ZIMMATIC - GROWING WITH YOUR PRESENT AND FUTURE CROP NEEDS
In response to the growing popularity of genetically enhanced corn, Zimmatic has introduced the industry's first medium clearance tower.
Increased use of high-yielding hybrids means that corn plants stand taller and stronger in the fields, forcing a change in how they are irrigated. These taller stalks can be damaged by the truss structure of a pivot with standard clearance.
Zimmatic’s new Medium Clearance Tower enjoys the following the advantages over a standard-sized tower:
- A height of 11 feet, 2 inches (3.4 meters) - nearly to feet (0.6m) taller than standard
- A reduced risk of damage to crops and the pivot
- A better option for hilly terrain
HIGHER CLEARANCE FOR HEALTHIER CORN
Modern hybrids have taller, stronger stalks. This results in more drag against the pivot's truss structure, especially in fields with uneven terrain. This dragging can damage the crop and the pivot structure and can slow the pivot's rotation, which negatively affects water application and potential yields. Dragging also leads to complications with the pivot's track management.
TEAM Irrigation offers a wide range of tower structure heights, including Zimmatic high clearance structures for taller crops like sugar cane, or ultra high clearance structures that can pass over orchard trees or obstacles such as oil derricks.
Medium Clearance Tower Application Specification
- Maximum slope limitation of 15 percent
- Crop ridges must be less than 0.2metres
- Maximum span lengths of 54.5m
- 11.2" x 38" tyres are not acceptable on this structure
- Gearboxes must be shimmed per Zimmatic specifications
- Deep ripping, a field management practice, should not be used with this structure