Section A - First Time SetupBourgault Customer Service Centre

Recommended Setup Procedures for Bourgault X35 Apollo
  • The steps listed below are organized in a recommended sequence for performing an initial setup of a Bourgault seeding system. The step-by-step format will help you progress through the installation at your own pace, and also to access specific topics if you are returning for setup information for a specific feature of the controller.
  • Links to Operator Manual sections & Reference documents specific to the setup process are included with each step, as well as a link to a short YouTube video illustrating the setup process.
The material available below is applicable to all X35 software versions unless noted otherwise.
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Reference Documents

  • Step-by-step setup document of the X35 - 100 pages (v4.02.511, Spring 2019)
Reference Guide PDF
  • Entire Functional Test Document for 7000 Series with ASC - 147 pages (v4.02.511, Spring 2019)
Reference Guide PDF
  • New Product Dealer Roadmap -  Step-by-step dealer guide for supporting new customers
Reference Guide PDF
  • Simulated Seeding Guideline - Practice seeding roadmap for new Bourgault seeding system owners
Reference Guide PDF
  • Go to the Manuals & Updates page to download the entire X35 Operator's Manual
Operator Manual PDF


Harness Icon
A.1 - In Cab & Implement Harness Setup
This section covers the installation of the X35 Apollo controller, and the harnesses connecting the controller to the ECUs located on the drill and seeder.
Operator Manual PDF
Reference Guide PDF
 
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A.2 - Standard User Settings
Recommended user settings to setup basic features including language, time, units, map operation, and access levels.
Operator Manual PDFReference Guide PDF YouTube Video
    
 Reference Guide PDF
for software V4.01.509
  

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A.3 - System Settings
This section shows where to set the console feature on to enable weight scales, and to enable the Xtend feature.
Operator Manual PDFReference Guide PDF YouTube Video

Xtend Icon

 
A.4 - Xtend Setup
This section demonstrates how to enable, then link a wifi enabled device to the X35.
Operator Manual PDFReference Guide PDF YouTube Video
    
 Reference Guide PDF
for software V4.01.509
  

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A.5 - Quick Start Settings
Quick Start prompts for specific jobs to be carried out at the beginning of each seeding operation, such as saving the previous job before starting a new one.
Operator Manual PDFReference Guide PDF YouTube Video

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A.6 - GPS Setup
Proper GPS setup will allow the X35 to provide various applications including guidance, variable rate control and mapping. 
Operator Manual PDFReference Guide PDF YouTube Video
GPS Receiver
The following instructions are for connecting to specific GPS recievers.  These instructions are for both X30 and X35 Apollo systems.
Reference Guide PDF
Pro 600 Setup
Reference Guide PDF
Pro 700 Setup
Reference Guide PDF
Starfire 3000 Setup
 
Reference Guide PDF
How to Disable JD Greenstar Task Controller
Reference Guide PDF
Starfire ITC Setup
 
Update Info - Reverse Direction on X35
Work-Around for "Reverse Direction" on X35 v4.02.511

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A.7 - Alarms
Alarms are provided as a warning if any components or functions of the seeding system are not functioning properly.
Operator Manual PDF  YouTube Video

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A.8 - Vehicle (Tractor) Setup
This section covers how to set up and access the profile information for the tractor that is paired with the seeding system.
Operator Manual PDFReference Guide PDFAbbreviation Guide IconYouTube Video

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A.9 - Implement & Tank Setup
This section covers the setup and access of profile information for the drill and tank which make up the seeding system.
Operator Manual PDFReference Guide PDFAbbreviation Guide IconYouTube Video

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A.10 - ECU Detect & Learn
Once the correct profiles have been entered, the ECUs located on the tank and drill must be matched to those profiles in the X35. The video is split into two parts for this procedure.
Operator Manual PDFReference Guide PDF 
YouTube Video
 
YouTube Video

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A.11 - Drill Control Setup
Drill Control setup covers the air drill functions controlled by the X35 such as Lift Master™, Track Master™, and Pack Master™.
Operator Manual PDFReference Guide PDFBourgault Quick Ref GuideYouTube Video
Setup Video
    
 Reference Guide PDF
for software v4.01.509
 
Pack Master Calibration Video Icon
Pack Master™ Calibration Video for v4.02.511
To learn how PackMaster works, proceed to Section D.3 - Drill Control Explained

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A.12 - Blockage Sensor Setup
This section covers the setup of the blockage sensor feature on the monitor.
Operator Manual PDF  YouTube Video

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A.13 - Implement Geometry & Timings
Implement geometry set is critical for the correct operation of the GPS and Sectional Control features of the seeding system.
When using Sectional Control, it is important to enter the correct product timing from the manifold valve to the opener. Confirm the timing and hose routing by performing an ASC Setup & Timings test.
IMPORTANT - Developing ASC Timings is critical for accurate on / off times for seed and fertilizer and to verify correct hose routing from the manifold valves to the drill.
Implement Geometry
Operator Manual PDFReference Guide PDF-
YouTube Video


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ASC Setup & Timings
Timings
Operator Manual PDFReference Guide PDFQuick Reference Guide - ASC Timings
Dual Boom ASC Setup
 Reference Guide PDF
for software v4.01.509
 

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A.14 - Granular Tank Setup
Granular Tank setup covers the configuration of the tanks, drive setup and metering auger ID.
Operator Manual PDFReference Guide PDF YouTube Video

Liquid NH3 IconA.15 - Liquid / NH3 Setup
Setup for the monitor and control of the air seeder tanks and an NH3 applicator or Liquid tank simultaneously.
Operator Manual PDFReference Guide PDF YouTube Video

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A.16 - Weigh Scale Setup
This setup allows the optional weigh system to be integrated into the console to monitor actual weights. 
Operator Manual PDFScale Link IconReference Guide PDFYouTube Video
    
Reference Guide PDF
Upgrade Procedure for v4.01.509
Reference Guide PDF
Intergrated Scale Setup for v4.01.509
Reference Guide PDF
UT Disable Procedure for v4.01.509
 

Speed Source IconA.17 - Speed Source & Monitor Audio Settings
Guideline for assigning the proper speed source setting and adjust monitor volume.
Operator Manual PDFReference Guide PDF YouTube Video

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A.18 - Keypad Setup
These instructions cover the suggested setup of the external keypad in the tractor cab and on the air seeder tank.
Operator Manual PDFReference Guide PDF YouTube Video

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A.19 - Product Setup
This section covers how to add customized product selections to the preloaded list of products in the monitor.
Operator Manual PDFReference Guide PDF YouTube Video

Brake Control IconA.20 - Brake Setup
This section covers the settings related to brake control and how to configure the brake monitoring.
Operator Manual PDF
Reference Guide PDF
  

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A.21 - Remote Control Setup
The air seeder is supplied with a remote control, which needs to be paired with the air seeder prior to operation.  A spare is also supplied with the new tank.
Operator Manual PDFReference Guide PDF YouTube Video

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A.22 - Inventory Management
Critical information including vehicle and implement profiles, products, field profiles, and seeding jobs are saved and stored in the monitor.  The Inventory Manager will allow the user to view, make changes and export or import files using a USB stick.
Operator Manual PDFReference Guide PDF YouTube Video

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A.23 - Remote Support Setup
Remote Support provides a valuable feature for those who wish to help customers or other operators with any questions regarding the setup or operation of their X35 from a remote location.
To Be AddedTo Be Added YouTube Video
    
 Reference Guide PDF
for software V4.01.509