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Operators Manual

1205NT

End-Wheel, No-Till Drill

Manufacturing, Inc.
www.greatplainsmfg.com

Read the operators manual entirely. When you see this symbol, the subsequent
instructions and warnings are serious - follow without exception. Your life and
the lives of others depend on it!

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Illustrations may show optional equipment not supplied with standard unit.

Copyright 1999, 2012, 2015

Printed 06/23/2015

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Rev. A

Table of Contents
Important Safety Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Safety Decals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Description of Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Intended Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Models Covered. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Using This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Owner Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Preparation and Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Prestart Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Hitching Tractor to Drill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Hitch Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Hitch Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Hitching to Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Hydraulic Hose Hookup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Rephasing Cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Bleeding Hydraulics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Leveling Drill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Prestart Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Field Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Opener Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Marker Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Transporting with Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Coulter Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Coulter Depth Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Coulter Down Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Individual Coulter Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Opener Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Opener Down Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Opener Seeding Depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Disk Scraper Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Gauge Wheel Idler Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Seeding Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Select Drive Type. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Set Seed-Rate Handle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Position Feed-Cup Doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Check Seed Rate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Seed Rate Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Small Seeds Attachment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Small Seeds Attachment Seed Rate Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Fertilizer Meter Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Density Conversion Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Fertilizer Rate Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Marker Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Bleeding Marker Hydraulics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Dual Markers with Sequence Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39


Single/Dual Markers without Sequence
Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Folding Speed with Sequence Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Folding Speed with Needle Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Marker Disk Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Marker Width Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Seed Lok Lock Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Spring Tine Harrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Harrow Tine Angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Harrow Frame and Tine Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Harrow Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Maintenance and Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Folding Marker Breakaway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Feed Cup Drive Sprocket Bore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Drive Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Wheel Bearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Gauge Wheel Arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Coulter Hub Bearings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Grease Banks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Clutches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Clutch Linkage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Small Seeds Drive Sprocket Hanger
Bearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Small Seeds Feed Cup Drive Sprocket . . . . . . . . . . 52
Marker Link Arm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Marker Disk Bearings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Marker Hinge Points. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Fertilizer Tray Bearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Fertilizer Felt Barrier Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Specifications and Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Torque Values Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Tire Inflation Chart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Chain Routings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Hydraulic Schematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Seed Box Sprocket Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Seed Box Agitator Sprocket Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . .65
SGS Sprocket Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Fertilizer Sprocket Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Fertilizer with SGS Box Sprocket Configuration . . . . . . . .68
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Copyright 1999, 2012, 2015 All rights Reserved


Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc. provides this publication as is without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. While every precaution has been taken in the
preparation of this manual, Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc. assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. Neither is any liability assumed for damages resulting from
the use of the information contained herein. Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc. reserves the right to revise and improve its products as it sees fit. This publication describes
the state of this product at the time of its publication, and may not reflect the product in the future.
Great Plains Manufacturing, Incorporated Trademarks
The following are trademarks of Great Plains Mfg., Inc.: Application Systems, Ausherman, Land Pride, Great Plains
All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
Printed in the United States of America.

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Important Safety Information 1

Important Safety Information

Look for Safety Symbol


The SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL indicates there is
a potential hazard to personal safety involved and
extra safety precaution must be taken. When you
see this symbol, be alert and carefully read the
message that follows it. In addition to design and
configuration of equipment, hazard control and
accident prevention are dependent upon the
awareness, concern, prudence and proper training of personnel involved in the operation,
transport, maintenance and storage of
equipment.

Be Aware of Signal Words


Signal words designate a degree or level of hazard seriousness.
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or
serious injury. This signal word is limited to the
most extreme situations, typically for machine
components that, for functional purposes, cannot
be guarded.
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or
serious injury, and includes hazards that are exposed when guards are removed. It may also be
used to alert against unsafe practices.
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury. It may also be used to alert
against unsafe practices.

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Be Familiar with Safety Decals


Read and understand Safety Decals, page 4,

thoroughly.
Read all instructions noted on the decals.

Keep Riders Off Machinery


Riders obstruct the operators view. Riders could
be struck by foreign objects or thrown from the
machine.
Never allow children to operate equipment.
Keep all bystanders away from machine

during operation.

Shutdown and Storage


Lower drill, put tractor in park, turn off engine,

OFF

and remove the key.


Secure drill using blocks and supports pro-

vided.
Detach and store drill in an area where chil-

dren normally do not play.

Use Safety Lights and Devices


Slow-moving tractors and towed implements can
create a hazard when driven on public roads.
They are difficult to see, especially at night.
Use flashing warning lights and turn signals

whenever driving on public roads.


Use lights and devices provided with imple-

ment.

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Important Safety Information 3

Transport Machinery Safely


Maximum transport speed for implement is 20
mph. Some rough terrains require a slower
speed. Sudden braking can cause a towed load to
swerve and upset.
Do not exceed 20 mph. Never travel at a

speed which does not allow adequate control


of steering and stopping. Reduce speed if
towed load is not equipped with brakes.
Comply with state and local laws.
Do not tow an implement that, when fully

loaded, weighs more than 1.5 times the weight


of towing vehicle.
Carry reflectors or flags to mark drill in case of

breakdown on the road.


Keep clear of overhead power lines and other

obstructions when transporting. Refer to transport dimensions under Specifications and


Capacities, page 59.

Avoid High Pressure Fluids


Escaping fluid under pressure can penetrate the
skin, causing serious injury.
Avoid the hazard by relieving pressure before

disconnecting hydraulic lines.


Use a piece of paper or cardboard, NOT

BODY PARTS, to check for suspected leaks.


Wear protective gloves and safety glasses or

goggles when working with hydraulic systems.


If an accident occurs, see a doctor immedi-

ately. Any fluid injected into the skin must be


surgically removed within a few hours or gangrene may result.

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Practice Safe Maintenance


Understand procedure before doing work. Use

proper tools and equipment. Refer to this manual for additional information.
Work in a clean, dry area.

OFF

Lower the drill, put tractor in park, turn off

engine, and remove key before performing


maintenance.
Make sure all moving parts have stopped and

all system pressure is relieved.


Allow drill to cool completely.
Disconnect battery ground cable (-) before

servicing or adjusting electrical systems or


before welding on sprayer.
Inspect all parts. Make sure parts are in good

condition and installed properly.


Remove buildup of grease, oil or debris.
Remove all tools and unused parts from drill

before operation.

Prepare for Emergencies


Be prepared if a fire starts.
Keep a first aid kit and fire extinguisher handy.
Keep emergency numbers for doctor, ambu-

000
112
911
999

lance, hospital and fire department near


phone.

Wear Protective Equipment


Wear protective clothing and equipment.
Wear clothing and equipment appropriate for

the job. Avoid loose-fitting clothing.


Because prolonged exposure to loud noise

can cause hearing impairment or hearing loss,


wear suitable hearing protection such as earmuffs or earplugs.
Because operating equipment safely requires

your full attention, avoid wearing radio headphones while operating machinery.

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Important Safety Information 5

Handle Chemicals Properly


Agricultural chemicals can be dangerous. Improper use can seriously injure persons, animals,
plants, soil and property.
Read and follow chemical manufacturers

instructions.
Wear protective clothing.
Handle all chemicals with care.
Avoid inhaling smoke from any type of chemi-

cal fire.
Store or dispose of unused chemicals as

specified by chemical manufacturer.

Use A Safety Chain


Use a safety chain to help control drawn

machinery should it separate from tractor


drawbar.
Use a chain with a strength rating equal to or

greater than the gross weight of towed


machinery.
Attach chain to tractor drawbar support or

other specified anchor location. Allow only


enough slack in chain to permit turning.
Replace chain if any links or end fittings are

broken, stretched or damaged.


Do not use safety chain for towing.

Tire Safety
Tire changing can be dangerous and should be
performed by trained personnel using correct
tools and equipment.
When inflating tires, use a clip-on chuck and

extension hose long enough to you to stand


to one sidenot in front of or over tire assembly. Use a safety cage if available.
When removing and installing wheels, use

wheel-handling equipment
weight involved.

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Safety at All Times


Thoroughly read and understand the instructions
in this manual before operation. Read all instructions noted on the safety decals.
Be familiar with all drill functions.
Operate machinery from the drivers seat only.
Do not leave drill unattended with tractor

engine running.
Do not dismount a moving tractor. Dismount-

ing a moving tractor could cause serious injury


or death.
Do not stand between the tractor and drill

during hitching.
Keep hands, feet and clothing away from

power-driven parts.
Wear snug-fitting clothing to avoid entangle-

ment with moving parts.


Watch out for wires, trees, etc., raising drill.

Make sure all persons are clear of working


area.
Do not turn tractor too tightly, causing drill to

ride up on wheels. This could cause personal


injury or equipment damage.

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Important Safety Information 7

Safety Decals

When ordering new parts or components, also

Your implement comes equipped with all safety


decals in place. They were designed to help you
safely operate your implement.

To install new decals:

request corresponding safety decals.

1.

Clean the area on which the decal is to be


placed.

2.

Peel backing from decal. Press firmly on


surface, being careful not to cause air
bubbles under decal.

Read and follow decal directions.


Keep all safety decals clean and legible.
Replace all damaged or missing decals. Order

new decals from your Great Plains dealer.


Refer to this section for proper decal placement.

818-055C

14007

Slow Moving Vehicle Label

838-265C
Amber Reflectors
Reflector located on both ends; 4 reflectors total

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838-266C
Red Reflectors
Reflector located on both ends; 2 reflectors total

818-337C
Excessive Speed Hazard

14009

14002

818-398C
Falling Hazard

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Important Safety Information 9

818-437C
High Pressure Hazard

14002

818-518C
Moving Chain Hazard
Also found on Small Seeds Attachment

818-578C
High Pressure Hazard

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818-584C
Transport Hazard

818-587C
General Instructions

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14002

818-579C
Pinch Point Hazard
Decal on each optional marker

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818-580C
Crushing Hazard
14564

Decal on each optional marker

838-265C
Amber Reflector
14564

Reflector on each optional marker

838-267C
Daytime Reflector

14009

Reflector located on both ends; 2 reflectors total

838-467C

13734

Decal Underside of Lid, Small Seeds Box


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Introduction
Great Plains welcomes you to its growing family of
new product owners. This drill has been designed
with care and built by skilled workers using quality
materials. Proper setup, maintenance and safe
operating practices will help you get years of satisfactory use from the machine.

Description of Unit
The 1205NT Drill is a 12' grain drill of end wheel
design which couples Great Plains spring mounted coulter with a straight arm design of our solid
stand opener to achieve no-till drilling capabilities.
The end wheel design keeps the ground-working
components in line with the end wheels for accurate coulter depth and seed placement over
uneven terrain and allows the unit to follow field
curves without side-loading the openers.
Intended Usage
This machine is intended to be used primarily for
No-Till drilling. It can easily be adapted for conventional drilling applications.

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Using This Manual


This manual will familiarize you with safety, assembly, operation, adjustments, troubleshooting
and maintenance. Read this manual and follow
the recommendations to help ensure safe and efficient operation.
The information in this manual is current at printing. Some parts may change to assure top
performance.
Definitions
The following terms are used throughout this
manual.
Right-hand and left-hand as used in this manual
are determined by facing the direction the machine will travel while in use unless otherwise
stated.

A crucial point of information related to the preceding


topic. For safe and correct operation, read and follow
the directions provided before continuing.
NOTE: Useful information related to the preceding topic.

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Owner Assistance
If you need customer service or repair parts, contact a Great Plains dealer. They have trained
personnel, repair parts and equipment specially
designed for Great Plains products.
Your machines parts were specially designed and
should only be replaced with Great Plains parts.
Always use the serial and model number when ordering parts from your Great Plains dealer. The
serial-number plate is located as shown in Figure
1.
Record your drill model and serial number here for
quick reference:
Model Number:__________________________

Figure 1
Serial Number Plate

14566

Serial Number: ___________________________


Your Great Plains dealer wants you to be satisfied
with your new machine. If you do not understand
any part of this manual or are not satisfied with the
service received, please take the following
actions.
1. Discuss the matter with your dealership service manager. Make sure they are aware of
any problems so they can assist you.
2. If you are still unsatisfied, seek out the owner
or general manager of the dealership.
3. For further assistance write to:

Product Support
Great Plains Mfg. Inc., Service Department
PO Box 5060
Salina, KS 67402-5060

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Preparation and Setup


This section will help you prepare your tractor and
drill for use. Before going to the field, you must
hitch a tractor to the drill, hook up hydraulics and
check that hydraulics have been bled.

Prestart Checklist
1. Read and understand Important Safety Information, page 1.
2. Check that all working parts are moving freely, bolts are tight, and cotter pins are spread.
3. Check that all grease fittings are in place and
lubricated. Refer to Lubrication, page 49.
4. Check that all safety decals and reflectors are
correctly located and legible. Replace if damaged. See Safety Decals, page 7.
5. Inflate tires to pressure recommended and
tighten wheel bolts as specified. See Appendix, page 60.

Hitching Tractor to Drill


Crushing Hazard:
You may be severely injured or killed by being crushed
between the tractor and drill. Do not stand or place
any part of your body between drill and moving tractor. Stop tractor engine and set park brake before installing the hitch pin.
Hitch Assembly
1. See Figure 2. Insert upper hitch plate (1) into
clevis hitch (2) with a spacer tube (3) on each
side of ball swivel.
2. Bolt in place with 1 x 5 1/2 inch bolt (4), flat
washer (5) and nylock nut (6).

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Hitch Assembly

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Hitch Height
1. For proper field operation, drill tongue should
run level in field position. See Figure 3.
a. With drill in field position, adjust tongue
jack to level tongue.
b.

Measure tractor drawbar height to determine proper hitch height on drill.

c.

Attach hitch to tongue with two 3/4 x 6


inch bolts (1), lock washers (2) and nuts
(3).

NOTE: Mounting holes in drill hitch are offset so


hitch can be turned over and attached in three different positions, giving six different hitch heights.
NOTE: When hitching drill to a different tractor,
check for a difference in drawbar heights. If
heights are different, readjust accordingly.

Figure 3
Hitch Height

13940

Figure 4
Hitching to Tractor

13944

Figure 5
Jack Storage Position

13940

Hitching to Tractor
Refer to Figure 4.
1. Back tractor to drill. Using the screw jack, adjust drill tongue to get drawbar under upper
hitch plate (1).
2. Align rear hole in upper hitch plate with large
hole in drawbar. Place lower hitch plate (4)
under drawbar and attach to upper hitch plate
with two 5/8 x 4 inch bolts (5), flat washers (6)
and nylock nuts (7).
3. Bolt top upper hitch plate through hole in
drawbar to lower hitch plate with 1 x 5 1/2 inch
bolt (8), USS flat washer (3) and nylock nut
(2).
4. Securely attach safety chain to drill hitch with
a 3/4 x 2 1/4 inch bolt (10), safety washer (11),
lock washer (12) and nut (13). Then attach
chain to tractor drawbar.
5. Store jack on top of tongue as shown in Figure 5.

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Hydraulic Hose Hookup


High Pressure Fluid Hazard:
Only trained personnel should work on system
hydraulics!
Escaping fluid under pressure can have sufficient
pressure to penetrate the skin, causing serious injury.
Avoid the hazard by relieving pressure before disconnecting hydraulic lines. Use a piece of paper or cardboard, NOT BODY PARTS, to check for leaks. Wear
protective gloves and safety glasses or goggles when
working with hydraulic systems. If an accident occurs,
seek immediate medical attention from a physician
familiar with this type of injury.

Current Style Color Coded Hose Handles


Great Plains hydraulic hoses have color coded
handle grips to help you hook up hoses to your
tractor outlets. Hoses that go to the same remote
valve are marked with the same color.
Color

Hydraulic Function

Blue

Transport Lift Cylinders

Green

Marker Cylinders

To distinguish hoses on the same hydraulic circuit, refer to the symbol molded into the handle
grip. Hoses with an extended-cylinder symbol
feed cylinder base ends. Hoses with a retracted-cylinder symbol feed cylinder rod ends.

31733

Figure 6
Color Coded Hose Grips

Older Style Hoses with Color Ties


Hoses that go to the same remote valve are
marked with the same color tie.
Color

Hydraulic Function

Blue

Transport Lift Cylinders

Orange

Marker Cylinders

To distinguish hoses on the same hydraulic circuit, refer to plastic hose holder. Hose under
extended-cylinder symbol feeds cylinder base
ends. Hose under retracted-cylinder symbol
feeds cylinder rod ends.

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Rephasing Cylinders
The lift cylinders may, after a period of time, get
out of time or phase. The effects of this can be
seen when one side of the drill is running too low
or too high because its lift cylinder is either over
extended or not retracted compared to the other
lift cylinder.
To rephase the cylinders, raise drill completely
and hold tractor hydraulic lever on for a few seconds to give cylinders time to rephase.
Each time drill is raised out of ground momentarily
reverse hydraulic lever immediately after rephasing to allow cylinders to retract about 1/2 inch.
This will help in maintaining a level drill.
NOTE: Understand that having cylinders become
gradually out of time is different than having air
trapped in the system from improper bleeding.
Each condition is corrected differently.

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Bleeding Hydraulics
High Pressure Fluid Hazard:
Escaping fluid under pressure can have sufficient pressure to penetrate the skin. Check all hydraulic lines
and fittings before applying pressure. Fluid escaping
from a very small hole can be almost invisible. Use paper or cardboard, not body parts, and wear heavy
gloves to check for suspected leaks. If injured, seek
medical assistance from a doctor that is familiar with
this type of injury.
Check that tractor hydraulic reservoir is full.
The drill lifting system is equipped with rephasing
type hydraulic cylinders that require a special procedure for bleeding air from the hydraulic circuits.
Read and follow this procedure carefully. Rephasing type cylinders will not function properly with air
in hydraulic circuit.
1. Check hydraulic fluid in tractor reservoir and
fill reservoir to proper level. Drill-system capacity is about 1 gallon. Add fluid to system as
needed. A low reservoir level may draw air
back into the system, causing jerky or uneven
cylinder movements.
2. With drill attached to tractor, jack drill up and
support frame at ends near gauge wheels.
3. With drill raised and supported, unpin cylinders from gauge wheel arms and frame. Turn
cylinders "rod end up". Wire or otherwise
safely support rod ends higher than base
ends.
NOTE: In order to prevent trapped air pockets, rod
end must be higher than any other part of cylinder
during bleeding operation.
4. With tractor engine idling, engage tractor hydraulics to extend cylinder rods. When cylinder rods are completely extended, hold
remote lever on for one minute.
5. Retract cylinders. Extend cylinders again and
hold remote lever on for one more minute. Repeat this step two more times to completely
bleed system.

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6. Repin cylinders to drill frame and gauge


wheel arm with transport cylinder locks in
place. If any air still is trapped in either cylinder, the cylinder will have a spongy, erratic
movement and drill will not raise evenly. If
necessary, repeat bleeding process.
7. Refill tractor hydraulic fluid reservoir to its
proper level.
NOTE: After the drill is raised, a slight settling will
occur due to the action of the rephasing cylinders.

Leveling Drill
See Figure 8.
1. Loosen locknuts (2) and adjust cylinder eyebolts (1) so there is initially about 3 1/16 inch
of threads above mounting plate.
2. Raise drill with hydraulics until openers and
coulters are 1 to 2 inches off the ground.
3. Measure height of coulter tube from ground
on both ends of drill.
4. Adjust eyebolt to level drill from end to end.
5. Tighten nuts on eyebolts when drill is level.

Figure 8
Leveling Drill

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Operating Instructions 21

Operating Instructions
This section covers general operating procedures. Experience, machine familiarity and the
following information will lead to efficient operation and good working habits. Always operate
farm machinery with safety in mind.

Prestart Checklist
High Pressure Fluid Hazard:
Escaping fluid under pressure can have sufficient pressure to penetrate the skin. Check all hydraulic lines
and fittings before applying pressure. Fluid escaping
from a very small hole can be almost invisible. Use paper or cardboard, not body parts, and wear heavy
gloves to check for suspected leaks. If injured, seek
medical assistance from a doctor that is familiar with
this type of injury.
1. Carefully read Important Safety Information,
page 1.
2. Lubricate drill as indicated under Lubrication, page 47.
3. Check all tires for proper inflation. See Appendix, page 60.
4. Check all bolts, pins and fasteners. Torque as
shown in Appendix, page 60.
5. Check drill for worn or damaged parts. Repair
or replace parts before going to the field.
6. Check hydraulic hoses, fittings and cylinders
for leaks. Repair or replace before going to
the field.
7. Rotate both gauge wheels to see that the
drive and meters are working properly and
free from foreign material.
8. Retorque bolts shown in Figure 9 to 125 20,
ft. lb. Check and retorque these bolts every
few hours after this, during the first days of operation.
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Figure 9
Press Wheel Mounting Bolts

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Mis-step Hazard:
Watch your step when walking on drill ladder and
walkboard. Falling from drill could cause severe injury or death.

Field Operation
Crushing Hazard:
You may be severely injured or killed by being crushed
between the tractor and drill. Do not stand or place
any part of your body between drill and moving tractor. Stop tractor engine and set park brake before installing pins.
1. Hitch drill to a suitable tractor.
2. Set seed population as explained in Seeding
Rate, page 29.
3. Load box with clean seed.
4. Raise drill. Rotate gauge wheel. Check that
feed cups, seed tubes and drives are working
properly and free from foreign material by
looking for seed flow under each opener.
5. Record acremeter readout. Subtract initial
reading from later readings to determine
acres drilled.
6. Pull forward, lower drill and begin seeding.
7. Always lift drill out of the ground when turning
at row ends and for other short-radius turns.
Seeding will stop automatically as drill is
raised.
Opener Operation

Machine Damage Risk:


Never back up with openers in the ground. To do so may
cause damage or opener plugging.
For information on opener adjustments, refer to
page 27. For more information on troubleshooting
opener problems, see Troubleshooting, page
44.

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Marker Operation
Optional marker attachments are available from
your Great Plains dealer. Before operating markers, make sure hydraulics are properly bled as
described under Marker Adjustments, page 38.
Dual markers equipped with a sequence valve are
powered off the same hydraulic circuit. The markers cycle in the following sequence:
1.
2.
3.
4.

right up, left up


right down, left up
right up, left up
right up, left down

You can adjust marker folding speed. Refer to


Marker Adjustments, page 38, and adjust folding
speed to a safe rate. Folding markers at high
speed can damage markers.

Transporting
Loss of Control Hazard:
Towing the drill at high speeds or with a vehicle that is
not heavy enough could lead to loss of vehicle control.
Loss of vehicle control could lead to serious road accidents, injury and death. To reduce the hazard, do not
exceed 20 mph. Check that your tractor has enough
ballast to handle the weight of the drill. Refer to your
tractor operators manual for ballast requirements.

Loss of Control Hazard:


Failure of hydraulic cylinders during transport will
cause drill to drop suddenly, which could lead to serious road accidents, injury or death. To prevent an accident, always install cylinder locks before
transporting drill.

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Before transporting the drill, follow and check


these items:
Lock Cylinders. Cylinder locks (1) are located on
both hydraulic cylinders. With drill fully raised
swing lock up over rod of cylinder and snap into
place, see Figure 10.
NOTE: The cylinder locks can be engaged or disengaged only after the drill is fully raised.

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Figure 10
Cylinder lock

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Unload drill box. The drill can be transported


with a full box of grain, but the added weight will increase stopping distance and decrease
maneuverability. Unload drill box before transporting if at all possible.
Clearance. Remember that the drill is wider that
the tractor. Allow safe clearance.
Road rules. Comply with all federal, state and local safety laws when traveling on public roads.
Lock-out Hub. Make sure drive lock-out hub on
left side of drill is disengaged before transporting,
see Figure 11. This will prevent excessive wear of
drive system during transport.
Transporting with Markers
Always transport markers in the folded position.

Parking
Perform the following steps when parking the drill.
Refer to Storage, page 48, to prepare for longterm storage.
1. Park drill on a level, solid area.
2. Lower drill until openers are resting on the
ground.

Figure 11
Lock-out Hub

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3. Securely block tires to prevent rolling.


4. Remove tongue jack from storage stob. Pin
jack on side of tongue. If ground is soft, place
a board or plate under jack. Refer to Figure
12.

Jack storage stob

5. Extend jack until tongue weight is off tractor


drawbar.
6. Unplug hydraulic hoses and wiring harness
from tractor. Do not allow hose ends or harness ends to rest on the ground.
7. Remove hitch bolt and safety chain from tractor drawbar.
Figure 12
Jack Storage Position

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Adjustments 25

Adjustments
Coulter Adjustments
A no-till coulter (1), Figure 13, is mounted directly
ahead of each opener on the drill. The coulters
cut through heavy trash and make a groove in the
soil for the openers. The coulters are mounted on
the drill frame so coulter cutting depth changes as
the drill is raised and lowered.
To set drill seeding depth, you must:
1. Set coulter depth with hydraulic stop.
2. Set opener depth with T-handles on press
wheels.
3. If soil conditions make it necessary, increase
coulter down pressure by adding weights.
If necessary, adjust individual coulters or openers
to seed in tire tracks, refer to page 26.
Coulter cutting depth is controlled by a depth control valve.

Figure 13
Coulter

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Figure 14
Coulter Depth Stop

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The amount of coulter down force needed to cut a


soil groove varies with soil conditions. Adding
weight or shortening the coulter spring increases
coulter down pressure and cutting force.
Coulter Depth Control
The master-slave lift cylinders on your drill control
the depth of the coulters. A depth valve regulates
the retracted length of these cylinders.
1. See Figure 14. Slightly raise drill with depth
stop engagement arm on the rock shaft not
touching the valve.
2. Turn the depth control knob clockwise. Each
rotation lowers the coulters approximately 1/4
inch.
3. Raise and lower drill a few times to recheck
depth.
NOTE: Changing depth of coulters will effect
planting depth of openers. Press wheels will need
to be adjusted accordingly.

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Coulter Down Pressure


Weights. If more weight is required for your soil
conditions, add weights to weight brackets located on box frame. No more than 1200 pounds (600
pounds per side) should ever be added. Add an
equal amount of weight to each end of drill. See
Table 1.

Pounds Per Coulter


7 inch

7.5 inch

8 inch

10 inch

Empty Drill

274

282

290

363

Drill with 300


pounds added

304

314

323

406

Drill with 600


pounds added

334

345

356

449

Table 1
Weight Chart

Spring Length. Coulter springs are preset at 10


inches, giving coulters an initial operating force of
400 pounds. This setting is adequate for many difficult no-till conditions.

Equipment Damage Risk:


Resetting coulter-spring length shorter than 9 3/4 inches may contribute to premature failure of parts and warranty will be voided. If additional force is needed, add
weights to drill.
Figure 15
Coulter Spring Length

For lighter no-till conditions where rocks or other


obstructions are a problem, you can lengthen
coulter springs to protect coulters from impact.
Refer to Table 2.
Individual Coulter Adjustment
Individual coulters can be lowered if coulters follow in tractor tire tracks and do not give
satisfactory depth. To do so:
1. Loosen 5/8 inch jam nuts on 5/8 inch square
head set screws. Then loosen set screws.

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Spring
Length

Initial Vertical Coulter Force

10 1/2 inches

175 pounds

10 1/4 inches

300 pounds

10 inches

400 pounds

9 3/4 inches

525 pounds

Table 2
Spring Length Chart

2. Lower coulter to desired depth.


3. Tighten set screw on side of coulter clamp
first. This squares coulter bar in clamp.
4. Tighten set screw on front of coulter clamp.
Then tighten both 5/8 inch jam nuts on each
set screw.
NOTE: Torque 5/8 inch set screws 85-100 ft-lbs to
obtain adequate holding force.

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Adjustments 27

Opener Adjustments
Opener Down Pressure
Opener springs provide the down pressure necessary for opener disks to open a seed trench.
The springs allow the openers to float down into
depressions and up over obstructions.
Each opener spring can be adjusted for down
pressure. This is useful when penetrating hard
soil and for planting in tractor tire tracks.
To adjust the pressure, remove W clip at bottom
of spring. Place W clip in a higher hole in spring
rod for more pressure or in a lower hole for less
pressure, see Figure 16.

Maximum Pressure

Minimum Pressure

Opener Seeding Depth


A press wheel attached to each opener body controls seeding depth. To maintain consistent depth,
the relationship between the bottom of the opener
disks and press wheel is fixed upwardly by an adjustable stop on each opener.

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Figure 16
Opener Down Pressure Adjustment

T-handle

The press wheels also close the seed trench and


gently press soil over seed. To provide consistent
soil firming, press wheels are free to move down
from normal operating position. This maintains
pressing action even if opener disks encounter
obstructions or hard soil.
Set opener seeding depth by adjusting presswheel height. To adjust, first raise drill slightly,
then lift and slide T-handles on top of openers as
shown in Figure 17.
For shallower seeding, slide T-handles toward drill.
For deeper seeding, slide T-handles away
from drill.

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Figure 17
Press Wheel Adjustment

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Disk Scraper Adjustment


To keep opener disks turning freely, dirt scrapers
are mounted between disks to clean as the disks
rotate. As field conditions vary, scrapers may
need to be adjusted. In damp conditions, scrapers
may need to be lowered. If openers are not turning freely, scrapers may need to be raised.

Scraper
bolt

To adjust scrapers, loosen 3/8 inch bolt shown in


Figure 18 and move scraper as needed.

Figure 18
Disk Scraper Adjustment

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Gauge Wheel Idler Adjustment


Located inside the left hand gauge wheel arm is
two idler sprockets which should be readjusted after the first 100 acres of drill use. From then on,
readjust at the beginning of each season.
To adjust, move front idler sprocket on top of chain
down by loosening jam nut and screwing in adjustment stud. Refer to Figure 19.

Adjustment
stud

Jam nut

Retighten jam nut to maintain idler position.


NOTE: Do not over-tighten chains. To do so will
cause excessive wear.
Figure 19
Gauge Wheel Idler Adjustment

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Adjustments 29

Seeding Rate
Calibrating the seeding rate requires four steps:
1. selecting one of four drive types,
2. setting the seed-rate handle,
3. positioning the feed-cup door, and
4. checking the seed rate.
Refer to the seed rate charts beginning on page
31. These charts list the proper drive type and
seed-rate-handle settings for various seeds and
seeding rates.
The seed rate charts are based on cleaned, untreated seed of average size and test weight. The
rates are based on 295/75/R22.5 rib implement
tires. Many factors will affect seeding rates including foreign material, seed treatment, seed size,
field conditions, tire pressure and test weight. Minor adjustments likely will be needed. Set and
check the seeding rate using the procedures on
page 30, then adjust the rate as necessary.
Select Drive Type
The gearbox is designed to give you a variety of
drive speeds for different types of seeds and
rates. It is a linear shift pattern design with constant mesh gearing and totally sealed to keep the
dirt out. No lubrication is required unless service
is needed.
The gearbox brass indicator plate is positioned so
the side with 1 is closest to the center of the drill.
To set the gearbox move the selector handle until
the desired drive type appears in the window on
the handle.

Gearbox
selector
handle

Figure 20
Gearbox Handle Adjustment

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Gear Box Ratios


Setting 2 is 2.06 Times Faster Than 1
Setting 3 is 3.08 Times Faster Than 1
Setting 4 is 5.03 Times Faster Than 1
Table 3

See Table 3 for gear box ratios.


Set Seed-Rate Handle
Position the seed-rate handle, see Figure 21, to
setting indicated on seed rate chart. To adjust,
loosen wing nut under handle. Slide handle until
indicator lines up with correct setting.
Seed-rate
handle

Figure 21
Seed-rate Handle Adjustment

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Position Feed-Cup Doors


See Figure 22. For wheat and other small seeds,
move feed cup door handles to highest position.
For soybeans and other large seeds, lower handles to second position. If excessive seed
cracking occurs, lower handles to third position.
Move handles to fourth, wide-open position, for
seed cup clean out. Make sure all handles are in
same position before drilling.

Feed-cup
door handle

NOTE: Do not open cup to wide open position with


seeds in the box unless complete clean out is desired.
Check Seed Rate
NOTE: For drills built after October 1, 2005,
use the gauge wheel tire or supplied calibration
crank to calibrate. For drills built before October 1, 2005, use the gauge wheel to calibrate or
order the calibration crank kit available through
your Great Plains Dealer.
1. To calibrate, use either the left hand gauge
wheel or the supplied calibration crank. If using the calibration crank, attach crank to coupler on gauge wheel jackshaft with retaining
pin and disengage lockout on drive wheel.
2. Rotate left hand gauge wheel or calibration
crank to see that feed cups and drive are
working properly and are free from foreign
matter.
3. To adjust seeding rate, decide which drive
type (gearbox) setting you need from the
seeding charts beginning on page 31. Set the
gearbox. Rotate drive tire or calibration crank
a few turns to confirm gearbox has engaged.

Figure 22
Feed-cup Door Handle Adjustment

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8. Check that the three seed cups have plenty of


seed coming into them.
9. Weigh metered seed. Subtract initial weight of
container. Divide by three. Multiply by the number of openers on your drill to determine total
pounds seeded per acre. If this figure is different than desired, set your seed rate adjustment handle accordingly.
NOTE: You may want to repeat the calibration procedure if your results vary greatly from seed rate
chart.
10. When drilling, check seeding rate by noting
acres drilled, amount of seed added to drill and
seed level in drill box. If you are seeding more
or less than desired, adjust seeding rate slightly to compensate for field conditions.

Equations for calibrating seed rate:

4. Record weight of an empty container large


enough to hold seed metered for one acre.

measured seed - empty container

5. Place several pounds of seed over three seed


cups on an outside end of drill box. Pull seed
tubes off of these three openers.

pounds per seed cup x number of openers = pounds per acre

= pounds per seed cup


3 (number of seed cups measured)

6. Turn drive gauge wheel or calibration crank


several times to fill seed cups with seed. Turn
wheel or crank until seed falls to the ground
from each cup.
7. Rotate drive gauge wheel or calibration crank
346 rotations. This is equal to one acre.
NOTE: You can also rotate the gauge wheel jackshaft by means of a wrench or socket. If rotating
gauge wheel jackshaft, disengage the lockout on
the drive wheel and use same number of rotations
as for rotating drive wheel.

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Adjustments 31

5
11
10
9
8

10
19
18
17
13

15
26
24
23
18

20
34
32
30
24

25
43
40
37
30

30
49
46
43
34

35
60
56
52
42

40
69
64
60
48

Row Spacing

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

0
0
0
0

14
13
12
10

26
25
23
18

38
36
34
27

51
48
45
36

64
59
56
45

75
70
66
53

89
83
78
62

103 117 131 144 159


96 109 123 134 149
90 102 115 126 139
72 82 92 101 111

Row Spacing

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

3
2
2
2

9
9
8
7

16
14
14
11

24
23
21
17

33
31
29
23

39
37
34
27

48
44
42
33

54
51
48
38

63
59
55
44

Row Spacing

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

4
4
4
3

15
14
13
11

25
24
22
18

40
37
35
28

54
50
47
38

64
60
56
45

78
72
68
54

89
83
78
62

103 117 134 149 164


96 109 125 139 153
90 102 117 131 143
72 82 94 105 115

179
167
156
125

194
181
169
136

Row Spacing

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0

11
11
10
8

19
17
16
13

27
25
24
19

36
34
31
25

45
42
40
32

53
49
46
37

61
57
53
42

69
65
61
49

99
92
87
69

107 116 124 131 138 143 148


100 108 116 123 129 134 138
94 101 108 115 121 125 130
75
81
87
92
97 100 104

Row Spacing

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0

18
17
16
13

30
28
27
21

44
41
39
31

59
55
51
41

74
69
65
52

86
80
75
60

99
92
87
69

113 125 137 149 161


105 117 128 139 151
99 110 120 130 141
79 88
96 104 113

175
163
153
123

188
176
165
132

202
188
177
141

214
200
187
150

225
210
197
158

234
218
204
164

242
226
211
169

Row Spacing

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

2
2
1
1

4
4
3
3

7
6
6
5

9
9
8
6

12
12
11
9

16
15
14
11

19
18
17
13

22
21
20
16

26
24
23
18

30
28
26
21

33
31
29
23

37
35
32
26

41
38
36
29

45
42
40
32

49
46
43
34

53
49
46
37

56
52
49
39

59
55
52
42

62
58
54
44

63
59
55
44

63
59
55
44

Row Spacing

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

3
3
3
2

7
7
7
5

14
13
12
10

19
17
16
13

26
24
22
18

32
30
28
22

39
36
34
27

46
43
40
32

53
49
46
37

61
57
53
43

68
64
60
48

75
70
65
52

82
77
72
58

89
83
78
63

97
91
85
68

105 114 122 130 132 134


98 106 114 121 123 125
92 100 107 114 116 117
74
80
85
91
92
94

Row Spacing

Setting number
Wheat
7"
Drive Type 2
7.5"
(Based on
8"
64#/bu)
10"

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

7
7
6
5

18
17
16
13

33
31
29
23

45
42
40
32

63
58
55
44

78
72
68
54

95
88
83
66

113 130 149 166 182


105 121 139 155 170
99 113 130 146 160
79 91 104 117 128

201
188
176
141

218
204
191
153

238
222
208
167

257
240
225
180

278
260
244
195

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

0
0
0
0

5
4
4
3

10
10
9
7

15
14
13
10

21
19
18
14

27
25
24
19

33
31
29
23

40
37
35
28

76
70
66
53

82
77
72
58

90
84
78
63

97
90
85
68

104 111 119 120 120


97 104 111 112 112
91
97 104 105 105
73
78
83
84
84

Row Spacing

0
0
0
0
0

Row Spacing

Seed Rate Chart (pounds per acre)

Wheat
Drive Type 3
(Based on
64#/bu)

Rice
Short Grain
Drive Type 3
(Based on
43#/bu)

Rice
Short Grain
Drive Type 4
(Based on
43#/bu)

Rice
Long Grain
Drive Type 3
(Based on
47#/bu)

Rice
Long Grain
Drive Type 4
(Based on
47#/bu)

Barley
Drive Type 1
(Based on
51#/bu)

Barley
Drive Type 2
(Based on
51#/bu)

Barley
Drive Type 4
(Based on
51#/bu)

Oats
Drive Type 3
(Based on
37#/bu)

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47
44
41
33

45
78
73
69
55

72
67
63
50

54
51
47
38

50
90
84
79
63

82
77
72
57

77
72
67
54

62
58
54
43

55
99
92
86
69

92
85
80
64

84
79
74
59

68
64
60
48

60 65 70
75
80
109 120 131 141 152
102 112 122 131 142
96 105 114 123 133
76 84 91
99 106

85
163
152
143
114

90
174
162
152
122

95
176
164
153
123

100
177
165
154
124

235
219
205
164

248
232
217
174

254
237
223
178

256
239
224
179

101 110 119 127 134 142 149 149


94 102 111 118 125 132 139 139
88 96 104 111 117 124 131 131
70 77 83
89
94
99 105 105

149
139
131
105

91
85
80
64

174
162
152
121

189
176
165
132

206
192
180
144

207
193
181
145

219
205
192
154

219
204
191
153

231
215
202
162

299
279
261
209

243
227
213
170

318
297
278
222

243
227
213
170

323
301
282
226

243
227
213
170

328
306
287
230

150-131M

32

1205NT

5
2
2
2
2

10
7
6
6
5

15
11
10
10
8

20
16
15
14
11

25
21
19
18
14

30
24
22
21
17

35
30
28
26
21

40
35
33
31
24

45
40
38
35
28

50
45
42
40
32

55
50
46
44
35

60
54
50
47
38

65
59
55
51
41

70
63
59
55
44

75
69
64
60
48

80
74
69
65
52

85
80
75
70
56

90
87
81
76
61

95
87
81
76
61

100
88
82
77
61

Row Spacing

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

1
1
1
1

4
4
4
3

7
7
6
5

10
9
9
7

13
13
12
9

17
16
15
12

20
19
18
14

23
22
20
16

27
25
24
19

31
29
27
21

34
32
30
24

38
35
33
26

42
39
36
29

45
42
39
32

49
46
43
34

53
49
46
37

57
53
50
40

61
57
53
43

65
61
57
46

66
62
58
46

67
63
59
47

Row Spacing

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

0
0
0
0

10
9
8
7

18
17
16
13

25
24
22
18

36
34
31
25

45
42
39
31

56
52
49
39

67
62
59
47

79
74
69
55

92
85
80
64

106 116 129 142 154


99 109 120 132 144
92 102 113 124 135
74
81
90
99 108

168
156
147
117

179
167
157
126

192
179
168
134

217
202
189
152

207
194
181
145

210
196
183
147

Row Spacing

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

0
0
0
0

3
3
3
2

7
7
6
5

10
9
9
7

14
13
12
10

17
16
15
12

21
19
18
15

24
23
21
17

28
26
25
20

32
30
28
22

36
34
31
25

39
37
34
27

43
40
37
30

47
44
41
33

51
47
44
35

55
52
49
39

60
56
52
42

65
61
57
45

70
66
61
49

71
67
62
50

73
68
64
51

Row Spacing

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0

2
2
2
1

4
3
3
3

5
5
5
4

7
7
6
5

9
9
8
6

11
10
10
8

13
12
12
9

15
14
13
11

17
16
15
12

19
18
17
14

21
20
19
15

23
22
21
16

25
24
22
18

27
26
24
19

29
27
26
20

31
29
27
22

33
31
29
23

34
32
30
24

35
33
31
24

Row Spacing

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

0
0
0
0

2
2
2
2

7
6
6
5

11
11
10
8

17
15
15
12

20
19
17
14

25
23
22
17

29
27
25
20

34
31
29
24

38
36
34
27

42
40
37
30

48
44
42
33

52
49
46
37

57
53
50
40

61
57
54
43

67
62
58
46

70
65
61
49

75
70
65
52

79
74
69
56

80
74
70
56

80
75
70
56

Row Spacing

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

0
0
0
0

5
5
4
4

14
13
12
10

23
22
20
16

34
32
30
24

41
38
36
29

51
47
44
35

59
55
52
42

69
64
60
48

79
73
69
55

87
81
76
61

98
91
86
68

107 117 126 136 144


100 109 118 127 134
94 102 110 119 126
75
82
88
95 101

153
143
134
107

163
152
143
114

164
153
143
115

164
153
144
115

Row Spacing

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

0
0
0
0

10
9
9
7

19
18
17
14

35
32
30
24

51
48
45
36

61
57
53
42

76
71
67
53

87
81
76
61

100 113 127 141 155


93 105 119 131 145
87
99 111 123 136
70
79
89
98 108

168
157
147
118

183
171
160
128

195
182
171
137

213
199
186
149

227
212
199
159

244
227
213
170

243
227
213
170

244
228
213
171

Row Spacing

Setting number
7"
Rye
Drive Type 1
7.5"
(Based on
8"
57#/bu)
10"

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

0
0
0
0

8
8
7
6

16
15
14
11

29
27
26
20

45
42
39
31

59
55
52
41

72
67
63
50

87
82
76
61

102 118 132 145 160


95 110 123 136 149
89 103 116 127 140
71
82
93 102 112

173
161
151
121

187
175
164
131

202
188
177
141

215
201
188
151

228
213
200
160

241
225
211
169

243
226
212
170

244
227
213
171

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0

7
7
6
5

11
10
10
8

15
14
13
10

20
19
18
14

25
24
22
18

30
28
27
21

35
33
31
25

59
55
52
41

64
60
56
45

69
65
61
49

73
68
64
51

78
73
68
54

83
77
72
58

83
77
72
58

83
77
72
58

Row Spacing

0
0
0
0
0

Row Spacing

Seed Rate Chart (cont.) (pounds per acre)

Millet
Drive Type 1
(Based on
60#/bu)

Buck
Wheat
Drive Type 3
(Based on
48#/bu)

Flax or
Sudan
Drive Type 1
(Based on
55#/bu)

Sun
flowers
Drive Type 1
(Based on
28#/bu)

Soybeans
Drive Type 1
(Based on
58#/bu)

Soybeans
Drive Type 2
(Based on
58#/bu)

Soybeans
Drive Type 3
(Based on
58#/bu)

Peas
Drive Type 3
(Based on
61#/bu)

Pinto
Beans
Drive Type 1
(Based on
61#/bu)

150-131M

40
38
35
28

45
42
40
32

50
47
44
35

55
51
48
38

6/23/15

Adjustments 33

Wheat
Grass
Drive Type 1
(Based on
23#/bu)

6/23/15

Row Spacing

Milo
Drive Type 1
(Based on
64#/bu)

8"
10"

5
5
4
4
3

10
7
7
6
5

15
10
10
9
7

20
13
12
12
9

25
16
15
14
12

30
20
18
17
14

35
23
22
20
16

40
27
25
24
19

45
32
29
28
22

50
35
33
31
25

55
38
36
34
27

60
43
40
37
30

65
47
43
41
33

70
51
47
44
35

75
54
51
47
38

80
59
55
52
41

85
63
59
55
44

90
68
63
60
48

95
70
65
61
49

100
72
67
63
50

Row Spacing

Setting number
Alfalfa or
7"
Rape
7.5"
Drive Type 1
(Based on
60#/bu)

0
2
2
2
1

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

0
0
0
0

4
4
4
3

8
7
7
5

11
10
10
8

15
14
13
11

19
18
17
14

24
22
21
17

29
27
25
20

34
31
29
23

38
36
34
27

44
41
39
31

49
45
43
34

54
50
47
38

59
55
52
41

64
60
56
45

69
65
61
49

74
69
65
52

79
73
69
55

84
78
73
59

86
80
75
60

88
82
77
61

Row Spacing

Seed Rate Chart (cont.) (pounds per acre)

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

0
0
0
0

1
1
1
1

2
2
2
1

3
2
2
2

4
3
3
3

4
4
4
3

5
5
5
4

6
6
6
4

7
7
6
5

8
8
7
6

9
9
8
7

10
10
9
7

11
11
10
8

12
11
11
9

13
12
12
9

14
13
13
10

15
14
13
11

17
15
15
12

16
15
14
11

18
17
16
13

18
17
16
13

150-131M

34

1205NT

Small Seeds Attachment


To set and calibrate the seeding rate on the optional small seeds attachment, follow these steps:
NOTE: For drills built after October 1, 2005,
calibrate using gauge wheel or supplied calibration crank. For drills built before October 1,
2005, calibrate using gauge wheel or order the
calibration crank kit available through your Great
Plains Dealer.
1. To calibrate, use either the left hand gauge
wheel or the supplied calibration crank. If using the calibration crank, attach crank to coupler on gauge wheel jackshaft with retaining
pin and disengage lockout on drive wheel.

23386

1205NT Calibration Crank

2. Rotate left hand gauge wheel or calibration


crank to see that feed cups and drive are
working properly and are free from foreign
matter.
3. From the small seeds seed rate chart on page
35 find the setting number for desired feeding
rate (and row spacing). Move the small seed
cup adjustment lever to that setting number.
4. Record weight of an empty container large
enough to hold seed metered for one acre.
5. Place several pounds of seed over three seed
cups on an outside end of drill box. Pull seed
tubes off of these three openers.

Equations for calibrating seed rate:


measured seed - empty container

= pounds per seed cup


3 (number of seed cups measured)
pounds per seed cup x number of openers = pounds per acre

6. Turn drive gauge wheel or calibration crank


several times to fill seed cups with seed. Turn
wheel or crank until seed falls to the ground
from each cup.
7. Rotate drive gauge wheel or calibration crank
346 rotations. This is equal to one acre.
NOTE: You can also rotate the gauge wheel jackshaft by means of a wrench or socket. If rotating
gauge wheel jackshaft, disengage the lockout on
the drive wheel and use same number of rotations
as for rotating drive wheel.
8. Check that the three seed cups have plenty of
seed coming into them.
9. Weigh metered seed. Subtract initial weight of
container. Divide by three. Multiply by the
number of openers on your drill to determine
total pounds seeded per acre. If this figure is
different than desired, set your seed rate adjustment handle accordingly.

10. When drilling, check seeding rate by noting


acres drilled, amount of seed added to small
seed box and seed level in small seeds box. If
you are seeding more or less than desired,
adjust seeding rate slightly to compensate for
field conditions.

NOTE: You may want to repeat the calibration procedure if your results vary greatly from seed rate
chart.

150-131M

6/23/15

Adjustments 35

10
.2
.2
.2
.1

15
1.0
.9
.9
.7

20
1.6
1.5
1.4
1.1

25
2.3
2.2
2.0
1.6

30
2.8
2.7
2.5
2.0

35
3.5
3.3
3.0
2.4

40
4.0
3.7
3.5
2.7

45
4.5
4.2
3.9
3.1

65
6.3
5.9
5.5
4.3

70
6.7
6.3
5.9
4.6

75
7.1
6.7
6.2
4.9

80
7.5
7.0
6.6
5.2

85
7.9
7.4
6.9
5.4

90
8.0
7.7
7.5
5.7

95
8.6
8.1
7.5
5.9

100
9.0
8.4
7.9
6.2

Row Spacing

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

0
0
0
0

.9
.9
.8
.6

1.7
1.6
1.5
1.5

2.8
2.6
2.5
1.9

4.1
3.9
3.6
2.5

5.2
4.9
4.6
3.6

6.6
6.1
5.7
4.5

7.9
7.4
6.9
5.4

9.2 10.5 11.8 13.3 14.6


8.6 9.8 11.1 12.5 13.7
8.0 9.2 10.3 11.6 12.8
6.3 7.2 8.1 9.1 10.0

15.9
14.9
13.9
10.9

17.4
16.3
15.2
12.0

18.7
17.6
16.4
12.9

20.0
18.8
17.5
13.8

22.0
20.4
19.0
14.9

23.4
21.9
20.5
16.1

25.1
23.5
21.9
17.2

Row Spacing

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

0
0
0
0

.6
.5
.5
.4

.9
.9
.8
.6

1.5
1.4
1.3
1.0

2.2
2.1
2.0
1.5

2.8
2.6
2.5
1.9

3.6
3.3
3.1
2.4

4.3
4.0
3.8
3.0

5.1
4.7
4.4
3.5

6.2
5.8
5.4
4.2

6.7
6.3
5.9
4.6

7.1
6.7
6.5
4.9

7.7
7.2
6.7
5.3

8.1
7.6
7.1
5.6

8.7
8.2
7.6
6.0

9.4 10.0 10.5


8.8 9.3 9.8
8.2 8.7 9.2
6.4 6.8 7.2

11.0
10.4
9.7
7.6

Row Spacing

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

0
0
0
0

1.3
1.2
1.1
.9

2.9
2.7
2.5
2.0

4.5
4.2
3.9
3.1

6.1
5.7
5.3
4.2

7.7
7.2
6.7
5.3

9.7 11.3 13.1 14.6 16.3


9.1 10.6 12.3 13.7 15.3
8.5 9.9 11.5 12.8 14.3
6.7 7.8 9.0 10.0 11.2

17.8
16.7
15.6
12.2

19.3
18.1
16.9
13.3

21.0
19.7
18.3
14.4

22.7
21.2
19.8
15.6

24.6
22.7
21.2
16.6

25.8
24.2
22.6
17.8

27.5
25.8
24.1
18.9

29.0
27.2
25.4
19.9

30.5
28.6
26.7
20.9

Row Spacing

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

0
0
0
0

1.5
1.4
1.3
1.0

2.8
2.6
2.5
1.9

4.5
4.2
3.9
3.1

5.8
5.4
5.1
4.0

7.5
7.0
6.6
5.1

9.2 10.9 12.5 14.4 16.5


8.6 10.2 11.9 13.5 15.4
8.1 9.5 11.0 12.6 14.4
6.3 7.5 8.6 9.9 11.3

18.2
17.0
15.9
12.5

20.0
18.8
17.5
13.8

21.9
20.5
19.2
15.1

24.0
22.5
21.0
16.5

25.6
24.0
22.4
17.6

27.5
25.8
24.1
18.9

29.0
27.6
25.7
20.2

31.1
29.1
27.2
21.4

32.9
30.9
28.8
22.7

Row Spacing

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0

.2
.2
.2
.1

.6
.5
.5
.4

.7
.7
.7
.5

1.1
1.1
1.0
.8

1.3
1.2
1.1
.9

1.7
1.6
1.5
1.2

2.1
1.9
1.8
1.4

2.4
2.3
2.1
1.7

2.8
2.6
2.5
1.9

3.0
2.8
2.6
2.1

3.4
3.2
2.9
2.3

3.7
3.5
3.3
2.6

4.1
3.9
3.6
2.8

4.3
4.0
3.8
3.0

4.7
4.4
4.1
3.2

5.0
4.6
4.3
3.3

5.2
4.9
4.6
3.6

5.4
5.1
4.8
3.7

Row Spacing

Setting Number
Kentucky Blue
7"
Grass, Fescue,
7.5"
Annual Rye
8"
Grass
10"

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

.4
.3
.3
.3

1.2
1.2
1.1
.8

2.1
2.0
1.8
1.4

3.0
2.8
2.6
2.0

3.8
3.6
3.3
2.6

4.7
4.4
4.1
3.2

5.6
5.2
4.9
3.8

6.4
6.0
5.6
4.4

7.3
6.8
6.4
5.0

8.1
7.6
7.1
5.6

9.0
8.4
7.9
6.2

9.9 10.7 11.6 12.5 13.3


9.3 10.1 10.9 11.7 12.5
8.6 9.4 10.2 10.9 11.7
6.8 7.4 8.0 8.6 9.2

14.2
13.3
12.4
9.8

15.1
14.1
13.2
10.4

15.9
14.9
13.9
10.9

16.1
15.1
14.1
11.5

7"
7.5"
8"
10"

0
0
0
0

1.9
1.8
1.6
1.3

3.0
2.8
2.6
2.1

4.1
3.9
3.6
2.8

5.1
4.8
4.5
3.5

6.4
6.0
5.6
4.4

7.5
7.0
6.6
5.1

8.4
7.9
7.4
5.8

9.5 10.8 11.8 12.9 14.0


9.0 10.0 11.1 12.1 13.2
8.4 9.4 10.3 11.3 12.3
6.6 7.4 8.1 8.9 9.7

18.3
17.2
16.1
12.6

20.0
18.3
17.1
13.4

20.6
19.3
18.0
14.2

21.6
20.3
18.9
14.9

Row Spacing

5
0
0
0
0

Row Spacing

Small Seeds Attachment Seed Rate Chart (pounds per acre)

Ladino Clover,
Canary Grass,
Timothy, Canola

Bermuda, Red
Top, Unhulled
Lespedeza, Sercia, Sand &
Weeping Love
Grass
Red & Sweet
Clover, Lespedeza Hulled

Birds-foot Trefoil, Sudan

Orchard Grass

Millet,
Reed Canary

Alfalfa, Red
Alsike, Crimson
Clover

6/23/15

50
5.0
4.6
4.3
3.4

5.6
5.3
4.9
3.9

55
5.4
5.1
4.8
3.7

60
5.9
5.5
5.1
4.0

15.0
14.0
13.1
10.3

16.3
15.3
13.0
11.2

17.3
16.2
15.2
11.9

150-131M

36

1205NT

Fertilizer Meter Rate


Fertilizer application rates will vary with fertilizer
type, density and particle size. Relative humidity
and field conditions can also affect application
rates. The chart on page 37 is based on material
with a density of 65 pounds per cubic foot (1.04 kg/
L) and average particle size. Initially set rate according to the charts, then calibrate the drill to your
material as described below.
NOTE: For drills built after October 1, 2005, calibrate using gauge wheels or supplied calibration
crank. For drills built before October 1, 2005, calibrate using gauge wheels or order calibration crank
kit available through your Great Plains Dealer.
1. To calibrate using gauge wheels, raise drill with
tractor hydraulics so drive wheels are off the
ground. To calibrate using supplied calibration
crank, attach crank to coupler on gauge wheel
jackshaft with retaining pin. Disengage lockout
on the drive wheels.
2. Rotate drive wheels or calibration crank to see
that metering system is working properly and
free from foreign material.

23386

1205NT Calibration Crank

Equations for calibrating seed rate:


measured seed - empty container

= pounds per seed cup

3 (number of seed cups measured)


pounds per seed cup x number of openers = pounds per acre

3. From the chart on page 37, find the setting


number for your row spacing and desired application rate. Rotate gate adjustment knob to the
number obtained from the chart.

The fertilizer rate chart is for granular fertilizer with a


density of 65 pounds per cubic foot (1.04 kg/L). If you are
applying fertilizer with a different density, use the density
conversion chart.
4. Check that gauge-wheel tires are the correct
size and properly inflated. Refer to Tire Inflation Chart, page 61.
5. Record the weight of an empty container large
enough to hold fertilizer metered for one acre.
6. Place several pounds of fertilizer over three fertilizer feed cups on outside end of drill box. Pull
fertilizer tubes off these three openers.
7. Turn gauge wheels or calibration crank a few
turns to fill feed cups with material. Continue to
turn until fertilizer drops to the ground from all
three tubes.
NOTE: You can also rotate the gauge wheel jackshaft by means of a wrench or socket. If rotating
gauge wheel jackshaft, disengage the lockout on
the drive wheel and use same number of rotations
as for rotating drive wheel.
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8. Place a container under the three tubes to gather


metered fertilizer.
9. Turn gauge wheel or calibration crank for approximately 346 rotations (one acre). Check that the
three feed cups have plenty of fertilizer coming into
them.
10. Weigh metered material. Subtract initial weight of
the empty container. Divide by three. Multiply by
the number of openers on your drill to determine
total pounds-per-acre metered. If this figure is different than desired, reset adjustment knob accordingly.
NOTE: You may want to repeat the calibration procedure if your results vary greatly from the chart.

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Adjustments 37

1. When drilling, check the rate by noting acres


drilled, amount of fertilizer added to the drill
and level of material in drill box. If you are applying more or less that desired, adjust the
metering rate slightly to compensate for field
conditions.

Fertilizer Rate Chart (pounds per acre)


Row
Spacing

Setting number
15
20
25
6"
13
25
48
7"
13
23
41
7.5"
11
20
38
8"
11
20
36
10"
8
16Chart
29
Density Conversion

30
67
57
54
50
40

35
89
78
72
69
54

40
112
95
89
84
67

45
131
111
105
98
79

50
154
131
123
115
92

55
173
148
138
130
104

60
197
165
157
146
118

65
218
184
174
163
131

70
234
199
187
176
140

75
261
221
209
195
157

80
279
235
223
207
167

85
292
246
234
219
175

90
303
256
242
226
182

95
306
259
245
228
183

100
308
261
247
231
185

The fertilizer meter charts are based on fertilizer


with a density of 65 pounds per cubic foot (1.04 kilograms per liter). If you are applying fertilizer of a
different density, use the following table to convert
application rate.

Example:
Your fertilizer
has a 50.0
density
Density,
lb/ft3 (kg/l)
45.0 (0.72)
(0.80)of 75
55.0 (0.88)
poundsFactor
per cubic foot, and
to apply 100
Conversion
1.45you want
1.30
1.20

60.0 (0.96)
1.10

65.0 (1.04)
1.00

70.0 (1.12)
0.93

75.0 (0.87)
0.87

80.0 (0.81)
0.81

pounds per acre. Multiply the desired application


rate by the conversion factor.
100 x 0.87 = 87
Adjust drill to the setting closest to 87 pounds per
acre.

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Marker Adjustments
Bleeding Marker Hydraulics
The markers must be properly bled to displace air
in the hydraulic system and for the sequence
valve to work properly. Failure to do so could
cause marker to drop quickly and cause damage
to marker voiding the warranty.

Overhead and Crushing Hazard:


Keep others away when folding or unfolding markers.
Markers may fall quickly and unexpectedly if hydraulics fail.

High Pressure Fluid Hazard:


Escaping fluid under pressure can have sufficient pressure to penetrate the skin. Check all hydraulic lines
and fittings before applying pressure. Fluid escaping
from a very small hole can be almost invisible. Use paper or cardboard, not body parts, and wear heavy
gloves to check for suspected leaks. If injured, seek
medical assistance from a doctor that is familiar with
this type of injury.
Check that tractor hydraulic reservoir is full before
bleeding the hydraulics. A low reservoir level may
draw air back into the system, causing jerky or uneven cylinder movements.

JIC fittings do not require high torque. JIC and O-Ring


fittings do not require sealant. Always use liquid pipe
sealant when adding or replacing pipe thread fittings.
To avoid possible danger of cracking hydraulic fittings
from overtightening, do not use plastic sealant tape.

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Adjustments 39

Dual Markers with Sequence Valve


Refer to Figure 1.
1. Fold markers manually into transport position
when charging hydraulic system for the first
time.
2. Disconnect cylinder pin (1) from rod end of
cylinders and marker link arms (2). Swing
marker link arm up and out of the way.
3. Connect hoses to tractor remote hydraulic
outlets.
4. Loosen hose hydraulic fittings at rod end of
marker cylinders (3).
5. With tractor at idle speed, slowly work tractor
remote lever in the direction which would retract the cylinder.

Figure 1
Bleeding Marker Hydraulics

14021

NOTE: Do not try to retract cylinder. The goal is to


push air from the lines leading to the cylinder. The
position of the sequence valve determines which
cylinder will react first.
6. When the air is expelled, oil will seep out
around a loosened fitting. Tighten the hose fitting.
7. Move tractor remote lever to fully extend cylinder and hold for a few seconds. This will
shift the sequence valve which will allow you
to bleed the other cylinder.
8. Repeat steps 4 through 6 for the other cylinder.
9. When the system is bled, move the tractor remote lever several times until both cylinders
stop when fully extended.
10. Reconnect cylinders to marker link arms.

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Single/Dual Markers without Sequence Valve


Refer to Figure 2.
1. Fold markers manually into transport position
when charging hydraulic system for the first
time.
2. Disconnect cylinder pin (1) from rod end of
cylinders and marker link arms (2). Swing
marker link arm up and out of the way.
3. Connect hoses to tractor remote hydraulic
outlets.

Figure 2
Bleeding Marker Hydraulics

14021

4. Loosen hose hydraulic fittings at rod end of


marker cylinders (3).
5. With tractor at idle speed, slowly work tractor
remote lever in the direction which would retract the cylinder.
NOTE: Do not try to retract cylinder. The goal is to
push air from the lines leading to the cylinder. The
position of the sequence valve determines which
cylinder will react first.
6. When the air is expelled, oil will seep out
around a loosened fitting. Tighten the hose fitting.
7. Move tractor remote lever to fully extend cylinder and hold for a few seconds.
8. If you have dual markers, repeat steps 4
through 6.
9. When the system is bled, move the tractor remote to fully extend marker cylinders.
10. Reconnect cylinders to marker link arms.

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Adjustments 41

Folding Speed with Sequence Valve


The marker hydraulic system is equipped with
needle valves to control how fast each marker operates. The needle valves are built into the
sequence valve body.
Refer to Figure 3. Adjust folding speed with hex
adjustment screws on the sequence valve body.
There is one adjustment screw for raising speed
(1) and one for lowering speed (2). Identify adjustment screws by markings stamped in valve body.
With tractor idling at a normal operating speed,
adjust marker folding to a safe speed. Turn adjustment screws clockwise to decrease folding speed
and counterclockwise to increase folding speed.
Excessive folding speed could damage markers
and void the warranty.

Figure 3
Marker Sequence Valve

14048

Figure 4
Single Marker Needle Valve

14062

After adjusting folding speed, tighten jam nuts on


hex adjustment screws to hold settings.
Markers cycle in the following sequence:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Right up, Left up


Right down, Left up
Right up, Left up
Right up, left down
Sequence repeats

Folding Speed with Needle Valve


Needle valves control the speed of each marker
and is located at the rod ends of the marker
cylinders.
Refer to Figure 4. With tractor idling at a normal
operating speed, adjust marker folding to a safe
speed. Turn adjustment knob clockwise to reduce
folding speed or counterclockwise to increase
folding speed. Excessive folding speed could
damage markers and void the warranty.

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Marker Disk Adjustment


The aggressiveness and mark left by the disk can
be changed by two methods.
Changing disk angle. Refer to Figure 5. To
change angle of cut, loosen two 1/2 inch bolts (1)
and rotate disk assembly. Retighten bolts.
Changing disk tip. To change the tip of the disk,
loosen two 1/2 inch bolts (2) and rotate disk assembly until marker disk is square with the
ground.
Marker Width Adjustment
To change marker width, loosen marker tube ubolt (3), see Figure 5. Slide the marker tube in or
out to desired width. Retighten u-bolt.

Figure 5
Marker Disk Adjustment

14061

Seed Lok Lock Up


Optional Seed-Lok firming wheels provide additional seed-to-soil contact. The wheels are spring
loaded and do not require adjusting. In some wet
and sticky conditions the wheels may accumulate
soil.
To lock up the firming wheels, hook one end of the
chain in the opener-body hole just above the
wheel arm (1). Pull the firming-wheel arm (2) up
as high as possible and wrap the chain around the
arm. Hook the other end of the chain in a link.
Leave no slack in the chain; secure the wheel arm
in the highest position.

1
2

Figure 6
Seed Lok Lock Up

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Adjustments 43

Spring Tine Harrow


Harrow Tine Angle
Figure 7 shows a successful harrow position for
no-till and minimum-till conditions. Because of different soil moisture, trash levels and trash types,
you may need to reposition the tube frame or
tines. Initially position the frame and tines as
shown, then readjust as necessary.

Direction of Travel
Figure 7
Tine Angle

12437

Figure 8
Frame and Tine Adjustment

13935

Harrow Frame and Tine Adjustment


Refer to Figure 8.
To adjust harrow frame loosen the four hex nuts
(1) on the u-bolts and rotate frame tube (2) as
necessary.
To adjust tines, loosen the four 1/2-inch hex nuts
(3) on the 1/2-inch u-bolts (4) on the support bar
(5). Rotate tine tubes (6) so tines (7) are against
stop bushings (8) and are angled back as necessary. Retighten hex nuts on u-bolts.

Harrow Chain
In clean, tilled, extremely loose soils, harrow chain
may need to be shortened to lift harrow off the
ground.

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Troubleshooting

Problem

Cause

Solution

Uneven seed spacing or uneven


stand

Excessive field speed.

Reduce field speed.

Feed cups plugging.

Clean out feed cups.

Seed tubes plugging.

Clean out seed tubes.

Opener disks not turning freely.

See Opener disks not turning freely


in this Troubleshooting section.

Opener not penetrating low spots.

Adjust opener, page 27.

Trash or mud build up on Seed Lok.

Lock up Seed Lok, page 42.


Use faster drive type speed and close
feed cup flutes to a more narrow position.

Uneven seed depth

Opener disks not turning freely

Actual seeding rate different than


desired

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Excessive field speed.

Reduce field speed.

Planting conditions too wet.

Wait until drier weather.

Drill not level.

Readjust, page 20.

Incorrect hitch height.

Readjust hitch height, page 16.

Seed Lok building up with dirt.

Lock up Seed Lok.

Trash or mud build up on disk scraper.

Adjust scraper, page 28.

Scraper adjusted too tight, restricting


movement.

Adjust scraper, page 28.

Failed disk bearings.

Replace disk bearings.

Bent or twisted opener frame.

Replace opener frame.

Planting conditions too wet.

Wait until drier weather.

Seed Lok is plugging opener.

Lock up Seed Lok, page 42.

Too much opener down pressure.

Readjust opener down pressure, page


27.

Incorrect press wheel adjustment.

Readjust press wheel, page 27.

Improper tire size or air pressure.

Check tire size and air pressure, page


61.

Build up of seed treatment in feed cup.

Clean out seed treatment from feed


cups.

Incorrect rate adjustment.

Check gearbox setting and seed-rate


handle setting, page 29.

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Troubleshooting 45

Problem

Cause

Solution

Excessive seed cracking

Excessive field speed.

Reduce field speed.

Feed cup flutes not open enough.

Open feed cups to a wider position.

Feed cup door handle not open


enough.

Open feed cup door handle to a lower


position.

Incorrect tire size or air pressure.

Correct tire size or air pressure, page


61.

Excessive overlap or gaps between


passes.

Avoid overlap or gaps. Check marker


adjustment, page 38.

Soil conditions.

Loose soil and slippage will cause


variations in acres registered.

Acremeter not for your width of drill.

Refer to parts manual.

Actual field size different.

Verify field size.

Too wet or cloddy.

Wait until drier weather or rework


ground.

Incorrect hitch height.

Readjust hitch height, page 16.

Press wheel depth does not match


coulter depth.

Readjust press wheel depth, page 27.

Not enough down pressure on disk


openers.

Increase down pressure on openers,


page 27.

Acremeter does not measure accurately.


NOTE: Acremeter is most accurate
when seeding back and forth with
markers with few headlands, curves
and pointrows.

Press wheels not compacting soil


as desired

Grain box not emptying evenly

Some models do not have same number of feed cups between each divider
of bulkhead.

Press wheel or openers plugging

Planting conditions too wet.

Wait until drier weather.

Too much down pressure on openers.

Reduce down pressure on openers,


page 27.

Backed up with drill in the ground.

Clean out and check for damage.

Failed disk bearings.

Replace disk bearings.

Scraper worn or damaged.

Replace scraper.

Wheel arm pivot casting needs lubricating.

Lubricate wheel arm pivot castings.

Leaking hydraulic fittings.

Check fittings for leaks, see page 17


for safety message.

Rephasing cylinders not bled properly.

See page 18 for information.

Foreign matter lodged in one or more


feed cup sprockets.

Clean out feed cup sprockets. Use


clean seed.

Dried liquid insecticide inside feed


cups.

Remove build up by disassembling


each feed cup and scraping foreign
substance from turn surfaces.

Coulters not going deep enough

Not enough weight.

See page 26 for correct weight.

Coulters and drill going too deep

Too much weight.

See page 26 for correct weight.

Incorrect depth control setting.

Reset depth control, page 25.

Incorrect press wheel adjustment.

Set press wheels to a shallower depth.

Raising and lowered drill is rough


or uneven

Feed cup sprockets locked up or


twisted feed cup drive shaft

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Problem

Cause

Coulters and openers plugging in


no-till conditions

Solution
Drill at a slight angle to rows.

Small seeds box not emptying


evenly

Adjustable divider not set evenly.

Move adjustable divider to create


more volume in areas that run out first.

Marker functioning improperly

Hose fittings or connections not tight.

Check all hose fittings and connections for oil leaks. See page 17 for
safety message.

Low tractor hydraulic oil level.

Add hydraulic oil.

Missing or loose bolts or fasteners.

Check and tighten all bolts and fasteners.

Needle valve plugged.

Open needle valve, cycle markers


slowly and reset needle valve, refer to
page 39 or page 40.

Marker folding linkage does not have


enough slack to allow marker disk to
drop into field depressions.

Maximum down float should be limited


by the slot at rod end of marker cylinder. Make sure marker cylinder is fully
extended.

Marker disk does not mark

Reverse marker disk to pull or throw


dirt.

Chain

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Debris, retainer clip

Be sure retainer clip is facing opposite


way of chain travel.

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Maintenance and Lubrication 47

Maintenance and Lubrication


Maintenance
Proper servicing and maintenance is the key to
long implement life. With careful and systematic
inspection, you can avoid costly maintenance,
downtime and repair.
OFF

Always turn off and remove the tractor key before


making any adjustments or performing any
maintenance.

Crushing Hazard:
You may be severely injured or killed by being crushed
under the falling implement. Always have transport
locks in place and frame sufficiently blocked up when
working on implement.

High Pressure Fluid Hazard:


Escaping fluid under pressure can have sufficient pressure to penetrate the skin. Check all hydraulic lines
and fittings before applying pressure. Fluid escaping
from a very small hole can be almost invisible. Use paper or cardboard, not body parts, and wear heavy
gloves to check for suspected leaks. If injured, seek
medical assistance from a doctor that is familiar with
this type of injury.
1. After using the drill for several hours, check all
bolts to be sure they are tight.
2. Lubricate areas listed under Lubrication,
page 49.
3. Adjust idlers to remove excess slack from
chains. Clean and use chain lube on all roller
chains as needed.
4. Inflate tires as specified on Tire Inflation
Chart, page 61.
5. Clean out build up of seed treatment in feed
cups.
6. Replace any worn, damaged or illegible safety decals. Order new decals from your Great
Plains dealer. See Safety Decals, page 7.

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Folding Marker Breakaway


See Figure 9. The marker arm has a pivot at the
hinge which is connected rigid with a 5/16 inch
bolt (1). The shear bolt will break if excessive
force is put on marker during operation allowing
marker arm to swing away rather than cause
damage to the marker.

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ve

NOTE: The shear bolt is a 5/16 x 1 1/2 inch grade


5 bolt and is identified by three markings on the
head, see page 60. It must be replaced by an
equivalent grade 5 bolt to prevent marker damage.

Figure 9
Folding Marker Breakaway

14047

Storage
Store drill where children do not play. If possible,
store the drill inside for longer life.
1. Unload seed box.
2. Thoroughly clean seed and seed-treatment
residue from boxes and feed cups.
3. Remove any dirt and debris that can hold
moisture and cause corrosion.
4. Lubricate and adjust all roller chains.
5. Take special care to oil feed cup drive sprocket in its square bore.
6. Lubricate areas noted under Lubrication,
page 49.
7. Inspect drill for worn or damaged parts. Make
repairs and service during the off season.
8. Use spray paint to cover scratches, chips and
worn areas on the drill to protect the metal.
9. Disconnect seed hoses from openers. Permanent elongation and premature cracking of
hoses may occur if stored connected.
10. Cover with a tarp if stored outside.

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Maintenance and Lubrication 49

Lubrication
Multipurpose
spray lube

Multipurpose
grease lube

Multipurpose
oil lube

50

Intervals at which
lubrication is required

10
Feed Cup Drive Sprocket Bore
Type of Lubrication: Oil
Quantity = Coat sprocket bore thoroughly; move
seed-rate handle back and forth to get oil into
sprocket bore.

12126

As
Required

Drive Chains

Type of Lubrication: Chain Lube

14748

Quantity = Coat thoroughly

SeasonWheel Bearings

Type of Lubrication: Grease


Quantity = Repack

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50

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15
Gauge Wheel Arms

Type of Lubrication: Grease


Quantity = Until grease emerges
14752

SeasonCoulter Hub Bearings

Type of Lubrication: Grease


Quantity = Until resistance is felt

14752

8
Grease Banks

Type of Lubrication: Grease


Quantity = Until grease emerges

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8
Clutches
Two zerks on each.
Smear grease on clutch engagement teeth.
Type of Lubrication: Grease

14755

Quantity = Until grease emerges

8
Clutch Linkage

Type of Lubrication: Multi-Purpose Spray Lube


Quantity = Coat thoroughly

14756

Gearbox
The gearbox is lubricated and sealed at the factory. Under normal conditions, it does not require maintenance
or lubrication.
If the gearbox has been opened for repair, repack all
gears and around shaft bearings using at least 7 oz. of
gear lube, Great Plains Part No. 788067.
Keep moisture and dirt out of gearbox. Inspect (replace
if needed) the rubber seals on gearbox drive and shifter
shafts.
Spread a small skin coat of anaerobic sealant (Loctite
525 or equivalent) to gear case mating surfaces before
bolting them back together.

14757

Use sparingly. Excess sealant may squeeze off the intended surface and lock bearings or gears.

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15
Small Seeds Drive Sprocket Hanger Bearing

Type of Lubrication: Grease


Quantity = Until grease emerges

12225

50
Small Seeds Feed Cup Drive Sprocket

Type of Lubrication: Oil


Quantity = Coat sprocket bore thoroughly

12226

10
Marker Link Arm

Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose oil


Quantity = Coat thoroughly

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SeasonMarker Disk Bearings

Type of Lubrication: Grease


Quantity = Repack

14059

10
Marker Hinge Points

Type of Lubrication: Grease


Quantity = Until grease emerges

14060

15
Fertilizer Tray Bearings
Both ends of shaft
Type of Lubrication: Grease
Quantity = Until grease emerges

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30
Fertilizer Felt Barrier Washers
Next to each fertilizer-tray bearing
Type of Lubrication: Oil
12507

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Options 55

Options

Seed Box Agitator


The seed box agitator is designed to stir the seed
directly above the metering cups. It is intended to
cut down on the bridging of light fluffy seeds, and
help to separate individual soybeans that become
sticky from inoculant.
NOTE: The seed box agitator will not guarantee
consistent seeding of hard to meter seeds such
as Brome Grass or bin run seed that contains
crop residue.
For lubrication points, refer to Lubrication, page
49.

12682

To order the seed box agitator, contact your Great


Plains dealer.
Agitator Packages
row spacing
(inches)

With
small seeds
or fertilizer

Without
small seeds
or fertilizer

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7.5

10

Part Number
118-604A

118-605A

118-606A

118-607A
118-608A

118-609A

118-610A

118-611A

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Harrow Attachment
The coil-tine harrow finishes no-till surfaces by
leveling and distributing residue for enhanced
seed germination.
For information on how to adjust the harrow, refer
to Harrow Adjustment, page 43.
To order the harrow attachment, contact your
Great Plains dealer.
Harrow Packages

Part Number

Harrow Attachment

116-162A

14024

Folding Marker
The folding marker is a center ground marking
disk unit which can be mounted on either the right
or left side or both sides of the drill. When mounted on both ends, the controls can be on separate
hydraulic circuits or, by means of a sequence
valve.
For information on how to adjust the marker, refer
to Marker Adjustments, page 38. For lubrication
points, refer to Lubrication, page 49.
To order the folding marker, contact your Great
Plains dealer.
Marker Packages

Part Number

Dual Markers with sequence valve

113-532A

Single Marker - Left Hand

113-540A

Single Marker - Right Hand

113-546A

13995

Seed-Lok Firming Wheels


The spring-loaded Seed-Lok firming wheel presses seed directly into the bottom of the seed bed.
The Seed-Lok option provides more even emergence since seeds are planted and firmed at the
same depth.
To order the Seed-Lok firming wheels, contact
your Great Plains dealer.

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Seed Lok Packages

Part Number

Seed Lok Assembly

122-193K

12677

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Options 57

Small Seeds Attachment


The small seeds attachment is designed to meter
various small seeds. It is driven independently of
the main seed box. The small seeds box is 0.24
bushel per foot (27.7 liters/meter) with a total capacity of 2.62 bushes (92.3 liters).
The small seeds attachment is available with two
seed release point options: Y-tube release and
press wheel release.
With the Y-tube release, seed metered out of the
small seeds box is directed into the main seed
tube, and drops between the disk blades at the
bottom of the opener trench.

13734

With the press wheel release, a separate small


seed drop hose is installed on each opener. This
releases the seed just ahead of the openers
depth controlling press wheel.
For seed rates and adjustments, refer to Small
Seeds Attachment, page 34. For lubrication
points, refer to Lubrication, page 49.
To order the small seeds attachment, contact your
Great Plains dealer.
Small Seeds
Packages
row spacing
(inches)

With agitator

Without agitator

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Part Number
10

Y-tube

Press Wheel

123-992A

123-991A

123-994A

123-993A

123-996A

123-995A

123-998A

123-997A

123-984A

123-983A

123-986A

123-985A

123-988A

123-987A

123-990A

123-989A

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Fertilizer Attachment
The fertilizer attachment allows you to plant seed
and apply fertilizer in the same field pass. The fertilizer box mounts on the rear of the main drill box.
A fertilizer drive meters dry, granular fertilizer.
For fertilizer meter rate calibrating and charts, refer to Fertilizer Meter Rate, page 36. For
lubrication points, refer to Lubrication, page 49.
To order the fertilizer attachment, contact your
Great Plains dealer.

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Fertilizer Packages

Part Number

Fertilizer Assembly - 7 inch rows

142-708A

Fertilizer Assembly - 7.5 inch rows

142-709A

Fertilizer Assembly - 8 inch rows

142-710A

Fertilizer Assembly - 10 inch rows

142-711A

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Specifications and Capacities

Row Spacing, Inches


Rows Per Drill
Weight, Pounds

7 1/2

10

20

19

18

14

6100

5965

5830

5290

Transport Width
Seedbox Capacity
Tire Size
Tractor Requirements

15 feet 7 inches
2.4 bushel per foot
11 x 22.5 6-ply rib implement
75 horsepower minimum

Planting Position

Transport Position

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Appendix

Torque Values Chart


Bolt Head Identification

Bolt Head Identification


Bolt Size
(Inches)

Grade 2

Grade 5

in-tpi1

N m2

ft-lb3

Nm

1/4" - 20

7.4

5.6

1/4" - 28

8.5

5/16 - 18

15

5/16" - 24
3/8" - 16

Grade 8

Bolt Size
(Metric)

5.8

8.8

Class 5.8

10.9

Class 8.8

Class 10.9

ft-lb

Nm

ft-lb

mm x pitch 4

11

16

12

M 5 X 0.8

13

10

18

14

M6X1

11

15

11

11

24

17

33

25

M 8 X 1.25

17

12

26

19

36

27

17

13

26

19

37

27

M8X1

18

13

28

21

39

29

27

20

42

31

59

44

M10 X 1.5

33

24

52

39

72

53

Nm

ft-lb

Nm

ft-lb

Nm

ft-lb

3/8" - 24

31

22

47

35

67

49

M10 X 0.75

39

29

61

45

85

62

7/16" - 14

43

32

67

49

95

70

M12 X 1.75

58

42

91

67

125

93

7/16" - 20

49

36

75

55

105

78

M12 X 1.5

60

44

95

70

130

97

1/2" - 13

66

49

105

76

145

105

M12 X 1

90

66

105

77

145

105

1/2" - 20

75

55

115

85

165

120

M14 X 2

92

68

145

105

200

150

9/16" - 12

95

70

150

110

210

155

M14 X 1.5

99

73

155

115

215

160

9/16" - 18

105

79

165

120

235

170

M16 X 2

145

105

225

165

315

230

5/8" - 11

130

97

205

150

285

210

M16 X 1.5

155

115

240

180

335

245

5/8" - 18

150

110

230

170

325

240

M18 X 2.5

195

145

310

230

405

300

3/4" - 10

235

170

360

265

510

375

M18 X 1.5

220

165

350

260

485

355

3/4" - 16

260

190

405

295

570

420

M20 X 2.5

280

205

440

325

610

450

7/8" - 9

225

165

585

430

820

605

M20 X 1.5

310

230

650

480

900

665

7/8" - 14

250

185

640

475

905

670

M24 X 3

480

355

760

560

1050

780

1" - 8

340

250

875

645

1230

910

M24 X 2

525

390

830

610

1150

845

1" - 12

370

275

955

705

1350

995

M30 X 3.5

960

705

1510

1120

2100

1550

1-1/8" - 7

480

355

1080

795

1750

1290

M30 X 2

1060

785

1680

1240

2320

1710

1 1/8" - 12

540

395

1210

890

1960

1440

M36 X 3.5

1730

1270

2650

1950

3660

2700

1 1/4" - 7

680

500

1520

1120

2460

1820

M36 X 2

1880

1380

2960

2190

4100

3220

1 1/4" - 12

750

555

1680

1240

2730

2010

1 3/8" - 6

890

655

1990

1470

3230

2380

1 3/8" - 12

1010

745

2270

1670

3680

2710

1 1/2" - 6

1180

870

2640

1950

4290

3160

1 1/2" - 12

1330

980

2970

2190

4820

3560

in-tpi = nominal thread diameter in inches-threads per inch


2

N m = newton-meters
3

4 mm

ft-lb= foot pounds

x pitch = nominal thread diameter in millimeters x thread pitch

Torque tolerance + 0%, -15% of torquing values. Unless otherwise specified use torque values listed above.

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Tire Inflation Chart


Tire Size

Inflation
PSI

Tire Size

Inflation
PSI

7.50 x 20" 4-Ply Drill Rib

28

11L x 15" 6-Ply Rib Implement

28

9.0 x 22.5 10-Ply Highway Service 70

70

11L x 15" 12-Ply Rib Implement

52

9.0 x 24" 8-Ply Rib Implement

40

12.5L x 15" 8-Ply Rib Implement

36

9.5L x 15" 6-Ply Rib Implement

32

12.5L x 15" 10-Ply Rib Implement

44

9.5L x 15" 8-Ply Rib Implement

44

16.5L x 16.1" 10-Ply Rib Implement

36

9.5L x 15" 12-Ply Rib Implement

60

41 x 15" x 18 - 22-Ply Rib Implement

44

NOTE: All tires are warranted by the original manufacturer of the tire. Tire warranty information can be found in the brochures included with your Operators and Parts Manuals or online at the manufacturers websites. For service assistance
or information, contact your nearest Authorized Farm Tire Retailer.
Manufacturer
Titan
Goodyear
Firestone

Website
www.titan-intl.com
www.goodyearag.com
www.firestoneag.com

Chain Routings

Main Seed Box Drive

Small Seeds Drive


Without Agitator

Agitator Drive

Small Seeds Drive


With Agitator
14561

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Chain Routings

Fertilizer Drive
Without Agitator

Fertilizer Drive
With Agitator

Fertilizer Drive With


Small Seeds Drive
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Hydraulic Schematics

Lift Hydraulics

Dual Marker Hydraulics With Sequence Valve

14562

Single and Dual Marker Hydraulics without Sequence Valve

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Seed Box Sprocket Configuration

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Seed Box Agitator Sprocket Configuration

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SGS Sprocket Configuration

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Fertilizer Sprocket Configuration

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Fertilizer with SGS Box Sprocket Configuration

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Appendix 69

Warranty
Great Plains Manufacturing, Incorporated warrants to the original purchaser that this seeding equipment will be free from defects in material
and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of original purchase when used as intended and under normal service and conditions
for personal use; 90 days for commercial or rental purposes. This Warranty is limited to the replacement of any defective part by Great Plains
Manufacturing, Incorporated and the installation by the dealer of any
such replacement part. Great Plains reserves the right to inspect any
equipment or part which are claimed to have been defective in material
or workmanship.
This Warranty does not apply to any part or product which in Great
Plains judgement shall have been misused or damaged by accident or
lack of normal maintenance or care, or which has been repaired or altered in a way which adversely affects its performance or reliability, or
which has been used for a purpose for which the product is not designed. This Warranty shall not apply if the product is towed at a speed
in excess of 20 miles per hour.
Claims under this Warranty must be made to the dealer which originally
sold the product and all warranty adjustments must by made through
such dealer. Great Plains reserves the right to make changes in materials or design of the product at any time without notice.
This Warranty shall not be interpreted to render Great Plains liable for
damages of any kind, direct, consequential, or contingent, to property.
Furthermore, Great Plains shall not be liable for damages resulting from
any cause beyond its reasonable control. This Warranty does not extend to loss of crops, losses caused by harvest delays or any expense
or loss for labor, supplies, rental machinery or for any other reason.
No other warranty of any kind whatsoever, express or implied, is
made with respect to this sale; and all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose which exceed
the obligations set forth in this written warranty are hereby disclaimed and excluded from this sale.
This Warranty is not valid unless registered with Great Plains Manufacturing, Incorporated within 10 days from the date of original purchase.

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Index
A
Acremeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2442
Agitator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

C
Chain routings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Charts
Fertilizer density conversion .36
Fertilizer rate chart . . . . . . . . .36
Seed rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3032
Small seeds rate . . . . . . . . . .34
Tire inflation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Torque values . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Clutch
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Coulter
Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Depth control . . . . . . . . . . 24, 44
Disk scraper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Down pressure . . . . . . . . . . . .25
spring length . . . . . . . . . .25
weights . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 44
Individual adjustment . . . . . . .25
Plugging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Coulter springs
See Coulter, Down pressure
Customer service . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

D
Definitions
Important . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Left-hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Right-hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

F
Feed-cup doors . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 44
Fertilizer
Calibrating rate. . . . . . . . . . . .35
Density conversion. . . . . . . . .36
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . 5253
Fertilizer attachment . . . . . . . . . . .57
Fertilizer rate chart
See Charts, Fertilizer rate chart

G
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Idler adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . 27
Gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Lubrication. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

H
Harrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Frame adjustment . . . . . . . . . 42
Tine adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . 42
Tine angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Hitching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Hitch height . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 43
To tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Hydraulics
Bleeding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Cylinder locks . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Hose hookup . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Plastic hose holder . . . . . . . . 17
Rephasing cylinders . 17, 18, 19,
44
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Schematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

J
Jack
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Sequence cycle . . . . . . . . . . 40
Sequence valve . . . . .22, 38, 40
needle valve. . . . . . . . . . 40
Shear bolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Width adjustment . . . . . . . . . 41

O
Opener
"W" clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Down pressure . . . . . .26, 43, 44
Frame damage . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Plugging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Press wheels . . . . . . .26, 43, 44
plugging . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Scraper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Seeding depth . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Operating
Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . .2023

P
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Plastic hose holder
See Hydraulics, Plastic hose
holder
Preparation and setup. . . . . . .1519

S
L
Leveling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Lock-out hub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

M
Maintenance and lubrication . 4653
Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . 3741
Bleeding hydraulics . . . . . 3739
Disk adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . 41
disk angle . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
disk tip. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Folding breakaway . . . . . . . . 47
Folding speed . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Lubrication. . . . . . . . . . . . 5152
Needle valve . . . . . . . . . . 40, 45
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Safety
Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
hitching. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Chemical handling . . . . . . . . . 5
Decals. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 7, 711
High pressure fluids . . . . . . . . 3
Important information . . . . . .16
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Seed box agitator . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Seed Lok. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43, 55
Lock up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Seed rate chart
See Charts, Seed rate

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Seed treatment
Build up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Seeding rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Calibrating . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 29
Drive type selection . . . . . . . . 28
Feed-cup doors . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Seed rate handle . . . . . . . . . . 28
Seed-rate handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Sequence valve
See Marker, Sequence valve
Small seeds attachment . . . . . 33, 56
Calibrating seed rates . . . . . . 33
Small seeds rate chart
See Charts, Small seeds rate
Spring tine harrow
See Harrow
Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

T
Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2223

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Corporate Office: P.O. Box 5060
Salina, Kansas 67402-5060 USA