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TasCowboy 426137 247 More Tasmanian Irrigation Machinery either
More Tasmanian Irrigation Machinery
Bauer linear move irrigator, Bothwell, Tasmania.
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Another looking at the carriage.
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Looking out along the boom.
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Massey Ferguson 168 Multipower tractor & Trailco T-300 Traveller, Perth, Tasmania.

This machine has been irrigating new grass up.
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Another of this combination.

Those of you who have viewed some of my earlier photos would have seen this tractor & irrigator before ;-)
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Tas, what length hose does the linear pull? any traction problems?
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4 Crops I am not sure.

From a guess I would say the paddock where it operates would be 800 + metres long, so I am not sure how long the hose is or whether there are any traction issues.
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there are a few of these around adelaide to grow vegetables and some in the south east of the state for lucerne. Could even be some in the riverland along the murray havent been that way for ages and with the threat of zero water allocation could be useless there:-(
got ant pics of one in operation?
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No sorry Andy, it wasnt working on the day that I took these shots. Hopefully it wont need to water again until spring ;-)
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i think from memory the new valley linear irrgators have a hose pull of 280m.....that gives you 560m between risers.....

guess it depends on the location....there is a lot of weight in the hose when full
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Yes Pudding, I guess that is why quite a few guys here prefer the pivots to the linears (no hose dragging) ;-)
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I wonder how the Bauer linear machine is working, how can it drive forward? This is a machine from Denmark. The machine has to be pulling out whit a tractor, so that the hose will lay on the ground, then the machine pulls in the hose by a turbine that are driving by the water. The machine will follow the hose back, because the hose are fixed in the end.
The turbine also drives the tractor wheels on the machine.
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The two arms beside the carriage are guide arms that follow a small ditch in the ground (I think there could possibly be a cable in there that it follows, I am not 100% sure).

There is a motor mounted on the carriage that drives the machine as well.
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OK but will the long arms just follow?
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There is a small trench in the ground that the arms follow (the arms have little metal wheels on them, that seem to track along the trench).
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Here is a link for you to the Bauer website, for some more info;

http://www.bauer-at.com/bauer/index.jsp

Centerstar, Linestar & Centerliner are the linear products,

Cheers,

TC ;-)
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