General safety rules, General safety rules -4 – Kinze 3600 Lift and Rotate Planter (70 CM) Rev. 5/14 User Manual
General Safety Rules
1. Read and understand instructions provided in this manual
and warning labels. Review these instructions frequently!
2. This machine is designed and built with your safety
in mind. Do not make any alterations or changes to this
machine. Any alteration to design or construction may
create safety hazards.
3. A large portion of farm accidents happen from fatigue
or carelessness. Safe and careful operation of tractor and
planter will help prevent accidents.
4. Never allow planter to be operated by anyone unfamiliar
with operation of all functions of the unit. Operators must
read and thoroughly understand all instructions given in this
manual before operating or working on equipment.
5. Be aware of bystanders, particularly children! Always
look around to make sure it is safe to start tow vehicle
engine or move planter. This is particularly important with
higher noise levels and quiet cabs, as you may not hear
6. Make sure planter weight does not exceed towing
capacity of tractor, or bridge and road limits. This is critical
to maintain safe control and prevent death or injury, or
property and equipment damage.
7. Never ride or allow others to ride on planter.
8. Store planter in an area away from human activity. DO
NOT permit children to play on or around the stored unit.
9. Keep hands, feet, and clothing away from moving parts.
Do not wear loose-fitting clothing which may catch in
10. Always wear protective clothing, shoes, gloves, hearing,
and eye protection applicable for the situation.
11. Do not allow anyone to stand between tongue or hitch
and towing vehicle when backing up to planter.
13. Prevent electrocution, other injuries, or property and
equipment damage. Watch for obstructions such as wires,
tree limbs, etc. when operating machine. Be aware of
clearances during turns and when folding/unfolding planter.
14. Reinstall all guards removed for maintenance activities.
Never leave guards off during operation.
15. Use of aftermarket hydraulic, electric, or PTO drives
may create serious safety hazards to you and people
nearby. If you install such drives, follow all appropriate
safety standards and practices to protect you and others
near this planter from injury.
16. Follow all federal, state/provincial, and local regulations
when towing farm equipment on a public highway. Use
safety chain (not an elastic or nylon/plastic tow strap) to
retain connection between towing and towed machines in
the event of primary attaching system separation.
17. Make sure all safety/warning lights, SMV sign, and
reflective decals are in place and working properly before
transporting the machine on public roads.
18. Limit towing speed to 24 km/h. Tow only with farm tractor
of a minimum 90 HP. Allow for unit length when making turns.
19. Reduce speed prior to turns to avoid the risk of
overturning. Always drive at a safe speed relative to local
conditions and ensure your speed is slow enough for a safe
20. Chemical application is often an integral part of planting.
Follow label instructions for proper chemical mixing,
handling and container disposal methods.
21. Be familiar with safety procedures for immediate first aid
should you accidentally contact chemical substances.
22. Use the proper protective clothing and safety equipment
when handling chemicals.
23. Chemicals are supplied with Material Safety Data
Sheets (MSDS) that provide full information about the
chemical, its effects on exposure, and first aid needs in the
event of an emergency. Keep your MSDS file up-to-date and
available for first responders in case of emergency.
24. When servicing ground engaging components such as
opening disks and firming points, use special care to avoid
points and edges worn sharp during use.
25. Use professional help if you are unfamiliar with working
on hydraulic systems. Pressurized hydraulic fluid can
penetrate body tissue and result in death, serious infection,
or other injuries.
26. Disposing of waste improperly can threaten the
enviroment. To dispose of your equipment properly contact
your local environmental or recyling center.
Never pour waste onto the ground, down a drain, or into any
When disposing of waste such as oil, use leakproof
containers. Be sure to use containers that do not resemble
food or beverage which may mislead someone into
consuming them. Dispose of oil per your local, regional
When disposing of any fertilizer chemicals used, contact the
supplier of the chemicals.
Model 3600 planter consists of 85% recyclable metals, 10%
recyclable plastic and rubber, and 5% waste.