Self Propelled Sprayers

  • G8 Super Crusier

    The Super Cruiser is a major milestone in terms of self propelled sprayer capacity and performance.

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    As locally owned and operated businesses, our strong network of franchisees are part of their local community and understand the needs of their local customers.

    The Super Cruiser is a clean sheet design, while drawing on proven elements from the successful Crop Cruiser range, yet centred around an 8000L main tank. The final product is uncompromising in terms of strength, performance, weight balance, efficiency, stability, visibility, styling, comfort and functionality.



    A new era in spraying has arrived

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    When Goldacres designers and engineers set out to develop the G8 Super Cruiser they knew that a simple cut and shut approach would not deliver the desired results.

    The Super Cruiser is a clean sheet design, while drawing on proven elements from the successful Crop Cruiser range, yet centred around an 8000L main tank. The final product is uncompromising in terms of strength, performance, weight balance, efficiency, stability, visibility, styling, comfort and functionality.

    Welcome to business class

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    The best sprayer in the business deserves the best cabin in its class - Welcome to business class

    The sprayer is one of the most utilised items of equipment on the farm today. 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 sprayer 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. Read on and find out why the Goldacres Crop Cruiser cabin really is “business class”



    Superior comfort

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    We know that one size does not fit all

    Seven way adjustable seat, adjustable side console, adjustable G-Motion™ handle position and 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.



    Visibility where it counts

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    The high mounted, centrally positioned cabin gives the operator a bird’s eye view of all corners of the sprayer.

    The cabin is mounted high on the chassis, with the bonnet mounted low. This gives an almost completely uninterrupted view from the front window. Visibility through the side and rear windows provides an excellent view of the boom.

    The main access platform features longitudinal slots to see through. Curved glass on all four sides with strategically placed narrow profile four post ROPS frame. The hydraulic reservoir with level and temperature gauge, back lit spray and boom hydraulic pressure are clearly visible.



    It’s a fine balancing act

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    You know when something looks “just right” and the Super Cruiser G8 fits that bill.

    The cabin is mounted behind the front axle to give a naturally superior ride due to reduced vertical movement. In addition, the suspended cabin, air seat and five link airbag suspension system give the operator a smooth ride. The main tank is strategically located between the front and rear axles, in conjunction with the boom, cabin and engine drive line positioning delivers a sprayer with an almost perfect 50/50 weight split. This reduces ground compaction by evenly distributing the weight across all four tyres. The result, perfect balance.

    You've been handed a G-Motion™

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    Comfortable, adjustable and intuitive

    The new G-Motion™ handle literally puts the sprayer control into the palm of your hand. Functions such as: Individual boom wing tilt, dual boom wing tilt, main boom lift/lower, fence line L/R, auto steer cancel/resume, cruise control set/resume and increase/decrease, master spray on/off mean all spraying operations can be done without moving your hand from the G-Motion™ handle.

    1. Cruise Set / Increase
    2. Cruise Resume / Decrease
    3. Dual Tilt Up
    4. Boom Master On / Off
    5. Tilt Right Up, Tilt Left up, Tilt Right Down, Tilt Left Down
    6. Boom Lift, Left Fence Nozzle, Right Fence Nozzle, Boom Lower
    7. GPS Auto Steer
    8. Dual Tilt Up (Behind)
    9. Dual Tilt Down (Behind)


    All within arm's reach

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    Imagine having an operator side console where without lifting your arm or moving your eyes you can easily operate and view all vital sprayer functions - Imagine no more

    1. Adjustable mounting of sprayer console is in line of sight, but low enough so it does not hinder the outside view
    2. Multifunction engine and transmission monitor puts vital information at your fingertips
    3. Push button transmission selector. Displays selected and actual gear
    4. G-Motion™ handle. Adjustable position caters for all operators
    5. Boom folding functions
    6. Various machine functions like spray pump on/off, 4WD (if optioned) and boom recirculation just to name a few
    7. Hinged padded arm rest which reveals a large storage area


    Control Freaks!

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    In today’s fast changing precision farming landscape it is easy to be left behind in the technology stakes.

    That’s why Goldacres make it easy, with multiple solutions from the basic requirements to the top end needs. For more than two decades Goldacres have relied on Raven to provide complete flow control systems with matched components to give, quite simply, unmatched flow control accuracy and stability. At the heart of the control system is a positive displacement pump ran at consistent rpm. This creates known flow rates across varying pressures, essential for accurate and stable flow control. In addition, two system critical components, a flow meter and three way regulator valve, combine to help achieve fast “on target rate”, plus greater flow stability with assured tank agitation.

    SCS4400 systems

    The proven SCS4400 sprayer console provides simple, fuss free control of the liquid flow duties. The SCS4400 features up to 7 boom section control switches (expandable to 10), auto rate or manual, pump speed readout, ground speed, three tier system (see page 33 for more info on 3TS) as well as several counters such as area and volume. If you are looking to further expand the capabilities, then the SCS4400 is compatible with most leading automatic section controllers on the market.

    ISO BUS systems

    Sprayer cabins can get very busy with the vast range of systems requiring individual control consoles. The ISO BUS standard brings all the systems together into the one display, called a virtual terminal (VT). Essentially each system contains the brains, while the VT is simply the interface between the two. This means that only one operator console is required. Goldacres offer the option for ISO BUS compatibility, allowing numerous leading VT displays to take over the sprayer control duties. Features like 3TS, pump speed readout, ultrasonic boom levelling plus sprayer steering and task control applications can be all monitored by the one display.

    Performance on the ground

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    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 sprayer and boom 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

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    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 sprayer 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 sprayer, 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 sprayers 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.

    TriTech V Series booms

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    Strength, Stability, Reliability & Control

    The new generation TriTech V Series boom range is designed for operators who demand the utmost performance, reliability and control. Time and time again the TriTech boom has been named No.1 for boom stability*, which at the end of the day, results in a superior spray result.

    Features such as hydraulic yaw which precisely controls the forwards and backwards movement of the boom wings to minimise the under and over applying of chemical is now standard on all widths. Hydraulic outer wing fold with dampened over centre spring break back maintains perfect outer to inner boom alignment, plus with the added safety feature of a break back mechanism. The strategically placed centre section suspension links help isolate the sprayer chassis movement over rough terrain. Combined with the tuned damping characteristics allows precise roll control enabling an optimal and consistent nozzle height to be maintained, even without the use of electronic height control systems**.

    All TriTech booms are constructed using lightweight trussing techniques, which allows for a stronger design without weight, the enemy of boom agility.

    *Kondinin group’s Farming Ahead magazine 2012 and 2014 **Height control systems may be required in some extreme situations



    A sprayer is only as good as its boom

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    Today’s sprayers are full of bells and whistles which makes spraying a whole lot easier, comfortable and efficient.

    It’s easy to forget what the end goal is. Precise chemical application.

    Boom control can be the difference between a good spray result, and no result at all. Goldacres understand this and it is why all our sprayer designs are centred around the boom first and foremost.

    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.



    With the boom out the back you’re miles in front

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    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 plant, 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.


    Boom essentials - standard

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    1. Hydraulic yaw - Two hydraulic cylinders are mechanically connected together either side of the pivoting boom centre section. As the centre yaws one cylinder is retracted, the other extended. This results in oil movement which compresses in a nitrogen charged accumulator. The result is precise boom yaw control.
    2. Delta links - The key to the superior boom ride is the strategically placed delta links. In all there are four links. Each link features spherical ball ends which allow the centre to move in all directions.
    3. Roll centre point - The roll centre point is the location at which the boom pivots around, both in roll and yaw.
    4. Roll dampeners - educes high frequency oscillation of the boom roll.
    5. 3D Breakaway - The end breakaway section protects the boom from stress damage if a ground, fence or tree strike occurs. The end section can break forwards, backwards and upwards. The spring mechanism uses an eccentric mounted sprocket and chain to provide maximum breakout force in the neutral position, then reduces the force the further the breakout.

    Application Technology

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    Boom stability is only part of the chemical application story. Optimum droplet sizing, pressure, nozzle flow rate and spray uniformity across the boom width are all critical to accurate chemical application.

    RapidFire

    Over the last several years there has been a greater shift to precision farming technologies, such as auto steering and automatic boom section control. Both of these technologies are aimed at reducing spray overlaps and unsprayed areas, the former potentially causing crop burning and overuse of chemical. Depending on the field size and shape the wastage can be quite substantial. Goldacres have improved these practices further by introducing RapidFire, an air controlled nozzle shut off capability system.

    Traditional systems use motorised boom section valves to control water flow to the nozzles. Wider booms in conjunction with increased number of spray sections means a substantial amount of plumbing is required, thus increasing the delay in spray on and off times. In addition, the further the nozzle is from the centre of the boom the longer the delay becomes. RapidFire overcomes these problems by putting the switching capability right at the nozzle.

    Small air lines at each nozzle switch flow the on and off in a fraction of a second, and more evenly across the boom width. Boom line plumbing is also greatly reduced, which quickens line priming and flushing as well as simplifies plumbing.

    RapidFlow - Boom recirculation

    RapidFlow - Boom Recirculation allows the sprayer boom lines to be fully primed without spraying a single drop. This reduces wastage at the start of a tank load or when switching chemicals. RapidFlow can also be used to thoroughly flush out the boom lines without the need to physically spray on the ground.



    Application Technology - 3TS

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    Nozzle technology has advanced in leaps and bounds over the years and a strong emphasis on drift control has influenced many nozzle designs, including air induction (AI) technology

    The spray nozzles operating pressure range and size determine the application rate and speed band at which the driver must adhere to. This band is usually quite narrow. To overcome this Goldacres offer a 3 tier system (3TS) which effectively gives the driver a much wider operating band whilst still maintaining optimum droplet size. Think of 3TS as a three step gearbox. Each nozzle type has an operating pressure band for a given droplet size. As the first nozzle reaches the top of the pressure band it switches off and the next larger size nozzle switches on. When that nozzle reaches the top of that pressure band the first nozzle will switch on again, effectively giving three operating bands.

    Chemical Handling

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    When your sprayer is sitting idle being reloaded with water and chemical it’s not making you money. That’s why Goldacres offer filling solutions that minimise the reload time to have you back in the paddock sooner.

    Options like fully integrated water and chemical transfer pumps, or fast fill 3” systems. Or maybe a separate batching system to complement your spraying program is of interest?

    SuperFlow chemical induction hopper

    The SuperFlow chemical induction hopper is an integrated chemical transfer system that allows liquids, granular and powdered products to be measured and transferred into the main tank. The hopper has 60L capacity with both drum and internal rinsing capabilities. The high flow 2” venturi is mounted at the base of the hopper which draws the chemical into the water stream at that point, minimising the chance of blockages

    Water transfer pump

    When you need to transfer water into the sprayer quickly and conveniently the optional hydraulically driven transfer pump is the answer. The pump is plumbed directly to the EZ control pod and can distribute flow to not only the main tank but also rinse water tank, main tank flush sprinklers, hopper flush, micromatic coupler and external wash down gun.

    Operator safety and external controls

    Today’s tough OH&S requirements are there to ensure everyone finishes the day like they started. Safe and well. At Goldacres we not only take care of our own employees, but we ensure operators of our products are also looked after. Features such as the clearly labelled and colour coded EZ control pod, well laid out connection points and valves at correct working heights, personal protective equipment (PPE) locker, hand washing and empty container rinsing equipment just to name a few. External switches with protective covers allow the operator to increase engine RPM, switch on the transfer pump and control the main sprayer pump, all from ground level.

    Liquid chemical transfer systems

    When large quantities of neat chemical need to be transferred into the sprayer from either a 1000L intermediate bulk container (IBC), 110L enviro drum or a standard 20L drum then the chemical venturi probe or optional micromatic coupler can be used. The micromatic coupler arrangement is a complete closed loop connection system that eliminates the chance of the operator coming into contact with the chemical. The main sprayer pump is used to generate flow through a venturi, which creates a vacuum for the chemical to be drawn in. At no stage does the chemical come into contact with the pump and is therefore virtually a maintenance free system. If you require a separate system then a 12 volt chemical transfer pump and counter arrangement can be fitted. Both the probe and micromatic coupler can be used.

    Ease of transport

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    Whether you’re spraying in the field or driving down the road, uninterrupted vision around the sprayer is essential for the safety of you and others.

    Features like the flat folding boom wings so the operator’s line of sight is uninterrupted. Electrically adjustable side mirrors provide a clear view of the road behind. 360º rotation windscreen wiper blade for maximum cleaning area of the front window. Hydraulically adjustable LHS boom rest provides the operator with easy access to the cabin in the wide position yet brings the overall transport width down for road transport to under 3.6m*, eliminating the need for an escort vehicle. Twin circuit, 4 wheel internal multi-disc brakes fitted as standard. LED daytime running lamps, turn indicators, high / low beam projector style halogen head lights and twin rotating warning beacons round out the package. The Super Cruiser really is one for the road..

    Dimensions A (m) B (m) C (m) D (m) E (m)
    36m Boom 4.3 3.6 9.85 4.45 .94
    42m Boom 4.3 3.6 10.4 4.45 .94


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

    Specifications

    Feature Description G8 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) Standard Standard
    63cc + 45cc Variable Displacement Hydraulic Piston Pump (Hydraulic Oil Cooler with Thermostat) N/A 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 Standard 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 Option 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
    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 Standard N/A
    Available in the following widths. 36 and 42m. All booms plumbed in 7 sections Standard N/A
    RapidFire single line in 500mm spacing Standard N/A
    RapidFlow boom recirculation Standard N/A
    3 tier system (3TS) Option N/A
    Trijet nozzle bodies Option N/A
    Cross fire 3TS (3TS capability with nozzles staggered every 250mm) Option N/A
    Extra boom sections available Option N/A
    Custom nozzle spacing and configurations on request Option N/A
    Hydraulic wing tilt Standard N/A
    Hydraulic bi-fold Standard N/A
    Hydraulic yaw system Standard N/A
    Automatic boom height control system Option N/A
    Remote fence line jets Option N/A
    Spray control system Raven SCS4400 Standard N/A
    ISO BUS control system (no VT supplied) Option N/A
    Topcon X25 N/A N/A
    Solution tanks UV stable Polyethylene heavy walled tank. Supported in a steel cradle Standard N/A
    Main tank - 8000L Standard N/A
    Rinse tank ? 500L side mount Standard N/A
    Dry sight tube mounted on LHS Standard N/A
    Spray Pump 300 l/min, oil backed 6 diaphragm positive displacement. RPM readout Standard N/A
    Suction filter plus twin pressure filters Standard N/A
    Chemical handling and transfer Chemical suction probe Standard N/A
    60L induction hopper Standard N/A
    Electric chemical transfer pump Option N/A
    Micromatic rinse socket and coupler Option N/A
    3" integrated water transfer pump Option N/A
    3" separate front fill Option N/A
    3" separate side fill Option N/A
    Service / Maintenance Remote grease nipple bank Option N/A
    Auto grease system Option N/A
    Weight Weights are approx. and depend on options fitted
    Tare weight 12,075kg 8945kg

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