Seed rate transmission adjustment, Wrap spring wrench operation – Kinze 3140 Stack Fold Planter Rev. 7/14 User Manual
SEED RATE TRANSMISSION ADJUSTMENT
Planting population rate changes are made at the seed rate transmissions. The seed rate transmissions are designed
to allow simple, rapid changes of sprockets to obtain the desired planting population. By removing the lynch pins
on the hexagon shafts, sprockets can be interchanged with those from the sprocket storage rod bolted near each
Chain tension is controlled by spring-loaded, dual-sprocket idlers. The idler assembly is adjusted with a easy-release
arm. This arm has a release position to remove spring tension for replacing sprockets. The amount of spring tension
on the chain is controlled by the idler arm. See “Wrap Spring Wrench Operation”.
A decal positioned near each transmission illustrates proper chain routing. The planting rate charts found in “Rate
Charts” will aid you in selecting the correct sprocket combinations.
wRAP SPRINg wRENCH OPERATION
Chain idlers are equipped with wrap spring wrenches. L.H. wrap spring wrenches have a blue release collar and R.H.
wrap spring wrenches have a grey or black release collar.
Rotate collar on wrap spring wrench and pull handle to release chain tension.
Rotate chain idler into chain and pull handle to tension idler spring.
Release Chain Tension
Increase Chain Tension