RUBICON – Don’t compromise on the most important piece of farm machinery
The RUBICON establishes a new class in self-propelled sprayers, designed to meet the productivity demands of large scale Australian farmers. The seamless integration of capacity and width delivers acre eating performance to conquer everyday spraying tasks with ease and ahead of time. Likewise by increasing the boom width you improve the work rate, which is what matters most when timing is all important. A 48.5 m boom width represents a 35% increase in work rate over a comparable 36 m boom.
RUBICON with a 48.5 m boom at 35 km/hr can deliver a work rate of 170 ha/hr. Keeping the nozzles at the correct height above the target, across the full width of the boom in all operating conditions, present little effort for RUBICON, but is vitally important for good application and performance. The boom suspension, auto height and stability control systems allow you to lower the boom while protecting it from ground contact. Lowering the boom reduces spray drift and delivers better application, which gives peace of mind, especially at higher spraying speeds.
It’s never been easier to spray more area thanks to the combination of 9000 litres capacity and 48.5 m booms.
RUBICON delivers beyond expectation with:
• 6500L or 9000L payload
• Front mounted 36.5 to 48.5 m booms
• Unrivalled visibility from a 3.4 m high vantage point
• Road speed 50 km/h (max)
• Spray speed 35 km/h (max)
• 330 or 370 hp Cummins engine
• Low noise level
• Ride beyond expectation
• Excellent boom stability and much, much more
1000 Hectares Per Day
RUBICON has the power and torque to effortlessly carry up to 9000 litres and a 48.5m boom around the paddock. Utilising the most technologically advanced, fuel efficient Cummins® 8.9L QSL 9 Tier 3A engine to generate up to 370 hp (276 kW) gives the ultimate performance, reliability and productivity. The lean, clean engine is the best available to power the 4WD hydrostatic transmission from Danfoss.
RUBICON is powered by Cummins - the most advanced engine technology to deliver power and reliability when you need it. Cummins engines run quieter, burn leaner and cleaner, and they are the industry leader in providing power to hydrostatic transmissions. The Cummins® 8.9L QSL 9 Tier 3A engine delivers up to 370 Hp (276 kW) and features fully Integrated Electronic Controls, providing seamless integration of all components to optimize engine performance.
A Commanding View
A better view of the boom from the cab not only contributes to comfort, but to the quality of the productivity. The operator has a commanding view over the boom from the driver’s seat which makes spraying easier and safer. The RUBICON cab is a special workplace and every detail counts: including the synchronised movement of the arm rest console to provide improved ergonomics, to unsurpassed visibility of the boom, clean air and responsible sound and vibration levels. With superior comfort and the best view in the business, RUBICON makes spraying enjoyable and efficient.
RUBICON redefines boom stability: Revolutionary boom suspension system allows independent stiffness control settings on the springs and rams fixed to either side of the centre frame. The boom remains stable under the harshest operating conditions. The wide centre frame provides excellent on-road visibility. Spring tension holds the centre frame in the middle position while the hydraulic damper absorbs energy from the boom movement. A hydraulic actuator operated from the cab exerts more or less pressure on the spring to change the resistance.
RUBICON Technical specifications
|Tank||6500 or 9000|
HARDI / Ace 650 run-dry centrifugal
36.5 & 48.5 RA
|Control Type||TOPCON X35|
|Section distribution standard||All booms with standard 14 sections|
|Rinse tank, litres.||630 litres|
|Engine 9000||Cummins® QSL 9 Tier 3A 370 Hp (276 kW)|
Cummins® Tier 3A 330 Hp (246 kW)
|Fuel Tank||1000 litres|
OverRide Airbag + hydraulic Koni’s
3 to 4 m hydraulic adjustment
|Turning circle (m)||17.88 m|
|Total length (m)||
A 10.2m - 36.5m boom, 12.3 m - 48.5m
|Total height (m)||
B 4.2 m
|Width with boom folded (m)||C 3.68 m|
|Track width, adjustment (m)||D 3 to 4 m|
|Wheel base (m)||E 4.6 m|
|Under axle clearance (m)||F 1.85 m|
480/70/R54 (9000), 480/95 R54 (6500)
|Brakes||4 wheel dynamic|