Briggs Irrigation has launched its largest UK-manufactured boom to date, a 76-metre version of its four-wheel chassis series.
The new R76 can irrigate widths of up to 96 metres without using spray guns at either end, thus providing accurate, uniform, low-pressure irrigation across the entire width.
Briggs Irrigation director Adrian Colwill said: “This machine is 12 metres wider than the largest boom we have offered to date, giving farmers who have large, level fields the option of reducing the number of passes and thus the amount of manpower for irrigation. It also ensures efficient, accurate, gentle and low-pressure irrigation which is particularly suitable for high value crops.”
He added that the new model requires a hydraulic lift system to allow the arms to be opened manually by one person before the boom is raised to ensure adequate ground clearance along its entire length. The boom is also fitted with a self-leveling mechanism to limit lateral movement during the run.