Bauer Holzplatzberegnung
Optimum quality of timber for years 

Bauer Tim­ber­Rain

The most recent extreme weather events and their effects have brought the topic of “timber storage” back into the focus of atten­tion again. Storm damage, for example, pro­duces large quan­ti­ties of wood that have to be stored pro­fes­sion­al­ly for years to come.

It must be ensured that the wood quality does not suffer any damage. Exten­sive exper­tise and the right equip­ment is required.

Beautiful shot of a forest with tall green trees - great for a background
Decades of expertise

At close range

In recent years and months, we at Bauer have dealt inten­sive­ly with the topic of wood irri­ga­tion. On the one hand we are based in Voits­berg, in Austria’s most densely forest­ed state and we are famil­iar with the prob­lems of forestry com­pa­nies and sawmills. On the other hand, we are irri­ga­tion spe­cial­ists and pre­des­tined for this topic. Proper sprin­kling is con­sid­ered one of the safest methods of pre­serv­ing wood for years. So why not use our exper­tise and decades of expe­ri­ence in irri­ga­tion tech­nol­o­gy, in order to offer our cus­tomers a tailor-made solu­tion for their wood yard irrigation?

Twin 101 Ultra 24
All that it needs

With us you are on the safe side

In any case, our product port­fo­lio includes all the com­po­nents that are needed for pro­fes­sion­al wood irrigation.

With our exper­tise, we put the equip­ment togeth­er and sup­ple­ment it with the nec­es­sary add-ons so that it is per­fect­ly tai­lored to the require­ments of our cus­tomers. Our cus­tomers can be assured that their wood stock is stored safely and will retain its quality over years.

stacks of logs in the lumber yard
Effec­tive­ly preserved

Why wet storage?

Con­stant, proper sprin­kling of water is con­sid­ered one of the most effec­tive methods of pre­serv­ing wood without the loss of quality. The maximum storage period depends on the type of wood. For soft­wood, it is up to 5 years.

With proper sprin­kling, the pores of the logs fill up and oxygen cannot enter anymore. Bark beetles and other insects or fungi no longer have a chance of dam­ag­ing the wood.

Wet storage also pro­tects the wood from drying out and pre­vents the damage asso­ci­at­ed with it.

Bauer Holzplatzberegnung
Prop­er­ly stored

Require­ments for safe storage

  • Camp site with suf­fi­cient water supply
  • For safe storage you need a sprin­kling rate of at least 1l/sec for 1,000 m³ of round timber. That is 3.6 m³ of water for 1,000 m³ of round wood/hour.
  • Rapid start of sprin­kling (at the latest 2 weeks after work-up)
Bauer Holzplatzberegnung Planung
Designed by experts

Detailed plan­ning

Optimal wood irri­ga­tion requires detailed plan­ning. A number of factors deter­mine the success of the preservation:

Is it soft­wood or hard­wood? With or without bark? How long is the expect­ed storage period? Does the camp­site have ade­quate water and elec­tric­i­ty sup­plies? Have the nec­es­sary permits been obtained? Is a fixed, under­ground system the ideal solu­tion for the oper­a­tion, or does a vari­able, above ground instal­la­tion make more sense?


IYour indi­vid­ual timber yard irri­ga­tion con­sists of the fol­low­ing components:

  • Auto­mat­i­cal­ly con­trolled pumping system
  • Supply lines: either HK pipes or PE pipes, per­ma­nent­ly laid under­ground or vari­ably laid above ground
  • Sprin­kler: Large area sprin­kler SR101 or small sprin­kler SB82
  • Appro­pri­ate control units with the ability to switch sec­tions includ­ing timer valves, sole­noid valves and other accessories.

Contact us!

We at Bauer will accom­pa­ny you on your way to effi­cient and safe irri­ga­tion of your timber yard.

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    Hammer Patrick

    Patrick Hammer

    Product Manager — Irri­ga­tion Technology