GPS & Guidance Winter Storage Tips
It’s that time of year again; Ag Leader just finished our annual dealer event, and you are likely getting equipment stored away for the winter season. In the last post on Precision Point, the tech support team shared some tips on properly storing your precision ag equipment. I also wanted to remind you of a few tips we shared last year specifically in regards to your GPS and steering equipment: It is true GPS equipment like receivers are designed to be weather resistant, but if your equipment will be stored for an extended period of time it is recommended you remove the hardware from your machinery and take it out of the elements.
When the receivers and other equipment are removed, it is also advised to dock the cabling so it is not exposed to the elements. In the case of the ParaDyme roof module, use the provided dummy connectors on the roof rail. If you have one of our other receivers it is best to remove the cable from the roof and store it in the cab so water and dust are prevented from entering the cable ends and possibly damaging or allowing corrosion to take effect. As Nathan Tebbe advised in an article on PrecisionPays.com, we do also recommend removing the display as well as the combine grain flow sensor from the combine. This will better protect your touch screen from damage and it will prevent mice from snacking on the potting material on the flow sensor. If you have any questions about this or any other subject please don’t hesitate to call our tech support line at 515-232-5363. We would be happy to help you in any way we can!