Field test, Check seed population, Field test -21 check seed population -21 – Kinze 3140 Stack Fold Planter Rev. 7/14 User Manual
Perform a field test with any change of field and/or planting conditions, seed size or planter adjustment to ensure
proper seed placement and operation of row units.
Check planter for front to rear and lateral level operation. See “Leveling the Planter”.
all row units to be certain they are running level. Row unit parallel arms should be approximately parallel to
the ground when planting.
Check row markers for proper operation and adjustment. See “Row Marker Adjustments” and “Row Marker Speed
Check for proper application rates and placement of granular chemicals on
all rows. See “Field Check Granular
Check for desired depth placement and seed population on
all rows. See “Check Seed Population” and
appropriate Rate Chart.
Check for proper application rates of fertilizer on
all rows. See proper “Fertilizer Application Rate Chart”.
Reinspect machine after field testing.
Hoses And Fittings
Bolts And Nuts
Cotter Pins And Spring Pins
Drive Chain Alignment
1. Tie up one or more sets of closing wheels by running a
chain or rubber tarp strap between the hopper support
panel and closing wheels. It may be necessary to decrease
closing wheel arm spring tension.
2. Plant a short distance and check to see if seed is visible
in the seed trench. Adjust planting depth to a shallower
setting if seed is not visible and recheck.
CHECK SEED POPULATION
Chain, rubber tarp
strap, or similar.
Planting depth adjustment