Designed to meet the need for a simple and reliable sprayer, RANGER’s success has been proven around the world since it was introduced in 2007.
The small, compact trailed sprayer has consistently lead its class by combining a wide rnage of features with easy operation and maintenance.
Intelligent tank and frame design deliver strength and stability, while quality components ensure high performance and ultimate durability. A wide choice of booms means the sprayer can be set up for almost any type of operation.
Self Steer is a simple mechanical steering system with low maintenance and no operation or setting required by the operator during the spray job.
The system is coupled to the tractor’s 3-point hitch and gives better tracking on headland.
Self Steer can also be equipped with slope correction, which is manually operated directly from the tractor’s hydraulics to help Self Steer stay in the tramline in hilly conditions.
HC 5500 Controller
The HC 5500 is a versatile spray computer that supports multiple connections, data inputs, sprayer functions and control to make spraying easier, safer and more precise.
The LogicMenu makes it easy to get vital information quickly, and adjust the spray rate on the move.
The HC 5500 can also be integrated with a HARDI SprayBox III to add fingertip control of functions like spray pressure, boom section activation and more.
Easy, efficient work zone
The RANGER work zone gathers all of the sprayer’s primary functions into easy-to-reach positions. Everything needed to operate the sprayer is located in the one area, with a clear and logical layout.
The pump manifold system is used to switch between operating features such as tank rinse, tank flushing nozzle and TurboFiller.
Boom choices from 12 m to 24 m
RANGER can be equipped with a range of robust steel HARDI booms, to provide an ideal spraying solution for everything from small row crop plots to large, uneven paddocks.
- HYS – simple 12 m steel boom with hydraulic folding action.
- FALCON – strong, light, two-dimensional steel boom with coil spring boom suspension, available in 12.4 m, 14 m, 15 m, and 16.5 m widths.
- EAGLE – Rugged, wide booms with coil spring self-stabilizing trapeze suspension for years of relaible service. Available in 18 m, 20 m, and 21 m widths.
- TWINSTREAM – HARDI’s unique air-assisted boom system from 20 m to 24 m, offering unrivalled plant coverage and drift control in a wide range of weather conditions.
The RANGER chassis is built from high tensile steel to give it exceptional strength with relatively low weight. The design also gives the sprayer the lowest-possible centre of gravity, without compromising clearance.
The unique arrangement of the axle and frame ensures excellent crop clearance. The drawbar on the tractor and the axle on the sprayer will always be the lowest points on the sprayer.
Overall, the chassis is built to last under the most difficult conditions.
Axle & wheels
The RANGER axle is easily adjustable in 5 cm steps so that it will fit in with almost any row spacings. Simple loosen the spacing bolts and move them to the appropriate position.
70 cm crop clearance
The underside of the sprayer is free from portrusions and sharp angles that could damage crops. Clearance from axle to the ground, with standard tyres, is 70 cm.
For safer towing on hilly ground and public roads, RANGER is available with 4 different brake options.
Be aware that the road transport laws of the different markets must be followed.
Wherever brakes are required to meet local regualtions, hydraulic brakes without a handbrake is a competitive solution.
For sprayers that will only be used on flat farmland, having no brakes is also an option.
Along with the logical, central arrangement of all filling and cleaning controls, RANGER is designed with safe, easy operation in mind.
The main tank lid is placed very close to the forward inspection platform to allow for easy internal inspections. This and the shape of the tank provides a clear view all around the tank’s sides and floor.
The inspection platform itself is placed as low as possible, to make access easy. There is also a strong steel hand rail for safety and convenience.
The main tank is much wider at the bottom than the top, to give the sprayer a low centre of gravity especially when full. A sloping floor also moves fluid forward as the tank is emptied, to kep weight on the drawbar.
This helps to manage the tractor’s balance and traction, even when going up slopes, and ensure excellent agitation towards the sump.
The tank will drain to completely empty, even on slopes of 10 degrees up or down. Draining the tank can be done by pulling a cord, located at the top of the tank for safety.
Agitation is performed by an adjustable-pressure system, so the operator can enure proper chemical mixing without foaming.
An optional 19 l Clean Water Tank, placed by the work zone, provides a source of water for rinsing off gloves and washing contaminated tools.
The RANGER can be equipped with a complete rinsing system, built around a 250 litre Rinse Tank, to help ensure a fast, safe and easy transition between different chemicals.
This system can be used to flush the the control unit, pump, filters and boom lines after spraying, as well as the isnide of the Main Tank via the tank flush nozzle.
The Rinse Tank is placed on the rear axle for stability, and is filled from the left-hand side of the sprayer.
ParaLift boom centre
The HARDI ParaLift gives superior boom performance compared to traditional H-Frame boom mounts, and needs very little lubrication, adjustment etc.
The long lift arms allow for very flexible height adjustment, and the boom can be adjusted from 50 to 170 cm depending on the tyre and boom combination. Widely-spaced attachment points help stabilise the boom in tilt and yaw, for a much smoother ride over sloping or uneven paddocks.
The heart of the RANGER is its purpose-built HARDI 364 diaphragm pump. This simple, durable and easily-maintained pump can transfer up to 194 litres of fluid per minute. For smaller boom options and lighter use, the sprayer is also offered with the 114 l/min HARDI 1303 diaphragm pump.
Both pumps offer a range of practical benefits for agricultural use:
- Able to run dry without damage
- Easy to service
- Grease-lubricated crankcase
All primary functions needed to operate the sprayer when filling or cleaning have been built into the centrally located manifold system.
A logical layout and colour coding, together with easy-to-read icons, makes the system very easy to understand and operate.
The design greatly reduces set-up and operation times for the sprayer, and reduces the risk of operator errors.
The RANGER has an optional suction filter. Its unique HARDI S fitting makes service and maintenance quick and easy.
The HARDI CycloneFilter is a unique pressure filter that uses a high-speed circular flow for powerful self-cleaning. This ‘cyclone’ action increases the speed of the liquid against the filter screen, making the self-cleaning action much more effective.
The CycloneFilter also has a boost function allowing the filter to be flushed when needed.
The filter’s design means it can be mounted upright, reducing the risk of spills and pressure loss during inspections.
EVC with pressure relief and constant pressure
The EVC is a modular system with a positive drive motor valve for each section. The durable motors ensure long life with low maintenance.
When the section is switched to OFF, the pressure in the line to the nozzles is relieved. This results in an instant shut-off at the nozzles.
This system ensures that the spraying pressure remains constant when sections are opened or closed.
The RANGER’s pressure regulation system is based on a high capacity bypass valve, with a bleed line to ensure constant flushing. This prevents residue build-up in the valve and minimises the risk of contamination when changing between chemicals.
The pressure system includes a fail-safe feature that will enable the operator to finish the spray job and empty the main tank, should there be a pressure failure in the field.
The HARDI TurboFiller can handle large quantities of powders and liquids. Its high capacity is achieved through a combination of high vacuum and liquid rotation produced by a TurboDeflector inside the hopper.
High pressure water creates a powerful rotation inside the hopper, thoroughly mixing powder or liquid before it is sucked into the sprayer. Maximum capacity is achieved when the TurboFiller is more than half-filled with water.
HC 5500 spray computer
For more accurate spraying and convenient control from the tractor cabin, RANGER is offered with HARDI’s purpose-built HC 5500 spray computer.
The HC 5500 provides easy access to essential information about the sprayer’s status, including warnings if vital paraameters like fluid pressure or forward speed are beyond safe limits.
Large keys navigate the logic menu, and double as short-cut keys for the most-used functions.
The computer can link up to 98 different data connections to a site-specific application map or a remote sensor. Various extras, such as a tank gauge and 12V line printer can also be added.
The optional HARDI SprayBox III makes it easy to manage spray pressure and boom section activation from the tractor cab, with the reassurance of a manual override in case of electrical failure.
Seamless integration with the HC 5500 computer provides fingertip control.
The SprayBox III can be used to adjust pressure and activate boom sections on the move, while monitoring flow rates and more on the HC 5500.
EAGLE boom – 18m, 20m, 21m
EAGLE booms feature a rugged, two-dimensional steel structure with a coil spring self-stabilizing trapeze suspension. The combination ensures years of trouble free service, even in the toughest fields.
The nozzle bodies are located above and behind the boom structure for maximum protection, while non-directional spring-loaded breakaways protect the boom itself from damage.
Individual wing tilt is also available, for lifting the boom over obstacles in the field or fences when turning in headlands.
FALCON boom – 12m, 14m, 15m, 16m.
The smaller, lighter FALCON boom family delivers surprisingly smooth boom performance, even on uneven ground.
The two-dimensional steel structure is mounted on a dynamically linked coil spring centre with inertia-based boom control, giving it excellent stability and a very smooth boom ride.
As with FALCON booms, the nozzles are protected by the main boom structure.
HYS boom – 12m.
The surpringly versatile HYS boom offers a lot of convenient features in a small, strong structure.
Hydraulic folding makes the boom easy to use, and invaluable for spraying over, around or alongside obstructions – from trees and rocks to fencelines.
With both individual section folding and single side folding options, the HYS boom is a convenient and flexible solution for spraying small fields.
The ultimate in capacity, weather independence and application technology.
When growing crops, the need to spray on time is often at odds with the prevailing winds and weather conditions.
Field-proven and continuously refined over almost 40 years, the HARDI TWIN system helps overcome the weather by using a curtain of high pressure air behind the spray nozzles. The operator can control of the speed and angle of this air, to cover the target plant from top to bottom, with minimal drift.
More time to spray
Spray drift from a conventional sprayer can be so strong that the operator has to stop before having the spray job done. Efficient drift control makes it much easier to get finished.
Typically, a farmer can gain twice as many hours of spraying with the TWIN system. In studies of a typical Spring season, only 31 days were suitale for conventional spraying while 45 additional days would be viable with TWIN.
TWIN means more spray opportunities, reduced drift, reduced chemical usage, accurate placement and faster spraying speeds – for improved efficiency.
RANGER can be operated with a 12 m or 15 m TWINSTREAM boom.
Save up to 30%
Many trials have shown a better chemical efficacy using TWIN, making it possible to reduce chemical consumption by up to 30% through a growing season.
- Save up to 30% on chemicals
- Reduce drift
- Improve crop penetration
- Improve spraying economy
- Reduce water consumption
- Safely increase spraying speeds