Product News - New HARDI HC8500 Controller1 July 2013
New HARDI HC 8500 Controller - “Touch the Future”
At the UK Cereals Show June 2013, HARDI launched the HC 8500 controller - a new ISOBUS Virtual Terminal.
The complete integration of all important information on one work screen is an important criterion. Farmers want to see all sprayer information at a glance and also guidance and boom management information without having to change the work screen.
The HC 8500 has an 8.4” colour touch screen display with a screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels and offers compatibility with the ISO 11783 (ISOBUS) Virtual Terminal Standard.
The operation is identical with the known bigger HARDI HC 9500 terminal. Some farmers have the demand for a smaller display, especially when they will use a second terminal in the cabin.
Besides the known intelligent HARDI features as AutoWash, the HC8500 controller provides growers a powerful, full-featured precision farming tool for guidance, data logging, automated steering and more.
To make the complex sprayer operation easier, the proven HARDI GRIP will be delivered with the sprayer so all primary spray functions, such as ON/OFF and section switches as well as the hydraulic operation can easily and safely take place by means of a joystick. Also a SetBox will be used to operate sprayer specific equipment as TWIN air assistants or SafeTrack steering directly.
All sprayer functions will be controlled by ISOBUS functionality; also AutoHeight and AutoSectionControl are integrated. Further, the HC8500 is able to control the AutoSteer functions. The automatic section control is following the defined task controller function of the ISOBUS standard.
The HC 8500 controller will be available as controller on MASTER, NAVIGATOR and COMMANDER sprayers from the fall 2013.
HARDI INTERNATIONAL A/S