Hose pull system
This system is already a step towards saving time during the irrigation process. The irrigation system consists of the following components.
- PUMPING UNIT : Tractor-, electro- or Diesel pumping unit
- MAIN LINE:
- SPRINKLER LINES AND SPRINKLER: With this system the sprinklers are not directly mounted on the pipe but on carts which are connected to 40m long 3/4 inch hoses which are connected at one end to the pipe. For moving the sprinkler it is only necessary to adjust the sprinkler carts and to pull the 3/4 inch hoses. This results in reduced work load and saves time.
With hose length of 40m it is possible to irrigate a trip width of 90 m, this means that only each 90 m the sprinkler line consisting of HK quick coupling pipes need to be laid out. This results in 30% less work compared to conventional irrigation systems. Expenditure of work is approx. 1,5 hours per hectar and irrigation amount.
By laying out the laterals at intervals of max. 90m no further pipes need to be installed during the irrigation process. Only the sprinkler carts with the hosed need to be moved.
This system is mainly used in the North African region. It is applicable for different field sizes and forms. Furthermore, only small sprinklers are used in order to apply only low precipitation rates. This is important for newly planted sensitive crops.