Thursday, 17 February 2011 12:32

Small-scale irrigator

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Ranstar A3 Ranstar A3

A RANGE of irrigators for small-scale farmers and growers has been launched by Bauer (Australia & New Zealand).

The Rainstar A3 slow-reverse sprinkler covers a wetted strip up to 70m wide x 200m long, ample spread for most small operations, Bauer says.

The irrigator is fitted with Bauer-made polyethylene pipe from 125 to 170m long, in diameters 55 and 63mm.

“This machine is well suited to the smaller land holder especially those growing high dollar value crops on irregular shape blocks,” says Bauer’s sales and marketing head Rick Beales.

One person can operate the A3 sprinkler due to the 180-degree swivel of the pipe reel, creating a second strip to be irrigated opposite the initial run.

The reel turntable is made of hot dipped galvanised steel.

The Rainstar’s heavy V-belt is designed for three speed ranges, working at a minimum pressure of  3.5 bars, achieving flow rates from 4.8 to 20m3 per hour.

Founded in Austria in 1930, Bauer set up in Australia in 2002.

The company designs and makes irrigation and waste water equipment, exported to 80 countries.

Tel. 0061 3 9931 1877

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