HARDI’s Saritor Active 62 self-propelled sprayer is an exclusive Australian market release, designed with local conditions in mind. It represents a logical evolution from the Saritor 5500, as it has a larger capacity 6200 litre tank in stainless steel, fixed axles at 3 or 3.5m for improved boom stability and HARDI’s intelligent ActivAir nozzle control system.
Although the 6200-litre tank is larger than its predecessor, the enhanced shape improves visibility from the cabin, making it easier for the operator to turn on headlands and keep an eye on the boom.
The Saritor 62 retains the previous model’s drivetrain: a Sauer-Danfoss H1 4WD hydrostatic transmission and bent axis wheel motors, to reduce fuel consumption and maximise the available power from the Cummins 221kW (300hp) engine.
Rear-mounted TR5 36.5 to 42.5m bi-fold booms and B3 Mega 48.5m tri-fold aluminium truss booms are around half the weight of equivalent steel structures, and the TR5 boom can also take 25cm (10-in) nozzle spacing.
A heavy-duty three-dimensional TERRA FORCE steel boom option is also available in 36, 38, 40 and 42m (118, 125, 130 and 140ft) sizes, designed to reduce turbulence over and around the nozzles.
The AutoTerrain system maintains a lower boom height, enhancing stability and drift control, and eliminating the risk of ground strikes by detecting changes in the ground contours and simultaneously correcting the boom’s position.
The ActivAir boom reticulation system that HARDI released in 2017 now fitted into the Saritor for the first time. ActivAir uses the sprayer’s Commander on-board air supply to instantaneously open and close non-drip nozzles during spraying.
OnRate, HARDI’s proprietary pre-emptive pressure-based application rate control system, monitors pressure, pump speed and flow input and holds the target spray rate through changing spraying speeds and turning on headlands.
Clearly, a lot of thought has also gone into operator comfort and safety, with a full Category 4 pressurised cabin, a Topcon X35 display terminal with all-in-one large split screen for guidance, mapping and other essential spray functions, and a fully adjustable smooth air-ride seat, that can be adjusted for weight, height, lumbar, back and leg comfort and motion.
Contact your local HARDI dealer on 1300 042 734, or go to www.hardi.com.au