Sunflower 9312 End-Wheel Grain Drill

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Features

ALL-PURPOSE "HEADS UP" OPENER

All-purpose openers feature wide set half-inch parallel links for better depth control and accuracy in seed placement. Down pressures can be easily adjusted from no-till to conventional seeding without tools. 15" diameter x 3 1/2-mm “Heads Up” opener blades eliminate pairing of rows, premature leading blade wear and side loading of bearings. 

9300, 9400, 9500 series drills

CONVENTIONAL OPENER

The single-arm-mount conventional openers are mounted at an 8" stagger to promote residue flow through the seeding system. The single-point mount bearing is protected by UHMW bearings to prevent wear and reduce service time. The pneumatic down pressure system maintains an even down pressure on all row units.

9600 series drills

SEED HOPPERS

The all-welded seed hoppers are constructed of heavy 16-gauge steel with 3/16" thick end plates. The bolt-in hopper bottoms allow multiple row spacing using the same hopper.

9300 series (2.4 bu.), 9421 & 9600 (3.0 bu.) series, 9400 & 9500 series (3.75 bu.)

SEED METERS & ADJUSTMENTS

The infinitely variable meters are very gentle on seeds and provide a continuous flow of material, unlike fluted meters that drop seed in groups. This design has a better singulation effect than dumping small groups of seed (as in fluted meter operations). Rates are easily changed with a lever adjustment system on each hopper system. A small-seeds (legume) seeding hopper can be added to all models.

Seed Meter: All models.
Adjustment Lever: 9435, 9531, 9600 series

WALK BOARDS

Sunflower 9000 Series drills feature an automatically locking walk board. Lift the walk board to the raised position and the lock will engage. The walk board is deep and the ladder folds over rather than under it. Attached to the ladder mount is a folding handle to assist the operator in mounting the walk board.

Walk Boards: All models.
Assist Handle: 9435, 9531, 9600 series

EXTRA HEAVY FRAMES

Heavy-duty 3/8 x 7 x 7-inch main frames are coupled to a 3/8 x 3 x 5-inch opener frame to create a sound foundation for all Sunflower grain drills.

9300, 9400, 9500, 9600 series drills

 

  • All-purpose opener designed for no-till through conventional seeding applications 
  • End wheel design w/drive wheel in front of openers 
  • Seed metering rates on each seed box are changed by a simple screw type adjustment 
  • Nylon seed cups with six internal flutes accurately meter a wide variety of seeds without seed damage 
  • Low profile seed boxes feature seed capacities of 2.4 bushel per foot 
  • Drive mechanism features maintenance free sprockets, #50 chain, and spring loaded drive wheels to ensure constant soil contact and accurate seed metering 
  • Non-skid, perforated walk boards equipped with heavy duty ladders 
  • Transport safety light kit and SMV emblem are standard on all Sunflower equipment 
  • 7 1/2', 10', and 15' models 
  • Seed boxes feature a clear plastic sight glass to view seed level from the tractor seat 

Specifications

Model 9312-7 9312-10 9312-15
Working width ft. in. (m) 7.5 (2.3) 10 (3) 15 (4.6)
Transport width ft. in. (m) 10.75 (3.28) 13.25 (4.04) 18.3 (5.59)
Total hopper capacity bu. (L) 18 (634) 24 (846) 36 (1,269)
Weight lbs. (kg) w/ 7.5" row spacing 3,859 (1,750) 4,840 (2,195) 7,222 (3,276)
Power requirements 5 to 10 hp/ft at seeding depth 5 to 10 hp/ft at seeding depth 5 to 10 hp/ft at seeding depth