IAM Agricultural Machinery and Hardi launched the New Navigator Delta Force 24m booms at a Hardi Crop Care day on Thursday the 12th April  in Kilkenny. Dealers from across Ireland were on hand to witness all of what Hardi have on offer and the new Delta force boom was the key attraction. “It is great to have large selection of dealers from across Ireland representative at the launch of this new boom” commented Pat Kenny IAM Sales and Business Development Manager. “The new Delta Force boom is incredibly stable across a wide range of speeds and terrain whilst being very compact in the transport”   

Delta Force – Start of a new boom series
The new boom is the start of a brand new series of booms, which fulfills the future farming demands for flexibility in boom widths, high speed performance, narrow transport width and superior robustness. Performance, speed and quality are the key words when talking boom designs. In the developing process of our next boom generation, Hardi have analysed and focused on optimizing these three areas. The result – HARDI DELTA FORCE! With its unique design, we manage to offer large booms able to drive at high speed while maintaining an optimum performance of the boom. At the same time, the DELTA FORCE is only 255 cm wide in transport. Using high quality Swedish Steel, we manage to optimize weight and strength and thereby produce a boom with a perfect setup, low maintenance and great performance.

The DELTA FORCE was first shown at SIMA  and lunched the 24m at AGRITECHNICA last year and last week Irish dealers of Hardi equipment where introduced to the new boom.  With its unique design, Hardi offer large booms able to drive at high speed while maintaining an optimum performance of the boom and now this is available in 24m widths.



Flexibility – DELTA FORCE is offered in widths of 24/27/28/33/36/39M. Partial fold is standard and gives a bigger flexibility for the use of the boom.  DELTA FORCE’s DynamicCenter solution makes it possible to change the characteristic at the center part, so the operator can find the best performance for his terrain and driving behaviour.

StackFold – compact transport
Stacking the boom when folding gives the possibility of optimizing the relation between the dimension of the boom elements and the space occupied when it is in transport. When the boom needs less space in transport position, the tank shape can be optimized for a lower centre of gravity; this gives a better driving performance. The high and wide boom elements give extra strength and the transport width is only 255 cm.

Perfect suspension.
DynamicCentre concept for perfect suspension.
The boom centre is the single element with biggest impact on boom performance.  DELTA FORCE is offered with DynamicCentre solution: a very advanced, but yet simple centre part is controlling the boom movements while a pendulum suspension reduces boom movements to a minimum and the low centre of gravity secures a perfect balance of the boom.

Performance in both flat and hilly terrain.
A classic dilemma when choosing concept for the centre, is that the centre working well in hilly condition, has difficulties on flat ground and vice versa. Likewise, optimal performance when spraying is not consistent with the need for turning fast on the headland. The DynamicCentre makes it possible to change the characteristics on the centre part, so the operator can find the best performance for his terrain and driving behaviour.

Hydraulic anti-yaw.
The yaw-damping system is new for this type of boom. With its unique design of the boom centre part equipped with hydraulic damping control of the boom’s yaw movements (forward and backwards movements), HARDI has developed and tested large booms being able to drive at high speed while maintaining an optimum performance of the boom.

DELTA FORCE is 3-folded and will be available with 32, 33 and 36 m working width and can be used reduced folded as well. The partial fold is standard.

Fluid system with higher flow rates.
Together with the boom a new developed boom fluid system is introduced. The new system is named T22 referring to the diameter of the boom tube. It supports capacity, serviceability and reliability and the customer can chose between Triplet and Pentalet nozzle holder.


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