Hardi Introduces New Self-Propelled Sprayer
Hardi enters the self-propelled sprayer market with the launch of the Presidio 2700. The new sprayer has a 700-gallon main tank and a 70-gallon flush tank that are integrated into the chassis to provide a lower center of gravity and better weight distribution. And at 12,100 pounds dry and 17,930 pounds full, the Presidio delivers better field performance and flotation.
The Presidio manifold fluid system is powered by an Ace 650 WetSeal RunDry centrifugal pump and is controlled through color-coded SmartValves for safe, easy operation. Fast, high-capacity filling is done through two 2-inch camlock couplings, one to the main tank and the other to the rinse tank. Loading chemicals is easier with the high-capacity TurboFiller. The TurboFiller is lowered into the operating position with a spring-loaded drop down bracket that automatically locks for transport.
Available in sizes from 75 to 90 feet, the Eagle boom is a strong, two-dimension truss construction supported by fast acting paralift boom height control. Individual wing tilt is standard for tilting the boom wing on headlands and over obstacles. A non-directional spring loaded breakaway system protects the boom from damage.
The new Presidio cab is designed for better operator visibility. The cab features slim corner posts, tinted safety glass with a pull-down sun visor that helps minimize glare, and a forward sloping hood that enhances the field view of the road when the sprayer is in transport.
The Presidio has a 173.5-hp. 6 cylinder Deutz TCD2012 engine that is turbo charged, water cooled, has common rail fuel injection, and is Tier 3 compliant. Four-wheel drive, 3-speed hydrostatic transmission with cruise control is standard. The engine, transmission, and cruise combine to provide power, efficiency, and smooth control of forward speed.
The base price of a Presidio 2700 with a 90-foot Eagle boom is $219,500.