Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to determine your speed calibration value?

    1. Begin by entering a number into your (CIRC) speed calibration position. Follow manual instructions on how to enter calibration mode
    2. Don't be concerned about the accuracy of this number, any number other than zero will work
    3. Exit the calibration mode
    4. Put unit in "hold" or turn your booms off
    5. Turn your rotary switch to (or press) the distance position
    6. Reset your distance by holding the reset button or by holding pressing on the distance position for 4 seconds
    7. Place the console in the run (on) mode
    8. Drive a known measured distance (1,000 feet), placing the console in hold the second your cross the end mark
    9. Adjust the displayed distance on console to match the measured distance. If these numbers already match, no adjustment is required

  • Total acres are not counting correctly

    1. Enter the calibration mode and confirm your boom width values are entered correctly. Example: correct number of booms (zero any unused boom positions), entered in inches (meters)
    2. Exit calibration mode
    3. Turn rotary switch to (push) total acre position and reset to zero
    4. With console in the run (on) position, drive a known measured distance (1,000 feet), placing the console in hold the second you cross the end mark
    5. Calculate what your acres should have counted by using the following equation: Acres=Distance (1,000) * Width (inches) / 43,560
    6. Assuming your speed calibration is correct and your boom widths are entered correctly, your totals should match

  • How do I test my Servo Valve?

    1. First get a 9-volt transistor battery
    2. Unplug the Servo Valve from your main wiring harness
    3. NOTE: only two of the three openings in the connector on the top of the Servo Valve have terminals
    4. Place a small wire in each of the two female terminals on the Servo Valve connector
    5. With good metal-to-metal contact from wire to terminal, place the 9-volt battery posts on the two wires. Don't be concerned about the positive or negative
    6. This should cause the Servo Valve to either open or close
    7. Reversing the battery should create the opposite action on the Servo Valve

  • My console does not light up, no display present

    1. Begin by checking the battery connections for broken wires, corrosion, blow fuse, etc.
    2. Assuming the connections are good and fuse(s) are OK, test for power at the next connection in the power harness. NOTE: this may be right at the back of the console
    3. ALL Micro-Trak Systems Inc. products operate on a standard vehicle electrical voltage. A voltage 13.9 Volts DC should be present with the engine running
    4. Use an accurate volt meter either digit or analog to measure the voltage
    5. If after testing all possible scenarios the console fails to turn on, have the unit serviced by a certified Micro- Trak Systems Inc. repair center

  • My boom (NH3 Kit) valves will not energize

    1. Confirm that your console is turned on
    2. Verify that you have your boom switches turned on
    3. Check console's master switch, should be in the Manual mode
    4. Double check to make sure your console isn't in the Auto mode (those with push buttons)
    5. Check your ground connections both at the Shut-off valves and across the hitch
    6. Measure the voltage at the valves to confirm you have a minimum of 12 volts present
    7. Contact a Micro-Trak Systems, Inc. Technician for assistance