Alternate meter clean-out, Seed tube clean-out, Alternate meter clean-out seed tube clean-out – Great Plains YP1625A Operator Manual User Manual
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Maintenance and Lubrication
Refer to Figure 116
The 817-811C seed collection accessory (funnel
provided with the planter can be used in one of two ways:
• As provided, the 817-811C is a container that can hold
the entire seed volume present from the meter up to a
Y-tube (or two where the row hose connects to the
• The 817-811C can also be used as a true funnel. For
this use, cut the end off the sump
, and attach a
hose or tube with 1
inch (3.8 cm) inside diameter.
The funnel may be attached to the housing of the seed
meter, freeing your hands for other tasks during
clean-out. Normal use of the funnel is:
Close the seed inlet shutter on the meter (page 68).
This minimizes the seed volume at disk removal.
Remove the rain cover (page 68). The funnel cannot
be snapped in place with the cover installed.
Align the left (rear) end of the funnel lip
top of the lower (rear) cover latch ear. Place the right
(front) end of the funnel lip
between the meter
housing and the seed tube.
Rotate the funnel forward until the slot at lip center
engages a tab on the bottom center of the meter
Slowly open the seed shutter (page 68) to empty the
seed up to the Y-tube or wing tube.
If the air system is running (and Y-tube open), there
may be more seed than the funnel can hold (as a
container). Use the shutter to turn seed flow off, and
Refer to Figure 117
Clean seed from all brushes (shop vac
Inspect brushes (page 94).
10. Rotate funnel clockwise, remove and empty.
11. For imminent operations:
Install next seed wheel or blank disk (page 72) for
operations. Set inlet shutter for next seed (page 68).
12. For storage:
Close seed inlet shutter. Leave disk out.
13. Re-install rain cover (page 68).
Seed Tube Clean-Out
The seed sensor in the seed tube can be obscured by
build-up of dust, dirt and seed treatments. This can
cause false low population alarms.
The planter incudes a seed tube brush (Great Plains part
If the seed meter is empty, remove the seed disc and
insert the brush into the seed tube
from above. With
the planter raised, you can also insert the brush from
below, whether the meter is empty or not.
Funnel Positioned and Engaged
Alternate Meter Clean-Out
To use a shop vacuum cleaner, with narrow hose nozzle,
to clean out a meter:
• Close the seed shutter.
• Release the meter clamp, hold the disk against the
• Tip the top of the disk away from the meter.
• Insert hose nozzle and remove seed.
• Open shutter to allow seeds in inlet and drop hose to
flow to vac nozzle.