May 2014 Call us at 800-741-3305 or 712-794-7992
Meet Our New Employees!
Sun Safety and Protecting Yourself
Grain Dryeration
Build Your Complete Package Before It's Too Late!
Norac Sensor Calibration
Adjusting Flow Calibration Numbers
GLONASS Unlocked Discounted
After Hours Support for Service Plan Customers
Clearance Corner
Precision Ag Classifieds
Customer Referral Program
Adjusting Flow Calibration Numbers
by AgLeader

The flow meter calibration number may need to be adjusted due to misapplication, heavy or

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GLONASS Unlock Discounted for a Limited Time

Effective immediately, the price of the GLONASS unlock for both the ParaDyme and GeoSteer will be discounted to $500 from the regular price of $1,750. This promotional pricing is available thru June 30, 2014.

This unlock gives your GeoSteer or ParaDyme the ability to track the Russian satellite system, providing additional satellites in view along tree lines or other places where signal can be an issue. It will improve the number of satellites available with your RTK ParaDyme, and will improve the GeoSteer when running either RTK or Omnistar.
After Hours Support for Service Plan Customers

One of the benefits of being an HTS Ag Service Plan Customer is access to after-hours support. Service Plan Customer Support is given 7am to 10pm Monday through Saturday and Noon to 6pm on Sunday. If you are not a Service Plan Customer, billable phone support is available during regular business hours, 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.
Clearance Corner!

Field Hub Kit, verizon

SlingShot Field Hub Kit, Verizon- 117-0171-304 with Field Hub to Trimble AgGPS FmX Interface Cable - 115-0171-913

Price: $1,500.00

Direct Command Custom Kit for 2007 and Newer Spracoupe 7X50
AG Sprayer Kit- Direct command (2007 and Newer Spracoupe 7X50)

Price: $1,622.00

Meet Our New Employees!
Some of you may remember Tanner Weed from the March newsletter where he was introduced as our Harlan intern. He has graduated from Iowa Western Community College with an Associateís Degree in Agribusiness. Tanner is now our new full time technician in the Harlan office. We are glad to have him stay, he will be a real asset to the HTS Ag team. Tanner is originally from Charter Oak Iowa. In his spare time, he likes to hunt and work on his jeep.

Maxwell Simonson is our new Associate Advisor out of the Ames office. He is a recent graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Ag Systems Technology with a Machine Systems Focus. While at Iowa State, Maxwell did an internship with Ag Leader Technology in hardware support. Maxwell grew up in Milford, Iowa and in his spare time he likes to fish, hunt and work on cars. We are very excited to have Maxwell join the HTS Ag family.

Sun Safety and Protecting Yourself from the
Damaging Effects

by Paula Schnack

With planting season in full swing it is the time of year that people, especially farmers, spend time outside from sun up to sun down. That sun can have some lasting effects on us due to the damaging UVA & UVB rays. That damage is caused by the radiation that the sun gives off and when it penetrates our skin it can cause damage in the form of wrinkles, a tan, and even skin cancer. A tan is said to be the skins way of forming a barrier to the sun, but it is in fact a sign of damage already done.

How can you protect yourself? »

Grain Dryeration

used with permission from OPI-Integris
by Chandra B. Singh, Ph.D., P.Eng. and Ron Larson, M.Sc.

OPI-IntegrisDryeration is the process of high temperature grain drying and subsequent cooling (aeration). In dryeration, grain from high temperature dryer is removed with 1-2% higher moisture than desired for safe storage levels and placed in tempering (also referred as heat soaking, steeping, and steaming) bins and then slowly aerated/cooled.

This process has been mainly adopted in corn drying which results in improved grain quality, color, and reduced kernel damage thus increased storage life. Stress cracks develop when high moisture grain is exposed to high temperatures in grain dryer and then cooled immediately after drying is finished. Stopping high temper drying sooner (1-2% above target) also increases dryer capacity and reduces energy consumption thus drying cost.

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Build Your Complete Package Before It's Too Late!

offer by AgLeader

A good deal comes around only so often. Thatís why we make it a point to ensure our deals equip you with the best tools to take your precision ag operation to the next level for years to come. Find a dealer near you to take advantage of this special event before itís too late.

Financing on All Equipment
Trade up to ParaDyme or GeoSteer
Buy 3, Get 1 Free Base Stations
& Leasing Program

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Tech Tip: Norac Sensor Calibration

by Brandon Shaw, HTS

For customers running a Norac boom height control system, it is recommended to send in all of your sensors once per year to Norac. If the sensors are not calibrated, the booms may not react properly. Norac will recalibrate the sensors each year for free to make sure that they are tuned correctly. If a bad transducer is found or the entire sensor is bad, Norac will give a repair or replacement estimate.

You may contact Norac directly at 1-866-306-6722, or call HTS Ag at 712-794-7992 and we will be happy to make arrangements for you.

Our New Website, Now Enhanced with Searchable Classifieds!

Take a look at our new website!

Take Advantage of Our Customer Referral Program Today!

We love referrals from our valued customers! When you refer a new customer, choose from these reward options:

Discount on an HTS Ag Annual Service Plan!
A gift card to a farm supply Store!
A gift card to one of your favorite eateries!

(Reward amount is based on value of new customer purchase)

Download the referral form here

HTS Ag Sales

HTS Ag Support

HTS Ag Admin
HTS Ag Team
Adam Gittins
Ben Smith
Brandon Shaw
Jeff Swearingen
Shiloh Olmstead
Jim Goodlaxson
Maxwell Simonsen
Shari Wahling
Ken Sprague
Tanner Weed
Terry Johnston
Shayne Hinkeldey
Garrett Buckley
653 Oak Road
Harlan, IA 51537
1920 Philadelphia #105
Ames, IA 50010
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