LOW COST OF EQUIPMENT

No irrigation system is cheaper than a hose-reel irrigation machine, estimated in terms of cost per each hectare you can irrigate in a year, calculated both on purchase cost of the machine and on general irrigation costs (see Table n. 1 and Table n. 2)

TAB.1 - EQUIPMENTS PURCHASE

COST PER HECTARE: HOSE-REEL IRRIGATION MACHINE WITH GUN

Models Work
hours/day (1)
Irrigated
surface/day (Hectares) (2)
Irrigated
hectares in each cycle
Machine
cost (Euro) (3)
Hectare
cost (Euro) (4)
Ø 90-300 mt 16 2,47 17,29 8.170,00 65,19
Ø 100-350 mt 15 3,12 21,84 9.940,00 62,80
Ø 110-400 mt 15 3,68 25,76 12.279,00 65,93
Ø 125-400 mt 14 4,24 29,68 14.262,00 66,31
Ø 140-400 mt 11+11 9,46 66,22 25.348,00 52,82
(1) Intel pressure to the machine 8,3 ATM
(2) Distributed rain 30mm;  7 Days cycle
(3) Probable cost of machine with gun
(4) 10 years amortization: Rate of interest 6%

TAB.2 - EQUIPMENTS PURCHASE

COST PER HECTARE: HOSE-REEL IRRIGATION

Models Work
hours/day (1)
Irrigated
surface/day (Hectares) (2)
Irrigated
hectares in each cycle
Machine
cost (Euro) (3)
Hectare
cost (Euro) (4)
Ø 90-350 mt 11,5+11,5 3,36 23,50 10.650,00 62,63
Ø 100-400 mt 11+11 3,84 26,80 13.676,00 70,15
Ø 100-500 mt 10+10 4,80 33,60 16.845,00 69,13
(1) Intel pressure to the machine 4,0 ATM
(2) Distributed rain 30mm;  7 Days cycle
(3) Probable cost of machine with 48m boom
(4) 10 years amortization: Rate of interest 6%

A carefull inquiry on costs held by farmers for the purchase of irrigation equipments, referred to the different irrigation system mainly used, showed that the purchase of a hose-reel irrigation machine is extremely profitable (see Table n. 3)

TAB.3 - EQUIPMENTS PURCHASE

MEDIUM COST/HECTARE/YEAR

Irrigation systems Medium Value (Euro)
Hose-reel irrigation machine
(with gun or boom) (1) (2) (3)
€ 65,00
Drip-system on onion
(small flexible hose) (1) (2) (3)
€ 990,00
Drip-system on tomato
(small flexible hose) (1) (2) (3)
€ 804,00
Sprinkling system on sugar beet
(micro-sprinklers) (1) (3)
€ 440,00
Under-irrigation
(drains mt. 8)
€ 819,00
(1) Prices VAT excluded
(2) Excluding labour for installation and assembly
(3) Excluding main and sector feeding line

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