Bertolini Pumps



We have a Hardi 363/10 pump requiring a rebuild. Local boom spray manufacturer installs and deals in Bertolini pumps. The largest he stocks is a Bertolini 2180 pump which looks to have similar output specs as the 363. It will be fitted to a 70 ft trailing Hardi boom.

Will a Bertolini 2180 run a 70 ft boom and more importantly are they a good reliable pump?

Thanks in advance.


Arable Farmer
They are good pumps, easy to rebuild if need too. I have a 6 piston Bertolini on 24m. Think the pump you mention is only a 4 piston pump, guess it all depends what rates you spray at but if the specs/outputs are the same as the Hardi you should be fine.

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...