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Appendix B - Metric Charts
Manufacturing, Inc.
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Seed and Fertilizer Rate Charts for
the YP4025A-48TR20 40-Foot
3-Section Yield-Pro® Planter with
Air-Pro® seed meters
The following pages are to assist in the proper setting of seeding and
fertilizer rates for the 40-foot (12 m) three-section twin-row 20-inch
Yield-Pro® Planters with Air-Pro® meters. To assure the most accurate
seeding rates, Great Plains recommends checking singulated rates and
calibrating volumetric rates.
ORIGINAL INSTRUCTIONS
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Introduction ..................................................................1
Models Covered .............................................................1
Document Family ...........................................................1
DICKEY-john® IntelliAg® manuals .............................1
Rate Setting Overview .................................................2
Setting Singulated Rate..................................................2
Setting Volumetric Rate..................................................2
Setting Fertilizer Rate.....................................................2
Population Reference Information..................................3
Kernels Per Pound .................................................3
Seeds per Unit............................................................3
Seed Spacing .............................................................3
Spacing (U.S. Customary units, page 1 of 2) .........4
Metric Spacing is on page 46. ................................5
Spacing (U.S. Customary units, page 2 of 2) .........5
Air-Pro® Meter Disk Selection ........................................6
Factory Default Air Control Channel Screens.............8
Material 16 Setup ...................................................8
Control Channel 2 Setup ........................................8
Meter Pressurization ......................................................9
Initial Meter Pressurization: Round Corn................9
Initial Meter Pressurization: Milo.............................9
Initial Meter Pressurization: Soybeans ...................9
Initial Meter Pressurization: Volumetric ..................9
Initial Meter Pressurization: Flat Corn ..................10
Checking Planting Rate................................................11
Checking Singulated Rates ......................................11
Singulated Planting Rate ...........................................13
Hydraulic Drive Meter Rate ..........................................13
Meter RPM Limits.........................................................14
Sprocket Indexing (Stagger) .....................................15
Indexing Preparation ....................................................16
Basic Indexing ..............................................................16
Indexing Fine Adjustment.............................................18
Sprocket Indexing Charts .............................................19
Volumetric Seeding....................................................22
General Information......................................................22
Related Documents......................................................22
Clean-Out Meters .........................................................22
Check or Install Grain Shield........................................23
Install Discs / Set Shutters ........................................... 23
Take Note of Meter Pressure....................................... 23
Initial Meter Pressurization: Wheat ...................... 23
Calibrate....................................................................... 24
Furrow Checking Rate ................................................. 24
IntelliAg® Hydraulic Drive............................................. 25
Set Up A Material ..................................................... 26
Calibrate Speed Sensor ........................................... 30
Meter RPM Limits - Volumetric ................................ 31
Planting Cover Crops ................................................ 32
Singulated Cover Crops............................................... 32
Volumetric Cover Crops............................................... 32
Volumetric Seed Mixes ............................................ 32
Cover Crop Disks and Pressures................................. 33
Fertilizer Rate ............................................................. 34
Orifice Plate Selection.................................................. 34
Determine Orifice Size ............................................. 34
Install Orifice Plates ................................................. 35
System Setup............................................................... 36
Power Up Fully Connected System ......................... 36
Create One or More Materials.................................. 36
Assign Control Channel ........................................... 37
Check/Set System Geometry................................... 38
Perform a Valve Calibration ..................................... 39
Set Fertilizer Rate ........................................................ 39
Appendix A - Seed Lubricant.................................... 40
Seed Lubricants ........................................................... 40
Appendix B - Metric Charts....................................... 41
Air-Pro® Disk Selection - Metric ................................... 41
Seed Spacing - Metric.................................................. 44
Meter Pressurization - Metric ....................................... 46
Initial Meter Pressurization: Round Corn (metric) 46
Initial Meter Pressurization: Milo .......................... 46
Initial Meter Pressurization: Soybeans ................. 46
Initial Meter Pressurization: Flat Corn (metric)......... 47
Meter RPM Limits - Metric ........................................... 48
Volumetric - Metric Charts ........................................... 49
Volumetric Furrow Check - Metric............................ 49
Volumetric Meter RPM Limits - Metric...................... 50
Cover Crop Guidelines, Metric..................................... 51
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Introduction
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Introduction
This manual covers the following tasks for the model
YP4025A-48TR20 planter:
• setting and checking seed rate for singulated crops
• setting and calibrating seed rate for volumetric crops
• setting and checking liquid fertilizer application rate
from optional tanks on-board the planter or from a
trailing cart.
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This manual is your guide to planter adjustments for
achieving specific seed population targets. It also
includes information you may need to properly setup and
adjust an optional fertilizer tank and pump system.
Although some setup/adjustment material herein is
repeated from the Operator’s Manual, you need to be
thoroughly familiar with planter operations and
adjustments before applying this Seed Rate manual and
its table data.
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Figure 1
YP4025A Planter
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Figure 2
Air-Pro® Seed Meter
29626
Models Covered
YP4025A-48TR20 48-Twin-Row, 20-inch
Document Family
411-198M
411-198B
401-627P
YP4025A-48TR20 Operator manual
Seed Rate Charts (this manual)
YP4025A Parts manual
Note: Other YP4025A models are covered by Operator
manual 401-627M and Rate manual 401-627B.
DICKEY-john® IntelliAg® manuals
11001-1126 DICKEY-john® hopper level sensor install
110011508 Planter/Drill Control, User Level 1
110011501 Planter/Drill Control, User Level 2&3
Quick Start Guide (QSG)
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Rate Setting Overview
Setting Singulated Rate
Setting Volumetric Rate
Air-Pro®
This summary applies to the
seed meter when
planting at one seed per disc cell. There are five or six
steps to obtaining the desired number of seeds per acre,
depending on row configuration.
1. For your crop, determine your intended population, in
seeds/acre or seeds/hectare. If you know only the
seed spacing or pounds/acre (kg/hectare), consult
the charts on page 3 through page 5.
2. For your crop, population and desired field speed,
verify the suitability and setup of your seed disk:
See “Air-Pro® Meter Disk Selection” on page 6.
3. Set initial seed inlet shutter per seed rate chart.
Set initial meter pressurization per page 9, 10.
4. Sprocket index for staggered twin-row
Twin-row planters, with certain crops, get maximum
benefit with precise seed spacing between adjacent
rows. See “Indexing Fine Adjustment” on page 18.
5. Set meter rate
This is done via the seed monitor. Once data about
your planter is entered, you select the seed rate
directly. Consult the manual for the seed monitor.
6. Check planting rate
See “Checking Planting Rate” on page 11.
This summary applies to the Air-Pro® seed meter when
planting more than one seed per disc cell.
1. For your crop, determine your intended population, in
seeds/acre or seeds/hectare. If you know only the
seed spacing or pounds/acre (kg/hectare), consult
the charts on page 3 through page 5.
2. For your crop, population and desired field speed,
verify the suitability and setup of your seed disk:
See “Air-Pro® Meter Disk Selection” on page 6.
3. Check or install grain shield.
4. Set initial seed inlet shutter per seed rpm chart.
Set initial meter pressurization per page 9, 10.
5. Calibrate - see page 24.
6. Check planting rate
See “Furrow Checking Rate” on page 24.
Setting Fertilizer Rate
If the planter has one or two Type 2a (single-section)
manifolds, each may rely on an on-planter hydraulic
pump, and/or pump(s) mounted off planter.
See “Fertilizer Rate” on page 34 for system
configuration.
If the planter has a Type 3a (3-section) manifold, it relies
on an off-planter pump, typically located on a
user-provisioned trailing tank cart. Consult the pump or
cart documentation.
Rate in all cases is controlled by the pump. Consistent
distribution requires using the correct size orifices in the
manifolds (or constant back-pressure nozzles such as
the VeriFlow nozzles available from Great Plains). If the
orifice size is too large, flow may not be even across all
rows. If the orifice size is too small, material may be
dumped at the relief valve.
See “Fertilizer Rate” on page 34 for orifice information.
a. Type 2 and Type 3 are described in the YP4025A-48TR20
Operator manuals, under Setup topic “Fertilizer
Connections”.
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Population Reference Information
Rate Setting Overview
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Kernels Per Pound
Seeds per Unit
80,000 Seed
Kernels
80,000 Seed
Kernels
If only pounds/acre (or only kilograms/hectare) is known,
obtain the population count by multiplying the weight by
the “Kernels per pound” value from the seed container.
Bag Weight
per Pound
Bag Weight
per Pound
67.5 lbs
1,185
45.0 lbs
1,778
65.0 lbs
1,231
42.5 lbs
1,882
62.5 lbs
1,280
40.0 lbs
2,000
60.0 lbs
1,333
37.5 lbs
2,133
57.5 lbs
1,391
35.0 lbs
2,286
55.0 lbs
1,455
32.5 lbs
2,462
Seed Spacing
52.5 lbs
1,524
30.0 lbs
2,667
If only seed spacing is known, use the tables on the next
five pages to determine population.
50.0 lbs
1,600
27.5 lbs
2,909
47.5 lbs
1,684
25.0 lbs
3,200
Example: Milo
Target rate:
Seed density:
Population:
4.5 pounds/acre
14500 seeds/pound
= Rate × Density
= 4.5 × 14500, or:
65250 seeds/acre
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Seed Spacing Chart
Low Range
U.S. Customary Units
Spacing (U.S. Customary units, page 1 of 2)
Row Spacings
Plant
Population
(seeds/acre)
14 000
15 000
16 000
17 000
18 000
19 000
20 000
21 000
22 000
23 000
24 000
25 000
26 000
27 000
28 000
29 000
30 000
31 000
32 000
33 000
34 000
35 000
36 000
37 000
38 000
39 000
40 000
41 000
42 000
43 000
44 000
45 000
46 000
47 000
48 000
49 000
50 000
20 in.
10 in.
Rows
30 in.
15 in.
Rows
44.8
41.8
39.2
36.9
34.8
33.0
31.4
29.9
28.5
27.3
26.1
25.1
24.1
23.2
22.4
21.6
20.9
20.2
19.6
19.0
18.4
17.9
17.4
17.0
16.5
16.1
15.7
15.3
14.9
14.6
14.3
13.9
13.6
13.3
13.1
12.8
12.5
29.9
27.9
26.1
24.6
23.2
22.0
20.9
19.9
19.0
18.2
17.4
16.7
16.1
15.5
14.9
14.4
13.9
13.5
13.1
12.7
12.3
11.9
11.6
11.3
11.0
10.7
10.5
10.2
10.0
9.7
9.5
9.3
9.1
8.9
8.7
8.5
8.4
Twin Row
36 in. 38 in.
Single Row
40 in.
20 in. 22 in.
Rows Rows
Seed Spacing (inches)
24.9
23.2
21.8
20.5
19.4
18.3
17.4
16.6
15.8
15.2
14.5
13.9
13.4
12.9
12.4
12.0
11.6
11.2
10.9
10.6
10.2
10.0
9.7
9.4
9.2
8.9
8.7
8.5
8.3
8.1
7.9
7.7
7.6
7.4
7.3
7.1
7.0
23.6
22.0
20.6
19.4
18.3
17.4
16.5
15.7
15.0
14.4
13.8
13.2
12.7
12.2
11.8
11.4
11.0
10.6
10.3
10.0
9.7
9.4
9.2
8.9
8.7
8.5
8.3
8.1
7.9
7.7
7.5
7.3
7.2
7.0
6.9
6.7
6.6
22.4
20.9
19.6
18.4
17.4
16.5
15.7
14.9
14.3
13.6
13.1
12.5
12.1
11.6
11.2
10.8
10.5
10.1
9.8
9.5
9.2
9.0
8.7
8.5
8.3
8.0
7.8
7.6
7.5
7.3
7.1
7.0
6.8
6.7
6.5
6.4
6.3
20.4
19.0
17.8
16.8
15.8
15.0
14.3
13.6
13.0
12.4
11.9
11.4
11.0
10.6
10.2
9.8
9.5
9.2
8.9
8.6
8.4
8.1
7.9
7.7
7.5
7.3
7.1
7.0
6.8
6.6
6.5
6.3
6.2
6.1
5.9
5.8
5.7
30 in.
Rows
36 in.
Rows
38 in.
Rows
40 in.
Rows
14.9
13.9
13.1
12.3
11.6
11.0
10.5
10.0
9.5
9.1
8.7
8.4
8.0
7.7
7.5
7.2
7.0
6.7
6.5
6.3
6.1
6.0
5.8
5.7
5.5
5.4
5.2
5.1
5.0
4.9
4.8
4.6
4.5
4.4
4.4
4.3
4.2
12.4
11.6
10.9
10.2
9.7
9.2
8.7
8.3
7.9
7.6
7.3
7.0
6.7
6.5
6.2
6.0
5.8
5.6
5.4
5.3
5.1
5.0
4.8
4.7
4.6
4.5
4.4
4.2
4.1
4.1
4.0
3.9
3.8
3.7
3.6
3.6
3.5
11.8
11.0
10.3
9.7
9.2
8.7
8.3
7.9
7.5
7.2
6.9
6.6
6.3
6.1
5.9
5.7
5.5
5.3
5.2
5.0
4.9
4.7
4.6
4.5
4.3
4.2
4.1
4.0
3.9
3.8
3.8
3.7
3.6
3.5
3.4
3.4
3.3
11.2
10.5
9.8
9.2
8.7
8.3
7.8
7.5
7.1
6.8
6.5
6.3
6.0
5.8
5.6
5.4
5.2
5.1
4.9
4.8
4.6
4.5
4.4
4.2
4.1
4.0
3.9
3.8
3.7
3.6
3.6
3.5
3.4
3.3
3.3
3.2
3.1
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Metric Spacing is on page 46.
Seed Spacing Chart
Low Range
U.S. Customary Units
Spacing (U.S. Customary units, page 2 of 2)
Row Spacings
Twin Row
Plant
Population
(seeds/acre)
50 000
55 000
60 000
65 000
70 000
75 000
80 000
85 000
90 000
95 000
100 000
105 000
110 000
115 000
120 000
125 000
130 000
135 000
140 000
145 000
150 000
155 000
160 000
165 000
170 000
175 000
180 000
185 000
190 000
195 000
200 000
225 000
250 000
275 000
300 000
20 in.
10 in.
Rows
30 in.
15 in.
Rows
36 in.
12.5
11.4
10.5
9.7
9.0
8.4
7.8
7.4
7.0
6.6
6.3
6.0
5.7
5.5
5.2
5.0
4.8
4.6
4.5
4.3
4.2
4.0
3.9
3.8
3.7
3.6
3.5
3.4
3.3
3.2
3.1
2.8
2.5
2.3
2.1
8.4
7.6
7.0
6.4
6.0
5.6
5.2
4.9
4.6
4.4
4.2
4.0
3.8
3.6
3.5
3.3
3.2
3.1
3.0
2.9
2.8
2.7
2.6
2.5
2.5
2.4
2.3
2.3
2.2
2.1
2.1
1.9
1.7
1.5
1.4
7.0
6.3
5.8
5.4
5.0
4.6
4.4
4.1
3.9
3.7
3.5
3.3
3.2
3.0
2.9
2.8
2.7
2.6
2.5
2.4
2.3
2.2
2.2
2.1
2.0
2.0
1.9
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.7
1.5
1.4
1.3
1.2
Single Row
38 in.
40 in.
20 in. 22 in.
Rows Rows
Seed Spacing (inches)
6.6
6.0
5.5
5.1
4.7
4.4
4.1
3.9
3.7
3.5
3.3
3.1
3.0
2.9
2.8
2.6
2.5
2.4
2.4
2.3
2.2
2.1
2.1
2.0
1.9
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.5
1.3
1.2
1.1
6.3
5.7
5.2
4.8
4.5
4.2
3.9
3.7
3.5
3.3
3.1
3.0
2.9
2.7
2.6
2.5
2.4
2.3
2.2
2.2
2.1
2.0
2.0
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.6
1.6
1.4
1.3
1.1
1.0
5.7
5.2
4.8
4.4
4.1
3.8
3.6
3.4
3.2
3.0
2.9
2.7
2.6
2.5
2.4
2.3
2.2
2.1
2.0
2.0
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.7
1.7
1.6
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.4
1.3
1.1
1.0
1.0
30 in.
Rows
36 in.
Rows
38 in.
Rows
40 in.
Rows
4.2
3.8
3.5
3.2
3.0
2.8
2.6
2.5
2.3
2.2
2.1
2.0
1.9
1.8
1.7
1.7
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.4
1.4
1.3
1.3
1.3
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.0
0.9
0.8
0.8
0.7
3.5
3.2
2.9
2.7
2.5
2.3
2.2
2.0
1.9
1.8
1.7
1.7
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.4
1.3
1.3
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.0
1.0
1.0
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.6
0.6
3.3
3.0
2.8
2.5
2.4
2.2
2.1
1.9
1.8
1.7
1.7
1.6
1.5
1.4
1.4
1.3
1.3
1.2
1.2
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.0
1.0
1.0
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.8
0.8
0.7
0.7
0.6
0.6
3.1
2.9
2.6
2.4
2.2
2.1
2.0
1.8
1.7
1.7
1.6
1.5
1.4
1.4
1.3
1.3
1.2
1.2
1.1
1.1
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.5
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Air-Pro® Meter Disk Selection
CORN
CORN
Page 1 of 3
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
817 - 794C Corn Round Large
817 - 796C Corn Round Large
817 - 795C Corn Round Small
817 - 797C Corn Round Small
817 - 836C Corn Flat Large
817 - 838C Corn Flat Large
( Sweet Corn plants in Round Corn disks )
Seed Size Recommendations.
Corn Round Large
Seeds per Pound
Unit Weight (or heavier)
1700 (or fewer)
47 pounds
Corn Round Small
Seeds per Pound
1650 (or more)
Unit Weight (or lighter)
48.5 pounds
Corn Flat Large
Seeds per Pound
1650 (or fewer)
Unit Weight (or lighter)
48.5 pounds
Corn Flat Small
Seeds per Pound
Unit Weight (or lighter)
1650 (or more)
48.5 pounds
ATTENTION: This Corn is planted with the Corn Round Small Disks!!!!!!
40in Rows
38in Rows
36in Rows
30in Rows
22in Rows
Twin Row 40in
20in Rows
Twin Row 38in
Twin Row 36in
Twin Row 30in
15in Rows
Below 19 400 Population @ 5.5 MPH
Above 19 400 Population @ 5.5 MPH
Below 20 500 Population @ 5.5 MPH
Above 20 500 Population @ 5.5 MPH
Below 21 600 Population @ 5.5 MPH
Above 21 600 Population @ 5.5 MPH
Below 25 900 Population @ 5.5 MPH
Above 25 900 Population @ 5.5 MPH
Below 35 300 Population @ 5.5 MPH
Above 35 300 Population @ 5.5 MPH
Below 38 900 Population @ 5.5 MPH
Above 38 900 Population @ 5.5 MPH
Below 40 900 Population @ 5.5 MPH
Above 40 900 Population @ 5.5 MPH
Below 43 200 Population @ 5.5 MPH
Above 43 200 Population @ 5.5 MPH
Below 51 800 Population @ 5.5 MPH
Above 51 800 Population @ 5.5 MPH
(Recommended)
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
CANOLA
250 Cell Disk
817 - 991C
Seed Size Recommendations.
This disk should plant all seed sizes and row spacings for Canola & Mustard
COTTON
60 Cell Disk
817 - 857C
Seed Size Recommendations.
This disk should plant all seed sizes and row spacings for Cotton.
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MILO / PELLETIZED SUGAR BEET
30 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
837 - 057C
817 - 849C
817 - 800C
Seed Size Recommendations.
These disks should plant all seed sizes of Milo, Pelletized Sugar Beets & Tillage Radish
(Recommended)
40in Rows
Below 48 300 Population @ 6 MPH
Above 48 300 Population @ 6 MPH
Below 50 800 Population @ 6 MPH
Above 50 800 Population @ 6 MPH
Below 53 600 Population @ 6 MPH
Above 53 600 Population @ 6 MPH
Below 64 300 Population @ 6 MPH
Above 64 300 Population @ 6 MPH
Below 87 700 Population @ 6 MPH
Above 87 700 Population @ 6 MPH
Below 96 500 Population @ 6 MPH
Above 96 500 Population @ 6 MPH
Below 101 600 Population @ 6 MPH
Above 101 600 Population @ 6 MPH
Below 107 200 Population @ 6 MPH
Above 107 200 Population @ 6 MPH
Below 24 000 Population @ 6 MPH
Below 128 700 Population @ 6 MPH
Above 128 700 Population @ 6 MPH
Below 34 000 Population @ 6 MPH
Below 193 000 Population @ 6 MPH
Above 193 000 Population @ 6 MPH
38in Rows
36in Rows
30in Rows
22in Rows
Twin Row 40in
20in Rows
Twin Row 38in
Twin Row 36in
Twin Row 30in
15in Rows
10in Rows
84 Cell Disk
817 - 798C
Seed Size Recommendations.
SOYBEAN
( Small Edible Beans)
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
30 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
30 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
403 - 551D
These disks should plant all seed sizes of Soybeans.
Small edible beans (navy, black jack, black eye peas, etc) will plant with this disk also.
(Recommended)
40in Rows
38in Rows
36in Rows
30in Rows
22in Rows
Twin Row 40in
20in Rows
Twin Row 38in
Twin Row 36in
Twin Row 30in
15in Rows
10in Rows
Below 76 900 Population @ 6 MPH
Above 76 900 Population @ 6 MPH
Below 81 000 Population @ 6 MPH
Above 81 000 Population @ 6 MPH
Below 85 500 Population @ 6 MPH
Above 85 500 Population @ 6 MPH
Below 102 500 Population @ 6 MPH
Above 102 500 Population @ 6 MPH
Below 139 800 Population @ 6 MPH
Above 139 800 Population @ 6 MPH
Below 153 800 Population @ 6 MPH
Above 153 800 Population @ 6 MPH
Below 161 900 Population @ 6 MPH
Above 161 900 Population @ 6 MPH
Below 170 900 Population @ 6 MPH
Above 170 900 Population @ 6 MPH
Below 205 100 Population @ 6 MPH
Above 205 100 Population @ 6 MPH
Below 307 700 Population @ 6 MPH
Above 307 700 Population @ 6 MPH
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
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AIR-PRO® METER DISK SELECTION
SUNFLOWER OIL LARGE / POPCORN
24 Cell Disk
817 - 851C
Seed Size Recommendations.
Sunflower Oil Large
2's - most 3's
And a few of the larger 4's
Sunflower Seeds per Pound
8500 (or fewer)
Popcorn
This disk should plant all
seed sizes of Popcorn.
Volumetric No.1 84 Cell Disk
817 - 867C
Available for:
Wheat
Rice
Rice takes a special hardened meter.
Only available on 2525A on 9.5in rows, and YP30AR or YP40AR on 10in rows.
Air Meter Blank Disk
817 - 841C
These disks are used in (Off Row Meters) when changing from 15" to 30" Rows.
Twin Row 30" to 30" Rows. (etc)
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Factory Default Air Control Channel Screens
Material 16 Setup
Control Channel 2 Setup
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Meter Pressurization
Refer to the Operator Manual for the procedure for fine
tuning meter pressurization.
Start with pressures from below and on page 10, which
are based on crop, and for corn, seed shape and density.
Note: These are suggested initial (starting) pressures.
Use the seed monitor console to adjust them up or
down per the procedure in the YP4025A-48TR20
Operator Manuals.
Corn: Reading a Pressure Chart (below, next page)
1. Pick the chart based on seed shape (flat, round).
Example: large round corn
Initial Meter Pressurization: Milo
1.5 inches of water (all disks, any seed density)
Initial seed inlet Shutter: 2
Initial Meter Pressurization: Soybeans
2.0 inches of water (84 cell disk, any seed density)
3.0 inches of water (168 cell disk, any seed density)
Initial seed inlet Shutter: 2
Initial Meter Pressurization: Volumetric
Refer to the charts beginning on page 31.
2. Pick a line based on seed size (large, small).
Example: the right line below
3. Find the seed density on the bottom scale.
Example: 1260 seeds/pound
4. Read the suggested starting pressure on the left
scale, where the line (example shown as dotted
gray) intersects the density.
Example: 3.4 inches of water
Initial seed inlet Shutter for corn is: 3
(
y
)
Pressure/Seed
ComparisonRound Corn
Initial Meter
Pressurization:
5
5
Linear (Round Corn Large)
Disks
4
817-794C & 817-796C
Round Corn-Large
4
Example
3.5
3.5
Disks
3
3
817-795C & 817-797C
Round Corn-Small
2.5
2.5
Example
Meter Pressure
Meter Pressurization
in(in/water)
inches of Water
4.5
Linear (Round Corn Small)
2
1.5
2
1.5
1
1
Meter Pressurization
in inches
of Water
Meter Pressure
(in/water)
4.5
0.5
0.5
0
0
3100
2900
2700
2500
2300
2100
1900
1700
1500
1300
1100
900
25.8
27.6
29.6
32.0
34.8
38.1
42.1
47.1
53.3
61.5
72.7
88.9
Seeds Per Pound
Unit Weight (80K)
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Initial Meter
Corn
Flat Corn
(U.S.Pressurization:
CustomaryFlatUnits)
Pressure/Seed Comparison
5
4.5
5
Linear (Flat Corn Large)
Linear (Flat Corn Small)
4.5
Meter Pressure
Meter Pressurization
in(in/water)
inches of Water
817-836C & 817-838C
Flat Corn-Large
4
4
3.5
3.5
3
3
Disks
817-795C & 817-797C
Flat Corn-Small
2.5
2.5
2
2
1.5
1.5
1
1
0.5
0.5
0
0
3100
2900
2700
2500
2300
2100
1900
1700
1500
1300
1100
900
25.8
27.6
29.6
32.0
34.8
38.1
42.1
47.1
53.3
61.5
72.7
88.9
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Meter Pressure
Disks
Seeds Per Pound
Unit Weight (80K)
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Checking Planting Rate
Singulated seed charts are based on cleaned and sized
seed singulated with the recommended disk. Extreme
seed size variations and foreign material can affect the
planting rate.
Any material difference between chart and field rates
implies a mechanical malfunction, a planter setup error
or extremely worn planter components. You can verify
your setup and planter performance by measuring seed
placement and spacing over a relatively short distance.
Figure 3
Furrow Check
The columns to the right provide example data for a rate
check, in U.S. customary units and a similar example
metric units.
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US Example:
Planter: YP4025A-48TR20
Crop: Soybeans
Density: 3000 seeds/lb
Seed Disk: 817-798C
Target Population:
123,000 seeds/acre
Maximum Planting Speed:
5 mph
Chart Seed Spacing:
1.7 inch
Metric Example:
Planter: YP4025A-48TR20
Crop: Soybeans
Density: 6600 seeds/kg
Seed Disk: 817-798C
Target Population:
305 000 seeds/hectare
Maximum Planting Speed:
8.9 kph
Chart Seed Spacing:
4.6 cm
Rows to Sample
Length of Sample Run
Checking Singulated Rates
1. Determine the sample distance to check. Find your
row spacing in the table at right.
2. Note the number of rows to sample. Adjust the
planting depth to a shallow setting on one or two
outside rows (per table). Tie up the press wheel
arms with wire or bungee to prevent furrow closure.
3. For populations above 100 000 seeds/acre, use a
sample size of 1/1000th acre.
Row
Spacing
Row
Count
1/1000th
Acre
1/1000th
Hectare
20 inch (50.8 cm)
Twin Row
20 Inch (50.8 cm)
Single Row
1 pair
26 ft. 2 in.
19.69 m
1
26 ft. 2 in.
19.69 m
For populations below 100 000 seeds/acre, use a
sample size of 1/200th acre.
For metric measures, use 1/1000th hectare.
4. Configure the planter for the chart rate, either using
the chart settings for sprockets, or, with hydraulic
drive, selecting the rate on the seed monitor.
5. Plant at the desired planting speed for slightly more
than the computed sample run length.
6. Measure off the sample distance, balanced in
between where seeding started and stopped.
7. Count the number of seeds over the distance
measured. Also note the consistency of the seed
spacing.
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Sample size:
1/1000th ac
Plant for approximately:
25 feet
Measure 1 row of central:
17 feet 5 inches
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Sample size:
1/1000th ha
Plant for approximately:
20 meters
Measure 1 row of central:
14.29 meters
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8. Compute the rate for a full acre or hectare.
For a 1/1000th sample, multiply the counted seeds
by 1000.
For a 1/200th sample, multiply the counted seeds by
200.
USc Example:
Seeds counted:
121
Computed for full acre:
121 × 1000 = 121,000
This differs from target by:
1.8%
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Metric Example:
Seeds counted:
309
Computed for full hectare:
309 × 1000 = 311,000
This differs from target by:
1.3%
9. If the field and chart rates vary by more than a few
percent, re-check planter setup, including meter disk
or cell count, air system, hydraulic drive setup, chain
slack, etc. If seed spacing is irregular, this suggests
a seed delivery problem, and not a rate setup
problem.
10. While planting, pay attention to the seed monitor. In
addition to confirming the single-row furrow check, it
will also provide field rate data on all the other rows,
and alert you to any irregularities or stoppages.
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Singulated Planting Rate
Singulated planting employs the seed monitor in
“PLANTER CONTROL” mode.
Hydraulic Drive Meter Rate
Hydraulic drive meter rate is set directly on the seed
monitor in the tractor. Consult the monitor manual for
detailed instructions, which may vary slightly over time
with firmware updates to the monitor system.
Enter/update your planter configuration (width/row-count,
single-row/twin, disk cell count, etc.). Once entered,
specify the population directly in seeds/acre or seeds/ha.
Enter meter RPM limits for your disk (page 14).
Note: For consistent results, and least meter wear, do not
exceed the recommended ground speed.
For step 1 through step 4, any needed data not provided
in this manual can be found in one or more of:
DICKEY-john® Quick Start Guide
Planter Operator Manual
Refer to the DICKEY-john® IntelliAg® Planter/Drill
Control Operator’s Manual for details on setup item.
Note: The monitor must be in User Level 2 to change
some of these parameters.
1. For a crop not previously planted with this planter,
create a “Material Name” for the crop. Selecting a
named material is a required step in later screens.
2. Verify, and as needed setup or update the “Material”
record for the singulated seed to be planted.
The table at right lists the parameters that need to be
reviewed or set. <angle bracket> values are your
choice/preference when not from meter rpm chart.
3. Verify, and as necessary setup or update the
“Channel” assigned to the planter’s hydraulic drive.
If the monitor resets to defaults, Gear Ratio may be
incorrect.
Count rows individually for “# Seed Rows”. A twin
pair (if both openers are in use) counts as 2 rows.
“Channel Width” is swath.
4. In the Material Library screen, makes sure that the
Material (SOYBEANS in our example) is assigned to
the Channel (CH 1 in our example) which controls
the planter’s hydraulic drive.
5. Perform a Valve Calibration for the control channel.
6. Switch the seed monitor from Setup/Configuration
mode to Operate mode. Load seed. Move the planter
to the field.
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Typical Control Setup Screen
Material
Material Name
Channel
Type
Preset Method
Target Rate
Max Rate
Min Rate
Inc/Dec
Seeds Per Rev
Disc Low Limit
Disc High Limit
High Pop Alarm
Low Pop Alarm
Prod Level Alarm
Channel
CHANNEL 1
Type
Material Name
Control Mode
Drive Type
Drive Freq.
Input Filter
Gear Ratio
Sensor Constant
# Seed Rows
Channel Width
Precharge Time
Delay Time
Flush Enable
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Data Required
<crop name, such as “SOYBEANS”>
“CH 1”
“PLANTER CONTROL”
“Disabled” unless populations vary
<your election>
<110% of Target> is suggested
<90% of Target> is suggested
“1.0%” is suggested
<seed disk cell count>
<rpm from seed rate chart>
<rpm from seed rate chart>
<“20%”> is suggested
<“20%”> is suggested
0
Data Required
(must be channel specified above)
“PLANTER CONTROL”
(must be material name specified above)
Auto
PWM 1
100 Hz
50%
1.900
360
48
480 (inches)
0
0
Disabled
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Meter RPM Limits
Singulated Seeds
Air-Pro® Meter RPM Limits
CORN
24 Cell Disk
817-794C Round Corn Large
817-795C Round Corn Small
817-836C Flat Corn Large
Twin Row 20 inch
10 inch Rows
Max
rpm
Min
rpm
30
10
Planting Maximum Minimum
Speed Population Population
(seeds/acre) (seeds/acre)
(mph)
4.0
106 920
35 640
Initial Seed Inlet Shutter Setting:
4.5
95 040
31 680
5.0
85 536
28 512
3
5.5
77 760
25 920
6.0
71 280
23 760
6.5
65 797
21 932
SOYBEAN
84 Cell Disk
817-798C Soybean
Twin Row 20 inch
10 inch Rows
Max
rpm
Min
rpm
37
5
Planting Maximum Minimum
Speed Population Population
(seeds/acre) (seeds/acre)
(mph)
4.0
461 538
62 370
Initial Seed Inlet Shutter Setting:
4.5
410 256
55 440
5.0
369 230
49 896
2
5.5
335 664
45 360
6.0
307 692
41 580
6.5
284 023
38 382
MILO
65 Cell Disk
817-849C Milo
Twin Row 20 inch
10 inch Rows
Max
rpm
Min
rpm
30
5
Planting Maximum Minimum
Speed Population Population
(seeds/acre) (seeds/acre)
(mph)
4.0
289 575
48 263
Initial Seed Inlet Shutter Setting:
4.5
257 400
42 900
5.0
231 660
38 610
2
5.5
210 600
35 100
6.0
193 050
32 175
6.5
178 200
29 700
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Sprocket Indexing (Stagger)
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If you are planting:
• with a seed disc having 24 cells or less,
• twin-row crops,
• at seed populations below 45,000 seeds/ac
(111 000 seeds/ha),
you can synchronize each pair of adjacent meters in a
twin row so that you achieve the maximum seed-to-seed
spacing between the units of the pair.
If the initial indexing does not provide equal spacing, see
“Indexing Fine Adjustment” on page 18.
If you are planting:
- single-row,
- or with seed discs or 25 cells or more,
- or a volumetric crop,
- or twin row with seed spacings below 91⁄4 in. (23.5 cm),
this section of the manual, and the sprocket indexing
charts, do not apply to your operations.
Due toisolimitations
on the number of sprocket teeth and
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wheel cell
count, it may not be possible
to obtain perfect
GWA
stagger.
Charts and fine adjustment provide the optimal
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Air-Pro® Meter Stagger Timing Chart (U.S. customary units)
Twin Row 20 in. / 50.8 cm
Set front meter to tooth “1”.
Set rear meter to indicated Initial tooth number.
Advance or Retard to adjust - see instructions in Seed Rate Manual.
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These Columns are for Fine Adjustment Only
Population
Seeds/Ac
Seeds/Ha
20 in.
50.8 cm
25500
26250
27000
27750
28500
29250
30000
30750
31500
32250
33000
33750
34500
35250
36000
36750
37500
38250
39000
39750
40500
41250
42000
42750
43500
44250
45000
45750
46500
10320
10623
10927
11230
11534
11837
12141
12444
12748
13051
13355
13658
13962
14265
14569
14872
15176
15479
15783
16086
16390
16693
16997
17300
17604
17907
18211
18514
18818
Initial Rear
Tooth
Number
7
19
19
3
4
4
18
8
8
14
14
12
10
10
16
6
6
1
2
2
5
5
17
9
9
13
13
13
9
20% Rear Seed Drop Adjust
to
to
Retard
Advance
3
10
10
7
6
1
11
2
5
15
15
9
19
19
13
13
4
17
17
8
5
2
12
1
6
16
16
10
10
4
16
16
19
19
15
15
15
11
11
11
7
7
7
3
3
3
18
18
18
18
14
14
14
10
10
10
6
6
40% Rear Seed Drop Adjust
to
to
Retard
Advance
6
13
13
10
9
17
14
5
5
18
18
1
3
3
10
10
7
14
14
11
18
18
15
3
3
19
19
7
4
16
16
16
16
12
12
12
8
8
8
4
4
4
4
19
19
19
15
15
15
11
11
11
7
7
7
3
3
3
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Crushing Hazard:
Install transport locks. Do not rely on hydraulics to hold the
planter at raised. This adjustment takes some time.
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Indexing Preparation
Tools required:
•
7⁄
8
inch (23 mm) open end wrench
•
3⁄
8
inch (9.5 mm) socket wrench, or
any socket wrench with 3⁄8 inch square drive
• 812-391C timing tool (located under walkboard)
1. Find (in page 19-20) the sprocket indexing chart for
your row spacing, cell count and desired seed
population. Note the “Initial Rear Tooth Number”
value in the second column.
2. Raise the planter.
Chain geometry changes slightly when lowered. The
indexing charts account for this change, and assume
the planter is raised. Also, raising the planter
disengages the drive clutches, allowing you to turn
the drive shaft with a hand tool.
3. Clean out meters. Leave seed discs out.
See Operator Manual for procedure.
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Figure 5
812-391C Timing Tool
Note: The 812-391C tool was introduced in late 2010.
Check latest Part manual for storage mount
hardware part numbers.
Note: Sprocket indexing may be performed with seed
present and discs installed, but if so, you must
perform step 9 (chain taut check) by rotating the
drive shaft forward to remove slack. Reverse meter
rotation, with seed present, is not recommended.
Basic Indexing
Refer to Figure 6 (which depicts tooth 1 slightly ahead of the
index rib at 2:00)
4. Use drive shaft to set front row unit to index 1.
1
2
Observe the meter drive sprocket at a front (short
mount) row unit on each wing. Use the wrench, from
the rear of the shaft, to rotate the shaft forward
(wrench up and forward).
Stop rotation when the tooth tip stamped “1” 1
aligns with a rib 2 cast into the meter housing. The
rib at the 2:00 position is the easiest to use. It is
visible from the side and from behind the meter.
5. Check front sprocket synchronization.
Inspect all meter drive sprockets on front row units.
Check that all springs are taut, and no chains have
slack. All sprockets should be at “1”. If not, use
step 6 through step 10 to set them to 1. Although
front sprockets machine-wide may be at 1 after this
check, sprockets do not remain in sync wing-to-wing,
due to clutch operation.
When equipped with swath control clutches the front
sprockets will not be synchronized. When swath
control clutches are in place each front sprocket
must be checked when timing its mating rear
sprocket. The front row can be advanced by
manually turning the tandem sprocket forward until
the front sprocket is at 1. Then set the rear sprocket.
Check that the front sprocket has not moved.
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Sprocket Indexing Reference
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Equipment Damage Risk:
Do not apply significant force to meter disk, or drive hub may
be damaged.
Note: In the future, finding front sprockets out of sync on
a wing suggests idler/spring problems, and/or worn
chain. Row drive systems must be in reliable
working order for effective sprocket indexing.
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Sprocket Indexing (Stagger)
Refer to Figure 7
6. At the rear (long mount) row unit of each pair, note
which sprocket tooth is at the index mark 2 . If the
sprocket is already at the chart value, skip to
step 12. Otherwise, complete step 7 through step 10
for that row.
17
2
Refer to Figure 8
7. Place the timing tool 3 over the meter shaft. Attach
a 3⁄8 socket wrench to aid in rotation.
Sweep the toolb tooth under the chain, rotating in the
direction opposite of that desired for sprocket
adjustment.
Each clockwise rotation of the timing tool advances
the sprocket by one tooth.
Figure 7
Sprocket Index Check
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Each counter-clockwise rotation of the timing tool
retards the sprocket by one tooth.
8. Advance or retard the sprocket until the desired tooth
number is at the index mark. Hold the sprocket
stationary, and re-mount the chain, making sure the
chain is taut in the top loop.
9. Rotate meter shaft backward, or rotate wing drive
shaft forward to tension chain. Re-check that front
row sprocket is still at “1”.
3
10. Check the position of the rear row sprocket. The
tooth tip at, or just ahead of the index mark must be
the tooth called for by the chart. If not, release spring
and re-mount chain.
11. Repeat step 4 through step 10 for each row pair.
12. Re-install seed discs and meter covers. No particular
disc orientation is required during seed disc
installation. The disc is symmetrical about all four
seat lobes.
Figure 8
Adjusting Sprocket Index
31444
b. If the timing tool is not available, remove the idler tensioning spring to adjust the sprocket position. Rotate meter shaft backward (if
meter empty, otherwise forward one full rotation), and re-check indexing with normal tension on chain.
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Indexing Fine Adjustment
If, after indexing, the twin-row side-to-side seed stagger
is substantially imbalanced, it is possible to make small
adjustments that may correct it. Imbalance can occur
over time as row unit chains wear and stretch.
The Indexing charts on page 19 and 20 provide columns
for alternate rear row sprocket alignments. These
settings move the placement of the rear seed drop. The
amount of movement is given as a percentage
(±20% or ±40%) of the in-row seed spacing.
Refer to Figure 9
Adjustments are made only to the rear row timing.
• Advancing the timing (dropping the seed sooner,
moves the seed position back).
Figure 9
40% Rear Timing Adjustments
• Retarding the timing moves the seed position forward.
If an adjustment is made, test it on one row pair before
adjusting the entire planter.
Indexing Adjustment Steps
1. Make sure the current front sprocket index is 1, and
the current rear sprocket index number matches the
“Initial” number in the indexing chart for the
population being planted.
2. Measure the actual stagger at the rear row seeds.
3. Determine by how many inches (or cm) the rear
seed placement needs to move in order to be
centered between the front seed placements.
4. Determine the percent of seed spacing, and whether
advance or retard, required to adjust the rear seed
drop to the desired spot.
5. In the tables (thumbnail view of one shown at right),
find the new rear sprocket tooth setting for the
percent retard or advance desired.
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Example:
The front sprocket is “1”. At a target population of
27,000 seeds/ac, the rear sprocket is at tooth “19”.
At this population, spacing in a single row is:
23.2 inch
The rear row seeds would be ideally at:
11.6 inch
ahead or behind the front row seeds.
We find that the rear seeds are being placed:
2.2 inch behind the front seeds.
We need to move the rear seeds back another 9.3 in.
A 40% advance is 9.3 inch at this seed spacing.
Advance or Retard to adjust - see instructions in Seed Rate Manual.
These Columns are for Fine Adjustment Only
Population
Seeds/Ac
Seeds/Ha
20 in.
50.8 cm
25500
26250
27000
27750
28500
29250
30000
30750
31500
32250
33000
33750
34500
35250
36000
36750
37500
38250
39000
39750
40500
41250
42000
42750
43500
44250
45000
45750
10320
10623
10927
11230
11534
11837
12141
12444
12748
13051
13355
13658
13962
14265
14569
14872
15176
15479
15783
16086
16390
16693
16997
17300
17604
17907
18211
18514
Initial Rear
Tooth
Number
7
19
19
3
4
4
18
8
8
14
14
12
10
10
16
6
6
1
2
2
5
5
17
9
9
13
13
13
20% Rear Seed Drop Adjust
to
to
Retard
Advance
3
10
10
7
6
1
11
2
5
15
15
9
19
19
13
13
4
17
17
8
5
2
12
1
6
16
16
10
4
16
16
19
19
15
15
15
11
11
11
7
7
7
3
3
3
18
18
18
18
14
14
14
10
10
10
6
40% Rear Seed Drop Adjust
to
to
Retard
Advance
6
13
13
10
9
17
14
5
5
18
18
1
3
3
10
10
7
14
14
11
18
18
15
3
3
19
19
7
Example:
Moving the rear sprocket from tooth 19 to tooth 16
provides a 40% advance.
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16
16
16
12
12
12
8
8
8
4
4
4
4
19
19
19
15
15
15
11
11
11
7
7
7
3
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Sprocket Indexing Charts
Twin Row Sprocket Indexing (1 of 3)
Note: This is NOT a seed rate chart.
This is a chart for staggering seed spacing
between rows of a twin-row planter.
Verify sprocket tooth position with the top length of chain taut.
Air-Pro® Meter Stagger Timing Chart (U.S. customary units)
Twin Row 20 in. / 50.8 cm
Set front meter to tooth “1”.
Set rear meter to indicated Initial tooth number.
Advance or Retard to adjust - see instructions in Seed Rate Manual.
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These Columns are for Fine Adjustment Only
Population
Seeds/Ac
Seeds/Ha
20 in.
50.8 cm
25500
26250
27000
27750
28500
29250
30000
30750
31500
32250
33000
33750
34500
35250
36000
36750
37500
38250
39000
39750
40500
41250
42000
42750
43500
44250
45000
45750
46500
10320
10623
10927
11230
11534
11837
12141
12444
12748
13051
13355
13658
13962
14265
14569
14872
15176
15479
15783
16086
16390
16693
16997
17300
17604
17907
18211
18514
18818
Initial Rear
Tooth
Number
7
19
19
3
4
4
18
8
8
14
14
12
10
10
16
6
6
1
2
2
5
5
17
9
9
13
13
13
9
20% Rear Seed Drop Adjust
to
to
Retard
Advance
3
10
10
7
6
1
11
2
5
15
15
9
19
19
13
13
4
17
17
8
5
2
12
1
6
16
16
10
10
4
16
16
19
19
15
15
15
11
11
11
7
7
7
3
3
3
18
18
18
18
14
14
14
10
10
10
6
6
40% Rear Seed Drop Adjust
to
to
Retard
Advance
6
13
13
10
9
17
14
5
5
18
18
1
3
3
10
10
7
14
14
11
18
18
15
3
3
19
19
7
4
16
16
16
16
12
12
12
8
8
8
4
4
4
4
19
19
19
15
15
15
11
11
11
7
7
7
3
3
3
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Twin Row Sprocket Indexing (2 of 3)
Note: This is NOT a seed rate chart.
This is a chart for staggering seed spacing
between rows of a twin-row planter.
Verify sprocket tooth position with the top length of chain taut.
Air-Pro® Meter Stagger Timing Chart (U.S. customary units)
Twin Row 20 in. / 50.8 cm
Set front meter to tooth “1”.
Set rear meter to indicated Initial tooth number.
Advance or Retard to adjust - see instructions in Seed Rate Manual.
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These Columns are for Fine Adjustment Only
Population
Seeds/Ac
Seeds/Ha
20 in.
50.8 cm
47250
48000
48750
49500
50250
51000
51750
52500
53250
54000
54750
55500
56250
57000
57750
58500
59250
60000
60750
61500
62250
63000
63750
64500
65250
66000
66750
67500
68250
19121
19425
19729
20032
20336
20639
20943
21246
21550
21853
22157
22460
22764
23067
23371
23674
23978
24281
24585
24888
25192
25495
25799
26102
26406
26709
27013
27316
27620
Initial Rear
Tooth
Number
17
17
5
5
2
1
1
6
6
10
10
10
14
14
14
18
18
18
3
3
3
7
7
7
11
11
11
15
15
20% Rear Seed Drop Adjust
to
to
Retard
Advance
14
14
14
18
18
18
3
3
3
7
7
7
11
11
11
11
15
15
15
19
19
19
4
4
4
8
8
8
12
1
2
2
5
17
17
9
9
13
13
13
9
17
17
5
2
2
1
1
6
6
10
10
10
14
14
14
18
18
40% Rear Seed Drop Adjust
to
to
Retard
Advance
4
11
8
8
15
12
12
19
19
16
4
4
4
8
8
8
12
12
12
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
18
18
18
14
14
14
14
10
10
10
6
6
1
2
2
5
17
17
9
9
13
13
13
9
17
17
5
2
2
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Twin Row Sprocket Indexing (3 of 3)
Note: This is NOT a seed rate chart.
This is a chart for staggering seed spacing
between rows of a twin-row planter.
Verify sprocket tooth position with the top length of chain taut.
Air-Pro® Meter Stagger Timing Chart (U.S. customary units)
Twin Row 20 in. / 50.8 cm
Set front meter to tooth “1”.
Set rear meter to indicated Initial tooth number.
Advance or Retard to adjust - see instructions in Seed Rate Manual.
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Population
Seeds/Ac
Seeds/Ha
20 in.
50.8 cm
69000
69750
70500
71250
72000
72750
73500
74250
75000
75750
76500
77250
78000
78750
79500
80250
81000
81750
82500
83250
84000
84750
85500
86250
87000
87750
88500
89250
90000
27923
28227
28530
28834
29137
29441
29745
30048
30352
30655
30959
31262
31566
31869
32173
32476
32780
33083
33387
33690
33994
34297
34601
34904
35208
35511
35815
36118
36422
Initial Rear
Tooth
Number
15
15
19
19
19
4
4
4
8
8
8
12
12
12
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
20% Rear Seed Drop Adjust
to
to
Retard
Advance
12
12
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
18
3
3
3
7
7
7
11
11
11
15
15
15
15
19
19
19
4
4
4
8
8
8
12
12
12
16
16
16
40% Rear Seed Drop Adjust
to
to
Retard
Advance
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
1
1
6
6
10
10
10
14
14
14
18
18
18
3
3
3
7
7
7
11
11
11
15
15
15
15
19
19
19
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Volumetric Seeding
General Information
Refer to Figure 10
These instructions explain how to operate and calibrate
the Air-Pro® No. 1 84 cell volumetric seed disc 1 .
Rice Requires a Special Hardened Meter:
Great Plains offers planter models YP3025AR-3610 and
YP4025AR-4810 for planting rice. In these planters, the
Air-Pro® meter housing has a special coating that resists wear
from rice. Rice planting can wear out a standard Air-Pro®
meter housing within one season; an abuse not covered by
warranty. A rice meter, however, may be used with any crop.
Related Documents
These are the current seed monitor manuals relied upon
for the user interface instructions in this document:
DICKEY-john® IntelliAg®
110011508 PDC User Level 1 (ver. 2.4)
110011501 PDC User Levels 2&3 (ver. 2.4)
1
Figure 10
Volumetric Seed Disc
31551
Figure 11
Engage Clean-Out Funnel
29612
Clean-Out Meters
Possible Chemical Hazard:
Avoid contact with seed treatment residues inside meters and
on removed meter discs. Wear gloves unless all recent planting
involved untreated seeds. Consult the SDSc for any treated
seeds recently planted. See planter Operator manual for brush
cleaning instructions.
1. Perform a meter clean-out per the instructions in
your planter Operator manual.
2. Remove and store the current seed discs. Perform a
brush inspection and cleaning as necessary.
3. Continue at “Install Discs / Set Shutters” on
page 23.
c. Safety Data Sheet
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Check or Install Grain Shield
To order the grain shield use the following Great Plains
part number:
403-596A VOLUMETRIC METER GRAIN SHIELD
3
When planting with the volumetric disk, a very small
percentage of grain may be lost out the opening at the
back of the seed tube. If the amount of loss is more than
you desire the grain shield can be installed to stop this.
2
Note: It is highly recommended that the grain shield be
removed from the meter when going back to larger
singulated seed.
Refer to Figure 12
To install:
4. Remove the strip and block brush assembly. Save
the washer for reuse in step 6.
Figure 12
Grain Shield Installed
31552B
Figure 13
Grain Shield, Brushes, Installed
31555B
5. Remove the 5⁄16 inch (8 mm) hex-headed bolt and
discard, it is replaced with the 5⁄16 inch button head
cap screw.
6. Position the grain shield 2 and reinstall with the
5⁄ inch button head cap screw 3 and saved
16
washer.
7. Re-install the strip and block brush assembly.
Install Discs / Set Shutters
8. Install the 817-867C volumetric discs as you would
any other seed disc. See Operator manual for
details.
Refer to Figure 13
9. Set the seed inlet shutter 4 on each meter. See the
rate charts for your crop for suggested initial values.
4
See the planter Operator manual for instructions on
setting the inlet shutter.
Take Note of Meter Pressure
Due to delivery of multiple seeds per disc cell, a
volumetric crop requires a specific value of disc
pressurization.
Initial Meter Pressurization: Wheat
2.0 inches of water Hard Red Winter (HRW)
2.5 inches of water Soft Red Winter (SRW)
10. Note the suggested initial meter pressure. Have this
value at hand in the tractor cab.
Note: Do not operate below 2.0 inches of water
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Calibrate
Calibration is essential for accurate populations:
• Seed monitors cannot accurately count individual
seeds in volumetric planting, both due to the small
seed size, and due to multiple seeds per cell being
often detected as one seed.
• Ground drive charts are only approximate, and only for
the seed variety and conditions used to develop the
chart.
Population Risk:
Volumetric planting based strictly on ground drive charts is
likely to be inaccurate. Volumetric planting based on seed
monitor seed counts is certain to be inaccurate.
Calibrate. Check your actual rate by weight or by furrow
count. Check your seed consumption when refilling.
• Your own rate records may also be approximate. The
same seed variety planted at a different date can
require a rate adjustment due to different seed density,
different weather, different field speed, etc.
11. Calibrate your seed rate. Use the “Spreader
Calibration” feature of the seed monitor.
Furrow Checking Rate
a. Configure the planter for the approximate rate, based
on the charts.
b. Set the meter pressure to the chart value.
c. Prime the meters. See your planter Operator manual
for the steps.
d. Plant for a short distance, just until the air delivery
system is stabilized, and the meters are all delivering
seed.
e. Select one or more rows to sample.
Row Spacing
f. Set the planting depth to shallow for the sample
row(s). Set the press wheels to minimum force. Use a
wire to tie up the press wheel assembly.
g. Resume planting for a short distance.
h. Use a sampled row lengthd of one foot.
Count the seeds.
i. Find the nearest “Seeds per Row Foot” in the table for
your row spacing.
j. Look up the Population, or “Pounds per acre”.
Seeds per
Row Foot
One Row of Twin Row 20 inch
48
or 10 inch Rows
43
38
33
29
24
19
14
10.8
Population
Seeds/Ac
2 500 000
2 250 000
2 000 000
1 750 000
1 500 000
1 250 000
1 000 000
750 000
750,000
Pounds per acre
at 12500
at 15000
at 17500
seeds/lb
seeds/lb
seeds/lb
200
167
143
180
150
129
160
133
114
140
117
100
120
100
86
100
83
71
80
67
57
60
50
43
60
50
43
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d. You can interpolate rows for more precise rate results. Doubling or tripling the sample length improves accuracy.
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Volumetric Seed Monitor Setup
In volumetric planting, the seed monitor operates
basically as a blockage detector. Any seed drop rate
information is only approximate.
DICKEY-john® IntelliAg® Volumetric
In volumetric planting, the seed monitor is operated in:
“GRAN SEED CONTROL” (hydraulic drive) or
“GRAN SEED MONITOR” (ground drive).
This is a change from the:
“PLANTER CONTROL” (hydraulic drive) and
“MONITOR ONLY” (ground drive)
modes used for singulated crops.
29500
IntelliAg® Hydraulic Drive
The planter needs to be hitched to the tractor in which
the DICKEY-john® virtual terminal (VT) is installed.
1.
Power up the seed monitor (usually via tractor
ignition). Clear or resolve any alarms. The system is
in User Level 1.
12. Change monitor to User Level 2. See PDC manual,
or consult with dealer for procedure.
Figure 14
Typical Control Setup Screen
31649a
Figure 15
Every Row Blockage Screen
31649h
13. At the monitor main menu, press the
Row Monitor
softkey, then push the Row I/O
soft key. Change the POP/Block pattern to “Every
Row Blockage.”
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Set Up A Material
Material Setup
Add at least one volumetric seed to the monitor’s
Material Library. Settings for volumetric have crucial
differences from settings for singulated seeds (and are
also different from ground drive volumetric).
15 different materials can be configured for use as
planter controls, or granular seed controls. Reference the
System Configuration section in the PDC manual for
additional information.
Setup
Item
Value or
Default
Comments
Matrl
Label
<your choice>
Type
GRAN SEED
CONTROL
Units
Lb/ac with lb/hr
Preset
Method
Disabled
Density
60.0 lb/bu
Spreader
Constant
<ignore>
Low Shaft
RPM
High Shaft
RPM
12
Material Name can be
customized to accurately
define the material’s type.
Creating a name allows for
quick identification at the
Control Setup screen.
Material Type must match
Control Type. This means not
singulated.
Displays pounds per acre with
pounds per hour
Use incremental rate changes.
If enabled, you need to define
up to 10 preset target rates.
Enter this value provided by
the seed supplier.
This number is developed
automatically during
calibration.
From hydraulic rate chart
45
From hydraulic rate chart
Prod Level
Alarm
0
Seeds per
Pound
High Pop
Alarm
Low Pop
Alarm
15,000
Pattern
EVERY ROW
ON
2/1 (2 seeds
every 1 sec.)
Row Fail
Rate
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20%
Computed level at which
monitor thinks seed has run
out
Enter this value provided by
the seed supplier.
Rate above target population
that triggers an alarm
Rate below target population
that triggers an alarm
Unless planting split rows
Blockage detection threshold
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14. At the monitor main menu, press the
Control Setup
softkey.
15. Select and press a button associated with an
undefined or unused material. For example,
“MATRL 7” could be renamed to “Wheat SRW”.
16. Enter the desired or specified values from the Table
on page 26.
Figure 16
Material Setup Screen #1
31649c
Figure 17
Material Setup Screen #2
31649d
17. Press the
softkey to return to the Control Setup
menu. Set up any additional seeds as desired.
18. Press the Channel Setup
softkey.xx
19. Select Channel 1.
20. Change the channel to “GRAN SEED CONTROL”
21. When switching from planter control to granular seed
control, the Gear Ratio will default to 1. Reset this
value to 1.9. # Seed Rows will default to 0. Reset to
number of active rows.
22. At the Channel Setup screen, press the
Valve Calibration
softkey.
Follow the on-screen instructions to run a valve
calibration.
Note: This is not the same as Spreader Constant
calibration (step 35). Valve Cal MUST BE done
any time the monitor is switched into Granular
Seed Control mode.
23. When the calibration is complete, press the
Channel Setup
softkey to return to the
Channel Setup screen.
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softkey.
25. Press the material labelled “SPLIT AIR”.
Figure 18
Channel Setup Screen
26. Reset the target rate to the meter pressure
suggested by the Hydraulic Rate Charts on page 31
(typically 2.0 or 2.5 inches of water pressure).
27. Press the Work Screen
main work menu.
softkey to return to the
You need a light weight container for each row sampled,
and a scale that is accurate at the expected sample
weight. Great Plains recommends using enough rows
and/or revolutions to generate a sample of about
10 pounds (4.5 kg), ideally:
• Use at least two rows.
31649j
Channel Setup
Setup
Item
Value or
Default
Type
GRAN SEED
CONTROL
Material
Name
<list>
Control
Mode
Drive Type
Drive
Frequency
Input Filter
Auto
Comments
This means not singulated,
and monitor controls rate. This
Type must match the Type of
any material metered this way.
Displays a choice of GRAN
SEED CONTROL materials
from Material Library
PWM 1
100 Hz
50%
Gear Ratio
1.9
Sensor
Constant
# Seed
Rows
Channel
Width
Precharge
360
48
480.0
See the DICKEY-john® Quick
Start Guide for your planter
model and row spacing.
Use the number of active
rows.
Active row spacing times
active row count
0
For Example
4 containers each weighing:
8 oz × 4 = 32 oz
ContainerWeight at step 43 on
page 30 is:
8 oz.
2 lbs
• Use no fewer than 5 meter revolutions.
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28. Set the seed inlet shutters to 2 (see planter Operator
manual for details).
29. Select the section and rows to be sampled.
clutchese
30. Use the
the planter.
to disconnect the other sections of
31. Raise the planter, and install the lift cylinder
transport locks. Leave tractor hydraulic system
active.
Moving Chain Hazard:
Shafts turn and chains move as soon as the [Start] softkey is
pressed on the seed monitor. Set up collection containers so
that they may be unattended. Keep all persons clear of the
planter while calibrating.
32. Bring the hydraulic fan up to planting speed (see
planter Operator manual for details).
33. Press the Fill Disk
softkey and then the
Row Fill
softkey. This diverts all split air to seed
delivery. Remain in this mode until no more seed is
flowing to meters. Press the Work Screen
softkey to return to the main Work menu.
34. Press the Control Setup
softkey and then the
Channel Setup
softkey.
35. Press the Spreader Calibration
softkey.
36. Engage the hydraulic drive circuit.
37. Press the Fill Disk
softkey. This turns the
meters one revolution to fill the disc cells.
38. Determine the meter revolutions needed. The
following equation gives the number of meter
revolutions needed to meter 10 pounds. The tables
on page 31 provides approximate pounds (and kg)
per revolution of each wheel and seed.
10
#MeterRevs = --------------------------------------------------------------------------RowsSampled × PoundsPerRev
For example:
planter: model with 20 inch twin rows
crop: Hard Red Winter wheat
PoundsPerRev:
0.045
RowsSampled:
4
10 ÷ (4 × 0.045) = 55.6
Enter 56 for “# Meter Revs” at step 42.
(this is total meter revolutions, and not rpm)
39. Configure the seed monitor for the planter and crop
(material). If the seed density is not known,
use 1 lb/cu-ft or 1 lb/bu.
40. Consult the rate chart for the crop (page 31). Note
the allowed Meter RPM range for the intended seed
wheel and planting speed.
41. Place a collection bucket under each test meter’s
seed tube.
For example:
METER RPM
target population: 110 pounds/acre
desired speed: 5 mph
12 rpm minimum, 45 rpm maximum
42. In the Spreader Constant Calibration screen, enter
the “# Meter Revs” and press the Start
softkey.
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43. Weigh the containers plus seed (GrossWeight).
Subtract the empty container weights to obtain the
net weight.
NetWeight = GrossWeight – ContainerWeight
44. The seed monitor assumes that all rows were tested.
If you tested fewer (commonly the case), scale the
sample size to planter-wide:
NetWeight × RowCount
AmountDispensed = -------------------------------------------------------RowsSampled
45. Enter the Amount Dispensed.
The seed monitor computes a new Spreader
Constant.
For example:
12.88 - 2 = 10.88
NetWeight:
Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc.
ContainerWeight: 2 lbs
GrossWeight: 12.88 lbs
10.88 lbs
For example:
NetWeight: 10.88 lbs
RowCount: 48
RowsSampled: 4
(10.88 × 48) ÷ 4 = 130.56 lbs
AmountDispensed:
130.56
Note: If the net weight of the metered sampled was
dramatically different than expected, run another
calibration to validate or revise the new spreader
constant.
Calibrate Speed Sensor
46. Perform a Ground Speed Calibration procedure.
47. Refer to “Furrow Checking Rate” on page 24 to
verify seed rates.
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Meter RPM Limits - Volumetric
Air-Pro® Meter RPM Limits
WHEAT
84 Cell Disk
Seed Inlet Shutter Setting:
2
817-867C VOLUMETRIC No.1
(Hard Red Winter)
seeds/lb:
lb/bu:
14347
61.3
Max.
rpm
45
Min
rpm
12
Pounds
per rev.
0.045
10in Rows
Max.
rpm
45
Min
rpm
12
Pounds
per rev.
0.045
Twin Row 30in
15in Rows
Planting
Speed
(mph)
4
5
6
7
8
Maximum
Pounds
per
Acre
299
239
199
171
149
Minimum
Pounds
per
Acre
80
64
53
46
40
4
5
6
7
8
199
159
133
114
100
53
43
35
30
27
Planting
Speed
(mph)
4
5
6
7
8
Maximum
Pounds
per
Acre
332
266
221
190
166
Minimum
Pounds
per
Acre
89
71
59
51
44
4
5
6
7
8
221
177
148
127
111
59
47
39
34
30
(Soft Red Winter)
seeds/lb:
lb/bu:
14192
56.3
Max.
rpm
45
Min
rpm
12
Pounds
per rev.
0.050
10in Rows
Max.
rpm
45
Min
rpm
12
Pounds
per rev.
0.050
Twin Row 30in
15in Rows
Meter Pressure:
2 inches of water
Meter Pressure:
2.5 inches of water
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Planting Cover Crops
Single crops (other than triticale), and mixes, plant with
singulating disks. Triticale plants with the volumetric disk.
See the chart on page 33 for disk/crop/pressure/shutter
recommendations for Cover Crop Solutions® seed
products.
Singulated Cover Crops
With the recommended disks and listed crops, cover
crops singulate reliably and populations are counted
reliably. Other than meter pressurization and shutter
setting, singulating a cover crop is the same as planting
any singulated crop.
Volumetric Cover Crops
Single crop covers such as triticale plant with the
volumetric disk, and with the seed monitor in Granular
Control mode. Detailed steps for switching from Planter
Control to Granular Control, and back again, are covered
in the “Volumetric Seeding” topic, starting on page 22.
Unless planting a seed mix containing larger seeds, no
additional steps are required compared to typical
volumetric planting.
Calibrations Required:
Be sure to follow the steps for hydraulic drive motor
calibration. Performing a value calibration is required when
switching between singulated and volumetric modes. Failure
to calibrate results in significant population errors.
Volumetric Seed Mixes
1
Refer to Figure 19
If you elect to plant a cover crop seed mix with the
volumetric disk, and the mix contains larger seeds (such
as peas), the tufted brush 1 may result in skips of those
larger seeds. Perform this modification only if the seed
monitor is reporting excessive skips with the mix.
2
1. Close the seed inlet shutters on every active row.
Perform a meter clean-out on those rows.
2. Remove the brush assembly 1 , saving it and the
10-24 mounting screws and lock nuts. Clean the face
of the meter housing near the mounting holes 2 .
3. Use duct tape, electrical tape, or short 10-24 screws
to seal the mounting holes. The hole must be sealed
for consistent meter operation.
4. Re-install the volumetric disks and rain covers.
Restore the inlet shutters to the recommended
setting.
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Tufted Brush Block
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Note: Tufted brush removal is rarely required for cover
crop planting.
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Cover Crop Disks and Pressures
This chart is a starting guideline only. You must do a
split-air valve calibration to ensure accurate seeding
rates. See the planter Operator manual for details.
Great Plains Air-Pro® Planting Guide
for
Cover Crop Solutions®
Meter Disk and Crop Selection
817- 849C
65 Cell Milo / Pelletized Sugar Beet
Meter
Pressure
Inchs of Water
Tillage Radish®
4 inch seed spacing
1 - 1.25
Tillage Sunn™ Sunn Hemp
4 inch seed spacing
1.75 - 2
CCS Hairy Vetch
4 inch seed spacing
1.25 - 1.5
CCS Sorghum Sudangrass
4 inch seed spacing
1 - 1.25
TillageMax TALLADEGA™ Mix
5 inch seed spacing
1.75 - 2
TillageMax HOMESTEAD™ Mix
4 inch seed spacing
1.25 - 1.5
817- 857C
60 Cell Cotton
CCS Winter Pea
4 inch seed spacing
2.5
CCS Lupin Sweet Blue Lupin
4 inch seed spacing
1.25 - 1.5
817-798C
84 Cell Soybean
CCS Winter Pea
4 inch seed spacing
2.5
817- 867C
84 Cell Volumetric No. 1
Use ground drive Wheat charts or hydraulic drive calibration
CCS Fridge Triticale
2
Seed inlet shutter setting for all above crops is 2.
Setting planter population at 157,000 provides 4 inch seed spacing.
Setting planter population at 124,000 provides 5 inch seed spacing.
For ground drive planters set Range and Transmission to the closest population.
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Fertilizer Rate
This information applies to planters with Great Plains
hydraulic fertilizer pumps. For systems using customer
provisioned components (pump, tanks or controllers),
consult the documentation for those components.
Orifice Plate Selection
Rate setting for the hydraulic fertilizer pump is the same
for on-planter tanks or a trailing SML cart. Loading, valve
operation steps and off-loading are different for the two
systems. Operations are described in the Planter
Operator manual (411-198M).
Determine Orifice Size
Liquid fertilizer flow rate (pump rpm) is controlled by a
proportional valve at the pump motor inlet, under the
control of the IntelliAg® seed monitor system.
Great Plains recommends checking with your local
agronomist as soil conditions vary. Soil conditions in your
area may need less or more fertilizer than represented in
these charts. In furrow, do not exceed 12 gallons per
acre in any case.
Orifice Plate Size
Nozzle Spacing
6 inch single
7.5 inch single
8 inch single
9.5 inch single
10 inch single
13.8in (35cm, 70TR)
14.8in (38cm, 75TR)
15in single (30TR)
18in (36in Twin Row)
19in (38in Twin Row)
20 inch single
27.6in (70cm single)
29.5in (75cm single)
30 inch single
36 inch single
38 inch single
40 inch single
If using VeriFlow nozzles, continue at “System Setup”
on page 36.
The chart below. shows rate ranges for each Great
Plains orifice size and row spacing. You may need to
change to the next higher or lower orifice for a different
fertilizer solution density and/or a different ground speed.
To reduce orifice plugging and pump wear, use the
largest orifice practical for your fertilizer application rate.
Material Loss/Equipment Damage Risk:
Set application rate at pump, not by orifice size. Orifice size is
only used to create 15-65 psi back pressure to provide even
flow between rows. An orifice size too small causes material
loss at relief valve. A size too large can cause application
imbalance across the planter.
20
28*
34*
48*
59
80
98
Recommended Rate Range in Gallons per Acre. Range is 15 - 40 PSI
(Values based on: 5.0 mph, 10.7 lbs/gallon Fertilizer solution density)
5.6 - 9.1
11 - 17
16 - 26
31 - 50
46 - 76
85 - 139
134 - 219
4.5 - 7.3
8.4 - 14
13 - 21
25 - 40
37 - 61
68 - 111
107 - 175
4.2 - 6.8
7.9 - 13
12 - 19
23 - 38
35 - 57
64 - 104
101 - 164
3.5 - 5.8
6.6 - 11
10 - 16
19 - 32
29 - 48
54 - 88
85 - 138
3.4 - 5.5
6.3 - 10
9.5 - 15
18 - 30
28 - 46
51 - 83
80 - 131
2.4 - 4.0
4.6 - 7.5
6.9 - 11
13 - 22
20 - 33
37 - 61
58 - 95
2.3 - 3.7
4.3 - 7.0
6.4 - 10
12 - 20
19 - 31
35 - 56
55 - 89
2.2 - 3.6
4.2 - 6.9
6.3 - 10
12 - 20
19 - 30
34 - 56
54 - 88
1.9 - 3.0
3.5 - 5.7
5.3 - 8.6
10 - 17
15 - 25
28 - 46
45 - 73
1.8 - 2.9
3.3 - 5.4
5.0 - 8.1
9.7 - 16
15 - 24
27 - 44
42 - 69
1.7 - 2.7
3.2 - 5.2
4.7 - 7.7
9.2 - 15
14 - 23
26 - 42
40 - 66
1.2 - 2.0
2.3 - 3.7
3.4 - 5.6
6.7 - 11
10 - 17
19 - 30
29 - 48
1.1 - 1.9
2.1 - 3.5
3.2 - 5.2
6.2 - 10
9 - 15
17 - 28
27 - 45
1.1 - 1.8
2.1 - 3.4
3.2 - 5.2
6.1 - 10
9.3 - 15
17 - 28
27 - 44
0.9 - 1.5
1.8 - 2.9
2.6 - 4.3
5.1 - 8.4
7.7 - 13
14 - 23
22 - 37
0.9 - 1.4
1.7 - 2.7
2.5 - 4.1
4.8 - 7.9
7.3 - 12
13 - 22
21 - 35
0.8 - 1.4
1.6 - 2.6
2.4 - 3.9
4.6 - 7.5
7.0 - 11
13 - 21
20 - 33
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Install Orifice Plates
Refer to Figure 20
Insert the orifice plate 1 inside the gasket 2 supplied
with the nozzle 3 . Insert the gasketed plate with the
legend side facing out the nozzle outlet (typically up).
1
In general, the orifice needs to be small enough to create
enough pressure in the manifold to operate the check
valves 4 in the boom clamps, but not so much that the
system dumps product at the boom relief valve.
3
The recommend operating pressure is: 15 to 40 psi
2
4
Using an orifice size too large can result in unequal flow
at rows, intermittent flow, and flow stoppage at rows
where pressure falls below the 8 psi required to open the
clamp check valve. Using a size too small can cause
excess back-pressure resulting in material dumping at
the boom relief valve.
Use the same size at all active rows.
Agricultural Chemical Hazard:
Wear protective gloves when changing orifice plates and
strainer screens. Consult material manufacturer or supplier
documents for proper handling and steps to take if skin contact
occurs.
Figure 20
Fertilizer Orifice Plate
Note: Replacement nozzles include gaskets.
Gaskets may also be ordered separately as Great
Plains part number CP18999-EPR.
Orifice
Size
20
28*
34*
48*
59
80
98
Part
Number
832-052C
832-056C
832-053C
832-054C
832-057C
832-055C
832-059C
Port
Diameter
0.020 in
0.028 in
0.034 in
0.048 in
0.059 in
0.080 in
0.098 in
* Sizes standard in many fertilizer bundles.
Check your accessories before ordering.
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Area
0.20 mm²
0.40 mm²
0.59 mm²
1.17 mm²
1.76 mm²
3.24 mm²
4.87 mm²
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System Setup
If the system is already configured, continue at “Set
Fertilizer Rate” on page 39.
As delivered, the fertilizer system is not configured in the
seed monitor. Before setting rate for the first time:
• Create at least one Material.
• Assign a Control Channel to the pump.
• Verify the Channel settings.
• Perform a Valve Calibration.
Power Up Fully Connected System
1. Hitch the planter (and SML cart if used) to the
tractor. Load about 20 gallons of water. Move to a
location suitable for running water through the
booms.
2. Connect the seed monitor to be used to the planter.
Configuration is not possible unless the console is
connected to the planter WSMT and all CANbus
modules are present. Turn the system on.
Figure 21
Control Setup Screen
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Figure 22
Material Library Screen
36431
3. Configure the monitor for User Level 2. This requires
a password. Consult the DICKEY-john® Planter/Drill
Control manual for details.
Create One or More Materials
Refer to Figure 21
4. Navigate to the Control Setup Screen. Touch a
[ MATRL # ] screen button to configure an undefined
material, for example [ MATRL 15 ] (or touch an
unused existing material).
Refer to Figure 22
5. Give the material a unique name (in the screen at
right, the name is “10-34-0”).
Assign a Type of “LIQUID FLOW CONTROL”.
Assign a Product Class of “Fertilizer”.
Set targets and limits as desired.
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Assign Control Channel
Refer to Figure 23
6. Navigate to the Material Setup Screen. For a new
system, [ CH 3 ] (Channel 3) is not assigned and
displays “DISABLED”.
7. Touch the [ CH 3 ] screen button, or the Chan Setup
softkey (and use the Next Chan softkey to display
the screen for CHANNEL# 3), initially “Disabled”.
Figure 23
Material Setup Screen
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Figure 24
Channel 3 Selected
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Figure 25
Configure Channel 3
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Refer to Figure 24
8. Touch the [Disabled] field or CTRL SETUP to assign
the Channel.
Refer to Figure 25
9. Assign a Type of LIQUID FLOW CONTROL
10. Assign any suitable defined Material Name.
11. For K-Factor, read the Pulses per 10 Gallons from
the tag on the flow meter near the pump.
Divide by 10. Enter that number.
12. Assign the remaining fields as shown at right.
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Check/Set System Geometry
Refer to Figure 21 on page 36
13. From the Control Setup screen, press the Link Offset
softkey.
Refer to Figure 26
14. Set the Ch 3 XIN and YIN values as shown at right.
Press the PHY CHECK softkey.
Figure 26
Basic IntelliAg® Geometry
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Figure 27
Basic Geometry Check
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Figure 28
AI120 Geometry Check
36436
Refer to Figure 27
15. Verify that the orientation of the stick implement is
behind the tractor, and that both Channel 1 and 3
have the same geometry.
If the monitor console is not an AI120, continue at
“Perform a Valve Calibration” on page 39.
Refer to Figure 28
16. Navigate to Implement > Geometry
Check that [ E ] is 263.00 and [ A ] is 480.00.
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Perform a Valve Calibration
Raise the planter for these steps, to avoid fouling rows
with mud.
17. Configure the liquid fertilizer system valves for field
operations. See Planter Operator manual for details.
18. Set tractor brakes. Put transmission in Park.
Start engine.
19. Engage the circuit for the hydraulic drives. Run
tractor engine at field rpms until hydraulic fluid is at
field operator temperature.
Refer to Figure 25 on page 37
20. Turn the IntelliAg® Master switch ON.
21. On the seed monitor console, press the VALVE CAL
softkey.
Refer to Figure 29
22. Press the START softkey.
Wait approximately one minute.
Figure 29
Pump Valve Calibration
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Set Fertilizer Rate
With the control channel set up, at least one material set
up and selected for the channel, the default/initial rate for
fertilizer is the Target Rate defined for that material.
1
In this example, the material is named “10-34-0”.
Refer to Figure 30
The field rate 1 is displayed on the main Work Screen,
and may be adjusted via the Inc/Dec softkeys 2 .
The hydraulic fertilizer system may be enabled or
disabled entirely using the Channel On/Off softkey 3 , or
by disabling the Channel in the main Channel Setup
screen (Figure 24 on page 37).
2
If the reported rate is low in the field, or there are low rate
alarms, check the relief valve setup at the pump. See the
Planter Operator manual for details.
3
Figure 30
Fertilizer Rate on Work Screen
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Appendix A - Seed Lubricant
Seed Lubricants
To maximize performance of Great Plains metering
systems, it is imperative to use “Ezee Glide Plus” or
Bayer Seed Fluency Agent.
Ezee Glide Plus Talc+Graphite Mix
821-069C
bucket, 5 gallon (19 liter)
Ezee Glide Plus Lubricant
“Ezee Glide Plus”is suitable for all seeds, especially
treated or inoculated seed, except where talc and
graphite mixes are prohibited. Thorough mixing of seed
and added lubricant is required.
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Recommended usage:
For clean seeds other than milo, cotton, and sunflowers
sprinkle one cup of Ezee Glide Plus Talc per 4 bushels or
units (170 ml per 100 liters) of seed.
For milo, cotton, and sunflowers double the application to
one cup (or more) per 2 bushels or units (335 ml per
100 liters) of seed.
For canola or mustard, 1 cup (240 ml) per 30 pound
(13.6 kg) bag is a minimum starting value. Mix the seed
lubricant early during the seed loading. Use more
lubricant in extremely dry conditions.
Adjust this rate as necessary so all seeds become
coated while avoiding an accumulation of lubricant in the
bottom of the hopper.
For seed with excessive treatment, or for humid planting
environments, increase the rate as needed for smooth
meter operation.
Irritation and Chronic Exposure Hazard:
Wear gloves. DO NOT use hands or any part of your body to
mix seed lubricant. Wear a respirator when transferring and
mixing. Avoid breathing lubricant dust. Not an acute hazard.
May cause mechanical eye or skin irritation in high
concentrations. As with all mineral spills, minimize dusting
during clean-up. Prolonged inhalation may cause lung injury.
Product can become slippery when wet.
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Bayer Seed Fluency Agent
821-074C
821-075C
Fluency Powder, case quantity
Fluency Powder, single 4.4 pound bucket
This agent is required by regulation for certain crops in
certain regions (such as corn and soybean in Canada).
It is an alternative to Ezee Glide Plus in other locales, for
large seeds. It is not recommended for smaller seeds
such as canola and milo.
Refer to the booklet affixed to the bucket for
recommended usage. Do not exceed those
recommendations, as excess amounts adversely affect
accurate metering.
Dust and Explosion Hazard:
Avoid exposure to dust when mixing this powder into seed.
Avoid creating dust in any confined space with ignition sources
present, as specific concentrations can be explosive. Consult
the instruction booklet and MSDS for further cautions.
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Appendix B - Metric Charts
Air-Pro® Disk Selection - Metric
CORN
24 Cell Disk
817 - 794C Corn Round Large
817 - 796C
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817 - 795C Corn Round Small
817 - 797C
817 - 836C Corn Flat Large
817 - 838C
( Sweet Corn plants in Round Corn disks )
Seed Size Recommendations.
Corn Round Large
Seeds per Kilogram
3750 (or fewer)
Corn Round Small
Seeds per Kilogram
3640 (or more)
Corn Flat Large
Seeds per Kilogram
3640 (or fewer)
CORN
40 Cell Disk
Corn Round Large
Corn Round Small
Corn Flat Large
Corn Flat Small
Seeds per Kilogram
3640 (or more)
ATTENTION: This Corn is planted with the Corn Round Small Disks!!!!!!
(Recommended)
101.6cm Rows
96.5cm Rows
91.4cm Rows
76.2cm Rows
70cm Rows
55.9cm Rows
Twin Row 101.6cm
50.8cm Rows
Twin Row 96.5cm
Twin Row 91.4cm
Twin Row 76.2cm
38.1cm Rows
Twin Row 70cm
35cm Rows
Below 48 000 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Above 48 000 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Below 50 600 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Above 50 600 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Below 53 400 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Above 53 400 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Below 64 000 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Above 64 000 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Below 69 700 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Above 69 700 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Below 87 300 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Above 87 300 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Below 96 100 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Above 96 100 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Below 101 100 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Above 101 100 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Below 106 700 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Above 106 700 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Below 129 000 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Above 129 000 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Below 139 400 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
Above 139 400 seeds/ha @ 8.9 km/h
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
24 Cell Disk
40 Cell Disk
CANOLA
250 Cell Disk
817 - 991C
Seed Size Recommendations.
This disk should plant all seed sizes and row spacings for Canola & Mustard.
COTTON
60 Cell Disk
817 - 857C
Seed Size Recommendations.
This disk should plant all seed sizes and row spacings for Cotton.
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MILO / PELLETIZED SUGAR BEET
30 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
837 - 057C
817 - 849C
817 - 800C
Seed Size Recommendations.
These disks should plant all seed sizes of Milo, Pelletized Sugar Beets & Tillage Radish
101.6cm Rows
96.5cm Rows
91.4cm Rows
76.2cm Rows
70cm Rows
55.9cm Rows
Twin Row 101.6cm
50.8cm Rows
Twin Row 96.5cm
Twin Row 91.4cm
Twin Row 76.2cm
38.1cm Rows
Twin Row 70cm
35cm Rows
Below 119 300 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 119 300 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 125 500 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 125 500 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 132 500 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 132 500 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 159 000 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 159 000 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 173 100 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 173 100 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 216 800 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 216 800 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 238 500 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 238 500 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 251 100 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 251 100 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 265 000 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 265 000 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 58 000 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 318 000 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 318 000 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 62 000 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 346 200 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 346 200 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
(Recommended)
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
30 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
30 Cell Disk
65 Cell Disk
130 Cell Disk
84 Cell Disk
SOYBEAN
168 Cell Disk
817 - 798C
403 - 551D
Seed Size Recommendations.
These disks should plant all seed sizes of Soybeans.
Small edible beans (navy, black jack, black eye peas, etc) will plant with this disk also.
101.6cm Rows
96.5cm Rows
91.4cm Rows
76.2cm Rows
70cm Rows
55.9cm Rows
Twin Row 101.6cm
50.8cm Rows
Twin Row 96.5cm
Twin Row 91.4cm
Twin Row 76.2cm
38.1cm Rows
Twin Row 70cm
35cm Rows
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Above 190 100 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 200 100 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 200 100 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 211 200 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 211 200 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 253 400 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 253 400 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 275 900 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 275 900 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 345 600 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 345 600 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 380 100 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 380 100 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 400 200 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 400 200 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 422 400 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 422 400 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 506 900 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 506 900 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Below 551 800 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
Above 551 800 seeds/ha @ 9.7 km/h
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(Recommended)
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
84 Cell Disk
168 Cell Disk
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METRIC
AIR-PRO® METER DISK SELECTION
SUNFLOWER OIL LARGE / POPCORN
24 Cell Disk
817 - 851C
Seed Size Recommendations.
Sunflower Oil Large
Sunflower Seeds per Kilogram
Popcorn
2's - most 3's
18700
This disk should plant all
And a few of the larger 4's
(or fewer)
seed sizes of Popcorn.
Volumetric No.1 84 Cell Disk
817 - 867C
Available for:
Wheat
Rice
Rice takes a special hardened meter.
Only available on 2525A on 24.1cm rows, and YP30AR or YP40AR on 25.4cm rows.
Air Meter Blank Disk
817 - 841C
These disks are used in (Off Row Meters) when changing from 35cm to 70cm Rows. (etc)
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Seed Spacing - Metric
Row Spacings
Twin Row
50.8 cm 70 cm
75 cm 76.2 cm 91.4 cm 101.6 cm
25.4 cm 35 cm
38.1 cm
50.8 cm 70 cm
75 cm 76.2 cm 91.4 cm
Plant
Rows
Rows
Rows
Rows
Rows
Rows
Rows
Rows
Population (10 in.) (13.8 in.) (14.8 in.) (15 in.)
(18 in.)
(20 in.) (27.6 in.) (29.5 in.) (30 in.)
(36 in.)
(seeds/ha)
Seed Spacing (cm)
113.8
82.6
77.2
75.9
63.2
56.9
41.3
38.6
37.9
31.6
34 594
106.2
77.1
72.0
70.8
59.0
53.1
38.5
36.0
35.4
29.5
37 064
99.6
72.3
67.5
66.4
55.3
49.8
36.1
33.8
33.2
27.7
39 535
93.7
68.0
63.6
62.5
52.1
46.9
34.0
31.8
31.2
26.0
42 006
88.5
64.2
60.0
59.0
49.2
44.3
32.1
30.0
29.5
24.6
44 477
83.9
60.9
56.9
55.9
46.6
41.9
30.4
28.4
28.0
23.3
46 948
79.7
57.8
54.0
53.1
44.3
39.8
28.9
27.0
26.6
22.1
49 419
75.9
55.1
51.4
50.6
42.1
37.9
27.5
25.7
25.3
21.1
51 890
72.4
52.6
49.1
48.3
40.2
36.2
26.3
24.6
24.1
20.1
54 361
69.3
50.3
47.0
46.2
38.5
34.6
25.1
23.5
23.1
19.2
56 832
66.4
48.2
45.0
44.3
36.9
33.2
24.1
22.5
22.1
18.4
59 303
63.7
46.2
43.2
42.5
35.4
31.9
23.1
21.6
21.2
17.7
61 774
61.3
44.5
41.6
40.9
34.0
30.6
22.2
20.8
20.4
17.0
64 245
59.0
42.8
40.0
39.3
32.8
29.5
21.4
20.0
19.7
16.4
66 716
56.9
41.3
38.6
37.9
31.6
28.5
20.6
19.3
19.0
15.8
69 187
54.9
39.9
37.3
36.6
30.5
27.5
19.9
18.6
18.3
15.3
71 658
53.1
38.5
36.0
35.4
29.5
26.6
19.3
18.0
17.7
14.8
74 129
51.4
37.3
34.9
34.3
28.6
25.7
18.6
17.4
17.1
14.3
76 600
49.8
36.1
33.8
33.2
27.7
24.9
18.1
16.9
16.6
13.8
79 071
48.3
35.0
32.7
32.2
26.8
24.1
17.5
16.4
16.1
13.4
81 542
46.9
34.0
31.8
31.2
26.0
23.4
17.0
15.9
15.6
13.0
84 013
45.5
33.0
30.9
30.3
25.3
22.8
16.5
15.4
15.2
12.6
86 484
44.3
32.1
30.0
29.5
24.6
22.1
16.1
15.0
14.8
12.3
88 955
43.1
31.2
29.2
28.7
23.9
21.5
15.6
14.6
14.4
12.0
91 426
41.9
30.4
28.4
28.0
23.3
21.0
15.2
14.2
14.0
11.6
93 897
40.9
29.6
27.7
27.2
22.7
20.4
14.8
13.9
13.6
11.3
96 368
39.8
28.9
27.0
26.6
22.1
19.9
14.5
13.5
13.3
11.1
98 839
38.9
28.2
26.4
25.9
21.6
19.4
14.1
13.2
13.0
10.8
101 310
37.9
27.5
25.7
25.3
21.1
19.0
13.8
12.9
12.6
10.5
103 781
37.1
26.9
25.1
24.7
20.6
18.5
13.4
12.6
12.4
10.3
106 252
36.2
26.3
24.6
24.1
20.1
18.1
13.1
12.3
12.1
10.1
108 723
35.4
25.7
24.0
23.6
19.7
17.7
12.8
12.0
11.8
9.8
111 193
34.6
25.1
23.5
23.1
19.2
17.3
12.6
11.7
11.5
9.6
113 664
33.9
24.6
23.0
22.6
18.8
16.9
12.3
11.5
11.3
9.4
116 135
33.2
24.1
22.5
22.1
18.4
16.6
12.0
11.3
11.1
9.2
118 606
32.5
23.6
22.0
21.7
18.1
16.3
11.8
11.0
10.8
9.0
121 077
31.9
23.1
21.6
21.2
17.7
15.9
11.6
10.8
10.6
8.9
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Seed Spacing - Metric (cont.)
Row Spacings
Twin Row
50.8 cm 70 cm
75 cm 76.2 cm 91.4 cm 101.6 cm
25.4 cm 35 cm
38.1 cm
50.8 cm 70 cm
75 cm 76.2 cm 91.4 cm
Plant
Rows
Rows
Rows
Rows
Rows
Rows
Rows
Rows
Population (10 in.) (13.8 in.) (14.8 in.) (15 in.)
(18 in.)
(20 in.) (27.6 in.) (29.5 in.) (30 in.)
(36 in.)
(seeds/ha)
Seed Spacing (cm)
31.9
23.1
21.6
21.2
17.7
15.9
11.6
10.8
10.6
8.9
123 548
29.0
21.0
19.6
19.3
16.1
14.5
10.5
9.8
9.7
8.0
135 903
26.6
19.3
18.0
17.7
14.8
13.3
9.6
9.0
8.9
7.4
148 258
24.5
17.8
16.6
16.3
13.6
12.3
8.9
8.3
8.2
6.8
160 613
22.8
16.5
15.4
15.2
12.6
11.4
8.3
7.7
7.6
6.3
172 968
21.2
15.4
14.4
14.2
11.8
10.6
7.7
7.2
7.1
5.9
185 322
19.9
14.5
13.5
13.3
11.1
10.0
7.2
6.8
6.6
5.5
197 677
18.7
13.6
12.7
12.5
10.4
9.4
6.8
6.4
6.2
5.2
210 032
17.7
12.8
12.0
11.8
9.8
8.9
6.4
6.0
5.9
4.9
222 387
16.8
12.2
11.4
11.2
9.3
8.4
6.1
5.7
5.6
4.7
234 742
15.9
11.6
10.8
10.6
8.9
8.0
5.8
5.4
5.3
4.4
247 097
15.2
11.0
10.3
10.1
8.4
7.6
5.5
5.1
5.1
4.2
259 451
14.5
10.5
9.8
9.7
8.0
7.2
5.3
4.9
4.8
4.0
271 806
13.9
10.1
9.4
9.2
7.7
6.9
5.0
4.7
4.6
3.8
284 161
13.3
9.6
9.0
8.9
7.4
6.6
4.8
4.5
4.4
3.7
296 516
12.7
9.2
8.6
8.5
7.1
6.4
4.6
4.3
4.2
3.5
308 871
12.3
8.9
8.3
8.2
6.8
6.1
4.4
4.2
4.1
3.4
321 226
11.8
8.6
8.0
7.9
6.6
5.9
4.3
4.0
3.9
3.3
333 580
11.4
8.3
7.7
7.6
6.3
5.7
4.1
3.9
3.8
3.2
345 935
11.0
8.0
7.5
7.3
6.1
5.5
4.0
3.7
3.7
3.1
358 290
10.6
7.7
7.2
7.1
5.9
5.3
3.9
3.6
3.5
3.0
370 645
10.3
7.5
7.0
6.9
5.7
5.1
3.7
3.5
3.4
2.9
383 000
10.0
7.2
6.8
6.6
5.5
5.0
3.6
3.4
3.3
2.8
395 355
9.7
7.0
6.5
6.4
5.4
4.8
3.5
3.3
3.2
2.7
407 709
9.4
6.8
6.4
6.2
5.2
4.7
3.4
3.2
3.1
2.6
420 064
9.1
6.6
6.2
6.1
5.1
4.6
3.3
3.1
3.0
2.5
432 419
8.9
6.4
6.0
5.9
4.9
4.4
3.2
3.0
3.0
2.5
444 774
8.6
6.2
5.8
5.7
4.8
4.3
3.1
2.9
2.9
2.4
457 129
8.4
6.1
5.7
5.6
4.7
4.2
3.0
2.8
2.8
2.3
469 484
8.2
5.9
5.5
5.4
4.5
4.1
3.0
2.8
2.7
2.3
481 838
8.0
5.8
5.4
5.3
4.4
4.0
2.9
2.7
2.7
2.2
494 193
7.1
5.1
4.8
4.7
3.9
3.5
2.6
2.4
2.4
2.0
555 967
6.4
4.6
4.3
4.2
3.5
3.2
2.3
2.2
2.1
1.8
617 742
5.8
4.2
3.9
3.9
3.2
2.9
2.1
2.0
1.9
1.6
679 516
5.3
3.9
3.6
3.5
3.0
2.7
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.5
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Meter Pressurization - Metric
Meter pressurization in U.S. customary units begins on
page 9. Refer to the Operator Manual for the procedure
for fine tuning meter pressurization.
Corn: Reading a Pressure Chart (below, next page)
1. Pick the chart based on seed shape (flat, round).
Example: large round corn
Start with pressures from below and on page 47, which
are based on crop, and for corn, seed shape and density.
2. Pick a line based on seed size (large, small).
Example: the right line below
Note: These are suggested initial (starting) pressures.
Use the seed monitor console to adjust them up or
down per the procedure in the YP4025A-48TR20
Operator Manuals.
3. Find the seed density on the bottom scale.
Example: 2800 seeds/kg
4. Read the suggested starting pressure on the left
scale, where the line (example shown as dotted
gray) intersects the density.
Example: 3.4 inches of water
Initial seed inlet Shutter for corn is: 3
Initial Meter Pressurization: Milo
1.5 inches of water (all disk, any seed density)
Initial seed inlet Shutter: 2
Initial Meter Pressurization: Soybeans
2.0 inches of water (84 cell disk, any seed density)
3.0 inches of water (168 cell disk, any seed density)
Initial seed inlet Shutter: 2
Round Corn (U.S. Customary Units)
Initial Meter Pressure/Seed
Pressurization:
Round Corn (metric)
Comparison
5
5
Linear (Round Corn Large)
Disks
4
817-794C & 817-796C
Round Corn-Large
4
Example
3.5
3.5
Disks
3
3
817-795C & 817-797C
Round Corn-Small
2.5
2.5
Example
Meter Pressure
Meter Pressurization
in(in/water)
inches of Water
4.5
Linear (Round Corn Small)
2
1.5
2
1.5
1
1
Meter Pressurization
in inches
of Water
Meter Pressure
(in/water)
4.5
0.5
0.5
0
3100
6800
25.8
0
2900
6400
27.6
2700
6000
29.6
2500
5500
32.0
2300
5100
34.8
2100
4600
38.1
1900
4200
42.1
1700
3700
47.1
1500
3300
53.3
1300
2900
61.5
1100
2400
72.7
900
2000
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Initial Meter Pressurization: Flat Corn (metric)
Pressure/Seed Comparison
5
4.5
5
Linear (Flat Corn Large)
Linear (Flat Corn Small)
Meter Pressurein(in/water)
Meter Pressurization
inches of Water
817-836C & 817-838C
Flat Corn-Large
4
4
3.5
3.5
3
3
Disks
817-795C & 817-797C
Flat Corn-Small
2.5
2.5
2
2
1.5
1.5
1
1
0.5
0.5
0
3100
6800
25.8
0
2900
6400
27.6
2700
6000
29.6
2500
5500
32.0
2300
5100
34.8
2100
4600
38.1
1900
4200
42.1
Seeds Per Pound
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Meter Pressure
4.5
Disks
SeedsUnit
PerWeight
Kilogram
(80K)
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3700
47.1
1500
3300
53.3
1300
2900
61.5
1100
2400
72.7
900
2000
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Meter RPM Limits - Metric
Air-Pro® Meter RPM Limits
CORN
24 Cell Disk
817-794C Round Corn Large
817-795C Round Corn Small
817-836C Flat Corn Large
Twin Row 50.8 cm
25.4 cm Rows
Max
Min
rpm
rpm
30
10
Planting Maximum Minimum
Speed Population Population
(seeds/ha)
(seeds/ha)
(km/h)
6.4
43 269
14 423
Initial Seed Inlet Shutter Setting:
7.2
38 461
12 820
8.0
34 615
11 538
3
8.9
31 468
10 489
9.7
28 846
09 615
10.5
26 627
08 876
SOYBEAN
84 Cell Disk
817-798C Soybean
Twin Row 50.8 cm
25.4 cm Rows
Max
Min
rpm
rpm
37
5
Planting Maximum Minimum
Speed Population Population
(seeds/ha)
(seeds/ha)
(km/h)
6.4
186 779
25 240
Initial Seed Inlet Shutter Setting:
7.2
166 025
22 436
8.0
149 423
20 192
2
8.9
135 839
18 357
9.7
124 519
16 827
10.5
114 941
15 533
MILO
65 Cell Disk
817-849C Milo
Twin Row 50.8 cm
25.4 cm Rows
Max
Min
rpm
rpm
30
5
Planting Maximum Minimum
Speed Population Population
(seeds/ha)
(seeds/ha)
(km/h)
6.4
117 187
19 531
Initial Seed Inlet Shutter Setting:
7.2
104 167
17 361
8.0
93 750
15 625
2
8.9
85 227
14 205
9.7
78 125
13 021
10.5
72 115
12 019
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Volumetric - Metric Charts
Volumetric Furrow Check - Metric
a. Configure the planter for the approximate rate, based
on the charts.
b. Set the meter pressure to the chart value.
c. Prime the meters. See your planter Operator manual
for the steps.
d. Plant for a short distance, just until the air delivery
system is stabilized, and the meters are all delivering
seed.
e. Select one or more rows to sample.
For volumetric operating instructions see “Volumetric
Seeding” on page 22.
f. Set the planting depth to shallow for the sample
row(s). Set the press wheels to minimum force. Use a
wire to tie up the press wheel assembly.
g. Resume planting for a short distance.
h. Use a sampled row length of at least one meter.
Count the seeds.
i. Find the nearest “Seeds per Row Meter” in the table
for your row spacing.
j. Look up the Population, or “Kilograms per hectare”.
Row Spacing
Centimeters
Seeds per
Row Meter
Population
Seeds/Hectare
Kilograms per Hectare
at 27560 s/kg
at 33070 s/kg
at 38580 s/kg
One Row of 50.8 cm Twin Row
or
25.4 cm Rows
157
141
126
110
94
78
63
47
6 177 500
5 559 750
4 942 000
4 324 250
3 706 500
3 088 750
2 471 000
1 853 250
224
202
179
157
135
112
90
67
187
168
149
131
112
93
75
56
160
144
128
112
96
80
64
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One Row of Twin Row 70 cm
or
35 cm Rows
216
195
173
151
130
108
86
65
6 177 500
5 559 750
4 942 000
4 324 250
3 706 500
3 088 750
2 471 000
1 853 250
224
202
179
157
135
112
90
67
187
168
149
131
112
93
75
56
160
144
128
112
96
80
64
48
One Row of Twin Row 75 cm
232
209
185
162
139
116
93
70
6 177 500
5 559 750
4 942 000
4 324 250
3 706 500
3 088 750
2 471 000
1 853 250
224
202
179
157
135
112
90
67
187
168
149
131
112
93
75
56
160
144
128
112
96
80
64
48
One Row of Twin Row 76.2 cm
or
38.1 cm Rows
235
212
188
165
141
118
94
71
6 177 500
5 559 750
4 942 000
4 324 250
3 706 500
3 088 750
2 471 000
1 853 250
224
202
179
157
135
112
90
67
187
168
149
131
112
93
75
56
160
144
128
112
96
80
64
48
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Volumetric Meter RPM Limits - Metric
Air-Pro® Meter RPM Limits
Seed Inlet Shutter Setting:
2
WHEAT
84 Cell Disk
817-867C VOLUMETRIC No.1
(Hard Red Winter)
seeds/kg
Meter Pressure:
2 inches of water
31630
Twin Row 20in
10in Rows
Max.
rpm
45
Min
rpm
12
Kilograms
per rev.
0.020
Maximum Minimum
Planting Kilograms Kilograms
Speed
per
per
(km/h)
Hectare
Hectare
6.4
121
32
8.0
97
26
9.7
81
22
11.3
69
18
12.9
60
16
(Soft Red Winter)
Meter Pressure:
2.5 inches of water
31288
Twin Row 20in
10in Rows
Max.
rpm
45
Min
rpm
12
Kilograms
per rev.
0.023
Maximum Minimum
Planting Kilograms Kilograms
Speed
per
per
(km/h)
Hectare
Hectare
6.4
134
36
8.0
108
29
9.7
90
24
11.3
77
20
12.9
67
18
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Appendix B - Metric Charts
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Cover Crop Guidelines, Metric
Great Plains Air-Pro® Planting Guide
for
Cover Crop Solutions®
Meter Disk and Crop Selection
817- 849C
65 Cell Milo / Pelletized Sugar Beet
Meter
Pressure
Inchs of Water
Tillage Radish®
102 mm seed spacing
1 - 1.25
Tillage Sunn™ Sunn Hemp
102 mm seed spacing
1.75 - 2
CCS Hairy Vetch
102 mm seed spacing
1.25 - 1.5
CCS Sorghum Sudangrass
102 mm seed spacing
1 - 1.25
TillageMax TALLADEGA™ Mix
127 mm seed spacing
1.75 - 2
TillageMax HOMESTEAD™ Mix
102 mm seed spacing
1.25 - 1.5
817- 857C
60 Cell Cotton
CCS Winter Pea
102 mm seed spacing
2.5
CCS Lupin Sweet Blue Lupin
102 mm seed spacing
1.25 - 1.5
817-798C
84 Cell Soybean
CCS Winter Pea
102 mm seed spacing
2.5
817- 867C
84 Cell Volumetric No. 1
Use ground drive Wheat charts or hydraulic drive calibration
CCS Fridge Triticale
2
Seed inlet shutter setting for all above crops is 2.
Setting planter population at 63535 seeds/ha provides 102 mm seed spacing
Setting planter population at 50181 seeds/ha provides 127 mm seed spacing
For ground drive planters set Range and Transmission to the closest population.
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Salina, Kansas 67402-5060 USA
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