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Five engines that can easily pump out a few thousand gallons of water every minute.
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Diesel tank.
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Sugar-cane fields.

Last photo.
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Very interesting Tony.

Wouldnt they be better of with electric pumps?

Must be a fairly big sugar plantation?

Cheers,

TC ;-)
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TC,

It’s probably cheaper to run diesel engines.

Also if a Hurricane knocks out the power supply, the diesel engines will be able to pump out the water.

Tony
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is farm diesel cheaper than the one at the pump?
or are you allowed to use "heating oil" wich is burned by furnances?
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hi Tony. Good photo's.

I understood that these motors are to drain the water when it happens a great storm or hurricane.

And if it it rains little, are they also used for irrigation?

Regards
Luciano
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jdeere,

I hope that they don’t pay the same as everybody else at the pump. Sorry I have no concrete answer to your question. I know that some farmers use biofuels.

Luciano,

Thank you for your comments.The pumps are needed after most of the heavy rains and as far as I know they are not used to pump water out in the fields for irrigation.

Tony
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Nothing Runs Like A Deere wrote:
TC,

It’s probably cheaper to run diesel engines.

Also if a Hurricane knocks out the power supply, the diesel engines will be able to pump out the water.

Tony


Ok, thats interesting.

Here it cheaper to use electricity. Farmers pump on off peak (night time = cheaper power). The power outages can be a nuisance but alot of guys have their gear set up to automatically start again when there is a power outage.

It is actually more efficient to water at night anyway (less transpiration, cooler so not as much evaporates either),

Regards,

TC ;-)
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TC,

I am not sure why you are talking about irrigation.

Of course I know when it's best to irrigate. The pumps on the photos are not used to irrigate, but to for drainage purposes. Price of electricity has risen about the same rate as the price of oil in our state, in the last few years.

We have no hydropower plants in our area.

Tony
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