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Ag Leader and HARDI Introduce the HC 9500 Controller for Select HARDI Equipment

by Apr 11, 2011Uncategorized

AMES, IOWA, April 11, 2011 – Today, industry groundbreakers Ag Leader Technology, Inc., and global sprayer specialist HARDI INTERNATIONAL A/S announced a cooperative effort to bring greater performance, productivity and profitability to the market with the introduction of the HC 9500 controller, a customized display available on select HARDI ISOBUS sprayers.
“This collaboration brings together highly popular Ag Leader precision agriculture innovation with advanced sprayer features and the performance growers have come to expect from HARDI, a world leader in spraying technology,” said Ag Leader Product Manager John Howard. “This joint effort builds on the strengths of both companies and ultimately provides growers with strong year-round precision farming solutions and cutting-edge functionality.”
In addition to complete incorporation with HARDI’s signature i-Features, the HC 9500 controller provides growers with a powerful, full-featured precision farming tool for guidance, data logging, application report generation, automated steering and more. The HC 9500 also offers compatibility with the ISO 11783 (ISOBUS) Virtual Terminal Standard and the NORAC UC5™ boom height control system support. The HC 9500 controller will be available on specific products from late 2011.
“At HARDI, our mission is to continue to develop global solutions for our customers through intelligent, automated sprayer features that create operational efficiencies and increase their profit potential,” said HARDI Product Manager Christoph Schulze Stentrop. “That’s why Ag Leader is a natural choice for us to partner with in integrating the control of advanced and complex spraying processes into a display that brings the benefits of precision technology to our customers.”
HARDI was founded more than 50 years ago in Denmark and todays product offer to our customers is a full product range of sprayers from 1½ liter up to 10,000 liter – hand-operated, amenity, mist blowers, lift mounted, trailed and self-propelled sprayers.
In 2007, the company joined EXEL Industries, which is the World leader in spraying technology. EXEL Industries is present in the three major spraying areas: Industry (spray guns and other application equipment for liquid, viscous or powder products), Consumers (hand operated sprayers for gardening) and Agriculture (field, orchard and vineyard sprayers). For more information, visit
About Ag Leader Technology
Ag Leader Technology, Inc. is a pioneer and recognized technology innovator of precision agriculture hardware and software. Located in Ames, Iowa, the company manufactures and markets industry leading precision farming technology designed to help growers make smart, profitable business decisions. Founded in 1992, the company has achieved consistent growth and expansion by providing value-based products that help growers and Ag professionals achieve and maintain a successful operation. For more information, visit