The Carrier Hx8 Sprayer Drone
Harris Aerial is proud to present the Carrier Hx8 AGSprayer drone. After a year of rigorous testing, our Carrier Hx8 Sprayer is finally ready for production. Possible applications include vegetation management, herbicide spraying, chemical side trimming, fertilizing, spraying pesticides, mosquito spraying, and wind turbine de-icing maintenance. (Patent Pending)
One of a Kind!
The traditional set-up has one spray boom extending out the back of the drone equipped with two boomless nozzles on a tee swivel in the back. The set-up allows for a swath ranging from 24 feet to 35 feet depending on boomless nozzles used. Capable of carrying up to a 6 gallon payload, this spray drone is one of a kind
Range Finder & HD Camera
The spray system is optionally equipped with a 1080p HD camera with tilt/pan servos to control the first-person view orientation. A single-pulsed LIDAR is mounted directly underneath facing straight down for precision spraying applications using terrain following. The LIDAR detects the distance from the drone to the changing terrain below it with centimeter level accuracy, and the drone changes its altitude based on these readings. This allows for a consistent and smooth spray pattern in any agricultural spray application the drone is being utilized for.
Our patent pending AGSprayer tank is one of a kind thanks to a massive collaboration of mechanical, electrical, and materials engineers as well as seasoned spray technicians. The landing skids attach to the tank itself, making the Sprayer system both a spray tank and the drone’s landing gear. The round cylinder design of the tank coupled with the spray pump mounting inside of the tank helps baffle sloshing of the chemical mix during flight.
Chemical Side Trimming Option
An alternative to mechanical cutting is the use of herbicides to control the growth of portions of tree limbs that could affect power lines or roadsides access, safety and visibility. Certain herbicides, when used correctly, can effectively “prune back” only the treated tree limbs while not controlling the whole tree. This is called a chemical side trim application — the herbicide is only applied to the branches of the trees that pose a threat to the right-of-way. This keeps the tree alive, healthy and more aesthetically pleasing, while removing only the problem area of the vegetation.
Chemical side trim applications are executed traditionally from the ground, from truck-mounted sprayers, bucket trucks, or helicopter. With the Carrier Hx8 AG Sprayer drone, you can now side trim by Drone! The same boom assembly used for traditional spraying can be quickly disconnected and reconnected to the tank’s side grooves and a quick release clamping mechanism.