Kinze 3500 Lift and Rotate Planter Rev. 7/14 User Manual
Lubrication and Maintenance
FINGER PICKUP SEED METER
Remove meter from seed hopper by removing two
thumbscrews which secure mechanism to hopper.
Remove baffle from meter assembly by removing
three cap screws.
Rotate seed meter drive by hand to ensure springs
are holding tabs of fingers against carrier plate
where indicated in photo and that fingers are being
raised in correct area.
Meter attachment to hopper.
Finger tabs should
raise in this area.
Finger tabs should contact
carrier plate in this area.
A buildup of debris or chaff may prevent proper
finger operation and requires disassembly and
cleaning of finger pickup meter.
1. Remove cotter pin, cover nut and adjusting nut
and wave washer (If Applicable) from drive shaft.
2. Carefully lift finger holder, along with fingers and
cam, off shaft. Clean.
3. Check brush for wear and replace if necessary or
after every 100 acres per row of operation.
EXAMPLE: Approximately 800 acres of corn or
sunflowers on a 8 row machine or 1200 acres on an
12 row machine.
NOTE: It is not necessary to remove finger holder
to replace brush.
4. Remove springs from fingers and remove finger
from holder by lifting it out of friction fit slot.
Under average conditions, life expectancy
of these parts should be 600-900 acres per row
5. After cleaning and/or replacing defective parts,
reassemble meter in reverse order. When
replacing fingers, make sure open end of spring
loop is toward inside of finger holder.
6. Make sure fingers are installed in holder so
holder is flush with carrier plate when assembled.
A cam projection aligns with a mating notch in
bearing housing to ensure proper operation when
Corn Finger Assembly
(Position Spring Opening
Oil Sunflower Finger