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Ag Leader Adds Guidance, Steering and Boom Height Control to EDGE Display

by Nov 3, 2009News & Announcements

AMES, IOWA, November 3, 2009 –Today, Ag Leader Technology, Inc., a leader in the development of precision farming solutions, announced the additions of guidance, steering and boom height control to the popular EDGE display. These enhancements allow precision ag users to purchase an entry-level system without the redundancy of additional controllers to support these functions.

Manual Guidance
The latest firmware for the EDGE display has a built-in, full-featured guidance system including an on-screen lightbar showing cross-track error and pass number. Full-screen guidance with a perspective view in the EDGE display is ideal for visibility of guidance applications. Supported guidance patterns include: Straight AB, A+, Identical Curve, Adaptive Curve and Pivot. Operators can pause, resume, nudge and shift patterns, as well as import/export saved patterns to software or other precision farming hardware.

Assisted Steering with OnTrac2™
The EDGE display serves as the user-interface for OnTrac2 – Ag Leader’s new economical and easy-to-install assisted-steering system. The unique split-gear design of OnTrac2 does not require removal of the steering wheel for installation, but instead simply latches on and off. Featuring a high-torque, positive gear drive the OnTrac2 delivers the turning power needed for the most demanding of agricultural vehicles and eliminates slippage that is typical of friction motor steering systems. In addition, the OnTrac2 system has a precision electro-mechanical drive unit that provides for quiet operation.

Automated Steering with ParaDyme™
EDGE now supports Ag Leader’s new advanced automated steering solution – ParaDyme™. The full-featured steering solution comes with integrated wireless and cellular communication capabilities for remote diagnostics. The patented dual-antenna roof module provides operators automatic steering control with sub-inch accuracy, improving product placement and fuel efficiency while significantly reducing operator fatigue.

Boom Height Control with NORAC UC5™
With the EDGE display interface to the NORAC UC5™ Spray Height Controller users will be able to monitor and control boom height functions as well as view an on-screen coverage map and logged data. When using the UC5 interface with the EDGE DirectCommand™ feature, operators will be able to use fuctions such as AutoSwath™ and rate control along with spray height control to maximize productivity and reduce operator fatigue.
“We are pleased to add these functions to the EDGE display,” says Product Manager, Matt Leinen. “The EDGE display with its year-round precision farming capabilities offers operators a complete entry-level or additional display solution.”
To add the new features to the EDGE display, users will need to install the free 2.0 firmware version. To download the EDGE display firmware or access additional information on Ag Leader products and dealers, visit http://www.agleader.com

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About Ag Leader
Ag Leader Technology, Inc. is a pioneer and recognized technology innovator of precision agriculture hardware and software. Located in Ames, Iowa 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 ag professionals achieve and maintain a successful operation.

For more information visit: http://www.agleader.com

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