How to use the SAM Spreader App
1) Install the App
Follow the email link and install from the google play store.
2) Turn device Bluetooth on
On your device, go to settings and turn on Bluetooth, or swipe down from the top for quick access.
3) Turn FX15 Bluetooth on
On the standard FX15: hold down the 'STATS' button and push 'ON' button once. Continue to hold the 'STATS' button until you see either 'BLU.0' (Bluetooth off) OR 'BLU.1' (Bluetooth on), toggle between them with the 'ZERO' button and 'WEIGH MODE' button, when 'BLU.1' is showing press the yellow 'Weigh' button to save.
On the FX15+: hold 'DRAFT' button until you see either 'BLU.0' OR 'BLU.1', toggle between them with the 'ZERO' button and 'WEIGH MODE' button, when BLU.1' is showing press 'Weigh' to save.
If you are never using your App, Bluetooth should be off to preserve battery power.
NB: Steps 1 to 3 were for set up only. Steps 4 to 10 are for normal operation.
4) Pair devices
Turn on the FX15 display first and then start the App by clicking on its icon.
5) Operating mode
Select 'FX15' from the list that pops up the first time you use the App. The App will automatically connect after that and can be viewed in landscape or portrait mode. The app will display the reading on the FX15 and you can zero the scales from the cab before loading your spreader.
6) Set spread width
After setting your spread with (by entering it top left e.g. 15 metre centres) set your back door height for the rate you are targeting. Then you can check your actual rate by tapping 'Calibrate' while stationary.
7) Calibrate to find location
The app then finds your location, this can take up to a minute due to the accuracy required.
8) Drive while spreading
Once located, the instructions will change to 'Drive now', start your spinners and drive at least 400m.
9) Stop and calibrate
As you move off the app will measure your distance and speed, when you have travelled at least 400m and become stationary again tap the 'end calibration' icon.
10) Read spread rate
Your actual rate per hectare will be displayed in the top right hand corner. You can repeat to double check, or when you change to a new product.
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