Removing the Planter from Storage
While regular service is recommended for optimal planter operation, here are a few things you can do yourself to make sure yours is ready to roll this spring!
- Clean hydraulic hose couplers before connecting to the tractor.
- Make sure tires are properly inflated before moving the planter.
- Remove protective grease and clean exposed cylinder rods.
- Carefully raise the planter, making sure settling during storage, or other closely-parked equipment does not result in interference when raising and moving the planter.
- Make sure seed disks are returned to matching meter housings when re-installed.
- Inspect the entire planter for signs of rodent or other damage. Check hydraulic hoses and wiring harnesses for proper routing, and tie strap as needed.
- Re-install drive chains.
- Lubricate all grease fittings. Do not over-grease fittings lubricated when the unit was put in storage.
- Cover bulk fill hopper bottom with powdered graphite.
- Cover seed disk with graphite.
- Work powdered graphite into singulator spool pins.
- Clean seed tubes and seed sensors.
- Close AccuRow or Pneumatic Down Pressure drains if applicable.
- Read the Operator's Manual for both the planter and display operation.
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