20 October 2023
Compact irrigation boom is lighter and easier to move around.
BRIGGS Irrigation has launched a new irrigation boom designed 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 25mph.
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 includescomponents 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.