Goldacres has revealed an industry topping trailed sprayer with the capacity to carry 10,000 litres of product and armed with a highly accurate and advanced boom structure
The choice for growers who hover between a Self-propelled or trailed sprayer has just gotten even harder with Goldacres raising the bar with the news of a trailing sprayer that can cart 10,000 litres of product.
This latest entry into the sprayer market is part of the all-new Prairie Pro Series 2 range of trailing sprayers.
Many growers are already running or are familiar with the Prairie Pro model range from Goldacres. This Series has been the company’s flagship trailing model line since its release in 2015.
But as the most active growers are aware, farming practices keep advancing towards the quest for even higher yields, and to keep up with this demand, sometimes a change in direction is required.
The band of successful growers that are aligned to the Goldacres product range went to the company with some added requirements, to achieve a higher level of production, and cut running costs..
They wanted a sprayer range with yet higher accuracy, models with little to no wastage to save on costly chemicals and above all, these growers simply wanted to get more done in the seasonal limited time frames they have to work with.
For Goldacres, they did what they have always done from the very start of their operation, listen to their customers and then set about to satisfy the list of demands. It was time to go big.
Goldacres engineers took this opportunity, as a natural progression of increased crop production and yields, to design a range of trailed sprayers to work at a high level of production, a level that has never been offered before.
The result of months of hard work and trials has culminated in the Goldacres Prairie Pro Series 2 trailing sprayers that share the very latest filling and application technology from the recently released Crop Cruiser G6 Series 2 model range.
Headlining the Prairie Pro Series 2 trailing sprayers range is a capacity topping 10,000 litre model that allows operators to spend more time in the paddock with a choice of a 36m RivX boom or a tri-folding 48m Tritech V series boom.
Also available in the range with the most up-to-date filling and application technology available are 5000, 6500, and 8500 litres models.
Goldacres pushed their engineers to the limit on the Prairie Pro Series 2 range and as a result there is a totally new chassis design and adjustable height pull that can be adapted to different tractor drawbars.
In addition, the pull thrust offers a much narrower profile with the pump relocated to the right-hand side chassis and the larger rinse tank now moved to the chassis.
Engineers also opted for a higher platform and with this came an upgraded boom rest design and while this radically changes the appearance of the machine it actually makes access to the tank much easier.
Arguably the biggest advancement for the Prairie Pro Series 2 is the inclusion of Goldacres own in house developed G-Hub sprayer control system.
G-Hub comprises a full colour 127mm (5-inch) screen and keypad at the fill station and an optional 305mm (12-inch) colour touch screen inside the tractor cab. This system allows all functions to be accessed quickly and operated with a minimum of fuss.
Operators will appreciate one of the key functions of the G-Hub, the ability to enter a tank fill volume and let the system take-over. While automatically shutting off the pump and fill valves once the fill volume is met.
To cater for a 10000-litre product tank it has meant all the spray plumbing had to be totally revised to allow for higher fill and application rates. Goldacres engineers were up for the challenge.
The boom is now fitted with an ISOBUS controller, and the plumbing is available in either 10 or 16 sections with upgraded Goldacres rapid fire nozzle switching and rapid flow boom recirculation as standard.
RivX and Tritech V booms
Operators can choose to work with a fully riveted RivX boom fitted to the Prairie Pro Series 2 in widths of 24 to 36m, while a 48m boom is also able to be fitted from the tri-folding TriTech V series.
The RivX boom has proven itself on Goldacres’ G6 Series 2 Crop Cruiser with many hours under its belt in the paddock.
For the Prairie Pro Series 2 models the RivX booms are available in widths of 24, 28 and 30m on the 5000L, 30 to 36m on the 6500L, with a choice of 36m and 48m Tritech V booms on both the 8500 and 10,000L models.
RivX booms are instantly recognisable with a structural riveted outer boom wing, bright yellow boom tips and a hydraulic fold mechanism. These booms lift the standard for trailing spray boom construction and performance.
The outer wings are aluminium and are designed with no welded joints. Thin mild steel plates are glued and riveted to the aluminium to produce a very strong truss without any heat effected aluminium areas.
The RivX boom inner and outer wings are fully symmetrical and this means that both left and right wings are interchangeable.
The fold system uses hydraulics and links but, unlike most other booms the hydraulic fold cylinder is retracted when the boom is fully open, this is when the hydraulic cylinder is at its strongest position and there is no chance of bending a cylinder rod.
In addition to hydraulic folding, the mechanism on RivX booms includes a hydraulic breakaway system in the event of a collision with an object. Bi-fold is now a standard function of this design.
RivX booms also have an auto fold system that is controlled through the G-Hub system.
For operators looking to cover more ground quickly, the 48m TriTech V boom is built for high productivity and efficiency during long stints in the paddock.
With its versatile tri-folding design it’s billed as Goldacres’ most user-friendly boom and can operate economically across 20, 36 and 40m spray widths.
The tri-folding design has had ongoing attention and has been given updates and revisions to the boom hydraulics and construction to cater for increased strength and usability, as productivity requirements have increased for growers.
Production of the Prairie Pro Series 2 is set to commence mid 2022, with orders being taken now.
These are the most exciting trailing models ever released by a local manufacturer and are scheduled to make an appearance at all upcoming field days throughout the year.
Prairie Pro Series 2 Specifications
|Feature||Prairie Pro 5000L||Prairie Pro 6500L||Prairie Pro 8500L||Prairie Pro 10,000L|
|Chassis||Fully welded modular construction 200 x 100 x 9mm RHS with stepped in rear section.||Fully welded modular construction 250 x 150 x 9mm RHS.|
|Stub axle size||110mm||150mm|
|Axle type||Airbag suspension – Std|
|Axle track width||2000mm – Standard|
3000mm – Optional (other widths on request)
|2200mm – Standard|
3000mm – Optional (other widths on request)
|Wheel & Tyre sizes||18.4 x 38 – Std||520/85R42 – Std||710/70R42 – Std|
|520/85R42 – Opt||520/85R46 – Opt||480/80R50 – Opt|
|480/80R46 – Opt||480/80R50 – Opt|
|480/80R50 – Opt||710/70R42 – Opt|
|Mudguards||Full length poly mudguards|
|Drawbar connection||Swivel tow ring feeder style drawbar connection – Std|
|80mm ball type drawbar connection – Opt|
|Parking Jack||Manual – Std|
Hydraulic – Opt
|Hydraulic – Std|
|Rate controller||RCM ISO BUS control – Std|
|G-Hub control system with auto fill features, external display||5” external screen with touch panel – Std|
|G-Hub 12” internal screen and rear view camera kit – Opt|
|Spray pump||260 l/min with hydraulic drive – Std|
|400 l/min multistage centrifugal – Opt|
|Filtration||1 x suction (per pump), 1 x self cleaning pressure|
|Nozzle filters||Nozzle filters – Std|
|Water transfer (filling)||3” integrated fill point with electric shut off – Std|
|3” hydraulic pump high flow – Opt|
|Chemical transfer||Air powered chemical transfer pump – Opt|
|Chemical venturi probe – Std|
|Micromatic rinse socket – Opt|
|Electric switching between main tank and rinse tank suction||Std|
|High capacity hydraulic drive oil filled air compressor||Std|
|Main tank drain||3” remote operated with cam lock fitting|
|Main tank capacity||5000L||6500L||8500L||10,000L|
|Rinse water tank capacity||500L||800L|
|Tank rinse nozzles||Twin rotating|
|Boom type and size||TriTech RivX 24m, 28m & 30m||TriTech RivX 24m, 28m, 30m & 36m||TriTech RivX 30m, 36m & TriTech V 48m||TriTech RivX 36m & TriTech V 48m|
|Boom breakaway||Outer wing break back plus 3D mechanism on last section|
|Individual wing tilt||Std|
|Bi-fold outer boom wing||Std (Trifold on 48m)|
|Radar boom level system with 5 sensors||Opt (Std with 48m)|
|RapidFire with RapidFlow 500mm spacing||Std|
|3TS RapidFire with RapidFlow||Opt|
|Hawkeye PWM system with turn compensation, 16 sections, 250mm spacing||Opt|
|Hawkeye PWM system with turn compensation, 16 sections, 500mm spacing||Opt|
|Hawkeye unlock for individual nozzle control||Opt|
|500mm broadacre plumbing||Std|
|500mm rowcrop plumbing||Opt|
|Boom plumbed in 10 sections||Std|
|Boom plumbed in 16 sections||Opt (Std with 48m)|
|Single sided electric fenceline nozzle||Opt|
|Double sided electric operated fenceline nozzles||Opt|
|Remote grease nipple bank||Std|
|Chemical induction hopper 60L||Std|
|Dimensions||3750 H x 3490 W x 8960mm L –|
30m TriTech RivX boom
|3750 H x 3490 W x 9560mm L –|
36m TriTech RivX boom
|4550 H x 3490 W x 9900mm L –|
36m TriTech RivX boom
|4550 H x 4030 W x 9900mm L –|
48m TriTech RivX boom