Updated S Series Combine Videos on Sloan Implement Youtube Channel

by Jared Wheeler, Assumption, IL

We have updated our S Series combine instructional videos on Youtube to provide information on the final tier 4 model combine  that was introduced in 2014.  If you click on an old video from 2012,  you will now be redirected to the updated videos.  Along with Youtube, the videos can be found on our website or on the Sloan Implement App. You can download the app for Iphone or Droid on our website by clicking here. Click here for the s-series playlist on Youtube.  We also have a PDF quick reference guides available in both places as well.

AMS Report 1.10.2014

by Lucas Veale

We continue to see success in selling the Kinze ISO monitoring system to customers who currently own a GS2 or GS3 display.  They appreciate less cab clutter and can run everything with one display.  They also like that the documentation is automatic and in the proper map format.

A few stores are reporting that they are selling JD planters to customers with late model red or blue tractors.  This requires an $1150 harness.  We should instead consider selling them an autotrac controller system as it includes most of the needed harnessing and allows the customer to run autotrac with the GS3 and uses the existing OEM valves in the Case tractor.  This kit is $2250 and only requires the implement connector harness to make it planter ready.

Lucas Benning, Matt Dehlinger, and Josh Thornton are currently expanding our RTK network to the South.  They have had very strong interest in it now that the word is out about the new network locations.

Jared Wheeler has added some more reference guides to the sloans.com website.  They are also available via the Sloan Implement App.  The new items are for Seedstar planters.  www.sloans.com/ams/

Most of the AMS team has been checking over planters that are sold to customers when they are not installing or selling AMS equipment.  We have noticed many late model planters that have gauge wheel arms that are badly worn due to lack of grease.  It takes about $40 per row in parts to repair this item.  This is something to look for when evaluating trade in planters.  You can check it by grabbing the gauge wheel at the bottom and moving it in and out to check for slop.