Pivot mode, available from both the Whirl app and the Wheelman dashboard, enables you to autosteer in concentric circles. The figure below shows a close-up of the Whirl screen while driving along (and recording application on) the second concentric circle.
To autosteer using Pivot mode (Whirl):
- Make sure you have a task started (start a new task or remain in your current task).
- If necessary, when starting a new task, review the information on the screen below then tap OK. To bypass this step in the future, tap Don't show this again before tapping OK.
- While on the map screen, tap the autosteering panel icon (or swipe to the left from the right edge of the screen) to display the autosteering panel (shown below).
- Tap then tap PIVOT (see below).
- On the map screen below, follow the instructions at the top of the screen (tap START PIVOT and start driving in a circle).
Note: You can tap APPLY ON to begin recording area covered or product applied at any point. In this example, you tap APPLY ON in a later step.
As you drive the pivot (circular) path, data is logged (first figure below), then when enough data is logged the FINISH PIVOT button appears (second figure below).
- Tap FINISH PIVOT. The pivot pattern is drawn on the screen and you are ready to engage autosteering (first figure below). Tap ENGAGE AUTOSTEERING then tap APPLY ON - you are now engaged on the pivot guideline and recording coverage (second figure below).
- Keep autosteering along the pivot line. When you have completed a full circle, turn apply off and manually steer toward the outside of your completed circle. Autosteering automatically disengages (first figure below). When you are within half an implement width of the next outer circle, that guideline (circle) appears in red and you are ready to engage on that guideline (second figure below).
- Tap ENGAGE AUTOSTEERING and turn apply on.
- Repeat steps 7 and 8 for each additional pass (circle) you want to drive/record.
Note: The following procedure refers to different buttons, LEDs, and icons on the Wheelman dashboard. For an overview of the dashboard, go to Wheelman dashboard overview.
To autosteer using Pivot mode (Wheelman):
- Drive to the starting point in your field. The dashboard appears as shown below. A blinking Valid Path button is normal—it will be solid on after you finish setting your AB line.
Note: If the Contour LED is solid on (you are in Contour mode), press the A and B buttons at the same time to switch Pivot mode. If the Straight LED is solid on, press the A and B buttons at the same time to switch to Contour mode then again to switch to Pivot mode.
- When the A LED is blinking (this may take a few seconds if you switched modes in the previous step), press the A button and start driving in a circle. The A button LED is now solid on.
- As you drive the pivot (circular) path, data is logged, then when enough data is logged the B LED is blinking. Press the B button. The pivot path guidance line is completed and you are ready to begin autosteering.
Tip! When the left Engage LED is solid on, you are ready to engage on your line and begin autosteering.
- Press the Engage button to engage autosteering. The same LEDs (from step 3) plus the Engage button right LED are solid on (as shown below), indicating Wheelman is autosteering the vehicle along the pivot line.
- When you have completed a full circle, manually steer toward the outside of your completed circle. Autosteering automatically disengages. When you are within half an implement width of the next outer circle the left Engage LED is solid on—press the Engage button to engage autosteering.
- Repeat step 5 for additional passes.