ATV Cruise Technical Details
'QuadCruise' - Speed and Spray Control for ATVs
The speed control can be set to a specific speed to spray a row by pressing the SET button, and turned off at the end of the row with the brake lever. The RES button can be used to set the vehicles' speed back to the previous speed. The spray system will turn on and off with the speed control, when the spray switch is in the AUTO position.
To engage the speed control you accelerate the vehicle to the desired speed and press the 'SET' button. You can over-ride the vehicle, if desired, by using the throttle. When the throttle is released the speed control will take over again at the previous set speed.
If the speed control is disengaged by the brake application, it may be resumed by pressing the "RES" key. The vehicle will accelerate or decelerate to the previous set speed. The cruise control will also hold the last 'set' speed in memory, even if the vehicle ignition switch is turned off.
On most ATV's the gear selection is also monitored to prevent the speed control being engaged if the vehicle is not in gear or to disengage the cruise control if neutral is selected. Other ATV's have a system that compares engine revs to road speed, and this is used to disengage the cruise if neutral or another gear is selected.
The principles behind the control are very simple:
There are six major components in most kits, the computer, the vacuum reservoir, the vacuum actuator, the cable interface unit (CIU), the switch and the loom. Some kits also include a speed sensor where necessary.
The functions of each are described below:
Mounting brackets and other components are made to suit specific ATV models. Most brackets supplied with the speed control are laser cut from '304' grade stainless steel. The calibration of the computer and ratios in the CIU are also set up to suit the specific model of ATV. Covers are provided for components for protection, as needed.
Alterations to the ATV are minimal and generally easy, if required. Electrical connection is simply a matter of plugging the cruise control loom into the vehicles' loom in most cases, as the same type of electrical connectors as those used on the vehicle are provided. If alterations to the vehicle loom are required, all terminals for connection are supplied in the kit. In most cases, electrical components for the speed control are placed in the ATV's luggage locker at the rear of the vehicle. Suitable grommets are provided on the wiring loom to seal any holes cut in the locker.
The installation instructions provided with the cruise control are very detailed and have photographs of every step of the installation. A comprehensive trouble shooting guide is also provided, including a full electrical schematic diagram.
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