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Grain Harvest
 
document Legacy Harvest
Ag Leader Technology was founded in 1992 with yield monitoring as our first product and today we provide the most widely used grain yield monitoring technology in the world. The primary components are the moisture sensor in the elevator mount unit (EMU) and the mass flow sensor at the top of the clean grain elevator. The instructions on this page refer to harvesting grain using our PF Series monitors and the Yield Monitor 2000. For instructions related to CAN Bus combine kits, please refer...
15 Aug, 2016 Views: 5766
document Grain Harvest
Ag Leader Technology was founded in 1992 with yield monitoring as our first product and today we provide the most widely used grain yield monitoring technology in the world. The primary components are the moisture sensor in the elevator mount unit (EMU) and the mass flow sensor at the top of the clean grain elevator. The instructions on this page refer to harvesting grain using our CAN-based displays. Initial Release Date: 1992 Manuals / Quick Reference Guides ...
30 Aug, 2018 Views: 26477
document Q: Why can I not load my harvest configuration to the run screen?
Question: Why can I not load my harvest configuration to the run screen? Answer: The CAN-based displays (e.g. InCommand, Ag Leader® Integra, Versa, InSight, EDGE) must recognize the operation's respective modules on the CAN bus in order to load the run screen. For harvest, this means the Flow Sensor module, Speed module and Moisture module must be on the CAN bus. To see if the modules are on the CAN bus, select the...
16 Nov, 2016 Views: 2573
document Q: After changing initially, why is my moisture reading locked on the same percentage?
Question: After changing initially, why is my moisture reading locked on the same percentage? Answer: When the moisture reading isn't changing, this is most likely being caused by the EMU motor not turning - therefore grain is stagnant in front of the moisture sensor.                                                                    ...
08 Nov, 2013 Views: 8652
document Q: Why is my harvest area count inaccurate?
Question: Why is my area count inaccurate? Answer: For harvest field operation, area is calculated by looking at speed and swath. First, make sure the header width (swath) is entered correctly. Also be sure to make sure that area cuts on and off when the header is lifted and set properly for the crop type.  Another consideration is speed source. Make sure the AutoSwath sensitivity level is set properly for the correction source being used (e.g. set to level 3 for a 5 Hz WAAS receiver, level 5 for...
08 Nov, 2013 Views: 4440
document Q: Why is my moisture reading staying at 5% or 0%?
Question: Why is my moisture reading staying at 5% or 0%? Answer: First, make sure the manual moisture setting isn't check-marked. This setting is found under the calibrate moisture button on the run screen. Next, ensure the EMU chamber and moisture sensor are not plugged up with green matter or mud. Clean the chamber and blade of the moisture sensor. Another symptom of a low moisture reading is the EMU motor may be constantly running or not running at all. The harvest diagnostics page will display...
11 Aug, 2017 Views: 5052
document Q: What swath width do I set for my platform head in the configuration?
Question: What swath width do I set for the platform head in the configuration? Answer: A full swath may not necessarily be taken on every pass so Ag Leader recommends setting full swath width to 1 foot less than the platform header width in the display (e.g. enter a swath width of 29 feet in the configuration for a 30 foot platform header.)  
11 Nov, 2013 Views: 1350
document Q: Should I have AutoCal weight checked?
Question: Should I have the AutoCal weight option checked? Answer: When AutoCal weight is selected, loads will be calibrated as soon as actual weight is entered or a prior calibration load is checked/unchecked from the Weight Calibration page. If AutoCal is unchecked, a perform weight calibration button will appear on the weight calibration page. Weight calibration will not occur until loads are entered and that button is pressed. AutoCal weight is on by default and can be chanced based on operator's...
10 Jul, 2017 Views: 1283
document Q: Do I need to have different calibrations for different crop types?
Question: Do I need to have different calibrations for different crop types? Answer: Yes. For different crop types, you need to perform weight, moisture, vibration and header height calibrations. Temperature and distance calibrations are the only calibrations not linked to crop type. 
11 Nov, 2013 Views: 1328
document Q: Do I need to change the T1, T2 or T3 values in the display?
Question: Do I need to change the T1, T2, or T3 values in the display?  Answer: No. On a CAN based touchscreen display these numbers are populated when you selected a certain combine for the configuration. These are linked to combine make and model, do not change these numbers. 
11 Nov, 2013 Views: 1280
document Q: My PF monitor says "Fatal Data Object Error..." What can I do?
Question: I am receiving a Fatal Data Object Error message on my PF display, what can I do?  Answer: To fix the error, a procedure known as "Newboxing" must be carried out. To newbox the PF display, turn the monitor off and when you turn it on again, as the status bar loads, press the right arrow on the bottom keypad. This will prompt the menu in which will be the option to newbox the display. Acknowledge the warning and press newbox. The display will power on to the run screen and all data and...
03 Feb, 2014 Views: 3466
document Q: How do I import planting maps from other displays into the Ag Leader® Integra for variety tracking?
Question: How do I import planting maps from other displays into the Ag Leader® Integra for variety tracking? Answer: Import the log files into SMS and then export the maps as an .agsetup file. Get the file(s) to a USB drive to take to the Integra. With the USB in the display, load the runscreen and on the region selection screen, press the USB icon. Locate the .agsetup file and select it. A menu will appear, select grower/farm/field for the next field to be harvested. When finished with the menu, press...
11 Nov, 2013 Views: 2106
document Q: My display is not reading grain yield or moisture, what do I need to check?
Question: My display is not reading grain yield or moisture, what do I need to check?  Answer: The first item to check is the elevator speed -be sure it is registering between 250 and 650 RPMs. If not, be sure the elevator pulses/rev value is correct per the initial cal sheet and/or has a value populated. Also, elevator speed channel should be set to channel 1. 
11 Nov, 2013 Views: 1631
document Q: Using the CEBIS display with my Ag Leader yield monitor, why can I not load the run screen?
Question: Monitoring the yield with the Quantimeter display and Ag Leader display, why can I not load the runscreen? Answer: For Ag Leader yield monitoring with the Quantimeter, two requirements must be met to load the runscreen on the Ag Leader display.  Header swath width must be within 0.3 meter tolerance (1.18 inches) for the configuration to load Crop type must match in the Cebis display and Ag Leader display. Crop (grain) type will be displayed on the grain harvest diagnostics...
20 Jun, 2014 Views: 2098
document Q: Why is my header height not reading?
Question: Why am I not reading header height feedback? Answer: Most combines operate on header height channel 4 but Lexion and R/S Series Gleaners use channel 1. The header channel setting can be found by navigating from the homescreen⇒wrench⇒highlight harvest configuration⇒wrench⇒combine settings. Make sure the header height sensor has been calibrated for the crop type. Ensure the header tee cable is plugged correctly into the OEM height sensor per the installation instructions. ...
16 Aug, 2017 Views: 1979
document Q: What is Automatic Region Changing?
Question: What is Automatic Region Changing? Answer: Automatic Region Changing keeps varieties separated by region automatically. Used in conjunction with Automatic Variety Tracking, it keeps variety yield data separated to better quantify variety performance.  The picture below shows how the display maintains two varieties and writes that data to two regions.
11 Nov, 2013 Views: 1232
document Two Way Radios and GPS Signal Interference
There have been issues with GPS receivers in operations where farmers utilize two way radios for communication. Two way radios; either handheld or mounted, have been known to interfere with the GNSS satellite signal, causing signal degradation. Most two way radios that have been known to cause issues are CB radio devices-when the operator presses the talk button, it can knock out signal.  Some methods have been found to be helpful in these instances where GPS signal is lost during the use of these...
02 Sep, 2014 Views: 6978
document Q: I am getting a 0 bushel per acre yield reading, what should I look at?
Question: I am getting 0 bushels per acre yield reading, what should I look for? Answer: The first item to look at is elevator speed. Ag Leader yield monitoring systems need to register elevator speed of 250 to 650 RPMs in order to record grain yield. If the display is not reading elevator speed, look into the elevator speed sensor or the cabling going from the speed module to the sensor. Also check in the display that pulses/rev value is not 0. Further elevator speed troubleshooting can be found here. ...
07 Aug, 2017 Views: 6451
document Failed to Import Message when Importing Variety Map
It is possible to get a "Failed to Import from .agsetup" message when attempting to import a planting map for variety tracking (Refer to below picture). When this error appears it could potentially mean two things happened. The .agsetup file exported from SMS did not export correctly or in some way became corrupt. The planting product used for the associated field was at some point deleted from the display. If this happens, prior deleted product will not be imported back into the display. Potential...
11 Sep, 2017 Views: 270