Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North Central Montana
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All switches working and correct position?
Does it know you are moving, speed sensor?
Implement switch working? There is a small circuit board in the implement switch harness. Near the switch. I have not seen one fail, but... If you check the harness with an ohm meter it may confuse you a bit. I believe FC uses it as a circuit check for controler when switch is open. Can mess with non FC systems if trying to use that switch and harness.
Error codes coming up?
Do you have that control box for variable rate in the system? If so, unplug it and make sure to plug the terminator back in its place.
Hydraulics working? I run carts with the auger in float when fan is running and the fan in float when using the auger. Those 1/2" couplers don't flow enough oil and can start acting up.
Burnt out fuses?
Are plugs plugged in all the way?
Meter roller bearings turn smooth? They are snug when turning by hand but smooth.
Meter roller speed sensor working? I have replaced a couple of them in the past.
The electric motors can go bad. The ones with the red flag are the worst for this. Seals fail then dirt and water gets into the bearings. Downhill from there. If it does have the red flag, turn the flag and be sure the roller turns free when hydraulics are operating. Or, with everything turned on press the cal button and be sure it turns freely.
These have been around long enough I seen about everything that can fail, fail. Went through everything off the top of my head. Never ran a 40 series but they are similar to the 50 series.
Last edited by lanwickum; 04-18-2017 at 07:04 PM.