2. Evaluate water usage includes
– Current/future stocking numbers
– Plate cooler demand
– Trough sizes etc
3. Design a system that will fulfill all current and future requirements
4. Consultation and provision of full quote
5. Installation of piping and connections to existing and/or new water troughs
6. Test the system to ensure all aspects are working correctly
We use MDPE piping (medium density polyethylene) which is sourced and produced in Ireland. We use this as it is the usual pipe of choice for the gas and water industries and has shown to be durable and versatile. MDPE pipe is much less susceptible to scuffs, breaks, kinks etc. compared to hydrodare pipe. Generally, pipe roll lengths of up to 3000 meters are used thus minimising both joints underground and disruption in fields.
A vibratory mole plough is used to install the piping which offers a quick, clean installation with minimal disturbance. A depth of 24″ is achieved on all piping installed. This ensures the pipe is beneath any potential future field cultivations.
Electro-fusion pipe welding is used to join all our pipes. This is a process whereby the fittings and pipe are melted together. This gives a guaranteed seal on every joint with nothing to wear away or degrade over time.
We can utilise all sources of water on the farm, from springs to rivers as well as rainwater collection on farms and can adapt onto the farmers existing water system if required. Our vibratory mole ploughs are also ideal for the installation of dirty water piping around the farm.
We supply concrete drinking troughs. The troughs are available in top fill and bottom fill. They come in sizes 75, 150, 225, 300, 400 and 500 gallon tanks. We also supply 140g In House Cubical Troughs. The troughs are available with or without full-flow trough valves.
Finish – These troughs are finished to an exceptionally high standard and have rounded internal corners to give extra strength.
Reinforcement – Troughs are reinforced with both steel and fibre for added strength and durability.
Cleaning and Drainage – Troughs have large drainage bungs (3’’). This facilitates fast and efficient emptying and cleaning. There are no dividing walls within the troughs, which reduces capacity and can cause debris to build up. We all know how important clean water is essential for the health of the stock.
Troughs can be supplied with ¾ inch full flow valves that deliver over 45 gallons per minute. @40psi. and 66 gallons per minute @70psi. Over 100 gallons per min can be achieved on request.
Stability & Placement – Concrete troughs are very stable even when empty. Concrete troughs don’t go out of shape over time. Larger troughs also come with lifting points for easier installation.
Here is an ideal design of a water layout for a dairy parlour.
Pipe sizes, storage capacity and pump specifications are dependent of the size of the dairy herd, parlour, water source etc.