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Flexicoil 3850 tank. Curious how you guys setup your metering. Lets assume seeding 180 lbs of peas from center and rear tank. Do you divide your rate, say 65 lbs from center tank and 115 lbs from rear tank and run the tanks together or do you have each set for 180 lbs and meter from one tank and then when it runs empty shut it off and then meter from the other. Do you need to change the air dampers if not metering from one tank.
 

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gotta find the tank split , say for example its a 60/40 split, then go 60 percent of 180 equals (180x.4) 106 pounds and 40 percent of 180 is 72 pounds(180x.4)

for tank split divide each tank size by the total number of both tanks together and times by 100 to get the percentage split
hope this helps
 

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Just thought if metering full rate at each tank and when empty shut off meter and then meter from the other tank. If metering from individual tanks and only needed a little to finish field would only need to fill one tank not both.
 

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We could never rely on flexi coil meters to shut off plus with high rates of fert we needed both rollers to obtain full rate
 

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Just thought if metering full rate at each tank and when empty shut off meter and then meter from the other tank. If metering from individual tanks and only needed a little to finish field would only need to fill one tank not both.
I've had the back tank run empty an acre or so before the middle tank and both stopped metering properly (missed runs)

I think you need to switch the air control to off when not using that tank
 

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We have done it both ways with BG tanks. It is convenient to switch one tank off and the other one on, but that assumes that each tank can put out the full amount and that OFF means OFF!! Too often it seems that a little bit of seed/fert sneaks by the meters on some tanks!

Andrew
 
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