Super Cruiser Spreader – G10s

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Super Cruiser Spreader – G10s

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

G10s Super Cruiser Self Propelled Spreader built to last

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.

Construction

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

G10s Super Cruiser Self Propelled Spreader Claas cabin

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.


Superior comfort

G10s Super Cruiser Self Propelled spreader Claas cabin with seven way adjustable seat

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.

Bin features

G10s Super Cruiser Self Propelled Spreader changing drop point

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.


G10s Super Cruiser Self Propelled Spreader inside bin from top

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.


G10s Super Cruiser Self Propelled Spreader being loaded

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.


G10s Super Cruiser Self Propelled Spreader bin angle

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

G10s Super Cruiser Self Propelled Spreader patterns from above

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.

Products Width
Urea 36m
Lime 17m
SSP 48m
Manure 12m

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.

Topcon X25

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

G8 Super Cruiser Self Propelled rigid chassis

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Over the radiator (OTR) air cleaner system with twin stage filtration provides cool clean air to the engine.
  3. Cummins Tier 3 QSB 6.7L – 6 cylinder engine rated to 194kw (260hp) and 987N.m (728 lb-ft).
  4. 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.
  5. 300L polyethylene fuel tank with both left and right hand side filling points provides enough fuel for the longest spray days.
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

Mechanical advantage

G10s Super Cruiser Self Propelled spreader driveline

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

G10s Super Cruiser Self Propelled spreader dimensions

Dimensions A (m) B (m) C (m) D (m) E (m)
4.3 3.6 9.25 4.45 .94

*3.6m when 520/85R46 tyres fitted at standard wheel track 3000mm

Specifications

Feature Description G10s Cab Chassis
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
Gain antennas 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 bi-fold 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
Topcon X25 Standard 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
Tare weight 8945kg

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