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The ideal solu­tion for summer 2022

Bauer Lines­tar saves time and money

In Austria, too, the tem­per­a­tures climb to well over 30 degrees this summer. A reli­able, auto­mat­ic irri­ga­tion system with a low usage of water and diesel is worth its weight in gold. Markus Quide­nus in Unter­sieben­brunn, Lower Austria, relies 100% on his BAUER Lines­tar 168 EL.

Markus Quide­nus is the fourth gen­er­a­tion to run the family busi­ness, which was founded in 1935 by his great-grand­fa­ther in the heart of the March­feld. Today, the organic farm covers a total area of 190 hectares, on which grain, corn, soy­beans, sun­flow­ers and green peas are grown depend­ing on crop rotation.

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For a safe harvest

In oper­a­tion since April this year

Reli­able irri­ga­tion is essen­tial for modern arable farming. Until two years ago, two Bauer hose reel machines (Rain­star E51 and E55) were respon­si­ble for this at the Quide­nus family’s farm. In 2020, the fleet was expand­ed by a Bauer Lines­tar 168 LL. From May to Sep­tem­ber, the 900 m long low-pres­sure system irri­gates 3 plots of 28 hectares each fully auto­mat­i­cal­ly. Due to the severe drought, irri­ga­tion had to be started already in April this year.

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Buried guid­ance

Always on track

Pre­cise­ly guided by cables laid under­ground, 0.5 KW motors pull the system lin­ear­ly across the field. If needed, the motors are switched on to drive forward — the optimal dis­tri­b­u­tion of the weight hardly causes any sig­nif­i­cant ground pres­sure. Low-pres­sure nozzles produce a very fine droplet size, which results in even water dis­tri­b­u­tion and gentle irri­ga­tion of the plants. In addi­tion, low-pres­sure systems impress with their energy effi­cien­cy: In order to pump the water, a maximum inlet pres­sure of only 3.5 bar is required.

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Sig­nif­i­cant­ly less work and diesel

Incred­i­bly economic

Markus Quide­nus is enthu­si­as­tic about the con­sid­er­able savings in working hours and diesel — a more than pos­i­tive aspect in view of the current fuel price devel­op­ments. “The fact that the Lines­tar uses almost two thirds less diesel than a hose reel machine really sur­prised me. In addi­tion, we save around 20 hours of work when irri­gat­ing a plot. Cal­cu­lat­ed over an entire season, this results in a remark­able sum,” explains Quidenus.

In addi­tion, the linear system is equipped with the GPS-sup­port­ed appli­ca­tion “Smar­tRain”. Regular live updates keep you informed about the current status of the Lines­tar. A huge advan­tage for Markus Quide­nus: “One look at the smart­phone is enough to know whether the set speed is being main­tained, the pre­cip­i­ta­tion is okay or how long the machine still needs to get to the next parking position.