Improving drip irrigation designs and efficiencies, new Toro Aqua-Traxx Sweet Spot drip tape is a 6/8” Interior Diameter (ID) drip tape that gives growers a one-of-a-kind product that splits the difference between standard 5/8” ID tape and 7/8” ID tape. With new Aqua-Traxx Sweet Spot drip tape, growers can achieve longer runs than 5/8” ID tape and lower costs than 7/8” ID tape.
“Aqua-Traxx Sweet Spot is the perfect drip tape for growers looking to maximize irrigation run lengths, while minimizing costs,” says Sky Anderson, product manager for Toro Ag. “In many cases, growers find that 5/8” ID drip tape cannot accommodate long enough runs for their field layouts. Many are either forced to run water supply lines through the middle of their fields, or spend more money to upgrade to 7/8” ID drip tape. Sweet Spot effectively solves this problem. Now, growers can optimize their irrigation designs and choose the most efficient layout, while also reducing water, hose, fitting, and drip tape costs.”
Advantages of Toro Aqua-Traxx Sweet Spot include:
- Longer runs than 5/8” ID drip tape
- Better uniformity
- Lower system costs resulting from less hose, layflat, connections and labor
- Less expensive than 7/8” ID drip tape
- Fewer pounds of plastic per acre
- More environmentally friendly
- More water savings due to less runoff
Toro is also launching 6/8” fittings to support Sweet Spot drip irrigation designs, which are available in popular configurations and are only available from Toro.
New line of drip irrigation fittings
Toro also announces its Toro Fittings, a new line of drip irrigation fittings for drip tape, hose and dripline.
“With our new line of fittings, growers get not only easy-to-install, superior quality fittings in popular configurations,” says Sky Anderson, product manager for Toro, “but also revolutionary and innovative fittings, such as the new Flex Connect layflat fittings and 6/8” ID tape fittings. All configurations are designed to last for the life of the system, and make installation a little easier and more flexible for the grower.”
“Toro has built its legacy by understanding the needs of growers and developing quality drip irrigation products that address their needs and help them succeed,” says Ralf San Jose, director of marketing for Toro Ag Americas. “This commitment to innovation is reflected in many of our exceptional drip irrigation products, including Aqua-Traxx, FlowControl, and our new highly clog-resistant drip tape, Aqua-Traxx Azul. We are confident that our new Toro Fittings will exceed grower’s expectations, thanks to superior quality, easy installation, tight seal, and bright Toro-red tape nuts and valves.”
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