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Ag Leader and HARDI Introduce HC 9500

AMES, IOWA, April 11, 2011 – Today industry
groundbreakers Ag Leader Technology, Inc., and global sprayer specialist HARDI
INTERNATIONAL A/S announced a cooperative effort to bring greater performance,
productivity and profitability to the market with the introduction of the HC
9500 controller, a customized display available on select HARDI ISOBUS


“This collaboration brings together highly popular
Ag Leader precision agriculture innovation with advanced sprayer features and
the performance growers have come to expect from HARDI, a world leader in
spraying technology,” said Ag Leader Product Manager John Howard. “This joint
effort builds on the strengths of both companies and ultimately provides
growers with strong year-round precision farming solutions and cutting-edge


In addition to complete incorporation with HARDI’s
signature i-Features, the HC 9500 controller provides growers with a powerful,
full-featured precision farming tool for guidance, data logging, application
report generation, automated steering and more. 
The HC 9500 also offers compatibility with the ISO 11783 (ISOBUS)
Virtual Terminal Standard and the NORAC UC5™ boom
height control system support. The HC 9500 controller will be available on
specific products from late 2011.


“At HARDI, our mission is to continue
to develop global solutions for our customers through intelligent, automated
sprayer features that create operational efficiencies and increase their profit
HARDI Product Manager Christoph Schulze Stentrop.   “That’s why Ag Leader is a natural choice
for us to partner with in integrating the control of advanced and complex
spraying processes into a display that brings the benefits of precision
technology to our customers.”



HARDI was founded more than 50 years ago in Denmark
and todays product offer to our customers is a full product range of sprayers
from 1½ liter up to 10,000 liter – hand-operated, amenity, mist blowers, lift
mounted, trailed and self-propelled sprayers.


In 2007, the company joined EXEL Industries,
which is the World leader in spraying technology. EXEL Industries is present in
the three major spraying areas: Industry (spray guns and other application
equipment for liquid, viscous or powder products), Consumers (hand operated sprayers
for gardening) and Agriculture (field, orchard and vineyard sprayers). For more
information, visit



Ag Leader Technology

Ag Leader Technology, Inc. is a pioneer and
recognized technology innovator of precision agriculture hardware and software.
Located in Ames, Iowa, the company manufactures and markets industry leading
precision farming technology designed to help growers make smart, profitable
business decisions. Founded in 1992, the company has achieved consistent growth
and expansion by providing value-based products that help growers and Ag
professionals achieve and maintain a successful operation. For more
information, visit

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