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If any of you guys have auto steer that was installed at the factory on your 7010/8010 with the pro 600 could you give me a short lesson ( if that's possible) on what I need to do when I go to the field. So far I haven't got much direction from my dealer & want to know what to do since I ordered it & am running a 35' platform. .... Bean harvest just started in central Ia. Will be full bore by middle of the week.
 

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You need a pretty big area to do the calibration. Hold the auto steer rocker switch forward for 3 sec. then it will beep that it is on. I think you have to be over 2mph to engage. Main menu, cala. screen & it will walk you thru. Just got my 7010 in the field today 60 bu beans ats 4 mph with 35' auger. I cut at a little angle in my 20 inch beans & what a straight line you get... It is sweet hit the res. button, the head goes down & the auto steer takes over. Only trouble I had was not waiting enough to get signal after shutdown for replacing a connecting link, before engaging the auto. Watch the drive chain for the auger if you have a 2020 head, tightened it twice after losing a connecting link. I think it might need to be 60 heavy chain. Dealer told me to carry an extra splice link. Good luck & be safe.
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gilly,

Here's the way I look at precision farming and dealers that sell the equipment.

Unless your dealer sold you the equipment at his cost and told you that you're on your own...................you deserve service from the dealership.
 

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Only way to cure that problem is to shorten the chain as much as possible by removing links. Whenever you plug the feederhouse the stop is so abrupt that it slams the auger chain so hard it loosens the chain. Only fix we found is to shorten the chain, we've had to take either 2 or 3 complete links out to make it work. 60H helps as after a while you will break the chain.

One more thing to watch is the idler sprockets on the auger chain, they tend to fall off the bearing, a larger washer on the tightener bolt will help keep it from falling totally off. Make sure your auger isn't too far forward as it will contact the bracket holding the return spring for the left potentiometer breaking the little spring off.

Make sure the drive sprocket is in line with the idlers and driven sprocket.

Take an impact and tighten all of the guard bolts as they tend to fall out after the first 300 acres as well as the bolts holding the short chains at the rear of the skid shoes.

The quality control on these '08 2020 heads is a little lacking although after we got them dialed in and problems fixed they've been working like champs.
 

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What are you using laser or GPS? If GPS is it WAAS EGNOS or OMINISTAR HP/XP or RTK?
We are running with EGNOS (free signal ) and it is good enough for its price. For a beginning this is the screen shot of my screen set up




And this is how it looks from tool box
 

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Thanks for the replies. I'm using WAAS . Going to figure it out today or make the dealer find someone who can.
 
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