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Hosereel mounted booms for agriculture and horticulture

Designed and built to the same high standards as Briggs' larger models, the R18, R24, R30 and R40 mounted booms allow a lane spacing of 18 - 48 metres (other widths in between those shown are available on request).

For ease of operation the booms are transported on the reel and a fixed hydraulic lift system has been developed to transport the booms safely.

All models give accurate and uniform water distribution under a wide range of conditions, with a controlled droplet size to match the crop.

The booms operate at low pressure (0.6 - 4 bar) and can apply from 14 to 50 cubic metres per hour.

Efficient

  • Uniform water application gives far more even crop growth compared to raingun systems.
  • Using a Briggs boom can reduce water consumption by 20% compared with rainguns. 
  • High flow rates allow faster retraction enabling large areas to be covered in less time. 
  • Controlled droplet size reduces soil damage. Large droplets can be selected to reduce drift while fine droplets can be used to minimise damage to very delicate crops. 
  • Reduced impact from small droplets also reduces soil capping and soil erosion. 
  • Low pressure operation helps reduce pumping costs and puts less strain on the pipeline.
R30 irrigating new turf side view
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R2 R26 End of run still working
R2 R30

Turf specification booms

The range of hosereel mounted booms can be equipped with turf tyres for very low ground pressure operation on turf.

Excellent accuracy of water distribution allows precise irrigation of turf pre lifting to ensure a more consistent final product.

 

Features

  • The rear wheels of the boom can be set from 1.5 to 4.4m wide so that all the wheels are in a tractor wheeling.
  • The boom is fully mounted on the hosereel, making transportation very simple.
  • Genuine one person operation. From fully open to fully folded takes one operator 2 – 3 minutes.
  • There is a choice of Nelson S3000 Sprayjets or R3000 Rotators configured to suit flow rates and droplet size requirements of the soil and crop.
  • Pressure regulators are used on all Nelson S3000 or R3000 nozzle assemblies ensuring a perfectly matched flow rate across all nozzles.
  • Ball valve control on all sprinkler/spray-jet outlets enables sections to be shut off to suit irrigation requirements and allows individual nozzles to be unblocked if necessary.
  • Optional combination of sprinklers and spray jets or drop pipes and spray jets to suit wide headlands and irregular shaped fields.
  • A choice of blanking plates, raingun mounting kits and end sprinklers give the booms exceptional versatility.
  • All models are equipped with a turntable allowing the boom to be set at an angle or rotated around any obstacle during irrigation.

Tough & Reliable

  • In the design process strength, longevity and user friendliness were the top 3 items on the brief. These booms are designed to last as long as the hosereel they are working with.

  • Proven lifespan of more than 20 years. Many booms from the late 1990's are still working well with well with over 15000 hours of use.

  • All our booms are made from steel and are fully galvanised which ensures a long life span.

  • All components are manufactured using modern technology and spares are readily available for any boom we have ever made.

  • Models currently available include the R18, R24, R30 & R40 (numbers designate structural length in metres). 
  • Options developed in conjunction with farmers around the world make the booms highly versatile.

Comparison To The R46 Range Of Hosereel Mounted Booms

  • Smaller tubes than the R46 booms to work at lower flow rates.
  • *These booms must be folded around the drum of the hosereel for transportation between irrigation runs.
  • The R18, R24 and R30 booms can be equipped with hydraulic lift for tall crops. This is not available on the R40 or R46 booms.
  • The R18 to R40 range of booms can be fully rotated around obstacles in fhe field.
  • Generally designed to mount on to smaller hosereel machines compared to the R46 - Guide below
    • R18 - smallest hosereel 63/150, largest hosereel 82/400
    • R24 - smallest hosereel 63/250, largest hosereel 82/400
    • R30 - smallest hosereel 75/300, largest hosereel 90/500
    • R40 - smallest hosereel 90/350, largest hosereel 110/500

 * If the option to upgrade the chassis is taken, the boom can then be moved from run to run in the open position.

Right hand offset chassis

Offset (Asymetric) Waterfeed

For crops where you can not have the PE pipe in the middle of the row, an alternative chassis can be supplied with offset (asymetric) waterfeed - left or right. (Right hand is shown in the photo) Track width can be set from 1.5 to 2.2m. NOTE: Only available with a 2.2m or 2.5m centre section on the boom.

R30 end section blanking plate c w teso

Blanking plate

Blanking plate with or without end sprinkler allows the boom width to be reduced to avoid awkward obstacles.

Jumbo end sprinkler

End sprinklers

The option of a low trajectory impact sprinkler on each end of the boom gives up to 35% increase in lane spacing (not available on R40)

Nelson R55A cropped

Nelson R55A end part circle rotator

Nelson R55A part circle rotator can increase the lane spacing by 10-12 metres on each end of the boom. Droplet size is generally heavier than the S3000 or R3000 nozzles.

R30 drop pipe boom

Dribble pipe

The dribble pipe option provides precise irrigation without wetting the crop. Drop pipe spacing can be engineered to suit individual planting systems. Each drop tube has a Nelson pressure regulator, nozzle and dropper with weight to allow precise inter row irrigation.

Briggs Slurry Nozzles

Slurry splash plate nozzles

Available for liquids with a higher dry matter content.

R3 kit for R40

Lift frame kits

Available for the range of Ocmis, Marani & Irtec hosereel machines

In line filter filter element

Filter cone and housing

Available in 3, 3.5 or 4" sizes with Bauer couplings. Filter should be used between the flexible hosereel supply pipe and the inlet fitting on the hosereel.

double nozzle holder

Dual Nozzle Clip

Holds two sizes of nozzle so that the boom can quickly be set to a different flow rate by swapping nozzles.

turf wheels

Turf wheels

Ideal for turf growers and amenity applications.

Salisbury R30 raising tower

Hydraulic lift system

Essential for tall crops or working over obstacles.

R24 with electro hydraulic powerpack

Electro-hydraulic powerpack

Makes raising and lowering the hydraulic lift system much easier than a hand pump system. (not available on R40)

3 point linkage pulling out bar

Three point linkage pulling out bar

Necessary for pulling out booms where the PE pipe is laid down in the wheeling behind one of the tractor wheels.

R30 Gun kit gun

Manual raingun mounting kit

Used in two different ways:
1. To irrigate an area that can not be reached with the sprayjets or rotators and then manually divert the water back to the boom for the remainder of the irrigation run.
2. To allow the operator to use a raingun for the whole run or part of a run – if there is an obstacle in the way or a narrow part of the field to irrigate.

Briggs Boom Technical Data For R18, R24, R30 & R40 Hosereel Mounted Booms

 

R18

R24

R30

R40

Boom length (L)

18m (59’)

24m (79’)

29m (95’)

40m (131’)

Lane spacing (l) with no end nozzle

22m (72’)

28m (92’)

34m (111’)

44m (144’)

Lane spacing (l) with end nozzle PCS or PCR3000

26m (85’)

30m (98’)     

38m (125’)

48m (157’)

Lane spacing (l) with end nozzle R55A

38m (125’)

44m (144’)

50m (164’)

60m (197’)

Lane spacing (l) with end nozzle Jumbo. K1 or Luxor

44m (144’)

50m (164’)

54m (177’)

n/a

Band width (D) (Nelson S3000/R3000)

12m/15m (39’/49’)

12m/15m (39’/49’) 

 12m/15m (39’/49’)

12m/15m (39’/49’) 

Flow - m³/hr (imp gpm)

14 – 30 (51 – 110)

14 – 44 (51 – 160)

14 – 50 (51 – 184)

20 – 50  (51 – 184)

Operating pressure with PCS, PCR or Nelson R55A

1 – 2.5 bar (15 – 37 psi)

1 – 2.5 bar (15 – 37 psi)

1 – 2.5 bar (15 – 37 psi)

1 – 2.5 bar (15 – 37 psi)

Operating pressure with Jumbo, K1 or Luxor

3 - 4 bar (45 – 60 psi)

3 - 4 bar (45 – 60 psi)

3 - 4 bar (45 – 60 psi)

3 - 4 bar (45 – 60 psi)

Quantity of outlets

9

11

13

17

Folded length - m (ft)

5m (16’5”)

5m (16’5”)

5m (16’5”)

5.5m (18’)

Folded width with 1.5m centre section - m (ft)

2.4m (7’11”)

3.0m (9’10”)

3.0m (9’10”)

n/a

Folded width with 1.9m centre section - m (ft)

2.8m (9’3”)

3.4m (11’2”)

3.4m (11’2”)

3.1m (10’2”)

Folded width with 2.2m centre section - m (ft)

3.1m (10’2”)

3.7m (12’2”)

3.7m (12’2”)

3.4m (11’2”)

Track width (T) – m (inch) standard chassis / offset

1.5 – 4.2m (60” – 84”) / 1.5 – 2.4m (60” – 96”)

Height  to nozzle –m (ft)

1.5m (4’11”) - **2.28m (7’5”’) for high crop version in high position

1.5m (4’11”)

Height to top of structure – m (ft)

2.12m (7’ )  -**2.9m (9’6”) for high crop version in high position

2.37m (7’8”)

Weight with standard chassis

400 kg

450 kg

460 kg

620kg

Figures are for reference purposes only and are not binding. We reserve the right to alter specifications without prior notice.

** High crop version available for R18, R24, R30 booms only with standard centre pull chassis.

 

Hosereel mounted boom dimensions 

Chart Showing Boom Travel Speeds For Example Flow Rates (metres/hour)

Boom size / lane spacing in metres (feet) Pressure on boom in bar (psi) Flow rate in m³/hr (imp gpm) Application rate (mm)
7.5 10 15 20 25 30
R18/24m (79’)18m wide structure with end sprayjets  2  (30) 16  (59) 90 68 45 34 28 22
22  (81) 122 91 61 46 37 30
R24 / 30m (98’)24m wide structure with end sprayjets  2  (30) 22  (81) 96 73 48 37 29 24
27  (99) 120 92 60 46 36 30
R30 / 36m (118’)30m wide structure with end sprayjets  2  (30) 27  (99) 102 76 51 38 30 25
36  (132) 132 98 66 49 39 33
R30 / 48m (157’)30m wide structure with end sprinklers  4  (60) 36  (132) 100 74 50 37 30 25
41  (150) 112 85 56 43 34 28
R40 / 48m (157’)40m wide structure with end sprayjets  2  (30)  36  (132) 100 74 50 37 30 25
41  (150) 112 85 56 43 34 28
47  (272) 128 97 64 48 39 32

These flow rates are examples only – There are a wide range of flow rates for each model.

 

Chart showing lane spacing between runs (m) and pressure requirements on the boom (bar)

 

End Nozzle Type

Boom Model

No

nozzle

PCS3000

PCR3000

R55A

Jumbo teso

K1 teso

Luxor

R18

22m

*2 bar

26m

*2 bar

26m

*2 bar

38m

*2bar

36m

3 – 3.5 bar

44m

3.5 - 4 bar

44m

3.5 - 4 bar

R24

28m

*2 bar

30m

*2 bar

30m

*2 bar

44m

*2bar

42m

3 – 3.5 bar

50m

3.5 - 4 bar

50m

3.5 - 4 bar

R30

34m

*2 bar

38m

*2 bar

38m

*2 bar

50m

*2 bar

48m

3 – 3.5 bar

54m

3.5 - 4 bar

54m

3.5 - 4 bar

R40

44m

*2 bar

48m

*2 bar

48m

*2 bar

60m

*2 bar

X

X

X