OPERATOR’S MANUAL MODEL 3140 STACK FOLD PLANTER

OPERATOR’S MANUAL MODEL 3140 STACK FOLD PLANTER
MODEL 3140
STACK FOLD PLANTER
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
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Rev. 2/16
This manual is applicable to:
Model 3140 Stack Fold Planter
2015 Production Year and on
Record the model number and serial number of your planter along with date purchased:
Model Number______________ 3140__________________
Serial Number____________________________________
Date Purchased___________________________________
Monitor Serial Number________________________________________________
Measured Pulses Per Mile/Km (Radar Distance Sensor)_____________________
Measured Pulses Per Mile/ Km (Magnetic Distance Sensor) __________________
SERIAL NUMBER
The serial number plate is located on the planter frame to be readily available. It is suggested that your serial number
and purchase date also be recorded above.
The serial number provides important information about your planter and may be required to obtain the correct
replacement part. Always provide the model number and serial number to your Kinze Dealer when ordering parts or
anytime correspondence is made with Kinze Manufacturing, Inc.
Serial number plate location - R.H. side of 3-point mount
Kinze ® and the Kinze ® logo are registered trademarks of Kinze Manufacturing, Inc.
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Predelivery/Delivery Checklist
Model 3140
TO THE DEALER
Predelivery service includes assembly, lubrication, adjustment, and test. This service makes sure planter is delivered to
the retail customer/end user ready for field use.
PREDELIVERY CHECKLIST
Use the following checklist and inspect planter after it is completely assembled. Check off each item found satisfactory
or after proper adjustment is made.
Row units properly spaced and optional attachments correctly assembled.
Vacuum components properly installed (as applicable).
All grease fittings in place and lubricated.
All working parts move freely, bolts are tight, and cotter pins are spread.
Check all drive chains for proper tension and alignment.
Check for oil leaks and proper hydraulic operation.
Hydraulic hoses correctly routed to prevent damage.
Inflate tires to specified air pressure and torque wheel lug bolts and lug nuts as specified in the manual.
All safety decals correctly located and legible. Replace if damaged.
All reflective decals and SMV sign correctly located and visible when the planter is in transport position.
Safety/warning lights correctly installed and working properly.
Paint all parts scratched in shipment or assembly.
All safety lockup devices on the planter and correctly located.
Auxiliary safety chain properly installed and hardware torqued to specification.
This planter has been thoroughly checked and to the best of my knowledge is ready for delivery to the retail
customer/end user.
(Signature Of Set-Up Person/Dealer Name/Date)
RETAIL CUSTOMER/END USER
Name
Delivery Date
Street Address
Model No.
City, State/Province Dealer Name
ZIP/Postal Code
Dealer No.
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DELIVERY CHECKLIST
Use the following checklist at time planter is delivered as a reminder of very important information which should be
conveyed to retail customer/end user. Check off each item as it is fully explained.
 Check for proper operation of vacuum fan (If applicable) with tractor to be used with planter.
Life expectancy of this or any other machine is dependent on regular lubrication as directed in the Operator Manual.
All applicable safety precautions.
Along with retail customer/end user, check reflective decals and SMV sign are clearly visible with planter in transport
position and attached to tractor. Check safety/warning lights are in working condition. Tell retail customer/end user
to check federal, state/provincial, and local regulations before towing or transporting on a road or highway.
Give Operator Manual, Parts Manual, and all Instruction Sheets to retail customer/end user and explain all operating
adjustments.
Read warranty to retail customer/end user.
Complete Warranty and Delivery Report form.
To the best of my knowledge this machine has been delivered ready for field use and customer has been fully
informed as to proper care and operation.
(Signature Of Delivery Person/Dealer Name/Date)
AFTER DELIVERY CHECKLIST
The following is a list of items we suggest to check during the first season of use of the equipment.
Check planter performance with retail customer/end user.
 Check performance of vacuum or mechanical seed metering system with retail customer/end user.
Review importance of proper maintenance and adherence to all safety precautions with retail customer/end user.
Check for parts that may need to be adjusted or replaced.
Check all safety decals, reflective decals, and SMV sign are correctly located as shown in the Parts Manual and that
decals are legible. Replace if damaged or missing.
Check safety/warning lights are working properly.
(Signature Of Follow-Up Person/Dealer Name/Date)
All registrations must be submitted online at “business.kinze.com” within 5 business days of delivery.
Retain a copy of this form for auditing purposes.
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Table of Contents
MACHINE OPERATION
Model 3140
Row Unit Extension Brackets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Initial Preparation of the Planter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Row Unit Chain Routing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Tractor Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Quick Adjustable Down Force Springs Option
(Standard or Heavy Duty). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Tractor Preparation and Hookup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Brush-Type Seed Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Cylinder Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Finger Pickup Seed Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Hydraulic Hose Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Vacuum Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Leveling the Planter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Seed Meter Cleanout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Transporting Planter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Contact Wheel Spring Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Bayer Fluency Agent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Parking Stand Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Frame Mounted Coulter (Pull Row). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
Wheel Module Height Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Residue Wheels (Frame Mounted Coulter). . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
Seed Rate Transmission Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Row Unit Mounted Disc Furrower (Pull Row) . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Wrap Spring Wrench Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Row Unit Mounted Bed Leveler (Pull Row). . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Contact Wheel Drive Sprockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Row Unit Mounted Residue Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Shear Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Row Unit Mounted No Till Coulter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Digital Vacuum readout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Coulter Mounted Residue Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Vacuum Meter System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Spiked Closing Wheel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
Analog Vacuum or Pressure Gauge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Granular Chemical Hopper and Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Vacuum Fan Motor Valve Block Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Spring Tooth Incorporator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Hydraulic Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
Granular Chemical Banding Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Row Marker Hydraulic Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Granular Chemical Bander Shield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Row Marker Speed Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Row Marker Adjustments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Wing Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
Wing Down Flex Cylinder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Point Row Clutches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21
RATE CHARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
LUBRICATION AND MAINTENANCE
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
Two-Speed Point Row Clutches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
Lubrication Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
Dual Lift Assist Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
Sealed Bearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
Accumulator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
Wrap Spring Wrench Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
Piston Pump Mount/Drive Spring Adjustment. . . . . . . . . 2-24
Drive Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Flow Control Valve Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Bushings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Planting Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Wheel Bearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Field Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Grease Fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Check Seed Population. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Mounting Bolts and Hardware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Determining Pounds Per Acre (Brush-Type Meter). . . . . 2-27
Tire Servicing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Determining Bushels Per Acre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
Model 3140 Operating Tire Pressure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Field Check Granular Chemical Application . . . . . . . . . . 2-28
Finger Pickup Seed Meter Inspection/Adjustment . . . . . . . 5-9
Cleaning Finger Pickup Seed Meter For Storage . . . . . . 5-10
ROW UNIT OPERATION
Brush-Type Seed Meter Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Planting Depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Cleaning Brush-Type Seed Meter For Storage . . . . . . . . 5-12
“V” Closing Wheel Adjustment (Rubber or Cast Iron) . . . . 3-1
Vacuum Manifold Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12
Closing Wheel Shield
(Rubber or Cast Iron “V” Closing Wheels) . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Vacuum Seed Meter Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13
Drag Closing Attachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Seed Meter Cleanout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13
Covering Discs/Single Press Wheel Adjustment. . . . . . . . 3-2
Chain Tension Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
Seed Hoppers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Drag Closing Attachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
Seed Meter Drive Release. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Gauge Wheel Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
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Gauge Wheel Arm Bushing/Seal Replacement . . . . . . . . 5-15
Gauge Wheel Arm Pivot Spindle Replacement . . . . . . . . 5-15
15" Seed Opener Disc Blade/Bearing Assembly. . . . . . . 5-16
Seed Tube Guard/Inner Scraper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Frame Mounted Coulter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Residue Wheels
(For Use With Frame Mounted Coulter) . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Row Unit Mounted Disc Furrower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18
Row Unit Mounted Bed Leveler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18
Row Unit Mounted No Till Coulter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18
Coulter Mounted Residue Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
Row Unit Mounted Residue Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
Granular Chemical Attachment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20
Spring Tooth Incorporator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20
Single and Two-Speed Point Row Clutch Maintenance . . . . 5-21
Cam Follower Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22
Relief Valve Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Check Valve (Vacuum Fan). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Flow Control Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Row Marker Sequencing/Flow Control Valve Inspection. . . . 5-24
Row Marker Bearing Lubrication or Replacement . . . . . . 5-25
Wheel Bearing Repack or Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26
Preparation for Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27
Electrical Wiring Diagram for Light Package . . . . . . . . . . 5-28
Electrical Wiring Diagrams for Point Row Clutches. . . . . 5-29
Electrical Wiring Diagrams for
Two-Speed Point Row Clutches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30
Hydraulic Schematic - Vacuum Fan Motor System . . . . . 5-32
Hydraulic Schematic - Fold System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-33
Hydraulic Schematic - Row Marker System. . . . . . . . . . . 5-33
Hydraulic Schematic - Dual Lift Assist Wheel Package. . . . 5-34
Hydraulic Schematic - Dual Lift Assist Wheel Package
(Plumbed Into 3 Point Circuit). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-34
Hydraulic Schematic Wing Down Flex Cylinder Package. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35
Hydraulic Schematic - Wing Down Flex Cylinder Package
and Dual Lift Assist Wheel Package. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35
TROUBLESHOOTING
Brush-Type Seed Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Closing Wheel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Vacuum Seed Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Finger Pickup Seed Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Point Row Clutch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Row Marker Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
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Model 3140
Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. would like to thank you for your patronage. We appreciate your confidence in Kinze farm
machinery. Your Kinze planter has been carefully designed to provide dependable operation in return for your investment.
This manual has been prepared to aid you in planter operation and maintenance. It should be considered a
permanent part of the machine and remain with the machine when you sell it.
It is the responsibility of the user to read and understand this Operator Manual before operating this equipment. It
is the user’s responsibility to inspect and service the machine routinely as directed in this Operator Manual. We have
attempted to cover all areas of safety, operation, lubrication and maintenance; however, there may be times when special
care must be taken to fit your conditions.
Throughout this manual the symbol
and the words DANGER, WARNING, and CAUTION are used to call attention
to safety information that if not followed, will or could result in death or injury. NOTICE and NOTE are used to call your
attention to important information. The definition of each of these terms follows:
DANGER Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious
injury.
WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious
injury.
CAUTION, used with the safety alert symbol, indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE is used to address practices not related to personal injury.
NOTE: Special point of information or machine adjustment instructions.
WARNING
Read and follow all safety instructions in the equipment manual
before operating or working on this equipment.
WARNING
Some photos in this manual may show safety covers, shields or
lockup devices removed for visual clarity. NEVER OPERATE machine
without all safety covers, shields and lockup devices in place.
NOTE: Some photos in this manual may have been taken of prototype machines. Production
machines may vary in appearance.
NOTE: Some photos and illustrations in this manual show optional attachments installed. Contact
your Kinze Dealer for purchase of optional attachments.
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Warranty
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The Kinze Limited Warranty for your new machine is stated on the retail purchaser’s copy of the Warranty And Delivery
Receipt form. Additional copies of the Limited Warranty can be obtained through your Kinze Dealer.
Warranty, within the warranty period, is provided as part of Kinze’s support program for registered Kinze products which
have been operated and maintained as described in this manual. Evidence of equipment abuse or modification beyond
original factory specifications will void the warranty. Normal maintenance, service and repair is not covered by Kinze
warranty.
To register your Kinze product for warranty, a Warranty And Delivery Receipt form must be completed by the Kinze
Dealer and signed by the retail purchaser, with copies to the Dealer, and to the retail purchaser. Registration must be
completed and submitted to Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. within 5 business days of delivery of the Kinze product to the retail
purchaser. Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse warranty on serial numbered products which have not
been properly registered.
If service or replacement of failed parts which are covered by the Limited Warranty are required, it is the user’s responsibility
to deliver the machine along with the retail purchaser’s copy of the Warranty And Delivery Receipt to the Kinze Dealer
for service. Kinze warranty does not include cost of travel time, mileage, hauling or labor. Any prior arrangement made
between the Dealer and the retail purchaser in which the Dealer agrees to absorb all or part of this expense should be
considered a courtesy to the retail purchaser.
Kinze warranty does not include cost of travel time, mileage, hauling or labor.
Model 3140 12 Row 38" Vacuum Planter (Less Optional Row Markers) Shown In Transport Positon
Model 3140 12 Row 30" Mechanical Planter (With Optional Row Markers) Shown In Planting Positon
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Specifications
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GENERAL INFORMATION
The Model 3110 Mounted Planter is available with vacuum or mechanical meters, conventional hoppers, and various
other options. Contact your Kinze dealer for additional options which may be available for your specific model year planter.
Information in this manual was current at time of printing. However, due to Kinze’s ongoing product improvement, production
changes may cause your machine to appear slightly different in detail. Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. reserves the right to
change specifications or design without notice and without incurring obligation to install the same on machines previously
manufactured. To obtain the most recent version of your publication, please contact your Kinze dealer.
Right hand (R.H.) and left hand (L.H.), as used throughout this manual, are determined by facing in the direction the
machine will travel when in use, unless otherwise stated.
SPECIFICATIONS
Planter Size
Width - Transport
(Without Markers)
Width - Transport
(Includes Markers)
Width - Planting
Height - Transport
(Without Markers)
Height - Transport
(With Markers)
Weight (Mechanical)
Weight (Vacuum)
Toolbar (Mechanical)
Toolbar (Vacuum)
Seed Capacity
12 Row 30"
16'-1" (4.9M)
12 Row 36"/38"
18'-5" (5.6M)
12 Row 38"/40"
21'-1" (6.4M)
16 Row 30"
21'-1" (6.4M)
17'-9" (5.4M)
19'-6" (5.9M)
22'-2" (6.8M)
23'-0" (7.0M)
30'-0" (9.1M)
12'-6" (3.8M)
37'-4" (11.4M)
12'-6" (3.8M)
40'-0" (12.2M)
12'-6" (3.8M)
40'-0" (12.2M)
12'-6" (3.8M)
15'-6" (4.7M)
15'-6" (4.7M)
15'-6" (4.7M)
15'-6" (4.7M)
6236 lb. (2828.6 kg) 6541 lb. (2966.9 kg) 6621 lb. (3003.2 kg) 7480 lb. (3392.9 kg)
6794 lb. (3081.7 kg) 7127 lb. (3232.7 kg) 7214 lb. (3272.2 kg) 8109 lb. (3678.2 kg)
7" x 7" x ¼" wall
7" x 7" x ¼" wall
7" x 7" x ⅜" wall
7" x 7" x ⅜" wall
7" x 7" x ⅜" wall
7" x 7" x ⅜" wall
7" x 7" x ⅜" wall
7" x 7" x ⅜" wall
1.75 bu. (62 liters) (Vacuum/Hopper); 1.90 bu. (67 liters) (Mechanical/Hopper)
Tires
Four 7.60" x 15" 8 ply - adjustable height
Drive System
Two 4.10" x 6" spring-loaded contact drive tires with no. 40 chain
Seed Transmission
Two wheel module-mounted, quick-adjust with machined sprockets and no. 40 chain
Drive/Drill Shafts
⅞" hex drive/drill shafts
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TRACTOR HYDRAULIC REQUIREMENTS - MECHANICAL
Configuration
Requirements
Description
Base machine with mechanical
meters
1 SCV
10 gpm
#1 SCV: Planter fold
(38 L/min)
Base machine with mechanical
meters and optional row marker
package
2 SCV
#1 SCV: Planter fold
20 gpm
(76 L/min) #2 SCV: Row markers with sequencing/flow control valve
3 SCV*
#1 SCV: Planter fold
20 gpm
#2 SCV: Row markers with sequencing/flow control valve
(76 L/min)
#3 SCV: Dual lift assist
Base machine with mechanical
meters, optional row markers and
dual lift assist package
Base machine with mechanical
meters, optional row markers,
dual lift assist package, and wing
down flex package
#1 SCV: Planter fold
4 SCV*
#2 SCV: Row markers with sequencing/flow control valve
20 gpm
(76 L/min) #3 SCV: Dual lift assist
#4 SCV: wing down flex
*Some options may be combined to reduce the number of SCV outlets required.
TRACTOR HYDRAULIC REQUIREMENTS - VACUUM
Configuration
Base machine with vacuum
meters (external case drain
required for vacuum hydraulic
circuit)
Base machine with vacuum
meters and optional row marker
package (external case drain
required for vacuum hydralulic
circuit)
Base machine with vacuum
meters, optional row marker
package, and dual lift assist
package option (external case
drain required for vacuum
hydralulic circuit)
Requirements
2 SCV
25 gpm
(95 L/min)
Description
#1 SCV: Vacuum meters
#2 SCV: Planter fold
#1 SCV: Vacuum metering
3 SCV
35 gpm
#2 SCV: Planter fold
(132 L/min)
#3 SCV: Row markers with sequencing/flow control valve
#1 SCV: Vacuum meters
3 SCV*
#2 SCV: Planter fold
35 gpm
#3 SCV: Row markers with sequencing/flow control valve
(132 L/min)
#4 SCV: Dual lift assist package
#5 SCV: Wing down flex package
*Some options may be combined to reduce the number of SCV outlets required.
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General Safety Rules
1. Read and understand instructions provided in this manual
and warning labels. Review these instructions frequently!
2. This machine is designed and built with your safety
in mind. Do not make any alterations or changes to this
machine. Any alteration to design or construction may
create safety hazards.
3. A large portion of farm accidents happen from fatigue
or carelessness. Safe and careful operation of tractor and
planter will help prevent accidents.
4. Never allow planter to be operated by anyone unfamiliar
with operation of all functions of the unit. Operators must
read and thoroughly understand all instructions given in this
manual before operating or working on equipment.
5. Be aware of bystanders, particularly children! Always look
around to make sure it is safe to start tow vehicle engine or
move planter. This is particularly important with higher noise
levels and quiet cabs, as you may not hear people shouting.
6. Make sure planter weight does not exceed towing capacity
of tractor, or bridge and road limits. This is critical to maintain
safe control and prevent death or injury, or property and
equipment damage.
7. Never ride or allow others to ride on planter.
8. Store planter in an area away from human activity. DO
NOT permit children to play on or around the stored unit.
9. Keep hands, feet, and clothing away from moving parts.
Do not wear loose-fitting clothing which may catch in moving
parts.
10. Always wear protective clothing, shoes, gloves, hearing,
and eye protection applicable for the situation.
11. Do not allow anyone to stand between tongue or hitch
and towing vehicle when backing up to planter.
13. Prevent electrocution, other injuries, or property and
equipment damage. Watch for obstructions such as wires,
tree limbs, etc. when operating machine. Be aware of
clearances during turns and when folding/unfolding planter.
14. Reinstall all guards removed for maintenance activities.
Never leave guards off during operation.
15. Use of aftermarket hydraulic, electric, or PTO drives
may create serious safety hazards to you and people
nearby. If you install such drives, follow all appropriate safety
standards and practices to protect you and others near this
planter from injury.
Model 3140
17. Make sure all safety/warning lights, SMV sign, and
reflective decals are in place and working properly before
transporting the machine on public roads.
18. Limit towing speed to 15 MPH. Tow only with farm tractor
of a minimum 90 HP. Allow for unit length when making turns.
19. Reduce speed prior to turns to avoid the risk of
overturning. Always drive at a safe speed relative to local
conditions and ensure your speed is slow enough for a safe
emergency stop.
20. Chemical application is often an integral part of planting.
Follow label instructions for proper chemical mixing, handling
and container disposal methods.
21. Be familiar with safety procedures for immediate first aid
should you accidentally contact chemical substances.
22. Use the proper protective clothing and safety equipment
when handling chemicals.
23. Chemicals are supplied with Material Safety Data Sheets
(MSDS) that provide full information about the chemical, its
effects on exposure, and first aid needs in the event of an
emergency. Keep your MSDS file up-to-date and available for
first responders in case of emergency.
24. When servicing ground engaging components such as
opening disks and firming points, use special care to avoid
points and edges worn sharp during use.
25. Use professional help if you are unfamiliar with working
on hydraulic systems. Pressurized hydraulic fluid can
penetrate body tissue and result in death, serious infection,
or other injuries.
26. Disposing of waste improperly can threaten the
enviroment. To dispose of your equipment properly contact
your local environmental or recyling center.
Never pour waste onto the ground, down a drain, or into any
water source.
When disposing of waste such as oil, use leakproof
containers. Be sure to use containers that do not resemble
food or beverage which may mislead someone into
consuming them. Dispose of oil per your local, regional
requirements.
When disposing of any fertilizer chemicals used, contact the
supplier of the chemicals.
Model 3140 planter consists of 85% recyclable metals, 10%
recyclable plastic and rubber, and 5% waste.
16. Follow all federal, state/provincial, and local regulations
when towing farm equipment on a public highway. Use
safety chain (not an elastic or nylon/plastic tow strap) to
retain connection between towing and towed machines in
the event of primary attaching system separation.
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Safety Instructions, Signs, and Decals
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Following are some common hazard warnings associated with this equipment. Pay close attention to all safety,
operating, and maintenance information in this manual and decals applied to your equipment.
DANGER!
Contacting or coming close to power lines or other high energy
sources will cause death or serious injury. Keep away from power
lines or high energy sources at all times.
WARNING
Improperly operating or working on this equipment could result in
death or serious injury. Read and follow all instructions in Operator
Manual before operating or working on this equipment.
WARNING
Falling equipment can cause death or serious injury. Install all lockup
devices or lower planter to ground before working on equipment.
WARNING
Explosive separation of rim and tire parts can cause death or serious
injury. Overinflation. rim and tire servicing, improper use of rims and tires,
or worn or improperly maintained tires could result in a tire explosion.
SAFETY SIGNS AND DECALS
WARNING
All safety/warning lights, reflective decals, and SMV sign must be
in place and visible before transporting machine on public roads or
death, serious injury, and damage to property and equipment may
result. Check federal, state/provincial, and local regulations before
transporting equipment on public roads.
Safety signs and decals are placed on the machine to warn of hazards and provide important operating and maintenance
instructions. Information on these signs are for your personal safety and the safety of those around you. FOLLOW ALL
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS!
• Keep signs clean so they can be easily seen. Wash with soap and water or cleaning solution as required.
• Replace safety signs if damaged, painted over, or missing.
• Check reflective decals and SMV sign periodically. Replace if they show any loss of of reflective properties.
• When replacing decals, clean machine surface thoroughly with soap and water or cleaning solution to remove all dirt and grease.
NOTE: Safety sign and decal locations are shown in the Parts Manual for this machine.
NOTE: Style and locations of SMV sign, reflective decals, and safety/warning lights conform to
ANSI/ASABE S279.14 JUL 2008 and ANSI/ASABE S276.6 JAN 2005.
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The following information is general in nature and was written to aid the operator in preparation of the tractor and
planter for use, and to provide general operating procedures. The operator's experience, familiarity with the machine
and the following information should combine for efficient planter operation and good working habits.
NOTICE
Always raise the planter out of the ground when making sharp
turns or backing up.
The Kinze Vacuum Seed Metering System includes seed meters, seed discs and an air system consisting of a
hydraulic driven vacuum fan which draws air through manifolds and hoses and the seed meters on each row unit.
WARNING
Never operate vacuum fan with cover removed.
The dual lift assist wheel option requires a customer-supplied quick hitch to operate without the center link pin. 8 row
wide planters require removal of the center section gauge wheels to accommodate dual lift assist wheels.
INITIAL PREPARATION OF THE PLANTER
Lubricate the planter and row units per the lubrication information in this manual. Make sure all tires have been
properly inflated. See “Tire Servicing”. Check all drive chains for proper tension, alignment and lubrication.
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TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS
NOTICE
All Hydraulic Requirements: Minimum Pressure 2350 PSI (16202.6 kPa);
Maximum Pressure 3000 PSI (20684.2 kPa). Check tractor hydraulics to
ensure that maximum pressure cannot be exceeded.
Approximate minimum tractor horsepower (HP) required for field work is listed below:
12 Row Narrow - 150 HP And Up
12 Row Wide And 16 Row Narrow - 180 HP And Up
NOTE: Tractor must have adequate 3 point hitch lift capacity to lift weight of machine, attachments, seed and
dry chemicals. Shipping weights do not include seed, dry chemicals or additional optional attachments.
Tractor front end stability is necessary for safe and efficient operation. Therefore, it may be necessary to add front
ballast to your tractor for satisfactory field operation, as well as adequate transport stability. Refer to your tractor
operator’s manual for front ballast recommendations.
Vacuum
A 12 volt DC electrical system is required on all sizes to operate planter safety/warning lights.
One SCV remote hydraulic outlet is required to operate the row markers, one to operate planter fold and one plus a
zero pressure case drain is required to operate the seed metering system vacuum fan.
Maximum hydraulic flow rate of 13 GPM (49 L/min) @ 2000 PSI (13789.5 kPa) is required to operate the seed
metering system vacuum fan.
NOTE: A Flow Control Needle Valve Kit, to provide a flow
control option for tractors that are not equipped with a
method for finite adjustment of hydraulic flow, is available
from Kinze Repair Parts through your Kinze Dealer.
G1K426 Needle Valve Kit
TRACTOR PREPARATION AND HOOKUP
1. Set tractor rear wheel spacing at double the planter row spacing. For example: On a planter set for 38" rows, set the
tractor wheel spacing at 76" (193 cm) center-to-center. On wide front end tractors set front wheel spacing equal to
rear wheel spacing. Check tractor operator’s manual for correct front and rear tire pressure.
2. Adjust lift links on tractor so the planter will lift level from side to side and raise high enough for planter transport
clearance. Set the sway blocks on the tractor in position to prevent side sway. Be sure the individual lift link arms are
in the float position.
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3. Back tractor up to planter. Position lower hitch pins and bushings as shown in the following diagrams for your type of
tractor hitch. Line up holes and insert hitch pins and lock in place with pins provided. It may be necessary to change
the length of the upper link with the adjusting handle.
Lower Hitch Pins
TOP VIEW
TOP VIEW
Lower Link
Bushing (D10418)
1¼" x 8¾"
Lower Hitch Pin
⅜" Lynch Pin
⅜" x 2" Cap Screw
and Lock Nut
7/16" Lynch Pins
Category 3N And 3 Pin And Hardware
11¾" Lower Hitch Pin
Optional Category 2 Pin And Hardware
The upper hitch point has two holes. The hitch pin must be positioned in the lower hole for use with tractors equipped
with Category 2 quick hitch. The lower hole is also recommended for use on tractors without a quick hitch. Some
Category 2 tractors without a quick hitch are designed to accommodate the upper attaching holes. Consult tractor
manufacturer.
The hitch pin must be positioned in the upper hole for use with tractors equipped with Category 3N and 3 hitches.
Upper Hitch Pin
Optional Category 2 Pin And Hardware
Category 3N And 3 Pin And Hardware
TOP VIEW
TOP VIEW
USE
BOTTOM
SET OF
HOLES
USE TOP
SET OF
HOLES
7⁄16" Lynch Pin
1¼" x 4½" Upper Hitch Pin
1"-8 Lock Nut
Top Link Bushings (D10419)
1"-8 x 6" Upper Hitch Pin (Cap Screw)
When using a quick hitch (customer-supplied), match pin location to pin spacing in the quick hitch. Adjust the tractor
upper link until the quick hitch is vertical when in the planting position.
Dual lift assist wheel equipped machines require use of
a quick hitch (customer-supplied) and the top link pin is
not used.
WARNING
Never transport machine with lift assist wheels without quick hitch. If
this type of hitch is not in place, a sudden stop could allow the toolbar
to rotate forward causing personal injury or damage to the equipment.
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4. The planter is equipped with safety/warning lights which should be used whenever the planter is being transported.
The connector is a 7 terminal breakaway connector conforming to ASAE standards. If your tractor is not equipped
for safety/warning lights, check with your tractor dealer.
Vacuum
Connect harness on planter to digital vacuum gauge console on tractor. Connect power lead from digital vacuum
gauge console to power source. A power lead adapter may be required.
WARNING
Pressurized hydraulic fluid can penetrate body tissue and result in
death, serious infection, or other injuries. Fluid injected under skin
must be IMMEDIATELY removed by a surgeon familiar with this
type of injury. Make sure connections are tight and hoses and
fittings are not damaged before applying system pressure. Leaks
can be invisible. Keep away from suspected leaks. Relieve pressure
before connecting or disconnecting tractor, searching for leaks, or
performing any system maintenance.
NOTICE
Wipe hose ends to remove any dirt before connecting couplers to
tractor ports or contamination may cause equipment failure.
5. Connect hydraulic hoses to tractor ports in a sequence that is both familiar and comfortable to the operator. See
“Hydraulic Operation”.
Before attaching hoses, move tractor SCV levers back and forth to relieve any pressure in the tractor hydraulic system.
The vacuum seed metering system vacuum fan operation hydraulic hoses are as follows:
⅜" Hose From Motor Case Drain
¾" Hose From Motor Return
½" Hose From Motor Pressure
NOTICE
Before the markers are operated, make sure all marker lockups are
in working position.
DANGER
Before applying pressure to the hydraulic system, make sure all connections are tight and that hoses and fittings have not been damaged.
Hydraulic fluid escaping under pressure can have sufficient force to
penetrate skin causing injury or infection.
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6. With planter on a level surface, raise the planter slowly and watch for any interference.
When raising a planter equipped with dual lift assist wheels, the front of the planter should raise and then the
back using the lift assist wheels to raise the rear of the planter. When lowering the planter, the lift assist wheels
should begin to lower the rear of the planter before lowering the front of the planter. If the dual lift assist wheels
are plumbed into the 3 point hitch lift circuit, adjust the flow control valve so the rear of the planter lowers before
the front of the planter and the front of the planter raises before the rear of the planter. See “Flow Control Valve
Adjustment”. With planter lowered to planting position, adjust tractor linkage to level the toolbar. See “Leveling The
Planter”.
With planter (equipped with dual lift assist wheels) raised for transport, maintain a minimum of 3" (7.6 cm)
clearance between planter and quick hitch.
On planters equipped with the optional Dual Lift Assist Wheel Package, adjustment holes on the lift assist cylinder
mounts allow for adjustment of lift height.
7. Remove pin from each parking stand and raise each to the transport position. Secure stands in raised position with
pin in lowest hole.
8. Lower the planter so the drive wheels rest on the ground and check to be sure planter is level. Readjust top link as
required to level row units. See “Leveling The Planter”.
NOTICE
As a general safety practice and to avoid damage to the tractor
hydraulic system, always lower the planter when not in use.
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CYLINDER INFORMATION
Wing Fold Cylinder,
12 Row 30" (A9036)
Wing Fold Cylinder,
12 Row 36"/38"/40"
and 16 Row 30"
(A9060)
Row Marker
(Cushion) Cylinder
(A8895)
Wing Down Flex
Cylinder (A9055)
Dual Lift Assist
Cylinder
(A5482)
Double acting
applications.
Double acting
applications.
Double acting
applications.
Double acting
applications.
Double acting
applications.
Piston
Ductile iron
Ductile iron
Ductile iron
Ductile iron
Ductile iron
Gland
Ductile iron
Ductile iron
Ductile iron
Ductile iron
Ductile iron
Tube
ST 52 Dom
ST 52 Dom
ST 52 Dom
ST 52 Dom
ST 52 Dom
Rod
1045 Nitro rod
1045 Nitro rod
1045 Nitro rod
1045 Nitro rod
1045 Nitro rod
Sleeve
Sleeve
Sleeve
Sleeve
Sleeve
Buna O-ring with
polytemp back-up
Buna O-ring with
polytemp back-up
Buna O-ring with
polytemp back-up
Buna O-ring with
polytemp back-up
Buna O-ring with
polytemp back-up
Intended Use
End Mounts
Tube Seal
Rod Seal Polyester alloy u-cup Polyester alloy u-cup Polyester alloy u-cup Polyester alloy u-cup Polyester alloy u-cup
Rod Wiper
Polyester alloy
snap in
Polyester alloy
snap in
Polyester alloy
snap in
Polyester alloy
snap in
Polyester alloy
snap in
Piston Seal
T-seal hnbr
T-seal hnbr
T-seal hnbr
T-seal hnbr
T-seal hnbr
Specifications
Product
Hydraulic cylinder
Category
Hydraulic cylinder
Hydraulic cylinder
Hydraulic cylinder
Hydraulic cylinder
Maximum
Stroke
20" (50.8 cm)
20" (50.8 cm)
20.062" (50.95 cm)
3.5" (8.9 cm)
3.5" (8.9 cm)
Working
Pressure
3000 psi
(20684.27 kPa)
3000 psi
(20684.27 kPa)
3000 psi
(20684.27 kPa)
3000 psi
(20684.27 kPa)
3000 psi
Bore Size
3.5" (8.89 cm)
4" (10.16 cm)
2.5" (6.35 cm)
4" (10.16 cm)
8" (20.32 cm)
Shaft
Diameter
1.5" (3.8 cm)
1.75" (4.44 cm)
1.25" (3.17 cm)
1.75" (4.44 cm)
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Cylinder
Configuration
Simple
Simple
Simple
Simple
Simple
Cylinder
Action
Double
Double
Double
Double
Double
Material
Steel, Ductile iron
Steel, Ductile iron
Steel, Ductile iron
Steel, Ductile iron
Steel, Ductile iron
Mounting
Method
Sleeve
Sleeve
Sleeve
Sleeve
Sleeve
Mount
Location
End Cap
End Cap
End Cap
End Cap
End Cap
Cylinder
Style
Welded
Welded
Welded
Welded
Welded
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HYDRAULIC HOSE INFORMATION
Part Number
A8261
A12015
A3352
A8262
A3353
A12014
Description
Hose Assembly,
½" x 13½"
(10F-10F)
Hose Assembly,
⅜" x 17" (6F-6F)
Hose Assembly,
3/4" x 13½"
(12F-12F)
Hose Assembly,
½" x 36"
(10F-10F)
Hose Assembly,
3/4" x 33"
(12F-12F)
Hose Assy
3/8x34
(06F-06F)
Product
Category
Hydraulic Hose
Hydraulic Hose
Hydraulic Hose
Hydraulic Hose
Hydraulic Hose
Hydraulic Hose
Product Form
Hose; Assembly
Hose; Assembly
Hose; Assembly
Hose; Assembly
Hose; Assembly
Hose; Assembly
I.D. .500" (12.7 mm)
.375" (9.52 mm)
.750" (19.05 mm) .500" (12.7 mm) .750" (19.05 mm) .375" (9.52 mm)
O.D. .800" (20.32 mm)
.630" (16 mm)
1.110" (28.19 mm)
.800" (20.32 mm)
1.110" (28.19 mm)
.630" (16 mm)
Minimum Bend
Radius
2.8" (7.11 cm)
2" (5.08 cm)
3.8" (9.65 cm)
2.8" (7.11 cm)
3.8" (9.65 cm)
2" (5.08 cm)
Working
Pressure
3250 PSI
(22407.96 kPa)
3250 PSI
(22407.96 kPa)
3500 PSI
(24131.65 kPa)
3250 PSI
(22407.96 kPa)
3500 PSI
(24131.65 kPa)
3250 PSI
(22407.96 kPa)
Temperature -40°F - +212°F
-40°F - +212°F
-40°F - +212°F
-40°F - +212°F
-40°F - +212°F
-40°F - +212°F
Range (-40°C - +100°C) (-40°C - +100°C) (-40°C - +100°C) (-40°C - +100°C) (-40°C - +100°C) (-40°C - +100°C)
Modified Nitrile
Type C2
Modified Nitrile
Type C2
Modified Nitrile
Type C2
Modified Nitrile
Type C2
Modified Nitrile
Type C2
Modified Nitrile
Type C2
High tensile
steel wire
High tensile
steel wire
High tensile
steel wire
High tensile
steel wire
High tensile
steel wire
High tensile
steel wire
Hydraulic Fluid
Hydraulic Fluid
Hydraulic Fluid
Hydraulic Fluid
Hydraulic Fluid
Hydraulic Fluid
Agricultural;
Construction
Agricultural;
Construction
Agricultural;
Construction
Agricultural;
Construction
Agricultural;
Construction
Agricultural;
Construction
Part Number
A8247
A3337
A3266
A1188
A1103
A1113
Description
Hose Assembly,
½" x 60"
(8M-10F)
Hose Assembly,
3/4" x 60"
(8M-12F)
Hose Assembly,
3/8" x 60"
(8M-6F)
Hose Assembly,
¼" x 66"
(06F-06F)
Hose Assembly,
¼" x 110"
(6F-6F)
Hose Assembly,
¼" x 80"
(6F-6F)
Product
Category
Hydraulic Hose
Hydraulic Hose
Hydraulic Hose
Hydraulic Hose
Hydraulic Hose
Hydraulic Hose
Product Form
Hose; Assembly
Hose; Assembly
Hose; Assembly
Hose; Assembly
Hose; Assembly
Hose; Assembly
.750" (19.05 mm) .375" (9.52 mm)
.250" (6.35 mm)
.250" (6.35 mm)
.250" (6.35 mm)
Material
Specialized
Construction
Media
Application
I.D. .500" (12.7 mm)
O.D. .800" (20.32 mm)
Minimum Bend
Radius
Working
Pressure
1.110" (28.19 mm)
.630" (16 mm)
.530" (13.46 mm) .530" (13.46 mm) .530" (13.46 mm)
2.8" (7.11 cm)
3.8" (9.65 cm)
2" (5.08 cm)
2" (5.08 cm)
4" (10.16 cm)
4" (10.16 cm)
3250 PSI
(22407.96 kPa)
3500 PSI
(24131.65 kPa)
3250 PSI
(22407.96 kPa)
3250 PSI
(22407.96 kPa)
3275 PSI
(22580.33 kPa)
3275 PSI
(22580.33 kPa)
Temperature -40°F - +212°F
-40°F - +212°F
-40°F - +212°F
-40°F - +212°F
-40°F - +212°F
-40°F - +212°F
Range (-40°C - +100°C) (-40°C - +100°C) (-40°C - +100°C) (-40°C - +100°C) (-40°C - +100°C) (-40°C - +100°C)
Material
Specialized
Construction
Media
Application
Modified Nitrile
Type C2
Modified Nitrile
Type C2
Modified Nitrile
Type C2
Modified Nitrile
Type C2
Modified Nitrile
Type C2
Modified Nitrile
Type C2
High tensile
steel wire
High tensile
steel wire
High tensile
steel wire
High tensile
steel wire
High tensile
steel wire
High tensile
steel wire
Hydraulic Fluid
Hydraulic Fluid
Hydraulic Fluid
Hydraulic Fluid
Hydraulic Fluid
Hydraulic Fluid
Agricultural;
Construction
Agricultural;
Construction
Agricultural;
Construction
Agricultural;
Construction
Agricultural;
Construction
Agricultural;
Construction
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HYDRAULIC HOSE INFORMATION
Part Number
A1170
A1198
A1102
A1116
A1140
A7600
Description
Hose Assembly,
¼" x 90"
(6F-6F)
Hose Assembly,
¼" x 60"
(8M-6F)
Hose Assembly,
¼" x 95"
(6F-6F)
Hose Assembly,
¼" x 136"
(6F-6F)
Hose Assembly,
¼" x 52"
(6F-6F)
Hose Assembly,
¼" x 260"
(6F-6F)
Product
Category
Hydraulic Hose
Hydraulic Hose
Hydraulic Hose
Hydraulic Hose
Hydraulic Hose
Hydraulic Hose
Product Form
Hose; Assembly
Hose; Assembly
Hose; Assembly
Hose; Assembly
Hose; Assembly
Hose; Assembly
I.D. .250" (6.35 mm)
.250" (6.35 mm)
.250" (6.35 mm)
.250" (6.35 mm)
.250" (6.35 mm)
.250" (6.35 mm)
O.D. .530" (13.46 mm) .530" (13.46 mm) .530" (13.46 mm) .530" (13.46 mm) .530" (13.46 mm) .530" (13.46 mm)
Minimum Bend
Radius
Working
Pressure
4" (10.16 cm)
4" (10.16 cm)
4" (10.16 cm)
4" (10.16 cm)
4" (10.16 cm)
4" (10.16 cm)
3275 PSI
(22580.33 kPa)
3275 PSI
(22580.33 kPa)
3275 PSI
(22580.33 kPa)
3275 PSI
(22580.33 kPa)
3275 PSI
(22580.33 kPa)
3275 PSI
(22580.33 kPa)
Temperature -40°F - +212°F
-40°F - +212°F
-40°F - +212°F
-40°F - +212°F
-40°F - +212°F
-40°F - +212°F
Range (-40°C - +100°C) (-40°C - +100°C) (-40°C - +100°C) (-40°C - +100°C) (-40°C - +100°C) (-40°C - +100°C)
Modified Nitrile
Type C2
Modified Nitrile
Type C2
Modified Nitrile
Type C2
Modified Nitrile
Type C2
Modified Nitrile
Type C2
Modified Nitrile
Type C2
High tensile
steel wire
High tensile
steel wire
High tensile
steel wire
High tensile
steel wire
High tensile
steel wire
High tensile
steel wire
Hydraulic Fluid
Hydraulic Fluid
Hydraulic Fluid
Hydraulic Fluid
Hydraulic Fluid
Hydraulic Fluid
Agricultural;
Construction
Agricultural;
Construction
Agricultural;
Construction
Agricultural;
Construction
Agricultural;
Construction
Agricultural;
Construction
Part Number
A7601
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Description
Hose Assembly,
¼" x 80"
(6M-6F)
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Product
Category
Hydraulic Hose
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Product Form
Hose; Assembly
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I.D. .250" (6.35 mm)
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O.D. .530" (13.46 mm)
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4" (10.16 cm)
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3275 PSI
(22580.33 kPa)
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LEVELING THE PLANTER
For proper performance of the planter and row units, it is important that the planter frame and row unit parallel arms
operate approximately level. The toolbar should operate at a 20" to 22" (51-56 cm) height, measured from the
planting surface to the bottom of the toolbar.
When operating the planter, make sure the right and left lower link arms on the tractor are adjusted equally before
attaching the planter. After the planter has been lowered to the correct operating height, stop the tractor and stand
beside the planter and check to be sure the frame is level fore and aft. If the row units angle up or down, adjust the
center link on the tractor to level the machine.
It is important for the planter to operate level laterally. Tire pressure must be maintained at pressures specified and
drive wheel height must be adjusted equally. See “Wheel Module Height Adjustment”.
TRANSPORTING PLANTER
DANGER!
Contacting or coming close to power lines or other high energy
sources will cause death or serious injury. Keep away from power
lines or high energy sources at all times.
WARNING
All safety/warning lights, reflective decals, and SMV sign must be
in place and visible before transporting machine on public roads or
death, serious injury, and damage to property and equipment may
result. Check federal, state/provincial, and local regulations before
transporting equipment on public roads.
• Tow only with farm tractor rated and configured for equipment.
• Know your route and be aware of any obstructions.
• Follow all road and bridge load limit restrictions.
• Never exceed maximum transport towing speed of 20 mph (32 kph).
CONTACT WHEEL SPRING ADJUSTMENT
There are two down pressure springs on each contact drive
wheel. The spring tension is factory preset and should require
no further adjustment.
1"
(2.5 cm)
The tension is set leaving 1" (2.5 cm) between the spring plug
and the mounting shaft as shown below.
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PARKING STAND ADJUSTMENT
Vacuum Shown
Two parking stands, located on the front side of the main frame, are standard on all Model 3140 planters. The stands
must be positioned so they are not directly behind the tractor tire or they will interfere when the planter is raised.
Each parking stand has six positioning holes. By using these positioning holes, you can set the main frame parking
height from 19" to 25" (48 to 63.5 cm).
Raise the stands to the top position and pin when planting; lower and pin for parking and storage.
WHEEL MODULE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
Drive Wheel Module Assembly
Center Section Gauge Wheel Assembly
The drive wheel module assembly and center section gauge wheel assembly are designed so the drive wheel height
can be adjusted to maintain a frame height of 20" to 22" (51-56 cm) in all planting applications. This is particularly
useful when the planter is used for ridge planting or planting on beds. The wheel module assembly has an adjustment
range of 7" (18 cm). To adjust the wheel assembly, loosen the upper nut using a 1½" wrench or a 15" adjustable
wrench and turn the lower nut using a 1½" wrench or 15" adjustable wrench (clockwise to decrease frame height or
counterclockwise to increase frame height). Tighten the upper nut after adjustment is complete. Set all wheels equally.
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SEED RATE TRANSMISSION ADJUSTMENT
Planting population rate changes are made at the seed rate transmissions. The seed rate transmissions are designed
to allow simple, rapid changes of sprockets to obtain the desired planting population. By removing the lynch pins
on the hexagon shafts, sprockets can be interchanged with those from the sprocket storage rod bolted near each
transmission.
Chain tension is controlled by spring-loaded, dual-sprocket idlers. The idler assembly is adjusted with a easy-release
arm. This arm has a release position to remove spring tension for replacing sprockets. The amount of spring tension
on the chain is controlled by the idler arm. See “Wrap Spring Wrench Operation”.
A decal positioned near each transmission illustrates proper chain routing. The planting rate charts found in “Rate
Charts” will aid you in selecting the correct sprocket combinations.
WRAP SPRING WRENCH OPERATION
Release Chain Tension
Increase Chain Tension
Chain idlers are equipped with wrap spring wrenches. L.H. wrap spring wrenches have a blue release collar and R.H.
wrap spring wrenches have a grey or black release collar.
Rotate collar on wrap spring wrench and pull handle to release chain tension.
Rotate chain idler into chain and pull handle to tension idler spring.
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CONTACT WHEEL DRIVE SPROCKETS
Drive Sprocket
NOTE: 15 tooth, 19 tooth or 30 tooth drive sprockets at each contact drive wheel can be interchanged from the
sprocket storage rod bolted near each transmission. The 15 and 19 tooth sprockets require use of a 218 pitch
No. 40 chain. The 30 tooth sprocket requires use of a 224 pitch No. 40 chain.
Chain tension is controlled by a spring-loaded sprocket idler. The amount of spring tension on the chain is controlled
by the idler arm.
The planting rate charts found in “Rate Charts” section will aid you in selecting the correct sprocket.
NOTE: 15, 19 and 30 tooth drive sprockets are NOT applicable to all rate charts. Check chart titles to ensure the
proper rate charts are selected.
NOTE: After each sprocket combination adjustment, make a field test to be sure you are planting at the desired rate.
HALF RATE (2 TO 1) DRIVE
15 Tooth - Half Rate (2 To 1) Drive
Half rate (2 to 1) drive is recommended only when the desired population falls below that shown on the planting rate charts.
Replace the 30 tooth drive sprocket and shorter No. 40 110 pitch chain on each contact wheel with a 15 tooth sprocket.
This will reduce the planter transmission speed and reduce planting and application rates by approximately 50%.
NOTE: After each sprocket combination adjustment, make a field check to be sure you are planting at the
desired rate.
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SHEAR PROTECTION
3/16" Shear Pin
Transmission Shaft
The planter driveline and seed and granular chemical drivelines are protected from damage by shear pins.
If excessive load should cause a pin to shear, it is important to determine where binding has occurred before replacing
the pin. Replace shear pins with same size and type.
To prevent future binding or breakage of components, check driveline alignment and follow prescribed lubrication schedules.
NOTE: Drill shaft/transmission coupler alignment is critical.
DIGITAL VACUUM READOUT
Digital vacuum readout is incorporated into in-cab display. Refer to the display operation manual for instructions.
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VACUUM METER SYSTEM
Kinze vacuum meter seed metering system includes seed meters, seed discs, and an air system consisting of a
hydraulic driven vacuum fan which draws air through manifolds, hoses, and seed meters on each row unit.
WARNING
Moving fan blades can cause amputation or severe injury. Never
operate vacuum fan with cover removed.
ANALOG VACUUM OR PRESSURE GAUGE
Analog vacuum or pressure gauge connects directly to vacuum
meter (vacuum) or bulk fill (pressure) manifold and is teed into
digital sending units.
Only adjustment is to “zero” needle with no vacuum or
pressure present. If there is a significant difference between
gauge and a reading taken at meters, a different manifold
location should be found to connect hose to gauge and digital
sending unit.
KILOPASCALS
8
MAX PRESSURE 15 PSIG (103 KPA)
Analog Gauge
NOTE: Analog gauges are identical EXCEPT for plug and hose barb locations in side of gauge
housing.
DO NOT connect vacuum meter or bulk fill hose to wrong gauge. Check plug and hose barb
installation if readout is erratic or appears inaccurate.
VACUUM FAN MOTOR VALVE BLOCK ASSEMBLY
A pressure relief valve in the hydraulic circuit prevents build up of oil pressure over 35 PSI in case drain line when
vacuum fan motor is operating. This valve will vent oil outside valve block through a drain hole in the aluminum valve
block. This can occur whenever case drain is improperly connected or pressure in motor circuit builds.
See “Hydraulic Diagram - Vacuum Fan Motor System” in Lubrication and Maintenance section.
Valve block contains a check valve that prevents vacuum fan from operating in wrong direction if pressure is applied to
return side of motor and allows fan to coast to a stop when tractor hydraulic control is returned to neutral position.
NOTE: Fan turns at a reduced speed If reverse pressure is applied.
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HYDRAULIC OPERATION
Vacuum Seed
Metering
Vacuum Seed
Metering
Wing Down
Flex OR
Dual Lift Assist
Marker
Wing Fold
Wing Down
Flex AND
Dual Lift Assist
Wing Fold
Marker
Vacuum
Planter may require up to four selective control valves (SCV). A single SCV is needed to fold the wings; a second
SCV and case drain is required for operation of the vacuum seed metering system; a third SCV is required for the
Row Marker Package; and a fourth SCV is required for the Dual Lift Assist Wheel Package and/or the Wing Down Flex
Cylinder Package unless these are connected into the tractor 3 point lift system.
Mechanical
Planter requires a single control valve for folding the wings. A second control valve is required for the Row Marker
Package. A third valve is required for the Dual Lift Assist Wheel Package and/or the Wing Down Flex Cylinder Package
unless these are connected into the tractor 3 point lift system.
DANGER!
To avoid serious injury or death, care must be taken when operating
row markers around overhead power lines.
DANGER!
If a cylinder has been disconnected or removed for any reason, do not
attach the rod end of the cylinder until the cylinder is cycled several
times to remove any air that may be trapped in the system.
The wings are folded and unfolded using a single hydraulic control valve. When the wings are unfolded, the springactuated hydraulic latches lock the wings to the fold links so they pivot as one unit.
NOTICE
Always be sure planter is in the fully raised position before folding
the planter wings to ensure wing row units do not collide with center
section seed hoppers.
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ROW MARKER HYDRAULIC OPERATION
WARNING!
Always stand clear of marker assemblies and blades when planter
is operating.
DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death, care must be taken when operating
row markers around overhead power lines.
The single valve marker system uses a sequencing valve which directs hydraulic flow to operate the markers
alternately. Each time a marker is raised, the sequencing valve will direct flow to lower the opposite marker.
Both markers can be used at the same time if desired. To do this, lower the planter and the marker that has been
selected. Move the tractor SCV control to the raise position and immediately return it to the lower position. This will
shift the marker control valve and the remaining marker will be lowered.
ROW MARKER SPEED ADJUSTMENT
Flow Control
Marker Lower
Flow control valves located in the marker sequencing/flow
control valve assembly control lowering and raising speed of
markers. One flow control valve sets lowering speed of both
markers and one sets raising speed of both markers. To adjust
marker speed, loosen jam nut and turn control(s) clockwise,
or IN to slow travel speed and counterclockwise, or OUT, to
increase travel speed. Flow control(s) determine amount of oil
flow restriction through valves, therefore varying travel speed of
markers. Tighten jam nut after adjustments are complete.
Flow Control
Marker Raise
NOTE: Backing flow control valve out too far can cause the o-ring seal on valve to fail when hydraulics are operated.
⅞"
Maximum
NOTICE
The flow controls should be properly adjusted before the marker
assemblies are first put into use. Excessive marker travel speed can
damage the marker assembly.
DANGER!
To avoid serious injury or death, care must be taken when operating
row markers around overhead power lines.
NOTE: When oil is cold, hydraulics operate slowly. Make sure all adjustments are made with warm oil. Do not
overtighten lock nut.
NOTE: On a tractor where oil flow can not be controlled, the rate of flow of oil from tractor may be greater
than rate at which the marker cylinder can accept oil. Tractor hydraulic control lever will have to be held until
cylinder reaches end of its stroke. This occurs most often on tractors with open center hydraulic systems. On
tractors with closed center hydraulic systems, the tractor’s hydraulic flow control can be set so the tractor’s
detent will function properly.
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ROW MARKER ADJUSTMENTS
1.
Multiply number of rows by the average row spacing in inches to determine total planting width.
Row Marker Lengths
12 Row 30"
360" (914.4 cm)
12 Row 36"
432" (1097.3 cm)
12 Row 38"
456" (1158.2 cm)
12 Row 40"
480" (1219.2 cm)
16 Row 30"
480" (1219.2 cm)
2. Lower planter and row marker assembly to ground.
3. Measure from planter center line to a point where blade contacts ground.
4. Adjust row marker extension so distance from marker disc blade to center line of planter is equal to total planting width. Adjust right and left row marker assemblies equally and securely tighten clamping bolts.
Loosen hardware to
adjust blade angle.
Loosen hardware to
adjust marker length.
Depth band
Concave side faces
towards planter.
Row marker disc blade angle adjustment
NOTICE
Setting marker disc blade assembly at a sharper angle than needed
adds stress to row marker assembly and shortens bearing and
blade life. Set blade angle only as needed to leave a clear mark.
Marker disc blade is installed with concave side facing inward. Spindle assembly is slotted so hub and blade can be
angled to throw more or less dirt.
5. Loosen hardware and move assembly as required.
6. Tighten bolts to specified torque.
7. Do a field test to ensure markers are properly adjusted.
NOTE: A notched marker blade is available from Kinze through your Kinze Dealer for use in more severe no
till conditions.
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WING FLEX
Two hooks located over each wing hinge area can be positioned so toolbar (a) is locked rigid, (b) so planter wings
have 8° up flex or (c) with Wing Down Flex Cylinder Package (See “Wing Down Flex Cylinder”) installed, so planter
wings have 8° up flex and 8° down flex.
½" x 6" Cap Screw And Sleeve
⅝" x 6¾" Pin
⅝" x 6¾" Pin
1¼" x 11¼" Hinge Pin
¾" x 2½" Cap Screws
Long Notch Down
Long Notch Up
Hooks Positioned For 8° Up Flex
Hooks Positioned For Rigid Operation
To change the hook from one position to the other:
1. Lower the planter to the ground so weight is off of the toolbar and relieve hydraulic pressure in the wing fold cylinders.
2. Remove lynch pin and 6¾" pin.
3.Loosen ¾" hook mounting hardware and rotate the hooks back off of the hinge pin. (It may be necessary to raise the
outer end of the wing up several inches to take pressure off of the hooks to allow them to rotate.)
4.Remove ½" x 6" cap screw and sleeve.
5.Remove ¾" hook mounting hardware.
6. Install hooks in new position. Tighten ¾" hardware.
7. Install sleeve and ½" cap screw in opposite hole.
NOTE: The 3⁄4" hook mounting hardware should be snug, yet loose enough to allow the hooks to be rotated by hand.
8. Install 6¾" pin and lynch pins.
DANGER!
Serious injury or death can result from contact with electric lines. Use
care to avoid contact with electric lines when moving or operating
this machine.
DANGER!
Wings must be unfolded before detaching machine from tractor.
WARNING
Always install hydraulic cylinder safety lockups when servicing the
machine in raised position or when transporting the machine on the
road.
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WING DOWN FLEX CYLINDER
½" x 6" Cap Screw And Sleeve
Hooks
⅝" x 6¾" Pin And Lynch Pins
1¼" x 11¼" Hinge Pin
¾" x 2½" Cap Screws
Wing Down Flex Cylinder Installed
To Allow 8° Up Flex And 8° Down Flex
Hooks Positioned Over Hinge Pin For Transport
To prevent the planter wings from sagging during transport should hydraulic pressure be lost, the hooks located over
each hinge area should be repositioned prior to folding the planter. Apply hydraulic pressure to the wing down flex
cylinders until they are completely retracted and the wings are rotated up slightly. (3⁄4" hook mounting hardware
should be snug, yet loose enough to allow the hooks to be rotated by hand.) Remove lynch pin and 6¾" pin,
rotate hooks to hook over hinge pin as shown below and reinstall 6¾" pin above hooks. Relieve hydraulic pressure
on down flex cylinders and allow wings to come back to level. Fold planter and install lockups on wing fold cylinders.
Reverse procedure to unfold planter.
NOTICE
Always be sure planter is in the fully raised position before folding
the planter wings to ensure wing row units do not collide with center
section seed hoppers.
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POINT ROW CLUTCHES
With the use of electric-activated clutches, which disengage
the drive, either half of the planter may be shut off for finishing
up fields or for long point row situations.
L.H. Side Of Planter Shown
The selector switch for the clutches is located in the point row
clutch control box which is installed on the tractor.
NOTE: Switch should be left in OFF position when planter
is not in use. If left in ON (left or right) position, the tractor
battery will be discharged.
Point Row Clutch Control Box
NOTE: Since the liquid fertilizer piston pump have their own drive wheels, liquid fertilizer application will not be
affected by use of the point row clutch.
Stop Collar Output
Hub
Wrap
Spring
Input
Hub
Control Tang
The point row clutch consists of a wrap spring riding on an input hub and an output hub. During operation the wrap
spring is wrapped tightly over the hubs connecting them in a positive engagement. The greater the force of rotation
the tighter the grip of the spring on the hubs. Rotation in the opposite direction or stopping the spring from rotating
prevents the transmission of torque from the input hub to the output hub stopping the planter drive.
The input end of the spring is bent outward and is referred to as the control tang. The control tang fits into a slot in the
stop collar that is located between the input and output hubs and over the wrap spring. If the stop collar is allowed to
rotate with the input hub, the clutch is engaged. If the stop collar is stopped from rotating the control tang connected to
it is forced back and the spring opens. This allows the input hub to continue rotating without transmitting torque to the
output hub; therefore, stopping the planter drive.
The stop collar is controlled by the use of an electric solenoid and an actuator arm. When the selector switch on the
tractor control box is in the OFF position the solenoid coil is NOT ENERGIZED and the actuator arm will not contact
the stop on the stop collar allowing it to rotate with the hubs and drive the planter.
When the operational switch is in the “DISENGAGE” (right or left) position the solenoid coil IS ENERGIZED and the
plunger in the solenoid coil pulls the actuator arm against the stop on the stop collar, disengaging the wrap spring and
stopping the planter drive.
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TWO-SPEED POINT ROW CLUTCHES
1
2
3
1
2
3
Two-Speed Clutch Assembly
1
2
3
(-)
(+) (-)
Left Side Of Planter Viewed From Rear Of Planter
Top View Of Control Box
The optional Two-Speed Point Row Clutch Package is designed to allow on-the-go population rate adjustment as well
as the capability to shut off either half of the planter for finishing up fields or for long point row situations.
The point row clutches are controlled by the point row clutch
switches on the control box. The point row switch is used to
shut off either the left or right half of the planter. Activating
the reduced rate switch engages one solenoid on each clutch
assembly and reduces the planting rate for the entire planter.
NOTE: Point row switch should be left in OFF position and
rate switch left in FULL RATE position when planter is not
in use. If left in ON and/or REDUCED RATE positions, the
tractor battery will be discharged.
L.H. Side Shown
30 Tooth Driven Sprocket
The ratio of population reduction is determined by the sprocket
ratio between the drive and driven sprockets at the contact
drive tire. A rate reduction decal like the one shown below is
located on the wheel module.
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DUAL LIFT ASSIST WHEELS
Dual lift assist wheel equipped machines require use of a quick hitch (customer-supplied) and the top link pin is not used.
A single control valve operates the dual lift assist wheels.
When raising a planter equipped with dual lift assist wheels, the front of the planter should raise and then the back
using the lift assist wheels to raise the rear of the planter. When lowering the planter, the lift assist wheels should
begin to lower the rear of the planter before lowering the front of the planter.
If the machine is equipped with both the Dual Lift Assist Wheel Package and Wing Down Flex Cylinder Package, a
single control valve operates both options. As the dual lift assist wheel cylinders extend to raise the toolbar, the wing
down flex cylinders retract to flex the wings up 5° for added clearance when turning.
The flow control valve must be adjusted so that the wing down flex cylinders start to retract before the lift assist
cylinders start to raise the toolbar. This will prevent the wings from drooping as the toolbar is raised.
Dual lift assist wheels hydraulics can also be plumbed into the 3 point lift circuit. A flow control valve determines the
correct sequence of events to allow the dual lift assist wheel cylinders to operate at the correct time in conjunction with
the 3 point hitch lift circuit. See “Flow Control Valve Adjustment”.
See “Tractor Preparation And Hookup” for additional information.
ACCUMULATOR
An accumulator is standard in Dual Lift Assist Wheel Packages for Model 3140 Stack Folding 16 Row 30" Planters to
absorb shock loads to the lift assist wheel arms during transport.
After initial dealer installation no maintenance should be necessary on the sealed system.
WARNING
Do not disassemble accumulator. See dealer for service. Note
manufacturer’s caution decal on accumulator.
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PISTON PUMP MOUNT/DRIVE SPRING ADJUSTMENT
Spring Tension
Adjusting Bolt
Adjust the pump drive tension springs by tightening the hex
head adjustment bolts to maintain positive tire contact. The
initial setting should result in a ⅛" gap between coils. Tighten
jam nut against spring plug to hold setting.
Jam Nut
Initial Setting
Approx. ⅛" Gap
Between Coils
FLOW CONTROL VALVE ADJUSTMENT
The flow control valve determines the amount of oil flow to the lift assist cylinders.
To adjust oil flow, loosen the jam nut and turn the control clockwise or “in” to restrict flow and counterclockwise or “out”
to increase the flow.
PLANTING SPEED
Planters are designed to operate within a speed range of 2 to 8 mph (3.2 - 12.8 kph). See “Rate Charts”. Variations in
ground speed produce variations in rates. Finger pickup seed meter populations tend to be disproportionately higher at
high ground speeds.
NOTE: Seed spacing can be adversely affected at speeds above 5.5 mph (8.8 kph).
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FIELD TEST
Perform a field test with any change of field and/or planting conditions, seed size or planter adjustment to ensure
proper seed placement and operation of row units.
 Check planter for front to rear and lateral level operation. See “Leveling the Planter”.
 Check all row units to be certain they are running level. Row unit parallel arms should be approximately parallel to the ground when planting.
 Check row markers for proper operation and adjustment. See “Row Marker Adjustments” and “Row Marker Speed Adjustment”.
 Check for proper application rates and placement of granular chemicals on all rows. See “Field Check Granular Chemical Application”.
 Check for desired depth placement and seed population on all rows. See “Check Seed Population” and appropriate Rate Chart.
 Check for proper application rates of fertilizer on all rows. See proper “Fertilizer Application Rate Chart”.
Reinspect machine after field testing.
 Hoses And Fittings
 Bolts And Nuts
 Cotter Pins And Spring Pins
 Drive Chain Alignment
CHECK SEED POPULATION
Chain, rubber tarp
strap, or similar.
1. Tie up one or more sets of closing wheels by running a
chain or rubber tarp strap between the hopper support
panel and closing wheels. It may be necessary to decrease
closing wheel arm spring tension.
Planting depth
adjustment handle
2. Plant a short distance and check to see if seed is visible
in the seed trench. Adjust planting depth to a shallower
setting if seed is not visible and recheck.
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Planting depth adjustment
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3. Measure 1∕1000 of an acre. See chart for correct distance for row width being planted. For example, if planting 30"
rows 1∕1000 of an acre would be 17' 5".
1∕1000 Acre Seed Population Count Row Width/Distance
Row Width
15"
18"
19"
30"
36"
Distance
34'10"
29'0"
27'8"
17'5"
14'6"
38"
13'10"
NOTE: Seeds may bounce or roll when planting with closing wheels raised and planting depth set shallow
affecting seed spacing accuracy.
4. Count seeds in measured distance.
5. Multiply number of seeds placed in 1∕1000 of an acre by 1000. This gives total population.
EXAMPLE: 30" row spacing 17' 5" equals 1∕1000 acre.
26 seeds counted x 1000 = 26,000 seeds per acre
Seed count can be affected by drive wheel and seed meter drive ratio, tire pressure, and/or seed meter malfunction.
1. If seed check shows average distance between seeds in inches is significantly different than seed rate chart
indicates, first check drive ratio between drive wheel and seed meter. Check drive wheel air pressure, check for
incorrect sprocket(s) in driveline and check drive and driven sprockets on transmission(s) for proper selection.
2. Check for seed meter malfunction. For example, if spacing between kernels of corn at the transmission setting
being used is 8" and a gap of 16" is observed, a finger has lost its seed and not functioned properly. If two seeds
are found within a short distance of each other, the finger has metered two seeds instead of one.
3. See “Finger Pickup Seed Meter Troubleshooting” and/or “Brush-Type Seed Meter Troubleshooting” in the
Troubleshooting Section of this manual.
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DETERMINING POUNDS PER ACRE (BRUSH-TYPE METER)
Seeds per acre ÷ Seeds per pound (from label) = Pounds per acre
If seeds per pound information is not available use the following averages:
2,600 seeds per pound for medium size soybeans
15,000 seeds per pound for medium size milo/grain sorghum
4,500 seeds per pound for medium size cotton
DETERMINING BUSHELS PER ACRE
Pounds per acre ÷ Seed unit weight = Bushels per acre
Average Unit Weight of:
1 Bushel Soybeans = 60 Pounds
1 Bushel Milo/Grain Sorghum = 56 Pounds
1 Bushel Cotton = 32 Pounds
If seed population check shows planting rate is significantly different than seed rate chart shows or if a particular
meter is not planting accurately, see “Brush-Type Seed Meter Maintenance” and “Brush-Type Seed Meter
Troubleshooting”.
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FIELD CHECK GRANULAR CHEMICAL APPLICATION
Temperature, humidity, speed, ground conditions, flowability of different material, or meter obstructions can affect
granular chemical rate of delivery.
WARNING
Agricultural chemicals can cause death or serious injury to persons,
animals, and plants or seriously damage soil, equipment, or property.
Read and follow all chemical and equipment manufacturers labels
and instructions.
Perform a field check to determine application rates.
Calibrated vial
1.
Granular chemical field check
Fill insecticide and/or herbicide hoppers.
2.
Attach a calibrated vial to each granular chemical meter.
NOTE: Disengage clutch to avoid dropping seed during test.
3.
Lower planter and drive 1320 feet at planting speed.
4.
Weigh chemical in ounces caught in one vial.
5.
Multiply that amount by factor shown to determine pounds per acre.
Pounds Per Acre
Row Width
Factor
30"
.83
36"
.69
38"
.65
EXAMPLE: You are planting 30" rows. You have planted for 1320 feet at desired planting speed. You caught 12.0
ounces of chemical in one vial. 12.0 ounces times 0.83 equals 9.96 pounds per acre.
NOTE: Check calibration of all rows.
METERING GATE
Use metering gate setting as a starting point for distributing insecticide or herbicide. Charts are based on 5 mph
(8 kph) planting speed. Use a higher gate setting for speeds faster than 5 mph (8 kph) and a lower setting for speeds
slower than 5 mph (8 kph).
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PLANTING DEPTH
Model 3140
Planting
depth
adjustment
handle
Planting depth is maintained by adjustable row unit gauge
wheels. Depth adjustment range is approximately ½" to 3½"
(1.27 to 8.89 cm).
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1. Raise planter to remove weight from wheels.
2. Push down on depth adjustment handle and reposition it forward to decrease or rearward to increase planting depth. Initially adjust all units to the same setting.
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3. Lower planter and check operation and planting depth of all row units. Readjust individual rows as needed for uniform operation.
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Planting depth adjustment
“V” CLOSING WHEEL ADJUSTMENT (RUBBER OR CAST IRON)
Eccentric bushing
Down pressure
adjustment lever
Set closing wheels in
forward hole for directly
opposite installation.
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Eccentric
bushing
“V” Closing wheel adjustments
“V” closing wheels should have enough down pressure to close the seed trench and ensure good soil to seed contact.
Move 5-position quick adjustable down force lever on the top of closing wheel arm to the rear to increase closing wheel
spring pressure. Move lever forward to decrease pressure. Adjust all row units to a similar setting. Light soil usually
requires less down force at average depth (approximately 2" (5 cm)) while heavy soil requires increased down force.
Eccentric bushings in the wheel arm stop allow for lateral adjustment of the “V” closing wheel assembly. Use a ¾"
wrench to loosen hardware attaching closing wheel arm to wheel arm stop. Use another ¾" wrench to turn eccentric
bushings until closing wheels are aligned with seed trench. Tighten hardware.
Closing wheels can be installed “offset” (to improve residue flow) or “directly” opposite. Use forward installation holes If
set “directly” opposite.
CLOSING WHEEL SHIELD (RUBBER OR CAST
IRON “V” CLOSING WHEELS)
Optional closing wheel shield is installed on underside of
closing wheel arm to help prevent root balls and stalks from
clogging closing wheels.
Closing wheel shield (Closing wheel removed)
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DRAG CLOSING ATTACHMENT
Drag closing attachment pulls loose soil over seed trench.
NOTE: Use of a seed firming wheel or other seed firming
device is recommended with drag closing attachment.
Eccentric
bushing
Front and rear adjustment is made using slotted holes in
blades. Adjust all rows the same. Wheel arm stop eccentric
bushings provide lateral adjustment. Use a ¾" wrench to
loosen closing wheel arm to wheel arm stop hardware. Use
another ¾" wrench to turn eccentric bushings until drag closing
attachment is aligned with seed trench. Tighten hardware.
Adjustment slots
Blade
Drag closing attachment
COVERING DISCS/SINGLE PRESS WHEEL ADJUSTMENT
Adjusting bolt
"
2½
Tab
½" Locking nut
Press wheel down force adjustment
Check operation of covering discs/single press wheels after adjusting planting depth. Initial press wheel down force spring
setting is 2½" (6.3 cm) between mounting arm tab and locking nut. Loosen ½" locking nut and turn adjusting bolt in to
increase down force or out to decrease down force. Tighten locking nut against spring plug. Adjust all row units to a
similar setting.
Locate for staggered or
side-by-side operation
Wheel arm stop
Blade depth
adjustment
Eccentric
bushing
Blade angle
adjustment
Covering disc adjustments
Eccentric bushings in the wheel arm stop allow for lateral adjustment of covering discs/single press wheel assembly.
Use a ¾" wrench to loosen hardware attaching closing wheel arm to wheel arm stop. Use another ¾" wrench to turn
eccentric bushings until covering discs/single press wheel assembly is aligned with seed trench. Tighten hardware. Two
sets of holes in mounting arm locate covering discs for staggered or side-by-side operation. Five sets of holes in each
disc bracket allow ½" (1.27 cm) incremental blade depth adjustment. Slotted holes in disc mount and bracket allow for
0° - 15° blade angle adjustment. Adjust covering discs on all row units to similar settings.
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SEED HOPPERS
Mechanical seed hopper has a capacity of 1.9 bushels (67 liters).
Vacuum seed hopper has a capacity of 1.75 bushels (62 liters).
Use clean seed and make certain there are no foreign objects
inside when filling seed hopper. Replace hopper lids after
hoppers are filled to prevent accumulation of dust or
dirt in seed meter which can cause premature wear. See
“Finger Pickup Seed Meter” and/or “Brush-Type Seed Meter”.
Periodically empty hoppers completely to remove any foreign
objects and to ensure proper seed meter operation.
Mechanical seed hopper
Disengage meter drive and hopper latch and lift hopper off hopper support. See “Seed Meter Drive Release”.
SEED METER DRIVE RELEASE
A clutch release mechanism disengages seed meter drive from seed
meter to remove seed hopper. Disconnecting drive allows operator to
check granular chemical application rates without dropping seed. It
also allows one or more rows to be disconnected when finishing fields.
Disengage
Turn knob ¼ turn counterclockwise to disengage or ¼ turn clockwise
to engage.
Engage
Seed meter drive release
ROW UNIT EXTENSION BRACKETS
Extension
bracket
Row unit extension brackets extend row units rearward 4" to
provide clearance for coulter mounted residue wheels and HD
single disc fertilizer openers.
Extension
bracket
Row unit extension brackets
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ROW UNIT CHAIN ROUTING
Row unit drive chains must be properly tensioned and aligned for proper operation and to minimize wear.
Inspect and replace weak, worn or broken springs, idlers, and idler bushings.
Direction of travel
Closed end
NOTE: Install connector link with
closed end facing direction of travel.
Mechanical Pull Row Unit Meter Drive
NOTE: Reverse idler when worn on
one side for extended use.
Row Unit Granular Chemical Drive
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QUICK ADJUSTABLE DOWN FORCE SPRINGS OPTION (STANDARD OR HEAVY DUTY)
Standard and heavy duty quick adjustable down force springs are available in increase penetration in hard soil and
keep row unit from bouncing in rough field conditions. Two springs per row, one on each side parallel arms, are used
unless equipped with row unit mounted no till coulters. Row unit mounted no till coulters require four springs per row.
Two springs per row (Dual)
Pin
Four springs per row (Quad)
Pin
Position 1 (Least)
Pin
Pin
Position 2
Position 3
Position 4 (Most)
There are four positions to set down pressure spring tension.
Standard and Heavy Duty Spring Down Force Pressure*
2 Springs
4 Springs
Position
Standard
D8249
Heavy Duty
D21337
Standard
D8249
Heavy Duty
D21337
1
41lb (18.6 kg)
43 lb (19.5 kg)
74 lb (33.6 kg)
80 lb (36.3 kg)
2
73 lb (33.1 kg)
86 lb (39.0 kg)
120 lb (54.4 kg)
144 lb (65.3 kg)
3
136 lb (61.7 kg)
167 lb (75.7 kg)
255 lb (115.7 kg)
307 lb (139.3 kg)
4
207 lb (93.9 kg)
249 lb (113.0 kg)
369 lb (167.4 kg)
470 lb (213.2 kg)
*Pressure does not include weight of row unit, seed, or options.
NOTICE
Springs must be installed with open side of spring hooks toward
seed hoppers to prevent binding on spring mount adjustment pins.
1. Raise planter and remove spring mount pin at top of spring.
2. Slide mount to desired position and install pin.
NOTE: Adjust springs for field conditions. Too much down pressure in hard field conditions can cause
row units to lift planter and keep drive wheels from making contact. Too much down pressure in soft field
conditions can cause row unit to run too deep.
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BRUSH-TYPE SEED METER
Crop
Upper
Disc Color-Code Brush
(Disc Part No.) Retainer Cells
Seed Size
Range
*Lubricant
Soybean
Black
(GA5794)
GD11122
60
2200 to 4000
seeds/lb.
(4840 to 8800
seeds/kg)
Graphite
Talc
Specialty Soybean
Dark Blue
(GA6184)
GD11122
48
1400 to 2200
seeds/lb.
(3080 to 4840
seeds/kg)
Graphite
Talc
Small Milo/Grain Sorghum
Red
(GA5982)
GD8237
30
14,000 to 20,000
seeds/lb.
(30800 to 44000
seeds/kg)
Talc
Large Milo Grain Sorghum
Light Blue
(GA6187)
GD8237
30
10,000 to 16,000
seeds/lb.
(22000 to 35200
seeds/kg)
Talc
High-Rate Small Milo/Grain Sorghum
Red
(GA5795)
GD8237
60
12,000 to 18,000
seeds/lb.
(26400 to 39600
seeds/kg)
Talc
High-Rate Large Milo/Grain Sorghum
Yellow
(GA6633)
GD8237
60
10,000 to 14,000
seeds/lb.
(22000 to 30800
seeds/kg)
Talc
Cotton, Acid-Delinted
White
(GA5796)
GD11122
30
4200 to 5200
seeds/lb.
(9240 to 11440
seeds/kg)
Talc
Large Cotton, Acid Delinted
Tan
(GA6168)
GD11122
36
3800 to 4400
seeds/lb.
(8360 to 9680
seeds/kg)
Talc
Light Green
(GA6478)
GD11122
48
4200 to 5200
seeds/lb.
(9240 to 11440
seeds/kg)
Talc
Brown
(GA6182)
GD11122
12
(3 to 6
seeds/
cell)
4000 to 5200
seeds/lb.
(8800 to 11440
seeds/kg)
Talc
Dark Green
(GA7255)
GD11122
12
(3 to 6
seeds/
cell)
5000 to 6200
seeds/lb.
(11000 to 13640
seeds/kg)
Talc
High-Rate Cotton, Acid-Delinted
Hill-Drop Cotton, Acid-Delinted
Small Hill-Drop Cotton, Acid-Delinted
*For More information on application rate see Additives section.
Use GD8237 upper brush retainer when
using milo/grain sorghum discs.
Use GD11122 upper brush retainer
when using cotton and soybean discs.
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Model 3140
Turn seed disc counterclockwise when installing on meter hub while
tightening two wing nuts that retain disc. Seed disc should have slight
resistance when rotated counterclockwise after wing nuts are tight.
Brush-type seed meter attaches to seed hopper same as finger
pickup seed meter. Secure to bottom of seed hopper with two 5∕16"
thumbscrews. Tighten thumbscrews slightly with pliers. DO NOT
OVER TIGHTEN.
Misalignment between drive coupler and seed meter input shaft may
cause erratic seed spacing from momentary stoppage of seed disc.
Check alignment and adjust as needed.
Refer to planting rate charts in this manual for recommended seed
drive transmission sprocket combinations.
Shown without seed disc installed
NOTICE
Replace hopper lids after hoppers are filled to prevent accumulation of
dust or dirt in seed meter which will cause premature wear.
NOTE: Clean seed is required to ensure accurate seed metering from brush-type seed meters. Remove seed discs
daily and check seed meter or brushes for buildup of foreign material, such as hulls, stems, etc.
FINGER PICKUP SEED METER
Crop
Fingers
Corn
Part No.: GR1848 Finger Assembly, Corn
No. 1 and/or No. 2 size
Confectionery Sunflower Seeds
Part No.: GR1848 Finger Assembly, Corn
No. 3 and/or No. 4 size
Oil Sunflower Seeds
Part No.: GR2154 Finger Assembly, Oil
Blank fingers replace alternate fingers to reduce planting
rate by half while allowing the finger wheel to maintain a
minimum of 40 RPM when planting low rates.
Part No.: GD11787 Half Rate Blank Finger
*Lubricant
Graphite
Talc
Talc
Talc
Graphite
Talc
*For More information on application rate see Additives section.
NOTE: Always field check seed population to verify planting rates.
NOTE: Refer to planting rate charts in this manual for recommended seed drive transmission sprocket combinations.
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VACUUM SETTINGS
Crop
Corn
Soybean
Sugar
Beet
Milo
Sunflower
Sunflower
Specialty
Disc 1
Specialty
Disc 2
Specialty
Disc 3
Seed
Disc
Part No.
Ejector
Wheel
(Color)
G9040X
B0678
(Light
Blue)
1 row
5 punches
(Light Blue)
G9041X
B0848
(Black)
**Seed
Disc Kit
Cells
Seed Size
Range
40
35-70 lbs/80k
(2500-5000
seeds/kg)
2 rows
6 punches
(Black)
G9043X
B0683
(Dark
Orange)
1 row
6 punches
(Dark
Orange)
G9043X
B0683
(Dark
Orange)
G9042X
Vacuum
Singulator
Setting
Zone
Inches of
Setting
Water (kPa)
2
18-20
(4.5-5.0)
120
2200-4000
seeds/lb
(4850-8820
seeds/kg)
0
10-14
(2.5-3.5)
60
Pelletized
2
15
(3.75)
1 row
6 punches
(Dark
Orange)
60
10,000-20,000
seeds/lb
(22000-44000
seeds/kg)
2
15
(3.75)
B0684
(Gray)
1 row
5 punches
(Gray)
40
Oil seeds
#2, 3, 4
2
12-18
(3.0-4.5)
G9042X
B0684
(Gray)
1 row
5 punches
(Gray)
40
Oil seeds
#5
2
5-8
(1.25-2.0)
G9272X
B0912
(Green)
1 row
6 punches
(Green)
2
15-20
(3.75-5.0)
B0913
(Dark
Blue)
1 row
6 punches
(Green)
B0914
(Brown)
1 row
6 punches
(Green)
G9273X
G9308X
60
60
60
Cotton
Pinto & Great
Northern edible
beans &
low-rate
soybean
Black turtle &
navy edible
beans
2
2
15-20
(3.75-5.0)
15-20
(3.75-5.0)
Lubricant
Graphite*
Talc*
Bayer Fluency†
(if mandated)
Graphite*
Talc*
Bayer Fluency†
(if mandated)
Graphite*
Bayer Fluency†
(if mandated)
Graphite*
Talc*
Bayer Fluency†
(if mandated)
Graphite*
Talc*
Bayer Fluency†
(if mandated)
Graphite*
Talc*
Bayer Fluency†
(if mandated)
Graphite*
Talc as
needed*
Bayer Fluency†
(if mandated)
Graphite*
Talc as
needed*
Bayer Fluency†
(if mandated)
Graphite*
Talc as
needed*
Bayer Fluency†
(if mandated)
Install selected seed disc. Position vacuum cover on meter by aligning keyhole slots over bolt heads. Push cover on meter and
turn counter clockwise to lock in place.
*For More information on application rate, see Additives section.
**Includes seed disc, ejector wheel, and spring.
Bayer Fluency Agent is only required to be used in place of graphite or talc lubricants on vacuum equipped planters
that are sowing neonicotinoid treated seeds in Canada. Refer to the Bayer Fluency Agent section for more information.
†
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OTE: See "Check Seed Population" on page 2-25 for more information. Always field check seed population
N
to ensure planting rates are correct.
NOTE: Singulator settings are marked from 0 - 3.
NOTE: Mixing seed sizes and shapes affects meter performance. Use consistent seed size and shape.
NOTE: Use 1 tablespoon powdered graphite with each standard hopper fill of seed. Seed treatment, foreign
material, dirt or seed chaff may cause gradual reduction of seed disc fill (population). See “Additives” pages
for more information.
NOTE: Excessive seed treatment, humidity, and light-weight seed can affect meter performance. Use ½ cup of
talc with each standard hopper fill of seed and mix thoroughly to coat all seeds and adjust rates as needed. Use
of talc aids seed flow into meter, singulation, and disc seed drop.
Singulator
Front Cover
Release Button
Hose barb
elbow
NOTE: Foreign material in seed disc orifices, such as seed chips, hulls, stems, etc., may affect seed delivery.
Clean seed ensures accurate seed metering from vacuum seed meter. Remove Seed discs daily to check for
buildup of foreign material in seed disc orifices.
Air inlet screens allow air to enter system and aids in keeping field residue or other foreign material out of meter.
See "Vacuum Seed Meter Maintenance" on page 5-13 and "Preparation for Storage" on page 5-27 in Lubrication
and Maintenance section for more information.
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Ejector
NOTE: Damaged seed or seed containing foreign material will cause plugging of seed disc orifices and
require more frequent seed meter cleanout to prevent underplanting.
Wheel-Type Ejectors
Wheel-type ejectors expel seed remants from seed disc orifices. These ejectors are disc specific and colored coded to
match disc.
NOTICE
Replace hopper or tank lids after filling to prevent accumulation of dust or dirt in seed meter resulting in
premature wear.
NOTE: Seed size, seed shape, seed treatments, travel speed, and planting rate affect meter performance.
1. Select seed disc and ejector to match crop and population.
Singulator
zone
numbers
Most Agressive
Least Agressive
Singulator Adjustment Wheel
2. Adjust singulator wheel to initial setting. Seed size, seed shape, seed treatments, travel speed and planting rate all affect meter performance.
3. With vacuum fan running, lower planter to planting position and drive forward a short distance to load seed into seed disc cells.
4. Adjust vacuum level to initial setting according to tables on page. NOTE: Vacuum reading will be much lower when seed disc cells are empty. Load all seed cells before setting
vacuum level.
NOTE: Operate vacuum fan 3-5 minutes to bring oil up to normal operating temperature prior to making final
vacuum level adjustment.
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4. Adjust vacuum level to initial setting according to tables on page. NOTE: Vacuum reading will be much lower when seed disc cells are empty. Load all seed cells before setting
vacuum level.
NOTE: Operate vacuum fan 3-5 minutes to bring oil up to normal operating temperature prior to making final
vacuum level adjustment.
SEED METER CLEANOUT
NOTE: Use of damaged seed or seed containing foreign material will cause plugging of seed cell orifices and
require more frequent seed meter cleanout to prevent underplanting.
Thorough seed meter cleanout is important to maintain genetic purity.
1. Disengage seed drive and remove seed hopper and meter.
2. Dump seed from right rear corner of hopper into a container.
3.Lay hopper on its right side. Push release button and rotate seed meter vacuum cover clockwise to align keyhole
slots with bolt heads. Lift off cover.
4. Rotate seed disc hub clockwise to unlock and remove seed disc.
5. Empty meter.
6. Thoroughly inspect meter to ensure all seed is removed.
7. Replace seed disc. Install vacuum cover.
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ADDITIVES
The use of graphite is recommended to promote seed flow, provide
lubrication for the seed meter and to help dissipate static charge
buildup. Among the available dry seed lubricants graphite is the most
effective and easiest to use and it requires no mechanical agitation
Lubricant Application Rate
Graphite
Conventional Hoppers
Bulk Fill Hoppers
1 Tbs./Hopper Fill
1 Pound Bottle/Hopper
Talc
CONVENTIONAL HOPPERS
Mix one tablespoon of powdered graphite with seed each time
hoppers are filled. Regular graphite use prolongs life of the seed
meter components, improves seed spacing, and may reduce
buildup of seed treatments.
Conventional Hoppers
¼ C.*
Bulk Fill Hoppers
4 Pounds/Hopper*
*Double amount of talc for sunflowers.
NOTE: DO NOT apply graphite only in center of hopper. It will filter too quickly through the seed and not
distribute as evenly as desired.
Apply graphite around outer perimeter of hopper.
BULK FILL HOPPERS
Mix 1 pound bottle of powdered graphite each time the bulk seed hopper is filled. Graphite should be added in layers
as the bulk seed hoppers are filled. Regular graphite use prolongs life of the seed meter components, improves seed
spacing, and may reduce buildup of seed treatments.
Adding graphite to conventional hopper
Adding graphite bulk fill hopper
NOTE: Additional graphite may be required to retard buildup of seed treatments on meter components. More
frequent cleaning of monitor seed tubes may be necessary due to use of additional graphite.
Talc seed lubricant may be used as a drying agent in addition to graphite lubrication. The drying agent may improve
seed release and/or to retard buildup of seed treatments on meter components.
1. Fill hopper ½ full of seed, add ¼ cup (conventional); 2 pounds (Bulk Fill) of talc and mix thoroughly.
2. Finish filling hopper, add another ¼ cup (conventional); 2 pounds (Bulk Fill) of talc and mix thoroughly.
3. Adjust rate of talc use as needed so all seeds are coated, while avoiding a buildup of talc in bottom of hopper.
Humid conditions and/or small sized seeds with extra seed treatment may require additional talc to maintain meter
performance.
NOTE: Liquid seed treatments or innoculants may create buildup on the seed disc or brushes. Check
frequently for proper population and/or seed delivery when using any liquid seed treatment.
Completely mix all treatments with seed following manufacturers’ recommendations. Seed treatment dumped on top of seed
after hopper is filled may not mix properly and cause seed bridging, reducing population or stopping meter from planting.
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BAYER FLUENCY AGENT
Bayer Fluency Agent is an alternate seed lubricant by Bayer Crop Science. The intent of this product is to replace
graphite and talc lubricants and to lower the amount of dust emissions from planter vacuum fans.
This product, as tested by Kinze, is compatible with Kinze’s bulk fill system and vacuum meters. Due to limited testing,
wear life characteristics of meters and bulk fill systems that use Bayer Fluency Agent are not yet known. Please follow
Bayer Fluency Agent instructions for rates and mixing directions.
NOTE: Presently, Bayer Fluency Agent is only required to be used in Canada with Bulk Fill or Vacuum planters
that plant corn or beans treated with neonicotinoids. Farms outside of Canada, farms not using seed treated
with neonicotinoids, and farms not using pneutmatic metering devices do not need to use Bayer Fluency
Agent. All planters not equipped with vacuums or fans are exempt from using Bayer Fluency Agent.
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FRAME MOUNTED COULTER (PULL ROW)
M0256-01
Spring adjustment bolt
Frame mounted coulters with 1" bubbled, 1" fluted (8 flutes) or
¾" fluted (13 flutes) blades are used on pull row units only.
Spring anchor bar
Springs provide down pressure on coulter for maximum
penetration while exerting less shock load on row unit.
Initial coulter blade location is in top hole. Relocate blade to
one of lower two holes (1" increments) as wear occurs or for
deeper blade operation.
Blade depth
adjustment holes
Frame mounted coulter adjustment
DOWN PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT
NOTICE
Excessive down pressure can damage coulter components when
coulter strikes an obstacle. Do not set down pressure higher than
needed for consistent soil penetration.
Raise planter. Turn spring adjustment bolts clockwise to increase or counterclockwise to decrease down pressure. Set
both springs to specification shown in following table:
Frame Mounted Coulter Spring Downpressure Settings
End flush with
Extended ½" through All threads used
spring anchor bar
spring anchor bar
275 lb (124.7 kg)
400 lb (181.4 kg)
500 lb (226.8 kg)
RESIDUE WHEELS (FRAME MOUNTED COULTER)
NOTICE
Tined wheel forward mounting positions cannot be used on four
rows behind axle due to inadequate clearance.
Residue wheels attach to frame mounted coulter with two
cap screws and sleeves allowing the unit to free-float. A
2-position spindle bolt mounting positions wheels interlocked
or staggered. Depth adjustment is made with a spring-loaded
cam and pin with 11 positions in ¼" (6 mm) increments. A high
point on the cam allows wheels to be locked up.
NOTE: Opening in weed
guard must face down.
A weed guard on the inboard side of each wheel helps prevent
weed wrap which can cause premature bearing failure.
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ROW UNIT MOUNTED DISC FURROWER (PULL ROW)
Disc furrowers are used to clear crop residue, dirt clods, and dry soil from in front of row units for a clean and smooth
seed bed. The disc furrower may be equipped with 12" solid blades or 12" notched blades. Notched blades are for
heavier residue conditions and cut crop residue and move it aside to prevent plugging or pushing.
Set screw
Lynch pin
Dust cap
Slotted holes
Disc furrower adjustment
Vertical adjustment can be made in ⅓" (8 mm) increments. Remove lynch pin in vertical support arm and move arm
up or down. Reinstall lynch pin. Finer adjustment can be made by removing lynch pin and using ⅝" x 2¼" set screw to
clamp support arm in position. Slotted holes in support arm allow front to rear disc blade adjustment. Blades can be
adjusted so front edges meet or cutting edge of one blade overlaps edge of other blade.
NOTE: Dust cap must be removed to make adjustments.
ROW UNIT MOUNTED BED LEVELER (PULL ROW)
NOTE: Row unit mounted bed leveler is not compatible
with row spacings less than 36".
Set screw
Vertical adjustment can be made in ⅓" (8 mm) increments.
Remove lynch pin in vertical support arm and move arm up
or down. Reinstall lynch pin. Finer adjustment can be made
by removing lynch pin and using ⅝" x 2¼" set screw to clamp
support arm in position.
Slotted
holes behind
blades
in support
arm.
Slotted holes in support arm allow blade adjustment. Blades
can be tilted up or down.
Lynch
pin
Bed leveler adjustment
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ROW UNIT MOUNTED RESIDUE WHEEL
Row unit mounted residue wheels are used on pull and push row units.
Row Unit Mounted Residue Wheel
Two adjustable springs on each residue wheel parallel links provide down force adjustment. Position 1 provides
minimum down pressure and position 3 maximum down pressure.
Position 2
Position 1 (Least)
Position 3 (Most)
Additional uplift or float
Raise row unit and reposition springs to adjust down pressure.
Depth
adjustment
Least aggressive
Lock up bolt
Most aggressive
Wheel depth adjustment
Wheel angle adjustment
Wheel lock up
A full threaded bolt and jam nut located on the upper link sets maximum depth for loose soil conditions. Initial setting is
1¾" (4 cm) above row unit double disc opener depth.
Three holes in upper link adjust wheel angle. With wheel mount in most vertical position, using the rear hole in the
upper link, the residue wheel is most aggressive. Moving wheel mount to a forward hole reduces aggressiveness of
residue wheel for use in mulch till applications where soil is loose.
To lock residue wheel up, remove ½" x 5" lockup bolt, raise residue wheel and install bolt.
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ROW UNIT MOUNTED NO TILL COULTER
Row unit mounted no till coulters with 1" bubbled, 1" fluted
(8 flutes) or ¾" fluted (13 flutes) blades may be used on pull
row units and push row units (¾" fluted shown). Four quick
adjustable down force springs are required per row when using
row unit mounted no till coulters. See “Quick Adjustable Down
Force Springs Options”.
Align coulter blade to row unit double disc openers. Adjust
by loosening four attaching bolts, moving coulter arm, and
tightening four attaching bolts. Coulter blade can be adjusted to
one of four ½" (13 mm) incremental settings in the forked arm.
Initial location is the top hole.
Blade adjustment holes.
Row Unit Mounted No Till Coulter
Move blade as it wears to one of the three lower hole to maintain coulter blade at or slightly above opener discs as
needed. Adjust coulter below depth of double disc opener blades in very hard soil conditions such as compacted
wheel tracks to improve opener penetration and cutting of surface residue.
Check operating depth by setting planter down on a level concrete floor and checking relationship between coulter
blade and row unit opener blade. Make sure planter is level and coulter is square with planter frame and aligned with
row unit disc opener.
NOTE: Torque ⅝" spindle hardware to 120 ft-lb (162.7 N-m).
COULTER MOUNTED RESIDUE WHEELS
Coulter mounted residue wheels are designed for use on pull row units and push row units. Row unit extension
brackets are required on the four center pull row units if the planter is equipped with coulter mounted residue wheels.
Weed guard
NOTE: Opening in weed
guard must face down.
Coulter mounted residue wheels
Residue wheels attach to row unit mounted coulter with two cap screws and sleeves allowing unit to free-float. A
2-position spindle bolt mounting positions wheels interlocked or staggered. Depth adjustment is made with a springloaded cam and pin with 11 positions in ¼" (6 mm) increments. A high point on the cam allows wheels to be locked up.
A weed guard on the inboard side of each wheel helps prevent weed wrap which can cause premature bearing failure.
3-17
Rev. 2/16
TM
Model 3140
Row Unit Operation
M0256-01
SPIKED CLOSING WHEEL
Spiked closing wheels crumble the sidewall, allowing roots
to pentrate soil. They can be used on pull row units and push
row units.
Align spiked closing wheels straight across from each
other, in most rearward holes on closing wheel arm. Set the
wheels 1" - 1¼" apart at the closet point. If large amounts of
contouring is being done, mount wheels in the forward most
hole. This will reduce drifting of row unit.
Row Unit Spiked Closing Wheel
3-18
Rev. 2/16
TM
Row Unit Operation
M0256-01
Model 3140
GRANULAR CHEMICAL HOPPER AND DRIVE
WARNING
Agricultural chemicals can cause death or serious injury to persons,
animals, and plants or seriously damage soil, equipment, or property.
Read and follow all chemical and equipment manufacturers labels
and instructions.
The granular chemical hopper has a 1.4 cubic feet capacity.
Make sure no foreign objects get into hopper when it is being
filled. Replace hopper lids after filling to prevent accumulation
of dirt and moisture.
A metering gate on bottom of hopper regulates the application
rate. See “Dry Insecticide and Dry Herbicide Application Rate
Charts” in this manual. Calibrate using chemical manufacturers’
instructions.
Granular chemical hopper
Granular chemical clutch drive coupler and meter shaft can be
disengaged and engaged by turning throwout knob at rear of
hopper support panel.
Release
Rotate knob ¼ turn counterclockwise to disengage and ¼ turn
clockwise to engage.
Slotted holes in hopper support panel and clutch housing allow
for alignment adjustment between clutch drive coupler and
meter shaft.
Drive
Granular chemical drive release
SPRING TOOTH INCORPORATOR
Spring tooth incorporator smooths soil behind row unit and
incorporates granular chemicals.
Adjust two mounting chains on each spring tooth incorporator
so there is approximately ⅛" (3 mm) slack in chain when unit is
lowered to planting position.
NOTE: Spring tooth incorporator is not compatible with
covering discs/single press wheel option.
Spring tooth incorporator
3-19
Rev. 2/16
TM
Row Unit Operation
Model 3140
M0256-01
GRANULAR CHEMICAL BANDING OPTIONS
Granular chemical banding options allow 4½" slope-compensating banding, straight drop in-furrow placement or 14"
rear banding.
NOTE: Granular chemical rear bander is not compatible with covering discs/single press wheel option.
14" rear banding
4½" slope-compensating bander
Straight drop in-furrow placement
GRANULAR CHEMICAL BANDER SHIELD
Wheel arm stop
Bander shield
⅜"-16 x 1½" hex
head cap screw
Hardened washer
Optional granular chemical bander shield is installed on underside of wheel arm stop to shield crop residue from
lodging in granular chemical bander.
3-20
Rev. 2/16
TM
Rate Charts
M0256-01
Model 3140
GENERAL PLANTING RATE INFORMATION
These planting rate charts apply to Kinze Model 3140 planters.
NOTICE
Sprocket combinations in these charts are for average conditions.
Changes in sprocket combinations may be required for desired
planting population. ALWAYS MAKE FIELD CHECKS TO BE SURE
YOU ARE PLANTING AT DESIRED RATE.
NOTICE
Seed additives added in the hopper may affect finger pickup seed
meter performance and accelerate wear.
NOTE: Seed size and shape may affect planting rate.
NOTE: Not all row spacings listed apply to all size planters.
NOTE: Speeds above 6.0 MPH (10 KPH) can adversely affect seed spacing.
MECHANICAL
Finger Pickup Corn Meter
Larger grades generally plant more accurately at the high end of the ground speed range than smaller grades. Higher than optimum
speeds may result in population rate increase or higher incidence of doubles, particularly with small seed. Medium round corn seed
is most desirable for planting accuracy at optimum speed.
Finger Pickup Oil Sunflower Meter
Larger grades generally plant more accurately at the high end of the ground speed range than smaller grades. Higher than optimum
speeds may result in population rate increase or higher incidence of doubles, particularly with small seed. No. 3 and/or No. 4 size oil
sunflower seeds are recommended for use in finger pickup seed meters equipped with oil sunflower fingers. No. 1 and/or No. 2 size
confectionery sunflower seeds are recommended for use in finger pickup seed meters equipped with corn fingers.
Brush-Type Seed Meter (Soybean, Milo/Grain Sorghum, Acid-Delinted Cotton)
Rate charts are given in seeds per acre as well as seed spacing in inches rounded to nearest tenth of an inch. Because of large range in
seed size, pounds per acre is not a suggested method of selecting transmission settings. Smaller size seed pounds per acre may be below
what was expected and large seed pounds per acre may appear above expectations. To determine pounds per acre, use formula given in
“Determining Pounds Per Acre (Brush-Type Seed Meter)” in “Check Seed Population” in Machine Operation section of this manual.
NOTE: Planting speed can affect actual seeding rate. Make a field check and adjust transmission setting to obtain desired
seed drop.
NOTE: Seed population per acre with 15" rows double rate for 30" rows, as well as 18" rows versus 36" rows and 19" rows
versus 38" rows, at listed sprocket combination. See following pages.
NOTE: Half Rate (2 to 1) Drive Reduction Package may be required to obtain desired population and seed spacing when
planting 15" row soybeans or other crops. Half Rate Drive with brush-type seed meters reduces planter transmission
speed. Seeding rate will be approximately 50% of chart reading when using Half Rate
(2 To 1) Drive Reduction Package.
EXAMPLE: 30" row spacing using 60 cell seed discs in brush-type seed meters.
80,928 ÷ 2 = 40,464 Population (2.6" Seed Spacing x 2 = 5.2" Seed Spacing)
VACUUM
NOTE: Contact wheel drive sprocket references are located in each rate chart title.
NOTE: 15, 19, and 30 tooth drive sprockets are NOT applicable to all rate charts. Check chart titles to ensure proper rate
chart is selected. 15 tooth sprocket requires 218 pitch No. 40 chain. 19 tooth sprocket requires 218 pitch No. 40 chain. 30
tooth sprocket requires 224 pitch No. 40 chain.
NOTE: DO NOT USE 44 tooth sprockets (60 cell soybean discs) with Liquid Fertilizer Package.
4-1
Rev. 10/15
TM
Rate Charts
Model 3140
M0256-01
PLANTING RATES FOR FINGER PICKUP SEED METERS (STANDARD DRIVE)
APPROXIMATE SEEDS/ACRE FOR VARIOUS ROW WIDTHS
Transmission Sprocket
30" Rows
36" Rows
38" Rows
40" Rows
Drive
16,186
16,785
17,431
18,090
18,128
18,760
18,883
19,481
19,704
20,261
21,104
21,898
22,022
22,709
22,850
23,583
23,697
23,802
23,853
24,526
24,608
24,684
24,755
25,548
25,592
25,633
25,671
25,707
26,659
27,646
27,684
27,770
27,818
28,709
28,791
28,977
29,795
29,858
29,991
30,136
31,102
31,295
32,271
32,454
33,674
35,077
36,068
36,480
37,636
37,883
39,204
39,287
40,772
42,340
43,908
13,488
13,988
14,526
15,075
15,107
15,633
15,736
16,234
16,420
16,884
17,587
18,249
18,352
18,924
19,042
19,652
19,747
19,835
19,877
20,438
20,507
20,570
20,629
21,290
21,327
21,361
21,393
21,422
22,216
23,038
23,070
23,141
23,181
23,924
23,993
24,147
24,829
24,881
24,993
25,113
25,918
26,079
26,893
27,045
28,062
29,231
30,056
30,400
31,363
31,570
32,670
32,739
33,977
35,284
36,590
12,778
13,251
13,761
14,281
14,312
14,810
14,908
15,380
15,556
15,995
16,662
17,288
17,386
17,928
18,040
18,618
18,708
18,791
18,831
19,363
19,427
19,487
19,543
20,169
20,205
20,237
20,267
20,295
21,046
21,826
21,856
21,923
21,961
22,665
22,730
22,876
23,522
23,572
23,677
23,792
24,554
24,707
25,477
25,622
26,585
27,693
28,474
28,800
29,713
29,908
30,951
31,016
32,189
33,427
34,665
12,139
12,589
13,073
13,567
13,596
14,070
14,162
14,611
14,778
15,195
15,829
16,424
16,517
17,032
17,138
17,687
17,772
17,852
17,889
18,395
18,456
18,513
18,566
19,161
19,194
19,225
19,254
19,280
19,994
20,735
20,763
20,827
20,863
21,532
21,594
21,733
22,346
22,393
22,493
22,602
23,326
23,471
24,203
24,341
25,256
26,308
27,051
27,360
28,227
28,413
29,403
29,465
30,579
31,755
32,931
17
17
17
19
17
19
17
19
17
19
19
23
19
23
24
23
24
25
17
23
24
25
26
23
24
25
26
27
23
28
27
25
24
28
27
25
19
28
27
26
28
27
23
28
24
25
23
26
24
27
25
28
26
27
28
Driven
28
27
26
28
25
27
24
26
23
25
24
28
23
27
28
26
27
28
19
25
26
27
28
24
25
26
27
28
23
27
26
24
23
26
25
23
17
25
24
23
24
23
19
23
19
19
17
19
17
19
17
19
17
17
17
Recomm.
Average
Speed Range Seed Spacing
(MPH)
in Inches
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
3 to 6
3 to 6
3 to 5.5
3 to 5.5
3 to 5.5
3 to 5
2 to 5
3 to 5
3 to 5
3 to 5
3 to 4.5
3 to 4.5
3 to 4.5
3 to 4.5
3 to 4.5
12.9
12.5
12.0
11.6
11.5
11.1
11.1
10.7
10.6
10.3
9.9
9.5
9.5
9.2
9.2
8.9
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.4
8.2
8.2
8.2
8.1
8.1
7.8
7.6
7.6
7.5
7.5
7.3
7.3
7.2
7.0
7.0
7.0
7.0
6.7
6.7
6.5
6.5
6.2
6.0
5.8
5.7
5.6
5.5
5.3
5.3
5.1
4.9
4.8
NOTE: See “General Planting Rate Information” and “Checking Seed Population” pages for additional information.
Always check seed population in the field to ensure planting rates are correct.
4-29/14
TM
Rate Charts
M0256-01
Model 3140
PLANTING RATES FOR BRUSH-TYPE SEED METERS (STANDARD DRIVE)
APPROXIMATE SEEDS/ACRE FOR VARIOUS ROW WIDTHS
Transmission
Sprockets
Drive
Driven
17
17
17
19
19
17
17
19
19
23
19
24
24
17
24
26
24
26
23
27
24
25
19
27
28
23
28
24
25
23
26
27
28
26
27
28
28
27
26
28
27
24
23
25
24
28
23
28
27
19
26
28
25
27
23
26
23
23
17
24
24
19
23
19
19
17
19
19
19
17
17
17
60 Cell Soybean or High-Rate
Milo/Grain Sorghum
30"
36"
38"
40"
Rows
Rows
Rows
Rows
80,928
83,926
87,154
90,449
93,799
94,416
98,521
101,303
105,524
109,491
110,112
114,252
118,483
119,263
123,040
123,773
127,962
128,357
133,294
138,420
139,089
144,884
148,975
149,955
155,509
161,355
162,270
168,371
175,386
180,338
182,402
189,417
196,433
203,861
211,702
219,542
67,440
69,938
72,628
75,374
78,166
78,680
82,101
84,419
87,937
91,243
91,760
95,210
98,736
99,386
102,534
103,144
106,635
106,964
111,078
115,350
115,907
120,737
124,146
124,963
129,591
134,463
135,225
140,309
146,155
150,282
152,001
157,848
163,694
169,884
176,418
182,952
63,891
66,257
68,805
71,407
74,052
74,539
77,780
79,976
83,309
86,440
86,931
90,199
93,539
94,155
97,137
97,715
101,023
101,334
105,232
109,279
109,807
114,382
117,612
118,386
122,770
127,386
128,108
132,924
138,463
142,372
144,001
148,540
155,078
160,943
167,133
173,323
60,696
62,944
65,365
67,837
70,349
70,812
73,891
75,977
79,143
82,118
82,584
85,689
88,862
89,447
92,280
92,829
95,971
96,268
99,970
103,815
104,317
108,663
111,731
112,466
116,632
121,017
121,703
126,278
131,540
135,254
136,801
142,063
147,325
152,896
158,776
164,657
Average
Seed
Spacing
in Inches
2.6
2.5
2.4
2.3
2.2
2.2
2.1
2.1
2.0
1.9
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.7
1.7
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.4
1.4
1.4
1.3
1.3
1.3
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.0
0.9
0.9
48 Cell Specialty Soybean or HighRate Acid-Delinted Cotton
30"
36"
38"
40"
Rows
Rows
Rows
Rows
64,742
67,141
69,723
72,359
75,039
75,533
78,817
81,042
84,419
87,593
88,090
91,402
94,786
95,410
98,432
99,018
102,370
102,686
106,635
110,736
111,271
115,907
119,180
119,964
124,407
129,084
129,816
134,696
140,309
144,270
145,922
151,534
157,146
163,089
169,362
175,634
53,952
55,950
58,102
60,299
62,533
62,944
65,681
67,535
70,350
72,994
73,408
76,168
78,989
79,509
82,027
82,515
85,308
85,571
88,862
92,280
92,726
96,590
99,317
99,970
103,673
107,570
108,180
112,247
116,924
120,226
121,601
126,278
130,955
135,907
141,134
146,362
51,113
53,006
55,044
57,126
59,242
59,631
62,224
63,981
66,647
69,152
69,545
72,159
74,831
75,324
77,710
78,172
80,818
81,067
84,186
87,423
87,846
91,506
94,090
94,709
98,216
101,909
102,483
106,339
110,770
113,898
115,201
118,832
124,062
128,754
133,706
138,658
48,557
50,355
52,292
54,270
56,279
56,650
59,113
60,782
63,314
65,694
66,067
68,551
71,090
71,558
73,824
74,263
76,777
77,014
79,976
83,052
83,454
86,930
89,385
89,973
93,306
96,814
97,362
101,022
105,232
108,203
109,441
113,650
117,860
122,317
127,021
131,726
Average
Seed
Spacing in
Inches
Speed
Range
(MPH)
3.2
3.1
3.0
2.9
2.8
2.8
2.7
2.6
2.5
2.4
2.4
2.3
2.2
2.2
2.1
2.1
2.0
2.0
2.0
1.9
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.7
1.7
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.4
1.4
1.3
1.3
1.2
1.2
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 7
2 to 7
2 to 7
2 to 7
2 to 7
2 to 7
NOTE: See “General Planting Rate Information” and “Checking Seed Population” pages for additional
information.
NOTE: When using the Half Rate (2 to 1) Drive Reduction Package, rates will be approximately 50% of given
numbers.
NOTE: Always check seed population in the field to ensure planting rates are correct.
9/144-3
TM
Rate Charts
Model 3140
M0256-01
PLANTING RATES FOR BRUSH-TYPE SEED METERS (STANDARD DRIVE)
APPROXIMATE SEEDS/ACRE FOR VARIOUS ROW WIDTHS
Transmission
Sprockets
Drive Driven
17
17
17
19
19
17
17
19
19
23
19
24
24
17
24
26
24
26
23
27
24
25
19
27
28
23
28
24
25
23
26
27
28
26
27
28
28
27
26
28
27
24
23
25
24
28
23
28
27
19
26
28
25
27
23
26
23
23
17
24
24
19
23
19
19
17
19
19
19
17
17
17
36 Cell Acid-Delinted Large Cotton
30"
Rows
36"
Rows
38"
Rows
40"
Rows
Average
Seed
Spacing
In
Inches
48,557
50,356
52,292
54,269
56,279
56,650
59,113
60,782
63,314
65,695
66,067
68,551
71,090
71,558
73,824
74,264
76,772
77,014
79,976
83,052
83,453
86,930
89,385
89,973
93,305
96,813
97,362
101,023
105,232
108,233
109,441
113,650
117,860
122,317
127,021
131,725
40,464
41,963
43,577
45,224
46,900
47,208
49,261
50,651
52,762
54,746
55,056
57,126
59,242
59,632
61,520
61,886
63,981
64,178
66,647
69,210
69,544
72,442
74,488
74,978
77,755
80,678
81,135
84,185
87,693
90,169
91,201
94,709
98,216
101,930
105,851
109,771
38,335
39,754
41,283
42,844
44,431
44,723
46,668
47,986
49,985
51,864
52,159
54,119
56,123
56,493
58,282
58,629
60,614
60,800
63,139
65,567
65,884
68,629
70,567
71,032
73,662
76,432
76,864
79,754
83,078
85,423
86,401
89,124
93,047
96,566
100,280
103,994
36,418
37,766
39,219
40,702
42,209
42,487
44,335
45,586
47,486
49,271
49,550
51,413
53,317
53,668
55,368
55,697
57,583
57,761
59,982
62,289
62,590
65,198
67,039
67,480
69,979
72,610
73,022
75,767
78,924
81,152
82,081
85,238
88,395
91,738
95,266
98,794
4.3
4.2
4.0
3.9
3.7
3.7
3.5
3.5
3.3
3.2
3.2
3.0
2.9
2.9
2.8
2.8
2.7
2.7
2.6
2.5
2.5
2.4
2.3
2.3
2.2
2.2
2.1
2.1
2.0
1.9
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.7
1.6
1.6
30 Cell Milo/Grain Sorghum Or
Acid-Delinted Cotton
30"
Rows
36"
Rows
38"
Rows
40,464
41,963
43,577
45,225
46,900
47,208
49,261
50,652
52,762
54,746
55,056
57,126
59,242
59,631
61,520
61,886
63,981
64,178
66,647
69,210
69,544
72,442
74,488
74,978
77,755
80,678
81,135
84,185
87,693
90,169
91,201
94,709
98,216
101,930
105,851
109,771
33,720
34,969
36,314
37,687
39,083
39,340
41,051
42,210
43,968
45,621
45,880
47,605
49,368
49,693
51,267
51,572
53,317
53,482
55,539
57,675
57,954
60,368
62,073
62,481
64,796
67,231
67,613
70,155
73,078
75,141
76,001
78,924
81,847
84,942
88,209
91,476
31,945
33,129
34,403
35,704
37,026
37,270
38,890
39,988
41,654
43,220
43,465
45,099
46,770
47,077
48,569
48,858
50,511
50,667
52,616
54,640
54,904
57,191
58,809
59,193
61,385
63,693
64.054
66,462
69,231
71,186
72,001
74,770
77,539
80,471
83,566
86,661
40"
Rows
Average
Seed
Spacing
In
Inches
Speed
Range
(MPH)
30,348
31,472
32,683
33,918
35,175
35,406
36,946
37,989
39,572
41,059
41,292
42,844
44,431
44,724
46,140
46,415
47,986
48,134
49,985
51,908
52,158
54,332
55,866
56,233
58,316
60,508
60,851
63,139
65,770
67,627
68,401
71,031
73,662
76,448
79,388
82,328
5.2
5.0
4.8
4.6
4.5
4.4
4.2
4.1
4.0
3.8
3.8
3.7
3.5
3.5
3.4
3.4
3.3
3.3
3.1
3.0
3.0
2.9
2.8
2.8
2.7
2.6
2.6
2.5
2.4
2.3
2.3
2.2
2.1
2.1
2.0
1.9
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 7
2 to 7
2 to 7
2 to 7
2 to 7
2 to 7
NOTE: See “General Planting Rate Information” and “Checking Seed Population” pages for additional
information.
NOTE: When using the Half Rate (2 to 1) Drive Reduction Package, rates will be approximately 50% of given
numbers.
NOTE: Always check seed population in the field to ensure planting rates are correct.
4-49/14
TM
Rate Charts
M0256-01
Model 3140
PLANTING RATES FOR BRUSH-TYPE SEED METERS (STANDARD DRIVE)
APPROXIMATE HILLS/ACRE FOR VARIOUS ROW WIDTHS
Due to variations in cotton seed size, meters equipped with 12 cell acid-delinted hill-drop cotton discs will plant from 3
to 6 seeds per cell. Select proper disc for seed size range to be planted.
To determine planter transmission setting, determine desired hill spacing and select the transmission ratio closest to the
hill spacing in inches on the chart. To decrease population increase spacing. To increase population decrease spacing.
To determine population per acre, determine average seeds per hill and hills per acre by doing a field check. Measure
1⁄1000 of an acre (1⁄1000 acre = Length of row 17' 5" for 30" row widths, 13' 10" for 38" row widths and 13' 1" for 40" row
widths). Multiply average seeds per hill by hills per acre. EXAMPLE: 4 seeds per hill x (13 hills x 1000) = 52,000
Transmission
Sprockets
Drive
Driven
17
17
17
19
19
17
17
19
19
23
19
24
24
17
24
26
24
26
23
27
24
25
19
27
28
23
28
24
25
23
26
27
28
26
27
28
28
27
26
28
27
24
23
25
24
28
23
28
27
19
26
28
25
27
23
26
23
23
17
24
24
19
23
19
19
17
19
19
19
17
17
17
NUMBER OF HILLS PER ACRE
12 Cell Hill-Drop Cotton, Acid-Delinted
30" Rows
36" Rows
38" Rows
40" Rows
16,186
16,785
17,431
18,090
18,760
18,883
19,704
20,261
21,105
21,898
22,022
22,850
23,697
23,853
24,608
24,755
25,592
25,671
26,659
27,684
27,818
28,977
29,795
29,991
31,102
32,271
32,454
33,674
35,077
36,068
36,480
37,883
39,287
40,772
42,340
43,908
13,488
13,988
14,526
15,075
15,633
15,736
16,420
16,884
17,587
18,249
18,352
19,042
19,747
19,877
20,507
20,629
21,327
21,393
22,216
23,070
23,181
24,147
24,829
24,993
25,918
26,893
27,045
28,062
29,231
30,056
30,400
31,570
32,739
33,977
35,284
36,590
12,778
13,251
13,761
14,281
14,810
14,908
15,556
15,995
16,662
17,288
17,386
18,040
18,708
18,831
19,427
19,543
20,205
20,267
21,046
21,856
21,961
22,876
23,522
23,677
24,554
25,477
25,622
26,585
27,693
28,474
28,800
29,908
31,016
32,189
33,427
34,665
12,139
12,588
13,073
13,568
14,070
14,163
14,778
15,196
15,829
16,424
16,517
17,138
17,773
17,890
18,456
18,566
19,194
19,254
19,994
20,763
20,864
21,733
22,346
22,493
23,327
24,204
24,408
25,256
26,308
27,051
27,360
28,413
29,465
30,579
31,755
32,932
Average Hill
Spacing in
Inches
Speed
Range
(MPH)
12.9
12.5
12.0
11.6
11.1
11.1
10.6
10.3
9.9
9.5
9.5
9.2
8.8
8.8
8.5
8.4
8.2
8.1
7.8
7.6
7.5
7.2
7.0
7.0
6.7
6.5
6.5
6.2
6.0
5.8
5.7
5.5
5.3
5.1
4.9
4.8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 8
2 to 7
2 to 7
2 to 7
2 to 7
2 to 7
2 to 7
NOTE: See “General Planting Rate Information” and “Checking Seed Population” pages for additional information.
NOTE: When using the Half Rate (2 to 1) Drive Reduction Package, rates will be approximately 50% of given numbers.
NOTE: Always check seed population in the field to ensure planting rates are correct.
9/144-5
TM
Rate Charts
Model 3140
M0256-01
PLANTING RATES FOR (VACUUM) CORN/POPCORN/SUNFLOWER 40 CELL DISC
15 TOOTH CONTACT WHEEL DRIVE SPROCKET
APPROXIMATE SEEDS/ACRE FOR VARIOUS ROW WIDTHS
30" Rows
36" Rows
38" Rows
40" Rows
23,802
24,683
25,633
26,658
26,975
27,769
27,974
28,976
29,050
30,149
30,212
31,266
31,472
32,468
32,840
33,767
35,076
35,173
36,496
36,704
37,848
38,083
39,203
39,493
39,753
40,876
41,256
42,578
42,653
42,843
44,430
46,076
46,138
46,362
47,848
47,985
48,293
49,657
49,984
50,226
51,835
52,157
53,784
54,089
56,122
58,461
60,112
60,799
62,725
63,137
65,338
65,476
67,952
68,126
70,565
19,835
20,569
21,361
22,215
22,480
23,141
23,312
24,147
24,208
25,124
25,177
26,054
26,226
27,056
27,366
28,139
29,231
29,312
30,413
30,586
31,539
31,735
32,669
32,911
33,128
34,063
34,381
35,482
35,544
35,703
37,025
38,396
38,449
38,635
39,873
39,987
40,245
41,381
41,653
41,854
43,196
43,465
44,819
45,074
46,768
48,717
50,092
50,666
52,271
52,614
54,448
54,563
56,627
56,771
58,804
18,791
19,487
20,236
21,046
21,296
21,923
22,085
22,876
22,934
23,802
23,852
24,683
24,846
25,633
25,926
26,658
27,692
27,769
28,812
28,976
29,880
30,066
30,950
31,179
31,385
32,271
32,571
33,615
33,674
33,824
35,076
36,375
36,426
36,601
37,774
37,882
38,126
39,203
39,461
39,651
40,922
41,176
42,461
42,702
44,307
46,153
47,456
47,999
49,520
49,845
51,583
51,691
53,646
53,784
55,710
17,851
18,513
19,225
19,994
20,232
20,827
20,981
21,732
21,788
22,611
22,659
23,449
23,603
24,351
24,630
25,325
26,308
26,381
27,372
27,527
28,386
28,562
29,402
29,621
29,815
30,656
30,943
31,934
31,990
32,132
33,323
34,557
34,604
34,771
35,886
35,989
36,221
37,243
37,488
37,669
38,876
39,118
40,337
40,566
42,091
43,845
45,083
45,599
47,044
47,353
49,004
49,107
50,964
51,094
52,924
Transmission Sprockets
Drive
Driven
15
15
15
15
17
15
17
15
17
19
17
19
17
19
17
19
15
19
23
19
23
24
15
24
17
23
26
23
24
27
23
28
27
24
28
27
25
19
27
26
28
27
23
28
24
25
23
26
24
27
25
28
26
23
27
28
27
26
25
28
24
27
23
26
28
25
27
24
26
23
25
19
24
28
23
27
28
17
27
19
25
28
24
25
28
23
27
26
23
26
25
23
17
24
23
24
23
19
23
19
19
17
19
17
19
17
19
17
15
17
Recomm.
Speed (MPH)
Average Spacing
in Inches
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
8.8
8.5
8.2
7.8
7.7
7.5
7.5
7.2
7.2
6.9
6.9
6.7
6.6
6.4
6.3
6.2
5.9
5.9
5.8
5.7
5.6
5.5
5.4
5.3
5.3
5.1
5.1
4.9
4.9
4.9
4.7
4.6
4.5
4.5
4.4
4.4
4.3
4.2
4.3
4.2
4.0
4.0
3.9
3.9
3.7
3.6
3.5
3.4
3.3
3.3
3.2
3.2
3.2
3.0
2.9
NOTE: See “General Planting Rate Information” and “Checking Seed Population” pages for additional
information. Always check seed population in the field to ensure planting rates are correct.
4-69/14
TM
Rate Charts
M0256-01
Model 3140
PLANTING RATES FOR (VACUUM) CORN/POPCORN/SUNFLOWER 40 CELL DISC
19 TOOTH CONTACT WHEEL DRIVE SPROCKET
APPROXIMATE SEEDS/ACRE FOR VARIOUS ROW WIDTHS
30" Rows
36" Rows
38" Rows
40" Rows
30,149
31,266
32,468
33,767
34,169
35,173
35,435
36,704
36,797
38,189
38,269
39,603
39,864
41,126
41,597
42,771
44,430
44,554
46,229
46,490
47,941
48,238
49,657
50,025
50,354
51,775
52,258
53,933
54,027
54,268
56,278
58,362
58,443
58,725
60,607
60,781
61,172
62,899
63,313
63,618
65,657
66,066
68,126
68,513
71,088
74,050
76,141
77,012
79,451
79,974
82,762
82,936
86,073
86,293
89,383
25,124
26,054
27,056
28,139
28,474
29,312
29,528
30,586
30,665
31,824
31,891
33,003
33,219
34,272
34,664
35,643
37,025
37,128
38,524
38,743
39,951
40,199
41,381
41,687
41,962
43,147
43,549
44,945
45,023
45,224
46,898
48,636
48,703
48,937
50,506
50,650
50,976
52,415
52,761
53,015
54,715
55,054
56,771
57,093
59,240
61,709
63,451
64,176
66,209
66,645
68,968
69,114
71,727
71,911
74,486
23,802
24,683
25,633
26,658
26,975
27,769
27,974
28,976
29,050
30,149
30,212
31,266
31,472
32,468
32,840
33,767
35,076
35,173
36,496
36,704
37,848
38,083
39,203
39,493
39,753
40,876
41,256
42,578
42,653
42,843
44,430
46,076
46,138
46,362
47,848
47,985
48,293
49,657
49,984
50,226
51,835
52,157
53,784
54,089
56,122
58,461
60,112
60,799
62,725
63,137
65,338
65,476
67,952
68,126
70,565
22,611
23,449
24,351
25,325
25,627
26,381
26,575
27,527
27,598
28,642
28,702
29,703
29,897
30,845
31,198
32,079
33,323
33,415
34,672
34,868
35,956
36,178
37,243
37,519
37,765
38,832
39,194
40,450
40,520
40,702
42,208
43,772
43,832
44,044
45,455
45,586
45,879
47,174
47,485
47,714
49,243
49,549
51,094
51,385
53,316
55,537
57,106
57,759
59,589
59,981
62,072
62,202
64,554
64,720
67,037
Transmission Sprockets
Drive
Driven
15
15
15
15
17
15
17
15
17
19
17
19
17
19
17
19
15
19
23
19
23
24
15
24
17
23
26
23
24
27
23
28
27
24
28
27
25
19
27
26
28
27
23
28
24
25
23
26
24
27
25
28
26
23
27
28
27
26
25
28
24
27
23
26
28
25
27
24
26
23
25
19
24
28
23
27
28
17
27
19
25
28
24
25
28
23
27
26
23
26
25
23
17
24
23
24
23
19
23
19
19
17
19
17
19
17
19
17
15
17
Recomm.
Speed (MPH)
Average Spacing
In Inches
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
6.9
6.7
6.4
6.2
6.1
5.9
5.9
5.7
5.7
5.5
5.5
5.3
5.3
5.1
5.1
4.9
4.7
4.7
4.5
4.5
4.4
4.3
4.2
4.2
4.2
4.0
4.0
3.9
3.9
3.9
3.7
3.6
3.6
3.6
3.4
3.4
3.4
3.3
3.3
3.3
3.2
3.1
3.0
3.0
2.9
2.8
2.7
2.7
2.6
2.6
2.5
2.5
2.4
2.4
2.3
NOTE: See “General Planting Rate Information” and “Checking Seed Population” pages for additional information.
Always check seed population in the field to ensure planting rates are correct.
9/144-7
TM
Rate Charts
Model 3140
M0256-01
PLANTING RATES FOR (VACUUM) MILO/SUGAR BEET/SPECIALTY 60 CELL DISCS
15 TOOTH CONTACT WHEEL DRIVE SPROCKET
APPROXIMATE SEEDS/ACRE FOR VARIOUS ROW WIDTHS
30" Rows
36" Rows
38" Rows
40" Rows
35,703
37,025
38,449
39,987
40,463
41,653
41,962
43,464
43,576
45,223
45,319
46,898
47,207
48,702
49,259
50,650
52,615
52,761
54,744
55,055
56,772
57,124
58,805
59,240
59,630
61,314
61,885
63,868
63,979
64,265
66,645
69,113
69,208
69,543
71,772
71,977
72,440
74,486
74,976
75,338
77,753
78,236
80,676
81,133
84,183
87,691
90,167
91,199
94,087
94,706
98,008
98,214
101,928
102,189
105,848
29,752
30,854
32,041
33,323
33,719
34,711
34,968
36,220
36,313
37,686
37,766
39,082
39,339
40,585
41,050
42,209
43,845
43,967
45,620
45,879
47,310
47,604
49,004
49,367
49,692
51,095
51,571
53,224
53,316
53,554
55,538
57,595
57,674
57,952
59,810
59,981
60,367
62,071
62,480
62,782
64,794
65,196
67,230
67,611
70,153
73,076
75,139
75,999
78,406
78,922
81,673
81,845
84,940
85,158
88,207
28,186
29,230
30,355
31,569
31,945
32,884
33,128
34,314
34,402
35,703
35,778
37,025
37,269
38,449
38,889
39,987
41,538
41,653
43,219
43,464
44,820
45,098
46,425
46,769
47,076
48,405
48,856
50,422
50,510
50,735
52,615
54,563
54,638
54,902
56,662
56,824
57,190
58,805
59,191
59,477
61,384
61,765
63,691
64,053
66,461
69,230
71,184
71,999
74,279
74,768
77,374
77,537
80,469
80,676
83,564
26,777
27,769
28,837
29,990
30,347
31,240
31,471
32,598
32,682
33,918
33,989
35,174
35,405
36,527
36,945
37,988
39,461
39,571
41,058
41,291
42,579
42,843
44,103
44,430
44,722
45,985
46,414
47,901
47,985
48,199
49,984
51,835
51,906
52,157
53,829
53,983
54,330
55,864
56,232
56,503
58,314
58,677
60,507
60,850
63,138
65,768
67,625
68,399
70,565
71,030
73,506
73,660
76,446
76,642
79,386
Transmission Sprockets
Drive
Driven
15
15
15
15
17
15
17
15
17
19
17
19
17
19
17
19
15
19
23
19
23
24
15
24
17
23
26
23
24
27
23
28
27
24
28
27
25
19
27
26
28
27
23
28
24
25
23
26
24
27
25
28
26
23
27
28
27
26
25
28
24
27
23
26
28
25
27
24
26
23
25
19
24
28
23
27
28
17
27
19
25
28
24
25
28
23
27
26
23
26
25
23
17
24
23
24
23
19
23
19
19
17
19
17
19
17
19
17
15
17
Recomm.
Speed (MPH)
Average Spacing
in Inches
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
5.9
5.6
5.4
5.2
5.2
5.0
5.0
4.8
4.8
4.6
4.6
4.5
4.4
4.3
4.2
4.1
4.0
4.0
3.8
3.8
3.7
3.7
3.6
3.5
3.5
3.4
3.4
3.3
3.3
3.3
3.1
3.0
3.0
3.0
2.9
2.9
2.9
2.8
2.8
2.8
2.7
2.7
2.6
2.6
2.5
2.4
2.3
2.3
2.2
2.2
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.0
2.0
NOTE: See “General Planting Rate Information” and “Checking Seed Population” pages for additional information.
Always check seed population in the field to ensure planting rates are correct.
4-89/14
TM
Rate Charts
M0256-01
Model 3140
PLANTING RATES FOR (VACUUM) MILO/SUGAR BEET/SPECIALTY 60 CELL DISCS
19 TOOTH CONTACT WHEEL DRIVE SPROCKET
APPROXIMATE SEEDS/ACRE FOR VARIOUS ROW WIDTHS
30" Rows
36" Rows
38" Rows
40" Rows
45,223
46,898
48,702
50,650
51,253
52,761
53,152
55,055
55,196
57,283
57,404
59,405
59,796
61,689
62,395
64,157
66,645
66,830
69,343
69,736
71,911
72,358
74,486
75,037
75,531
77,664
78,387
80,900
81,040
81,402
84,417
87,544
87,664
88,087
90,911
91,171
91,758
94,349
94,969
95,428
98,487
99,098
102,189
102,769
106,632
111,075
114,211
115,518
119,177
119,961
124,143
124,404
129,109
129,440
134,074
37,686
39,082
40,585
42,209
42,711
43,967
44,293
45,879
45,997
47,736
47,836
49,504
49,830
51,408
51,996
53,464
55,538
55,692
57,786
58,113
59,926
60,298
62,071
62,531
62,943
64,720
65,323
67,416
67,534
67,835
70,348
72,953
73,053
73,406
75,759
75,975
76,465
78,624
79,141
79,523
82,072
82,582
85,158
85,641
88,860
92,563
95,176
96,265
99,314
99,968
103,452
103,670
107,591
107,866
111,729
35,703
37,025
38,449
39,987
40,463
41,653
41,962
43,464
43,576
45,223
45,319
46,898
47,207
48,702
49,259
50,650
52,615
52,761
54,744
55,055
56,772
57,124
58,805
59,240
59,630
61,314
61,885
63,868
63,979
64,265
66,645
69,113
69,208
69,543
71,772
71,977
72,440
74,486
74,976
75,338
77,753
78,236
80,676
81,133
84,183
87,691
90,167
91,199
94,087
94,706
98,008
98,214
101,928
102,189
105,848
33,918
35,174
36,527
37,988
38,440
39,571
39,864
41,291
41,397
42,962
43,053
44,554
44,847
46,267
46,796
48,118
49,984
50,123
52,007
52,302
53,933
54,268
55,864
56,278
56,648
58,248
58,791
60,675
60,780
61,052
63,313
65,658
65,748
66,066
68,183
68,378
68,818
70,761
71,227
71,571
73,865
74,324
76,642
77,077
79,974
83,306
85,659
86,639
89,383
89,971
93,107
93,303
96,831
97,080
100,556
Transmission Sprockets
Drive
Driven
15
15
15
15
17
15
17
15
17
19
17
19
17
19
17
19
15
19
23
19
23
24
15
24
17
23
26
23
24
27
23
28
27
24
28
27
25
19
27
26
28
27
23
28
24
25
23
26
24
27
25
28
26
23
27
28
27
26
25
28
24
27
23
26
28
25
27
24
26
23
25
19
24
28
23
27
28
17
27
19
25
28
24
25
28
23
27
26
23
26
25
23
17
24
23
24
23
19
23
19
19
17
19
17
19
17
19
17
15
17
Average Spacing
Recomm.
in Inches
Speed (MPH)
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4.6
4.5
4.3
4.1
4.1
4.0
3.9
3.8
3.8
3.7
3.6
3.5
3.5
3.4
3.4
3.3
3.1
3.1
3.0
3.0
2.9
2.9
2.8
2.8
2.8
2.7
2.7
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.5
2.4
2.4
2.4
2.3
2.3
2.3
2.2
2.2
2.2
2.1
2.1
2.0
2.0
2.0
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.6
1.6
1.6
NOTE: See “General Planting Rate Information” and “Checking Seed Population” pages for additional information.
Always check seed population in the field to ensure planting rates are correct.
9/144-9
TM
Rate Charts
Model 3140
M0256-01
PLANTING RATES FOR (VACUUM) SPECIALTY 60 CELL DISC
30 TOOTH CONTACT WHEEL DRIVE SPROCKET
APPROXIMATE SEEDS/ACRE FOR VARIOUS ROW WIDTHS
30" Rows
36" Rows
38" Rows
40" Rows
71,406
74,050
76,898
79,974
80,926
83,306
83,924
86,928
87,151
90,447
90,637
93,797
94,414
97,404
98,519
101,301
105,229
105,521
109,488
110,109
113,544
114,249
117,609
118,480
119,260
122,627
123,770
127,737
127,959
128,530
133,290
138,227
138,417
139,086
143,543
143,954
144,881
148,971
149,952
150,676
155,505
156,471
161,351
162,266
168,367
175,382
180,334
182,397
188,175
189,413
196,015
196,428
203,856
204,378
211,696
59,505
61,708
64,082
66,645
67,439
69,422
69,936
72,440
72,626
75,372
75,531
78,164
78,678
81,170
82,099
84,417
87,691
87,935
91,240
91,758
94,620
95,207
98,008
98,734
99,383
102,189
103,141
106,447
106,632
107,108
111,075
115,189
115,347
115,905
119,619
119,961
120,734
124,143
124,960
125,563
129,588
130,393
134,459
135,222
140,306
146,152
150,278
151,998
156,812
157,844
163,346
163,690
169,880
170,315
176,414
56,373
58,461
60,709
63,138
63,889
65,768
66,255
68,628
68,804
71,406
71,556
74,050
74,537
76,898
77,778
79,974
83,076
83,306
86,438
86,928
89,640
90,196
92,849
93,537
94,152
96,811
97,713
100,845
101,020
101,471
105,229
109,127
109,276
109,804
113,324
113,648
114,380
117,609
118,383
118,955
122,767
123,530
127,383
128,105
132,921
138,459
142,369
143,998
148,559
149,536
154,749
155,075
160,939
161,351
167,129
53,554
55,538
57,674
59,981
60,695
62,480
62,943
65,196
65,364
67,835
67,978
70,348
70,810
73,053
73,889
75,975
78,922
79,141
82,116
82,582
85,158
85,687
88,207
88,860
89,445
91,970
92,827
95,802
95,969
96,397
99,968
103,670
103,813
104,314
107,658
107,965
108,661
111,729
112,464
113,007
116,629
117,353
121,014
121,700
126,275
131,536
135,250
136,798
141,131
142,059
147,011
147,321
152,892
153,284
158,772
Transmission Sprockets
Drive
Driven
15
15
15
15
17
15
17
15
17
19
17
19
17
19
17
19
15
19
23
19
23
24
15
24
17
23
26
23
24
27
23
28
27
24
28
27
25
19
27
26
28
27
23
28
24
25
23
26
24
27
25
28
26
23
27
28
27
26
25
28
24
27
23
26
28
25
27
24
26
23
25
19
24
28
23
27
28
17
27
19
25
28
24
25
28
23
27
26
23
26
25
23
17
24
23
24
23
19
23
19
19
17
19
17
19
17
19
17
15
17
Recomm.
Average Spacing
Speed (MPH)
in Inches
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
2.9
2.8
2.7
2.6
2.6
2.5
2.5
2.4
2.4
2.3
2.3
2.2
2.2
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.0
2.0
1.9
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.7
1.7
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.4
1.4
1.4
1.4
1.3
1.3
1.3
1.3
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.0
1.0
1.0
NOTE: See “General Planting Rate Information” and “Checking Seed Population” pages for additional information.
Always check seed population in the field to ensure planting rates are correct.
4-10 9/14
TM
Rate Charts
M0256-01
Model 3140
PLANTING RATES FOR (VACUUM) SOYBEAN 120 CELL DISC
15 TOOTH CONTACT WHEEL DRIVE SPROCKET
APPROXIMATE SEEDS/ACRE FOR VARIOUS ROW WIDTHS
30" Rows
36" Rows
38" Rows
40" Rows
71,406
74,050
76,898
79,974
80,926
83,306
83,924
86,928
87,151
90,447
90,637
93,797
94,414
97,404
98,519
101,301
105,229
105,521
109,488
110,109
113,544
114,249
117,609
118,480
119,260
122,627
123,770
127,737
127,959
128,530
133,290
138,227
138,417
139,086
143,543
143,954
144,881
148,971
149,952
150,676
155,505
156,471
161,351
162,266
168,367
175,382
180,334
182,397
188,175
189,413
196,015
196,428
203,856
204,378
211,696
59,505
61,708
64,082
66,645
67,439
69,422
69,936
72,440
72,626
75,372
75,531
78,164
78,678
81,170
82,099
84,417
87,691
87,935
91,240
91,758
94,620
95,207
98,008
98,734
99,383
102,189
103,141
106,447
106,632
107,108
111,075
115,189
115,347
115,905
119,619
119,961
120,734
124,143
124,960
125,563
129,588
130,393
134,459
135,222
140,306
146,152
150,278
151,998
156,812
157,844
163,346
163,690
169,880
170,315
176,414
56,373
58,461
60,709
63,138
63,889
65,768
66,255
68,628
68,804
71,406
71,556
74,050
74,537
76,898
77,778
79,974
83,076
83,306
86,438
86,928
89,640
90,196
92,849
93,537
94,152
96,811
97,713
100,845
101,020
101,471
105,229
109,127
109,276
109,804
113,324
113,648
114,380
117,609
118,383
118,955
122,767
123,530
127,383
128,105
132,921
138,459
142,369
143,998
148,559
149,536
154,749
155,075
160,939
161,351
167,129
53,554
55,538
57,674
59,981
60,695
62,480
62,943
65,196
65,364
67,835
67,978
70,348
70,810
73,053
73,889
75,975
78,922
79,141
82,116
82,582
85,158
85,687
88,207
88,860
89,445
91,970
92,827
95,802
95,969
96,397
99,968
103,670
103,813
104,314
107,658
107,965
108,661
111,729
112,464
113,007
116,629
117,353
121,014
121,700
126,275
131,536
135,250
136,798
141,131
142,059
147,011
147,321
152,892
153,284
158,772
Transmission Sprockets
Drive
Driven
15
15
15
15
17
15
17
15
17
19
17
19
17
19
17
19
15
19
23
19
23
24
15
24
17
23
26
23
24
27
23
28
27
24
28
27
25
19
27
26
28
27
23
28
24
25
23
26
24
27
25
28
26
23
27
28
27
26
25
28
24
27
23
26
28
25
27
24
26
23
25
19
24
28
23
27
28
17
27
19
25
28
24
25
28
23
27
26
23
26
25
23
17
24
23
24
23
19
23
19
19
17
19
17
19
17
19
17
15
17
Recomm.
Average Spacing
Speed (MPH)
in Inches
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
2.9
2.8
2.7
2.6
2.6
2.5
2.5
2.4
2.4
2.3
2.3
2.2
2.2
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.0
2.0
1.9
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.7
1.7
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.4
1.4
1.4
1.4
1.3
1.3
1.3
1.3
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.0
1.0
1.0
NOTE: See “General Planting Rate Information” and “Checking Seed Population” pages for additional information.
Always check seed population in the field to ensure planting rates are correct.
9/14
4-11
TM
Rate Charts
Model 3140
M0256-01
PLANTING RATES FOR (VACUUM) SOYBEAN 120 CELL DISC
19 TOOTH CONTACT WHEEL DRIVE SPROCKET
APPROXIMATE SEEDS/ACRE FOR VARIOUS ROW WIDTHS
30" Rows
36" Rows
38" Rows
40" Rows
90,447
93,797
97,404
101,301
102,507
105,521
106,303
110,109
110,392
114,566
114,807
118,809
119,591
123,379
124,791
128,314
133,290
133,661
138,685
139,472
143,822
144,715
148,971
150,075
151,062
155,328
156,775
161,800
162,081
162,805
168,834
175,087
175,328
176,175
181,822
182,341
183,516
188,697
189,939
190,856
196,973
198,197
204,378
205,537
213,264
222,150
228,423
231,036
238,354
239,923
248,286
248,809
75,372
78,164
81,170
84,417
85,422
87,935
88,586
91,758
91,993
95,472
95,673
99,008
99,659
102,816
103,992
106,928
111,075
111,384
115,571
116,227
119,852
120,596
124,143
125,062
125,885
129,440
130,646
134,833
135,067
135,670
140,695
145,906
146,107
146,812
151,518
151,951
152,930
157,248
158,282
159,047
164,145
165,164
170,315
171,281
177,720
185,125
190,352
192,530
198,629
199,935
206,905
207,340
215,181
215,733
223,457
71,406
74,050
76,898
79,974
80,926
83,306
83,924
86,928
87,151
90,447
90,637
93,797
94,414
97,404
98,519
101,301
105,229
105,521
109,488
110,109
113,544
114,249
117,609
118,480
119,260
122,627
123,770
127,737
127,959
128,530
133,290
138,227
138,417
139,086
143,543
143,954
144,881
148,971
149,952
150,676
155,505
156,471
161,351
162,266
168,367
175,382
180,334
182,397
188,175
189,413
196,015
196,428
203,856
204,378
211,696
67,835
70,348
73,053
75,975
76,880
79,141
79,727
82,582
82,794
85,925
86,106
89,107
89,693
92,534
93,593
96,236
99,968
100,245
104,014
104,604
107,866
108,536
111,729
112,556
113,297
116,496
117,581
121,350
121,561
122,103
126,626
131,316
131,496
132,131
136,366
136,756
137,637
141,523
142,454
143,142
147,730
148,648
153,284
154,153
159,948
166,613
171,317
173,277
178,766
179,942
186,214
186,606
193,663
194,160
201,112
Transmission Sprockets
Drive
Driven
15
15
15
15
17
15
17
15
17
19
17
19
17
19
17
19
15
19
23
19
23
24
15
24
17
23
26
23
24
27
23
28
27
24
28
27
25
19
27
26
28
27
23
28
24
25
23
26
24
27
25
28
26
23
27
28
27
26
25
28
24
27
23
26
28
25
27
24
26
23
25
19
24
28
23
27
28
17
27
19
25
28
24
25
28
23
27
26
23
26
25
23
17
24
23
24
23
19
23
19
19
17
19
17
19
17
19
17
15
17
Average Spacing
Recomm.
in Inches
Speed (MPH)
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
2.3
2.2
2.1
2.1
2.0
2.0
2.0
1.9
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.4
1.4
1.4
1.4
1.3
1.3
1.3
1.3
1.3
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.0
1.0
1.0
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
NOTE: See “General Planting Rate Information” and “Checking Seed Population” pages for additional information.
Always check seed population in the field to ensure planting rates are correct.
4-12 9/14
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Rate Charts
M0256-01
Model 3140
DRY INSECTICIDE APPLICATION RATE APPROXIMATE POUNDS/ACRE
AT 5 MPH FOR VARIOUS ROW WIDTHS
Meter Setting
30" Rows
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
4.9
5.4
6.1
6.9
7.7
8.5
9.6
10.7
11.4
13.1
14.2
15.5
16.4
17.2
18.8
20.9
23.0
24.1
25.4
27.8
29.6
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
2.9
4.9
5.3
6.3
7.8
8.9
10.2
11.2
12.6
14.1
15.5
17.5
19.4
21.8
24.3
25.7
27.6
29.6
32.0
34.4
36.9
36" Rows
CLAY GRANULES
4.1
4.5
5.1
5.7
6.4
7.1
8.0
8.9
9.5
10.9
11.8
12.9
13.7
14.3
15.7
17.4
19.2
20.0
21.2
23.2
24.7
38" Rows
40" Rows
3.9
4.3
4.8
5.4
6.0
6.7
7.6
8.4
9.0
10.3
11.2
12.3
12.9
13.6
14.9
16.5
18.1
19.0
20.1
22.0
23.4
3.7
4.1
4.6
5.2
5.8
6.4
7.2
8.0
8.6
9.8
10.7
11.6
12.3
12.9
14.1
15.7
17.3
18.1
19.1
20.9
22.2
2.3
3.8
4.2
5.0
6.1
7.0
8.0
8.8
10.0
11.1
12.3
13.8
15.3
17.2
19.1
20.3
21.8
23.4
25.3
27.2
29.1
2.2
3.7
3.9
4.8
5.9
6.7
7.7
8.4
9.5
10.6
11.6
13.1
14.6
16.4
18.2
19.3
20.7
22.2
24.0
25.8
26.7
SAND GRANULES
2.4
4.0
4.4
5.3
6.5
7.4
8.5
9.3
10.5
11.7
12.9
14.6
16.2
18.2
20.2
21.4
23.0
24.7
26.7
28.7
30.7
NOTE: The chart above represents average values and should be used only as a starting point. The granular chemical
flows through the given meter opening at a nearly uniform rate regardless of roller speed. Your actual rate will vary
depending upon the insecticide you are using, your planting speed and your plant population. Planting speed/ground
speed has the greatest effect on application rate.
Your actual rate must be checked in the field with the actual insecticide that you are using and at the speed and
population at which you will be planting. See “Checking Granular Chemical Application Rate” page for additional
information.
WARNING
Agricultural chemicals can be dangerous if not selected and handled with care.
Always read and follow directions supplied by the chemical manufacturer.
9/14
4-13
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Rate Charts
Model 3140
M0256-01
DRY HERBICIDE APPLICATION RATES
APPROXIMATE POUNDS/ACRE AT 5 MPH FOR VARIOUS ROW WIDTHS
CLAY GRANULES
Meter Setting
30" Rows
36" Rows
38" Rows
40" Rows
10
4.7
3.9
3.7
3.5
11
5.2
4.4
4.1
3.9
12
5.8
4.9
4.6
4.4
13
6.5
5.4
5.1
4.9
14
7.3
6.1
5.7
5.5
15
8.2
6.9
6.5
6.2
16
9.0
7.5
7.1
6.8
17
9.9
8.2
7.8
7.4
18
10.7
8.9
8.4
8.0
19
11.6
9.7
9.2
8.7
20
12.6
10.5
10.0
9.5
21
13.6
11.3
10.7
10.2
22
14.6
12.1
11.5
11.0
23
15.7
13.1
12.4
11.8
24
17.0
14.1
13.4
12.8
25
18.1
15.1
14.3
13.6
26
19.4
16.2
15.3
14.6
27
20.9
17.4
16.5
15.7
28
22.6
18.8
17.8
17.0
29
24.3
20.2
19.1
18.2
30
26.7
22.2
21.1
20.0
NOTE: The chart above represents average values and should be used only as a starting point. The granular
chemical flows through the given meter opening at a nearly uniform rate regardless of roller speed. Your
actual rate will vary depending upon the herbicide you are using, your planting speed and your plant
population. Planting speed/ground speed has the greatest effect on application rate.
Your actual rate must be checked in the field with the actual herbicide that you are using and at the speed
and population at which you will be planting. See “Checking Granular Chemical Application Rate” page for
additional information.
WARNING
Agricultural chemicals can be dangerous if not selected and handled
with care. Always read and follow directions supplied by the chemical
manufacturer.
4-14 9/14
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Lubrication and Maintenance
M0256-01
Model 3140
LUBRICATION
Following pages show locations of all lubrication points. Proper lubrication of moving parts helps ensure efficient
operation of your Kinze planter and prolongs the life of friction producing parts.
LUBRICATION SYMBOLS
Lubricate at frequency indicated
with SAE multipurpose grease.
Lubricate at frequency indicated with high
quality SAE 10 weight oil or spray lubricant.
SEALED BEARINGS
Sealed bearings are used on your Kinze planter to provide
trouble free operation.
These are located on drive shafts, row units, and transmission
bearings. Sealed bearings are lubricated for life and are not
serviceable.
Sealed bearing (Typical)
WRAP SPRING WRENCH ASSEMBLY
1.Remove ¼"-20 x ½" cap screw securng idler assembly to wrap spring wrench tightener shaft and
2. Remove wrap spring wrench from planter.
3. Tip wrap spring wrench on its side and lubricate with a high quality spray lubricant. Lubricant must be absorbed into wrap spring area.
4. Reinstall wrap spring wrench on planter.
Wrap spring wrench lubrication
5-1
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DRIVE CHAINS
Lubricate all transmission and drive chains daily with a high quality chain lubricant. Extreme operating conditions such
as dirt, temperature, or speed may require more frequent lubrication. If a chain becomes stiff, it should be removed,
soaked, and washed in solvent to loosen and remove dirt from joints. Soak chain in oil so lubricant can penetrate
between rollers and bushings.
Row Unit Drive Chains (Mechanical Shown)
Row Unit Granular Chemical Drive Chains
Seed Rate Transmission Drive Chains
Contact Wheel Drive Chains
(Without Point Row Clutches)
Center Drop Assembly Drive Chains
Contact Wheel Drive Chains
(With Point Row Clutches)
5-2 Rev. 2/16
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Inner Wheel Module Drive Chains
BUSHINGS
Lubricate bushings at frequency indicated.
Check each bolt for proper torque. If bolt is loose, removed it and inspect bushing for cracks and wear. Replace
bushing if necessary. Use only hardened flat washers. Replace damaged flat washers with proper part. Torque
hardware to 130 ft-lb (176.2 N-m).
Pull row unit and/or push row unit parallel
linkages (8 per row)
Row unit “v” closing wheel, covering discs/
single press wheel and/or drag closing wheel
eccentric bushings (2 per row)
Bed leveler parallel linkages (6 per row)
Contact Wheel Arm (2 Per Wheel Assembly)
5-3
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WHEEL BEARINGS
All drive, transport, and marker hub wheel bearings should be repacked annually and checked for wear.
1. Raise wheel off ground.
2. Check for bearing endplay by moving wheel side to side.
3. Rotate wheel to check for bearing roughness. If bearings sound rough, remove hub and inspect bearings.
NOTE: To repack wheel hubs, follow procedure outlined for wheel bearing replacement except bearings and
bearing cups are reused.
GREASE FITTINGS
Parts equipped with grease fittings should be lubricated at frequency indicated with an SAE multipurpose grease.
Clean fitting thoroughly before using grease gun. Frequency of lubrication recommended is based on normal operating
conditions. Severe or unusual conditions may require more frequent attention.
NOTE: Numbers on photo below correspond to photos on following pages showing lubrication frequencies.
12 Row 38" Shown
1.Row Markers - 4 Zerks Per Assembly On 8
Row 38"/40" And 12 Row 30" Sizes. 2 Zerks
Per Assembly On 12 Row 36"/38", 12 Row
38"/40" And 16 Row 30" Sizes.
2. Wing Hinge - 2 Zerks Per Hinge Area
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3. Center Hinge - 4 Zerks Per Hinge Area
6. Cam Follower - 1 Zerk Per Cam
7. U-Joint Assembly - 1 Zerk Per Assembly
4. Link Assembly - 4 Zerks Per Link
8. Seed Rate Transmission Assemblies - Zerk (Idler)
5. Drive Wheel Arm Pivot - 2 Zerks Per Pivot
5-5
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Frame mounted Coulter - 1 Per Arm
Lift Assist Arm - 1 Zerk Per Arm
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Gauge wheel arms - 1 per arm
(Seals in gauge wheel arm are installed with
lip facing out to allow grease to purge dirt away
from seal. Pump grease into arm until fresh
grease appears between washers and arm.)
(If Applicable) Row Unit Mounted No Till Coulter
Hubs- 1 Zerk Per Hub
(Pump grease into hub until grease comes out
around the seals. Spin hub while filling with
grease.)
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MOUNTING BOLTS AND HARDWARE
WARNING
Parts separation can result in death, serious injury, and damage to
property and equipment. Check all hardware is tight before operating planter the first time. Check all hardware again after first 50
hours of operation and beginning of each planting season.
NOTICE
Over-tightening hardware can reduce its shock load capacity and
cause equipment failure.
Hardware used on Kinze planters are Grade 5 (high strength) unless otherwise noted. Grade 5 cap screws are
marked with three radial lines on the head. Hardware must be replaced with equal size, strength, and thread type.
TORQUE VALUES CHART - PLATED HARDWARE
Grade 2 (No marks)
Diameter
¼"
5∕16"
⅜"
7∕16"
½"
9∕16"
⅝"
¾"
⅞"
1"
1⅛"
1¼"
1⅜"
1½"
Coarse
50 in-lb
8 ft-lb (11 N-m)
15 ft-lb (20 N-m)
25 ft-lb (34 N-m)
35 ft-lb (48 N-m)
50 ft-lb (68 N-m)
70 ft-lb (95 N-m)
130 ft-lb (176 N-m)
125 ft-lb (169 N-m)
190 ft-lb (258 N-m)
265 ft-lb (359 N-m)
375 ft-lb (508 N-m)
490 ft-lb (664 N-m)
650 ft-lb (881 N-m)
Fine
56 in-lb
9 ft-lb (12 N-m)
17 ft-lb (23 N-m)
27 ft-lb (37 N-m)
40 ft-lb (54 N-m)
60 ft-lb (81 N-m)
80 ft-lb (108 N-m)
145 ft-lb (197 N-m)
140 ft-lb (190 N-m)
205 ft-lb (278 N-m)
300 ft-lb (407 N-m)
415 ft-lb (563 N-m)
560 ft-lb (759 N-m)
730 ft-lb (990 N-m)
Grade 5 (3 marks)
Coarse
76 in-lb
13 ft-lb (18 N-m)
23 ft-lb (31 N-m)
37 ft-lb (50 N-m)
57 ft-lb (77 N-m)
80 ft-lb (108 N-m)
110 ft-lb (149 N-m)
200 ft-lb (271 N-m)
320 ft-lb (434 N-m)
480 ft-lb (651 N-m)
600 ft-lb (814 N-m)
840 ft-lb (1139 N-m)
1100 ft-lb (1491 N-m)
1450 ft-lb (1966 N-m)
Fine
87 in-lb
14 ft-lb (19 N-m)
26 ft-lb (35 N-m)
41 ft-lb (56 N-m)
64 ft-lb (87 N-m)
90 ft-lb (122 N-m)
125 ft-lb (169 N-m)
220 ft-lb (298 N-m)
350 ft-lb (475 N-m)
530 ft-lb (719 N-m)
670 ft-lb (908 N-m)
930 ft-lb (1261 N-m)
1250 ft-lb (1695 N-m)
1650 ft-lb (2237 N-m)
Grade 8 (6 marks)
Coarse
9 ft-lb (12 N-m)
18 ft-lb (24 N-m)
33 ft-lb (45 N-m)
52 ft-lb (71 N-m)
80 ft-lb (108 N-m)
115 ft-lb (156 N-m)
160 ft-lb (217 N-m)
280 ft-lb (380 N-m)
450 ft-lb (610 N-m)
675 ft-lb (915 N-m)
960 ft-lb (1302 N-m)
1360 ft-lb (1844 N-m)
1780 ft-lb (2413 N-m)
2307 ft-lb (3128 N-m)
Fine
10 ft-lb (14 N-m)
20 ft-lb (27 N-m)
37 ft-lb (50 N-m)
58 ft-lb (79 N-m)
90 ft-lb (122 N-m)
130 ft-lb (176 N-m)
180 ft-lb (244 N-m)
315 ft-lb (427 N-m)
500 ft-lb (678 N-m)
750 ft-lb (1017 N-m)
1075 ft-lb (1458 N-m)
1500 ft-lb (2034 N-m)
2030 ft-lb (2752 N-m)
2670 ft-lb (3620 N-m)
NOTE: Torque unplated hardware and bolts with lock nuts approximately ⅓ higher than above values. Torque
bolts lubricated prior to installation to 70% of value shown in chart.
NOTE: Torque Vacuum
fan impeller assembly to
motor shaft ⅝"-18 hex
jam nut 50 ft-lb
(67.8 N-m).
SPECIAL TORQUE VALUES & INSTRUCTIONS
Row unit parallel linkage bushing
130 ft-lb (176 Nm)
hardware
5/8" No till coulter spindle hardware 120 ft-lb (162 Nm)
Ground Drive Tire Lug Bolts
90 ft-lb (122 Nm)
CYLINDER ROD PISTON RETAINING NUT
TORQUE CHART
Non-Nylock Nut
Nylock Nut
55-70 ft-lb
45-55 ft-lb
½"-20
(75-95 N-m)
(61-75 N-m)
115-125 ft-lb
100-115 ft-lb
¾"-16
(156-169 N-m)
(136-156 N-m)
150-180 ft-lb
130-150 ft-lb
⅞"-14
(203-244 N-m)
(176-203 N-m)
275-330 ft-lb
250-275 ft-lb
1"-14
(373-447 N-m)
(339-373 ft-lb)
300-375 ft-lb
275-300 ft-lb
1⅛"-12
(407-508 N-m)
(373-407 N-m)
300-375 ft-lb
275-300 ft-lb
1¼"-12
(407-508 N-m)
(373-407 N-m)
5-7
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TIRE SERVICING
WARNING
Explosive separation of rim and tire parts can result in death or serious
injury. Rim and tire servicing, improper use of rims and tires, or worn or
improperly maintained tires can cause tire explosion.
To prevent tire explosions:
•
Maintain proper tire pressure. Inflating a tire above or below the recommended pressure can cause tire damage.
•
Mount tires only by properly trained personnel using proper equipment.
•
Replace tires with cuts or bubbles. Replace damaged rims. Replace missing lug bolts and nuts.
•
Do not weld or heat wheel assembly. Heating increases tire pressure.
INFLATION SPECIFICATIONS
WARNING
Over-inflation of tires can result in explosive separation of rim and tire
and cause death or serious injury. Different size rims are designed for
different tire pressures. Inflate to correct pressure for specific rim size.
MODEL 3140 OPERATING TIRE PRESSURE
Contact drive
Ground Drive/Gauge 7.60" x 15"�������������������40 psi (275.7 kPa)
Contact drive - 4.10" x 6"�������������������������������50 psi (344.7 kPa)
Transport/ground drive
5-8 Rev. 2/16
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Model 3140
FINGER PICKUP SEED METER INSPECTION/ADJUSTMENT
Brush attachment
screw
Baffle attachment to meter.
Finger tabs should
contact carrier
plate in this area.
Finger tabs should
raise in this area.
Meter attachment to hopper.
Removing meter and baffle
Proper finger operation
1. Remove two thumbscrews and meter from seed hopper and remove three cap screws and baffle from meter assembly.
2. Rotate seed meter drive by hand to ensure springs are holding tabs of fingers against carrier plat and fingers raise in correct area as shown in above photo.
Brush
Notch in
bearing
housing
Spring
Projection
on cam
Finger pickup meter parts
Corn Finger Assembly
(Position Spring Opening
Toward Holder)
Oil Sunflower Finger
Assembly
Buildup of debris or chaff may prevent proper finger operation and requires disassembly and cleaning of finger pickup meter.
1. Remove cotter pin, cover nut and adjusting nut and wave washer (If applicable) from drive shaft.
2. Carefully lift finger holder with fingers and cam off shaft and clean.
3. Check brush for wear and replace if necessary or after every 100 acres (41 hectares) per row of operation (Approximately 800 acres (324 hectares) of corn or sunflowers on a 8 row machine or 1200 acres (486 hectares) on an 12 row machine).
NOTE: It is not necessary to remove finger holder to replace brush.
4. Remove springs from fingers and remove finger from holder by lifting it out of friction fit slot. Life expectancy of these parts is about 600-900 acres (243-364 hectares) per row of operation under average conditions.
5. Reassemble meter in reverse order after cleaning and replacing defective parts. Make sure open end of spring loop is toward inside of finger holder when replacing fingers.
6. Install fingers in holder so holder is flush with carrier plate when assembled. A cam projection aligns with a mating notch in bearing housing to ensure proper operation when assembled.
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7. Check indentations on carrier plate for wear before installing
finger holder on carrier plate. Excessive wear of carrier plate
at indentations will cause over planting especially with small
sizes of seed. Inspect carrier plate annually. Life expectancy
should be 250-300 acres (100-125 hectares) per row of
operation under average conditions.
8. Install wave washer and adjusting nut with finger holder
flush against carrier. Tighten adjusting nut to fully compress
wave washer. Back off nut ½ to 2 flats to obtain rolling
torque of 22 to 25 inch pounds (2.5 N-m to 2.8 N-m).
Indentations
9. Turn finger holder by hand to make sure it is firmly against carrier plate, but can be rotated with moderate force.
Worn carrier plate
10. Install cover nut and cotter pin. Reinstall baffle.
NOTE: Check adjusting nut tightness on each unit after first day of use and periodically thereafter.
Belt housing cover
Cap screw
Rotation
Idler mounting bolt
Belt idler
Centering belt housing cover
Remove four cap screws around edge of housing cover and nut from belt idler mounting bolt. Paddles must be correctly
oriented as shown above If belt is replaced. A diagram molded into drive sprocket shows correct orientation.
NOTICE
Do not over-tighten hardware or components may be damaged.
Reinstall housing cover. DO NOT TIGHTEN hardware. Wedge a screwdriver between sprocket hub and housing cover
as shown above. Pry cover down until centered on belt housing and tighten hardware. Rotate meter drive shaft and
check idler alignment. Seed belt should “run” centered on idler or with only slight contact with belt housing or cover.
CLEANING FINGER PICKUP SEED METER FOR STORAGE
1. Disassemble meter and blow out any foreign material.
2. Wash ONLY in mild soap and water. Do not use gasoline, kerosene, or any other petroleum based product. Dry thoroughly.
3. Coat lightly with a rust inhibiter.
4. Rotate finger assembly so finger does not touch brush.
5. Reassemble and store in a dry, rodent-free location.
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BRUSH-TYPE SEED METER MAINTENANCE
Meter housing
Stainless
steel wear
band
Seed disc
Upper brush
Lower brush
Brush-type seed meter seed disc installed
Upper brush retainer
Brush-type seed meter parts
Use clean, high quality seed. Damaged or cracked seed, hulls, or foreign materials can become lodged in upper brush
and greatly reduce meter accuracy. Remove seed disc daily and check for buildup of foreign material on seed disc,
particularly in seed loading slots. Clean disc by washing it with soap and water. Check for cracked seed, hulls, etc.
lodged between brush retainer and stainless steel wear band which can greatly reduce accuracy of the meter because
upper brush will not be able to retain seed in seed disc pocket. Thoroughly clean brush areas of meter housing.
SEED DISC WEAR
Seed loading slots
Most seed disc wear is found in the agitation groove area (area
between seed loading slots). Wear affects planting accuracy at
high RPM. Lay a straight edge across disc surface at agitation
groove area and measure gap between disc and straight edge.
If agitation groove areas are worn in excess of .030" (7.6 mm)
and accuracy starts to drop off at higher meter RPM, replace
seed disc. Estimated seed disc life expectancy under normal
operating conditions is approximately 200 acres (81 hectares)
per row. Severe operating conditions such as dust, lack of
lubrication or abrasive seed coating could reduce seed disc life
expectancy to under 100 acres (40.5 hectares) per row.
Seed pocket
Agitation
groove area
(Shaded area)
- where most
wear occurs
STAINLESS STEEL WEAR BAND
Stainless steel
wear band
NOTICE
If wear band wears through or if meter is used without
wear band in place, meter housing may be damaged.
Stainless steel wear band protects meter housing from wear
and is .030" (.076 cm) thick. Replace wear band when there
is approximately .020" (.050 cm) of wear in primary wear
area. Estimated life expectancy of stainless steel wear band
is 240-800 acres (97-324 hectares) per row.
Area where most wear
occurs on wear band
Stainless steel wear band
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UPPER BRUSH
Upper brush
Upper brush holds seed in seed disc pocket in seed retention
area. Brush must apply enough pressure against seed in
seed disc pocket as disc rotates through seed retention area
to prevent seed from dropping out of disc pocket. A damaged
spot, excessive brush wear, or foreign material lodged in brush
may greatly reduce meter performance.
1
Seed retention area
3
2
Seed drop area
Replace upper brush at 120-400 acres (49-162 hectares) per
row of use or sooner if damage or excessive wear is found.
Position upper brush into inner perimeter of seed retention
area. Make sure base of brush is tight against bottom of meter
housing. Install brush retainer and three hex head screws.
Tighten screws in sequence shown in photo at right.
Lower brush
Seed loading area
Upper brush installation
NOTE: Use GD11122 upper brush retainer for soybean and cotton discs. Use GD8237 upper brush retainer for
milo/grain sorghum discs.
LOWER BRUSH
Lower brush moves seed down seed loading slots to seed pockets, isolates seed in reservoir from entering seed tube,
and cleans seed loading slots. Estimated lower brush life expectancy is 240-800 acres (97-324 hectares) per row. Replace
lower brush if bristles are deformed or missing, or if there are cracks in brush retainer.
CLEANING BRUSH-TYPE SEED METER FOR STORAGE
1. Remove meter from seed hopper by removing two thumbscrews securing meter to hopper.
2. Remove seed disc and wash with soap and water and dry thoroughly.
3. Remove three hex head screws from brush retainer. Remove brush retainer and upper brush.
4. Remove three hex head screws from lower brush. Remove lower brush and stainless steel wear band.
5. Wash all parts and meter housing with soap and water and dry thoroughly.
6. Inspect all parts and replace worn parts.
7. Reassemble meter except for seed disc. Store meter in a dry, rodent-free space with seed disc removed.
VACUUM MANIFOLD MAINTENANCE
Dust accumulates in manifolds and hoses during normal operation. Clean manifolds annually. Abnormally dusty
planting conditions may require more frequent cleaning.
1. Remove vacuum hose from each seed meter.
2. Operate vacuum fan at full hydraulic flow from tractor for two minutes to clear manifolds, hoses, and fittings of dust and debris.
3. Shut down fan and replace hoses
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VACUUM SEED METER MAINTENANCE
Front Cover
Release Button
Singulator
Seed Meter with Back
Cover Removed
Vacuum Front
Cover
Before each planting season inspect seed discs and singulator and clean or replace as needed.
Use clean, high quality seed for maximum meter accuracy. Damaged or cracked seed, hulls, and foreign material may
become lodged in seed disc orifices and greatly reduce meter accuracy.
Inspect and clean seed discs daily checking for any buildup of foreign material and blocked orifices. If seed disc
orifices are plugged frequently with seed remnants, remnants ejector wheel may need to be replaced. Clean seed disc
by washing it with soap and water. Dry thoroughly.
Inspect singulator blades and guide for wear after every 200 acres (81 hectares) per row of operation. If adjustment
of singulator blade does not affect meter performance or if blades appear worn, singulator blade may need to be
replaced.
Replace seed disc or vacuum seal if abnormally high vacuum is required or if consistent operation cannot be
achieved.
See "Preparation for Storage" on page 5-27 for additional Vacuum Seed Metering System maintenance.
NOTE: Remove seed discs from meters for annual storage and store them vertically on a dowel or pipe.
SEED METER CLEANOUT
NOTE: Use of damaged seed or seed containing foreign material will cause plugging of seed cell orifices and
require more frequent seed meter cleanout to prevent underplanting.
Thorough seed meter cleanout is important to maintain genetic purity.
1. Disengage seed drive and remove seed hopper and meter.
2. Dump seed from right rear corner of hopper into a container.
3.Lay hopper on its right side. Push release button and rotate seed meter vacuum cover clockwise to align keyhole
slots with bolt heads. Lift off cover.
4. Rotate seed disc hub clockwise to unlock and remove seed disc.
5. Empty meter.
6. Thoroughly inspect meter to ensure all seed is removed.
7. Replace seed disc. Install vacuum cover.
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CHAIN TENSION ADJUSTMENT
Drive chains have spring loaded idlers and are self-adjusting.
Remove link to shorten chain if wear stretches chain and
reduces spring tension. Check idler pivot points to make sure
they rotate freely. See “Wrap Spring Wrench Assembly” in this
section for additional information.
Additional chain links are stored inside planter frame.
Additional chain links
DRAG CLOSING ATTACHMENT
Inspect each drag closing attachment and replace any worn or
broken parts before storing planter. Check for loose hardware
and tighten as needed.
Drag Closing Attachment
GAUGE WHEEL ADJUSTMENT
Machine
bushings
Shim gauge wheel
to lightly contact
opener disc blade.
Check adjustment
in field position.
Gauge wheel adjustment
Gauge wheels should lightly contact opener blades to prevent accumulation of dirt or trash. Gauge wheels and opener
blades should turn with only slight resistance.
Add or remove machine bushings between shank and gauge wheel arm to adjust clearance between gauge wheels
and opener blades. Store remaining machine bushings between gauge wheel arm and flat washer on outer side of
gauge wheel arm.
NOTE: It may be desirable to space gauge wheel further from blade when operating in sticky soils.
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GAUGE WHEEL ARM BUSHING/SEAL REPLACEMENT
Gauge wheel arm
bushings/seals
SealSeal
BushingBushing
NOTE: Gauge Wheel Arm Bushing and Seal Driver Kit (G1K296) is available through your Kinze Dealer.
1. Remove gauge wheel from arm.
2. Remove gauge wheel arm from shank assembly.
3. Remove seal and bushing and discard. Clean and dry inner bore.
4. Drive/press replacement bushing inside bore of arm to a depth of .125" (3.2 mm) below flush.
5. Coat wiping edge of seal with grease.
6. Drive/press seal into place with lip to outside.
NOTE: Use extra care to protect the sealing lip during installation. Apply uniform pressure to assemble the
seal into the bore of the arm. Never apply a direct hammer blow to the seal surface.
7. Inspect gauge wheel pivot spindle.
8. Reinstall gauge wheel arm assembly and gauge wheel.
NOTE: Use special machine bushing between gauge wheel arm and gauge wheel.
9. Shim for proper gauge wheel tire/disc blade clearance.
10. Lubricate with an SAE multipurpose grease.
GAUGE WHEEL ARM PIVOT SPINDLE REPLACEMENT
1. Remove gauge wheel and arm assemblies from shank assembly.
Pivot spindle cap screw
2.Remove ½" x ¾" cap screw that locks pivot spindle in place and remove spindle.
3. Install replacement spindle and position as shown. Exact centering is critical.
2⅞"
(19 cm)
4.Install ½" x ¾" cap screw and torque to lock pivot spindle in place.
5. Install gauge wheel and arm assemblies. Shim for proper gauge wheel tire/disc blade clearance.
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15" SEED OPENER DISC BLADE/BEARING ASSEMBLY
NOTICE
Excessive blade contact may result in premature disc
opener bearing/hub failures and excessive wear on seed
tube guard/inner scraper. When properly adjusted, if one
blade is held in fixed position, opposite blade should rotate
with less than 5 pounds force (22 newtons) at outer edge
of blade.
Maintain approximately 1" ± ½" (3 ± .5 cm) of blade-to-blade
contact to properly open and form seed trench. As blade diameter
decreases due to wear, it is necessary to relocate machine
bushings from inside to outside to maintain 1" ± ½" (3 ± .5 cm) of
contact.
Approximately
3 cm ± .5 cm
blade-to-blade
contact.
NOTE: Proper blade clearance is critical. Blades should have 1" ± ½" (3 ± .5 cm) contact in this area. When
blades are turned by hand in opposite directions against each other, there should be only light resistance to
turning. Re-adjust blade scraper if necessary to center it between the blades.
NOTE: Replace blades If proper blade-to-blade contact cannot be maintained after relocating machine
bushings or if blade diameter wears below 14½" (37 cm).
REPLACE DISC BLADE/BEARING ASSEMBLY
NOTE: Only bearing may need to be replaced if there is excessive endplay or if bearing sounds or feels rough
when disc blade is rotated.
1. Remove gauge wheel, scraper, and bearing dust cap.
2. Remove cap screw, washer and disc blade/bearing assembly. Machine bushings between shank and disc blade are used to maintain approximate 1" ± ½" (3 ± .5 cm) of blade-to-blade contact.
NOTICE
Left hand side of opener uses a left hand threaded cap screw. DO
NOT OVER TIGHTEN. Damage to shank threads require replacement
of row unit shank assembly.
3. Install machine bushing(s), new disc blade bearing assembly, washer and cap screw. Torque ⅝"-11 Grade 5 cap screw to 110 ft-lb (149.14 N-m).
NOTE: Replace disc blades only with disc blades of equal thickness.
4. Install bearing dust cap, scraper, and gauge wheel.
REPLACE BEARING ONLY
1. Remove gauge wheel, scraper, bearing cap, cap screw, washer and disc blade/bearing assembly.
2.Remove ¼" rivets from bearing housing to expose bearing.
3. Installing new bearing. install three evenly spaced ¼" cap screws into three of six holes in bearing housing to hold bearing and bearing housing in place. Install rivets in other three holes. Remove ¼" cap screws and install rivets in those three holes.
4. Reinstall disc blade/bearing assembly, washer and cap screw. Torque ⅝"-11 cap screw to 110 ft-lb (149.14 N-m).
5. Install bearing dust cap, scraper, and gauge wheel.
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SEED TUBE GUARD/INNER SCRAPER
Seed tube guard protects seed tube and acts as inner scraper
for seed opener disc blades.
Remove seed tube and check for wear. Excessive wear on
seed tube indicates a worn seed tube guard. Replace seed
tube guard if it measures ⅝" (16 mm) or less at lower end. A
new seed tube guard measures approximately ⅞" (22.2 mm).
NOTE: No till planting or planting in hard ground
conditions, especially when planter is not equipped with
no till coulters, and/or excessive blade-to-blade contact
increases seed tube guard wear and requires more
frequent inspection and/or replacement.
Seed tube guard/inner scraper
(Gauge wheel/seed opener disc blade removed
NOTICE
Over tightening hex socket head cap screws may damage shank
threads and require replacement of shank. An excessively worn
seed tube guard may allow blades to wear into row unit shank, also
requiring replacement of shank.
Remove seed tube and two hex socket head cap screws that attach seed tube guard. Hold replacement seed tube
guard centered between seed opener disc blades. Install hex socket head cap screws. DO NOT TIGHTEN. Using a
clamp or vise-grip, squeeze opener blades together in front of seed tube guard. Tighten seed tube guard retaining
screws. Remove clamps. Distance between seed tube guard and opener blades should be equal on both sides.
Reinstall seed tube.
FRAME MOUNTED COULTER
NOTE: Torque ⅝" spindle hardware to 120 ft-lb (162.7 N-m)
See “Frame Mounted Coulter” in Row Unit Operation section of
this manual for depth and spring adjustment.
Replace 16" diameter coulter blade (1" fluted, 1" bubbled or ¾"
fluted) when worn to 14½" (maximum allowable wear).
Frame mounted coulter spindle
RESIDUE WHEELS (FOR USE WITH FRAME
MOUNTED COULTER)
Wheel hub is equipped with sealed bearings. Replace bearings
if a bearing sounds or feels rough when wheel is rotated.
Frame mounted coulter residue wheels
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ROW UNIT MOUNTED DISC FURROWER
Lubricate bushings in support arm mounting bracket at
frequency indicated in Lubrication of this section. Check each
bolt for proper torque. If bolt is loose, it should be removed and
bushing inspected for cracks and wear. Replace bushings as
necessary.
NOTE: Use only hardened flat washers. Replace damaged
flat washers with proper part. Torque bolts to 130 ft-lb
(176.2 N-m).
Blade hubs are equipped with sealed bearings. Replace
bearings if a bearing sounds or feels rough when wheel is
rotated.
Row unit mounted disc furrower
Replace solid or notched 12" diameter blades when worn to 11" (28 cm).
ROW UNIT MOUNTED BED LEVELER
Lubricate bushings in mounting bracket and links at frequency
indicated in Lubrication of this section. Check each bolt for
proper torque. If bolt is loose, it should be removed and
bushing inspected for cracks and wear. Replace bushing if
necessary.
NOTE: Use only hardened flat washers. Replace damaged
flat washers with proper part. Torque bolts to 130 ft-lb
(176.2 N-m).
Row unit mounted bed leveler
ROW UNIT MOUNTED NO TILL COULTER
Check nuts and hardware periodically for proper torque. Be sure
coulter is positioned square with row unit and aligned in front of
row unit disc opener.
NOTE: Torque ⅝" spindle hardware to 120 ft-lb (162 N-m).
Coulter blade can be adjusted to one of four settings. Initially
blade is set in highest position. As blade wears it can be adjusted
to one of three lower settings. See “Row Unit Mounted No Till
Coulter” in Row Unit Operation section of this manual.
Row unit mounted no till coulter
Replace 16" diameter coulter blade when worn to 14½" (37 cm).
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COULTER MOUNTED RESIDUE WHEELS
Wheel hubs are equipped with sealed bearings. If bearings
sound or feel rough when wheel is rotated, replace them.
Coulter mounted residue wheels
ROW UNIT MOUNTED RESIDUE WHEEL
Wheel hub is equipped with sealed bearings. If a bearing
sounds or feels rough when wheel is rotated, replace them.
SPIKED CLOSING WHEEL
Inner parts of spiked closing wheel will begin to wear at
approximately 70% of life. Flip/reverse wheel to utilize
remaining life of wheel.
Row Unit Spiked Closing Wheel
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GRANULAR CHEMICAL ATTACHMENT
Before storing planter, disengage granular chemical drive by
rotating throwout knob ¼ turn counterclockwise. Remove drive
chain and empty and clean all granular chemical hoppers.
Clean drive chains and coat them with a rust preventive spray
or submerge chains in oil. Inspect and replace worn or broken
parts.
Disengage
Install hoppers and chains. Check chain alignment.
Engage
Granular chemical throwout knob
SPRING TOOTH INCORPORATOR
Before storing planter, inspect each spring tooth incorporator
and replace worn or broken parts. Check for loose hardware
and tighten as needed.
Spring tooth incorporator
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SINGLE AND TWO-SPEED POINT ROW CLUTCH MAINTENANCE
Point row clutch is permanently lubricated and sealed and requires no periodic maintenance. Two-speed point row clutch
is similar in design and operation to standard point row clutch except for two-speed function.
Solenoid
Spring
Plunger
Actuator Arm
Wrap Spring Stop Collar
Output Hub
Input Hub
Single point row clutch main parts
Input Hub
Solenoids
Plungers
Spring
Wrap Spring
Actuator Arm
Wrap Spring
Stop Collars
Output Hub
Two-speed point row clutch main parts
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The right hand clutch operates clockwise and the left hand clutch operates counterclockwise. Therefore, some of the
parts of the clutch such as the wrap spring differ from one side of the planter to the other. Be sure to use the correct
repair part if a clutch must be repaired.
The control box is equipped with a resettable circuit breaker.
To reset the circuit breaker, press the red button on the circuit
breaker until it snaps into place. If the circuit breaker continues
to trip, check to see what is causing it to trip. See “Point Row
Clutch Troubleshooting”.
If the circuit breaker on the control box is not tripped, determine if the problem is electrical or mechanical. Place the
operational switch in the RIGHT or LEFT position. Check the clutch and wiring harness for power with a test light or
volt meter. If the solenoid is operating properly, the plunger on the solenoid will retract causing a clicking sound. The
plunger will also be magnetized which can be checked by touching the plunger with a metal object.
ACTUATOR ARM ADJUSTMENT
⅛"(±1/32") gap
(.3 cm (±.8mm))
Gap between actuator arm and stop on stop collar should be
⅛"(±1/32") (.3 cm (±.8mm)) when solenoid is NOT engaged.
Loosen nut on mounting pin and move pin in slot until there
is a ⅛"(±1/32") (.3 cm (±.8mm)) gap between arm and stop on
stop collar. Retighten nut.
NOTE: If the “Reduced Rate/Full Rate” functions fail to engage or disengage, see troubleshooting chart for
possible cause
CAM FOLLOWER ADJUSTMENT
Center Line On Center Frame
Center Of Cam Follower
Must Be Above Center
Line On Center Frame
Each wing hinge is equipped with a cam follower which floats
against a curved guide on the center frame. Check cam
followers periodically and maintain adjustment as shown below.
NOTE: Always check cam follower adjustment and make
cam follower adjustments with the planter on a flat surface
and lowered to the planting position.
To adjust cam followers:
1. Loosen ¾" cap screw on cam follower.
2. Using a ½" ratchet extension, rotate and hold cam follower
in place.
3. Torque ¾" cap screw to 150 ft. lbs. (203 Nm)
Maximum Clearance .015"
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NOTICE
Connect hydraulic motor case drain to a case drain return line with
zero pressure on tractor or hydraulic motor will be damaged. DO
NOT connect hydraulic motor case drain to SCV outlet. Contact
tractor manufacturer for specific details on “zero pressure return”.
RELIEF VALVE CARTRIDGE
Pressure relief valve located in valve block below vacuum fan motor assembly helps prevent damage to vacuum fan motor
by limiting pressure in the motor case drain line. It is set to open at 35 PSI (241.21 kPa). If valve fails to function properly, it
should be removed for inspection. Check for foreign material and contamination on valve and the seating area of valve body.
Replace if defective.
NOTE: Case drain pressure will build if the case drain hose to the tractor is connected where pressure is present.
CHECK VALVE (VACUUM FAN)
Check valve located in valve block below vacuum fan motor assembly operates as a return line check to prevent vacuum fan
motor reverse operation. Remove and inspect valve If it does not operate properly. Check for foreign material and if O-ring is
leaking internally. Replace if defective.
FLOW CONTROL VALVE
The optional dual lift assist wheels flow control valve should be adjusted as part of the assembly procedure or upon
initial operation.
If the valve fails to function properly or requires frequent adjustment, the needle valve should be removed for
inspection. Check for foreign material and contamination on both the valve and the seating area of the valve body.
Replace any components found to be defective.
NOTE: The flow control valve must be installed with the arrow pointed toward the planter.
NOTE: When oil is cold, hydraulics operate slowly. Make sure all adjustments are made with warm oil.
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ROW MARKER SEQUENCING/FLOW CONTROL VALVE INSPECTION
WARNING
Pressurized hydraulic fluid can penetrate body tissue and result in
death, serious infection, or other injuries. Fluid injected under skin
must be IMMEDIATELY removed by a surgeon familiar with this
type of injury. Make sure connections are tight and hoses and
fittings are not damaged before applying system pressure. Leaks
can be invisible. Keep away from suspected leaks. Relieve pressure
before searching for leaks or performing any system maintenance.
Port adapter, spring, 7∕16"
check ball, ¼" steel ball
Flow control valve
Needle
7∕16" hex socket plug,
detent ball and spring
Port adapter, spring, 7∕16"
check ball, ¼" steel ball
Spool
Adjustment screw
The valve block assembly consists of the row marker sequencing and flow control valves in one assembly. Sequencing
valve portion consists of a chambered body containing a spool and series of check valves to direct hydraulic oil flow.
1. Remove valve block assembly from planter.
2. Remove detent assembly and port adapter assemblies from rear of valve block.
NOTICE
Damage to spool may occur if detent assembly and port adapter
assemblies are not removed prior to removal of spool.
3. Remove plug from both sides of valve block and remove spool.
4. Inspect all parts for pitting, contamination, or foreign material. Check seating surfaces inside valve. Replace defective
parts.
5. Lubricate spool with a light oil and reinstall. Check spool moves freely in valve body.
NOTE: Make sure correct check ball(s) and spring are installed in each valve bore upon reassembly.
A flow control valve is located on each side of block assembly. Adjust flow control valves for raise and lower speed as
part of assembly procedure or upon initial operation. If valve fails to function properly or requires frequent adjustment,
remove needle valve for inspection. Check for foreign material and contamination. Make sure needle moves freely in
adjustment screw. Replace defective components.
NOTE: Hydraulics operate slowly when oil is cold. Make all adjustments with warm oil.
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ROW MARKER BEARING LUBRICATION OR REPLACEMENT
Grease seal
Outer cup
Bearing
Flat washer
Hub
Spindle
Slotted hex nut
Dust cap
Inner cup
Marker blade
Hub shield
Bearing
Cotter pin
Retainer
1. Remove retainer and marker blade.
2. Remove dust cap from hub.
2. Remove hub shield. Note direction of installation.
3. Remove cotter pin, slotted hex nut, and washer.
4. Slide hub from spindle.
5. Remove bearings and cups and discard if bearings are being replaced. Clean hub and dry. Remove bearings only and not cups if repacking.
6. Press in new bearing cups with thickest edge facing in. (Bearing replacement procedure only.)
7. Pack bearings with heavy duty wheel bearing grease thoroughly forcing grease between roller cone and bearing cage. Fill the space between the bearing cups in the hub with grease.
8. Install rubber seal into grease seal. Place inner bearing in place and press in new rubber seal/grease seal.
9. Clean spindle and install hub.
10. Install outer bearing, washer and slotted hex nut. Tighten slotted hex nut while rotating hub until there is some drag. This ensures all bearing surfaces are in contact. Back off slotted nut to nearest locking slot and install cotter pin.
11.Fill dust caps approximately ¾ full of wheel bearing grease and install on hub.
12.Install hub shield.
13.Install marker blade and retainer on hub. Tighten hardware evenly.
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WHEEL BEARING REPACK OR REPLACEMENT
Hub
Jam nuts
Bearing cup
Inner bearing
Outer bearing
Spindle
Bearing cup
1. Raise tire clear of ground and remove wheel.
2. Remove double jam nuts and slide hub from spindle.
3. Remove bearings and cups and discard if bearings are being replaced. Clean hub and dry. Remove bearings only and not cups if repacking.
4. Press in new bearing cups with thickest edge facing in. (Bearing replacement procedure only.)
5. Pack bearings with heavy duty wheel bearing grease thoroughly forcing grease between roller cone and bearing cage. Fill space between bearing cups and hub with grease.
6. Place inner bearing in place.
7. Clean spindle and install hub.
8. Install outer bearing and jam nut. Tighten jam nut while rotating hub until there is some drag. This ensures all bearing surfaces are in contact. Back off jam nut ¼ turn or until there is only slight drag when rotating hub. Install second jam nut to lock against first.
9. Install wheel on hub. Tighten hardware evenly.
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PREPARATION FOR STORAGE
Store planter in a dry sheltered area if possible.
Remove all trash wrapped on sprockets or shafts and remove dirt that can draw and hold moisture.
Clean all drive chains and coat with a rust preventative spray, or remove chains and submerge in oil.
Lubricate planter and row units at all lubrication points.
Inspect planter for parts that in need of replacement and order during “off” season.
Make sure all seed and granular chemical hoppers are empty and clean.
Remove seed discs from seed meters, clean and store meters in a rodent-free, dry area with discs removed. Store
seed discs vertically on a dowel or pipe.
Remove vacuum hose from each seed meter. Operate vacuum fan at full hydraulic flow from tractor for two minutes to
clear manifolds, hoses and fittings of dust and debris.
Clean breather on analog vacuum and pressure gauges.
Disassemble, clean and grease all U-joint slides.
Grease or paint disc openers/blades and row marker disc blades to prevent rust.
Flush liquid fertilizer tanks, hoses and metering pump with clean water. See “Piston Pump Storage” if applicable.
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ELECTRICAL WIRING DIAGRAM FOR LIGHT PACKAGE
A
B
C
White
MONITOR +12V
Black
MONITOR GROUND
Green
MONITOR DATA
3-Pin Connector
A
B
C
3-Pin Connector
* Optional customer-supplied auxiliary lights and wires may be wired into existing plug terminals.
The light package supplied on the Model 3140 planter meets ASAE Standards. For the correct wiring harness to be
wired into the lights on your tractor, check with the tractor manufacturer.
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Lubrication and Maintenance
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Model 3140
ELECTRICAL WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR POINT ROW CLUTCHES
12 Amp Circuit Breaker
CONTROL BOX ON TRACTOR
1
2
1
3
2
3
TRACTOR
HARNESS
Black
Blue
Orange
Red
(+)
Black
(-)
Orange
(-)
Ground
Blue
(+)
Red
(+)
(-)
TO BATTERY
* Red
** Blue
* Red - R.H. Point Row Clutch
** Blue - L.H. Point Row Clutch
PLANTER
HARNESS
TO BATTERY
Black
(-)
Ground
(-)
Red
(+)
Black
(-)
Red
(+)
Red (+)
Black (-)
POINT ROW CLUTCH
FOR R.H. SIDE OF PLANTER
Black
(-)
Red
(+)
Connects To Point Row
Clutch Solenoid On L.H.
Side Of Planter
Black
(-)
Red
(+)
Connects To Point Row
Clutch Solenoid On R.H.
Side Of Planter
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ELECTRICAL WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR TWO-SPEED POINT ROW CLUTCHES
CONTROL BOX ON
TRACTOR
12 Amp Circuit Breaker
Black
Blue
Orange
Red
TRACTOR HARNESS
PLANTER HARNESS
TO BATTERY
Red - R.H. Point Row
Clutch Solenoid (+)
Blue - R.H. Reduced
Rate Clutch Solenoid (+)
Black - Ground (-)
Orange/Red - L.H. Point
Row Clutch Solenoid (+)
Blue - L.H. Reduced
Rate Clutch Solenoid (+)
Black - Ground (-)
Connects To Point Row
Clutch Solenoids On L.H.
Side Of Planter
Connects To Point Row
Clutch Solenoids On R.H.
Side Of Planter
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CONTROL BOX
ON TRACTOR
1
2
3
1
2
3
1
2
(-)
3
Orange/Red - L.H. Point
Row Clutch
(+) (-)
TO BATTERY
Red - R.H. Point Row Clutch
Blue - Reduced Rate Clutch
TWO-SPEED POINT ROW CLUTCH
FOR L.H. SIDE OF PLANTER SHOWN
Point Row Clutch
Reduced Rate Clutch
34 Tooth Sprocket
Black Ground
Wire (-)
Red Wire (+)
Blue Wire (+)
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HYDRAULIC SCHEMATIC - VACUUM FAN MOTOR SYSTEM
NOTICE
Connect hydraulic motor case drain to a case drain return line with
zero pressure on tractor or hydraulic motor will be damaged. DO
NOT connect hydraulic motor case drain to SCV outlet. Contact
tractor manufacturer for specific details on “zero pressure return”.
Tractor Remote Valves
⅜" Hose (Case Drain)
½" Hose (Pressure)
¾" Hose (Return)
Bulkhead Mount
Check Valve Assembly
(Located On R.H. Side
Of Fan Assembly)
½" Hose
⅜" Hose
¾" Hose
Fan Motor
Assembly
See “HYDRAULIC SCHEMATIC FOLD SYSTEM”
See “HYDRAULIC SCHEMATIC ROW MARKER SYSTEM”
Drain Hose
Relief Valve
Check Valve
Vaccum Fan Motor Valve Block Assembly
(See Machine Operation Section)
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HYDRAULIC SCHEMATIC - FOLD SYSTEM
B
Tractor Remote Valves
A
Bulkhead Mount
Wing Fold Cylinder
Wing Fold Cylinder
Hydraulic
Hydraulic
Latch Latch
B
A
HYDRAULIC SCHEMATIC - ROW MARKER SYSTEM
Bulkhead Mount
A
Row Marker
Row Marker
Cylinder
Cylinder
B
Tractor Remote Valves
Marker Sequencing/
Flow Control Valve
R1
C1
C2
R2
1
2
B
A
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HYDRAULIC SCHEMATIC - DUAL LIFT ASSIST WHEEL PACKAGE
B
Accumulator
A
Bulkhead
Mount
16 Row 30"
Dual Lift Assist Cylinder
Dual Lift Assist Cylinder
Tractor Remote Valves
B
A
HYDRAULIC SCHEMATIC - DUAL LIFT ASSIST WHEEL PACKAGE (PLUMBED INTO 3 POINT CIRCUIT)
A
Accumulator
Bulkhead
Mount
3 Point Lift
16 Row 30"
Dual Lift Assist Cylinder
Dual Lift Assist Cylinder
Flow Control Valve Installed with arrow
pointed away from
tractor.
A
Breather
Plug
Connector
Breather
Plug
Connector
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HYDRAULIC SCHEMATIC - WING DOWN FLEX CYLINDER PACKAGE
A
B
Bulkhead
Mount
Tractor Remote Valves
B
A
Wing Down Flex Cylinder
Wing Down Flex Cylinder
HYDRAULIC SCHEMATIC - WING DOWN FLEX CYLINDER PACKAGE
AND DUAL LIFT ASSIST WHEEL PACKAGE
Bulkhead
Mount
Markers
Wing Fold
Accumulator
A
Tractor Remote Valves
B
16 Row 30"
A
B
Wing Down Flex Cylinder
Wing Down Flex Cylinder
Dual Lift Assist Cylinder
Dual Lift Assist Cylinder
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Troubleshooting
M0256-01
Model 3140
BRUSH-TYPE SEED METER
PROBLEM
Low count.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Meter RPM too high.
Misalignment between drive clutch and
meter.
Seed sensor not picking up all seeds
dropped.
SOLUTION
Reduce planting speed.
See “Seed Meter Drive Adjustment”.
Clean seed tube.
Switch meter to different row. If problem
stays with same row, replace sensor.
Lack of lubrication causing seeds not to Use graphite or talc as recommended.
release from disc properly.
Seed size too large for seed disc being Switch to smaller seed or appropriate
used.
seed disc. See “Brush-Type Seed
Meter” for proper seed disc for size of
seed being used.
Reduce amount of treatment used and/
Seed treatment buildup in meter.
or thoroughly mix treatment with seed.
Add talc.
Low count at low RPM and
Foreign material lodged in upper brush. Remove seed disc and remove foreign
higher count at higher RPM.
material from between brush retainer
and bristles. Clean thoroughly.
Worn upper brush.
Replace. See “Maintenance”.
Low count at higher RPM and
Seed disc worn in the agitation groove Replace disc. See “Maintenance”.
normal count at low RPM.
area.
High count.
Seed size too small for seed disc.
Switch to larger seed or appropriate
seed disc.
Incorrect seed rate transmission setting. Reset transmission. Refer to proper
rate chart in “Machine Operation”
section of manual.
Upper brush too wide (fanned out) for
Replace upper brush.
small seed size.
Make sure GD8237 brush retainer is
High count. (Milo/Grain Sorghum) Incorrect brush retainer being used.
installed to keep upper brush from
fanning out.
Upper brush laid back.
Seed treatment buildup on brush.
Remove brush. Wash with soap and
water. Dry thoroughly before
reinstalling. See “Maintenance”.
Buildup of foreign material at base of
Remove brush retainer and brush.
brush.
Clean thoroughly. Reinstall.
CLOSING WHEEL
PROBLEM
Closing wheel(s) leave severe imprint
in soil.
Closing wheel(s) not firming soil
around seed.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Too much closing wheel down
pressure.
Insufficient closing wheel down
pressure.
“V” closing wheel running on top of
seed furrow.
Single closing wheel not directly over
seed.
Improper centering.
Improper centering.
SOLUTION
Adjust closing wheel pressure.
Adjust closing wheel pressure. Severe
no till conditions may require use of
cast iron closing wheels.
Align. See “V Closing Wheel
Adjustment”.
Align. See “Covering Discs/Single
Press Wheel Adjustment”.
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Troubleshooting
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VACUUM SEED METER
PROBLEM
Low seed count.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Meter RPM too high.
Singulator blade setting too aggressive.
Vacuum level too low.
Seed sensor not picking up all seeds
dropped.
Seeds sticking to seed disc.
Seed treatment buildup in seed disc
recesses.
Seed size too large for disc used.
Wrong seed disc.
Failed/worn drive components.
Plugged orifices in seed disc.
Loss of vacuum at meter.
Not planting seed.
Seed bridging in hopper.
Faulty vacuum gauge reading.
Dirt in vacuum manifold.
Seed baffle (If applicable) not allowing
seed flow due to bridging of seed.
Seed disc worn.
Vacuum seal worn.
Seed hoppers empty.
Seed tube plugged/damaged.
Meter drive damaged.
Low/no vacuum.
Singulator blade setting too aggressive.
Faulty vacuum gauge.
Seed bridging in hopper.
Loss of vacuum at meter.
Wrong seed disc.
Meter drive clutch not engaged.
Fan not running.
Dirt in vacuum manifold.
SOLUTION
Reduce planting rate or planting speed.
Adjust singulator blade.
Increase fan speed.
Clean seed tube. Move meter to different row.
Use graphite or talc to aid release.
Reduce amount of treatment used and or mix
thoroughly. Add talc.
Use appropriate disc for seed size.
Use appropriate disc for seed type and size.
Inspect and replace parts as required.
Inspect and clean disc.
Check remnant ejector.
Check for foreign material between vacuum cover and
disc. Inspect parts for wear/damage. Clean or replace
as required.
Add graphite to improve seed flow.
Repair/replace gauge.
Check vacuum manifold for dirt and clean.
Mix talc thoroughly to coat all seeds. Remove seed
baffle. See Row Unit Operation section.
Replace.
Replace.
Fill seed hopper.
Clean or replace tube.
Repair/replace drive components.
Inspect vacuum system and repair as necessary.
Adjust singulator blade.
Repair/replace vacuum gauge.
Add graphite to improve seed flow.
Check for foreign material between vacuum cover and
disc. Inspect parts for wear/ damage. Clean and/or
replace as required.
Use appropriate disc for seed type and size.
Engage drive clutch.
Start fan.
Check vacuum manifold for dirt and clean.
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Model 3140
VACUUM SEED METER - Continued
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Not planting seed.
(Continued)
Seed baffle (if applicable) not allowing seed
flow due to bridging of seed.
High vacuum.
Wrong seed disc.
Singulator setting not aggressive enough.
Faulty vacuum gauge.
Poor seed spacing.
Obstruction in seed tube.
Dirty/damaged seed disc.
SOLUTION
Mix talc thoroughly to coat all seeds. Remove
seed baffle. Row Unit Operation section.
Adjust vacuum level to appropriate level.
Replace seed disc.
Adjust singulator.
Check gauge line for dirt/obstruction.
Repair/replace vacuum gauge.
Clean seed tube.
Inspect seed disc for damage, foreign material
in orifices or seed treatment buildup in
recesses. Clean or replace.
Adjust vacuum to appropriate level.
Inspect and clean meter and seed discs.
Use clean, undamaged seed.
Adjust singulator to appropriate setting.
Inspect drive components for rust,
misalignment, worn or damaged parts.
Replace/repair as required.
Adjust hitch to level toolbar and row units.
Reduce speed.
Reduce speed.
Reduce speed.
Wrong vacuum setting.
Excess foreign material in seed.
Incorrect singulator setting.
Inconsistent driveline.
Irregular seed
population.
Unable to achieve
desired vacuum level.
Toolbar not level or wrong height.
Planting too fast for conditions.
Rough field conditions.
Driving too fast.
Tractor hydraulic flow set too low.
Incorrect hydraulic connections.
Increase flow to fan motor.
Check all hydraulic connections and hose
routings.
Inspect motor and impeller for wear/damage
and repair/replace as necessary.
Damaged fan components.
Vacuum hose pinched/kinked/blocked.
Vacuum hose loose/disconnected.
Tractor not producing required hydraulic flow/
pressure.
Dirt in vacuum gauge line.
Inspect air lines for any damage or obstruction.
Clean air lines and manifold by removing end
cap from manifold and running fan at high
speed.
Inspect and reattach all air hoses.
Have tractor serviced by qualified technician.
Check gauge line for dirt/obstruction and clean.
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FINGER PICKUP SEED METER
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
One row not planting seed. Drive release not engaged.
Foreign material in hopper.
Seed hopper empty.
Row unit drive chain off of sprocket
or broken.
Unit is skipping.
Foreign material or obstruction
in meter.
Finger holder improperly adjusted.
SOLUTION
Engage drive release mechanism.
Clean hopper and finger carrier mechanism.
Fill seed hopper.
Check drive chain.
Clean and inspect.
Adjust to specifications. (22 to 25 in. lbs.
rolling torque)
Replace fingers and/or springs as required.
Increase planting speed to within
recommended range.
Stay within recommended speed range.
Adjust to specifications. (22 to 25 in. lbs.
rolling torque)
Inspect and replace if necessary.
Inspect and replace if necessary.
Reduce or eliminate additive or increase
graphite.
Remove and install correctly.
Replace.
Remove finger holder and correct.
Replace belt.
Replace brush.
Check chart for correct speed.
Inflate tires to correct air pressure.
Reduce down pressure on row unit down
force springs.
Check seed rate charts for correct sprocket
combinations.
Inflate tires to correct air pressure.
Do field check and adjust sprockets
accordingly.
Check chart for correct sprocket
combination.
Slight variations due to wear in meter
components and tire slippage due to field
conditions may produce seed spacing
variations.
Replace chains.
Reduce planting speed.
Check seed tube installation.
Replace seed tube.
Lower planter only when tractor is moving
forward.
Adjust down pressure springs.
Reduce planting speed.
Inspect and clean.
Install properly.
Broken fingers.
Planting too slowly.
Planting too many doubles. Planting too fast.
Loose finger holder.
Overplanting.
Underplanting.
Irregular or incorrect seed
spacing.
Worn brush in carrier plate.
Worn carrier plate.
Seed hopper additive being used.
Seed belt installed backwards.
Weak or broken springs.
Spring not properly installed.
Seed belt catching or dragging.
Brush dislodging seed.
Driving too fast.
Wrong tire pressure.
Drive wheels slipping.
Wrong sprockets.
Seed spacing not as
indicated
in charts.
Wrong tire pressure.
Inconsistent seed size.
Wrong sprockets.
Charts are approximate.
Stiff or worn drive chains.
Planting too fast.
Seed tube improperly installed.
Seed tube worn or damaged.
Seed tubes and/or openers Allowing planter to roll backward
plugging.
when lowering.
Inconsistent seed depth.
Rough seed bed.
Scattering of seeds.
Partially plugged seed tube.
Seed tube improperly installed.
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Model 3140
POINT ROW CLUTCH
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
None of the clutches will
disengage.
Main fuse blown in control
console.
Replace defective fuse.
Poor terminal connection in wiring
harness.
Repair or replace.
Wiring damage in wiring harness.
Repair or replace.
Low voltage at coil. (12 volts
required)
Check battery connections.
One section of planter will not reengage.
Shear pin at seed drive
transmission(s) sheared.
Replace pin with one of equal size and
grade.
One clutch will not engage.
Fuses blown.
Replace defective fuses.
Actuator arm and plunger stuck in
disengaged position.
Remove, free up and reinstall.
Actuator arm out of adjustment.
Adjust actuator arm mounting pin in slot so
that actuator arm clears stop on stop collar
by approximately ⅛" when clutch is rotated.
Wrap spring broken or stretched.
Disassemble clutch and replace spring.
Something touching the stop collar. Check to ensure collar is free to turn with
clutch.
Clutch assembled incorrectly.
Check clutch and diagram for correct
assembly.
Clutch slipping.
Wrap spring stretched.
“Lock” clutch output shaft from turning.
Place torque wrench on input shaft and
rotate in direction of drive. After input
shaft has rotated a short distance the
wrap spring should tighten onto the input
hub. If slippage occurs at less than 100 ft.
lbs. replace spring. If spring still slips after
installing new spring, replace input hub.
Planter section will not re-engage
while planter is moving forward.
Spring in actuator arm not strong
enough to push arm away from
stop collar when operational
switch is turned to the ON position.
Remove spring from inside solenoid and
stretch spring slightly or replace. Reinstall
spring. If that fails, file the stop on the
stop collar slightly so that the stop is not
as aggressive.
Frequent solenoid burnout.
Fuses too large.
Replace fuses on front panel with 10 amp
slow blow fuses.
Frequent fuse burnout.
Low voltage (12 volts required).
Check power source voltage for partially
discharged battery, etc.
Damage to wiring harness.
Locate damage and repair or replace
harness.
Input and output shafts out
of alignment.
Align input and output shafts to prevent
drag.
Input or output shaft is pushed
in too far creating a coupler.
Reposition input and output shafts.
Clutch or clutches will not
disengage.
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M0256-01
ROW MARKER OPERATION
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Both markers lowering and
only one raising at a time.
Hoses from cylinders to valve connected
backwards.
Check to ensure proper hose routing.
(See illustration below.)
Same marker always
operating.
Spool in sequencing valve not shifting.
Remove spool, inspect for foreign
material, making sure all ports in spool
are open. Clean and re-install.
Right Marker
Left Marker
Rod End
Butt End
Butt End
Speed
Control
Marker
Raise
Speed
Control
Marker
Lower
Spool
Tractor
Both markers lower and
raise at same time.
Foreign material under check ball in
sequencing valve.
Remove hose fitting, spring and
balls and clean. May be desirable
to remove spool and clean as well.
Check ball missing or installed incorrectly in Disassemble and correct. See
sequencing valve.
illustration in Parts Section.
Marker (in raised position)
settling down.
Damaged o-ring in marker cylinder or
cracked piston.
Disassemble cylinder and inspect for
damage and repair.
Spool in sequencing valve not shifting
completely because detent ball or spring is
missing.
Check valve assembly and install parts
as needed.
Spool in sequencing valve shifting back
toward center position.
Restrict flow of hydraulic oil from
tractor to sequencing valve.
Neither marker will move.
Flow control closed too far.
Loosen locking nut and turn flow
control adjustment bolt out or
counterclockwise until desired speed
is set.
Markers moving too fast.
Flow control open too far.
Loosen locking nut and turn flow
control adjustment bolt in or clockwise
until desired speed is set.
Sporadic marker operation
speed.
Needle sticking open in
flow control valve.
Remove flow control, inspect and
repair or replace.
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