Yetter 2000 Series Vertical Tillage Tool (V.T.T.) User Manual

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V.T.T. ™

2000 SERIES

VERTICAL TILLAGE TOOL ™

SET-UP AND PARTS MANUAL

YETTER MANUFACTURING CO.

FOUNDED 1930

Colchester, IL 62326-0358 Toll free: 800/447-5777

309/776-3222 (Fax) Website: www.yetterco.com E-mail: info@yetterco.com

FOREWORD

You’ve just joined an exclusive but rapidly growing club.

For our part, we want to welcome you to the group and thank you for buying a Yetter product.

We hope your new Yetter products will help you achieve both goals-increase your productivity and increase your efficiency so that you may generate more profit.

This operator’s manual has been designed into four major sections: Foreword, Safety Precautions, Installation Instructions and Parts

Breakdown.

This SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL

indicates important safety messages in the manual. When you see this symbol, be alert to the possibility of

PERSONAL INJURY and carefully read the message that follows.

The word NOTE is used to convey information that is out of context with the manual text. It contains special information such as specifications, techniques and reference information of a supplementary nature.

The word IMPORTANT is used in the text when immediate damage will occur to the machine due

to improper technique or operation. Important will apply to the same information as specified by note only of an immediate and urgent nature.

It is the responsibility of the user to read the operator’s manual and comply with the safe and correct operating procedure and to lubricate and maintain the product according to the maintenance schedule in the operator’s manual.

The user is responsible for inspecting his machine and for having parts repaired or replaced when continued use of the product would cause damage or excessive wear to the other parts.

It is the user’s responsibility to deliver his machine to the Yetter dealer who sold him the product for service or replacement of defective parts, which are covered by the warranty policy.

If you are unable to understand or follow the instructions provided in this publication, consult your local Yetter dealer or contact:

YETTER MANUFACTURING CO.

309/776-4111 800/447-5777 309/776-3222 (FAX) Website: www.yetterco.com E-mail: info@yetterco.com

WARRANTY

Yetter Manufacturing warrants all products manufactured and sold by it against defects in material. This warranty being expressly limited to replacement at the factory of such parts or products as shall appear to be defective after inspection. This warranty does not obligate the Company to bear cost of labor in replacement of parts. It is the policy of the Company to make improvements without incurring obligations to add them to any unit already sold. No warranty is made or authorized to be made, other than herein set forth. This warranty is in effect for one year after purchase.

Dealer ___________________________________________________

Yetter Manufacturing warrants its own products only and cannot be responsible for damages to equipment on which mounted.

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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

You can make your farm a safer place to live and work if you observe the safety precautions given. Study these precautions carefully and insist those working with you and for you follow the precautions.

Finally, remember this an accident is usually caused by someone’s carelessness, neglect or oversight.

CAUTION

Consult your implement and tractor operator’s manual for correct and safe operating practices. Be aware of towed implement width and allow safe clearance.

CAUTION: SAFETY SIGNS

Safety decals are placed on the implement to alert the operator and others to the risk of personal injury or unsafe operation during normal operations and servicing.

1.The safety decals must be kept clean and in good condition to ensure that they are legible.

2.Safety decals must be replaced if they are missing or illegible.

3.When components are replaced during repair or servicing, check that the new components include the necessary safety signs.

4.Replacement safety decals may be obtained from your local dealer.

WARNING

Never clean, lubricate or adjust a machine that is in motion. Always install the transport lock pins and bracket when transporting for any length of time or on public roadways.

If required to service unit in raised position, be sure to install all transport lock pins and locking bracket. Be sure the implement is securely pinned before operating.

Do not allow children to operate this equipment.

Do not allow riders on the tractor or implement.

Use speeds and caution dictated by the terrain being traversed. Do not operate on any slope steep enough to cause tipping or loss of control.

Be sure all personnel are clear of the immediate area before operating.

Read and understand the operator’s manual and require all other persons who will operate the equipment to do the same.

In operating on public roadways, where legal, be certain all lighting is operating properly and observe all traffic laws. Ensure slow moving vehicle emblem on tractor is visible.

Maximum towing speed is 20 mph when conditions permit.

Beware of increased stopping distances and control effort when operating with implements attached.

Be familiar with all tractor and implement controls and be prepared to stop engine and implements quickly in an emergency.

Do not unhitch cart in the raised position with a grain drill attached. Lower unit before unhitching. Do not trail cart with small trucks, etc. The hitch weight of the cart is in excess of 1000 lbs.

FAILURE TO HEED MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PAGE FORWARD………………………………………………………….……………2

WARRANTY…………………………………………………………….………..2 SAFETY INFORMATION……….………………………………………..……..3

TABLE OF CONTENTS……..….………………………………………..……..4 GENERAL INFORMATION……………………………………………………..5 TORQUE RECOMMENDATIONS…………...…………………………..……..5 ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS….…………………………………………...6-27 OPERATION…………………………………………………………………28-32 MAINTENANCE ………………………………………………………………...33 PARTS IDENTIFICATION………………………………………………….34-54 TROUBLESHOOTING………………………………………………………….55

WARNING: Never work around the toolbar / implement while in a raised position without using safety lockups.

CAUTION: THE 2000 V.T.T. Vertical Tillage Tool unit has sharp blades. Extra attention should be paid to lifting techniques while handling and or maneuvering the units during assembly. Failure to do so may lead to personal injury. Use heavy gloves while handling the blades during assembly and any time adjustments or maintenance operations are made to the units.

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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

GENERAL INFORMATION

Examine all equipment carefully for damage or shortages.

Lubricate all bearings and moving parts as assembled.

Reference to front, rear, left and right in this installation instruction are made when setting in the operator’s seat facing direction of forward travel.

BOLT TORQUE

READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST:

1.Improperly tightened bolts will result in damage, breakage, expense, and down time.

2.Always replace bolts with the specified grade and type.

3.Torque properly before first use of the machine and every 2-4 hours of use until you are sure bolts are staying tight.

4.The chart below is a guide for proper torque. Use it unless a specified torque is called out elsewhere in the manual.

5.Torque is the force you apply to the wrench handle or the cheater bar, times the length of the handle or bar.

6.Use a torque wrench whenever possible.

The following table shows torque in ft. lbs.

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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1. Attach axle assembly to the Bridge Hitch Frame. Bolt torque 305 ft/lbs. Attach SMV bracket (not used with optional tank weight kit) to the axle/clamp assembly

Step 2. Attach the Wheel/Tire assembly to the axle. Torque the wheel nuts to 100 ft/lbs.

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Step 3. Level the Bridge Hitch frame. Install the hitch. Torque bolts to 670 ft/lbs.

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Step 4. Install the safety chain and hose holder. Torque to 300 ft/lbs.

Step 5. Install the jack assembly to the Bridge Hitch frame. Next, install the jack storage strap to the Bridge Hitch frame.

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Step 6. Assemble the depth adjustment hardware.

Step 7. Install the depth adjustment bar to the Bridge Hitch.

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Step 8. Clamp the depth adjustment to the toolbar. Torque to 300 ft/lbs.

Step 9. Attach the 4” X 12” hydraulic cylinders to the depth adjustment brackets.

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Step 10. Install cylinder stops: 4 X 12 cylinder, toolbar lift.

IMPORTANT: Install 5” of 2000-507 cylinder stop kit for 1-1/2” rod.

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Step 11. Attach the parallel arms to the Bridge Hitch.

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Step 12. Unfold the toolbar from the freight position. Attach the center bracket to the toolbar.

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Step 13. Attach the toolbar to the Bridge Hitch.

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Step 14. Attach the hydraulic cylinder to the toolbar assembly.

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Step 15. Install cylinder stops, 2000-511 (2” cylinder rod) to limit the toolbar wing folding.

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Step 16. 2000-509 Cylinder Stop; Cut off length to 13”.

Step 17. Install the cylinder stops on the wing fold cylinders.

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