February 2015 Call us at 800-741-3305 or 712-794-7992
Meet Our New Employee
Invest in Your Operation
Ag Leader's New ISO Downforce System
Spring Storage is Critical for High Moisture Grain
Save the Date: Spring Customer Training
Come See Us at 2015 Trade Shows!
Ag Leader Announces New ISOBUS Liquid Control Module
Clearance Corner
Precision Ag Classifieds
Customer Referral Program
Save the Date!

We will be having our Spring Customer Trainings in Ames on March 18, 2015 and in Harlan on March 19, 2015!
Come See Us at 2015 Trade Shows!

We will be at:
The GEAPS Exchange in St. Louis, MO on February 22nd through the 24th. We will be at Booth #528.

The 28th Annual Hawkeye Farm Show at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls, IA on March 3rd through the 5th. Come see us at Booth #430.

Triumph of Ag Expo in Omaha, NE on March 11th and 12th. We are at Booth 1305.
Ag Leader Announces New ISOBUS Liquid Control Module
by Sam Worley, Ag Leader

Ames, Iowa, December 18, 2014 Ag Leader Technology announced today that it is expanding its ISOBUS offerings with a new Liquid Control Module that works with Ag Leader displays, as well as other brands of ISOBUS compatible displays.

The module is configurable for the user's choice of sprayer, liquid fertilizer, anhydrous and manure application with features and interactive controls optimized specific to each of those equipment types.

"Our Liquid Control Module is compatible with ISOBUS standards for virtual terminal and task control," explained John Howard, Ag Leader's DirectCommand Product Manager. "This functionality allows using the system with other brands of virtual terminal/task control compatible displays."

Physical components of the system are a rate control ECU, one or more boom section control ECUs and an auxiliary input switch console that is designed specifically to meet liquid application control requirements.

Continue reading for features of the system »
Clearance Corner!

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 Employee
Erin Tucker is our new Associate Advisor working out of the Ames office. She was born and raised in Corning, Iowa working in the feed store her family owned. Erin graduated from Iowa State University in 2013 majoring in Agricultural Studies and minoring in Agronomy and International Ag. She has been a crop consultant for the last two years. Erin enjoys turning old junk into decorations, hunting, fishing, golfing and wrangling her two dogs- Belle and Benji. We are very excited to have Erin as part of the HTS Ag team!
Invest in your operation. . .
Hold onto your cash: 0% until 2016
offer by AgLeader

From now 'til March 20, choose 0% same as cash until January 2016. Invest in your operation, improve efficiencies, increase productivity, and reap the rewards of leading precision farming technologies, all while holding onto your cash in an uncertain commodity market.

  • Enjoy the benefits of Ag Leader Equipment today while delaying the Cash Purchase Price until year end of 2016
  • Keep your cash in your business while you integrate the latest technology
  • Your local Ag Leader Dealer will handle all your equipment and financing needs
  • Fluctuating Commodity Prices—spread out your investment to hedge against lower commodity prices
Program Highlights:
  • Customer pays no interest if cash purchase price is paid in full on or before January 15, 2016.
  • If not paid in full on or before January 15, 2016; Three Annual Payment Options are available; Multiply Cash Purchase Price by .3493 to determine Annual Payments.
  • If Annual Payment Option is selected, there is No Penalty for Early Payoff. A Discount of 6% is offered prior to the Final Annual Payments.
** Important Program Details**
  • Down Payment of 20% due with order
  • Documentation Fee is $150.00
  • Customer must have been in business three years or more
  • Applications must be submitted on or before March 20th, 2015
  • Subject to participating Dealers and qualified credit
  • Available in US only
  • Not available in conjunction with other promotions
Offer ends March 20, 2015. For additional program details, contact your Ag Leader dealer or Lease Consultants at (800) 325-2605.
Ag Leader's New ISO Downforce System
by Nick Hageman, Ag Leader

Ag Leader is coming out with some exciting new products for 2015. One of the most talked about is the new ISO down force system. The new ISO downforce is very similar to the previous style in terms of how it controls the row units, but there are enhancements that help the system be more precise. Also we have the option to control the ISO downforce system with more displays than the Ag Leader® Integra.

The first thing that we will cover is the main differences between the previous style downforce compared to the new style. For those of you familiar with the original downforce system, you know that it communicates like all of our previous modules; via the CAN Bus system. The new downforce system will communicate through ISOBUS.

Continue reading »
Spring Storage is Critical for High Moisture Grain
used with permission from OPI-Integris
by Chandra B. Singh, Ph.D., P.Eng. and Ron Larson, M.Sc.

As outdoor temperatures warm up in the spring, the spoilage risk of stored grain, particularly high moisture grain, increases rapidly. Condensation is often noticed in the grain bins where the grain was cooled below freezing temperatures during winter months. Stored grain requires regular monitoring during the spring months and high moisture grain should be dried as quickly as possible to prevent spoilage. Due to increased solar heat, headspace rises to 30-400F above ambient temperature during the day heating the grain surface significantly. Spoilage can be prevented for high moisture grain if the grain condition is monitored and corrective action is taken immediately.

Start Drying Early

Start grain drying as soon as ambient temperatures warm up to 400F. IntegrisPro settings will stop the fans during cooler nights if ambient temperature drops below freezing but operate the fan when drying opportunity is available during the warm daytime. Delaying drying to later in the spring or summer months will further increase the risk of spoilage and may be unavoidable. In hot ambient conditions drying will also warm the grain as it is dried. Since high moisture grain has very short safe storage life at high temperature, spoilage may occur before drying is finished.

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

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653 Oak Road
Harlan, IA 51537
1920 Philadelphia #105
Ames, IA 50010

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