Digger-Inverters - Amadas Industries

Digger-Inverters - Amadas Industries
Digger-Inverters
ADI-436, 438, 440; ADI-630, 636, 638,
640; ADI-830, 836, 840; ADI-836PT,
838PT, 840PT; ADI-1236PT
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5th Edition, Beg. S/N 530000
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
Digger-Inverters 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)
Introduction
AMADAS Digger-Inverters
Table of
Contents
Welcome ................................................... ii
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 .................................................. 15
READ FIRST! ...................................... 16
Setup Instructions................................ 17
Fenders .......................................... 17
Vine Deflector Shields .................... 17
Inverter Rods .................................. 19
Vine Cutters (Coulters) ................... 22
Plows .............................................. 23
Conveyors ...................................... 25
Belts ........................................... 25
Scrapers .................................... 25
Tractor Hookup ................................... 26
3-Point Hitch Digger-Inverters ......... 26
Optional Hitch ................................. 27
Installing the Optional Hitch........ 27
Using the Optional Hitch ............ 27
Connect Hydraulics......................... 30
Connect Speed Display .................. 31
Digger Leveling ............................... 31
Tachometer Setup .......................... 31
Light Kit ............................................... 32
3. Adjustments ...................................... 35
READ FIRST! ...................................... 36
Adjustments ........................................ 37
Conveyor Belts and Rods ............... 37
Scrapers .................................... 37
Conveyor Pickup Height ................. 38
Fenders .......................................... 38
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Plows .............................................. 39
Spacing ...................................... 39
Move Plow Shanks..................... 41
Level Plows ................................ 42
Vine Cutters (Coulters) ................... 43
Wheel Height .................................. 44
4. Operation ........................................... 47
READ FIRST! ...................................... 48
Startup for 3-Point Hitch DiggerInverters ............................................. 49
First Run.............................................. 51
Checklist for 3-Point Hitch DiggerInverters ......................................... 52
Troubleshooting................................... 53
5. Maintenance ...................................... 55
READ FIRST! ...................................... 56
Maintenance Schedule ........................ 57
Bearings ......................................... 58
Blades ............................................ 59
Conveyor Rods ............................... 60
Conveyor Belt Assemblies .............. 61
Conveyor Drive Chain ..................... 62
Conveyor Sprockets ....................... 62
Hydraulic Hoses.............................. 63
Inverter Drive Chain ........................ 64
Inverter Rods .................................. 64
Scrapers ......................................... 65
Tires ............................................... 66
Vine Cutters (Coulters) ................... 66
V-Inverter U-Joints .......................... 66
Tachometer Programming ................... 67
End of Season ..................................... 68
Appendix .............................................. A-1
Four-Row Configurations................... A-2
Six-Row Configurations ..................... A-3
Eight-Row Configurations .................. A-4
Warranty .................................... Last Page
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Introduction
AMADAS Digger-Inverters
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 high
quality, reliable, innovative equipment for
the farming industry. AMADAS equipment
is currently at work throughout the United
States and in many other countries. This
equipment includes machinery such as the
Magnum Fource Peanut Combine, Reel
Rain Traveler Irrigation System, Tree Bark
Processing and Packaging Machinery, and
the AMADAS Digger-Inverter, available in
four-, six-, eight-, and twelve-row models.
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AMADAS DiggerInverters
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A long, smooth-operating conveyor
with low inclination, which allows
increased soil removal with less
chance of vine roll back.
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Various foot options for different soil
conditions.
Standard Features
Each of our digger-inverters includes the
following standard features:
ADI-4 Row V-Inverter
ADI-6 Row
Congratulations on your purchase of an
AMADAS Digger-Inverter!
Our diggerinverters are designed to provide you with
years of low maintenance service.
Photos shown in this manual are from
different digger-inverter models.
Your
digger-inverter may or may not look
exactly like the photos, due to minor
design changes in later models. These
changes do not affect operation, so the
information in this manual applies to all
digger-inverter models. Also note that if
you have purchased a pull-type diggerinverter, a separate addendum has been
included with this manual.
Benefits
Our series of digger-inverters is designed
to significantly reduce your peanut loss by
incorporating the following features:
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29 bars per conveyor
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Digital speed readout
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Hydraulic drive
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Heavy duty vine cutters
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Swept back plow shanks
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Four 5” and two 6” agitation idlers per
conveyor.
Optional Features
The following options are available for the
AMADAS digger-inverters:
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Hitch extension. An optional hitch
extension is available for the ADI-436,
438, and 440 models. This extension
allows the digger-inverter to be used
with row spaced dual tires on the
tractor.
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6” agitator idlers for dirt removal. Two
additional agitators can be added to
any model for additional dirt removal.
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NOTE! We recommend not adding
more
agitation
than
absolutely
necessary as conveyor life can be
reduced by increased agitation.
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AMADAS Digger-Inverters
Requirements
Tractor requirements
inverters are:
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for
the
digger-
4-row digger-inverter: Category III or
IIIN quick hitch; 25 gallons per minute
hydraulic capacity minimum.
6-row digger-inverter: Category III or
IVN quick hitch; 25 gallons per minute
hydraulic capacity minimum.
8-row digger-inverter: Category III or
IVN quick hitch. 25 gallons per minute
hydraulic capacity minimum.
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8-row pull-type digger-inverter: 2”
swivel pin hitch; 25 gallons per minute
hydraulic capacity minimum.
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12-row pull-type digger-inverter: 2”
swivel pin hitch; 25 gallons per minute
hydraulic capacity minimum.
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For all models: The tractor must have
a hydraulic connection that returns
hydraulic fluid directly back to the tank.
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Specifications/Dimensions
Dimensions for the digger-inverters are in
the chart below.
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NOTE! The weight of the machine may
vary due to the choice of plow patterns.
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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
AMADAS Digger-Inverters
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.
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Do NOT attempt to operate this
equipment under the influence of drugs
or alcohol, or prescription/over-thecounter drugs that may cause
impairment.
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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.
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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).
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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
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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.
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Replace any CAUTION, WARNING,
DANGER, or instruction safety decal
that is not readable or is missing.
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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
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Comply with state and local laws.
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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
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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.
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Use following tow load weight ratios as
guidelines:
Avoid Electrical Power Lines
Use a Safety Chain
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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.
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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
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Use extreme care when working with
hydraulic components and high pressure
sprays.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 ENCLOSED
AREA EVEN WITH VENTILATION.
Handle Fuel Safety – Avoid
Fires
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
•
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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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Safety
NOTE! This section covers general safety. Some items may not apply to this type of machine.
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.
•
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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.
•
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Dispose of paint/coatings and solvent
properly.
Remove paint/coatings before welding or
heating:
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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
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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.
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Do NOT attempt to clean belts with
flammable cleaning solvents.
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Safety
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
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Throughout the manual, information that
needs to be emphasized is set apart with
either a "NOTE!" or "IMPORTANT!"
heading.
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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
•
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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
digger 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 digger
manually. The smallest digger weighs
more than 4500 pounds.
•
Use only safe lifting methods, such as a
tractor, to raise the machine.
Handle Edges Safely
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Use care when handling plow blades and
vine cutters. Edges are sharp.
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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
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Decals
80941
80935
80933
80936
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Safety
Decal Locations
Due to the number and variety of
machines covered by this manual,
decal locations are not shown.
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NOTES
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Setup
2.
Setup
READ FIRST! ........................................16
Setup Instructions ..................................17
Fenders and Vine Deflector Shields ...17
Inverter Rods………………………….. 19
Vine Cutters[Coulters]…………………22
Plows .................................................23
Conveyors ..........................................25
Belts ...............................................25
Scrapers .........................................25
Tractor Hookup ......................................26
3-Point Hitch Digger-Inverters ............26
Optional Hitch .....................................27
Installing Optional Hitch ..................27
Using the Optional Hitch .................27
Connect Hydraulics ............................30
Connect Speed Display ......................31
Digger Leveling ..................................31
Tachometer Setup ..............................31
Light Kit..................................................32
Pull-Type Diggers
This chapter contains information for setting up a 3Point Hitch Digger-Inverter. For additional
information on setting up a pull-type digger-inverter,
see the AMADAS Pull-Type Digger-Inverters
Supplement included with this manual.
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Setup
AMADAS Digger-Inverters
READ FIRST!
This chapter contains instructions for setting
up your digger-inverter for operation. You
may need to refer to Chapter 3, Adjustments,
for additional information during the setup
procedure.
CAUTION
Before you set up your digger-inverter for
use, please make sure to:
•
Read Chapter 1, Safety, before beginning
the setup procedure.
•
Read over this chapter and make sure
you are familiar with setup instructions
before beginning.
•
Make sure you have all necessary tools
on hand.
•
Remove all packing materials.
•
Carefully inspect the digger-inverter and
all associated parts and equipment.
•
Report any evidence of damage from
shipping or handling to your AMADAS
representative immediately.
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.
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.
Search for leaks with a piece of
cardboard. Protect hands and body from
high pressure fluids.
Use care when handling plow blades and
vine cutters. Edges are sharp.
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See Chapter 1, Safety, for more
information on safe handling of
hydraulics and for instructions in the
event of a hydraulic injury.
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Setup Instructions
Fenders and Vine Deflector
Shields
2. Remove the vine deflector shield.
The digger-inverter is shipped with its fenders
and vine deflector shields in the stored
position.
3. Insert the top tab of the shield through the
slot in the conveyor side frame as shown
below.
Tab on top of shield
Slot in machine side
NOTE! The machines shown in photos
may vary slightly from your machine, as
different models are available. Unless
otherwise noted, instructions are the same
for all models.
Vine Deflector Shields
In order to install the vine deflector shields,
remove fenders from stored position.
4. Position the vine deflector shield as shown.
Install
additional
bolt here
Vine
deflector
shield
To position the vine deflector shields:
1. Remove the bolts indicated in the photo.
Remove
these
bolts
5. It may be necessary to rotate inverter rotor
to get deflector in proper position.
6. Install and tighten all of the bolts. Note that
there is an additional bolt in the middle of
the panel as shown in the photo.
Vine
deflector
shield
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needed.
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Fenders and Vine Deflector Shields, Cont’d
To position the fenders:
1. Remove one bolt on the top and one bolt
on the bottom.
Remove
this bolt
Loosen
this bolt
2. Loosen the other bolt as shown in the
photo above.
3. Swing the fender into place as shown
below.
4.
Replace the top and bottom bolts.
5. Set the fenders to the desired angle and
tighten all fasteners.
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Inverter Rods
Inverter rods arrive lashed to the diggerinverter’s conveyor. Set rods as follows:
1. Before beginning,
o
o
Refer to the drawings on the next
page and use the applicable one to
place the inverter rods correctly.
Note that each conveyor section of
your digger-inverter, whether 4- or 6row, should be configured as shown
in the applicable drawing.
Lowest
number
Highest
number
Begin placing the lowest numbered
rod from the outside with the highest
numbered rod on the inside
5. Properly position each rod as shown in
the photos and drawings.
NOTE! The decals located on the
machine depicting rod spacing are shown
on page 20.
6. Check rod spacing. Make sure rods are
positioned evenly between rotor disks
before tightening fasteners.
2. Unlash the rods.
3. Each rod is labeled; determine which rod
is the lowest numbered.
4. Starting at the outside of each inverter
section, place the rods in order into the
center of the section, with the lowest
numbered rod on the outside and the
highest numbered rod on the inside.
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Inverter rod spacing for 36, 38, & 40-inch Rotors
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Inverter rod spacing for 30” rods
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Setup
AMADAS Digger-Inverters
Vine Cutters (Coulters)
CAUTION
Toolbar
Coulter mount
U-bolts
Use care when handling plow blades and
vine cutters. Edges are sharp.
Before installing the coulters, refer to the
Appendix of this manual along with the Parts
Catalog to determine how the coulters should
be placed. Also refer to the confirmation of
the kit purchased with your machine.
With the exception of the outside two
coulters, all other coulters should be aligned
with your row centers.
1. Unpack the coulters from the shipping
package and check over to make sure
there is no shipping damage. Report any
damage to your AMADAS representative.
3. Remove the U-bolts for the coulter
mount and rotate the mount so that the
coulter end of the mount is pointed
towards the tractor.
Mount
rotated into
position
Insert stem
into mount
4. Space the coulter mounts across the
toolbar. Please refer to “Coulters” in
Chapter 3, Adjustments.
5. Insert the coulter stem into the mount
and tighten the bolts.
2. Raise the digger-inverter and place blocks
or jacks under the toolbar.
WARNING
Do NOT attempt to lift the digger, as
serious injury could result. Use an
appropriate lifting means such as the
tractor to raise the machine.
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NOTE! For the four-row digger-inverter
equipped with a V-plow, one of the coulter
stems is obviously shorter than the
others. This shorter coulter must be
installed in the center of the machine to
accommodate the V-plow and avoid
interference with the tractor top link.
6. Refer to “Coulters” in Chapter 3,
Adjustments, for more specific
information on placing coulters.
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Plows
Toolbar
CAUTION
Plow support
U-bolts
Use care when handling plow blades and
vine cutters. Edges are sharp.
Plows are packaged along with the coulters
separately from the machine.
1. Unpack the plows from the shipping
package and check over to make sure
there is no shipping damage. Report any
damage to your AMADAS representative.
3. Space the plow shanks across the toolbar
as indicated for your crop spacing.
These have been preset, but may require
moving for twin row crops.
IMPORTANT! To make sure your plows
are spaced correctly for your crop
conditions, refer to “Plows” in Chapter 3,
Adjustments. Carefully read and follow
these instructions to ensure a cleanly
plowed crop with the maximum number
of peanuts.
2. Raise the digger-inverter and place
blocks or jacks under the toolbar.
WARNING
Do NOT attempt to lift the digger, as
serious injury could result. Use an
appropriate lifting means such as the
tractor to raise the machine.
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Plows, Cont’d
4. For each plow, bolt the frog and blade
assemblies to the bottom of the shank
using the Grade 8, 5/8” bolts included
from the factory. Refer to the drawing
below.
5. Refer to “Level Plows” in Chapter 3,
Adjustments, for information on making
sure the plows are level.
NOTE! The shank, blade, and frog
assemblies are heavy and require two
people to handle them.
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Conveyors
Scrapers
Belts
Scrapers are located at the bottom of each
conveyor belt.
The conveyors are factory installed and belts
are properly installed and tensioned. Before
using the digger, however, check each belt to
make sure the belts have not become
loosened during shipping.
•
Make sure they are securely attached
and kept free of debris.
•
As the scraper blades wear, it is
important to adjust the placement of the
scrapers to keep them close to the front
idlers (1/16”) to prevent soil build up.
Excessive build up on the front idlers will
over-tension the conveyor belt and cause
premature wear.
•
Note that an excessively worn blade may
be flipped so that the other side can be
used.
Belts should have at least 2¼” of sag as
shown in the photo.
2 ¼”
See Chapter 3, Adjustments, “Scrapers” for
more information.
Scraper
IMPORTANT! Proper belt tension is
important to ensure that the conveyor
operates at optimum performance. If
belts are too loose, the conveyors will not
operate as efficiently. If too tight,
excessive wear may occur on the
conveyor rods and drive sprockets.
See Chapter 3, Adjustments, “Conveyor Belts
and Rods” for information on how to adjust
conveyor belts.
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Tractor Hookup
3-Point Hitch DiggerInverters
The 4-, 6-, and 8-row non pull-type diggerinverters are designed for use with the
Category III, IV and IVN quick hitches.
NOTE! On tractors with quick hitches,
the sway blocks should be adjusted so
that there is no more than one inch of
sway in either direction.
Once the sway blocks have been
adjusted, the digger may be hitched to
the tractor.
2. After connecting, slowly raise and lower
the digger-inverter to make sure there is
no interference between the diggerinverter and the tractor. If operating a 4row with row-spaced duals, an optional
hitch extension is required to eliminate
the contact between the coulters and the
tires.
NOTE! To find a good starting setting
for the top link, connect the diggerinverter and turn the top link in 2 - 2½
turns.
1. Back your tractor up to the digger-inverter
and connect the hitch. It may be
necessary to adjust the top link in order
to connect the hitch.
Top link
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Optional Hitch
An optional hitch is available for CAT III and
CAT IVN hitches for 4-row digger-inverters.
5. Remove the nuts holding one of the
lower hitch links.
Remove all six nuts
Installing Optional Hitch
To install the optional hitch:
1. Remove the nuts holding the original top
hitch link.
Remove all four nuts
6. Remove the lower hitch link, leaving the
U-bolts in position.
7. Install the new lower hitch link with the
nuts that were removed in the position
shown on the following pages.
8. Torque U-bolts to 200 ft-lbs, dry.
9. Repeat Steps 5-8 for the second lower
hitch link.
2. Remove the upper hitch link, leaving the
U-bolts in position.
3. Install the new upper link with the larger
hole at the top. Use the nuts that were
removed in Step 1.
4. Torque U-bolts to 200 ft-lbs, dry.
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Using the Optional Hitch
The manner in which the optional hitch is
used depends on hitch category. Refer to
the drawings on the next two pages for the
correct way to set up the hitch points for
each category.
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Category III Hitch
Category IVN Hitch
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Category IV
(Can be used only on ADI-636, ADI-638, ADI-640)
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Connect Hydraulics
Pressure hose
WARNING
Escaping hydraulic fluid under pressure
can penetrate the skin, causing serious
injury.
Return hose
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.
1. Connect the hydraulic hoses to the
tractor. For proper operation, it is
imperative that the pressure hose
(indicated in the first photo) be connected
to the tractor remote forward pressure
port. The pressure hose is marked with
tape. The return hose (indicated in the
next photo) must be connected to a direct
return to the reservoir and not to the
remote.
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NOTE! If your tractor is not equipped
with a direct return to the tank valve, one
needs to be installed. This should be
similar to the procedure used for running
an air planter. This reduces the heat in
the hydraulic system and ensures the
conveyor cannot be reversed, causing
machine damage.
2. Uncoil the conveyor speed sensor wire
shown in the bottom photo and route to
the cab of the tractor. Be sure to keep
the wire away from hydraulic hoses or
anything else that could damage it.
Wire
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Connect Speed Display
Tachometer Setup
1. Using the Velcro provided, mount the
conveyor speed display unit to a clean
surface in a convenient area of the tractor
cab.
The conveyor belt speed display unit displays
speed as read from a sensor at the motor.
The speed is displayed in miles per hour.
2. Connect the wire to the bottom of the
display.
Sensor
Connect wire
The purpose of this monitor is to allow you to
match the speed of the conveyor to the
tractor speed, which will ensure the
smoothest operation.
Digger Leveling
Once your machine has been hitched to the
tractor, you will need to level the diggerinverter.
1. Check the air pressure in the rear tractor
tires to make sure that both tires are
inflated to the same pressure.
2. Place the tractor on a level surface such
as a concrete slab.
If the monitor becomes damaged, the
following calculation can be used to
determine conveyor shaft speed.
32 RPMS = approx. 1 MPH conveyor speed
If the digital readout is replaced, the
tachometer will have to be reprogrammed.
Please refer to “Tachometer Programming” in
Chapter 5, Maintenance.
3. Raise the digger slightly off of the ground
and measure from the toolbar to the
ground on both sides.
4. Adjust the lift arms until the measurement
is the same on both sides.
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Light Kit
1. If you receive the light kit with the lights
unassembled, assemble each light as
shown in the drawing. (The U-bolts are
used to attach the light assembly to the
digger-inverter.)
Attach light
assembly to
frame here
3. Tighten u-bolt fasteners.
2. Referring to the photos, install each light
assembly to the frame of the diggerinverter using the U-bolts.
Attach light
assembly to
frame here
Tighten
fasteners
U-bolts installed
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Light Kit, Cont’d
4. Using ties, attach the electrical harness
to the frame of the digger-inverter, routing
both sides to the front of the diggerinverter.
5. Using a tie, attach the end of the harness
to the hydraulic cables.
6. Attach the plug to an appropriate outlet in
your tractor.
Attach harness to
frame at intervals
Attach harness
to cables
(hydraulic lines)
Plug
Attach harness to
frame at intervals
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3.
Adjustments
READ FIRST! ........................................36
Adjustments ...........................................37
Conveyor Belts and Rods ...................37
Scrapers .........................................37
Conveyor Pickup Height .....................38
Fenders ..............................................38
Plows .................................................39
Spacing...........................................39
Move Plow Shanks .........................41
Level Plows.....................................42
Vine Cutters (Coulters) .......................43
Wheel Height ......................................44
Pull-Type Diggers
For additional adjustment information for the pulltype digger-inverter, see the AMADAS Pull-Type
Digger-Inverters Supplement included with this
manual.
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Adjustments
AMADAS Digger-Inverters
READ FIRST!
This chapter lists the basic machine
adjustments that can be made to your diggerinverter. Refer to these adjustments during
your initial startup procedure to make sure
your digger-inverter is adjusted for optimum
performance in your crop conditions.
After your digger-inverter is up and running,
use this chapter to help with troubleshooting
and to make sure your machine continues to
perform efficiently.
If you need to make changes to your diggerinverter that are not covered in this chapter
and/or manual, please contact your AMADAS
representative for additional assistance.
Before you make adjustments to your diggerinverter, please make sure to:
•
Read Chapter 1, Safety, before
beginning.
•
Pay careful attention to all safety signs on
the machine and safety information in this
manual.
WARNING
CAUTION
Once the digger-inverter 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.
WARNING
Escaping hydraulic fluid under pressure
can penetrate the skin, causing serious
injury.
Do NOT attempt to lift the digger, as
serious injury could result. Use an
appropriate lifting means such as the
tractor to raise the machine.
Avoid the hazard by relieving pressure
before disconnecting hydraulic or other
lines. Tighten all connections before
applying pressure.
CAUTION
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.
Use care when handling plow blades and
vine cutters. Edges are sharp.
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Adjustments
Conveyor Belts and Rods
1. Check the amount of conveyor belt sag.
It should be at least 2 1/4” as shown in
photo.
4. Re-tighten the bolts.
5. Lightly tighten the adjusting rod to lock it
into position.
6. Repeat Steps 1-5 for the other side of the
conveyor so that belt sag is equal on
both sides.
7. Repeat Steps 1-6 for each conveyor on
your machine.
2 ¼”
IMPORTANT! Proper belt tension is
important to ensure that the conveyor
operates at optimum performance. If belts
are too loose, the conveyors will not
operate as efficiently. If too tight,
excessive wear may occur on the
conveyor rods and drive sprockets.
2. If the belt needs to be tightened or
loosened, loosen the bolts indicated in
the photo.
Scrapers
As the scraper blades wear, adjust
placement to keep them close to the front
idlers (1/16”) to prevent soil build up.
Excessive build up on the front idlers will
over-tension the conveyor belt and cause
premature wear. Adjust scrapers by
loosening fasteners and moving into position;
make sure to retighten fasteners.
Note that an excessively worn blade may be
flipped so that the other side can be used.
Adjusting
rod
3. To remove sag, turn the adjusting rod
clockwise to tighten the belt assembly.
To increase the sag, turn the adjuster rod
counterclockwise to loosen the belt
assembly.
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scraper to
1/16” from
idler
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Conveyor Pickup Height
Fenders
1. Adjust the conveyor pickup height by
pulling down on the lifting lever and
adjusting the chain shown in the top
photo.
The angle of each fender can be adjusted
slightly to accommodate your field
conditions. The photo shows the top of the
fender when bolted to the machine.
To adjust the fender:
Lifting
lever
1. Loosen both bolts but do not remove.
Adjusting
chain
2. Move the fender to the desired angle by
moving the top bolt toward the left or
right.
3. Retighten the bolts.
Change fender angle
NOTE! If an additional height adjustment
is needed, shorten or lengthen the chain
connecting the lifting lever to the
conveyor as desired.
2. Repeat on the other side so that the
chains are adjusted to the same point.
NOTE! Due to the effort required to
perform this task, we recommend that you
use two people.
3. Adjust the turnbuckle screws on the
conveyor chain until the tension of both
chains are the same. Note that only one
of the chains has a turnbuckle.
Turnbuckle
Screws
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Plows
Spacing
The digger-inverter has been built for 30”,
36”, 38” or 40” row spacing, depending on
the model. For example, an ADI-638 was
built for use in 38” spaced rows. When
assembled, the plow spacing was set to
accommodate single planted rows with
approximately 10 inches from the row center
to the inside of the plow shank. This may
have been adjusted to accommodate
transportation of the digger-inverter and must
be checked and possibly adjusted to ensure
proper operation. The plow spacing will also
need to be adjusted to accommodate twin
row peanuts or large vines with a wide
spreading limb crop.
The ultimate goal in plow spacing is to plow
all good peanuts without sending nonproducing vine into the conveyor. The
following procedure provides a good starting
point for setting the plows, but it cannot
replace good field observation. You may
need to make additional adjustments after
the initial operation or for changing field
conditions.
Refer to the diagram on page 40 to follow
these instructions.
Step 1
Find and mark the exact center of the lower
toolbar.
Step 2
From the center point, measure and mark the
placement of the row middles (i.e., 36” or 38”,
depending on your row spacing).
For a four-row digger-inverter, there will be
one mark on either side of the center. For a
six-row machine, there will be two marks on
either side of the center. These marks
should fall at the center of the row middle
coulters. If they do not, recheck
measurements or adjust coulter placement.
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Step 3
Mark the placement of each plow as follows.
Note that you will need to know your planting
pattern and crop conditions before starting.
NOTE! In 4-row machines, a center
shank with a plow on either side is
placed on the center of the toolbar for
the middle two rows. The plows are
longer and angled differently to
accommodate these rows. The
description below applies only to the
outer plows for the 4-row.
In a 6-row machine, each plow shank is
placed as described below.
•
For single row peanuts, measure and
mark on either side of the row middles
one-half of the row centers plus 10”.
o
36” row: 36 / 2 = 18” + 10” = 28”
o
38” row: 38 / 2 = 19” + 10” = 29”
•
This dimension is the distance between
the row center and inside of the plow
shank.
•
Adjust the 10” to accommodate your vine
size and limb conditions. For smaller
vines, 7½” - 9” may be acceptable.
Larger vines may require 11”.
•
For twin row peanuts, take one-half of the
row centers, add one-half of the twin
centers, and then add 9”. As with the
single rows, you can vary the 9”
measurement according to crop
conditions. The range of adjustments
will not be as high for all plow
patterns.
The following are examples only; your
calculations depend on your own row size
and plow patterns:
36” row with 7” twins:
36 / 2 = 18” , 7 / 2 = 3 ½”
18” + 3 ½” + 9” = 30 ½”
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Spacing, Cont’d
38” row with 9” twins:
38 / 2 = 19” , 9 / 2 = 4 ½”
19” + 4 ½” + 7 ½ ” = 31”
38” row with 7” twins:
38 / 2 = 19” , 7 / 2 = 3 ½”
19” + 3 ½” + 9” = 31 ½”
Step 4
Move the plows shanks into place according
to the instructions on the next page. Then
follow the instructions for leveling the plows.
36” row with 9” twins:
36 / 2 = 18” , 9 / 2 = 4 ½”
18” + 4 ½” + 7 ½ ” = 30”
Four-Row
Center
point
Toolbar
18”+10”
= 28”
36”
Coulter
Plow
Row center
36” typical
row
spacing
Tap root
Row balk
Six-Row
36”
Center
point
Toolbar
28”
36”
28”
28”
Coulter
Plow
36” typical
row
spacing
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Move Plow Shanks
U-bolts
WARNING
Do NOT attempt to lift the digger, as
serious injury could result. Use an
appropriate lifting means such as the
tractor to raise the machine.
1. Raise and properly support (with blocks
or jack stands) the front of the diggerinverter so that the plows clear the
ground.
Inside of
shank
2. Loosen the four nuts holding the plow
shank U-bolts.
4. Tighten the plow shank U-bolts and
leveling screws so that the shank is
square with the frame.
Nuts
U-bolts
3. Move the plow assembly until the inside
of the shank (the side closest to the
center of the machine) is aligned with
your mark.
NOTE! Plow assemblies are heavy. You
may require assistance moving them.
Leveling screw
5. If not square, loosen the plow shank
mounting U-bolts and adjust the leveling
screws until the plow shank is
perpendicular to the toolbar. Retighten
the nuts and screws.
6. Repeat Steps 1-5 for the remaining
plows.
NOTE! Square the U-bolts with the
toolbar before tightening to help prevent
the shank position from changing after the
U-bolts are tightened.
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Level Plows
4. Correct most inconsistencies by
loosening the shank U-bolts and
adjusting the leveling screw to move the
blade tips up or down.
WARNING
Do NOT attempt to lift the digger, as
serious injury could result. Use an
appropriate lifting means such as the
tractor to raise the machine.
Loosen
u-bolts
first
CAUTION
Leveling screw
Use care when handling plow blades and
vine cutters. Edges are sharp.
5. When finished, re-tighten all fasteners.
1. Raise and support (with blocks or jack
stands) the front of the digger so the
plows clear the ground.
2. From the side of the digger, look across
the back tips of the digger blades and
make sure they are level across the width
of the digger.
Check
plow
tips
3. Run a string across the lower side frame
members of the digger. Measure from
the string line and check tip heights.
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Vine Cutters (Coulters)
WARNING
Do NOT attempt to lift the digger, as
serious injury could result. Use an
appropriate lifting means such as the
tractor to raise the machine.
CAUTION
3. Install the outside coulter so that the
blade is slightly outside the point of its
corresponding plow. You may need to
field adjust this coulter slightly in either
direction depending on the amount of
limb crop and vine size.
Use care when handling plow blades and
vine cutters. Edges are sharp.
Before adjusting the vine cutters, refer to the
Appendix of this manual along with the Parts
Catalog to determine how the coulters should
be placed. Also refer to the confirmation of
the kit purchased with your machine.
With the exception of the outside two
coulters, all other coulters should be aligned
with your row centers.
1.
4. Adjust the height of each coulter to your
crop conditions by loosening the set
screws and shifting the coulter stem up or
down. Generally, lower the coulters for
softer ground, weedy conditions, or
heavy vines. Raise the coulters for
harder ground or smaller vines.
Raise or
lower stem
Loosen set
screws
Install a coulter in the center of the
digger.
2. Measure from that coulter and install the
remaining coulters one row width apart.
For dual coulter assemblies, center the
coulter stem to the mark.
NOTE! Failure of the coulters to cut vines
completely may lead to increased loss
and/or poor inversion.
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Wheel Height
4. On each wheel, remove the axle cotter
pin and loosen the castle nut sufficiently
to pull the wheel support off the wheel
mount.
WARNING
Do NOT attempt to lift the digger, as
serious injury could result. Use an
appropriate lifting means such as the
tractor to raise the machine.
NOTE! For most conditions, wheels
should be in the highest position as set at
the factory.
After making sure everyone is clear of the
digger-inverter and the tractor, start the
tractor and raise the digger-inverter so that
the wheels clear the ground by 6-8”.
1. Place jack stands or blocks under the
digger-inverter and lower the machine
onto them.
2. Shut the tractor off, place in PARK, and
remove the key.
CAUTION
Make sure the tractor is in park, with the
ignition turned off, and the key removed
before any adjustments are made.
3. Remove the four bolts on either side as
shown in the photo.
Castle nut
5. Rotate the wheel assembly into the
desired position, then replace and tighten
the upper bolts.
NOTE! There are two sets of bolt holes.
One set raises the wheel; the other
lowers it.
Bolts in
highest
position
Rotate wheel assembly
counterclockwise to lower
wheel height
6. Tighten the axle castle nuts and replace
the cotter pins. There should be no side
to side movement in the wheel assembly
when completed.
Remove
bolts on
both
wheel
supports
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7. Make sure all wheels are adjusted and
tightened into the same position. Failure
to do so can cause damage to the diggerinverter.
8. Check tire air pressure (32 PSI) and
adjust as needed.
NOTES!
Wheels should be raised up when the
digger-inverter is transported. However,
during operation, the wheels should never
spin freely but always touch the ground
with some weight.
Pull-type digger wheels have two heights
and adjustments. Run these wheels at 45
PSI.
9. After all wheels are in place and all
fasteners tightened, restart the tractor
and raise the digger-inverter.
10. Remove the blocks or jack stands and
lower the digger-inverter to the ground.
All wheels should be contacting the
ground the same amount.
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Operation
4.
Operation
READ FIRST! ........................................48
Performance Checks ..........................48
Startup for 3-Point Hitch Digger-Inverters
..............................................................49
First Run ................................................51
Checklist for 3-Point Hitch DiggerInverters .............................................52
Troubleshooting .....................................53
Pull-Type Diggers
This chapter covers operating instructions for 3Point Hitch Digger-Inverters. For operating
information for a pull-type digger-inverter, see the
AMADAS Pull-Type Digger-Inverters Supplement
included with this manual.
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Operation
AMADAS Digger-Inverters
READ FIRST!
This chapter contains instructions for starting
up your machine and using it the first time.
Before you start your digger-inverter, please
make sure to:
•
Read Chapter 1, Safety, before
beginning.
•
Pay careful attention to all safety signs on
the machine and safety information in this
manual.
WARNING
CAUTION
Make sure the tractor is in park, the
engine turned off, and the key removed
before making any adjustments or
performance checks. Do NOT allow
anyone to sit on the tractor.
CAUTION
Escaping hydraulic fluid under pressure
can penetrate the skin, causing serious
injury.
Use care when handling plow blades and
vine cutters. Edges are sharp.
Avoid the hazard by relieving pressure
before disconnecting hydraulic or other
lines. Tighten all connections before
applying pressure.
Performance Checks
Search for leaks with a piece of
cardboard. Protect hands and body from
high pressure fluids.
This section also includes a checklist for
making sure your digger-inverter is running
properly.
See Chapter 1, Safety, for more
information on safe handling of
hydraulics and for instructions in the
event of a hydraulic injury.
Please review each item in the checklist.
Doing so will not only ensure that your
machine is running properly, it will help you
achieve the optimum performance from your
digger-inverter.
If adjustments are needed, refer to Chapter
3, Adjustments, for specific instructions.
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6. Slowly increase the flow until the speed
at which you will be running the tractor is
displayed (for example, if you plan to run
It is important that you go through the startup
the tractor at 3 MPH, increase to 3
procedure and check the operation of the
MPH).
digger-inverter. You will need a helper to
assist you.
7. After setting the hydraulic flow, stop the
conveyor and lower the digger-inverter
back to the ground. Shut off the tractor.
1. Clear everyone from around the diggerinverter.
8. Observe the height of the conveyor pickup. The pickup pins on the rods should
be about three inches off the ground. If
not, adjust as needed.
2. Start the tractor and raise the diggerinverter slightly off of the ground.
3. Slowly raise the hydraulic flow until 1
MPH is displayed.
9. Verify that the gauge wheels are in their
highest position as shown below. If not,
4. Have your helper observe the conveyor.
adjust as needed.
It should be running smoothly and
tracking in a straight path. If not, make
any adjustments needed.
CAUTION
Make sure the tractor is in park, the
engine turned off, and the key removed
before making any adjustment.
5. Have your helper observe the inverter
rotor(s). They should run smoothly
without noise or hesitation. If not, correct
as needed.
NOTE! Digging at deep depths may
require setting the gauge wheels in the
lowest position.
10. Once these checks have been
performed, have everyone clear away
from the digger-inverter. Start the tractor
and raise the digger-inverter.
11. Move to a flat, level soil area where no
peanuts are present.
12. Start the conveyor and verify the speed
setting.
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Startup for 3-Point Hitch Digger-Inverters,
Cont’d
13. Lower the digger-inverter and pull forward
a few feet, then stop. The plows should
“take ground” immediately.
14. If the plows do not “take ground”, shorten
the top link.
NOTE! If you shorten the top link several
rounds and the digger still does not “take
ground,” you may need to flip the blades
so that the bevel is up. This is extremely
rare and will only be necessary in
extremely hard ground.
15. Once the plows do “take ground,”
observe how deeply the plow is in the
ground. Typically, you will need (4”-6”) of
the shank in the ground to dig properly. If
you have less shank in the ground than
this amount, shorten the top link. If you
have more shank than this in the ground,
lengthen the top link.
After adjusting the top link, retest until the
depth is set.
NOTE! A good initial top link setting is 2 2½ turns in from where the digger can be
easily hitched on flat ground.
16. After proper plow depth has been set,
observe the relation of the conveyor
pickup pins to the ground. With the
conveyor height properly adjusted, the
rods should be raking the ground but not
the sub-soil. Adjust as needed.
17. Once initial start-up is completed,
proceed with the “First Run” section.
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First Run
8. Leaving the digger-inverter still in the
ground, get down from your tractor and
perform the checks indicated in the
Checklists beginning on the next page.
After you have completed the startup and
performed any necessary adjustments,
perform your first run as follows:
1. Pick a starting speed between 2 ½ and 3
MPH.
CAUTION
2. Choose the appropriate gear in the
tractor and set the hydraulic flow to
minimum.
3. Engage the conveyor and adjust the
hydraulic flow to match the tractor speed.
4. Select a row and line the tractor up
appropriately. Make sure the diggerinverter is run in row groups that
correspond with planting.
5. Start the digger-inverter and pull forward
until the plows are just behind the first
peanut plant in the row.
Make sure the tractor is in park, the
engine turned off, and the key removed
before making checks.
9. If you experience problems not listed in
the Checklist, refer to the
“Troubleshooting” section beginning on
page 53.
10. Once you are satisfied with the first run
results, you are ready to dig.
6. Lower the digger-inverter and pull
forward.
7. Go approximately 50 feet and then stop
all functions.
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Checklist for 3-Point Hitch Digger-Inverters
 Inspect the wheels. There should
be obvious tracks in the soil.
If a deep furrow or rut has been
dug, raise the wheels.
 Make sure the peanut plants are
inverted.
 Inspect the tap roots. The plow
should have cut below the
peanuts but not low enough to
include the entire tap root with
fibers and dirt.
If there are no tracks or only faint
marks, lower the wheels.
 Make sure all tap roots have been
laid in a uniform line. They should
be lying within 30 degrees of
vertical.
If too much of the root has been
included, lengthen the top link so
that the plows are raised up
higher.
 Make sure peanut plants are
transferring from plow to conveyor
smoothly. It may be necessary to
adjust conveyor height and/or
speed, or the vine guide rods to
ensure this.
If peanuts have been cut off,
shorten the top link so the plows
cut deeper into the soil.
 If vines are small and conditions
poor (e.g., dry and spindly) you
may need to dig deeper than
normal to help ensure good
inversion.
 The tap root cut length should be
consistent across the width of the
digger. If not, the digger is not
running level. Check the gauge
wheel position, tire pressure, rear
tractor tire pressure, or adjust the
lift arms to correct the problem.
A bent plow or one that is not
level can also cause this problem
if only one row is affected.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Monitor
not
working
correctly
Cause
Remedy
Display
shows
0.0
The monitor is not receiving
information.
Inspect the pickup clearance from the
sprocket. The clearance should be
no more than 3/16”. If greater, adjust
the clearance and retry. If still not
working, inspect wire for frayed or
damaged connections or wires.
Repair or replace as needed. If this
does not work, you need to replace
the pickup.
Display
blank
The monitor is not
functioning.
Replace the battery. If this does not
solve the problem, the display may be
damaged and need to be replaced.
Monitor not programmed
correctly
Reprogram monitor. Refer to monitor
programming instructions in Chapter
5, Maintenance.
The digger is not cutting
deeply enough into the soil.
Shorten the top link of the tractor so
that the blades dig more deeply into
the soil. Flip blades in hard soil.
Blades are worn or dull.
Replace the blades.
The digger is cutting too
deeply into the soil.
Lengthen the top link of the tractor so
that the blades dig less deeply into
the soil.
Conveyor speed too slow
for ground speed.
Adjust conveyor speed to meet tractor
ground speed.
Not enough agitation for
crop conditions.
May require adding optional 6”
agitator idlers or additional pair of
agitation idlers.
Refer to Parts
Catalog for part information.
Conveyor speed too slow
for ground speed.
Adjust conveyor speed to meet tractor
ground speed.
Soil conditions are too wet.
Wait until soil is drier.
Conveyor is too low.
Raise conveyor.
Monitor reading
seems incorrect for
conveyor speed
Peanuts still in
ground behind digger
Excessive dirt in
peanut windrow
Conveyor stalls
excessively during
operation
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Problem
Peanuts are lost
behind plow share
but before windrow
Inverted plants are
sporadic or not
placed uniformly
Vine wrapped around
shanks cause
dragging
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Remedy
Conveyor speed is too fast
for ground speed.
Adjust either conveyor or ground
speed so that they match.
Conveyor is too high.
Lower conveyor.
Blades are dull or dragging.
Adjust or replace blades as needed.
Vine guide rods are too
high, causing bunching or
too low, allowing plants to
pass under the conveyor.
Adjust as needed.
Conveyor speed and tractor
ground speed are not
matched.
Adjust either conveyor or ground
speed so that they match.
Inverter rods are out of
adjustment.
Make adjustments as necessary to
the inverter rods.
Vines not flowing freely up
conveyor or pushing soil.
Adjust digger depth, conveyor height,
or vine guide rods.
Vines not transferring to
inverter rotor properly.
Adjust conveyor and/or ground speed
or move position of inverter forward or
to the rear.
Coulters not cutting.
Lower coulters.
Coulter not properly
positioned to shanks.
Reposition coulters.
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5.
Maintenance
READ FIRST! ........................................56
Maintenance Schedule ..........................57
Bearings .............................................58
Blades ................................................59
Conveyor Rods...................................60
Conveyor Belt Assemblies ..................61
Conveyor Drive Chain ........................62
Conveyor Sprockets ...........................62
Hydraulic Hoses .................................63
Inverter Drive Chain ...........................64
Inverter Rods ......................................64
Scrapers .............................................65
Tires ...................................................66
Vine Cutters (Coulters) .......................66
V-Inverter U-Joints .............................66
Tachometer Programming .....................67
End of Season .......................................68
Pull-Type Diggers
For additional maintenance information for a pulltype digger-inverter, see the AMADAS Pull-Type
Digger-Inverters Supplement included with this
manual.
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Maintenance
AMADAS Digger-Inverter
READ FIRST!
We strongly recommend that you perform
regular maintenance on your digger-inverter
to help ensure safe and efficient operation.
The recommended schedule is on the
following page. Each item on the schedule is
described in more detail in this chapter.
If you need to replace any machine parts,
please refer to your Parts Catalog for part
numbers and contact your AMADAS dealer.
CAUTION
Note that some photos show the
machine with shields removed for
maintenance or instructional purposes.
NEVER operate the machine without
replacing all shields.
WARNING
Before you begin maintenance on your
digger-inverter, please make sure to:
•
Read Chapter 1, Safety, before
beginning.
•
Pay careful attention to all safety signs on
the machine and safety information/
recommendations in this manual.
CAUTION
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.
Make sure the tractor is in park, the
engine turned off, and the key removed
before any maintenance is performed. Do
NOT allow anyone to sit on the tractor.
CAUTION
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.
WARNING
Do NOT attempt to lift the digger, as
serious injury could result. Use an
appropriate lifting means such as the
tractor to raise the machine.
Use care when handling plow blades and
vine cutters. Edges are sharp.
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Maintenance Schedule
INTERVAL
ITEM
ACTION
Daily
Weekly or
50 hours
Bearings
Lubricate
(2 pumps grease)
Blades
Replace
Conveyor Belt
Assembly
Inspect the condition,
tension, and tracking
X
Conveyor Drive
Chain
Inspect for wear, proper
tension, and damage
X
Conveyor Rods
Inspect for damage
X
Conveyor
Sprockets
Inspect for wear and/or
damage
Hydraulic Hoses
Inspect for leaks and
damage
X
Inverter Drive
Chains
Inspect for wear, damage,
and proper tension
X
Inverter Rods
Inspect for proper
adjustment
X
Tires
Check pressure (32 PSI)
X
V Inverter UJoints (if
equipped)
Lubricate (2 to 3 pumps
grease)
X
Vine Cutters
(Coulters)
Inspect for damage;
lubricate the pivot
Vine Cutter
Bearings
Repack
Vine Cutter
Bearings
Lubricate (2 to 3 pumps
grease)
Wheel Bearings
Repack
Yearly
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Grease Tongue
Pivots
X
Grease Digger
Wing Pivots
X
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Bearings
CAUTION
Make sure the tractor is in park, the
engine turned off, and the key removed
before any maintenance is performed
Lower conveyor grease fitting
Upper and lower conveyor bearings need to
be inspected and lubricated weekly.
Use 2-3 pumps of a commercial-grade
grease in each grease fitting.
Upper conveyor grease fitting
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Blades
Generally, whenever blade edges appear
dull, frayed, or curled, they will need to be
replaced. The photo shows a new plow
blade and how a correctly installed blade
should lie levelly on a flat surface, with the
beveled portion of the blade face down.
CAUTION
Use care when handling plow blades and
vine cutters. Edges are sharp.
In extremely hard ground conditions where
the plows will not take the ground, you may
need to change the plows so that the beveled
portion is face up.
CAUTION
Make sure the tractor is in park, the
engine turned off, and the key removed
before any maintenance is performed
Blade level with ground
Plow blades need to be inspected daily for
wear. Your soil conditions will determine
how often blades will need to be replaced.
Also, check all fasteners. Make sure they
are all in place and properly tightened.
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Conveyor Rods
CAUTION
Make sure the tractor is in park, the
engine turned off, and the key removed
before any maintenance is performed
Inspect all rods
Inspect conveyor rods daily for damage.
Check for bent pins or rods. Repair or
replace as needed. See your AMADAS
dealer for replacement parts.
NOTE! Individual rods can be replaced
with a bolt-on plate. Contact your
AMADAS dealer for information on these
parts.
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Conveyor Belt Assemblies
IMPORTANT! Proper belt tension is
important to ensure that the conveyor
operates at optimum performance. If
belts are too loose, the conveyors will not
operate as efficiently. If too tight,
excessive wear may occur on the
conveyor rods and drive sprockets.
CAUTION
Make sure the tractor is in park, the
engine turned off, and the key removed
before any maintenance is performed
Inspect the conveyor belts’ tension and
tracking daily. The belts should have
approximately 2¼” of sag as shown in the
bottom photo.
See Chapter 3, Adjustments, “Conveyor Belt
and Rod” for information on how to adjust
conveyor belts.
2¼”
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Conveyor Sprockets
CAUTION
Inspect conveyor sprockets daily for signs of
wear. Repair or replace as needed.
Inspect
sprockets
Make sure the tractor is in park, the
engine turned off, and the key removed
before any maintenance is performed
Conveyor Drive Chain
Inspect the conveyor drive chain daily for
signs of wear. Make sure the chain is
properly aligned and with the correct amount
of tension.
Repair or replace a damaged chain as
needed.
Conveyor
drive chain
CAUTION
Replace all shields before operating the
digger-inverter.
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Hydraulic Hoses
Inspect hoses daily for leaks and tears.
Make sure connections are tightened.
Repair or replace as needed.
CAUTION
Make sure the tractor is in park, the
engine turned off, and the key removed
before any maintenance is performed
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.
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.
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CAUTION
CAUTION
Replace all shields before operating the
digger-inverter.
Make sure the tractor is in park, the
engine turned off, and the key removed
before any maintenance is performed
Inverter Rods
Inspect inverter rods daily for visible damage.
Adjust rods if out of alignment. Replace or
repair rods as needed. Detailed drawings for
adjusting inverter rods are in Chapter 2,
Setup.
Inverter Drive Chain
Inspect the inverter drive chains daily for
signs of wear. Make sure the chains are
properly aligned and have the correct
amount of tension.
Repair or replace a damaged chain as
needed.
Inverter chain
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Scrapers
As the scraper blades wear, it is important to
adjust the placement of the scrapers to keep
them close to the front idlers (1/16”) to
prevent soil build up. Excessive build up on
the front idlers will over-tension the conveyor
belt and cause premature wear.
CAUTION
Note that an excessively worn blade may be
flipped so that the other side can be used.
Make sure the tractor is in park, the
engine turned off, and the key removed
before any maintenance is performed
Scrapers are located at the bottom of each
conveyor belt. Make sure each scraper is
securely in place as shown in the photos.
Keep scrapers free from debris to ensure
proper conveyor operation.
1/16”
Scraper
Adjust as the
scraper
wears out
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CAUTION
Lubricate the pivot as needed. Make sure all
fasteners are in place and tightened.
Lubricate the coulter wheel bearings weekly
with 2-3 pumps of commercial grade grease.
Make sure the tractor is in park, the
engine turned off, and the key removed
before any maintenance is performed
Tires
Check wheel and wing tires pressures
weekly. Tires should be inflated to 32 PSI.
Coulter
grease
point
Pivot
point
V-Inverter U-Joints
If your digger-inverter is equipped with a Vtype of inverter, inspect the U-joints for
damage weekly. Lubricate weekly or every
50 hours. Use 2-3 pumps of commercial
grade grease in each joint.
Vine Cutters (Coulters)
CAUTION
Grease fitting
Use care when handling plow blades and
vine cutters. Edges are sharp.
If the digger-inverter is equipped with vine
cutters, inspect the assemblies for wear or
damage. Repair or replace as necessary.
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Tachometer
Programming
The tachometer for your machine has been
fully programmed at the factory. However, if
you have a replacement tachometer,
program the new tachometer using the
instructions for the 16395 with the
instructions included. Instructions can also
be found on the AMADAS website as follows:
1. Go to www.amadas.com
4. Select Tach Programming Instructions
for Diggers/Irrigators (Form 0366; Part
#16395)
IMPORTANT! Do NOT program your
tachometer UNLESS you have received a
replacement from AMADAS Industries.
Tachometers on new machines are fully
programmed at the factory and
attempting to re-program them may
cause errors.
2. From the AMADAS home page, select
Product Catalogs and Manuals
3. From the Product Catalogs and Manuals
page, select Technical Bulletins
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Maintenance
AMADAS Digger-Inverter
End of Season
Perform the following maintenance at the end
of each season to make sure your diggerinverter is properly stored for winter.
1. Remove wheel assemblies and repack
the bearings before storing.
2. Loosen the tension of the conveyor belt
assembly.
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assemblies and repack the wheel
bearings before storing.
4. Clean and lightly oil all drive chains.
5. Apply a coat of oil to the cylinder rods, or
store with all cylinders retracted.
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Appendix
Four-Row Configurations ....................... A-2
Six-Row Configurations.......................... A-3
Eight-Row Configurations ...................... A-4
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All dimensions for configurations shown are from the center of the lower tool bar.
Note: These dimensions are typical for single-row peanuts. Twin-row settings will vary.
Four-Row Optional Blade and Coulter
Configurations
ADI-4 Kits #70756, 70760 [Standard]
45/23 and 45/18
Row
Width
36”
38”
40”
A
B
C
36”
38”
40”
64”
67”
70”
28”
29”
30”
ADI-4 Kits #70754, 70755, 71322
37/18, 40/20 and 42/18
[Shown with optional Dual Coulter]
Row
Width
36”
38”
40”
A-2
A
B
C
D
8”
9”
10”
36”
38”
40”
64”
67”
70”
28”
29”
30”
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Six-Row Optional Blade and Coulter Configurations
ADI-6 Kits #70757, 70758, 70767, 70768, 71323
37/18, 40/20, 45/23, 45/18, and 42/18
[Shown with optional Dual Coulter]
Row Width
A
B
C
D
36”
28”
36”
72”
100”
38”
29”
38”
76”
106”
40”
30”
40”
80”
110”
ADI-6 Kits #70895, 70897
45/23 and 45/18
Row Width
A
B
C
D
30”
25”
35”
60”
85”
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Eight-Row Optional Blade and Coulter
Configurations
ADI-8 Kits #70946, 70947
45/18 and 45/23
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Eight-Row Optional Blade and Coulter
Configurations
ADI-8 Kits #70956, 70958, 71324
45/18, 45/23, and 42/18
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ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For AMADAS INDUSTRIES DIGGER / INVERTERS
A. General Provisions
The Warranties described below are provided by AMADAS INDUSTRIES (“AMADAS”) through its
authorized dealers to the original purchaser of each new AMADAS Digger / Inverter. AMADAS will
repair or replace, at its option, any part covered under warranty which is found to be defective in
material or workmanship during the applicable period of warranty. This warranty is applicable only
to the cost of the part replaced or repaired and does not cover labor costs involved in installing the
replaced or repaired defective part.
B. What is Warranted?
All parts of any new AMADAS Digger / Inverter are warranted for 12 months. The warranty
period will begin when the Digger / Inverter is delivered to the purchaser. AMADAS will repair or
replace, at its option, any new part or component under the above warranty, if a defect in material or
workmanship appears in such part or component and is reported to AMADAS before the expiration of
the applicable equipment warranty.
Used equipment is not warranted by AMADAS unless it is specifically covered by a separate
warranty document. The above warranties cover only defective material and workmanship. The
warranties do not cover any depreciation or failure caused by normal wear, lack of proper maintenance
or use, misuse, lack of proper protection during storage, or accident. The purchaser shall pay all costs
of routine maintenance and/or replacement of maintenance and wear items.
C. Unapproved Service or Modification
All Obligations of AMADAS under this warranty are terminated if the Digger / Inverter is
modified or altered in ways not approved by AMADAS.
D. Securing Warranty Service
To secure warranty service, the purchaser must (1) report the product defect and request
repair within the applicable warranty period, (2) present evidence of the date of delivery of the Digger
/ Inverter, and (3) make the Digger / Inverter available to an AMADAS authorized dealer within a
reasonable period of time.
E. No Dealer Warranty
The selling dealer makes no warranty of his own on any item warranted by AMADAS, and
makes no warranty on other items. The dealer has no authority to make any representation or
promise on behalf of AMADAS, or to modify the terms or limitations of this warranty in any way.
F. What are your Responsibilities?
a. Read the operator’s manual before operating the equipment.
b. Perform all necessary maintenance as described in the operator’s manual.
c. Deliver the machine to an AMADAS authorized dealer at your expense during normal working
hours for any needed warranty services.
d. Contact an AMADAS authorized dealer promptly on any claim for warranty service.
e. Sign the AMADAS machinery delivery form, which will be given to you by the dealer.
G. Disclaimer
There are no warranties that extend beyond the description here. ANY WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED AS ARE ALL OTHER REPRESENTATIONS TO THE PURCHASER. AMADAS specifically
excludes any liability on behalf of the company for any incidental or consequential damages including,
but not limited to, crop loss, loss of profits, rental of substitute equipment, or other commercial losses.
AMADAS shall not be responsible for expenses or inconveniences that you might incur or experience
with respect to the AMADAS Digger / Inverter nor shall AMADAS be liable for defects, damage, or
failures caused by improper storage, unreasonable use, or abuse, or accident, including the failure
to provide reasonable and specified maintenance. This warranty applies only to the original purchaser
of the equipment. Because some states do not allow the exclusion of limitations of incidental or
consequential damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific
legal rights. You may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. Where there is a conflict
between a provision of this warranty and the provision of any state, the state legislation prevails.
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