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40 cu ft 16-Outlet, Single Shaft with Red Metering Wheels for Cover Crops (Model # 6240DS16F)

40 cu. ft. Orbit-Air
Product ID: 6240DS16F
  • 40 cu. ft., (approx. 32.1 bushels)
  • 1,800 lb. granular chemical capacity
  • 2,400 lb. granular fertilizer capacity
  • 16-outlets, single shaft, no clutch
  • 12-volt, 25-amp, fixed speed motor.
  • Non-speed compensated.
  • Metering Wheels
    •    Red for small to medium seeds such as cereal rye, wheat, oats, barley, etc. & Granular Fertilizer (Installed)

    • Black for small seeds such as annual rye, tillage radish, canola & alfalfa, etc.  & Granular Chemical (Purchased Separately)
    • White for soybeans and field peas (Purchased Separately)
    • Yellow - High Volume (Purchased Separately)
  • Hydraulic blower driven by a 3-port, 8-GPM hydraulic blower motor producing 8-20 oz. of air pressure
    • 10-ft. of hydraulic hose is supplied for input and outlet ports - user to supply additional hydraulic hose and couplers
  • Zero-Max rate controller is mounted to hopper with convenient dial indicator to set rates.
  • In-cab control box monitors shaft to indicate metering wheels are rotating and warn if loss of air pressure.
  • Maximum broadcast width of 40 feet at deflector spacing not exceeding 30".
  • Unit comes mounted to a 3" x 3" square steel tubular mounting frame - operator may need to provide additional tubing, brackets, etc., to clear cylinders, leveling bars, etc., when attaching to parent implement.   
  • Hopper extension is available to add 8.5 cu ft (6.8 bushels) of capacity.
  • Weather-tight cover and latches.
Select Your Options
Guide: 300-ft - 10-18 Outlets
Contact Gandy for the location of your nearest dealer.
U.S. MSRP (FOB Owatonna): $15,145.00
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62 Series Orbit-Air with 12-Volt, 25 Amp Electric Motor and Zero-Max Controller

Unit is furnished with red metering wheels:

Please note that  flexible tubing is recommended for cover crop seeding.

Standard Features:

  • Zero-Max control sets output from constant drive - operator must maintain steady field speed for uniform rate
  • Units comes with red chemical metering wheels
  • Internal sieve screens
  • Cover
  • Individual metering wheels for each opening
  • Slide closures for each opening
  • Blank plates included to block off unused air outlets if not using all outlets
  • 1-1/4 inch mixing chambers (requires 1-1/4 inch I.D. tubing)
  • Cleanout chute
  • 3-port, 8-gpm hydraulic blower motor (uses tractor's hydraulic system - 3rd port is for case drain back to reservoir)
  • Optional 2-port, 4-gmp hydraulic blower motor (K01-0045-003) may be substituted if tractor has a low-gallon reservoir
  • Produces 8-20 oz. of air pressure (adjustable for type of material being metered)
  • 10-ft of hydraulic hose is supplied (user to supply hose couplers)
  • In-cab monitor alerts operator of shaft disruptions and loss of air pressure
  • Operator's manual and rate charts supplied
  • Built-to-order (4-6 weeks depending upon seasonality)

Extra Mounting Equipment: User may need to provide additional tubing to mount hopper on parent implement to clear cylinders, leveling bars, etc. Deflectors, if ordered, may need to have mounting angle cut or altered to mount on parent implement.







Are Orbit-Air models designed for specific implements?

No. All Orbit-Air models are equipped with a rectangular, universal tubular steel frame mounting base.

Are there any special metering wheels for large seeds?

Yes. A white metering wheel is available for large seeds such as soybeans, field peas, etc.

Can fertilizer be used in the Orbit-Air?

Yes. Fertilizer can be used in an Orbit-Air equipped with red or yellow metering wheels with a minimum of a 1-1/4" mixing chamber. Application rates are determined by the density of the fertilizer in pounds per cubic foot. Please note that models with an “N” designation the model number are not recommended for fertilizer applications.

Can Lock ‘N Load lids be added to the hopper?

Yes. Hopper lids can be die cut and Lock ‘N Load valves can be installed at the factory. Please note this is a special order item.

Do all 62-series Orbit-Air models have a hydraulic blower?

Yes. The blower is driven by a 3-port, 8-gpm hydraulic motor that uses the tractor’s hydraulic system to produce 8-20 oz. of air pressure depending on the recommendation for the product being applied. The hydraulic blower motor requires lines for pressure and return along with a case drain.

How does a Zero-Max controller work?

Externally, the unit consists of a rugged, sealed cast case, an input shaft, output shaft and speed control. Speed of the output shaft is regulated precisely and easily by a screw control to hold speed at a desired setting. The general principle a Zero-Max is that it gives infinitely adjustable speeds by changing the distance that four or more one-way clutches rotate the output shaft when they move back and forth successively.

I don’t have room on the implement to mount the Orbit-Air. Are there any other options?

For smaller units – 21.9 and 30 cu. ft. hopper sizes there are pedestal mounts for the hitch. Part no. 62170 is for an 8" x 12" rectangular tube and part no. 62172 is for an 8" x 10" rectangular tube. 

If my implement has a constant speed shaft do I need to purchase a ground-drive?

No. If the implement has a shaft that provides a constant rpm when traveling through the field, you can fabricate sprockets and connect a chain drive to the zero-max to provide input.

Is it possible to block off unused air chamber outlets if they are not needed?

Each Orbit-Air comes with a specified number of blank plates to seal off air chamber outlets. Keep in mind there are two types of blank plates: for narrow openings (“N” found in middle of model number) order p/n 62851-48. For standard air chambers order p/n 550829-4.

Is it possible to block off unused metering outlets if they are not needed?

Yes. Just simply slide the gate closed behind the metering wheel. Or, you can remove the mixing chamber and metering wheel and use a blank plate to block off the metering outlet

What is the rating of the 12-volt electric motor used on the 62DS-Series Orbit-Air.

12-volt, 25 amp

What are some examples of granular herbicides used in the Orbit-Air?

Amiben 10 G, Avadex BW, Buckle, Dual II G, Dual 25G, Edge 5G, Eradicane 25G, Eptam 20G, Far-Go, Fortress, Heritage, Lasso II Rival 10G, Ro-Neet 10G, Showdown, Sonalan 10G, Surpass 20G, Sutan + 10G, Sutazine+ 18-6G, Treflan QR5, Treflan TR-10, Vernam 10G and similar products.

What are some examples of granular insecticides used in the Orbit-Air?

Counter 15G, Dipel 10G, Dyfonate 20G, Force 1.5G, Full-Back, Furadan 15G, Lorsban 15G, M-Peril, Mocap 15G, Pounce, Thimet 15G & 20G and similar products

What are some examples of seeds that can be used in the Orbit-Air?

Alfalfa, Canola, Cotton, Flax, Hybrid Pearl Millet, Milo, Oats, Sorghumum-Sudan, Soybeans, Sunwheat, Wheat, Yellow Mustard, Yellow Clover, White Rice, etc.

What if I want a larger capacity hopper, but, only have enough room for the mounting base?

Gandy offers hopper extensions that increase the height and capacity of the hopper, while maintaining the same base size. Hopper extensions are available for 21.9, 30, 80 and 120 cu. ft. hoppers.

What is a black metering wheel used for?

Black metering wheels are specially designed for granular chemicals and small seeds at lower rates such as alfalfa and canola. For low rates below 4 lbs./acre there are half rate metering wheels.

What is the red metering wheel used for?

The red metering wheel is used to apply fertilizer and small grains such as oats, wheat, rice, barley, etc.

What is the yellow metering wheel used for?

The yellow metering wheel is specially designed for high-volume applications of fertilizer and seeds such as sunflower. Delivers approximately 1.5 times more fertilizer than red metering wheels.

While in the cab, how do I know the shaft on the metering wheels are turning and the blower is functioning?

A console is provided for the cab with indicator lights telling you the metering wheel shaft is turning and the blower is supplying the proper air flow.