See Slide Guide Owner's Manual for complete information and safety precautions.
- Use correct slide pins for proper hook up to tractor (Cat. II - 1 1/8", or Cat. III
0 1 7/16")
- Adjust sway blocks so unit has a maximum of 1/2" of travel at sway blocks when in
working position (consult tractor owner's manual for proper operation of sway blocks).
- Control box must have 12 V to operate properly.
- Check tractor owner's manual for hydraulic hook-up.
- Pressure hose hooks to P1.
- Return hose on closed center system hooks to R2.
- Return hose on open center or variable pressure variable flow hooks in R1.
- On John Deere tractors when using "power beyond", a load sensing circuit must
be used. Consult tractor owner's manual.
- Set control box to manual. Dial manual knob left and right. Does hitch travel equally
both directions? Dial manual knob to 0. Does hitch center? If not, refer to owner's manual
Hitch Calibration section. Hitch should take 12 - 15 seconds to make full travel from left
to right (cylinder configuration will cause hitch to travel slightly faster from right to
left). If not at approximately 12 - 15 seconds, see owner's manual section on hydraulic
- For field operation, set knobs and switches as follows:
- Manual/Automatic switch should be set to Automatic. May switch to Manual if unacceptable
rows are available for sensing. Hitch will then run centered.
- Manual knob should be set at 0. This causes hitch to center when unit is raised.
- Sensitivity knob should be set to a minimum of 5 on straight rows and set closer to 10
with more contours or with higher variability during driving.
- Monitoring Wand/Monitoring Hitch switch should be set to Monitoring Hitch. This will
show you the position of the hitch. Steering towards the needle will help keep the tractor
centered between the rows. If the needle should suddenly jump clear to one side, the wands
have probably lost the row and may need to be reset.
- Tracking Adjustment knob may be used to cheat the guidance system slightly off center if
desired. For most applications, Tracking Adjustment should be set to 0.
- Time Delay setting on top of control box can be adjusted to delay the time which elapses
between when the mercury switch tells the hitch to change from manual to automatic and
when the control box actually makes the change. This is useful when using a planter or
other device where there may not be a sufficient mark to sense at end of row. For most
applications, the Time Delay should be set towards the minus side.
- Make sure the wand box is directly over the row for one-row sensing and centered between
the rows for two-row sensing.
- Use on row sensing for crops under 15" in height, and two-row sensing for larger
- On one-row sensing, set tips of wands at approximately 1" apart. Have front of
wands approximately 1" higher than rear tips. Wand tips should be just 1" off
the ground as the cultivator is moving through the field. Dragging tips on the ground will
give an inaccurate reading.
- On two-row sensing, set tips of wands approximately 1/4" less than width of row.
Have front of wands 1" higher than rear tips. To get an accurate reading, the wand
tips should be just 1" off the ground as the cultivator is moving through the field.
- Attach the mercury switch to top link arm as shown in the owner's manual. Adjust the
angle so the unit switches from automatic to manual when the 3-point is raised halfway.
NOTE: Store your guidance system and wand box in a dry location. Lubricate every 10
hours of use.