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TAS Country : September 9th 2010
24 Tasmanian Country Friday, September 10, 2010 Advertisng feature Irrigation and water storage Smaller. Faster. Tougher. The Next Generation in Metric Compression fittings 2031835-100910 Get it right THE old saying ''you get what you pay for'' has never been truer than with irrigation. From experience, saving a few dollars initially, can turn into many dollars spent to keep your system functioning. Irrigation has come a long way in the past 20 years --- from a farmer buying a pump set and clip-together pipe work at the local clearing sale at a bargain price, which led to flooded crops, bogged irri- gators and frustration --- to purposely designed and in- stalled irrigation systems. From more than 20 years experience working with irrigators and irrigation systems in the design, in- stallation and mainten- ance of the electrical sys- tems and no particular bias to any one product, Peter Davidson Electrical offers: impartial appraisal of your design to help elimin- ate any future problems; advice and supply of electrical starter systems; soft starters or variable frequency drives; advice and supply of uncomplicated control sys- tems; tailor-made electrical systems to suit specific applications; remote control and re- mote monitoring using mo- bile phone or internet; and appraisal of present de- sign to help reduce run- ning costs. With the correct electri- cal design and installation, and using the latest ad- vanced technologies in pump controls, running costs can be reduced. The following check list may be of some benefit to making your irrigation system more reliable and stress free: have a licensed electri- cal contractor check all electrical connections --- typically loose connections create very expensive problems; if a pump shed has been flooded repair work needs to be done; check the motor and pump bearings have been regularly greased; replace lubricating oil in pump; ensure stock or vermin have not damaged critical cabling such as earth wi- res; clean and lubricate criti- cal components on irri- gators; and check the incoming Aur- ora supply for overgrown vegetation. The following is a check list for a new irrigation project: position of new pump station; flooded suction --- down- side pump is below water level and could be prone to flooding; Orion tanks are filled for free SAVE IT: Orion water tanks are tough and good looking and water falls from the sky to fill them. WHY is it that so many Tasmanians pay for every litre of water when it falls free of charge from the sky? What is it about storing water that gives a sense of security and resourceful- ness? For more than 10 years, Orion Tanks has been assisting Tasmanians in storing and using our precious water resources through the supply of a quality range of rain- water tanks and acces- sories. Orion tanks are well designed and aesthet- ically pleasing, to en- hance your environment as well as protect it. With their attractive appearance and added strength, Orion tanks suc- cessfully maintain that iconic ''Aussie tank'' im- age, while being simplis- tic, serviceable and budget-friendly. Orion tanks are manu- factured from food grade, UV stabilised polyethyl- ene, which makes them tough, durable and able to withstand the harsh Aust- ralian sun. They do not rust or corrode, are impact re- sistant and the single piece moulded construc- tion ensures long-term structural strength. With the current focus on rainwater conser- vation and storage, Orion Tanks assist you further with a complete range of accessory products, in- cluding brass and poly valves, first-flush diver- ters, pumps, fire outlets, strainers, poly connectors and level indicators, to name a few. ''The tanks are just wonderful, everything you say they are and more,'' reports one happy buyer. For more information on how the Orion range of rainwater tanks and storage solutions can work for you, phone 1800 752 784, or visit orionproducts.com.au IRRIGATION TASMANIA TEAMS WITH TRAILCO IRRIGATION Irrigation Tasmania in conjunction with TRAILCO IRRIGATION (AUST) is pleased to announce that we have been appointed the sole Tasmanian distributor for the complete range of TRAILCO Irrigators and equipment. Irrigation Tasmania will be providing high stock levels of Irrigators and spare parts across its four Tasmanian branches. To support new and existing TRAILCO equipment our experienced field technicians are able to offer state wide service, covering the complete range of TRAILCO products. For further inquiries please contact one of our branches nearest to you, where our friendly and capable staff will attend to your every need. Somerset Latrobe Launceston Smithton 5 Reece court 3 Speed way drive 14 Broadland drive 116 Nelson street 64 351073 64 261400 63 316355 64 522 255 2084743-100910 PH: p uct c m au RAINWATER TANKS & STORAGE SOLUTIONS 2037267-100910 50-130hp machines - 5ft or 1.8 metres 6"-24" 150-600mm Rock Trenching (eg sandstone) rrigation ains ectrica and hone ca es rchards and ine ards rink er s ste s e dig and insta h 6343 4 4 a 6343 656 or 0408 133 885 tate i e er ice PETER SHEPHEARD TRENCHING & IRRIGATION PETER SHEPHEARD TRENCHING & IRRIGATION
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