MARICOPA, Ariz., MARCH 27, 2019 — DOT Technology Corp. and New Leader Mfg. have announced their collaboration on a state-of-the-art dry spreader for the DOT Power Platform. This agreement is aimed at advancing autonomous agriculture by strengthening the offering of DOT-ready implements, which include the SeedMaster 30 foot drill, the Connect PLU S120 Sprayer and C40 Coulter, and the SeedMaster grain cart.

The New Leader engineering team recently unveiled a CAD drawing of their concept at the demonstration hosted by DOT Technology Corp. at the University of Arizona, Maricopa Research Farm.  

New Leader is designing a custom dry spreader based on their NL5000 G5 for the DOT Power Platform. The G5, through its patented swath width control technology, lets operators accurately apply nutrients to the soil. The G5 can spread material in up to 16 sections, thereby reducing overlap, decreasing nutrient waste, and optimizing the placement of nutrients.

As DOT Technology Corp. increases the number of implement partners it is working with, farmers will have more implements they can use on their power platforms, thus increasing the versatility of the Power Platform. 

“We continue to work with other implement manufacturers who are seeking to extend their products into autonomous farming,” said DOT CEO Leah Olson-Friesen. “Our collaboration with companies like New Leader will broaden DOT’s value to farmers significantly.”