Ditch Fed Lateral System







Why a Zimmatic lateral move system?

A Zimmatic lateral move system from I Water lets you combine maximum irrigation coverage with a uniform watering pattern over your entire field.  This combination helps ensure a better yield out of every acre for a higher return on your investment in production inputs.

  • Ideal for conversion from flood irrigation.  They are a proven way to get more benefit from less water and to reduce pumping costs.
  • Reduce the yield penalties associated with water logging of crops when using flood irrigation.
  • Manage your irrigation in sync with the weather - reduce the risks of flood damage associated with storms after a flood application.
  • Reduce your labour costs - no more starting siphon tubes!


Hose Fed

  • Supplied with water through a large diameter hose attached to a pressurised mainline
  • Pivot and/or towing options for use on adjacent fields for increased coverage area
  • Uses 2 wheel or 4 wheel cart (depending on field size) with 102 mm, 153 mm and 203 mm hose  (that's 4, 6 or 8 inch if your prefer!)

Ditch Fed

  • Can use existing ditch at field edge or one in the centre
  • Depending on ditch type, water is supplied through a floating intake or a floating self cleaning filter screen
  • Only available as a 4 wheel

Cart & Power Options

  • Two and four wheel carts are available, depending on system requirements.
  • Power can be supplied by an onboard diesel and generator set (plus onboard pump for ditch fed systems) or by commercial power delivered through a heavy duty, mining type cable.  (Please Note :: Cable powered systems in hose fed only).

Guidance Systems

Zimmatic lateral move irrigation systems can be guided by furrow, above ground cable or buried cable methods.

Pivoting LateralLateral Pivoting

Pipe Options

  • 6 5/8 inch
  • 8 inch
  • 8 5/8 inch
  • 10 inch
  • Span lengths customised to individual farming systems

Precision Application

Systems are computer designed with :-

  • Sprinklers :: Rotators, spinners, sprays, LEPA, wobbler or impacts to match desired water application rates.
  • Drops :: To minimise water loss due to wind and evaporation.
  • Offsets & Boombacks :: To expand application area and minimise wheel tracking.

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