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How to Pair a Wireless Remote to a Receiver: Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to pair a wireless remote to a receiver effortlessly with Ledwell step-by-step guide.

Wireless remotes are convenient for operating equipment from a distance without cumbersome cords or cables. Here, we will guide you on how to pair a wireless remote with a receiver.

Before we begin, it’s important to note that no other remotes should be operated in the vicinity during the dedication process, as it can cause issues with the pairing. Additionally, the receivers can store two unique ID codes, allowing the use of two different wireless remotes.

 

Let’s get started with the following steps:

 

Step 1: Power up the receiver

To begin the pairing process, ensure the receiver mounted to the equipment is powered up and ready to receive signals.

 

Step 2: Locate the setup button

Next, find the green ‘SETUP’ button on the bottom of the receiver. The button should be easily identifiable and marked as ‘SETUP.’

 

Step 3: Press the setup button five times

Press the ‘SETUP’ button quickly, five times. The blue ‘POWER/ACTIVITY’ light will blink five times to confirm the correct process.

 

Step 4: Press the setup button once

Then, press the ‘SETUP’ button one more time. The ‘POWER/ACTIVITY’ light will blink once, indicating that the receiver is ready to receive a signal from the remote.

 

Step 5: Press any button on the remote

Press any button on the wireless remote that will be used with this receiver for at least two seconds. The ‘POWER/ ACTIVITY’ light on the receiver will blink approximately six times, indicating that the code has been learned. If the remote has an ON/OFF button, use the ON button in this step.

 

Step 6: Dedication process for second remote (optional)

If a second handheld remote requires dedication, proceed to step 7. If not, the dedication process is complete. 

 

Step 7: Press the setup button five times again

Press the ‘SETUP’ button on the receiver five times quickly. The blue ‘POWER/ACTIVITY’ light will blink five times to confirm the correct entry.

 

Step 8: Press the setup button twice

Next, press the ‘SETUP’ button two more times. The ‘POWER/ ACTIVITY’ light will blink twice, indicating that the receiver is ready to receive a signal from the second wireless remote.

 

Step 9: Press any button on the second remote

Press any button on the second handheld remote that will be used with this receiver for at least two (2) seconds. The ‘POWER/ ACTIVITY’ light on the receiver will blink approximately six times, indicating that the code has been learned. 

 

And that’s it! The dedication process is complete, and the wireless remote should be paired with the receiver. Repeat the above steps if you need to pair another remote. If you encounter any issues with pairing, review our frequently asked questions or contact Ledwell for assistance.

Maintenance Schedule Helps Achieve Peak Performance

Ledwell Maintenance Schedule for heavy duty loading ramp

Equipment can get run down just like we do. How do you feel without a bit of self-care now and then?

Tired?

Sluggish?

When our bodies aren’t taken care of, we tend to move less efficiently. The same goes for equipment. The wonderful thing about us and machinery is that we can become more efficient with some work.

That work looks different for everyone. For your equipment? It looks different for each product type. No matter which one you have, it will operate at peak performance when you have a maintenance schedule.

A proper maintenance schedule, including greasing, can keep your equipment’s operation points swift and smooth. Depending on the type, these schedules offer daily, monthly, and yearly service points.

Routinely performing these services will help the equipment operate more efficiently and maintain operation for longer. Reduce downtime. Reduce cost. Reduce stress.

In short, performing routine maintenance equals a lower cost of ownership.

Preventative maintenance schedules are readily accessible to you! You’ll find everything you need to know about taking care of your machinery and ensuring it’s in tip-top shape.

Add Time Back to Your Day – Efficiency in Feed Transportation

Ledwell Feed Trailer Manufacturer Test Every Bulk Haul Trailer

Ledwell built its first steel bulk feed body in the late 1950s. A couple of decades later, we moved into manufacturing aluminum feed equipment, and we even made a few chicken hauler trailers along the way. We’ve learned a thing or two about the poultry industry over the past 75 years, and we’ve compiled some of our top efficiency in feed tips in this article.

Ledwell Original Chicken Transport Cages
Early Ledwell Feed Truck

Incorporating some of these practices and equipment add-ons can help you improve efficiency in feed delivery, adding valuable time back into your day. In this book, we’ll cover technology, delivery systems, hydraulics, safety, and service.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us we’re happy to answer any questions.

TECHNOLOGY

In recent years, technology in automated unloading systems has allowed operators to reduce unloading times and be more attentive to their surroundings while minimizing human error while unloading. An
automated system maximizes efficiency in feed delivery and allows the trailer to run at peak performance. You aren’t relying on the driver/operator to adjust the floor to keep the pressure where it needs to be.

Most variations of an automated system are measuring pressure in the hydraulic circuit and making adjustments to the hydraulic flow, keeping the system running at optimal potential throughout the entire unloading process without the operators’ need to make these adjustments manually. This allows the operator to step away from their valves and gauges to be more attentive to their surroundings, open bottom floor gates, or watch a feed bin while unloading.

By continuously monitoring and maintaining the hydraulic circuit to run at maximum potential, you will see improved unload times, reduce the chances of plugging up the system, and extend the life of all
hydraulic components.

Ledwell Feed Trailer Manufacturer Test Every Bulk Haul Trailer
A benefit of Ledwell’s automated system is that it is easily retrofittable to any existing trailer.

DELIVERY SYSTEM

The two most common floor delivery systems in the marketplace are the auger and drag chain systems.

Over the years, the drag chain floor has proven to be extremely dependable and less maintenance, over time, than an auger floor. The chain and crossbar design of a floor chain simply outlast the flighting of an auger screw. In the event that the chain or sprockets need to be replaced or repaired, the repairs are typically quicker and easier to access than a floor auger and bearing system. This results in less downtime for maintenance and repairs.

The 5:1 Gear ratio used to drive the drag chain floor provides exceptional torque for unloading the heaviest of feeds and the depth of the chain pan allows for more volume of feed to be carried to the rear, in comparison with an auger floor, resulting in a higher rate of offloading. Pit dumping with a drag chain is easily achieved by shutting off the discharge leg of the hydraulic system and unloading from the rear of the trailer.

When pellet quality counts, the drag chain floor is the answer. Studies show that a drag chain floor reduced the destruction of pellets through the unloading process by over 60% in side-by-side comparisons to two other auger floors. This can play a huge factor in feed conversion rate with poultry.

Ledwell’s drag chain floor features flat rack and pinion bottom doors that allow for virtually 100% cleanout and no residual feed left after unloading, which may otherwise require downtime for flushing between loads or products.

HYDRAULICS

Traditional wet kits required a large volume hydraulic oil reservoir to run a feed trailer, typically 60 gallons or more. This volume was required due to heat buildup during the unloading process of the feed trailer. The added weight of such a large volume of hydraulic oil makes a direct impact on the amount of payload you could haul in each load.

With today’s advancements in hydraulic oil coolers, you are able to operate with a much smaller oil reservoir, around 10 gallons, while more effectively controlling the oil temperature. This can result in 400-pound weight savings that translate directly to the added payload in each load, greatly affecting your bottom line over the life of your equipment.

There are several other advantages of reduced volume. With less oil, it takes less time to bring the oil up to operating temperature in cold weather. This reduces the time required once you reach your delivery destination and gets you back to reload quicker.

These oil coolers directly affect your bottom line and are also more environmentally friendly. For example, you could completely drain and replace a 10-gallon system six times more often for the same cost as replacing your fluid one time in a 60-gallon tank. This keeps better oil in the system throughout this duration, extending the life of all hydraulic components it is running through. In the event of an oil spill, you are potentially losing six times less oil to clean up and replace.

Hydraulic oil cooler

SAFETY

Times have changed since we first started building feed trailers. Working smart and efficiently also means being safe. Here are a few features we think are important to implement to enhance safety.

If you have access to the top of the trailer via a ladder, we strongly recommend a catwalk system that incorporates a handrail and/or a tram. With these safety features in place, it makes it much safer when access is needed on top of the trailer. For Ledwell, we have made that a standard feature on all our trailers unless otherwise requested by our customers.

There are also disabling devices and alarms available to notify an operator and/or prevent them from moving their trailer when their boom is not saddled. This can be as simple as an amber strobe light and audible alarm in the cab to a device that disables the tractor from moving without the PTO disengaged and boom in the saddle.

Ledwell Classic Feed Trailer - Drag Chain Feedbody
Hand rails for added safety

Those of you who have been in the industry for a while understand the shoulder fatigue involved with opening and closing bottom floor gates day in and day out. To combat that, Ledwell offers Air-Operated Doors that allow the operator to open and close floor gates with the flip of a switch or the push of a button on their wireless remote. Not only does this greatly reduce shoulder fatigue, but it also allows the operator to stand at their controls and monitor their gauges without having to go back and forth opening gates. Pressure gauges can clearly indicate when a bin is near empty and it’s time to push a button and open the next gate.

Incorporating an on-board bio-security system will save the operator time and energy by not requiring them to get out and spray down your equipment manually. This option allows the operator to disinfect their equipment with the flip of a switch in the cab before leaving a farm. Spray points strategically located around the tractor and trailer provide direct application of disinfectant agent via an onboard pump and reservoir, typically located on the front fender of the feed trailer. This is common practice to minimize the chances of cross-contamination between farm to farm.

Stability and center of gravity is another factor to consider when spec’ing your next bulk feed unit. Anti-Lock Braking Systems and Roll Stability Support is a standard feature on any new Ledwell feed trailer. This helps mitigate the loss of control and roll-over situations. Taking stability a step further, we also offer a drop-deck keel design in our bulk trailers that have successfully lowered the center of gravity of the load by up to 30%.

SERVICE

Lastly, the last tip to improve efficiency in feed is often not considered on the front end of a purchase decision, but can quickly become a major factor in the productivity of your delivery program. Service and parts availability after the sale.

Before purchasing equipment there are a few questions you should ask your potential supplier. Ask about parts availability, same-day shipping availability, service, and support after the sale. Ask for references or ask others in the industry for their experience.

Downtime can be extremely costly, and in many situations, you simply can’t wait days or weeks for parts. Same-day shipping on most parts is something Ledwell prides itself in and is known for in the industry.

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The Ultimate Bulk Feed Trailer Maintenance Checklist

Ledwell Drop Deck Bulk Feed Trailer

A change in season is the perfect time to perform routine bulk feed trailer maintenance. Regularly servicing bulk feed trucks and trailers will help keep your Ledwell equipment running as smoothly as possible. To help, we created a list for you to follow to make sure everything on your bulk haul equipment is running smoothly.

Before inspecting any Ledwell equipment, make sure to set the parking brake, turn on safety lights, and chock the wheels. Be aware of your surroundings while walking around your bulk feedbody.

Bulk Feed Trailer Maintenance Checklist

LIGHTS

  • Lights, wiring, reflectors, and conspicuity – working and adequately mounted.
  • Ensure No rubbing or chaffing and sufficiently insulated. Check the work lights.

BODY

  • Gladhand seals – inspect and replace as needed.
  • Inspect upper coupler, no broken welds or cracks. Inspect kingpin and kingpin
  • Landing gear is straight, with no cracks or breaks in braces and mounting brackets.
  • Check crank handles for proper operation and condition.
  • Inspect the top cover of each leg for holes or missing. Remove all dirt and grease.
  • Plate for wear or damage. Grease all points – lubricate all grease fittings on the landing gear.
  • Mudflaps and mounting – present, intact, and securely mounted.
  • Air hoses and lines – no leaks, cuts, bulges, improper joints.
  • Ensure no rubbing or chaffing and proper routing and insulation.
  • ICC bumper – no cracks, mounted adequately.
  • Power spray dirt and feed from the top of the kingpin plate. Every 30 days.
  • Frame and cross members – inspect, no cracks, bends, broken welds, and end clip fasteners in place.
  • Ladder and Catwalks – not bent, broken, or loose, all fasteners present and tight.
  • Tarps – inspect the condition, replace if damaged. Check tarp rod and grease as needed.
  • Check tension on the pull cord on the front.
  • Top doors – proper mounting, seals and operation, grease handles if applicable.
  • Drain moisture from all air tanks.

WHEELS & TIRES

  • Tires – no flats (75 psi). No cuts, breaks, bumps, bulges, or knots.
  • Free of contact with any part of the vehicle. Air tires to 110 psi and mark per procedure.
  • Record tread depth 32nds: RFI: /32 RFO: /32 RRI: /32 RRO: /32 LFI· /32 LFO· /32 LRI· /32 LFO: /32
  • Wheels – wheel nuts and lugs tight and none missing (torqued to 450-500-foot pounds), no cracks.
  • Valve cap extenders in place; replace it if missing. Valve stems are correctly aligned.
  • Hub oilers-check all hub oilers. No leaks or cracks in the glass.
  • Check oil level and condition. Check for metal with a magnet.
  • Visually inspect wheel seals for leaks.
  • Brakes replace if the lining is less than 5/16″ measured at the center of the lining.
  • Record brake thickness RF: ___ RR· ___ LF· ___ LR: ___
  • Check brake adjustment by checking the pushrod travel. (Max travel on the short-stroke chamber is 2″ and 2 1/2″ on the long-stroke).
  • Lubricate all fittings on brake slack adjusters and all s-cam bushings. The sleeve should be full.
Bulk Haul Feed Trailer for sale by Ledwell

AXLES & SUSPENSION

  • Inspect springs, hangers, u-bolts, and brake drums – none are broken, loose, or cracked leaves, bolts, hangers, or axle housing.
  • No displaced spring leaves.
  • Check air ride suspension, hangers, spacers, bushings, shocks, airbags, and brackets are in good condition.
  • No cracks check ride height and adjust if needed.

DELIVERY SYSTEM

  • Inspect discharge to upright clamp rings—grease weekly.
  • Inspect upright to floor transition—grease weekly.
  • Fill, cycle, and check the operation of the auto-lube system if equipped.
  • Drag chain – remove covers front and rear. Inspect all sprockets, none loose, in proper alignment.
  • Inspect all chain links for wear or breaks – pins and links.
  • Inspect adjusters and lubricate, adjust the chain to proper tension.
  • Vertical auger chain – inspect for wear, adjustment, and loose or broken chain links.
  • Chainguard is mounted correctly and bolts tight. Lubricate chain.
  • Grease all augers, all points. – 5 pumps of grease. Every 30 days.

HYDRAULICS

  • Hydraulic Hoses – inspect all, no leaks, breaks, bulges, rubbing, chaffing, proper routing, insulation, and installation.
  • Hydraulic Motors and Valves – inspect, mounting bolts tight, none missing, no leaks.
  • Check controls – function properly, no excessive slack.
  • Check the oil level in all torque converters and gearboxes. Inspect for leaks and proper mounting.
  • Check bearings. Fill with 7SW90 – 5 pumps of grease. Every 30 days.

We hope this bulk feed trailer maintenance checklist was helpful!

To make it even easier to perform routine inspections on Ledwell Feed equipment – download a copy for your shop.

Change in Season: Time For Preventative Maintenance

Ledwell 6 Yard Dump Truck

Season change means different behaviors for your trusted equipment. But you can make sure that this doesn’t affect your work on the job. There are a variety of actions you can take that your equipment needs to stay efficient and running. One of them is preventative maintenance. Not all equipment is as easy as your typical loading ramp – having to grease the landing gear only once a year. But maintenance is imperative for longevity.

We believe wholeheartedly that maintenance schedules will allow your equipment a long, happy life, no matter the piece.

We’ve devised several Preventative Maintenance sheets for your benefit. These outline how you can prepare your equipment for various conditions and what you must do to get the most out of your money. Preventative Maintenance checklists are available for the following equipment:

You can also tune into our social media on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or YouTube. We know it’s tough to remember when your equipment needs routine maintenance when you have a million other things happening on the job. That’s why we do our best to provide you easy access, like adding preventative maintenance questions and answers to those above-mentioned social media outlets.

If these aren’t enough for you, and you’re looking for something a little more specific, you can always check out our FAQ page on our website or give us a call. One way or another, Ledwell is determined to gain your satisfaction through equipment performance.

Lube Buddy Provides Service On the Go

Ledwell Service Skid - Manufactured in America

When you’re on the go, working a time-sensitive job, or just looking for convenience, you need access to service equipment fast. Ledwell has your quick solution to perform in-the-field equipment PM service and maintenance with a portable service skid – Lube Buddy.

Our Lube Buddies provide an easy and efficient way for you to keep your equipment serviced and ready to go. This equipment can be utilized as a mobile unit or serve as a stationary portable maintenance center at the job site!

Our Lube Buddy, Jr. is suited for light-duty vehicles. Its smaller stature makes it lighter, and easy to move from location to location. Convenient to place. Allows for easy access to air, fresh fluids, and properly dispose of waste. This piece of equipment comes with spill and overflow pans to minimize mess, and non-corrosive pipe fittings to ensure longevity.

If you’re searching for something a little more heavy-duty, we’ve got you covered.

This Lube Buddy option can turn any of your medium-duty hauling vehicles into a skid-mounted, self-contained fuel and lube service center! Much like the Lube Buddy, Junior, the Lube Buddy Max is designed in such a way to prevent excessive spillover and ensure a long lifespan.

Easily move these units with a forklift. Place on a level surface to avoid any spills and to ensure proper operation. Be sure to always read the accompanying operators’ manuals in regard to all pieces of equipment you own.

To learn more about the Lube Buddy, Jr. or Lube Buddy Max and other service equipment, visit our Service Truck page.

Ledwell Mobile Lube Service Center with Compressor
Ledwell Lube Buddy Jr
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