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World-class technologies setting the benchmark for irrigation efficiencies in Australia



The release of Next Gen Zimmatic® Controllers and a new Pivoting Lateral will give growers greater control over their irrigation, save energy and help increase irrigable land.

World-class technologies setting the benchmark for irrigation efficiencies in Australia

 

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

16 October, 2019

 

(Australia) – October 19 -  Lindsay Corporation, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology, has announced the launch of two new, customer-driven irrigation solutions designed to help Australian growers improve productivity and conserve resources.  

The release of Next Gen Zimmatic® Controllers and a new Pivoting Lateral will give growers greater control over their irrigation, save energy and help increase irrigable land.

“We’re excited to be launching these two new products – both of which will provide efficiencies for growers at a time when they need it the most. Australian farmers are looking to maximise yields with fewer inputs and this state-of-the-art technology helps them make the most of their valuable irrigation water, while boosting productivity at the same time,” said Richard Hall, Lindsay Regional Manager SE Asia, Australia/NZ.

Next Gen Zimmatic  Controllers are designed to make remote monitoring and control capabilities even more accessible. They’re simple to use and provide quick adjustments to water depth, allowing growers to be responsive to weather conditions.

 

The full range of Next Gen Zimmatic Controllers includes the 500C, the 700C and the 712C. Features include:

  • Smart barrier automation that provides a simple method for irrigating part circles, enabling the pivot to automatically reverse, return and stop at your original starting point.

  • Simple yet sophisticated Advanced Plan creation – making it easier than ever for growers to create custom, accurate irrigation programs unique to each field.

  • Smart alignment that provides real-time, visual feedback when confirming machine alignment.

  • Over-the-air serviceability making software and firmware updates and addition of future feature enhancements easier than ever.

  • More end gun areas and management capabilities.

  • Additional input and output ports for immense flexibility in adding other accessories and sensors.

  • An easier-than-ever interface based on mobile app design principles provides users with intuitive operation in the field and via the FieldNET mobile app.

Each controller comes FieldNET-ready, allowing farmers to view and control their irrigation systems from virtually anywhere. FieldNET is the industry’s leading remote irrigation management tool, featuring integrated water, fertiliser, chemigation and scheduling solutions that reduce costs for growers by saving water, energy and time in the field.

Zimmatic 9520PL is a new Pivoting Lateral that is a cost-effective, yet technologically advanced solution to irrigate more land with tremendous flexibility. Its exclusive optical barrier offers more programming flexibility than physical barricades, and GPS technology enhances accuracy, saves time and requires less maintenance than furrow-guided machines.

 

The Zimmatic 9520PL is ideally suited to irrigating high‑value crops especially on large, irregular-shaped fields where multiple traditional centre pivot and lateral-move systems may not be cost‑effective.

 

“The grower decides how to use this product most effectively and this customised control gives them the ability to irrigate in difficult areas - meaning farmers can meaningfully increase the amount of land they can irrigate which is a huge step forward,” said Mr Hall.

 

Both the Zimmatic 9520PL and Next Gen Zimmatic Controllers are expected to be available in Australia by the end of the calendar year.

 

“We are proud that Lindsay continues to lead the way in developing innovative irrigation solutions in response to the changing needs of farmers - particularly during this challenging period when Australian growers are becoming more reliant on equipment that produces on-farm efficiencies,” concluded Mr Hall.

 

For information about the complete line of Zimmatic and FieldNET products and services, talk

to your local Zimmatic dealer, or visit www.ZimmaticANZ.com

 

For media enquiries, please contact Dee Wilkes-Bowes: dee@saucecommunications.com.au; Mob: 0427 006 404

 

Please note high resolution images of equipment are available on request.



About Lindsay Corporation

Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN) is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology. Established in 1955, the company has been at the forefront of research and development of innovative solutions to meet the food, fuel, fiber and transportation needs of the world's rapidly growing population. The Lindsay family of irrigation brands includes Zimmatic® center pivot and lateral move agricultural irrigation systems and FieldNET® remote irrigation management and scheduling technology, as well as irrigation consulting and design and industrial IoT solutions. Also a global leader in the transportation industry, Lindsay Transportation Solutions manufactures equipment to improve road safety and keep traffic moving on the world's roads, bridges and tunnels, through the Barrier Systems®, Road Zipper® and Snoline™ brands. For more information about Lindsay Corporation, visit www.lindsay.com.

 

FieldNET, Zimmatic, Barrier Systems and Road Zipper are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lindsay or its subsidiaries.