Hardi Commander

Type Trailed

Tank Capacity 6500 / 8500 / 10000 l

Boom Width 30 – 48.5 m

Boom Types FORCE, TERRA FORCE, PARAGON

Maximum capacity

With up to 10,000 litre capacity, ISOBUS, AutoSection, precise rate control, and many more features, COMMANDER delivers unbeatable performance and productivity.

Excellent suspension gives unsurpassed boom stability, with steel and PARAGON Aluminium options from 30 m through to an acre-eating 48.5 m on 8500 and 10000 litre models.

Well-proven and popular, COMMANDER is built around intelligent control technology and convenient operation, to deliver precise chemical application for hectare after hectare and year after year.

*Always confirm model specifications & pricing with a Gendore Product & Sales Specialist
Hardi Commander

Overview

  • Brilliant boom choices

    The COMMANDER range converts capacity into productivity with a choice of wide, high-performing HARDI booms. For width without weight, COMMANDER will mount HARDI PARAGON Aluminium booms from 36.5 m to 42.5 m and, and our largest 48.5 m boom on COMMANDER 8500 or 10000 models. Strong, rigid steel booms are available in widths from 30 m to 36 m (FORCE) and 36 m to 42 m TERRAFORCE. Or, for the ultimate in weather-defying drift control, COMMANDER is also compatible with HARDI's remarkable TWIN air spraying system.

  • Your preferred controller

    With full ISOBUS compatibility built in at the factory, COMMANDER is ready for your choice of spray computer and control system. The HARDI HC 9600 combines performance and precision in a tough 12.1" colour touchscreen, or the HC 8600 offers similar features on an 8.4" screen. Both take care of guidance mapping, steering, autosection, application rate, boom height, auto wash, and more. Secondary functions such as pressure, auto rate, foam marker, boom fold, etc, can be managed via the push-button HC 6400 SetBox.

  • More accurate application

    COMMANDER uses the DynamicFluid4 pressure management system, which is able to measure changes in the system and proactively adjust fluid pressure to demand. DynamicFluid4 can be partnered with the robust HC 5500 controller, to provide accurate rate control without using onboard JobCom. ActivAir nozzle ON/OFF switching is also available for instant, drip free nozzle control. The system allows fluid pressure to be maintained in the boom when the nozzles are off, so accurate spraying begins as soon as the nozzle is activated - perfect for AutoSection switching and starting runs out of headlands.

  • Simple, logical systems

    COMMANDER has a simple, logical fluid system and a centralized WorkZone, making it very easy to set up, clean and maintain. The WorkZone is managed with just two taps and a SmartValve pressure selector, conveniently co-located with the filling point, filters, hand rinse tank and other vital functions. There is a single bank of grease nipple for the entire sprayer, a safety locker, and a convenient steel work platform at the front of the sprayer.

    Specifications

    • Specifications

      Tank, litres

      6500

      8500

      10 000

      Pumps, type – l/min

      464 – 334

      464 – 334

      464 – 334

      Booms, m

      FORCE 30, 32, 33, 36

      FORCE 30 – 36

      FORCE 30 – 36

      Booms, m

      TERRA FORCE 36, 38, 40, 42

      TERRA FORCE 36 – 42

      TERRA FORCE 36 – 42

      Booms, m

      B3 (Aluminium) 32.5, 36.5,

      38.5

      40.5

      42.5 48.5″

      B3 (Aluminium) 32.5 – 48.5

      RinseTank

      730

      730

      730

      Total height (TERRA FORCE), m

      3.65

      3.65

      3.65

      Total length (TERRA FORCE), m

      8.35

      8.85

      8.85

      Length draw to axle, m

      5.50

      6.05

      6.05

      Turning radius SafeTrack, m

      6.20

      9.00

      9.00

      Track width, m

      2.20 – 3.00

      2.20 – 3.00

      2.20 – 3.00

      Width (TERRA FORCE), m

      3.50

      3.50

      3.50

      Clearance, m

      0.795

      0.795

      0.795

      Weight on drawbar (empty), kg

      1565

      1134

      1145

      Weight on axle (empty), kg

      5534

      6226

      6255

      Weight total (empty), kg

      6899

      7360

      7400

      Weight total (empty tank), kg

      6899

      7360

      7400

      Suspension

      Hydraulic

      Hydraulic

      Hydraulic

      Suspended drawbar

      Standard

      Standard

      Standard tyre

      520/85 R42

      520/85 R42

      710/70 R42

      Tyre options

      620/70 R42

      620/70 R42

      620/70 R42

      650/70 R42″

    Chassis

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

      WorkZone

      • SmartValve

        All primary functions needed to operate the sprayer for filling and cleaning have been combined into two large pump control handles in the centre of the WorkZone. These logically placed handles and their easy-to-read colour-coded icons make the system very easy to understand and operate. The SmartValve system greatly reduces start-up and clean-up time when operating COMMANDER.

      • Pump

        COMMANDER features HARDI's new and improved 464 model diaphragm pump. A redesigned cylinder head reduces pressure drops by improving flow in the diaphragm tops. • Self-priming • Able to run dry without damage • Easy to service • Grease-lubricated crankcase For easier service there are new integrated lifting hooks and the greasing points for the front and rear bearings have been moved to the front of the pump. The cast conrod support ring has also been redesigned to improve durability. Most obviously, new black covers protect the pump from mud and water.

      • EasyClean filter

        The EasyClean filter is a high capacity suction filter. The condition of the filter can be constantly monitored via a SafeSpray vacuum gauge. This ensures that the filter is only cleaned as needed. Simply twisting the lid through 90° will simultaneously close the inlet valve and open the filter for inspection.

      • CycloneFilter

        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.

      • TurboFiller

        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. A spring-loaded bracket lowers the TurboFiller to a convenient height for filling. It then lifts back up against the side of the COMMANDER for spraying.

        Electronics

        Booms