heads (49 ft)
- 8 heads (55 & 60ft)
- 9 heads (55 & 60ft)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
3
4
4
5
6
6
6
6
6
1
1
1
1
1
Concept 2000
3 frame models
- 3 heads
- 4 heads
- 5 heads (29 ft)
- 5 heads (32 & 38 ft)
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
0
0
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
Concept 2000
5 frame models
- 5 heads
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
- 8 heads
- 9 heads
0
0
2
0
0
1
2
1
2
2
1
0
2
2
3
3
4
4
4
4
1
1
1
1
1
Machine
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
December 2006
10-19
Options Assembly
Optical Blockage System - Continued
Option ‘B’ - Two Sensors per Head - Secondary Hoses
Two Optical Sensor Per Head - Secondar y Hoses
Sensor Extension Cables Required
5 foot
10 foot
20 foot
30 foot
Modules
Req'd
N37014
N37016
N37018
N37020
N37011
Maxim II Air Drill
3 frame models
- 3 heads
- 4 heads
- 5 heads
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
- 8 heads
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
0
2
4
0
4
4
8
4
4
4
4
4
4
8
8
1
1
1
1
1
1
Maxim II Air Drill
5 frame models
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
- 8 heads (49 ft)
- 8 heads (55 & 60ft)
- 9 heads (55 & 60ft)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
6
8
8
10
12
12
12
12
12
1
1
1
1
2
Concept 2000
3 frame models
- 3 heads
- 4 heads
- 5 heads (29 ft)
- 5 heads (32 & 38 ft)
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
4
2
2
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
6
0
0
4
4
4
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
Concept 2000
5 frame models
- 5 heads
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
- 8 heads
- 9 heads
0
0
4
0
0
2
4
2
4
4
2
0
4
4
6
6
8
8
8
8
1
1
1
1
2
Machine
10-20
December 2006
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
Options Assembly
Optical Blockage System - Continued
Option ‘B’ - Three Sensors per Head - Secondary Hoses
Three Optical Sensor Per Head - Secondar y Hoses
Sensor Extension Cables Required
5 foot
10 foot
20 foot
30 foot
Modules
Req'd
N37014
N37016
N37018
N37020
N37011
Maxim II Air Drill
3 frame models
- 3 heads
- 4 heads
- 5 heads
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
- 8 heads
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
6
0
3
6
0
6
6
12
6
6
6
6
6
6
12
12
1
1
1
2
2
2
Maxim II Air Drill
5 frame models
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
- 8 heads (49 ft)
- 8 heads (55 & 60ft)
- 9 heads (55 & 60ft)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
9
12
12
15
18
18
18
18
18
2
2
2
2
2
Concept 2000
3 frame models
- 3 heads
- 4 heads
- 5 heads (29 ft)
- 5 heads (32 & 38 ft)
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
6
3
3
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
9
0
0
6
6
6
6
1
1
1
1
2
2
Concept 2000
5 frame models
- 5 heads
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
- 8 heads
- 9 heads
0
0
6
0
0
3
6
3
6
6
3
0
6
6
9
9
12
12
12
12
1
2
2
2
2
Machine
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
December 2006
10-21
Options Assembly
Optical Blockage System - Continued
Option ‘B’ - Four Sensors per Head - Secondary Hoses
Four Optical Sensor Per Head - Secondar y Hoses
Sensor Extension Cables Required
5 foot
10 foot
20 foot
30 foot
Modules
Req'd
N37014
N37016
N37018
N37020
N37011
Maxim II Air Drill
3 frame models
- 3 heads
- 4 heads
- 5 heads
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
- 8 heads
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
4
0
4
8
0
8
8
16
8
8
8
8
8
8
16
16
1
1
2
2
2
2
Maxim II Air Drill
5 frame models
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
- 8 heads (49 ft)
- 8 heads (55 & 60ft)
- 9 heads (55 & 60ft)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
12
16
16
20
24
24
24
24
24
2
2
2
2
3
Concept 2000
3 frame models
- 3 heads
- 4 heads
- 5 heads (29 ft)
- 5 heads (32 & 38 ft)
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
8
4
4
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
12
0
0
8
8
8
8
1
1
2
2
2
2
Concept 2000
5 frame models
- 5 heads
- 6 heads
- 7 heads
- 8 heads
- 9 heads
0
0
8
0
0
4
8
4
8
8
4
0
8
8
12
12
16
16
16
16
2
2
2
2
3
Machine
10-22
December 2006
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
Options Assembly
Optical Blockage System - Continued
Installation Procedure
1. Module should be mounted horizontally as shown.
2. Module should be mounted on the seeding tool only.
3. The module must be grounded to seeding tool frame.
Attach ground wire provided (or 10 GA wire as req’d)
to the mounting plate of module and to seeding
tool frame for a good ground.
Note: A good ground is essential. Remove paint
from any ground contacts.
4. On a straight section of the secondary hose, wrap
rubber tape for a length of 18 inches.
5. Drill a 9/16-inch diameter hole through one side of
secondary hose at mid point of taped section.
6. Ensure hole is clean of debris.
Note: The sensors should be numbered and
should be placed in an orderly fashion in
the seed tubes, then connected sequentially
to the blockage module (this will make it
easier to identify blocked runs).
7. Secure the Optical Sensor and wire lead to hose
with two tie straps.
8. Disconnect Blockage System wire harness from
air cart wire harness when unhooking air cart from
seeding tool.
OPTICAL SENSOR
RUBBER TAPE
TIE STRAP
Optical Sensor Installation
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
December 2006
10-23
Options Assembly
Optical Blockage System - Continued
10-24
December 2006
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
Options Assembly
Optical Blockage System - Continued
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Part No.
N37011
N37012
N34842
N31049
N16698
W-469
S-1198
D-5277
N15098
N36148
D12714
D-5489
W-523
W-514
N34795
N34791
N34792
N34793
N34794
N34795
N37014
N37016
N37018
N37020
N37013
N34841
N29334
N34715
D-4951
S13336
Description
Qty
Optical Module - Blockage .............................................................................................................
Module Cable (Qty per Blockage Module) ....................................................................................
Bracket - Mount (Qty per Blockage Module) ..................................................................................
Wire - Ground - Blockage Module (Qty per Blockage Module) .....................................................
Screw - 1/4 x 3/4 Self Tapping (Qty per Blockage Module) ............................................................
Hex Bolt - 1/4 x 3/4 Lg (Qty per Blockage Module) ........................................................................
Flatwasher- 1/4 (Qty per Blockage Module) ..................................................................................
Serrated Locknut - 1/4 (Qty per Blockage Module) ........................................................................
U-Bolt - 3/8 x 4 x 5 (Qty per Blockage Module) ..............................................................................
U-Bolt - 3/8 x 3 x 4 (Optional Qty per Blockage Module) ...............................................................
U-Bolt - 3/8 x 2 x 2 3/4 (Optional Qty per Blockage Module) .........................................................
Flatwasher - 3/8 (Qty per Blockage Module) .................................................................................
Lockwasher - 3/8 (Qty per Blockage Module) ................................................................................
Hex Nut - 3/8 (Qty per Blockage Module) ......................................................................................
Wire - Blockage Module (Required for 1st Module ONLY) ............................................................
Y-Cable (Required for each additional Module ONLY) .................................................................
Extension Cable - 5 Ft Lg ...............................................................................................................
Extension Cable - 10 Ft Lg .............................................................................................................
Extension Cable - 20 Ft Lg .............................................................................................................
Extension Cable - 30 Ft Lg .............................................................................................................
Optical Sensor Extension Cable - 5 Ft Lg ......................................................................................
Optical Sensor Extension Cable - 10 Ft Lg ....................................................................................
Optical Sensor Extension Cable - 20 Ft Lg ....................................................................................
Optical Sensor Extension Cable - 30 Ft Lg ....................................................................................
Optical Sensor ................................................................................................................................
Rubber Tape - 30 Ft roll (will do 8 sensors) ...................................................................................
Weather Pak Seal Connector - 2 Pin .............................................................................................
Nylon Tie Strap - 5.6 Lg (Qty per Pin Sensor) ................................................................................
Nylon Tie Strap - 7.375 Lg ..............................................................................................................
Nylon Tie Strap - 24 Lg ...................................................................................................................
As req
1
1
1
1
3
3
3
1
1
1
2
2
2
1
1
As req
As req
As req
As req
As req
As req
As req
As req
As req
As req
As req
2
18
20
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
December 2006
10-25
Options Assembly
Notes
10-26
December 2006
EIGHT XL Series VRT Air Cart
Section 11:
Metric
Metric Charts
Section Contents
Section 11:
Metric
11-1
Calibration Chart - Metric ............................................................................................... 11-2
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
11-1
11-2
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37
38
39
40
41
42
43
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46
47
48
49
50
51
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54
55
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#
0.015
0.015
0.016
0.017
0.017
0.018
0.019
0.019
0.020
0.021
0.021
0.022
0.023
0.024
0.024
0.025
0.026
0.026
0.027
0.028
0.028
0.029
0.030
0.031
0.031
0.032
0.033
0.033
0.034
0.035
0.035
0.036
0.037
0.037
0.038
0.039
0.040
0.040
0.016
0.017
0.018
0.018
0.019
0.020
0.021
0.021
0.022
0.023
0.024
0.024
0.025
0.026
0.027
0.027
0.028
0.029
0.030
0.030
0.031
0.032
0.033
0.034
0.034
0.035
0.036
0.037
0.037
0.038
0.039
0.040
0.040
0.041
0.042
0.043
0.043
0.044
0.017
0.017
0.018
0.019
0.020
0.020
0.021
0.022
0.023
0.024
0.024
0.025
0.026
0.027
0.028
0.028
0.029
0.030
0.031
0.032
0.032
0.033
0.034
0.035
0.035
0.036
0.037
0.038
0.039
0.039
0.040
0.041
0.042
0.043
0.043
0.044
0.045
0.046
0.020
0.021
0.022
0.023
0.024
0.025
0.026
0.027
0.028
0.029
0.030
0.031
0.032
0.033
0.034
0.035
0.036
0.037
0.038
0.039
0.040
0.041
0.042
0.043
0.044
0.044
0.045
0.046
0.047
0.048
0.049
0.050
0.051
0.052
0.053
0.054
0.055
0.056
0.024
0.025
0.026
0.028
0.029
0.030
0.031
0.032
0.033
0.034
0.036
0.037
0.038
0.039
0.040
0.041
0.042
0.044
0.045
0.046
0.047
0.048
0.049
0.050
0.052
0.053
0.054
0.055
0.056
0.057
0.058
0.060
0.061
0.062
0.063
0.064
0.065
0.067
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22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
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39
40
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D
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SS
SS
SS
SS
of
SLOW SPEED DRIVE
SEED & INOCULANT
0.069
0.073
0.076
0.079
0.083
0.086
0.089
0.092
0.096
0.099
0.102
0.106
0.109
0.112
0.116
0.119
0.122
0.126
0.129
0.132
0.135
0.139
0.142
0.145
0.149
0.152
0.155
0.159
0.162
0.165
0.168
0.172
0.175
0.178
0.182
0.185
0.188
0.192
0.094
0.098
0.103
0.107
0.112
0.116
0.121
0.125
0.130
0.134
0.139
0.143
0.148
0.152
0.157
0.161
0.166
0.170
0.175
0.179
0.184
0.188
0.192
0.197
0.201
0.206
0.210
0.215
0.219
0.224
0.228
0.233
0.237
0.242
0.246
0.251
0.255
0.260
0.122
0.128
0.134
0.139
0.145
0.151
0.157
0.163
0.169
0.174
0.180
0.186
0.192
0.198
0.203
0.209
0.215
0.221
0.227
0.232
0.238
0.244
0.250
0.256
0.262
0.267
0.273
0.279
0.285
0.291
0.296
0.302
0.308
0.314
0.320
0.325
0.331
0.337
0.133
0.140
0.146
0.152
0.159
0.165
0.172
0.178
0.184
0.191
0.197
0.203
0.210
0.216
0.222
0.229
0.235
0.241
0.248
0.254
0.260
0.267
0.273
0.279
0.286
0.292
0.299
0.305
0.311
0.318
0.324
0.330
0.337
0.343
0.349
0.356
0.362
0.368
0.157
0.165
0.172
0.180
0.187
0.195
0.202
0.210
0.217
0.225
0.232
0.240
0.247
0.255
0.262
0.270
0.277
0.285
0.292
0.300
0.307
0.315
0.322
0.329
0.337
0.344
0.352
0.359
0.367
0.374
0.382
0.389
0.397
0.404
0.412
0.419
0.427
0.434
0.172
0.180
0.189
0.197
0.205
0.213
0.221
0.230
0.238
0.246
0.254
0.262
0.271
0.279
0.287
0.295
0.303
0.312
0.320
0.328
0.336
0.344
0.353
0.361
0.369
0.377
0.385
0.394
0.402
0.410
0.418
0.426
0.435
0.443
0.451
0.459
0.467
0.476
0.194
0.203
0.213
0.222
0.231
0.240
0.250
0.259
0.268
0.277
0.287
0.296
0.305
0.314
0.324
0.333
0.342
0.351
0.360
0.370
0.379
0.388
0.397
0.407
0.416
0.425
0.434
0.444
0.453
0.462
0.471
0.481
0.490
0.499
0.508
0.518
0.527
0.536
0.201
0.211
0.221
0.230
0.240
0.249
0.259
0.269
0.278
0.288
0.297
0.307
0.317
0.326
0.336
0.345
0.355
0.365
0.374
0.384
0.393
0.403
0.413
0.422
0.432
0.441
0.451
0.461
0.470
0.480
0.489
0.499
0.508
0.518
0.528
0.537
0.547
0.556
0.234
0.246
0.257
0.268
0.279
0.290
0.301
0.312
0.324
0.335
0.346
0.357
0.368
0.379
0.391
0.402
0.413
0.424
0.435
0.446
0.458
0.469
0.480
0.491
0.502
0.513
0.525
0.536
0.547
0.558
0.569
0.580
0.591
0.603
0.614
0.625
0.636
0.647
0.258
0.271
0.283
0.295
0.307
0.320
0.332
0.344
0.357
0.369
0.381
0.394
0.406
0.418
0.430
0.443
0.455
0.467
0.480
0.492
0.504
0.517
0.529
0.541
0.553
0.566
0.578
0.590
0.603
0.615
0.627
0.640
0.652
0.664
0.676
0.689
0.701
0.713
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38
39
40
41
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46
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50
51
52
53
54
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58
0.137
0.143
0.150
0.157
0.163
0.170
0.176
0.183
0.189
0.196
0.202
0.209
0.215
0.222
0.228
0.235
0.241
0.248
0.254
0.261
0.267
0.274
0.280
0.287
0.293
0.300
0.307
0.313
0.320
0.326
0.333
0.339
0.346
0.352
0.359
0.365
0.372
0.378
0.154
0.161
0.169
0.176
0.183
0.191
0.198
0.205
0.213
0.220
0.227
0.235
0.242
0.249
0.257
0.264
0.271
0.279
0.286
0.293
0.301
0.308
0.315
0.323
0.330
0.337
0.345
0.352
0.359
0.367
0.374
0.381
0.389
0.396
0.403
0.411
0.418
0.425
0.171
0.179
0.187
0.195
0.203
0.212
0.220
0.228
0.236
0.244
0.252
0.260
0.269
0.277
0.285
0.293
0.301
0.309
0.317
0.326
0.334
0.342
0.350
0.358
0.366
0.374
0.383
0.391
0.399
0.407
0.415
0.423
0.431
0.440
0.448
0.456
0.464
0.472
0.193
0.202
0.211
0.220
0.229
0.239
0.248
0.257
0.266
0.275
0.284
0.294
0.303
0.312
0.321
0.330
0.339
0.349
0.358
0.367
0.376
0.385
0.395
0.404
0.413
0.422
0.431
0.440
0.450
0.459
0.468
0.477
0.486
0.495
0.505
0.514
0.523
0.532
0.207
0.217
0.227
0.237
0.246
0.256
0.266
0.276
0.286
0.296
0.306
0.315
0.325
0.335
0.345
0.355
0.365
0.375
0.385
0.394
0.404
0.414
0.424
0.434
0.444
0.454
0.463
0.473
0.483
0.493
0.503
0.513
0.523
0.532
0.542
0.552
0.562
0.572
DIRECT DRIVE
FERTILIZER
ts
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-4
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#o
WT/REV (KGS./REV)
DIRECT DRIVE
SEED
EIGHT SERIES AIRSEEDER - VARIABLE RATE - CALIBRATION CHART
Metric
Calibration Chart - Metric
December 2006
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
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0.041
0.042
0.042
0.043
0.044
0.044
0.045
0.046
0.046
0.047
0.048
0.049
0.049
0.050
0.051
0.051
0.052
0.053
0.053
0.054
0.055
0.055
0.056
0.057
0.058
0.058
0.059
0.060
0.060
0.061
0.062
0.062
0.045
0.046
0.046
0.047
0.048
0.049
0.050
0.050
0.051
0.052
0.053
0.053
0.054
0.055
0.056
0.056
0.057
0.058
0.059
0.059
0.060
0.061
0.062
0.062
0.063
0.064
0.065
0.066
0.066
0.067
0.068
0.069
0.046
0.047
0.048
0.049
0.050
0.050
0.051
0.052
0.053
0.054
0.054
0.055
0.056
0.057
0.057
0.058
0.059
0.060
0.061
0.061
0.062
0.063
0.064
0.065
0.065
0.066
0.067
0.068
0.069
0.069
0.070
0.071
0.057
0.058
0.059
0.060
0.061
0.062
0.063
0.064
0.065
0.066
0.067
0.068
0.069
0.070
0.071
0.072
0.073
0.074
0.074
0.075
0.076
0.077
0.078
0.079
0.080
0.081
0.082
0.083
0.084
0.085
0.086
0.087
0.068
0.069
0.070
0.071
0.072
0.073
0.075
0.076
0.077
0.078
0.079
0.080
0.081
0.083
0.084
0.085
0.086
0.087
0.088
0.089
0.091
0.092
0.093
0.094
0.095
0.096
0.097
0.099
0.100
0.101
0.102
0.103
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S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
of
SLOW SPEED DRIVE
SEED & INOCULANT
0.195
0.198
0.202
0.205
0.208
0.211
0.215
0.218
0.221
0.225
0.228
0.231
0.235
0.238
0.241
0.244
0.248
0.251
0.254
0.258
0.261
0.264
0.268
0.271
0.274
0.277
0.281
0.284
0.287
0.291
0.294
0.297
0.264
0.269
0.273
0.278
0.282
0.286
0.291
0.295
0.300
0.304
0.309
0.313
0.318
0.322
0.327
0.331
0.336
0.340
0.345
0.349
0.354
0.358
0.363
0.367
0.372
0.376
0.380
0.385
0.389
0.394
0.398
0.403
0.343
0.349
0.354
0.360
0.366
0.372
0.378
0.384
0.389
0.395
0.401
0.407
0.413
0.418
0.424
0.430
0.436
0.442
0.447
0.453
0.459
0.465
0.471
0.477
0.482
0.488
0.494
0.500
0.506
0.511
0.517
0.523
0.375
0.381
0.387
0.394
0.400
0.407
0.413
0.419
0.426
0.432
0.438
0.445
0.451
0.457
0.464
0.470
0.476
0.483
0.489
0.495
0.502
0.508
0.515
0.521
0.527
0.534
0.540
0.546
0.553
0.559
0.565
0.572
0.442
0.449
0.457
0.464
0.472
0.479
0.487
0.494
0.502
0.509
0.517
0.524
0.532
0.539
0.547
0.554
0.562
0.569
0.577
0.584
0.592
0.599
0.607
0.614
0.622
0.629
0.637
0.644
0.652
0.659
0.666
0.674
0.484
0.492
0.500
0.508
0.517
0.525
0.533
0.541
0.549
0.558
0.566
0.574
0.582
0.590
0.599
0.607
0.615
0.623
0.631
0.640
0.648
0.656
0.664
0.672
0.681
0.689
0.697
0.705
0.713
0.722
0.730
0.738
0.545
0.555
0.564
0.573
0.582
0.592
0.601
0.610
0.619
0.629
0.638
0.647
0.656
0.666
0.675
0.684
0.693
0.702
0.712
0.721
0.730
0.739
0.749
0.758
0.767
0.776
0.786
0.795
0.804
0.813
0.823
0.832
0.566
0.576
0.585
0.595
0.604
0.614
0.624
0.633
0.643
0.652
0.662
0.672
0.681
0.691
0.700
0.710
0.720
0.729
0.739
0.748
0.758
0.768
0.777
0.787
0.796
0.806
0.815
0.825
0.835
0.844
0.854
0.863
0.658
0.670
0.681
0.692
0.703
0.714
0.725
0.737
0.748
0.759
0.770
0.781
0.792
0.804
0.815
0.826
0.837
0.848
0.859
0.870
0.882
0.893
0.904
0.915
0.926
0.937
0.949
0.960
0.971
0.982
0.993
1.004
0.726
0.738
0.750
0.763
0.775
0.787
0.799
0.812
0.824
0.836
0.849
0.861
0.873
0.885
0.898
0.910
0.922
0.935
0.947
0.959
0.972
0.984
0.996
1.008
1.021
1.033
1.045
1.058
1.070
1.082
1.095
1.107
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
0.385
0.391
0.398
0.404
0.411
0.417
0.424
0.430
0.437
0.443
0.450
0.457
0.463
0.470
0.476
0.483
0.489
0.496
0.502
0.509
0.515
0.522
0.528
0.535
0.541
0.548
0.554
0.561
0.567
0.574
0.580
0.587
0.433
0.440
0.447
0.455
0.462
0.469
0.477
0.484
0.491
0.499
0.506
0.513
0.521
0.528
0.535
0.543
0.550
0.557
0.565
0.572
0.579
0.587
0.594
0.601
0.609
0.616
0.623
0.631
0.638
0.645
0.653
0.660
0.480
0.488
0.496
0.505
0.513
0.521
0.529
0.537
0.545
0.553
0.562
0.570
0.578
0.586
0.594
0.602
0.610
0.619
0.627
0.635
0.643
0.651
0.659
0.667
0.676
0.684
0.692
0.700
0.708
0.716
0.724
0.733
0.541
0.550
0.560
0.569
0.578
0.587
0.596
0.606
0.615
0.624
0.633
0.642
0.651
0.661
0.670
0.679
0.688
0.697
0.706
0.716
0.725
0.734
0.743
0.752
0.761
0.771
0.780
0.789
0.798
0.807
0.817
0.826
0.582
0.592
0.601
0.611
0.621
0.631
0.641
0.651
0.661
0.670
0.680
0.690
0.700
0.710
0.720
0.730
0.739
0.749
0.759
0.769
0.779
0.789
0.799
0.808
0.818
0.828
0.838
0.848
0.858
0.868
0.877
0.887
DIRECT DRIVE
FERTILIZER
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ts
0
let - 1
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1
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D
D
D
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DIRECT DRIVE
SEED
WT/REV (KGS./REV)
EIGHT SERIES AIRSEEDER - VARIABLE RATE - CALIBRATION CHART
Metric
Calibration Chart - Metric
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
December 2006
11-3
11-4
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0 - 0 - 60
0 - 45 - 0
COARSE AGGREGATE
BLENDS
46 - 0 - 0
34 - 17 - 0
20.5 - 0 - 0 - 24
11 - 51 - 0
CALIBRATION
MATERIAL
CANOLA
MUSTARD
CANARY SEED
ALFALFA
CLOVER
NODULATOR
TAG TEAM
CALIBRATION
MATERIAL
COARSE
864
800
COARSE
30
28
DDF - 5
DDF - 4
722
SE
MEDIUM
MEDIUM
MEDIUM
25
EL
3
N
T
TY SH
TY M
I
I
R UM
/
S U
S s
A
H L
EN /B
EN Kg
C CO
D gs
D
K
619
22
DDF - 1
671
24
DDF - 2
774
27
DDF - 3
E
AT D
L
P SE
ED U
FERTILIZER
DIRECT DRIVE
FINE
MEDIUM
FINE
FINE
SE
FINE
E
AT D
PL SE
ED U
EL
3
N
T
TY H
TY
R UM
SI US
SI s/M
A
L
N
N
H
E /B
E Kg
C CO
D gs
D
K
671
24
SSD - 1
722
25
SSD - 2
568
20
542
19
SSD - 3
580
20
903
32
SSD - 4
890
31
SSD - 5
SEED & INOCULANT
SLOW SPEED DRIVE
(SMALL & MEDIUM)
ADMIRAL PEAS
(LARGE)
SAFFLOWER
OATS
BARLEY
FLAX
SPRING WHEAT
DURUM
WINTER WHEAT
FALL RYE
LENTILS (LAIRD)
LENTILS (ESTON)
PINTO BEANS
FABA BEANS
GARBONZO BEANS
CHICK PEAS
CALIBRATION
MATERIAL
COARSE
COARSE
MEDIUM
MEDIUM
COARSE
MEDIUM
SE
MEDIUM
MEDIUM
MEDIUM
FINE
800
28
DD - 10
3
EL
T MN
TY SH
TY FT
I
I
S U
S S/
AR LU
N
N
B
H
/
E
E LB
C CO
D BS
D
L
335
12
DD - 1
503
18
DD - 2
645
23
DD - 3
697
25
DD - 4
800
28
813
29
DD - 5
774
27
722
25
774
27
DD - 6
774
27
DD - 7
761
27
DD - 8
800
28
800
28
DD - 9
735
26
E
AT D
L
P SE
ED U
SEED
DIRECT DRIVE
Metric
Calibration Chart - Metric
EIGHT Series XL VRT Air Cart
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Printed in Canada
December 2006
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