We now have a screen for the hopper of the Case-IH 500T and New Holland 2085. Without a screen, some growers reported small pieces of paper, rocks and other foreign material, either plugging the meter, or getting into the metering rollers and breaking the teeth off. This foreign material can also block seed tubes or seed boots, causing skips.
To help eliminate this problem, our heavy duty expanded metal screen inserts into the hopper of all the 500T and 2085 series air-seeders. The screen allows the lid to close and latch using existing rubber latches.
Please note that when using this screen with crops such as treated soybean (which flow slower), you may not be able to fill the hopper at a capacity greater than around 20 bushels per minute, to give the seed time to pass through the screen.