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Pri­mav­era in Tierra del Fuego, Chile

At the south­ern­most point – at the highest level

The south­ern­most pivot in the world is located at Farm Cha­n­ar­cil­lo in Pri­mav­era, eight kilo­me­ters from Cerro Sombrero.

 It irri­gates grass­lands, improv­ing the feed quality for the sheep grazing there. It thus con­tributes to secur­ing employ­ment and liveli­hood of the pop­u­la­tion in this inhos­pitable area. This first pivot deliv­ered to Tierra del Fuego irri­gates an area of 50 hectares and meets the highest quality stan­dards: it is spe­cial­ly designed to with­stand strong winds and cold.

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Pivot at the highest tech­ni­cal level

With­stands heavy winds 

The central pivot system sat­is­fies the highest Euro­pean quality stan­dards, is 400 m long, has 7 towers and irri­gates approx­i­mate­ly 50 ha. Oper­at­ing the system requires 42 liters of water per second, and a com­plete circuit with a minimal irri­ga­tion amount of 5 mm takes 16 hours. The system requires 40 hp for the pump and an addi­tion­al 5.25 hp to move the seven towers of the pivot.

The system is con­stant­ly and con­tin­u­ous­ly in use and can with­stand both “normal” wind speeds of 50 to 60 km/h and peak wind speeds of up to 184 km/h.

The pivot is sup­plied with water from the Said River, which is chan­neled onto the prop­er­ty through a 7 km canal built by the farm owners.

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Dif­fi­cult conditions

Chal­leng­ing project

This project was planned and imple­ment­ed by Cooprin­sem, Bauer’s exclu­sive rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Chile. “The special natural con­di­tions of Tierra del Fuego, in par­tic­u­lar the heavy and fluc­tu­at­ing winds, pose special chal­lenges for the tech­nol­o­gy. Oscar Arria­ga­da, the Tech­ni­cal Direc­tor of Cooprin­sem, was able to suc­cess­ful­ly solve all the prob­lems,” Franz Peter Roll, Sales Direc­tor of Bauer Group con­firms with satisfaction.

Image: Inau­gu­ra­tion cer­e­mo­ny in the pres­ence of the then Chilean Min­is­ter of Agri­cul­ture in Novem­ber 2015