PM400 Product Support
Below are the support materials available for the PM400.
A: No, the PM300/400 cannot read the signal produced from a reluctance sensor. It can only read a square wave/digital signal. For best results, use either our RVSII/RVSIII, iSpeed, or Hall Effect Sensor.
A: J1 can take 24 row inputs any more, and you’ll have to put extra rows on J2. However, the PM400 can only monitor 48 rows at a time. If you want to monitor more rows, try our Seed Manager SE for population or DjASM II for no population.
A: You could be in Speed and Area mode. Push Operate to show normal operation. Speed and Area mode should not be used unless you are using the monitor for a non-planting operation, cultivating, plowing, disking, etc.
A: Yes, use the up and down arrows next to the display to make sure the acre accumulator is at the top of the screen. Then, push and hold Escape for three seconds, and it will clear.
A: Yes, push the ground speed button, scroll down to the manual speed, and enter a speed you typically run. Keep in mind, you need to maintain the entered speed you enter to maintain proper acre counter, population, and spacing. If you lose speed as you plant, an alarm will sound and a tractor with an X through it will be displayed. When this happens, at the bottom of the screen the number 00.0 will be a highlighted. Use the up and down arrow keys to the right of the display to change to your normal planting speed, and then press enter. This will automatically put you into a manual mode. Once this is completed, press the operate key and start planting.
A: Yes, press the display and service button. Using the up and down arrow keys to the right of the display scroll down to the light bulb, press enter, and use the up and down buttons to adjust brightness.
A: Yes, press the Display and Service button. Using the up and down arrow keys scroll down to the speaker, press Enter, and use the up/down arrows to adjust the volume. Once you have found a tolerable level, press Enter to save your settings. Then press the Operate key to resume planting.
A: Yes, press the Display and Service button. Using the up/down arrow keys, scroll down to the magnifying glass, and press Enter. When you found the font size you like, press Enter to save, then press Operate to resume planting.
A: Yes, push the Speed and Area button to access one of the different counters. There are four different counters to choose from, and there will be a stop and start function for each counter. After selecting the counter you want, use the up/down arrow keys to the right of the display, and press Enter to stop/start the selected acre counter. To clear all totals, press the Clear button.
A: Yes, press the Accuracy setup button. Using the up/down arrow keys to the right of the display, select what you want the monitor to do and calibrate accordingly. The PM 300/400 can also monitor a shaft and fan sensor.
- Capacity Calculator (requires Microsoft Excel)
- PM300-400 Troubleshooting & Connector Pin-Out Guide
- Twin Row Monitoring Addendum
- PM300, 332, 400 Planter Monitor Operator's Manual (Russian)
- PM300 332 400 Planter Monitor Operator's Manual (Portuguese) 201704
- PM 400 Operators Manual ES
- PM300 332 400 Planter Monitors Operator's Manual 201704
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