The well-known adage that ‘‘Nothing Runs Like A Deere’’ is being validated every day by a northern Victorian irrigation company that, simply, won’t use anything else.
Rochester-based Campaspe Irrigation is an agent for Zimmatic by Lindsay centre pivot and linear move irrigation systems, as well as manufacturing its own transportable high-capacity pumping stations built into shipping containers.
‘‘Our transportable pumping stations, capable of moving up to 18Ml a day, are based on an idea by Geoff Mustey,’’ Campaspe Irrigation’s project manager Wayne Conway said.
‘‘A John Deere engine goes into the box, coupled to a centrifugal pump, filters, and with all the electrical gear.
‘‘They’re self-contained and people run generators off them or a large alternator off the side of the John Deere to provide 240 volt power or 415 volt 3 phase power on-site.
‘‘They’re popular in low-flood-prone-lying areas, such as Kerang and Lake Boga, to mitigate floods or excess run-off, and at other times to shift large volumes of water between channels or dams.
‘‘Just half a dozen bolts and you can pick it up and move it away before the flood comes or to where it is needed.’’
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