Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guide
STRAWMASTER QUICK-START GUIDE *
* Refer to operators manual for complete safety and operation info.
A
Connect Hydraulics
1
2
3
AUTO-FOLD LIFT CIRCUIT...Harrow Lift Cylinders
HYDRAULIC LIFT CIRCUIT..................(Optional)
REPHASING TINE ANGLE CIRCUIT....(Optional)
Note: These hydraulic options are not included on all models.
Manual adjustment will be required if they are not installed.
B
Backing Into Field Position
3
3
2
3
3
3
2
3
6
1
1
2
5
4
3
2
1
1) Remove Transport Frame Pins (A) and place in holders.
3) Turn the transport wheel’s
spindle over so the wheel
leans out (both sides).
Note: Hydraulic models have both frame and cylinder
transport pins (B).
Store
3
2
Note: Ensure there is plenty of room
behind and to the sides of the
Strawmaster before backing
into field position.
(both sides)
A
3
4) Back-up slowly. The wings will open up. Ensure there is lots of
room behind and to the sides. Back-up evenly so you don’t
damage the transport wheels.
Remove
IMPORTANT: Be sure to backup evenly to avoid serious
damage to the transport wheels.
Remove
5) With wings fully opened, lower harrow sections to the ground
by extending the auto-fold lift cylinders. 1
Store
Cylinder Lock
B
(both sides)
The Auto-Fold Cables should
be tight and the latch in the
open position.
The Auto-Fold cable will loosen
and the auto-fold latch should
close on the swing arm pipe.
6) If the auto-fold latch(s) still haven’t closed, slowly back up just
a bit more. It should then snap shut and be fully engaged.
2) The 50’ model has a telescopic truss beam. Move out into
field position and secure with pin. All other models have a
fixed length truss arm.
Transport
Field
Transport Pin
Hair Pin
50’
ATTENTION: Before driving forward make sure both
latches have fully engaged or serious damage to the
machine will result.
Adjust Settings
7) Adjust settings for light or aggressive harrowing.
8) Adjust Tine Angle as needed.
9) Adjust Height Adjustments as needed.
142638 v1.0
C
Setting Tine Angle, Pressure & Frame
NOTE: Strawmaster® can have either manual or hydraulic adjustment. Trailer height & tine angle are set by either ratchet/sidewind jacks or hydraulics.
Note: Actual settings will vary
Tine Angle Adjustment
There are no standard angles for running the tines, the operator may
adjust the tine angles as needed to achieve desired results.
with tine wear. Ensure trailer
and frame are leveled properly.
(Refer to Height Adjustment)
Manual models - Use the manual jacks
located on each harrow section. Start
at one end, set as desired. Set all the
other sections to the same setting.
(Manual shown)
The following are suggested tine angle settings only, adjust as required:
FIELD PACKING
1 2 3
4
CHEMICAL INCORPORATION
BREAKING &
SPREADING STRAW
1 2 3
4
1 2 3
4
1 2 3
4
RAKING
Refer to Operator’s Manual for more suggested tine angle setting info.
Trailer Height Adjustment
Hydraulic models - Retract
rephasing tine angle
cylinders to raise tines.
Extend cylinders to lower.
Hydraulic models - Re-syncronize the tine section cylinders by fully
extending the rephasing cylinders and holding for 30 seconds. This should be repeated a few times daily or as needed.
Hydraulic or Manual (with the use of two ratchet jacks, located on trailer wheel arms)
When trailer height is set correctly,
it will be even with harrows and...
If trailer is too high...
If trailer is too low...
Front & back tines apply equal pressure
Front tines not applying pressure
Front tines applying too much pressure
To manually adjust trailer height:
• Begin with the machine in field position. Make sure the tine angle has been set (if necessary).
• Using the ratchet jack handle for adjustment, adjust ratchet jacks evenly until tines are set to the desired height.
• When adjustments are complete, check that the trailer frame is parallel to the ground.
• If not, adjust clevis height and re-check. Repeat if necessary.
Wing Beam Height Adjustment
• The Wing beams and Center beam
should be at the same height, parallel to
the ground.
• Adjust the wing beam height when the
tine angles are adjusted, the trailer height
is adjusted, or as the tines wear down.
Manual models:
Use the manual jacks
to raise or lower the
wing beam section until desired
height/level is achieved.
Remember When Operating:
• Straw should be dry.
• A speed of 8 to 12 MPH (12 to 16 KPH) is suggested
to efficiently shatter and spread straw and residue.
Maintenance
(Check Machine Daily)
Hydraulic models:
Adjust the fine adjustment
rod located on the top of
the endwheel linkage until
desired height/level is
achieved.
Fine Adjustment
• The harrow sections can be set in float position, where
the section drags the ground under its own weight.
• If machine leaves clumps of straw, apply slight down
pressure by extending hydraulic lift cylinders.
• Check for missing, worn or damaged parts.
• Working points & pins
• Hydraulic Connections & Hoses
• Hubs & Spindles
* Refer to operators manual for complete safety and operation info.
D Moving Into Transport Position
1) Operate the lift hydraulics 1 to fully raise the harrow sections.
2) Carefully drive forward. The wing beams should fold back into transport position.
3) Install the frame transport pins (both sides). On hydraulic models, also install the cylinder transport pins (both sides).
4) On the 50’ model with a telescopic truss beam, shorten length into transport position and secure with pin.
5) Turn the transport wheel’s spindle over so the rear transport tires are completely upright (both sides).
6) Ensure SMV sign and reflectors are cleanand lights are working. Follow all local transport laws when transporting.
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