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Hi , just thinking that almost all the equipment has fancy monitors which I paid a lot of money for, but is it warranted if it sit outside with temp. are falling below -40 degree celsius. I believe my raven book says take it out machine while in storage. anyone?

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Case IH and New Holland say store the monitor in a climate-controlled environment. I would assume the other manufacturers recommend the same. The problem with LCD screens comes not so much from storing in cold weather, but actually running them in cold weather. That's when you risk damage to the display.

I also noticed this in the Ag Leader Insight manual:
"Ag Leader Technology will repair or replace at no charge any component of the INSIGHT system that fails during normal service, while being used in an approved application, within two years of the warranty start date. Warranty is not provided for damage resulting from abuse, neglect, accidents, vandalism, acts of nature, or any causes that are outside of the normal intended use of the INSIGHT system."

Depending on how Ag Leader chooses to interpret this statement, it appears to give them an out for failures caused by storage in cold weather (since this would not be a failure "during normal service, [or] while being used in an approved application"). They could also choose to call cold-weather storage "abuse [or] neglect", or say that the cold weather is an "act of nature".

Knowing Ag Leader, I think they would probably make every effort to satisfy a customer with a failed in-warranty display.
 

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I'm warranty authorized to work on HP laptops, and I can't recall ever hearing HP even discus temperature related LCD failures, let alone rejecting a warranty claim based on that. When you call in to troubleshoot a screen failure, they don't ask if it was exposed to freezing temperatures. If the screen doesn't work (and doesn't show signs of neglect, such as dropping the thing), then it gets replaced.

Not that any of these Ag technology companies use HP, but the components are mostly the same. Millions of laptops get left in vehicles over night in the winter, and I haven't heard of chronic failures from temperature. How would anyone be able to know or prove if it was freezing that caused the failure, or just the normal statistical failure rate.

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During the course of corn harvest I leave it in and the combine sits outside sometimes when temps drop to in the 20's and haven't had a problem. BUT when I put the combine away for the winter I put the monitor in our heated office for storage.
 

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Sinds last year we left everything in the tactor and seeder and sprayer monitor's we alway's leave them where they are (-40 celsius or so in winter) and never hat any trouble . But now every machine has some kind of expensieve toy hanging in there and a guy starts to wonder if he is doing the right thing.
I think that even the dealer leave's all of that in the machine in waiting for a custumor or am I wrong?
 
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