Irrigate your farm with rain gun sprinkler systems.
Rain gun Sprinklers are a new generation of high volume, high pressure sprinklers for use in overhead irrigation. Rain gun sprinklers in Kenya are mainly used for irrigating vegetable crops, lawns and grasses, broad acre crops, orchards and forestry. They are also used widely in suppressing dust in mines and construction sites. Rain gun sprinklers spray water on large areas, thereby saving your time and labour.
Grekkon 100m long Rain gun Sprinkler
Grekkon Limited pioneered the introduction of two models of rain-gun sprinklers to the Kenyan market, first the double nozzle steel and brass rain-gun series. These Rain gun sprinkler series have 2 nozzles, a main top nozzle of 16mm and a small underneath nozzle of 8mm. The purpose of the small nozzle is to eliminate any ‘’water shadow’’ areas or sections within the irrigated area that remain dry. The spray gun sprinklers are also categorized according to input pipe size.
Types of Rain gun sprinklers
1. Impact rain gun sprinklers
Here, the sprinkler moves in a circular motion, powered by the force of water ejecting from the nozzles. The spraying distance will depend on the water pressure. The sprinkler can be set to operate any angle from 0 to 360 degrees.
2. Flange rain gun sprinklers
Flange rain gun sprinkler is a gear driven sprinkler with a flange system to connect the water gun with the supporting stand. Flange sprinklers have a spraying radius of 30 to 80m. The sprinkler is known to produce very fine droplets. It rotates at a very slow speed, ensuring quick and maximum ground wetting.
Rain gun Sprinkler prices in Kenya
The prices of rain gun sprinklers start from Kes. 5,000 to Kes. to Kes. 17,500 for impact type rain guns and Kes. 30,000 to Kes. 65,000 for flange (gear) rain guns. Plastic rain guns go for Kes. 2,000 Here is a table of prices.
|FLOW RATE (L/HR)
Rain gun sprinkler specifications
|Specifications (Flow, radiuses, Pressure)
|5m3/hr, 12m, 3bar
|8m3/hr, 20m, 4bar
|12m3/hr, 30m, 4.5bar
|20m3/hr, 40m , 4.5 bar
Rain gun sprinkler pipes
The input pipe can be; PVC, HDPE or a delivery lay flat pipe. Each rain-gun sprinkler has a 1M steel tripod stand for support. The sprinklers can be manually adjusted to spray in any angle from 10 degrees to 360 degrees.
Rain gun water pump
For long range rain gun sprinklers to work optimally, a water pump is required. Low pressure rain gun sprinklers use low pressure pumps while 100m rain gun sprinklers use high pressure water pumps, either diesel or petrol types.