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PIVOT SPRINKLERS

SPRINKLER PACKAGE UPGRADE

    
When should a sprinkler package be replaced?
Sprinklers and regulators experience normal wear and tear during use.  Nozzles become worn and regulators loose accuracy, both of which affect how much water and how uniformly it is applied.  This can be detrimental to crop production efficiency.
 
A new sprinkler package is recommend generally every 10 years depending on water quality and level of use.
Things to look for:
  • Rings and streaks in crop, especially those following a circular pattern.  
  • Sprinklers not rotating or functioning properly.
  • Wrong nozzles sizes.
To speak with a Sprinkler Specialist for a consultation and quote please Contact Us
 

Nelson Bubbler

WHAT IS LEPA LESA?

    
LEPA (Low Energy Precision Application) is a pivot sprinkler package which operates at very low pressure applying water directly to the furrow, typically a bubbler or hose drag sprinkler every other furrow.  LEPA packages operate below the crop canopy.
LESA (Low Energy Spray Application) is a pivot sprinkler package with operates at low pressure with spray type sprinklers.  LESA packages can operate above or below the crop canopy.
Limitations:
  • Field Slope for LEPA and LESA should be limited to 1-2% due to runoff potential and sprinkler dragging.
  • Soil types must allow high infiltration rates also due to runoff potential.
  • Inner spans may require MESA (Medium Energy Spray Application) sprinklers due to nozzle size limitations and plugging issues.
Please Contact Us to find out if LEPA or LESA is a good fit for your field.
 

ENERGY INCENTIVES

 
Many repairs and upgrades may qualify for power company incentives in both Oregon and California.
Some projects are retroactive and some project require pre-approval.
 
  • Major Upgrades (wheel lines to pivots, etc.)
  • LEPA LESA
  • Repairs
  • Sprinkler and Nozzle Replacements
  • Gaskets
  • Drains
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • and more...
Please Contact Us to find out about these and other improvement incentive opportunities.
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