Bourgault Customer Clinic - 2021
9000 & 8000 Series Air Seeders
3330SE & 3335QDA PHD  ● 3720 & 3820 PCD

Bourgault Customer Service Centre


In response to the ongoing travel and gathering restrictions, Bourgault has created a customer training outline to help you prepare for spring seeding.  Take the time to go through the content provided - not only will it familiarize yourself with your new drill, it will remain available through the season as a reference during the operational season.
2020 Customer Clinic - If you are operating a unit that is 2020 Model Year or earlier, you may refer to last season's startup page.
Note: Even though the Seeding Startup video (#4) was developed for the 2021 model year, much of the material covered is relevant for older systems.  We encourage all operators to take the time to watch this presentation.
2020 Customer Clinic

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin

Quick Links to Topics
1. Getting to Know the X352. Setting up the X353. X35 Operational Screens4. Seeding System Startup5. Calibration6. Additional Features7. Drill Maintenance8. Air Seeder Maintenance9. Check Lists
Critical - This content is new for the 2021 model year - it is critical for the successful operation of your new seeding system.
Important - The topic covered is relevant for recent Bourgault seeding systems, and is important for the operator to know and understand.
Recommended - This information provides recommendations for new and recent Bourgault seeding systems, that will help achieve a problem free seeding season.
This online customer clinic covers an extensive range of topics selected to provide practical knowledge on your new Bourgault seeding system.  Recognizing that there is much material presented, each topic is color coded for importance, depending on your personal experience with Bourgault systems.  This was done to both maintain a logical flow while recognizing your particular level of experience. We still recommend you to take the time to review all the topics before the hectic spring rush.
 
1 - Getting to Know the X35 Apollo

Arguably, the most critical component to familiarize yourself with is the Apollo X35 seeder controller.  Lesson 1 provides a series of four short videos covering these topics:
  1. Main Display Overview
  2. Xtend Feature
  3. Additional Features
  4. Tank Calibration
Experienced Bourgault operators may choose to skim through these videos as a refresher.

Click on the icon in the top right corner of the video frame to select a specific video.
 
2 - X35 Apollo Setup

This video provides a complete explanation of the set-up to become familiar with the Apollo X35 controller.
Refer to the handout provided below during the video.
  • X35 Setup Handout 
Document Download
 
3 - X35 Operational Screens

This presentation covers the various operation screens that you may encounter when operating your Apollo X35 controller.
Refer to the handout provided below during the video.

 
  • X35 Operational Screens Handout
Document Download
 
4 - Seeding System Startup

New for 2021!
To help you get off to the best start possible, Bourgault has produced the Seeding System Startup Video - an informative presentation that covers the critical aspects of your new seeding system.
 
Download this startup reference checklist to refer to during the presentation, and to bring with you when performing the startup operation.
  • Seeding System Startup Reference List
PDF Download

Links to additional videos and PDF downloads are included in this document.
Note:  Even though this presentation has been produced for 2021 model year equipment, much of the information contained will be relevant for previous models equipped with X35 controllers.
 
5 - Product Calibration

9000 Series with X35 Apollo
The presentation featured on the left covers the process of calibrating the 9000 Series air seeder with the X35 Apollo system.  Even though the DynaCal™ feature will provide accurate on-the-go calibration corrections, it is still critical to follow the recommended calibration procedure at the start of each job to ensure you are starting with an accurate rate and verifying the metering system is functioning correctly.
Additional Calibration Presentations
Refer to the selection of calibration presentations below to find one that fits your specific new unit configuration.

9000 Series with X35 Apollo & Xtend
Includes the addition of the Xtend feature for tank-side control of the X35
Video
8000 Series with X35 Apollo & Xtend
Includes the addition of the Xtend feature for tank-side control of the X35
Video
8000 Series with X35 Apollo
Watch how to calibrate the 8000 Series air seeder with the X35 Apollo system.  
Video
8000 Series with XD / ISO Universal Terminal
Use with the tractor's virtual terminal, or optional XD ISO monitor available from Bourgault
Video
DYNACAL™ - Rate Monitoring & Adjustment

During seeding, DynaCal™ calculations are continually processed to compare actual product weight decrease vs the theoretical weight decrease in each tank.  If a discrepancy is detected, an alarm will alert you to take action.  Download and refer to this document to become aware of what actions to take as per the error displayed. (More info in Additonal Features)
PDF Download
 
6 - Additional Features

 Note: Some documents are accessed from the Bourgault Electronic Documentation System (EzParts). Select "Enter as Guest" to proceed to your file.

AccuSet™ On-The-Go Depth Control
AccuSet™ InstallationVideo
Installation InstructionsPDF Download
AccuSet™ OverviewVideo
Downloading the AccuSet™ AppVideo
Setup & CalibrationVideo
Manual Override HarnessVideo
 
Weigh Scales/Fill Tanks
Integrated Scale SetupPDF Download
DynaCal™ SettingsPDF Download
Scale Setup & DynaCal™ OperationEzParts Link
 
3330SE & 3335QDA Opener Arms
PLS, PLDS, & PLX
Component Details & Depth SettingPDF Download
I2I (M2M) Shared Coverage Option
Installation & SetupVideo
Component Installation & SetupPDF Download
Note: Product & Job lists must be created in one X35, then transferred to other X35s on the same job.
Creating, Managing, & Transferring Product ListsVideo
Field Job SetupPDF Download
 
Rear & Saddle Tank Cameras
Camera SetupPDF Download
 
Minimum Fan Speed Charts
9000 SeriesWeb Link
9000 Series with TriMax™ optionEzParts Link
8000 SeriesEzParts Link
 
7 - Drill Maintenance
Scheduled maintenance of the 3330SE & 3335QDA ParaLink Drill will ensure inimical problems during the critical seeding operation.
Document Download
Download and review this document to become familiar with the recommended maintenance procedures.  You can also refer to your operator's manual for maintenance information.
 
8 - Tank Maintenance
The 9000 Series Air Seeder is the most versatile and capable commodity cart on the market.  To make sure it is working at peak performance, perform maintenance as service as recommended in the operator's manual.
Document Download
Download and review this document to become familiar with the recommended maintenance procedures.  You can also refer to your operator's manual for maintenance information.
 
9 - Pre & Post Seeding Check List

Use the lists linked on the right to go over your seeding system to identify things to be addressed before next spring.

This is also an excellent opportunity to take advantage of special post seeding parts programming available at your Bourgault Dealer.
Paralink™ Hoe Drills
Document Download
7000/9000 Series Air Seeders
Document Download

You Are Ready!
We hope that the material provided with help you and your operation have the most trouble-free start to spring seeding.  You are invited to return to check for updates.  Please contact your Bourgault dealer additional information on the topics covered in this course.
Good luck with the spring seeding season!
Bourgault

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