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Low Profile, 10 cu ft 18-outlet with Split Shaft & Two Clutches for Cover Crops

Low Profile 10 cu. ft., 18-outlet with Split Shaft

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Product ID: 62DS1018
  • 10 cu. ft., (approx. 8 bushels or 450 lb. granular chemical capacity)
  • Plant cover crops such as annual rye grass, turnips, tillage radishes and more in a single pass while harvesting row crops.
  • 18-outlets, split shaft, 2 clutches.
  • 12-volt, 25-amp, fixed speed motor.
  • Non-speed compensated.
  • Metering Wheels - 
    • Black metering wheels for cover crops and granular chemicals. (Installed)
    • Red  (Included)
    • Includes 1/2 Rate Wheels for Both Outside Rows (two each black and red)
  • Hydraulic blower driven by a 2-port, 4-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
  • 18-outlet deflector package for 1-1/4" ID tubing includes deflectors and angle iron mounting straps to effectively broadcast seed under and behind combine header. 
  • System includes a run/hold switch that mounts between the combine and header that automatically turns the metering system on when head is lowered and off when head is raised
  • Maximum broadcast width of 30 feet at deflector spacing not exceeding 30".
  • Unit comes mounted to a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" 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.
  • Weather-tight cover and latches.
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Guide: 300-ft - 10-18 Outlets
Contact Gandy for the location of your nearest dealer.
U.S. MSRP (FOB Owatonna): $15,082.00
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62 Series Orbit-Air with 12-Volt, 25 Amp Electric Motor and Zero-Max Controller

Unit is furnished with both black and red metering wheels:

  • Black metering wheel for granular chemicals and seeds at low rates such as alfalfa, canola, etc.

Tubing:
Please note that black poly tubing is recommended for fertilizer applications and flexible tubing is recommended for granular chemical and seed


Standard Features:

  • Zero-Max control sets output from constant drive - operator must maintain steady field speed for uniform rate
  • Units comes with black chemical metering wheels for small seeds and granular chemical
  • Internal sieve screens
  • Reversible 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
  • 2-port, 4-gmp hydraulic blower motor (Optional 3-port, 8-gpm hydraulic blower motor available)
  • 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
  • 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" tubular steel frame for mounting to parent implement
  • 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.

 

Dimensions:

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Specifications

Hopper Size (cu. ft.)10
Metric Capacity (cu. m.).28
Bushel Capacity (approx.)8
Chemical Capacity (lbs.)450
Outlet Options18
Maximum Broadcast Width at 30" Deflector Spacing (ft.)45
Maximum Broadcast Width at .76m Deflector Spacing (m)13.7
Shaft OptionsSplit
12-Volt Electric Drive - Non-Speed Compensating Yes
Zero-Max ControllerYes
Remote BlowerYes

 

 

 

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.