Hardi introduces wider and lighter aluminium booms for sprayers

Presented by

HARDI's TR5 boom for SARITOR II sprayers HARDI's TR5 boom for SARITOR II sprayers HARDI's TR5 boom for SARITOR II sprayers
HARDI's B3 boom for COMMANDER II sprayers HARDI's B3 boom for COMMANDER II sprayers HARDI's B3 boom for COMMANDER II sprayers
HARDI'S new aluminium booms HARDI'S new aluminium booms HARDI'S new aluminium booms

Sprayer company Hardi Australia has unveiled wider and lighter boom options for its Saritor II and Commander II sprayers, which the business claims lets farmers do more in less time.

Hardi introduces wider and lighter aluminium booms for sprayers
The new aluminium boom options for Hardi's sprayers offer wider spraying at half the weight of conventional steel booms.

Hardi says the most effective way to reduce spraying costs per hectare is to go wider and spray more in less time, but widening conventional steel booms will mean heavier structures which will in turn affect their performance.

The company says the new booms, the TR5 and B3 has addressed this issue as the aluminium structures are half the weight of their steel counterparts.

The TR5 and B3 booms are manufactured by French company Pommier who has been making sprayer booms for over 20 years.

Hardi says Pommier exploits the benefits of aluminium by engineering their own profiles, and by using material cross-sections which are larger than what would be possible from equivalent off-the-shelf materials.

The company adds that the aluminium booms will cause less dramatic experiences with inertia forces created on headlands while spraying compared to steel ones.

Trapeze boom centres are the standard for these booms and an optional pendulum centre for AutoTerrain boom height and stability control is available.

Hardi adds that the wing tilts on the booms are nitrogen dampened to provide a smooth ride while the nozzles are centre plumbed, spaced at 50cm and protected by the boom structure.

Steel is used on hinges, pins, locks where adjustment is required and where the duty cycle is high.

Due to aluminium's' corrosive resistant nature, the booms do not require any painting.

TR5 is a bi-fold boom with five parallel tube profiles, separated by triangulated connecting elements to form the truss and is used on the Hardi's SARITOR II self-propelled sprayers.

B3 is a bi-fold boom and is much deeper through the truss. It uses three parallel RHS profiles and is an option for Hardi's Commander II trailer range of sprayers.

Find out more about the new products on Hardi Australia's website.

You can also follow our updates by liking us on Facebook