P LA N T. A P P LY. MA N AG E . H A RV E S T. P L AN. 2015 P ROD UCT S A ND SERVICES ARE YOU AN AG LEADER? Ag Leader helped pioneer the precision farming industry with the Yield Monitor 2000, the first widely adopted and successful piece of precision farming equipment. In the time since the arrival of the yield monitor, the industry has seen rapid advances. And, as we move into the middle of the 2010s, Ag Leader is still renowned for its line of cutting-edge products that help growers achieve at a higher level year-round. But don’t just take my word for it. Reach out to folks in the ag community whose opinions you value and ask about Ag Leader. I’m confident you’ll hear some very positive things about our company. In asking around, you might hear how Ag Leader is an independent company. We aren’t tied to a major farm equipment or seed corporation. This independent spirit allows us to build inclusive products that work with any color of equipment. 2015 Ag Leader | 2 2014 Ag Leader | 2 And you’re sure to hear stories relating Ag Leader’s commitment to providing industrybest support for all of our products. Our Technical Support Team is comprised of precision farming experts who are dedicated to giving you responsive, knowledgeable and friendly technical support. Being an Ag Leader means you’re dedicated to increasing yields and maximizing profits through increased efficiency in every aspect of your operation. It means you’re integrating precision farming solutions the whole year round – from planting to harvest. Are you an Ag Leader? If so, read on to see what’s next in precision agriculture. Al Myers President, Ag Leader Technology TABLE OF CONTENTS DISPLAYS/GPS & STEERING NEW FOR 2015 PG 4-15 PLANTING PG 16-19 APPLICATION PG 20-25 HARVEST PG 26-27 WATER MANAGEMENT PG 28-31 DATA MANAGEMENT PG 32-39 GPS 6000 & 6500 | Page 12 OnTrac3™ & SteerCommand™ Page 15 8 section Hydraulic Down Force Page 18 AgFiniti® Map View | Page 38 |3 www.agleader.com 2014 Ag Leader New DirectCommand™ Features | Page 20 Displays SMARTER FARMING STARTS IN THE CAB The in-cab display is the foundation of your precision operation. And, because every farm and every farmer is unique, Ag Leader’s line of precision farming displays gives you the flexibility to choose the right hardware to suit your needs. Why Ag Leader Displays? 2015 Ag Leader 1 Compatible with any color equipment 2 Intuitive, easy-to-use touchscreens 3 Year-round capabilities 4 Increased efficiency and input control 5 Collect and share valuable field data 8 of 10 precision ag users report higher profitability*. *2012 Technology in Ag Study |4 Displays/GPS & Steering THE AG LEADER FAMILY OF DISPLAYS Ag Leader® Integra Versa™ Compass™ Better management decisions start with better field data. • Ag Leader displays work seamlessly with SMS™ Software. • Simplify setup by exporting grower, farm, field and boundary data as well as guidance lines and prescriptions between SMS Software and the Ag Leader display. 2015 Ag Leader • Use data collected from your display to create reports for insurance and trusted advisors, landlords and your own profitable decision making. • With AgFiniti® cloud-based platform, you can share and store data wirelessly from your display. |5 www.agleader.com Ag Leader ® Integra Cutting-edge precision farming technology. This full-color, 12.1-inch, high-definition touchscreen display is designed for easy viewing and interaction with all of your field activities, from planting through harvest. Manage your precision farming operation efficiently from your cab with the easy-to-use interface and responsive touchscreen. And, no matter the color of your equipment, you'll get an unrivaled level of control over your precision operation with the Ag Leader Integra display. When you want the best user experience on the market, there's no match to what the Ag Leader Integra display can bring to your farm. From integrated guidance to control of your planter and application operations, the Ag Leader Integra display is your powerful, year-round precision farming tool. • Control and record all basic and advanced planting activities, including variable rate, down force, seed monitoring and automatic section shutoffs. • Log application data and manage spreading, spraying, direct injection, and crop sensing activities, including multiple product control. • Integrated guidance and automated steering functionality with OnTrac3™ assisted steering and SteerCommand™ automated steering. • Track varieties and view yield results and moisture readings for real-time yield performance monitoring. • Capacity for up to four external camera feeds. • AutoSwath™ for automatic section control. • ISOBUS capabilities including Task Controller and Virtual Terminal. • Smart Report™ application report creation and AgFiniti® wireless file transfer. • View field boundaries, obstacles and markers in real time. 2015 Ag Leader |6 Displays/GPS & Steering Versa™ Flexible performance in a compact package. This 8.4-inch touchscreen display represents the ideal platform for any grower looking for a single display to handle the most common planting, application and harvest operations. Built on the industry-leading technology of the Ag Leader® Integra display, Versa can also manage field data collection and implement control duties, making it a great addition to your operation as a secondary display. • Control and record all basic planting activities, including variable rate, automatic section shutoffs. • Log data and manage variable rate application of fertilizer and seed. • Integrated guidance and automated steering functionality. • Capacity for up to four external camera feeds. • View and log yield results and moisture readings on-the-go. • ISOBUS capabilities including Task Controller and Virtual Terminal. • View field boundaries, obstacles and markers in real time. Compass™ Guidance and steering. Plain and simple. The 7-inch touchscreen Compass is an entry-level display for guidance, automated steering and Virtual Terminal functionality. With its user-friendly interface, Compass is designed for easy setup and operation, allowing you to simply create a new event and get to work. • Simple setup and operation with event-based management. • Ideal for basic guidance and steering, and can be combined with OnTrac3™ assisted steering or SteerCommand™ automated steering for advanced guidance functions. • Space-saving design and built-in lightbar minimize cab clutter. • Fullscreen coverage mapping. • Virtual Terminal capability. |7 www.agleader.com 2015 Ag Leader • Support for the most common and advanced guidance patterns, including SmartPath™. DISPLAY FEATURE COMPARISON MODEL Ag Leader® Integra Versa™ Compass™ 12.1” 4 8.4" 4 7" 36 sections 36 sections DISPLAY FEATURES Display Size Touchscreen Traditional Grower/Farm/Field Management Event-Based Management Coverage Mapping Data Logging AutoSwath™ Headlands Multiple Product Control Camera Support Wi-Fi Adapter Wireless Data Transfer Remote Display Viewing GUIDANCE & STEERING Lightbar Guidance Mechanical Assisted Steering Hydraulic Automated Steering Correction Sources GLIDE SBAS (WAAS/EGNOS) TerraStar RTK SmartPath Tramlines PLANTING/SEEDING Hybrid/Variety Logging Variable Rate Planting Planter Section Control Split-Planter Logging Planter Population Monitoring Advanced Seed Monitoring Hydraulic Down Force Control 2015 Ag Leader |8 Ag Leader® Integra Versa™ 10 sections 24 sections 10 sections 24 sections up to 8 Compass™ APPLICATION CONTROL Liquid Product Application Control ISOBUS Liquid Control Module Variable Rate Application Chemical Injection Boom Height Control External Switchbox OEM Switch Input Support Automatic Smart Report Generation Wireless Smart Report Transfer AutoSwath based on Previously Applied Maps Container Sequencing Advanced Summary Screen Product Mix Templates Dry Product Application Control Closed Loop Spinner Speed Control Strip-Till Air Seeder Support OptRx® Crop Sensors Multiple Product Application (Liquid or Granular) Smart Report Displays/GPS & Steering MODEL up to 3 YIELD MONITORING Grain Harvest Harvest Variety Tracking Load Variety Maps WATER MANAGEMENT Survey Collection Intellislope® Plow Control Topography Mapping ISOBUS 2015 Ag Leader Virtual Terminal Support Multiple Product Task Controller Support Liquid Application Granular Spreader Air Seeder Row Crop Planter |9 www.agleader.com Guidance and Steering OPTIMIZE PRODUCTIVITY Stretch working hours, improve steering accuracy and view the field ahead, even in darkness, with integrated display guidance. All Ag Leader displays feature an advanced, integrated guidance system capable of multiple patterns. Combine Ag Leader displays with OnTrac3™ assisted steering and SteerCommand™ automated steering for high-end guidance and steering systems. SmartPath™ Pattern Drive one pass through the field to establish a custom guidance pattern based on your initial pass. Center Pivot A-B Pattern SmartPath Pattern Adaptive Curve Identical Curve A+ Pattern 2015 Ag Leader | 10 Pattern Management Save, load, reset, pause, resume, nudge and shift patterns from the in-cab display. Displays/GPS & Steering Perspective View Perspective view gives you a view of your field to the horizon – even if it’s too dark to see the field. Import/Export Patterns Easily load saved patterns to the display or to your precision farming software so you can easily match your path for later field operations. Integrated Lightbar Onscreen lightbar also includes cross-track error and pass number. L160 Lightbar The L160 CAN bus Lightbar features an easy-to-read display and configurable LED spacing. A companion guidance system to either the Ag Leader® Integra or Versa™ displays, the compact design makes it the ideal guidance tool for dash or windshield mounting. Choose between “chase” or “pull” LED modes. Adjustable brightness is ideal for daylight or night use. Displays cross-track error, pass number and degree heading. 2015 Ag Leader By mounting the L160 Lightbar on the windshield or dash, operators can monitor guidance by looking straight ahead while keeping their display easy to reach. Headlands Offset a Headland from existing boundaries to provide a visual reference and perform AutoSwath™ control. | 11 www.agleader.com GPS 6000, GPS 6500 UNRIVALED GNSS TECHNOLOGY Ag Leader offers a full range of GPS options for steering, field prep, variable rate, guidance, mapping and more. The GPS 6000 and GPS 6500 systems, as well as the GPS 6500 base station, provide accuracy, repeatability, range and simplicity. GPS 6500 and 6000 • Differential corrections include RTK, TerraStar-D and WAAS/EGNOS. • GLONASS standard. • Outputs simulated radar speed. • Up to 20 Hz (6500) or 10 Hz (6000) output. • GLIDE offers improved accuracy without subscription-based differential correction. • Increased signal uptime provided by standard StableLoc™ technology. • LED diagnostics for at-a-glance system monitoring. 2015 Ag Leader • Integrated magnets and included mounting plate with locating pins provide repeatable mounting. • Sealed, compact, rugged design. | 12 RTK GPS 6500 RTK Base Station Get sub-inch accuracy for tiling and other precision farming operations. The GPS 6500 is a dualfrequency RTK base station for use with the fieldproven GPS 6500 smart antenna with Relay. Intended for highly accurate tile installation and pass-to-pass repeatability, the system can access multiple GNSS signals, including GLONASS. Wi-Fi capability allows for easy web browser setup from any smartphone or tablet. Applications Guidance Tillage Harvesting Field Preparation Mapping (Point, Line, Area) Variable Rate Controllers Spreading Spraying Seeding Log Hybrid/Variety Strip-Tilling < 1" TerraStar - D GPS 6500 3"-5" WAAS/EGNOS Data from your field is an invaluable resource to help you make better management decisions. • Generate A-B guidance lines. • Archive guidance lines from the field for future use. • Import/export guidance lines to and from multiple brands of guidance systems. 6"-8" 2015 Ag Leader Intellislope (Tile Plow) Integrated/Hydraulic Steering Assisted Steering GPS Differential Correction GLIDE WAAS/EGNOS TerraStar RTK GPS 6000 Displays/GPS & Steering GPS Differential Correction GPS 6500 with Relay The Relay is the communication link delivering RTK correction. The Relay mounts with the GPS 6500 unit for an integrated, easy-to-install and move system. 900/400 MHz radio and CDMA/GSM cellular options are available. • Load multiple patterns and cycle among them easily with a single button press using pattern groups. | 13 www.agleader.com OnTrac3™, SteerCommand™ LEADING STEERING PERFORMANCE Pair your Ag Leader display with our first-class steering systems to reduce operator fatigue and extend working hours with OnTrac3™ assisted steering and SteerCommand™ automated steering systems. • Auto-calibration provides simple vehicle tuning and calibration. • Support for advanced guidance patterns, including SmartPath™ (see page 10 for guidance patterns supported). • Nine-Axis Terrain Compensation accommodates for rolling ground and driving through waterways, ditches and over terraces. • Internal compass helps maintain steady heading. • LED diagnostic lights offer at-a-glance system monitoring. • Easily engage/disengage from in-cab display or optional foot switch. 2015 Ag Leader | 14 ™ StableLoc OnTrac3 improves pass-to-pass accuracy the economical way with simplified steering for any modern tractor, combine, application rig or other vehicle – without hooking into hydraulics. Quick and Easy Easily transfer OnTrac3 between vehicles with the simple “Lock-n’-Roll" installation process. More Power, Less Noise Increased torque for faster steering is gained through the clutchless, brushless Mechanical Drive Unit, which also offers quiet operation. No Friction The gear driven motor eliminates slippage associated with friction-design steering systems. SteerCommand™ Intended Path RTK Lost RTK Back Return to RTK Position Displays/GPS & Steering OnTrac3™ Assisted Steering If RTK signal is lost, StableLoc™ transitions correction sources until RTK signal is regained. StableLoc™ StableLoc maintains accurate steering – even when your correction signal is temporarily lost – by seamlessly transitioning to the next available signal source. When the signal is restored, the system will then transition back to the higher accuracy source, eliminating position jumps. Automated Steering The new SteerCommand automated steering controller offers leading precision steering performance when paired with GPS 6500. High Accuracy Access CORS and other RTK networks for repeatable sub-inch accuracy with GPS 6500 combined with Relay 900 MHz, 400 MHz, CDMA or GSM. Compatibility Get maximum compatibility with custom installation kits offered for over 600 different vehicles. 2015 Ag Leader Leading GNSS Solutions GPS 6500 with SteerCommand supports GLIDE, WAAS/EGNOS, TerraStar-D and RTK. | 15 www.agleader.com SeedCommand ™ MAKE THE MOST OUT OF EVERY SEED YOU PLANT Each planting season you get just one chance to get it just right. Making sure your planter is performing optimally and each seed is being placed in the right environment for growth is critical and can pay big dividends. With SeedCommand, you can take charge with all the information and control at your fingertips. • Eliminate overplanting for lower seed costs and improved yields with AutoSwath™. • Lengthen planting windows by planting at night with full automation. • Reduce skips and doubles – especially with variable seed shapes and sizes. • Gain insight by mapping and logging seed varieties, planting rates, planting dates and other items recorded during planting or seeding. • Maximize yield through variable rate planting. • Experience uniform germination, emergence and plant stand with Hydraulic Down Force. • Automate row and section shutoff functions with SureStop® electric clutches for chain-drive meters and SureVac™ electric row shutoff. The Result: 2015 Ag Leader Proper seed depth can impact yield by as much as 40%*. *Independent Seed Company Studies. | 16 Planting MONITOR AND CONTROL YOUR ENTIRE PLANTING OPERATION Planter Performance Complete planter monitoring functions eliminate the need for a secondary planter monitor. Maps and Recordkeeping Record and map the location of hybrids/varieties in real time. Seeding Rate Singulation Control variable rate seeding based on prescription maps. Track singulation for skips/doubles and spacing on a row-by-row basis. Seed Placement 2015 Ag Leader View seed placement position in the trench as well as singulation quality for each row simultaneously. | 17 www.agleader.com Hydraulic Down Force System Up to 8 sections of control and multiple configurations available. Controlling a planter’s down force is a proven way to improve consistent emergence and promote healthy root development across the field. Ag Leader's Hydraulic Down Force System drastically improves on air bag systems, providing instant response and adjustment according to changing soil and field conditions. Row-by-Row Sensing Row by row sensing monitors the down pressure needs of each row to allow for consistent planting depths across various topography and soil conditions. Stress-minimizing Accumulator Accumulator acts as a cushion to minimize row unit stress and bounce cause by in-field obstacles like rocks. Works with VT Capable Display ISOBUS module lets you choose 1–4 sensors per channel and provides functionality with any Virtual Terminal capable display. Down Force Monitoring 2015 Ag Leader Monitoring down force allows the operator to see the variation in down force requirements as soil and planting conditions change. | 18 Planting WHAT DO YOU GAIN FROM MANAGING PLANTER DOWN FORCE? Air Bag System Hydraulic Down Force System BUSHEL/ACRE* Up to 20-Second Response Instantaneous response Planters running an airbag system could take up to 20 seconds to inflate enough to create the proper down force, resulting in inconsistent planting depth. Planters with Hydraulic Down Force respond to soil variations in one second, resulting in more uniform planting depth, consistent emergence and increased root development. The response difference? A quarter acre using a 24-row planter. 11+ How HDF Pays 2015 Ag Leader *Independent Seed Company Studies. | 19 www.agleader.com DirectCommand ™ MAXIMIZE EVERY DROP. EVERY GRANULE. EVERY PLANT. DirectCommand™ has simply revolutionized application. The unique AutoSwath™ feature decreases overapplication – reducing input costs and improving environmental stewardship while increasing your productivity. • Automatically turns sections on/off based on field boundaries, already-applied areas and user-defined headlands – reducing overlap, spray drift and gaps. • Controls application rates automatically based on prescription maps or manually entered target rate. • Enables variable rate application of single or multiple products. • Records application activities, including applied areas, product volume and more. • Reads up to three optional pressure sensors, eliminating need to monitor pressure gauges outside the cab. The Result: 2015 Ag Leader 7% average input savings from AutoSwath results in 2 year ROI*. *University Study | 20 Application NEW & EASY Way to Manage Product Mixes 1 2 Create collections of products that are typically used for specific purposes throughout the year and store them in the display (e.g., pre-emergence corn, post-emergence beans). 3 Built-in calculator identifies how much of each ingredient is needed to achieve the user’s desired tank volume. To setup and track a particular mix, simply check or uncheck boxes to activate products. NEW ISOBUS Liquid Control Module Compatible with ISOBUS standards for Virtual Terminal and Task Control. This functionality allows using the system with other brands of Virtual Terminal and Task Control compatible displays. • Easy to use structured methods to calibrate the flow, pressure and ground speed sensors that are critical to accurate system performance. • Continuously monitors the relationship between product flow rates and system pressure. This permits early detection and warning in event of a sensor failing or drifting off previously calibrated baselines. • Settings to automate boom prime and maintain a standby pressure to ensure accurate product flow rates without lag in performance after initial machine fill and every time boom is cycled on/off/on turning around at field headlands. • Supports up to 24 boom sections for less overlap of product application. 2015 Ag Leader | 21 www.agleader.com DirectCommand ™ Spinner Spreader Control • Simultaneous application of up to five granular products. • Closed loop spinner speed control. • Support for prescription map variable rate application. • Easily create and edit product blends for accurate data logging of field applications. NEW Container Sequencing Container Sequencing for the Ag Leader® Integra display allows application of the same product (discrete products or blends) sequentially from multiple containers. • Control up to three granular products via Ag Leader's Granular Strip-Till module. • When product container is low or empty, system automatically advances product application to the next designated container in the sequence. • Simultaneously control anhydrous and nitrogen stabilizer with the addition of Liquid and Chemical Injection control modules. • Supported on spinner spreader configurations. • Apply fertilizer only where it's needed with prescription map variable rate application. • User is alerted when system advances product application to the next container. Strip-Till Fertilizer Control • Data logging of both granular and liquid applications. • Intuitive setup allows container sequencing to be added to existing configurations. 2015 Ag Leader • Sequence can easily be edited to fit application needs without having to create a new configuration. | 22 Application DOCUMENTATION SIMPLIFIED Simplify application reporting (both liquid and granular) with an easy way to generate detailed Smart Reports™ for government recordkeeping. Smart Report™ • Reports provide location, product information, applied totals, field areas, as-applied maps and field boundaries. • Enter basic information about weather, soil conditions, products used, etc. • Automatically generate PDF reports that can be saved, emailed or printed. • Auto-generation of reports each time you finish a field. • Requires no additional software. NEW Track by Operator, Machine or Date NEW Easily export all Smart Reports to AgFiniti . ® • Filter application data by field, event, configuration, operator or date. • See breakout by total acres that each operator has logged. • Batch Smart Reports by day, week, month or entire season for easy recordkeeping. | 23 www.agleader.com 2015 Ag Leader • View application for a specific date range. OptRx ® YOUR CROPS ARE TALKING. ARE YOU LISTENING? Nitrogen needs can fluctuate substantially within a field. Using light reflectance, OptRx looks directly to the plant for critical information. By accurately measuring the health of the crop, you can apply nitrogen right where it’s needed. Implementing sensor technology into your nitrogen management program provides a proven method of achieving gains in profitability across all side-dressed and top-dressed acres – season after season – allowing you to easily and effectively capture lost yield by responding to field variability in real time. • Capitalize on the variability that exists due to changing weather and soil conditions. • Invest more nitrogen in regions that will respond favorably and apply less in regions that are nitrogen-rich. • Achieve higher yields by responding to plant stress undetected by the human eye. • Generate and implement a variable rate nitrogen prescription that adapts to ever year’s unique conditions, without paying a per-acre fee. • Compensate for variability of in-field nitrogen caused by fluctuating concentrations of nitrogen in manure, as well as limitations associated with manure spreading equipment. • See the potential of as much as a 10 bu/acre benefit by fine-tuning your nitrogen program. 2015 Ag Leader | 24 Application STOP GUESSING. START MEASURING. OptRx changes the nitrogen game from an educated guess to a sophisticated strategy based on measured plant needs, the user’s preference and their existing nitrogen program. In the map below, red and yellow coloring indicates nitrogen deficient areas. OptRx then works with DirectCommand™ to control variable rate application, ensuring the correct balance of nitrogen is distributed appropriately throughout the field. Additionally, you can use OptRx to apply any chemical on any crop by creating your own prescriptions using the rate table. How OptRx Pays: Earn an additional $10-15* profit/acre using OptRx. ROI on 3 sensor system = 1050 acres OptRx Profit Calculator at agleader.com. Based on $3.00/bu corn. | 25 www.agleader.com 2015 Ag Leader *University and OEM Trials Yield Monitoring THE INDUSTRY STANDARD The original is still the most trusted. That’s why Ag Leader’s system is the most widely used grain yield monitoring technology in the world. Create and view yield and moisture maps in real-time while harvesting and instantly observe how field conditions affect yield. With the variety of information collected, you’ll be able to use each harvest season’s data to improve your yield results year after year. Additionally, the moisture readings collected as crops are harvested give you the ability to plan and manage grain storage options while still in the cab. • View yield and moisture maps in real-time for instant feedback on performance. • Overlay planting maps with real-time harvest maps to view instant variations by hybrid/variety in the field. • AutoSwath™ for harvest provides accurate data when harvesting point rows and partial swaths. • At-a-glance information provided by harvest summary screen shows number of acres harvested, total and average bushels and more. • Decide how to store your grain based on moisture readings in the field. • Improve seed selections based on yield data over multiple years. 2015 Ag Leader | 26 Harvest HOW IT WORKS: Grain is fed into the harvester’s elevator where sensors read the moisture content of the grain. As the grain is delivered to the holding tank, the mass flow sensor monitors yield. Information on both yield and moisture from the sensors is recorded by the Ag Leader® Integra or Versa™ display mounted in the cab. The Result: * Based on 180 bu/ac avg yield at$3.00/bu | 27 www.agleader.com 2015 Ag Leader Data is key to increasing profitability through management decisions that lead to increases in yield. Just a 5% increase in yield could mean $30+/acre profit*. Intellislope® DO-IT-YOURSELF TILE INSTALLATION Water management is a critical component to maximizing yields and productivity. The decision to install an adequate drainage system will provide the largest and fastest return on investment in your operation. Intellislope makes it possible for practically any farmer to install their own tile using their own equipment, while achieving professional results. The one-time investment in drainage tile can benefit the farmer for years to come in a variety of ways. • Increase all field-activity windows from pre-plant land preparation to post-harvest operations. • Reduce soil compaction by removing gravitational water faster. • Minimize the loss of nitrogen as a result of denitrification due to poor drainage. • Enhance healthy root development in early wet seasons to better sustain the crop in dry seasons. • Promote rapid soil warming for earlier planting windows and better crop development. • Improve land value and overall productivity. Promote Root Development 2015 Ag Leader Well-drained soils encourage deeper root development and healthier crops. Saturated soils lead to shallow root growth and poor plant development. | 28 Water Management INSTALLING TILE IS EASY AS 1, 2, 3. The Intellislope® tile plow control system makes installing tile easy, eliminating the need for complicated laser surveying equipment. If you can drive a tractor, you can install drainage tile with Intellislope. 1 SURVEY Can be done ahead of time with an ATV, or at the time of installation with the tile plow utilizing RTK GPS (see page 13 for more information). Collect surveys by driving over the path where tile needs to be placed to collect the surface elevation. 2 PLAN Enter the desired minimum/maximum target depths, as well as the minimum grade to drain excess water from the field. This can be done in the field or with the SMS™ Advanced Water Management Module (see page 30 for more information). 3 INSTALL Use the plan you created to install tile using AutoTile® to adjust the depth of the plow automatically. You can also use Grade or Pitch control to manually adjust the plow. How Tiling Pays Topo View $72/acre* $99/acre* $40/acre** *The Ohio State University Bulletin 871-98. **Various university studies. Based on $3.00/bu corn, $9.00/bu soybeans and $5.00/bu wheat. | 29 www.agleader.com 2015 Ag Leader Visualize variations in elevations that are difficult to see with the naked eye, ensuring tile is placed in the lowest areas of the field, where you’ll get the most out of your investment. SMS Water Management Module Manage the water in your fields with the same precision you manage the rest of your resources. SMS™ Water Management Module allows you to strategically design field tile plans based on precise supporting RTK topography layers. Once the tile plan is designed, SMS will validate plans to ensure the desired drainage level is achievable. Importing survey and installed tile data from the Ag Leader® Integra display to SMS Software provides a seamless way to manage and track improvements in crop yield where tile has been installed. • Create ideal field tiling plans without the difficulty of manual calculations. • Easily validate that tile runs are sized appropriately to meet drainage capacities. • Export premade tile plans to field display for efficient in-field installation. • Share tile plans with others using mapping programs like Google Earth™ mapping service. • Edit, move and expand existing tile runs to create an updated tile plan. • Ensure proper tile sizing using the Drainage Coefficient tool. • Convert previous tile installations and export to display for reference. • Create the best field tile plan by comparing multiple installation plans for cost and drainage efficiency. • Module checks for and displays minimum tile size needed. • Velocity failsafe ensures tile is laid on a grade appropriate for the soil texture at the intended depth. View multiple reference layers for tile planning. 2015 Ag Leader 3D View Imagery Soil Type Yield Existing Tile Contours Flow Arrows | 30 Water Management EASILY CREATE CORRECTLY SIZED TILE PLANS Tile Plan Editor with Reference Layer Special Tools for tile layout. Profile Settings for proper grade of each run. Reference layer legend. Warning area for size, flowable solution, and connections. Soil profile showing soil surface, placement of the tile run and connections. Stats area showing actual and target capacity. 3-D View Terrain Analysis Settings for the desired Drainage Coefficient ensure proper sizing throughout the plan. Analyze drainage and tiling needs. Display slope, identify watersheds, drainage areas, wetness potential, flow direction and more. | 31 www.agleader.com 2015 Ag Leader User Settings for Drainage Coefficient: SMS ™ Software PLAN, MANAGE, PROFIT. We understand that smart management decisions are a must in your precision farming operation. And, because you may have data from different systems and sources, we aim to support as many data types as possible. SMS was developed with this in mind, so you can make well-informed decisions based on all your data. Whether the data is from planting, fertilizing, spraying, harvest or guidance, SMS can house and organize all of it for easy access. • Organize, plan and manage field operations. • View and print maps, reports and operation summaries. • Layer maps of field applications (tillage, planting, spraying, harvest, etc). • Create reports and maps that can be used to satisfy government reporting and regulatory compliance for application documentation. • Track and store multi-year trends in your fields. • Analyze data to determine areas of improvement and make more profitable decisions. • Easily track operational expenses and income, which can be included in financial reports and print layouts. SMS Software Supports • 2015 Ag Leader Ag Leader •AGCO •AutoFarm • Case IH •CLAAS •Flexi-Coil •HARDI • Hemisphere GPS (Outback) • ISO 11783 • John Deere •KINZE •Mid-Tech • New Holland • Precision Planting •Raven •RDS •Trimble •Gradient • Shape, Image, Text Files • LIDAR Files | 32 SMS™ Basic Use information captured from your entire operation – planting, application, harvest and more – to turn data into smart management decisions with the powerful SMS Basic desktop software. SMS™ Features Project Management SMS™ Mobile Collect in-field information such as crop scouting, soil sampling, boundaries and more with SMS Mobile. Once data has been captured, seamless integration with SMS Basic and Advanced desktop software makes transferring your data simple. SMS™ Advanced Ag Leader's feature-rich SMS Advanced gives growers and trusted advisors data management across many acres, fields and operations. SMS Advanced carries all of the features of SMS Basic, plus additional tools and features designed for superior analysis and report generation. Basic Advanced File Processing from Most Precision Ag Displays Sort Data by Geography Generate Crop Plans Create, Manage and Export Guidance Lines Print Summary Maps, Charts and Reports Write Simple Prescriptions Aerial/Road Backgrounds Query Tools to Analyze Specific Areas Check for Updates Soil Survey Import (U.S. ONLY) Data Management Data Management (limited) Send/Receive Files with AgFiniti* Equation Writing Calendar View 3-D Plotting and Terrain Viewing Comparison Analysis Correlation Analysis Terrain Analysis NDVI Analysis Profit/Loss Mapping Backup Scheduling Cluster Analysis Multi-Year Averaging Display Elevation Surface Contours Multiple Data Storage Locations Dataset Playback Booklet Printing** Water Management** Plot Prescription** | 33 www.agleader.com 2015 Ag Leader *Service available for purchase. **Optional module. TURN YOUR DATA INTO DOLLAR SIGNS SMS™ Basic SMS Basic helps you to take data from your field and turn it into smart management decisions using information gathered from planting through harvest. In a grower/consultant relationship, SMS Basic works in conjunction with SMS Advanced, providing even more analytical tools and better insight into your precision farming operation. • Overlay yield maps with other field operations to determine yield influences. • Create and manage soil sample points, grids and regions. • Automatically download soil survey maps (U.S. only) for your fields. • Export prescription maps to most precision displays currently on the market. • Create reports and maps that satisfy government reports. • Easily track operation expenses and incomes. • Use AgFiniti to wirelessly send and receive data from your Ag Leader display. 2015 Ag Leader Guidance Planning Prescriptions Charts and Graphs Import, manage, store and transfer guidance patterns or AB lines. Create and export simple variable rate prescriptions for seed, granular and liquid application. Build and print maps, charts and reports. | 34 Data Management SMS™ Advanced For the Grower With SMS Advanced, growers gain increased depth of information across multiple years and variables, allowing for deeper insight into field-by-field trends and their effect on yield. For the Trusted Advisor Crop consultants, insurance providers, custom service providers and seed dealers benefit from the ability to manage an unlimited number of projects, allowing for data analysis by individual fields or across an entire client base while keeping data separate. • Compare the effect any number of variables have on yield results. • Combine data to help define management zones. • Automate analysis functions to reduce time and generate consistent reports. • Input satellite, photo or crop sensor imagery to view plant health. Equation Writing • Track speed, rate, elevation and more with pass-by-pass animated replays. Build an equation to generate a variable rate prescription, or other datasets based on mapped layers, such as soil sampling and/or grain harvest results. Run these equations for a specific field or across an entire project. • Map out and plan where tile lines should be installed (optional module; see more information on page 30). • Create personalized booklets for each client including charts, graphs, maps, etc. (optional module). 3D View View your field using 3D maps to help analyze drainage, tiling and terracing needs. • Strategically place and define in-field research plots in the office and use to plant in the field (optional module). • Use input cost and other financial information to generate map displays of profit/loss across fields. • Create a terrain analysis layer based on a field's topography to display slope, identify watersheds, drainage areas, wetness potential, flow direction and more. • Interface seamlessly with AgFiniti for quick upload/download of prescriptions, maps, guidance lines, topo maps and more. Comparison Analysis Accurately view performance trends across multiple years and crop types. Easily compare how different field or operation variables (moisture, soil type, fertilizer rates, etc.) affect results. | 35 www.agleader.com 2015 Ag Leader Multi-Year Averaging SMS Mobile SMS Mobile allows you to collect in-field information such as crop scouting, soil sampling, boundaries and more. It offers flexibility to work with most desktop software solutions, as well as syncing seamlessly with SMS Basic and Advanced. Information gathered from SMS Mobile can provide the extra detail needed to make critical management decisions. • Log and edit points, lines or polygons manually or with GPS for field scouting, tile mapping and other activities. • Record swath-based coverage activities, including hybrid/varieties, tillage or application. Crop Scouting Mode Scout specific field locations or navigate to previously scouted locations to log detailed information on field/crop conditions as well as insects, diseases or weeds observed. • Quickly and easily collect crop health data in the field with supported sensors. • Add picture notes while scouting to better document important pest observations. • Display up to 4 real-time map statistics. • Download and display satellite images for easy viewing in the field, and view 4 background layers simultaneously. • Print PDF files, or save and email data directly from your device. • Transfer all data seamlessly to SMS desktop software. • Designed for use on Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 and 8 machines. 2015 Ag Leader Soil Sampling Mode Create and navigate to specific soil sample sites. Drawing tools are available to make and divide sampling zones for specific area needs. | 36 Data Management PAIR SMS WITH AGFINITI FOR QUICK DATA ACCESS Enhance your SMS experience by using it in tandem with AgFiniti®, Ag Leader’s cloud-based platform. With seamless data transfer between AgFiniti and SMS, you open up added mobility, eliminating the need for USB storage devices and giving your operation increased connectivity across software platforms and devices. Together, AgFiniti and SMS can make transferring, storing and accessing crucial farm data simple and effective. NEW AgFiniti Map View AgFiniti Map View provides easy access to all of your precision ag (or site-specific) data from the convenience of your favorite web-enabled device. Working in conjunction with the SMS desktop software, AgFiniti Map View offers the flexibility of displaying precision data from the majority of today’s precision farming systems. See important data such as row-by-row planting details, fertilizer treatment zones, previous yield maps and more. Viewing your field maps has never been this easy! • Displays most mappable data available in SMS desktop software. • Compatible across many web browsers (sizing limitations on some small devices such as phones). • Simple design makes seeing what you want easy. • See values from all your field operations or reference data based on GPS or manual location on your map. • Simple query tool provides results for all mapped/available data. • Multi-item mapping allows you to layer data. 2015 Ag Leader • Adjustable legends for map data so you can view data the way you want. | 37 www.agleader.com AgFiniti ® DATA AS THE HUB OF YOUR OPERATION Advanced technology made simple. More control. Easy access and collaboration. That's just the beginning. As information becomes more critical to decision making and profitability, AgFiniti becomes the hub of your operation. Data from the field becomes information that can be accessed from anywhere and shared with trusted advisors. Manage and monitor field activities from your home office. Access displays remotely. Connect your technology. Your data. Your partners. Your way. • Easily connect to an Ag Leader® Integra or Versa™ display via USB Wi-Fi adapter. • Choose your preferred wireless carrier and hotspot. No long-term wireless provider contracts or proprietary modems needed. • Data transfer speeds up to 4G (based on provider availability). • Upload/download prescriptions, guidance lines, variety reference maps, tiling data, field boundaries, Smart Reports™ and more, including data layers from SMS™ Software. • Securely store and manage your data online with an easy-to-use AgFiniti account. • Seamlessly share your data with your trusted advisors, for easy collaboration and decision making. • Remote display viewing reduces downtime by allowing quick access to dealer support and troubleshooting. • You retain all ownership rights to your data, and you choose with whom to share it. • In conjunction with SMS, view your precision ag data anywhere from your AgFiniti account. 2015 Ag Leader | 38 Simple Setup, No Restrictions Data Management YOUR DATA. YOUR PARTNERS. YOUR WAY. Connect the Ag Leader USB Wi-Fi Adapter to the Ag Leader® Integra or Versa™ display and select the best wireless carrier for your area and Wi-Fi hotspot that fits your needs. No long-term cellular data contracts or proprietary modems required. Easy Access and Collaboration Store all of your field data in one place and access your data anywhere - in the field, at the office, from your tablet or even your smartphone. Collaborate with trusted advisors such as dealers, agronomists and farm managers to share prescriptions, logged data and more. Your Data is 100% Yours Rest assured, your data is backed up and securely housed. Your data belongs to you and you control who can access it. Ag Leader or any other third-party does not have access to your data. Remote Support Remote support allows you to give permission to farm managers, dealers and support technicians to view your display in the field from a remote location. Resolve issues faster and reduce downtime with help just a click away. 2015 Ag Leader | 39 www.agleader.com 2202 South Riverside Drive, Ames, Iowa 50010 515-232-5363 / www.agleader.com THE COMPLETE PRECISION FARMING SOLUTION Who you partner with for your precision farming technologies is an important decision. Ag Leader has been a pioneer in precision farming since the very beginning. In fact, Ag Leader has the most complete lineup of precision farming technology available – both hardware and software. Ag Leader’s network of precision farming dealers and its team of dedicated support and training specialists are behind you, granting you access to the best precision farming support in the industry. Ag Leader reserves the right to make changes in engineering, design and specifications, and improvements, or discontinue manufacture at any time without notice or obligation. Ag Leader®, Ag Leader Technology®, SureStop®, OptRx®, Intellislope®, AutoTile®, AgFiniti®, are registered trademarks of Ag Leader Technology Incorporated. Versa™, Compass™, SteerCommand™, StableLoc™, AutoSwath™, SeedCommand™, SureVac™, DirectCommand™, Smart Report™, SMS™ Software are trademarks of Ag Leader Technology Incorporated. Copyright © 2014 Ag Leader Technology Incorporated All other marks and owned by their respective companies represented herein: OnTrac3™ - Novariant, Inc., TerraStar – NovAtel, Inc., New Leader – Highway Equipment Company, Controller Area Network (CAN) is the intellectual property of Robert Bosch GmbH.
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