Operator: English: 401-226m.pdf
Operator’s Manual
2005+ YP1225 & YP1625
Yield-Pro® Planter
Manufacturing, Inc.
www.greatplainsmfg.com
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Table of Contents
Important Safety Information .................................. 1
Introduction ............................................................ 10
Description of Unit .................................................... 10
Document Family ..................................................... 10
Intended Usage .................................................... 10
Covered Models ....................................................... 10
Using This Manual.................................................... 10
Definitions............................................................. 10
Owner Assistance .................................................... 11
Product Support ................................................... 11
Preparation and Setup ........................................... 12
Pre-Start Checklist ................................................... 12
Protecting Hydraulic Motor Seals ............................. 12
Hydraulic Hose Hookup............................................ 12
Hitching Tractor to Planter........................................ 13
3-Point Hitch ......................................................... 13
Hydraulic Tongue Hitch ........................................ 13
Either Hitch ........................................................... 14
Hydraulic Charge and Bleed .................................... 15
Lift Hydraulics ....................................................... 15
Cylinder Hydraulics............................................... 15
Leveling Frame Side-to-Side.................................... 15
Wing Alignment ........................................................ 17
Optional Monitor Mounting Plate .............................. 18
Operating Instructions........................................... 19
Pre-Start Checklist ................................................... 19
Folding the Planter ................................................... 20
Unfolding the Planter................................................ 22
Changing the Seed Box or Hopper .......................... 23
Using Auxiliary Hydraulic Circuit........................... 24
Pre-Usage Checklist................................................. 25
Transporting ............................................................. 27
Field Operation......................................................... 28
Seed Hopper Sensor ............................................ 28
Monitor Operation................................................. 29
Electric Clutch Operation.......................................... 29
Electric Clutch Lockup .......................................... 30
Marker Operation ..................................................... 31
Rephasing Lift System.......................................... 31
Rephasing Fold System ....................................... 31
Airbox Operation ...................................................... 32
Fan Operation ...................................................... 32
Y-Tubes ................................................................ 32
Airbox Troubleshooting......................................... 33
Fertilizer Tanks (Option) ...........................................34
Filling Tanks ..........................................................34
Hypro Pump ..........................................................34
Parking......................................................................35
3 Point Hitch..........................................................35
Hydraulic Tongue Hitch.........................................35
Either Hitch............................................................35
Storage .....................................................................36
Adjustments ............................................................37
Planting Rate ............................................................38
Drive Speed Range Sprockets..............................38
Transmission Sprockets........................................38
Contact Wheel Drive .............................................39
Checking Singulated Planting Rate ..........................40
Seed rate charts....................................................40
Marker Adjustments ..................................................41
Dual Marker Speed Adjustment ............................41
Marker Extension ..................................................41
Marker Disk Adjustment ........................................42
Hydraulic Drive Height Switch...................................42
Setting Fertilizer Rate ...............................................43
Hypro Pump ..........................................................43
Ground Drive Pump ..............................................44
Fan Adjustments .......................................................44
Row Implement Adjustments ....................................45
Frame-Mounted Row Accessories ........................45
Terra-Tine™ Adjustment ...................................45
Frame-Mounted Coulters ..................................46
Vantage I Fertilizer ............................................46
25 Series Row-Unit Adjustments ..........................47
Row-Unit Down Pressure ..................................48
Row Unit Lock-Up .............................................49
Unit-Mount Cleaner Adjustments ......................50
Unit-Mounted Coulter Adjustments ...................51
Row-Unit Planting Depth ...................................52
Side Gauge Wheel Adjustments .......................52
Adjusting Gauge Wheel Scrapers .....................53
Meter Exchange and Adjustments ........................54
Meter Removal ..................................................54
Singulator Plus™ Meter Wheel Replacement.......56
Meter Installation...................................................58
Finger Meter Adjustments .....................................59
Finger Meter Brush Adjustment ........................59
Finger Meter Inserts ..........................................60
Seed Firmer Adjustments......................................61
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All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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Keeton Seed Firmer Adjustment .......................61
Seed-Lok™ Seed Firmer Lock-Up ....................61
Press Wheels ........................................................62
Setting Relief Valve...............................................63
Strainer .....................................................................63
Orifice Plate Selection...........................................64
Orifice Size Charts ............................................64
Troubleshooting......................................................65
Maintenance and Lubrication ................................69
Maintenance .............................................................69
Bleeding Hydraulics ..................................................70
Bleeding Lift Hydraulics ........................................70
Bleeding Fold Cylinder Hydraulics ........................70
Bleeding Marker Hydraulics ..................................70
Cleaning Out Meters .................................................71
Precision Meter .....................................................71
Finger Pickup Meter ..............................................71
Cleaning Out Air System...........................................72
Meter Drive Chain .....................................................72
Finger Set Installation Instructions............................73
Installation Steps...................................................73
Annual Maintenance .............................................73
Precautions .......................................................73
Disk Spreaders and Scrapers ...................................74
25 Series Row-Unit Side Wheels ..........................74
Marker Maintenance .................................................75
Fertilizer System Maintenance..................................75
Liquid Fertilizer Strainer ............................................75
Lubrication ................................................................76
Seed Lubricants ....................................................82
Talc Lubricant....................................................82
Graphite Powder ...............................................82
Options and Accessories.......................................83
Hydraulic Tongue......................................................83
Markers .....................................................................83
Fertilizer System .......................................................83
Fertilizer Manifolds ................................................84
Fertilizer Orifice Plates ..........................................84
Liquid Fertilizer Tank.................................................84
Ground Drive Fertilizer Pump ...................................84
Veris Hydraulic Drive ................................................85
82bu or 150 bu Seed Hopper....................................85
Seed Lubricants ....................................................85
Auxiliary Hydraulic kit................................................86
Smart Box Mounting Kit ........................................86
Row Options, Frame-Mounted..................................87
Underframe Attachment Kit...................................87
Terra-Tines ...........................................................87
Stand-Alone Terra Tines ...................................87
Coulter-Mounted Terra Tines ............................87
Frame-Mounted (Zone) Coulters...........................88
Vantage I Coulters ................................................88
Frame-Mounted Coulter Only............................88
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Frame-Mounted Vantage I Coulter ................... 88
Row Options (Unit-Mount) ........................................ 89
Unit-Mounted Row Cleaners................................. 89
Unit-Mounted Disk Coulters .............................. 90
Coulter Blades .................................................. 91
Gauge Wheel Scrapers ........................................ 91
Seed Meters ......................................................... 91
Seed Meter Wheels .......................................... 92
Seed-Lok® Seed Firmer ....................................... 92
Keeton Seed Firmer.............................................. 93
Row Unit Press Wheels ........................................ 93
Hydraulic Drive Operating Instructions................ 94
Drive Operational Requirements .............................. 94
Hydraulic System:................................................. 94
Electrical System: ................................................. 94
Tractor Hookup......................................................... 94
Hydraulics: ............................................................ 94
Electrical: .............................................................. 94
Controller Menu ........................................................ 95
Console Functions.................................................... 96
Calibration ................................................................ 96
Speed Calibration ................................................... 101
Operations .............................................................. 103
Before going to the field...................................... 103
In Field ................................................................ 104
Planting Calibration............................................. 105
Varying Rates with Pre-set Function ...................... 107
GPS-Based Planting............................................... 108
FarmWorks SiteMate .......................................... 108
SiteMate Settings: (version 8.12)........................ 108
GP Precision Population Settings....................... 109
Troubleshooting with SiteMate ........................... 109
Ag Leader PF3000.............................................. 110
PF3000 Settings: ............................................ 110
GP Precision Population Settings ................... 110
Troubleshooting with PF3000 ............................. 111
Veris Maintenance.................................................. 112
To change the element: ...................................... 112
Veris Troubleshooting............................................. 113
Drive will not rotate: ............................................ 113
Drive rotates but not at desired speed:............... 114
Calibration Troubleshooting:............................... 115
Veris Troubleshooting Flow Chart .......................... 116
Veris Electronics Troubleshooting .......................... 117
Appendix ............................................................... 118
Specifications and Capacities................................. 118
Tire Inflation............................................................ 118
Torque Values Chart .............................................. 119
Hydraulic System Diagram ..................................... 120
Chain Routing......................................................... 121
Warranty ................................................................. 122
Index ...................................................................... 123
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Important Safety Information
Look for Safety Symbol
The SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL indicates there is a
potential hazard to personal safety involved and extra
safety precaution must be taken. When you see this
symbol, be alert and carefully read the message that follows it. In addition to design and configuration of equipment, hazard control and accident prevention are
dependent upon the awareness, concern, prudence and
proper training of personnel involved in the operation,
transport, maintenance and storage of equipment.
Be Aware of Signal Words
!
Signal words designate a degree or level of hazard seriousness.
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
This signal word is limited to the most extreme situations,
typically for machine components that, for functional purposes, cannot be guarded.
! DANGER
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, 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.
! WARNING
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate
injury. It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices.
! CAUTION
Be Familiar with Safety Decals
▲ Read and understand “Safety Decals” on page 6, thoroughly.
▲ Read all instructions noted on the decals.
▲ Keep decals clean. Replace damaged, faded and illegible
decals.
Prepare for Emergencies
▲ Be prepared if a fire starts
▲ Keep a first aid kit and fire extinguisher handy.
▲ Keep emergency numbers for doctor, ambulance, hospital
and fire department near phone.
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Wear Protective Equipment
▲ Wear protective clothing and equipment.
▲ Wear clothing and equipment appropriate for the job. Avoid
loose-fitting clothing.
▲ Because prolonged exposure to loud noise can cause hearing impairment or hearing loss, wear suitable hearing protection such as earmuffs or earplugs.
▲ Because operating equipment safely requires your full
attention, avoid wearing entertainment headphones while
operating machinery.
Avoid High Pressure Fluids
Escaping fluid under pressure can penetrate the skin,
causing serious injury.
▲ Avoid the hazard by relieving pressure before disconnecting
hydraulic lines.
▲ Use a piece of paper or cardboard, NOT BODY PARTS, to
check for suspected leaks.
▲ Wear protective gloves and safety glasses or goggles when
working with hydraulic systems.
▲ If an accident occurs, seek immediate medical assistance
from a physician familiar with this type of injury.
Handle Chemicals Properly
Agricultural chemicals can be dangerous. Improper use
can seriously injure persons, animals, plants, soil and
property.
▲ Read and follow chemical manufacturer’s instructions.
▲ Wear protective clothing.
▲ Handle all chemicals with care.
▲ Avoid inhaling smoke from any type of chemical fire.
▲ Store or dispose of unused chemicals as specified by chemical manufacturer.
Keep Riders Off Machinery
Riders obstruct the operator’s view. Riders could be
struck by foreign objects or thrown from the machine.
▲ Never allow children to operate equipment.
▲ Keep all bystanders away from machine during operation.
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Use Safety Lights and Devices
Slow-moving tractors and towed implements can create
a hazard when driven on public roads. They are difficult
to see, especially at night.
▲ Use flashing warning lights and turn signals whenever driving on public roads.
Use lights and devices provided with implement
Transport Machinery Safely
Maximum transport speed for implement is 20 mph (32
kph). Some rough terrains require a slower speed. Sudden braking can cause a towed load to swerve and
upset.
▲ Do not exceed 20 mph (32 kph). Never travel at a speed
which does not allow adequate control of steering and stopping. Reduce speed if towed load is not equipped with
brakes.
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▲ Comply with state and local laws.
▲ Do not tow an implement that, when fully loaded, weighs
more than 1.5 times the weight of towing vehicle.
▲ Carry reflectors or flags to mark planter in case of breakdown on the road.
▲ Keep clear of overhead power lines and other obstructions
when transporting. Refer to transport dimensions under
“Specifications and Capacities” on page 118.
▲ Do not fold or unfold the planter while the tractor is moving.
Shutdown and Storage
OFF
▲ Lower planter, put tractor in park, turn off engine, and
remove the key.
▲ Secure planter using blocks and supports provided.
▲ Detach and store planter in an area where children normally do not play.
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Practice Safe Maintenance
▲ Understand procedure before doing work. Use proper tools
and equipment. Refer to this manual for additional information.
OFF
▲ Work in a clean, dry area.
▲ Lower the planter, put tractor in park, turn off engine, and
remove key before performing maintenance.
▲ Make sure all moving parts have stopped and all system
pressure is relieved.
▲ Allow planter to cool completely.
▲ Disconnect battery ground cable (-) before servicing or
adjusting electrical systems or before welding on planter.
▲ Inspect all parts. Make sure parts are in good condition and
installed properly.
▲ Remove buildup of grease, oil or debris.
▲ Remove all tools and unused parts from planter before
operation.
Tire Safety
Tire changing can be dangerous and should be performed by trained personnel using correct tools and
equipment.
▲ When inflating tires, use a clip-on chuck and extension hose
long enough for you to stand to one side–not in front of or
over tire assembly. Use a safety cage if available.
▲ When removing and installing wheels, use wheel-handling
equipment adequate for weight involved.
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Safety At All Times
Thoroughly read and understand the instructions in this
manual before operation. Read all instructions noted on
the safety decals.
▲ Be familiar with all planter functions.
▲ Operate machinery from the driver’s seat only.
▲ Do not leave planter unattended with tractor engine running.
▲ Do not dismount a moving tractor. Dismounting a moving
tractor could cause serious injury or death.
▲ Do not stand between the tractor and planter during hitching.
▲ Keep hands, feet and clothing away from power-driven
parts.
▲ Wear snug-fitting clothing to avoid entanglement with moving parts.
▲ Watch out for wires, trees, etc., when folding and raising
planter. Make sure all persons are clear of working area.
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Safety Decals
Safety Reflectors and Decals
Your implement comes equipped with all lights, safety
reflectors and decals in place. They were designed to
help you safely operate your implement.
▲ Read and follow decal directions.
▲ Keep lights in operating condition.
To install new decals:
1. Clean the area on which the decal is to be placed.
2. Peel backing from decal. Press firmly on surface,
being careful not to cause air bubbles under decal.
▲ Keep all safety decals clean and legible.
▲ Replace all damaged or missing decals. Order new decals
from your Great Plains dealer. Refer to this section for
proper decal placement.
▲ When ordering new parts or components, also request corresponding safety decals.
818-055C
Slow Moving Vehicle Reflector
On the back of the planter, one total
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838-266C
Red Reflectors
On the back of walkboard each end and on the backside
of each light mounting bar, four total
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838-265C
Amber Reflectors
On the left-hand wing by drive, two on each side of frame
when folded and two on the front of the light brackets,
seven total
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838-267C
Daytime Reflectors
On the back of walkboard each end and on the backside
of each light mounting bar, four total
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818-590C
Danger: Crushing Hazard
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On the hitch, one total.
838-599C (Option)
Warning: Electrocution Hazard
On marker section each end, two total
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818-339C
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Warning: High Pressure Fluid Hazard
On the tongue, one total
818-580C (Option)
Warning: Overhead Hazard
On marker section each end, two total
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818-579C (Option)
Warning: Pinch/Shear Hazard
On marker section each end, two total
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818-188C
Warning: Excessive Speed
On the tongue, one total
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838-993C
Caution: Do Not Lock Up Row Units
Three on backside of each wing, six total
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818-078C
Caution: Read Operator Manual
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On the tongue, one total
818-398C
Caution: Tires Not A Step
21963
Above both tires, two total
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Introduction
Great Plains welcomes you to its growing family of new
product owners. This planter has been designed with
care and built by skilled workers using quality materials.
Proper setup, maintenance, and safe operating practices
will help you get years of satisfactory use from the
machine.
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Description of Unit
The 30- and 40-foot Row Yield-Pro® Planters are pulltype planting implements for use in conventional till, minimum-till, or light no-till conditions.
Yield-Pro® Planters are outfitted with 25 Series, sidedepth-control row-units. Optional unit-mounted coulters
make it suitable for light to moderate no-till conditions
only. These Planters fold for transport.
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Figure 1
Left/Right Convention
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Document Family
401-226M
401-347B
401-226P
Operator Manual (this manual)
Seed Rate Manual
Parts Manual
Intended Usage
Use the planter to seed production-agriculture crops
only. Do not modify the planter for use with attachments
other than Great Plains options and accessories specified for use with the planter.
Covered Models
YP1225-1230
YP1225-16TR36
YP1225-1820
YP1225-2315
YP1225-24TR
YP1625-1236
YP1625-1630
YP1625-2420
YP1625-24TR36
YP1625-3115
YP1625-32TR
30-Foot, 12-Row, 30-Inch
30-Foot, 16-Row (8 Twin), 36-Inch
30-Foot, 18-Row, 20-Inch
30-Foot, 23-Row, 15-Inch
30-Foot, 24-Row, (12 Twin) 30-Inch
40-Foot, 12-Row, 36-Inch
40-Foot, 16-Row, 30-Inch
40-Foot, 24-Row, 20-Inch
40-Foot, 24-Row (12 Twin), 36-Inch
40-Foot, 31-Row, 15-Inch
40-Foot, 32-Row (16 Twin), 30-Inch
Using This Manual
This manual familiarizes you with safety, assembly, operation, adjustments, troubleshooting and maintenance.
Read this manual and follow the recommendations to
help ensure safe and efficient operation.
The information in this manual is current at printing.
Some parts may change to assure top performance.
Definitions
The following terms are used throughout this manual.
Right-hand and left-hand as used in this manual are
determined by facing the direction the machine will travel
while in use unless otherwise stated.
IMPORTANT !
A crucial point of information related to the preceding
topic. Read and follow the directions provided before
continuing, to ensure safety, avoidance of machine
damage, and to achieve desired field results.
Note: Useful information related to the preceding topic.
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Owner Assistance
If you need customer service or repair parts, contact a
Great Plains dealer. They have trained personnel, repair
parts, and equipment specially designed for Great Plains
products.
Refer to Figure 2
Your machine’s parts were specially designed and
should only be replaced with Great Plains parts. Always
use the serial and model number when ordering parts
from your Great Plains dealer. The serial-number plate is
located on the front face of the left wing rest, as shown.
Record your Yield Pro Planter model and serial number
here for quick reference:
Model Number:__________________________
Serial Number: __________________________
Your Great Plains dealer wants you to be satisfied with
your new machine. If you do not understand any part of
this manual or are not satisfied with the service received,
please take the following actions.
Figure 2
Serial Number Plate
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1. Discuss the matter with your dealership service
manager. Make sure they are aware of any problems so they can assist you.
2. If you are still unsatisfied, seek out the owner or
general manager of the dealership.
For further assistance write to:
Product Support
Great Plains Mfg. Inc., Service Department
PO Box 5060
Salina, KS 67402-5060
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Preparation and Setup
This section helps you prepare your tractor and planter
for use. Before using the planter in the field, you must
hitch the planter to a suitable tractor and level the planter.
Pre-Start Checklist
1. Read and understand “Important Safety Information” on page 1.
2. Check that all working parts are moving freely, bolts
are tight, and cotter pins are spread.
3. Check that all grease fittings are in place and lubricated. See “Lubrication” on page 76.
4. Check that all safety decals and reflectors are correctly located and legible. Replace if damaged. See
“Safety Decals” on page 6
5. Inflate tires to pressure recommended and tighten
wheel bolts as specified. See “Tire Inflation” on
page 118.
Protecting Hydraulic Motor Seals
Low Pressure (Case) Drain Connection
IMPORTANT !
Case Drain Hose must be attached prior to inlet and
return hoses being connected. Also, it must be
unhooked last to prevent damage to the fan motor.
Hydraulic Hose Hookup
Great Plains hydraulic hoses are color coded. Hoses that
go to the same remote valve are marked with the same
color.
Color
Hydraulic Function
White
Fold/Marker
Blue
Lift/Tongue
Orange
Fan
Yellow
Hydraulic Drive
To distinguish hoses on the same hydraulic circuit, refer
to plastic hose label. Hose under extended-cylinder symbol feeds cylinder base ends. Hose under retracted-cylinder symbol feeds cylinder rod ends.
1. Attach case drain hose to low pressure drain connection.
Note: Case drain hose must be hooked up first. Also, it
must be unhooked last to prevent damage to
hydraulic motor seals.
2. Connect low pressure return hose to low pressure
return connector.
IMPORTANT !
DO NOT hook case drain line to a “power-beyond
port”.
3. If the tractor has a limited number of remotes capable of continuous flow, use them for the hydraulic fan
and optional hydraulic drive. (See “Specifications
and Capacities” on page 118 for tractor requirements.)
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Plastic Hose Label
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Hitching Tractor to Planter
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DANGER
!
WARNING
You may be severely injured or killed by being crushed
between the tractor and planter. Do not stand or place any
part of your body between planter and moving tractor. Stop
tractor engine and set park brake before attaching cables and
hoses.
Escaping fluid under pressure can have sufficient pressure to
penetrate the skin causing serious injury. Avoid the hazard by
relieving pressure before disconnecting hydraulic lines. Use a
piece of paper or cardboard, NOT BODY PARTS, to check for
leaks. Wear protective gloves and safety glasses or goggles
when working with hydraulic systems. If an accident occurs,
seek immediate medical attention from a physician familiar
with this type of injury.
1. If returning the planter to service from storage,
remove any grease used to protect cylinder rods.
3-Point Hitch
Refer to Figure 4
2. Connect your tractor 3-point to the planter 3-point
hitch. If using quick hitch be sure planter locks into
hitch securely.
3. Raise tractor 3-point just enough to relieve pressure
off of the parking stand.
IMPORTANT !
Adjust 3-point hitch arms and sway blocks to minimize
any side-to-side sway to assure proper tracking in the
field and safe road travel.
Figure 4
3-Point Hitching
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Hitching with Hydraulic Tongue
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4. Connect hydraulic hoses to tractor remotes. See
“Hydraulic Hose Hookup” on page 12
Hydraulic Tongue Hitch
Refer to Figure 5
1. Connect the hydraulic hoses for the tongue circuit.
This needs to be done before hitching in order to
raise and lower the tongue.
2. Set the tongue height to clear the drawbar, back the
tractor into alignment and pin the drawbar.
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Either Hitch
3. Set the initial tongue height, using 3 point or cylinder
of hydraulic tongue. Distance 1 , measured at top of
tongue tube is:
46in above ground level for YP12, or
42in above ground level for YP16.
4. Connect other hydraulic hoses to tractor remotes.
See “Hydraulic Hose Hookup” on page 12
5. Plug the planter light cable to the tractor.
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6. Connect monitor lead to monitor harness.
7. Plug electric clutch cable to the switch control box
cable.
8. Plug Veris Drive cable to the cable from the precision
population controller.
Note: Switch control boxes should be mounted in your
tractor cab in a location with easy access. Route
wiring harnesses with enough slack to allow for
tractor movement, especially on articulating tractors.
Figure 6
Base Height
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Refer to Figure 7
9. Remove the lower pin 2 holding the parking stand
3 . Swing the parking stand back and up until it is
above the rear hole 4 . Place the holding pin in the
rear hole and allow the parking stand to rest on it.
This will be the transport position for the parking
stand.
10. Adjust the top link of a 3-point long enough so the
ball swivel does not bottom out when fully raised.
11. Secure hoses so they do not get caught in ball
swivel. Failure to do so could cause hose to be
crushed requiring hose replacement.
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3
2
Figure 7
Storing Parking Stand
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Hydraulic Charge and Bleed
Normally the hydraulic system is fully charged and bled
at the factory before shipping. If repairs have been made,
substantial amounts of oil drained from the system, or
the following procedures do not correct a problem, see
“Bleeding Hydraulics” on page 70.
Lift Hydraulics
Bleeding should not be required other than to raise fully
and hold lever on for one minute or until all cylinders
extend fully. If this does
Cylinder Hydraulics
Bleeding should not be required other than to fold fully
and hold lever on for one minute or until all cylinders
reach the end of their stroke.
IMPORTANT !
Do not fold or unfold without first raising planter completely.
Leveling Frame Side-to-Side
All frame sections must be level to maintain even planting depth. Before using the planter in the field, follow
these steps to make sure the planter is level side-to-side.
Periodic frame-leveling adjustments should not be necessary, but if you are having problems with uneven
depth, check planter levelness and follow these procedures.
Before making any adjustments be sure the lift cylinders
are re-phased and operating properly.
1
Complete the steps under “Hydraulic Charge and
Bleed” on page 15, before proceeding.
Note: Level frame in planting conditions. Failure to do so
may result in machinery not producing desired results.
Refer to Figure 8
1. Unfold the planter fully and set down. Put in field
position by lowering and pulling forward.
2. When setting hitch, lower lift cylinders completely.
Set the 3-point hitch or hydraulic tongue so that the
top of the tongue tube 1 is:
46in above ground for YP12, or
42in above ground for YP16.
This is the starting point for adjustments.
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Figure 8
Base Height
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IMPORTANT !
Planter must be fully lowered to field position and
hitch height must be set before making side-to-side
adjustments.
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Refer to Figure 9
3. If planting 11⁄2in deep, adjust the hitch until frame
measures approximately 26in from ground to frame
at the pivots.When planting at other depths, frame
height will vary.
Note: Parallel arms should be parallel with ground or up
to 1in lower in back. Adjusting a 3-point hitch to level parallel arms may cause frame to sit higher or
lower than 26in.
Figure 9
Frame Leveling
23087
Figure 10
Eye Bolt Adjustment
21930
4. Check parallel arms behind the pivots to ensure that
parallel arms are parallel with ground or up to 1in
lower in back. If needed, raise or lower the 3-point to
adjust parallel arms.
5. Once parallel arms are parallel with ground or up to
1in lower in back and 3-point is set, measure distance from ground to frame at the pivots.
Refer to Figure 10
6. Measure wings at gauge wheel. If not level with center of frame, adjust eye bolt accordingly.
Note: Eye-bolt adjustments are easier if the planter is first
lowered to the ground to remove some of the force
on the cylinder.
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Wing Alignment
To check and adjust wing alignment:
1. Unfold planter, see “Unfolding the Planter” on page 22, and place a block ahead of each wing gauge wheel. Pull
planter forward against blocks to rock frames back.
Refer to Figure 11
2. Check for proper alignment by running a string line
across back of planter toward outer ends of wings.
For proper alignment, outside ends of wings (dimension A) should be 0-to-1⁄4in ahead of inside ends
(dimension B).
3. To adjust wing alignment, shorten or lengthen eye
bolts to change the length of the wing pull bar. Adjust
eye bolts 1 in or out until dimension A is 0 to 1⁄4in
greater than dimension B.
4. Be sure both wings are adjusted equally or the
planter will tend to pull sideways behind the tractor.
Note: Angle of wings is exaggerated for ease of clarification.
1
1
Figure 11
Box Alignment
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Optional Monitor Mounting Plate
The Yield-Pro Planter® is supplied with an optional
mounting plate that may be used to mount the Point Row
Monitor, the Electro-hydraulic Control Valve, the Veris
Monitor, and the DICKEY-john® Monitor.
Refer to Figure 12
1. If equipped with Veris, remove suction cups and
mounting bracket from veris monitor. Keep suction
cups and bracket for reuse.
2. Attach large suction cup included with mounting
plate to the top hole on the plate using bolt and lock
washer.
Point Row
Monitor
Electro-hydraulic
Valve Control
Veris Drive
Monitor
3. If not equipped with Veris, skip this step and continue
with step 4. If equipped with Veris, using lock washers and nuts secure suction cups removed in step 1
to plate. Secure suction cups to holes directly above
the bottom two holes on the plate.
4. Place DICKEY-john® mounting bracket on mounting
plate. Secure bracket to plate in bottom two holes
directly below the suction cups. Use bolts and nuts to
install.
5. If equipped with Veris, attach Veris Drive mounting
bracket above DICKEY-john® mounting bracket
using the included bolts and nuts.
DICKEY-john®
Monitor
6. Remove mounting bracket from electro-hydraulic
valve control. Install mounting bracket to mounting
plate.
7. Attach point row monitor to mounting plate with 1032 x 5⁄8 machine screws, lock washers, and nuts. Let
wires fall in the front of the plate.
8. Secure electro-hydraulic valve control to mounting
bracket on plate using 10-32 x 5⁄8 machine screws,
lock washers, and nuts. Let wires fall in the front of
the plate.
9. Mount veris drive monitor to mounting bracket on
plate. Secure veris drive monitor to bracket using 1/
4-20 x 5⁄8 bolts, 1⁄4in lock washers, and 1⁄4-20 nuts.
Wires should fall in the front of the mounting plate.
Figure 12
Optional Monitor Mounting Plate
23283
10. Attach DICKEY-john® Monitor to DICKEY-john®
mounting bracket on plate. Thread monitor wires
through slot in plate. Trap all other wires between
DICKEY-john® monitor and mounting plate.
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Operating Instructions
This section covers general operating procedures. Experience, machine familiarity and the following information
will lead to efficient operation and good working habits.
Always operate farm machinery with safety in mind.
Pre-Start Checklist
!
WARNING
Escaping fluid under pressure can have sufficient pressure to
penetrate the skin. Check all hydraulic lines and fittings before
applying pressure. Fluid escaping from a very small hole can
be almost invisible. Use paper or cardboard, not body parts,
and wear heavy gloves to check for suspected leaks. If an accident occurs, seek immediate medical attention from a physician familiar with this type of injury.
1. Carefully read “Important Safety Information” on
page 1.
2. Lubricate planter as indicated under “Lubrication”
on page 76.
3. Check all tires for proper inflation. See “Tire Inflation” on page 118.
4. Check all bolts, pins and fasteners. Torque as shown
in “Torque Values Chart” on page 119.
5. Check planter for worn or damaged parts. Repair or
replace parts before going to the field.
6. Check hydraulic hoses, fittings and cylinders for
leaks. Repair or replace before going to the field.
7. Be sure hydraulic hoses are securely held out of the
ball swivel area at hitch. Failure to do so could cause
hoses to pinch requiring hose replacement.
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Folding the Planter
!
1
WARNING
Pinch Point and Crushing Hazard. To prevent serious injury or
death:
▲ Fold only if hydraulics are bled free of air and fully charged
with hydraulic oil.
▲ Stay away from frame sections when they are being raised
or lowered.
Figure 13
Selector Switch
▲ Keep away and keep others away when folding or unfolding
planter.
21980
Fold planter on level ground with tractor in neutral. If your
planter has markers, be certain they are folded.
IMPORTANT !
Center section of planter will move backward while folding. Allow at least 10ft of clearance behind the planter
when folding.
2
1. Switch drive line clutches off.
Refer to Figure 13
2. Set electronic valve selector switch 1 in tractor to
“FOLD” to activate fold cylinder hydraulics.
Figure 14
Transport Hooks
25030
3. Activate lift hydraulics. Raise planter until lift hydraulics are fully raised.
!
CAUTION
Be sure planter’s lift hydraulics are fully raised before folding
or machine damage WILL occur.
Refer to Figure 14
4. Fold planter until wings clear transport hooks
few feet.
!
3
2
by a
4
CAUTION
Failure to keep the 3-point lowered while folding WILL result
in opener or seed delivery system damage.
5. Raise 3-point hitch to elevate wing hooks
on the tongue above the wings.
6. Fold planter fully so wing locks
wing hooks 3 .
4
3
located
can engage the
Refer to Figure 15
7. Lower 3-point hitch to engage wing hooks so tongue
is carried on the wing locks. Allow hitch to float with
planter frame while transporting.
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Refer to Figure 17 and Figure 16
8. Remove lift cylinder transport lock channels from
their storage positions.
Figure 17
Transport Cylinder Lock Storage
27290
Figure 16
Lift Cylinder Lock Storage
25029
Figure 18
Lift Cylinder Lock Use
27289
Refer to Figure 17 and Figure 16
9. Place transport lock channels on lift cylinders
located on gauge wheels and on center frame.
Figure 19
Transport Cylinder Lock Use
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Unfolding the Planter
!
1
WARNING
To prevent serious injury or death:
▲ Fold only if hydraulics are bled free of air and fully charged
with hydraulic oil.
▲ Stay away from frame sections when they are being raised
or lowered.
▲ Keep away and keep others away when folding or unfolding
planter.
Figure 20
Selector Switch
21980
Unfold planter on level ground with tractor in neutral.
1. Switch drive line clutches off.
Refer to Figure 20
2. Set electronic valve selector switch 1 in tractor to
“FOLD” to activate fold cylinder hydraulics.
3. Activate lift hydraulics. Raise planter until lift hydraulics are fully raised.
!
2
CAUTION
Figure 21
Transport Hooks
Be sure planter’s lift hydraulics are fully raised before unfolding or machine damage WILL occur.
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Refer to Figure 21
4. Raise 3-point hitch to release wing hooks.
5. The fold system uses rephasing cylinders. It is necessary to rephase cylinders so wing gauge wheels
run in their fully rotated positions in front of planter.
To rephase fold cylinders:
Move and hold lever in fold direction for 30 seconds.
This causes wings to push against the tongue transport hooks 2 .
Refer to Figure 22
6. Reverse fold lever until wings clear transport hooks
3 by a few feet.
3
4
7. Lower 3-point hitch to planting position. See page 13
and page 28 for correct hitch height and depth control settings.
!
CAUTION
Failure to lower the 3-point before unfolding WILL result in
opener or seed delivery system damage.
8. Unfold planter fully to planting position.
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Refer to Figure 16 through Figure 19 on page 21.
9. Remove lift cylinder transport lock channels from
gauge wheels and center frame. Return transport
lock channels to storage area.
10. Activate lift hydraulics and lower planter.
11. Set electronic valve selector switch in tractor to
“MARKER” to activate marker hydraulics.
1
12. Switch drive-line clutches on.
Changing the Seed Box or Hopper
1. Shut off fan before changing boxes.
2. Park the planter on level ground with enough room to
maneuver a tractor with front-end loader around it.
3. Place tractor in park, shut off engine, and remove the
key.
4. Close the slide gate.
Refer to Figure 23
5. Remove the walkboard lock pin
Refer to Figure 24
6. Swing walkboard
2
1
Figure 23
Walkboard Lock Pin
.
24010
all the way to the right.
Note: If planter is lowered, walkboard
itself once fully opened.
2
will stay open by
2
Figure 24
Walkboard Open
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Refer to Figure 25
7. Remove the pins restraining the seed box or bulk
hopper on the frame. (There are two lock pins one
each on diagonal corners).
Refer to Figure 26
Align the forks with the slots in the rear of the seed box or
hopper and slowly drive forward until forks are completely under the seed box or hopper.
Slowly lift the empty seed box or hopper from the planter.
Carefully install a full seed box or an empty hopper on
the planter. Install box restraining pins in opposite corners.
Figure 25
Seed Box Pins
25036
Figure 26
Fork-Lifting Seed Box
25036
Note: Bulk hopper frame has two sets of lifting points.
One set is for normal loading and is tubes. The other set is to allow picking it up from the side for placing in storage near a wall.
IMPORTANT !
Never attempt to move a seed hopper while loaded. It
exceeds the lifting capacity of front end loaders and
most fork lifts. Always fill seed hopper with seed after it
has been securely placed back on the air box.
Note: It may be necessary to adjust the seal on top of air
box to get full contact with the bottom of seed box or
hoppers. This is a one-time adjustment.
8. Load the hopper with seed. If using a hydraulic auger
with the auxiliary hydraulic kit, refer to the instructions following.
Using Auxiliary Hydraulic Circuit
9. Open the slide gate.
The optional auxiliary hydraulic kit includes a manual
valve that diverts the marker hydraulic circuit to a pair of
quick-connect ports at the back of the seed cart.
10. Return the ladder and platform to the closed position.
1. Extend or fold any marker that is raised. Return the
cab control for that circuit to “off”.
IMPORTANT !
Talc lubricant is mandatory for all seeds, especially
treated or inoculated seed when using the precision
meter. Do not use talc lubricant when using the finger
pickup meters. Use graphite lubricant with finger
pickup meters. Refer to “Seed Lubricants” on page
85.
2. Close any shut-off valve on your auger, and connect
the auger to the auxiliary quick-connect ports at the
back of the seed cart.
3. At the auxiliary selector valve (near marker
sequence valve on left wing), move the handle from
“Marker” to “Auxiliary”.
4. With no seed present, open the auger shutoff valve,
and operate the cab control to determine which setting (“extend” or “retract”) turns the auger in the correct direction for seed lift.
5. Load seed. Shutoff cab circuit, then auger. Return
Aux valve control handle to “Marker” position.
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Pre-Usage Checklist
Use the following checklist as a guide to ensure the
planter is proper set before using. You may need to refer
to the assembly instructions, operator’s manual or the
Dickey-john manual to complete checklist.
MECHANICAL
❑
1. Tongue height preset on 3-point.
❑
2. Front to rear levelness.
❑
3. End-to-end levelness at gauge wheels.
❑
4. Toe in of wing frames at pull-bars.
❑
5. Tongue hook latch operation.
❑
6. Marker initial length.
ROW CLEANERS
❑
22. Check for correct installation of row cleaners on all rows if equipped.
❑
23. Check that row cleaners do not catch on
hydraulic hoses.
❑
24. Carefully watch when folding planter the
first time to ensure clearance of row
cleaner.
FERTILIZER
AIR SYSTEM
❑ 7. Manifold to Pro-box or poly hopper seal.
❑ 8. Y-splitters turned on to correct rows.
❑
9. Air leaks (small leaks from Pro-box are normal.
10. Hose routings, no sags and no pinched
❑
hoses. (Check both folded and field positions.)
❑ 11. Cleanout doors closed at meters.
❑
12. Hoses fully connected to meters and
locked.
❑
25. Set rate drive sprockets for correct rate.
(Note fertilizer rate is population dependent.
❑
26. Check for correct orifice plates.
❑
27. Check unused rows are correctly closed
off.
❑
28. Fill system 1/2 full with water and check for
leaks (run pump is possible).
❑
29. Disconnect drive chain if fertilizer is not
used.
❑
30. Check all row unit lines are connected and
discharge nozzles or tubes are clear.
ROW-UNITS
❑
13. Preset depth handles to 7 holes showing
above “T”
14. Preset down force springs to 1st notch
❑
(lightest) setting for most conditions, 2nd
notch otherwise.
15. Set all unit mounted coulters to same depth
❑
as opener blades - no deeper.
❑ 16. Check coulter alignment to row.
❑ 17. Check closing wheel alignment.
❑
18. Set closing wheels to first notch (light setting).
❑
19. Check meter drive coupler is engaged for
all desired rows.
HYDRAULIC
❑
31. Field raise and lower.
❑
32. Fold/unfold and tongue lock.
❑
33. Markers.
❑
34. Solenoid valve.
❑
35. Fan direction and speed.
❑
36. Veris drive (if equipped).
❑ 20. Lock up splitter rows if needed.
❑
21. Check action and contact of side depth
wheels.
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DRIVE
❑
37. Check all chains are lubricated, proper tension and move freely without kinks or tight
spots. (This is very important for even
metering.)
METERS
❑
45. Correct meters for desired crop. (Precision
Finger Pickup or Singulator Plus.)
❑
46. Correct seed wheels for desired crop.
(Wheels for planters are green in color, not
black.)
❑
47. Seed wheels need to be fully seated in
meter.
❑
38. Set range & transmission sprockets for
desired rate.
❑
39. Check contact wheel pressure.
❑
40. Check action of contact wheel when raising and lowering it makes contact at
ground height.
❑
❑
41. For hydraulic drive set cal number for correct crop and row spacing.
48. Correct 12 finger or 6 finger units on all
rows for your row spacing. (Can be
checked by looking into cleanout door
opening.)
❑
49. Check timing of meters in Twin Row corn.
❑
42. For hydraulic drive pre-run system using
cal mode to verify proper hydraulic action.
❑
50. Cleanout doors closed.
❑
43. Lubricate slider joints on drive shafts if not
already done.
❑
51. Meter assemblies properly secured in
place.
❑
44. Check operation of electric clutches for
point rows.
❑
52. Graphite for Precision Finger Pickup
meters or Talc for Singulator Plus meters
(per manual).
ELECTRICAL
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53. Power up monitor and check settings.
❑
54. Power up and check hydraulic settings if
not already done.
❑
55. Check operation of selector valve for fold/
makers.
❑
56. Check operation of lighting equipment.
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Transporting
!
WARNING
Towing the planter at high speeds or with a vehicle that is not
heavy enough could lead to loss of vehicle control. Loss of
vehicle control could lead to serious road accidents, injury
and death. To reduce the hazard, do not exceed 20 mph.
Before transporting the planter, follow and check these
items:
A
• Set the tractor 3-point hitch control for depth control
operation. If the 3-point hitch control is set for load
control, the auto load control response may automatically adjust too high in given circumstances. This will
result with the wing locks disengaging on the road.
• Empty seed box. Empty seed box before transporting
if at all possible.
• The planter can be transported with a full box of grain,
but the added weight will increase stopping distance
and decrease maneuverability.
• Transport planter only while in folded position. Refer to
“Folding the Planter” on page 20 and make sure cylinder lock channels are in place on the gauge wheels.
• Warning lights. Always use warning lights when transporting the planter.
• Road rules. Comply with all federal, state, and local
safety laws when traveling on public roads.
• Clearance. Remember that the planter is wider than
the tractor. Allow safe clearance.
• Transporting with Markers. Always transport markers
in the folded position. Make sure second marker section rests securely on transport carrier.
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Field Operation
1. Hitch planter to a suitable tractor. See “Hitching
Tractor to Planter” on page 13.
Approximate capacity (in bu) of
82bu hopper, at 10in increments
2. Make sure proper finger pickup or precision meters
are in place and drive couplers are engaged. See
“Meter Installation” on page 58.
3. Make sure all seed meter clean out doors are closed.
See “Cleaning Out Meters” on page 71.
4. Set planting rate. See “Planting Rate” on page 38.
5. Optional Veris Drive. For information on Veris Drive
operation see “Hydraulic Drive Operating Instructions” on page 94.
6. Set tractor 3-point hitch control for depth control
operation - not load control.
Note: If tractor 3-point hitch control is set for load control,
hitch movement may cause changes in row unit
depth resulting in uneven depth control.
7. Set tongue height with planter lowered - 46in for
YP12 and 42in for YP16. See “Leveling Frame
Side-to-Side” on page 15.
Figure 27
82 Bu Bulk Hopper
22958
Approximate capacity (in bu) of
150bu hopper, at 10in increments
8. Turn on fan. Set tractor hydraulic flow control to
obtain the rpm from this table, as indicated on system monitor.
3800 rpm 2007+ planters using 2007+ 82bu or
150bu hoppers (or older hoppers with the
vent line update)
3500 rpm 2006- planters, or any planter using bulk
seed boxes or unvented hoppers
Note: Refer to page 32 for further information.
9. Pull forward, lower planter, and begin planting.
10. Always lift planter out of ground when turning at row
ends and for other short-radius turns. Planting will
stop automatically as planter is raised.
Figure 28
150 Bu Bulk Hopper
22958
11. Use tractor hydraulics to raise/lower planter, not tractor 3-point.
Seed Hopper Sensor
Refer to Figure 27 and Figure 28
For planters equipped with optional 82 bu. or 150 bu.
hoppers, an extra level sensor is included. Use Figure 27
or Figure 28, showing capacity, to place it at the level that
suits your operation. Disconnect sensor in manifold and
attach lead to this sensor to use it.
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Monitor Operation
For monitor operation, refer to the DICKEY-john ® manual supplied with this unit.
Refer to Figure 29
The monitor uses a pickup wheel for measuring planter
ground speed. The pickup sensor should be set at a distance of 1⁄16in to 1⁄8in from pickup wheel.
Figure 29
Pickup Wheel
25318
Figure 30
Electric Clutch Switch
19694
Electric Clutch Operation
Refer to Figure 30
Electric clutches allow for turning planting off while the
planter is lowered. A clutch for each drive shaft allows for
independent control each of side of the planter. The
clutches are controlled via the in cab control console.
For regular field operation, turn electric clutch switches
on control console to “ON” position. This will activate the
magnet on each clutch and allow clutch shafts to rotate.
To shut off planting on one or both sides to accommodate point row while planter is lowered, turn one or both
switches to “OFF” position.
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Electric Clutch Lockup
Refer to Figure 31
In case of electric clutch failure, electric clutches can be
bolted together.
1. Align cutouts at bolt holes
1
3
.
2. Insert M8-1.25x14mm long metric bolts
2
1
.
2
Note: Use only 14mm length bolts as provided or machine damage will occur. Longer bolts will damage
the clutch. Shorter bolts may not effect a lock-up.
3. Unbolt field coil housing
allowed to move freely.
3
and make sure it is
Figure 31
Electric Clutch Lockup
22906
If you observe half the hole obstructed by a metal disc
4 , you are not at a cutout.
If the entire hole is obstructed by a metal disc
not at a cutout.
4
, you are
4
1
When at a cutout, the bolt will screw in with minimal
resistance until the bolt head reaches the clutch face.
IMPORTANT !
When lubricating the planter, do not allow lubricant to
enter the clutch, or clutch slippage will result.
Figure 32
Clutch Plate Nearly at Cutout
26168
Row-Unit Operation
IMPORTANT !
IMPORTANT! Do not back up with row-units in the
ground, because this will cause severe damage and
row-unit plugging.
For information on row-unit adjustments, see “25 Series
Row-Unit Adjustments” on page 47. For more information on troubleshooting row-unit problems, see “Troubleshooting” on page 65.
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Marker Operation
Before operating markers, make sure they are properly
bled as described in “Bleeding Hydraulics” on page 70.
Dual markers are equipped with a sequence valve to
control lift sequence. Starting with both markers up, the
sequence is:
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Rephasing Lift System
Over a period of normal use the cylinders may get out of
phase. This will cause some planter sections to run
higher than others. If this is the case, it will be necessary
to rephase lift cylinders. NOTE: Lift cylinders can only be
re-phased when planter is unfolded.
To rephase cylinders:
1. If the planter is equipped with an auxiliary hydraulic
system, set the selector valve (found near the
sequence valve at the marker base on the left wing)
to “Marker”.
1. Raise the implement completely and hold the
hydraulic remote lever on for several seconds until all
cylinders are fully extended. Do this every 8 to 10
times you raise planter out of ground.
2. Activate tractor hydraulic lever; right marker lowers
while left marker stays up.
2. When all cylinders are fully extended, momentarily
reverse hydraulic remote lever to retract system 1⁄2in
to maintain levelness.
3. Reverse hydraulic lever; right marker raises while left
marker stays up.
4. Activate hydraulic lever; left marker lowers while right
marker stays up.
5. Reverse hydraulic lever; left marker raises while right
marker stays up.
6. Pattern repeats.
Folding speed of dual markers is adjusted with adjustment screws on sequence valve body. Because excessive folding speed may damage markers, adjust markers
to a safe folding speed according to “Marker Adjustments” on page 41.
Rephasing Fold System
Over a period of normal use, the cylinders may get out of
phase. This is evident by wing gauge wheels not running
in their fully rotated positions in front of the planter.
Note: Planter must be folded to re-phase fold system.
Refer “Unfolding the Planter” on page 22, for
instructions on re-phasing fold system.
Note: To get both markers in the lowered position at the
same time, activate hydraulic lever to lower one
marker. After marker is lowered, move lever to
opposite position then quickly reverse lever and
hold until other marker is lowered.
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Airbox Operation
The function of the airbox is to carry seed to the meter
where seed is blown to the row spacings.
Fan Operation
The fan must hook up to the case drain line first, and it
must be operated with the return oil line connected to a
low back pressure sump return on the tractor. Check with
tractor manufacturer for proper connection of oil sump
return line. A low back pressure quick disconnect is supplied with the planter for ease of connection to the tractor
sump return line.
Use tractor remote hydraulic valve flow control to set fan
speed. Start with flow on low setting. 8 - 12 gpm is average flow.
Note: Do not apply pressure to the return line or operate
with restricted return line or motor seals will be
damaged.
Recommended butterfly valve setting is 0°. Recommended fan speed depends on planter configuration:
3800 rpm 2007+ planters using 2007+ 82bu or 150bu
hoppers (or older hoppers with the vent line
update)
3500 rpm 2006- planters, or any planter using bulk seed
boxes or unvented hoppers
Do not run the fan at speeds over 4500 rpm or speeds
under 3000 rpm. Fans operating at too high a speed create too much air flow causing seed to plug up the meter
box. Fans operating at too low a speed do not create
enough air flow to push the seed to the meter causing
the seed tube to plug. If air system does not operate suitably with fan speeds between 3000-4500 rpm, see
“Troubleshooting” on page 65, and then “Fan Adjustments” on page 44.
Figure 33
Y-Tube
22843
Y-Tubes
Refer to Figure 33
Y-tube gates can be shut off to feed only one row for
planting 30in corn on 15in machines. Corn rows are the
rear set rows.
You can also shut off the Y-tube gates to clean out the air
system and meters. See “Cleaning Out Air System” on
page 72.
When starting empty you must blow seed out to the
meters for two to four minutes to fill meters.
Note: Before corn planting for the first time at the start of
each season, add 1⁄3 cup graphite to bottom of airbox.
Watch monitor and adjust fan speed by increasing or
decreasing hydraulic flow from tractor.
The monitor has a level sensor located below hopper to
warn when box is empty. This gives three to four acres of
run time before rows start going empty.
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Airbox Troubleshooting
Problem
Single row doesn’t fill or keep up with
other rows.
Both rows on one meter outlet low or
not keeping up with other rows.
Cause
Solution
Y tube is bent/angled off feed
pipe.
Loosen pipe and spin so the bend is
straight down and Y-tube is not pointing to front or rear of air pipe.
Drop tube to meter is too long,
causing seed to pool and plug
hose or Y-tube.
Shorten hose (with planter raised, but
row units lowered, to ensure hose is
not too short).
Blockage in air slot in top of airbox.
Clear by using a long skinny tool and
taking hose off through hose outlet.
Note: This is more likely to occur on
end outlets.
It may be necessary to take top off airbox to clear junk from slot.
Bad hose routing between delivery hose and airbox on wing.
Correct hose routing.
Fan speed too high/too low.
Check/adjust fan speed.
Out of seed.
Add seed.
Single or multiple hoses plugging just
ahead of airbox.
Fan speed too high/too low.
Check/adjust fan speed.
Possible air leak.
Check for air leak downstream
between box and top of meter.
All rows fail.
Lack of seed.
Fan speed too high. Adjust fan speed.
Multiple rows fail for lack of seed.
Extremely high populations may
require slightly reduced field speed.
1, 2, 3, or more outlets fail.
Foreign matter in seed chamber
in bottom of airbox.
Clean out seed chamber.
Seed treatment sticky.
Add talc to seed to dry out seed treatment.
Outlets can be side-by-side or random.
Plugging may also move from one outlet to another.
Little or no seed to a lot of rows with
heavily treated seed.
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Fertilizer Tanks (Option)
!
DANGER
Some chemicals will cause serious burns, lung damage and
death. Avoid contact with skin or eyes. Wear proper protective
equipment as required by chemical manufacturer. Avoid prolonged breathing of chemical fumes. Wear respirator as
required by chemical manufacturer. Seek medical assistance
immediately if accident occurs. Know what to do in case of an
accident.
Filling Tanks
Refer to Figure 34
1. Connect nurse-tank hose to quick-fill coupler located
behind the right-hand tank. Lock hose in place with
cam-lock levers.
2. Close valve going to the in-line filter located just
before the pump.
3. Open valves at each tank and at quick-fill coupler.
4. Fill tanks, then close valve at quick-fill coupler, and
disconnect the nurse tank hose.
Figure 34
Quick-Fill Coupler
22844
Note: Always close valve at filter when filling or storing
any liquid in tanks. Failure to do so may allow material to run out of manifold outlets causing contamination from spillage.
Note: Always fill fertilizer tanks to equal levels. If one tank
fills more quickly, shut that tank valve off to raise the
level in the other tank.
Hypro Pump
The liquid fertilizer option uses a Hypro medium pressure pump. For pump operation and pump maintenance,
refer to the Hypro manual. The Hypro manual is supplied
in the liquid fertilizer option package. For fertilizer settings, see the Seed Rate manual.
IMPORTANT !
Do not allow fertilizer to remain in the tanks for
extended periods or settling of material and system
plugging will occur.
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Parking
For information on long-term storage, see “Storage” on
page 36.
1. Fold planter. see “Folding the Planter” on page 20.
Note: Be sure to install cylinder lockup channels. Failure
to do so may result in injury and/or damage to the
planter.
2. Park planter on a level, solid area.
3. To prevent rolling, block tires securely.
!
DANGER
There is not enough weight on parking stand(s) to anchor
planter. Planter wheels must be blocked when unhitching from
tractor. DO NOT unhitch planter while on a steep slope.
4. If equipped, flush, drain, and close all valves on fertilizer system kit.
Refer to Figure 35
3 Point Hitch
5. Remove pin holding parking stand in “UP” position.
Swing stand down. Pin stand in parking position. If
the ground is soft, place a board or plate under the
stand.
6. Remove wire snap lock pin from innermost hole on
park stand mount. Swing support stand from underneath crossbar weldment.
7. Secure 3-point prop stands by inserting previously
removed wire snap lock pin in lower outermost hole
on park stand mount.
Figure 35
Jack and 3-Point Prop Stand
22814
27282
8. Lower tractor 3-point until planter is resting on parking stand.
Hydraulic Tongue Hitch
Either Hitch
9. Remove hitch pin, pin holding parking stand in “UP”
position.
13. Shut down hydraulics. Unplug hydraulic lines from
tractor. Do not allow hose ends to rest on the ground.
10. Use tongue cylinder to lift planter high enough to
fully swing down parking stand. Insert locking pin in
parking stand.
14. Unplug planter light cable from tractor.
11. Use tongue cylinder to lower planter onto parking
stand. Pin parking stand.
15. Unplug monitor harness from console.
16. 3-point: Unhook tractor from planter hitch.
17. Pull tractor away.
12. Use tongue cylinder to lift tongue off tractor drawbar.
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Storage
Store the planter where children do not play. If possible,
store the planter inside for longer life.
1. Remove seed box. See “Changing the Seed Box or
Hopper” on page 23.
2. Thoroughly clean seed and seed treatment residue
from seed meters. See “Cleaning Out Meters” on
page 71, for more information.
3. If your planter is equipped with an optional fertilizer
tank, clean tank and application hoses. Be sure to
follow chemical manufacturer’s instructions when
handling chemicals.
4. Thoroughly clean pump following instructions in the
pump manual.
5. Unscrew caps on end of fertilizer booms and flush
them out. Drain completely and replace caps.
6. Remove any dirt and debris that can hold moisture
and cause corrosion.
7. Lubricate and adjust all roller chains.
8. Smear grease on exposed cylinder rods to prevent
rust. Add a brightly-colored tag at the hitch as a
reminder to de-grease the rods prior to next use (to
avoid any risk that congealed grease might damage
seals).
9. See “Lubrication” on page 76, for lubrication information.
10. Inspect planter for worn or damaged parts. Make
repairs and service during off season.
11. Use spray paint to cover scratches, chips, and worn
areas on the planter to protect the metal.
12. Cover with a tarp if stored outside.
Note: Do not store optional bulk hopper outside on the
ground. Raise it on blocks, securing it in place to
prevent from falling over or blowing around by wind.
Store inside if possible.
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Adjustments
To get full performance from your Yield Pro Planter, you
need an understanding of all component operations, and
many provide adjustments for optimal field results. Some
of these are covered earlier in this manual.
Adjustment
Tongue Height
Frame Leveling
Wing Alignment
Clutch Lock-Up
Fan Speed
Fan Butterfly Valve
Planting Rate
Ground Drive Sprockets
Ground Drive Contact Wheel
Hydraulic Drive
Marker Adjustments
Marker Extension
Disk Angle and Orientation
Marker Speed Adjustment
Height Switch Adjustment
Fertilizer Adjustments (Option)
Fertilizer Rate
Fertilizer Relief Valve
Fertilizer Orifice Selection
Frame-Mounted Row Accessories (Options)
Terra-Tine Row Cleaners
Coulters
Vantage I Fertilizer Delivery
25 Series Row Unit Adjustments
Row Unit Down Pressure
Row Unit Lock-Up
Row Cleaner Adjustments (Option)
Coulter Adjustments (Option)
Row-Unit Opener Adjustments
Side Depth Wheels
Adjusting Gauge Wheel Scrapers
Seed Meter Setup and Adjustment
Seed Firmer Adjustments (Option)
Press Wheel Adjustment
Monitor Adjustments
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Even if your planting conditions rarely change, some of
these items need periodic adjustment due to normal
wear.
Page
The Adjustment Affects
14
15
17
30
32
44
Correct draft load to tractor
Planting consistency
Correct and consistent row tracking
Temporary operation with a failed clutch
Optimal seed flow to meters
Compensating for tractor hydraulics
38
39
-
Meter rpm (seed delivery to seed tube)
Consistent meter rpm
Refer to Yield Pro Planter Seed Rate manual
41
42
41
42
Swath alignment
Visibility of mark
Reliable marker operation
Correct off/on state of meter drive
43
63
64
Refer to Yield Pro Planter Seed Rate manual
Balance system protection and material use
Refer to Yield Pro Planter Seed Rate manual
45
46
46
Row preparation
Row pre-furrow depth and trash cutting
Fertilizer placement
48
49
50
51
52
52
53
54
61
62
-
Planting depth uniformity
Single/twin-row operation
Row preparation
Row pre-furrow depth
Seed depth, spacing, coverage
Seed depth
Consistent seed furrow depth
Consistent seed population
Seed-soil contact
Effective soil coverage
Refer to Seed Monitor manual
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Planting Rate
Adjusting the planting rate requires the following:
1
3
1. setting seed rate:
For ground-drive planters:
checking tire brand and model1,
adjusting drive speed range sprockets, and
adjusting transmission sprockets,
4
4
For hydraulic drive planters, setting monitor
2. preparing seed meters,
3. checking tire pressure.
2
4. checking planting rate.
Before setting the planting rate, rotate the contact wheel
1 . Check that seed meters, seed tubes, and drives are
working properly and free from foreign material. Check
that tire pressure is set according to the “Specifications
and Capacities” on page 118.
Figure 36
Drive Speed Range
Sprockets Adjustment
21974
Note: Contact wheel 1 turns in opposite direction than
main ground tire.
Drive Speed Range Sprockets
Select the correct drive speed range sprockets for your
seed by referring to the “Seed Rate Charts” in the seed
rate manual.
Refer to Figure 36
Loosen idler 2 and remove chain 3 . Remove retaining
pins 4 from shafts and install speed range sprockets as
necessary.
Note: Make sure the correct sprockets have been installed in the DRIVING and DRIVEN locations as
shown.
2
3
4
4
Reroute chain over sprockets and idlers as shown. Move
idler into chain so chain has 1⁄4in slack in its longest
span. Tighten idler and install lynch pins.
Transmission Sprockets
To change the planting rate, change the transmission
sprocket combination. Refer to “Seed Rate Charts” in
the seed rate manual.
Refer to Figure 37
Loosen idler 2 and remove drive chain 3 . Remove
lynch pins 4 from shafts and rearrange driving and
driven sprockets as necessary.
Figure 37
Transmission
Sprockets Adjustment
21974
Reroute drive chain over sprockets and idlers as shown.
Move idlers into chain so chain has 1⁄4in slack in its longest span. Tighten idlers and install lynch pins.
1. Ground drive seeding rate can vary as much as 5% due to tread differences. Make sure you have the latest Seed Rate manual that
provides rate tables specific to your main transport tires.
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Contact Wheel Drive
Refer to Figure 38
You can adjust the down pressure the contact wheel
exerts by adjusting the pressure on the spring.
Note: Do not adjust spring so tight that it will bottom out
when raised.
Figure 38
Down Pressure Spring
Refer to Figure 39
Before adjusting spring, raise planter and adjust wheel
travel to obtain 11⁄2in clearance above the main tire.
21973
11⁄2in
Figure 39
Contact Drive Wheel
22500
Figure 40
Travel Adjustment
21972
Refer to Figure 40
You can adjust the amount of travel for the contact wheel
by loosing the jam nuts and lengthening or shortening
the threaded rod.
Note: This adjustment controls the timing of the seed
meter drive when raising and lowering the planter.
Increasing the gap between the tires causes seed
flow to start and stop with the planter at a lower
height. Decreasing the gap will cause seed flow to
start and stop at a higher position.
Note: Be sure to check for spring bottoming after making
this adjustment.
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Checking Singulated Planting Rate
The seed charts are based on cleaned and sized seed.
Extreme seed size variations, foreign material and tire
pressure will affect the planting rate. Check the seed
population rate as described below.
If you have a Twin Row 30in spacing planter, according
to the chart, both rows of the twin row must be counted.
Measure 87ft 1in and count the number of seeds in the
parallel row. If the number is, for example, 170, multiply
by 200.
1. Adjust the planting depth to a shallow setting.
170 × 200 = 34, 000 ( SeedsPerAcre )
2. Plant at the desired planting speed for a short distance.
3. Using the table below, determine how many rows
need to be counted.
If the planting population is significantly different than
desired, make the following checks:
4. Measure a distance, according to the table, for the
row spacing in the planted area.
Double check the transmission and range sprocket combinations. Refer to the seed population chart for the seed
being planted.
5. Count the number of seeds, in the appropriate number of rows, over the distance measured.
Check the air pressure in the gauge wheel tire. See “Tire
Inflation” on page 118.
6. Multiply the number of seeds counted by 200 if measuring for 1⁄200 acre or 1,000 if measuring for 1⁄1000
acre. This is the plant population in seeds per acre.
See “Troubleshooting” on page 65.
Seed rate charts
Example 1: Single Row
Seed rate charts are in the seed rate book. The charts
give transmission sprocket combination and drive range
sprockets for row spacing used, to achieve the population desired.
If you have a 10in row spacing planter, according to the
chart, three rows must be counted. Measure 17ft 5in and
count the number of seeds in three rows. If the number
is, for example, 180, multiply 180 by 1,000.
Each seed chart has a corresponding page showing the
different drive ranges for that seed and a transmission
sprocket reference.
180 × 1, 000 = 180, 000 ( SeedsPerAcre )
Note: Use 1⁄200 acre for populations less than 100,000
seeds/acre. Use 1⁄1000 acre for populations above
100,000 seeds/acre.
Example 2: Twin Row
Planted row spacing (inches)
Number of rows to
count
Length of row
to measure for
1/1,000 acre
Length of row
to measure for
1/200 acre
7 1/2in
4
17ft 5in
9 1/2in
3
18ft 4in
10in
3
17ft 5in
15in
2
17ft 5in
87ft 1in
19in
2
13ft 9in
68ft 9in
20in
1
26ft 2in
130ft 8in
30in or Twin Row 30in
1a
17ft 5in
87ft 1in
36in or Twin Row 36in
1
14ft 6in
72ft 7in
38in or Twin Row 38in
1
13ft 9in
68ft 9in
40in or Twin Row 40in
1
13ft 1in
65ft 4in
15in Skip Row
2
15ft 3”
76ft 3in
a. A twin row pair counts as one row.
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Marker Adjustments
!
CAUTION
You may be injured if hit by a folding or unfolding marker.
Markers may fall quickly and unexpectedly if the hydraulics
fail. Never allow anyone near the planter when folding or
unfolding the markers.
Dual Marker Speed Adjustment
Refer to Figure 41
Adjust folding speed for dual markers with hex adjustment screws on sequence valve body. There is an
adjustment screw for raising speed 1 and one for lowering speed 2 . You can identify adjustment screws by
markings stamped in the valve body.
S
F
2
1
Turn adjustment screws clockwise to decrease folding
speed and counterclockwise to increase folding speed.
With tractor idling at normal operating speed, adjust
marker folding to a safe speed. Excessive folding speed
could damage markers and void the warranty.
S
Figure 41
Marker Extension Adjustment
After adjusting folding speed, tighten jam nuts on hex
adjustment screws to hold settings.
14048
Marker Extension
Refer to Figure 42
To adjust marker extension:
1. Loosen nuts
4
on U-bolts
2. Move marker disk tube
adjustment.
5
3
.
in or out to get the proper
3. Measure from the end of disk tube 5 to the end of
the second section. This distance should be 101⁄2in
for 15in row spacing and 251⁄2in for 20in, 30in, and
twin-row spacing. Use the steps below to double
check for your row spacing.
4
5
3
4. To measure for marker width adjustment:
5. Lower planter in the field and drive forward a few
feet.
6. Measure from the middle of the outside row to the
mark in the ground made by marker disk.
Figure 42
Marker Disk Extension
18878
Adjust as needed.
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Marker Disk Adjustment
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CAUTION
Marker disks may be sharp. Use caution when making adjustments in this area.
Refer to Figure 43
To change angle of cut, and the width of the mark, loosen
1
⁄2-inch bolts 6 holding disk assembly.
T
5
W
N
For a wider mark (W), increase the angle of the marker
with respect to the tube 5 . For a narrower mark (N),
reduce the angle.
Tighten bolts
6
.
Note: The direction of travel (T) tends to drive the disk angle to Wide. If bolts are not tight enough, or loosen
over time, the disk will slip into the Wide mark configuration.
6
Figure 43
Marker Disk Angle
11757
Hydraulic Drive Height Switch
The optional Hydraulic Drive is supplied with a height
switch 1 that is used to activate the Drive when the
planter is lowered for field operation.
4
Refer to Figure 44
1. Loosen the bolts holding the height switch bracket 2
and rotate the switch 1 and bracket away from the
frame pivot 3 .
1
2
2. Lower the planter to the height at which seed delivery should begin.
3. Rotate the switch towards the frame pivot until the
spring actuator 4 just touches the frame.
4. Rotate the switch in until it clicks. Tighten the bolts to
secure it in place. Be sure frame tube will not crush
switch when unit is fully loaded.
3
Note: It may be necessary to loosen the screws holding
the switch and rotate the switch slightly on the
bracket.
Figure 44
Veris Height Switch
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Setting Fertilizer Rate
!
DANGER
Some chemicals will cause serious burns, lung damage, and
death. Avoid contact with skin or eyes. Wear proper protective
equipment as required by chemical manufacturer. Avoid prolonged breathing of chemical fumes. Wear respirator as
required by chemical manufacturer. Seek medical assistance
immediately if accident occurs. Know what to do in case of an
accident.
Fertilizer rate is controlled by two factors:
1. Pump rate, and
2. Orifice size at the row unit drop-line points.
Pump rate depends on sprocket setting (and pump drive
type).
Consistent system operation also requires a correctly
adjust relief valve and a well-maintained strainer ahead
of the pump. See “Setting Relief Valve” on page 63 and
“Strainer” on page 63.
Hypro Pump
The liquid fertilizer option uses a Hypro medium pressure pump. For pump operation and pump maintenance
refer to the Hypro manual. The Hypro manual is supplied
in the liquid fertilizer option package.
On new and upgraded planters, the pump is driven by a
ground contact wheel, and fertilizer rate is independent
of seed rate. Fertilizer rate is set by sprockets on the
ground drive assembly. See “Ground Drive Pump” on
page 44.
Note: Great Plains recommends checking with your local
Agronomist as soil conditions vary. Soil conditions
in your area may need lesser or more amounts of
fertilizer than represented in these charts. Do not
exceed 12 gallons per acre in any case.
Note: Always remove pump drive chain when not in use.
Do not operate planter pump when not applying
material.
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Ground Drive Pump
On new and upgraded planters, the pump 1 is driven by
a ground contact wheel 2 , and fertilizer rate is independent of seed rate. Fertilizer rate is set by sprockets 3 on
the ground drive assembly.
3
1
Refer to Figure 45
For sprocket settings, see the Seed Rate manual.
2
3
Figure 45
Ground Drive Pump Sprockets
25319
Figure 46
Fan Butterfly Valve
25267
Fan Adjustments
Recommended fan butterfly valve setting is 0°. Recommended fan speed depends on planter configuration:
3800 rpm 2007+ planters using 2007+ 82bu or 150bu
hoppers (or older hoppers with the vent line
update)
3500 rpm 2006- planters, or any planter using bulk seed
boxes or unvented hoppers
Adjust the basic fan rate with the tractor hydraulic system
and fan rpm display on seed monitor. Do not run the fan
over 4500 rpm or under 3000 rpm.
Fans operating at too high a speed create too much air
flow causing seed to plug up the meter box. Fans operating too slowly do not create enough air flow to push the
seed to the meters, causing the seed tube to plug. If air
system does not operate suitably with fan speeds
between 3000-4500 rpm, refer to the troubleshooting
chart, and then adjust the fan butterfly valve.
The butterfly valve may be helpful if your tractor can
maintain a high, but irregular fan rpm. Set the rpm to
above 3500 rpm with the valve completely open (0°).
Adjust the valve angle in the 20-30° range until you
achieve the desired seed flow consistency.
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Row Implement Adjustments
To get full performance from your planter, you need a
good understanding of row cleaner, coulter, fertilizer,
opener, meter, seed firmer, and press wheel operation.
Frame-Mounted Row Accessories
Terra-Tine™ Adjustment
Refer to Figure 47
Note: All adjustments must be made with the unit in the
fully raised position.
IMPORTANT !
Check that the Terra-Tine Row Cleaner tines DO NOT
touch the coulter blade or any other attachments. Such
contacts cause excess wear to all parts involved. At
least 1⁄2in clearance is recommended.
1. When the blade is out of the soil, adjust the lock collar height to set the height of tine fingers flush with
the bottom of coulter blade.
L.H.
2. Side-to-side alignment can be done by rotating the
shank mount around the vertical shaft and retightening the square head set screw.
Refer to Figure 48
3. Fore-to-aft adjustment is accomplished by adding or
removing the extension arm 1 to place the TerraTine Row Cleaner to either side of the coulter hub
depending on the desired position or clearance
between other attachments. Testing has shown better performance behind the hub, but available space
may dictate the mounting position.
R.H.
Figure 47
Terra-Tine in Front of Hub
1
L.H.
R.H.
Figure 48
Terra-Tine Behind Hub
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Frame-Mounted Coulters
Refer to Figure 49
At the shaft 1 , adjust the coulter depth for a running
depth 2 of 4 to 41⁄2in below ground level 3 . Refer to the
Vantage I manual (204-376M) for further adjustments.
Do not adjust the spring
4
4
1
tension. It is factory pre-set.
3
2
Figure 49
Frame-Mount Coulter
25392
Vantage I Fertilizer
Refer to Figure 49
At the back plate 5 , adjust the tine height for a running
depth 6 of 1in below ground level 3 . Refer to the Vantage I manual (204-376M) for further adjustments.
5
6
3
Figure 50
Vantage I Applicator
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25 Series Row-Unit Adjustments
Refer to Figure 51, which depicts a 25 Series row unit fully
populated with all options supported on YP1225 and 1625 (excepting Seed-Lok)
1. See “Row-Unit Down Pressure” on page 48. Each
row-unit is mounted on the planter with parallel arms.
This parallel-action mounting allows the row-unit to
move up and down while staying horizontal. A cam
1
7
6
2. See “Row Unit Lock-Up” on page 49. A row unit
may be completely disengaged by locking it in the full
up position.
➊
3. See “Unit-Mount Cleaner Adjustments” on
page 50. Optional row cleaners clear trash from the
row, to a depth set by an adjustment.
4. See “Unit-Mounted Coulter Adjustments” on
page 51. An optional disk coulter cuts remaining
trash and begins opening the seed groove. Its working depth is set by the side gauge wheels ➂ and a
mounting hole selection.
5. See “Row-Unit Planting Depth” on page 52. Rowunit double disk openers widen the coulter groove,
making a seed bed. They have adjustments for angle
and scraper clearance.
9
8
2
3
4 5
6
Figure 51
25 Series Row Unit
9
25193
6. See “Side Gauge Wheel Adjustments” on page 52.
Side gauge wheels are the primary control over seed
depth. They have adjustments for depth and angle.
An optional scraper also needs periodic adjustment.
7. See “Meter Exchange and Adjustments” on
page 54. A seed tube mounted between the disks
(not shown) delivers seed to the trench. It is fed by a
seed meter which may have adjustments or interchangeable wheels.
8. See “Seed Firmer Adjustments” on page 61.
An optional seed firmer (Keeton shown) minimizes
seed bounce and improves soil contact. It may also
deliver fertilizer.
9. See “Press Wheels” on page 62.
The press wheels close the furrow, gently pressing
the soil over the seed to ensure good seed to soil
contact for even emergence. They have adjustments
for down-pressure, stagger and angles.
IMPORTANT !
Do not back up with row-units in the ground. This will
cause severe damage and row-unit plugging.
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Row-Unit Down Pressure
Row-unit springs provide the down pressure necessary
for row-unit disks to open a seed trench. The springs
allow the row-units to float down into depressions and up
over obstructions. Springs also provide down force on
coulters when using optional row mounted coulters.
You can adjust down pressure individually for each rowunit. This is useful for penetrating hard soil and planting
in tire tracks. For best results always adjust tractor tires
so they are not ahead of 30in rows.
Use only enough down pressure to cut the seed trench
and maintain proper soil firming over seed. Excessive
row-unit down force will lead to premature wear on rowunit components. Excessive down force will also cause
uneven seed depth.
Figure 52
Row Unit Cam Operation
21948
Figure 53
Cam Minimum Setting
27065
Figure 54
Cam Maximum Setting
27065
Refer to Figure 52 through Figure 54
To adjust down pressure, use 11⁄8in open end wrench or
tool stored under the walkboard. Position wrench on nut
and pull down. Move adjustment cam to new setting. If
using cast tool stored under the walkboard, be sure row
unit is off the ground to fully relax springs.
Minimum and maximum settings are indicated by position of adjustment cam. Each notch on adjustment cam
will increase the down pressure on the row-unit springs.
Use the table below as a setting reference.
Spring Down Pressure
Cam Notch
Pounds
zero (out of notch)
Maintenance Only
one
345
two
370
three
400
four
450
five
500
six
550
tip
Do Not Use
Note: Do not set all rows any higher than notch 4. Using
settings above this on all rows will create uneven
depth control and improper function.
Individual rows may be set higher if running in heavy tire
tracks.
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Row Unit Lock-Up
1
IMPORTANT !
Do not lock up rear row units. They will strike other
machine components in folding, and be damaged.
2
4
Alternate twin-row units (the front units) can be pinned in
the up position to accommodate single-row spacing.
Refer to Figure 55
The lock-up pins 1 for each front row unit are located in
a storage hole 2 in the row unit mount. To lock up a unit,
the unit must be raised, and the pin moved to the lock-up
hole 3 in the row unit shank.
3
5
Figure 55
25 Series Row Unit Lock-Up Pin
Note: If you lose a pin, the replacement part number is
805-033C
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25193
1. Raise the planter. Although this adjustment can be
made with the planter lowered, the springs will be in
tension, and will require more effort. The extra force
may also damage tools.
3
2. Install lift assist cylinder locks. Lower parking stands.
3. Set the down pressure springs to the minimum force,
per the instructions on page 48.
4. Raise the row unit high enough that the hole for the
pin is above the lower parallel arm. This can be done
in several ways, including:
a. use a hoist at the rear of the shank 4
b. use a jack under the shank extension 5
IMPORTANT !
Raising a row unit on a block by lowering the planter is
risky. Full lowering can easily damage components,
and hydraulic failure is a safety hazard.
Refer to Figure 56
5. Remove the pin from the storage hole
and secure it in the lock-up hole 3 .
2
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and insert
6. Lower row unit until lower parallel arm rests on lockup pin.
7. Shut off Y-tube port for the current row unit.
8. Repeat for all rows needing lock-up.
IMPORTANT !
Do not pin the row unit while it is in the lowered position. If the pin is inserted below the parallel arm, unit
damage will occur when planting begins.
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Figure 56
25 Series Row Unit Locked Up
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CAUTION
Do not attempt to lift the row unit by hand. The weight of the
unit, plus the force of the springs (even at minimum) is too
great (plus, a free hand is needed for pin insertion). Even with
multiple people lifting, hand-lifting is unsafe - there are
numerous sharp edges, and the row unit will snap down
violently if a grip is lost.
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Unit-Mount Cleaner Adjustments
Refer to Figure 57 and Figure 58
Optional Martin row cleaners are unit-mounted, using:
UMRC: Unit-Mount Row Cleaner (stand-alone), or
UMC-RC: Unit-Mount Coulter RC (on coulter bracket,
with or without a coulter disk present).
1
2
There are two adjustments:
1. Wheel placement (forward or aft mounting hole, for
more or less aggressive cleaning), and
2. Wheel height, adjusted by a stop. Cleaner arms
float. The stop only sets the lowest position.
In UMRC mount, a pinned cross-tube 3 on the mount
adjusts the depth. In UMC-RC (coulter) mount, a sliding
down-stop block 6 adjusts how close to the ground the
row cleaners operate.
3
The row cleaner needs to be adjusted for your conditions, crop changes, and as coulters and openers wear.
Ideally, cleaners contact only the trash, and do not disturb the soil. If allowed to “dig”, row cleaners can reduce
seed coverage.
Suggested initial depth is tine tips at ground level.
Make the adjustment with the planter raised. Install liftassist cylinder locks. Also check bolt 5 tightness prior to
each planting session, to avoid down-stop slippage.
Figure 57
UMRC: Cleaner Adjust
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CAUTION
Row cleaner tines, casting edges and coulter blades are sharp.
Wear hand protection when working in this area.
To adjust the row cleaner:
1. Determine the height adjustment required. Measure
from the lowest tine to the ground. Determine the
desired new measurement.
4
5
2. Support most or all of the weight of the arm to prevent injury and ease the adjustment. Loosen bolts 5
on UMC-RC. Remove bent pin 2 on UMRC.
3. Support arm at desired height.
4. UMRC: Slide adjustment tube 1 until cross-tube 3
contacts arm at target height. Insert bent pin 2 in
whichever hole pair is most in alignment.
5. UMC-RC: Slide the down-stop 6 on the arm 4 :
- back toward the pivot for shallower cleaning, or
- forward toward the tines for deeper cleaning.
Tighten the bolts 5 . Each possible hole pairing
adjusts the tine height by about 3⁄4in (19mm).
6. Check the new height measurement.
Refer to Row Cleaner manual 204-085M-A for further
information on use, adjustment and maintenance of row
cleaners.
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Figure 58
UMC-RC: Row Cleaner Adjust
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Unit-Mounted Coulter Adjustments
The ideal operating depth for coulters is 1⁄4in above
opener depth. Although they may have originally been
set to this depth, coulter (and opener) blades wear with
time, and may need adjusting.
Adjusting the coulter depth is accomplished by re-mounting the coulter blade in one of the six mounting holes
arranged in a staggered pattern in the coulter bracket.
Refer to Figure 59 and Figure 60
Raise planter and install cylinder locks before working on
coulters. Row unit may be fully lowered or locked up. Do
not attempt to move blade when the current or new position causes it to contact the ground during the adjustment. Be careful around the front end of row units. Row
clear tines and coulter blades may be sharp.
7
To adjust coulter depth:
Figure 59
25 Series Unit-Mounted Coulter
1. Dismount row cleaner (if present) to reduce risk of
injury.
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2. Determine the present opener and coulter depths.
3. Note which bracket hole the coulter is presently
using.
4. Determine which new hole will position the coulter
closer to the 1⁄4in-above depth. See the table below.
If none, don’t move it.
5⁄ -11
8
5. Remove the
in Figure 59).
x 4in bolt, lock washer and nut ( 7
5
6
3
4
2
1
6. Move the blade to the new position. Insert the bolt,
and tighten on the lock washer and nut.
Hole
Number
Depth of (new) coulter blade
relative to (new) opener blades
2
1in above
3
5
5
1⁄
⁄8in above
4in
above
0
1
4
3⁄ in
8
below
6
3⁄ in
4
below
Figure 60
Coulter Blade Mounting Holes
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7. Re-adjust openers, if installed.
If a worn coulter cannot be adjusted to satisfactory operating depth, replace coulter blade.
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Row-Unit Planting Depth
Refer to Figure 61
Side depth wheels 1 outside the row-unit disks 2 control row-unit planting depth. The position of an adjustable
T-handle stop 3 determines planting depth.
3
Set planting depth by adjusting handle 3 . To adjust, first
raise row-units slightly, then lift and slide handle on top of
row-units. Adjust all handles to the same setting.
For shallower planting, slide handle forward toward
planter.
For deeper planting, slide handle back away from
planter.
Side Gauge Wheel Adjustments
Refer to Figure 62
The side gauge wheels have two, interrelated adjustments:
1
2
Figure 61
25 Series Side Depth Wheel
Side Gauge
Wheel
Side Gauge
Wheel
• angle of side gauge wheel, and
Opener
Disks
• distance between side gauge wheels and disks.
Refer to Figure 63
Adjust side-gauge-wheel angle so wheels contact rowunit disks at the bottom of wheel at 2in planting depth
and gaps open 3⁄8 to 5⁄8in at top. Check with row-units in
soil so wheels are held up.
At the same time, keep side gauge wheels close to
opener disks so openers do not plug with soil or trash.
However, wheels should be out far enough so disks and
wheels turn freely.
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Incorrect
Correct
Figure 62
Disk/Gauge Wheel Alignment
Refer to Figure 64
To adjust side gauge wheels:
1. Raise planter slightly removing weight from side
gauge wheels.
2. Loosen hex-head bolt
on o-ring bushing.
1
. Move wheel and arm out
3. Loosen pivot bolt 2 . Turn hex adjuster
tor notch 4 is at 5 o’clock to 7 o’clock.
3
so indica-
Note: Use this as the starting point for adjustment.
4. Move wheel arm in so side gauge wheel contacts
row unit disk. Tighten hex-head bolt 1 to clamp arm
around bushing and shank.
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Figure 63
Opener-Gauge Wheel Contact
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5. Check wheel-to-disk contact at 2in planting depth.
Lift wheel 2in and release. When let go, wheel
should fall freely.
1
3
• If wheel does not contact disk at bottom to area where
blade leaves contact with soil, move hex adjuster until
wheel is angled for proper contact with disk.
• If wheel does not fall freely, loosen hex-head bolt 1
and slide wheel arm out just until wheel and arm move
freely. Retighten hex-head bolt 1 per grade:
1
⁄2in Grade 5 bolt on 25 series, 75 ft-lbs.
1⁄ in Grade 8 bolt on 25 series, 110 ft-lbs.
2
6. Keep turning hex adjuster and moving wheel arm
until the wheel is adjusted properly. When satisfied,
tighten pivot bolt 2 to 110 ft-lbs.
Note: Use “Torque Values Chart” on page 119 for reference.
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2
1
4
4
Starting Point
Figure 64
Disk/Gauge Wheel Adjustment
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Adjusting Gauge Wheel Scrapers
6
Refer to Figure 65
Scrapers are optional, and may be useful in moist or
sticky soils that tend to accumulate on gauge wheels and
reduce intended planting depth.
5
To adjust scrapers:
1. Loosen nut
5
8
.
2. Slide scraper
touches tire.
6
toward gauge wheel
3. Slide scraper
gap at 8 .
6
away from wheel
7
7
until scraper
leaving a 1⁄8in
7
Figure 65
Gauge Wheel Scraper Adjustment
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4. Rotate scraper left and right around bolt, making
sure it cannot touch tire if bumped in field. If it can
touch tire, back scraper away from wheel until it cannot.
5. Center scraper angle on bolt
stant.
6. Tighten nut
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5
until gap
8
is con-
.
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Meter Exchange and Adjustments
Meter Removal
1. Clean out meter. See “Cleaning Out Meters” on
page 71.
Refer to Figure 66
2. Slide the retaining ring up on the seed hose, and
remove the seed hose.
Figure 66
Seed Hose Retaining Ring
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Figure 67
Lower Meter Latch
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Figure 68
Upper Meter Latch
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Refer to Figure 67
3. Release the lower latch.
Refer to Figure 68
4. Release the upper latch and swing the meter mount
away from the meter.
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Refer to Figure 69
5. Lift up, then back, and remove the meter.
Figure 69
Singulator Meter Removal
Refer to Figure 70
6. While the meter is removed, take time to inspect the
meter drive chain 1 , idlers 2 and drive sprocket 3 ,
and perhaps perform the periodic chain lubrication.
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1
2
3
Figure 70
Inspect Meter Drive
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Singulator Plus™ Meter Wheel Replacement
Choose the correct seed meter wheel for the type of
seed you will be using. Be sure to use the same wheel
type on all meters.
IMPORTANT !
Seed meter wheels for the 25 Series row units are
made of a green color material and are not interchangeable with the other Great Plains seed meter
wheels for other machines. Use only green wheels in
25 Series row units.
1. Clean out meter. For more information, see “Meter
Removal” on page 54
Refer to Figure 71
2. Push in spring-loaded wheel retainer and make 1⁄4
turn. Pull off wheel retainer and spring.
Figure 71
Singulator Wheel Retainer
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Figure 72
Pry Meter Wheel
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Figure 73
Remove Wheel
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Refer to Figure 72
3. Pry the seed meter wheel out about 1⁄4 inch using the
tool stored under the walkboard, and spin backward
to clean out seeds from top pockets.
Refer to Figure 73
4. Remove seed meter wheel.
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Refer to Figure 74
Note: With the seed meter wheel removed, you may want
to check the meter for internal damage or trash.
Note: Some wear on top edge of slide is normal. Excess
wear is cause for replacement.
5. When changing crops be sure to clean out air system before installing new meters or wheels. “Cleaning Out Air System” on page 72.
6. Place new wheel on meter wheel shaft. Seat wheel
fully on cross-pin.
7. Replace spring-loaded wheel retainer. Make 1⁄4 turn
to seat cross-pin in shallow groove of retainer.
Figure 74
Inspect Meter
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Meter Installation
Installation is the reverse of the removal process, with
two steps omitted.
Refer to Figure 75
1. Insert the meter.
1 Insert the top meter tab (with the hook).
2 Align the meter base with the latch plate ears.
3 Insert the bottom meter tab.
Mind the lower latch, as it tends to swing under the
meter base and block mating with the latch plate.
1
Refer to Figure 68 on page 54
2. Engage the upper latch.
Refer to Figure 67 on page 54
3. Engage the lower latch, and swing the mounting
plate into engagement with the meter. it may be necessary to spin the drive coupler to ease this.
2
3
Refer to Figure 66 on page 54
4. Slide the seed hose over the meter inlet tube, and
then slide the retaining ring down the seed hose.
Figure 75
Install Meter
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Figure 76
Upper Meter Latch
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Refer to Figure 76
5. Release the upper latch.
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Finger Meter Adjustments
The finger pick up meter has an adjustable brush, and
alternate inserts are available for the backing plate. The
brush has been pre-set to the optimum setting for most
seed sizes. The factory-installed insert is the “A” insert.
Optimum planting speed is 41⁄2 to 5 miles per hour.
Excess speed results in poor spacing performance due
to seed tube bounce. Excess speed may also result in
improper depth control due to row unit bounce.
Always pay attention to your planter monitor. Compare
actual seed usage to your estimates.
Fine-tune your planter by thoroughly checking all key
components including: seed tubes, chains, sprockets,
tire pressure, seed monitor, double disk openers, gauge
wheels, seed firmer, closing wheels, parallel arms, and
the row unit itself.
Finger Meter Brush Adjustment
The brush reduces or eliminates “doubles” (delivering
two seeds per finger), but if set too aggressively can
cause “skips” (delivering no seed on some fingers). As
needed, adjust for minimal doubles and skips.
3
4
2
Note: These instructions describe the current finger pickup meter shipped with new Great Plains planters,
which has an integrated adjustment lever for the
brush. If you have the previous model meters, adjusted by screwdriver rather than lever, rely on
counting detents to determine the setting. Not all
have 9 detents.
5
1
L
Refer to Figure 77
The adjustable brush provides additional flexibility to
accommodate a wide range of seed sizes. Use lever (L)
to gently rotate the brush into position.
Figure 77
Finger Meter Brush Lever
The settings range from 1 to 5 with detents at each half
step, for a total of 9 detents. Although the numbers are
molded into the meter housing, only “1” and “5” may be
visible.To ensure consistency, rotate the lever fully
counter-clockwise (1), and count detents as you advance
it to the desired setting.
Use the general guidelines in the table below to adjust
the brush position to your seed size and shape. The
numbers listed correspond to the numbers printed on the
outer housing of your meter. If there is a decal on your
meter, its units are seed size in pounds per 80,000 seed
bag. The table below includes seeds per pound.
Brush
Setting
1
2
3
4
5
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Seed
Shape
Bag Weight
(80,000 seeds)
Seeds Per
Pound
Comment
rounds
65 lbs
1231 or less
Use this setting for larger seeds
flats
45 lbs
1778 or less
rounds
55 lbs
1455
rounds
65 lbs
1231
flats
35 lbs
2286
flats
45 lbs
1778
rounds
45 lbs
1778
rounds
55 lbs
1455
flats
45 lbs
1778 or more
Use this setting for 1778 and smaller flat seeds
rounds
35 lbs
2286
Use this setting for 1778-2286 round seeds/lb.
rounds
45 lbs
1778
rounds
35 lbs
2286 or more
Use this setting for 1231-1355 round seeds/lb.
Use this setting for 1778-2286 flat seeds/lb.
Use this setting for 1455-1778 round seeds/lb.
Use this setting for 2286 and smaller round seeds
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Finger Meter Inserts
Refer to Figure 78
The backing plate is equipped with an “A” insert 1 . In
tests, this insert provides the best performance in most
seed sizes. However, there are two alternative inserts
that can be used. Before changing to a different insert,
please consult with a Great Plains service representative
for a recommendation.
1
The insert type is molded into the back. Changing inserts
requires meter disassembly, and is not further described
in this manual.
IMPORTANT !
Be cautious in using seed treatments, additives, and
other chemicals when possible. They can cause meter
performance problems and premature wear to meter
parts. Avoid the use of graphite with the precision
meter. If graphite must be used, use Precision™ Planting graphite or Great Plains graphite which is less abrasive. Generally, seeds coated with Maxi or similar
coatings, such as Captan, benefit from graphite.
Always store meters in a dry, secure place. Moisture,
temperature, nest-building insects and rodents can create problems. Always pay attention to your seed monitor and operating manual. Monitor the amount of seed
you are planting compared to your expectations.
Always investigate abnormalities!
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Finger Meter Insert
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Seed Firmer Adjustments
25 Series row units accept one of two optional firmers.
!
CAUTION
Row unit disk blades may be sharp. Use caution when making
adjustments. To adjust the Keeton Firmer, lower the planter
until the disks of the row units are resting on the ground.
Keeton Seed Firmer Adjustment
The optional Keeton Seed Firmer is an engineered polymer shape that slides down the seed trench. It traps
seeds as they exit the seed tube and firms them into the
bottom of the furrow.
1
Refer to Figure 79
The Firmer is provided with a preset tension which is recommended for using the first year. The tension screw
can 1 be tightened in subsequent years according to
your needs. Firmers should provide just enough tension
to push seeds to the bottom of the trench.
Measure the distance from the ground to the head of the
tension screw. This distance should be 4 to 41⁄2in. If not,
loosen the bolts in the mounting bracket and select different holes until the proper measurement is attained.
Seed-Lok™ Seed Firmer Lock-Up
Optional Seed-Lok™ firming wheels provide additional
seed-to-soil contact. The wheels are spring loaded and
do not require adjusting. In some wet and sticky conditions the wheels may accumulate soil. To avoid problems
associated with this, you can lock-up the firmers.
Figure 79
Keeton Seed Firmer
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1
Refer to Figure 80
To lock up Seed-Lock wheels:
1. Raise planter. Insert lift assist cylinder locks.
2. Rotate Seed-Lok™ lock-up handle
down on top of row unit body.
3. Push up on Seed-Lok™ wheel
latches up.
2
1
90 degrees
until wheel arm
2
Figure 80
Seed-Lok™ Lock-Up
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Press Wheels
Attached to the rear of each row-unit is one of several
press wheel options.
To provide consistent seed firming, the press wheels are
free to move downward from their normal operating position. This system maintains pressing action even if the
row-unit arm is lifted when the disks encounter obstructions.
Refer to Figure 81
Press wheels are attached to each row-unit body. The
press wheels close the seed trench and gently press soil
over seed.
Less Down
Pressure
More Down
Pressure
Figure 81
Press Wheel Adjustment
An adjustable spring in the press wheel mechanism creates the down pressure needed to close the seed trench.
The amount of force needed will vary with field conditions.
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To adjust, move adjustment handle.
• For less down pressure, move handle forward toward
planter.
• For more down pressure, move handle back away
from planter.
Note: Increased press wheel spring force may require increased row-unit down force to maintain depth.
Note: The factory setting on the press wheel is staggered
to achieve optimum residue flow.
Refer to Figure 82
If you want to adjust press wheels from staggered to
even, remove 5⁄8in bolt 1 , and lock washer 3 . Reinstall
spacer 4 , press wheel 5 and hardware to the other hole
location.
2
4
3
5
1
Figure 82
Press Wheel Stagger
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Figure 83
Press Wheel Alignment
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Refer to Figure 83
If one press wheel is running in the seed trench or the
wheels are not centered over the seed trench, adjust the
press wheels as follows:
1. Raise planter slightly to remove weight from press
wheels.
2. Loosen two 1⁄2in bolts.
3. Turn press wheel adjuster cam left or right to center
the wheels over the seed trench.
4. Retighten the 1⁄2in bolts.
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Setting Relief Valve
A relief valve is mounted directly above the pump to protect the manifold and pump from excessive pressure.
Any product that dumps over the relief valve will discharge from the dump line 1 .
4
To set relief valve:
Refer to Figure 84
1. Unlock plastic jam nut
2
from relief valve knob
3
.
2. Unscrew knob clockwise until it loses contact with
internal spring.
3. Screw knob counterclockwise two turns. Start at this
setting.
2
4. Observe manifold gauge 4 . Watch for relief valve
discharge 1 while operating in the field.
5. If valve is dumping product and gauge reads under
85 psi, stop tractor and turn knob clockwise 1⁄4 turn.
Continue operating at normal field speed. Repeat
this step as needed until no product is discharged
from relief valve.
6. If pressure gauge reads above 85 psi, change to a
larger orifice. Go to step 2. Repeat steps.
3
1
Figure 84
Pressure Relief Valve
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Strainer
Refer to Figure 85
A Banjo brand strainer is supplied with the fertilizer pump
option. It is plumbed before the Hypro pump. The standard 80 mesh screen 5 should be suitable for most
applications. Other screen sizes are available from Banjo
Corporation.
!
5
DANGER
Wear protective gloves when changing screens.
If changing screen sizes, keep in mind the following.
• A smaller mesh (100) will keep very small manifold orifice plates from plugging so often. However, the
screen will have to be cleaned more often.
• A larger mesh (50) or (30) will pass more material but
should only be considered when using large manifold
orifice plates.
• A plugged or partially plugged screen will starve the
pump resulting in a reduced application rate.
• Mesh sizes: (Smallest) 100, 80, 50, 30 (Largest)
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Strainer
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Orifice Plate Selection
Refer to Figure 86
!
DANGER
6
Wear protective gloves when changing orifice plates.
Refer to Figure 86
In general, the orifice 6 needs to be small enough to
create at least 15 psi of pressure in the manifold but
large enough to prevent the manifold pressure from
exceeding 85 psi.
The minimum pressure is required to even out the flow of
fertilizer between rows. To reduce orifice plugging and
pump wear, use the largest orifice practical for your fertilizer application rate.
The best pressure range to maintain is 15-40 psi to
ensure optimum distribution while minimizing leakage.
Figure 86
Fertilizer Orifice Plate
21983
Orifice Size
Great Plains Part Number
20
832-052C
28a
832-056C
34*
832-053C
48*
832-054C
59
832-057C
80
832-055C
IMPORTANT !
Orifice size is only used to create 15-65 psi back pressure to provide even flow between rows. Set application
rate in gallons per acre using pump drive chart.
a. These sizes are supplied with YP1225 and YP1625 manifolds.
Orifice Size Charts
Gallons per Acre at 5 MPH
Suggested Orifice Size
for Given Rate
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15in / Twin Row
20in Rows
30in Rows
36in Twin Row
2.0
20
20
28
20
3.0
20
28
34
28
4.0
28
28
34
28
5.0
28
28
48
34
6.0
34
34
48
34
7.0
34
34
48
34
8.0
34
48
59
34
9.0
34
48
59
48
10.0
48
48
59
48
11.0
48
48
59
48
12.0
48
48
59
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Troubleshooting
Note: For Veris Drive monitor troubleshooting
see “Veris Troubleshooting” on page 113.
Problem
Cause
Planting too Incorrect seed rate.
much
Check seed rate information in the Veris section beginning
on page 113.
Actual field size is different.
Verify field size.
Excessive overlap.
Irregular shaped field.
Adjust marker, page 41.
Incorrect tire size or air pressure.
Use correct chart for tire brand and model (see Seed Rate
manual). Use correct air pressure, page 118.
Improper main shaft sprocket.
Check sprockets, Veris uses 23-tooth. Conventional uses 25tooth.
Improper gap on speed sensor.
Check speed sensor on planter for 1⁄16in to 1⁄8in gap from
wheel. Improper gap can cause erratic speed signal causing
monitor to falsely report improper planting rate. Monitor may
also falsely report a low rate on soybeans by as much as 5
percent due to difficulty in counting all of the seeds.
Meter wheel or finger pickup has
more cells than indicated on seed
rate chart.
Charts are based on either 6 finger or 12 finger meters or
various wheel counts.
Planting too Incorrect seed rate.
little
Excessive field speed.
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Solution
Check seed rate information.
Reduce field speed.
Seed size and weight may vary.
Adjust seed rate handle.
Incorrect tire size or air pressure.
Use correct chart for tire brand and model (see Seed Rate
manual). Use correct air pressure, page 118.
Actual field size is different.
Verify field size.
Excessive gaps between planter
passes.
Adjust marker, page 41.
Plugged row-unit seed tube.
Lift planter, expose bottom of seed tube and clean out.
Thrown or worn drive chains
Check drive chains.
Worn sprockets and/or chain idlers.
Replace sprockets and/or chain idlers.
Improper main shaft sprocket.
Check sprockets, Veris uses 23-tooth. Conventional uses 25tooth.
Improper gap on speed sensor.
Check speed sensor on planter for 1⁄16in to 1⁄8in gap from
wheel. Improper gap can cause erratic speed signal causing
monitor to falsely report improper planting rate. Monitor may
also falsely report a low rate on soybeans by as much as 5
percent due to difficulty in counting all of the seeds.
Meter wheel or finger pickup has
more cells than indicated on seed
rate chart.
Charts are based on either 6 finger or 12 finger meters or
various wheel counts.
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Problem
Uneven
seed
spacing.
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Cause
Solution
Excessive field speed.
Reduce field speed.
Unclean seed.
Use clean seed.
Seed-Lok plugging.
Lock up Seed-Lok, page 61.
Row-unit disks not turning.
See “Row-unit disks not turning freely.” in this Troubleshooting chart.
Plugged row-unit seed tube.
Lift up planter, expose bottom of seed tube and clean out.
Worn/rusted sprockets and/or chain
idler.
Check and replace any worn/rusted sprockets or chain idlers.
Partially plugged row-unit seed tube. Lift up planter, expose bottom of seed tube and clean out.
Uneven
seed depth
Lack of proper seed lubrication on
seed.
See “Seed Lubricants” on page 85.
Use of excessively sticky or wet
seed treatment.
Check your treatment.
Inadequate contact wheel spring
pressure.
Check for correct tire air pressure, page 118.
Air pressure in contact wheel incorrect.
Check for correct tire air pressure, page 118.
Excessive field speed.
Reduce field speed.
Planting conditions too wet.
Wait until drier weather.
Incorrect coulter depth setting.
See coulter manual.
Excessive or improper row unit down See 25 series row-units, page 47.
pressure spring setting.
Row-unit
disks not
turning
freely.
Damaged seed tubes.
Check seed tubes for damage.
Seed-Lok building up with dirt.
Lock up Seed-Lok, page 61.
Row-unit not penetrating low spots.
Adjust row-unit, see instructions beginning on page 47.
Rough planting conditions.
Rework the field.
Seed firmer not in place and set to
correct tension.
See “Seed Firmer Adjustments” on page 61.
Row-unit plugged with dirt.
Clean row-unit.
Planting conditions too wet.
Wait until drier weather.
Seed-Lok is plugging row-unit.
Lock up Seed-Lok, page 61.
Failed disk bearings.
Replace disk bearings.
Bent or twisted row-unit frame.
Replace row-unit frame.
Partially plugged row-unit seed tube. Lift up planter, expose bottom of seed tube and clean out.
Press
wheels not
compacting
the soil as
desired.
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Too wet or cloddy.
Wait until drier weather or rework ground.
Use of incorrectly shaped tire for
your conditions.
Wedge shaped wheels work best on narrow spacings and in
wet conditions. Round edge wheels work best in wider row
spacings and drier conditions.
Incorrect press wheel depth.
Reset press wheel depth, page 52.
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Problem
Cause
Excessive
seed
cracking.
Excessive field speed.
Reduce field speed.
Unclean seed.
Use clean seed.
Damaged, old or dry seed.
Use clean, new seed.
Press wheel Planting conditions too wet.
or row-units Too much pressure on row-units.
plugging
Coulters set too deep, bring up
67
Solution
Wait until drier weather.
Reduce down pressure on row-units.
Check coulter adjustment.
excess dirt and moisture.
Planter not set to run level from front Check Leveling Frame Side-to-Side, page 15.
to rear, carrying enough weight on
gauge wheels to prevent “nosing
over”, or set too low on rear caster
eyebolts allowing it to run “nose
high”.
Backed up with planter in the
ground.
Clean out and check for damage.
Failed disk bearings.
Replace disk bearings.
Disk blades worn.
Replace disk blades.
Scraper worn or damaged.
Replace scraper.
Air lines
plugging
between air
box and Y
splitters
Fan too slow.
Speed up fan.
Seed
blowing out
of pro-box
door area
Fan too fast.
Slow down fan.
Seal from airbox to hopper not
adjusted.
Adjust seal.
Air lines
plugging
between Ytube and
meter
Improper air hose routing.
With machine folded the air lines should be tight. With it
unfolded they should form a gentle horizontal “S” shape
through the holders with no big sags.
Air lines
plugging
above air
box at fold
area
Fan too slow.
Speed up fan.
Improper air hose routing.
With machine folded the air lines should be tight. With it
unfolded they should form a gentle horizontal “S” shape
through the holders with no big sags.
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Problem
Hydraulic
marker
functioning
improperly
Marker disk
does not
mark
Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc.
Cause
Air or oil leaks in hose fittings or con- Check all hose fittings and connections for air or oil leaks.
nections.
Low tractor hydraulic oil level.
Check tractor hydraulic oil level.
Loose or missing bolts or fasteners.
Check all bolts and fasteners.
Needle valve plugged.
Open needle valve, cycle markers slowly and reset needle
valve, refer to page 41.
Needle valve(s) in sequence valve
plugged.
Open needle valves, cycle markers slowly and reset needle
valves, refer to page 41.
Marker folding linkage does not have Maximum down float should be limited by the slot at the rod
enough slack to allow marker disk to end of the marker cylinder, refer to page 41.
drop into field depressions.
Reverse marker disk to pull or throw dirt.
Planter does Fold cylinders out of phase.
not fold or
unfold fully
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Solution
Rephase cylinders, refer to page 31
Bleed fold circuit, refer to page 15
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Maintenance and Lubrication
Maintenance
Proper servicing and maintenance is the key to long
implement life. With careful and systematic inspection,
you can avoid costly maintenance, downtime, and repair.
Always turn off and remove the tractor key before making
any adjustments or performing any maintenance.
! WARNING
You may be severely injured or killed by being crushed under
OFF
the falling implement. Always have transport locks in place
and frame sufficiently blocked up when working on implement.
!
WARNING
Escaping fluid under pressure can have sufficient pressure to
penetrate the skin. Check all hydraulic lines and fittings before
applying pressure. Fluid escaping from a very small hole can
be almost invisible. Use paper or cardboard, not body parts,
and wear heavy gloves to check for suspected leaks. If an accident occurs, seek immediate medical attention from a physician familiar with this type of injury.
1. After using your planter for several hours, check all
bolts to be sure they are tight.
2. Remove excess slack from chains. Clean and use
chain lube on all roller chains as needed.
3. Maintain proper air pressure in planter tires.
4. Keep disk scrapers properly adjusted.
5. Clean planter on a regular basis. Regular and thorough cleaning will lengthen equipment life and
reduce maintenance and repair.
6. Lubricate areas listed under “Lubrication” on page
76.
7. Replace any worn, damaged, or illegible safety
labels by obtaining new labels from your Great
Plains dealer.
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Bleeding Hydraulics
Bleeding Lift Hydraulics
Normally the lift hydraulics are bled at the factory before
shipping and bleeding should not be required other than
to raise fully and hold lever on for one minute or until all
cylinders extend fully.
Bleeding Fold Cylinder Hydraulics
Normally the fold hydraulics are bled at the factory before
shipping and bleeding should not be required other than
to fold fully and hold lever on for one minute or until all
cylinders reach the end of their stroke.
IMPORTANT !
Do not fold or unfold without first raising planter completely.
Bleeding Marker Hydraulics
To fold properly, the marker hydraulics must be free of
air. If the markers fold in jerky, uneven motions, follow
these steps.
!
WARNING
Escaping fluid under pressure can have sufficient pressure to
penetrate the skin causing serious injury. Avoid the hazard by
relieving pressure before disconnecting hydraulic lines. Use a
piece of paper or cardboard, NOT BODY PARTS, to check for
leaks. Wear protective gloves and safety glasses or goggles
when working with hydraulic systems. If an accident occurs,
seek immediate medical attention from a physician familiar
with this type of injury.
!
!
CAUTION
You may be injured if hit by a folding or unfolding marker.
Markers may fall quickly and unexpectedly if the hydraulics
fail. Never allow anyone near the planter when folding or
unfolding the markers.
WARNING
Only trained personnel should work on system hydraulics!
Check that tractor hydraulic reservoir is full.
1. Set the solenoid to marker operation.
2. With both markers lowered into field position, loosen
hydraulic-hose fittings at rod and base ends of
marker cylinders. If applicable, loosen fittings on
back side of sequence valve.
3. With tractor idling, activate tractor hydraulic valve
until oil seeps out around a loosened fitting. Tighten
that fitting.
4. Reactivate tractor hydraulic valve until oil seeps out
around another loosened fitting. Tighten that fitting.
Repeat process until all loosened fittings have been
bled and tightened.
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IMPORTANT !
Bleed only at:
JIC (Joint Industry Conference, 37° flare) or
NPT (National Pipe Thread, tapered thread) fittings.
Never bleed at:
ORB (O-Ring Boss) or
QD (Quick Disconnect) fittings.
IMPORTANT !
JIC fittings do not require high torque. JIC and O-ring
fittings do not require sealant. Always use liquid pipe
sealant when adding or replacing (NPT) pipe-thread
fittings. To avoid cracking hydraulic fittings from over
tightening, and to keep tape fragments from clogging
filters, do not use plastic sealant tape.
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71
Cleaning Out Meters
Precision Meter
Refer to Figure 87 (finger meter shown, but step is identical)
1. Place a bucket or pan under meter to catch any seed
during cleanout.
2. Slide the retaining ring up and remove the seed
hose.
Figure 87
Remove Hose Retaining Ring
22883
Figure 88
Open Cleanout Door
22885
Figure 89
Finger Meter Cleanout Door
21920
Refer to Figure 88
3. Pull cleanout door away from the opening and allow
seed to fall.
4. Remove the seed meter wheel for thorough cleaning.
See “Meter Removal” on page 54 for more information.
Finger Pickup Meter
Refer to Figure 87
1. Place a bucket or pan under meter to catch any seed
during cleanout.
2. Slide the retaining ring up and remove the seed
hose.
Refer to Figure 89
3. Pull cleanout door away from the opening and allow
seed to fall.
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Cleaning Out Air System
1. Shut off sliding door at bottom of seed box or bulk
hopper.
2. Place a pan or tarp under the manifold to catch the
seed.
3. Open manifold door to empty seed from the manifold.
Note: If needed, additional access doors are provided.
4. Shut door under manifold.
5. Turn on the air fan and let it run.
Refer to Figure 90
6. Shut off the gates at all of the Y-tubes.
7. Start at one end of planter and open the meter clean
out door for the end row-unit. Place a bucket under
the meter to catch the seed.
Figure 90
Y-Tube Shut-Off
22843
Figure 91
Meter Drive Chain
21917
8. Open the Y-tube gate feeding that meter. Let the air
blow seed out of the meter. Keep the meter open for
a couple of minutes after the seed stops blowing out.
9. Close the Y-tube gate feeding that meter. Close the
meter clean out door.
10. Repeat procedure on the next meter in line. Continue
with this procedure until you have reached the opposite end of the planter.
Meter Drive Chain
Refer to Figure 91
Remove the seed meter and check the chain and
sprocket for wear. See “Meter Removal” on page 54, for
more information.
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Figure 92
Finger Pickup Meter
73
22507
Finger Set Installation Instructions
Installation Steps
Annual Maintenance
Great Plains recommends having the meter service performed by a recognized professional repair facility, such
as a certified Meter Max representative.
Finger sets should be inspected on an annual basis.
After cleaning, carefully inspect the fingers and springs
for wear or other abnormalities that may develop. Excessive wear may disrupt singulation performance.
If you choose to service them yourself, follow these procedures when installing the finger sets.
Refer to Figure 92
11. Be sure the belt is oriented as shown in Figure 92.
12. Slide the finger set over the shaft and rotate clockwise until it sits against the backing plate.
Note: You will hear a click.
13. Firmly press the finger set against the backing plate
while tightening the nut.
14. Tighten the nut until contact is made between the nut
and the finger set. Turn 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 flat (1⁄24 to 1⁄12 of a
turn) (a flat is one of the six sides of the nut) after
contact is made. This equals about four inch- pounds
of torque on the nut.
15. Place the slotted nut cover on and carefully align the
slotted nut cover with the shaft hole. Insert the cotter
pin.
Precautions
1. Make sure the finger set is properly torqued against
the backing plate. Improperly torqued finger sets
may disrupt seed singulation.
2. Avoid seed treatments, additives, and other chemicals when possible. They can cause meter performance problems, premature wear to meter parts,
and may cause undesired chemical reaction or deterioration to the finger sets. Always use Precision
Planting or Great Plains graphite when using seed
treatments, see “Seed Lubricants” on page 82.
Graphite from other sources may cause premature
wear.
3. Always pay attention to your seed monitor, pay attention to your operating manual, and monitor the
amount of seed you are planting compared to your
expectations. Always investigate abnormalities!
16. Rotate the finger set clockwise and make sure the
fingers open and close properly. Fingers should be
closed at the 8:00 to 2:00 position (exit hole) and
open at the 2:00 to 8:00 position.
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Disk Spreaders and Scrapers
Note: It is normal for the blade spreader to have some
looseness in the holder and between the blades.
Some looseness is required for proper operation.
Refer to Figure 93
1. Remove side gauge wheels from arms to access
row-unit disks and scrapers.
4
3
2. With the unit raised, check blade spreader 1 for
wear. Replace spreader if it is 1⁄2in wide or narrower.
To replace, remove disk blade 2 , drive out roll pins
3 , and install new spreader.
3. When reinstalling disk blades, put two shims 4
between bearing and shank on each blade. Tighten
bolts.
4
1
2
Note: You may need fewer washers on worn disks.
Figure 93
Spreaders and Scrapers
4. Check that outside disk scrapers 5 are formed to
disk blades to help remove any mud. Bend and twist
scrapers to fit blades as necessary. After every 200
acres of operation, check outside scrapers for proper
adjustment and wear. Replace outside scrapers as
necessary.
18
16
{
11
15
12
14
2. The side wheels are preset at the factory. However,
because of normal wear it may become necessary to
make adjustments so the wheel remains close to the
disk. To prevent plugging, loosen clamp bolt 10 and
slide arm 11 inward to take up gap between side
wheel and disk blade. If more adjustment is needed,
go to step 3.
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17
Figure 94
1. Lift opener side wheel off the ground. Move tire in
and out to check for end play. Check for roughness in
bearing by rotating wheel. If bearings are rough,
inspect and replace if necessary.
4. Disassemble side gauge wheel arm 11 from unit.
Remove bushing 16 from sleeve 17 and check for
wear. If necessary, replace bushing.
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10
25 Series Row-Unit Side Wheels
3. Remove bolt 12 and wheel 13 . Remove shims 14
from the inside of wheel and place them on the outside of wheel 15 . Always place removed shims from
the inside to the outside. When installed, wheel
should turn freely and not hit the arm at the curve.
Do not add any more shims than necessary.
2
5
Figure 94
Adjusting Gauge Wheel Spacing
21894
5. When reinstalling side gauge wheels, align tab on
hex adjustment 18 with notch in bushing. Replace
bolt and tighten.
6. Adjust side gauge wheels. See “Side Gauge Wheel
Adjustments” on page 52.
!
CAUTION
Disk edges are sharp. Be careful when working in this area.
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Marker Maintenance
Refer to Figure 95
The marker arm is attached to the marker body with a
1
⁄2-13 x 21⁄2in Grade 5 shear bolt. If shear bolt breaks,
replace it with a Great Plains part 802-130C or equivalent.
Note: Replacing shear bolt with a higher grade bolt can
cause marker damage. Replacing it with a lower
grade can result in nuisance shears.
Note: If an identical Grade 5 bolt is not immediately available, temporarily substitute a metric M12x1 6.4mm
length Class 8.8 bolt and nut.
If grease seal cap for marker-disk-hub bearings is damaged or missing, disassemble and clean hub. Repack
with grease and install new seal or grease cap.
Figure 95
Marker Shear Bolt
21962
Figure 96
In-line Filter
21965
Fertilizer System Maintenance
1. Flush entire system with clean water.
2. Remove end caps from booms and flush booms out
with water. Drain and replace end caps.
3. Remove strainer and drain it out. Drain all lines and
tanks completely to prevent freezing.
4. Drain pump, then turn by hand to clear. Fill pump
with winter grade windshield washer fluid and cap
off.
Liquid Fertilizer Strainer
!
WARNING
Some chemicals will cause serious burns, lung damage, and
death. Avoid contact with skin or eyes. Wear proper protective
equipment as required by chemical manufacturer. Avoid prolonged breathing of chemical fumes. Wear respirator as
required by chemical manufacturer. Seek medical assistance
immediately if accident occurs. Know what to do in case of an
accident.
Refer to Figure 96
1. Shut off valve at in-line filter.
2. Unscrew filter canister. Flush filter cartridge with
water or replace with new cartridge if necessary.
3. Reinstall canister and turn on valve.
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Lubrication
Multipurpose
spray lube
Multipurpose
grease lube
Multipurpose
oil lube
50
Intervals (service hours) at
which lubrication is required
Caster wheel pivot
8
1 zerk each wheel;
2 total
One at pivot on wing and one in end of wing tube
Type of Lubrication: Grease
Quantity: Until grease emerges
21954
Marker
8
2 zerks per marker;
4 total
Type of Lubrication: Grease
Quantity: Until grease emerges
21956
Parallel pivot arms
8
4 zerks each arm set;
8 total
Type of Lubrication: Grease
Quantity: Until grease emerges
21954
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Tool bar pivot
8
Vertical and horizontal tool bar pivots.
Type of Lubrication: Grease
Quantity: Until grease emerges
21984
Tool bar pivot
8
Vertical and horizontal tool bar pivots.
Type of Lubrication: Grease
Quantity: Until grease emerges
21914
Tongue lift cylinder anchor pin
8
At rear of tongue
Type of Lubrication: Grease
Quantity: Until grease emerges
21955
Tongue slide roller
8
1 zerk
Type of Lubrication: Grease
Quantity: Until grease emerges
21958
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25 Series side wheel bushing
8
2 zerks per row unit;
one each side of each row-unit
Type of Lubrication: Grease
Quantity: Until grease emerges
21960
Frame-Mounted Coulter Hub (Option)
20
Type of Lubrication: Grease
Quantity = Until grease emerges
Note: Unit-mount coulter bearings are sealed, and require no lubrication or re-pack.
13245
Frame-Mounted Coulter Pivot (Option)
13246
20
1 zerk each swivel mount casting
Type of Lubrication: Grease
Quantity: Until grease emerges
Wing Transfer Drive Shafts
25280
2
50
4 zerks each side; 8 total
1 two each outer shaft sleeve
2 one each of 2 universal joints
(newer and upgraded models)
2
1
1
Type of lubrication: Grease
Quantity: Until grease emerges (joints)
Quantity: 6 pumps (shafts)
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Rockshaft pivot pins
50
Two zerks on top, two on bottom;
four total
Type of Lubrication: Grease
Quantity: Until grease emerges
21967
Main Transport Wheel Bearings
Seasonally
2 bearings each side;
4 total
Type of Lubrication: Grease
Quantity: Re-pack
21863
Gauge Wheel Bearings
Seasonally
2 bearings each side;
4 total
Type of Lubrication: Grease
Quantity: Re-pack
22751
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Marker Disk Hubs
Seasonally
4 bearings; 2 each marker
Type of lubrication: Grease
Quantity = Repack
20332
Meter Drive Chains
As
Required
1 chain each meter
Type of Lubrication: Chain Lube
Quantity = Coat thoroughly
Note: Lubricate chains any time there is a chance of
moisture, and when being stored at the end of the
planting season.
21917
Drive Chains
As
Required
Ground Drive on Seed Cart (not shown)
Wing drive (not shown)
Shaft Driven Fertilizer Pump
Contact Driven Fertilizer Pump (not shown)
Veris drive (not shown)
Type of Lubrication: Chain Lube
Quantity: Coat thoroughly
Lubricate chains any time there is a chance of moisture,
and when being stored at the end of the planting season.
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Walkboard Pivot
Seasonally
1 zerk
Type of lubrication: Grease
Quantity: Until grease emerges
23263
Row Cleaner Bearings (Option)
Seasonally
4 zerks each side;
8 total
Type of lubrication: Grease
Quantity: Until grease emerges
To avoid damaging the seal, do not add grease at high
pressure.
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Seed Lubricants
!
CAUTION
!
CAUTION
DO NOT use hands or any part of your body to mix talc lubricant.
Do not use hands or any part of your body to mix graphite
lubricant.
Talc Lubricant
821-048C 5 gallon container
Graphite Powder
821-042C bottle, 1 pound
821-060C) jug, 5 pounds
IMPORTANT !
Great Plains “Ezee Glide” talc is 100% natural talc.
Use only Great Plains “Ezee Glide” brand talc for optimum seed flow.
IMPORTANT !
“Ezee Glide” Talc lubricant is mandatory for all seeds,
especially treated or inoculated seed.
Recommended usage:
For clean seeds, sprinkle (1) one cup of talc per 9 bushels of seed. Adjust this rate as necessary so all seeds
become coated while avoiding an accumulation of talc in
the bottom of the hopper.
IMPORTANT !
For Finger Pick Up Meters Only
Use only approved Graphite Powder available from
Great Plains Mfg. Inc. or Precision Planting to ensure
proper lubrication of finger pickup corn seed meters.
Recommended usage:
For finger pickup meters, add (1) one teaspoon of graphite for each 4 units of seed corn (320,000 kernels).
In high humidity conditions, or if you are using seed box
seed treatments or seed corn treated with any insecticides or polymers (Poncho, Prescribe, Cruiser, etc.), add
one teaspoon of graphite for each unit of seed corn
(80,000 kernels).
For seed with excessive treatment, or for humid planting
environments, increase the rate as needed for smooth
meter operation.
IMPORTANT !
Thorough mixing of seed and added lubricant is
required.
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Options and Accessories
Hydraulic Tongue
A 3-point hitch is standard on the YP1225 and YP1625,
but a hydraulic tongue may be substituted.
Option Packages
Part Number
YP1225/1625 Hydraulic Tongue; Factory-Installed
401-429A
YP1225/1625 Hydraulic Tongue;
Field-Installed
401-430A
25231
Markers
Markers are a standard factory-installed feature on the
Yield Pro Planter, but may be optionally deleted, for
example, if all planting is done via GPS navigation.
Markers are not trivial to install as a field upgrade. If any
possible future planting might require markers, do not
delete them from the initial Yield Pro Planter order.
For operations, see:
“Marker Operation” on page 31, and
“Marker Adjustments” on page 41.
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Fertilizer System
The Yield Pro Planter supports an optional fertilizer system.This system is required if the optional Keeton seed
firmers or Vantage I applicators are to be used for fertilizing.
To meet the needs of users who already have tractor or
cart-mounted systems, the YP1225/1625 system is sold
as four independent subsystems:
• Manifold (low or high rate)
• Tank system for seed cart
• Ground drive and pump
Great Plains recommends ordering the manifold and
tank subsystems at time of initial planter purchase, as
they are not trivial to field-install.
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For operations, see: “Fertilizer Tanks (Option)” on page
34, and the Seed Rate manual.
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Fertilizer Manifolds
Manifold kits include the relief valve, shut-off valve,
strainer, manifold, orifice/check valves and unterminated
row-unit drop-lines. They do not include a pump or tanks.
Option Packages
Part Number
YP1225 Starter Fertilizer Manifold
Kit; Factory-Installed
401-132A
YP1225 Hi-Rate Fertilizer Manifold
Kit; Factory-Installed
401-136A
YP1625 Starter Fertilizer Manifold
Kit; Factory-Installed
401-133A
YP1625 Hi-Rate Fertilizer Manifold
Kit; Factory-Installed
401-137A
Fertilizer Orifice Plates
The manifold system includes size 28, 34 and 48 plates.
To order alternate plates, use the following part numbers.
Order one per row unit.
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Orifice Size
Great Plains Part Number
20
832-052C
28
832-056C
34
832-053C
48
832-054C
59
832-057C
80
832-055C
Liquid Fertilizer Tank
Tank and cart plumbing subsystems:
Option Packages
Part Number
YP1225/1625 Tank Kit
407-122A
For operations, see:
“Fertilizer Tanks (Option)” on page 34.
.eps(r)
100%
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Ground Drive Fertilizer Pump
Planters ordered without a fertilizer pump system, or
which have an older shaft-driven pump may be upgraded
to ground drive:
Option Packages
Part Number
YP Ground Drive Fertilizer Pump Kit
407-148A
For operations, see the Seed Rate manual.
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Veris Hydraulic Drive
The standard YP1225 and YP1625 include an elevated
contact wheel on the seed cart to drive the meter system. The optional Veris Drive replaces that with a
hydraulic pump and precision population controller.
For new planter purchases, consult your Great Plains
dealer for order codes.
For operations, see:
“Hydraulic Drive Operating Instructions” on page 94.
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82bu or 150 bu Seed Hopper
A hopper may be purchased with the Yield Pro Planter or
added later.
Note: The 150 bu hopper is incompatible with the liquid
fertilizer tank system, as it occupies the space used
for the tanks.
Option Packages
Part Number
82bu Bulk Hopper (shown)
403-143K
150bu Bulk Hopper
403-174K
The hoppers have no other prerequisites on the planter,
but you will need a means of top-loading seed when the
hopper is mounted on the seed box. Consider ordering
the Auxiliary Hydraulic kit to power an auger.
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The 82bu hopper is usually, and the 150bu hopper is
almost always, too heavy too be safely fork-lifted onto the
planter if already pre-loaded with seed.
For operations, see:
“Changing the Seed Box or Hopper” on page 23.
Seed Lubricants
Lubricant
Part Number
Graphite (1 pound bottle)
821-042C
Talc (5 gallon container)
821-048C
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Auxiliary Hydraulic kit
When the planter is not in motion, these kits enable the
marker hydraulic circuit to be used to drive off-planter
equipment, such as a seed auger.
Option Packages
Part Number
YP1225 Auxiliary Hydraulic Kit
401-435A
YP1625 Auxiliary Hydraulic Kit
407-441A
For operation, see “Using Auxiliary Hydraulic Circuit”
on page 24.
25323
Smart Box Mounting Kit
24169
These kits support the mounting of AMVAC Smartbox®
containers and meters above row units. Smartbox is a
delivery system for pelletized seed/row treatments.
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Planter Model
Part Number
YP1225-1230
403-196A
YP1225-16TR
-
YP1225-1820
403-197A
YP1225-2315
403-196A
YP1225-24TR
403-198A
YP1625-1630
403-199A
YP1625-2420
403-200A
YP1625-24TR
-
YP1625-3115
403-201A
YP1625-32TR
403-201A
YP2425-2430
403-218A
YP2425-3620
403-219A
YP2425-4715
403-218A
YP2425-48TR
403-220A
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Row Options, Frame-Mounted
Underframe Attachment Kit
Frame-mounted options require this kit, which is not
standard on YP planters.
Underframe Kits
Part Number
YP1225
204-515L
YP1625
204-496L
25322
25322
Terra-Tines
Stand-Alone Terra Tines
These row cleaners are available as frame-mounted,
either stand-alone (attached to underframe attachment
kits), or attached to frame-mounted coulters.
Stand-Alone Packages
Part Number
YP1225-24TR (30in, double)
YP1225-16TR (36in, double)
YP1225-1230 (30in, single)
YP1225-1820 (20in, single)
YP1225-2315 (15in on 30in rows)
YP1625-32TR (30in, double)
YP1625-24TR (36in, double)
YP1625-1630 (30in, single)
YP1625-2420 (20in, single)
YP1625-3115 (15in, single)
207-132A
207-204A
207-138A
207-136A
207-134A
207-131A
207-132A
207-137A
207-135A
207-133A
18400
Coulter-Mounted Terra Tines
Coulter-Mounted Packages
Part Number
YP1225-24TR
YP1225-16TR
YP1225-1230 (30in)
207-592A
YP1225-1820 (20in)
207-584A
YP1225-2315 (15in)
207-576A
YP1625-32TR (30in)
YP1625-24TR (36in)
YP1625-1630 (30in)
207-591A
YP1625-2420 (20in)
207-583A
YP1625-3115 (15in)
207-575A
For operations, See “Unit-Mount Cleaner Adjustments” on page 50
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Frame-Mounted (Zone) Coulters
Vantage I Coulters
These frame-mounted coulters may be used ahead of or
between row-unit coulters, with or without the Vantage I
fertilizer applicator. Use with Vantage I requires at least
the Fertilizer Manifold.
Frame-Mounted Coulter Only
YP1225 15in Blade Packages
Part No.
YP1225-1230 (every row, fluted)
204-586A
YP1225-1230 (every row, turbo)
204-588A
YP1225-1820 (every row, fluted)
204-578A
YP1225-1820 (every row, turbo)
204-580A
YP1225-2315 (every row, fluted)
204-566A
YP1225-2315 (every row, turbo)
204-568A
YP1225-2315 (30in rows, fluted)
204-570A
YP1225-2315 (30in rows, turbo)
204-572A
YP1625 15in Blade Packages
Part No.
YP1625-1630 (every row, fluted)
204-585A
YP1625-1630 (30in rows, turbo)
204-587A
YP1625-2420 (every row, fluted)
204-577A
YP1625-2420 (30in rows, turbo)
204-579A
YP1625-3115 (every row, fluted)
204-565A
YP1625-3115 (30in rows, turbo)
204-567A
22951
Frame-Mounted Vantage I Coulter
YP1225 17in Blade Packages
Part No.
YP1225-24TR (between rows)
204-628A
YP1225-16TR (between rows)
204-092A
YP1225-1230 (every row)
204-590A
YP1225-1820 (every row)
204-582A
YP1225-2315 (30in rows)
204-574A
YP1625 17in Blade Packages
Part No.
YP1625-32TR (between rows)
204-625A
YP1625-24TR (between rows)
204-628A
YP1625-1630 (every row)
204-589A
YP1625-2420 (every row)
204-581A
YP1625-3115 (30in rows)
204-573A
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Row Options (Unit-Mount)
Unit-Mounted Row Cleaners
Optional Martin row cleaners are unit-mount as:
• UMRC “stand-alone”, via unit-mount assembly
• UMC-RC via coulter disk mounting bracket
without a coulter disk).
2
1
, or;
, with or
These bundles include a manual.
Single-Wheel, Coulter-Mount
Part Number
YP1225-24TR (30in)
207-108A
YP1225-16TR (36in)
207-125A
YP1625-32TR (30in)
207-107A
YP1625-24TR (36in)
207-108A
Double-Wheel, Coulter-Mount
Part Number
YP1225 (30in)
207-126A
YP1225 (20in)
207-120A
YP1225 (15in)
207-114A
YP1625 (30in)
207-113A
YP1625 (15in on 30in rows)
207-113A
Individual Row Cleaners
Part Number
YP1625 (20in)
207-119A
UMRC Dual Wheel
207-213K
Single-Wheel, Stand-Alone
Part Number
UMRC LH Single Wheel
207-215K
UMRC RH Single Wheel
207-216K
YP1225-24TR (30in)
207-112A
UMC-RC Dual Wheel
207-098S
YP1225-16TR (36in)
207-129A
UMC-RC LH Single Wheel
207-092S
YP1625-32TR (30in)
207-111A
UMC-RC RH Single Wheel
207-093S
YP1625-24TR (36in)
207-112A
RC Install/Use/Parts Manual
204-085M-A
Double-Wheel, Stand-Alone
Part Number
YP1225 (30in)
207-130A
YP1225 (20in)
207-124A
YP1225 (15in)
207-118A
YP1625 (30in)
207-129A
YP1625 (20in)
207-123A
1
2
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Note: Single-Row planters support single- or doublewheel unit-mounted row cleaners.
Note: Twin-Row planters support only single-wheel unitmounted row cleaners, in alternating left/right
cleaner hub orientations.
These kits do not include a manual.
Separately order one 204-085M-A if ordering kits.
YP1625 (15in on 30in rows)
207-117A
For operations, see:
See “Unit-Mount Cleaner Adjustments” on page 50.
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Unit-Mounted Disk Coulters
Optional unit-mount disk coulters are available with 15in
fluted blades, 15in turbo blades or 14in straight blades. If
you need complete coulters, with unit mount and blade,
the selection includes:
15in Fluted Packages
Part Number
YP1225-24TR (30in)
204-528A
YP1225-16TR (36in)
204-551A
YP1225-1230 (30in)
204-552A
YP1225-1820 (20in)
204-546A
YP1225-2315 (15in, every row)
204-534A
YP1225-2315 (15in on 30in rows)
204-540A
YP1625-32TR (30in)
204-527A
YP1625-24TR (36in)
204-545A
YP1625-1630 (30in)
204-551A
YP1625-2420 (20in)
204-545A
YP1625-3115 (15in, every row)
204-533A
YP1625-3115 (15in, 30in rows)
204-539A
15in Turbo Packages
Part Number
14in Straight Packages
Part Number
YP1225-24TR (30in)
204-530A
YP1225-24TR (30in)
204-532A
YP1225-16TR (36in)
204-553A
YP1225-16TR (36in)
204-555A
YP1225-1230 (30in)
204-554A
YP1225-1230 (30in)
204-556A
YP1225-1820 (20in)
204-548A
YP1225-1820 (20in)
204-550A
YP1225-2315 (15in, every row)
204-536A
YP1225-2315 (15in on 30in rows)
204-544A
YP1225-2315 (15in on 30in rows)
204-542A
YP1625-32TR (30in)
204-531A
YP1625-32TR (30in)
204-529A
YP1625-24TR (36in)
204-549A
YP1625-24TR (36in)
204-547A
YP1625-1630 (30in)
204-555A
YP1625-1630 (30in)
204-553A
YP1625-2420 (20in)
204-549A
YP1625-2420 (20in)
204-547A
YP1625-3115 (15in, 30in rows)
204-543A
YP1625-3115 (15in, every row)
204-535A
YP1625-3115 (15in, 30in rows)
204-541A
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Coulter Blades
Replacement and alternate coulter blades include (qty. 1
per row unit):
15in Turbo Packages
Part Number
Turbo, 15in (20 flutes)
820-327C
Fluted, 15in (50 flutes)
820-331C
Straight, 14in
820-259C
25299
For operations, see:
“Unit-Mounted Coulter Adjustments” on page 51.
Gauge Wheel Scrapers
When planting in moist or sticky soils, these scrapers are
useful in preventing build-up that might otherwise result
in shallow planting.
Order one part per wheel (2 per opener).
Wheel Scrapers
Part Number
21⁄2in Gauge wheel scraper
404-194D
3in Gauge wheel scraper
404-195D
4in Gauge wheel scraper
404-196D
The scrapers mount on the bottom rear of the depth
wheel arm, using the existing bolt and lock washer. The
slot in the scraper is long enough to clear the lower
grease zerk, and allow adjustment as wheel and scraper
wear.
25298
For operations, see:
“Adjusting Gauge Wheel Scrapers” on page 53.
Seed Meters
Seed meters are not standard in the base Yield Pro
Planter configuration. Normally, one or more sets are
ordered with the original planter. One set is factoryinstalled.
Meters are simple to change. Available models include
(part number are for a single row unit; each Singulator
Plus includes one seed wheel):
Meters
Part Number
Singulator Plus
403-156K
12FP 12-Finger Pick-Up (30in)
403-158K
12FP 12-Finger Pick-Up (sunflower)
403-203K
6FP 6-Finger Pick-Up (Twin/20in)
403-169K
25294
For operations, see:
“Finger Meter Adjustments” on page 59.
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Seed Meter Wheels
Singulator Plus meters accept a variety of seed wheels,
each optimized for specific seeds. Wheels are simple to
change. 25 Series meters accept only green seed
wheels. Choices include:
Meter Wheels
Part Number
Soybean (1700-2000 seeds/lb)
403-122D
Soybean (2000-2700 seeds/lb)
403-123D
Soybean (2700-3200 seeds/lb)
403-124D
Soybean (3200-3600 seeds/lb)
403-125D
Soybean (3600-4000 seeds/lb)
403-126D
Cotton (4000-4600 seeds/lb)
403-133D
Cotton (4600-5200 seeds/lb)
403-134D
Cotton (5200-6000 seeds/lb)
403-135D
Milo (low rate/solid, 51 pockets)
403-136D
Milo (low rate/row, 102 pockets)
403-137D
Milo (high rate/solid, 135 pockets,
10,500-14,000 seeds/lb)
403-138D
Milo (high rate/solid, 135 pockets)
12,000-18,000 seeds/lb)
403-140D
Milo (high rate/row, 135 pockets,
10,500-14,000 seeds/lb)
403-139D
Milo (high rate/row, 135 pockets)
12,000-18,000 seeds/lb)
403-141D
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Seed-Lok® Seed Firmer
The base Yield Pro Planter includes no seed firmers. A
choice of firmers is an option in the product bundles, or
may be field-installed as kits. Only one type of seed
firmer may be installed at the same time.
The Seed-Lok® seed firmer also supports low-rate fertilizer delivery. For this use, the optional fertilizer system
(page 85) must also be installed.
Meters
Part Number
25 Series Seed-Lok® kit
(per opener)
404-093K
25293
For operations, see:
“Seed Firmer Adjustments” on page 61.
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Keeton Seed Firmer
The base Yield Pro Planter includes no seed firmers. A
choice of firmers is an option in the product bundles, or
may be field-installed as kits. Only one type of seed
firmer may be installed at the same time.
Meters
Part Number
Keeton seed firmer (per opener)
890-796C
Keeton seed firmer (per opener)
890-840C
The Keeton seed firmer also supports low-rate fertilizer
delivery. For this use, the optional fertilizer system
(page 83) must also be installed.
20327
For operations, see:
“Seed Firmer Adjustments” on page 61.
Row Unit Press Wheels
The base Yield Pro planter includes a choice of press
wheels. Additional wheels are available, and all may be
field-installed.
This manual does not list kit part numbers as the available wheels are often region-specific. Consult your Great
Plains dealer.
For operations, see:
“Press Wheels” on page 62.
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Hydraulic Drive Operating Instructions
Drive Operational Requirements
Hydraulic System:
Closed Center, pressure compensated or load sensed
systems only
IMPORTANT !
Drive will not operate on Open-Center hydraulic systems
Minimum Hyd. Pressure
2250 psi
Maximum Hyd. Pressure
3000 psi
Maximum Required Flow
13 gpm
Electrical System:
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Voltage
12 volt DC
Current
4 amperes
Tractor Hookup
Hydraulics:
1. Connect pressure hose (P) to retraction outlet
2. Connect motor return hose (T) to motor return port (if
available) or to extension outlet.
3. Set flow rate at maximum required flow of 13 gpm.
4. If tractor is equipped with electro-hydraulic valves,
set timer to “constant” flow.
Electrical:
Refer to Figure 97
Power must be connected directly to the battery. Make
sure that eyelets are properly connected (red to positive,
black to negative). Connect female socket to power port
adapter.
Figure 97
Veris Electrical Connection
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Controller Menu
ON / VR
set= *
PRESET RATES
spd=
out= ______ _._
FUNCTION
PRESET
selected
FUNCTION
CALIBRATION
NUMBER *
PRESET 1
*
VARIABLE RATE
FUNCTION
FUNCTION
FUNCTION
recipe format
*
PRESET 2
*
VERIS V1
selected
FUNCTION
RAWSON
selected
RAWSON NOMINAL
*
RATE CALIBRATION
FUNCTION
FUNCTION
manual/preset
CAL SETTINGS
*
PRESET 3
*
*
MANUAL
selected
FUNCTION
FUNCTION
FUNCTION
PRESS UP KEY TO
CAL SETTINGS
CALIBRATE RATE
WIDTH *
SPEED CALIBRATION
FUNCTION
FUNCTION
UP:CALIBRATE
PRESS UP KEY TO
CAL SETTINGS
DN:RESTORE
CALIBRATE SPEED
# ROWS *
FUNCTION
FUNCTION
CAL SETTINGS
CAL SETTINGS
*
SPEED *
FUNCTION
FUNCTION
FUNCTION
PRESS ENGAGE
ENTER TARGET
AMOUNT *
AT 1ST FLAG
invalid
time
ENGAGE
___ft ENGAGE AT
FUNCTION
FUNCTION
TIME TO RUN FOR
**
2ND FLAG
valid
time
CAL ___s
FUNCTION
ENGAGE
DISTANCE ERROR
CLEAR DRIVE AREA
____%
UP:CLEAR DN:EXIT
FUNCTION
ENGAGE:RUN DRIVE
UP:CALCULATE NEW
DN:KEEP CURRENT
FUNCTION
FUNCT:EXIT
ENGAGE
ENGAGE
calibration
error
___s out= ______
ENGAGE TO STOP
KEY
s et =
out =
*
______
ON / VR
FUNCTION
s pd=
_. _
- cab console LCD screen
ENGAGE
- Keys on cab console
FUNCTION:EXIT
calibration
successful
**
ENTER AMOUNT
FUNCTION
COLLECTED *
- Condition for progressing to next screen
FUNCTION
*
Adjust number up/down or toggle between selections using
NEW CAL #: ____
OLD CAL #: ____
**
keys.
the
Refer to the troubleshooting section of the manual for a
description of error messages.
FUNCTION
UP:KEEP NEW
DN:KEEP OLD
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Console Functions
Refer to Figure 98
The use of each key is as follows:
• On/VR key-turns drive system on. Press twice for VR
mode. Note: Engage key must also be pressed to start
drive operation.
• Off key: used to shut off Console.
• Function key: used in calibration mode and to program
Console for VR recipes.
• Up/down arrow keys: used to change rates manually,
to set calibration numbers, and VR controller options.
Figure 98
Veris Key Functions
22710
Figure 99
Initiate Calibration
22715
Figure 100
Calibration Number Prompt
22778
• Engage key: press to start drive.
Note: Drive will not run unless light above key is illuminated.
Note: Figure 98 shows Main Operating Screen in manual
mode.
Calibration
Refer to Figure 99
1. Turn on Controller Console by pressing On/VR key.
Green light above On/VR key will illuminate when
power is on. Adjust desired planting rate by using the
Up/Down arrow keys to change the Set rate.
2. Set the desired Rate by using the Up/Down arrow
keys.
Refer to Figure 100
3. Press Function key until Calibration Number window
appears.
4. Select drive calibration number based on row spacing and metering wheel, from chart. See “Planting
Calibration” on page 105.
5. Use Up/Down arrow keys to set Calibration number.
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Refer to Figure 101
6. Press Function key until the Calibration window
appears as shown.
7. Press up arrow key to enter calibration mode.
Figure 101
Press Up Key to Calibrate
22717
Figure 102
Measurement Mode
22718
Figure 103
Cal. Mode Drill Width
22779
Figure 104
Cal. Mode Row Count
22720
Refer to Figure 102
8. This is the first window that appears in Calibration
mode. Press Function key to accept, or Up key to
change to metric settings.
Refer to Figure 103
9. Enter drill width here using Up/Down arrow keys.
Press Function key to advance to next window.
Refer to Figure 104
10. Enter number of rows here using Up/Down arrow
keys. Press Function key to advance to next window.
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Refer to Figure 105
11. Enter your planned planting speed using Up/Down
arrow keys. Calibration mode will not accept a speed
higher than 10 mph. Press Function key to advance
to next window.
Figure 105
Cal. Mode Speed
22721
Figure 106
Cal. Mode Seed Target
22780
Figure 107
Cal. Mode Time Window
22781
Figure 108
Cal. Mode Time Limit Error
22782
Refer to Figure 106
12. Enter the amount of seed you want to measure. For
volumetric metering, this should be at least 1⁄4 of a
pound. For singulated metering, at least 100 seeds
should be selected. Press Function key to advance
to next window.
Refer to Figure 107
13. The cab console informs you of the length of time
that the drive will be operating, in order to meter the
amount of seed you have requested, at the calibration number, drill width, and number of rows you
have selected. Press Function key to advance to
next window.
Refer to Figure 108
14. If the screen reads TIME TOO LOW, or TIME TOO
HIGH, you will need to change the amount of seed
that you will count or measure. For calibration accuracy, the Controller firmware will not allow you to calibrate at settings that would result in the drive
rotating for less than 4 seconds, or more that 255
seconds. Press Function key to advance to next window.
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Refer to Figure 109
15. The drive is about to operate, meaning there is a
danger of entanglement if anyone is in the drive
area.
!
WARNING
Be sure to verify that no one is near the drive area before
advancing to the next step.
Figure 109
Cal. Mode Clear Area
22724
Figure 110
Cal. Mode Area Clear
22725
Figure 111
Cal. Mode Initiate Motion
22726
Figure 112
Cal. Mode Prompt In Motion
22783
Refer to Figure 110
16. Only after you have verified the drive area is clear,
press the up arrow key to initiate calibration mode. If
drive area isn’t clear, press Down arrow key to exit
calibration mode.
Refer to Figure 111
17. Continuing to verify that the drive area is clear, press
the Engage key to start drive rotation. Pressing
Function key will exit calibration mode.
Refer to Figure 112
18. While the drive is rotating, the display window shows
the time remaining and the “Out” rate.
!
CAUTION
CONTINUE TO MONITOR DRIVE AREA DURING DRIVE
ROTATION. PRESS THE ENGAGE KEY (OR OFF KEY) TO
STOP DRIVE DURING CALIBRATION
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Refer to Figure 113
19. After Calibration meter rotation has ended, this
screen will appear.
Figure 113
Cal. Mode Normal Completion
22784
Figure 114
Cal. Mode Enter Seed Count
22785
Figure 115
Calibration Number
22786
Figure 116
Calibration Number
22731
Refer to Figure 114
20. Enter the actual amount metered using the Up/Down
arrow keys. Press Function key to advance to next
window.
Refer to Figure 115
21. A New calibration number is suggested, along with
the old calibration number.
Refer to Figure 116
22. Press Function key to advance to window shown.
23. If you wish to keep the old number, perhaps to re-run
the calibration procedure, press the Down arrow key.
If you want to accept the New calibration number,
press the Up arrow key.
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Refer to Figure 117
24. Console window now displays the calibration number
you have selected.
Figure 117
Calibration Number Accepted
22787
Figure 118
Cal. Mode Recycle
22733
Figure 119
Speed Cal. Mode
22788
Figure 120
Initiate Speed Calibration
22789
Refer to Figure 118
25. This returns you back to the beginning of Calibration
mode as shown. To re-run the Calibration procedure,
follow the steps outlined above. It is suggested that
you perform the calibration mode at least twice, and
additional replications may be needed if Target and
Actual amounts vary significantly.
Speed Calibration
In order to fine-tune the default speed calculation or to
convert to radar speed signal, the controller may be calibrated as follows:
1. Set two flags 400ft apart (100 meters if in metric
mode).
Refer to Figure 119
2. To calibrate the Controller for speed, press the Function key until the screen appears, as shown.
Refer to Figure 120
3. Press up to initiate new speed calibration routine;
press down to restore factory default settings.
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Refer to Figure 121
4. Begin driving at a normal field speed; when the tractor passes the first flag, press ENGAGE.
Figure 121
At First Flag
22790
Figure 122
Between Flags
22791
Figure 123
At Second Flag
22792
Figure 124
Distance Variance
22793
Refer to Figure 122
5. While between flags, the display shows the distance
traveled.
Refer to Figure 123
6. When the tractor passes the second flag, press
engage again.
Refer to Figure 124
7. The display will show the error or difference between
the traveled distance and the distance calculated by
the Controller.
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Refer to Figure 125
8. If this is the first time the unit has been calibrated,
this error can be large. Accept the new speed calibration and re-run the course. Re-calibrate until the
error is within 5%. The cab console will give you the
option each time you calibrate of accepting the new
settings, or keeping the previous settings.
Figure 125
Save/Ignore Result
22794
Figure 126
Veris Enter VR Mode
22710
Operations
Before going to the field
Once calibration procedure above has been followed,
Console will store the calibration and rate information
until new information has been entered.
Refer to Figure 126
1. Turn on Console by pressing On/VR key. Pressing
the On/VR key twice will put the unit in VR (Variable
Rate) mode. Leave Console in manual mode.
Note: For units with P/N 21567 skip step 2.
2. To double-check calibration before planting, follow
same procedure as for mechanical ground drives as
outlined in Great Plains Precision Seeding System
Operator’s Manual, with these differences:
Volumetric: use extreme caution when performing
this calibration to prevent injury due to drive entanglement. Also, turn drive gauge wheel with a consistent speed of at least 30 rpm for maximum
calibration accuracy.
Singulated: Rather than calibrating from a standing
start, measure the distance as listed in the GP manual, and set two flags. Start driving far enough in
advance of the first flag that your unit is operating at
field speed (min. 3 mph) during the calibration distance.
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In Field
Refer to Figure 127
1. Turn on Controller Console by pressing the On/VR
key. Green light above On/VR key will illuminate
when power is on. Pressing the On/VR key twice will
put the unit in VR mode. VR will appear on the
screen along with the Rate that is being sent from
the computer. Press On/VR key again to toggle back
to manual mode. (Mode and rate changes take effect
with the release of the key.)
2. To change rates manually whether in manual or in
VR mode, simply touch the Up/Down arrow keys.
This will change the Controller to the rate you select
manually. To return to VR, simply touch the On/VR
key to toggle back to VR mode.
Figure 127
Veris VR Mode
3. Engage the hydraulic flow by pushing FORWARD on
the tractor remote hydraulic lever. The remote lever
must be LOCKED OPEN in this position to provide
constant flow to the drive motor.
Note: If you do not move within 10 seconds, the automatic disengagement feature will disengage the
drive. To begin planting again, you must press the
Engage key.
John Deere tractors with Sound-Gard® body: Use
lever lock clip to lock lever forward. See your tractor
dealer for lock purchase and installation.
5. The Console display shows two numbers while operating: “Set” rate is the rate you tell the system to
plant, and the “Out” rate is the calculated rate based
on the actual rotations of the drive. The “Out” reading is monitoring the drive system; it isn’t monitoring
population. It verifies that the drive system is functioning properly.
John Deere 7000 Series tractors: Rotate valve
detent selector to motor position to lock lever in forward position.
John Deere 8000 Series tractors: Set timer to continuous. Push lever forward until detent clicks.
Case-IH Magnum tractors: Lock lever forward in
detent position. You may need to turn up detent pressure to its maximum setting. Do not tie hydraulic
lever past detent position with a strap. See your tractor dealer for details.
Other tractors: Lock lever forward in detent position.
You may need to turn detent pressure to maximum
or use a mechanical detent holder to hold lever forward. See your tractor dealer for proper means of
providing constant flow.
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Note: The “Out” readings will normally fluctuate within
5% of the “Set” rates. This fluctuation is evidence
of the drive system compensating for minor fluctuations in ground speed.
6. If “Out” rate varies from the “Set” rate by more than
20%, an audible alarm will sound.
7. If Controller is powered directly from the battery or
via unswitched power port, make sure to power Console off when tractor is shut down, in order to prevent
tractor battery drain.
When calibrating, make sure that you choose a calibration speed that is representative of your average planting
speed.
4. Press Engage key to activate drive. Green light
above Engage key will illuminate.
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Planting Calibration
Note: Refer to seed rate charts for optimal planting
speed for your desired rate. If using pre-set rates - operate planter at the optimal speed for your
median rate.
Note: Cal Numbers should be accurate, but Great Plains
strongly suggests that you use the Calibration
Routine to fine tune your actual planting rate at
your desired field speed.
Crop
Row Spacing
Meter Type
Min Plant Rate
Max Plant Rate
CAL Number
Corn
20in
6 finger meter
15,100
38,000
693a
Corn
20in
12 finger meter
23,100
54,100
1386b
Corn
Twin Row 30in
6 finger meter
15,400
54,100
924b
Corn
Twin Row 30in
12 finger meter
30,200
54,100
1848b
Corn
30in
6 finger meter
13,300
28,800
462a
Corn
30in
12 finger meter
15,400
54,100
924b
Corn
Twin Row 36in
6 finger meter
18,500
50,000
770a
Corn
Twin Row 36in
12 finger meter
37,000
84,000
1540a
Corn
36in
6 finger meter
9,500
21,000
385a
Corn
36in
12 finger meter
18,500
42,100
770a
Corn
Twin Row 30in
28 cell meter
15,500
42,100
4313b
Corn
Twin Row 36in
28 cell meter
15,500
42,100
3594a
Cotton
Twin Row 30in
120 cell meter
66,500
180,500
18485b
Cotton
30in
120 cell meter
33,200
90,200
9242a
Cotton
Twin Row 36in
120 cell meter
55,400
150,400
15404a
Cotton
36in
120 cell meter
28,300
76,700
7702a
Milo
15in
51 cell meter
28,300
76,700
7855b
Milo
Twin Row 30in
51 cell meter
28,300
76,700
7856b
Milo
20in
51 cell meter
28,300
76,700
5892b
Milo
30in
51 cell meter
28,300
76,700
3928a
Milo
Twin Row 36in
51 cell meter
28,300
76,700
6547a
Milo
36in
51 cell meter
28,300
76,700
3273a
Milo
15in
102 cell meter
56,600
153,400
15710b
Milo
Twin Row 30in
102 cell meter
56,600
153,400
15712b
Milo
20in
102 cell meter
56,600
153,400
11784b
Milo
30in
102 cell meter
56,600
153,400
7856a
Milo
Twin Row 36in
102 cell meter
56,600
153,400
13093a
Milo
36in
102 cell meter
56,600
153,400
6547a
Milo
15in
135 cell meter
74,800
203,000
20793b
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Row Spacing
Meter Type
Min Plant Rate
Max Plant Rate
CAL Number
Milo
Twin Row 30in
135 cell meter
74,800
203,000
20795b
Milo
20in
135 cell meter
74,800
203,000
15597b
Milo
30in
135 cell meter
74,800
203,000
10398a
Milo
Twin Row 36in
135 cell meter
74,800
203,000
17330a
Milo
36in
135 cell meter
74,800
203,000
8665a
Milo
15in
270 cell meter
149,700
406,000
41586b
Milo
Twin Row 30in
270 cell meter
149,700
406,000
41591b
Milo
20in
270 cell meter
149,700
406,000
31193b
Milo
30in
270 cell meter
149,700
406,000
20795a
Milo
Twin Row 36in
270 cell meter
149,700
406,000
34659a
Milo
36in
270 cell meter
149,700
406,000
17330a
Soybeans
15in
100 cell meter
110,900
300,800
15402b
Soybeans
Twin Row 30in
100 cell meter
110,900
300,800
15404b
Soybeans
20in
100 cell meter
110,900
300,800
11553b
Soybeans
30in
100 cell meter
110,900
300,800
7702a
Soybeans
Twin Row 36in
100 cell meter
110,900
300,800
12837a
Soybeans
36in
100 cell meter
110,900
300,800
6418a
Soybeans
15in
110 cell meter
121,900
330,900
16942b
Soybeans
Twin Row 30in
110 cell meter
121,900
330,900
16944b
Soybeans
20in
110 cell meter
121,900
330,900
12708b
Soybeans
30in
110 cell meter
121,900
330,900
8472a
Soybeans
Twin Row 36in
110 cell meter
121,900
330,900
14120a
Soybeans
36in
110 cell meter
121,900
330,900
7060a
a. Extremely high rates on wide row spacing may require lower ground speed -- refer to seed charts for mph limitations.
b. Refer to the seed rate charts for maximum planting speed for your desired rate. If using pre-set rates -- make sure that you don’t
exceed maximum planting speed while in high rate.
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Varying Rates with Pre-set Function
The Great Plains Precision Population Controller allows
you to pre-set three different rates, and then change
rates on-the-go by toggling from one rate to another
rates with the Up or Down arrow keys.
Refer to Figure 128
1. To enter the three pre-set rates, press Function key
until Pre-set Menu screen appears: Use Up-Down
arrow keys to toggle from manual mode to pre-set
mode.
Figure 128
Preset Mode
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Figure 129
Preset Mode 1
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Figure 130
Preset Mode 2
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Figure 131
Preset Mode 3
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Figure 132
Preset Operating Mode
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Refer to Figure 130, Figure 130 and Figure 131
2. Press Function key to move to the next pre-set
screen, and the Up-Down arrow keys to set the preset rates.
Refer to Figure 132
3. When in Pre-Set mode, the main operating screen
shows the pre-set rate currently being applied.
Note: When you are in Pre-set mode, the Up-Down arrow
keys only toggle between pre-set rates.
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GPS-Based Planting
Both the Farmworks SiteMate computer and the Ag
Leader PF3000 GPS solutions require a 9-pin serial connection 1 to the Veris controller.
until signal is regained, or another rate is set manually. If power to the SiteMate is interrupted,
restart the recipe to return to VR.
4. In the CONVERSION window, enter the conversion
rate as follows: if your recipe (.shp file) is written
using the entire number as the desired rate, i.e.
30,000 seeds/acre on the recipe means 30,000
seeds/acre is the desired rate, enter both the Map
Unit and Controller Unit as 1.
If the recipe is written using a different number, i.e.
30 on the recipe means a population of 30,000, then
enter the conversion multiple-in that case 1 Map Unit
= 1,000 Controller Units.
1
Figure 133
Serial Connection to Veris
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FarmWorks SiteMate
Settings for FarmWorks SiteMate used with Great Plains
Precision Population Controller QUICK REFERENCE
GUIDE
1. Create a .shp recipe file in FarmWorks Site Pro,
SMS 2.0, SSToolbox, or other software that will create a .shp file, and transfer it to SiteMate.
SiteMate Settings: (version 8.12)
2. Select CONFIGURE Tab.
Select SETTINGS.
Select VARIABLE RATE SETUP.
Select NEW.
Type in GP PPC.
Under CONTROLLER TYPE, select
Rawson from the scroll-down list.
Under COMM PORT select the port number for the
serial card or flash jacket port.
3. Select MAP tab.
Enter DEFAULT rate.
This is the rate that SiteMate calls for if GPS signal is
lost or you are outside the map area.
Note: Note: if GPS signal is interrupted, or if you are outside the map area, GP Controller continues applying rate it was set at when signal was interrupted,
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5. Under the APP tab,
enter the Feed Delay as 3 seconds.
Enter the Following Distance (the offset from the
Great Plains meters from the GPS) as follows:
for 15ft and 20ft the distance from the opener to the
hitch pin is 18ft;
for the 30ft model the distance is 26ft; Add the distance from the hitch pin to your GPS location.
Enter the total distance in the Following Distance
window.
Enter the Swath Width of the Great Plains unit.
6. Under the CTRL tab,
enter the Nominal Rate as follows:
Divide the highest rate on your recipe by 1.6.
This is your Nominal rate.
For example, if your highest rate is 200,000 the nominal is 125,000. If your highest rate is 32, your nominal rate is 20.
Enter the Step as 4%.
Exit VRA Controller Setup by clicking OK button to
save the settings.
7. Under FILE,
Open VRT and select the
Rx Map (recipe) for the field.
Press the SETUP button and select the
GP PPC controller option that you have set up using
these Settings Instructions.
8. Press GO.
The Rx rate window shows the rate that is being sent
to the GP Precision Population Controller. The
APPLIED window shows the rate that the GP Controller is applying.
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GP Precision Population Settings
1. Connect SiteMate computer to Console using 9-pin
serial cable ➀, as shown above.Follow instructions
on page 105 to set Calibration Number based on row
spacing and metering wheel.
is being sent from the SiteMate computer. (See Figure 115 on page 100). Verify that the rate shown on
the GP Controller Console is the same as the recipe
sent from SiteMate. Press Engage key to activate
the Precision Population Controller.
2. Press Function key and go to Rawson mode. Press
Function key until the Nominal Rate appears on the
display. Using the Up/Down arrow keys, set the Nominal Rate to the same number as you set the SiteMate. Once Nominal Rate is set, press Function key
until the main operating screen appears, as shown in
Figure 98 on page 96.
4. To change rates manually when in VR mode, simply
touch the Up/Down arrow keys. This will change the
Controller to the rate you select manually. To return
to VR, simply touch the On/VR key to toggle back to
VR mode.
3. Press On/VR key again to toggle to VR mode. VR
should appear on the screen along with the Rate that
Troubleshooting with SiteMate
1. No Rx rate appears on SiteMate
• has field been selected? Select VRT file (see
SiteMate Settings, Step 5)
• check recipe to verify that it is valid by viewing
Attributes for each zone in SiteMate
• if recipe calls for zero rate as the default, do you
have GPS signal, or are you outside of field?
2. Rx rate appears on SiteMate, but no Applied Rate.
• make sure “Go” button on SiteMate is pressed.
(button should read “Stop” when recipe is being
sent to GP Console)
• you must be planting in order for Applied Rate to
appear.
3. Rx rate appears on SiteMate but not on GP Controller Console.
• make sure GP Controller Console is set to VR
Mode (see Figure 127 on page 104).
• double-check all cable connections
• check Nominal rates on both the SiteMate (SiteMate Settings, Step 4), and on the GP Controller
Console (GP Settings, Step 2) These must be set
to the same number.
4. Rates on GP Controller Console and on SiteMate do
not match.
• check Nominal rates on both the SiteMate (SiteMate Settings, Step 4), and on the GP Controller
Console (GP Settings, Step 2) These must be set
to the same number.
• Re-check GP calibration number, with metering
wheel and row spacing.
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• The recipe rates from SiteMate are in 4% increments. If the two rates are within this 4% range,
the units are operating normally.
• Check the Conversion number (SiteMate Settings,
Step 2). If the recipe requires a target conversion
number, i.e. the recipe is for 25 which means
25,000 seeds/acre, the target conversion number
will be 1000. In this case the Nominal Rate in
SiteMate and the GP Console should be near
25,000. See SiteMate Settings, Step 4 for calculating Nominal Rate.
5. Population Monitor rate does not match GP Controller Console.
• Make certain that SiteMate and GP Controller
Console agree. If not, see Troubleshooting step 4.
• Re-check GP calibration number, with metering
wheel and row spacing.
• Re-check planter monitor settings: calibration
number, row spacing, number of rows, swath
width, seed, etc.
• On small seeds and/or high rates, if population
monitor consistently indicates a lower population
than the GP Controller Console, contact monitor
manufacturer for performance specs for that application.
• GPS signal is not being received by SiteMate:
• verify that GPS serial port (which is also the docking port) is not set to PC connection only (Start/
Settings/Communications/PC Connections-check
GPS settings in Configure/Settings/GPS settings/
COM (typically COM1, 4800 Baud, 8 data bits,
Parity None, and Stop Bits 1)
• Click Data tab to view GPS details
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Ag Leader PF3000
Settings for Ag Leader PF3000 Monitors used with Great
Plains Precision Population Controller QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE.
1. Create a .tgt recipe file in SMS 2.0 or FarmWorks
Site Pro, or other software that will create a .tgt file,
and copy it to an SRAM or Flash card that is compatible with the PF 3000.
PF3000 Settings:
2. Press SETUP key.
Press SWATH key.
Set swath to that of your Great Plains Precision
Seeding System.
3. Press SETUP key.
Press VEHICLE key.
Set Primary speed sensor to GPS.
4. Press SETUP key.
Press CARD key.
Set the following:
• Log Device: None.
5. Press SETUP key.
Press APP RATE key.
Set the following:
• Application Control: On
• Look Ahead: On
• Current target file: press Edit to view the files you
have on the card; select the one you wish to use.
6. Press SETUP key.
Press CONTROLLER key.
Select controller as Rawson Accu-Rate.
Press EDIT SETTINGS. Set the following:
• Number of pulses/10 revolutions: 500
• Nominal rate: Divide the highest rate on your recipe by 1.6. This is your Nominal rate. For example,
if your highest rate is 200,000 the nominal is
125,000. If your highest rate is 32, your nominal
rate is 20.
• Percent rate change: set to 4%
• Area count: Set to Standard
• Stop height: Set to 8
• Act. rate recording method: Set to Sensor
• Controller time delay: Set to 4 sec.
• Application offset from GPS: for 15ft and 20ft the
distance from the opener to the hitch pin is 18ft;
for the 30ft model the distance is 26ft; Add the distance from the hitch pin to your GPS location.
• Serial Port: Port 3
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7. Press SETUP key.
Press PRODUCT key.
Select product and press EDIT SETTINGS.
Set the following:
• Controller Device: Rawson Accu-RateCal. number
for act. rate: set to 0
• Actual Rate Scale Factor: Set to 1.000
• Target Rate Units: Set to Seeds
• Actual Rate Units: Set to Seeds
• Target conversion Number: If your recipe (.tgt file)
is written using the entire number as the desired
rate., i.e. 30,000 seeds/acre on the recipe means
30,000 seeds/acre is the desired rate, enter a
1.000. If the recipe is written using a different
number, i.e. 30 on the recipe means a population
of 30,000, then you will need to enter the conversion multiple-in that case 1,000.
• Target Rate increment: Determines the increment
value by which you can change the manual target
rate with each press of the arrow keys.
8. Press FIELD key.
Set Field.
Set Product (press key to right of product)
GP Precision Population Settings
1. Connect PF3000 to Console using 9 pin serial cable
as shown on page 108.
2. Follow instructions on page 96 to set Calibration
Number based on row spacing and metering wheel.
3. Press Function key and
go to Rawson mode.
Press Function key until the Nominal Rate appears
on the display.
Using the Up/Down arrow keys, set the Nominal
Rate to the same number as you set the PF3000 in
step 5 above. Once Nominal Rate is set,
press Function key until the main operating screen
appears.
4. Press On/VR key again to toggle to VR mode. VR
should appear on the screen along with the Rate that
is being sent from the PF3000. (See Figure 115 on
page 100). Verify that the rate shown on the GP
Controller Console is the same as the recipe sent
from the PF3000. Press Engage key to activate the
Precision Population Controller.
5. To change rates manually when in VR mode, simply
touch the Up/Down arrow keys. This will change the
Controller to the rate you select manually. To return
to VR, simply touch the On/VR key to toggle back to
VR mode.
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Troubleshooting with PF3000
1. No Target Rate appears on the PF3000
• has field been selected? Select target file (see
PF3000 Settings, Step 4)
• check recipe to verify that it is valid
• if recipe calls for zero rate as the default, do you
have GPS signal, or are you outside of field?
2. No Actual Rate appears on the PF3000.
• actual rate cannot be logged using the PF3000
with the Great Plains Precision Population Controller.
3. Target Rate appears on PF3000 but not on GP Controller Console.
• make sure GP Controller Console is set to VR
Mode (see Figure 126 page 104).
• double-check all cable connections
• check Nominal rates on both the PF3000 (PF3000
Settings, Step 5), and on the GP Controller Console (GP Settings, Step 2) These must be set to
the same number.
4. Rates on GP Controller Console and on PF3000 do
not match.
• check Nominal rates on both the PF3000 (PF3000
Settings, Step 5), and on the GP Controller Console (GP Settings, Step 2) These must be set to
the same number.
• Re-check GP calibration number, with metering
wheel and row spacing.
• The recipe rates from the PF3000 are in 4% increments. If the two rates are within this 4% range,
the units are operating normally.
• Check the target conversion number (PF3000 Settings, Step 6). If the recipe requires a target conversion number, i.e. the recipe is for 25 which
means 25,000 seeds/acre, the target conversion
number will be 1000. In this case the Nominal
Rate on the PF3000 and on the GP Console
should be near 25,000. See PF 3000 Settings,
Step 5 for calculating Nominal Rate.
5. Population Monitor rate does not match GP Controller Console.
• Make certain that PF3000 and GP Controller Console agree. If not, see Troubleshooting step 4
above.
• Re-check GP calibration number, with metering
wheel and row spacing.
• Re-check planter monitor settings: calibration
number, row spacing, number of rows, swath
width, seed, etc.
• When planting small size seeds and/or at high
rates, if population monitor consistently indicates a
lower population than the GP Controller Console,
contact monitor manufacturer for performance
specs for that application.
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Veris Maintenance
As with any hydraulic system, contamination is the most
common cause of performance problems and premature wear. Make a special effort to properly clean
quick couplers prior to attaching the hoses to tractor.
Filter: All fluid is filtered through the high pressure filter
(p/n 18574) and it provides protection to the hydraulic
components of your drive if properly maintained. It is
equipped with a pop-out indicator to alert that the
replaceable element is clogged, and should be changed
immediately if this situation occurs. Normal service life of
the element will vary based on the precautions that you
take to minimize contamination at the couplers and routine service of the tractor filtration.
To change the element:
Refer to Figure 134
1. Un-screw lower canister from filter, catching and disposing of used fluid.
2. Remove and discard element.
Figure 134
Hydraulic Filter
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Figure 135
Hydraulic Filter Indicator
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3. Install new element (p/n 19856)
4. Clean canister threads and lube o-ring with hydraulic
fluid, then re-install.
Refer to Figure 135
5. Re-set pop-out indicator if necessary.
It is a good idea to keep a filter element on hand, and we
recommend changing at a minimum on an annual basis.
6. Between planting seasons, store cab console inside
in a relatively stable and dry environment.
7. Avoid direct spray from high pressure washers on
the motor encoder and the external controller box.
These units are sealed from normal moisture, but
high pressure could inject water into the housing.
8. Keep electrical connects free from dirt and grease.
It’s a good idea to occasionally spray the terminals
with contact cleaner to ensure proper connection.
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Veris Troubleshooting
Drive will not rotate:
(see Troubleshooting Flow Chart and Electronics Overview)
1. Check cab console:
a. No power to cab console - check with voltmeter.
b.
Upper line (set) is visible but no lower line (out
rate and speed) on display: move to Communication troubleshooting below.
c.
1 or 10 amp fuse on power cable may be blown.
d. Engage button is not on - check to see if green
indicator light is on.
e. Use Cab Console Power Tester (p/n 27857) to
check power out of cab console. Install tester on
round 7-pin power/com cable from cab console.
Turn drive on. Green LED shows power to external controller. Red LED shows power to solenoid. If LED lights are not lit, double-check power
and connections; replace cab console if needed.
2. Check communication between cab console and
drive:
a. Check to see if power and communication cable
(main harness) is properly connected.
b.
c.
If no lower line on cab console appears (speed
and output rate), and drive will not rotate in calibration mode, use Cable Continuity Tester (p/n
27859) to test power and communication to
external controller. (WARNING: TO PREVENT
DAMAGE TO COMPONENTS, DISCONNECT
POWER/COM CABLE FROM CAB CONSOLE
AND EXTERNAL CONTROLLER BEFORE
INSTALLING THIS TESTER). Install 4-pin test
plug on end of 4-pin power/com cable before
powering the Cable Continuity Tester - remove
before reattaching power/com cable directly to
cab console.
If Cable Continuity Tester shows power is getting
to external controller, turn power off and remove
Cable Continuity Tester and 4-pin test plug from
ends of power/com cable. Reattach power/com
cable to cab console and external controller.
d. If power/com cable tester shows power and communication is reaching external controller from
cab console, and no lower line appears on cab
console, replace chip or external controller. Call
Service Department.
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e. If Cable Continuity Tester (p/n 27859) isn’t available, check cable with voltmeter at connection at
control module.
3. Test Relay inside external controller:
a. Use Relay Output Tester (p/n 27860) to test relay
inside external controller. Install tester to
weather-pak solenoid connector from external
controller. With tractor engine off, start drive calibration function. Auditory alarm should buzz for
1.5 seconds when drive is engaged in calibration
mode. If alarm does not sound, relay or external
controller may need to be replaced. Call Service
Department.
4. Check hydraulics:
a. Check to see if hydraulic lever is in detent position.
b.
Hydraulic lever is in wrong detent direction - a
check valve at outlet of motor prevents reverse
rotation.
c.
Make sure that both hoses are properly connected to tractor remotes.
d. Inadequate system pressure. Place pressure
gauge at filter and check reading. If system pressure is below tractor specifications, check system.
e. Power solenoid directly:
!
DANGER
Rapid drive rotation may occur and cause serious
injury.
i.
Disengage hydraulics.
ii.
Reduce flow to 30-50%.
iii. Power solenoid directly by connecting power
weather-pak connector to solenoid weatherpak connector. If drive doesn’t rotate, Proportional Coil (p/n 19799) may be defective.
Check continuity with meter, or energize with
12v power and check for magnetic pull with
small screwdriver. Double-check connections on solenoid cable. If solenoid energizes but drive does not rotate when
powered directly, tractor hydraulics are not
properly engaged.
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f.
Excessive torque in drive system. Disconnect
main drive chain to check for rotation under zero
load. Check for a problem with the mechanical
portion of drive, such as foreign material wedged
in meter, frozen bearings, misaligned chains, or
swelled grain in meter. Install pressure gauge at
motor inlet. Pressure should be 1000-1500 psi. If
pressure is above 2000 psi, significant torque
problems are present.
5. Check Speed signal (if drive rotates in calibration
mode but not when planting)
!
DANGER
Rapid drive rotation may occur and cause serious
injury.
a. No signal from speed sensor - check connection
at sensor and at drive controller.
b.
Excessive gap between wheel sensor and sensor plate - readjust to .030.
c.
Use Speed Simulator (p/n 27858) to troubleshoot speed loop. Leave tractor stationary and
drive hydraulics do not need to be engaged.
d. Test speed sensor and hall effect sensor;
replace sensor if simulated speed appears on
cab console.
e. Test speed cable between speed sensor and hall
effect module; replace cable if simulated speed
appears on cab console.
f.
Test hall effect module and cable to external controller; replace module and cable if simulated
speed appears on cab console. If speed does
not appear with speed simulator, external controller or chip may need replacement. Call Service Department.
Drive rotates but not at desired speed:
1. Drive (out rate) fluctuating erratically:
a. If indicated field speed on drive is also fluctuating erratically, troubleshoot speed signal loop.
b.
If field speed is steady, check for loose set
screws on motor encoder, contamination of proportional valve, or mechanical binding of chain
on row unit.
2. Indicated speed fluctuating erratically:
a. Use speed simulator to troubleshoot speed loop.
Leave tractor stationary and drive hydraulics do
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not need to be engaged. If steady speed
between 4-10 mph appears on cab console
using speed simulator, troubleshoot radar, wheel
pickup sensor, hall effect module. If steady
speed does not appear with speed simulator,
external controller may need replacement. Call
Service Department.
b.
Check radar gun angle.
c.
Check gap between wheel sensor and pickup
plate.
d. Check power to system < 12 volt power will
cause drive to behave erratically - often problem
manifests itself in speed loop.
3. Drive shuts off while planting:
a. If it occurs after 20 seconds of not planting, such
as turning on headlands, operation is normal
safety shutoff (on units with radar speed signal).
b.
Check setting of speed signal interrupter switch reposition as necessary to keep actuator from
disengaging while planting.
c.
1.5 second delay shutting off drive- causes:
chain binding, inadequate hydraulics.
4. Drive will not achieve desired rate:
a. Recheck calibration number and rerun calibration procedure if necessary.
b.
Check to make sure that your desired rate is
within the range of the meter that is installed.
c.
Inadequate hydraulic flow. Adjust flow control to
higher position. Check with flow meter if flow is
suspect.
d. Field speed too high. Check maximum planting
rate in seed chart for rate that you are planting.
e. Check sprocket combinations; see Assembly
and Parts Manuals for the planter you are operating (30P and 40P models).
f.
Check speed shown on cab console against
other speedometer - tractor, planter monitor. If
drive speed is significantly lower, recalibrate
speed on drive.
5. Drive plants significantly higher than desired rate:
a. Recheck calibration number and re-run calibration procedure if necessary.
b.
Ensure that you have installed the correct seed
meter.
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c.
Check sprocket combinations; see Assembly
and Parts Manuals for the planter you are operating (30P and 40P models).
d. Check speed shown on cab console against
other speedometer - tractor, planter monitor. If
drive speed is significantly higher, recalibrate
speed on drive.
6. Drive continues to rotate after tractor has stopped:
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a. Contamination or wear in proportional valve (p/n
19798). Remove and inspect. Blow out with
compressed air. Check o-rings and reinstall.
Replace if necessary.
7. Fluid weeping from motor shaft seal:
a. Excessive back pressure in return hose. Check
quick coupler connection. Use motor control port
for return if available.
Calibration Troubleshooting:
If the time to run for calibration is less than 4 seconds,
the cab console will display TIME TOO LOW.
Pressing the FUNCTION key will bring up the ENTER
TARGET AMOUNT screen. The target should be raised
to increase the calibration time. If the time is greater than
255 seconds, the cab console will display TIME TOO
HIGH. Pressing the FUNCTION key will bring up the
ENTER TARGET AMOUNT screen. The target should be
lowered to decrease the calibration time.
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While rate calibration is running, one of four error messages may be displayed:
Message
Cause
Solution
COMM
TIMEOUT
Power to or communication with
the external controller was interrupted during
calibration.
Check power
and communication connections
from the cab
console to the
external controller and rerun calibration.
TIME
OVER
LIMIT
The external ran
too long in calibration.
Rerun calibration. If the same
message
appears, call
technical support.
USER
The engage key
TERMINATED was pressed during calibration.
Rerun calibration.
CALIBRATE
ERROR
Check encoder
cable and connection, solenoid
cable and connection, and
hydraulic lever
position.
The drive did not
turn when calibration began.
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Appendix
Specifications and Capacities
YP1225
YP1625
3 circuits (4 with hydraulic drive)
LS Closed or PC Closed
2250 psi, 25 gpm
Hydraulic Requirements
Hitch
3-point
Transport Width
13ft 6in
Working Width
Transport Length
30ft
40ft
36ft 2in (12 row)
41ft 2in (16 row)
Transport Clearance
22in
Transport Height
12ft 6in
Weight (Approx.)
13,340 lbs
Row Spacing (inches)
Number of Openers
14,900 lbs
Twin Row, 15in, 20in, 30in, 30in Twin, and 36in Twin
YP1625-32TR: 32T/64S
YP1625-24TR36: 24T/48S
YP1625-2420: 24
YP1625-3115: 31
YP1625-1630: 16
YP1625-1236: 12
YP1225-24TR: 24T/48S
YP1225-2315: 23
YP1225-1820: 18
YP1225-16TR36: 16T/32S
YP1225-1230: 12
Seed Hopper Capacity
82bu, 150bu or ProBox (box not included)
Transport: 14.9R46 8-Star or 18.4x42 3 Star
Gauge Wheel: 395/55x16.5NHS
Contact Drive: 18x9.50-8 4 Ply
Tire Sizes
Opener Travel
10in
Opener Depth Range
0 to 4in
Opener Down Pressure
200 to 500lb per row
Tire Inflation
Tire Size
Inflation
PSI
395/55B 16.5 NHS Skid Steer
60
14.9 x 46 8 Star - Planters with fertilizer tanks and seed hopper
60
14.9 x 46 8 Star - Planters without fertilizer tanks and seed hopper
30
18.4 x 42 3 Star - Planters with fertilizer tanks and seed hopper
30
18.4 x 42 3 Star - Planters without fertilizer tanks and seed hopper
18
18 x 9.50-8 4 Ply
20 x 8.00-10 Turf Tire
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16
All tires are warranted by the original manufacturer
of the tire. Tire warranty information is found in the
brochures included with your Operator’s and Parts
Manuals or online at the manufacturer’s websites
listed below. For assistance or information, contact
your nearest Authorized Farm Tire Retailer.
Manufacturer Website
Titan
www.titan-intl.com
Goodyear
Now: www.titan-intl.com
Firestone
www.firestoneag.com
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Torque Values Chart
Bolt Head Identification
Bolt Head Identification
Bolt
Size
Bolt
Size
Grade 2
1
2
Grade 5
3
Grade 8
4
5.8
8.8
10.9
Class 5.8
Class 8.8
Class 10.9
N-m
ft-lb
N-m
ft-lb
mm x pitch
N-m
ft-lb
N-m
ft-lb
N-m
1
7.4
5.6
11
8
16
12
M 5 X 0.8
4
3
6
5
9
7
1⁄
4-28
8.5
6
13
10
18
14
M6X1
7
5
11
8
15
11
16-18
15
11
24
17
33
25
M 8 X 1.25
17
12
26
19
36
27
⁄16-24
17
13
26
19
37
27
M8X1
18
13
28
21
39
29
3
27
20
42
31
59
44
M10 X 1.5
33
24
52
39
72
53
3
⁄8-24
31
22
47
35
67
49
M10 X 0.75
39
29
61
45
85
62
7⁄
16-14
43
32
67
49
95
70
M12 X 1.75
58
42
91
67
125
93
16-20
1
⁄2-13
1
⁄2-20
9⁄ -12
16
9⁄ -18
16
5⁄ -11
8
5
⁄8-18
3
⁄4-10
3⁄ -16
4
7⁄ -9
8
7
⁄8-14
49
36
75
55
105
78
M12 X 1.5
60
44
95
70
130
97
66
49
105
76
145
105
M12 X 1
90
66
105
77
145
105
75
55
115
85
165
120
M14 X 2
92
68
145
105
200
150
95
70
150
110
210
155
M14 X 1.5
99
73
155
115
215
160
105
79
165
120
235
170
M16 X 2
145
105
225
165
315
230
130
97
205
150
285
210
M16 X 1.5
155
115
240
180
335
245
150
110
230
170
325
240
M18 X 2.5
195
145
310
230
405
300
235
170
360
265
510
375
M18 X 1.5
220
165
350
260
485
355
260
190
405
295
570
420
M20 X 2.5
280
205
440
325
610
450
225
165
585
430
820
605
M20 X 1.5
310
230
650
480
900
665
780
in-tpi
⁄4-20
5⁄
5
⁄8-16
7⁄
N-m
ft-lb
ft-lb
250
185
640
475
905
670
M24 X 3
480
355
760
560
1050
1-8
340
250
875
645
1230
910
M24 X 2
525
390
830
610
1150
845
1-12
370
275
955
705
1350
995
M30 X 3.5
960
705
1510
1120
2100
1550
11⁄8-7
480
355
1080
795
1750
1290
M30 X 2
1060
785
1680
1240
2320
1710
11⁄8-12
540
395
1210
890
1960
1440
M36 X 3.5
1730
1270
2650
1950
3660
2700
11⁄
M36 X 2
1880
1380
2960
2190
4100
3220
680
500
1520
1120
2460
1820
11⁄4-12
750
555
1680
1240
2730
2010
13⁄8-6
890
655
1990
1470
3230
2380
1. in-tpi = nominal thread diameter in inches-threads per inch
13⁄8-12
11⁄2-6
1010
745
2270
1670
3680
2710
2. N· m = newton-meters
1180
870
2640
1950
4290
3160
3. ft-lb = foot pounds
4-7
11⁄2-12
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4. mm x pitch = nominal thread diameter in millimeters x thread
pitch
Torque tolerance + 0%, -15% of torquing values. Unless otherwise specified use torque values listed above.
1330
980
2970
2190
4820
3560
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Chain Routing
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2-Year Limited Warranty (Yield-Pro Planters)
Great Plains Mfg., Inc. warrants to the original purchaser that this seeding equipment
will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from the
original purchase date when used as intended under normal service conditions for
personal use. This Warranty is limited to the replacement of any defective part by Great
Plains Manufacturing and the installation by the dealer of any such replacement part
during the first year of operation. Second year warranty covers parts only, excluding
general ground engaging parts and labor. Items covered under the second year
warranty are as follows (parts only): hitch and main frame, gauge wheels, markers, air
box/ manifold, Y- splitter tubes, fan and housing, row unit weldments, unit mounted
attachments and frame mounted attachments. Great Plains Mfg., Inc. reserves the right
to inspect any equipment or part which are claimed to have been defective in material or
workmanship. This Warranty does not apply to any part or product which, in the
judgment of Great Plains Mfg., Inc., shall have been misused or damaged by accident;
or, lack of normal maintenance or care; or, which has been repaired or altered in a way
which adversely affect its performance or reliability; or, which has been used for a
purpose for which the product is not designed. This Warranty shall not apply if the
product is towed at a speed in excess of 20 miles per hour. Soils containing rocks,
stumps or other obstructions may void the warranty in its entirety.
Claims under this Warranty must be made to the dealer which originally sold the unit
and all warranty adjustments must be made through such dealer. Great Plains Mfg.,
Inc. reserves the right to make changes in materials or design of the product at any time
without notice. This Warranty shall not be interpreted to render Great Plains Mfg., Inc.
liable for damages of any kind, direct, consequential, or contingent to property.
Furthermore, Great Plains Mfg., Inc. shall not be liable for damages resulting from any
cause beyond its control. This Warranty does not extend to loss of crop, losses caused
by harvest delays or any expense or loss of labor, supplies, rental machinery, or for any
other reason.
No other warranty of any kind whatsoever, express or implied, is made with
respect to this sale; and all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose which exceed the obligations set forth in this written warranty
are hereby disclaimed and excluded from this sale.
This Warranty is not valid unless registered with Great Plains Mfg., Inc. within 10 days
from the date of original date of purchase.
This Warranty does not cover damage caused by acts of God or accidents.
This Warranty does not cover units with excess use or units used in custom farming.
NOTE: Effective August 17, 2007; The Extended 2 Yr. Warranty covers only units
utilizing these configurations: 1) Yield-Pro (YP) Frames, 2) 25 Series Row Units,
and 3) Singulating Meters. All three criteria must be met to qualify for 2-Year
Limited Warranty.
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Index
A
acre ..............................................40
additives .......................................60
address, Great Plains ...................11
adjuster cam, press wheel ............62
adjustment cam ............................48
adjustment lever, brush ................59
adjustment screw ..........................41
Ag Leader ..................................110
air leak .........................................33
air system, clean out .....................72
airbox operation ............................32
alarm, Veris ................................104
alignment .....................................17
alignment, press wheel .................62
amber reflector ...............................7
AMVAC Smartbox® ......................86
anchor pin ....................................77
angle, side gauge wheel ...............52
assistance ....................................11
attachments ..................................10
auger ................................24, 85, 86
auxiliary hydraulic ...................24, 31
Auxiliary Hydraulic kit ..............85, 86
B
backing plate ..........................59, 73
backing up ..............................30, 47
Bag Weight ...................................59
Banjo brand ..................................63
base end ......................................12
belt, finger meter ..........................73
blades, coulter ..............................51
Bleeding Hydraulics ................15, 70
bleeding hydraulics .......................15
blockage .......................................33
blue ..............................................12
booms ..........................................75
brand, tire .....................................38
brush settings ...............................59
brush, finger meter .......................59
bulk hopper pins ...........................24
bushing, side gauge wheel ...........52
bushing, side wheel ......................74
butterfly valve ...............................32
C
Cab Console Power Tester .........113
cab control console .......................29
Cable Continuity Tester ..............113
cab, tractor .............................14, 18
calibration mode, Veris .................96
Calibration Number .......................96
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cam, row unit ................................ 48
canister, filter ................................ 75
capacities ................................... 118
capacity, hoppers ......................... 28
Captan ......................................... 60
cartridge, filter .............................. 75
case drain .............................. 12, 32
Case-IH ..................................... 104
Caster wheel pivot ........................ 76
caution ........................................... 1
Caution decals ............................... 9
Chain Routing ............................ 121
chains .......................................... 80
chain, meter drive ................... 55, 72
change rates, Veris .................... 104
changing boxes ............................ 23
check for leaks ............................. 13
checking rate ................................ 40
Checklist
Pre-Operations .................... 19
Pre-Usage ........................... 25
checklists
Pre-Start .............................. 12
chemicals ......... 2, 34, 36, 43, 60, 75
circuits, hydraulic .......................... 12
clean out, air system .................... 72
clean out, meter ........................... 71
cleanout door ............................... 71
clearance ..................................... 20
Closed Center .............................. 94
clothing .......................................... 2
clutch cable .................................. 14
clutch lubrication .......................... 30
clutches ................................. 22, 23
clutch, electric .............................. 29
color code .................................... 12
contact ......................................... 11
contact wheel ................... 38, 39, 85
contact wheel, ground .................. 43
continuous flow ............................ 12
Controller Menu, Veris .................. 95
corn ............................... 32, 82, 105
cotton ......................................... 105
coulter .................................... 45, 50
coulter blades ............................... 91
coulter depth, UMC ...................... 51
coulters ........................................ 10
coulters, frame-mounted ............... 46
coulter, unit mounted .................... 51
coulter, unit-mounted .................... 47
Cruiser ......................................... 82
crushing hazard ............................. 7
cylinder rods ................................ 13
cylinder rods, greasing ................. 36
D
danger ........................................... 1
Danger decals ................................ 7
daytime reflector ............................ 7
decal
Crushing Hazard ................... 7
Do Not Lock Up Row Units ... 9
Electrocution Hazard ............. 7
Excessive Speed ................... 8
High Pressure Fluid Hazard .. 8
Overhead Hazard .................. 8
Pinch/Shear Hazard .............. 8
Read Operator Manual .......... 9
Tires Not A Step .................... 9
decal installation ............................ 6
decals ........................................ 1, 6
deeper planting ............................ 52
Definitions .................................... 10
degrease rods .............................. 13
depth control .......................... 27, 28
Description of Unit ........................ 10
DICKEY-john® Monitor ................ 18
disconnecting hydraulic lines ........ 13
disk angle, marker ........................ 42
disk blade .................................... 74
disk blades ................................... 74
disk coulters, unit-mount .............. 90
disk scrapers ................................ 74
disk spreader ............................... 74
distance from opener to hitch ..... 108
double disk openers ..................... 47
double-arm row cleaner ................ 89
doubles ........................................ 59
down pressure springs ................. 49
down pressure, contact wheel ...... 39
down pressure, press wheel ......... 62
down-stop block ........................... 50
Drain ............................................ 75
drawbar ................................. 13, 35
drill width, Veris ............................ 97
drive couplers .............................. 28
drive shaft .................................... 29
Drive Shafts, transfer ................... 78
DRIVEN sprocket ......................... 38
DRIVING sprocket ........................ 38
dump line ..................................... 63
E
electric clutch ............................... 29
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electric clutch lockup .................... 30
electrocution hazard ....................... 7
Electro-hydraulic Control Valve ..... 18
element, hydraulic filter .............. 112
emergency ..................................... 1
Engage key .................................. 96
exchange, meter .......................... 54
eye-bolt ........................................ 16
Ezee Glide ................................... 82
F
fan ......................................... 12, 72
fan motor ..................................... 12
fan rpm ........................................ 28
fan speed ..................................... 32
FarmWorks ................................ 110
Farmworks ................................. 108
fertilizer .............................. 2, 92, 93
Fertilizer Manifold ......................... 88
fertilizer pump system .................. 84
Fertilizer Rate .............................. 43
fertilizer system ............................ 83
Fertilizer System Maintenance ...... 75
Fertilizer Tanks ............................ 34
Field Operation ............................ 28
filter canister ................................ 75
filter, high pressure ..................... 112
filter, hydraulic ............................ 112
filter, in-line .................................. 34
finger meter ............................ 71, 73
Finger Meter Adjustments ............ 59
Finger Meter Inserts ..................... 60
finger meters ................................ 82
finger pick up meter ...................... 59
Finger Pick-Up meter ................... 91
finger sets .................................... 73
fire ................................................. 1
Firestone .................................... 118
flags ................................... 101, 103
fluted ...................................... 88, 91
FMC (Frame-Mounted Coulter) ..... 88
fold circuit .................................... 12
fold hydraulics, bleeding ............... 70
folding planter .............................. 20
folding speed, markers ................. 41
Following Distance ..................... 108
fork lift .......................................... 24
frame leveling .............................. 15
Frame-Mounted Coulter ............... 78
Frame-Mounted Coulters ........ 46, 88
Frame-mounted options ............... 87
G
Gallons per Acre .......................... 64
gates, Y-tube ............................... 72
Gauge Wheel ............................... 79
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gauge wheel ................................ 16
Gauge Wheel Scrapers ................ 53
gauge wheel scrapers .................. 91
gauge wheels .............................. 21
gauge, manifold ........................... 63
Goodyear ................................... 118
GPS-Based Planting .................. 108
graphite ............... 32, 60, 73, 82, 85
graphite lubricant ......................... 24
grease cylinder rods ..................... 36
green ........................................... 92
Green light ................................. 104
green, seed wheels ...................... 56
ground contact wheel ............. 43, 44
ground-drive planters ................... 38
H
hall effect sensor ........................ 114
handle, seed depth ...................... 52
harness ....................................... 14
hazard ........................................... 1
headphones ................................... 2
hearing protection .......................... 2
height switch ................................ 42
height, tongue .............................. 14
hex adjuster ................................. 53
hex adjustment, side wheel .......... 74
high pressure filter ..................... 112
high pressure fluid .......................... 8
high pressure fluids ........................ 2
hitch ................................ 20, 22, 83
Hitching ....................................... 13
hitching, hydraulic tongue ............. 13
hitch, 3-point ................................ 13
holding pin ................................... 14
hooks, transport ..................... 20, 22
hooks, wing ........................... 20, 22
hookup, Veris drive ...................... 94
hopper ................. 23, 28, 32, 44, 85
hopper pins .................................. 24
hopper sensor .............................. 28
hopper vent ..................... 28, 32, 44
hoses, hydraulic ........................... 12
HPF (High Pressure Fluid) ............. 8
Hydraulic Charge ......................... 15
hydraulic circuit ............................ 12
hydraulic drive ............................. 12
hydraulic drive planters ................ 38
hydraulic flow ............................... 32
hydraulic hoses ............................ 12
hydraulic leaks ............................... 2
hydraulic motor seals ................... 12
Hydraulic System Diagram ......... 120
hydraulic tongue .......................... 83
Hydraulic Tongue Hitch ................ 13
hydraulic, aux ...............................86
hydraulic, bleeding ........................15
Hypro Pump .................................34
Hypro pump ..................................63
I
Important, about ...........................10
inflating tires ...................................4
inflation .......................................118
injury ..............................................2
in-line filter ....................................34
inoculated seed ............................24
insecticide ....................................86
insecticides ...................................82
insert A ...................................59, 60
inspection, meter ..........................57
installation. meter .........................58
Intended Usage ............................10
J
JIC ...............................................70
John Deere .................................104
Joint Industry Conference .............70
K
Keeton Seed Firmer ......................61
Keeton seed firmer .......................93
L
ladder ...........................................24
latch, meter ..................................58
latch, seed meter ..........................54
leak checks ..................................13
leaks ........................................2, 70
leak, air ........................................33
left-hand .......................................10
level .......................................14, 16
level sensor ..................................32
Leveling Frame .............................15
lever, brush ..................................59
lift .................................................20
lift assist cylinder locks ..................49
lift circuit .......................................12
Lift Cylinder Lock ..........................21
lift hydraulics, bleeding ..................70
light cable .....................................14
lights ........................................3, 27
liquid fertilizer tank system ............85
load control ...................................28
loading seed .................................23
location
model number ......................11
serial number .......................11
lock
lift cylinder ............................21
transport cylinder .................21
lock channels ..........................21, 27
lock pins, seed frame ....................24
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Lock Storage ................................21
lockup channels ............................35
lock-up Seed-Lok™ ......................61
lockup, electric clutch ....................30
lock-up, row unit ...........................47
low pressure return .......................12
lubricant .......................................24
lubricants, seed ......................82, 85
lubrication .....................................76
lubrication, clutch ..........................30
M
Magnum .....................................104
maintenance .......................4, 48, 69
manifold .....................34, 63, 72, 83
Manifold kits .................................84
manual, about ..............................10
manual, row cleaner .....................50
mark width ....................................42
marker ..........7, 8, 23, 24, 75, 76, 80
Marker Adjustments ......................41
marker circuit ................................12
Marker Extension ..........................41
marker hydraulics, bleeding ..........70
marker operation ..........................31
Marker Speed ...............................41
marker width .................................41
markers ..................................27, 83
Martin row cleaners ................50, 89
Maxi .............................................60
medical assistance .........................2
meter clean out .............................71
Meter Exchange ...........................54
Meter Max ....................................73
meter mount .................................54
meter wheel, installing ..................57
meter, finger .................................73
metric, Veris .................................97
milo ............................................105
Model Number (yours) ..................11
modifications ................................10
monitor .........................................14
Monitor Mounting Plate .................18
monitor operation ..........................29
motor seals .............................12, 32
mounting plate ..............................18
mount, meter ................................54
M8-1.25x14mm ............................30
N
National Pipe Thread ....................70
notch, cam ...................................48
Note, about ...................................10
NPT .............................................70
number of rows .............................97
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O
Open-Center hydraulic systems .... 94
opener disks ................................. 47
opener side wheel ........................ 74
operating ...................................... 19
Options ........................................ 83
options ......................................... 10
orange ......................................... 12
ORB ............................................. 70
orifice ........................................... 63
Orifice Plate Selection .................. 64
orifice plates ................................. 84
O-Ring Boss ................................. 70
overhead power lines ..................... 3
P
paint ............................................. 36
parallel arm .................................. 49
parallel arms ................................ 47
Parallel pivot arms ........................ 76
Parking ........................................ 35
parking stand ......................... 14, 35
PF3000 .............................. 108, 110
pickup sensor ............................... 29
pickup wheel ................................ 29
Planting Calibration .................... 105
Planting Depth ............................. 52
planting rate ................................. 38
planting speed .............................. 59
plastic sealant tape ....................... 70
plates, orifice ................................ 84
pockets, meter wheel .................... 56
Point Row Monitor ........................ 18
polymers ...................................... 82
Poncho ........................................ 82
pop-out indicator ........................ 112
population rate ............................. 40
power-beyond port ....................... 12
precision meter ....................... 24, 71
Precision™ Planting graphite ........ 60
Preparation .................................. 12
Prescribe ...................................... 82
Pre-set Function (Veris) .............. 107
press wheel stagger ..................... 62
press wheels .................... 47, 62, 93
prop stands .................................. 35
protective clothing .......................... 2
PSI ............................................. 118
public roads .................................. 27
pump ...................................... 36, 63
pump, Hypro ................................ 63
Q
QD ............................................... 70
Quick Disconnect ......................... 70
quick-connect ports ...................... 24
125
quick-fill coupler ........................... 34
R
raising a row unit .......................... 49
Range Sprockets ......................... 38
rate .............................................. 40
rate charts .................................... 40
rate, checking .............................. 40
Rawson ............................. 109, 110
RC (Row Cleaner) ........................ 50
rear row units ............................... 49
red reflector ................................... 6
Reflector
Amber .................................... 7
Daytime ................................. 7
Red ........................................ 6
SMV ...................................... 6
reflectors .................................... 3, 6
Relay Output Tester ................... 113
Relief Valve ................................. 63
remote valve ................................ 12
removal, meter ............................. 54
repair ........................................... 11
re-phase ...................................... 15
rephase cylinders ......................... 31
rephasing ............................... 15, 22
Rephasing Fold System ............... 31
Rephasing Lift System ................. 31
retaining ring ................................ 54
riders ............................................. 2
Right-hand ................................... 10
roads ............................................. 3
Rockshaft pivot pins ..................... 79
rod end ........................................ 12
rods, greasing .............................. 36
rod, contact wheel ........................ 39
rough terrain .................................. 3
Row Cleaner ................................ 81
row cleaner ............................ 45, 47
Row Cleaner manual .................... 50
row cleaners .......................... 50, 87
row cleaners, unit-mount .............. 89
row spacing ................................. 40
Row Unit Lock-Up ........................ 49
row unit shank .............................. 49
row units, rear .............................. 49
Row-Unit Adjustments .................. 47
Row-Unit Down Pressure ............. 48
S
safety decals .................................. 6
Safety Information .......................... 1
Safety Symbol ................................ 1
scraper ........................................ 47
scrapers ....................................... 74
scrapers, gauge wheel ................. 91
401-226M
126
YP1225 and 1625
scraper, gauge wheel ................... 53
screen, strainer ............................ 63
seed auger ................................... 86
seed box ...................................... 23
seed box pins ............................... 24
seed firmer ................................... 47
seed firmers ........................... 61, 92
seed hose .............................. 54, 58
seed lubricant .............................. 85
Seed Lubricants ........................... 82
seed meter ................................... 47
seed meter timing ......................... 39
seed meter wheel ......................... 71
seed meters ................................. 91
seed population ............................ 40
seed rate and tires ....................... 38
seed treatments ..................... 60, 82
seed tube ..................................... 47
seed wheels ................................. 92
Seed-Lok® ................................... 92
Seed-Lok™ .................................. 61
Selector Switch ............................ 20
selector switch ............................. 22
sensor, hopper ............................. 28
sensor, pickup .............................. 29
sequence valve ...................... 31, 41
Serial Number (yours) .................. 11
Setup ........................................... 12
shallower planting ........................ 52
shank, opener disk ....................... 74
shank, row unit ............................. 49
shank, side gauge wheel .............. 52
shims, side wheel ......................... 74
shutdown ....................................... 3
side depth wheels ........................ 52
side gauge wheels ................. 47, 52
side wheel bushing ....................... 78
side wheels, opener ..................... 74
Signal Words ................................. 1
CAUTION .............................. 1
DANGER ............................... 1
WARNING ............................. 1
single-arm row cleaner ................. 89
single-row .................................... 49
singulated metering ...................... 98
Singulator Plus ....................... 91, 92
Singulator Plus™ Meter Wheel ..... 56
SiteMate .................................... 108
Skip Row ..................................... 40
skips ............................................ 59
slack ............................................ 38
slide gate ............................... 23, 24
slide roller .................................... 77
slide, meter .................................. 57
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sliding door .................................. 72
Slow Moving Vehicle ...................... 6
Smartbox® .................................. 86
SMS 2.0 ............................ 108, 110
SMV (Slow Moving Vehicle) ........... 6
soil firming ................................... 48
Sound-Gard® ............................ 104
soybeans ................................... 106
specifications ............................. 118
Speed Calibration ...................... 101
speed limit ..................................... 3
Speed Simulator ........................ 114
spreader ...................................... 74
springs, row unit ........................... 48
spring, contact wheel ................... 39
spring, frame coulter .................... 46
spring, press wheel ...................... 62
spring, row unit ............................ 48
SSToolbox ................................. 108
stagger, press wheel .................... 62
sticky conditions ........................... 61
sticky soils ............................. 53, 91
sticky treatments .......................... 33
storage .................................... 3, 13
storage, lock-up pin ...................... 49
straight coulter blades .................. 91
strainer ........................................ 63
strainer maintenance ................... 75
sump return ................................. 32
sunflower ..................................... 91
sway blocks ................................. 13
switch, height ............................... 42
Symbol, Safety ............................... 1
T
Tables
Adjustments ........................ 37
airbox troubleshooting ......... 33
Capacities ......................... 118
Covered Models .................. 10
fan speed ...................... 28, 44
fan speeds .................... 28, 44
hose color code ................... 12
meter brush ......................... 59
models covered ................... 10
orifice plates ........................ 64
orifice selection ................... 64
population check ................. 40
row unit cam ........................ 48
Specifications .................... 118
tire inflation ........................ 118
torque values .................... 119
Troubleshooting .................. 65
UMC coulter depth .............. 51
Veris errors ....................... 115
tab, meter .....................................58
talc ...................................33, 82, 85
talc lubricant .................................24
Tank .............................................84
tank system ..................................83
tape, pipe .....................................70
Terra-Tine ..............................45, 87
T-handle .......................................52
timing, seed meter ........................39
tine .........................................46, 50
tire brand ......................................38
tire tracks ......................................48
tires ....................................4, 9, 118
tires and seed rate ........................38
tire, side wheel .............................74
Titan ...........................................118
tongue circuit ................................12
tongue cylinder .............................35
tongue height ................................14
Tongue lift cylinder ........................77
Tool bar pivot ................................77
tool, walkboard .......................48, 56
top link ..........................................14
torque values ..............................119
tractor cab ....................................14
tractors, Veris operation ..............104
Transfer Drive Shafts ....................78
Transmission Sprockets ................38
transport .........................................3
transport hooks .......................20, 22
transport lock ................................21
transport lock channels .................23
transporting ..................................27
troubleshooting .............................65
Troubleshooting PF3000 .............111
Troubleshooting SiteMate ...........109
Troubleshooting, Airbox ................33
turbo .................................88, 90, 91
twin-row ........................................49
U
UMC (Unit-Mounted Coulter) ...51, 90
UMC-RC .......................................89
UMC-RC (Unit-Mount Coulter RC) 50
UMRC ..........................................89
UMRC (Unit-Mount Row Cleaner) .50
Underframe Attachment Kit ...........87
unfolding planter ...........................22
unit-mount coulters .......................90
unit-mounted
row cleaners ........................50
Unit-Mounted Coulter ....................51
URLs, tires .................................118
V
Vantage I ..........................46, 83, 88
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Index
Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc.
Varying Rates (Veris) ..................107
vent, hopper .....................28, 32, 44
Veris Drive .............................14, 94
Veris Electronics Troubleshooting .....
117
Veris field operation ............103, 104
Veris Height Switch ......................42
Veris Hydraulic Drive ....................85
Veris Maintenance ......................112
Veris Monitor ................................18
Veris prompts
CAL SETTINGS ENGLISH ..97
CAL SETTINGS SPEED .....98
CAL SETTINGS WIDTH ......97
CAL SETTINGS # ROWS ...97
CALIBRATE ERROR .........115
CALIBRATION NUMBER ...96,
101
CLEAR DRIVE AREA ..........99
COMM TIMEOUT ..............115
DISTANCE ERROR ..........102
ENGAGE AT 1ST FLAG ....102
ENGAGE AT 2ND FLAG ...102
ENGAGE RUN DRIVE ........99
ENGAGE TO STOP ............99
ENTER AMOUNT COLLECTED ..................................100
ENTER TARGET AMOUNT ....
98, ..................................115
NEW CAL# ........................100
PRESET MODE ................107
PRESET 1 .........................107
PRESET 2 .........................107
PRESET 3 .........................107
PRESS UP KEY TO CALIBRATE .............................97
PRESS UP TO CAL SPEED ...
101
P2 spd out .........................107
set spd out ...................96, 103
TIME OVER LIMIT .............115
TIME TO RUN CAL FOR .....98
TIME TOO HIGH .........98, 115
TIME TOO LOW ..........98, 115
UP CALCULATE NEW ......103
UP CALIBRATE .................101
UP KEEP NEW ..................100
USER TERMINATED ........115
VR spd out .........................104
Veris Troubleshooting .................113
Veris Troubleshooting Flow Chart .....
116
Veris VR Mode ...........................104
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VR key ......................................... 96
W
walkboard ................................ 6, 23
Walkboard Pivot ........................... 81
warning .......................................... 1
Warning decals .............................. 7
warranty ............................... 41, 122
weight
towing vehicle ........................ 3
welding .......................................... 4
Wheel Bearings ............................ 79
wheel retainer .............................. 56
wheels, seed ................................ 92
wheel, seed meter .................. 56, 71
white ............................................ 12
wing alignment ............................. 17
wing hooks ............................. 20, 22
wing locks .................................... 27
wings ............................... 16, 20, 22
winterizing .................................... 75
Y
yellow ........................................... 12
YP1225-1230 ....................... 10, 118
YP1225-16TR36 .................. 10, 118
YP1225-1820 ....................... 10, 118
YP1225-2315 ....................... 10, 118
YP1225-24TR ...................... 10, 118
YP1625-1236 ....................... 10, 118
YP1625-1630 ....................... 10, 118
YP1625-24TR36 .................. 10, 118
YP1625-2420 ....................... 10, 118
YP1625-3115 ....................... 10, 118
YP1625-32TR ...................... 10, 118
Y-tube .................................... 32, 49
Y-tubes ........................................ 72
Z
Zone Coulters .............................. 88
Symbols
.shp ............................................ 108
.tgt ............................................. 110
Numerics
10 mph ......................................... 98
100 cell meter ............................ 106
100m .......................................... 101
102 cell meter ............................ 105
110 cell meter ............................ 106
12 finger meter ........................... 105
12 gallons per acre ....................... 43
120 cell meter ............................ 105
135 cell meter ............................ 106
14mm length bolts ........................ 30
14.9R46 8-Star ........................... 118
15 psi ........................................... 64
150 bu ................ 28, 32, 44, 85, 118
127
18x9.50-8 4 Ply .......................... 118
18.4x42 3 Star ........................... 118
18574 ........................................ 112
19798 ........................................ 115
19799 ........................................ 113
19856 ........................................ 112
20 mph ...................................... 3, 8
20-30 range ................................. 44
204-085M-A, row cleaner manual 50,
89
204-092A, FMC + V1 ................... 88
204-376M, Vantage I manual ....... 46
204-496L, underframe .................. 87
204-515L, underframe .................. 87
204-527A, UMC ........................... 90
204-528A, UMC ........................... 90
204-529A, UMC ........................... 90
204-530A, UMC ........................... 90
204-531A, UMC ........................... 90
204-532A, UMC ........................... 90
204-533A, UMC ........................... 90
204-534A, UMC ........................... 90
204-535A, UMC ........................... 90
204-536A, UMC ........................... 90
204-539A, UMC ........................... 90
204-540A, UMC ........................... 90
204-541A, UMC ........................... 90
204-542A, UMC ........................... 90
204-543A, UMC ........................... 90
204-544A, UMC ........................... 90
204-545A, UMC ........................... 90
204-546A, UMC ........................... 90
204-547A, UMC ........................... 90
204-548A, UMC ........................... 90
204-549A, UMC ........................... 90
204-550A, UMC ........................... 90
204-551A, UMC ........................... 90
204-552A, UMC ........................... 90
204-553A, UMC ........................... 90
204-554A, UMC ........................... 90
204-555A, UMC ........................... 90
204-556A, UMC ........................... 90
204-565A, FMC ............................ 88
204-566A, FMC ............................ 88
204-567A, FMC ............................ 88
204-568A, FMC ............................ 88
204-570A, FMC ............................ 88
204-572A, FMC ............................ 88
204-573A, FMC ............................ 88
204-574A, FMC + V1 ................... 88
204-577A, FMC ............................ 88
204-578A, FMC ............................ 88
204-579A, FMC ............................ 88
204-580A, FMC ............................ 88
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128
YP1225 and 1625
204-581A, FMC ............................ 88
204-582A, FMC + V1 ................... 88
204-585A, FMC ............................ 88
204-586A, FMC ............................ 88
204-587A, FMC ............................ 88
204-588A, FMC ............................ 88
204-589A, FMC ............................ 88
204-590A, FMC + V1 ................... 88
204-625A, FMC ............................ 88
204-628A, FMC ............................ 88
204-628A, FMC + V1 ................... 88
207-092S, UMRC ......................... 89
207-093S, UMRC ......................... 89
207-098S, UMRC ......................... 89
207-107A, UMRC ......................... 89
207-108A, UMRC ......................... 89
207-111A, UMRC ......................... 89
207-112A, UMRC ......................... 89
207-113A, UMRC ......................... 89
207-114A, UMRC ......................... 89
207-117A, UMRC ......................... 89
207-118A, UMRC ......................... 89
207-119A, UMRC ......................... 89
207-120A, UMRC ......................... 89
207-123A, UMRC ......................... 89
207-124A, UMRC ......................... 89
207-125A, UMRC ......................... 89
207-126A, UMRC ......................... 89
207-129A, UMRC ......................... 89
207-130A, UMRC ......................... 89
207-131A, Terra-Tines ................. 87
207-132A, Terra-Tines ................. 87
207-133A, Terra-Tines ................. 87
207-134A, Terra-Tines ................. 87
207-135A, Terra-Tines ................. 87
207-136A, Terra-Tines ................. 87
207-137A, Terra-Tines ................. 87
207-138A, Terra-Tines ................. 87
207-204A, Terra-Tines ................. 87
207-213K, UMRC ......................... 89
207-215K, UMRC ......................... 89
207-216K, UMRC ......................... 89
207-576A, Terra-Tines ................. 87
207-584A, Terra-Tines ................. 87
207-591A, Terra-Tines ................. 87
207-592A, Terra-Tines ................. 87
21567, Veris p/n ......................... 103
25 Series row unit ........................ 47
255 seconds ................................ 98
26in ............................................. 16
270 cell meter ............................ 106
27857 ........................................ 113
27858 ........................................ 114
401-226M
Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc.
27859 ........................................ 113
27860 ........................................ 113
28 cell meter .............................. 105
3 mph ........................................ 103
3-Point Hitch ................................ 13
3-point stands .............................. 35
30 rpm ....................................... 103
30in rows ..................................... 48
3000 rpm ............................... 32, 44
3000-4500 rpm ...................... 32, 44
32 kph ........................................... 3
3500 rpm ......................... 28, 32, 44
37 degree flare ............................. 70
3800 rpm ......................... 28, 32, 44
395/55x16.5NHS ....................... 118
4 second ...................................... 98
400ft .......................................... 101
401-132A, fertilizer manifold ......... 84
401-133A, fertilizer manifold ......... 84
401-136A, fertilizer manifold ......... 84
401-137A, fertilizer manifold ......... 84
401-226M, this manual ................. 10
401-226P, parts manual ............... 10
401-347B, seed rate manual ........ 10
401-429A, hydraulic tongue .......... 83
401-430A, hydraulic tongue .......... 83
401-435A, aux. hydraulic .............. 86
403-122D, seed wheel ................. 92
403-123D, seed wheel ................. 92
403-124D, seed wheel ................. 92
403-125D, seed wheel ................. 92
403-126D, seed wheel ................. 92
403-133D, seed wheel ................. 92
403-134D, seed wheel ................. 92
403-135D, seed wheel ................. 92
403-136D, seed wheel ................. 92
403-137D, seed wheel ................. 92
403-138D, seed wheel ................. 92
403-139D, seed wheel ................. 92
403-140D, seed wheel ................. 92
403-141D, seed wheel ................. 92
403-143K, 82bu hopper ............... 85
403-156K, meter .......................... 91
403-158K, meter .......................... 91
403-169K, meter .......................... 91
403-174K, 150bu hopper .............. 85
403-196A, SmartBox .................... 86
403-197A, SmartBox .................... 86
403-198A, SmartBox .................... 86
403-199A, SmartBox .................... 86
403-200A, SmartBox .................... 86
403-201A, SmartBox .................... 86
403-203K, meter .......................... 91
403-218A, SmartBox ....................86
403-219A, SmartBox ....................86
403-220A, SmartBox ....................86
404-093K, Seed-Lok .....................92
404-194D, scraper ........................91
404-195D, scraper ........................91
404-196D, scraper ........................91
407-122A, fertilizer tank ................84
407-148A, fertilizer pump ..............84
407-441, aux. hydraulic .................86
42in ..................................14, 15, 28
4500 rpm ................................32, 44
46in ..................................14, 15, 28
51 cell meter ...............................105
6 finger meter .............................105
7000 Series ................................104
8 - 12 gpm ....................................32
80 mesh .......................................63
80,000 seed bag ...........................59
8000 Series ................................104
802-130C, shear bolt ....................75
805-033C, lock-up pin ...................49
818-055C, reflector, SMV ................6
818-078C, decal, caution ................9
818-188C, decal, speed ..................8
818-339C, decal, HPF ....................8
818-398C, decal, no-step ................9
818-579C, decal, shear ...................8
818-580C, decal, overhead .............8
818-590C, decal, crush ...................7
82 bu ..................28, 32, 44, 85, 118
820-259C, blade ...........................91
820-327C, blade ...........................91
820-331C, blade ...........................91
821-042C, graphite .................82, 85
821-048C, talc ........................82, 85
821-060C, graphite .......................82
832-052C, orifice plate ............64, 84
832-053C, orifice plate ............64, 84
832-054C, orifice plate ............64, 84
832-055C, orifice plate ............64, 84
832-056C, orifice plate ............64, 84
832-057C, orifice plate ............64, 84
838-265C, reflector, amber .............7
838-266C, reflector, red ..................6
838-267C, reflector, daytime ...........7
838-599C, decal, electrocution ........7
838-993C, decal, lock-up ................9
85 psi .....................................63, 64
890-796C, Keeton ........................93
890-840C, Keeton ........................93
9-pin serial connection ................108
07/09/2009
EOD
Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc.
Corporate Office: P.O. Box 5060
Salina, Kansas 67402-5060 USA
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