Equipment for SDI-Systems
Dear tricklers, can somebody point me to companies producing
machinery for the recollecting of subsurface drip tapes from various depths so that the
tape/pipe can be reused.
Thanks for your help.
I believe Matt Andros in Santa Margarita, California
manufactures the equipment you are looking for.
Andros Engineering 805-438-4222
Dear Mr. Eberhard
Our company manufactures an entire line of equipment designed
to extract, retrieve and recoil drip tape and hose for reuse. We also manufacture support
items such as HDPE reels for winding tape and hose. Let us know your specific requirements
such as depth, soil type, and thickness of tape, and we will be happy to send you
information on appropriate equipment.
Contact Dr. L. Schwankl at email@example.com. Another good source
of information is are the Agr.Engineers at Cal State, San Luis Obispo (sp?. One of them
Dr. Syles (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Field Fumigation are a UK firm specialising in trickle
irrigation. We have two machines available to retrieve trickle systems. One spools the T-
Tape onto a diabolo for disposal. The other machine employs a level wind scroll to rewind
thicker walled products onto a hydraulically driven bobbin for re-use. Both machines
accurately follow tractor groundspeed in order to avoid overruns or pulling the tape.
Field Fumigation Asparagus Farm Court Lodge Road Appledore,
Kent, TN26 2DH UK 44 1233 758367 or e-mail email@example.com
Dear Mr. Eberhard, I reviewed your retrieval requirements and
all areas ie., tape thickness, injection depth and reuse scenarios, can all be met with
our existing line of equipment. If it is practical I would suggest leaving your deeply
injected tape in the field until it must be removed as you will learn much about the
practical aspects of tape retrieval when you retrieve your shallow injected tape.
At depths in excess of 5 inches a substantial amount of
undercutting is required to remove tape. While we can offer you this equipment, we have
found that it is usually more practical for a local shop to produce an undercutter due to
the expense in shipping and the individual characteristics of you local soils. Send us a
mailing address and we will send you the appropriate brochures.
Retrieval of buried tape at the depths you described is
relatively easy, but the method of removal varies based on what you plan to do with the
extracted tape. For tape that is to be disposed of, extraction and densification is
accomplished in a single operation that yields a tightly wound coil suitable for disposal,
or if permissible burning. This is accomplished via a machine we call a Over-The-Row
Retrieval Head with Trash Spool. For tape that is to be reused we recommend that the tape
be extracted and rewound in two separate operations. First, the tape is mechanically
lifted to the surface using a machine attacched to a tractor and driven over the row. We
call this machine a tape extractor.
The extractor leaves the tape on the surface of the soil and
allows for drying of any sticky or moist soil that will be on the surface of the tape. The
second operation uses a machine we call a Universal Retrieval Head used in conjuction with
an Agri-Spool II (plastic re-usable reel), to wind up tape from one end of the field. As
the tape slides along the ground, as it is wound onto the Agri-Spool II, and cleans itself
of soil and debris to facilitate creating a cleanly wound reel of reusable tape. I will
have our office send you the appropriate information.