October 2014 Call us at 800-741-3305 or 712-794-7992
Why Do You Need a Grain Management Service Plan?
Grain Management Strategies for Winter Holding
Is Harvest Data Important?
AgFiniti Saves You Time During Harvest!
Ag Leader Announces OnTrac3 Assisted Steering Systems
Ag Leader Announces Hydraulic Down Force 8-Section Control
Clearance Corner
Precision Ag Classifieds
Customer Referral Program
Ag Leader Announces OnTrac3 Assisted Steering Systems
by Ag Leader

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).

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.

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Ag Leader Announces Hydraulic Down Force 8-Section Control
by Ag Leader

Ag Leader Technology today announced Hydraulic Down Force 8-Section Control for planters. The addition of 8-Section Control adds several new features to the company’s Hydraulic Down Force System.

Row-by-row sensing allows the system to monitor and respond to the down force needs of each row, in order to account for frequent variations in field depth. The system also adds greater flexibility with up to eight sections of control and multiple configurations available.

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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

Why Do You Need a Grain Management Service Plan?
by HTS Ag

You invested money in technology to monitor the temperature and/or moisture of the contents of your grain bin(s). Keep the value in your investment by also having a Bin Management Service Plan to help monitor your grain.

HTS Ag Grain Management Service Plan Includes:
  • Grain monitoring- With our basic plan, alerts are sent to you for remediation. With our Service Plan, alerts are sent to our team who will take care of any issues remotely, before you knew there was a problem.
  • Annual Deep Diagnostic Check- We will do a deep diagnostic check of your system remotely including weather station check for calibration.
  • Integris Customer Care- Software maintenance, Technical Support, and On-going Grain Management and Software Training.
    Unlimited Phone Support- No charge for unlimited phone support.
  • Discounted Labor Rate- If we would need to do any work for you that wouldn’t be warranty work, as a service plan customer you get a $25 per hour discount on our labor rate.
Cost of these plans vary by the system. Give HTS Ag a call at 1-800-741-3305 today with any questions or to find out the cost for you.
Grain Management Strategies for Winter Holding
used with permission from OPI-Integris
by Chandra B. Singh, Ph.D., P.Eng. and Ron Larson, M.Sc.

Drying corn to target moisture might have already been accomplished by now, or might be underway depending on harvest moisture, location, crop maturity, and time of harvest.

However, winter is quickly approaching, so grain has to be conditioned as soon as possible for safe winter storage. Safe grain storage is highly dependent on grain moisture and temperature, and the combination of these would determine the safe storage period and/or the spoilage risk.

Dry and cool grain can be safely stored for a longer duration (6-12 months), however, it is often difficult to achieve these goals due to several factors such as wet crop, delayed harvest, insufficient aeration and drying systems, and poor management strategies. Different management approaches for winter holding will be required based on the grain moisture.

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Is Harvest Data Important?
by Garrett Buckley, Ag Leader

One common problem we seem to find during harvest is the lack of monitoring of yield data. Most farmers nowadays have some form of monitoring when they plant their seed in the spring and other times of year. How do you use the information and data that you gained when you planted your fields? If you don’t have a type of yield monitoring system, then the planting data that you gathered won’t have any supportive information in helping you determine which hybrids are best for your needs.

Due to the drop in our crop prices, we need to figure out the most efficient ways to get a good yield at the end of the year. By monitoring our yields, we can find out the best hybrid and which place it does the best at. Combining all of your data at the end of the year (planting, fertilizer, and yield) allows you to distinguish the best and not so good combinations of all aspects of your farming.

By analyzing the data at the end of the year you can make changes with your agronomist, farm manager, HTS Ag representative, or even yourself to improve your future crop choices and getting you more bang for your buck!
AgFiniti Saves You Time During Harvest!
by Kaleb Lindquist, Ag Leader

We’ve all heard the expression that time is money, this can be especially true during harvest time. Each year we strive to make harvest more efficient than the last. Isn’t it about time we capitalize on this concept?

Have you ever had a service provider waiting on your yield data so they could accurately spread your fall fertilizer? How about waiting for a guidance line before your second machine could start running? Have you ever had to wait at the field edge, for your dealer to calibrate your yield monitor?

With the AgFiniti® wireless platform, we’re bringing a new level of efficiency to your operation. Wirelessly send or share yield maps with your service provider, allowing them to create prescriptions faster and get your fields spread quicker. Send guidance lines and other setup files to multiple Ag Leader displays without leaving the cab; allowing consistency between displays and maximizing operating time.

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Discount on an HTS Ag Annual Service Plan!
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