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Househam promotes Phil James to Engineering and Quality director

We’re excited to announce the promotion of Phil James, our engineering manager. Phil will now be Househam’s engineering and quality director, leading the whole engineering department and in charge of business improvements.

Based at our Woodhall Spa HQ, Phil only joined Househam in 2017, but has made a significant impact in the short time he has been here.

Phil has started his new position at an exciting time for Househam, with the launch of our new ‘operator-inspired’ self-propelled sprayer the HARRIER. Designed and built in Lincolnshire, the HARRIER is the latest addition to the Househam range.

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.

Phil’s appointment coincides with the recent completion of phase one of our factory expansion which has doubled our production capacity. Phase two is now planned for completion by the end of 2018.

“Phil’s promotion is fantastic news for the company. He’s been a valuable asset since he joined the team, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Househam as he progresses. His appointment comes at the same time as the launch of the HARRIER and he has some exciting ideas for the future.”
Rob Willey, managing director, Househam

 

Good Neighbour Initiative: Spraying Responsibly in Residential Areas

Spraying Responsibly in Residential Areas

The NFU has produced a new guide as part of the Good Neighbour Initiative to help sprayer operators meet legal requirements and build good relationships with neighbours when using pesticides.

The guide, which was produced in conjunction with a range of partners including the AEA, NSTS and Voluntary Initiative, is designed to help sprayer operators adhere to legal requirements as set out in the Code of Practice for using Plant Protection Products as well as other guidance on the Health and Safety Executive website.

It gives specific guidance on the legal requirements when spraying near residential areas, footpaths and public access areas as well as some top tips for avoiding drift. The guide also highlights some extra steps that sprayers operators can take to help build good relationships with neighbours, bystanders and the general public when carrying out spraying operations.

A double-sided information sheet has also been produced to give to concerned neighbours. The sheet answers some of the most common questions around pesticide use and will be a useful hand-out for operators when building relationships with concerned individuals. PDF versions can be downloaded by clicking on the links below. Hard copies of the guide are available by contacting AEA directly.

Guide for Sprayer Operators

Information Sheet for Neighbours

 

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

For more details visit househamsprayers.co.uk.