COMMANDER

Type

Trailed

Tank Capacity

6500 / 8500 / 10000 l

Boom Width

30 - 48.5 m

Boom Types

FORCE, TERRA FORCE, PARAGON

COMMANDER

Type

Trailed

Tank Capacity

6500 / 8500 / 10000 l

Boom Width

30 - 48.5 m

Boom Types

FORCE, TERRA FORCE, PARAGON

Design and construction

The COMMANDER chassis is welded from high tensile steel here in Australia, ensuring exceptional strength and relatively low weight.

The unique design of the axle and frame ensures excellent crop clearance. No brake rods or steering components are lower than the axle. This  gives COMMANDER the lowest possible centre of gravity without compromising clearance under the sprayer.

All cabling, wires and hoses are mapped for each model. Routing is primarily made in cable trays, and these trays are designed so that wires and cable hoses are kept separate from hoses which might move as pressure is added and relieved.

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Service area

Easy tank inspection
The main tank lid is located close to the steel access platform at the front of the sprayer, to allow safe and easy inspection of the tank. The tank design gives the operator excellent visibility of both the sides and the bottom of the tank.

COMMANDER 5500 and 7000 have an integrated footstep and a safety handle built into the inspection platform. A fold-down ladder is also installed for ease of access.

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SafeTrack

The HARDI SafeTrack is available as an option on the COMMANDER. This revolutionary design merges the benefits of traditional systems into one high performance tracking solution, so that there is no need to choose between a tight turning radius and good stability.

With SafeTrack, wheel track widths down to 1500 mm on a 300 mm wide tyre are possible. This can be done without safely, and with compromising the sprayer's manoeuverabiity. 

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Axles, brakes and crop protection

Excellent crop clearance
The axles and brake system is designed so that no components, like brake arms or cylinders, are lower than the main axle.

Underbelly protection
An underbelly crop protection shield is also built in as standard. This shield protects cables and hoses on the sprayer, and protects the crop from catching on corners or edges under the sprayer.

The shield can be is easily removed to gain access for service.

 

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Hydraulic suspension

Powerful hydraulic cylinders absorb driving loads instead of transferring them to the boom and tractor. This ensures operator comfort and good application at high speeds. Compact suspension system permits track width down to 1.5 m, with tyres up to 300 mm wide.

These hydraulics are adjusted to the tank and boom configuration at the factory, to give the optimum ride without compromising clearance under the sprayer.

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ParaLift

The HARDI ParaLift ensures high clearance above any crops
The long lift arms allow for very flexible height adjustment, the boom can be adjusted from 40 cm to 220 cm, depending on sprayer wheel combination.

The 100 cm width between attachment points makes attachment of the boom very stable.

TWIN FORCE, DELTA FORCE and TERRA FORCE booms have no built-in suspension, so each ParaLift cylinder is connected to an accumulator with a preloaded pressure to suit the boom's weight.

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Main tank

The COMMANDER's main tank is designed to be much wider at the bottom than the top, to keep the centre of gravity as low as possible. The tank floor is also sloped so liquid moves forward as the tank is emptied, helping to maintain weight over the drawbar. 

This all helps to keep the sprayer stable and ensure the tractor has good traction, even when spraying up slopes with a near-empty tank.

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RinseTank

A 500 litre rinse tank is built into all COMMANDER models, to provide plenty of clean water for washing the sprayer inside and out. 

Because the rinse tank is typically the last tank to be emptied, it is located over the sprayer's main axle to preserve the centre of gravity and stability. 

A 1"  filling point is built into the WorkZone and a level indicator is located on the front of the sprayer to help with managing water levels through the various cleaning stages. 

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