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Ag Leader Introduces the New Compass™ Display

by Jake Smith on August, 26 2013 in News

AMES, IOWA, August 26, 2013 – Growers looking for a simple and affordable precision farming display now have an entry-level solution, thanks to the new Compass™ display from Ag Leader Technology, Inc.

“The Compass display was designed for growers who want a display to use primarily for guidance,” says Matt Leinen, Product Manager. “With a built-in lightbar, the Compass display provides on-screen guidance and coverage mapping that allows operators to improve pass-to-pass accuracy and easily track where they have been in the field, reducing costly gaps and overlaps.”

Leinen adds the Compass display is simple to operate and set up guidance operations. “The user doesn’t need to know how to set up field information within the display to operate, with the new event feature they can simply create a new event each time they enter a field and go.”

The key features of the Compass display include:

  • Compact design with built-in lightbar
  • 7-inch color touchscreen
  • Built-in manual guidance Combine with OnTrac2+™ assisted steering, ParaDyme® or GeoSteer® automated steering systems for high-end guidance
  • Compatibility with ISO 11783 Virtual Terminal Standard
  • Full-screen mapping
  • Multiple language options

“Displays continue to be a focus of our complete line of precision farming products at Ag Leader,” Leinen explains. “Adding the Compass display extends our portfolio of premium displays to offer a variety of options for every user.”

About Ag Leader

Ag Leader Technology, Inc. is a pioneer and recognized technology innovator of precision agriculture hardware and software. Located in Ames, Iowa, USA, the company manufactures and markets industry leading precision farming technology designed to help growers make smart, profitable business decisions. Founded in 1992 the company has achieved consistent growth and expansion by providing value-based products that help growers and agricultural professionals achieve and maintain a successful, profitable operation. For more information visit


very nice,like!

ury on Aug 27, 2013

Is there a simple I mean simple instruction manual on how to use this compass, it doesn’t seem that simple to me. one guy says you can use degree heading as A-B ? can someone help me out.

John Janssen on Sep 14, 2014

Will the compass monitor also monitor tractor functions such as hydraulic rates and performace monitor or do you have to have one of the next two monitors?

Torrey Johnson on Apr 20, 2015

Thanks for your question, Torrey. The Compass display does not monitor hydraulic rates without the appropriate ISO ECU. There is a comparison chart at the bottom of this page that may help you compare the three displays.

Ag Leader on Apr 21, 2015

If I come to a new field and create a new event, and then drive around the perimeter of the field - will it tell me exactly how many acres the field is? If I use this feature for custom planting or custom combining - will this be a good way to tell exactly how many acres to charge my customer?

Kevin Zimmerman on Jun 15, 2015

Just bought a compass and not sure what numbers to use for imp width and swath? Should they be the same numbers or different? Using it on a fert spreader 8 feet wide and spreading 50 feet. What numbers should i use? thanks

jeff farabaugh on Apr 07, 2016

Thanks for your question, and for reading our blog! In the case of the fertilizer applicator, yes the implement width and the swath will be the same numbers.
The implement width pertains to guidance where swath is for on-screen mapping. Both of these figures should be set to 50 feet in your case.


Ag Leader

Ag Leader on Apr 07, 2016

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