Hose spreading machine

The irrigation of crops such as corn, soybean, beet, tomato and many vegetable crops in recent years has been affected by the introduction of new irrigation techniques in addition to traditional sliding methods or based on the use of high pressure sprinklers.

Hose spreading machine

The methodology based on the installation of light dripping wings, otherwise known as hoses, made of plastic material and equipped with coextruded drippers, has aroused considerable interest.

The use of this micro-irrigation technique can make it possible to achieve some agronomic and economic advantages.

It is in fact possible, through the use of dripping wings, to make irrigation interventions even in those situations where the volumes of water are modest or the arrangement of the land is approximate. Furthermore the irrigation intervention with hose allows working at low pressures with consequent modest energy input.

The use of this innovative irrigation technique, however, presupposes the introduction of two new operations that must be repeated annually by the farmer and consist in the drafting of the dripping wings at the beginning of the irrigation campaign and their subsequent collection at the end of cultivation.

The Erea srl company has therefore designed and developed a machine, with a modular structure, able to spreading light dripping wings, with the aim of increasing the work productivity of the operator.

element of pose

Each single laying element consists of a floating parallelogram suitable to follow the ground surface.

The laying element is fixed with the frame of the Hose spreading machine through two strong belts which, once loosened, allow the side sliding of the element so that the machine can be quickly adapted to crops sown at different distances between rows.

The time required to adapt the machine to change from corn, sown to rows 75 centimeters, soybean, seeded to rows 45 centimeters, is really small.

The hose laying element rests on two wheels in line interspersed with a metal body that has the function, in addition to that of accompanying the hose, to remove any obstacles or roughness of the ground that may hinder the laying of the dripping wing.

On the back of the second wheel it is possible to apply two ridging tools able to operate a more or less marked burying of the dripping wing.

Each spreading hose element is equipped with a hydraulic motor through which the operator, directly from the cab of the tractor, is able to determine the exit of an appropriate piece of pipe both when preparing to start spreading the dripline and when , at the end of the row, must complete the laying operation.

In this case, always from the tractor cab, the driver is able to cut the hose before going on to laying the pipe on other rows of the crop.

In order to minimize the dead loading times of the rolls on which the hose is wound, each laying element is equipped with an overlying structure in which it is possible to load up to three rolls.

loading structure

Taking advantage of the modular setting of the hose spreading machine the company Erea srl has developed a line of machines, from the name StripWater, able to cover the different needs of the market. Each model of the StripWater line is followed by a figure that identifies the number of Laying Elements.

On the base of the number of Laying Elements, the frame is dimensioned in such a way that the strength and reliability of the machine is always guaranteed.

The company Erea srl, moreover, aware of the different problems and necessities that the agricultural practice entails, is available to examine with the Customer any modifications or particular applications.

The hose spreading machine of the StripWater line comply with the Machinery Directive and are accompanied by the CE mark.

The following video documents the test, carried out at the Officina Meccanica Erea srl before delivery to the Customer, relating to a StripWater5 model

The video below shows the test of the laying hoses machine, StripWater3 model, at a customer's corn field.

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