Seed firmer adjustments, Keeton seed firmer adjustment, Seed-lok® seed firmer lock-up – Great Plains YP825A3P Operator Manual User Manual
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Seed Firmer Adjustments
Series 25 row units include a standard seed flap, and
accept one of two optional seed firmers (which may be
included in your selected opener bundle).
Row unit disk blades may be sharp. Use caution when making
adjustments in this area. To adjust the Keeton Seed Firmer,
lower the planter until the disks of the row units are resting on
Keeton Seed Firmer Adjustment
The optional Keeton Seed Firmer is an engineered
polymer shape that slides down the seed trench. It traps
seeds as they exit the seed tube and firms them into the
bottom of the “V”.
Refer to Figure 72
The Firmer is provided with a preset tension which is
recommended for using the first year. The tension
can be tightened in subsequent years
according to your needs. Firmers should provide just
enough tension to push seeds to the bottom of the
Seed Firmer Lock-Up
firming wheels provide additional
seed-to-soil contact. The wheels are spring loaded and
do not require adjusting. In some wet and sticky condi-
tions the wheels may accumulate soil. To avoid problems
associated with this, you can lock-up the firmers.
Refer to Figure 73 (which depicts a row unit with discs, side
depth wheels/arms and press wheels removed for illustrative
purposes - removal is not necessary for lock/unlock)
To lock up Seed-Lok
Raise planter. Insert lift assist cylinder locks.
until lever stop
free to rotate.
Rotate lever stop to side/idle position
Push up on Seed-Lok
until wheel arm
To release a locked-up Seed-Lok
in tool drive tip in the tool hole
. Alternatively, lift up on the wheel
Rotate the handle clockwise (handle arm up) until
wheel releases at the latch point
and falls free.
While holding the handle up, rotate the raised portion
of the lever stop
under both sides
of the handle
at the arm end. Remove the tool.
Keeton Seed Firmer
Note: Engage the lever stop under the handle
is in use. If left disengaged
, a furrow
obstruction could cause unintended lock-up.