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Jenna Royer

Mar, 10 2016 - by Jenna Royer

AgFiniti® Expands To Give Growers Enhanced Data Accessibility and Convenience

Ames, Iowa, March 10, 2016 - Today, Ag Leader Technology, a leader in precision farming hardware and software solutions, announced the AgFiniti® cloud-based platform is expanding to make data more accessible and convenient to use for decision-making. With enhanced tools, growers can effortlessly connect their entire operation with instant access to maps, reports and more, using any mobile device, from anywhere.

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Jun, 05 2015 - by Jenna Royer

Ag Leader Offers 0% Financing through New Financing Partner

Ag Leader Technology, Inc. announced today it will offer 0% financing on qualified equipment purchases through a new financing partner, GreatAmerica Financial Services.

“As a fellow independently-owned and Iowa-based company with over twenty years of expertise in their field, we have a lot in common with GreatAmerica and are excited to partner with them to provide financing options for our product line,” said Bret Berghoefer, Director of Sales and Marketing.

Financing on Ag Leader equipment will be offered through participating Ag Leader dealers for 12 to 24 months with flexible payment plans on qualified equipment purchases.

“With the return on investment for many of our products being 2 years or less, financing allows the grower to upgrade to latest technology now and spread the cost until it essentially pays for itself,” Berghoefer added. “Having the right technology to manage inputs is critical to the growers’ bottom line and this program is a tool to get that technology in their hands.”

“We look forward to helping the farm community take advantage of the new technology helping growers become more efficient and profitable,” said Chris Prevenas, Director of National Accounts at GreatAmerica Financial.

About GreatAmerica
GreatAmerica Financial Services was founded in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1992. GreatAmerica is a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. GreatAmerica provides financing and consulting services in all fifty states and some U.S. Territories. GreatAmerica has a staff of over 450 employees with offices in Iowa, Missouri and Georgia. http://www.greatamerica.com

About Ag Leader
Ag Leader Technology, Inc. is a 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 http://www.agleader.com

Dec, 18 2014 - by Jenna Royer

Ag Leader Yield Monitoring System Offered on North American AGCO Combines

Ames, Iowa – Ag Leader Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce their collaboration with AGCO in offering precision technology on AGCO Combines. For model year 2015 Gleaner S8 Series combines, Massey Ferguson 9505 Series and Challenger 500E combines, the option is now available to have an Ag Leader yield monitoring system factory-installed. Ag Leader® Integra and Versa displays are also available to be ordered separately.

“Adding a yield monitoring system with Ag Leader display to your combine allows the operator to view yield and moisture maps in real-time for instant feedback on yield performance while in the field,” said Roger Zielke, Product Manager. “Our time tested yield monitor will be a perfect addition for growers purchasing an AGCO combine.”

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Nov, 03 2014 - by Jenna Royer

Ag Leader Introduces New Family of GNSS and Steering Products

Ames, Iowa, November 3, 2014 – Ag Leader Technology, Inc., a premium provider of precision agriculture hardware and software, today announced a new line of GNSS receivers – GPS 6000, GPS 6500, RTK Relay and GPS 6500 base station – as well as the company’s latest automated steering controller, SteerCommand™.

Combining industry-leading precision farming displays with superior GNSS technology, Ag Leader is positioned to offer an end-to-end solution for guidance and steering. 

“In developing our new GNSS products, we turned to NovAtel – the foremost manufacturer and innovator in GNSS technology – as our partner moving forward in this market,” said Matt Leinen, Product Manager. “We’re confident this relationship provides our customers with the best possible product combination available on the market.”

As a fully scalable, rugged Smart Antenna, the new GPS 6500 utilizes GLIDE, SBAS, TerraStar and RTK, and is designed to meet the need of extended RTK base lines in excess of 20 miles (32km).

A full-featured, easy-to-install system, GPS 6500 with RTK Relay provides RTK correction. The GPS 6500 can be combined with one of four Relay offerings: Relay 900, Relay 400, Relay CDMA or Relay GSM. GPS 6500 with Relay 900 or Relay 400 also offers base station functionality, ideal for steering and other operations where sub-inch accuracy is needed.

When uptime is valued over absolute accuracy, StableLoc™ utilizes available correction signals in order to provide a seamless transition between correction sources – without position jumps – and maximize signal uptime.  

“At Ag Leader, we endeavor to put out the best and most complete solution for our customers,” said Bill Cran, Product Specialist. “With our new GNSS products, we have an extremely flexible and powerful lineup capable of fulfilling any role within an operation.”For growers seeking an integrated steering system, Ag Leader’s SteerCommand offers best-in-class integrated steering performance when paired with GPS 6500 for repeatable, precision steering via RTK correction. The new SteerCommand controller features compact and flexible installation, as well as nine-axis terrain compensation for superior accuracy.

“Through our top-tier partners, NovAtel and Novariant, we can provide our customers with a truly all-in-one solution for GNSS and steering,” said Matt Pifkin, Product Specialist. “SteerCommand was designed to function exclusively with our GPS 6500 receiver for a fully modular system providing unmatched performance in a variety of environments and operations.”

GPS 6000 rounds out the new line of products from Ag Leader and is an entry-level option for growers seeking a cost-effective receiver. The GPS 6000 is a single frequency product designed for general mapping and AutoSwath™ functions.

Ag Leader’s family of GNSS and steering products is available worldwide in November through an international network of precision farming dealers. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit http://www.agleader.com

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About Ag Leader
Ag Leader Technology, Inc., is the recognized technology innovator of precision agriculture hardware and software. Located in Ames, Iowa, USA, the company designs, manufactures and markets industry leading precision farming technology 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.

About NovAtel
NovAtel designs, manufactures and sells high precision OEM positioning technology. Developed for efficient and rapid integration, NovAtel products have set the standard in quality and performance for over 20 years. State-of-the-art, lean manufacturing facilities in our North American headquarters produce the industry’s most extensive line of OEM receivers, antennas and subsystems. All products are backed by a team of highly skilled customer support and design engineers. NovAtel Inc. is based in Calgary, Canada and is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.

About Novariant Inc.
For more than two decades, Novariant has focused on the development and application of advanced precision steering solutions for Agriculture that provide differentiated steering performance across multiple platforms. With over 30,000 systems in the field and 750 unique platform install kits...steering is all they do. Today, by combining its unique IP and decades of expertise in precision GPS enabled technologies with a broad range of precision steering possibilities, Novariant offers unrivaled plug and play interoperable capabilities to OEMs and VARs worldwide.