The Unverferth Seed Runner seed tender features a patented self-filling design so the conveyor can pivot 180° and be positioned to fill itself easily from the ground level. Every conveyor is equipped with a convenient conveyor arm locking mechanism and spring lift assist for easy handling when pivoting the conveyor.
55-Series Seed Runner Bulk Tank Seed Tender
When Unverferth introduced the first self-filling Seed Runner bulk tender, it revolutionized the bulk seed handling industry with its patented design, pivoting the conveyor 180° for easy self-filling from ground level. The 55-Series of this patented product continues the tradition and is sure to bring your operation to a new level of efficiency. A new, low-profile tank design with a large top opening, patented 5-ply rubber conveyor belt design, and Smooth-Start conveyor engagement just to name a few. The all-new 55-Series Seed Runner tender is Innovation…Refined.
Patented Self-Filling Design
Handling your high-value seed with the greatest care is crucial for any seed tender. At Unverferth, we’ve spent years researching and testing different designs, resulting in the 55-Series conveyor which excels in protecting your high-value seed investment.
The patented 5-ply rubber conveyor belt features offset rows of cupped cleats to minimize seed damage while providing a greater carrying capacity. The offset in each cleat allows the belt to cup inside the conveyor tube and pass by each other to reduce seed pinching.
The conveyor inlet features patented side seals and a brush-seal-brush design to prevent seed from back feeding into the bottom of the conveyor, minimizing seed damage.
The extended-length rounded conveyor hood is rubber lined for enhanced seed flow and protection.
The top-mounted, 6-cubic-inch hydraulic motor pulls the belt forward, keeping it tight for the most efficient and gentlest seed movement.
For operations that need the fastest unloading speeds, DXL Models feature a 10” (or 8" is also available) conveyor tube, providing unloading speeds up to 45 bushels per minute.
If you’re filling a larger central fill planter or drill, the 8” conveyor tube on XL Models, 3755 and 2755 is a good choice for unloading up to 35 bushels per minute and extra unloading height.
The 6” conveyor tube on models 3755 and 2755 unload at 16 bushels per minute for precise control when filling individual planter or drill boxes.
Conveyor length is measured from center of the top bearing to center of the bottom bearing for a true measurement of side reach and unloading height.
DXL models utilize a 24’ long single-stage conveyor whereas the model 4955DXL features a max unloading height of 16’6” and 90” of hydraulically-operated vertical height adjustment. Model 3955DXL features 15’ of maximum unloading height and 83” of hydraulically operated vertical height adjustment.
XL models utilize a 21’ long conveyor with a maximum unloading height of 13’6” and feature 68” of hydraulically-operated vertical height adjustment.
Models 3755 and 2755 utilize an 18’ long conveyor with a maximum unloading height of 12’ and 54” of hydraulically-operated vertical height adjustment.
All models are standard with two downspouts to fit your operation's needs.
The 4’ flex spout is ideal for filling central fill planters or drills while the 2-stage telescoping downspout is ideal for filling individual planter boxes and reach up to 37’ on DXL models, 34’ on XL models, and 30’ on models 3755 and 2755.
Model 4955DXL is standard with a 3-function wireless remote that operates the conveyor on/off, the conveyor raises/lowers and opens/closes the tank doors. All other models are standard with an electric 2-function wired remote that raises/lowers the conveyor and turns the conveyor on/off.
All models can be equipped with optional wireless remote packages that can be found in the accessories section.
Every conveyor is equipped with the Smooth-Start engagement feature which gently brings the conveyor belt up to maximum speed, which increases the belt life.
Electronic speed control allows the operator to adjust the speed of the conveyor belt independently from the engine for fine-tuning the unloading speed.
A tool-free removable belt access cover allows the operator to quickly check the belt tension to ensure proper operation.
Cleaning out seed between varieties is quick and easy with the tool-free removable hinged cleanout door located at the bottom of the conveyor.
The conveyor can be stored in the front or swung 180° to the rear of the seed tender for convenient road transport. Stainless steel rollers and roller plates allow the conveyor to swing from front to rear and locking increments ensures the operator can lock the conveyor every 10” for unloading versatility.
A redesigned over-center hopper lock is easy to use and the large rubber hopper intake at the bottom of the conveyor increases seed flow.
A standard hopper cover has elastic bands that hold it tightly in place to safeguard the contents.
Seed Handling Versatility
All 55-Series Seed Runner seed tenders feature a dual-compartment tank design for handling multiple seed varieties. The graphite coated interior ensures quick and complete cleanout of seed.
Models & Capacities
Model 4955DXL features a 500 seed unit carrying capacity for seed delivery or larger farming operations looking to maximize productivity.
Models 3955DXL and 3955XL feature a 400-seed unit carrying capacity for high-profile growers that must plant many acres per day.
Models 3755XL and 3755 feature a 375 seed unit carrying capacity and are the perfect size for most any farming operation looking to streamline their planting operation.
Models 2755XL and 2755 feature a 275 seed unit carrying capacity and are the ideal solution for operations needing to haul smaller amounts of seed.
The 55-Series Seed Runner tank has been purpose built for a low-profile design making it more stable in transport and provides an unobstructed top opening so you can easily fill the seed tender, even in the corners. The unique tank shape allows the conveyor to be raised and swing from side-to-side without contacting the tank.
Upper and lower viewing windows in the tank allow the operator to easily monitor the contents and standard fill light indicators towards the top of the tank alert the operator when the seed is reaching the fill level.
Model 4955DXL features hydraulically operated 10” wide by 15” tall unloading doors and all other models feature 8” wide by 10” tall wheel-operated unloading doors for optimizing seed flow into the conveyor.
The regulating baffle mounted near the unloading doors directs seed into the conveyor intake which increases unloading efficiency.
The standard 18 oz. roll-over tarp stays tightly locked at highway speeds and protects the tank’s contents from adverse weather conditions.
The standard 20” wide non-slip viewing ladder allows the operator to quickly and conveniently check the tank contents.
Engine & Power-Pak
A commercial-duty gas engine powers the hydraulic system and features an electric start, battery quick-disconnect for storage and a large control box located on the conveyor side of the seed tender for easy operation.
The Unverferth Seed Runner is manufactured with the highest quality components for unmatched durability. Transportation from field to field goes quickly and smoothly with the rugged undercarriage design
Axles & Tires
Models 4955DXL, 3955DXL, and 3955XL feature a heavy-duty undercarriage with oil bath hubs and a patented rubber cushioned suspension with shock absorbers for the smoothest ride.
Model 4955DXL features a tandem undercarriage with 16,000 lb. axles and Budd-style dual 215/75x17.5 highway-rated tires. Models 3955DXL and 3955XL feature a tandem undercarriage with 12,000 lb. axles and 235/75x17.5 highway-rated tires.
Models 3755XL and 3755 feature triple 7,000 lb. torsion axles and 235/85x16 highway-rated tires.
Models 2755XL and 2755 feature tandem 7,000 lb. torsion axles and 235/85x16 highway-rated tires.
Equip your Unverferth Seed Runner with a gooseneck or bumper pull hitch with a 2-5/16” ball to meet your operation’s needs. Model 4955DXL is only available with a gooseneck.
For a smoother and gentler ride, you can equip your gooseneck hitch with an optional cushioned hitch receiver on all models The cushioned hitch receiver comes standard on model 4955DXL.
All models are standard with electric brakes on all axles, transport chains, and appropriate highway lighting and markings for safer road travel.
No two farming operations are exactly the same and the seed tender that serves your planting equipment should be tailored to fit your needs. Customize the Unverferth Seed Runner with a wide range of industry-leading accessories such as wireless remotes, scales, talc applicators, and much more!
The 3-function wireless remote option controls the conveyor on/off, raises/lowers the conveyor, and opens/closes the unloading doors on the tank (standard on model 4955DXL).
The 6-function wireless remote option controls the conveyor on/off, raises/lowers the conveyor, opens/closes the unloading doors, start/stops the engine, throttle the engine up/down, and swings the conveyor left/right. This remote also includes a scale readout for convenient viewing if the seed tender is equipped with a scale package.
The 7-function wireless remote option controls the conveyor on/off, raises/lowers the conveyor, opens/closes the unloading doors, start/stops the engine, engine choke on/off, throttle the engine up/down, swing the conveyor left/right, and allows the operator to pivot the conveyor 180° into the self-load position. This remote also includes a scale readout for convenient viewing if the seed tender is equipped with a scale package.
Turn your seed tender into a one-man operation with a wireless remote option that features large toggle switches for easy operation with gloves. These remote packages include an override switch box that controls the seed tender in the case of a lost remote.
The optional 2520 scale package has a four-point load cell system for ease of uniformly loading the planter with the desired amount of seed. The scale features a built-in calculator that determines the weight needed per box and tracks fields for each unload event. The standard auto-shutoff feature will stop the conveyor once a pre-determined weight of seed has been reached so you can put the exact amount of seed in each box.
An optional 4"x18" remote scale display is also available to mount on the side of the seed tender for easy viewing of the weight.
T & G Applicator
The hydraulically driven T&G Applicator option features a patented design that is synchronized with the conveyor speed for consistent application of talc or graphite, no matter how fast the conveyor is turning.
The 50 lb. hopper features a weather-tight lid and a convenient flow control valve that provides easy rate adjustment from .5 lbs. to 9.4 lbs. per minute depending on the material and composition.
The optional deluxe ladder features a gas strut lift-assist and a 20” wide ladder rung. The patent-pending ergonomic design unfolds away from the tank for an easier climb, lifts up, and stores behind the fender for transport.
For a more stylized look, equip your Seed Runner with aluminum wheels for models 3755XL, 3755, 2755XL, and 2755.
For added flotation and for growers traveling higher miles each year, an optional 285/70x19.5 tire is available for models 3955DXL and 3955XL.
For added peace of mind during the busy planting season, choose the optional spare tire package located on the hitch for quick and easy access.
A three-stage telescoping downspout option is available for 8” and 6” conveyors that reach up to 44’ on XL models and 40’ on non-XL models.
An LED tank and conveyor work light kit is available that provides added visibility when working in dark conditions. Two LED lights are mounted on the tank and one is mounted on the conveyor for easier filling.
The hydraulically operated jack option is available for both gooseneck and bumper pull hitches, making hookup and disconnect quick and easy. This is plumbed in directly with the Seed Runner’s hydraulic system.
Electric roll-tarp operation is available and allows the operator to open and close the tarp with an electric motor. This includes a wiring harness that needs to be connected to the towing vehicle for power.
An electric tank shaker kit with convenient on/off switch prevents treated seed from hanging up in the seed tender tank for complete cleanout and reduced variety contamination risk.
|Due to continuing improvements in the design and manufacture of Unverferth products, all specifications contained herein are subject to change without notice.|
|Overall Length with Bumper Hitch||23' 8"||26' 11"||24' 8"||27' 10"||27' 10"||31'||-|
|Overall Length with Gooseneck Hitch||24' 8"||26' 11"||25' 9"||27' 10"||27' 10"||31'||32'|
|Transport Width||8' 6"||8' 6"||8' 6"||8' 6"||8' 6"||8' 6"||8' 6"|
|Transport Height||10' 3"||10' 3"||10' 8"||10' 8"||11' 3"||11' 3"||11' 11"|
|Overall Load Height||9' 6"||9' 6"||10'||10'||10' 6"||10' 6"||11'|
|Box Length||12'||12'||14'||14'||14'||14'||16' 8"|
|Box Width||8'||8'||8' 6"||8' 6"||8' 6"||8' 6"||8' 6"|
|Box Height||8' 5"||8' 5"||8' 11"||8' 11"||9' 1"||9' 1"||9' 6"|
|Box Load Height||7' 8"||7' 8"||8' 2"||8' 2"||8' 4"||8' 4"||8' 8"|
|Box Base Length||9' 5"||9' 5"||9' 5"||9' 5"||9' 5"||9' 5"||11'|
|Box Base Width||5'||5'||5'||5'||5'||5'||4' 8"|
|Undercarriage Length||20' 9"||20' 9"||20' 9"||20' 9"||22' 3"||22' 3"||27' 5"|
|Transport Length||22' 6"||
|22' 6"||22' 6"||24' 3"||24' 3"||28' 8"|
|Undercarriage Deck Height||1' 10"||1' 10"||1' 10"||1' 10"||2' 3"||2' 3"||2' 4"|
|Underframe Clearance||1' 2"||1' 2"||1' 2"||1' 2"||1'||1'||1' 1"|
|Conveyor Height in Transport Position||7' 6"||7' 10"||7' 6"||7' 10"||7' 10"||8' 9"||8' 2"|
|Conveyor Maximum Unloading Height||12'||13' 6"||12'||13' 6"||13' 6"||15' 7"||15' 11"|
|Conveyor reach at Maximum Unloading Height||11' 2"||14' 2"||11' 2"||14' 2"||14' 2"||16' 10"||15' 11"|
|Conveyor Minimum Unloading Height||7'||7' 10"||7'||7' 10"||7' 10"||8' 8"||8' 6"|
|Conveyor Reach at Minimum Unloading Height||13' 5"||16' 6"||13' 5"||16' 6"||16' 6"||19' 8"||19' 3"|
|Appx. Empty Weight (lbs.)||6,000||6,040||6,780||6,820||7,150||7,300||11,000|
|Tongue Weight -Loaded (lbs.)||1,000||1,000||1,000||1,000||1,000||1,000||6,700|
|Lighting Connector||7-pin flat||7-pin flat||7-pin flat||7-pin flat||7-pin flat||7-pin flat||7-pin flat|
|Reach w/Standard 2-Stage downspout||30' (12-Row Planter)||34' (12-Row Planter)||30' (12-Row Planter)||34' (12-Row Planter)||34' (12-Row Planter)||37' 2" (12-Row Planter||-|
|Reach w/opt. 3-Stage downspout||40' (16-Row Planter)||44' (16-Row Planter)||40' (16-Row Planter)||44' (16-Row Planter)||44' (16-Row Planter)||47' 2" (16-Row Planter)||-|