The proper sprinkler package and sprinkler selection is critical to efficient irrigation. Your Zimmatic dealer can help you select the best package for your crop and local conditions. He has the design tools and support from Lindsay experts to select the best package for a new pivot/lateral or to upgrade an existing package.
Zimmatic machines can apply water with high total soluble salt. Because the machine applies less water than flood or other sprinkler methods salt accumulation in the root zone is substantially reduced. Mechanical move irrigation has the ability to flush the soil by designing a leaching factor into the application rate. Also water can be better applied to different type of soils by GrowSmart controls. Varying the depth or amount of water can be set at the machine. By applying proper water requirements at different stages of growth the grower can provide the proper amount of water for maximum crop yield. A flood irrigator would find it difficult to achieve the same precision without wasting water.
Rotating Sprinklers - 12' to 74' - 10 to 50 P.S.I. (3.7 m to 22.6 m - .7 bar to 3.5 bars)
Featuring changeable deflector plates and a choice of individual stream designs, rotating-spray sprinklers are designed for greater coverage on heavier soils or rolling terrain
Fixed-spray Sprinklers – 7.5' to 47' - 6 to 40 P.S.I. (2.3 m to 14.3 m - 0..47 bar to 2.8 bars)
Available in a variety of options to match crop, climate and wind conditions, fixed spray sprinklers are best used on lighter soils or flat terrain and can be adapted for in-furrow applications. These units are also compatible with both germination and chemigation plates
LEPA Sprinklers - 2' to 20' - 6 to 20 P.S.I. (0.6 m to 6.0 m - 0.4 bar to 1.4 bars)
Operating in both bubble and spray models, LEPA (Low Energy Precision Application) sprinklers reduce surface evaporation. Chemigation pads are available for most crops. This is the most watering efficient type of pivot sprinkler.