Yetter 2961-012 Cut and Feed Coulter/Fertilizer User Manual

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2961-012 CUT AND FEED

COULTER/FERTILIZER

OPERATORS & PARTS MANUAL

2565-730_REV_B – 06/09

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

A brief description of signal words that may be used in this manual:

CAUTION: Used as a general reminder of good safety practices or to direct attention to unsafe practices.

WARNING: Denotes a specific potential hazard.

DANGER: Denotes the most serious specific potential hazard.

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

Read these instructions carefully to acquaint yourself with the Equipment. Working with unfamiliar equipment can lead to accidents.

Never park the equipment on a steep incline or leave the equipment running unattended.

Never clean, lubricate or adjust a machine that is in motion.

Always check that straps are secure.

Make sure latches are in pinned position when moving equipment.

Do not allow children to operate this equipment.

Do not allow riders on the equipment, trailer and/or pick-up.

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

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

If operating on public roadways, where legal, be certain all lighting is operating properly and observe all traffic laws. Beware of increased stopping distances and control effort when operating with implements attached.

Be familiar with all controls and be prepared to stop equipment quickly in an emergency.

FAILURE TO HEED MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

The 2961 CUT-N-FEED can be used as a R.H. opener or a L.H. opener, it is recommended that half of the planter is R.H. assemblies and the other half if L.H. assemblies.

NOTE: The 2961 CUT-N-FEED is NOT recommended for use in rocky conditions as the coulter arm and fertilizer tube are susceptible to bending.

For proper operation of the 2961 CUT-N-FEED , a ¼” NPT “Straight Stream” nozzle or a ¼” NPT Female “Nozzle Body” with orifice plates will be required. Yetter Manufacturing Co. does not supply these parts.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Cover Page…………………………………………………………………………pg. 1

Foreword……………………………………………………………………………pg. 2 Safety Symbols and meanings………………..…………………………….……pg. 3

Table of Contents.…………………………………………………………………pg. 4

Torque Specifications..……………………………………………………………pg. 5 Operation…………………………………………………………………………...pg. 6 Adjustments…………………………………………………………………………pg. 7

Installation Instructions..……..……………………………………………………pg. 8-14

Liquid Fertilizer Application Rate & Pressure Chart……………………………pg. 15 Maintenance..………………………………………………………………………pg. 16-21 Parts Identification…………………………………………………………………pg. 22-25 Trouble Shooting…..………………………………………………………………pg. 26-27

Several different styles of blades are available for every tillage practice, every soil type, and every residue condition, so you can choose the one that’s right for you.

 

 

 

BLADE CHOICE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FACTOR

 

SMOOTH (S)

13 WAVE (SW)

 

25 WAVE (MW)

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIZE

13"

 

X

 

X

 

14"

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGGRESSIVE

LOW

X

 

 

 

 

MEDIUM

 

 

 

 

 

HIGH

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPEED

SLOW

 

 

 

X

 

NORMAL

X

X

 

X

 

FAST

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOIL

DRY

X

X

 

X

CONDITION

DAMP/STICKY

X

 

 

 

 

SANDY

 

X

 

X

 

HEAVY

 

X

 

X

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BOLT TORQUE

Mounting bolts and hardware

Before operating the 2961 CUT-N-FEED for the first time, check to be sure that all hardware is tight. Check all hardware again after approximately 50 hours of operation and at the beginning of each planting season.

All hardware used on the 2961 CUT-N-FEED is Grade 5 unless otherwise noted. Grade 5 cap screws are marked with three radial lines on the head. If hardware must be replaced, be sure to replace it with hardware of equal size, strength and thread type. Refer to the torque values chart when tightening hardware.

Important: Over tightening hardware can cause as much damage as when under tightening. Tightening hardware beyond the recommended range can reduce its shock load capacity.

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

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

Use a torque wrench whenever possible.

The following table shows torque in ft. lbs. for coarse thread hardware.

Lubricate all bearings and moving parts as assembled and make certain that they work freely.

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

CAUTION: The 2961 CUT-N-FEED is very heavy. Pay extra attention to lifting techniques while handling and or maneuvering the opener during assembly. Failure to do so may lead to personal injury.

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OPERATION PRECAUTIONS

STOP

Read this before using the Yetter product.

- MACHINE OPERATION

IMPORTANT: failure to properly set the planter frame height and levelness can result in less than successful operation of the planter and the Yetter product and may result in damaged equipment. All operators should read and thoroughly understand the instructions given prior to using the Yetter product.

NOTE: DO NOT use this product if the planter is not adjusted properly!

Leveling the planter:

With the planter lowered to proper operating height (Usually 20”-22”). Read the planter operator’s manual for recommended setting. Check to be sure the toolbar and row unit parallel arms are level fore and aft. Recheck when the planter is in the field and has been fully loaded with seed, fertilizer, granular chemicals, etc. Also, a field check with a bubble level on the frame should be made of the hitch height to ensure level operation front to back.

It is important for the planter to operate level laterally. Tire pressure must be maintained at pressures specified by the manufacturer.

Field and actual planting conditions change and will dictate planter frame heights. You must ensure that the row unit parallel arms are approximately parallel with the ground.

IMPORTANT: For proper operation of the planter attachments and row units, it is imperative that the planter toolbars and row unit parallel arms be level side-to-side and front-to-rear. The toolbar frame should operate at a 20”-22” height from the planting surface. Check the manufacturer’s operator’s manual for instructions on how to adjust the frame height and levelness.

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PLANTER ADJUSTMENT

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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

2961 – CUT AND FEED™

STEP 1. Attach the 2967-281 mount bracket and the 2961-200 Coulter Bracket to the planter row unit, using 2) ½” x 2” carriage bolts and 1) ½” x 2” hex bolt, flat washer, and lock nuts.

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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

2961 – CUT AND FEED™

STEP 2. Coulters can be assembled as right hand or left hand units. Attach the 2961-300 coulter arm and the 2961-306 fertilizer coulter arm to the 2961-200 coulter bracket using the 5/8” x 7-1/2” bolt, 2961-307 2” spacer, 2961-309 ½” spacer (optional), 2961-301 spacer bushing and 5/8” lock nut. Also, on the 2961- 306-fertilizer arm use the 5/8” x 4-1/2” bolt and lock nut. On the 2961-300-coulter arm use the 5/8” x 1-3/4” bolt and lock nut.

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