Preparing Your Yield Monitor for Harvest

Bob Schroeder
CPS Tangent

 
The month of May is a great time to start preparing your yield monitor for the 2011 harvest.  In the event that you need to replace a battery, service the monitor or replace impact plates, taking care of this in May gives you time to be prepared for harvest.  Following is a checklist to help you prepare for the collecting and storing of yield data.

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  • Check mass flow sensor plate for wear and replace if necessary.
  • Check moisture sensor fuse.
  • Check wires for rodent damage.
  • Make sure moisture sensor is clear and clean.
  • Check the GPS receiver and cables, renew subscription if needed.
  • Inspect cables and connections for wear.
  • Calibrate distance, header height, swath width, vibration calibration.
  • Copy and Clear data from your memory card.
  • Change and/or create field names for the memory card.