The all new G10s Super Cruiser represents a major milestone in terms of capacity and performance. With a 10 cubic metre specialised fertiliser spreader.
G10s – Fertiliser spreading made easy
When Goldacres designers started work on the all new Super Cruiser range they knew that there was a gap in the market for a dedicated fertiliser spreading machine with a true 3000mm wheel track.
To help pull the project together Goldacres partnered with Australia’s leading manufacturer of mounted spreader bodies in the demanding contractor segment, Southern Spreaders. The team at Southern Spreaders bring more than 25 years of experience to the spreading industry, both as contractors and manufacturers. Based in Ballarat with a team of over 20 staff, comprising of designers, purchasing, sales, service and trades people all sharing a passion for a common goal.
Spread the word
Looking from the outside making a fertiliser spreader body looks straightforward. It’s not until you dig a little deeper that it soon becomes apparent that it most certainly is not. There are many variables, such as product feed out rate, spinner speed, shape and height, drop point within the spinner and bin side angle just to name a few. The team at Southern Spreaders know how to manipulate all the variables to produce a spreader with a wide and consistent spread pattern. So spread the word.
Specifically designed for the Goldacres Super Cruiser. The Southern Spreader 800 series bin takes into consideration the weight balance on both axles and overall bin height to aid loading and cab visibility.
The bin is manufactured using 304 grade stainless steel in varying thickness from 3mm to 12mm with built in structural members. The Goldacres Super Cruiser has a fully welded rigid chassis, which provides an excellent frame to mount the bin. The elimination of flexing will ensure the bin sees many years of trouble free work without cracking. All welded joints are fully pickled and acid washed to reduce corrosion.
The best Europe has to offer
Part of making great products is to use the best components available. The 800 series bin uses industry leading quality hydraulic motors and valves sourced from Europe.
Welcome to business class
The best spreader in the business deserves the best cabin in its class – Welcome to business class
Long hours day after day places plenty of demand on the operator to get the spraying program completed. At times it’s like a second office, where mobile communication means your machine becomes your place of business.
The Super Cruiser cabin makes it all possible, with features like the very latest in European styling and finishes. Narrow profile four post frame with external truss Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS), double skinned rear wall and extensive sound deadening provide a strong, yet peaceful uninterrupted view of the job at hand.
Centrally located cabin with suspension and air ride seat help reduce operator fatigue, allowing more hectares to be completed in a day. And simply, the best laid out controls.
We know that one size does not fit all
Seven way adjustable seat, adjustable side console, adjustable steering column ensure operators of all sizes can find a place to do their best work.
Two’s not a crowd
When the days are long and a bit of company is needed it’s nice to have a proper place for someone to sit. The padded training seat with seatbelt is large and comfortable without hindering the operator’s vision or space. The seat also folds away to reveal a large storage area with optional cooling module for food and drink.
Keep your cool
The Australian summers can be long and hot, but that doesn’t mean you should be. The fully integrated automatic climate controlled air conditioning system with carbon filter allows the operator to set and forget. Strategically placed air ducting ensures air movement is distributed around the cabin. There’s also an overhead cooled storage compartment for a drink bottle.
One machine for many materials
A key design feature of the Southern Spreaders 800 series bin is the ability to quickly and easily change between products, such as urea to lime. To achieve this the spinner discs do not need to be changed out. The operator simply removes the inverted Vee section which alters the drop point into the spinner. All this in less than 30 seconds.
Chain feed system
A fully enclosed chain feed system greatly improves accuracy and reliability. The chain drive could be compared to a positive displacement pump, where each revolution provides a known volume of material. The chain feed system also has considerably less maintenance points compared to a belt system. Supplied as either a single chain or double for section control on either side of the spreader, a belt conveyor option is also available.
Key to the design of the 800 series bin was to ensure the bin height is as low as possible, creating a low centre of gravity for maintaining machine stability. This also enables the operator to see inside the bin from the driver’s seat. Another benefit of low bin height is easier product loading.
Bin side wall angle
Too steep of a bin angle and the product will wedge itself in, causing tunnelling. Too shallow and the product will not slide down the sides to the chain feed. The SS800 series features smooth walls set at a 45 degree angle.
Spread widths patterns
The 800 series spreader is Accu spread accredited
The Australian Fertiliser Services Association (AFSA) Accu-Spread program involves the independent testing and accreditation of fertiliser spreading equipment for accuracy and evenness of spreading. It contributes significantly to quality assurance, productivity improvement, environment sustainability and management of risk. When a machine is Accu-Spread accredited, the operator has independent verification of the capacity of the machine to apply a number of nominated products to an industry standard of accuracy. Southern Spreaders are currently Accu Spread Accredited for the following widths.
Please note: Spread widths are dependant on product quality, weather conditions and ground speed
Section and headland control
Southern Spreaders offer a twin conveyor, twin spinner control machine allowing the operator to minimise fertiliser waste on headlands and boundary.
The optional Topcon X25 Console is designed to offer full-featured precision machine control and high-accuracy autosteering. It is available with feature packages that provide flexibility for virtually any size operation.
The X25 features the same farmer-friendly on-screen navigation menus, drag-and-drop mini-views and user configurable dashboard. It can simultaneously display three separate functions on-screen and is rugged, reliable, and easy-to-use while offering ISO compatibility.
- Full range of manual and autoguidance patterns
- Simple, intuitive, icon-based, user-definable interface
- Multi-touch screen with mini-view drag-and-drop info windows
- Easy setup on leading market vehicles
- Full mapping and data management capability
- Bright, sunlight-readable display
- Full ISO UT and ISO TC embedded
- Basic and Advanced feature package for any size operation
- Exportable boundary, coverage, logging and as-applied maps
- Easy-to-learn, easy-to-use, easy-to-upgrade as needs grow
For productivity and ease-of-use, the X25 runs Topcon Horizon software which provides precision machine control and high-accuracy autosteering in a compact package. Horizon is the leading precision agriculture software, optimized for maximum functionality while maintaining ease-of-use. Built on the robust Linux Operating System, Horizon software meets the precision farming needs of today as well as into the future.
Performance on the ground
The Goldacres Super Cruiser delivers unparalleled driving dynamics for a machine of this size.
The secret to this is the rigid chassis, suspension and mechanical driveline system which provides the machine’s foundation. The main chassis is a fully welded, torsionally rigid semi truss structure.
This offers not only the best machine ride, but also the optimum balance between strength and weight. The proven 5 link suspension featuring polyurethane bushed heavy duty torque rods, rear anti-sway bar and air springs on all four corners provides a stable smooth ride. All this combined with the full mechanical driveline results in performance on the ground.
- Large vertically stacked cooling system for fuel, transmission, water jacket, charge air and air conditioning. Optimised cooling fan to reduce noise whilst still providing maximum air flow.
- Over the radiator (OTR) air cleaner system with twin stage filtration provides cool clean air to the engine.
- Cummins Tier 3 QSB 6.7L – 6 cylinder engine rated to 194kw (260hp) and 987N.m (728 lb-ft).
- Allison 3000 series 6 speed automatic transmission with electronic push button selector. Double overdrive reduces engine RPM whilst still maintaining 50km/hr transport speed. Lock up torque converter improves performance whilst drastically reducing heat build up and fuel usage.
- 300L polyethylene fuel tank with both left and right hand side filling points provides enough fuel for the longest spray days.
- Full-time 4WD system with lockable centre differential provides a 50/50 power split between front and rear axles. An internal ratio step down of 30% reduces drive shaft speed, resulting in longer universal joint life, reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).
- Front axle features extreme rated planet hub reduction design with internal wet multi disc brakes. Fully incorporated suspension mountings and mechanical link between front wheels ensures correct Ackerman angles and alignment.
- Rear axle features extreme rated planet hub reduction design with internal wet multi disc brakes, negative park brake and differential lock. Fully incorporated suspension mountings including the anti-sway bar and tow bar point round out the package.
More than ever before has every dollar counted.
Today’s farmer must evaluate capital equipment purchases carefully to ensure that the return on investment is maximised. With all the models and options available today the choice has never been greater, or harder. Look past the sticker price of the initial purchase, dig a little deeper and substantial variations in machine design can make all the difference. This is where the Goldacres Super Cruiser mechanical drive line system sets it apart from its hydrostatic drive competitors
There are numerous benefits with a mechanical drive, such as:
- Less maintenance costs
- Less noise
- Significant fuel reduction
- Less heat generated
- Lower engine rpm
- Lower horsepower required
- More torque at the wheels
- Longer component life
These all equate to substantially lower operating costs. Reports back from owners state that the Goldacres Super Cruiser can use up to a third of the fuel than some hydrostatic drive machines in the same situation. So when the time comes to make that important purchase, dig a little deeper and turn the Goldacres mechanical advantage into your advantage.
|Dimensions||A (m)||B (m)||C (m)||D (m)||E (m)|
*3.6m when 520/85R46 tyres fitted at standard wheel track 3000mm
|Engine||Cummins QSB 6.7L, 6 cylinder, Tier 3 emission. 194kw (260hp), 987N.m (728lb-ft)||Standard||Standard|
|Vertically stacked combi cooler package. Fuel, transmission, water jacket, charge air and air conditioning||Standard||Standard|
|Hydraulic driven cooling fan||Standard||Standard|
|Transmission||Allison 3000 series automatic. Push button selector, lock up torque converter, 6 forward and 1 reverse||Standard||Standard|
|Driveline||Full Time 4WD||Standard||Standard|
|Centre Diff Lock||Standard||Standard|
|2 wheel front steering system||Standard||Standard|
|Hydraulics||100L plastic reservoir with level and temperature gauge (visible from driver’s seat)||Standard||Standard|
|63cc Variable Displacement Hydraulic Piston Pump (Hydraulic Oil Cooler with Thermostat)||N/A||Standard|
|63cc + 45cc Variable Displacement Hydraulic Piston Pump (Hydraulic Oil Cooler with Thermostat)||Standard||Option|
|22cc Gear Pump (Fan and brake system)||Standard||Standard|
|Tank mounted return filter||Standard||Standard|
|Electrical||12v – 160amp electrical capacity||Standard||Standard|
|Dual batteries with master isolator||Standard||Standard|
|Fully sealed connectors with color coded wires used throughout the wiring harness||Standard||Standard|
|4 x HID front mounted and 2 x HID rear mounted roof driving lights||Standard||Standard|
|3 x LED service lights||N/A||N/A|
|LED light bar for lower bonnet (18x10W CREE)||Option||Option|
|LED light bar for upper cabin (12x10W CREE)||Option||Option|
|Night pro LED boom light system||N/A||N/A|
|Braking||Full hydraulic twin circuit system with accumulator backup||Standard||Standard|
|4x Wet Brakes Inside Axle Housing||Standard||Standard|
|Electric over hydraulic operated transmission park brake||Standard||Standard|
|Chassis||Fully welded, wide, semi truss, rigid mild steel||Standard||Standard|
|200 x 100 x 9mm main rails||Standard||Standard|
|Suspension||5 link torque rods with rear sway bar. 4 x rolling lobe air springs with ride height levelling. Shock absorbers on all corners, front feature double knuckle for extreme axle articulation||Standard||Standard|
|Paint||Grit blasted steel work followed by high build primer. All unwelded sections seam sealed||Standard||Standard|
|Wet top coat paint system with high temperature baked finish||Standard||Standard|
|Wheels and Axles||520 R46/85 Tyres||Standard||Standard|
|3m Axle Track||Standard||Standard|
|4 x full length axle mounted polyethylene mudguards||Standard||Standard|
|Soucy S-Tech 7016 track system 406mm wide belt||Standard||Standard|
|Cabin||Business class styled cabin with suspension||Standard||Standard|
|Dual tilt and telescopic steering column||Standard||Standard|
|Air suspension seat with seat belt. Fully adjustable||Standard||Standard|
|Training seat with seat belt||Standard||Standard|
|Heavy duty canvas seat covers for both seats||Option||Option|
|Accessory mounting rail on RHS||Standard||Standard|
|Window tint for all 4 sides||Option||Option|
|Refrigerator module for storage compartment||Option||Option|
|Under training seat||Option||Option|
|Carbon filtration with positive cab pressurisation||Standard||Standard|
|Bluetooth equipped radio and UHF with high||Standard||Standard|
|Main cabin access||LHS access platform with auto folding ladder. Hydraulically adjustable width LHS boom rest for ease of access and convenient road transport||Standard||Standard|
|Boom||TriTech flat folding boom. Mild steel inner wings with aluminium outer wings and breakaway||N/A||N/A|
|Available in the following widths. 36 and 42m. All booms plumbed in 7 sections||N/A||N/A|
|RapidFire single line in 500mm spacing||N/A||N/A|
|RapidFlow boom recirculation||N/A||N/A|
|3 tier system (3TS)||N/A||N/A|
|Trijet nozzle bodies||N/A||N/A|
|Cross fire 3TS (3TS capability with nozzles staggered every 250mm)||N/A||N/A|
|Extra boom sections available||N/A||N/A|
|Custom nozzle spacing and configurations on request||N/A||N/A|
|Hydraulic wing tilt||N/A||N/A|
|Hydraulic yaw system||N/A||N/A|
|Automatic boom height control system||N/A||N/A|
|Remote fence line jets||N/A||N/A|
|Spray control system||Raven SCS4400||N/A||N/A|
|ISO BUS control system (no VT supplied)||N/A||N/A|
|Solution tanks||UV stable Polyethylene heavy walled tank. Supported in a steel cradle||N/A||N/A|
|Main tank – 8000L||N/A||N/A|
|Rinse tank ? 500L side mount||N/A||N/A|
|Dry sight tube mounted on LHS||N/A||N/A|
|Spray Pump||260 l/min, oil backed 6 diaphragm positive displacement. RPM readout||N/A||N/A|
|Suction filter plus twin pressure filters||N/A||N/A|
|Chemical handling and transfer||Chemical suction probe||N/A||N/A|
|60L induction hopper||N/A||N/A|
|Electric chemical transfer pump||N/A||N/A|
|Micromatic rinse socket and coupler||N/A||N/A|
|3″ integrated water transfer pump||N/A||N/A|
|3″ separate front fill||N/A||N/A|
|3″ separate side fill||N/A||N/A|
|Service / Maintenance||Remote grease nipple bank||N/A||N/A|
|Auto grease system||N/A||N/A|
|Weight||Weights are approx. and depend on options fitted|