This spring’s weather conditions may make harvest seem awfully distant, but after the rush of planting is through, it’s a good idea to reflect on dryer setup. Seldom as we imagine our upcoming fall, do we remember the hassle of setting up the dryer. That is, of course, until the time actually comes to fire it back up again. Amidst the busyness and anticipation that comes with harvest the last thing you want to do is spend hours setting up your portable dryer. Thanks to GSI’s Auto-Start, what used to take 2-4 hours can now be done in minutes.
Auto-Start is a program that does the initial dryer setup for you, saving you the time and headache of remembering prior dryer settings. It comes standard on all dryers model year 2016 and later, and can be installed on your current Vision Control as well. If your dryer model is older than 2016, Auto-Start can be added to existing Vision Controls with just a simple download from a flash drive. It’s great at the beginning of harvest or even when the dryer has had a few days off.
The Auto-Start process is composed of just 3 simple steps:
- Select Auto-Start from the main menu
- Select grain type
- Select incoming and outgoing moisture
The dryer correctly cycles the fans and heaters to dry the grain currently in the dryer, then releases the grain at the proper speed. As the dried grain passes through, the dryer will be stabilized and ready for automatic operation. It works best when reducing grain moisture of 5% or more. No more searching through charts or babysitting your dryer during start-up!
While the worries of remembering your dryer settings are most likely a distant concern, it’s never too early to have us out to get Auto-Start set up and ready to roll come fall. Until then, happy planting!