In a press release, Kinze and Ag Leader disclosed that John Deere had filed a lawsuit alleging patent infringement regarding True Speed/SureSpeed technology.

Kinze and Ag Leader stated the following: "Kinze and Ag Leader deny all allegations of infringement. In a technology-based industry such as ours, these types of disputes are not uncommon. This legal action has absolutely no effect on the availability of current Kinze and Ag Leader products."