by Lucas Veale, Assumption, IL
Software update 15-1 (spring 2015) has finally given users the ability to shut off implement detection. Implement detection auto-populates the offset dimensions of the planter and tractor for the purpose of swath control and does so at each key cycle. The system is supposed to save any changes made by the operator. However, sometimes these dimensions are incorrect or different than those entered by the operator when auto-populated causing unexpected skips or overlaps in the field. Many times this is not recognized until the crop emerges and many acres have been done incorrectly. To disable this feature, go the Menu, Display, Diagnostics, Multiple Displays, Change Settings, and then uncheck the Auto Implement Detection checkbox and hit the save button. At this point, verify that the dimensions that are loaded in the display are correct for both the tractor and the planter. This should prevent the system for changing them and will eliminate the implement detection warning screen at start up.
The ExactEmerge high speed planters have been rolling for the past two weeks with great success. Here’s a video of one screaming across the field in excess of 10+ mph being pulled by a JD 8370R.