New Leader Introduces NL5000 Dry Nutrient Applicator With G5 Technology

New Leader, a division of Highway Equipment Company (HECO), has announced the next generation of spreading technology with the NL5000 G5. The NL5000 G5 will be introduced and demonstrated at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY, February 15-18.


“New Leader is dedicated to building the best today, for a better tomorrow,” said Rocki Shepard, HECO President and CEO. “The G5 brings an unprecedented level of precision placement to operators, and gives them reassurance in knowing that nutrients are being placed where they need to be.”

The patent pending G5 technology gives operators the ability to adjust spreading swath width. Utilizing16 section swath width control, the G5 dynamically and simultaneously adjusts the spinner assembly left/right and fore/aft to give the operator a highly responsive and reliable method to apply the right amount of nutrients in the right place. This gives increased accuracy for point rows, when finishing a field with less than a full swath, and running half width swaths — all equating to less overlap, and increased precision.

The NL5000 G5 can also utilize a MultApplier insert, giving the ability to run two products at the same time. The MultiBin is also available for spreading up to four products in one pass.

The New Leader User Interface, co-developed with ag technology innovator Ag Leader, offers an intuitive interface and advanced control and monitoring that gives the operator a complete easy to use system for nutrient application,

An upgraded hydraulics system has been developed to support the advanced spinner control, fast and exact conveyor control, and an automatic chain tensioner. Additionally, the NL5000 G5 comes standard with automatic lubrication alerts. All of these improvements help make the NL5000 G5 a machine which is easy to use and maintain.

Responsible Nutrient Management is a key foundation for the future of agriculture. The NL5000 G5 from New Leader gives unprecedented precision and simplicity, which helps foster our goal of supporting environmental sustainability and the 4Rs of nutrient stewardship. The future of spreading is here in the NL5000 G5.

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