Been awhile… Better dust this thing off a bit.
So on Twitter today I found out that StellarSupport has moved the manuals for Greenstar equipment. If you’ll recall from this post, I’m a big fan of Operator Manuals. So, to see that these have moved to a harder place to find frustrates me. You can still find the quick references and user guides by going to StellarSupport. The Operator manuals have however moved to here: Tech Publications.
This is a lot more difficult to navigate than it was on StellarSupport. The reason being that you are now searching every model available throughout Deere Agriculture division. The reasons why Deere felt the need to move such a valuable resource to their Tech Pubs is beyond me. If anything, they should make the publications available on Tech Pub, as well as Stellar. They had done such a nice job having everything AMS so bundled together and now they have made it a miserable mess to find what you are looking for. End Rant.
I can’t fix what they have done so I’m going to give you a few tips I’ve figured out from messing around on the Tech Pub site this afternoon. I’ve not by any means found an easy way to find what I’m looking for, but in general these might help.
When you get to the TechPub site, choose agriculture or make sure to select agriculture as the market you want to use. Greatly reduces the number of results returned. Also, use the search box I have circled in BLUE. NOT THE RED X BOX. The red X box only accepts numbers, won’t let you input “Greenstar”, “GS3″, “ATU”…. you get the idea.
The best keyword I have found to use was “Greenstar”. But you still have to do a lot of wading through results to find what you want. Luckily this particular keyword knocks out anything not AMS.
All of the Greenstar manuals are still available as a free PDF. On the right hand side where it shows the price, just look a little below there and should be an option for “Free PDF Download”. I’d recommend downloading the ones you need and storing them either in Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive or whatever you use for file sharing. Makes it easier to get at them from your phone or tablet.
Here is a list of Operator Manuals I compiled from searching the site. These are probably the most used, and by all means not nearly a complete list (I think there were 80+ results when I searched “Greenstar”). You can input this number directly into the tech pub and get what you need.
- OMPFP13846 – SF3000
- OMPFP10255 – GS2 2600
- OMPFP15047 – GS3 2630
- OMPFP14734 – Dry Rate Controller
- OMPFP14738 – Liquid Rate Controller
- OMPFP11483 – GS3 Command Center/1800