Geotab Substance Spreader Protocol Documentation

Technical Document — Substance Spreader Protocol

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Geotab supports the following substance spreader controllers:

The controllers transmit the following information to MyGeotab through the IOX:

While these controllers can be used for multiple purposes, they are primarily targeted at organizations operating winter vehicles. There are slight differences in the kind of data provided by the different manufacturers; however, the underlying data types and engine measurement diagnostics are the same.

What are the features and benefits of substance spreader monitoring?

Are there additional monthly fees for substance spreader monitoring?

Devices using either IOX-DJ or IOX-COMSPREAD require, or will activate, the ProPlus rate plan.


Products

IOX-DJ

Name: IOX-DJ (Support Document)

Description: IOX Add-On for GO6/GO7 for DICKEY-john

Which DICKEY-john controller units are supported?

The IOX-DJ supports the Control Point control system from DICKEY-john. These systems have a DB9 connector to connect to the IOX-DJ.

Note: DICKEY-john ICS2000 and FLEX4 systems are not supported.

About DICKEY-john

DICKEY-john has customers ranging from individual farmers to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Amongst other markets, DICKEY-john provides systems for snow equipment vehicles which Geotab has focused on. Control Points®'s resourceful three-channel system gives you the power to control granular and liquid material application rates, spinner speed, and spread width.

IOX-COMSPREAD

Name: IOX-COMSPREAD (Support Document)

Description: IOX Add-On for GO6/GO7 for Rexroth Compu-Spread spreader controllers

Which Compu-Spread controller units are supported?

The IOX-COMSPREAD supports the CS-440 and CS-550 spreaders. These systems have a DB9 connector that the IOX-COMSPREAD connects to. The IOX-COMSPREAD will only provide a female DB9 connector and special consideration will be needed for connection with the Compu-Spread unit. Please refer to the Support Document for more information.

The CS-440 and CS-550 will report data for the solid and liquid channels, as well as an additional third channel used for pre-wet materials.

About Rexroth Compu-Spread

As part of the Bosch Rexroth Canada Corporation, the Compu-Spread business group exclusively focuses on developing the industry's most advanced electronic and hydraulic spreader control systems. These integrated systems are designed to meet the specific and rapidly evolving needs of the snow and ice maintenance market throughout North America.

IOX-CRS

Name: IOX-CRS (Support Document)

Description: IOX Add-On for Cirus Controls SpreadSmart Rx spreader controller

Which Cirus controller units are supported?

The IOX-CRS supports the SpreadSmart Rx and the Dual Spread controllers. These systems have a Female DB9 connector that the IOX-CRS connects to. Please refer to the Support Document for more information.

The SpreadSmart Rx and the Dual Spread controller will broadcast data for the solid and liquid channels, as well as an additional third channel used for pre-wet materials.

IOX-FAM

Name: IOX-FAM (Support Document)

Description: IOX Add-On for Force America 5100ex spreader controller

Which Force America controller units are supported?

The IOX-FAM supports the 5100ex spreaders controller. These systems have a Female DB9 connector that the IOX-FAM connects to. Please refer to the Support Document for more information.

The Force America 5100ex controllers report data for the solid and Prewet channels, as well as a Direct liquid channel and a special Dust-Control liquid channel.


What kind of data is transmitted?

The GO device transmits two types of Material Spreader information:

  1. Status changes for the material being spread, including when the spreading begins and ends.
  2. The distance travelled while spreading (DICKEY-john only), the amount spread, and the time spent spreading or blasting a material (DICKEY-john and Rexroth only).

All data is transmitted as Engine Diagnostic data and can be reviewed in the Engine Measurements Reports.

Status changes

When a given material has begun spreading, the value of one of the MAC select substance properties will change from 0 to 1. When the spreading concludes, the value will revert back to 0.

Exception Rules

Exception rules can be configured to trigger notifications and alerts based on the values transmitted from the spreader units. Similarly, exception rules help you understand where substance spreading has taken place geographically. Before you can create an exception rule, you will need to determine the data being transmitted by the spreader unit to MyGeotab.

Use the Engine Measurements Report (Engine & Maintenance > Engine and Device… > Measurements) to determine the name of the MAC select substance property being transmitted by the unit. This table lists all possible property names and values that can be transmitted.

Once you have determined which MAC select substance properties are relevant to your installation, you can create an exception rule.

  1. Create an Exception Rule by navigating to Rules & Groups > Rules and clicking Add.
  2. Next, select the Conditions tab.

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  1. Click the Add engine button.

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  1. Under the Engine label, set the Type to Measurement or Data.
  2. Next, select the appropriate MAC select substance diagnostic and then set the Value field to be over 0.
  3. Click Add to finish editing the conditions and click Save to finalize the Engine Rule.

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Distance, Volumes, Time, and Spread Rates

The substance spreader units also report distances (for DICKEY-john only), times (DICKEY-john and Rexroth only), and quantities for the material being spread. The GO device listens for changes to these parameters as the material is spread or blasted. As the parameters change, the GO device captures the increments and transmits them to MyGeotab. When the material is being spread or blasted:

As the material is spread or applied, the relevant measurements data accumulates. The DICKEY-john units can be set up by the customer with 4 granular materials (with both regular and blast applications) and 4 liquid materials (with both regular and blast applications). The Rexroth units are set up similarly, but the Rexroth system supports a third channel for pre-wet applications with 4 material types (again with both regular and blast applications).

Because the spreader units are independently configured by the customer, Granular 1 could be salt, or sand, or a mixture of the two — it depends on the setup of the in-vehicle units. It is common practice to configure all fleet vehicles in the same manner. Granular 1 and Granular 2 are the most common materials chosen — with Granular 1 representing salt and Granular 2 representing sand.

The following engine status codes can be seen in MyGeotab depending on how the units are configured. Only diagnostics relating to solid materials are shown, but there are identical diagnostics for liquid and pre-wet materials.

Diagnostic Name

Dickey

John

Rexroth

Cirus

Force

America

34000 MAC automatic distance substance 1 (solid)

34001 MAC automatic weight substance 1 (solid)

34002 MAC automatic duration substance 1 (solid)

34003 MAC blast distance substance 1 (solid)

34004 MAC blast weight substance 1 (solid)

34005 MAC blast duration substance 1 (solid)

34010 MAC automatic distance substance 2 (solid)

34011 MAC automatic weight substance 2 (solid)

34012 MAC automatic duration substance 2 (solid)

34013 MAC blast distance substance 2 (solid)

34014 MAC blast weight substance 2 (solid)

34015 MAC blast duration substance 2 (solid)

34020 MAC automatic distance substance 3 (solid)

34021 MAC automatic weight substance 3 (solid)

34022 MAC automatic duration substance 3 (solid)

34023 MAC blast distance substance 3 (solid)

34024 MAC blast weight substance 3 (solid)

34025 MAC blast duration substance 3 (solid)

34030 MAC automatic distance substance 4 (solid)

34031 MAC automatic weight substance 4 (solid)

34032 MAC automatic duration substance 4 (solid)

34033 MAC blast distance substance 4 (solid)

34034 MAC blast weight substance 4 (solid)

34035 MAC blast duration substance 4 (solid)

34040 MAC automatic distance substance 1 (liquid)

34041 MAC automatic volume substance 1 (liquid)

34042 MAC automatic duration substance 1 (liquid)

34043 MAC blast distance substance 1 (liquid)

34044 MAC blast volume substance 1 (liquid)

34045 MAC blast duration substance 1 (liquid)

34050 MAC automatic distance substance 2 (liquid)

34051 MAC automatic volume substance 2 (liquid)

34052 MAC automatic duration substance 2 (liquid)

34053 MAC blast distance substance 2 (liquid)

34054 MAC blast volume substance 2 (liquid)

34055 MAC blast duration substance 2 (liquid)

34060 MAC automatic distance substance 3 (liquid)

34061 MAC automatic volume substance 3 (liquid)

34062 MAC automatic duration substance 3 (liquid)

34063 MAC blast distance substance 3 (liquid)

34064 MAC blast volume substance 3 (liquid)

34065 MAC blast duration substance 3 (liquid)

34070 MAC automatic distance substance 4 (liquid)

34071 MAC automatic volume substance 4 (liquid)

34072 MAC automatic duration substance 4 (liquid)

34073 MAC blast distance substance 4 (liquid)

34074 MAC blast volume substance 4 (liquid)

34075 MAC blast duration substance 4 (liquid)

34081 MAC select substance 1 - blast

34082 MAC select substance 2 - blast

34083 MAC select substance 3 - blast

34084 MAC select substance 4 - blast

34085 MAC select substance 5 - blast

34086 MAC select substance 6 - blast

34087 MAC select substance 7 - blast

34088 MAC select substance 8 - blast

34089 MAC master switch status (0 = off/1 = auto/2 = unload)

34090 MAC select substance 1 - auto

34091 MAC select substance 2 - auto

34092 MAC select substance 3 - auto

34093 MAC select substance 4 - auto

34094 MAC select substance 5 - auto

34095 MAC select substance 6 - auto

34096 MAC select substance 7 - auto

34097 MAC select substance 8 - auto

34101 MAC automatic volume substance 1 (prewet)

34102 MAC automatic duration substance 1 (prewet)

34107 MAC automatic volume substance 2 (prewet)

34108 MAC automatic duration substance 2 (prewet)

34113 MAC automatic volume substance 3 (prewet)

34114 MAC automatic duration substance 3 (prewet)

34119 MAC automatic volume substance 4 (prewet)

34120 MAC automatic duration substance 4 (prewet)

34124 MAC select substance 9 - blast

34125 MAC select substance 10 - blast

34126 MAC select substance 11 - blast

34127 MAC select substance 12 - blast

34128 MAC select substance 9 - auto

34129 MAC select substance 10 - auto

34130 MAC select substance 11 - auto

34131 MAC select substance 12 - auto

34147 MAC spread rate - actual (solid)

34148 MAC spread rate - set point (solid)

34149 MAC spread rate - actual (liquid)

34150 MAC spread rate - set point (liquid)

34151 MAC spread rate - actual (prewet)

34152 MAC spread rate - set point (prewet)

34171 MAC automatic weight substance 9 (solid)

34172 MAC automatic weight substance 10 (solid)

34173 MAC automatic volume substance 5 (liquid)

34174 MAC automatic volume substance 6 (liquid)

34175 MAC automatic volume substance 7 (liquid)

34176 MAC automatic volume substance 8 (liquid)

34177 MAC automatic volume substance 9 (liquid)

34178 MAC automatic volume substance 10 (liquid)

34179 MAC automatic volume substance 5 (prewet)

34180 MAC automatic volume substance 6 (prewet)

34181 MAC automatic volume substance 7 (prewet)

34182 MAC automatic volume substance 8 (prewet)

34183 MAC automatic volume substance 9 (prewet)

34184 MAC automatic volume substance 10 (prewet)

34185 MAC automatic weight substance 5 (solid)

34186 MAC automatic weight substance 6 (solid)

34187 MAC automatic weight substance 7 (solid)

34188 MAC automatic weight substance 8 (solid)

34193 MAC Spinner Speed

34194 MAC total substance solid

34195 MAC total substance liquid

34196 MAC total substance prewet

34580 MAC select substance 13 - blast

34581 MAC select substance 14 - blast

34582 MAC select substance 15 - blast

34583 MAC select substance 16 - blast

34584 MAC select substance 17 - blast

34585 MAC select substance 18 - blast

34586 MAC select substance 19 - blast

34587 MAC select substance 20 - blast

34588 MAC select substance 21 - blast

34589 MAC select substance 22 - blast

34590 MAC select substance 23 - blast

34591 MAC select substance 24 - blast

34592 MAC select substance 25 - blast

34593 MAC select substance 26 - blast

34594 MAC select substance 27 - blast

34595 MAC select substance 28 - blast

34596 MAC select substance 29 - blast

34597 MAC select substance 30 - blast

34598 MAC select substance 13 - auto

34599 MAC select substance 14 - auto

34600 MAC select substance 15 - auto

34601 MAC select substance 16 - auto

34602 MAC select substance 17 - auto

34603 MAC select substance 18 - auto

34604 MAC select substance 19 - auto

34605 MAC select substance 20 - auto

34606 MAC select substance 21 - auto

34607 MAC select substance 22 - auto

34608 MAC select substance 23 - auto

34609 MAC select substance 24 - auto

34610 MAC select substance 25 - auto

34611 MAC select substance 26 - auto

34612 MAC select substance 27 - auto

34613 MAC select substance 28 - auto

34614 MAC select substance 29 - auto

34615 MAC select substance 30 - auto

Reports

We have created a series of substance spreader reports that can be found in the Geotab Marketplace.


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