Removing a seed disk, Row unit shut-off – Great Plains YP825A3P Operator Manual User Manual
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Removing a Seed Disk
Refer to Figure 67
Remove rain cover. If seed is present, close
to prevent more seed from entering meter.
Attach funnel (page 76) or place a tarp under the row
to collect seed.
Hold seed disk in meter. Rotate disk clamp
to release disk.
Tilting top of disk toward meter, slowly remove disk,
allowing seed to collect in funnel or to control flow to
tarp. Open shutter to release remaining seed up to
Clean seed from all brushes. Clean disk seat (
page 57), so that new disks can seat fully.
Inspect brushes for excess wear and damage. See
“Meter Brush Maintenance” on page 77.
Inspect removed disks for excess wear and damage.
Set aside any disks requiring replacement. Clean
other removed disks and place in storage. See
“Seed Disk Maintenance” on page 79.
Re-install the rain cover (page 55).
Row Unit Shut-Off
Skip-row operations, such as planting from every other
row when switching from 30 inch twin-row to 30 inch
single-row, requires shutting down unused rows.
Shutting off seeding at a row involves 4 to 7 steps:
Identify the rows to shut off (page 59).
Replace seed disk with blank disk (page 59).
Lock up row unit to reduce wear (optional, page 59).
Reset marker extension (Option, page 114).
Reset monitor active row pattern and row spacing to
avoid nuisance alarms (see Monitor manual).
Note: Meter drive is not disabled on 25AP row units
Seed Inlet Shutter Closed