Kifco's traveling irrigation systems are a portable irrigation option for crop irrigation, sports field irrigation, park watering, golf course irrigation, and more. They are also the way to go for getting rid of wastewater. Kifco's water reels are easy to use and they offer adjustable speed control to regulate run time and application depth, and feature automatic retraction and travelling sprinkler shut down. The Water-Reel® is a simple set and go irrigation system with traveller raingun that allows the user to irrigate acres in a single unattended pass.
We carry different models for different irrigation solutions, but they are all just as easy to use. If you are interested in a traveler for 2.8 to 11.6 acres, see our Ag-Rain models. For smaller irrigation projects (under 3.2 acres) you will want to look at the B-Series.
Kifco Water-Reels are an automatic form of portable irrigation which use one of four Drive Options to turn the Reel and retract the Gun Cart (Sprinkler) back to the machine where it automatically turns off. B-Series Water Reels can be equipped with either a Turbine, Bellows, Electric Motor or a Gas Engine Drive. Ag-Rain Water Reels can be equipped with either a Turbine or a Gas Engine Drive.
All Ag-Rain and B-Series Water Reels with tube diameter of 1.8” and larger utilize the Turbine Drive. The Kifco turbines are the most efficient turbine drive in the industry (10 PSI or less pressure used in the turbine) and are a reliable, efficient and highly adjustable drive option. Kifco impellers are precision machined from aluminum or composite material for longevity and resistance to corrosion.
The gas engine drive option is primarily used for applications where solids (animal waste or fibrous materials) are present in the water. It is also used in applications where the customer requires high speed irrigation or has limited water pressure and cannot afford pressure loss in the turbine.
Operators prefer the simplicity of the Bellows Drive. Factors that make the Electric Drive the better option for your application include the following:
When these three factors are not involved, the bellows driven models are the best choice.
There are three circumstances that usually dictate the need for engine driven Water-Reels instead of turbine driven Water-Reels.
When these three factors are not involved, the turbine driven models are the best choice.
The turbine requires less service and attention than the engines. Most operators prefer the operating simplicity of a turbine. There are no oil changes, no gas tanks to fill, and no engines to start. With a turbine driven model, when the pump runs, the turbine runs. When the pump stops; the turbine stops.
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