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Compact irrigation boom

Oct 12, 2023

Compact irrigation boom is lighter and easier to transport

As managed farm areas grow, efficient and fast road transport becomes increasingly important for all farm machinery.

Briggs Irrigation has therefore launched a new irrigation boom designed specifically to make transport and handling as easy as possible.

The R52 Compact has a structural width of 52 metres but can irrigate a width of up to 72m when fitted with sprinklers at either end. Accurate Nelson R55 VT sprinklers are used to ensure uniformity across the entire wetted width.

The new boom can be folded to just under 2.9m to ensure road transport is convenient, safe and straightforward. A ‘travel kit’ is also be provided as standard, allowing the boom to be towed safely at speeds of up to 25 mph.

As with all Briggs booms, the new Compact can be set up or folded for transport by just one person. A 500 kg weight reduction compared with existing models makes it even easier to handle and helps reduce ground compaction.

In additional to the 52m model, 46m, 40m and 35m booms are available and a high level ‘elevation’ version for tall crops can also be supplied.

The boom’s four-wheel chassis includes many tried and tested components, manufactured at its factory in Corby, while a new central tower and base is common to standard models and those that can be elevated. A stock boom can therefore be converted into an elevated version at reduced cost.

The new design also allows the booms to fit into standard curtain side trucks, helping to simplify transport across the continent to the company’s many European agents.

Managing Director Adrian Colwill said:

“We have listened carefully to customer’s requests and have produced a boom that is lighter, narrower and quicker to transport. We have also tested it on their farms and are confident it will meet their needs while providing the uniform, efficient and accurate irrigate for which all our booms are renowned.”