Andrew and Melissa Greive of Cuballing in Western Australia have recently taken delivery of their first self-propelled sprayer, a Goldacres G4 Crop Cruiser.
Initially their interest was the larger capacity Goldacres G6 Crop Cruiser with a 30 metre boom.
However, the investment outweighed the budget on the couples mixed farming program of 2500 hectares cropping.
"I spoke to Andrew and Melissa and suggested they consider a Goldacres G4 Crop Cruiser with 4000 litre tank and a 30m TriTech boom," Goldacres product specialist Jason Rodda said.
"The imported second-hand sprayers they were also looking at had a 4500L tank and offered no boom re-circulation or spray technology".
Mr Rodda said the G4 Crop Cruiser would provide them with similar productivity to the G6.
They were still getting all the benefits of fuel economy, mechanical drive, and the TriTech boom with RapidFire, RapidFlow (boom re-circulation) and 3TS.
Those features were along with the other unique benefits that Goldacres offers its customers without the additional investment.
Greg Baird of Agserve Goomalling quoted a G4 Crop Cruiser for Andrew and Melissa and kept in mind the level of investment required so they could purchase their first self-propelled sprayer.
Mr Baird also demonstrated the cost of ownership, scheduled maintenance, Agserve dealer support and Goldacres backup.
He also demonstrated that when using a batching system, how much more efficient and productive they would be in comparison to their current trailing sprayer.
Agserve Goomalling along with Goldacres provided a solution that many farmers overlook as they usually only think about tank capacity rather than application and filling systems to improve productivity and reduce costs.
Much like a farmer that invests $100000 for a chaser bin to keep the combine harvesting, a batching system like the Goldacres Batchmate provides such a cost effective 'chaser bin' for the sprayer at around one-10th of the investment.
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