Material clean-out, Funnel conversion, Seed clean-out (container) – Great Plains YP825A3P Operator Manual User Manual
Page 79: Seed clean-out (funnel)
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Maintenance and Lubrication
When planting is completed, it is commonly the case that
some seed remains. There may be seed in the hoppers,
hose lines, and meters.
Refer to Figure 79
The planter includes an 817-811C
meter clean-out, stored in a spring-loaded holder at the
right rear of the air manifold. The container can hold all
the seed in the meter and inlet (up to a closed slide
The container can be converted into a true funnel for
complete system clean-out.
Note: The hoppers are connected to the rows with
clamped hose, and are not intended to be routinely
unlatched and tipped for clean-out.
Materials and tools needed:
a length of 1
inch I.D. hose
a worm drive clamp with a working diameter of
• a hacksaw
with fine-toothed blade
Trim the sump
from the funnel. Slide the hose
onto the funnel tip. Secure with clamp
-over-tighten clamp, the funnel wall be crushed).
The choice of complete system clean-out process
depends on whether you are using the 817-811C as a
container or funnel.
Seed Clean-Out (Container)
Scoop or vacuum as much seed as possible from the
top of the hoppers.
Seed Clean-Out (Funnel)
Close slide gate at hopper (slide gate only exists on
models with serial number B1013R and earlier).
Attach funnel as for meter clean-out (page 76), with
hose routed to bucket or other larger container.
Use slide gate to control seed flow until meter, inlet
and hopper are empty (slide gate only on models
a. The funnel does not fit rows that are to the left of gauge wheels on twin-row planters. Use vacuum or tarp on those rows.
b. The funnel wall is thin ABS. Scissor-type pipe-cutting tools may fracture it. Rotary-type pipe cutting tools may slip off.
Convert Container to Funnel
Possible Dust and Chemical Residue and Fume Hazards:
Wear a respirator, and any other protective equipment
specified by the seed supplier and/or seed treatment supplier.
Expect chemical residue, dust and fumes during clean-out.