HARDI deals going direct

HARDI's largest self-propelled machine, the RUBICON.
Camera IconHARDI's largest self-propelled machine, the RUBICON. Credit: HARDI

HARDI’s self-propelled sprayers are now being sold direct to consumers, in a move the company says will save farmers tens of thousands of dollars.

The spray technology giant announced the move last week, saying customers could “negotiate the very best deal” directly with its WA territory manager Tom Slatyer.

HARDI’s tailed sprayers will still be sold at dealers across WA.

Mr Slatyer, who hails from a farm in Cowaramup, said the move would “make it easier” for farmers to “put a top sprayer in their shed”.

He said factory direct option would still include a comprehensive network of parts and service partners.

“The game is changing here in WA,” Mr Slatyer said.

HARDI's rear boom mounted SARITA 32 ACTIVE.
Camera IconHARDI's rear boom mounted SARITA 32 ACTIVE. Credit: HARDI

“Some very capable service technicians have set up on their own and are now part of a new model that is emerging in the state’s agriculture machinery supply chain.

“We believe this new model will deliver more value to farmers and we are taking the plunge”.

Mr Slayter, who previously worked as an agriculture equipment dealer McIntosh & Son in Wongan Hills, said the sprayers were built in Adelaide.

“We don’t just roll our sprayers out of a container and onto farm,” he said.

“Each one is effectively built to order in our Adelaide factory.”

“So customers won’t just save money by dealing with us directly, they can also get their new machine built exactly as they want it.”

Mr Slayter said having the build expertise locally also meant HARDI could provide “unmatched support”, including parts replacement and technical expertise from specialists at the factory as well as through a network of local technicians.

HARDI’s largest self-propelled machine is the RUBICON, which has a main tank capacity of 9000 litres and aluminium boom options of up to 54 metres. Both RUBICON 9000 and 6500 and the rear boom mounted SARITOR 62 ACTIVE are available with an advanced nozzle management technology called H-SELECT.

This multi-tier system automatically controls droplet size and application rate.

The H-Select offers “curve control”, which is these days on most sprayer shopping lists.

SARITOR 62 ACTIVE includes HARDI’s AutoTerrain technology, which proactively manages boom height to deliver what is arguably the industry’s best boom ride.

This is valuable for accurately maintaining a lower boom height – to ensure nozzles are working at the correct height and reduce drift in windy conditions.

It also assists to eliminate the risk of ground strikes on crab hole country.

To find out more, contact Mr Slatyer on 0427 790 360 or ths@hardi-aus.com

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