Highway Equipment Company (HECO), the manufacturer of New Leader crop nutrient applicators, announced the next generation of G4 dry applicator with the release of the NL4500 G4 Edge.

“Edge technology combines productivity and efficiency for operators along with precision and control, which supports the 4R’s of responsible management,” said Rocki Shepard, HECO president and CEO.

The Edge features precise boundary spreading because of independent spinner speed control with the flip of a switch; this allows operators to apply materials along a boundary line, resulting in material not going into sensitive areas. Featuring increased gate openings, the Edge with MultApplier insert can reach higher rates, application speeds and widths! A MultiBin version is also available for spreading up to four products in one pass.

The Edge is equipped with an ISOBUS system for easy “plug and play” for standardized plugs, cables and software for use with any ISOBUS-compatible controller. Also, with precision manufacturing using laser cutting technology and slot and tab design, the Edge features repeatable spinner frame, material divider and hillside divider centering.

An upgraded hydraulics system has been developed to support fast reaction time, independent spinner speed control, fast and exact conveyor control including an automatic chain tensioner. Additionally, the Edge comes standard with automatic lubrication alerts and front and rear greasing banks. All of these improvements help make the Edge a machine that is easy to use and maintain.