Yetter 2967 Series Screw Adjust Residue Manager User Manual

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SCREW ADJUST

RESIDUE MANAGER

OPERATOR’S MANUAL

PARTS IDENTIFICATION

2565-729_REV_E 12/11

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

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.

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 that those working with you and for you follow them.

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

WARNING

Never clean, lubricate or adjust a machine that is in motion. Always lower or block the implement before performing service.

If the machine must be serviced in the raised position, jack or block it up to prevent it from accidentally falling and injuring someone.

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.

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

CAUTION

Consult your implement and tractor operator’s manual for correct and safe operating practices.

Beware of towed implement width and allow safe clearance.

FAILURE TO HEED MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Forward…..………………………………………………………….……. 2

Warranty……………………………….…………………………….……..2

Safety Information………………………………………………….……...3

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

Optional Equipment……………………………………………….………4

Bolt Torque………………………………………………………….……..5

Operation Precautions…..…………...………………………….………. 6

Planter Adjustments……………………………………………………….7

Installations Instructions..…………….…….……………………….….…8-10

Operation….……….……………………………..………….…….……....11

Maintenance…………………………………………………………….….11-17

Parts Identification………………………………..……………..……..….18-34

Notes…………………………………………………………………………35

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

2967-186 FLOATER WHEEL L.H. ASSEMBLY SHOWN

(2) REQUIRED PER ROW

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BOLT TORQUE

Mounting bolts and hardware

Before operating the Residue Manager for hardware is tight. Check all hardware again and at the beginning of each planting season.

the first time, check to be sure that all after approximately 50 hours of operation

All hardware used on the Residue Manager 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 Residue Managers are very heavy and sharp. 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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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1. Fill the wheel assembly with #2 multi-purpose grease. Approximately 30 pumps with a lever style grease gun.

STEP 2. Choose the mounting hole in which to attach the R.M. wheels. Attach the R.M. wheels/hub/shield assemblies to the 2966-206-stem adjustment bracket using 5/8” D- bolts, lock washers and hex nuts. Adjust the bearing shield to top dead center, rotate slightly forward. Torque to 150 ft./lbs.

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 3A. Attach the screw adjust residue manager assembly to the planter row unit using 2) ½” x 3-1/2” hex bolts and ½” lock nuts.

2967-053

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 3B. Attach the screw adjust residue manager assembly to the planter row unit using 3) ½” x 1-1/2” hex bolts, flat washers and ½” lock nuts.

2967-052

STEP 4. Align the residue wheels to the planter opener blades. The residue manager mount bracket has slotted holes in the faceplate to move the residue manager wheels side to side; to be able to center the wheels on the furrow. Fully tighten mounting bolts. Torque to 85 ft. lbs.

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OPERATION

Be sure planter frame is LEVEL and at the height stated in the planter operation manual.

The Residue Manager is designed to work in heavy residue situations especially where minimum soil movement is required. Depending on conditions and objectives, the 2967 Residue Manager can be set shallow with the teeth only engaged in the residue so as to clear heavy residue with minimal soil disturbance. Residue Managers are not recommended when surface application pre-plant herbicide is used prior to planting.

ROW CLEANER DO’S AND DON’TS

1.DO NOT move soil, Residue Managers are designed to move crop residue only.

2.DO NOT operate planter at slow speeds, ground speed affects how aggressive the spoke wheels are; operate at sufficient speed to maintain good residue flow.

3.DO NOT expect 100% of crop residue to be cleared, it is not necessary and would necessitate engaging the soil. The width of path cleared depends on ground conditions, depth setting and ground speed.

4.DO expect to see wheels occasionally quit turning, indicates ideal (shallow) setting which is not moving dirt.

5.DO expect the potential to bend or break teeth on wheels in excessively rocky conditions.

6.DO adjust planter frame height 20”-22” and level drawbar correctly. Very important to ensure planter unit will follow ground contours properly.

7.DO adjust planter row unit down pressure kit correctly to prevent excessive depth.

8.DO expect finely tilled/soft soils to require adjustment due to lack of resistance, the wheel must turn to move residue.

9.DO expect more adjustments to be required in finely tilled or soft soils. In these conditions, the planter may lose flotation requiring adjustment of the residue manager to shallower positions.

MAINTENANCE

After a few hours use, check all bolts to make sure they are tight.

STEP 1. Regularly inspect the residue manager for loose or worn bolts. Repair and replace as needed. Use “BLUE” thread lock (removable) if bolts that secure the detent plate become loose from vibration.

STEP 2. Lubricate the screw adjust using #2 multi-purpose lithium grease every 50 hours.

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