General safety rules, General safety rules -4 – Kinze 3600 Lift and Rotate Planter (70 CM) Rev. 5/14 User Manual

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Model 3600


Rev. 5/14



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

people shouting.

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

moving parts.

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

emergency stop.

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

water source.

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.