9000 Series Row Unit

The large White Planters 9000 Series double disc seed trench openers (16-inch) allow for deeper seed placement. A cast row unit assembly removes the flex/tolerances versus welded construction, providing strength and precise, consistent alignment of all components.

9000 Series Row Unit

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Seed Meter

The entry of seed at the lowest area of the seed sump allows gravity to assist in seed pickup and provides greater surface area to pick up seed, producing superior seed singling.

The long tapered entry to the air cut off brush gently lays the seed down for a consistent retention of the seed in each seed cell.

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Seed Depth Adjustment and Indicator

The depth adjustment handle provides adjustment and visual indication of planting depth along all row units in .25-inch increments. Each notch aligned left and right changes the depth .5-inch. Walking the handle one notch at a time, side to side, increases the depth .25-inch. Seed depth placement numbers are molded into the casting, providing a convenient visual indicator of the depth of seed placement for each row unit.

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Depth Gauge Wheel Adjusting Link

The gauge wheel depth adjustment mechanism contains a threaded bolt for the calibration of the seed planting depth as the seed trench disc openers wear and the diameter is reduced. The patented calibration system provides confidence the depth indicator is accurate through the entire depth range. Increased yields are experienced as the walking beam gauge wheels equalize the depth of the planted seed between the soil height on the left and right gauge wheel.

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Gauge Wheel Arm Shaft Bushing and Seal

This design incorporates non-metallic composite bushings and shaft seals for maintenance-free performance. The seal reduces the ingestion of foreign material into the maintenance-free composite bushings. Extended operating time improves performance and reduces maintenance to increase the productivity of the planter.

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Heavy-Duty Gauge Wheel Arms

An increased gauge wheel arm life can be expected in abusive planting conditions. No grease zerks are present in the gauge wheel arm pivot. The pivot bearings incorporate non-metallic composite bushings and shaft seals for maintenance-free performance. The gauge wheel arm depth stops are cast into the row unit for consistent range of motion between row units.

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Bearing and Heavy-Duty Cast Hub

The heavy-duty cast hub (retainer) increases the retention of the bearing for greater durability. The double row ball bearing offers extended bearing life of the seed trench openers.

Row Unit Features

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High-Rate Seed Sensors (Standard)

Accurately monitor a wide range of seed sizes within a wide range of population rates.

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Seed-Smart Seed Sensors (Optional)

Seed-Smart sensors learn the size of seeds to monitor accurately very small high-value seeds at high population levels. These sensors are a popular option with sugar beet growers.

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Staggered Closing Wheels

The wheels may be staggered for better residue flow between the closing wheels. Staggering also provides superior seed trench closing capabilities in no-till conditions.

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Gauge Wheel Bearings

The double-row bearings and attaching bolt improve the connection between the gauge wheel and the arm. Extended service life of the gauge wheel bearing and attaching hardware can be expected.

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Seed Clip

The seed tube locating clip positively centers the seed drop tube between the opener discs. The clip reduces the potential of the seed tube contacting the rotating disc openers, which causes seed tube vibration and wear. The absence of seed tube vibration assures a more consistent placement of seed.

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Equalizer Arms

The equalizer arm permits lateral adjustment to obtain proper contact between the opener disc and the gauge wheels. Loosening the retaining bolt and turning the hex adjustment mechanism permits lateral adjustment of the closing wheels against the seed trench openers. The geometry of the row unit to the equalizer arm pivot remains consistent through the full range of adjustment and depth settings.

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Seed Meter Accessibility

Open-framed row unit allows unrestricted access to the seed meter for meter inspection and changing seed disc.

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Heavy-Duty Double Disc Seed Trench Openers

16-inch and 3.5 mm thick for longer life and increased durability. The opposing bearing design permits the disc openers to share the cutting duties equally, for extended life and superior cutting action. The opener blades feature double-row 26 mm ball bearings with a heavy-duty cast hub, providing increased retention capacity of the bearing for greater durability and extended service life.

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Heavy-Duty Wheel Arms

The gauge wheel arm incorporates non-metallic composite bushings and shaft seals for maintenancefree performance. The seal reduces the ingestion of foreign material into the maintenance-free composite bushings. Extended operatin

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Seed Depth Placement Range

The depth adjustment handle provides a visual indication of planting depth along all row units in increments. Each notch aligned left and right changes the depth .5-inch. Walking the handle one notch at a time, side to side, increases the depth .25-inch. Seed depth placement numbers are molded into the casting, providing a convenient visual indicator of the depth of seed placement for each row unit.

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Sealed Hopper Lids

A positive lock molded latch ensures a firm attachment of the hopper lid. In combination with the sealed lid, the positive latch stops air from escaping the hopper and maximizes efficient use of air supplied to the row units.

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Quick-Release Meter and Hopper Removal

The hopper mounts into two “C” retainers located at the front of the hopper and retained at the rear by two over-center latches. Simply disengage the seed meter clutch and lift the meter and hopper off the row unit by tipping the meter and hopper forward. No tools are required.

Row Unit Attachments

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Disc Trash Master

Two 12-inch (305 mm) diameter solid discs clear a clean path in front of the seed openers, moving residue to the side to avoid hair pinning residue into the seed trench. Adjusts in 1/4-inch (6-mm) increments.

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Combination Residue Manager/Blade

Finger wheels or SharkTooth® wheels clear seedbed of loose residue while blade works seedbed path. Simply pin the residue wheels up to use the tillage coulter alone.

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Tillage Coulter

The coulter and the row unit both work off the same planter parallel links for a precise alignment and depth relationship. The constant alignment of the coulter and disc openers ensure that the seed is placed in a seed trench with no air space below the seed that could cause poor seed-to-soil contact and slow germination.

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Floating Residue Manager

Thirteen-inch (330 mm) SharkTooth wheel and depth bands provide aggressive residue movement from the path of the row unit. The unit-mounted residue wheels float over the surface, and the depth bands assure the right depth of operation and prevent gouging or furrowing of the soil.

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Finger Residue Manager

Ideal for medium to high residue levels, the 13-inch (330 mm) diameter steel finger wheels clear residue away from the seed opener. Adjusts in increments so you can set it low enough to move residue aside, yet high enough to avoid creating an unwanted trench.

Wheels

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Angled Rubber Press Wheels

Improve seed-to-soil contact in heavier soil and moderate notill conditions. Adjust wheels by offsetting them or changing width for improved performance at various seed depth and soil conditions. Adjustable down pressure: 50 to 133 lbs. (23 to 133 kg.)

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Angled Cast-Iron Press Wheels

Great for closing the toughest seed trench. Recommended for tough no-till. Adjust wheels by offsetting or changing width for improved performance in high-residue and notill conditions. Adjustable down pressure: 115 to 310 lbs. (52 to 141 kg.)

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Single V-Trench Press Wheel

Firms both sides of the seed trench in mellow soil conditions. Advantageous for shallow planting in tilled soil. The center of the seed trench is capped for a soft top. Adjustable down pressure: 50 to 133 lb. (23 to 133 kg.)

Blades

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5/16” Ripple Blade

Creates little soil disturbance and operates well at all speeds. It provides a narrow seed trench of less than 3/4 inches (19 mm). For heavy residue or sod, the blade slices through the toughest conditions.

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3/4” Bubble Blade

Wedges soils apart to provide a V-seed trench and operates well at most speeds. It provides a seed trench profile of less than 3/4 inches (19 mm) in the bottom to 1 1/4 inches (32 mm) on the top. Works well in compacted soils with high residue.

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7/8” 8, 13 or 25-Flute Blades

The 13-flute provides aggressive soil and residue mixing. The 25-flute is less aggressive. Both operate well at most speeds. They provide a seed trench width of 7/8 to 1 1/4 inches (22 to 32 mm). Cuts through residue very well and ideal for medium soils.