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Ohhhh what a year! But how are we moving forward!

Hi all,

Well what an 18 months it has been! But as we move into the next stage of lockdown lifting we have taken some time to reflect on the time at Househam Sprayers.

Our production team have continued to build machines and renovate preowned machines throughout the whole of the pandemic. We have launched our latest edition AirRide and Harrier with the updates to the engine canopy, Jaguar Claas Cab and the new GPS, NavGuide.

It was great to be back at Cereals 2021, with all of 2020 shows being cancelled we had not had the opportunity to see some people for over 18 months. I think I speak for all the sales team when I say that we have certainly missed the shows and being able to visit customers. We are back on the road a lot now, with several shows popping up throughout the calendar and beginning our demo tour. Today Nick and Barry are at Driffield Show, pop by and say Hi!

With a big office and production space we have been able to allow the team to work flexibly, working some days in the office and some days at home. Many of us found enjoy working in the office, missing the interaction and fish and chip Fridays, although others enjoyed the flexibility to work from home. Was because you can wear pjs all day at home?

We have welcomed new faces to the team, seen internal promotions and enabled our team to all individually grow by offering training opportunities. Many of us now doubly jabbed those customer facing or out of personal choice are testing regularly. We are excited to move forward and have lots of things to show you further down the line.

As a company, we have decided to keep the Covid-19 measures in place, so please social distance, use hand sanitizer and wear a mask if you wish to, when visiting our stores or a visit.  

I wonder what the next 18 months will bring, for now though keep safe!

Liv

Marketing

HOUSEHAM UPGRADES AIRRIDE AND HARRIER

Househam‘s AirRide and Harrier self-propelled sprayers are now being fitted with a state-of-the-art X10 cab from Claas that brings in new levels of refinement and operator comfort.

This replaces the current Excalibur unit, which was built by ABT, offering more space, a higher-spec interior and better visibility. Views to the boom have been improved in particular, with large, sweeping corner windows and a redesigned engine canopy with chamfered corners.

Standard features of the X10 include automatic air conditioning, a Bluetooth radio, three-way tilting steering column and adjustable sun blinds on all windows. There’s also a larger buddy seat with a 27-litre fridge housed underneath.

All of the vehicle and boom controls have been integrated into the cab’s original controls for a seamless operator experience, without the need to add additional switchgear.

Entry-level AirRide models will have a simpler interior spec with air-suspended cloth seat, while Harriers get a high-back leather version with climate control and heating. This will be available as an upgrade on all models though.

On both sprayers, Househam’s engineers have redesigned the mirrors to improve access, fitted LED work lights and installed a hydraulic-folding ladder with a controller integrated into the park brake. An illuminated pressure gauge has also been included, for clearer visibility when working at night.

Sprayer functions and vehicle readouts are housed in the latest high-spec TMC V6 Terminal, which is setup for auto section control (ANC) and auto nozzle select (ANS) as standard.

This has improved graphics and the option of NavGuide mapping software, which uses less processor memory than the FieldMaster system it replaces. The result is considerably faster operation when using additional functions such as individual nozzle control. The NavGuide system is compatible with most GPS setups and has the ability to import a variety of maps to suit different applications, such as variable rate application.

AirRide updates
  • AirRide sprayers can now be specified with four- or six-cylinder Stage 5 Mercedes engines with power outputs ranging from 170hp to 240hp.
  • The 170hp option is a single-turbo four-cylinder, the 228hp version uses the same block with twin turbos and the 240hp version is a six-cylinder with single turbo.
  • These power a hydrostatic motor that drive Poclain wheel motors on AirRide 3000 and 3500 models and heavier-duty Sauer Danfoss units on all larger versions. However, buyers do have the option to upgrade the smaller models.
  • Tank options range from 3,000-litres to 6,000-litres and there’s a choice of 24m 28m or 30m booms.
  • Unladen weight is from 6,700kg and ground clearance is 1.1m, with the option of increasing this to 1.7m.
Harrier updates
  • Harrier models now come with a six-cylinder 240hp Mercedes engine as standard and heavy-duty Sauer Danfoss wheel motors.
  • Spray packs are integrated into the chassis and come with the option of 4,000 to 6,000-litre tanks and boom options up to 36m. Unladen weight is from 8,500kg and ground clearance is 1.1m.
  • On farm prices for the updated models start at £150,000 for an AirRide 3000 with 24m boom and £178,750 for a 4,000-litre Harrier with 24m boom. 

For further information and images, please contact:

Olivia Tant or Nick Snowden
Tel: 01400 276 050
Email: [email protected]

About Househam

Since 1970, Househam has been creating innovative new crop spraying systems incorporating ground-breaking new technology. All Househam sprayers are designed and built in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire and the current range includes the Spirit, AirRide, Harrier and Predator.

Househam also has a UK-based global parts operation carrying a comprehensive range of spares, with over 24,000 line items in stock.

The New NavGuide!

Introducing NavGuide: the new, improved and bespoke GPS mapping software for Househam Sprayers. With improved graphics and enhanced features, it incorporates GPS Automatic Section Control (ASC) and AB line tracking with a variety of guidance line settings. NavGuide has the ability to import a variety of maps (.shp, .shx and .dbf file) from different applications and is capable of collecting an ‘As Applied’ map that reflects the rate applied by the sprayer. NavGuide offers the opportunity to export both a Google Earth (KML) file and PDF report that include guidance lines, boundaries and maps of the coverage, so users can be reassured the job has been done correctly. With an operator friendly screen it provides the flexibility for each individual to make it their own, supporting multiple boom lengths, section layouts and the ability to manually override working widths.
Going forward, NavGuide has been introduced as an option on all of our new Air Ride, Harrier and Predator machines and a retrofit solution is available for all machines currently in the field.
Tried and tested extensively on our machines already, here is what some of our customers had to say about the NavGuide:
‘It’s simple to use, clean and with the reports gives you peace of mind. As a contractor the clear reports are incredibly useful to give back to customers so I can show them all the info they need regarding each field.’
Another says ‘visually it works a treat, nice having all the advanced features along the bottom, making it clear and easy to read. It’s easy to use, works really well and it is definitely making my days easier and the whole machine more efficient!’

Speak to our sales team about a new machine: 01400 276050 or to retro-fit NavGuide call 01400 276040

 

NITRASOL LIQUID FERTILISERS AND HOUSEHAM SPRAYERS LAUNCH UK PARTNERSHIP

UK sprayer manufacturer Househam and Nitrasol liquid fertilisers (the brand name of Brineflow Limited) have today launched a UK partnership focusing on pulling together a complete liquid fertiliser system from purchasing to application.

Househam Sprayers, based in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, is at the forefront of British innovation for agricultural machinery. Managing Director Robert Willey said: “We sell our sprayers across the world but the UK farmer is our priority and being able to pull on the experience of Brineflow to complete the service can only be good news for our farming customers.”

The agricultural industry relies on specialist businesses to help make UK farmers more productive and information sharing is key to running a profitable business. Rob Buck, UK Commercial Manager for Brineflow, approached Househam to form a service whereby a farmer can arrange liquid fertiliser tanks, purchase a sprayer and obtain information on application all the way to the nozzle.

Mr Buck said: “The importance of working with a company like Househam is clear and the benefits are compelling for any farmer looking to change to a liquid system. There is a huge amount of knowledge and expertise between the two companies that can really make the difference to a farming business.”

Nitrasol liquid fertilisers distributes liquid fertiliser nationally from its new facility in Great Yarmouth, built to the highest environmental standards. The company is currently building its second plant in Sunderland opening in 2021, creating over 50,000t of dockside tank storage facilities serviced by dedicated ship-to-shore pipelines, giving plenty of capacity to easily meet peak seasonal demands nationally.

Jonathan Duke farms 1000ha of arable crops in North Essex and currently uses a Househam Air Ride 4000 sprayer. He has been so happy with the equipment he has ordered an upgraded Harrier 4000 for delivery later this year as part of his precision farming approach. Mr Duke demands high quality and reliable products for his business and therefore purchases Nitrasol liquid fertiliser from Brineflow.

He said: “There is a gap between fertiliser manufacturers and sprayer manufacturers so having them working together is really helpful to me. Both Brineflow and Househam are superb in their field, so I am really looking forward to seeing how things progress.”

Mr Duke purchases over 500t of liquid fertiliser per year, which is applied through his Househam sprayer, so he needs reliable service from both businesses when running at full tilt in peak season.

Ian Ferris, Commercial Director at Brineflow, said: “The arrangement makes complete sense. 100% of our customers are potential customers for Househam and working with a great UK sprayer manufacturer helps both businesses to innovate and add value to the customer, whilst addressing any knowledge gaps that can exist without collaboration.”

Househam and Brineflow will be working together on various projects in the future, such as back British farming campaigns and working with automation businesses, increasing value for UK farmers among others.

 

Contacts:

Rob Buck – UK commercial manager, Brineflow

[email protected]

07775 300400

01493 809827

 

Ian Ferris – UK commercial director, Brineflow

[email protected]

07557 200800

01493 809820

 

Brineflow is a responsible and independent producer of high quality liquid fertilisers. It is owned and operated by a team with 60 years’ experience in UK fertiliser production and with a 30-year proven track record in the manufacture and distribution of liquid fertiliser for UK farmers.

 

Robert Willey – Managing Director, Househam Sprayers

[email protected]

01400 276001

 

Olivia Tant – Marketing, Househam Sprayers

[email protected]

01400 276059

 

Househam Sprayers have been building bespoke machines for over 50 years. Now producing four machines – Harrier, Air Ride, Predator and Spirit – we are a leading independent manufacturer and supplier of crop sprayers, actively working to bring our British-built and high quality machines to customers around the world.