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OPERATORS MANUAL
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FERTILISER SPREADER
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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
BEFORE USING THE MACHINE
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Dear customer...
Accident prevention and safety issues
Proper use
Transporting the ZSB twin-disc fertiliser spreader
on public roads
Warning and information decals on the ZSB twin-disc
fertiliser spreader
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Machine specification
Technical data for the ZSB series
Notes on the delivery of the machine
Delivery
Standard equipment
Optional equipment
Operating instructions
Fitting the PTO shaft
Installation - 3-point linkage
Hydraulic remote controle with 1 ram
(optional equipment
Setting the spreader
Single sided spreading
Calibration check
Late top dressing
Spreading on headlands
Boundary spreading with boundary spread
limiter
Boundary spreading with boundary disc DEB
Cleaning and maintenance
Special notes
Essential tips on spreading
Avoiding spreading errors
Fault diagnosis and trouble shooting
Warranty conditions
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Dear customer!
We are confident that your RAUCH fertiliser spreader, with its
many outstanding features, will justify the trust which, by your
purchase you have shown in the machine. We have made every effort
to provide you with a high performance, reliable, precision
machine.
It is very important that you read and thoroughly understand these
instructions taking careful note of the safety information BEFORE
operating the machine. This manual provides a comprehensive guide
to the machine controls and all the information necessary for the
efficient and safe operation, maintenance and care of your
machine.
PLEASE NOTE: Any damage resulting from operator errors and/or
mis-use is excluded from our guarantee.
TYPE: MACHINE No.:
We recommend that you make a note of the machine type and serial
number of your fertiliser spreader in the space above. You will
find both in the type plate fixed to the frame of the machine.
Please quote this information when ordering spare parts, optional
equipment and accessories or making any claims under the guar-
antee.
TECHNICAL IMPROVEMENTS
We are committed to a policy of constant improvement of all RAUCH
products. We therefore reserve the right to carry out, without
prior notice, any improvements or changes which we feel will
benefit our products without any obligation, on our part, to carry
out such improvements or changes to machines which have already
been sold.
If you have any questions about these, or any of our products,
please do not hesitate to contact us.
With kind regards
RAUCH
Farm Machinery
NOTE: MACHINE DELIVERY
please check your machine thoroughly for any transport damage or
missing parts. Claims can only be accepted if we are notified at
the time of delivery. Please ask the haulier to acknowledge any
transport damage. In case of doubt contact your dealer or the
factory direct.
ATTENTION!!!
When this symbol appears in the manual, it means that the
safety of the operator, assistants, bystanders, OT normal
operation of the machine could be in danger. It is essential
that you strictly observe all safety instructions. It is
vitally important that you make sure that all users have the
opportunity to read and thoroughly understand these instruc-
tions.
ACCIDENT PREVENTION AND SAFETY ISSUES
Most accidents connected with these machines happen because
someone ignores the most elementary safety rules during operation,
maintenance or transport operation. Tt is vital that every person
who comes into contact with this machine - be it the purchaser
himself, a member of his family, an employee or bystander - must
strictly obey the following main safety rules. Other safety
instructions are to be found on the decals which are placed on
various prominent parts of the machine. Only persons who are
completely familiar with the machine and who have been instructed
in the dangers associated with it should be allowed to maintain or
repair the machine.
la Please observe the safety notes contained in these operating
instructions and all current statutory safety and accident
prevention regulations!
2. Warning and instruction decals provide essential information
concerning safe operation - observe them for your own safety!
3. Please check all nuts, bolt and other fixings for tightness,
especially those on dises and disc blades.
4. Before using the machine, operators must familiarise them-
selves with all parts of the equipment and the function of
all controls and adjustments. Finding out during operation
may be too late!
5, Before using the spreader for the first time check that the
tractor/spreader combination is road worthy and in a safe
operating condition.
6. Before filling the hopper with fertiliser make sure the
working slide is in the closed position.
Fa Before adjusting, lubricating, cleaning or carrying out any
operation on the machine, switch off the PTO drive, switch
off the tractor engine and wait until all moving parts have
come to a complete stop. Disconnect PTO shaft.
8. Keep hands feet and clothing well away from moving parts. Do
not put your hands into the hopper. It contains a rotating
auger! Do not wear loose clothing!
9. Keep the hopper free of any foreign matter.
10. Before starting the machine, ensure that no person is present
in the danger area around the fertiliser spreader. Make sure
vou have a good view all round! (Watch out for children!)
11. Only start the fertiliser spreader when all safety devices
and guards have been properly fitted.
ATTENTION !!
SOME COMPONENTS CONTINUE RUNNING
AFTER SWITCH OFF !!
FERTILISER IS THROWN FROM THE OUTLETS
AT HIGH SPEED AND CAN BE DANGEROUS „”
MAKE SURE THAT ALL PERSONS LEAVE THE
SPREADING ZONE BEFORE STARTING THE SPREADER.
12. Never leave the fertiliser spreader running unattended.
13. It is illegal to carry passengers when transporting or using
the fertiliser spreader.
14. When checking, adjusting or repairing the machine, always
ensure that the spreader cannot be switched on by mistake.
15. Before taking the fertiliser spreader onto public roads,
ensure that the spreader conforms to Road Traffic regulations
(check with the authorities what protective equipment, lights
and warning signs are required).
16. Before leaving the tractor unattended, lower the spreader to
the ground, switch off engine and remove ignition key.
17. Never allow anyone to enter the space between tractor and
implement without preventing the vehicle from rolling away
unintentionally. Apply the parking brake and/or chock the
wheels!
18. Make sure that the weight of the spreader does not make the
tractor unstable. In many cases it will be necessary to add
suitable weights to the front of the tractor so that
tractor/spreader stability steering and safety (and braking
and traction for 4WD tractors) is not affected by the weight
of the fully laden spreader. Observe maximum axle weight and
permissible gross laden weight of the tractor.
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19. The maximum payload of the ZSB fertiliser spreader is 1800kg.
For easy reference the densities (weight per litre) of
different fertiliser types are listed in the calibration
charts.
20. We recommend that you arrange for your dealer to check the
condition of your spreader at the end of every season. He
will pay special attention to disc speeds, hydraulic
equipment and all fixings.
21, In the event of a mechanical hydraulic or electrical
breakdown during operation, switch off the spreader im-
mediately. Stop tractor engine and remove the ignition key
before checking and repairing damage.
22. Any defects on the PTO shaft/guards must be repaired before
the fertiliser spreader is used.
ЗВ ATTENTION! DANGER FROM FERTILISER!
Improper selection and use of fertilisers can have
serious effects on people, animals, plants and on the
environment in general.
Always select the correct fertiliser for your
application. Always handle with care. Obey the
fertiliser manufacturer’s instructions to the letter.
PROPER USE
7SB twin-disc fertiliser spreaders are designed to spread dry
prilled and granular fertilisers. Different discs are used
depending on working width, type of fertiliser and spreading task
(basic spreading, late-top dressing).
Any other use is inappropriate. Any defects arising therefrom will
invalidate the manufacturers guarantee; any risk associated
therewith is borne entirely by the user.
"Proper use" also entails full compliance with all operating,
maintenance and repair instructions issued by the manufacturer.
Your Z7SB twin-disc fertiliser spreader should only be used,
maintained and repaired by persons who are familiar with the
machine and who have received instructions with regards to
potential dangers.
All current, appropriate, accident prevention requirements, and
all other generally recognised safety, technological, work-related
and road traffic legislation must be observed.
Any guarantee claims against the manufacture, for damage resulting
form unauthorised alterations to the machine will be ruled
invalid.
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TRANSPORTING THE ZSB TWIN-DISC FERTILISER SPREADER ON PUBLIC
ROADS.
When driving on public roads and paths, ensure that the trac-
tor/spreader combination complies with all relevant Road Traffic
and Construction & Use regulations (overall permissible weight,
overall permissible axle weight, lighting, warning signs etc.).
Lighting
The following notes apply in Germany. Please check the road traf-
fic regulation in your country and carry out the necessary modi-
fications before transporting the machine on public roads. It IB
doubt consult your dealer for advice.
If the tractor lights or number-plate are obstructed by the sprea-
der, they must be repeated on the rear of the fertiliser spreader,
even during daytime use. 1
Watch the weight on the front axle!
Even with the fertiliser spreader fully loaded the steering,
braking and stability of the tractor/spreader combination must not
be affected. The steered axle is sufficiently weighted when the
load carried by the front axle amounts to at least 20% of the
unladen weight of the vehicle. Never exceed the permissible axle
weight or the permissible overall weight of the tractor unit.
WARNING AND INFORMATION DECALS ON THE ZSB TWIN-DISC FERTILISER
SPREADER
The decals on the machine are designed and positioned to
increase the safety of all persons working with the machine.
Please instruct anyone who works with the machine to obey all
the warning and instruction information on these decals.
Replacement decals are available through your dealer. Damaged
or missing decals should be replaced in their original
location immediately.
All warning decals must be kept clean and readable at all
times.
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Те MACHINE SPECIFICATION
1.1 TECHNICAL DATA FOR THE ZSB SERIES
Hopper Filling | Filling Capacity Working Power Weight
size height width approx. approx.kg width requirement | approx.
cm cm cm litres maximum m appropx. kW kg
payload
SB 190 x 120 99 180 900 1800 12/15/16/ 35 230
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Hopper extension 1100/ 190 x 120 99 174 1100 1800 on ferti- 40 20
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extension 1300 190 x 120 109 174 1300 1800 bration 45 30
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extension 1500 | 190 x 120 134 170 1500 1800 : 50 40
exlension 1500111 | 240 x 120 115 230 1500 1800 50 50
extension 1800111 | 240x120 125 230 1800 1800 60 60
д, NOTES ON THE DELIVERY OF THE MACHINE
2.1 DELIVERY
Before signing for the machine check that the machine serial
number on the frame (front right when looking in the direction of
travel) and Hopper (top right when looking in the direction of
travel) are identical.
ATTENTION!
Please check that the spreading discs are correctly
installed: The discs are stamped with L (left-hand) and R
(right hand) when viewed in the direction of travel.
Check that all fixings are seated properly and tightened
correctly, especially tho discs and blades.
Please check your machine thoroughly for any transport damage or
missing parts. Claims can only be considered if we are notified at
the time of delivery. Please ask the haulier to acknowledge any
transport damage. In case of doubt contact your dealer or the
factory direct.
2.2 STANDARD EQUIPMENT
The following are part of the standard machine:
1 Agitator, 2 lower-link pins, 1 top-link pin, 1 PTO drive shaft,
1 double acting hydraulic cylinder FHD 1 B and one pair of discs
as per your order.
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Various hopper extensions are available which increase
capacity to 1100 1/1500 1/1800 1. The frame on the ZSB series
is designed for a maximum payload of 1800 kg.
Boundary spread limiter GHB (this limit the throw of material
to approx. 75 cm from the tractor track centre enabling
accurate spreading right up to the field boundary.
Border discs for use with tramlines
DEB 6 6m from track centre to field boundary (12m
tramline)
DEB 7.5/8 7.5/8m from track centre to field boundary
(15/16m tramline)
DEB 9 9m from track centre to field boundary (18m
tramline)
Row spreading attachment RFZ for 4 or 6 rows
Hopper sieve
Calibration check set
slide, bucket, calibration slide rule)
Hopper-cover - state spreader type when ordering
Hydraulic remote control
For one-sided spreading to the left :
— FH 1 KB - with stop valve, 1 single-acting spoolvalve
required on tractor.
For one-sided spreading to the right or left:
FH 2 KB - 2 single-acting spool valves required.
— FHD 2 B - 2 double-acting spool valves required
ZSB Sub frame for plug-in lighting system
Complete lighting kit, 3-section lights/holders
RAUCH-Control - electronic monitor for tractor speed and PTO-
shaft speed, warnings for PTO-over/under speed and area-
meter.
PTO-shaft with slip clutch
Chassis FGS 2500
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3. 1
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
FITTING THE PTO SHAFT
Only use drive shafts approved by the manufacturer.
When first attaching the spreader to the tractor, the length of
the shaft must be matched to your tractor. If the shaft is too
long, the PTO drive and the spreader will be damaged when the
spreader is raised.
la When at maximum extension, the PTO-
shaft sections should overlap by at
least 100 mm.
2. When pushed together the PTO-shaft
must not bottom out. There should be
a minimum clearance of 1 cm. (Fig. 1)
Zu If necessary, shorten inner and outer
shaft by the same length on both hal-
ves (Fig. 2 and 3).
4. Chamfer edges and carefully remove all
burs and swarf (Fig. 4).
5. Grease inside of outer tube (Fig. 5).
6. Fit PTO Shaft and connect securing
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chains on the free end (Fig. 6).
Make sure the shaft is free to move!
ATTENTION:
During work the angle of the standard PTO shaft must not
exceed 25°. For greater angle settings (eg. late-top
dressing), use a wide-angle PTO shaft. Ensure these checks
are always carried out otherwise the PTO shaft will be
subjected to excessive wear and early failure.
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The shaft guards must always be properly fitted to the shaft,
and the tractor PTO guards must be fitted and in perfect
condition!
Pay special attention to the overlap of the PTO shaft
sections when in transport and working positions!
Before fitting/removing the drive shaft, always switch SEL
the tractor PTO, switch off the tractor engine and remove the
ignition key!
Always fit the shaft the correct way round! The end of the
PTO shaft marked with the tractor symbol fits onto the trac-
tor.
To prevent the PTO guard from turning, connect up the safety
chains!
Before switching on the PTO drive, make sure that the correct
tractor PTO speed is selected to match the implement.
Before switching on the PTO drive, make sure that all
bystanders are standing clear!
Never turn on the PTO without the tractor engine running!
Never let anyone get close to any rotating shaft!
Before cleaning, lubricating, or adjusting any PTO driven
implement or PTO shaft, always switch off PTO drive, switch
off engine and remove ignition key!
When detaching drive shaft from the tractor PTO, place in the
holder provided!
After detaching the drive-shaft make sure you refit the cover
on the tractor PTO shaft
ENGAGE PTO DRIVE AT LOW TRACTOR ENGINE SPEED ONLY!
PTO-SHAFT FITTED WITH SAFETY SLIP CLUTCH - ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
(OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT)
The safety-clutch must be fitted on the implement side.
Installation on the tractor side is only allowed when
the clutch is protected by a safety guard on the tractor
side. Correct function of the friction coupling should
be checked at the end of each season by your dealer
workshop.
Slide PTO-shaft with safety clutch onto the spreader shaft
until the set screw is located precisely above the key way.
Tighten set screw and secure with lock nut.
TMPORTANT! Regularly check set screw for tightness.
Additional instructions relating to the PTO-shaft/clutch are
supplied with the PTO-shaft.
INSTALLATION - 3-POINT LINKAGE
m Refer to the tractor operator’s manual to determine the
correct 3 point linkage attachment points to use.
= Before fitting or removing the implement to/from the 3-
point linkage ALWAYS make sure that the controls are set
in such a way that it is impossible to lift or lower the
implement by accident.
m When using 3-point linkage, the linkage category of the
tractor and of the implement must be the same - if not
then you should obtain the proper conversion kit from
your dealer.
m The 3-point linkage geometry gives rise to dangerous
areas which can cause cutting or crushing injuries.
m If using external controls for raising/lowering the 3-
point linkage, never get between tractor and implement!
el Adjust the 3-point linkage stabilisers/sway
blocks/check-chains so that when the implement is in the
transport position, sideways movement is eliminated.
m When travelling on public roads with a raised implement,
ensure the linkage height control lever is locked to
prevent accidental lowering of the implement!
The ZSB fertiliser spreader is designed to couple to a category II
3-point linkage.
A second lower link pin position is provided as standard. This
gives an extra 140 mm mounting height - useful for late top-
dressing.
Adjust the 3 point linkage so that the spreader is level when
viewed from the rear, and adjust the tractor linkage check-
chains/struts to limit any sideways movement of the implement (ie.
brace lower links).
In order to achieve precision spreading it is very important that
the working height of the spreader is adjusted to the exact
measurements given in the calibration charts (Points A & B). Final
adjustment should be carried out to the spreader in the field.
Select the implement mounting height depending on the required
working width (distance between tracks).
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ATTENTION!
COMPONENTS CONTINUE TO SPIN AFTER THE
TRACTOR/DRIVE HAS BEEN SWITCHED OFF!
DANGER FROM FERTILISER BEING THROWN AT
HIGH SPEED!
KEEP BYSTANDERS WELL CLEAR OF THE WOR-
KING AREA!
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3.3 HYDRAULIC REMOTE CONTROL WITH 1 RAM (OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT)
(Installation tips: see separate installation instructions)
FH 1 KB (Single acting)
Function
This hydraulic remote control works with a single acting control
valve. Pressurizing the cylinder closes the slide. When the
control valve is in the ‘floating’ position, the spring pushes the
setting lever against the previously set adjusting stop.
Oil pressure closes - spring tension opens.
Operation
If the adjusting lever is disconnected, single sided spreading is
possible. However this only allows for spreading to the left-hand
side. 'or manual operation the hydraulic ram can be removed.
Since oil leaks out of the control valve (particularly in older
tractors), it is possible that the slide lever may slowly open,
especially on longer transport journeys. For this reason, single-
acting remote controls are provided with a stop-valve which should
be closed before starting the journey - thereby avoiding any
chance of the slide lever opening unintentionally.
When the spreader is to be stored for long periods, open the slide
lever in order to relieve the spring tension.
FHD 1 B (standard equipment)
Function
This hydraulic remote control works with a double acting control
valve. The slide is opened and closed under hydraulic pressure.
Operation
If the adjusting lever is disconnected, single sided spreading is
possible. However this only allows for spreading to the left-hand
side. For manual operation the hydraulic ram can be removed.
FH 2 KB (2 single acting control valves are required).
Function and operation
Connect both hydraulic lines to both hydraulic connections on the
tractor. The slide is closed when the respective control valve for
the slide is pressurised. When the control valve is in the float
position the spring pushes the setting lever up to the previously
set adjusting stop.
When oil leaks past the control valve (particularly in older
tractors) it is possible that the slide lever may slowly open,
“especially on longer journeys or during filling. For this reason
each hose-end is provided with a stop-valve which should be closed
before start of journey or similar thereby avoiding unintentional
opening of the slide lever.
When storing the spreader for a long period, open the slide lever
in order to relieve the spring tension. 13
FHD 2 B (2 double acting control valves are required).
Function and operation
Connect the four hydraulic lines to the hydraulic connections on
the tractor. The slide is closed/opened when the respective
control valve for this slide is pressurised. We recommend that you
connect the hydraulic lines in a logical manner, i.e. control
valve forward = open, valve backwards = close, so you can actuate
both control valve levers with one hand and open both slides
together.
EFFECT ON THE CALIBRATION CHART (1 & 2 RAM REMOTE CONTROL) )
When compiling the calibration charts for the ZSB, the adjusting
lever was manually operated. The hydraulic ram, due to its lower
starting point, tends to open the slide slightly further. To
compensate we recommend that when working with 1 hydraulic ram,
select 1 index position less, e.g. if the calibration charts give
the value 16, select 15 instead.
For hydraulic remote controls with 2 rams select 2_ index positions
less than the value given in the calibration chart, e.g. 14
instead of 16.
We recommend that the slide, lever and joints are regularly
greased in order to ensure that the remote control works properly.
It may be advisable in special circumstances to remove the two
leaf springs which grip on to the adjusting components, by
removing the rivets.
Attention! The power driven components (adjusting lever, slide)
can be dangerous. Injuries may result from squashing and cutting:
ATTENTION! IMPORTANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS - ALL
REMOTE CONTROLS!!!
Before fitting the hydraulic ram onto the adjusting
levers check the installation length (with closed slide
and extended ram). The installation length can be
adjusted by slackening the lock-nut and turning the
clevis. Incorrect adjustment of installation length
leads to damage of adjusting levers or bearing bolts.
Important for remote controls with 2 rams.
To avoid damage to the adjusting mechanism remove the
round operating handle so that the two levers are
permanently disconnected.
This is important as otherwise the hydraulic rams may
bend the adjusting levers.
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3.4 SETTING THE SPREADER
The values given in the calibration chart are derived from
practical tests in the test hall. The spreader settings were
achieved with fertiliser in perfect condition from each respective
manufacturer.
We would particularly like to emphasize the fact that physical
characteristics of fertilisers can vary - even within the same
type and brand - due to differences in quality of granules,
density, size of particles, texture of particles etc,
These variations in the fertiliser can influence the
spreading characteristics quite markedly and, as a result,
you may find that the fertiliser application rate may differ
slightly from the rates predicted by the calibration charts.
The data provided in the calibration chart cannot be totally
relied upon and ,therefore, to ensure accuracy the machine
should be recalibrated for application rate and spread
pattern in every case.
We cannot guarantee that your fertiliser has the same spreading
characteristics as the fertiliser tested in our plant even if it
is from the same manufacturer and of the same type. In order to
achieve the desired spread pattern it may therefore be necessary
to change to a different setting if flow characteristics of the
fertiliser being applied vary from that of the fertilisers we have
tested. Careful calibration of the settings on long test runs is
always more accurate than guess work.
We therefore recommend you to use only granular fertilisers from
well known manufacturers and if possible only those fertilisers
listed in our calibration charts. Should some types of fertilisers
be missing from the charts please let us know.
SPREADING UREA: This highly concentrated nitrogen fertiliser
is, due to its importation from various sources, extremely
variable in quality. Different spreader settings to those
given in our charts may therefore be required. Please also
note the higher wind sensitivity of urea.
Be especially careful when setting the machine. Even minor ad-
justment errors can result in a substantial deterioration of the
spread pattern. We would particularly like to point out that no
liability for consequential losses due to spreading errors can be
accepted (see point 6.1).
Before any adjustments or other work is undertaken - such as
lubricating or cleaning of the machine - always first switch
off PTO, switch off tractor engine and remove ignition key.
Always wait until all moving components have come to a
complete standstill before undertaking any work on the
equipment.
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Setting the output on the ZSB spreader 1s made easy and safe by
using the large scale.
Using the calibration chart select the scale setting corresponding
to the required tractor speed and application rate. Set the end-
stop on the adjuster segment to this value (grey edge on one of
the 39 setting points).
When adjusting the end-stop by 1 hole, the stop position changes
by 2 scale points. To adjust by 1 scale point only, turn the pull
handle on the end-stop and lock into the offset holes (see fig.).
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ATTENTION:
Rate setting using remote control with
a) 1 ram: set 1 position less
b) 2 rams: set 2 positions less
than figure given in the calibration chart.
When the tractor has reached the required PTO speed open both
slide levers to their end-stops to start spreading.
3.41 SINGLE SIDED SPREADING
When spreading to the right or left, disconnect the operating
levers by pulling on the round control lever and then fully open
the appropriate slide lever for the side you wish to spread.
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3.5 CALIBRATION CHECK
To ensure an accurate application rate we recommend that a new
static calibration test is carried out each time a new type or
batch of fertiliser is used. The calibration check is carried out
with PTO operating and tractor standing still.
Calculation of exact tractor speed:
To calculate the tractor speed precisely, drive along a measured
100m on a field with the hopper half full and measure the time
taken.
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Tractor speed = 360
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Example: 360
36sec = 10km per hr.
To determine the required output per minute:
The calibration check is usually only carried out on the left hand
outlet. However the fertiliser guantity required 15 calculated for
both outlets (total working width), ie. calculated quantities must
be halved.
kg/min = Tractor speed (km/h) x working width in m x application rate (kg/ha)
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Imperial calculation:
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Tractor speed (mph) x working width (ft) x appl. rate (lbs/acre)
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Example: 7.5km/h x 18m x 360kg/ha = 81 kg/min
Therefore 40,5 kg of fertiliser must be deposited through one
outlet in one minute. Several attempts may be necessary before you
find the correct aperture setting (use values provided in the
charts as a guideline).
Application rate figures for a selection of outputs and tractor
speeds are provided in the calibration chart.
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This calculation can also be carried out using a calibration slide
rule (optional equipment).
For instance, if you position the 200kg/ha mark against 15m on the
working width scale and then read the value for kg/min off above
8km/ha on the speed scale you get 40kg/min as the required
fertiliser flow rate from both outlets.
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Be aware of the danger areas near the rotating components
when carrying out the calibration check.
Installation instruction - calibra-
tion chute (optional equipment)
Remove the left hand (in direction
of travel) disc, hook up chute and
place bucket underneath (see fig. Ju
Before using for the first time,
stick PVC profile of chute to the
1.h. half of the opening. Determine
the scale position for the output
required using the calibration SEE eme
chart and set end-stop on adjuster és AE
segment accordingly. Set PTO-shaft a
speed according to the calibration КН ооо
chart and open the 1.h. slide to
its end- stop.
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3.6 LATE-TOP DRESSING
Special discs for late-top dressing are offered as optional
equipment. These have been specially developed for this type of
work and the type of fertiliser used.
Do not confuse left and right discs. (in the direction of
travel) The marks L (left) and R (right) are stamped on the
bottom of the discs and corresponding blades. Also note the
designations NA, NB, SA, SB, etc.
Precise centering of disc on hubs is essential.
Place plastic cap nuts onto disc and turn counter clockwise in
order to locate the thread. Then tighten clockwise. Do not cross
thread! Lightly tighten plastic cap nuts using screw driver or
steel strip. Do not overtighten!
Replace defective plastic cap nuts immediately (damaged
thread, cracks, breakages).
ATTENTION! Discs are fast rotating components - hence
DANGER!
The nut is prevented from working loose by means of a lock-nut.
Check plastic cap nut after the first hour of operation for
tightness. We recommend that the thread of the steel hub is
lightly greased occasionally.
Mount the fertiliser spreader on the tractor as per measurements
given in the calibration chart. Obtain application rate from
calibration chart for normal spreading.
If the spreader cannot be set to the height stated, the lower 3-
point link pins can be set in the lower positions thereby giving
140 mm additional height.
IMPORTANT:
If the setting of linkage results in PTO shaft angle exceed-
ing 25°, use a wide angle PTO shaft. Obtain application rate
from calibration chart for normal spreading.
3.7 SPREADING ON HEADLANDS
In order to allow precise spreading on field headlands and boun-
daries, RAUCH offers boundary spreading equipment or headland
discs as optional equipment. These avoid spreading fertiliser into
hedgerows or under-application on field edges.
3.7:1 BOUNDARY SPREADING WITH BOUNDARY SPREAD LIMITER GHB
(1 slide open)
Limitation of spread width (select r.h. or l.h. side) to 75 cm
from tractor centre to field edge. Not for use with tramlines.
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3.7.2 BOUNDARY SPREADING WITH BOUNDARY DISC "DEB" (both slides
open)
For use with tramlines.
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DEB 7,5/8 8 m 12 m
DEB 9 9 = 15m
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DEB 10/12 10,5 a 18 m
DES 10/12 12 =
4. CLEANING and MAINTENANCE
fa As a general rule carry out maintenance, fault diag-
nosis, repairs and cleaning operations with drive and
engine switched off! Remove ignition key!
в When carrying out maintenance work with a spreader in
the raised position, always secure with suitable jacks
or blocks!
El All spare parts must meet the technical requirements set
by the equipment manufacturer! This can only be ensured
by using original spare parts.
E Regularly check fixing components for tightness and
retighten where necessary.
hi Safety guards which are removed during repair,
maintenance and cleaning operations must be refitted in
their original position before using the fertiliser
spreader again.
m Dispose of oils and greases according to environmental
regulations.
Cleaning or washing of the fertiliser spreader immediately after
use ensures a long service life (clean lubricated only at locat-
ions where the oil can be separated from the wash water).
In order to thoroughly clean the spreader, the hopper can be
removed after slackening the cap nuts and removing the auger from
its bayonet fixing.
We recommend that, after cleaning, you treat the spreader with
corrosion protection. (Only use biologically degradable
protection).
The gearbox is permanently lubricated and under normal circum-
stances should not require any maintenance. The gearbox is factory
filled with sufficient oil making topping up unnecessary. Change
the gearbox oil after 2-ter repeated use of a pressure washer and
where fertiliser with a high dust content has been spread. The
drain plug is also the filler (Capacity: 2 litres Gearbox oil SAE
140). The drain plug is not an oil level plug.
It is extremely important that you keep the spreading com-
ponents (disc blades, slide apertures and outlets) clean and
any damaged component must be replaced immediately.
In order to guarantee correct flow of fertiliser to each spreading
disc, the metering slide aperture Was factory set at position 2
(third position on scale) using a setting pin of 1 mm dia. Should
any faults occur check the slide opening and readjust if neces-
sary.
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5. SPECIAL NOTES
5.1 Check all screw connections for tightness after the first 20
hours of operation.
5.2 The maximum payload of the ZSB spreader is 1800 kg. Any load
greater than that voids your guarantee cover.
The load can be determined without a weighbridge by
calculation using the density of the fertiliser. Weigh
precisely 1 litre of fertiliser, giving the density in
kg/litre.
Check the density of your fertiliser before loading the
hopper.
The following guidelines may help:
approx. 0,8 urea
approx. 1,0 KAS
approx. 1,2 NPK, Kali-fertiliser
approx. 1,4 Kieserit, phosphate-fertiliser
The density of those fertilisers listed in the calibration chart
can be found in the top field of the chart.
The following load limits must be adhered to for all ZSB spread-
=>
ZSB 900: 900 1 - 1800 kg Normal loading of hopper.
Z5B 1100: 1 - 1800 kg Normal loading of hopper.
0.8 kg/l - kg/l Normal loading of hopper.
1,6 kg/l Load hopper to only 85 %.
ZSB 1500: 1 - 1800 kg
0.8 kg/l - kg/1l Normal loading of hopper.
1.3 kg/l Load hopper to just under
filling edge.
1.6 kg/l Load hopper to only 75%.
ZSB 1800: 1 - 1800 kg
0.8 kg/l - kg/l Normal loading of hopper.
1.3 kg/l Load hopper to only 75%.
1.6 kg/l Load hopper to only 65%.
5.3 Engage PTO-Shaft only at low revs.
5.4 ATTENTION! Keep away from rotating discs - DANGER of personal
injury!
Changing discs:
Disc removal:
Slacken plastic cap nuts (steel strip) and remove discs.
Disc installation:
Set disc precisely onto the centering hub. Place plastic cap nuts
onto disc and turn counter clockwise in order to locate the
thread. Then tighten clockwise. Do not cross thread! Lightly tigh-
ten plastic cap nuts using a screw driver or a steel strip. Do not
overtighten!. The nut is stopped from working itself loose by a
lock-nut.
Check screw fixings for tightness after the first hour of operat-
ion. We recommend that you occasionally lightly grease the thread
of the steel hub.
Do not confuse left and right discs. (in the direction of
travel) The marks L (left) and R (right) are stamped on the
bottom of the discs and corresponding blades. Also note the
designations NA, NB, SA, SB, etc.
Precise centering of disc on hubs is essential.
Replace defective plastic cap nuts immediately (damaged
thread, cracks, breakages).
ATTENTION! Discs are fast rotating objects - hence DANGER!
6. ESSENTIAL TIPS ON SPREADING
6.1 AVOIDING SPREADING ERRORS!
The modern design and quality construction of RAUCH fertiliser
spreaders, together with extensive and continuous testing in our
own factory test facility, we have created the pre-requisites for
perfect, precision spread patterns.
Despite the careful production of our spreaders, and even with
proper use, the possibility of variations in flow rate, and even
total blockages, cannot be totally excluded. Such circumstances
can, for instance, be caused by the following:
m Variable consistency of fertiliser and seeds (eg.
distribution of particle sizes, densities, granule shape)
m lumpy and damp fertiliser
e wind-drift
Ei blockage or bridging (eg. foreign material, pieces of bag,
moist fertiliser....)
в humps and dips in the field
El wear of wearing components (eg. auger, agitators, disc
blades, outlets).
ei accident damage
m lack of cleaning or corrosion prevention
m incorrect PTO speed or tractor forward speed
Fi fitting of incorrect discs (or mistaking 1.h. and r.h. discs)
m missing out the calibration check
el incorrect fertiliser spreader height settings (not setting
spreader pitch as per calibration chart)
el loose linkage check chains or spreader not level when viewed
from rear
Therefore it is very important that you check that your fertiliser
spreader is functioning correctly and accurately before every job
and even during the job.
All claims for consequential losses, which have not been caused to
the fertiliser spreader itself, are excluded from the
manufacturer’s liability. This includes any liability for cons-
equential losses due to spreading errors. Any unauthorised
alterations to the spreader may result in consequential losses
which are excluded from the liability of the supplier.
In case of deliberate action or gross negligence of the cwner or
one of his employees, and in cases where the fault of the object
of supply is covered by product liability for personal or physical
loss, the liability exclusion of the supplier does not apply. The
exclusion does also not apply in the absence of characteristics
which have been expressly assured, and when these assurances were
given precisely for the purpose of assuring the user against
losses which have not been caused on the object of supply itself.
6.2 FAULT DIAGNOSIS AND TROUBLE SHOOTING
m Uneven distribution of fertiliser
- Remove any fertiliser build up from discs, disc blades and
outlet channels.
- Check correct disc selection according to calibration chart.
Check discs are correctly seated (note l.h. and r.h. side).
es Too much fertiliser deposited around tractor tracks
- Check disc blades and outlet. Replace all defective
components immediately.
в Excessive fertiliser in overlapping zone
- The fertiliser has a coarser surface than the fertiliser
tested for the calibration chart.
- PTO speed is higher than that shown on the tractor
tachometer. Have PTO shaft speed checked.
El Spreader applies different amount on left hand and right hand
sides.
= Check slide openings (see point 4.).
E Fertiliser trickles from hopper with slide closed
- Check clearance between lower edge of agitator and hopper
floor. If greater than 1 mm, shim hopper supports to
compensate.
El Chattering discs
- Check tightness and threads of plastic cap nuts and possibly
replace.
FAULTS IN HYDRAULIC SLIDE OPERATION
El Lift ram fails to open.
= Slides too tight. Free slide, lever and joints. If necessary
free leaf springs on adjusting levers through removal of
rivets.
El Lift ram opens too slowly.
- Oil is too thick. Drill out flow limiter to 1 mm or exchange
(request to factory). In order to gain access to the flow
limiter, unscrew fixing nut of pressure hose on ram inlet
port (top connection in double acting rams).
WARRANTY CONDITIONS
RAUCH fertiliser spreaders are manufactured according to modern manufacturing
methods, using the greatest care, and are subjected to numerous controls.
Therefore RAUCH offers a guarantee for 12 months subject to the following con-
ditions:
1.
2.
The warranty period commences with the date of purchase.
The warranty covers all material and manufacturing defects. For bought-in
items (hydraulics, electronics), our warranty is limited to the warranty of
the respective manufacturer. During the warranty period, all manufac-
turing and machinery defects are remedied free of charge by replacement
or repair of the component concerned. All other claims which go beyond
those stated, such as claims for change, cost reduction or replacement of
damaged parts which have not actually been incurred on the object of our
supply, are expressly excluded.
Work under warranty is carried out by authorised workshops, by RAUCH
representatives or the factory.
The warranty excludes all consequences of normal wear and tear, corrosion
or defects which have arisen from inappropriate handling or outside influ-
ences. In the case of unauthorised repair or alterations to the original
condition, the warranty becomes void. The warranty also becomes void
when non-original spare parts are used.
Please, therefore, observe the operating instructions. If in any doubt,
please contact your authorised agent or the factory direct.
Warranty claims must be made to the factory no later than 30 days after
defects are discovered. Please include date of purchase and machine num-
ber on any claim.
Repairs under warranty may only be carried out by authorised workshops
after clearance from RAUCH or its official representative.
The warranty period is not extended through warranty work.
Transport damage is not a manufacturing defect and is therefore not co-
vered by the manufacturer's warranty.
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