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Proper servicing and adjustment is the key to the long life of any farm
implement. With careful and systematic inspection of your grain drill, you
can avoid costly down time and repair.
1) After using your drill for several hours check all bolts to be sure they are
tight. Refer to torque values chart in your operators manual.
A. Lubricate the seed cup drive shaft at the drive sprocket by coating
with never seeze.
B. Lubricate all chains with chain lube.
C. Grease the clutch cam fittings. Open the clutch jaws fully and
lubricate hex shaft under spring with slip plate.
D. Grease the coulter arm pivots every 6 to 8 hours.
E. Grease the wheel arm pivot castings every 6 to 8 hours.
F. Grease coulter hub bearings and end wheel hub bearing before
start of each planting season.
3) Disk scrapers should be properly adjusted.
4) Check for the proper air pressure in the implement tires. 295/75R
22.5 tire needs 70 psi.
5) Check all chain idlers for proper adjustment. Check that each idler
is taking up excess chain slack. To adjust the chain in the drive
axle tube loosen jam nut on top of axle tube and screw adjusting
stud in to tighten and retighten jam nut.
(1/4 deflection per foot between shaft centers vertical drive)
(1/2 deflection per foot between shaft centers horizontal drive)
(All drives with more than 3 feet between shaft centers should be
adjusted to 1/4 deflection per foot between shaft centers).


Transport locks should always be used. This will prevent damage to the
drill and possible personal injury should hydraulic failure occur. Always
disengage the lockout hub before transporting the drill


1) Attach the drill to the tractor. Raise the drill fully and hold the hydraulic
lever in the detent for 30 seconds, to remove all air from the cylinders.
The rephasing procedure should be done several times a day.
2) Remove the transport locks.

3) Lower the drill and fully retract the lift cylinders At this point the drill
box lid and tongue should parallel to the ground, if not raise or lower the
draw bar clevis until the drill lid is level.
4) Check the seed cups for any foreign objects. Loosen wing nut on seed
rate handle and open the seed cups to 100% on the brass plate. Move
handle back until the edge of the seed flute is flush with the seam in the
center of the seed cup housing. This is 50%, now loosen the screws on
the brass plate to read 50 at the mark in the center of the seed rate
handle. If a individual cup is not even, loosen the bolts holding the cup
to the bottom of the seed box and adjust seed cup housing as needed.

5. Lower the drill until the coulters are 1 inch from the ground. Measure
the height of the coulter mounting tube from the ground to bottom of
tube at both ends of the drill. Use the eyebolts on the gauge wheel
cylinders to level the drill.

6) Each feed cup is equipped with a four-position adjustment handle.

The highest position is for wheat and other small grain.
The second is for soybeans and other large grain.
The third is used if the seed is cracking in the second position.
The bottom position is for clean out.
DO NOT OPEN the seed cup handle to the bottom position with seed in the
box unless complete clean out is desired. Changing this handle will not
change the seeding rate.
NOTE: When storing after drilling season it is best to place the handle in
the bottom position to prevent damage from mice.

7) Locate the desired seeding rate for the type of seed on the chart in the
owner manual or on the lid of drill.
Set the drive type for the seed and rate desired.
Loosen wing nut on seed rate adjustment handle and move
handle past the correct setting and return to that setting.
Check seeding rate by using the calibration procedure outlined
in owners manual or on the seed rate chart of drill lid.
8) Heavy duty down pressure springs are standard equipment. The W
spring adjustment clips should be placed in the bottom hole. The W
clips can be raised one hole in the wheel tracks in extreme conditions.
NOTE: If the W clips are raised this will create upward force that will
actual take away weight from the coulters, and poor coulter and opener
penetration will result.

9) The depth of each opener is controlled by press wheel "T" handle..

Varying the height of the press wheel changes the seeding depth of the
opener. Moving the T handle towards the front of the drill will
shallow the depth. Moving the "T" handle towards the rear of the
opener will increase the depth. A starting point is to place the T
handle in center.

10) With the drill in raised position adjust the drive clutch so that the
jaws are fully disengaged When the drill is lowered to planting position
the jaws of clutch should be fully engaged. Refer to owners manual for
correct adjustment instructions.

1) SET COULTER DEPTH: Pull ahead at field speed and adjust the coulter
depth. The depth adjustment knob located just to the left of the gearbox
adjusts the coulter depth.

2). CHECK FOR ADEQUATE WEIGHT: Look at the slot on the gauge
wheel arm if the cylinder pin is in the bottom of the slot adding weight to
the unit will not aid in penetration. But if the cylinders are fully retracted
and the cylinder pin is not in the bottom of the slot then you need to add
DO NOT readjust the coulter shanks, as lowering the coulter shanks
will not increase coulter penetration.

A. COULTER SPRING SETTING: The coulter springs are

preloaded to 10" this gives them a preload of 400 to 450 lbs. The
springs may be shortened to 9 inches to increase the preload to
525lbs. NOTE this is not recommended in rocky areas.

3). SPRING TENSION ON THE OPENERS: The W clips on the opener

spring rods should be in the lowest hole. This is the correct location in all
conditions. The W clips can be raised one hole in the wheel tracks only if
penetration is not adequate.

4). SEED DEPTH: All of the openers T handles should be set the same
(about mid range) when starting. Check seed depth by digging down to the
seed, adjust to desired depth by moving the T handle. The openers in the
wheel tracks may need to be one hole deeper because of soil compaction.

1) COIL TINE HARROW: The coil tine is available as optional equipment
that will pull residue over the seed and help in reducing soil crusting.
Adjust the harrow for no-till by raising the front bar to run 1 inch to 1
inches higher than the rear bar. The front set of teeth should be set to run
flatter than the rear bar.

2) SEED-LOK: The Seed-Lok allows the drill to provide unmatched seed to

soil contact. In extremely wet conditions Seed-Lok may need to be
locked up to minimize opener plugging. In these conditions seed to soil
contact is easy achieve and Seed-Lok is not needed.

3) FERTILIZER: The fertilizer is directly related to ground speed and is not

controlled by the grain box speed setting. Application rate is adjusted by
turning adjustment knob on the back of the fertilizer tray. This controls
the size of the fertilizer outlet. The application rates for dry granular
fertilizer can depend on many factors including type, density and relative
humidity. (See manual for density conversion chart)

4) SMALL SEEDS: The small seeds attachment is designed to meter

various small seeds. It is driven independently of the main seed box and
is not affected by the main drive type l. The seeding rate is controlled by
the size of the cup opening. The adjustment handle is located on the rear
of the box. The seeding rate is given in the owners manual or the seed
box lid.