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Ag Leader Preferred Application Controller for GVM MAKO 400HC Sprayers

by Aug 24, 2015News & Announcements

Ag Leader Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce a new collaboration with GVM, Inc. as the supplier of the ISOBUS-compatible application control technology for their latest high clearance sprayer, the MAKO 400HC.

“Early in the development of the MAKO, we recognized prospective owners likely already have a functional display in their tractor or combine,” stated Mark Anderson, President of GVM. “It was very important for us to offer a grower-focused machine with ISOBUS application control technology for end-user flexibility. Ag Leader’s superior quality and advanced pressure and flow-based controls made them a great partner for us with this new machine.”

GVM has selected Ag Leader’s most advanced generation of DirectCommand™ application control products to integrate into the MAKO. Taking advantage of the industry standard ISOBUS interface, the system easily connects to Ag Leader and other manufacturers displays. Features of the system include:

  • Easy system calibration: Easily calibrate the flow, pressure and ground speed sensors critical to accurate system performance.
  • Continuous system monitoring: Monitors product flow rates and system pressure to detect and warn of sensor failure or system error.
  • Droplet size monitoring: Ensures in real-time that the proper application is occurring.

Additional technology from Ag Leader including the Versa™ display, OnTrac3™ Assisted Steering System and GPS 6500 receiver will also be available to order.

“We are excited to be a part of this new sprayer platform available from GVM,” said Travis Green, Territory Manager of Ag Leader. “MAKO owners have the flexibility to utilize their existing ISOBUS display or choose the factory-installed Ag Leader display and GPS option to leverage Ag Leader’s intuitive display user-experience providing accurate data collection across all seasons.”

GVM MAKO with Ag Leader application control will be on display at the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association’s 2015 MAGIE tradeshow this week.

About Ag Leader
Ag Leader Technology, Inc. is a pioneer and recognized technology innovator of precision agriculture hardware and software. Located in Ames, Iowa, USA, the company manufactures and markets industry leading precision farming technology designed to help growers make smart, profitable business decisions. Founded in 1992 the company has achieved consistent growth and expansion by providing value-based products that help growers and agricultural professionals achieve and maintain a successful, profitable operation. For more information visit


About GVM Inc.
GVM is a premier manufacturer of agricultural application equipment. They place a large emphasis on designing and building the most reliable, innovative, and versatile equipment on the market today. Their ultimate goal is to provide end users with the best available products for a constantly changing marketplace. They focus on speed, comfort, fuel efficiency, and mechanically friendly equipment. GVM is headquartered in East Berlin, Pennsylvania.