Fertilizer, Double disc fertilizer opener, Double disc fertilizer opener -1 – Kinze 3200 Wing-Fold Planter Rev. 7/14 User Manual

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Model 3200


Rev. 6/11



Position double disc fertilizer openers

to place fertilizer no closer than 2" to either side of row. Fertilizer depth is

approximately 4" If planter frame is level and at proper 20" operating height. Soil conditions can affect depth slightly.

NOTE: Do not set opener depth with spring pressure. Opener is designed to operate against a
depth stop and spring up when encountering a foreign object or hard ground.

Down pressure spring is factory preset at 250 lb (113.4 kg) but can be adjusted for various soil conditions.

1. Loosen jam nut with a 15∕16" wrench.

2. Use a 1" wrench to turn adjustment bolt clockwise to increase tension or counterclockwise to decrease tension.

3. Tighten jam nut.


Do not operate double disc openers at full down pressure tension
on rocky ground or disc blades will chip.

Maintain a gap of 1∕32" to 1∕16" between opener blades at the closest point. Blade adjustment is made by moving
inside spacer washers to outer side of blade. Check bearing assembly rivets are not contacting shank after making

Outer scrapers on each disc blade can be adjusted for wear. Make sure scrapers are adjusted to allow only slight
blade contact.

Opener assembly is designed to be locked in a raised position when fertilizer attachment is not in use or during

1. Raise planter and place blocks under openers.

2. Lower planter until pivot section hole aligns with mounting bracket hole.

3. Remove lockup pin from mounting bracket storage position and install through lockup hole.

4. Secure with cotter pins.


Pin storage position

Pin lockup position

Double disc fertilizer opener

Maintain 132" - 1∕16"
gap at closest point.