For 2017 Househam will be introducing an updated version of their Spirit model which will be fitted with a 4-cylinder in-line Series 1000 engine, producing 150hp, from the outstanding range of high performance engines from MTU, a leading European manufacturer of industrial diesel engines which is part of Rolls-Royce Holdings.
In addition to the new MTU engine the Spirit S3-24 now features load compensated, self-levelling independent suspension. Using a fast reacting levelling valve for each of the Spirit’s four Airbags, the suspension ride height is automatically adjusted for the terrain whether the spray tank is full or empty. In this way the adaptive suspension improves ride quality and stability in the field and on road whilst loaded or empty is greatly improved.
These upgrades further enhance the established reputation of the Househam Spirit in the market for a technically advanced, high capacity self-propelled crop sprayer. With its relatively light footprint, to minimise soil compaction and crop damage throughout an often prolonged spraying season, the Spirit is the market leader in its class.
Spirit Key features:
>ARAG Individual nozzle control
>50:50 Weight distribution
>5800Kg Un-laden weight
Househam Merlin M6-36 self-propelled sprayer
Househam’s flagship model- The Merlin M6-36 self-propelled machine, it boasts a high standard specification with efficiency, reliability and comfort at the heart of its design. The machine on demonstration is fitted with the prestigious MTU engine producing 230 hp.
At Househam, the customer’s input is very important and the engineering team works closely with customers to incorporate feedback into all products and systems. A prime example of this is the MERLIN cab, which boasts one of the most user friendly, quiet and practical working environments available on the market today. All round visibility, ergonomic layout and full control of the spraying system and washing out procedure are just a few of the numerous plus points.
In conjunction with the user community, Househam engineers have developed Househam’s own dedicated electronic rate controller. TMC (Total Machine Control) integrates many functions into one simple to use touch screen console. Add this to the FieldMaster GPS system, which was also designed and developed in-house, and you have a truly effective and efficient machine for chemical or liquid fertiliser application.