Service, supply & backup are crucial when choosing a Centre Pivot IrrigatorNarromine growers Tim & Pip Schiffman upgraded from an existing towable centre pivot to a fixed centre pivot in August 2011 thus increasing the acres available to grow irrigated summer crops. When choosing TEAM Irrigation for this upgrade, Tim stated that “service, supply and backup are crucial when choosing a Centre Pivot Irrigator”.
TEAM Irrigation installed a 7 span (360m) fixed centre pivot at the Schiffman's Narromine property increasing the irrigated crop area to 40 hectares. The centre pivot was installed in a paddock with an existing canola crop. The installation took 7 days and Tim said “the timeframe was essential to ensure that he could save his canola crop and to ensure he was ready to irrigate his future corn summer crop”.When asked whether the installation in the canola crop was detrimental, Tim said “he was surprised by the little impact the installation had”.
Canola crop picture on day 7 of the installation.
Whilst TEAM Irrigation may not always be the cheapest quote a grower may receive, you can always rely on our service, supply and backup to save your crops.
Technical Specifications for this Project
|Overall System Length||362.6m|
|7 span Centre Pivot||1 span @ 49.6m, 6 spans @ 48.8m, 1 x 20.2m overhang|
|Irrigated area under Pivot||40 Hectares or 100 acres|
|System Flow Rate||64 L/sec or 1,014 us/gpm|
|Application rate per 24hr||12.5mm or 0.50 inches|
|Minimum Operating Pressure at base of pivot riser pipe||250 kpa or 35psi|
|Minimum rotation time @100%||14.5hrs|
|Tyres Size||14 Tyres, 16.9"x 24"4 ply Hi floatation on 15"Galvanised Rims|
|Centre Drive||Hi Efficiency 3/4 hp centre drive motors|
|Tower Gear Box||Power Drive|
|Sprinkler Types||Nelson S3000 Spinner sprinklers yellow plate|
|Pump||Existing pump & power system was maintained|