Ag Leader Brings Growers New Choices

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Equipment, Machinery, Spraying

ag leaderAg Leader Technology, Inc. has announced the addition of their latest high clearance sprayer and crop nutrient applicator.

The MAKO 400HC sprayer is being developed with GVM, Inc.,the supplier of the ISOBUS-compatible application control technology.  Mark Anderson, President of GVM recognizes the importance of offering 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,” Anderson says.  

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, continuous system monitoring, and droplet size monitoring

The NL4500 G4 Edge crop nutrient applicator is being designed in partnership with New Leader, a long standing partner for Ag Leader Technology.

“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.

Both the GVM MAKO and the NL4500 G4 Edge will be demonstrated at the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association’s 2015 MAGIE trade show.