Crop Lifter/Conditioner CLC-16, CLC-18, CLC-19, CLC

Crop Lifter/Conditioner CLC-16, CLC-18, CLC-19, CLC
Crop Lifter/Conditioner
CLC-16, CLC-18, CLC-19, CLC-25
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3rd Edition, Beg. S/N 440000
Read this manual before
using this product. Failure
to follow the instructions
and safety precautions in
this manual can result in
serious injury or death.
July 2014
©2014
Updated February 2015
Crop Lifter and Conditioners CLC-16, CLC-18, and CLC-19 are manufactured
by AMADAS Industries.
You can find us on the Web at:
www.amadas.com
or e-mail us at:
[email protected]
You can also contact us at:
757-539-0231
P.O. Box 1833 / Suffolk, VA 23439
(mailing)
1100 Holland Road / Suffolk, VA 23434
(shipping)
P.O. Box 3687 / Albany, GA 31701
(mailing)
1701 South Slappey Blvd. / Albany, GA 31706
(shipping)
CLC-16, CLC-18, CLC-19, & CLC-25
Introduction
Table of
Contents
Welcome .................................................. iii
Specifications ........................................ v
Dimensions ......................................... vi
1. Safety ................................................... 1
Safety at All Times ................................ 2
Safety Practices .................................... 3
Additional Safety for this Machine ....... 10
Safety Decals ...................................... 11
Decal Locations .............................. 13
2. Setup and Adjustment ...................... 15
READ FIRST! ...................................... 16
Setup Instructions................................ 17
Hook Up to Tractor ......................... 17
Adjust Wheel Height ....................... 18
Adjust Wheel Position ..................... 19
Adjust Lifter Position ....................... 20
3. Operation ........................................... 21
READ FIRST! ...................................... 22
Warning .......................................... 22
Transporting the Crop Lifter/Conditioner22
First Run ............................................. 23
After the Run ....................................... 24
4. Maintenance ...................................... 25
READ FIRST! ...................................... 26
Maintenance Schedule ........................ 27
Chains ............................................ 29
Pickup Rods ................................... 30
Pickup and Roller Assembly
Bearings ...................................... 31
Roller .............................................. 31
Roller Bearing ................................. 31
Spring Teeth ................................... 32
Tires ............................................... 32
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4. Maintenance, Cont’d.
Beginning of the Season ..................... 33
End of the Season ............................... 33
Troubleshooting................................... 34
Warranty ................................................. 35
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Introduction
Welcome
To
AMADAS
Industries
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With origins dating back to 1963,
AMADAS Industries and its predecessors
have a long history of providing highquality, reliable, innovative equipment for
the agricultural industry.
AMADAS
equipment is currently at work throughout
the United States and in other countries.
This equipment includes machinery such
as the Self-Propelled Peanut Combine,
Reel Rain Traveler Irrigation System,
Infield Crop Transporter, and the AMADAS
Crop Lifter/Conditioners.
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CLC-16, CLC-18, CLC-19, & CLC-25
Crop Lifter/
Conditioner CLC16, CLC-18,
CLC-19, &
CLC-25
Congratulations on your purchase of an
AMADAS Crop Lifter/Conditioner! Based
on years of experience in the farming
industry, we have designed the CLC-16,
CLC-18, CLC-19, and CLC-25 to provide
you with many years of efficient, lowmaintenance use.
Our crop lifter/conditioner lifts vines and
peanuts off the ground, shaking our dirt for
a cleaner, more efficient harvest. Crop
lifter/conditioners are available in four
sizes, 16’ (CLC-16), 18’ (CLC-18), 19’
(CLC-19), and 25’ (CLC-25).
NOTE! This manual applies to all sizes of
the crop lifter/conditioner. The photos
included in this manual may or may not
look exactly like your machine, depending
on the size of your crop lifter/conditioner.
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The gentle action of our advanced
design allows a windrow to be lifted
and replaced without destroying the
windrow, thus reducing loss.
•
An infinitely adjustable hydraulic drive
allows an exact match of pickup speed
to ground speed, eliminating PTO
driveline maintenance and problems.
•
Low profile design minimizes the
distance the plants fall back to the
ground, which reduces loss.
•
Reduced dirt, rocks, and other foreign
material enter combines, thereby
improving the combine operating
efficiency
with
increased
dryer
efficiency and improved grades.
•
The ground moisture seal is broken,
which promotes uniform drying in the
windrow and allows the harvesting
operation to begin earlier in the day.
•
Utilizing the same advanced six bar
pickup, rods, and roller design as our
eight-row
self-propelled
combine
headers,
many
parts
are
interchangeable with these headers.
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Maintenance is simplified by the open
pickup design and easy access plates
to drive components.
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The crop lifter/conditioner can be
adapted for 30” row peanuts.
Standard Features
The following features are standard on the
crop lifter/conditioner:
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6-bar spring tooth pickup
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Large adjustable gauge wheels
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Adjustable CAT III, CAT IIIN hitch
(CAT II optional hitch kit available)
Benefits
The benefits of our AMADAS
Lifter/Conditioner are as follows:
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Specifications
CLC-16
Length:
Header Width:
Overall Width:
Height:
94 5/8”
182 3/8”
210”
67 5/16”
CLC-18
Length:
Header Width:
Overall Width:
Height:
94 5/8”
208 ¼”
240 ¾”
67 5/16”
CLC-19
Length:
Header Width:
Overall Width:
Height:
94 5/8”
225 ¼”
243 5/16”
67 5/16”
CLC-25
Length:
Header Width:
Overall Width:
Height:
94 5/8”
311 ¼”
320 7/8”
68 ¾”
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Dimensions
CLC-16
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Safety
1.
Safety
Safety at All Times! ............................... 2
Safety Practices .................................... 3
Additional Safety for this Machine ....... 10
Safety Decals ...................................... 11
Decal Locations ............................... 13
This symbol means:
ATTENTION!
BECOME ALERT!
YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!
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Safety at All Times!
Look for the Safety Alert Symbol!
You, the operator, can help avoid accidents
or injury by observing the precautions in
this section and insisting that others
working for or with you also follow them.
•
Do NOT attempt to operate this
equipment under the influence of drugs
or alcohol, or prescription/over-thecounter drugs that may cause
impairment.
•
This equipment is dangerous to
children and persons unfamiliar with its
operation. They should never be
allowed to operate this machinery or
remain in its vicinity while in operation.
•
Only a trained operator familiar with this
machinery and trained in its operation
should be allowed to operate this
machine. Do NOT allow any person to
operate or perform maintenance on this
machine until he or she has read this
manual and understands the safety
precautions.
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To prevent injury or death, use a tractor
equipped with a Rollover Protective
System (ROPS).
•
NEVER exceed a machine’s limits. If a
machine’s ability to perform a job safely
is in question, DO NOT USE THE
MACHINE TO ATTEMPT THAT JOB.
Shields
•
•
Certain photographs or illustrations in
this manual may show a safety shield
removed. However, NEVER operate
this machine without all shields
correctly in place!
If a shield must be removed to make a
repair or adjustment, replace the shield
prior to use.
Safety Signal Words Used
Three safety signal words are used on the
machine and in this manual to indicate the
degree or level of hazard seriousness. These
three words are:
DANGER
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation
that, if not avoided, will result in death or
serious injury. This signal word is to be
limited to the most extreme situations,
typically for machine components that, for
functional purposes, cannot be guarded.
WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation
that, if not avoided, could result in death or
serious injury, and includes hazards that are
exposed when guards are removed. It may
also be used to alert against unsafe practices.
CAUTION
Safety Decals
2
The Safety Alert Symbol indicates a potential
safety hazard to personnel and that extra
precaution must be taken. When you see this
symbol on the machine, remain alert and
carefully read the message that follows it.
ALWAYS follow the recommended
precautions and safe operating procedures
accompanying this symbol. If you have any
questions, please contact your dealer or the
manufacturer.
•
Replace any CAUTION, WARNING,
DANGER, or instruction safety decal
that is not readable or is missing.
•
Do NOT paint over, remove, or deface
any safety sign or warning decals.
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Indicates a potentially hazardous situation
that, if not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury. It may also be used to alert
against unsafe practices.
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Safety
NOTE! This section covers general safety. Some items may not apply to this type of machine.
Safety Practices
Transport Machine Safely
•
Comply with state and local laws.
•
•
Be familiar with tractor operations and
follow all safety instructions in the tractor’s
manual.
20 MPH when weight is less than or
equal to the weight of the tractor
•
Before moving away, always check
immediate vicinity (e.g., for children).
10 MPH when weight is more than
weight of the tractor
•
NEVER exceed a maximum speed of 20
MPH.
•
NEVER tow a load more than double the
weight of the tractor!
•
Always adapt ground speed to road or
field conditions, making sure you have
adequate control of steering and stopping.
•
Sudden braking can cause a towed load
to swerve and upset. Reduce speed if
towed load is not equipped with brakes.
•
Avoid sharp turns, holes, ditches, and
obstructions which may cause the tractor
to tip, particularly on hillsides.
Use following tow load weight ratios as
guidelines:
Avoid Electrical Power Lines
Use a Safety Chain
•
•
Use a safety chain to help control
machinery if it separates from the tractor
drawbar.
•
Use a chain with strength rating equal to
greater than the gross weight of the
towed machine.
•
Attach the chain to the tractor drawbar
support, allowing only enough slack in
the chain for turning.
•
ALWAYS attach the machine properly to
the tractor drawbar. Do NOT use a
safety chain for towing.
•
Make sure all components are secured in
the proper position before transporting
machine (for example: basket bin lip
extension, mower deck, off-loading
conveyor, etc.).
AVOID all lines, particularly low-hanging
electrical cables, during transport.
DANGER
Contact with electrical lines will cause the
operator to suffer severe electrical shock
or possibly death.
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NOTE! This section covers general safety. Some items may not apply to this type of machine.
Avoid High Pressure Fluids
CAUTION
4
•
Use extreme care when working with
hydraulic components and high pressure
sprays.
•
Escaping fluid or spray under pressure can
penetrate the skin, causing serious injury.
•
To avoid injury, relieve pressure before
disconnecting hydraulic or other lines.
•
Tighten all connections before applying
hydraulic or spray pressure.
•
Search hoses/connections for leaks with a
piece of cardboard.
•
Take appropriate safety measures to
protect hands, body, and face from high
pressure fluids.
•
Always wear appropriate safety gear to
protect hands, body and face from
exposure to high pressure fluids.
•
Never try to block the flow or search for
leaks of high pressure fluids with your
hands even if wearing gloves. High
pressure fluids can penetrate gloves as well
as your skin.
•
Always avoid direct contact of any high
pressure fluid low.
•
If an accident occurs, respond as follows:
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Seek medical treatment
immediately. Any fluid injected into
the skin must be surgically removed
within a few hours or gangrene may
result.
o
Alert the medical professionals that
a fluid injection or high pressure
spray injury has occurred.
o
Give information on the type of fluid
or spray and time the accident
occurred. If known, include the
amount of fluid injected and/or the
system injection pressure.
o
Surgery will most likely be required,
so no food or drink for the affected
person.
Doctors unfamiliar with this type of injury
should reference a knowledgeable medical
source. Such information is available in
English from Deere & Company Medical
Department in Moline, Illinois, U.S.A., by
calling 1-800-822-8262 or +1 309-7485636.
VERY IMPORTANT!! Although in some
cases there is little or no pain from an
injection or high pressure spray accident,
THIS IS A SERIOUS EVENT THAT MUST
BE TREATED BY MEDICAL
PROFESSIONALS!!!
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Safety
NOTE! This section covers general safety. Some items may not apply to this type of machine.
Work in Ventilated Area
Engine exhaust fumes can cause sickness or
death.
•
•
If it is necessary to run an engine in an
enclosed area, remove the exhaust fumes
from the area with an exhaust pipe
extension.
If you do not have an exhaust pipe
extension, open the doors and get outside
air into the area.
AMADAS DOES NOT RECOMMEND
RUNNING ANY ENGINE IN AN ENLCOSED
AREA EVEN WITH VENTILATION.
Handle Fuel Safety – Avoid
Fires
•
Handle fuel with care; it is highly
flammable.
•
Do NOT refuel the machine while
smoking or when near open flame or
sparks.
•
ALWAYS stop engine before refueling
machine.
•
Fill fuel tank outdoors.
•
Prevent fires by keeping machine clean
of accumulated trash, grease, and
debris.
•
ALWAYS clean up spilled fuel.
Prepare for Emergencies
Wear Protective Clothing
•
Be prepared if a fire starts.
•
•
Keep a first aid kit and fire extinguisher
handy.
Wear close-fitting clothing and safety
equipment appropriate to the job.
•
Operating equipment safely requires
the full attention of the operator. Do
NOT wear radio or music headphones
while operating machine.
•
Keep emergency numbers for doctors,
ambulance service, hospital, and fire
department near your telephone.
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NOTE! This section covers general safety. Some items may not apply to this type of machine.
Handle Chemical Products
Safely
•
Avoid Contact with Moving Parts
Direct exposure to hazardous chemicals
can cause serious injury. Potentially
hazardous chemicals used with AMADAS
equipment include such items as
lubricants, coolants, paints, and
adhesives.
•
Before you start any job using a
hazardous chemical, check the MSDS so
that you are aware of the risks and know
how to proceed safely. Carefully follow
all procedures, using only recommended
equipment.
•
See your AMADAS dealer for MSDS on
chemical products used with AMADAS
equipment.
•
Wear close-fitting clothing to avoid
entanglement with moving parts.
•
Keep hands, feet, and clothing away
from power-driven parts.
•
Never clean, lubricate or adjust machine
when it is running.
Remove Accumulated Crop
Debris
•
The buildup of chaff and crop debris near
moving parts or heat sources is a
hazard.
•
Check and clean these areas frequently.
•
Before performing any inspection or
service, engage tractor’s parking brake,
turn off engine, and remove key.
•
Understand the service procedure before
doing work. Use proper tools and refer to
the User Manual.
Keep all parts in good condition and
properly installed.
•
Fix any damage immediately; replace worn
or broken parts.
•
Keep service area clean and dry.
•
•
Lower machine to ground, engage parking
brake, turn off engine, and remove key
before performing maintenance.
Keep the machine free of any buildup of
grease, oil, or debris.
•
Allow time for the machine to cool
completely.
•
Never lubricate, service, or adjust machine
while it is moving.
•
Keep hands, feet, and clothing from powerdriven parts.
•
Securely support any machine elements
that must be raised for service work.
Practice Safe Maintenance
•
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Remove Paint/Protective Coating
Before Welding Or Heating
o
Allow any fumes to disperse for at least
15 minutes before welding or heating.
•
Do NOT use a chlorinated solvent in areas
where welding will take place.
Hazardous fumes can be generated when
paint or coatings are heated by welding,
soldering, or by using a torch.
•
•
Do all work in an area that is wellventilated to carry toxic fumes and dust
away.
Do all work outside or in a well-ventilated
area.
•
•
Dispose of paint/coatings and solvent
properly.
Remove paint/coatings before welding or
heating:
•
Avoid potentially toxic fumes and dust.
•
o
If you sand or grind paint, avoid
breathing the dust. Wear an approved
respirator.
o
If you use solvent or paint stripper,
remove stripper with soap and water
before welding.
o
Remove solvent or paint stripper
containers and other flammable
material from the area.
Keep Riders off of Machine
Avoid Using Heat Near
Pressurized Fluid Lines
•
•
Flammable spray can be generated by
heating near pressurized fluid lines,
resulting in severe burns to yourself and
bystanders.
Do NOT heat by welding, soldering, or
using a torch near pressurized fluid lines
or other flammable materials.
Pressurized lines can accidentally burst
when heat goes beyond the immediate
flame area.
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Only allow the operator on the machine.
Riders obstruct the operator’s view,
which results in the machine being
operated in an unsafe manner.
•
Riders are subject to injury such as
being thrown off of the machine.
•
Children should NEVER be allowed on
the machine.
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NOTE! This section covers general safety. Some items may not apply to this type of machine.
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Dispose Of Waste Properly
Inquire about the proper way to recycle or
dispose of waste from your local
environmental or recycling center, FEMA,
or from your AMADAS dealer.
Improperly disposing of waste can threaten the
environment and ecology. Potentially harmful
waste includes items such as oil, fuel, coolant,
brake fluid, filters, and batteries.
•
Use leak-proof containers when draining
fluids.
•
Do NOT use food or beverage containers
that may mislead someone into drinking
from them.
•
Do NOT pour waste onto the ground, down
a drain or into a water source.
Support Machine Properly
Service Drive Belts Safely
•
When servicing drive belts, always observe
these precautions:
•
Always lower the attachment or implement
to the ground before you work on the
machine. If the work requires that the
machine or attachment be lifted, provide
secure support for them. If left in a raised
position, hydraulically supported devices
can settle or leak down.
Do NOT support the machine on cinder
blocks, hollow tiles, or props that may
crumble under continuous load.
•
Do NOT work under a machine that is
supported solely by a jack.
•
Follow all safety procedures in this manual
for supporting the machine.
•
When implements or attachments are used
with a machine, always follow safety
precautions listed in the implement or
attachment operator’s manual.
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Avoid serious injury from hand or arm
entanglement. Never attempt to clean,
check, or adjust belts while the machine
is running. Always shut off the engine,
set the parking brake and remove the
key.
•
Do NOT attempt to clean belts with
flammable cleaning solvents.
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NOTE! This section covers general safety. Some items may not apply to this type of machine.
Service Tires Safely
Explosive separation of a tire and rim parts
can cause serious injury or death.
•
Do NOT attempt to mount a tire unless you
have the proper equipment and experience
to perform the job.
•
Always maintain the correct tire pressure.
•
Do NOT inflate the tires above the
recommended pressure.
•
Never weld or heat a wheel and tire
assembly. The heat can cause an
increase in air pressure resulting in a tire
explosion. Welding can structurally
weaken or deform the wheel.
•
When inflating the tires, use a clip-on
chuck and extension hose long enough to
allow you to stand to one side and NOT in
front of over the tire assembly. Use a
safety cage if available.
•
Check wheels for low pressure, cuts,
bubbles, damaged rims, or missing lug
bolts and nuts. NEVER fill a damaged tire
or one that is missing lug bolts or nuts.
Pay Close Attention to Notes
Use Safety Lights and Devices
•
Throughout the manual, information that
needs to be emphasized is set apart with
either a "NOTE!" or "IMPORTANT!"
heading.
•
Please be sure to carefully read this
information, as it usually indicates a
situation that could cause machine
damage.
Slow moving tractors, self-propelled
equipment and towed implements or
attachments can create hazards when
driven on public roads. They are difficult to
see, especially at night.
•
Whenever you drive on public roads, use
flashing lights and turn signals according
to local regulations.
•
To increase visibility, use the lights and
devices provided with your machine.
•
Keep safety items in good condition.
•
Replace missing or damaged items.
Maintain Your Machine
•
It is crucial you maintain your machine in
proper working condition.
•
Perform all scheduled maintenance and
repairs in a timely manner.
•
Do NOT perform unauthorized
modifications to the machine as these
could impair the function and/or safety of
the machine and affect machine life.
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Additional Safety for this Machine
Operate the Machine Safely
•
Keep hands, feet, and clothing away from
moving parts.
•
Do NOT allow anyone to stand on or
inside the machine during operation.
•
Do NOT crawl underneath the machine
while it is in operation.
•
Do NOT operate unless all shields are in
place.
Set Up and Maintain Machine
Safely
•
Do NOT make any adjustments or
attempt any maintenance while the crop
lifter/conditioner is in operation or being
towed.
•
Make sure the tractor is in park, turned
off and the key removed from the ignition
before attempting maintenance. Do NOT
allow anyone to sit on the tractor.
•
Follow all safety warnings for working
with hydraulics.
Move or Pick Up Machine Safely
•
Do NOT attempt to lift the crop lifter/
conditioner by the spring-toothed pick-up
portion.
•
Use only safe lifting methods to raise the
machine.
NEVER pick up or move machine
using spring-toothed portion!
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Safety
Safety Decals
•
Safety decals identify specific hazards, as well
as general safety. A signal word ( DANGER,
WARNING, or CAUTION) is included on •
each decal to alert you to the severity of the
hazard.
Please note the following about the decals:
•
Keep them clean and legible.
•
Never remove a safety decal from the
machine.
•
When you replace a part with a safety
decal, also replace that decal.
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For replacement
AMADAS dealer.
decals,
call
your
Replacement safety decals are available
free of charge.
Safety decals used on this machine are shown
on the following pages. Decal locations are
also included.
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Safety
9900 Self-Propelled Peanut Combine
Decals
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Safety
Decal Locations
80941
80933
(behind shield)
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Safety
9900 Self-Propelled Peanut Combine
80935
80936
8519
(Slow Moving Vehicle)
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Setup and Adjustment
2.
Setup and
Adjustment
READ FIRST! ........................................16
Setup Instructions ..................................17
Hook Up to Tractor .............................17
Adjust Wheel Height ...........................18
Adjust Wheel Position.........................19
Adjust Lifter Position ...........................20
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Setup and Adjustment
CLC-16, CLC-18, CLC-19, & CLC-25
READ FIRST!
Before you set up the crop lifter/conditioner
for use, please read the following:
•
Please thoroughly read Chapter 1,
Safety, before beginning the setup
procedure.
•
Carefully read over the setup instructions
and familiarize yourself with the
procedure.
•
Make sure you have all the necessary
tools on hand.
•
Carefully inspect the crop lifter/
conditioner and all associated parts and
equipment.
•
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If there is any evidence of damage from
shipment or handling, report it
immediately to your dealer.
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This chapter gives you information on setting
up and adjusting your crop lifter/conditioner.
Once your machine is in operation, make any
necessary adjustments to maximize the crop
lifter/conditioner’s performance for your
specific conditions.
CAUTION
Once the crop lifter/conditioner is attached
to the tractor, make sure the tractor is in
park, with the ignition turned off, and the
key removed before any adjustments are
made.
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Setup and Adjustment
Setup Instructions
Hook Up to Tractor
The Crop Lifter/Conditioners CLC-16, CLC18, CLC-19, CLC-25 are designed for use
with a Category III hitch. If using the CAT III
narrow hitch, the lower connecting points
must be moved in the required amount.
WARNING
Escaping hydraulic fluid under pressure
can penetrate the skin, causing serious
injury.
Avoid the hazard by relieving pressure
before disconnecting hydraulic or other
lines. Tighten all connections before
applying pressure.
NOTE! If your tractor is equipped with a
Category 2 hitch, kit # 70764 is needed
to use the crop lifter/conditioner.
Search for leaks with a piece of
cardboard. Protect hands and body from
high pressure fluids.
See Chapter 1, Safety, for more
information on safe handling of
hydraulics and for instructions in the
event of a hydraulic injury.
1. Back your tractor up to the crop lifter/
conditioner and connect the hitch.
2. Connect the hydraulic hoses to the
tractor.
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Setup and Adjustment
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Adjust Wheel Height
Adjust the wheel height so that the wheels
are appropriate for your row/vine conditions.
4. Remove the bolts shown.
WARNING
Do NOT attempt to lift the crop lifter/
conditioner, as serious injury could result.
Use an appropriate lifting means such as
the tractor to raise the machine.
Remove
bolts and
reinstall
for desired
wheel
height
1. With the crop lifter/conditioner hooked to a
tractor, raise the machine and place
appropriate supports (such as jack
stands) up under each side where shown.
CAUTION
Wheel assemblies are heavy. Use a
helper or appropriate lifting means to
handle the assemblies.
Place
support
here on
each side
2. Lower the crop lifter/conditioner onto the
supports. The supports should be high
enough to allow the wheels to be free of
ground contact.
3. Make sure the tractor is in park position.
Shut off the engine and remove the key.
5. Raise or lower leg post to desired height.
The crop lifter has two position holes
drilled into the support.
6. Replace and tighten the bolts.
7. Repeat Steps 4-6 for the other wheel.
8. Restart the tractor and raise the crop
lifter/conditioner.
CAUTION
9. Remove the supports.
10. Check the air pressure in the tires. The
tire pressure should be 35 PSI.
Make sure the tractor is in park, with the
ignition turned off, and the key removed.
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NOTE! Make sure both wheels are set at
the same height. It is important that the
crop lifter is level to prevent crop or
machine damage.
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Adjust Wheel Position
Adjust the horizontal position of the wheels so
that they are appropriate for your row/vine
conditions.
4. Remove the bolts indicated in the photo.
WARNING
Do NOT attempt to lift the crop lifter/
conditioner, as serious injury could result.
Use an appropriate lifting means such as
the tractor to raise the machine.
Bolts for
horizontal
position
1. With the crop lifter/conditioner hooked to a
tractor, raise the machine and place
appropriate supports (such as jack stands)
up under each side where shown.
2. Lower the crop lifter/conditioner onto the
supports. The supports should be high
enough to allow the wheels to be free of
ground contact.
CAUTION
Wheel assemblies are heavy. Use a
helper or appropriate lifting means to
handle the assemblies.
5. Move the wheel to the desired position.
6. Replace and tighten the bolts.
7. Repeat Steps 4-6 for the other wheel.
Place
support
here on
each side
8. Restart the tractor and raise the crop
lifter/conditioner.
3. Make sure the tractor is in park position. 9. Remove the supports.
Shut off the engine and remove the key.
10. Check the air pressure in the tires. The
tire pressure should be approximately
35 PSI.
CAUTION
NOTE! Make sure both wheels are set
evenly. It is important that the crop lifter/
conditioner is level to prevent crop or
machine damage.
Make sure the tractor is in park, with the
ignition turned off, and the key removed.
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Setup and Adjustment
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Adjust Lifter Position
CAUTION
Loosen these
bolts
If the crop lifter/conditioner is attached to
the tractor, make sure the tractor is in
park, with the ignition turned off, and the
key removed before making adjustments.
Remove these bolts
CAUTION
ALWAYS replace safety shields after
adjusting or working on the crop lifter.
Failure to do so can result in personal
injury or machine damage.
4. Repeat for the other side of the machine.
The entire assembly can be shifted
backward or forward to accommodate your
particular row/vine condition. You will need
to drill new holes to move the lifter into the
required position, if the new position is to be
permanent.
Loosen these bolts
1. Remove both shields.
Remove these bolts
Remove
shields
5. Shift the assembly either back or forward,
according to your needs.
2. Referring to the next photo, loosen the
top bolts as indicated.
3. Remove the lower bolts as indicated in
photo.
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6. If this shift is to be long term or
permanent, drill 9/32” diameter holes in
the frame. Two holes are required for
each side. Make sure to line up holes on
both sides so that the assembly is straight
in the frame.
7. Replace and tighten all bolts.
8. Replace the shields.
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Operation
3.
Operation
READ FIRST! ........................................22
Warning ..............................................22
Transporting the Crop Lifter/Conditioner 22
First Run ................................................23
After the Run..........................................24
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Operation
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READ FIRST!
Please read the following before operating the
transporter:
•
Read Chapter 1, Safety, before operating.
•
Perform all required assembly in Chapter
2, Setup and Adjustment.
Transporting the Crop
Lifter/Conditioner
If you do not have the optional end wise
Tow Kit, please observe the following:

Do NOT exceed 20 MPH when moving
your machine.

Check the local width laws before
transporting.

Raise the crop lifter/conditioner to a
position that keeps it off of the ground.
Pay close attention to ground clearance
when entering or leaving roads and
paths to avoid ground contact.

Review your tractor operating manual
for more information on transporting the
machine with your tractor.
Warning
Depending on the model, the crop lifter/
conditioner can be as wide as 27 feet. Please
be aware of this width when you transport the
machine with your tractor.
Make sure the support legs are secured at a
height that does not interfere with operation
when you begin your run. Failure to do so can
cause damage to the machine or serious
personal injury.
Support leg
18-27 feet
wide
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Operation
First Run
After you have set up and adjusted your crop
lifter/conditioner according to Chapter 2,
Setup and Adjustment, perform a first run.
CAUTION
6. Engage tractor hydraulics to operate crop
lifter/conditioner. Make sure the flow is in
the correct direction, so that the crop
lifter/conditioner is not operating
backwards.
Do NOT attempt to use the machine with
the support legs touching or near the
ground. Doing so can cause serious
machine damage or personal injury.
1. Pick a starting speed between 2 ½ and 3
MPH.
7. Pull forward into the crop.
8. Observe how the crop lifter/conditioner is
functioning.
2. Choose the appropriate gear in the
tractor.
9. Refer to the chart below for settings that
may need to be adjusted.
3. Select the rows and line the tractor up
appropriately.
Refer back to Chapter 2, Setup and
Adjustment, to make any adjustments
needed to make your crop lifter/conditioner
run more efficiently.
4. Lower the crop lifter/conditioner to
operating position.
Observation
5. Observe the height of the pickup springs.
They should be just above ground. If not,
adjust the top link so that the pickup
springs are above ground. Keep the crop
lifter/conditioner level from front to back
while making the adjustment.
Cause
Remedy
Gaps/breaks in windrow
Pickup speed is too high or
lifter is too high
Adjust speed as necessary
or lower lifter
Peanuts bunching/crowding
on pickup
Pickup speed is too low
Adjust speed as necessary
Skipping vines or peanuts
Pickup is set too high
Lower pickup
Excessive dirt
Pickup is set too low
Raise pickup
Excessive loss
Ground speed and pickup
speed are too high
Lower speeds
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After the Run
After you have completed your run and
before unhitching the crop lifter/conditioner,
set the support legs for storing the machine.
1. Raise the crop lifter/conditioner to the
height needed to adjust the legs.
2. Place the tractor in PARK position, shut
off the engine, and remove the key.
CAUTION
6. Repeat Steps 3-5 for the other leg.
7. Once this has been completed, the crop
lifter/conditioner can be set onto the
ground and disconnected from the
tractor. Remember to disconnect the
hydraulic hoses before pulling the tractor
away from the crop lifter/conditioner.
NOTE! Make sure both legs are set at
the same height. It is important that the
crop lifter/conditioner remain level to
prevent machine damage.
CAUTION
Make sure the tractor is in park, with the
ignition turned off, and the key removed.
Do NOT attempt to use the machine with
the support legs down. Doing so can
cause serious machine damage or
personal injury.
3. Remove the clip and pin.
WARNING
Escaping hydraulic fluid under pressure
can penetrate the skin, causing serious
injury.
Clip and pin
Avoid the hazard by relieving pressure
before disconnecting hydraulic or other
lines. Tighten all connections before
applying pressure.
Search for leaks with a piece of
cardboard. Protect hands and body from
high pressure fluids.
See Chapter 1, Safety, for more
information on safe handling of
hydraulics and for instructions in the
event of a hydraulic injury.
4. Move the leg to the desired height.
5. Replace the pin and clip.
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Maintenance
4.
Maintenance
READ FIRST! ........................................26
Maintenance Schedule ..........................27
Chains ................................................29
Pickup Rods .......................................30
Pickup and Roller Assembly Bearings 31
Roller ..................................................31
Roller Bearing ....................................31
Spring Teeth.......................................32
Tires ...................................................32
Beginning of the Season ........................33
End of the Season .................................33
Troubleshooting .....................................34
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Maintenance
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READ FIRST!
Before performing any maintenance on this
crop lifter/conditioner, thoroughly read and
understand Chapter 1, Safety.
WARNING
When performing maintenance on this crop
lifter/conditioner:
•
Do NOT make any adjustments or
attempt any maintenance while the crop
lifter/conditioner is in operation or being
towed.
•
Make sure the crop lifter/conditioner is on
level ground.
•
Make sure the tractor is in park, turned
off and the key removed from the ignition
before attempting maintenance.
•
Follow all safety warnings indicated by
decals on the crop lifter/conditioner or in
this manual.
•
Follow all safety warnings for working
with hydraulics.
Escaping hydraulic fluid under pressure
can penetrate the skin, causing serious
injury.
Avoid the hazard by relieving pressure
before disconnecting hydraulic or other
lines. Tighten all connections before
applying pressure.
Search for leaks with a piece of
cardboard. Protect hands and body from
high pressure fluids.
See Chapter 1, Safety, for more
information on safe handling of
hydraulics and for instructions in the
event of a hydraulic injury.
CAUTION
If the crop lifter/conditioner is attached to
the tractor, make sure the tractor is in
park, with the ignition turned off, and the
key removed before any maintenance is
performed.
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Maintenance
Maintenance Schedule
We strongly recommend that you perform
regular maintenance on your crop lifter/
conditioner to help ensure efficient and safe
operation. Please read the following:
•
The following page contains the
Maintenance Schedule we recommend
you follow. Each item on the schedule is
described in more detail in this chapter.
•
If you need to replace any machine parts,
please contact your John Deere dealer.
•
Make sure all safety decals are replaced
when any new parts are installed.
•
When you order parts, please make sure
you have your model and serial numbers
handy. These numbers are located on
the plate shown in the photo. (The plate
is located on the front of the crop lifter.)
Plate
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Maintenance Schedule
Item
Action
Interval
Notes
Chains
Lubricate
Every 200 hours
Chains
Tighten Idlers
As needed
Header Rods
Replace
As needed
Roller
Lubricate
Weekly
Roller Bearing
Replace
As needed
Spring Teeth
Replace
As needed
Tires
Check
Weekly
Inflate to 35 PSI
Tire Wheel Bearing
Lubricate
Seasonally
Take apart and lube
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Use SAE 30 or heavier oil
General purpose grease
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Maintenance
Chains
CAUTION
Chain idlers
Make sure the tractor is in park, with the
ignition turned off, and the key removed.
Lubricate chains as follows:
•
Every 200 hours of operation.
•
Use SAE 30 or heavier oil.
Chains
behind
shields
CAUTION
ALWAYS replace safety shields after
adjusting or working on the crop lifter.
Failure to do so can result in personal
injury or machine damage.
Tighten the chain idlers as needed to prevent
chains from slipping:
1. Loosen idler.
2. Move idler closer to chain to tighten chain.
(Note that if chain is too tight, moving idler
farther away will loosen the chain.)
3. Retighten idler.
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Pickup Rods
2. Slide the pickup rod forward until it is
free of the pickup rod mount.
CAUTION
3. Repair or replace the rod.
4. Insert the repaired or new rod in the slot
on the pickup rod mount.
Make sure the tractor is in park, with the
ignition turned off, and the key removed.
Replace pickup rods when worn. See your
dealer for parts; part numbers are listed in
your Parts Catalog.
Spring teeth
5. Push the pickup rod back as far as you
can.
6. Reinstall the clamping bolts loosely.
7. Pull the pickup rod forward until it stops.
8. Tighten the clamping bolts.
Pickup rods
1. Remove the clamping bolts that hold the
pickup rods.
Clamping bolts
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Roller
CAUTION
Lubricate the grease point on roller as
follows:
Make sure the tractor is in park, with the
ignition turned off, and the key removed.
Pickup and Roller Assembly
Bearings
The bearings in the pickup and roller assemblies
are sealed and will not need lubricating.
•
Remove protective plastic cap (not
shown). Replace after lubrication to
keep dirt and debris away from fitting.
•
With each use or at least weekly.
•
Use a good quality bearing grease.
•
2-3 pumps with a grease gun.
IMPORTANT! Failure to lubricate the
grease point on the roller may result in
the roller seizing and will make it very
difficult to replace the roller bearing
when necessary.
When a bearing becomes worn, it will need to
be replaced. Refer to your Parts Catalog for the
correct part numbers and assembly information.
To replace bearings:
Grease point
1. Remove flangette.
2. Remove worn bearing.
3. Reassemble bearing and parts as shown in
Parts Catalog.
Roller Bearing
The roller bearing is sealed and nonlubricating. It does wear out and will need
to be replaced when worn. Refer to your
Parts Catalog for part numbers and
assembly information.
Bearing
Bearing
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2. Remove the spring retainer.
CAUTION
Spring retainer
Make sure the tractor is in park, with the
ignition turned off, and the key removed.
Spring Teeth
Be sure to check and straighten the spring teeth
after every use. If the teeth get caught on the
wrong side, they will wear out much more
frequently.
3. Remove the spring.
4. Install the new spring.
5. Re-install the spring retainer and
screws.
Spring Teeth
Tires
Maintain tires as follows:
To replace:
•
Check air pressure in tires frequently.
Tire pressure should be maintained at
approximately 35 PSI.
•
At the end of each season, take apart
the tires/wheels and lube the bearings.
1. Remove the screws indicated in the photo.
Screws
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Maintenance
Beginning of the Season
End of the Season
Before you begin using your crop lifter/
conditioner at the beginning of each season,
perform the following maintenance:
Perform the following maintenance at the end
of each season to make sure your crop lifter/
conditioner is properly stored for winter.
1. Thoroughly clean the crop lifter/
conditioner.
1. Thoroughly clean the crop lifter/
conditioner to prevent moisture from
accumulating and causing rust.
IMPORTANT! If using a pressure
washer, do NOT direct water spray at
bearings. High pressure water can
damage bearing seals, causing
premature failure.
IMPORTANT! If using a pressure
washer, do NOT direct water spray at
bearings. High pressure water can
damage bearing seals, causing
premature failure.
2. Check the tension of all chains and adjust
as necessary.
2. Lubricate the crop lifter roller according to
page 31.
3. Lubricate all grease points and bearings.
3. Lubricate all chains according to page 29.
4. Make sure all bolts and pins are properly
in place and tightened.
5. After hooking up the crop lifter/
conditioner, run at half-speed for a few
minutes. Check the bearings for
overheating or any looseness.
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4. Take the tires apart and lubricate the
wheel bearings.
5. Use the support legs to level the machine
during storage.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Remedy
Gaps/breaks in windrow
Pickup speed is too high or
lifter is too high
Adjust speed as necessary
or lower lifter
Peanuts bunching/crowding
on pickup
Pickup speed is too low
Adjust speed as necessary.
Skipping vines or peanuts
Pickup is set too high
Lower pickup
Excessive dirt
Pickup is set too low
Raise pickup
Excessive loss
Ground speed and pickup
speed are too high
Lower speeds
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