Auto-Guide™ 3000 Basic: Vehicle Profile

3.4 Vehicle profile

VehicleProfileSetup_FIG18

Fig 18

Vehicle profiles are only available in advanced mode.

A vehicle profile must be selected before automatic steering can be engaged.

3.4.1 Loading a vehicle profile

VehicleProfileSetup_FIG19

Fig 19

1. Select VehicleProfileSetup_FolderIcon (1).

2. Select the desired vehicle profile (2) from the list.

If selecting a vehicle profile from an external memory device, the vehicle profiles will show as .ini files. A / after a name indicates a folder which contains other folders and/or files.

The vehicle profile will load to the system and the name (3) will be shown on the screen.

3. Select VehicleProfileSetup_TractorIcon (4).

4. Select VehicleProfileSetup_LeftArrow (5) to return to the setup menu.

3.4.2 Making a vehicle profile

A tractor is used as the vehicle in this example.

VehicleProfileSetup_FIG20

Fig 20

1. Select VehicleProfileSetup_TractorPlusIcon (1).

2. Select the vehicle type (2).

3. Select the name box (3) to edit the vehicle name.

4. The terminal will show a keyboard. Select the checkmark icon to save the changes.

5. Enter the correct dimension information (4). Dimension information will be different for each type of machine.

6. Select VehicleProfileSetup_CheckIcon (5). The terminal will show the steering subsystem setup.

3.4.3 Selecting a steering subsystem

Make and name a vehicle profile before selecting a steering subsystem.

VehicleProfileSetup_FIG21

Fig 21

1. Select VehicleProfileSetup_SteeringWheelIcon (1) from the vehicle profile icon list.

2. Select the box (2) next to the steering mode.

  • Automatic is default for the steering mode if the system automatically finds a PVED, ACU-1 or MT Track steering subsystem.

3. Enter the additional information as necessary (3). The additional information will be different for each type of steering mode selected.

4. Select VehicleProfileSetup_CheckIcon (4) to save the information. The terminal will show the external antenna position setup.

3.4.4 Indicating an external antenna position

Make and name a vehicle profile and select a steering subsystem before indicating an external antenna position.

For some vehicles, the TopDock cannot get the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signal and the correction source signal because part of the vehicle is an obstruction. In such conditions, use an external antenna to relay the signals to the TopDock.

VehicleProfileSetup_FIG22

Fig 22

1. Measure the distance from the center of the TopDock to the antenna reference point, along the X axis and the Y axis.

The location of the antenna reference point will be different for each type of antenna. See the manufacturer’s manual for more information on the location of the reference position of the antenna.

2. Measure the distance from the point on the ground directly below the external antenna to the antenna reference point.

3. Select the VehicleProfileSetup_AntennaIcon (1).

4. Select the box (2) next to the VehicleProfileSetup_AntennaIcon. Make sure the antenna type is external.

5. Enter the distance measurement values.

  • Forward/back distance (3)

A positive value indicates the antenna location is in front of the receiver.

A negative value indicates the antenna location is to the rear of the receiver.

  • Right/left distance (4)

A positive value indicates the antenna location is to the right-hand side of the receiver.

A negative value indicates the antenna location is to the left-hand side of the receiver.

  • Distance to the ground (5)

6. Select VehicleProfileSetup_CheckIcon (6) to return to the setup menu.

3.4.5 Changing vehicle profile information

VehicleProfileSetup_FIG23

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1. Select VehicleProfileSetup_PencilIcon (1).

2. To change the vehicle profile name, select the name box (2).

3. Select VehicleProfileSetup_SteeringWheelIcon (3) to change the system subsystem information.

4. Select VehicleProfileSetup_AntennaIcon (4) to change the external antenna information.

5. Select VehicleProfileSetup_CheckIcon (5) to return to the setup menu.

3.4.6 Removing a vehicle profile

VehicleProfileSetup_FIG24

Fig 24

1. Select VehicleProfileSetup_FolderIcon (1).

2. Select the name box (2).

3. Select the desired vehicle profile from the menu.

4. Select VehicleProfileSetup_TractorXicon (3).

5. Select VehicleProfileSetup_CheckIcon (4) to confirm.

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