Jan 24 2018

Why Does T1 Steel Matter

Soil-Max GoldDigger Tile Plows utilize T1 (A514) steel in all high-stress parts.  T1 steel has a minimum yield strength of 100 ksi and a minimum tensile strength of 110-130 ksi.  Other tile plow manufacturers use A572 Grade 50 steel that only has a minimum yield strength of 50 ksi and a minimum tensile strength of 65 ksi. 

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Feb 23 2017

The Shaper Pro

Introducing a New Product for the Soil-Max Family

Terre Haute, Indiana, February 15, 2017 – Soil-Max introduces a new product to the Soil-Max family, the Shaper Pro, at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY. It will be on display at the Soil-Max Booth in the South Wing A 6308, 6306. Shipments are expected to begin in the summer of 2017. 


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Apr 28 2015

The Next Generation of Plows The ZD 48

Soil-Max® has been at the forefront of tiling for many years.  Since 1997, Soil-Max has brought an economical and effective way of tiling to farmers.  The reputation of being a leader in sub-surface drainage is known throughout North America and it’s spreading internationally.  The Soil-Max name is an important symbol of value, quality, and reputation. 


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May 7 2014

“Where Technology Meets Dirt” Road Tour

Join us for the first-ever “Where Technology Meets Dirt” Road Tour hitting Illinois this summer. We’ll embark on a two-week journey across the state to visit 5 Illinois farms and host an educational and action-packed event in each location. Come see and learn how the latest technology can help you manage seed, fertilizer, water and data through local experts and live demonstrations.

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Apr 25 2014

Ag Leader 2500 Base Station

When Ag Leader introduced the GPS 2500B base station it was excellent in field operations involving the GPS 2500, like tiling or OnTrac2+ systems. Ag Leader dealers and growers wanted the success of the GPS 2500B to use in field operations with the ParaDyme or GeoSteer because they were interested in using GLONASS or the Quick Survey feature. However, GeoSteer and ParaDyme used a different brand of radio than 2500B. Unfortunately, it is impossible for two brands of radio to communicate. It’s like the base station is trying to talk to the rover in a language the rover doesn't understand. In the RTK radio world, the base and rover radio need to match to communicate. That is why Ag Leader is proud to announce GPS 2500B updates that allow external radios to match your operation.

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Feb 12 2014

Water Management Terms

Here's your chance to add to your newly acquired GPS knowledge! Check out these commonly confused and misused water management terms. After that, contact your local Soil-Max dealer and start managing your water in conjunction with Ag Leader's Intellislope Software!

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Mar 1 2012

Ag Leader Acquires Soil-Max

AMES, IOWA, March 1, 2012 –To integrate water management into its expanding precision farming portfolio, Ag Leader has acquired Soil-Max™, manufacturer of the market-leading Gold Digger™ tile plow, and the assets of Gradient, Inc., a related company which revolutionized the control of tile plows with the Intellislope™ GPS-based control system. These products allow growers and tiling contractors to solve water management challenges very cost effectively by greatly reducing the technical knowledge, labor and time required to install tile.

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