Goldacres have continually led the way delivering self-propelled sprayers that are suited to Australian farming, their philosophy has always been to produce quality sprayers, built to provide the best possible efficiency for the most cost-effective, accurate spraying tasks.
Over 20 years of self-propelled manufacturing has shown operators there is a need for lightweight, high clearance, high capacity sprayers. Our G6 Crop Cruiser is the best possible solution for large scale dryland farming enterprises.
Faster, smarter, stronger – the G6 has raised the bar in terms of operator comfort and usability. Under its bodywork lurks a totally new sprayer, bringing features to the market that make spraying easier, quicker and more enjoyable than ever before.
The latest model features the G-Hub – Goldacres integrated system, an intuitive and easy to use electronic control system, the all-new Tritech RivX boom for unmatched boom stability along with a host of new features for improved sprayer performance and reliability.
Why do Goldacres booms ride so well?
Goldacres pioneered the use of lightweight aluminium in the outer boom wings over two decades ago. The philosophy was, and still is today that mass on a boom is fine so long as it is as close to the centre as possible. Reduced mass on the boom extremities reduces boom forces in both yaw and roll. This combined with the unique boom suspension results in a very stable boom ride, regardless of the terrain.
TriTech booms are contour following, meaning that the boom level will be referenced to the sprayer chassis and not purely on gravity such as a pendulum boom. This allows the sprayer to transverse the sides of hills and contours whilst keeping the boom level to the ground at all times. This results in placing the nozzle at the optimum height above the target.
Some manufacturers claim that by placing the boom out the front of the sprayer the job is made easier. But is it really? There are many reasons why rear mounted booms are better.
- The sprayer is always moving away from the chemical spray, meaning the chemical ends up on the target, not on the sprayer.
- Access to the sprayer cabin is at the front, free from chemicals. Front mounted boom sprayers have access at the rear which could have chemical residue due to driving into the spray.
- A boom at the rear allows the sprayer to backup and then spray out of a corner.
- When travelling down the road forward visibility is not hampered by the boom centre section.
- A front mounted boom by its nature must have a relatively clear centre section so the operator can see through when folded. This means the boom suspension system must be quite basic, or non existent, resulting in poor boom performance and ride. A rear mounted boom is not constrained by this and can therefore feature very sophisticated boom suspension systems, which result in superior boom ride.