RUBICON

Type

Self propelled

Tank Capacity

6500 - 9000 l

Boom Width

36 - 48.5 m

Boom Types

PARAGON AL

RUBICON

Type

Selfpropelled

Tank Capacity

6500 - 9000 l

Boom Width

36 - 48.5 m

Boom Types

PARAGON AL

HARDI Paragon Aluminium

With 30 years’ experience in optimising lighter, stronger and wider Pommier Aluminium boom set-ups we offer farmers real advantages in field performance, reliability and durability - as well as weight reduction.

The wieght savings of aluminium and our speciliased know-how in setting up Pommier yaw dampening for Australian conditions mean the load and forces transferred to the centre during spraying are significantly reduced.

Optional AutoHeight control sets a new benchmark in boom ride, maintaining a lower boom height which provides better drift control.

A soft close feature  protects the boom when folding.

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AutoHeight boom control

AutoHeight provides stress-free boom height control as it maintains the correct nozzle operating height to improve application and reduce spray drift.

AutoHeight uses ultrasonic sensors fitted to the boom centre and wings to control and maintain a preset height of the entire boom above the ground or crop. The sensors, developed for field conditions, are robust and precise.

The proportional valve control of individual boom wing height corrections is smooth, even and automatic. AutoHeight maintains a preselected boom height from the ground or crop.

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ActivAir

ActivAir is rapid nozzle on/off control system that uses RUBICON's on-board air supply to instantaneously open and close the non-drip nozzles during spraying.

Air pressure is distributed along the boom through 8mm tubing to electrically activate solenoid valves, then via 4mm tubing to each non-drip valve.

When a solenoid is activated, air pressure opens the non-drip valves and the nozzles start spraying. When the solenoid is deactivated the non-drip valves are held closed under spring tension.

ActivAir’s rapid nozzle control is fast and accurate, making it ideal for AutoSection control systems. The spray lines are divided into between 9 and 18 sections to ensure minimal overspray when AutoSection control is in operation.

When the nozzles are off the fluid system continuously recirculates the spray mix through the boom tubes at high volume to ensure the boom is primed before spraying starts.

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Lighting

If spraying has to be done at night, the job is made easier with RUBICON’s extensive lighting package.

A rear access stairway light is activated from cabin roof to show the way along the platform.

A forward-facing LED lightbar  on the boom center and sidewards orientated lights will illuminate the route to and around the field to a distance of 150 m.

Finally, under-boom blue cast lights provides a clear and non-invasive view of nozzle function and spray delivery along the full length of the boom.

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Boom centre

RUBICON redefines boom stability: A 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.

Field trials were performed at speeds of up to 50 km/h (turns at up to 30 km/h) and the boom set to only 50 cm height without the boom touching the ground!

Spring tension holds the centre frame in the middle position while the hydraulic damper absorbs energy from boom movements. A hydraulic actuator operated from the cab exerts more or less pressure on the spring to change the resistance.

The wide centre frame provides excellent on road visibility.

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Paralift

The ParaLift is extra wide and provides the basis for unbeatable boom stability. It is anchored to the chassis at 1.7 m centres and picks up the boom at 2.3 m width. The ParaLift’s width and torsional strength greatly exceeds the requirement for the widest booms currently available.

Two large ParaLift plunge cylinders with nitrogen accumulation provide the boom with vertical shock absorption and height control. The boom can be raised from 0.5 m to 2.7 m above the ground.

An air activated ParaLift locking system secures the boom into position for safe road transport.

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