About Vaughan Irrigators
Vaughan Irrigators have been manufacturing low pressure travelling irrigators since 1992, and in that time have established themselves as the leader in the market.
The Vaughan Irrigator VCI-Mk2 is by far the best Irrigator in its class. With a 14mt boom 300mts cable and a 50mt throw it out performs any other low pressure irrigator in performance and price.
Initially the irrigators were designed for effluent distribution, and 80% of the 4500 irrigators Vaughan have sold have been for that purpose. In recent years the irrigators have been bought by farmers, who not only wish to spread effluent and take advantage of the natural fertilisers from their dairies and piggeries, but also to water small acreages of up to 40 or 50 acres. By using a small travelling irrigator many farmers are realising the benefits of spray irrigation compared to flooding. Not only is spray irrigation better for their crops, but also approximately 70% of the water they previously used in flooding is no longer required and better crop results have been achieved.
The Vaughan Irrigator has proven itself over time to be very reliable and trouble free, extremely easy to use, and because of the desire to remain at the front of the market have been the innovators of improvements in design, such as the smooth operating, and low pressure sumpmaster cam. This cam allows the irrigator to operate at pressures as low as 10 p.s.i., where other irrigators on the market will stop operating at around 18 p.s.i. The other advantage of the irrigators is that you don’t need expensive high pressure pumps and pipes, you can operate the irrigator using a fire fighting pump, which means the whole system becomes extremely portable if desired.
Vaughan Irrigators recognised that the market needed a bigger irrigator than previously available, for a couple of reasons. Dairy herds are becoming bigger and the volume of effluent to be disposed of is much greater and needs to be distributed in greater volume, and the farmer who wishes to spray irrigate wants to put more water down quicker. Vaughan Irrigators have brought out the VCI-MK2 capable of up to 13,000 gallons per hour. And also we have brought Quad X 4 which is capable of up to 20,000 gallons per hour. The VCI-MK2 has achieved a 50 metre spread, and with 300 metres of cable as standard length and a 14mt boom the new irrigator is proving very popular with farmers in all facets of farming.
Vaughan Irrigators is owned by Walk West Pty. Ltd., who also distribute the Milk Bar range of calf feeders. Contact us for more information on any of our products.