Troubleshooting, Brush-type seed meter, Closing wheel – Kinze 3140 Stack Fold Planter Rev. 7/14 User Manual
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bRUSH-TYPE SEED METER
Meter RPM too high.
Reduce planting speed.
Misalignment between drive clutch and
See “Seed Meter Drive Adjustment”.
Seed sensor not picking up all seeds
Clean seed tube.
Switch meter to different row. If problem
stays with same row, replace sensor.
Lack of lubrication causing seeds not to
release from disc properly.
Use graphite or talc as recommended.
Seed size too large for seed disc being
Switch to smaller seed or appropriate
seed disc. See “Brush-Type Seed
Meter” for proper seed disc for size of
seed being used.
Seed treatment buildup in meter.
Reduce amount of treatment used and/
or thoroughly mix treatment with seed.
Low count at low RPM and
higher count at higher RPM.
Foreign material lodged in upper brush. Remove seed disc and remove foreign
material from between brush retainer
and bristles. Clean thoroughly.
Worn upper brush.
Replace. See “Maintenance”.
Low count at higher RPM and
normal count at low RPM.
Seed disc worn in the agitation groove
Replace disc. See “Maintenance”.
Seed size too small for seed disc.
Switch to larger seed or appropriate
Incorrect seed rate transmission setting. Reset transmission. Refer to proper
rate chart in “Machine Operation”
section of manual.
Upper brush too wide (fanned out) for
small seed size.
Replace upper brush.
High count. (Milo/Grain Sorghum) Incorrect brush retainer being used.
Make sure GD8237 brush retainer is
installed to keep upper brush from
Upper brush laid back.
Seed treatment buildup on brush.
Remove brush. Wash with soap and
water. Dry thoroughly before
reinstalling. See “Maintenance”.
Buildup of foreign material at base of
Remove brush retainer and brush.
Clean thoroughly. Reinstall.
Closing wheel(s) leave severe imprint
Too much closing wheel down
Adjust closing wheel pressure.
Closing wheel(s) not firming soil
Insufficient closing wheel down
Adjust closing wheel pressure. Severe
no till conditions may require use of
cast iron closing wheels.
“V” closing wheel running on top of
Align. See “V Closing Wheel
Single closing wheel not directly over
Align. See “Covering Discs/Single
Press Wheel Adjustment”.