Kinze 3500 Lift and Rotate Planter Rev. 7/14 User Manual
SEED METER (bRUSH-TYPE) TROUbLESHOOTING
Meter RPM too high.
Reduce planting speed.
Seed sensor not picking up all
Clean seed tube.
Switch meter to different row. If
problem stays with same row, replace
Lack of lubrication causing seeds
not to release from disc properly.
Use graphite or talc as recommended.
Seed size too large for seed disc.
Switch to smaller seed or appropriate
seed disc. See “Brush-Type Seed
Meter” for proper seed disc for size of
seed being used.
Seed treatment buildup in meter.
Reduce amount of treatment used
and/or thoroughly mix treatment with
seed. Add talc.
Low count at low RPM and higher
count at higher RPM.
Foreign material lodged in upper
Remove seed disc and remove foreign
material from between brush retainer
and bristles. Clean thoroughly.
Worn upper brush.
Replace. See “Maintenance”.
Low count at higher RPM and
normal count at low RPM.
Seed disc worn in the agitation
Replace disc. See “Maintenance”.
Seed size too small for seed disc.
Switch to larger seed or appropriate
Incorrect seed rate transmission
Reset transmission. Refer to proper
rate chart in “Machine Operation”
section of manual.
Upper brush too wide (fanned out)
for small seed size.
Replace upper brush.
High count. (Milo/Grain Sorghum)
Incorrect brush retainer.
Make sure GD8237 brush retainer is
installed to keep upper brush from
Upper brush laid back.
Seed treatment buildup on brush.
Remove brush. Wash with soap
and water. Dry thoroughly before
reinstalling. See “Maintenance”.
Buildup of foreign material at base
Remove brush retainer and brush.
Clean thoroughly. Reinstall.