CrustBuster Drill Master Manual

CrustBuster Drill Master Manual
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DrillMaster
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Grain Drill Section Controller
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REFERENCE MANUAL
Installation
Mounting the Display Console
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Select a mounting location which seems most workable,
and that best fits your needs. It should be convenient to
reach and highly visible to the operator. DO NOT INSTALL
IN A POSITION THAT OBSTRUCTS THE VIEW OF THE
ROAD OR WORK AREA. Whenever possible, avoid
locations that expose the console to direct sunlight, high
temperature, strong chemicals or rain. Place the mounting
bracket in selected location, mark holes, drill 1/4” (7mm)
holes and mount bracket with bolts, lockwashers and nuts
provided. (Use self-tapping screws if not practical to use
bolts.) See Illustration 1A. Put rubber washers on carriage
bolts and put the bolts through the bracket holes from the
inside out. Loosely attach the mount knobs onto the bolts.
Place console over carriage bolt heads and tighten knobs to
secure the console. See Illustration 1B.
Mounting the Run/Hold Switch Kit
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Attaching the Power and Run/Hold Control Switches
5. Attach the quick disconnects on the switch harness
to the switch. The RED wire should attach to the top
connection with the BLACK attaching to the bottom
connection.
6. Install the switch harness connector into the mating
connector (gray tie) on the console harness.
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Remove the mount knob from either side of the console.
Install the bracket over the carriage bolt and along side
the console bracket. Install the mount knob on the carriage
bolt and tighten to secure the console and run/hold switch
bracket in place.
NOTE: If using the included Power On/Off switch
instead of the ignition switch connection, install
the power switch as described above. Connect the
power switch cable connector (2 pin) to the mating
connector on the console harness.
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Install the switch into the bracket using the steps below:
1. Place the small washer on the switch followed by the flat
“notched” washer. See Illustration 2.
2. Secure the washers in place with one of the hex nuts.
3. Peel the back from the decal and secure to the front of the
switch bracket. See Illustration 2.
4. Install the switch in the bracket and secure in place
with the remaining hex nut. NOTE: Make sure the “ON”
connector is at to top.
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Installation (cont)
Electrical Installation
ON/OFF SWITCH CONNECTION
This section explains how to connect your DrillMaster
to a12-volt power source, and how to connect your oil
bypass valves or dump valves.
NOTE: The DrillMaster must be connected to a 12-volt
DC negative ground electrical system.
The DrillMaster system uses P/N 14360 power
switch to turn the system on. If the P/N 14360 power
switch is used, simply mount the switch bracket as
shown on page 10, and plug the connector into the
mating cable from the console.
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POWER/BATTERY CONNECTION
Installation (cont)
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Attaching the Speed Sensor
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Locate the power cable for the DrillMaster and route to the
battery. When routing cable to console, avoid areas where
the cable may be subjected to abrasion or excessive heat.
Attach the BLUE wire (ground) to a screw or bolt on the
equipment frame. See Illustration 3. Be sure there is a
good metal-to-metal contact. Connect the ORANGE wire
to the positive battery terminal. Connect the power to the
DrillMaster console by plugging the 2-pin W/P tower on
the power cable into the 2-pin W/P shroud of the display
console.
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The DrillMaster uses an Astro 5 GPS Speed Sensor.
The speed sensor always connects to the 3-pin
M/P connector with the yellow tie (on the back of
DrillMaster).
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Speed calibration entered into the controller
must be 0.189.
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To Battery
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DrillMaster Tractor Controller Wiring Layout
To Run/Hold Switch (Gray Tie)
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To Astro 5 (Yellow Tie)
(Controller to Hitch)
10 Pin Harness on Drill
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DrillMaster Console Functions
The DrillMaster features a large, easy-to-read liquid crystal display, easy-to-use rotary dial and lighted panel for
night use.
AREA TOTALS (1) (2) (3):
Keeps a running count of the
total acres worked. May be
reset. (Note: WEIGHT and
AREA counters work in pairs,
if WEIGHT counter 1 is reset,
it also resets AREA counter 1).
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SECTION ON/OFF: The
Console has three Section
ON/Off toggle switches
on top of the console. The
toggle switches turn drill
sections on and off directly
and also signal the Console
which sections are on or off.
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DISTANCE: Displays distance
traveled in feet. May be reset.
WEIGHT TOTALS (1) (2)
(3): Displays total product
lbs. applied. May be reset
(Note: WEIGHT and AREA
counters work in pairs, if
WEIGHT counter 1 is reset,
it also resets AREA counter
1).
METER RPM: Displays Seed
Drive Shaft RPM.
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WEIGHT/MINUTE: Displays lbs. of product
dispensed per minute.
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SPEED: Displays ground
speed in miles per hour.
AREA/HOUR: Displays calculated Acres/Hour.
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RATE: Displays application rate in lbs./acre.
WARNING LIGHT: Indicates over
or under application of 10% of
the Target Rate in AUTO or Loss
of Sensor Signal in Man. Also lit
when in CAL.
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DrillMaster Controller Calibration
Standard Calibration Setup Procedure
1.Turn all section switches off and put system in hold.
2. Press CAL for one (1) second to enter calibration
mode. Red light will be on steady and CAL will be
displayed in CAL mode.
3.Turn the dial to the items listed below and set as
instructed. Numbers can be changed by using the “+“ or
“-” buttons.
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METER CAL: Enter the starting calibration number
from the Hydraulic Drive Meter
Cal Chart on next page. To
find your correct starting
CAL number, choose the
crop you are drilling and your
slot opening, and enter the
number from the chart into the
DrillMaster. These are starting calibration numbers for
average seed properties. The Meter Cal will be adjusted
later in the DrillMaster calibration process.
ROWS/SECTION: This displays the rows per section
for the section selected.
Unused sections must be
programmed to zero rows.
The DrillMaster can have up
to three sections. NOTE:
the controller must be out
of HOLD and be in RUN to
enter rows/section. Turn section one on while the
other two sections are off. The corresponding section
icon 1 will turn on and the number of rows in that
section can then be adjusted. After section one is
entered, turn it off and turn section two on, then turn
two off and turn the section 3 on and adjust. When
finished, turn the DrillMaster back to hold and the
screen will display no SECtn. If you are on a single
or two section drill, the sections not being used must
be set to 0 rows.
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4. When complete, press CAL for one (1) second to exit
CAL mode. Red light should go out and CAL will not
be displayed. You MUST exit Calibration mode to save
your settings.
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ROW SPACING: Enter the
row spacing in inches of your
implement here.
SPEED CAL: For the ASTRO 5 which is included
with the DrillMaster, this
setting should be .189.
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ADJUST RATE: Enter the value for the desired amount
of change in lbs./acre to be
used for making on the go rate
adjustments when operating in
AUTO. For example, if a value
“1.0” is entered, you will be
able to increase or decrease
your seeding rate in one-lb.
increments during operation in AUTO.
TARGET RATE: Enter the value for the desired or
Target Rate in lbs./acre. It can
range from 0.00 to 99,999. This
is the seeding rate the console
will lock onto when operating in
AUTO.
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CAL TEST: This is not a true “Calibration Factor” but
rather a method of testing
the drill to determine the
most accurate METER CAL
factor. This will be used
in the Pre-Planting Seed
Calibration Process.
TEST SPEED: This is also not a true “Calibration
Factor”. TEST SPEED along
with CAL TEST will be used
in the Pre-Planting Seed
Calibration Process.
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Hydraulic Drive Meter Calibration Numbers
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These are starting calibration values. They can be refined for your drill and seed using the PrePlanting Seed Calibration Process or the In-Field Seed Calibration Process.
Initial Operation to Test DrillMaster Setup
First we will test the system in Manual Mode.
9. Turn each section switch on and off. Does each
section turn on and off when commanded? With any
single section on is there a number displayed for
WEIGHT/MINUTE.
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1. Turn your hydraulic valve on for the hydraulic drive.
2. Push the AUTO/MAN button until MAN is displayed
on the DrillMaster. You are now in Manual mode.
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3. Put the system in RUN. Turn the console switch to
RUN and lower the implement to actuate the mercury
Run/Hold switch mounted on the drill.
4. Turn Section 1 switch ON.
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5. Turn dial to WEIGHT/MINUTE position. Is a
number displayed? If so push the “+” button. Does
the number increase? Push the “-” button. Does the
number decrease?
6. If no reading in WEIGHT/MINUTE is the hydraulic
drive turning.
10. Turn the dial to SPEED. Drive the tractor. Does
the speed reading seem reasonable and correct? The
ASTRO 5 will be a more accurate speed than an uncalibrated tractor speedometer. You are now ready to
test AUTO mode. You can drive the tractor and verify the
system works correctly.
11. If you want to sit still, you can enter Calibration Mode,
then turn the dial to TEST SPEED. Using the “+” key
increase the speed to your operating speed. Turn the
Run/Hold and section switches on. The system will now
perform as if it is traveling at the speed you entered.
7. If drive is not turning, check hydraulic connections
and try hydraulic control lever in the opposite
direction.
8. If drive is turning, but no reading on the WEIGHT/
MINUTE, check the speed sensor connections,
sensor gap to target wheel and the Meter Cal value.
Proceed to the next step when you can increase and
decrease the WEIGHT/MINUTE reading using the “+”
and “-” keys on the DrillMaster.
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Pre-Planting Seed Calibration Process (using CAL TEST function)
This procedure is used prior to field operation. These steps will determine a more accurate
Meter Cal value for your exact drill settings with your seed.
Preparation
1. Set the slot opening on each drill section for the desired crop.
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2. Fill drill with seed.
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3. Disconnect a few or all drop tubes on each section.
4. Position catch container under each drop.
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Enter Calibration Mode (switch controller to hold and press the “CAL” button until the red light is solid)
2. Turn Rotary Position Switch to “Test Speed”.
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3. Use “+” to enter normal operating speed.
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1. Turn Rotary Position Switch to “Cal Test”, “Off” appears in the display, press “+” to activate the Calibration
Test mode “1” appears in the display (a one (1) lb sample will be dispensed from each opener).
4. Turn Rotary Position Switch back to “Cal Test”.
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5. Switch from the hold to the run position and turn all section on. The “Cal Test” will begin. The display will
count up the measured sample weight and automatically turn off at one (1) lb.
6. Combine the samples and weigh, then calculate the average sample weight.
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7. Adjust the controller measured weight (1 lb) to the actual average sample weight. Use the “+” and “-“ buttons
to adjust the weight.
8. Press and Hold “CAL” until red light is off to exit calibration. This saves the new calibration settings.
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9. Re-run test to verify calibration is accurate.
10. Re-enter calibration mode and turn dial to Meter Cal. Make a note of the Meter Cal for your drill and seed
in the DrillMaster manual.
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In-Field Seed Calibration Process
This procedure will be used to find a more accurate Meter Cal value during normal field
operation. You could place a known weight of seed in the drill and drill until it is gone during
this process. If you have access to a scale, you could weigh the drill full of seed, then after
drilling some amount. You will need to use some procedure to determine the actual weight of
seed dispensed.
1. Clear a weight counter by selecting the Weight position and pressing “-“ key for 1 second while in hold.
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2. Operate the drill in the field. The measured seed weight will accrue in the weight counter you reset in step 1.
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3. Find the total actual weight of seed dispensed.
4. Enter Calibration mode by pressing CAL for 1 second. Red light will come on steady.
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5. Turn dial to the Meter Cal position. The current Meter Cal will be displayed.
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6. Push CAL key to toggle to the weight. Use the “+” and “-“ buttons to adjust the weight to the actual weight
drilled. The DrillMaster will automatically change the Meter Cal value.
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7. Push CAL key to toggle back to the new Meter Cal value. Make a note of the new value in you operators
manual for future reference.
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8. Press and Hold “CAL” until red light is off to exit calibration. This saves the new calibration settings.
(C)2010 SureFire Ag Systems, Inc.
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