FAQ

Below are answers to some of the questions most commonly asked by Yetter customers. If you have a question that is not addressed here, please submit it using our online contact form or call a Yetter customer service representative at 800-447-5777.

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Categories: 2959 | 2960 | 2967 | Devastator

Currently, Devastator models are only compatible with non-chopping heads.

Categories: 1300 Bulk Seed | Seed Handling

Most likely the engine oil level is too low. Check the engine oil level and add oil as necessary. The oil level must be on the “full” mark to engage the oil level sensor.

Categories: 1300 Bulk Seed | Seed Handling

Use gear oil ISO (220), or an equivalent.

Categories: 2959 | Fertilizer Application

Use less than 30 PSI to reduce the amount of splattering.

Categories: 2960 | Coulter Tillage

  • Increase down pressure on row unit
  • Check planter frame height
  • Add ballast to planter frame
  • Adjust no-till coulter to penetrate less than seed depth

Categories: 2967 | Residue Managers

  • Planter is not level—raise the planter drawbar
  • Too much row unit down pressure
  • Frame height is too low—refer to planter operator’s manual
  • Soil is very loose

Categories: 2967 | Residue Managers

  • Residue is hairpinning—too shallow
  • Soil is being moved—too deep
  • You see a wheel slow down once in a while—set about right

Categories: 2967 | Residue Managers

Yes, you can do whichever best fits your operation. If you take the seal out, you must grease every 50 hours. If you leave the seal intact, fill the wheel assembly with grease before using. No need to grease again until you replace the bearing.

Categories: 2967 | Residue Managers

In most conditions, mount the wheels offset in the front hole and rear hole. In some conditions, the wheels perform best when mounted in one front hole and one middle hole.

Categories: 2995 | Fertilizer Application

Center the blade on the hub so that it is concentric when it turns. Place the knife top up to the coulter blade so the knife and coulter blade just slightly contact each other at the tip. Then, as the coulter blade rotates up the knife, you want to have a gradual gap between the knife and coulter blade. Also, the knife needs to be centered side to side on the coulter blade.

Categories: 2995 | Coulter Tillage | Fertilizer Application

In some conditions, a knife scraper is needed to keep the residue from dragging up on the fertilizer knife.

Categories: 6150 | Markers

Tri-fold markers are equipped with restricted elbow fittings on the hydraulic cylinder to limit the marker from rapid operation/movement. If the marker operates slower than 8 seconds, drill out the restriction with a 1/16" bit. Adjust the hydraulic oil flow to operate the marker no faster than 8 seconds.

Categories: 6200 Close Wheels | Closing Wheels

  • Usually zero tension or first notch
  • Adverse conditions may require more tension
  • Full length of the spike should be in the soil

Categories: General

Poor seed germination may be caused by seed being too close to like residue (ex. corn following corn), which can result in alleopathic poisoning. Use a residue clearing device which moves residue instead of incorporating it into the soil to improve germination.

Categories: General

If the planter unit and/or frame-mounted coulters are running too deep, properly adjust coulter height and ensure that in operation the planter hitch is set to the correct height (consult the planter's operator manual). If the double disc openers are excessively worn, replace the openers. If the soil is too wet, allow the soil time to dry.

Categories: Row Crop

  • Gauge wheels are picking up soil
  • Planter frame height is too high
  • Seed trench is compacted
  • Residue managers operating to deep
  • Excessive wear on gauge wheel tires and disc opener blades

Categories: Row Crop

We design our products to operate on a level planter. Unless the planter is level, the attachments will not perform successfully.

Categories: Row Crop

You should be planting at 5–5.5 mph. Speed affects seed spacing and depth unless you have a high-speed planter.