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KUBOTA, SMART PATH SYSTEMS ANNOUNCE PRECISION GUIDANCE AGREEMENT
Source: Kubota news release

Kubota Tractor Corp. announces an agreement to enter into an alliance with Smart Path Systems for its precision guidance technology products that will be available at select dealerships nationwide for Kubota M, L and B-Series tractors, Kubota F-Series mowers and Kubota utility vehicles.

"Kubota is the first to bring this level of technology to the market segment. Applying Smart Path's precision guidance technology to Kubota equipment furthers our commitment to continuous improvement," says Todd Stucke, Kubota senior vice president, marketing, product support and strategic projects. "We give our customers the tools they need to get their work done more efficiently and effectively, and this alliance will give our customers access to advanced technology that will further enhance their user experience and make them more productive and more profitable."

Precision guidance technology enables the use of autonomous steering of Kubota equipment for mowing, sweeping, spraying, or snow plowing with greater precision by utilizing dual GPS antennas for sub-inch accuracy, an easy-to-use android tablet interface, and live satellite map feeds that is accessed through a web portal management system. Government, commercial, and farming organizations can assign, track, and manage their operators and equipment fleet from one easy-to-use website.

Operators have the option of taking predetermined paths created in the web portal management system, or record their own path, allowing an operator to replay the exact same route at any time in the future. This record and replay approach is ideal for plowing snow and sweeping walking trails, spraying along fence rows or cracks, repeated mowing by less-experienced operators and striping a fairway with precise consistency. According to Smart Path, users of the technology have experienced a 20% increase in time savings or productivity gain.

"Creating an alliance with Kubota was the next big step for Smart Path's leadership position in precision guidance for grounds maintenance and horticulture," says Steve Booher, CEO of Smart Path Systems. "Our technology will increase productivity, improve efficiencies and, most importantly, provide significant labor savings for Kubota customers."
Beginning this month, Smart Path Systems will be available for sale and installation at select Kubota dealerships.

About Kubota Tractor Corp.

Kubota Tractor Corp., Grapevine, Texas, is the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-engineered and manufactured machinery and equipment, including a complete line of tractors of up to 170 gross horsepower, performance-matched implements, compact and utility-class construction equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment, hay tools and spreaders, commercial turf products and utility vehicles. For product literature or dealer locations, contact: Kubota Tractor Corp., 1000 Kubota Drive, Grapevine, TX 76051, (888) 4-KUBOTA [(888) 458-2682], Ext. 900, or visit kubota.com.

About Smart Path Systems

Smart Path Systems is a precision guidance system and web portal management system that uses state-of-the-art technology to improve efficiency and profitability. Smart Cut, Smart Plow and Smart Apply are all functions of the Smart Path System that allow the system to work with the proper tractors, mowers and utility vehicles. Based in Indianapolis, Smart Path Systems was founded by Steve Booher. Please visit http://smartpathsystems.com/ to learn more.


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