Vaughan Irrigators was founded in Australia in 1992 and was purchased by Paul and Pam McFarland in 2016. Since that time, they have been manufacturing compact mobile irrigators out of Henderson, Nevada. The company started to see success with small and mid-sized farmers, due to Vaughan Irrigators being able to meet the need of irrigating effectively and at a low cost. The irrigators supplied do not need expensive high pressure pumps and pipes, for the irrigator to complete its effective function. The irrigator can be operated with only a fire hose and standard pump.
Vaughan Irrigators also took into account the necessity for a long lasting product, and understood that hot dip galvanizing was the prominent option for corrosion protection. The constant water within and on the product created a setting where the coating also needed to be on the inside and on the outside of the product. By hot dip galvanizing all parts of the irrigator, except the wheels, we were able to meet and achieve the corrosion protection requirements.
The irrigator works by attaching the cable located in the middle of the irrigator to a post or tree on the opposite end of area needing irrigated. There is 1000 feet of cable available for the larger fields. The irrigator has a galvanized winch system, so once a water hose is attached to the back of the irrigator, the winch will rotate pulling the irrigator toward the attached anchor. The irrigator has a 45 foot long boom fabricated out of 2” hot dip galvanized pipe, and can spray up to 164 feet covering 4 acres per pass. The body of the irrigator is 2” galvanized square tube and flat bar. The stem that holds the boom is also made out of 2” hot dip galvanized pipe. The parts are sent to the galvanizer unfabricated. They are then assembled at Vaughan’s facility to ensure the irrigator is fully functional and can withstand the elements the irrigator will be subject to.
Original Equipment Manufacturing
Henderson, NV United States
Aesthetics, Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Ease of Specifying, Initial Cost, Life-Cycle Cost, Prior HDG Experience, Quality of HDG, Sustainability, Turnaround Time
All components are hot-dip galvanized, other than the wheels.
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