Self-Propelled Press Release28 January 2013
HARDI NORTH AMERICA INC. INTRODUCES TWO NEW SELF-PROPELLED SPRAYERS, THE PRESIDIO AND SARITOR AT AG CONNECT EXPO & SUMMIT
Davenport, Iowa (January 29, 2013)
HARDI North America Inc. is pleased to announce its entry into the self-propelled sprayer market.The initial product launch will consist of two new self-propelled sprayers featuring three models, SARITOR 4000 and 5000 and the PRESIDIO 2700.
This is an important milestone for our company. As the industry leader in trailer sprayers, thesuccessful launch of these two new products will further strengthen our position as The Sprayer inNorth America. Both products will offer advanced spraying features and the performance that growers have come to expect from all HARDI products.
SARITOR 4000 and 5000 will offer tank capacities of 1100 and 1300 gallons respectfully and will be powered by a Cummins QSB 6.7L 275HP engine capable of reaching road speeds of 33 mph. The 4WD Hydrostatic, Sauer-Danfoss H1, technology optimizes performance providing speed, torque, traction control and progressive acceleration. When cruise control is selected, power and bias to maintain the operating speed is automatically managed. Combined, these features deliver maximum fuel efficiency.
The cab is large and spacious with unmatched comfort for long spraying days and nights. It is extremely quiet with excellent operating visibility. A fully adjustable air-ride operating seat provides exceptional comfort for any field conditions. The SprayCenter armrest has joystick hydrostatic control, sprayer operations and spray controls attached that move in unison with the driver’s seat.The HARDI HC 9500 controller delivers the highest level of performance and application precision.This industry leading controller is a full feature farming tool providing growers with guidance, data logging, application report generation, automatic steering, HARDI AutoTerrain boom management system and many more features. SARITOR is ISO 11783 (ISOBUS) compliant offering compatibility with other ISO compliant virtual terminals.
SARITOR’s DynamicFluid4 fluid system accurately delivers the target rate without delay regardless if sections are switched on/off, changing speeds or turning in or out of headlands. TheDynamicFluid4 processor analyzes the spraying data 20 times a second and provides preemptiverate control capability, altering the pump speed with pinpoint precision. The fluid system is drivenby the high performance HARDI 650 wet seal run dry centrifugal pump which can achieve 15 to 30 GPM rate changes in 1.5 seconds.
The TERRA FORCE boom is built strong utilizing heavy duty three dimensional truss construction and is supported by an extra wide ParaLift which further enhances stability for smooth ride and performance. With on-the-go stability control the AutoTerrain boom management system can be set from the cab. The TERRA FORCE boom is available in sizes of 90, 100, 120 and 132 feet.
PRESIDIO 2700 offers comfort and design with the spraying capacity of a 700 gallon main tank and 70 gallon flush tank. It is powered by a 173hp 6 cylinder Deutz TCD2012 engine which delivers excellent power to weight ratio. PRESIDIO comes with a 4WD 3 speed hydrostatic transmission standard. This combination of engine, transmission and cruise control provide power, efficiency,and smooth control of forward speed.
The PRESIDIO cab is operator friendly, comfortable and quiet. The work platform provides easyentry to the cab and offers excellent access to the tank. The panoramic view to the boom and frontwheels is outstanding. PRESIDIO ground clearance is 53” with standard tires and class leading58” with optional 380/90R 46” tires.
The PRESIDIO offers the HARDI SmartValve fluid system and is powered by a HARDI 650 wetseal run dry centrifugal pump. The EAGLE boom is renowned for its performance and durability inbroad acre and row crop applications offering unmatched performance in extreme conditions. The EAGLE boom offers strong two dimension truss construction supported by fast acting ParaLiftboom height control. The HARDI EAGLE boom will be offered in sizes from 75 to 90 feet.
For more than 50 years HARDI has continued to develop innovative products and technologies to ensure industry leading sprayer accuracy, efficiency and capacity. These new products will continue that trend and be viewed as best in class in their respective product segments. At HARDI our mission is to develop global spraying solutions for our customers which deliver improved performance and increased profitability.
Dale M. Szuminski
President - HARDI NORTH AMERICA INC.