Why did this 46,000-stock-unit farm, Ohinewairua Station, choose Hustler’s boom sprayer?

Published 6th May 2021
New Zealand

We visited Mark Haynes on his farm, Ohinewairua Station, located in the Hawke’s Bay Region, New Zealand. Mark is thrilled to have chosen a Hustler Applic8r mounted boom sprayer a few months ago and thinks it’s a “wonderful machine”. Find out why in the video below.

Mark farms on 5,500 effective hectares with about 46,000 stock units comprised of sheep, cattle and deer.

Mark was looking for a versatile and compact mounted boom sprayer that would handle a large variety of applications, from fertiliser to herbicide and insecticide on both crops and grass paddocks. With the Hustler Applic8r LX1150, “we can use it all through this machine. All around, it’s just a good machine to use, for everything,” Mark explained.

“It has really helped us immensely”

The Hustler sprayer range is ideal for livestock farmers or crop farmers willing to use a sprayer in tight paddocks and small to medium size areas, especially on rough terrain or rolling hill country. Mark chose to equip his sprayer with a Hustler SonicBoom which is hydraulicly folded as “you don’t have to get out and fold anything away” Mark said. 

Some other time-savers make the Applic8r very easy to use according to Mark, such as the handy storage container on the side of the main tank or the extra freshwater tank.

“Those sort of things are just great”

For Mark, one of the key benefits is the GPS guidance unit he decided to add to his sprayer configuration, “you can outline your paddock where you go it’ll paint the paddock for you,” Mark detailed, “if you overlap or anything, that part of the boom is shut off itself automatically.”

Hustler Applic8r sprayer helped Mark to “save on chemical” and to get the perfect application for his operation.

“Hustler is a wonderful product, well made, the backup service and the people at the factory are just wonderful to deal with.”

Before buying his Hustler sprayer, Mark has done his homework, asking fellow farmers. Mark has received good feedback about the brand, whether it is the sprayers or other machines manufactured by Hustler. Several neighbours in the district own a Hustler product and they “can’t fault them” while “the backup service is really good”.

“All around, it’s just a good machine to use, for everything”

As Hustler Equipment head office is based some 45 minutes away from Oheniwairua Station, Mark was also happy to support a local company with a good reputation. For Mark, “definitely, the Hustler products are wonderful pieces of kit, right through everything they sell.”


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6 reasons why farmers and ranchers choose Hustler sprayers


Applic8r is loaded with practical features that help you get the job done quicker. It’s got quicker tank emptying, a deep sump that lets you spray on steep terrain, a ViziGauge™ that is visible from both the tractor seat and the ground, an optional QuickFlush™ kit that lets you clean the sprayer in less than a minute, and a handy toolbox with plenty of room for spare nozzles, filters and the controller.


Careful attention to detail, smart chassis/ tank/pump integration has allowed Hustler to produce the toughest and most compact sprayer available today that no longer needs to be parked on a pallet. And has a built-in SkidPlate™ protecting the vital parts from common obstacles faced when spraying.


Utilising the lastest computer generated flow simulation we’ve created the perfect flow of liquid within the tank and combined with our MixMax™ technology and ErgoMax™ induction hopper, you can be assured that your solution is mixed and stays mixed.


When it comes to booms, you’re spoiled for choice! From 6 to 14m, manual and hydraulic folding, from our proven DuraBoom and SonicBoom range to our all-new EagleTech Boom to choose from. Optional bi-directional hose reels and spray guns can complete the customisation of your very own Applic8r. Need to go boomless in some of your paddocks, just add an optional nozzle kit up to 14-metre swath width.


Applic8r utilises space wisely with an ultra-low profile design. Filling from the ground is quick, safe and easy and with the spill catcher no longer do you have chemical down your front. A unique CoupleUp™ system makes connecting to filling stations or filling out of a creek with the Applic8r pump a snap. And everything you need is handy at the left hand side.


Applic8r is modular and can have optional time savers fitted as and when you like or your budget fits. The SlickFit™ spray valving system, lets you choose how you’d prefer to control your new Applic8r.