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Synchronize Remote Control

There are two types of remotes currently in circulation for the Hopper Walker®.  One remote has 3 lights on the upper left hand side of the remote, the other has 4 lights.  The Hopper Walker® Quick Association Instructions have directions for either type of remote. 

Synchronize 4-Light Remote - quick instructions

Link 4 light Hopper Walker remote to base

1. Power off Base by pressing the red STOP button by the joystick.

2. Power off remote

3. At the same time, press and hold the ON and OFF buttons on the remote until the top two lights are on.

4. Release the ON and OFF buttons

5. Press and hold the ON button until the top light flashes

6. While still holding down the ON button on the remote, twist the red STOP button to power on the base unit.

7. When all four lights on the remote are on, release the ON button.

 

Synchronize 3-Light Remote - quick instructions

Instructions to link a 3 light Hopper Walker Remote to a base:

1. Power off Base by pressing the red STOP button by the joystick.

2. Power off remote

3. At the same time, press and release the ON and OFF buttons on the remote.

4. Immediately press and hold the ON button until the middle (link) light stops flashing

5. While still holding down the ON button on the remote, twist the red STOP button to power on the base unit.

6. Once the base unit is powered up, release the ON button on the remote.

7. The LINK light on the REMOTE and BASE should be flashing, indicating they are ready to use.

 

Replacing the Joystick

There have been several joystick and joystick box configurations for the Hopper Walker®. Please use the following link to identify your current joystick and download the appropriate joystick replacement document.

Troubleshooting

Remote doesn't move hopper.

Check for power

  • Check the lights on the base. The voltage lights should be solid red. Some bases have V1, V2, V3, & Voltage lights. All these lights need to be red.
  • If no lights are illuminated on the base, check the fuse near the tractor battery in the power lead. Check and make sure the stop button is not depressed.

Check if the base and remote are linked

Joystick only moves hopper in one direction.

On Dual Motor units, tighten the collar on the joystick handle.

Check for any loose wires or bad connections on the joystick.

Hopper doesn't move.

Check for power

  • Check the lights on the base. The voltage lights should be solid red. Some bases have V1, V2, V3, & Voltage lights. All these lights need to be red.
  • If no lights are illuminated on the base, check the fuse near the tractor battery in the power lead. Check and make sure the stop button is not depressed.
  • Make sure the red stop switch is in the up position.

Check cables

  • Check connection at battery and at hitch of auger.
  • Check for power at motor(s) when using the joystick or a remote.

Check if it is a base issue

  • Unplug the base and try moving hopper with the joystick.
Hopper moves but slowly.
  • Check the base lights for voltage and amperage.
  • Tractors with 2 six volt batteries should have the positive battery lead connected at the starter solenoid and the ground should be connected to the frame.
The fuse blows as soon as the hopper tries to move.
  • Unplug the base and try moving the hopper with the joystick as the base may be defective.
  • The joystick may be defective or a wire may have fallen off inside the joystick box.
  • On the single motor units, the power cable connects to the snubber board and then to the motor. The snubber board may be defective. Remove and bypass the snubber board.
  • Test the motor with jumper cables and another battery.
The fuse blows as soon as power is applied.
  • Unplug the base and try moving the hopper with the joystick as the base may be defective.
  • Look for any loose or unhooked wires in the joystick box.
  • Check that the switches are attached to the joystick base.
  • On dual motor units, tighten the collar on the joystick handle.
Hopper doesn’t automatically stop in one direction.
  • Check that the stop sensor is the correct one. One stop sensor will not stop auto-right and auto-left. The auto-right stop sensor will only stop the hopper when the auto-right button is pressed. The auto-left stop sensor will only stop the hopper when the auto-left button is pressed.

  • Switch the wires on the stop sensors to see if the problem moves to the other direction. If the problem moves, the stop sensor is not working properly.

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