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This is the first year for us with our red machines. Just got a copy of the afs software - wondering if anyone knows of any training cd's or manuals?
Is this not the same as the ag leader software?
How does it compare to farmworks?
 

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Exactly like the ag leader software (not sure on numbers of versions)

The program is all togeather different

Farm works is very complex and can cover just about everything

Almost too much

Im not aware of training cd's but our dealer does offer some class's for the desktop and yield monitor

Ask your local dealer if they don't know then surely they have a case ih AFS guy who can point you in the right direction

Also what version of software is that?
 

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5.52.0004, but he thinks there is an update for it.

Ran farmworks before, and I couldn't navigate my way around. I am good with computers, but that program just blew me away. If I had the time to invest in learning Farmworks, I am sure it has some great attributes, but I prefer simplicity.
 

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I run the same software, what do you want to know about it.
One nice thing about new is that you can call the guys in Racine all you want for free.
 

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Yeah farmworks is very very time consuming

What do you need help with on the case program?

I know the Program words sometimes can be confuseing

If you need any help at all just ask

im pretty familiar with it

Just harvest data mainly and creating cards for such
 

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Alrighty........

Open up your software and you might as well have your data card in the card reader

Go to Tools>>>>Management List Editor......

Click on grower and insert (example Your name....Farm Name)

Then Everything you enter will be linked to that

(you can only have one grower name)

Then you click on farm and enter in all of your farms.

Now after that is done you enter in all of your fields

also whenever you type your field name in a box below you will then click on a box (farm) and connect it to the farm that it belongs too


I don't do anything else honestly from that menu

(also make sure and backup this to a CD rom or a SD Disk)

I don't trust floppy disk's...and they might be to small

that way you will never have to do all of this again


Now.....

Close that menu

Click on Tools again and click on Device Setup Utility

Add new (example Harvest 2005)

Then you will See a menu that says

Add/Edit Setup Utilitiy

Two tabs......setup info...........Fields Setup.......

Click fields setup and click ADD

You can also remove some fields if you want on this screen

after that ok...

Now you will go back to the menu

Device Setup Utility

Harvest 2005 should be showing

Now click on Export on the bottom right side of the menu

Change the format to Case Voyager Harvest

and click okay in the bottom corner

I believe that should take you into makeing the data card

Now in the combine whenever we create loads on the monitor we name the first load the field variety unless we don't know then L 1

You can come back later and change it to the correct name

You can also do that at the end of the year at your computer

you can change farms/fields/loads (names ect)

all of that isn't to hard to figure out later on

i think i covered all of the basis if not someone else on here should help

if all else email me or give me a way to email you
and i can send you pictures and text thats more detailed

Have a great new years
 

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Quote:I would really love to see any combine's computers to be fully capable of not only interfacing with desk top as well as lap top systems, but have internet access [via satellite] from the field as well. Would this be asking too much of a $270,000 combine? Think about it.


Now THAT would be nice!!!
Then you could keep an eye on rain and storms developing near you via weather radars. That way you would know if you should keep harvesting or head home.
Would be useful as well when spraying...
 

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No problem

if you need anything else just ask

Also we are a long ways away on wireless signal everywhere

kinda like Streaming TV quality video on cell phones

North Korea and australia and other places have that but we won't for a long long time

(lack of bandwith)
 

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Wireless internet is a long way off from being everywhere. Heck, most of South Dakota is about 10 years behind the rest of the US in terms of cell phone coverage.

Internet access in the combines is maybe a little bit excessive. Wireless communications between combines and other vehicles in the field is much easier to implement, and still pretty functional.

If you put internet access in combines, you open up a whole new can of worms. You'll have a combine computer that gets infected with a virus, and then the hired help will be surfing porn and such.

-Lance
 

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Lance:
"If you put internet access in combines, you open up a whole new can of worms. You'll have a combine computer that gets infected with a virus, and then the hired help will be surfing porn and such."

It doesn't sound like you think too much of the hired help, eyh?


- Peter
 

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Quote:

If you put internet access in combines, you open up a whole new can of worms. You'll have a combine computer that gets infected with a virus, and then the hired help will be surfing porn and such.

-Lance


I really don't think porn or entertainment would be as big a problem in the field, but, just in case, there are all kinds of blockers for such and virus protections, too. I think viruses are more an issue with e-mails, so maybe this would not be needed on a combine's computer, but it would be nice to look up online weather services and maybe some ag reports while in the field. I don't encourage too much keyboard/mouse use while actually cutting, but once the combine quits for the night or is cancelled due to weather, internet access can really be an asset and a great way of keeping the help interested in hanging around the combines, rather than going to town and getting all messed up.

Chat rooms, sports sites, games and even educational sites offer a world of clean entertainment. Just think how cool it would be to have members actually come into our chat room--directly from the field, relaying their feedback and imparting their own experiences and knowledge right here!
 

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As I said, it opens up a new can of worms.

A good analogy would be Internet access in a car as you are driving down the road. I can tell you from personal experience, doing just that, that it is very diffficult to type in the URL of a website while driving. The distraction isn't an issue. Unlike a cell phone, the issue is having your eyes away from what you should be looking at.

Now since technology is increasing in all areas, consider the autosteer option some new combines have. Once you get the combine going, the operator is just there for the ride. Currently, they might take a magazine and read it cover to cover. In the future, that operator might just be in a chat room for most of the day. They only have to watch over the combine when turning around on the ends.

-Lance
 

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Good points, Lance. Tis why I state waiting to play on the internet while NOT running the combine, or maybe ONLY using it on combines with the auto steer.
I do agree about the incessant use of cell phones on the road. Heaven forbid internet or using laptops for anything while driving on any public roadway!
At least in the field, an accident with a combine is only going to cause some damage to the head and maybe a truck or tractor, but certainly not life-threateig as wrecks at street or highway speeds would be. Darn drivers and their cell phones!


Still, I like the idea of a combine-mounted computer with internet, if nothing else, as a backup in case lightning or an extreme power surge crashes the in-house one.
 

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Anyone tried to import Soil Sampling Data into the Case Desktop Software????

im lost

im trying farm works and theyve been alot of help

customer support is awesome

but id also like to have my data in with my harvest data
 

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lol

YOu going along in your combine and you go to hit the button to switch to a different field or to look at a map

and A pop Up appears promoting viagra

Just what we need huh?
 

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CSV (Comma Seperated Values)

is the data format

and no...haven't gotten that far....i really should tho....


I hopefully sometime will give my local case afs girl a call..

Im pretty sure she's really good at this

unless someone here knows
 

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yeah but thats been a while


the spreedsheet is very nicely done...

Also i used a pDA and farmworks software

the file types are Arc Shapeview files

if i remember right

Also glad to hear its easy cause farm works is kinda a pain sometimes
 
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