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4.7 Adjustments pag.19


INDEX 4.7.1 Choice of distributors rolls pag.19
4.7.2 Position of closing plate pag.20
SECTION 1 : Description and main characteristics 4.7.3 Adjust. sowing depth pag.20
4.7.4 Adjust. Pressure on the soil pag.20
1.1 Introduction pag.3 4.8 Row marker device pag.20
1.1.1 Subjects that read the manual pag.3 4.8.1 Adjust. row marker pag.21
1.2 Warranty pag.3 4.8.2 Row marker at hydraulic control pag.22
1.2.1 Exclusion of warranty pag.4 4.9 Regulation of seed drill pag.22
1.3 Identification pag.4 4.9.1 Adjust. rear power harrow pag.22
1.4 Descrip. & employment of the 4.9.2 Adjust. of hoes pag.22
machine pag.4 4.10 Protection against obstruction pag.23
1.5 Unexpected use of the machine pag.4 4.11 Seeds level in the hopper pag.23
1.6 Sound level pag.5 4.12 Divis. inside hopper pag.23
1.7 Technical details pag.7 4.13 Unloading seeds from the hopper pag.23
4.14 During working phase pag.24
SECTION 2 : Safety and prevention 4.15 Divis. Inside the hopper “Kombi” pag.24
2.1 Safety pag.8 4.16 Sowing test pag.24
2.1.1 Terminology used pag.8 4.16.1 Table wheel tours for testing pag.25
2.1.2 General safety rules pag.9 4.16.2 Table sowing index pag.25
2.2 Safety signals pag.12 4.17 Counter hectares pag.25
2.3 Clothes pag.14 4.18 Use rules pag.25
2.4 Ecology and pollution pag.14
SECTION 5 : Maintenance
SECTION 3 : Transport and moving 5.1 Maintenance pag.27
3.1 Transport and moving pag.15 5.1.1 After the first 8 working hours pag.27
3.1.1 General warning pag.15 5.1.2 Every 8 working hours pag.27
5.1.3 Each 50 working hours pag.27
SECTION 4 : Instruction for the use 5.1.4 Each 400 working hours pag.27
4.1 before the use pag.17 5.2 Setting at rest pag.28
4.1.1 working position pag.17
4.2 Connection of seed drill pag.17 SECTION 6 : Spare parts
4.3 Predisposition of the machine 6.0 Spare parts pag.29
for sowing pag.17
4.4 gear speed pag.17 • Customer’s remark
4.5 Distribution adjustment pag.18 • Sowing table
4.6 Adjustment distance between
the rows pag.18

Deatils mentioned on the machine identification plate

Machine model

Serial number

Production year

Machine weight

MASCAR S.p.A.
Via Roma, 82 – 36400 Grumolo delle Abbadesse (Vicenza) Italy
Tel. +39 0444 380180 – Fax +39 0444 583831 - 380185
E-mail : info@mascar.it www.mascar.it

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Workshop authorised by MASCAR, where to


address for further assistance interventions
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SECTION 1

Description and main characteristics 1.2 WARRANTY

1.1 INTRODUCTION The Manufacturer grants its new product for a


period of 12 (twelve) months from the purchase
date.
in this manual are mentioned the information, Verify at the delivery time that any damage
the instruction and everything may be happens to the machine, during the transport and
considered necessary for knowing, the good that the fittings are integral and at complete.
use and the normal maintenance of the Further claims should be presented in written
mechanic seed drill «TEXAS », here below within 8 (eight) days from the reception of the
called also machine, produced by MASCAR machine.
Grumolo delle Abbadesse (Vicenza) Italy, here
called only Manufacturer.

Everything here mentioned has not to be


considered as a detailed explanation of the
different components and of the functioning, but
the user will find, what is normally useful to know
for the using in safety and for a good preservation
of the machine.
From the observance and the execution as
described in this manual, also with a carefully
maintenance, depends the right working, the
duration in the time and the exercise economy of
the same machine.
The not observance of what is described in this
manual, the operative carelessness, the wrong
use of the machine and the execution of
modifications not authorised by the Manufacturer,
can be cause of the warranty’s cancellation by
Manufacturer.

WARNING
Therefore, the Manufacturer declines every
responsibility for damages due to
carelessness and not observance as
described in the present manual.

DANGER
The present manual is integral part of the
machine and it must follows it always and in
it’s every moving or re-sale.
If it twill be damaged or lost, it is necessary to
ask immediately to the Manufacturer a copy,

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1.4 DESCRIPTION AND USE OF THE


1.2.1 EXCLUSION OF WARRANTY MACHINE

The warranty decays (in additional to what is The mechanic seed drill TEXAS produced by
mentioned in the sale contract): MASCAR, is a machine marked «CE» .
- Whether there should be a moving mistake The machine is manly composed of a carrier
due to the operator. frame, where are fitted the seed hopper and the
- Whether the damage should be caused for sowing devices.
not a right maintenance. If after reparations The machine is suitable to operate transported by
made by the user without the permission of a tractor, equipped with a lifting group and a
the Manufacturer or for the not original parts universal three point linkage.
assembly, the machine should have variations The mechanic seed drill is a machine to use only
and the damage should be due to these for agricultural works and for sowing on ground.
changes. It is suitable for cereals sowing:
- Whether the instructions haven’t been made wheat, barley, rye, oats, rise.
according to this manual. For thin seeds and forage:
rape, trefoil, medical grass, rye-grass.
Remain also excluded from the warranty damages For big seeds:
due to carelessness, negligence, bad use and not Soya, peas.
proper use of the machine. The seeds are distributed in the ground in
continuous way since are placed in the soil by
suffolk coulters, therefore not at single seed but
CAREFUL by a teethed roll per each row.
The removal of the safety devices, that the The quantities distributed are adjusted by a gear
machine is equipped with, will cause the system that brings the motion from the
automatic decline of warranty and the transmission wheel that it is placed in rotation for
responsibility of the Manufacturer. traction at soil.
Moreover the warranty declines if it has been Only an operator in the driving place of tractor is
used not original spare parts. able to do the different sowing operation.
The machine, or parts of it, if returned in
warranty, should be shipped with freight costs
at user’s charge. 1.5 NOT FORECAST USE OF THE
MACHINE

1.3 IDENTIFICTION
DANGER
Every machine is equipped with an identification The operator shall use the machine in
plate (12 fig.1), that it includes the following conformity as mentioned in this manual,
details: taking in consideration the rules of prevention
- «CE» marking for accident, use conditions and technical
- Name and address of the Manufacturer; characteristics of the same machine.
a) Machine model;
b) Serial number; EVERY OTHER USE OF THE MACHINE NOT
c) Year of production; FORECAST IN THIS MANUAL, RELIEVES THE
d) Weight in kilos. MANUFACTURER FROM EVERY
RESPONSIBILITY TO PERSONS, ANIMALS
The dates reported in the identification target of AND THINGS.
the machine must be written at page two of the
present manual and must be always mentioned
for further requests of spare parts and/or for 1.6 SOUND LEVEL
assistance interventions. The sound level has been obtained with a
machine in motion, empty and result the following
The machine is standard supplied with: levels:
- Use & maintenance manual;
- «CE» declaration; - Acoustic pressure LpAm (A)…...81 dB
- Acoustic power LwA (A)… ……97 dB

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ATTENTION
From the values obtained the machine
presents an high rumour. In the operative use
is compulsory, for the operator, the use of
protection devices soundproof, like headset or
properly plugs in order to avoid, also in the
time damages to the hearing.

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Fig.1 – Sight of the machine with its main groups

1) GEAR 8) BATCHER LEVER (SEED DISCHARGE)


2) TRANSMISSION WHEEL 9) SUFFOLK COULTERS
3) ROW MARKER 10) CONNECTION 1° AND 2° POINT
4) LOADING PLATE 11) CONNECTION 3° POINT
5) REAR POWER HARROW COVER-SEEDS 12) IDENTIFICATION PLATE
6) ADJUST. PRESSURE ON THE SOIL 13) HOPPER LOADING SEED
7) LEVER ADJUSTMENT DEPTH OF 14) INDICATOR SEEDS LEVELS
COULTERS

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1.7 TECHNICAL DETAILS

MODEL 2500 2500 K 3000 3000 K 4000

Working width (mt) 2.50 2.50 3.00 3.00 4.00

Min. distance between the rows (mm) 120 120 120 120 100

Distributors number 21 21+21 25 25+25 39

Normal planter weight (kg) 390 525 485 600 645

Capacity seed hopper (lt) 370 420 450 590 620

DIMENSIONS

Length «A» (cm) ~150/160 ~150/160 ~150/160 ~150/160 ~150/160

Width «B» (cm) 250 250 300 300 400

Height «C» (cm) ~135/143 ~135/143 ~135/143 ~135/143 ~135/143

Fig.2 – Transport dimensions of the machine

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SECTION 2 2.1.1 TERMINOLOGY USED


Here below are mentioned the explanations of
Safety and prevention figures and specific situations that can involve
directly the machine and/or persons in direct
contact with the machine.
2.1 SAFETY • USER : The user is the person or company
The operator should instruct the personnel on the that has purchased or rent the machine and
risks coming from accident, on devices that intend to use it only for the proper use.
predisposed for the safety of the operation and on The responsibility is in charge to the user and
the general rules accident prevention forecast to the persons that work with the machine.
from the directive of Country legislation machine’s • DANGER ZONE : Every kind of zone around
use. The operator safety is one of main care of and/or in proximity of the machine that can be
the manufacturer. During the production of a new a risk for the safety and the health of the
machine, are taken in consideration all the person.
possible danger situations and to adopt the right • EXPOSED PERSON: Whichever person who
protections. finds inner or partially in one dangerous zone.
• OPERATING: Description of the figures, in
general side, people in charge to install, to
DANGER
make to work, of regulating, ordinary service,
The Manufacturer declines every
to clean up, to carry out small repairs and to
responsibility for the not observance of the
carry out the operations of transport of one
safety rules and cautions forecast from the
machine.
Country legislation of machine’s use and as
forecast in the present manual. • PERSONAL SPECIALIZED: As such those
trained persons agree purposely and qualified
to carry out maintenance operations or repair
that demand a particular acquaintance of the
ATTENTION machine, of its operation, the emergencies,
Pay attention to this symbol where reported in the modalities of participation and that they
the manual. It shows a possible danger are in a position to recognizing the dangers
situation. deriving from the use of the machine and
THE DANGERS CAN BE OF THREE LEVELS: therefore they can be in a position to avoiding
them.
• AUTHORIZED CENTER ASSISTANCE: the
DANGER authorized centre of Assistance is the
The written «DANGER» shows the maximum structure, legal authorized from the
danger and shows that if the operation Manufacturing Company, that it has
described aren’t properly done, cause serious specialised and qualified staff to carry out all
lesions, dead or risks at long term for the the operations of attendance, maintenance
health. and repair, also of a sure complexity, than
they become necessary for the maintenance
of the machine in perfect efficiency

ATTENTION 2.1.2 GENERAL SAFETY RULES


the signal «ATTENTION» advise that if the
operation described aren’t properly done,
cause serious lesions, dead or risks at long
term for the health. WARNING
Not observance as described in “Section 2 -
Emergency and prevention” and the eventual
CAUTION modifications of the emergency devices you, will
this signal informs that the operation done, raise the Manufacturing Company from whichever
can cause damages to the machines and /or responsibility in case of incidents, damages or not
person. proper function of the machine
general warnings:

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- The user engages itself to entrust the seed


drill exclusively to qualified and trained staff.
ATTENTION
It is strictly forbidden to set in action or to
- The user is held to take to all the measures
make to set in action the machine from who
necessary in order to avoid that not
hasn’t read and assimilated what is reported in
authorized persons have approached the
this manual, let alone from not competent
machine.
personal or in well conditions of health and
- The personal must compulsorily observe
not provided of adequate driver’s licence.
brought back how is mentioned in the present
manual and to adhere itself to the accident-
prevention rules generates previewed them - Pay attention to the danger signals mentioned
from the legislation of the country of machine in this manual and on the machine.
use. - Before set in action the machine, control the
- The user engages itself to inform just perfect integrity of all the safeties of the
personal in way adapted on the application machine.
and the observance of the emergency - Before starting to work familiarise with the
prescription. To such aim it engages itself so control devices and their functions.
that anyone works with the machine knows - The zone where it is used the machine has to
the instructions for the use and the take in consideration like “danger zone”
prescription of safeties in force. above all for persons not trained to the use of
- The user must inform the Manufacturer in the same. Before starting control that around
case rising defects or not well functions of the the working area there aren’t persons or
accident-prevention systems, let alone every animals.
situation of presumed danger. - When a person “is exposed”, that is he finds
- The personal must always use means of herself in “dangerous zone”, the operator
protection previewed from local legislation must immediately take part arresting the
and to follow the present manual. machine and eventually removing the person
- The personal must follow all the dangers in issue.
indications and caution applied to the - During the working phase the user must be in
machine. the driving place inside the tractor in order to
- The personal doesn’t have to execute of own avoid accidental fall and for having under
initiative operations or interventions that are of control the whole machine. If it will be
its competence. necessary he can operate in every moment
- The personal has the obligation to signal to and necessity.
who competence problem or dangerous - It is strictly forbidden stay with the machine in
situation that can rise. proximity or under: terraces, balconies, barns,
- The personal in training must be always and platforms of whichever kind, is reachable
followed from expert people. from persons and/or animals.
- The mechanic seed drill “TEXAS” have been
manufactured in conformity to the technical
specifications and offers a sure function if
properly used.
- The installation of not original parts or further
modifications can change the characteristics
of the machine therefore without granting the
properly function.
- Therefore the Manufacturer declines every
kind of responsibility for all the damages that
can rise due to the installation of not original
parts.
- The machine must be only used for the
employment for which it has been planned.
The machine can be put in function with the Fig. 3 – DANGER ZONE
disassembled protections.

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During the machine function is strictly All the operations of maintenance, adjustment
forbidden to approach your body near the and working must be done with the machine
mechanic devices in movement. rested on the standing feet, switch off tractor
and well blocked.
- It is absolutely forbidden the transport of - The application of equipment to the tractor
persons or animals in the machine and in the involves a different distribution of weights on
tractor. the tractor’s axles. Therefore it is suggested
- It is absolutely forbidden to leave the driving to add ballasts in the front part of tractor in
place with the tractor switch on. order to balance the weights on the axles.
- It is absolutely forbidden to remove or tamper Verify the compatibility of tractor’s
with the safety devices. Wear proper clothes. performances with the weight that the
- Absolutely avoid wearing dresses or borders machine transfers to the three point linkage.
that in some way could be entangled in In case of dubious contact the tractor’s
motion in rotary parts and organs. Manufacturer.
- Before to put in function the tractor and the - It is very important to keep present that a well
machine, control the whole integrity of all the control on the road and a good braking
safeties for transport and use. system can be affected also for the presence
- It is absolutely forbidden to be between the of carried or trailed equipment.
tractor and the machine (fig. 3) with the motor - In turn, pay attention to the force centrifuge
switch on, let alone without to have set in exercised in various positions, of the centre of
action the parking brake and to have inserted, gravity, with and without the equipment
under the wheels, a stock of blocking of capacity.
adapted dimensions. - Connect the equipment as forecast to a
- Before to leave the tractor, low the equipment tractor with proper power and configuration by
coupled to the lifter group, switch off the the lifter according to the rules.
motor, insert the parking brake and remove - Pay the maximum attention in phase of
the key of ignition from controls board, make coupling and release of the equipment.
sure that nobody can approach the - Respect the maximum weight forecast on the
chemistries substances. axle, the total mobile weight, the rules for
- Before putting in function the equipment verify transport and road.
around to the machine, that aren’t persons - Further fittings for transport must be equipped
especially kids, or domestic animals and to of signals and proper protection.
have however an optimal visibility. - For the transport phase, ad just and fix the
- The movements outside of working zone must chains of lifting side harms of tractor; control
be done with the equipment in transport that the seeds and fertiliser cover of tanks is
position. well closed; put in block position the control
- Before to put in function the machine control lever of hydraulic cylinder.
that the standing feet are removed from the
bottom and that the seed drill has been
correctly assembled and adjusted; control that
CAUTION
all the parts subjected to wear are in good
Periodically control the hooking and the seal
conditions.
of screws and nuts eventually tighten them.
- Always keep out from kids the oils and
For this operation it is necessary to use a
greases.
dynamometric key respecting the following couple
- Always carefully read warnings and cautions
values of tightening:
indicated in the boxes.
- Avoid the contact with the skin of dangerous
class
substances.
Ø 8.8 10.9
- After to have used these substances carefully
wash you well.
- The machine can transport chemicals • M4 3.0 4.4
substances, therefore not avoid to persons, • M5 5.9 8.7
kids and domestic animals to be near the • M6 10 15
machine. • M8 25 36
- Nobody can be near the boxes containing • M 10 49 72
chemicals substances, let alone to open them • M 12 85 125
when the seed drill is in function. • M 14 135 200
• M 16 210 310

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• M 18 300 430
• M 20 425 610

- In the operations of assemble, maintenance,


cleaning etc…. with the seed drill lifted, put
like caution proper supports to the equipment.
- The spare parts must correspond to the
exigency of Manufacturer. Use only original
spare parts.
- Before to connect or release the machine
from the three point linkage, lower and put in
block position the lifter control lever.

This manual for use instructions must be read,


memorised and preserved for all the life of the
machine.

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2.2 SAFETY SIGNALS ATTENTION


(PICTOGRAMS) All the signals positioned on one side of the
machine and showed in figure 4, are reported
The machine has been realised using all the exactly in the same position also in the other
possible safety rules for the safeguard who work side.
with it.
In spite off the machine can present further risks it 1) Before to start working, read carefully the
means the risks that hasn’t be possible eliminate instruction manual.
completely for the specificity of working or for 2) Before to do cleaning and maintenance
some employ conditions. intervention, stop the machine and read the
These potential risks are marked in the machine manual.
with labels (pictograms), which sign the different 3) Danger of crushing. In phase of
situations of insecurity and danger in essential maintenance or opening keep the safety
form. distance from the machine and use the safety
support forecast.
4) Danger of fall. Don’t go up in the machine.
5) Danger of tramping. Stay far away from the
ATTENTION devices in movement.
Preserve the label cleaned and replace them
6) Danger of crushing in closing phase. Stay
immediately if are damaged or removed.
faraway from the machine.
Referring to figure 4 read carefully as reported
INDICATION SIGNALS
here below.
7) Hooking point for lifting .
8) Greasing point.

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Fig. 4 – Safety signals and their position in the machine.

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2.3 CLOTHING

ATTENTION
- Use suitable clothing. Avoid wearing ties, long
and flitting clothes; they could stay entangled
in the rotating parts. Long hairs must be put
up.
- During the operations of maintenance and
repair it is obligatory to use clothes protected
like gloves anti-cut, shoes anti-slide and
anti-crushing.

2.4 ECOLOGY AND POLLUTION

ATTENTION

- To paragraph "1,6 Sound level" is brought


back the values of the aerial noise finds to
you on the machine. The user has the
responsibility to opportunely inform the staff
assigned on the dangers deriving from the
noise and is held to the respect of the
enforced national norms in matter.
However if the level of noise result high,
with the machine in job advanced to
admitted from the relative norms, it is
obligatory to protect itself to use
caps of protection.

- Respect the laws in force in the Country in


which the machine is used and to the draining
of the products employed for the cleaning and
the maintenance of the machine let alone to
observe as much as recommends the
producer of such products.
- Dispose further special wastes through the
specific Companies authorised to do this in
order that they give a receipt.
- Dispose further package residuals of the
machine in the proper boxes for the
differentiated wastes.
- In case of scrapping of the machine respect
the rules antipollution forecast in the Country
paying attention to the lubricants and to the
electrics and electronics components
(batteries and condensers).

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SECTION 3

Transport and movement

3.1 TRANSPORT AND MOVEMENT

3.1.1 GENERAL WARNINGS

CAUTION
If the machine is not homologated for going
on the public roads, it is necessary to respect
the rules of Highway Code in force in the
Country on which the machine is used.

DANGER Fig.5 – LIFTING POINTS


The unloading operations, lifting and
movements of the machine must be done by Don’t twist or knot the ropes and follow the
specialised persons. modality of use indicated from the
Manufacturer.
The user and his staff must read carefully the
instructions reported. The transport must be done with the empty
machine.
If it will be necessary to transport the machine on
The user is engaged so that his personal is a long distance, it can be loaded on trucks or on
equipped of proper protections (gloves, wagons.
protecting shoes, helmet, etc.) and of the
corrected equipments before proceeding to About this matter look «1.7 Technical data» for
the weight and dimensions. These last ones are
the operations of unloading, lifting and useful for controlling the possibility of passage
movement of the machine. under galleries or narrow passages. For lifting the
machine from the ground to loading level use a
Avoid that more operators can work at the crane of proper capacity hooking the machine to
same time on the same machine without the lifting points marked with the hooking symbol
coordination since this can cause situations at (Fig.4).
risk.

Control the dimensions and the weights of the


planters. Control that the ropes of lifting are CAUTION
equipped of a bell and a label reporting all the Before to proceed with the operations of
data of Manufacturer and the capacity is lifting, assure that the seed drill have been
clearly readable. completely empted.

Controls the ropes before to use them: they


don’t have damages, broken ropes or signs of DANGER
wearing. The zone which it agrees to load the machine,
must perfectly be in plan in order to avoid
possible movements of the loading.

Loading by crane. Make sure to have a crane


with suitable loading capacity for lifting the
machine. The hooking points for lifting are visible
and are marked with proper labels (Fig. 5). Lift

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the machine with care and move it slowly without level and that all the parts subjected at wear
sudden movements on the truck or on the wagon. are in efficiency.

DANGER DANGER
The operations of lifting and transport can be The operation of adjustment and preparation
very dangerous if don’t make with care: for working must be always done with the
put away persons not authorised; clear out the seed drill switch off and blocked.
transfer zone; verify the integrity and
suitability of the devices available; don’t touch
the loads hanged and stay at safety distance. 4.1.1 WORKING POSITION
During the transport the loads must be lifted
not over 20 cm from the soil.
Make sure that the zone where you are doing
the operation is free with a space for running DANGER
away in case of the load is going to fall. The With the machine in function, the operator
space where you need to load the machine must be sited in the driving place because
must be perfectly in plan for avoiding possible only in this position it is possible to interview
movement of loading. in correct way. Before to get out from the
driving place the operator must stop the seed
drill, and insert the stationary brake and
ATTENTION switch off the tractor.
One time transferred the machine on the track
or wagon make sure that is well blocked in the
position. 4.2 HOOKING OF SEED DRILL
The wheels must be blocked using proper
stumps. Fix the machine on the plan where it
is laid with ropes or chains well tight to the
anchor points and suitable to the weight of the DANGER
machine for blocking the movement. After to The hooking of seed drill to the tractor is san
have done the transport and before to release operation that can be dangerous. Pay
the machine from all the restraints, verify that attention to do the whole operation following
the position of the same cannot establish a the here above instructions.
danger.
Remove the ropes, the stumps and proceed For a correct connection between the seed drill
with the unloading with the same devices used and the tractor respect the following rules:
for the loading. - put the seed drill on the horizontal plan.
- Connect the seed drill to the three point
linkage of tractor.
SECTION 4 - Operate in the third point in order top put the
seed drill perpendicular to the soil. For putting
Instruction for the use the machine in plan it is possible to control the
index positioned on the right side (Fig.6)
- Adjust the tighteners of parallels of the three
point linkage in order that the side swings of
4.1 BEFORE THE USE seed drill respect the tractor don’t go over 2-3
cm.
- NOTE : The seed drill can be connected to
ATTENTION tractors with three point linkage of second
Before putting in function the machine, the category.
user must be sure that the operator have
redden memorised and understand all the
parts of this manual in particularly «Section 2
– Safety and prevention».
The operator must verify that the machine is in
order, that the lubricating oils are at the right

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(Fig. 8) that allows the installation of control group


also in the right side.

Fig. 6 – SEED DRILL IN PLAN

4.3 PREDISPOSITION OF THE


MACHINE FOR SOWING

The quantity of seed distributed per hectare is


determined from the following variations: Fig. 8 – DOUBLE TRANSMISSION
- position of the speed gear
- number of control pinion teeth This can allows obtaining a constant distribution
- opening degree of regulator row distance also in case that the machine is used on soils not
regular, with presence of holes or on courses
4.4 SPEED GEAR where the inner wheel at bend make a lower run
in comparison to the outer one.
The left wheel is a tractor wheel that assures the
motion of gear box and of distributors groups of
seed. From the wheel axle the movement arrives 4.5 DISTRIBUTION ADJUSTMENT
to a pinion and from this to the speed gear at 60 (Fig. 9)
positions. The adjustment of gear can be done
with the lever (Fig. 7).
The lever of distribution adjustment is positioned
on the right side of the machine and operates on
the graded sector with 10 positions according to
the seed type that it is used and it necessary to
open more or less the distribution. Additionally to
the maximum open we have the possibility to do
the discharging of seeds from the hopper.
The right position of lever is mentioned in the
index of sowing table.

Fig. 7 – ADJUSTMENT OF GEAR

At request it is possible to fit the double


transmission (standard in the model Texas 3000)

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Fig. 9 – REGULATOR DISTRIBUTOR Fig. 10 – REGOLAZIONE DISTANZA FILE

4.6 ADJUSTMENT BETWEEN THE


ROWS

The distance between the rows is determined


from the number of suffolk coulters. When it is
necessary for particular requirements of sowing to
increase the distance between the rows, remove
some suffolk coulters operating in the following
way. (Fig. 10 - 11)

CAUTION
For the correct couple of tighten screws and
nuts look the table of tightening couples.
(bend moment) at pag. 9.
Fig. 11 – ADJUSTMENT ROWS DISTANCE
- Unscrew the nut(A) and release the stirrup (B)
of the lower bar; At the end of adjustment control that are opened
- release the telescopic pipe (C); only the distributor thin plate from where start the
- unscrew the nut (D) and release the upper telescopic pipes; all the others ones must be
fork (E) releasing the complete suffolk coulter. closed (Fig. 12):
One time obtained the number of suffolk coulters Example:
requested, it is necessary to put them at the same the thin plates in position (A) are opened.
distance operating in the following way: the thin plates in position (C) are closed.
(Fig. 10 - 11):
- slacken the nut(A) and slide the stirrup (B) on
the bar;
- slacken the nut (D) and slide the fork (E) on
the upper pipe in order to set the spiral with
the suffolk coulter;
- connect the telescopic pipe to the distributor
that result more aligned with the suffolk
coulter;
- block the nuts (A) and the screws (D).

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4.7.2 POSITION OF THIN PLATES OF


CLOSING (Fig. 14)

The thin plates of closing exit mouth of seed from


the hopper have three adjusting position:

Position «0»
It is the position on which the thin plate is
completely lowed and goes to close the exit
mouth of seed therefore excluding the distributor
roll where don’t arrive the seeds.

Position «1»
It is the position on which the thin plate is
positioned lifting it at the first click: it is ok for little
Fig. 12 – ADJUSTMENT THIN PLATES seeds because open partially the exit mouth of
DISTRIBUTORS seed.

Position «2»
4.7 ADJUSTMENTS It is the position of maximum open and it is ok for
normal and big seeds.
4.7.1 CHOICE OF DISTRIBUTORS
ROLLS (Fig. 13)

Before starting the sowing it is necessary to


choice the position of distributor roll on the basis
of seed dimension used. The machine is preset
for the distribution of normal and big seeds. In
case of small seeds, it is necessary to use the left
crown of distributor roll that has small teeth and to
release from sliding the right crown at big teeth.
For making this operation it is necessary to insert
the key in equipment (1) in the hole on the left
side of roll and to push to outer the sliding lock
(2).

Fig. 14 – POSITION OF THIN PLATES OF


CLOSING

4.7.3 ADJUSTMENT OF SOWING


DEPTH (Fig. 15)

For a good emergency of sprouts it is important to


put the seed in the right depth on the sowing bed.
The sowing depth is adjusted contemporaneously
for al the suffolk coulter by the handle (Fig. 15)
that allows to change the position of suffolk
coulters respect the soil, operating in the
compression of pressure springs, granting more
thrust to the suffolk coulters and therefore
Fig. 13 – CHOICE OF ROLLS DISTRIBUTORS automatically a fall more sowing depth in the soil.

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Fig. 15 – ADJUSTMENT OF SOWING DEPTH


Fig. 17 – ADJUSTMENT OF ROW MARKER
Turning the lever in clockwise you have a lowering
of suffolk coulters therefore an increase of sowing 4.8.1 ADJUSTMENT OF MECHANIC
depth. ROW MARKER (Fig. 17-18)
The harms of row marker are placed at the
4.7.4 ADJUSTMENT OF SOIL extremity of frame and are set from the driving
PRESSURE (Fig. 16) place by a central lever. The harms are of
telescopic type and therefore adjustable in length.
The pressure of Suffolk coulter on the soil depend For adjusting the row marker disc respect the axle
from the spring length (1), that is from the plug of the machine proceed in this way:
position (2). remove the bolts (1) (Fig. 17), extend or shorten
By the plug (2) in the higher position on have the the telescopic harm till to obtain the requested
maximum compression. length;
block the bolts (1).
For a correct length adjustment of harms look
Fig. 20 and the following rule:

L = D (N + 1) - C
2
where :

L = distance between the element and the row


marker
O = distance between the rows
N = number of elements in function
C = front carriage-way of tractor

Example:

Fig. 16 – ADJUSTMENT PRESSURE ON THE D = 131 mm


SOIL N = 19 elements
C = 1576 mm
4.8 ROW MARKER DEVICE
L = 131 (19 + 1) - 1576
2
The row marker is a device that marks a line of L = 2620 - 1576
reference that will run from the tractor. The row 2
marker in the run of going (Fig. 17) mark a line of L = 522 mm (distance of which must be adjusted
reference that will be done from the tractor (Fig. the row marker)
18) in order that the sowing results correct with
pre-defined distance.

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Fig. 18 – ADJUSTMENT HARMS

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4.9 SETTING OF SEED DRILL


ATTENTION
During the road movements, block with plugs In order to obtain a good result of sowing, is
(2 Fig.19) and split pin at click, the row marker essential that the preparation of soil, the position
harms and turn inner the overall of the of seed and the distribution of fertiliser are well
machine the row marker discs. done paying attention to the instructions
described.

4.9.1 ADJUSTMENT OF REAR


POWER HARROW AT SPRING (Fig. 21)

Fig. 19 – BLOCK OF ROW MARKER

4.8.2 ROW MARKER WITH


HYDRAULIC CONTROL
Fig. 21 – ADJUSTMENT OF REAR POWER
At request, it is possible to install an hydraulic HARROWS AT SPRING
device for controlling the row marker harms.
Practically through a jack connected to the The enter of power harrow in the soil is done
hydraulic distributor of tractor on have a lifting of a changing the springs length (1) through the plugs
row marker harm and the lowering of the other position (2) and (3) on one of different holes
one. (Fig. 20) available.

4.9.2 ADJUSTMENT OF WEEDING


HOE SHARE BRAKER TRACER
The weeding hoes are positioned in the same line
of tractor’s tyres. For adjusting the depth and the
position unscrew the screw (A) that lock the
weeding hoe to the frame; done the position
requested, re-lock by the same screw.

Fig. 20 – HYDRAULIC ROW MARKER

During the transport the seed drill assure that the


row markers are blocked with relative locks, and
the discs are turned towards inner.

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Fig. 22 – ADJUSTMENT OF WEEDING HOE Fig. 24 – SEED LEVEL INDICATOR


TRACER BRAKER
The level of seeds in the hopper can be controlled
4.10 PROTECTIONS AGAINST by the operator without dismantling from the
OBSTRUCTION OF SUFFOLK tractor: it is enough control the indicator position
(A - Fig. 24) respect to the relative index.
COULTERS
The protections are applied rear to the suffolk 4.12 SEPARATING INSIDE THE
coulters and has the purpose to avoid obstruction
in case of wrong manoeuvre for example in phase
HOPPER
of reverse with the seed drill laid on the soil on request, it is possible to install inside the seed
(Fig. 23) hopper additional bulkheads that are necessary
for:
- sowing in hill zones and with strong slopes in
order to avoid the excessive movement of
seed in the hopper.
- For keeping divided 2 or more seeds type in
case of seed mix and at alternate rows.

4.13 DISCHARGING OF SEEDS


FROM THE HOPPER (Fig. 25 – 26 – 27)

Fig. 23 – OBSTRUCTION PROTECTION


SUFFOLK COULTERS

4.11 SEEDS LEVEL IN THE HOPPER


(Fig. 24)

Fig. 25 – RELEASE OF LEVER LOCK

- For doing the discharging of seeds from the


hopper it is necessary :

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- to open the tank of seeds. - control sometime that the suffolk coulter aren’t
- To release the lever lock (1) from both sides covered of roots and vegetable residuals that
push the frame holder telescopic pipes in front can retain the seeds;
till to put the tank under the exit mouth of - control the cleaning of distributors; sometime
seed, move the lever of batcher over the the seeds bag containing foreign body that
minimum position (10) for discharging the can compromise the regular function.
seeds.
- at the end of the operation put again the 4.16 SOWING TESTS (Fig. 27 - 29)
frame and the tank in working position.
Before starting to sow it is suggested to do a
test with the machine stopped.
For making a precise sowing is good after to have
set the seed drill and verified that in the hopper
there aren’t foreign body. Make a test with the
machine stopped in order to control if the
quantities distributed correspond to the other ones
that you want to sow.
For doing this proceeds in this way:
- Lift the seed drill operating on the tractor’s
lifter.
- Apply the tank containing seeds under the
distributors (Fig. 27).
- Turn manually the wheel and make a tours
number forecast from the table “sowing test”
for the seed drill type in test (Fig. 29)
Fig. 26 – BATCHER LEVER - Weigh the seed quantity harvested in tank
and multiply per 100. The value obtained
gives the quantity per Kg/hectare and must
corresponds to the other one mentioned in the
tables “sowing index”.

Fig. 27 – TANK SEED

4.15 DURING THE WORKING Fig. 29 – SOWING TEST

The seed drill is studied for allowing an high 4.16.1 TOURS WHEEL TABLE
sowing speed. It is important to remember that FOR SOWING TEST
changing the speed of tractor doesn’t change the
seed quantity distributed per hectare. For a good This table supply the tours number that the driving
work respect the following rules: wheel of seed drill must do for making a sowing
- keep the hydraulic lifting in the lower position. test at stop machine.

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This tours number is relative to the working


characteristics of seed drill: it is coming in function
of the working length and of the tyre type used.

Machine 2500 3000 4000


Tyres 5.00 - 15 5.00 - 15 5.00 - 15
Working
2.50 3.00 4.00
width
Wheel tours 20 17 12.5
Coefficients
counter 3.956 4.747 6.329
hectares

Table sowing test with stopped machine.


FIG. 30 – MECHANIC COUNTER HECTARES
4.16.2 TABLES SOWING INDEX

The tables supply the quantities of seed For the counter hectares at direct reading *(Fig.
distributed per hectare according to the seed type, 31), the value indicated from the device supply
to the position of thin plates and the position of the direct value of the hectares sowed.
dosage lever (batcher). • OPTIONAL
It is important to remember that the tables have
indicative value because for one same seed type
the quantity distributed can have changes
according to the specific weight, the humidity, the
quality and the calibration of seed used.
The index sowing tables are included in the
final part of this manual.

4.17 COUNTER HECTARE

At request, the seed drills can be equipped with a


counter hectare device (Fig. 30) that allows
controlling the soil sowed. This value is
obtained multiplying the number that on read in
the counter hectare for a coefficient that is
reported in the table «TOURS WHEEL TABLE
FOR SOWING TEST». This coefficient is in
relation to the wheel diameter and from the teeth FIG. 31 – COUNTER HECTARES AT DIRECT
number of driving pinion. READING*
Therefore it is necessary to keep present these
matters when on find the coefficient counters 4.18 RULES FOR THE USE
hectares of table. The correct use of the machine, respecting
Example of calculation of sowed soil: determined parameters grants a long life of it.
- On have a seed drill in standard version with For this matter we list here below some rules to
wheels of 5.00 – 15, pinion at 16 teeth, with a follow.
working width of 2.50 m. -
- The coefficient that on find from the table is
3.956
- The number that on read in the counter
hectares will be for example 1320.

The soil sowed will be :


1320 x 3.956 = 5221 mq

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- FIG. 32 – GEAR DIRECTION


- While sowing neither make any curve nor
drive backwards. (Fig. 32)
- Always lift the machine for changing direction
and backwards.
- Never push the tractor at maximum rpm.
- The tractor speed with the device in working
cannot go over 8 – 12 Km/hour in order to
avoid breaking or damages.
- Don’t lower the machine when the tractor run
in order to avoid blockage of suffolk coulters
and for the same reason it is suggest the
backwards with the seed drill laid on the soil.
- Pay attention during the filling up of seed
tanks, of fertilisers that don’t go foreign
body (twines, paper , etc.)

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After the use wash your hands. Manage the


SECTION 5 oils used in conformity with the rules anti-
pollution.

Maintenance 5.1.1 AFTER THE FIRST 8 WORKING


HOURS
5.1 MAINTENANCE After the first 8 working hours verify:
Here below are described the different operations - Control the general conditions of the machine.
of ordinary maintenance. - The tightening of all the screws and nuts
It is necessary to remember that the lower cost of (par. 2.1.2).
exercise and a long life of seed drill depend from - The lubrication of transmission components.
the observance of these rules.
If the maintenance operations are done with 5.1.2 EVERY 8 WORKING HOURS
care, the advantage will be only for the user
because at the re-starting of working he will
- Control the general conditions of the machine.
find a machine in well conditions.
- Make a complete operation of greasing of all
The intervention times reported in this manual the marked points with the label “greaser” and
have informative character and are relative to of the points subjected to worn.
normal working conditions that in any case can
change according to the kind of use, environment Often repeat the following controls to do in any
more or less dusty, season matters etc. case obligatory at the beginning of every season:
In hard working conditions the intervention of - Verify the tightening of all the nuts and screws
maintenance must increased. (par. 2.1.2).

5.1.3 EVERY 50 WORKING HOURS


ATTENTION Control every 50 working hours or also often the
Before to proceed with every operation, make oil level of gear box by the inspection window
sure that the machine is on plan and blocked (1 - Fig. 33).
with proper stumps under the wheels.
5.1.4 EVERY 400 WORKING HOURS
Every 400 working hours replace it with oil Agip
CAUTION OSO 32 type in quantity of Kg. 1,00 (2 – Fig.33)
The greasing points on the machine are
indicated with the label «greaser» (pag. 11
Fig.4). Before to inject lubricating grease
through the greasers, it is necessary to clean
with care the connections greasers for
avoiding that mud, dusty or foreign body go
with grease decreasing or dissolving the
lubrication system.
Don’t put a lot of lubricating grease in the
greasers. The introduction in the greasing
points of a big grease quantity with high
pressure can damage the bearings
protections. Do this operation carefully. Pass
with anti-rust the zones eventually scraped.

DANGER Fig. 33 – CONTROL OIL GEAR


Keep lubrications, oils, solvents and paints
out from kids. Carefully read the warnings and
5.2 REST OF THE MACHINE
cautions indicated on the boxes of liquids
used. At the end of the season or in case of long rest of
the machine, it is necessary:

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- Make sure that the product inside the


machine has been completely discharged.
Place the machine on a suitable surface and
in plan.
- Place suitable blocks under the wheels of the
machine and assure that all the present
protections are in proper position.
- Wash carefully the machine.
- Make a control and eventually replace all the
parts damaged and worn.
- Lock the screws and nuts.
- Make a proper lubrication of every point
forecast included chains.
- Pass with anti-rust the zones spoiled and
scraped.
- Protect the machine in dry and repaired
places.

If these operations are done with care, the


advantage will be only for the user because at the
beginning of working will have a device in optimal
conditions. In case of pulling down of the
machine, follow the rules anti-pollution; dispose
the lubrications and the elements in function of
their differentiated function.

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SECTION 6

Spare parts

6.0 SPARE PARTS


All the components of the seed drill, can be
requested to the Manufacturer specifying:
- Machine model.
- Serial number of the machine.
- Year of production. Code of the part
requested (codes of spare parts are
mentioned in the spare parts book),
description of part and quantity.
- Transport device. In case that this voice
isn’t specified, the Manufacturer that always
takes in consideration this important point isn’t
responsible in case of delays of shipment due
to force majeure. The freight costs are
always at your charge. The goods is always
sold EX-WORKS our Company.
- The Manufacturer is always at your complete
disposal for every kind of commercial and
technical request you may have.

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SEED WHEAT OATS


SPECIFIC WEIGHT 0,85 0,55
POSITION THIN PLATES 2 1
DISTRIBUTOR ROLL BIG BIG
BATCHER POSITION 2 3
ROW DISTANCE 120 131 147 158 166 176 120 131 147 158 166 176
0
5 45 41 36 34 32 30 30 27 24 23 21 20
8 70 63 56 53 50 46 40 36 32 30 28 26
10 93 84 72 70 66 62 50 45 40 38 35 33
QUANTITY ( Kg / ha )

13 117 105 94 89 83 78 65 58 52 49 43 43
GEAR POSITION

16 152 137 123 116 108 101 80 72 65 60 57 53


20 198 179 160 151 141 132 100 90 81 76 71 66
23 235 212 190 179 167 156 120 108 97 91 86 80
26 260 235 210 198 185 173 135 122 109 102 96 90
30 305 276 246 232 217 203 165 149 133 126 118 110
33 335 303 271 255 239 223 180 163 146 137 128 120
36 370 334 299 282 264 246 205 185 166 156 146 136
40 425 384 344 323 303 283 235 213 190 176 168 156
43 465 420 376 354 332 310 255 231 206 194 182 170
46 505 456 408 384 360 336 285 258 231 217 203 190
50 570 516 461 434 407 380 325 294 263 247 232 217
55 670 606 542 510 478 446 390 352 315 297 278 260
60 820 741 664 624 585 546 470 425 380 358 335 313

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SEED RYE RAPE


SPECIFIC WEIGHT 0,72 0,66
POSITION THIN PLATES 1 1
DISTRIBUTOR ROLL BIG LITTLE
BATCHER POSITION 2 1
ROW DISTANCE 120 131 147 158 166 176 120 131 147 158 166 176
0
5 50 45 40 38 35 33 3 2,7 2,4 2,2 2 1,8
8 65 58 52 49 46 43 5 4,5 4 3,8 3,5 3,2
10 78 70 63 59 55 52 7 6 5,5 5 4,7 4,4
QUANTITY( Kg / ha )

13 105 95 85 80 75 70 10 9 8 7,5 7 6,5


GEAR POSITION

16 125 113 101 95 89 83 13 12 11 10 9 8,5


20 160 144 129 122 114 106 17 15 14 13 12 11
23 195 176 157 148 139 130 20 18 16 15 14 13
26 215 194 174 164 154 143 23 21 19 17 16 15
30 255 230 206 194 182 170 26 23 21 20 19 18
33 285 258 230 217 203 194 29 26 23 21 20 19
36 310 280 251 236 221 206 33 30 27 25 23 22
40 360 326 291 274 254 240 38 34 31 29 27 25
43 390 352 315 297 278 260 42 38 34 32 30 28
46 430 389 348 327 307 286 46 42 37 35 33 31
50 490 443 396 373 350 326 51 46 41 38 36 34
55 575 520 465 438 410 383 59 53 48 45 42 39
60 700 633 566 533 500 466 68 61 55 51 48 45

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SEED BARLEY RYE-GRASS


SPECIFIC WEIGHT 0,85 0,55
POSITION THIN PLATES 2 1
DISTRIBUTOR ROLL BIG BIG
BATCHER POSITION 2 3
ROW DISTANCE 120 131 147 158 166 176 120 131 147 158 166 176
0
5 40 36 32 30 28 26 21 18 17 16 15 14
8 59 53 47 45 42 39 24 22 19 18 17 16
10 78 70 63 59 55 52 27 24 22 20 19 18
QUANTITY( Kg / ha )

13 95 86 77 72 68 63 35 32 28 26 25 24
GEAR POSITION

16 122 110 98 93 87 81 41 37 33 31 29 27
20 160 144 129 122 114 106 55 49 44 42 39 36
23 190 172 154 145 136 127 64 58 52 48 46 42
26 215 194 174 164 154 143 72 65 58 55 52 48
30 265 239 214 202 189 176 84 76 68 64 60 56
33 290 262 234 221 207 193 95 86 77 72 68 63
36 320 289 259 244 228 213 105 95 85 80 75 70
40 360 326 291 274 254 240 120 108 97 91 85 80
43 400 362 324 305 286 266 130 117 105 99 93 86
46 440 398 356 335 314 293 140 127 113 107 100 93
50 500 452 404 380 357 333 160 145 129 122 114 106
55 590 534 477 449 421 393 195 176 158 148 139 130
60 715 647 579 545 510 476 155 230 206 194 182 170

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SEED LINEN CARROTS


SPECIFIC WEIGHT 0,72 0,48
POSITION THIN PLATES 1 1
DISTRIBUTOR ROLL LITTLE LITTLE
BATCHER POSITION 1 2
ROW DISTANCE 131 158 176 200 400 500
0
5 4 3,5 3 2,5 1 0,8
8 5,5 4,5 4 3,5 1,6 1,3
10 7 6 5 4,5 2,4 1,9
QUANTITY( Kg / ha )

13 9 7,5 6,5 5,5 2,7 2,2


GEAR POSITION

16 11 9 8 7 3,1 2,5
20 13,5 11 10 9 3,9 3,1
23 18 15 13 12 4,3 3,5
26 21,5 18 16 14 5,1 4,1
30 24 20 18 16 6,3 5
33 26,5 22 19 17 6,7 5,4
36 30 25 22 19 7 5,6
40 32 27 23 21 8,6 6,9
43 35 29 26 23 9,4 7,6
46 40 33 29 26 10,2 8,2
50 47 39 34 31 11,4 9,2
55 58 49 43 38 13,7 11
60 70 61 55 50 15,7 12,7

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SEED ALFA ALFA ONION


SPECIFIC WEIGHT 0,83 0,57
POSITION THIN PLATES 1 1
DISTRIBUTOR ROLL LITTLE LITTLE
BATCHER POSITION 1 2
ROW DISTANCE 120 131 147 158 166 176 120 131 147 158 166 176
0
5 5 4,5 4 3,5 3 2,5 6 5,5 5 4,5 4 3,5
8 6,5 5,8 5,3 5 4,6 4,2 7 6 5,5 5 4,7 4,4
10 8 7,3 6,5 6 5,7 5,4 8 7 6,5 6 5,7 5,3
QUANTITY (Kg / ha )

13 11 10 9 8,3 7,8 7,3 10 9 8 7,5 7 6,5


GEAR POSITION

16 13 11 10 9,3 8,5 8 12 11 10 9,3 8,5 8


20 17 15 14 13 12 11 13 12 11 10 9 8,5
23 20 18 16 15 14 13 17 15 14 13 12 11
26 23 21 19 17,5 16,5 15,5 21 19 17 16 15 14
30 27 24 22 20 19 18 23 21 19 17 16 15
33 30 27 24 23 22 21 25 23 20 19 18 17
36 34 31 28 26 24 22 28 25 23 22 20 18
40 38 34 31 29 27 25 31 28 25 23 22 20
43 42 38 34 32 30 28 33 30 27 25 23 22
46 46 42 37 35 33 31 37 33 30 28 26 24
50 52 47 42 39 37 35 42 38 34 32 30 28
55 62 56 50 47 44 41 46 42 37 35 33 31
60 74 67 60 56 53 49 56 51 46 43 40 37

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SEED GREEN PEAS LITTLE SORGHUM SOYA


SPECIFIC WEIGHT 0,82 0,78 0,7
POSITION THIN PLATES 2 1 2
DISTRIBUTOR ROLL BIG BIG BIG
BATCHER POSITION 5 3 3
ROW DISTANCE 120 147 176 330 400 500 330 400 500 330 400 500
0
5 100 81 66 36 29 24 24 20 16 34 28 22
8 125 101 83 45 37 29 31 25 21 40 33 27
10 150 121 100 54 44 35 28 21 25 46 38 31
QUANTITY (Kg / ha )

13 200 162 133 72 59 47 47 39 31 63 52 42


GEAR POSITION

16 240 194 160 87 71 57 60 50 40 77 64 51


20 300 243 200 108 88 71 74 61 49 98 81 65
23 360 291 240 130 106 85 85 71 57 114 94 76
26 405 328 270 146 119 96 100 83 67 130 107 86
30 480 388 320 173 142 114 115 95 76 150 124 100
33 525 425 350 190 155 125 126 104 84 170 141 113
36 570 461 380 206 168 136 140 116 93 188 155 125
40 630 510 420 228 186 150 160 132 107 210 174 140
43 175 145 117 233 193 155
46 190 157 127 252 208 168
50 215 178 143 283 234 187
55 260 215 173 342 283 228
60 300 248 200 395 326 263

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ORDINARY TREATED SUGAR


SEED SORGHUM CHICORY BROAD BEAN
SUGAR BEETS BEET
SPECIFIC WEIGHT 0,7 0,45 0,35 0,4 0,8
POSITION THIN PLATES 1 1 1 1 2
DISTRIBUTOR ROLL BIG LITTLE LITTLE BIG BIG
BATCHER POSITION 2 1 2 3 5
ROW DISTANCE 330 400 500 400 500 400 500 400 500 250 330
0
5 14 11 9 0,9 0,7 7 5,5 12 9,5 40 20
8 20 16 13 1,5 1,2 10 8 17 14 48 30
10 26 21 17 2 1,6 13 10 22 18 55 34
QUANTITY (Kg / ha )

13 32 26 21 2,5 2 17 14 27 22 68 42
GEAR POSITION

16 39 32 26 3 2,4 21 17 33 26 85 53
20 48 40 32 3,5 2,8 26 21 42 34 105 65
23 58 48 38 4 3,2 31 25 48 38 123 76
26 65 54 43 5 4 36 29 53 43 140 87
30 75 62 50 6 4,8 41 33 60 48 165 102
33 85 70 57 6,5 5,2 47 38 67 54 185 115
36 90 74 60 7,5 6 52 42 74 60 203 126
40 105 87 70 8,5 6,8 58 47 83 67 225 139
43 115 95 77 9,5 7,7 9,5 7,7 61 49 245 152
46 125 103 83 10 8 68 55 98 79 265 164
50 145 120 97 11,5 9,2 74 59 108 87 300 186
55 170 140 113 14 11,3 14 11,3 90 72 355 220
60 205 169 137 17 13,7 105 85 152 123 420 260

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SEED MAISE RADISH SUNFLOWER


SPECIFIC WEIGHT 0,72 0,79 0,44
POSITION THIN PLATES 2 1 2
DISTRIBUTOR ROLL BIG LITTLE BIG
BATCHER POSITION 4 1 4
ROW DISTANCE 500 800 120 147 176 250 350 450 700
0
5 15 9 4 3 2,5 18 13 10 6,5
8 20 6,4 7,5 6 5 26 19 14,5 9,5
10 25 8 8,5 7 5,5 34 24 19 12
QUANTITY (Kg / ha )

13 31 10 11 9 7,5 45 32 25 16
GEAR POSITION

16 39 12 14,5 12 9,5 48 34 27 17
20 47 15 17,5 14 11,5 65 46 36 23
23 58 18 20,5 16,5 13,5 75 54 41 26
26 68 22 23,5 19 15,5 87 62 48 30
30 77 25 28,5 23 19 102 73 56 36
33 87 28 33 27 22 116 83 64 41
36 97 31 35 28 23 127 90 70 44
40 108 34 39 31 26 145 103 80 51
43 120 38 43 35 28 159 113 88 56
46 133 43 47 38 31 176 125 97 62
50 155 50 53 43 35 198 140 109 69
55 183 58 51 42 236 236 168 130 83
60 220 70 76 61 50 281 200 155 98

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«TEXAS» MECHANIC SEED DRILL

SEED GRANULAR FERTILISER


SPECIFIC WEIGHT 1
POSITION THIN PLATES 1
DISTRIBUTOR ROLL BIG
BATCHER POSITION 1
ROW DISTANCE 120 131 147 158 166 176
0
5 60 54 48 45 43 40
8 80 72 64 61 57 53
10 100 90 81 76 71 66
QUANTITY (Kg / ha )

13 136 123 110 103 97 87


GEAR POSITION

16 168 152 136 128 120 112


20 216 195 174 164 154 144
23 248 224 200 188 177 165
26 288 260 233 219 205 192
30 336 304 272 256 240 224
33 372 336 301 283 265 248
36 416 376 336 316 297 277
40 464 420 375 353 331 309
43 508 459 411 387 362 338
46 568 514 460 433 406 378
50 644 582 521 490 460 429
55 768 695 622 585 548 520
60 920 832 745 700 657 613

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