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Ag Leader Supplies Application Control for Latest New Leader Applicator

by Aug 24, 2015News & Announcements

Ag Leader Technology, Inc. continues its long-standing partnership with New Leader in designing and supplying the proprietary New Leader-branded ISOBUS-compatible application control technology for their latest crop nutrient applicator, the NL4500 G4 Edge.

“Ag Leader brings extensive expertise in application control. With this advanced technology, NL4500 operators are fully equipped to place products when and where they need to be,” stated Marty Wolske, Director of Marketing.

The fully customized solution is based upon Ag Leader’s DirectCommand™ application control and optimized specifically for the NL4500 spreader. The system easily connects to Ag Leader and other manufacturers displays using the industry standard ISOBUS interface. It monitors and controls each spinner independently with control capable of less than 5 RPM difference between each spinner allowing for precise boundary spreading. Spreader functions are fully monitored using sensors and are adjusted automatically for optimum NL4500 performance, resulting in precise application. The control system also monitors hydraulic pressures and temperatures that could detect a developing problem and alert the operator through the ISOBUS interface.

“We’re excited to pair our application technology with a leading manufacturer to assist growers with controlling inputs to maximize their investment and improve environmental stewardship,” states John Howard, Product Manager of Ag Leader. “With co-development of the NL4500 and Ag Leader-supplied application control, growers can be assured their fields will have the optimal amount of product applied resulting in performance that supports the 4Rs of responsible management.”

The NL4500 G4 Edge nutrient applicator complete with Ag Leader’s application control system will be demonstrated at the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association’s 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 Highway Equipment Company
Established in 1939, Highway Equipment Company is a leading manufacturer of New Leader® crop nutrient applicators for the agricultural industry, and Hi-Way® deicing spreaders and road maintenance equipment for state, federal, and municipal entities, as well as for private contractors. New Leader and Hi-Way products are distributed through more than 200 dealers throughout North America and around the world. Highway Equipment Company is a privately owned business located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. For more information, please visit our web site at