AMES, IOWA, February 13, 2017 – Two long-standing innovators in application technology and equipment, Ag Leader Technology, Inc. and New Leader, a division of Highway Equipment Co., have teamed together to champion precise and responsible nutrient application in North America with the recent introduction of the NL5000 G5 Crop Nutrient Applicator.
“Our vision is to radically improve the way dry nutrients are applied. Guiding that vision is responsible nutrient management,” stated New Leader Director of Marketing, Cory Venable. “The NL5000 G5 provides swath width control in a spinner spreader, allowing the placement of fertilizer to be more exact. It takes spinner spreaders to an unprecedented level of application with pinpoint accuracy.”
The patent pending G5 technology truly sets itself apart from other machines on the market by its ability to perform 16 section swath width control via dynamically and simultaneously adjusting the spinner assembly position left/right, fore/aft providing the operator with a highly responsive and reliable method to apply the right amount of nutrients in the right place. Ag Leader played an integral role in co-developing the G5’s intuitive user interface and advanced control and monitoring system to make this possible.
“Through a long-standing relationship with New Leader and leveraging both our strengths, we’ve developed the most precise and user-friendly spinner spreader system on the market. It will truly revolutionize dry nutrient application and supports our mutual goal of environmental sustainability and 4 R’s of nutrient stewardship,” added John Howard, Ag Leader Product Manager.