Power For Agriculture Growth
For farmers in many parts of the world, irrigation is a vitally important consideration and the availability of adequate water is critical to the success of a growing season. Irrigation systems need to be reliable, which means they need a steady, constant source of electric power.
Electricity generator sets from FG Wilson have been supplied around the world for the last 50 years with over 600,000 units installed globally since 1990 alone, many for farming applications. Now, together with the UK-based FG Wilson engineering team, the FG Wilson dealer in New Zealand, Allight-Sykes NZ, have configured a power package which is tailored to power lateral irrigators, providing more of what farmers need, and less of what they don’t.
With many of these generator sets running almost continuously for up to 3,000 hours per season, reliability is key for cropping and dairy farmers whose livelihoods depend on reliable electric power from these machines. This starts with the engine of the generator set: because of the high start-up loads, and relatively low running demand that typify lateral irrigators, engine longevity is assured by the addition of timer-controlled load banks which are introduced into the electrical load after a fully programmable delay period from start-up of the generator set. These A-S designed load-bank control units are manufactured for Allight-Sykes NZ as kits by a local switchboard manufacturer and can easily be retrofitted to the industry preferred 13.5 to 22kVA units by dealer service teams without the need for specialised electrical skills.
The overall package comes complete with durable and robust weather-resistant acoustic enclosures made from galvanised steel for high corrosion resistance and a rugged and reliable engine. For ease of use, the generator sets all have centre point lift and the simple-to-use DCP-10 control panel.
As with all FG Wilson generator sets, the units come with warranty and lifetime dealer support.