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Sep, 15 2014 - by Jessica Ahrens

SMS Software Announces Winter Training Dates!

This past week it seems as if fall has arrived in central Iowa, and for many of us that means the exciting harvest season is quickly approaching.  Fall means that if Mother Nature has been kind, we get to see the benefit of all of our hard work. We can also start planning for not only the busy harvest time but also for fall fertilizer application and even the next planting season. 

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Sep, 09 2014 - by Tyler Anderson

2014 Educators Event: The Best One Yet

Ag Leader recently held its 5th annual Educators Training Event here in Ames, Iowa.  We had a record attendance this year with over 20 educators. The 2014 event focused on our new online Educations Solutions Portal and how it can be utilized within each schools precision ag program.

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Aug, 26 2014 - by Ag Leader

2014 Farm Progress Show

Don’t miss our exciting new products on display at this year’s Farm Progress Show. We’ve got a lot planned, and some really great products that will be hitting the market this upcoming year.

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Aug, 20 2014 - by Ag Leader

Extended Harvest Hours

Ag Leader Technical Support continues to uphold its high standard of customer care by releasing the fall 2014 extended hours schedule. New for this year, SMS Software support will be joining the Machine Guidance and Hardware teams in providing weekend support.

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Aug, 13 2014 - by Ag Leader

6 Simple Steps to Prepare SMS for Harvest

It's hard to believe that August is already here.  For those of us on the support team that means it's time to start thinking about what customers are going to need to know before harvest season starts.  Here are 6 simple steps that you can do now in your SMS software before heading out to the field.

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Aug, 11 2014 - by Sam Worley

Enhancements in 5.5 Firmware

Ag Leader® released version 5.5 firmware for the Ag Leader Integra and the Versa™ at the beginning of August 2014. This firmware has enhancements to improve your efficiency. 
This version highlights OnTrac3, Ag Leader’s newest steering platform.  OnTrac3 is an assisted steering system that is compatible with any 5Hz capable GPS receiver and correction source.

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Aug, 05 2014 - by Nick Hageman

Tips From Tech: 2014 Pre-Harvest Prep

It wasn't long ago the focus was on getting the crops planted, fertilized, and sprayed. Hopefully the hard work is paying off and yields are looking good for the fall. With cost of inputs remaining high and a dip in most crop prices, it is very crucial to know what practices were successful and which did not have a good return on investment. Most growers that have diverse operations are curious on where the best yields are so they can know which seed, chemicals, and fertilizers worked best for their operation. By having the Ag Leader yield monitoring systems calibrated and ready for fall, growers will be able to know which practices made the most money.

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Aug, 01 2014 - by Ag Leader

Ag Leader Announces OnTrac3™ Assisted Steering System

Ag Leader Announces OnTrac3™ Assisted Steering System

AMES, IOWA, August 1, 2014 – Ag Leader Technology today introduced its latest assisted steering system: OnTrac3. The newly designed OnTrac3 represents the
next generation of the company’s assisted steering system and features a number of improvements to the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and the Mechanical Drive Unit (MDU).

A key update to Ag Leader’s assisted steering platform is the addition of an auto-calibration procedure. Through auto-calibration, OnTrac3 provides a simple and streamlined approach to vehicle tuning and calibration.

“With OnTrac3, users will see benefits from the upgrades within the ECU,” says Matt Pifkin, Steering Product Specialist. “Steering performance is better than ever with the implementation of nine-axis terrain compensation and an internal compass, both of which are new additions to Ag Leader’s assisted steering products.”

OnTrac3 also offers updates in the new Mechanical Drive Unit. “Building on the improvements to the ECU, we’ve implemented upgrades into the new MDU,” continues Pifkin. “The brushless, clutchless motor offers more torque for increased power and quicker response for faster steering, as well as quieter operation.” Additionally, added operator convenience comes in the form of LED diagnostic lights integrated into the MDU for at-a-glance system monitoring.

“We’ve taken what was a great product, in the OnTrac2+™, and improved it in virtually every way it operates,” concludes Pifkin. “OnTrac3 is really a great step forward for customers seeking an assisted steering system.” 

OnTrac3 is available for order beginning August 4, 2014.

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