Cleaning and Maintenance
Be mindful to check the state of the hardware each season for the following:
- The optical sensors for damage or dirt buildup
- Visually inspect the Primary Wiring Harness for damages such as rub through or rodent damage
- When combining pulse crops (soybeans, peas etc.) periodically inspect the Moisture Sensor for debris and buildup; we suggest clearing the sensor face once daily during harvest.
Sensor calibration should be performed at the beginning of each harvest:
- Make sure the clean grain elevator chain is adjusted to manufacturer specifications
Crop calibration should be performed once per crop type/variety per season:
- Make sure crop type, header width and delay times are set properly
- Harvest part of the field prior to calibrating—this gives time to set the combine and work out any issues before calibration
- Make sure the combine is set (chaffer, sieve, concave clearance, fan) prior to calibration
- It is best to calibrate in a representative area of the field with minimal turning, start and stops
- Start calibration with an empty grain tank, harvest a known volume or weigh the calibration loads to get the actual weight of the grain
Different crop varieties may warrant a separate calibration. In these cases you may want to create a new crop type on the Harvest Mobile App.
Each combine will require its own calibration. Do not use calibration numbers from one machine to another.