Seed SLIK Graphite

Packaging: 12-12oz Pouches 30740
Unit price: $56.65
 
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Product Description

Graphite seed flow lubricants, are made from high quality powdered graphite powders from environmentally safe, natural mineral, and will not hurt seeds, or plantings as they grow. Small seeds benefit from the addition of graphite, allowing them to slide easily off the planter plates. Graphite is safe for use with most corn or wood pellet boilers and furnaces. Seed SLIK™ graphite is a preferred lubricant for planting in high humidity environments.

Benefits

  • Dry graphite powder lubrication technology
  • Reduces mechanical wear on planter plates and can extend operating life
  • Lubricates seed meters
  • Preferred lubricant for planting in high humidity environments
  • Will not attract or trap dirt or grit, leading to increased part wear
  • Effectively lubricates both metal or poly plates
  • Will not harm plantings or the soil
  • Great for use with Seed or Wood Pellet Bins for Boilers/Furnaces
Physical properties Typical Range
Carrier Air
Fluid Consistency Dry Powder
Measured Particle Size Distribution <200 US Mesh
(<75 microns)
Effective Temperature Range (min) -75°F (-59°C)
Effective Temperature Range (max) 700°F (371°C)
Suggested Application
Ambient Temperature Range
-50 - 450°F (-46 - 232°C)
Shelf Life under original seal Unlimited under original seal

Preparation

Apply in well-ventilated area. Application may cause graphite powder to become airborne. It is recommended that a dust particulate mask be used when using this product.

Apply in layers as seeds are being added to planter. Apply graphite in a layer pattern (seed-graphite-seed) for optimal powder distribution. Application rate of 1 Tablespoon per bag (70-80,000 seeds) or up 3 Tablespoons for heavily treated/rough seeds is recommended.

Lubricate new seed meters. Apply a light dusting of graphite to the bottom of the seed bin prior to adding seeds to properly lubricate meters, especially new ones.

Repeat as necessary. When refilling the bins, it is important to use as much Seed SLIK„¢ graphite seed flow as needed or recommended by the planter manufacturer.

Application

Clean-Up Instructions

Clean up material with soap and water. Graphite is naturally hydrophobic and will come off clothing, and skin using simple soap and water. Wipe up any spills on flooring to prevent slipping accidents.

Limitations

  • Not recommended for use with electronic seed metering systems.
  • Do not use any grease, oil, or other petroleum product on top of this coating, as it may deteriorate the effectiveness of the graphite.
  • Keep away from electrical contacts and sensitive electrical equipment as the graphite powder may cause a short-circuiting effect.
  • Keep away from light colored clothing and fabric.

Storage and Handling Information

  • Material is packaged in plastic bottles/cans/tubes
  • Store away from excessive heat that may melt the tubes
  • Material is silver-grey though some color variations are normal.
  • Keep away from light colored clothing
  • Graphite powder is electrically conductive and may lead to electrical shorts and damage.
  • Please be careful working with this product around electricity or sensitive electrical equipment.

Please consult the MSDS for additional information on disposal of unused materials, and safe handling practices.

Prop 65 WARNING
This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer.

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