Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Fri Jan 9, 2015 11:53 AM CST

Here's a news release headline that took me by surprise: "Trimble Acquires IRON Solutions."

You know Trimble. It supplies high technology to the agriculture, mining and surveying industries and others. In my mind, Trimble is GPS receivers, monitors, Connected Farm, even drones. Trimble is cutting edge digital tools and data management.

You know IRON Solutions, too. The company track equipment prices and sales and are a key provider of online information for farmers and others looking to buy tractors, combines and used equipment.

(Note to reader: Do not confuse IRON Solutions with IronPlanet, which describes itself as "the leader in ...

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