Kinze 3500 Lift and Rotate Planter Rev. 7/14 User Manual
Lubrication and Maintenance
NOTE: No till planting or planting in hard
ground conditions, especially when planter
is not equipped with no till coulters, and/or
excessive blade-to-blade contact increases seed
tube guard wear and requires more frequent
inspection and/or replacement.
Remove seed tube and two hex socket head
cap screws that attach seed tube guard. Hold
replacement seed tube guard centered between
seed opener disc blades. Install hex socket head
cap screws. DO NOT TIGHTEN. Using a clamp or
vise-grip, squeeze opener blades together in front of
seed tube guard. Tighten seed tube guard retaining
screws. Remove clamps. Distance between seed
tube guard and opener blades should be equal on
both sides. Reinstall seed tube.
Over tightening hex socket head cap screws may
damage shank threads and require replacement
of shank. An excessively worn seed tube guard
may allow blades to wear into row unit shank,
also requiring replacement of shank.
SEED TUbE GUARD/INNER SCRAPER
Seed tube guard protects seed tube and acts as
inner scraper for seed opener disc blades.
Remove seed tube and check for wear. Excessive
wear on seed tube indicates a worn seed tube
guard. Replace seed tube guard if it measures ⅝" or
less at lower end. A new seed tube guard measures
FRAME MOUNTED COULTER
NOTE: Torque ⅝" spindle hardware to 120 ft-lb
See “Frame Mounted Coulter” in Row Unit Operation
section of this manual for depth and spring
Replace 16" diameter coulter blade (1" fluted, 1"
bubbled or ¾" fluted) when worn to 14½" (maximum
Shown with gauge wheel and seed opener disc
Seed tube guard/