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MOUNTVIC 496596 247 Crop Irrigation either
Crop Irrigation
Here are a few photos that I took today. 11/10/07

They were irrigating a field of edible beans.

Tony
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Different grower.
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Irrigating a field of tomatoes.

Last photo.
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Very interesting photos Tony, certainly havent seen an irrigator like these ones before. Are they common in your area?

Regards,

TC ;-)
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Thank you TC.

Those are quite common in this area, here are some other trucks and pumps at another grower.
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Here we use travelling irrigators, I have posted some photos of them in the past.

The pump is at the river or dam then the water is carried by aluminium pipes above ground or pvc pipes underground, to the paddock (field) being watered
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is this happening right now,or was this last summer?
so the trucks have to change locations evrey now and then.
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jdeere wrote:
is this happening right now,or was this last summer?
so the trucks have to change locations evrey now and then.

edit:i see now,they are from today. :-[
could not belive it first,such a nice wheater and we are having the 1st winter storms here. :-(
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very interesting Tony. I've never seen this before

thanks for sharing,

Roel
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They must be hooked into a bore or hydrant are they?
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TC we have some of those as well; here is a lateral move system. You can see the hook up on the 4th photo. In some area they also use water reels. (see next photo)

jdeere yes they have to move the trucks around from time to time. Our winters are relatively mild.

Tony
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Her is a lateral system on the move.
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Last photo.
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are the trucks not a verry expensive way of irrigation, it would be lot cheaper to mount them on a trailer and move them whit a tractor.
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If tractors would be a better option believe me they would do it.

You can move the trucks around much faster than you can tractors.

Tony
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Interesting NRAD, I haven't seen this truck mounted method of irrigation before. They simply drive the truck to a hydrant, hookup and then pump for half an hour or so? The soil would have to be very coarse textured or the trucks would constantly be getting bogged.
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Thank you Stu.

Most of the soils in this area are fairly coarse.

Tony
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Tony, quite interesting this truck irrigation method. Haven´t seen it before. Do you know how they power the pumps to throw the water?
regards,
Victor
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Thank you for posting this thread. I've never seen such an irrigation before. Here in Belgium, I think they don't use such systems. Personnaly I've never seen before such a travelling irrigation.
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Ok, thanks Tony.

The water reels (or hard hose irrigators, as we call them) & laterals are certainly more common to us in these parts, as well as the travellers (see below link)

http://www.farmphoto.com/FPv2/thread.aspx?mid=359400

Regards,

TC ;-)
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You always learn something new when looking at FP - I have never even heard or seen something like this. I have read about laterals and center pivot, but here in northern Europe water reals are the most common.
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Sorry Victor I forgot to answer your question.

They have an engine on the back to power the pump. (as seen on the 4th photo)

Tony
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