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Looking forwardWelcome to the Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) North American customer website. This site contains answers to many frequently asked questions about Case IH AFS systems, along with downloads and other reference information. Don't see an answer to your question? Contact your local Case IH dealer or the AFS Customer Support Center!

If you're new to AFS, we invite you to start with the Overview.

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The list below displays questions and answers across all categories, with the most recent questions listed first. To view questions and answers by category, please select a category from the navigation menu on the left.

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Apr 24, 2015
 

Version 2015.04 AFS Mapping & Records is now available and can be downloaded here.

To update existing installations of the software from within the software, select Help / Check for Updates.  You must have a current AFS software maintenance package to be able to successfully install the 2015.04 update.

The following are highlights of the enhancements in version 2015.04:

  • New "Planting Statistics by Row" report – a new report is available that includes statistics on singulation, skips, doubles, and spacing CV (min, max, avg, and standard deviation) for each row of your planter. This report works with advanced planting data logged with Case IH displays.  The report gives summaries for each row by field with totals/averages for any date range.

  • Support for Fuel Usage with Case IH data – if you import Case IH data that includes fuel usage, the amount of fuel will be included in the field record. Note: the Case IH display must have Trip Computer software installed.

  • Updated support for Case IH ISOXML data – a new data parser for reading and writing ISOXML data with Case IH displays is now available. The parser makes reading and writing ISOXML data much faster, and supports section and row data as well as the automatic creation of variety maps from planting data.


If you are not currently using the AFS Mapping & Records software, contact your local Case IH dealer for more information on pricing and features.

Apr 20, 2011
 

Overlap Control

Overlap Control refers to the ability of the AFS Pro 600 / Pro 700 to automatically shut off seed drive motors based on the position of a planter section relative to an already-applied area of the field. Overlap Control is based on the as-applied map created by the Pro 600 / Pro 700. (This feature also applies to Patriot Sprayers and Titan Floaters equipped with the AFS Pro 600 / Pro 700 rate/boom control system!)

To enable Overlap Control, set the Overlap Control window to "On" in the Toolbox > Overlap Setup screen. Then set the desired Percent Overlap. The default value is 99%. This means that 99% of a section (hydraulically controlled or air-clutch controlled) must be overlapping a previously applied area before the section will turn off. A high percentage results in more overlap and very little skip; a lower percentage results in more skip and less overlap. The allowable range is 1% - 99%.

Overlap Control also requires that the Section Control Method, Start Early Distance, Stop Late Distance, Bar Distance, and Product Delay be set correctly. (see below)

Boundary Control

Boundary Control refers to the ability of the AFS Pro 600 / Pro 700 to automatically shut off seed drive motors based on the position of a planter section relative to an inner or outer boundary in a field. Boundary Control is based on boundaries, and is not related to the as-applied map. To use Boundary Control, you must have existing inner and/or outer boundaries for the current Field. Boundaries can be recorded in the Pro 600 / Pro 700, or can be exported from a compatible desktop software application.

To enable Boundary Control, set the Boundary Control window to "Yes" in the Toolbox > Overlap Setup screen. Then set the desired Percent Out Of Bounds. The default value is 1%. This means that when 1% of a section is outside an outer boundary (or inside an inner boundary) the section will shut off. A low value will result in very little application outside the boundary. A higher value will result in more application outside the boundary, but will also make the system less susceptible to the effects of GPS drift. The allowable range is 1% to 99%.

Boundary Control operates independently of Overlap Control, and is not affected by Start Early Distance or Stop Late Distance.

Section Control Method

Section Control Method is not needed or available in v26 AFS Pro 600 / Pro 700 software.

In v25.* software, Section Control Method allows the operator to select between Basic and Advanced algorithms for automatic section control. Use the "Advanced" Section Control Method for all overlap control, unless directed otherwise by a Case IH service representative.

Bar Distance

Bar Distance (Toolbox > Config) is the distance FROM the GPS reference point on the vehicle TO the seed drop point on the planter. It should be measured horizontally, on the ground, at the tractor centerline, with the planter in planting position.

The GPS reference point will vary depending on the vehicle model and the GPS receiver offsets entered in the Toolbox > GPS Setup screen. Refer to your AFS Pro 600 / Pro 700 Operator's Manual for Precision Farming and Framework Software for more information.

Product Delay

Product Delay (Work Condition > Controller Setup) is the amount of time that elapses between the operator starting the product drives and the product actually hitting the ground. Refer to the Quick Reference Cards available on the downloads page for information on how to determine Product Delay.

Start Early Distance and Stop Late Distance

Start Early Distance (previously called Lead Distance) is the distance used to start the planter when exiting an overlap area. This distance can be adjusted to ensure that the planter turns on at the appropriate time to prevent overlaps or skips when leaving a previously-planted area (such as a headland). If your planter is starting BEFORE leaving overlap, decrease the Start Early Distance by the distance between the start and the overlap. If your planter is starting AFTER leaving the overlap area, increase the Start Early Distance by the distance between the start and the overlap.

Stop Late Distance (previously called Lag Distance) is the distance used to stop the planter when entering an overlap area. This distance can be adjusted to ensure that the planter turns off at the appropriate time to prevent overlaps or skips when entering a previously-planted area (such as a headland). If your planter is stopping BEFORE entering the overlap area, increase the Stop Late Distance by the distance between the stop and the overlap. If your planter is stopping AFTER entering the overlap area, decrease the Stop Late Distance by the distance between the overlap and the stopping point.

The allowable range for Start Early and Stop Late Distance is 0ft to 25ft.

Start Early Distance and Stop Late Distance work in conjunction with Bar Distance (the distance from the GPS receiver reference point to the seed tube) and Product Delay (the elapsed time between the "plant" command from the display, and when seed actually hits the ground). Both Bar Distance and Product Delay must be set correctly to ensure that the Start Early and Stop Late Distance values work properly. Start Early and Stop Late distances should only be adjusted to fine-tune performance after configuring Bar Distance and Product Delay.

Your local Case IH dealer or the AFS Customer Support Center can assist you with configuring your planter.

Mar 17, 2011
 

Version 26 software for the AFS Pro 600 / AFS Pro 700 allows the Case IH displays to be connected to a Hardi 5500 rate controller for variable-rate and mapping functionality.  The Case IH displays can also perform automatic section control when the 5500 controller is used in conjunction with a JobCom board.

The Case IH AFS Pro 600 / Pro 700 can also be used in conjunction with Raven SCS100/1000, Rawson Accu-Rate, and Flexi-Coil FlexControl II rate controllers.  Contact your local Case IH dealer for more information!

Aug 11, 2010
 

For customers on version 25.* display software, you will need to complete 3 steps to delete your calibration loads and reset your C values back to the default values so that you can start fresh this harvest.  (The steps below must be completed for each Crop Type for which you want to restore the default calibration values.)

1.  Go to Calibrations > Moisture, and select the Advanced calibration procedure.  Select each Task (one at a time) that is currently used as a moisture calibration Task.  (These will be shown in italics.)  For each Task, change the "Use as Cal Load" selector from "Yes" to "No".  When all Moisture Calibration Tasks have been set to "No", press the Calibrate button in the lower right corner of the screen.

2.  Go to Calibrations > Yield, and select the Advanced calibration procedure.  Select each Task (one at a time) that is currently used as a yield calibration Task.  (These will be shown in italics.)  For each Task, change the "Use as Cal Load" selector from "Yes" to "No".  When all Yield Calibration Tasks have been set to "No", press the Calibrate button in the lower right corner of the screen.

3.  Go to Calibrations > Crop, and select the desired Crop Type (i.e. Corn).  From the "Import Cal Values From" picklist, select "Default".  Press the "Import" button.

The default calibration values for each Crop Type are listed on the righthand side of the Calibrations > Crop screen.  After completing Step 3, compare these values with the default values listed in the Yield Monitor operators manual.  This will confirm that the default values have been restored correctly.

Jan 22, 2010
 

Large Tractor software version 21.2 (and higher) enables data-logging and area-counting to be controlled via the primary hydraulic valve (EHR1).

In AFS Pro 600 Large Tractor software versions prior to v21.2, data-recording and area-counting (collectively referred to as Work Control) could be controlled via the three-point hitch (3PH). v21.2 continues this function and adds control via the EHR1.

In the AFS Pro 600 display, the operator uses the Implement Type window on the Toolbox > Implement screen to select the appropriate Work Control option for the current implement.

If "EHR 1 Implement" is selected, the implement is considered to be "working" when the primary remote valve is retracted or in float, and the implement is considered to be "not working" when the primary remote valve is extended.

If "Hitch Implement" is selected, the implement is considered to be "working" when the hitch is lowered, and "not working" when the hitch is raised, based on the Implement Working Depth set in the Work Condition > Hitch Notebook screen.

NOTE: v21.2 Large Tractor software may require updates to the software installed in other tractor controllers, to ensure that all features are available.

Jul 17, 2009
 

The procedure to engage AFS AccuGuide autoguidance on Axial-Flow 88 Series (5088, 6088, and 7088) and Axial-Flow 10 and 20 Series combines (7010, 8010, 7120, 8120, and 9120) has changed.

Header Resume ButtonFor the following software versions, AFS AccuGuide autoguidance can be engaged by pressing the Header Resume button once (see photo right). This action simultaneously returns the header to the preset cutting height, and engages autoguidance, all with a single button press.

  • Axial-Flow 88 Series vehicle software version 21.1.0.0 or prior

  • Axial-Flow 10/20 Series vehicle software version 21.4.0.0 or prior

Shift ButtonIf your combine is loaded with Axial-Flow 88 Series vehicle software version 21.2 or higher, or with Axial-Flow 10/20 Series vehicle software version 21.4.1.0 or higher, AFS AccuGuide autoguidance can be engaged by a "double-click" of the Shift button. The shift button is located on the front side of the Multi Function Handle (the side closest to the front of the combine - see photo left). To use the Shift button to engage autoguidance, the feeder must be engaged.

The Header Resume button now only serves to return the header to the preset cutting height, and no longer affects autoguidance operation.

May 26, 2009
 

There is a need for multiple GPS outputs from the 162, 252, and 262 GPS receivers.

This is especially common when exporting GPS to a secondary control or logging system on an AccuGuide-equipped vehicle.  When trying to engage AccuGuide, the AFS Pro 600 displays FAULT 62, which indicates a PPS (pulse per second) error in the circuit between the GPS receiver and the Nav II controller.  Autoguidance will not engage.  This condition is found most often on tractors running AccuGuide autoguidance and pulling a planter that runs row clutches via a second control system (not via the AFS Pro 600).

Use CNH part number ZTN55224 to export GPS signals from a 162, 252, or 262 receiver to a 3rd-party device.  This cable is designed to allow Port C to be utilized when Ports A and B are already in use (for example, when using RTK and the Joey radio).  The pin in location 4 of the 12-pin Deutsch connector at the receiver is the PPS wire.  The PPS can be thought of as the "heartbeat" between the receiver and Nav II controller.  If you use a cable other than ZTN55224, it is very likely that the cable has a terminal in the #4 location, and this either dilutes the PPS signal so the Nav II cannot recognize the signal, or resets the receiver configuration so it can no longer communicate with the Nav II controller.  Cable ZTN55224 does not have a terminal in the #4 location.

May 6, 2009
 

The AFS Pro 600 offers two user-selectable interface levels.  The interface level can be changed by going to Toolbox > Disp.

Interface Level: Basic

The "Basic" Interface Level is intended for operators who require only basic machine-control functionality.  Basic mode disables several display features, including datacard recording.  When the display is running in Basic mode, summary data will be recorded only to the internal display memory.  This allows the operator to view summary data on-screen at a later date.  However, data recorded in Basic mode can never be saved to a datacard.  Even if the Interface Level is changed from "Basic" to "Advanced", the data collected in Basic mode cannot be saved to a datacard.  It remains only in the display's internal memory.

Other features that are disabled in Basic mode include onscreen mapping, advanced yield monitor calibrations, and advanced Product attribute setup.

Interface Level: Advanced

The "Advanced" Interface Level is intended for operators who wish to fully utilize the precision farming functionality of the AFS Pro 600 display.  Advanced mode enables onscreen mapping, multiple-task yield monitor calibrations, advanced Product attribute setup, and recording data to a datacard.  This is the recommended Interface Level for most users.

Apr 29, 2009
 

When naming Growers, Farms, Fields, Tasks, Tags, Products, Work Conditions, Swath Names, Operators, etc. there are 18 characters available.

Any combination of upper-case, lower-case, numbers, or special characters may be used.

Apr 29, 2009
 

Varieties should always be put in as Products.

These Products can then be assigned to map layers in Work Condition > Layer.  See 'As Applied Mapping Instructions' for more information.

 

Apr 29, 2009
 

Case IH recommends that you create Tasks as needed, rather than creating a large number of Tasks at once for future use.

Empty (unused) Tasks will become locked and unusable when you archive your data (download data to your desktop software)

Apr 27, 2009
 

The AFS Pro 600 Planter Operator's Manual for version 21.* software (document #87474985) contains documentation for As-Applied software faults AA-001, AA-002, and AA-003.  Three additional As-Applied faults are not documented in the operator's manual.

These three faults and their corresponding documentation are as follows:

Fault Number: AA-004
Fault Title: Product Application Warning
Fault Text: Seed control active without layer assignment - data is not being logged. Assign seed control layer to log data.
This fault indicates that seeding has been detected, but that no seed control layer is assigned in the Work Condition, so no data is being logged and no map is being created.  Go to Work Condition > Layer, and assign a Seed layer to the map.

Fault Number: AA-005
Fault Title: RX "x" Rate Warning

Fault Text: Layer "x" RX rate is out of range. RX rate was modified. See product definition.

This fault indicates that the prescription file being used to control "x" layer (where "x" represents "Seed", "Liquid", etc.) is requesting a rate that falls outside of the Min Rate and Max Rate parameters defined for the Product assigned to "x" layer.  Go to Toolbox > Product, and adjust the Min Rate and Max Rate to accomodate the prescription rates, or adjust the prescription using the desktop software.

Fault Number: AA-006
Fault Title: Container Warning
Fault Text: One or more container problems have been detected that will affect container tracking.
This fault indicates that problems have been detected with one or more defined containers, and that tracking product application by container will be impacted.  Go to Toolbox > Contnr to view and fix the problems.

Mar 25, 2009
 

Instructions are available for creating a card using the AFS Desktop Software for the AFS Pro 600 Display.

Mar 25, 2009
 

A quick reference document is available for download to assist with the configuration of the AFS Pro600 to map as-applied data.

Jan 6, 2009
 

Yes!  The part number for this harness is 84169716.

This harness provides power and ground to the display.  It also serves as a serial port breakout harness and provides a data ground for the RS232B serial connection.  Finally, it provides a diagnostic connector for use with your dealer's laptop service software.

Jan 5, 2009
 

"USA" displays standard "English" units of measure (acres, gallons, pints, quarts, bushels, pounds, ounces, tons, etc.)

"Imperial" is very similar to "USA", except that an Imperial Gallon contains 5 quarts, rather than a "USA Gallon", which contains 4 quarts.

"Metric" displays standard metric units of measure (hectares, liters, milliliters, kilograms, grams, metric tonnes, etc.)

Also, when "Metric" is selected, user-defined windows (Run screen windows) displaying any bushel-related values ("Bushels, Dry", "Bushels, Wet", "Flow, Dry bu", etc) are not available.

Nov 14, 2008
 

Case IH has released a small color touchscreen display called the AFS 300.

The AFS 300 is an ISOBUS compliant Virtual Terminal, and can be used with the Case IH LB series balers, Case IH Precision Air Carts, and other ISOBUS compliant equipment.

Case IH does not support the AFS 300 for planting, yield monitoring, or other non-ISOBUS operations.

Oct 31, 2008
 

Yes.  You will need to use your AFS Pro600 in conjunction with a Raven 100 or 1000 series SCS variable rate controller.

You will need a Raven null modem harness (part # 115-0159-822) to go from the Raven to the AFS Pro600 3rd Party Harness (see part numbers below).

If you already have your AFS Pro600 installed (powered) in a vehicle, you will need Case IH part #87732647.  This harness will provide you with 2 serial connections on the AFS Pro600.  One will be used to connect to the Raven 115-0159-822 cable.  The other can be used to connect to another serial device such as a GPS receiver, another Raven controller, or a Rawson controller.

If you do not have your AFS Pro600 installed in a vehicle and require a "stand-alone" installation, you will need Case IH part #84169716.  This harness will provide the display with power as well as provide you with 2 serial connections on the AFS Pro600 as described above.

The current (v21.*) operator's manual for the AFS Pro600 when used with a Raven display is document number 84203343 and is available from your local Case IH dealer.

Sep 18, 2008
 

Header Center Offset is used for calculating autoguidance swaths and accurately mapping harvested regions. It is critical that this value be accurately entered in the combine display.

The Header Center Offset is determined by measuring the horizontal distance between the GPS receiver and the center of the header. In the case of a 36' 2062 draper, the Header Center Offset will be +1 foot. For a 39' 2052 draper head, the Header Center Offset will be +1.5 feet.

If the header is longer on the left than on the right, the Header Center Offset will be a negative value.

See the Header Offset Illustration document for additional details on Header Center Offset.

Sep 18, 2008
 

1. Delete the *.CN1 folder from the data card using your personal computer.

2. Power up the display without the data card installed, and go to Main > Data Management > Delete.

3. Select Data Type "Task", Operation "All", Grower "All", Farm "All", Field "All", and Task "All".

4. Push the "Delete" button.  You will be asked to confirm that you want to delete the selected data.  Press OK to confirm or Cancel to exit without deleting any data.

5. Turn the power off to the display and allow it to power down completely.

You can now insert the data card. Your Grower, Farm, and Field names remain in the display, but all of your previous years' data will be deleted.

If you want to delete ALL data, including setup values such as Grower, Farm, and Field names, choose Data Type "Grower" in Step 3

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