The stainless steel Air Seeder tanks are set up in three configurations. The 525 bushel 9930 has a 175 bushel tank in front, a 225 bushel tank in the center and a 125 bushel tank in the rear. The 9920-335 has a 200 bushel tank in the rear and a 135 bushel tank in the front. The 9920-280 has a 168 bushel tank in the rear and a 112 bushel tank in the front. The model 9930 can be set up as tow-between or tow-behind configuration. The 9920 models are tow-behind.
Front and rear hitches on the 9930 allow any size implement to be trailed in the tow between configuration. Hydraulic hoses and ISO monitor harnesses are supplied to pass through to the towed implement. In the tow-behind configuration, the rear hitch is still supplied for pulling NH3 or liquid tanks. A bulkhead is supplied at the rear of the tank to keep all hydraulic hoses orderly and out of harm’s way.
Load and Unload Auger
The auger is double-hinged for exceptional balance, allowing one person to easily load and unload. Unloading and loading are quickly performed with an 8-inch auger on the 9920-280 and a 10-inch auger on the 9930 and 9920-335. A two-position latch pin allows the auger to be deployed just enough for filling or to be deployed fully for unloading.
All air cart access has operator safety in mind, with grab handles at every climbing point and tread plate platforms for secure footing in all elevated positions. Side rails have double horizontal bars to protect the operator in standing or kneeling positions. The railings are secured in the raised position when operating the air system. Raised divots in the catwalk provide extra grip for walking or standing.
Compartments and Lids
Stainless steel construction of the tanks create the perfect environment for long life, corrosion free performance. Angled steps shed product so tank cleanout between varieties is as simple as possible. A “dog house” directly over the meter provides uniform, bridge free product flow. The compartment lids on the air system compartments are designed so that when closed they will be sealed. With the lid open, the air pressurizing line and access ladder can be seen.
ISO Monitor System
Sunflower ISO monitor systems are fully ISO compliant. All of the Air Seeder Cart functions including fan speed, tank levels, acres, ground speed, meter RPM and variable rate are reported and performed reliably. When combined with any Sunflower seeding tool, optional run blockage, NH3 control and automatic on/off work functions combine with the tank Air Seeder Cart monitor for complete control.
Virtual Terminal (optional)
The 1000 color virtual terminal is a perfect complement to the ISO Air Cart monitor. With easy to understand screens and simple interface, operators are able to seed with confidence knowing they have full knowledge of the seeding system operation. Note: Monitor in photo has optional camera attached. Acquire this option through your AGCO dealer.
Air Delivery System
The high efficiency air system design utilizes 6-inch diameter fans that are powered by a fixed displacement piston pump. Large hydraulic lines decrease flow restrictions for less heat buildup under higher fan speeds. All models are standard with one fan and model 5250 has optional two.
Ground Drive System
On air carts equipped with ground drives, a magnetic clutch allows the drive to be disengaged. The clutch is turned on and off when the magnetic work switches on the drill and relays the status to the ECU on the air cart, which in turn signals the clutch. The clutch can also be controlled manually by pressing the Master Work Switch on the virtual terminal in the cab.
Variable Rate Drive
Air systems equipped with the variable rate option use electric over-hydraulic (EOH) technology to control the meter speed independently of ground speed. This gives the operator the benefit of a faster calibration procedure and on-the-go rate changing capability as well as the potential to apply product to a prescription map using GPS. Note: The 9530 is variable rate only.
Direct drive hydraulic motors on the meters give precise metering control with instant response to rate changes on the go, making it the most accurate and responsive of any others in the industry. Calibrating is as simple as collecting a sample from the motor powered meter, weighing it and reporting the weight to the virtual terminal.
Meter Roll Options (4)
Meter roller options are stainless steel or machined and powder coated for lifetime performance. The high capacity roller has 8½ inch deep bars and is used for most applications. The medium capacity roller has 12¼ inch deep bars and is used on smaller machines and for consistently lower seeding or fertilizing rates. The low volume and canola rollers are machined rollers and have a pattern of shallow depressions for very low seeding rates.
Linear Seed Flow
Accuracy is the key and that is why Sunflower utilizes unique spiral fluted metering cylinders that gently roll product into the airstream in a constant flow. Made from stainless steel for long life, Sunflower metering cylinders handle a variety of seeds from canola and wheat to large beans as well as fertilizer with an easy change of meter cylinders.
9930 Dual Shoot
Each meter on the 9930 Sunflower Air Cart can deliver product to either airstream on units equipped with the dual air stream option. To control the flow, a blocking plate is simply inserted to deflect the product into the desired air stream. When changing product needs require machine reconfiguring, a few minutes is all that it takes to reroute the meters. Note: The 9920 Series does not have the double shoot feature.
Gentle Handling of Seed
Seed is gently paddled across the rubber flap in the meter tray into the airstream. There are no stripper bars or tight tolerance areas to pinch seed. Half-inch deep scrolls on the metering cylinder further protect large seeds by nesting them in a deep chamber.