Proudly Australian-owned and operated, sprayer manufacturer Goldacres produces around 65 models suited to broadacre, horticulture, pasture, contracting and the home and garden. Given the company is the only manufacturer in Australia to produce a full range of self-propelled sprayers, we see this as a major advantage for Australian farmers.
Our tag line for many years has been "Australia's world-class sprayer" and Goldacres' range of self-propelled chemical sprayers are designed for operators who demand the very best in sprayer performance, efficiency and comfort.
The G Series self-propelled chemical sprayers are high capacity, high clearance and high-performance sprayers suited to large-scale dry land farming and horticultural enterprises.
These sprayers are fully designed, engineered and built in Australia for our unique conditions.
The sprayers are built with efficiency and spraying performance in mind, with exceptional power to weight ratios (G8, G6 and G4 Models feature the lowest weight in each class), industry-leading boom ride (confirmed by Kondinin Group independent testing) unmatched fuel efficiency and the latest spraying technology.
Low operating costs
We also place a high priority on operating costs, where so much money can be saved. This is where the Australian-designed and manufactured Goldacres Crop Cruiser mechanical driveline system sets it apart from its hydrostatic-drive competitors.
There are numerous benefits with a mechanical drive sprayer; less maintenance costs, less noise, significant fuel reduction, less heat generated, lower engine rpm, lower horsepower required, more torque at the wheels and longer component life.
These all equate to substantially lower operating costs and generally lower cost of ownership. Reports back from owners state that the Goldacres Crop Cruiser can use up to a third of the fuel than some hydrostatic-drive sprayers in the same situation.
Prairie Pro flagship
Goldacres' flag ship trailing sprayer model - the Prairie Pro is built with the philosophy "To build the best sprayer you have to start with a solid platform".
The Prairie Pro design incorporates many elements from the transport and earthmoving industries to ensure maximum strength, longevity and performance.
Features include fully-bushed pivot points, air ride suspension components and dampeners, and the best corrosion proof painting systems. Full seam welding in rotating positional jigs ensures accuracy, repeatability and quality all combined with the experience gained with thousands of sprayers in the field.
The Prairie Pro trailing models are available in sizes of 5000L-8500L with both self-propelled and trailing sprayers available with Tri-tech booms from 24-48m in width.
Tri-tech booms feature three-way suspension systems which are contour following. This suspension system works in three ways; firstly, it isolates the spray boom from the tanker/cab chassis allowing the boom to follow the contours of the paddock. Contour following booms maintain an accurate spray boom height from the spray target.
Secondly, Tri-Tech booms also feature hydraulic yaw control suspension, which is the forward, and backwards movement of the spray boom. Booms without yaw control constantly over and under apply as they move forward and backwards over the target.
And the final piece of the three-way suspension system is "boom pitch" control - the up and down movement, again to maintain a consistent nozzle height from the target but also to protect the spray boom itself.
Goldacres has recently up the game in the technology department with the factory fitment of weed-sensing cameras, called Weedetect.
Weedetect is a Bilberry-based camera system that is fundamentally different to other sensors on the market, using artificial intelligence, deep learning and high speed and high definition cameras to determine what is a weed and what is not.
While the system would initially be limited to sensing ‘green on brown', in other words green weeds on fallows, Australian development would soon see the system offering in-crop or ‘green-on-green' weed recognition.
With green-on-green technology, the possibilities are endless. Basically, if you can see the weed in the crop such as ryegrass in canola then the camera can detect it.
Another new development within the company is the addition of the Atrac multi-track range.
Currently consisting of two models, the multi-purpose tractors (M Series Multi-Trac) are built to carry a wide range of accessories based on the Goldacres G4 and G8 self-propelled sprayer models.
Both tractors are designed to be used for a wide range of accessories including spreader bodies or any other application that requires a high capacity, high clearance versatile tractor built to carry a load.
The M4 is built on a torsionally rigid, semi-truss, fully welded chassis with five-link suspension and heavy-duty torque rods, rear anti-sway bar and airbag suspension on all four corners to provide a stable, yet smooth ride.
Combine this with a full mechanical driveline and you have uncompromising power, reliability and tractability to the ground. Features include:
- 6.5 tonne carrying capacity
- 1400mm clearance
- Choice of tracks from 2-3m
- Choice of two or four-wheel-drive
The M8 features a 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.
Features of the M8 include:
- 10 tonne carrying capacity
- 817mm clearance
- 3m track with full time 4WD
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