Themed “The Evolution Continues”, HARDI Australia revealed the latest products to more than 100 of Australia’s biggest agricultural machinery dealers on Wednesday 26th July 2017.
Building on the revolutionary 2016 RUBICON 9000 launch, the largest self-propelled sprayer on the market, HARDI Showcase 2017 presented the 9000’s younger brother – RUBICON 6500.
“Today, RUBICON 9000 is spraying in all major cereal markets with sales and interest surpassing expectation”, says HARDI’s self-propelled product manager, Steve Lancaster. “9000 litre capacity means less filling, and more spraying and it’s this capacity which yields its greatest productivity for the farmers. When combined with a 48.5 meter boom, RUBICON shows improvements in work rate of up to 35%”, explains Steve.
Steered by increasing market demand for mid-sized tanks, RUBICON becomes a family with the release of a new smaller RUBICON 6500. RUBICON 6500 offers 6500 litre tank capacity and many of the same features as its big brother.
“The 6500 also includes variable track width as well as the suspension which gives RUBCION the uniquely comfortable ride and superb boom performance. The super-wide paralift enhances boom stability and front mounted boom provides unbeatable visibility while spraying. ActivAir spray technology offers instantaneous nozzle on/off control as well as precision auto section switching. These features combine to ensure accurate placement, while avoiding over and under application”, says Steve. The machine features the latest technology including full ISOBUS, DanFoss hydraulics through electronics, and full integration with the Cummins electronic system. The RUBICON 6500 is also available with a choice of 330 or 370 horse powered engine.
In addition to the RUBICON 6500, the new HARDI Saritor 62 Active, Commander 8500 ActivAir and Mega Linkage sprayer were also launched.
HARDI’s tried and tested Saritor 5500 back-mount boom sprayer evolved to 6200 litres stainless steel tank with fixed axles and ActivAir technology, and increased horsepower to suit the market demands. HARDI has also updated the COMMANDER trailed sprayer range with the addition of the ActivAir technology, which utilises the COMMANDER’s on-board air supply to instantaneously open and close the non-drip nozzles during spraying. And HARDI Australia has also lifted the lid on its MEGA three-point linkage sprayers. The lift-mounted range features a ground-up design offering farmers ultimate efficiency, productivity and value for money.
HARDI Australia chief executive officer Bill Franklin said the event demonstrated how HARDI can deliver superior and unique value to Australian farmers. Mr Franklin said the showcase was timed so products could be released to dealers allowing forward selling for a 2018 delivery.
“The reveal of new products will enable our dealers to represent new products through the HARDI brand to not only loyal HARDI customers but also pitch to non-HARDI customers in the past, that our machines could add value to their farming operations,” he said.
“It is pure and simple; our people set us apart from competitors because we are utterly committed to our customers.”