- Correct any malfunctions or errors indicated by the yield monitor. This can include moisture and flow sensors not working properly and loss of DGPS signal. Make sure the monitor is actually collecting data. Sometimes one can manually switch off data collection on the monitor and forget to turn it back on.
- If you have a long harvest season it would be wise to do periodic calibration loads throughout the season to check or improve accuracy. It is suggested to recalibrate if you see more than a 5% difference in error, 5-lb./bu. differences in test weight or temperature changes greater than 10°.
- It is recommended to back-up data onto your computer and data storage devices frequently throughout the harvest season. A simple electrical shock form improper wiring or lightning can destroy your data.
- If significant changes are made to the elevator chain, paddles or flow sensor during harvest you will need to recalibrate. Tightening the elevator chain, replacing old paddles or changing the gap of the flow sensor to the paddles changes the outcome of the previous calibration.
- If you run into problems with the monitoring equipment during harvest check through the troubleshooting information in the operators manual. Contact technical support if you are unable to solve the problem.