Rodney Industry Irrigation Equipment 


Rainspan SB Boom Irrigator Range

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The Rainspan Boom Irrigator Range has evolved into the most reliable, strongest, efficient, useable, and boasts the largest range of boom irrigator’s on the Market.


  • On Board Hose Reel Perma-coupled hose makes it very easy to lay out hose and cable in the one operation
  • Gearbox for smooth safe operation specifically designed for Irrigators
  • New Generation Turbines that are the best in the industry. Each model has a Turbine specific for the Irrigator model
  • Reliable High volume Purge Pump
  • Boom lengths from 28m (38m wetted width) to 99m (119m wetted width)
  • Runs up to 600m
  • Towers: 2.2m to 3.5m
  • Auto stop


Each model has its own unique options but some of the standard options are:

  • Speed controller computer. To control speed through run
  • Electronic Speed counter. Gives you an accurate travel speed of Irrigator.
  • In Line Filter. Stops any large material that wont pass through the sprinklers
  • Remote Slew from Irrigator. 1000 & 2000 slews boom from Irrigator.
  • Remote Slew From tractor. 350 & 550 slews boom from Tractor.
  • Water Supply Shutdown. Stops water flow to boom.
  • Pressure Sustaining Valve. Maintains pre set pressure to Irrigator.
  • Flow Control Valve. Maintains pre set flow to Irrigator.
  • Auto Boom Flush. First flush of boom.
  • Tower Extension. For higher crops.
  • Sprinkler Upgrades. Nutators, Spinners, Trash busters, I-Wob sprinklers available.
  • End Guns. For extra width or uneven fields and corners.
  • Flexible Sprinkler Drops. To lower sprinklers.
  • Turf Tyre Upgrade. Wider and smoother for no tracks.
  • Brake kit.


Save Water!
A high degree of uniformity in water application along with the fact that the water is applied directly where it’s required ensures a minimum of waste. Little water can be lost by evaporation or wind drift. In fact, it is rare that conditions would be too windy to irrigate with the SB Boom Irrigator.

Save Energy!
Pumping at low pressures results in huge energy savings. For example: Reducing pump pressure by 60 PSI will save $21.00 per megalitre calculated at a  conservative pumping cost of 35c per megalitre per PSI (35c/ML/PSI). Formula to calculate savings:

(Current Pump Pressure [PSI])
60 PSI* x $0.35 x Annual Water Consumption
eg. A pump working at 120 PSI and pumping 400 MI. p.a.
(120 - 60) X $0.35 x 400 = $8400 Energy Saving

Save Time!
The Rodney Industries SB Boom Irrigator can be easily moved and operated by one person. It requires minimal maintenance due to its outstanding simplicity and reliability. Larger volumes of water can be applied in shorter periods of time and there is no laborious shifting of spray lines etc. The boom can be slewed hydraulically allowing easy maneuvering from the tractor while in transit.

Save Money!
Cumulative savings of energy, water and time result in enormous ongoing cost savings, and compound with improved productivity to significantly increase profit.



Marani Hard Hose Irrigators

Who is Marani?


Marani Range, Center Irrigation

Marani Irrigator, Center Irrigation

Marani was born in 1950, with its initial production being based on the production of galvanized steel pipe and on the production of irrigation machinery.

In the last period the company started to focus its resources on the production of Hose Reel Irrigators with the target to be every day more present all over the world. This focus made Marani enlarge its range of products in terms of hose reel irrigators as well as various irrigation accessories including motor pump units and gen sets.

Technical Review

As well as all the best and biggest Italian Manufacturers of Hose Reel Machinery, Marani assemble and offers to their customers the fourth generation turbine system, providing excellent results even at very low pressures : 2 to 3 bars when using the spray-boom –5 to 6 bars when using the raingun.

The choke- flow turbine with built-in by-pass and flanged directly to a gearbox represents a significant advance in hose reel irrigators drive system and makes the system very reliable for a performance point of view.

The turbine is made with a special aluminium alloy and machined using automatic machine tools. The current turbine-gearbox system has eliminated the transmission belt and the external by-passes.

The turbine is connected directly to the gearbox and the by-pass is internal. This keeps pressure absorption to a minimum, allowing the machine to run more smoothly.

Every machine is complete with its manuals and instruction stickers in many different languages, spare part lists and performance sheets to make the final user run the machine very easily by itself.

Travelling Irrigators

Water Winch

  Travelling rrigators, Centre Irrigation 

Four-Wheel Stance: Solid construction with wide wheel track and high crop clearance. Automotive type steering ensures excellent tracking ability. Pivoting front axle adjusts to suit uneven terrain. 

Piston Drive: Machine is fitted with a double acting piston drive which is manufactured from Gunmetal and Stainless Steel. The control valve is similar construction and is actuated mechanically. This design has the minimum of moving parts and gives simple, trouble-free and reliable service. 

Other Features: Chassis is of heavy construction which makes the machine very robust and able to support the feature of high crop clearance. 

All machine parts are of heavy duty design i.e.

  • Pawl and ram bolts
  • Cable drum shaft
  • Rocker arm shaft
  • Hse reel spool shaft
  • Front axle pivot pin

These high stress points are also fitted with heavy duty bearings. 

Hose reel is horizontally mounted and fitted with a clutch and adjustable hose reel brake. It is driven from the P.T.O. by a gearbox through sprockets and roller chain. 

Filter: Inline full flow filter is fitted to protect valve and ram from sand particles. The filter can be flushed during operation. 

Protection: All main machine parts are galvanized or plated before assembly. 


Turbo Winch

  travelling irrigators, Centre Irrigation 

Four-Wheel Stance: Solid stability contributes to the irrigators' tracking ability. Automotive-type steering mechanism further assists straight tracking ability. Robust construction; easily attached to towing vehicle; no jack needed to support draw bar. Pivoting front axle adjusts to uneven terrain. 

Exclusive Radial Inflow Turbine: Specifically designed for travelling irrigator requirements. Delivers high torque at low RPMs; especially efficient when under load. Full power available when most needed-near end of run. Simple one-man operation. Requires no sophisticated filtration. Few wearing parts for long durability, simplified maintenance. 

Industrial Type 4-Speed Gearbox: Speed of travel to suit the crop can be easily selected. Extremely flexible speed range. 

Drive Clutch: Automatically engages when water is turned on. No need to return to irrigator for adjustments after positioning machine.

Travel Shut-off Mechanism: Simple valve automatically shuts off water supply to turbine and engages disc brake at end of run. No creeping after shutdown. 

Hose Reel Drive Release: Manually disengage drive for easy hose layout. 

P.T.O. Connections At Front: Hose purge and hose wind-up operations are carried out from the towing position. This means machine anchorage and convenience of operation. 

Integrally-Mounted Horizontal Hose Reel: Reel is always with the irrigator, ready to retrieve hose at end of run. 

Compact: Easy to operate, heavy tubular steel spool. When winding up, reel accepts hose at a wide variety of angles. 

Purging Unit: Standard equipment on the travelling irrigator. High capacity and low pressure provide a highly effective means of purging hose of water before wind up. Utilises a splined shaft to fit the power take-off shaft from operator's tractor. 


New RI Range

 Travelling irrigators RI 10, Centre Irrigation

Travelling irrigators RI 20, Centre Irrigation

Travelling Irrigators RI 30, Centre Irrigation 

RI - 10

HOSE: 55 metres x 25mm (1 inch)
FLOW RATE: 0.69 to 1.37 litres per second
WETTED WIDTH:  34 to 40 metres
DRIVING MECHANISM: Water-jet powered rotary driving arms acting through high quality worm reduction drive to cable winch
CONSTRUCTION: Heavy duty welded steel chassis all hot dip galvanized

RI - 20

HOSE: 67 metres x 40mm (1 ¼ inch)
FLOW RATE: 2.73 to 5.99 litres per second
WETTED WIDTH:  51 to 69 metres
DRIVING MECHANISM: Water-jet powered rotary driving arms acting through high quality worm reduction drive to cable winch
HOSE REEL: Galvanized steel with hose layout guide arm
CONSTRUCTION: Heavy duty welded steel chassis all hot dip galvanized
OPTION:  Choice of skid or front wheels

RI - 30

HOSE: 100 metres x 50mm (2 inch) Angus Hi-Flow lay flat.  Irrigation hose with quick coupling connections.
FLOW RATE: 1.7 to 7.3 litres per second
WETTED WIDTH:  46 to 70 metres
DRIVING MECHANISM:  Powerful piston type water motor with lever action drive to large diameter cable winch.                   
HOSE REEL:  Vertical type for easy layout and rewind.
CONSTRUCTION: Heavy duty welded steel chassis all hot dip galvanized







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