Dry fertilizer attachment, Dry fertilizer attachment -6 – Kinze 3500 Lift and Rotate Planter Rev. 7/14 User Manual

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Model 3500


Rev. 6/11




Agricultural chemicals can cause death or serious injury to persons,
animals, and plants or seriously damage soil, equipment, or property.
Read and follow all chemical and equipment manufacturers labels
and instructions.


Rate of fertilizer application is determined by drive/driven sprocket combination on fertilizer drive rate transmission and
auger position in the hoppers.

NOTE: Uneven delivery of fertilizer will occur if high rate auger position is used at too low a rate setting.

Remove ¼" stainless steel cap screws holding augers in place on shaft and reposition augers to change delivery rate.

Dry fertilizer option installed

Fertilizer drive rate transmission

Augers positioned for low rate delivery

Augers positioned for high rate delivery

A fertilizer transmission is located directly ahead of row unit transmission on right side of planter and allows simple,
rapid changes in sprockets to obtain desired fertilizer application rates. Chain tension is controlled by a spring loaded
idler adjusted with a ratchet arm located to inside of transmission. Sprockets can be changed with those on the
sprocket storage rod by removing hexagon shaft pins. Fertilizer rate charts in Rate Chart section will help you select
correct sprocket combinations.

NOTE: Make a field check after each sprocket combination adjustment to be sure you are applying fertilizer at
desired rate.


Placing fertilizer too close to seeds or in excessive amounts can
cause germination or seedling damage. Check with your fertilizer
dealer or manufacturer for correct amount and placement.

Because dry fertilizer attachment meters granules by volume rather than weight, differences in brands, and fertilizer
analysis, weight metered during actual application may vary considerably. Use chart for reference only. Use a
container to catch and measure application for a better estimate.

Keep fertilizer dry during use and storage since most fertilizers easily absorb moisture. In addition to waste, deposits
of fertilizer left in hopper can cause metal corrosion. Empty hoppers at end of each day.