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Cereals 2024

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Come by the stand, meet with the team and enjoy some refreshments, have a traditional Househam sausage roll and check out our range of self-propelled crop sprayers – new and preowned. Watch the machines on display in the Syngenta Sprays & Sprayers Arena.

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Celebrating 20 Years of the Air-Ride!

Househam’s Air-Ride is celebrating its 20th anniversary, after initial production began back in March 2002.

Since the late 1980s, Househam has been designing and manufacturing machines to help farmers profit from precision-sprayed, healthier crops. Over this period, the trust in our cutting-edge British-engineered sprayers has rewarded farmers and their employees many times over. We understand the challenges farmers, land managers, estate managers, contractors and workers face in growing yields with growing input costs. Every year we’ve developed and improved our machines based on feedback from you, our customers and 2023 will be no exception.

Shipped worldwide, the Air-Ride is Househam Sprayers’ best-selling product, which shows just how far the machine has come in the last 20 years. Owners still see the Air-Ride, and its big brother the Harrier, as the solution to reducing costs and waste as well as improving sustainable farming methods, with the added benefit of downloadable data for precise farming. The advanced technology has kept pace with the demands and challenges of modern farming, with each upgrade benefitting farmers and their workers.

The latest model offers a range of features including ground clearance up to 1.7m and track width up to 3.7m which significantly reduces the chance of crop damage, while the under 7m turning circle ensures exceptional manoeuvrability. Most recently the cab has been upgraded to a state-of-the-art X10 cab from Claas that brings in new levels of refinement and operator comfort.

Every machine is tailor made to suit your land, crop regime and climate so that you and your team can deal with everything nature has to throw at you! Options include the Househam Intelligent Transmission System (HITS), NavGuide Auto Section Control, Spray Pilot Auto Steer, Househam Boom Levelling, Individual Nozzle Control (INC), Automatic Nozzle Select (ANS) and turn compensation. There is also a choice of tank sizes (from 3,000l up to 6,000l) and boom widths (from 24m up to 36m).

Whatever your requirement, the 2023 technology in the Air-Ride will equip your farm for the future. As a Househam customer, you will also have over 20 years of knowledge and experience at your fingertips and the added peace of mind that our expert team are only a phone call away.

Pre-owned Air-Ride sprayers like this one are also available to buy. Each pre-owned machine goes through a comprehensive service and inspection and also comes with a pre-owned approved warranty.

To find out more about our machines call 01400 276030 for sales and demos or email info@househamsprayers.com to request a brochure.

New Appointment at Househam to Drive Sales in Scotland

In a drive to expand further into Scotland, we have appointed a new area sales manager based in Dundee.  

Tom Bannon has joined us following many years working in agricultural machinery sales and farming both in the UK and abroad.  

Tom Bannon new area sales manager for ScotlandMost recently he worked for Hamilton Ross Group in Perth and prior to this as a self-propelled crop sprayer operator on a large estate in Scotland, as well as in Australia and New Zealand.  

Explaining why he decided to work for Househam, Tom said he was impressed by the team’s commitment and passion for what they do. 

“The engineers are very enthusiastic and speak highly of the company – they take a lot of pride in their work, and this translates through to the product,” he said.   

“When they put so much effort into building the machines it gives you the confidence to go out and sell them.” 

Having driven many different brands Tom says he has a unique insight into the pros and cons of each brand and what makes Househam so unique.  

“Househam Sprayers offer a very well-equipped base machine, but they can also tailor-make them to meet the customer’s requirements,” said Tom. 

“If you want something in particular, they can design and build it which is great as everyone farms differently.” 

Although we have always sold machines to farmers and contractors in Scotland this is the first time we’ve had a dedicated area sales manager. Our team is also currently in talks with service partners covering the whole of Scotland to provide back-up and carry out any required warranty work.

Managing Director Robert Willey said Tom’s appointment is part of Househam’s ambitious expansion plans. 

“There’s a big market for self-propelled sprayers in Scotland and our machines will fit in very well there,” explained Robert.  

“They are well placed to compete with everything else on the market and having a dedicated team there will not only help us provide an even better service to our existing customers but also forge relationships with new ones. 

“We are always looking for new markets and opportunities to expand as part of our ambitious growth plans and Scotland offers a wealth of opportunities.”