A linear irrigator moves in a straight line and irrigates rectangular land areas, making them ideal for cropping. These machines can irrigate long runs of more than 2000m and offer short rotation times to minimise water loss and achieve optimum crop growth. You can control the precise application amount (right down to fine droplets for sensitive crops) and can turn sections of sprinklers off to keep stock yards, buildings, tracks or silage dry. These machines will operate 24/7 and require minimal labour input.
Like pivots, linear irrigators consist of steel supporting structures and large spans of water pipes. Each span is mounted on a drive tower and base beam incorporating an electric gear motor which drives a set of gearboxes and tractor wheels.
Our team of WaterForce engineers can work with you to determine which of these irrigation methods will best suit your property. Our consulting process will consider your complete irrigation system including:
WaterForce are New Zealand’s leading supplier and agent for Valley pivots (from Nebraska, USA)