These questions relate to AFS harvesting operations (yield/moisture monitoring, mapping, etc.)
Case IH is pleased to announce the release of a new quick-reference card to assist operators with the setup and operation of Case IH variety tracking.
The new reference card walks through the steps needed to export data from the new AFS Office desktop software suite, and to set up the display with the recommended Run Screen windows for variety tracking control and monitoring.
The previous quick-reference card, covering the AFS Harvest and Application Control Systems desktop software, is available by clicking here.
No! You can calibrate your yield monitor at any time during harvest.
To apply current calibrations to previously harvested data, use the "Apply Cal Values" feature.
Sure! Just remember that you will need to complete loads (Tasks) at different flow rates and it takes a long time to fill a semi trailer on low flow.
Also, remember that if you use a semi trailer for 1 load, you need to use it for all your grain weight calibration loads, as the weights of each calibration load must be within a 5% range. The recommended weight for calibration loads is 10,000lbs.
First, you need to verify that there is nothing mechanically wrong with your yield monitoring system.
Common sources of error include moisture in connectors (often as a result of pressure-washing the vehicle), damaged wiring harnesses (got mice?), and a deflector plate clearance that is not within spec. Contact your Case IH dealer for assistance identifying these or other issues that might be to blame.
If you find that there is no mechanical issue with the machine and ALL of your grain weight calibration loads are consistently over 10% (but with similar error %), then it is usually safe to go ahead and calibrate with those loads. An example: You have 6 grain weight calibration loads at varying levels of crop flow. Your errors range from 12% - 13.8%. Select all 6 loads and calibrate. Since the error is consistent, this set of loads should produce acceptable calibration results.