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AIR-RIDE stars on BBC Countryfile

Countryfile Air-Ride

Househam puts in a star turn

One of our Lincolnshire customers appeared on BBC One’s Countryfile show last weekend along with their trusty Househam AIR-RIDE self-propelled sprayer. Colin Chappell was talking to regular presenter Tom Heap about some of the many challenges facing farmers right now, and how they can be overcome.

The AIR-RIDE was put through its paces on the small screen too, as you can see:

Watch the clip in full here

Househam launches new operator-inspired HARRIER at Cereals 2018

Househam Cereals 2018

Househam Cereals 2018

British sprayer manufacturer Househam will be launching its new ‘operator-inspired’ self-propelled sprayer the HARRIER, at Cereals 2018.

Designed and built directly from operator feedback, the HARRIER is the latest addition to the Househam range, all built in Lincolnshire, replacing the popular, six-year-old MERLIN.

It will be on display in the Syngenta Sprays and Sprayers Arena at Cereals 2018 near Duxford in the morning of June 13th, and will be launched officially on stand 800 at 11am.

The ‘next generation’ machine comes fitted with Househam’s trademark Total Machine Control (TMC) V3 and FieldMaster GPS advanced on-board operating system, delivering what its makers believe to be the most efficient and precise sprayer application in its class.

Robert Willey, managing director of Househam, said: “We’re extremely proud to be launching the HARRIER to our customers at Cereals. The HARRIER has been built in direct response to feedback from operators and has been developed by the people who use it every day. It’s our next generation sprayer, made in Britain, and we’ve placed performance, efficiency, comfort and reliability at the heart of a world-leading design.”

Weighing as little as 8,500kg unladen*, the HARRIER has an advanced, single piece chassis fitted with front and rear A-frame axles for optimised weight distribution.

With a twin or triple-fold boom and high capacity tank of either 4,000, 5,000 or 6,000-litres, it’s built with a Tier-4, six-cylinder engine that delivers 240 hp.

The fully-enclosed, side-mounted spray tank system has been entirely re-engineered with minimum pipework for ease of maintenance, drawing from the sump for added ease of use.

While its Category 4, ROPS-approved Excalibur cab provides maximum visibility and a quieter, more comfortable operating environment for all-day field work.

The HARRIER comes with a range of technologies designed to maximise application accuracy and productivity, including Househam’s Auto Nozzle Select (ANS) system for a constant, accurate application, Househam’s automatic hands-free steering Spray Pilot system and the Househam Intelligent Transmission System (HITS) to regulate maximum speed on and off road.

Additional features include 1m unobstructed underbody clearance to minimise crop damage and a high-capacity, 300-litre fuel tank.

It has Househam’s most advanced on-board operating systems built-in, combining its TMC V3 and FieldMaster GPS systems. Operators can control a whole range of functions from one easy-to-use touchscreen console, including application rate control, engine management, diagnostics, hydrostatic drive control, field mapping and auto-section control.

It also comes with built-in warnings, fault detection and automatic service reminders as standard.

The HARRIER comes with twin fold or triple fold boom, from 24m up to 36m, as well as fully variable geometry boom leveling, self-levelling suspension and an air ride load sensing suspension system.

Soil compaction is kept to a minimum thanks to the HARRIER’s perfectly balanced weight distribution between the front and rear axles.

HARRIER technical specifications:

  • High capacity spray tank capacity 4000, 5000 or 6000 litres
  • Dry weight from 8,500kg*
  • Total Machine Control (TMC) with integrated FieldMaster GPS mapping system
  • Twin fold or triple fold boom system: 24,30,32,36m
  • MTU 6R1000 240hp Tier 4, six-cylinder engine
  • 300 litre fuel tank
  • 1m unobstructed underbody clearance

*Depending on model specifications

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Househam to bring new sprayer technology to Cereals 2018

We’ll be at Cereals 2018 with our strongest ever range of

self-propelled sprayers.


Here’s what you can see at the show. The Househam team will be demonstrating our full range of UK-engineered machines at the show at Chrishall Grange, near Duxford, on June 13th-14th, including working demonstrations in the sprays and sprayer arena and special announcements on the day.

On stand 800 this year, We will be displaying the 230 hp model of the PREDATOR with 5,000-litre, stainless steel spray tank and 36-metre, tri-fold boom. Launched last year and weighing just 10,440kg unladen, it’s lighter than other sprayers in its class while still using the latest large wheel and tyre technology to reduce ground pressure.

“We’ve been exhibiting at Cereals for years – there’s no better event in the farming calendar and it’s a must for any agricultural business. By having our full range of sprayers on show we can demonstrate our different models, all suitable for different types of farms but each with the trademark expertise and innovation that our customers have come to expect.”
Robert Willey, managing director, Househam Sprayers

Also on show will be our recently updated SPIRIT, the popular lightweight machine in its class. Our latest innovations include level 4 filtration system in the cab, Individual Nozzle Control (INC), Auto Nozzle Select (ANS) and Househam’s Total Machine Control (TMC) V5 Controller with FieldMaster GPS mapping and guidance, available subject to model specifications.

“We’ll be there for 2018 with our latest self-propelled sprayers, demonstrating in the arena to show farmers the technology and efficiency of our future-proofed machinery that’s designed and built in Lincolnshire. We’re exciting to be sharing our newest machinery with Cereals visitors before anyone else.”
Robert Willey, managing director, Househam Sprayers

Click here to arrange to meet our export and technical team at the show

Farmers Guardian test-drives the Predator

The machinery experts at Farmers Guardian have put the Predator through its paces for their latest first drive feature

The full field test was the most in-depth demo we’ve done yet. Published last week, the article reviewed how the Predator performed in all of the areas where sprayer operators need reliability and performance. Launched last year, the Predator is the largest, most advanced machine in the Househam range and, as the feature says, “will appeal to the most tech-savvy operators”

“We have developed the Predator as a top-spec self-propelled with a very high level of standard specification, and a price tag which starts below £200,000 for a 4,000-litre/24m version. This simplifies the buying process and streamlines production. If we are not building bespoke models with individual specifications, we can reduce build times, increase our production and shorten delivery times. We have developed Predator so it treads lightly – it weighs about 10t un-laden,” he says. “That means a generous reduction in ground pressure for a sprayer of this size and capacity.”

Toby Corsan, product manager, Househam Sprayers speaking to Farmers Guardian

Read the full article here