Daily Walk-Around and Inspection

The following inspections are required daily while operating the OMNiDRIVE™ tractor in autonomous mode.

Note:  An operator will not be in the cab of the tractor to monitor the tractor or grain cart throughout the day. Always perform an equipment inspection before starting autonomous operations. Never assume that the tractor, grain cart, or safety systems are ready to operate without performing an inspection.

Tractor

  • Engage the Lockout Switch on the tractor while performing daily inspections.
  • Check fuel and other fluid levels as recommended by the tractor manufacturer.
  • Inspect wheels.
    • check tire pressure or inspect tracks and service as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Inspect the camera and radar perception systems;
    • wipe off the QR plate.
    • ensure the radar sensor is clear of debris.
    • wipe off the lens on each of the perception cameras.
    • check that camera brackets are secure and undamaged.
      • suspend autonomous operation and repair any brackets as needed.
  • Calibrate the brakes
    • When the Autonomous switch is toggled to autonomous mode, monitor the brake pedals in the cab. The pedals will fully extend and retract.

      Note:  Disconnect the left and right brake pedals when calibrating the brake actuators.

      Note:  The OMNiDRIVE™ brake actuators will calibrate automatically after every ignition cycle when the armrest switch is toggled on.

      Note:  Raven does not recommend starting the engine or engaging the starter if the brake pedals are extended. Attempting to start the tractor with the brake pedals extended will put pressure on the hydraulic system and it will be more difficult to start the engine.

  • When operating an IVTClosed Infinitely Variable Transmission tractor, use the control stick speed dial to set the speed for F1 at 10 mph [16 km/h] and F2 at 20 mph [32 km/h].
  • Test the E-Stops.
  • When leaving the tractor;

Grain Cart

  • Inspect wheels.
    • check tire pressure or inspect tracks and service as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Open any tarps or covers so the grain wagon is ready to receive grain.
  • Empty the grain cart.
  • Fold the auger into transport position.
  • Close the auger gate.

P/N 016-2610-001 Rev. B Aug 2021 E37866