OPERATING MANUAL
OPERATING MANUAL
for
Rainstar
series T 31, T 41, T 51, T 61
Version I – 2015
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Introduction
Thank you for buying BAUER Rainstar T !
The present manual is a very important document that describes how to operate and BAUER Rainstar
T.
This manual describes the system as detailed as possible. If you need still more information, please
contact your dealer or turn directly to BAUER in Voitsberg/Austria.
Please note that the content of this manual neither constitutes part of nor alters in any way any previous
or existing agreement, promise or legal relationship. BAUER’s commitment is based solely on the
respective purchase contract which also contains the complete and only valid warranty agreement. Said
contractual warranty is neither extended nor limited by the content of this manual.
All information contained in the present manual is based on the latest product details available at the
time of printing.
BAUER reserves the right to change without notice without assuming any liability!
BAUER RAINSTAR T is designed for highest performance safety and reliability provided it is operated in
accordance with the present operating instructions.
Therefore you should study this manual thoroughly before starting your BAUER RAINSTAR T !
Strictly observe all instructions pertaining to system handling, operation and service!
On this condition, BAUER RAINSTAR T will operate to your satisfaction for many years!
Non-observance of this manual may cause personal injury or damage the equipment!
This manual is to be considered an integral part of BAUER RAINSTAR T. Suppliers of both new and
used systems are advised to put down in writing that they delivered the manual together with the
system.
Please make this manual available to your staff. State the pump type and serial number of your
BAUER RAINSTAR T in all inquiries, correspondence, warranty problems, or parts orders.
We wish you a lot of success with BAUER RAINSTAR T !
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Product details
Type designation:
BAUER RAINSTAR T
Model:
series T 31, T 41, T 51, T 61
Serial number1:
Dealer:
Name:
Address:
Tel./Fax:
Date of shipment:
Manufacturer:
Owner or user::
Röhren- und Pumpenwerk BAUER Ges.m.b.H.
Kowaldstr. 2
A - 8570 Voitsberg/Austria
Tel.: +43 3142 200 - 0
Fax: +43 3142 200 –320 /-340
e-mail: [email protected]
www.bauer-at.com
Name:
Address:
Tel. / Fax:
Note: Please make a note of the type and serial number of your BAUER Rainstar T and its accessories!
Be sure to state these details every time you contact your dealer.
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It is very important to register the complete serial number (the sticker is placed inside the control panel)
of the machine and its individual components. Please specify this number in all warranty matters and
correspondence relating to this machine.
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Index
1. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS ...................................................................................................................................... 8 2. GENERAL...................................................................................................................................................................... 9 3. SAFETY.......................................................................................................................................................................... 9 4. WARNING SYMBOLS............................................................................................................................................... 12 5. DESCRIPTION............................................................................................................................................................ 13 6. PUTTING INTO OPERATION ................................................................................................................................. 15 6.1. PREPARATIONS FOR THE RUN ............................................................................................................................ 20 6.2. MACHINE TRANSPORT TO SETTING-UP POSITION ......................................................................................... 21 6.3. OPERATING MODE I: PE-PIPE PULL-OFF ........................................................................................................... 21 6.3.1. MACHINE SET-UP ............................................................................................................................... 21 6.3.2. LOWERING THE CART ....................................................................................................................... 22 6.3.3. CHECKING THE SHUT-OFF ............................................................................................................... 23 6.3.4. PE-PIPE PULL-OFF ............................................................................................................................. 23 6.4. OPERATING MODE II: LAYING DOWN THE PE-PIPE ....................................................................................... 24 6.5. SETTING OF TURBINE REGULATION ................................................................................................................. 24 6.6. STARTING PE-PIPE RETRACTION........................................................................................................................ 24 6.7. RETRACTION STOP, RESTART (EMERGENCY SHUT-OFF) ...................................................................................... 26 6.8. PTO REWIND: ........................................................................................................................................................... 26 7 ECOSTAR 4300 ......................................................................................................................................................... 27 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 GENERAL ..................................................................................................................................................................... 27 DISPLAY WINDOWS AND MENU OVERVIEW ................................................................................................... 28 PROGRAMMING OF 4 DIFFERENT SPEEDS ........................................................................................................ 32 STATUS DISPLAY.................................................................................................................................................... 33 THE MOST COMMON COMBINATION OF DIFFERENT CONSTANTS ............................................................. 34 STOP - SENSOR ........................................................................................................................................................ 35 OPERATION OF THE BAUER ECOSTAR 4300 ............................................................................................................ 36 DISTANCE
7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.11 7.11 7.11 7.11 7.11 123M ................................................................................................................................................ 36 SPEED ADJUSTMENT ........................................................................................................................ 37 PRE – OR POST IRRIGATION ............................................................................................................ 37 START .................................................................................................................................................. 38 MONITORING....................................................................................................................................... 39 STOP .................................................................................................................................................... 39 PRESSURE SWITCH ( OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT) .................................................................................................... 40 ERROR DESCRIPTION – ECO STAR 4300 ............................................................................................................. 40 PROGRAMMING PROCEDURE ........................................................................................................................................ 41 BATTERY .................................................................................................................................................................. 44 SOLAR PANEL ..................................................................................................................................... 45 CHECKING THE CONNECTIONS ....................................................................................................... 45 CHECKING THE LENGTH SENSOR ................................................................................................... 45 LIMIT STOP FOR TURBINES – REGULATING VALVE WITH ECOSTAR 4300 ................................ 46 SHORT CHECKLIST fOR ECOSTAR 4300 ......................................................................................... 46 8 OPTION - SMS............................................................................................................................................................ 47 9 CABLE CONNECTIONS –CONNECTION DIAGRAM........................................................................................ 50 9.1 9.2 CHECKLIST FOR ECOSTAR 4300 .............................................................................................................................. 52 TABLE FOR PRE-AND POST-IRRIGATION ............................................................................................................ 1 10 MECHANICAL SPEED CONTROL (OPTION) ....................................................................................................... 2 10.1 TACHOMETER ( OPTION ) ....................................................................................................................................... 4 11 WINDING MECHANISM ............................................................................................................................................ 6 12 SHUT-OFF AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT ................................................................................................................. 9 Betriebsanleitung für BAUER RAINSTAR der Baureihe E11–E51
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13 CART ............................................................................................................................................................................ 14 14 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ........................................................................................................................................ 14 14.1 14.2 OVERPRESSURE SHUT-OFF VALVE (OPTIONAL ON ECOSTAR) .................................................................... 14 COMBINED SHUT-OFF (OPTIONAL WITH ECOSTAR) ........................................................................................ 14 15 WINTERIZATION – DRAINING ............................................................................................................................. 15 16 SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE ............................................................................................................................ 16 16.1 INSTRUCTION FOR LUBRICATING THE REEL SEAL .................................................................................................... 16 17 TECHNICAL DATA ................................................................................................................................................... 18 Standard Tyres on Rainstar T Cart ................................................................................................................. 19 18 TROUBLE SHOOTING ............................................................................................................................................. 20 19 CONFORMITY CERTIFICATE .............................................................................................................................. 20 Operating manual for BAUER RAINSTAR series E11–E51
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1. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
CE SYMBOL
The CE symbol that has to be affixed on the machine by the manufacturer outwardly
demonstrates compliance of the machine with the directives for machines and other
relevant EU directives.
EU conformity certificate (see Annex)
WARNING !
This “Warning” symbol refers to important safety instructions in this manual.
Whenever you see this symbol be aware of possible injury hazards. Read
the note following the symbol very carefully and inform the other operators
accordingly.
CAUTION !
Non-observance of this instruction may damage or destroy the machine or
individual components.
NOTE!
It is very important to observe this note or instruction carefully!
Qualified operators
These are persons who on behalf of their training, experience and instruction as well as their knowledge
of relevant standards, rules, precautions to be taken for accident prevention, and prevailing operating
conditions, have been authorised by the person in charge of plant safety to perform the respective tasks
required, and in doing so are able to recognise and avoid potential hazards. Among other things,
knowledge of first-aid procedures is also required.
Product liability
According to the product liability law every farmer is an entrepreneur!
According to §9 PHG (Product Liability Law), liability for damage to corporeal things caused by defective
products is expressly excluded. This exclusion of liability also applies to parts not manufactured by
BAUER itself but purchased from external suppliers.
Duty to furnish information
Even if he passes on the machine to a new owner later-on, the customer is obliged to hand on the
operating manual to the new owner, too. The receiver of the machine must be instructed with reference
to the mentioned regulations.
Intended use
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BAUER RAINSTAR T has been constructed exclusively for use in normal irrigation (intended use).
 Any employment beyond this normal use is considered non-conforming. The manufacturer is not
liable for damage resulting from such non-conforming use, the sole liability for damage from nonconforming use is with the user.
 Intended use also includes compliance with manufacturer’s operating, maintenance and service
instructions.
 BAUER RAINSTAR T may be used and operated only by persons who are familiar with the system
and aware of the hazards involved.
 Al l relevant rules for accident prevention as well as any other generally accepted specifications and
regulations relating to safety, work medicine and traffic law must be strictly observed.
 Unauthorised modifications on the machine release the manufacturer from liability for damage
resulting therefrom.
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2. GENERAL
BAUER products have been designed and manufactured carefully, subject to a system of continuous
quality control. BAUER RAINSTAR models T 31, T 41, T 51, and T 61 are turbine-driven machines
designed for fully mechanised and labour-saving irrigation. System set-up, repositioning, and operation
are all done with the tractor, handling required by the operator is restricted to only a few manipulations.
BAUER Rainstar is a universal machine capable of covering fields of varying lengths and widths. There
is no need for supervision while the system is operating.
Strict observance of all operating and service instructions in this manual is the basic prerequisite for
many years of trouble-free operation. Therefore please make sure that all operators on your staff are
familiar with the instructions given in this manual.
The model number as well as the serial number are stamped into the nameplate. In addition, the serial
number is stamped into the frame of the undercarriage. Please state these data in all your inquiries,
correspondence, warranty matters and parts orders.
We warrant for this Rainstar according to our General Terms of Sale.
3. SAFETY
For safety in general and in view of accident prevention the following points must be strictly
observed.
General instructions
1. Read this manual before you put the system into operation and strictly adhere to all safety and
operating instructions.
2. Acquaint yourself with all controls and functions of the machine before you start to work with it. It’s
too late when the system is already running!
3. The warning and indication stickers on the machine give very important instructions for safe
operation. Observing them is essential to your own personal safety! If stickers are missing they have
to be replaced.
4. Never put the machine into operation unless all guards and safety devices are completely mounted
in their proper working position!
5. Do not handle the PE-pipe near the machine or the machine itself during pull-off and retraction .
6. Never set or service any part while the system is running (except for speed adjustments).
7. Keep a safe distance from the sprinkler while it is operating.
8. Ensure that the sprinkler’s water jet does not hit public roads (accident hazard).
9. Keep a safe operating distance from electric power lines (depending on nozzle size and water jet).
Consult your local power supply company regarding safe distances that have to be allowed.
10. When transporting (repositioning) the RAINSTAR – especially when a boom cart is involved - make
sure that the safety distance from electrical power lines is strictly observed (height of machine,
clearance of power line).
11. When you transport the RAINSTAR on public roads always observe the applicable traffic regulations
(max. speed, max. transport width, reflectors etc.)
12. When you transport the RAINSTAR or load it on a trailer, always take into account that remaining
water in the PE-pipe shifts the machine’s centre of gravity upward. Be careful in curves and on
sloping terrain!
13. Always ensure that locks and stops are secured according to the machine’s general conditions of
transport.
14. Maximum permissible speed: 10 km/h .
Power take-off
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1. Drive-shaft protection tube and cone as well as the PTO guard – also on the machine side - must be
mounted and in proper working order!
2. Never connect or disconnect the PTO drive shaft while PTO is running: The engine must be turned
off, and the ignition key pulled out!
3. Attach the safety chain to keep the guard from rotating with the shaft!
4. Before you turn on the PTO make sure that the selected tractor PTO speed corresponds with the
permissible implement speed! Maximum 540 r.p.m.
5. Before starting the PTO make sure that nobody is standing in the danger zone of
the machine!
6. When drive shaft has been removed put the guard on the PTO shaft!
Hydraulic system (Rainstar T option)
1. When coupling the hydraulic hoses with the tractor’s hydraulic system make sure that the entire
hydraulic system is pressureless both on the tractor and implement side !
2. Inspect the hydraulic lines at regular intervals and replace them immediately in case of defects or
ageing. Replacement hoses must comply with machine manufacturer’s technical specifications!
3. Liquids emerging under high pressure (hydraulic oil) may penetrate the skin and cause serious
injuries! An injured person must see a doctor immediately! Danger of infection!
4. Always depressurise the system before you work on the hydraulic system !
Maintenance
1. Never service or repair the machine unless the drive is turned off !
2. Dispose of oil, grease and filters according to local laws and regulations!
3. Before electric welding on the RAINSTAR, always uncouple the tractor and disconnect ECOSTAR
battery!
4. Spare parts must meet manufacturer’s minimum technical specifications! This is the case with
original spare parts!
Safety distances Z from electric lines at:
IRrigation = ZR e. g.: with drinking water, ground water (e. g. well)
or running water (e.g. stream)
SlurryG = ZG e.g.: with liquid manure or slurry
H = minimum distance between sprinkler upper edge and conductor cable
When crossing beneath an electric line
The safety distance, when crossing an electric line, is reached, if the distances per the below chart are
kept. The water beam may touch the conductor cable, but may not be higher than the conductor cable.
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sprinkler with rubber wheels
sprinkler with skids
Running direction
Pump tanker on rubber wheels
Sprinkler-jet pipe directed by hand
WARNING: Do not spray slurry on insulators and poles !
Safety distance Z in m, measured on the ground
Type and operation mode
of the sprinkler
Jet type
Up to 1.000 V
H=1m
Up to 30.000 V
H = 2,5 m
Up to 110.000 V
H=3m
Up to 220.000 V
H=4m
Up to 380.000 V
H=5m
ZR
ZG
ZR
ZG
ZR
ZG
ZR
ZG
ZR
ZG
With rubber wheels or directed by hand
With skids or stationary/fixed
With metal or synthetic pipes
With metal cart and metal pipes
Nozzle diameter in mm or. Flow in m3/h
26 mm ≙ 50 m3/h
36 mm ≙ 100 m3/h
26 mm ≙ 50 m3/h
36 mm ≙ 100 m3/h
Spray
Full
Spray
Full
Spray
Fulll
Spray
Full
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The indicated safety distances in the above chart are valid for a nozzle diameter of 26 mm or 36 mm at an operating pressure of
5 bar. For higher operating pressures the safety distances have to be increased by 2 m. The safety distances are not valid
when normed jet pipes, like they are used by fire brigades, are being used.
When applying polluted water or slurry, note that a conductive layer can build up on the insulators. Therefore do not spray on
the insulators.! Flashovers and insulator damage can otherwise cause power failure.
If metal sprinkler pipes are laid parallel to a high voltage power line, this can lead, even without irrigating, to a perceptible
contact voltage because of the electric influence. Touching the pipes is not dangerous, but can be unpleasant and painful. This
is why it should be avoided to lay metal pipes parallel to high voltage lines or only over the shortest distances possible. When
using synthetic pipes, you will not encounter any of these problems.
Note ! Do not put pipe line pieces into a vertical position in the range of high voltage lines ! Only transport them
horizontally !
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4. WARNING SYMBOLS
Danger points on the RAINSTAR are specifically marked by safety stickers. These stickers must be
affixed to the mentioned points clearly visible. They serve to protect persons working on or near the
system.
1.
WARNING !
Study and observe the manual and all safety instructions carefully before
you put the system into operation.
2.
WARNING !
Before any service and repair work, always stop the machine and read
the operating manual
3.
WARNING !
1. The operating range of the RAINSTAR must always be at a safe
distance from electric power lines.
2. This applies to both wide-range sprinklers and machines operating
with boom cart AS 26/32.
The water jet of spray nozzles and sprinklers must not reach electric
power lines.
4.
WARNING !
Never remove safety covers while system is operating.
Make sure that the RAINSTAR’s reel does not move during repairs.
Slacken the PE-pipe.
5.
WARNING !
Keep away from the rear of the Rainstar!!
Danger of bruising by the incoming sprinkler cart. Keep your distance!
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5. DESCRIPTION
The Rainstar is a universal irrigation machine designed and constructed for labour-saving irrigation of
varying lengths and widths of fields with the greatest variety of crops.
The main components of the machine are: a two-wheel undercarriage with the turntable on which the
pipe reel can be swivelled through 270° into the irrigation lane; special PE-pipe, drive system with TVR
20 full-flow turbine as well as the four-stage compact gearbox, and a sprinkler cart with the BAUER widerange sprinkler
The special composition of materials of the PE-pipe (polyethylene) has been purpose-designed for the
Rainstar’s range of applications.
TVR 20, the heart of the system is a full-flow turbine mounted in a flow-promoting position directly on the
reel inlet and driven by the irrigation water. Maximum efficiency rating guarantees minimum pressure
loss.
Power is transmitted from the turbine onto the reel over a 4-stage gearbox and a chain drive.
A band brake on the gearbox ensures that the reel neither turns back in the shut-off position nor
continues to turn after the pipe pull-off. This way the PE-pipe windings do not slacken on the reel.
The retraction speed of the sprinkler cart with the sprinkler is infinitely variable.
Speed is adjusted with the electronical control unit ECOSTAR 4000 S.
The 4-line display indicates the momentary system operating mode. (See chapter on ECOSTAR) A
mechanical speed control option is also available.
Never exceed maximum permissible connection pressure of 11 bar !
If needed, it is possible to interrupt system operation completely with the gear-shift lever. This also
serves as emergency stop. The PE-pipe is braked and remains stretched. Before you restart the system
you must slacken the PE-pipe.
WARNING!
Remove drive protection only after water inlet to the machine has been
closed and the stretched PE-pipe released.
To slacken a stretched PE-pipe, push the gear-shift lever down carefully (see proper procedure).
The mechanical pipe reeling device ensures trouble-free winding of the PE-pipe on all layers.
ECOSTAR 4000S, the electronic speed control system, maintains the retraction speed constant on all
levels independent of the length of the laid down PE-pipe length.
It is also possible to mount ECOSTAR 4200 as an option, which offers further applications and
supplementary information.
Mechanical speed control
As an option, instead of the ECOSTAR, the Rainstar can also be supplied with a mechanical speed
control system. In order to ensure that the retraction speed remains constant on all layers independent of
the laid down PE-pipe length, RAINSTAR machines with this option are equipped with a special layering
mechanism. A speed compensating bar, fitting closely to the PE-pipe on the reel, regulates the turbine
speed and thus also the retraction speed through regulating rods.
Shut-off
At the end of the irrigation strip the cart is automatically lifted into the transport position. Thereby the
automatic drive shut-off is activated by a system of rods. After the shut-off the raised cart is locked in
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the transport position by the transport guard. If the machine is equipped with a an electric shut-off valve
(with ECOSTAR) or a hydraulic shut-off valve (mechanical speed regulation), water supply to the
machine is closed simultaneously. After shut-off the Rainstar can be transported to its next setting-up
position immediately. The PE-pipe can be pulled off or laid down again, the water supply opened, and
the machine is ready for the next run.
Transport
When driving on public roads the reel must be turned into the driving direction and locked in position with
the lock bolt to keep it from swivelling. The PE-pipe must be fully wound up on the reel and the cart lifted
and locked and the transport guard engaged. The jack and both rear machine supports must be
withdrawn to their uppermost position. The support legs must be secured with lock pins.
Safe for an official permit, 10 km/h is the maximum permissible driving speed. For increased safety
against overturning we recommend to set the Rainstar wheels at the maximum possible track width.
Keep in mind that water in the PE-pipe increases the system weight considerably and shifts the centre of
gravity upward.
It is possible to transport the machine between hydrants in the field with the cart lifted on the side. In this
configuration the driving speed must always be adjusted to the existing conditions and should never
exceed 5 km/h. Please note also that this type of transport requires a wider driving lane.
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6. PUTTING INTO OPERATION
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
In order to provide optimum conditions for transport and time-saving assembly, all components are
directly mounted or fixed on the machine.
The shipment contains no loose or separate parts.
Please assemble the RAINSTAR according to the following instruction before the initial start-up. This
takes about two hours.
Perform all steps with utmost care in order to avoid accidents and
injuries.
WARNING !
1. If you use a truck mounted crane to unload the Rainstar, please proceed as follows:
1.1. Pick up the machine with the crane hook.
Lower it in horizontal position to about 0.5 m above the ground
1.2. Pull out the turntable lock bolt and turn the undercarriage (underneath the reel) by 180 degrees.
Secure the turntable again against swivelling with the lock bolt. The drawbar position is now
opposite the cart.
1.3. Mount the Rainstar wheels. The threaded hole on the axle (for indication bolt) must point towards
the setting slot.
1.4. Set the desired Rainstar track width and fix it.
Track width indication (point 3), securing (points 1+ 2).
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1.5. Fix the axle with bolts 1+2
1.6. Mount the jack.
The jack is attached to the Rainstar side frame, the base plate of the jack is located in the
Rainstar side frame.
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1.7. Park the Rainstar on the ground on its wheels and on the jack.
2.
If you use a FORKLIFT to unload the Rainstar from the truck, proceed as follows:
2.1.
Forklift hoisting position in the middle of the reel.
Lower the machine in horizontal position.
2.2.
Put down the machine on three wooden blocks, one below the drawbar and two below the frame
at the axle positions. Ensure that the assembly is firmly support !
Pull out the turntable lock bolt and turn the reel 180 degrees.
Secure the turntable again with the lock bolt to prevent swivel motion. The drawbar is opposite
the cart now.
Insert the axles in the chassis frame. Adjust track width as needed. The threaded hole for the
indication bolt must point towards the setting slot. (See point 1.3).
Secure the axles with the bolts. (See points 1.4.-1.5.)
Mount the jack (see point 1.6).
Lift up the Rainstar with the forklift on the rear (on the cart side) and remove the wooden blocks
below the axles.
Lift up the drawbar with the jack or with the forklift and remove the wooden block
underneath the drawbar
2.3.
2.4.
2.5.
2.6.
2.7.
2.8.
2.9.
3.
Mounting the drawbar coupling ring
Mount the coupling ring depending on the tractor’s coupling height.
should be standing about horizontal.
Note:
4.
Tighten the bolts with 210 Nm!
Remove the cart drawing-out hook from the machine .
5.
6.
In coupled position the Rainstar
Remove the locking bracket from the reel.
Remove the tape from the gear shift lever.
The gear shift lever remains in the same position.
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7.
Remove the locking bracket from the cart lifting frame.
8.
Put the hand-wheel on the PTO and turn it until about
40 cm of PE-pipe has been unreeled.
Pull back the cart (lifting frame) by hand until the pipe is stretched (approx. 50 cm). The cart is
suspended about half way down.
10. In this position, mount and fix the wheels in the lowest borehole of the wheel bases.
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On asymmetric carts, mount the wheel that runs in the track
of the PE-pipe on the inside of the wheel support. The
opposite wheel can be mounted on the inside or outside of
the wheel support.
On symmetric cart design, you can mount both wheels on
either side of the wheel support.
11. Mount the shut-off rod s on the cart-lifting frame.
There must be about 1 mm clearance between the bolt and the rods!
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The linkage must remain flexible.
T 51, T 61
T 31, T 41
Mounting position:
Models T 51 and T 61 upper bore.
Models T 31 and T41 bottom bore.
Caution:
Test proper functioning of the shut-off system.
Malfunction may damage the machine! (see operating manual)
12.
Symmetric cart
Turn the sprinkler connection with the pendulum 90 degrees into the
operating position.
Caution: The bend on the sprinkler connection pipe has to be on the
top (at the pendulum).
 Mount the sprinkler on the cart.
 Place the weights on the pendulum.
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Asymmetric Cart
Mount the asymmetric sprinkler connection with the pendulum and balancing weights in the
operating position. In doing so the sprinkler’s position is about in the middle of the cart.
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Two balancing weights remain on the pendulum. Depending on the nozzle size, mount none, one or
two balancing weights on the wheel base opposite the PE-pipe.
Mount the sprinkler on the cart.
14. Wind up the PE pipe with the hand wheel on the PTO shaft until the cart rests in its end position.
15. Close the turbine drain valve.
Turn the threaded plug into the cart elbow.
16. Connect the ECOSTAR battery
The key for the lockable door of the ECOSTAR is in the container with the operating manual.
17. Test the mechanical machine shut-off system as described in the operating manual.
All bearings of the Rainstar are greased before they leave the factory. Yet, before putting the machine
into operation grease all parts as described under section 14 “Service and Maintenance”. Also check
screws in terms of their torque, tire pressure, etc. Find the corresponding information in the same
section.
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6.1.
PREPARATIONS FOR THE RUN
Pict.
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2
Set the specific sprinkler-cart track width required for the crop and fix it.
Symmetric cart, maximum track width 1500 – 3000 mm
Asymmetric cart, maximum track width 1500 – 2000 mm
Place the number of balancing weights required on the sprinkler pendulum
Symmetric wheel cart
Nozzle sizes
track width 1500
14 - 24 mm
2 weights
> 24 mm
3 weights
Asymmetric
Nozzles sizes
wheel cart
14 - 22 mm
Weights on
pendulum
2
Weights on
wheel base
0
22-26 mm
2
1
>26 mm
2
2
If the cart is used in asymmetric configuration, 2 weights must be placed on the sprinkler
pendulum and one or two weights on the opposite cart wheel (see chart). Moreover, a second
cart hook must be used.
Set the part circle on the wide-range sprinkler (approx. 220° for full strip width). For more details
see separate sprinkler manual.
CAUTION !
Before you put the machine into operation,
make sure that the speed compensating bar
and the shut-off rods are mounted properly!
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6.2.
3
6.3.
MACHINE TRANSPORT TO SETTING-UP POSITION
To prepare the machine for transport, turn the reel into the driving direction and secure it with
the lock pin. Cart, jack, and both rear support legs are raised.
For lateral PE-pipe pull-off position the Rainstar on the border of the field in such a manner that
the end of the PE-pipe lies in the middle of the irrigation strip between two crop rows.
Park the machine and uncouple it from the tractor.
OPERATING MODE I: PE-PIPE PULL-OFF
6.3.1. MACHINE SET-UP
4
Adjust the parked machine with the jack in as level a position as possible.
5
For lateral PE-pipe pull-off, remove the lock pin, turn the reel into the irrigation lane, and secure
it again with the lock pin.
For straight PE-pipe retraction the pipe reel must point exactly into the direction of the irrigation
lane.
NOTE !
6
Pull out the bolts of the machine-support transport guards.
WARNING!
7
8
On T 31 - T 61 models with standard tires, swivelling of reel is only
possible at track width setting between 1800 mm and 2000 mm.
When the bolts are removed the machine supports slide to the ground
automatically.
Drive the supports into the ground by means of the detachable hand wheel.
Secure the bolts with pins.
WARNING
Make sure that the Rainstar stands firmly and cannot alter is position during
the run.
If the RAINSTAR (T 51, T 61) is equipped with the “hydraulic machine supports” option, connect the two
hydraulic hoses with the tractor’s hydraulic system, extend the machine supports and press them into the
ground
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The“hydraulic machine supports” option does not contain a hydraulic
control valve (optional) in the standard extent of supply. Therefore it is
necessary to switch over the tractor’s hydraulic system for extension
and retraction of the machine supports, after coupling the hydraulic
hoses. If this is not possible, the two hoses must be exchanged
NOTE !
WARNING!
If the supports do not dig into the ground sufficiently on hard soil in spite of
the sharp shields, holes must be provided in the soil into which the supports
are lowered, in order to guarantee sufficient machine stability.
6.3.2. LOWERING THE CART
Positions of the gear shift lever
shut-off position
transport position
Slackening PE-pipe,
lowering the cart
PE-pipe retraction
Release brake
9
PE-pipe pull-off or
PTO rewind with
tractor
Disengage the mechanical lock of the cart. Push locking hook up.
Push the gear shift lever down carefully – the cart moves down slowly.
The operator’s position must be outside the cart lowering area.
WARNING!
Move the gear-shift lever to the „PE-pipe pull-off“ position. Push the
lever down and let it click into place.
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6.3.3. CHECKING THE SHUT-OFF
CAUTION ! Check if the final shut-off works properly before the first start-up and at the
beginning of every season.
Before you put the machine into operation (turbine idle)
with the cart
lowered and at least 1 meter of PE-pipe pulled off: move the gear shift
lever to “PE-pipe retraction”. ,
10
Operate the shut-off frame on the retraction side of the Rainstar manually until system shut-off
is activated.
Thereby the gear shift lever must be shifted from the operating position and jump into position
“0”. If this is not the case, the shut-off system needs adjustment. See separate section in this
manual for setting instructions.
6.3.4. PE-PIPE PULL-OFF
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Pick up the draw-out hook with the toolbar and pull off the pipe with the cart.
13
Symmetric or asymmetric wheel cart need not be lifted for pull-off.
Maximum pull-off speed: do not exceed 5 km/h!
CAUTION !
Do not stop the pull-off abruptly. Always slow down gradually for
intermediate stops in the field or at the end of the pull-off. Stop pipe
pull-off when the white marking line becomes visible on the reel – the
end of the pipe is reached.
CAUTION !
If the PE-pipe has been exposed to the sun for a longer time or if its
surface temperature rises above 35 °C for some other reason, you must
let water run through the pipe for several minutes to cool it off before
pull-off or retraction.
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6.4.
OPERATING MODE II: LAYING DOWN THE PE-PIPE
Another method of putting down the PE-pipe on the ground is to unreel it while the machine is travelling
over the field. This method is mostly used when heavy soil makes it impossible to pull the cart across the
field, or when the field length is more than once or twice the PE-pipe length. Moreover, this laying down
method can be done with smaller tractors because no pulling forces are applied on the pipe.
Drive the Rainstar into the field allowing for the sprinkler’s distance of throw.
*) W = distance of throw
Lower the cart as described under operating mode I, “Lowering the cart” and slightly anchor
it. Now drive across the field with the Rainstar.
Carry out all other steps as described above.
Pipe guide (option)
It is possible to mount a pipe guide option which ensures that the PE-pipe is not laid down in a wavy line
due to the reel width. With this pipe guide the PE-pipe is laid down in a straight line according to the
crop rows.
6.5.
SETTING OF TURBINE REGULATION
NOTE!
Depending on the Rainstar’s flow-rate, the operating range of
the turbine regulation must be limited before start-up.
Adjust the setting bolt on the turbine which limits the toothed
segment of the regulation according to the chart on the
opposite.
A wrong setting may block the turbine regulation!
The flow rate can be found in the performance table.
6.6.
STARTING PE-PIPE RETRACTION
Couple the pressure hose. Open water supply.
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Determine the required retraction speed in the performance chart, depending on nozzle size
and precipitation rate.
The performance start decal is placed on every machine.
Select the speed setting according to the following table.
NOTE !
Correct gear
performance!.
transmission
guarantees
economical
and
fail-safe
As soon as the operating pressure is reached and water is
ejected from the wide-range sprinkler in a full jet without air
bubbles, switch gear shift lever to “PE-pipe retraction”.
Retraction starts.
Set the required retraction speed with the keys in the operating mode of the
ECOSTAR 4000S.
The retraction speed can be changed any time, also while the machine is
operating
See “Retraction speed control with ECOSTAR”.
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6.7.
RETRACTION STOP, RESTART (emergency shut-off)
You can stop PE-pipe retraction by hand during system operation. For this
purpose you push the gear shift lever from the operating position with your
open hand (do not hold the lever tight). The lever jumps into “0” position,
the reel is braked and the PE-pipe remains stretched.
Before a restart the PE-pipe must be slackened. For this purpose you push
the gear shift lever down carefully until the pipe reel turns back slowly and
the pipe slackens. Make sure that no loose windings build up on the reel.
To restart the system, push the gear shift lever into the operating position
again and PE-pipe retraction starts again.
6.8.
PTO REWIND:
If necessary, the PE-pipe can be wound up with the tractor and a PTO drive shaft. For this purpose
you move the gear shift lever to the “pull-off/ PTO rewind” position. In this position the band brake is
released. This gear shift lever position is also used for PE-pipe pull-off.
PTO rewind is needed when irrigation with the machine no longer needs to be continued due to natural
rainfall or if the PE-pipe has been pulled off for draining before winterization.

WARNING!





NOTE !!
Retract the pipe at the lowest possible PTO speed - start slowly and
smoothly and avoid jerks.
Maximum PTO speed = 540 r.p.m.
Operate with minimum drive shaft bending angles in order to avoid
excessive stresses.
If the PE-pipe is covered with mud it should be loosened and lifted from
the ground to reduce the tensile forces.
If the soil is deep and heavy, PE-pipe rewind must be slower in order that
the permissible loads on PE-pipe and RAINSTAR are not exceeded.
If you disengage the tractor’s PTO shaft during PE-pipe rewind, make
sure that the pipe reel stands still when you re-engage the PTO shaft.
Double motion can severely damage the equipment!
During PTO rewind the automatic final shut-off system is inactive. Therefore you
must stop the PTO shaft in time and wind up the last piece of PE-pipe with the
hand wheel. This way you prevent damage to cart, shut-off system, gearbox, etc.
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7 eCOSTAR 4300
ReTRACTION SPEED CONTROL
7.1
General
The BAUER ECOSTAR
touch of a button.
4300 allows you to operate your irrigation machine with ease at the
An illuminated four-line display offers you comprehensive indication of the machine’s current operational
status.
Through permanent comparison of set-point and actual value of the retraction speed you can administer
the precipitation rate you need.
The ECOSTAR 4300 consists of the electronic box, a cable harness with the connected sensors for the
PE- pipe length retraction speed and shut-off as well as connections for battery, solar panel and the
turbine regulation motor.
Connections are also provided for installing a pressure switch and an electric shut-off valve (both
optional).
The electronic system of the ECOSTAR 4300 is rigidly built and has been tested under different climatic
conditions.
If problems still occur it is advisable to exchange the complete electronic box. If a sensor is defective it is
possible to exchange only the sensor, too.
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7.2
DISPLAY WINDOWS AND MENU OVERVIEW
SPEED
DOSE
22 mm
TIME
14:10
STATUS Operation
ZONE
DOSE
22 mm
TIME
14:10
STATUS Operation
DISTANCE
30.0m/h
STOP
1
STOP
BATTERY
12.8V
CHARGE ON
0.231A
PRE- 0:45 NACH- 0:45
PRESSURE SENSOR
█
STOP SENSOR
█
SPEED SENSOR
MOT1 0.0A MOT2
█ █
1.8A
22m/h
START
0:00
OPERATING HOURS
0m
0m
0m
0m
30.0m/h
30.0m/h
30.0m/h
30.0m/h
SIGNAL 23
NETWORK HOME
A: +45123456
B: +45234567
Standard display
30.0m/h
123m
ACT. SPEED
7:43
7:43
Standard display, Zone active
Press button MENU one time, in order to get to the
display of menu 2.
Press button MENU two times, in order to get the
display of menu 3.
Press button MENU three times, in order to get to
display of menu 4.
123h
0m
0m
0m
0m
Press button MENU four times, in order to get to
display of menu 5.
Press the button MENU five times, in order to get to
display of menu 6.
(Only if GSM has been selected)
When the sign █ appears on the display, it means that the respective function is turned on.
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StandarD MENU:
SPEED
30.0m/h
DOSE
22 mm
TIME
14:10
STOP
STATUS operation
7:43
Standard display
SPEED
Speed can be changed at any time during the irrigation, using the keys „+“ und „ –“.
ZONE
Current Zone 1 – 4, with corresponding speed. The speed cannot be changed. (zone
active)
DOSE
The precipitation rate is calculated by means of constants, and shows the current mm for irrigation.
If the SPEED increases, the DOSE decreases. (constant 11 and 12)
TIME
To set the time: first set the speed to 11,1 m/h, and then press the PROG- button 3 times to get to
<CONST 1
TIME>. The time can be set with the buttons „+“ and „ –“. When the battery has
been removed the time is 00:00, and remains zero until it is set.
STOP
Time when the irrigation is finished incl. pre- and post irrigation.
STATUS
Irrigation status:
<Stop sensor >
<Running
>
<PRE Irrigate >
<POST Irrigate>
<LOW Pressure >
Explanation see STATUS chapter
If the display shows LOW BATTERY instead of SPPED, the voltage in the battery is less than 11,8 V and the
battery needs to be charged.
MENU 2
DISTANCE
123m
BATTERY
12.8V
CHARGE ON
0.231A
PRE- 0:45 POST- 0:45
DISTANCE
The remaining length of the pipe. Distance can be changed immediately after pressing PROG three
times, then it can be changed with keys „+“ and„ –“.
BATTERY
Battery voltage.
CHARGE ON
Shows if the battery is charged from the solar panel. The battery is charged when the voltage is
below 14,0 volt.
PRECurrent pre irrigation time.
POSTCurrent post irrigation time.
Pre- and post irrigation time can be changed immediately after pressing PRE- or POST –
with keys „+“ and „–“.
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MENU 3
PRESS SENSOR
█
STOP SENSOR
█
SPEED SENSOR
MOT1 0.0A MOT2
█ █
1.8A
PRESS SENSOR
Shows if the pressure is high.The marker is on when the water pressure is high.
The machine can only work when the pressure is high.
STOP SENSOR
Shows if the stop switch is activated. The marker is on when the stop switch is on.
The machine can only work when the stop switch is on.
The stop switch has three functions:
1: Resets the distance counter
2: Post-irrigation
3: Inhibits the pulses to the regulating motor.
SPEED SENSOR
Test speed sensor. The marker is on when the magnates activate the speed sensor.
MOT1, MOT2
Shows the current power consumption of the motor. The motor is stopped when the power
consumption exceeds 4,5 A. If the power consumption exceeds 4,5 A, and the motor has not
reached its end position the shut off valve is blocked.
MENU 4
ACtual speed
START
WORKING HOURS
22m/h
0:00
123h
ACTUAL SPEED
Shows the current speed of the machine. Furthermore, the maximum running speed of the machine
can be checked if the ECOSTAR 4300 is set to a much higher speed than the machine can run.
The current speed can differ from the set speed, especially at the start. This is not an error because
the ECOSTAR 4300 ensures that the medium speed over a distance of 10 m is correct.
START
With this function the starting time of the machine can be delayed for up to 24 hours.
To set the start time press „PROG“-key three times and the time can be set with the keys „+“ and „–
“.
WORKING HOURS
The total working hour since the electronic was started for the first time.
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MENU 5
0m
0m
0m
0m
30.0m/h
30.0m/h
30.0m/h
30.0m/h
0m
0m
0m
0m
In this menu the irrigation can be set and four different retraction speeds are possible.
Press the „PROG“ key three times.
Further details see below.
MENU 6
SIGNAL 23
NETWORK HOME
A: +45123456
B: +45234567
SIGNAL
GSM-signal strength
NETWORK
GSM-Network type
A:
First phone number on the SMS-list
B:
Second phone number on the SMS-list.
Detailed description in the chapter GSM.
START:
The turbine can only start if the magnet activates the stop sensor (or stop sensors), see Menu 3 for controlling the
function of the stop sensor. When the „START key is pressed the shut-off valve opens. Next the by-pass valve
closes (the turbine starts). If the magnet does not activate the stop sensor only the shut-off valve opens. This is
used if the pressure should be released before disconnecting the hose at the hydrant.
DELAYED START TIME OF IRRIGATION:
First press „STOP“-key for closing the inlet of water. Next press „MENU“-key 3 times (Menu 4), „PROG“-key 3
times and you can start time. Finally, pre- and post- irrigation can be selected.
STOP:
When the magnet is removed from the stop sensor, the turbine stops and the shut-off valve over-pressure closes
(or if available the shut-off valve low-pressure opens).
If post-irrigation is chosen, the turbine stops and after the post-irrigation time the shut-off valve closes. If the key
„STOP“ is pressed, the turbine stops and the shut-off valve closes, regardless if post-irrigation was selected.
SUPERVISON:
The ECOSTAR 4300 has an integrated supervison system. SUPERVISON is activated if for some reason the
machine irrigates at the same place longer than a specified time. This time is factory adjusted to 20 minutes, see
programming for changing this time. If it set to 0 there is no supervison.
SPEED :
The speed is set with keys „+“ and „ –“, at first the speed changes step by step 0,1 m/h, after 10 steps for 1,0 m/h.
The speed can be changed at any time, even while the machine is running. If the time is checked it shows the new
time for the remaining irrigation.
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PRE-IRRIGATION:
Pressing the key PRE- can activate pre-irrigation. The time for pre-irrigation is calculated by the ECOSTAR 4300
as 8 x the time for running 1 meter with the current speed.
The constant „8“ (constant no. 2) can be changed, see programming. If the pre-irrigation is on the machine starts
and runs 1/2 pm enter and then it stops for the pre-irrigation time. By pressing the key „START“ the pre-irrigation
is cancelled. The magnet at the stop sensor should be in place, before activating the pre-irrigation.
POST-IRRIGATION:
The post-irrigation can be activated by pressing the key „POST-“. The time for post-irrigation is calculated by the
ECOSTAR 4300 as 8 x the time for running 1 meter the current speed. The constant „8“ (constant no.3) can be
changed, see programming. The post-irrigation starts to count down when the magnet is removed from the stop
sensor. When the magnet is removed, the motor for speed regulation stops the turbine. After the post-irrigation
time the shut-off valve closes ( or opens, is available, the valve low pressure) At machines with only one motor for
speed regulation the turbine starts after the post-irrigation. By pressing the key „START“ the post irrigation is
cancelled. The magnet at the stop sensor should be in place before activating the post-irrigation. If the constant
no.8 “early stop” is selected, this function is activated. The machine shuts down if the distance is reached.
7.3
PROGRAMMING OF 4 DIFFERENT SPEEDS
Display must show menu 5.
The pipe should be pulled out before programming, so the computer can calculate the distance of the field to be
irrigated.
In the following example the length of the field to be irrigated is 400 m.
Press the „PROG“-Key 3 x. The display shows.
400m
0m
0m
0m
30.0m/h
30.0m/h
30.0m/h
30.0m/h
0m
0m
0m
0m
The desired speed can now be set, here 25,0 m/h. Then press the „PROG“-key 1 x. The display shows:
400m
0m
0m
0m
25.0m/h
30.0m/h
30.0m/h
30.0m/h
0m
0m
0m
0m
The desired distance can now be set, here 300 m. Then press the „PROG“-key 1 x. The display shows:
400m
300m
0m
0m
25.0m/h 300m
30.0m/h
0m
30.0m/h
0m
30.0m/h
0m
Now the first zone is programmed and the procedure is continued for all 4 zones.
Zone 4 automatically ends at 000m.
When zone 4 is programmed press again the „PROG“-key. The display shows:
DLETE MENU PRESS
SAVE
PROG PRESS
By pressing the key “PROG“- the program is saved and the irrigation is carried out according to the program. By
pressing the key „MENU“-the program is deleted and the speed stays the same for the whole field.
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7.4
STATUS DISPLAY
STATUS:
Status messages in display
EMERGENCY:
machine has not been started, speed impulses, however, are being received and it is trying
to maintain the speed requested.
RUNNING:
Machine is irrigating, everything is working properly.
LOW PRESSURE:
Water pressure is below pressure switch threshold. Machine acts depending on machine
data.
START:
Operator has pressed „START“-button and the start sequence is in progress
START REMOTE:
Machine is starting due to an SMS.
START DELAY :
Machine is waiting for start delay to elapse (see menu 4).
START PRESSURE :
Machine has started due to pressure rise. Machine uses pressure level to start 2nd
machine on string.
START DENIED:
Operator is holding „STOP“-button to prevent PRESSURE- and REMOTE start
zu verhindern.
STOP USER:
Machine has stopped due to operator STOP.
STOP REMOTE:
Machine has stopped due to an SMS.
STOP SENSOR:
Machine has reached end and is stopped by STOP SENSOR.
STOP DISTANCE:
Machine has reached distance for stop (see constant No. 8 for early stop).
STOP DELAY:
Machine has reached stop but waits nn seconds to proceed stop sequence..
STOP DENIED:
Operator is pressing „START“-button to prevent REMOTE stop.
SUPERVISION TIME:
Machine has stopped due to supervision time is elapsed. Machine has not moved in
nn minutes (see constant for supervision time)
FORCE LOW PRESSURE: Machine opens shut-off valve to force pressure drop in order to stop the pump. After
2 minutes valve closes to prevent draining of pipe.
PRE IRRIGATION:
POST IRRIGATION:
Machine is performing pre irrigation.
Machine is performing post irrigation.
There are different constants that can be set by the user.
These constants will be saved for years even if the battery is disconnected.
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7.5
The MOST COMMON COMBINATION OF DIFFERENT CONSTANTS
The machine will always run with the constants adjusted in the factory. But there are different conditions
from farm to farm and farmers also have different requirements. Therefore, some constants can be
adjusted to the local wishes.
1. Slow start of turbine. Machine data no.13. Adjust the value to 4sec to start.
Now the valve for control of speed will close about half and continue to close stepwise until the adjusted
speed is reached. Correct adjustment is: Continuously closing of the valve until the turbine starts running
and stepwise until adjusted speed is reached.
2. Slow opening for the inlet of water. Machine data No. 17 . Set the value to 1. =
The opening is done stepwise.
3. Only 1 motor for speed regulation. Machine data no. 12. Value 0
Post-irrigation must take place as follow: when the stop sensor is activated only the retraction stops.
When the post-irrigation is finished the machine starts again and runs to the mechanic stop.
4. Start of the 2nd machine when the 1st machine has reached stop.
Machine data No. 14. value 2.
The machine must be equipped with an adjustable pressure switch. Adjust the pressure switch to a point
between the normal pressure and the pressure when the pump will stop. Example: the normal pressure
is 7 bar, the pressure for pump stop 9 bar. Adjust the pressure switch to 8 bar on both machines. Start
the 1st machine by pressing start. Adjust the 2nd machine, but press stop. When the first machine is
ready the second machine starts as soon as its pressure has reached 8. Please note: 10 m of height
difference make a pressure of 1 bar.
5. Stop of the machine when pressure is low and a pressure switch is mounted. Constant no.6 =
value 1
Machine data No. 12 must be adjusted to a value of 2. Now the shut-off motor turns into the
opposite direction. This means that when the cable connection stays the same the shut-off valve opens.
After two minutes the shut-off valve closes again.
Only the combination of stop sensor, stop button and supervision can open the shut-off valve. The
pressure switch, however, cannot open the valve.
6. Pre-irrigation before machine reaches the stop
Constant No. 9 can be set to the meter number where the post-irrigation should take place.
Open the front plate very carefully.
ATTENTION!
ATTENTION!
In order to ensure moisture protection by the cover gasket also the cover
must be closed carefully!
Welding – and repair works at the RAINSTAR should only be done when
the battery is disconnected!
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7.6
STOP - SENSOR
The machine can only work if the stop sensor is activated or in operating position.
Operating position
Shut-off position
The Stop - Sensor has three functions:
1.
2.
3.
Reset for the laid-down PE-pipe length:
When operated the laid-down pipe length is set to zero.
Post irrigation:
If the post-irrigation procedure is carried out at the end of the run (0 m laid-down PE-pipe length)
the post-irrigation function is activated first and then the ECOSTAR is shut-off.
In the standard program the post-irrigation is activated 8m before the irrigation ends.
Prevents pulses to the regulating motor.
After the stop sensor is activated, no pulses are passed on to the regulating motor.
Press the key MENU 2 x, to get to the display of menu 3. Her it shows if the speed sensors are working
. The sign
shows if a magnet activated the two speed sensors.
Line four shows if motors 1 and 2 are switched off after they have reached their mechanical stop.
If sign
shows and one motor has not
reached its end position there is a blockage on the inside of the turbine ( MOTOR 1 ) or the valve(
MOTOR 2 ).
The motor switches off when the power consumption exceeds 4,7 ampere and
appears on the
display.
If the display shows a flashing MOTOR 1 it means that the motor is running
SPEED
30.0m/h
DOSE
22 mm
TIME
14:10
STATUS MOTOR 1
STOP
7:43
If the display shows a flashing MOTOR 2 it means that the motor for the shut off valve is running.
SPEED
30.0m/h
DOSE
22 mm
TIME
14:10
STOP
STATUS MOTOR 2
7:43
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By pressing the key PROG/POWER ON
again.
or the PE-Pipe is laid out, the electronics is activated
The battery is charged only if the electronics is activated. There is no charging when in standby.
7.7
Operation of the BAUER ECOSTAR 4300
Summary:
 Pull off or lay down the PE – pipe
 Connect water supply
 Engage gearbox
ECOSTAR: make settings only in the standard menu:
Take over retraction speed from the last retraction or set again.
Press "START-RESET“
key
Activate pre-irrigation if required
Activate post-irrigation if required
Open water inlet
Irrigation runs automatically
FURTHER OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
After a longer standstill the electronic system of the ECOSTAR 4300 is on standby.
Pulling off or laying down the PE – pipe activates the electronic system and the length of the pulled off or
laid down pipe is metered.
For display of laid out PE-pipe, press key Menu 1 x:
DISTANCe
123m
BATTERY
12.8V
CHARGE ON
0.231A
PRE- 0:45 POST- 0:45
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7.7
SPEED ADJUSTMENT
The pre-adjusted speed of 30 m/h can be increases or decreased with the arrow keys
.
At first the speed changes step by step for 0,1 m/h, then after ten steps there is a change of 1,0 m/h.
The speed can be changed at anytime while the machine is running.
The remaining time until the end of irrigation is also changed.
The speed cannot be changed while one of the servo motor for the turbine regulation or shut-off valve is
running. The display shows MOTOR 1 or MOTOR 2.
When changing the speed also the corresponding time changes.
SPEED
30.0m/h
DOSE
22 mm
TIME
14:10
STOP
STATUS OPERATION
Important!
7.7
7:43
When setting the speed it is necessary to check on the speed that is actually
possible according to the test window (press menu key 3 x).
In case of variation the set speed must be reduced to the speed that is
actually possible.
PRE – OR POST IRRIGATION
With the keys PRE – or. POST IRRIGATION
these functions can be activated.
The time for the pre- and post is pre-programmed and is calculated by the ECOSTAR 4300 as 8 times
the time for covering a distance of 1 meter with the actual speed.
e.g:
for vE = 20 m/h
there is a time of 3 min for 1 m retraction
This makes a pre-irrigation time of 8 x 3 min = 24 min
and a post irrigation time of also 8 x 3 min = 24 min
This value “8” can be changed in the program (program constant No 2 and No 3) –
See parameter sheet 1: constants.
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If the pre irrigation function is activated, the machine runs approx. ½ meter after the start and then
stands still for the pre irrigation time.
When pressing the button “START-RESET”
is deleted.
, during pre-irrigation the pre-irrigation function
Before activating the pre-irrigation mode the PE – pipe should be pulled off (the shut-off frame and thus
also the shut-off sensor should be in the operating status) and the “START-RESET” key should have
been pressed.
If the post-irrigation mode is activated the machine stops 8m before the end of the run for the postirrigation time. This value is pre-adjusted and can be changed in the program constant no.9, see
parameter sheet 1: constants.
If you press the key “START-RESET”
7.7
, the post irrigation is cancelled.
START
If the PE – pipe has been pulled off and the desired speed has been set you can start the irrigation with
the “START–RESET“
key.
If pre- or post- irrigation is required, press the following keys
The turbine can only start if the shut-off frame and thus also the shut-off sensor are in the operating state
(PE-pipe pulled off).
If the „START–RESET“ key is pressed the turbine flap closes, the tooth segment on the regulating motor
rotates to the limiting bolt head and the shut-off valve (if existing-optional) opens.
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7.7
MONITORING
The program has a built-in monitoring system.
It only works in connection with the shut-off valve- overpressure.
The standard factory setting of the monitoring is 20min. (parameter sheet 1, machine data 4).
In this mode monitoring will start if the RAINSTAR does not reach the set speed within the programmed
monitoring time. After this time the shut-off valve is closed and the machine stops.
In most cases the reasons are excessively high retraction speeds or a blocked regulation flap etc.
In order to ensure that the set retraction speed is actually reached and the system is not switched off
after the monitoring time, it is necessary to check the retraction speed that is actually possible by
pressing the menu key three times.
If the system is equipped with a pressure switch the machine will start when a preset minimum pressure is
reached, or it stops irrigating when water pressure is too low. As soon as the pressure returns to normal level,
irrigation is continued.
7.7
STOP
At the end of the irrigation run the shut-off sensor is activated through shut-off frame and shut-off rods.
Sensor in shut-off position
As a result the turbine stops and the shut-off valve overpressure closes slowly and remains in this
position until the next operation.
If the RAINSTAR is connected to a hydrant you can release the water pressure which is remaining in the
line after closing the hydrant by pushing the „START-RESET“
key.
The shut-off valve opens and pressure is released through the PE-pipe.
If a low-pressure shut-off valve is mounted, it opens quickly.
It closes again after approx. 15 min.
By pressing the key „STOP“
the irrigation process can be stopped at any time.
The turbine flap opens (the turbine stops), the over-pressure shut-off valve closes, the low-pressure
shut-off valve opens.
The laid down PE – pipe length remains saved. It is set to 000 only when the shut-off sensor is actuated
( shut-off position).
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ATTENTION !
If the „STOP“ key is used while retraction on a machine without shut-off valve the retraction stops but the
sprinkler is still in operation. In order to prevent “over irrigation” around the sprinkler the machine should
only work for a limited period of time without retraction. Then start the machine again by pressing
the„START“ key!!
ATTENTION !
With machine data adjustments Pos. 12, adjustment „0“, the retraction stops only for a short period of
time when pressing „STOP“ key. After a few seconds the retraction starts again automatically.
ATTENTION: when working on the machine the whole drive needs to be switched off!!
STOPPING THE CONTROL FUNCTIONS,
By pressing the keys „STOP“ and „PROG.“ at the same time all functions of the ECOSTAR stop, this
means that the regulating motors of the turbine and the shut-off valve remain in their current position.
With this combination of keys the turbine regulation is stopped when the turbine rotation speed is low in
order to change gears.
7.8
Pressure SWITCH ( OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT)
If the RAINSTAR, after having been positioned for the run, is supposed to start-up only after the required
pressure has built up in the supply line (Pressure start) a pressure switch must be installed.
If such a switch is available, the monitoring system will also interrupt the irrigation cycle in case of low
water pressure. As soon as the pressure returns to normal the irrigation is continued.
IMPORTANT:
7.9
the pressure switch should only be used together with a shut-off valve over
pressure!!
ERROR DESCRIPTION – ECO STAR 4300
Error
Battery is not charging
Cause
Remedy
Solar panel dirty
clean
Solar panel defective
Leave machine in the sun
Change solar panel
Battery defective
Charge, exchange
Cover solar panel,
Disconnect battery and
connect it again.(reset)
Electronic system defective
Device switches off early
Electronic error
Call customer service,
exchange
E-Box
Turn off water supply
Overwinding fault
Slacken PE–Pipe
Readjust machine
Put shut-off frame into the
Shut-off frame has been operating position, enter laidactivated unintentionally down pipe length and press
„START“
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Retraction speed is not reached
Net or pump station
does not have enough
pressure
Increase pressure or enter
retraction speed according to
the performance chart
Incorrect gear ratio
Change ratio
Blocked turbine
regulation
Remove foreign object
7.10 Programming procedure
The electronic system is factory-programmed.
However, if site conditions require settings which deviate from these data it is possible to modify the
program constants and machine data accordingly.
Proceed as follows:
In order to reach the constants the speed must be set at 11,1 m/h or 11f/h
Immediately press the “PROGRAMM”-key
see parameter sheet No. 1 )
three times in order to get to program constant 0 (
By pressing the “PROGRAM”-key again shortly to select constant numbers 01 – 12 see parameter
sheet No. 1.
With the arrow keys
the values can be changed according to the requirements.
If you press the “MENU”
key the changed constants are saved and the program returns to
the standard display.
If you do not press “MENU” the changes are not saved and the program returns to the standard display
after one minute.
The constants remain saved, even if the battery is disconnected for a longer time. The program constant
0 with the value 111 gives access to the machine data.
By pressing the key PROGRAM
See parameter sheet No. 2
you can access the machine data mode.
By pressing the “PROGRAMM”-key again the machine data numbers 0 – 19 are selected.
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With the arrow keys the values can be changed according to the requirements.
By pressing the key “MENU” the program returns to the standard display and saves the changed
machine data.
If the key „MENU“ is not pressed the ECOSTAR 4300 returns to normal mode after one minute and the
adjustments of the constants are not saved.
CONSTANTS
Description
Konst. Anm. Werk Min. Max.
Nr.
seinst value value
ellung
0
100
- 111 code for reaching the machine data
1
00:00 00:00 24:00 Time
2
8
1
15 Pre-irrigation
3
8
1
15 Post-irrigation
4
20
0
5
1
1
99 Monitoring time [Minutes]
0 = without shut-off valve , 20 = with shut-off valve
15 1 English, 2 Danish, 3 German, 4 French, 5 Dutch,
6 Schwedish 7 Spanish, 8 Italian, 9 Polish, 10 Japanese
6
0
0
7
-
0
8
0
0
9
0
0
1000 Early stop [m]
(* is carried out when post-irrigation has been selected*)
1000 Distance to post-irrigation [m]
10
0
0
1000 input PE-pipe length for alarm [m]
11
40
5
120 Amount of water [m3/h]
12
60
5
100 Distance between irrigation width [m]
2 0 = slow shut-off, for option shut-off valve-over pressure
1 = fast switch off, for option shut-off valve low-pressure (shut-off
valve opens and closes again after 3 minutes)
2 = without option shut-off valve
1000 input of the laid down pipe [m]
The constant No. 0 (Code) must be set to 111 to get access to the machine data.
When pressing the key „PROG“-you get the machine data are shown.
ATTENTION!
If the water amount (according to performance chart) constant 11 and the
distance between the irrigation tracks (strip width according to
performance chart)
constant 12 is not entered the dose indicated on the display is not correct.
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MACHINE DATA
Machi Anm. Facto Min. Max.
value value
ry
ne.Da
settin
t.
gs
Description
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
400
110
1850
12,00
200
10
4
0,89
3
160
2
100
1
0
40
500
5,00
50
5
1
0,70
0
0
1
0
0
1000
200
3000
30,00
1000
40
20
1,00
45
300
5
250
2
Pipe length
[m]
Pipe diameter
[mm]
Reel diameter
[mm]
Windings per layer
Big chain wheel
Small chain wheel
Number of magnets
Pipe ovality
First impulse to the switch-off motor
[Sec.]
Short impulses to the shut-off motor
[msec]
Time between short impulses [Sec.]
Number of short impulses
Shut –off system
0 = only regulating motor turbine ( without shut-off valve)
1 = both regulating motors ( with shut-off valve )
13
25
1
25
Impulses to close the regulating valve [Sec]
TX60 , TX100 - 8,2 sec.
TX20 , TVR 20 , TVR 60, F 30, F 40 - 4,1 sec.
14
0
0
2
15
0
0
16
1
0
17
0
0
18
1
0
19
0
0
Pressure switch
0 = Pressure switch not in function
1 = Pressure switch in function
2 = Pressure switch only for start
160.0 62,5 Distance of the impulses with roll Ø 80 at the PE-pipe [ mm
]
0 = works with formula ( Machine. Dat. 0 to 7 )
1
Length sensor
0 = Round sensor for roll
1 = Double sensor
1
Open shut-off valve
0 = shut off valve opens with one impulse ( 12 sec. ) –low
pressure
1 = shut-off valve opens with the same impulses as it closes overpressure
1
Pressure switch
0 = shut-off valve open when pressure is too low offen (low
pressure )
1 = shut-off valve closes if pressure is too low (overpressure)
200
Time delay shut-off gear to shut-off valve [Sec].
30
0
0
1
31
31
-
-
-
0 = GSM-Modem not active
1 = GSM-Modem
2 = GSM-Modem, only numbers on the SMS-list
First telephone number to call „A“
Second telephone number to call „B“
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7.11 BATTERY
In the factory a battery of 12 V and 6,5 ampere hours is mounted.
Charging the battery with a standard solar panel during the irrigation season is not necessary. Basically,
the battery should be charged all 6 month with a charging current of max. 2 ampere. (Please note the
maintenance and operating manual).
If the battery is connected the display shows for a short time e.g. “VERSION 4.1”, and then goes over to
standard display again.
In order to ensure a long lifespan of the dry battery of the ECOSTAR (LC-R 127R2PG 7,2 Ah/20 HR), it
is important to follow certain guidelines when storing and charging the device.
During operation of the battery on the ECOSTAR no special precautions need to be taken as the solar
panel permanently charges the battery.
1. Every new RAINSTAR irrigation machine delivered by BAUER, which is equipped with an ECOSTAR
is also equipped with a fully charged and ready to use battery.
The solar panel,however, is covered and not connected to the battery. If there is a longer period of
time between delivery and first operation the battery needs to be maintained. (see following points)
The same applies for spare part batteries and batteries which were held on stock for a longer period
of time.
2. If the RAINSTAR is not in operation for a longer period of time, e.g off season, the battery should be
disconnected from the ECOSTAR and dismounted.
3. The accumulator battery should be stored fully charged, separate of conductive materials and out of
the sun.
If the accumulator battery is stored in an uncharged condition for a longer period of time the full
capacity cannot be reached again after charging.
4. The optimum storage temperature lies between 0° and +25°.
Also during storage the battery underlies self-discharge and needs to be charged in the following
intervals:
Storage temperature:
Less than +20°C
+20°C to +30°C
+30°C to +40°C
Interval for charging:
9 month
6 month
3 month
5. The humidity in the storage room needs to be low (55%+/- 30%) in order to prevent that the poles
corrode.
6. A complete discharge of the battery should be prevented (deep discharge). The battery can be
charged and reach its full capacity again but a repeated deep discharge the lifespan of the battery is
reduced.
7. The accumulator batteries should be kept clean. For cleaning a dry cloth can be used, if required
soaked in water or alcohol.
Under no circumstances use oil, petrol or diluents.
8. Accumulator batteries must not be disassembled as they contain acid which can cause strong
chemical burns.
9. Accumulator batteries must not be hot-wired as they could be damaged.
10. Charging the battery should be done with a voltage of max. 2,0 A. If the battery is fully discharged
the battery needs approx. 7 hours until is is fully charged.
Devices which check the capacity of the battery, as well as devices with an intelligent (selfregulating) charging function, enable an exact analysis as well as a controlled charging of the
battery.
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7.11
SOLAR PANEL
In the factory a solar panel is mounted which is maintenance free.
1. In order to ensure optimal performance the surface should be cleaned from time to time with a soft
cloth and household cleaning agent ( no scrubbing agent).
2. For operation the solar panel is unfolded and blocked. The solar radiation on the panel is more
intensive.
For transport of the RAINSTAR the panel is folded again. It is lifted and pressed to the machine and
can be brought into its initial position where it is protected against damage.
3. In order to prevent over charging of the accumulator battery and a disturbance of the ECOSTAR, the
electronic interrupts the charging process if the „STOP“ key is pressed or the accumulator battery is
connected (When the machine is delivered the clamps are removed)
7.11
CHECKING THE CONNECTIONS
Press „START“ key.
The regulating motor closes(the segment turns to the limiting bolt)
The shut-off valve overpressure opens.
The shut-off valve low pressure remains closed.
Press „STOP“ key
The regulating motor opens the turbine (the segment turns away from the limiting bolt)
The shut-off valve overpressure closes
The shut-off valve low pressure opens
7.11
CHECKING THE LENGTH SENSOR
The magnet disc with 4 magnets is mounted on the drive shaft of the gear and rotates clockwise during
retraction. By rotating the magnet disc clockwise the display for the laid down pipe needs to count from 0
m upwards.
If the distance counter counts into the opposite direction then the speed sensor must be turned around in
order that the cable connection is on top. Distance 1 - 3 mm between double sensor and magnet disc.
Speed sensor
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7.11
LIMIT STOP FOR TURBINES – REGULATING VALVE WITH ECOSTAR 4300
See point 6.5. The regulating area of the regulating valve of the turbine needs to be adjusted to the
respective delivery rate. If the limit stop is not adjusted correctly it might happen that the turbine cannot
be regulated, this means that the PE-pipe retraction happens with maximum speed.
If the flow rate is reduced significantly the limiting bolt head needs to be adjusted again, as otherwise the
retraction speed listed on the performance chart cannot be reached.
You can see the required delivery rate on the performance chart fixed on the machine below the nozzle
sizes.
7.11
SHORT CHECKLIST fOR ECOSTAR 4300
1. Check battery voltage (should be 12 V minimum)
a) Cover solar panel completely
b) See battery voltage In test menu 1 (press MENU key once)
c) If there is no or not enough power available (below 12 V), check battery, cable connections or
fuses inside the electronic box.
2. Check function of the sensors
a) Set test menu 2 (press MENU key twice)
b) The display show indications for function control of the installed sensors , Motor 1 -Motor 2
3. Check length indicator of the laid down PE-pipe (press MENU key once )
a) Read out the pipe length of the laid down PE-pipe on the standard display and compare with the
engraved length indication on the PE-pipe.
b) If it shows 000 m, or significpless than the length of the laid out pipe, you need to make settings.
4. Check of the mechanic transmission to the stop sensor.
5. Adjustment of the limiting bolt for the tooth segment of the regulating valve according to the
chart fixed on the machine.
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8
OPTION - SMS
The ECOSTAR 4300 can be operated with an external MC52i-GSM-Modem by Cinterion.
By sending an SMS the RAINSTAR can be started or stopped and the status can be
requested.
Commands
Start
Starts the machine.
Stop
Stops the machine.
Speed ###
set the speed between 3 and 400 m/h.,
Status
Shows the current status of the machine.
e.g.: speed 24
SMS can be typed in both upper- or lower case or mix .
If you call the modem from a GSM-telephone you will receive an SMS with the Status.
If the machine is operated by keyboard (display is lighted) the SMS-function is deactivated in
order to
prevent multiple sms and to block remote operating. When receiving an SMS User active
is sent retun.
Status
SPEED
30.0m/h
DOSE
22 mm
TIME
14:10
STOP18:16
STATUS OPERATION
DISTANCE
BATTERY
CHARGE ON
SMS, sent by PR10-12, contains information about
irrigation.
123m
12.8V
0.231A
The following messages are sent by SMS:
PRESSURE LOW:
STOP SENSOR:
STOP REMOTE:
STOP DISTANCE:
MONITORING TIME:
Start pump, to get pressure on the machine.
The machine can be moved to a new field
The machine was stopped by an SMS,
The machine has reached stop point (constant 8)
The machine has not moved for nn minutes (Constant 4) due to a
malfunction. Check the machine before continuing.
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How to get started:
Disconnect electronic from battery.
Out the SIM-card unit an ordinary mobile phone and change the pin code to 1111.
Try to send and receive an SMS in order to test SIM-card and to check if everything is working properly.
Insert the SIM-card into the modem.
Operate the eject mechanism (yellow button
next to the card holder) to open the card holder
Insert
by pressing it down with a pen, for example.
cardholder
SIM-card in the in den SIMand push it back into the
housing.
Connect communication-, power and antenna cable.
Connect the power and set machine data No.30
0 = GSM disabled
1 = GSM enabled, all telephone numbers are allowed, no Speed change possible.
2 = GSM enabled, only telephone numbers on sms list allowed -Speed change possible.
SPEED
11.1m/h
DOSE
22 mm
TIME
14:10
STOP
M.DATA 30
1
To change machine data see operating manual.
7:43
If selected numbers are used they show on the display of the PR10-12, when receiving SMS from a phone. The
number should always be entered in the same format e.g. +44213 ... 0044213 ... 213...
SPEED
11.1m/h
DOSE
22 mm
TIME
14:10
STOP
A:
+45123456
To change machine data see operating manual.
7:43
After approx. 30-45 seconds the modem should be connected to network.
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SIGNAL 23
NETWORK HOME
A: +45123456
Signal strength 0 – 31 and network should show up
in display menu 6.
For trouble free operation a signal strength of 10 or
higher is required.
A signal strength of 99 indicates a signal error.
B: +45234567
Modem has a LED showing status.
Operating states
LED
Off
Off
– Network search or
–no SIM-card is inserted
– no PIN is entered
– no GSM-network is available
Flashes rapidly
STANDBY
(registered in the network)
Flashes slowly
Connection (TALK)
On
When a SMS is received, following is showed on display:
Receiving SMS
#: +45123456
Status
Receiving SMS, incoming phone number and 40
characters of a message. Any SMS can be
received, but only known commands are accepted.
When a SMS is received, following is shown on the display:
Sending SMS
#: +45123456
Sending SMS, outgoing phone number and current
machine status.
Status Running
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9 CABLE CONNECTIONS –CONNECTION DIAGRAM
ECOSTAR 4300 18-Pol-Stecker
Cable connection.
Version n.n1
1 + Battery
brown
12 V
2 - Battey
blue
3 + Solar panel
blue
4 - Solar panel
blue
5 Motor 1
regulating motor
6 Motor 1
regulating motor
7 Speed sensor 1 *
blue
8 Speed sensor 1 *
black
9 Speed sensor 2 *
yellow/green
10 Speed sensor 2 *
brown
11 Stop sensor
blue or brown
12 Stop sensor
blue or brown
13 Motor 2
shut-off motor
14 Motor 2
shut-off motor
15 Pressure sensor
blue or brown
16 Pressure sensor
blue or brown
17 - BIP
18 + BIP
Cable connections for SMS
19 + Battery
20 - Battery
21 Not occupied
22 Not occupied
23 Not occupied
24 Not occupied
bown
blue
+12 V
* if the distance counter counts into the wrong direction the
speed sensor must be turned around.
ATTENTION!
Attention: Power for modem only available if machine
constant 30 is on 1 or 2 !!!
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COMMUNICATION
Communication between ECOSTAR 4300 and GSM modem
!!! Do not put pins into the coupler strip before the cable on the
ECOSTAR 4300 box is mounted!!!
1 not used
2 data reception
3 data transmission
4 not used
5 mass
6 not used
7 not used
8 not used
9 not used
brown
white
yellow
View of connector holes for pin insertion (shows pin numbers)
Antenna
The antenna providing signal for GSM modem, should be placed in a way it provides good signal
under all conditions.
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9.1
Checklist fOR ECOSTAR 4300
Pos.
During the first run at the start of the season, but also during normal operation, there can occur problems
with the ECOSTAR, like negative reports, malfunction in connection with the electronics or the
connected sensors, as well as problems due to operating errors.
A systematic check of the system according to the checklist below can help to identify and solve the
problem quickly.
This checklist serves as an additional help to the detailed operating manual of the ECOSTAR 4300.
After checking the device according to the SHORT-CHECKLIST, handling instructions are in the list
below.
1.
Error
Wrong or
incomplete
display
signal
Check and find cause
Remedy
Check battery voltage!
1.
The solar panel has to be covered completely and after 23 min the battery voltage can be checked on the display of
the first menu window. (Press menu key 1x)
Note !

If the solar panel is not covered even an empty battery can
show voltage on the display, or when the sun is shining a
sufficient operating voltage is simulated.
The power supply, however, is not sufficient for the system
operation.
2.
If the voltage of the battery (not influenced by the covered
solar panel) is below 12V, the power supply for the operation
of the system is not sufficient.
Charge or renew
battery
2.
Display not
working
Check battery, cable connections and fuse!
1. Check battery voltage, battery is empty
2. The connection cables between battery and ECOSTAR are
not connected or without contact.
3.
Battery
voltage
permanentl
y low
Charge or renew
battery; check
connections and
contacts
Renew fuse
3. The fuse is defective.
The fuse is inside the electronic box where you can find a
replacement fuse.
Note !
 When checking the connections it is important that the cables
are connected correctly:
„+“ clamp = brown wire, „-“ clamp = blue wire.
 While disconnecting and connecting the battery and while the
battery is disconnected the solar panel should also be
covered, as an indication error is possible.
 The saved machine data remain saved when the battery
remains connected.
 When connecting the battery again you must not mistake the
„Plus“ and „Minus“ clamps, as a short circuit is possible and
the fuse falls, or the electronic system can be damaged.
Check battery!
Check
1. If the battery voltage remains low, although the solar panel is
battery/charge
charging, check battery, charge battery or exchange it.
or exchange.
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Pos.
4.
5.
6.
Error
Check and find cause
Charging
Check solar panel!
error due to
Notes !
solar panel  The normal charging function of the solar panel works as
follows: when the battery voltage is 14,0 V or more the
charging function switches off. On the display of the first menu
window the sign „OFF“ appears when „charging with solar
panel“ (1x MENU key)
 If the battery voltage is 13,9 V or less, the charging function
switches on and on the display appears „ON“ in the same
menu window.
 If the solar panel does not charge the battery although the
voltage is 13,9 V or less, on the display „OFF“, the reasons are
as follows:
1. There is not enough light and charging is not possible.
2. The „ + / - “ phases of the solar panel are reversed. The
polarity should be measured.
3. The solar panel is defective. Determination by measurement at
the exit of the panel.
Unreadable System voltage / start-up error
notification 1. Low voltage may be the reason for unreadable notifications on
the display .
s on the
2. This can also happen after first putting the device into
display
operation or after connecting the battery again (even if
sufficient voltage is available)
Note !
Disconnect battery and solar panel, connect „+/-„of the ECOSTAR
cables (neutralize), after approx. 1 min. connect battery and solar
panel again. Pay attention to the polarity of the cables!
Shut-off sensor / loose PE-pipe windings
No length
specificatio 1. The PE-Rohr is completely pulled off, but the display shows 000
m.
non the
Notes !
display
a) In this case the shut-off frame on the RAINSTAR, or rather the
shut-off sensor was activated and the pipe length display switches
to 000 m and the ECOSTAR stops the operation of the
RAINSTAR.
The shut-off frame could also have been activated manually due
to a loose PE-pipe- winding.
b) The shut-off frame, or rather the shut-off sensor could also have
been activated while pulling down the PE-pipe. In this case the
length of the laid down pipe is shown, the shown value, however,
is smaller than the actual length of the pulled off pipe. The value
must be entered again as described below.
c) If the length is not counted when pulling off the pipe the value
cannot be corrected and the RAINSTAR does not start. In this
case the shut-off sensor is not adjusted correctly (distance too
short, see operating manual)
PE-pipe length specification at the ECOSTAR
Proceed as follows (see also operating manual)
a) Set retraction speed to 11,1 m/h
b) Press the key PROGRAM 3x, this way parameter sheet no.1
shows, by pressing the key PROGRAM again you get to constant
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Remedy
Correct polarity
Change panel
Check battery
voltage ,
charge battery
Bring
electronics in
voltage-free
state for
approx. 1min.
Set PE PipeLength on the
ECOSTAR
again
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c) In this position the value of the constants can be adjusted to
the laid down PE-PIPE length by pressing the the arrow keys.
The actual length of the laid down pipe is imprinted on the PEpipe on the RAINSTAR.
7.
8.
9.
No length
shown on
the display
or length is
counted
incorrectly
Length
indicated
on the
display
does not
match with
the actual
length of
the laid
down PEpipe
Electric
shut-off
valve does
not close
d) With the key TEST the set value can be saved and the display
goes back to standard again. The RAINSTAR can be started
again.
Length sensor
1. If the length is not counted when the PE-pipe is pulled off or
the indication is wrong (indicated length increases instead of
decreases) the length sensor is mounted incorrectly (see
instructions with drawing in the operating manual)
PE-pipe ovality
1. The length of the laid down PE-Pipe and the value shown on
the display always show the same percentage share of
difference. I this case the ovality of the pipe does not accord
with the set value and must be corrected.
Correction of the ovality constant
a) To correct it go to parameter sheet no.1 like described under
pos.6, press the PROGRAM key until constant 0, if you enter
the value 111 in this constant you get to parameter sheet no.2,
to the machine data. Under machine constant 7 the ovality
value can be corrected. .
b) If the length indicated on the display is always higher as the
actual length of the laid down pipe, the ovality is higher than
programmed The factor needs to be corrected from 0,89 to
00,88 or 0,87.
c) If the length indicated on the display, however, is always lower
than the actual length of the laid down pipe, the ovality is lower
than programmed. The factor has to be corrected from 0,89 to
0,90 or 0,91.
Length sensor / Magnet disc
2. The length of the laid down PE-pipe and the value shown on
the display always differ significantly.
Note !
a) On the magnet disc there are missing one or more magnets.
The magnet discs are equipped with 4 magnets, this applies to
all ECOSTAR models.
b) One or more magnets are no longer active. If the magnets
move past the length sensor on the display in the menu
window there is no signal for one or more magnets on the
display (2xMENU key) (  )
c) In the machine data the number of magnets is programmed
with a different number than 4. On the parameter sheet no.2,
the factor 6 needs to be corrected to 4 (see exact procedure in
operating manual)
On the display there is no signal at all (  ). The length sensor
is defective.
Shut-off sensor
1. If the electronic shut-off valve (overpressure shut-off) does not
close at the end of the irrigation strip (open in case of low
pressure shut-off) the shut-off sensor is not adjusted correctly
(Sensor distance too small). In the menu window the sensor
signal does not go away (  ).
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adjust shot off
sensor correctly
or change
Mount
length
sensor correctly
Correct ovality
factor
Reduce ovality
factor
Increase ovality
factor
Complete
magnets
Exchange
inactive
magnets
Correct
machine data,
exchange
length sensor?
Adjust
shut-off sensor
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10.
11.
12.
13.
Electric
Program constant
Correct
1. The ECOSTAR is not programmed for a shut-off valve.
shut-off
On the parameter sheet no.1.under program constant 6 adjustments
valve does
appears setting „2“.
not close or
The constant needs to be corrected to „0“ (with shut-off valve
open
overpressure)
Furthermore on the parameter sheet no.2 under machine „12“
the following value must be entered:
„1“ for both regulating motors (with shut-off valve)
Pressure switch
2. If a pressure switch for a shut-off when pressure is low is
installed the reasons could be the following:
a) Not enough pressure for operating, the pressure is below the
Increase
value which was adjusted at the pressure switch RAINSTAR.
pressure
Clean switch /
b) Pressure switch dirty or defective.
change
In order to check the function of the pressure switch, the
pressure switch can be put out of operation in the program
parameter sheet no.2, constant 14, with adjustment „0”.
Dirt / Foreign bodies / Connections
Clean flap
3. The shut-off valve is mechanically blocked by foreign bodies.
Check
4. The electronic connections of the shut-off valve are defective
connections
or not correctly installed.
Check motor/
Motor for valve (Motor 2) defective
change
Adjustments of
1. Limiting bolt for the adjustment of the regulating valve is not
Turbine
the bolt
adjusted correctly, valve is closed too much and cannot be
regulation
opened by the motor. (See adjusting table for turbines TVR 60, according to
does not
table
the adjustment depends on the discharge flow)
work, valve
2.
remains
Electronic connections to the motor (Motor 1) are defective or Check
open or
connections/
not correctly installed.
closed
change
3. Motor for regulation valve (Motor 1) defective
Remove foreign
4. Foreign bodies disturb the function of the regulation valve.
body
1. If the machine is equipped with a pressure switch, the machine Increase
Machine
connection
can stop if the inlet pressure is too low.
stops
pressure,
during
If the operation of the machine should be continued, the
switch off
operation
function of the pressure switch can be switched off.
pressure switch
2. If the required (set) retraction speed is too high and the
machine can not reach it, for a period of 20min, the machine
switches off as well.
Reduce
This function, however, can be switched off:
Machine data, parameter sheet no.1, constant 4 (monitoring of retraction
speed
correct speed)
Adjustment e.g „20“ monitoring switched on
Switch-off
Adjustment „0“ monitoring switched off
monitoring
If further problems with the display, accuracy or other functions
Further
should occur the set data of the ECOSTAR according to the
open
constants of parameter sheet no.1 and the machine data of
questions
parameter sheet no.2 need to be checked. If necessary please
contact our customer service.
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9.2
TaBLE FOR PRE-AND POST-IRRIGATION
In order to correct irregularities at the beginning or at the end of the irrigation strip the ECOSTAR has
the function pre- and post-irrigation. The precipitation height at the beginning of the strip (preirrigation) and at the end of the strip(post-irrigation) is reached by short interruptions of the cart
retraction. The downtime for the pre-and post-irrigation is adjusted at the ECOSTAR with the program
constant 2 and 3 on the parameter sheet no.1. The program constant 8 was pre-set in the factory.
This factor links the retraction speed of the sprinkler with the pre- and post-irrigation time. The
adjusted factor can be changed, whereby pre- and post-irrigation changes.
Program
constant
The following table shows the pre-and post-irrigation times in minutes (rounded) at different
adjustment factors:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Retraction speed in m/h
Pre-and post-irrigation time in min.
10 m/h 20 m/h 30 m/h 40 m/h 50 m/h 60 m/h 70 m/h 80 m/h 90 m/h 100
m/h
6,0
3,0
2,0
1,5
1,2
1,0
0,9
0,8
0,7
0,6
12,0
6,0
4,0
3,0
2,4
2,0
1,7
1,5
1,3
1,2
18,0
9,0
6,0
4,5
3,6
3,0
2,6
2,3
2,0
1,8
24,0
12,0
8,0
6,0
4,8
4,0
3,4
3,0
2,7
2,4
30,0
15,0
10,0
7,5
6,0
5,0
4,3
3,8
3,3
3,0
36,0
18,0
12,0
9,0
7,2
6,0
5,1
4,5
4,0
3,6
42,0
21,0
14,0
10,5
8,4
7,0
6,0
5,3
4,7
4,2
48,0
24,0
16,0
12,0
9,6
8,0
6,9
6,0
5,3
4,8
54,0
27,0
18,0
13,5
10,8
9,0
7,7
6,8
6,0
5,4
60,0
30,0
20,0
15,0
12,0
10,0
8,6
7,5
6,7
6,0
66,0
33,0
22,0
16,5
13,2
11,0
9,4
8,3
7,3
6,6
72,0
36,0
24,0
18,0
14,4
12,0
10,3
9,0
8,0
7,2
78,0
39,0
26,0
19,5
15,6
13,0
11,1
9,8
8,7
7,8
84,0
42,0
28,0
21,0
16,8
14,0
12,0
10,5
9,3
8,4
90,0
45,0
30,0
22,5
18,0
15,0
12,9
11,3
10,0
9,0
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10 Mechanical SPEED CONTROL (option)
Instead of the electronic speed control with ECOSTAR, there is also a mechanical control option
available for the regulation of the retraction speed. A mechanical linkage regulates the turbine speed
and thus also ensures that the retraction speed remains constant.
The infinitely variable retraction speed is regulated with the regulating lever, which is fixed with the
grip washers after the setting is completed. It remains fairly constant from the first to the last layer as
well as within one layer. This is achieved with the layer balancing bar, which touches every layer of
the PE pipe and actuates via the regulating linkage the control cam – positioned directly on the
turbine - , which re-adjusts the turbine speed.
Diverse soil conditions and low volumes of water can be the cause for an inconstant retraction speed
despite of the layer balancing mechanism. To remedy the problem of the PE pipe retraction getting
faster or slower, hang in the regulating linkage into the corresponding next hole.
The exact adjustment of the regulation is also dependent on the PE pipe Ø and differs for PE pipes
65 – 90 mm.
Regulating Unit
2
1
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Setting table
Water volume
m³/h
15
20
26
32
40
60
Retraction speed
m/h
10
20
5
10
25
50
10
25
55
13
25
55
20
45
80
20
45
90
T 31
hole
2
3
4
2
4
5
2
3
5
3
4
4
4
4
5
-
T 41
hole
3
4
5
3
5
6
3
5
5
5
5
6
5
5
6
4
5
6
T 51
hole
5
7
5
7
9
5
9
9
4
6
9
6
7
9
6
8
9
T 61
Hole
4
5
4
6
7
4
7
7
5
6
7
6
6
7
5
6
7
Hole 1 is the bottom hole
When the retraction speed rises during the operation, move the regulating linkage 1 hole up.
Caution:
To adjust the speed loosen both knurled nuts No. 1 and 2, then push the regulating bar to the right.
With the knurled nut No. 1 set the exact speed and then tighten the knurled nut No. 2 until it locks.
That way the regulating linkage is fixed on both sides.
Note:
Smalls corrections deviating from the chart could be necessary, because the friction resistance of the
pipe on the ground is not equal.
If you work with low water volumes (small nozzles), so that the power to lift the cart is not sufficient at
the end of the irrigation process, the regulating rods should be lowered by one hole.
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10.1 TACHOMETER ( OPTION )
On Rainstars with mechanical speed regulation the
retraction speed of the sprinkler cart is indicated on
BAUER SPEEDOMETER .
Operating Instruction SPEEDOMETER
Description
With this novel tachometer design you can read the sprinkler retraction speed comfortably from the
large LCD display. To show the retraction speed precisely in metres per hour on the display, use the
keys of the keypad to enter the gear at which the machine is currently running and the PE-pipe layer.
By means of measuring pulses, the precise retraction speed at the given operating data is computed
in the electronic box. Pick-up of measuring pulses is contact-less by magnet sensors on the gearbox
enty. The machine data are saved permanently in the electronic box, therefore they only need to be
entered once when the device is installed. However, if required, these data can always be
reprogrammed to fit other models.
Technical data
Power supply
Housing:
Sensor:
9 Volt battery (type PP3) suitable for 1.000 speed readings of 4 minutes each.
plastic, dimensions 82 mm x 80 mm x 50 mm
permanent magnet insert and magnet sensor on the input shaft
Operating steps
ON key 1. Press the
to switch on the display.
Note! The display is switched off automatically after 4 minutes.
2. Press the
LAYER key
until the current pipe layer is displayed.
3. Press the
GEAR key
until the used gear is displayed.
4. Immediately the retraction speed in m/h is displayed on the right of the display.
5. While you hold the
gearbox input.
ON key
depressed, the display shows the revolutions per minute at the
6. A blinking Lo on the display indicates low battery voltage (lower than 7.5 Volt) – the battery must
be replaced!
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Programming the machine data
The tachometer is delivered with standard factory setting according to the table below. To ensure
that your machine displays the precise and valid retraction speed, the specific parameters of your
machine must be programmed.
Constant no.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
b
Possible setting
range
100-4000
100-4000
100-4000
100-4000
100-4000
100-4000
500-3000
40-200
1-9
1-6
Description
Pulses per meter in switching stage 1
Pulses per meter in switching stage 2
Pulses per meter in switching stage 3
Pulses per meter in switching stage 3
Pulses per meter in switching stage 3
Pulses per meter in switching stage 3
Inner reel drum diameter (in mm)
PE-pipe diameter (in mm)
Number of pipe layers
Number of switching stages
Data are saved by pressing the "ON" key .
Standard
setting
1000
900
800
700
600
500
1400
100
5
3
Please take specific machine data of the individual models from the tables 1 and 2.
Procedure for data input
1. Press the following 3 keys simultaneously
LAYER
GEAR
ON
for
at
least
3 seconds. The figure 1 (constant no. 1) appears blinking on the display – enter the pulses per
metre according to sheet 1 or 2.
ON key
2. Press the
to increase the value, and the
GEAR key
to
reduce
the
numerical value.
3. Push the
to proceed to the next following constant. The data input
LAYER key
corresponds to the step described above. Enter the data up to the constant "A" or keep the
LAYER key
depressed until "b" appears.
4. When “b” appears on the display, push the
ON key
to save the machine data.
Thereby the machine data are saved permanently and they remain stored in the electronic system
even if the battery is replaced.
5. Checking the version number of the electronic system: Press the
then the
ON key
LAYER key
first
and
- the version number appears on the display.
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11 WINDING MECHANISM
The winding mechanism operates synchronously with the winding or unwinding of the PE-pipe.
Starting from the reel it is operated through a chain and the helically grooved spindle transporting the
winding carriage of the PE-pipe. The winding mechanism ensures that the PE-pipe is properly guided
winding for winding. When you put the machine into operation for the first time, pull off the full length
of the PE-pipe to let it take a circular shape under pressure. This step is essential for trouble-free
operation of the winding mechanism.
Adjustment of the Winding Mechanism
Step 1:
Pull off the PE pipe and position the connecting bend (7) vertically pointing down.
Step 2:
Slacken the winding chain (1) between the reel and the helically grooved spindle (2).
Step 3:
Fasten both guide tubes (4 and 5)
symmetrically at distance X 2 to the
guide part (3).
Mount the roller bracket (6) with the
roller.
Step 4:
Move the guide part (3) of the winding carriage to the outermost reversing point of the groove to the
right by turning the helically grooved spindle (2) Value X 1.
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PE pipe 
65
75
75
85
90
100
WARNING!
T 31
T 31, T 41
T 51
T 41, T 51, T 61
T 41, T 51, T 61
T 61
X1
10 mm / 0,39 inch
10 mm / 0,39 inch
10 mm / 0,39 inch
10 mm / 0,39 inch
10 mm / 0,39 inch
17 mm / 0,66 inch
X2
95 mm / 3,74 inch
95 mm / 3,74 inch
100 mm / 3,94 inch
105 mm / 4,13 inch
110 mm / 4,33 inch
125 mm / 4,92 inch
When using a PE-pipe repair coupling you must increase the
spacing x 2 symmetrically by 15 – 20 mm / 0,59 – 0,79 inch.
Step 5:
Adjust the right guide bar at x 3 to the edge of the inner reel wall by turning the helically grooved
spindle. (see chart)
PE – Rohr 
65
75
85
90
100
T 31
T 31, T 41, T 51
T 41, T 51, T 61
T 41, T 51, T 61
T 61
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0
0
0
0
0
7
WARNING!
In doing so, the spindle must be turned in wind-up direction (counterclock-wise, see drawing).
At this point, the winding carriage moves from the reversing point to the
left ( direction A ).
Step 6:
Mount the winding chain (1) , reel unchanged
with inlet bend pointing down.
Tighten the winding chain (1).
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12 SHUT-OFF AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Unattended performance of the Rainstar is made possible by a final and safety shut-off. The final
shut-off is actuated when the sprinkler cart presses against the shut-off frame, which in turn operates
the gear shift lever through a linkage. This way the drive is stopped.
To avoid troubles caused by faulty windings of the PE-pipe on the reel, shut-off is also activated by
the shut-off frame when faulty pipe windings build up on the reel.
Setting Instructions for shut-off T 31 – T 61
Gearbox G 2-4, Rainstar T 31 – T 51
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Gearbox G 4, Rainstar T 61
SETTING THE SHIFTING GATE
The shifting gate (8) must be adjusted to the shut-off point of the gearbox.
Procedure:
Move the shut-off lever (9) in position “PE – pipe retraction”
Actuate the inlet shaft (10) – the PTO shaft (11) will also start rotating“.
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Shift the shut-off lever (9) slowly in position „0“.
The shut-off point is reached when the PTO shaft no longer rotates.
Set the shifting gate (8) in this position according to the drawing (2 mm / 0,08 inch) !
The spring (12) presses the shut-off lever (9) upward along the incline of the shifting gate and this
way also into the recess in the gearbox.
SETTING THE BAND BRAKE ON THE GEAR BOX
The hex. nuts (2) of the band brake (1) with engaged transmission to
B = 1 mm / 0,04 inch adjust. Lock the hex. nut (2).
The hex. nut (3) is tightened until the spring (5) is pre-tensioned at A = 22 mm / 0,86 inch. Lock with
nut (4).
SETTING THE THREADED ROD
Shift the shut-off lever to the PE-pipe pull-off position.
GEARBOX G 2-4, RAINSTAR T 31 – T 51
Gearbox G 4, Rainstar T 61
Turn the hex. Nut (6) on the threaded rod (7) apart until the spacing between the brake lever (13) and
the nut (4) is C = 2 mm / 0,08 inch
Lock the hex. nut (6).
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INSPECTION OF THE BAND BRAKE for release of the band brake
Move shut-off lever (9) to the “Release” position.
In this position the band brake must be slightly lifted off the brake disc. This prevents the brake band
from sticking to the brake disc !
CAUTION!
The band brake may stick after a longer stand-still or after the winter
period. It must be loosened before putting the machine into operation again
!!! Do this by shortly turning the PTO shaft to the right and the left with the
hand wheel. Non-observance can cause the gear box to break !
SETTING THE GEARBOX SHUT-OFF
The speed compensating bar(13) is set at X mm distance to the reel (17) in shut-off position.
Set the locking lever (20) in position Y to the lift hook guidance ( see chart)
Screw down the screw (18) and lock with nut (19).
Switch the shut-off lever (9) into shut-off position.
Screw down the hex. nut (15) on the switch bar (16) to the bracket of the shut-off frame.
Lock the nut.
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INSPECTION OF THE SHUT-OFF
Put the speed compensating bar (13) against the PE pipe (last layer)
Move the shut-off lever (9) in „PE-pipe retraction position“.
Pull the speed compensating bar (13) into the shut-off position ( = X mm from the reel ).
The shut-off lever must jump into the shut-off position!
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13 CART
High construction of both symmetric and asymmetric wheel carts provides maximum crop protection
(asymmetric wheel cart OPTIONAL). With infinitely variable track width you can adapt the carts to
crop row spacings of over 3.0 m with the symmetric design, and up to 2.0 m with the asymmetric
design.
For easier pulling the cart is fitted with a draw-out hook.
You pick up the cart at this hook with the tractor’s toolbar and pull off the PE-pipe.
For turning the pipe reel and placing the Rainstar in a new setting-up position, the cart must be in its
end position (raised).
Depending on the type of sprinkler, the nozzle height of the sprinkler is:
approx. 1860 – 1960 on T 31, T 41, T 51, T 61
At the end of retraction the cart is lifted automatically. Owing to its pendulous mounting the sprinkler is
not tilted but always remains in the optimum position regarding distance of throw and distribution
uniformity. This pendulous mounting assembly compensates also slopes in the terrain in longitudinal
direction.
14 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
14.1 OVERPRESSURE SHUT-OFF VALVE (OPTIONAL on ECOSTAR)
With the overpressure shut-off valve, water supply to the machine is turned off completely at the end
of the irrigation run.
a) When the cart reaches the shut-off position or when the machine is turned off by means of a
pressure switch (optional), the overpressure shut-off valve closes in response to an electrical
pulse from the ECOSTAR.
b) The shut-off valve closes slowly in order to avoid pressure shocks.
c) Pressure in the supply line increases. The pump must be shut off automatically by means of a
pressure switch (or flow control).
14.2 COMBINED SHUT-OFF (OPTIONAL with ECOSTAR)
The combined shut-off combines overpressure and low-pressure shut-off in one system. The double
supply line allows both overpressure and low-pressure shut-off at the end of the irrigation strip.
OVERPRESSURE SHUT-OFF:
a) Inlet through supply line „A“
b) Supply line „B“ is closed with an end cap
c) The ECOSTAR is programmed for overpressure shut-off
parameter sheet no.1, program constant 05, setting value
„0“
parameter sheet no.2, machine data 12, setting value „1“
d) The shut-off valve is opened during operation.
e) The shut-off valve closes slowly for the shut-off.
Pressure rises in the supply line. The pump must be shut
down automatically by means of a pressure switch (or
flow control).
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LOW-PRESSURE SHUT-OFF:
B
a) Inlet through supply line „B „
b) Supply line „A“ remains open.
c) The ECOSTAR is programmed at low-pressure shut-off.
parameter sheet no.1, program constant 05, setting value
„1“
parameter sheet no.2, machine data 12, setting value „2“
d) The shut-off valve is closed during operation.
e) The shut-off valve opens quickly for shut-off.
Pressure in the supply line drops. The pump must be shut
down automatically by means of a pressure switch.
A
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WINTERIZATION – DRAINING
In areas where frost is likely in winter after the irrigation season, the machine must be drained in time.
A compressor with a minimum air capacity of 800 l/min at 2.5 bar overpressure is best suited for this
purpose. Connect the compressor to the inlet of the machine. For blowing out the water the PE-pipe
should not be pulled off. It can stay on the reel. Otherwise, winding up the pressureless PE-pipe
would cause extreme ovality and proper winding would become impossible.
Before the blow-out procedure, uncouple the sprinkler connecting hose. The small amount of water
remaining in the PE-pipe after the draining will not do any harm.
Turn out the drain plug at the bottom of the TVR 20 turbine. We recommend to turn this plug in again
only when you start up the machine at the beginning of the next season. If a hydraulic shut-off valve is
mounted, the thin connecting hoses also have to be drained by opening the screwings. Open the
blind flange at the Rainstar connection. Clean the Rainstar and regrease all appropriate points. Store
the machine preferably in a roofed shelter where it is protected from direct exposure to the weather.
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SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
We cannot emphasize often enough that proper service is essential for the operating reliability and service life
of a machine. At the end of every irrigation season the Rainstar should be thoroughly checked and cleaned, and
all parts re-greased carefully.
Machine part
Service interval
Lubricant, grease, oil
1. Helically grooved spindle of the
winding mechanism
every 250 hours
multi-purpose grease
(Alvania Grease)
2. Drive chain of winding mechanism
every 250 hours
multi-purpose grease
(Alvania Grease)
3. Turbine (see separate instruction)
every 250 hours
multi-purpose grease
(Alvania Grease)e
4. Driver (spindle nut) of
mechanism
every 250 hours, change
recommended after 2500 service
hours
multi-purpose grease
(Alvania Grease)
5. Driving chain
as required
multi-purpose grease
(Alvania Grease)
6. Change-speed gearbox
Change oil for first time after 500
Gear lubricant oil CLP –
service hours and then every 500 to DIN 51517 – Teil 3,
800 hours or at least once a year
ISO VG 220 – 6,3 l
7. Ball race
every 500 hours
through grease nipple
multi-purpose grease
(Alvania Grease)
8. Jack
as required
multi-purpose grease
(Alvania Grease) through
grease nipple
9. Shut-off point on the cart lift bracket
as required
multi-purpose grease
(Alvania Grease)
winding
10. Bolted joint
Tightening torques
Turntable side frame
210 Nm
Ball race on turntable and
undercarriage
85 Nm
Trailer coupling
210 Nm
16.1 INSTRUCTION for lubricating the reel seal
In order to ensure durable and trouble-free functioning of the real seal, it must be greased twice every season
For this purpose proceed as follows:
 Remove protection cover
 Close the water exit opening at the bottom of the seal. Insert the screw (deposited in a borehole of the
cross brace below the turbine) in the short pipe and tighten it slightly. This way no grease can escape
through this opening.
 Apply grease with the grease nipple.
 After greasing remove the screw again and deposit it into the borehole provided for this purpose.
 Mount protection cover
NOTE !
If you fail to remove the locking screw, leak water cannot run off and might therefore enter
the reel bearing and damage it.
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Lubricating the reel sealing
When lubricating, the screw (1) is mounted to the lubricating tube (2).
When lubrication is completed, the screw (1) is in ist place of deposit.
Screw in lubricating position
2
Screw in lubricating position
1
1
New design 2007
Push the lever (3) to the insides during lubricating. Then pull out the lever (3) for irrigating.
Position for lubricating
Lubricant nipple
3
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Position for irrigating
3
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17 Technical Data
Machine Dimensions T
T
T
T
T
Height
Width
Length
with cart
Length
without
cart
Clearance
A
2445
2840
3140
3180
B
2267
2267
2298
2298
C
5270
5270
5306
5306
D
3570
3570
4045
4045
E
260
265
275
310
31
41
51
61
Track
width
Tyres
1500-2000
Basic
unit
195/70 R14
195 R 14 C
205 R 14 C
10,0/75-15,3
Heigth
Length
drum cart
Length
without
drawbar eye
I
2185
2575
2870
2870
G
2750
2970
3170
3170
H
2965
3190
3520
3520
Please note: Drum rotatable from 1800 mm track on T 31 – T 61 machines
Drawbar coupling height
Basic unit
T 31
T 41
T 51
T 61
Eye bottom
Eye top
with adapter C
mounted [A mm] mounted B [mm]
[mm]
223
498
748
229
504
754
235
510
760
270
545
795
symmetric
Cart dimensions
Basic unit
T 31, T 41
T 51, T 61
Track
width
W
H
W
H
asymmetric
Sym. cart
Asym. cart
1200-3000 (3800)
1200-2000
1200-3000 (3800)
1100
1200-2000
1100
tyres
165/70 R 13
Rainstar T Indication of Tyre Pressure
To secure long durability of the tyres and safe transportation of the Rainstars it is important to give the
tyres sufficient air pressure.
Standard Rainstar T
Model
T 31
T 41
T 51
T 61
Tyre Size
195 / 70 R 14
195 R 14 C
205 R 14 C
10,0 / 75 – 15,3
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Required Tyre Pressure
2,7 bar
3,5 bar
3,5 bar
5,0 bar
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Special Tyres Rainstar T (Option)
Model
T 31
T 41
Tyre Size
205 R 14 C
205 R 14 C
10,0 / 75 – 15,3
31 / 15,50 x 15 / 8 T
31 / 15,50 x 15 / 8 T
T 51
T 61
Required Tyre Pressure
3,5 bar
3,5 bar
5,0 bar
4,2 bar
4,2 bar
Standard Tyres on Rainstar T Cart
Tyre Size
165 / 70 – R 13
Required Tyre Pressure
1,3 bar
Machine Weights
Model
Type
Machine weight
Without water
kg
With water
Kg
65-270
65-300
65-340
75-250
75-270
75-300
85-190
1400
1427
1462
1453
1476
1511
1480
2056
2155
2288
2264
2353
2485
2238
75-330
75-350
85-270
85-300
85-320
90-250
90-270
90-300
1707
1730
1711
1755
1784
1739
1773
1823
2778
2866
2852
3022
3136
2910
3038
3229
T51
75-400
75-420
85-350
85-370
90-330
90-350
2309
2349
2325
2378
2334
2389
3577
3666
3796
3910
3909
4037
T61
85-400
85-450
90-370
90-390
90-420
90-450
100-300
100-330
100-350
2443
2592
2449
2512
2615
2714
2462
2531
2577
4040
4324
4124
4251
4442
4633
4126
4362
4519
T31
T41
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18 TROUBLE SHOOTING
FAULT
CAUSE
PE-pipe cannot be pulled off. Gear shift lever in wrong position
REMEDY
Move to pull-off position.
Brake band sticking on the brake Loosen brake band.
drum.
PE-pipe
retraction
stops Turbine blocked by foreign object.
before final shut-off activated.
Pressure drop in supply line.
Remove foreign object.
Check pumping station and
water connection at the
hydrant.
Overwinding PE-pipe actuates the Adjust
the
safety shut-off.
mechanism.
winding
Repair broken winding chain.
Final shut-off activated but Values set for shut-off are not Adjust setting according to
instructions.
the shut-off valve does not correct.
close.
Thin plastic hose of shut-off valve is Replace the plastic hose.
blocked up or broken.
The reel overwinds during Tractor stopped abruptly.
pull-off or the PE-pipe
windings become loose.
Slow down gradually.
Loose brake setting.
Adjust brake.
No oil in change-speed gearbox.
Refill oil.
Retraction speed varies from Varying ground conditions.
one PE-pipe layer to the
next.
Adjust speed control system
to the ground conditions
(Change rod position on the
lever
of
the
layering
mechanism. )
The desired retraction speed Incorrect transmission.
is not reached.
Select correct transmission.
Sprinkler nozzle blocked.
Remove foreign object.
General:
compare supply pressure and water flow with
performance chart values.
Cart is not lifted
Wrong gearbox transmission
Select correct transmission.
19 Conformity Certificate
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EC Declaration of Conformity
according to EC Directive 2006/42/EC
The manufacturer
Röhren- und Pumpenwerk BAUER Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Kowaldstraße 2, 8570 Voitsberg, Austria
phone +43 3142 200-0; fax: +43 3142 200-320/-340
herewith confirms that the machine mentioned below
Designation of machine
Machine type / basic units
Consists of
RAINSTAR
T 31, T 41, T 51, T 61
Irrigation machine with cart
corresponds analogously to the requirements of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
In case of a modification of the machine not accorded with FAN GmbH, this declaration will cease
to be valid.
The following standards as amended have been applied analogously:
DIN EN ISO 12100-1 Safety of machines – Basic concepts, general principles for design,
Part 1: Basic terminology, metodology
DIN EN ISO 12100-2 Safety of machines – Basic concepts, general principles for design,
Part 2: Technical principles and specfications
DIN EN 60204-1
Safety of machines - Electrical equipment of machines,
Part 1: General requirements
EN ISO 14121-1
Safety of machines – Risk assessment
Norms related to products:
DIN EN 908
Irrigation machine with hard hose reel
Person in charge of documentation: Thomas Theissl, Kowaldstraße 2, 8570 Voitsberg, Austria,
Technical Designer in Charge
Commercial Manager
Voitsberg, 12. 2. 2011
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