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Stisegaard - a successful family farm

14 April 2010

Henrik Rasmussen has run the farm since 1998. A real family farm, Stisegaard has been in his wife’s family for 9 generations and now makes up their home along with 4 children, dogs and cats.

"Stisegaard is doing well and consequently I was in need of more capacity. A year and a half ago I therefore chose to replace my old HARDI MASTER sprayer with a new NAVIGATOR – my third HARDI sprayer" says Henrik Rasmussen.

 

PRODUCT DATA:
Tank size: 3000l 
Boom: DELTA 24m
Year: 2008 
Transport speed: 30 - 40 km/h 
Working speed: 7-8 km/h
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FARM DATA:
Country: Denmark 
Farm size: 270 ha 
Chemical cost pr. yr: €20.200 
ha per day: 100-120 
ha per yr: 1000 
Crops: Malt barley, Wheat for bread production, Rye for bread production, Rape, Grass seed

 

Big decisions, big help

HARDI offers many choices – and a lot of guidance too. Both my dealer and HARDI staff effectively helped me configure the right machine for my needs: IntelliTrack, suspension, hydraulic brakes, HC 5500 controller, TurboFiller and eventually also night light, which turned out to be a huge advantage for night time spraying.

 

Comfortable long hours
Long hours are just a fact of my life. So comfort is important – along with speed. Two things that usually may not combine well, but with the SmoothRide suspension system driving for hours on bad roads and in fields is not a problem. The suspension protects the sprayer and the ability to drive faster means more work done in less time. 

Downtime is not an option
Another reason for choosing HARDI is that I trust their quality and high level of service. That is a requirement, especially in the spraying season when the cost of downtime is very high. With a competent HARDI dealer close by me original spare parts are always at hand and any problem – big or small – is fixed in a heartbeat.

Maintenance is easy
"HARDI is an attractive machine. One reason is all the good features. Another is the maintenance. The simplicity of the design means that I can do much of the minor maintenance myself. Usually very quickly and that is obviously important when things are busy. Should my needs change I therefore rest assured that my NAVIGATOR will be very easy to resell or trade-in" Henrik Rasmussen concludes.

 
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