Release of NL4500 G4 Edge Technology

Published August 5, 2015

Highway Equipment Company (HECO), the manufacturer of Hi-Way® road maintenance equipment and New Leader® crop nutrient applicators, is pleased to announce the next generation G4 with the release of the NL4500 G4 Edge. The Edge will be introduced and demonstrated at the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association’s MAGIE tradeshow in Bloomington, IL on August 26th and 27th


“New Leader is steadfastly committed to increasing the well-being for all,” said Rocki Shepard, HECO President and CEO. “Edge technology combines productivity and efficiency for operators along with precision and control, which supports the 4R’s of responsible management.”


The Edge features precise boundary spreading which allows operators to apply materials along a boundary line, resulting in less material in sensitive areas with the flip of a switch.  Featuring increased gate openings, the Edge with MultApplier insert can reach higher rates, application speeds and widths! The MultiBin 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” through standardized plugs, cables and software for use with any compatible controller.  Also, with precision manufacturing using laser cutting technology and slot and tab design, the Edge features self-centering components such as the spinner frame, material divider and hillside divider.

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

Responsible nutrient management includes New Leader. The Edge is the right technology from the right company at the right time for everyone looking to incorporate greater productivity and efficiency into their operation.