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Specifications8000 Series Air Carts

General Specifications

 


8000 Series Specifications

  • The 8550 and 8450 Air Carts have a 30/20/20/30 ratio.

  • The 8350 Air Cart has a 40/20/40 ratio.

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Models 8550 8450 8350 L8550 L8450 L8350
Total Tank Volume (bu) 550 450 350 550 450 350
Tank 1 (bu) 165 135 140 165 135 140
Tank 2 (bu) 110 90 70 110 90 70
Tank 3 (bu) 110 90 140 110 90 140
Tank 4 (bu) 165 135 N/A 165 135 N/A
Saddle Tank (option) 20 20 N/A 20 20 N/A
Height, Empty (handrail folded) 11'11" 11'11" 11'11" 11'11" 11'11" 11'11"
Height, Full (handrail up) 14'10" 14'10" 14'10" 14'10" 14'10" 14'10"
Overall Width (Single Tires) 12'5" 12'5" 12'5" 12'5" 12'5" 12'5"
Overall Width (Dual Tires) 19'6" 17'7" N/A 19'6" 17'7" N/A
Wheel Base (trailing only) 18'6" 16'4" 12'6" N/A N/A N/A
Length, Hitch Pin to L/U Auger 38'3" 33'9" 31'9" 36'3" 34'6" 31'6"
Length, Hitch Pin to Rear Tow Hitch Pin 38'1" 35'11" 32'2" 31'3" 31'3" 27'6"
Front Tire Spacings
(standard front axle)
5' 5' 5' N/A N/A N/A
Front Tire Spacings
(3 m option)
9'11" 9'11" 9'11" N/A N/A N/A
Rear Tire Spacings
(single, center to center)
9'11" 9'11" 9'11" 9'11" 9'11" 9'11"
Rear Tire Spacings
(inside dual, center to center - 650/70R34)
9'11" 9'11" N/A 9'11" 9'11" N/A
Rear Tire Spacings
(outside dual, center to center - 650/70R34)
15'5" 15'5" N/A 15'5" 15'5" N/A
Weight
(empty - single tires)*
20,000 lb 15,000 lb 11,000 lb 17,000 lb 14,000 lb 10,000 lb
Loaded Hitch Weight* N/A N/A N/A 9,000 9,000 6,500
Load/Unloading Augers 10" Standard, or,
10" Deluxe
10" Standard, or,
10" Deluxe
8" Standard 10" Standard, or,
10" Deluxe
10" Standard, or,
10" Deluxe
8" Standard
Load/Unloading Augers Load Rate (max)** 70 bu/min Standard
85 bu/min Deluxe
70 bu/min Standard
85 bu/min Deluxe
30 bu/min 70 bu/min Standard
85 bu/min Deluxe
70 bu/min Standard
85 bu/min Deluxe
30 bu/min
Tire Options, Front Axle 28L x 26
LSW750/60R30
540/65R24 21.5 16.1
540/65R24
N/A N/A N/A
Tire Options, Rear Axle IF710/70R38CFO
650/70R34 (Duals)
800/65R32 (Duals)
30.5L X 32
IF710/70R38CFO
650/70R34 (Duals)
28L x 26 IF710/70R38CFO
650/70R34 (Duals)
800/65R32 (Duals)
30.5L X 32 (Single)
IF710/70R38CFO
650/70R34 (Duals)
28L x 26
30.5L x 32

*All weights and transport dimensions are estimates and are subject to change.
**Based on dry barley @ 48 lb/bu.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate/current at the time of production. 

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Fan Hydraulic Requirements

 


Dual fan configuration on a Bourgault 8000 Series Air Seeder.

  • Hydraulic flow requirements are dependent on the type of air cart fan selected.

  • Minimum operating pressure of 2,500 psi.

  • Recommended operating pressure of 2,500 psi.

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The High Speed Fan is equipped with a 12cc hydraulic motor that is able to achieve up to 6000 RPM.

Air Cart Fan Recommendations

When determining the fan option that will best suit your requirements, consider:

  • drill size and spacing;
  • typical seeding speed and expected maximum product rates;
  • hydraulic requirements of the air drill paired with the air cart;
  • hydraulic capacity of the tractor.

The High-Speed Fan is equipped with a 12 cc hydraulic motor that is able to achieve up to 6,000 rpm. To achieve maximum performance and reduce possible coupler failures, ¾" hydraulic couplers are required.

Fan Configuration Minimum (gpm) Recommended (gpm)
Single, Regular 9 13
Single, High-Speed* 15 20
Dual, Regular 18 26
Single, Regular/Single, High-Speed* 24 33
Dual, High-Speed* 30 40

* max 6,000 rpm

Recommended Hydraulic Flow Requirements

When operating independent seed drills, hydraulic flow requirements are highest when turning in the headlands. The recommended flow listed in the chart above allows the seeding system to be raised and lowered within two headlands. It should be noted that the recommended fan requirements are for the maximum operational speed (rpm) of the fan.

Minimum Hydraulic Flow Requirements

If the recommended values cannot be achieved, minimum flow will provide adequate performance in most instances. If the hydraulic flow is less than the recommended, the fans may slow down and the openers may lift slowly in the headlands. This may result in the requirement for three headlands. In typical operating conditions, one, or both fans are operating at less than maximum output levels, which will reduce hydraulic requirements.

Regardless of fan selection, the use of 3/4" hydraulic couplers will maximize fan performance. Avoid costly performance reductions by minimizing oil flow restrictions across the entire system.


Hydraulic Pressure Drop Off

With many tractors, maximum hydraulic flow drops off sharply prior to maximum operating pressure. By setting the tractor pressure just below maximum psi, sudden drop off of hydraulic flow should be avoided.


Hydraulic Recommendations for Air Drills

It is important to consider the hydraulic requirements of both the drill and air cart to ensure your tractor's hydraulics are up to the task.

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