Tech Support Tips: Winter Storage of GPS & Guidance Products
Sitting at Ag Leader Academy during our annual dealer event, I have had plenty of exposure to the brisk breeze blowing across Iowa this week. It is a great reminder of the fact that the season is probably winding down for most of us, and the machinery is being stored in the shed for the winter. With that being said, I wanted to take a minute and remind all of our dealers and customers about proper storage of your GPS 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!