Reel Rain Traveler Irrigation C1400, C2000, & C3000

Reel Rain Traveler Irrigation C1400, C2000, & C3000
Reel Rain Traveler Irrigation
C1400, C2000, & C3000
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2nd Edition, S/N 500800
Read this manual before
using this product. Failure
to follow the instructions
and safety precautions in
this manual can result in
serious injury or death.
November 2012
©2012
Revised February 2015
Reel Rain Traveler Irrigation Series C1400, C2000, and C3000 are manufactured
by Amadas Industries:
You can find us on the Web at:
www.amadas.com
or e-mail us at:
[email protected]
P.O. Box 1833
Suffolk, VA 23439
(mailing)
P.O. Box 3687
Albany, GA 31701
(mailing)
1100 Holland Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
(shipping)
1701 South Slappey Blvd.
Albany, GA 31706
(shipping)
(757) 539-0231 (Phone)
(757) 934-3264 (FAX)
(229) 439-2217 (Phone)
(229) 439-9343 (FAX)
Reel Rain Series C1400/C2000/C3000
Introduction
Table of
Contents
Welcome.................................................. iii
Performance Data ................................. ix
Dimensions ........................................... ix
1. Safety.................................................... 1
Safety at All Times! ............................... 2
Safety Practices .................................... 3
Additional Safety for this Machine ....... 10
Safety Decals ...................................... 12
Decal Locations .................................. 15
2. Preparation......................................... 17
Dealer Preparation .............................. 18
Unload and Assemble .................... 19
Install Hydraulic Hoses ................... 21
Track Gun Cart ............................... 22
Hook Up the Gun Cart .................... 23
Attach the Gun ............................... 27
User Preparation ................................. 28
Post Delivery Inspection ................. 28
Lubrication...................................... 29
Adjust Gun Cart Width .................... 30
Inspection Checklist ....................... 31
3. Operation Overview .......................... 33
Reel Rain Operation ........................... 34
Performance................................... 34
Equipment Applications .................. 34
Guns .......................................... 35
Displays.......................................... 35
Flow Rate ....................................... 35
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3. Operation Overview, Cont’d.
Hoses ............................................. 36
Hose Shape ............................... 36
Hose Indicator ........................... 37
Charts and Tables............................... 38
Nelson 200 Series Big Gun ............ 38
Komet Twin 202/Plus...................... 39
Travel Lane Spacing ...................... 39
Pulley Arrangement Diagram.......... 40
Hose Speed ................................... 41
Turbine ...................................... 41
Engine ....................................... 42
Irrigation Rate ................................. 43
Depth of Water Applied .................. 44
Tachometer Conversion ................. 45
4. Machine Setup and Operation ......... 47
Towing ................................................ 48
Towing Checklist ............................ 48
Tow to the Field .............................. 49
Detach Tractor................................ 50
Machine Placement ............................ 51
Position Machine ............................ 51
Lower Stabilizer Legs ..................... 52
Ready Machine .............................. 53
Set Up Gun Cart ............................. 54
Connect Hose ................................ 55
Pull Out Hose ................................. 55
Connect to Water Supply................ 56
Make Adjustments .......................... 56
Machine Operation .............................. 57
Cutoff Bar ....................................... 57
Gas Drive ....................................... 58
Change Gas Drive Speed Range ... 62
Turbine Drive .................................. 65
Change Turbine Drive Speed
Range .......................................... 68
Terminating the Run ........................... 71
End the Run ................................... 72
Rewind Hose with PTO Shaft ......... 77
5. Adjustments ...................................... 81
Overview ............................................. 82
Automatic Shutoff ................................ 82
Compensation Adjustment .................. 83
Digital Speed Readout ........................ 84
Tachometer Programming Instructions 85
Level Wind Timing ............................... 86
Stabilizer Legs..................................... 88
Hydraulic Stabilizer Legs and
Turntable ...................................... 88
Thrown Down Stabilizer Legs ......... 89
Crank Down Stabilizer Legs............ 90
Gun Carts............................................ 91
Drains ............................................. 91
Main Wheels ................................... 92
Nose Wheel .................................... 92
Guns .................................................. 93
Gun Speed ..................................... 93
Nozzles........................................... 94
Tension Adjustments ........................... 95
6. Maintenance ....................................... 97
Performing Maintenance ..................... 98
Lubrication .......................................... 99
Lubrication Schedule ...................... 99
Chains .......................................... 100
Gearbox........................................ 101
Grease Fittings ............................. 102
Inlet Spindle Bearing..................... 102
PTO Shaft..................................... 103
Tires ............................................. 103
Traverse Assembly ....................... 104
Wheel Bearings/Gun Cart ............. 104
Wheel Bearings/Reel Rain ............ 105
Preventative Maintenance ................. 106
Drum Drive Chain ......................... 107
Drive Chains ................................. 107
Engine .......................................... 108
Level Wind Chain ......................... 108
Plumbing Seals............................. 109
Stabilizer Legs .............................. 110
Traverse Chain ............................. 110
Off Season Storage ........................... 111
Off Season Storage Checklist ....... 111
Troubleshooting ................................ 112
Warranty Statement ............................. 115
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Welcome
To
AMADAS
Industries
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With origins dating back to 1963, Amadas
Industries and its predecessors have a long
history of providing high quality, reliable,
and innovative equipment for the farming
industry. Amadas equipment is currently at
work throughout the United States and in
many other countries.
This equipment
ranges from the Magnum Fource Peanut
Combine, Tree Bark Processing and
Packaging Machinery, Hi-Speed Cotton
Stalk Puller/Chopper to the Reel Rain
Traveler Irrigation Systems.
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Reel Rain Series C1400/C2000/C3000
Reel Rain
Traveler
Irrigation
Series C1400,
C2000, &
C3000
NOTE! The C1400, C2000, and C3000
Reel Rains and their various options are
used interchangeably in the photographs in
this manual. Generally, your machine will
look like the item pictured; however, you
may sometimes have a different model or
option and may notice some differences in
appearance. Please note that your machine
functions as described by the text, even if
your irrigator is not an exact match to the
photo shown.
Congratulations on your purchase of a Reel
Rain Irrigator! We're proud of our Reel Rain
and the design and workmanship that go
into every AMADAS machine.
Irrigation equipment is important to good
farm management. Water applied at the
right times and in the correct amounts can
result in increased yields.
An efficient
irrigation system such as the Reel Rain
adds a measure of insurance to your
operation.
The AMADAS Reel Rain Traveler Irrigation
Series offers one of the most efficient and
flexible methods of irrigation. Reel Rain
irrigators can handle fields of almost any
shape or size and are easy to transport from
field to field.
The gas engine driven Reel Rain irrigator is
the most popular piece of equipment for
slurry and wastewater disposal. With its
easy setup and operation, a Reel Rain
irrigator disposes of slurry and wastewater
quickly and efficiently. The turbine drive is a
low maintenance alternative for clear water
applications.
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IMPORTANT USAGE NOTICE FOR
ENGINE POWERED IRRIGATORS!! Due
to EPA regulations, the gas tank cap is not
vented, which can create a problem with
engine flooding especially on hot days. To
avoid this issue, always make sure the gas
valve on either the engine or the tank (or
both) is shut off when the engine is not in
use.
Benefits
The Reel Rain Traveler Irrigation System
offers the following benefits:
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Performance
conditions.
under
the
toughest
With flow rates of up to 770 gallons per
minute, a Reel Rain irrigator can irrigate
up to 1.7 acres per hour, applying one
inch of water. A specially designed
chassis and drive train guarantee long
life, high reliability, and maximum
versatility.
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One of the most efficient and flexible
methods of irrigation.
In terms of time and labor, the Reel Rain
offers one of the most efficient and
flexible methods of irrigation with quick
setup and minimal maintenance.
A
large diameter turntable simplifies reel
positioning while an enlarged opening
between the turntable and reel allows
greater rewind flexibility. Reel Rain
irrigators are easy to transport, allowing
you to irrigate different sizes and shapes
of fields at different locations.
Fuel valve on engine
in OFF position
Fuel valve on tank in
OFF position
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Standard digital speed readout.
Digital speed readout allows you to
determine hose retrieval speed easily
and quickly.
The digital readout
consists of a magnetic pickup, sprocket,
and display unit. The digital speed
readout is activated whenever the
machine is in operation. Hose speed is
displayed on the readout to the nearest
1/10 FPM. The readout displays actual
retrieval speed on the innermost layer.
You can determine the actual speed of
hose retrieval on other layers by using
the conversion chart on the machine.
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Standard digital tachometer
engine driven units.
on
Standard digital tachometers are
supplied on all engine driven units. The
engine speed in RPM is displayed
whenever the engine is running. When
the engine is not running, the total
number of hours of operation is
displayed. A chart is provided on the
machine to help you convert engine
RPM to hose speed on the inner layer.
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•
Available with two gun carts.
Two gun carts are available, the M40G
and MH50.
The M40G operates with up to three
guns. It has a ground clearance of less
than six inches and is recommended for
orchards, turf, or pasture. The M40G is
also well suited to pumping waste water
and slurry with its low profile and
stability, which reduce wind drift and aid
in odor control.
Automatic speed compensation.
Each Reel Rain irrigator is equipped
with an automatic speed compensation
sensor that measures the depth of the
hose on the reel and adjusts the speed
as the reel becomes filled. This allows
the hose retrieval speed to be
maintained within five percent of the
original setting, which provides a more
uniform application of water over the
entire path of the gun cart.
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M40G
Cost effective
problems.
solution
to
slurry
AMADAS Reel Rain Traveler Irrigators
offer cost effective solutions to the slurry
disposal
problems
faced
by
municipalities as well as hog and dairy
operations.
The MH50 is a high clearance,
galvanized gun cart designed for
general irrigation use.
This cart is
equipped with high flotation tires and
comes with tubes in the tires suitable for
fluid weight addition.
Galvanized
inlet
fittings
and
a
galvanized gun cart make the AMADAS
Reel Rain the prime choice for slurry
and agricultural applications.
When
combined with a chopper pump, the
Reel Rain can process slurry with a
solids content of up to 7%.
The
C1400/C2000/C3000 Reel Rain is
available with either a 4” or 4 ½” (inside
diameter) hose.
MH50B
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Optional Features
The Reel Rain C1400, C2000, and C3000
feature a variety of options:
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Air Purge Kit. The air purge kit is used
to blow water out of the irrigator. It
hooks up to the gun cart and uses a
“pig” and compressed air to push water
out of the Reel Rain.
Throwdown Stabilizer Legs. (Available
for C1400 and C2000 models only.)
Stabilizer legs are unpinned and thrown
into the ground, providing secure
support for the Reel Rain.
Hydraulic Stabilizer Legs, Gun Cart Lift,
and Turntable.
Stabilizer legs are
lowered and raised using your tractor’s
hydraulics. This option also uses the
tractor’s hydraulics to rotate the turntable
and raise the gun cart. Note that the
hydraulic turntable is not available for the
C1400.
Throwdown Stabilizer Legs
NOTE! The Auxiliary Axle and Extension
Kits below are not available for the C1400.
Hydraulic Stabilizer Legs and Turntable
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Crankdown Stabilizer Legs. Stabilizer
legs are easily cranked down and
planted into the ground to provide
support for the Reel Rain.
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Auxiliary Axle Kit. Depending on your
requirements, an auxiliary axle can be
added to the Reel Rain to provide
additional flotation and stability. This
third axle also reduces the weight
carried by the pulling vehicle.
•
Auxiliary Axle Extension Kit. This kit
moves the auxiliary axle out so that a
booster pump can be mounted.
Crankdown Stabilizer Legs
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Two gun choices available. You can
select either the Nelson Big Gun SR200
or the Komet Twin 202/Plus for your
Reel Rain.
Both guns are high
performance, maintenance free, and
come with a variety of nozzle sizes.
Komet Gun
Nelson Gun
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Performance Data
Model
Number
Hose
Length
Hose I.D.
(Inches)
Typical
Lane
Spacing
(Feet)
Time for One
Pull, Applying
1” of Water
(hrs)
No. of
Acres
covered
in One
Pull
Turbine
Gas
Turbine
Gas
Flow Rate
(G.P.M.)
150 PSI Input
Nelson Gun
SR200
Komet Gun
Twin
202/Plus
3450L
3450
3400
1400
1300
1500
4.5
4.5
4.0
310
320
300
10.83
10.47
11.14
550
615
425
600
675
465
8.9
7.7
11.9
8.2
7.0
10.8
80PSI
80PSI
80PSI
80PSI
80PSI
80PSI
2450
2400
1050
1250
4.5
4.1
330
320
8.94
10.11
670
470
770
540
6.0
9.7
5.3
8.5
80PSI
80PSI
80PSI
80PSI
1450
1400
1050
1250
4.5
4.1
330
320
8.94
10.11
670
470
770
540
6.0
9.7
5.3
8.5
80PSI
80PSI
80PSI
80PSI
Dimensions (approximate)
Model
Number
Length
Width
Height
Weight
without
water
Weight with
water
C1400
21 ft
10 ft 7 in
12 ft 8 in
11,600 lbs
18,760 lbs
C2000
20 ft 8 in
9 ft 10 in
12 ft 11 in
11,600 lbs
18,760 lbs
C3000
21 ft
10’ 2 in
12 ft 11 in
13,420 lbs
21,540 lbs
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20 ft
8 in
21 ft
20 ft
8 in
20 ft 8 in
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20 ft
8 in
21 ft
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Safety
1.
Safety
Safety at All Times! ............................... 2
Safety Practices .................................... 3
Additional Safety for this Machine ....... 10
Safety Decals ...................................... 12
Decal Locations................................... 14
This symbol means:
ATTENTION!
BECOME ALERT!
YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!
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Safety at All Times!
Look for the Safety Alert Symbol!
You, the operator, can help avoid accidents
or injury by observing the precautions in
this section and insisting that others
working for or with you also follow them.
•
Do NOT attempt to operate this
equipment under the influence of drugs
or alcohol, or prescription/over-thecounter drugs that may cause
impairment.
•
This equipment is dangerous to
children and persons unfamiliar with its
operation. They should never be
allowed to operate this machinery or
remain in its vicinity while in operation.
•
Only a trained operator familiar with this
machinery and trained in its operation
should be allowed to operate this
machine. Do NOT allow any person to
operate or perform maintenance on this
machine until he or she has read this
manual and understands the safety
precautions.
•
To prevent injury or death, use a tractor
equipped with a Rollover Protective
System (ROPS).
•
NEVER exceed the limits of a piece of
machinery. If its ability to perform a job
safely is in question, DO NOT TRY TO
DO THAT JOB.
Shields
•
•
Certain photographs or illustrations in
this manual may show a safety shield
removed. However, NEVER operate
this machine without all shields
correctly in place!
If a shield must be removed to make a
repair or adjustment, replace the shield
prior to use.
Safety Signal Words Used
Three safety signal words are used on the
machine and in this manual to indicate the
degree or level of hazard seriousness. These
three words are:
DANGER
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation
that, if not avoided, will result in death or
serious injury. This signal word is to be
limited to the most extreme situations,
typically for machine components that, for
functional purposes, cannot be guarded.
WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation
that, if not avoided, could result in death or
serious injury, and includes hazards that are
exposed when guards are removed. It may
also be used to alert against unsafe practices.
CAUTION
Safety Decals
2
The Safety Alert Symbol indicates a potential
safety hazard to personnel and that extra
precaution must be taken. When you see this
symbol on the machine, remain alert and
carefully read the message that follows it.
ALWAYS follow the recommended
precautions and safe operating procedures
accompanying this symbol. If you have any
questions, please contact your dealer or the
manufacturer.
•
Replace any CAUTION, WARNING,
DANGER, or instruction safety decal
that is not readable or is missing.
•
Do NOT paint over, remove, or deface
any safety sign or warning decals.
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Indicates a potentially hazardous situation
that, if not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury. It may also be used to alert
against unsafe practices.
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Safety Practices
Transport Machine Safely
•
Comply with state and local laws.
•
•
Be familiar with tractor operations and
follow all safety instructions in the tractor’s
manual.
20 MPH when weight is less than or
equal to the weight of the tractor
•
Before moving away, always check
immediate vicinity (e.g., for children).
10 MPH when weight is more than
weight of the tractor
•
NEVER exceed a maximum speed of 20
MPH.
•
NEVER tow a load more than double the
weight of the tractor!
•
Always adapt ground speed to road or
field conditions, making sure you have
adequate control of steering and stopping.
•
Sudden braking can cause a towed load
to swerve and upset. Reduce speed if
towed load is not equipped with brakes.
•
Avoid sharp turns, holes, ditches, and
obstructions which may cause the tractor
to tip, particularly on hillsides.
Use following tow load weight ratios as
guidelines:
Avoid Electrical Power Lines
Use a Safety Chain
•
•
Use a safety chain to help control
machinery if it separates from the tractor
drawbar.
•
Use a chain with strength rating equal to
greater than the gross weight of the
towed machine.
•
Attach the chain to the tractor drawbar
support, allowing only enough slack in
the chain for turning.
•
Do NOT use a safety chain for towing.
•
Make sure all components are secured in
the proper position before transporting
machine (for example: basket bin lip
extension, mower deck, off-loading
conveyor, etc.).
AVOID all lines, particularly low-hanging
electrical cables, during transport.
DANGER
Contact with electrical lines will cause the
operator to suffer severe electrical shock
or possibly death.
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NOTE! This section covers general safety. Some items may not apply to this type of machine.
Avoid High Pressure Fluids
CAUTION
4
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Use extreme care when working with
hydraulic components and high pressure
sprays.
•
Escaping fluid or spray under pressure can
penetrate the skin, causing serious injury.
•
To avoid injury, relieve pressure before
disconnecting hydraulic or other lines.
•
Tighten all connections before applying
hydraulic or spray pressure.
•
Search hoses/connections for leaks with a
piece of cardboard.
•
Take appropriate safety measures to
protect hands, body, and face from high
pressure fluids.
•
ALWAYS wear appropriate safety gear to
protect hands, body and face from
exposure to high pressure fluids.
•
NEVER try to block the flow or search for
leaks of high pressure fluids with your
hands even if wearing gloves. High
pressure fluids can penetrate gloves as well
as your skin.
•
ALWAYS avoid direct contact of any high
pressure fluid low.
•
If an accident occurs, respond as follows:
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Seek medical treatment
immediately. Any fluid injected into
the skin must be surgically removed
within a few hours or gangrene may
result.
o
Alert the medical professionals that
a fluid injection or high pressure
spray injury has occurred.
o
Give information on the type of fluid
or spray and time the accident
occurred. If known, include the
amount of fluid injected and/or the
system injection pressure.
o
Surgery will most likely be required,
so no food or drink for the affected
person.
Doctors unfamiliar with this type of injury
should reference a knowledgeable medical
source. Such information is available in
English from Deere & Company Medical
Department in Moline, Illinois, U.S.A., by
calling 1-800-822-8262 or +1 309-7485636.
VERY IMPORTANT!! Although in some
cases there is little or no pain from an
injection or high pressure spray accident,
THIS IS A SERIOUS EVENT THAT MUST
BE TREATED BY MEDICAL
PROFESSIONALS!!!
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NOTE! This section covers general safety. Some items may not apply to this type of machine.
Work in Ventilated Area
Engine exhaust fumes can cause sickness or
death.
•
•
If it is necessary to run an engine in an
enclosed area, remove the exhaust fumes
from the area with an exhaust pipe
extension.
If you do not have an exhaust pipe
extension, open the doors and get outside
air into the area.
AMADAS DOES NOT RECOMMEND
RUNNING ANY ENGINE IN AN ENLCOSED
AREA EVEN WITH VENTILATION.
Handle Fuel Safety – Avoid
Fires
•
Handle fuel with care; it is highly
flammable.
•
Do NOT refuel the machine while
smoking or when near open flame or
sparks.
•
ALWAYS stop engine before refueling
machine.
•
Fill fuel tank outdoors.
•
Prevent fires by keeping machine clean
of accumulated trash, grease, and
debris.
•
ALWAYS clean up spilled fuel.
Prepare for Emergencies
Wear Protective Clothing
•
Be prepared if a fire starts.
•
•
Keep a first aid kit and fire extinguisher
handy.
Wear close-fitting clothing and safety
equipment appropriate to the job.
•
Operating equipment safely requires
the full attention of the operator. Do
NOT wear radio or music headphones
while operating machine.
•
Keep emergency numbers for doctors,
ambulance service, hospital, and fire
department near your telephone.
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Reel Rain C1325/1375 Series
NOTE! This section covers general safety. Some items may not apply to this type of machine.
Handle Chemical Products
Safely
•
Avoid Contact with Moving Parts
Direct exposure to hazardous chemicals
can cause serious injury. Potentially
hazardous chemicals used with AMADAS
equipment include such items as
lubricants, coolants, paints, and
adhesives.
•
Before you start any job using a
hazardous chemical, check the MSDS so
that you are aware of the risks and know
how to proceed safely. Carefully follow
all procedures, using only recommended
equipment.
•
See your AMADAS dealer for MSDS on
chemical products used with AMADAS
equipment.
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Wear close-fitting clothing to avoid
entanglement with moving parts.
•
Keep hands, feet, and clothing away
from power-driven parts.
•
NEVER clean, lubricate or adjust
machine when it is running.
Remove Accumulated Crop
Debris
•
The buildup of chaff and crop debris near
moving parts or heat sources is a
hazard.
•
Check and clean these areas frequently.
•
Before performing any inspection or
service, engage parking brake, turn off
engine, and remove key.
•
Understand the service procedure before
doing work. Use proper tools and refer to
the User Manual.
Keep all parts in good condition and
properly installed.
•
Fix any damage immediately; replace worn
or broken parts.
•
Keep service area clean and dry.
•
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Lower machine to ground, engage parking
brake, turn off engine, and remove key
before performing maintenance.
Keep the machine free of any buildup of
grease, oil, or debris.
•
Allow time for the machine to cool
completely.
•
NEVER lubricate, service, or adjust
machine while it is moving.
•
Keep hands, feet, and clothing from powerdriven parts.
•
Securely support any machine elements
that must be raised for service work.
Practice Safe Maintenance
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NOTE! This section covers general safety. Some items may not apply to this type of machine.
Remove Paint/Protective Coating
Before Welding Or Heating
o
Allow any fumes to disperse for at least
15 minutes before welding or heating.
•
Do NOT use a chlorinated solvent in areas
where welding will take place.
Hazardous fumes can be generated when
paint or coatings are heated by welding,
soldering, or by using a torch.
•
•
Do all work in an area that is wellventilated to carry toxic fumes and dust
away.
Do all work outside or in a well-ventilated
area.
•
•
Dispose of paint/coatings and solvent
properly.
Remove paint/coatings before welding or
heating:
•
Avoid potentially toxic fumes and dust.
•
o
If you sand or grind paint, avoid
breathing the dust. Wear an approved
respirator.
o
If you use solvent or paint stripper,
remove stripper with soap and water
before welding.
o
Remove solvent or paint stripper
containers and other flammable
material from the area.
Keep Riders off of Machine
Avoid Using Heat Near
Pressurized Fluid Lines
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•
Flammable spray can be generated by
heating near pressurized fluid lines,
resulting in severe burns to yourself and
bystanders.
Do NOT heat by welding, soldering, or
using a torch near pressurized fluid lines
or other flammable materials.
Pressurized lines can accidentally burst
when heat goes beyond the immediate
flame area.
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Only allow the operator on the machine.
Riders obstruct the operator’s view,
which results in the machine being
operated in an unsafe manner.
•
Riders are subject to injury such as
being thrown off of the machine.
•
Children should NEVER be allowed on
the machine.
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NOTE! This section covers general safety. Some items may not apply to this type of machine.
•
Dispose Of Waste Properly
Inquire about the proper way to recycle or
dispose of waste from your local
environmental or recycling center, FEMA,
or from your AMADAS dealer.
Improperly disposing of waste can threaten the
environment and ecology. Potentially harmful
waste includes items such as oil, fuel, coolant,
brake fluid, filters, and batteries.
•
Use leak-proof containers when draining
fluids.
•
Do NOT use food or beverage containers
that may mislead someone into drinking
from them.
•
Do NOT pour waste onto the ground, down
a drain or into a water source.
Support Machine Properly
Service Drive Belts Safely
•
When servicing drive belts, always observe
these precautions:
•
ALWAYS lower the attachment or
implement to the ground before you work
on the machine. If the work requires that
the machine or attachment be lifted,
provide secure support for them. If left in a
raised position, hydraulically supported
devices can settle or leak down.
Do NOT support the machine on cinder
blocks, hollow tiles, or props that may
crumble under continuous load.
•
Do NOT work under a machine that is
supported solely by a jack.
•
Follow all safety procedures in this manual
for supporting the machine.
•
When implements or attachments are used
with a machine, always follow safety
precautions listed in the implement or
attachment operator’s manual.
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•
Avoid serious injury from hand or arm
entanglement. Never attempt to clean,
check, or adjust belts while the machine
is running. Always shut off the engine,
set the parking brake and remove the
key.
•
Do NOT attempt to clean belts with
flammable cleaning solvents.
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Safety
NOTE! This section covers general safety. Some items may not apply to this type of machine.
Service Tires Safely
Explosive separation of a tire and rim parts
can cause serious injury or death.
•
Do NOT attempt to mount a tire unless you
have the proper equipment and experience
to perform the job.
•
Always maintain the correct tire pressure.
•
Do NOT inflate the tires above the
recommended pressure.
•
NEVER weld or heat a wheel and tire
assembly. The heat can cause an
increase in air pressure resulting in a tire
explosion. Welding can structurally
weaken or deform the wheel.
•
When inflating the tires, use a clip-on
chuck and extension hose long enough to
allow you to stand to one side and NOT in
front of over the tire assembly. Use a
safety cage if available.
•
Check wheels for low pressure, cuts,
bubbles, damaged rims, or missing lug
bolts and nuts. NEVER fill a damaged tire
or one that is missing lug bolts or nuts.
Pay Close Attention to Notes
Use Safety Lights and Devices
•
Throughout the manual, information that
needs to be emphasized is set apart with
either a "NOTE!" or "IMPORTANT!"
heading.
•
Please be sure to carefully read this
information, as it usually indicates a
situation that could cause machine
damage.
Slow moving tractors, self-propelled
equipment and towed implements or
attachments can create hazards when
driven on public roads. They are difficult to
see, especially at night.
•
Whenever you drive on public roads, use
flashing lights and turn signals according
to local regulations.
•
To increase visibility, use the lights and
devices provided with your machine.
•
Keep safety items in good condition.
•
Replace missing or damaged items.
Maintain Your Machine
•
It is crucial you maintain your machine in
proper working condition.
•
Perform all scheduled maintenance and
repairs in a timely manner.
•
Do NOT perform unauthorized
modifications to the machine as these
could impair the function and/or safety of
the machine and affect machine life.
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Additional Safety for this Machine
Pressurize Machine Safely
Operate Irrigator Safely
•
Do NOT stand near the high pressure
lines while pressurizing the system.
•
Periodically check all nuts and bolts for
tightness.
•
Do NOT operate the machine with an
inlet pressure exceeding 150 PSI.
•
Make sure everyone is clear of the
machine before and during operation.
•
Lower the stabilizer legs and jack before
towing out the hose.
•
ALWAYS make sure stabilizer legs are
firmly imbedded in ground before
operating the machine.
Transport Irrigator Safely
•
ALWAYS hook the loose end of each
gun lift chain into the opening from which
the chain is hung.
•
Do NOT tow in excess of 20 MPH when
empty or 10 MPH when hoses are full of
water.
•
ALWAYS rotate turntable to travel
position and lock before transporting
machine.
•
Make sure the machine is level when
towing.
•
ALWAYS drain and remove as much
water as possible before transporting the
machine.
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Operate Gun Safely
•
Do NOT stand or allow anyone else to
stand between the machine and the gun
cart.
•
Stand clear of the gun while in operation.
•
NEVER stand in front of the gun during
operation. The high velocity water exiting
the gun can cause injury.
•
ALWAYS make sure there is no water
pressure in the system before changing
gun nozzles.
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Safety
Practice Irrigator Maintenance
Safety
•
ALWAYS engage the reel brake before
attempting any maintenance or
adjustments.
•
For turbine reel rains, make sure the reel
rain is disconnected from the inlet water
source before performing maintenance.
•
For gas engine reel rains, make sure the
fuel valve under the tank and on the
engine are shut off before performing
maintenance.
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Reel Rain C1325/1375 Series
Safety Decals
•
Safety decals identify specific hazards, as well
as general safety. A signal word ( DANGER,
WARNING, or CAUTION) is included on •
each decal to alert you to the severity of the
hazard.
Please note the following about the decals:
•
Keep them clean and legible.
•
Never remove a safety decal from the
machine.
•
When you replace a part with a safety
decal, also replace that decal.
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For replacement
AMADAS dealer.
decals,
call
your
Replacement safety decals are available
free of charge.
Safety decals used on this machine are shown
on the following pages. Decal locations are
also included.
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Safety
Decals
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Preparation
2.
Preparation
Dealer Preparation .................................. 18
Unload and Assemble .......................... 19
Install Hydraulic Hoses ......................... 21
Track Gun Cart .................................... 22
Hook Up the Gun Cart.......................... 23
Attach the Gun ..................................... 27
User Preparation ..................................... 28
Post Delivery Inspection ....................... 28
Lubrication ........................................... 29
Adjust Gun Cart Width ......................... 30
Inspection Checklist ................................. 31
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Dealer Preparation
This section provides information for preparing
the Reel Rain Traveler Irrigation System for
delivery to the user.
The amount of preparation required depends
on the following:
•
If your dealership receives the Reel Rain
on a truck, it needs to be unloaded as
described on the following pages. The
Reel Rain must be assembled prior to
delivery to your customer and, unless your
dealership has a very large forklift, must be
partially assembled during the unloading
operation.
•
If the Reel Rain is equipped with
hydraulics, the hydraulic hoses need to be
attached before the Reel Rain is delivered.
•
If the Reel Rain is equipped with a manual
assist turntable, it needs to be installed
before the Reel Rain is delivered.
In addition, the gun cart must be tracked to
make sure that it rolls in a straight line. The
gun cart then needs to be attached to the hose
and the gun bolted to the cart.
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Preparation
Unload and Assemble
1. Bolt the tongue to the front of the machine
and torque to 200 ft. lbs.
5. Bolt the wheel and tire assemblies onto the
front hubs.
Bolts
Tongue
2. Using a tractor or forklift, pull the machine
forward until the rear axle is sitting on the
edge of the truck and the front axle is off of
the truck.
3. Bolt the spindles onto the front axle.
6. Pull the machine forward until the back
edge of the machine is several inches from
the edge of the trailer.
7. Bolt the spindles onto the back axle.
8. Torque the ¾ “bolts to 200 ft/lbs.
9. Bolt the wheel and tire assemblies onto the
rear hubs.
10. Torque the lug nuts and inflate the tires as
follows:
C2000/C3000
Lug nuts:
125 ft/lbs
Tires:
90 PSI
C1400
Lug nuts:
Tires:
200 ft/lbs
36 PSI
4. Torque the ¾” bolts to 200 ft/lb.
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Unload and Assemble, Continued
11. Lower the tongue of the machine so that
the wheels are carrying the load.
17. Determine if the machine is to be towed
over a long distance or delivered locally.
12. Pull the machine forward off of the trailer.
•
13. Allow the tongue of the machine to rise so
that the machine is sitting on all four
wheels.
•
If towed over a long distance, replace
the shipping bolts.
If delivered locally, leave the shipping
bolts out and install the turntable hitch
pin.
14. Tow the machine out of the way and lower
the jack to secure the machine.
Turntable
hitch pin
Jack pin
15. To finish assembly, remove the shipping
bolts connecting the upper and lower
chassis. (This is not required for the
C1400.)
16. Rotate the machine so that the gun lift
mechanism is at the rear of the machine.
Gun lift
at rear
Once the machine is at its destination:
18. Remove the shipping bolts connecting the
upper and lower chassis. (This is not
required for the C1400.)
19. Track the gun cart (page 22).
20. Attach the gun cart to the hose. Attach the
gun to the cart.
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Install Hydraulic Hoses
If the machine is equipped with a hydraulic
turntable and/or legs:
1. Hook up the hydraulic hoses.
CAUTION
Before using the hydraulic legs, remove
the nut and bolt securing each hydraulic
leg for shipping. Machine damage will
result if an attempt is made to move the
legs hydraulically with the nuts and bolts
still in place.
3. Once the tongue has been installed, mount
the single-handled valve that operates the
turntable.
Hook up
hydraulic hoses
Single-handled
valve
2. Install the clamps holding the hoses to
their correct mountings.
Install clamps
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Track Gun Cart
1. Roll the gun cart down a straight line on
level ground, approximately 20 feet.
2. Determine if the gun cart rolls in a straight
line:
If yes, connect the gun cart as described in
“Hook Up the Gun Cart” on page 23. If no,
continue with Step 3.
Nose wheel bolts
3. Adjust the nose wheel as follows:
a. Loosen the four bolts holding the nose
wheel in place.
b. Twist the nose wheel slightly, opposite
the direction it is running out of line.
c. Re-tighten the nose wheel bolts.
d. Test again.
4. Repeat Step 3 until the gun cart rolls in a
straight line.
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Preparation
Hook Up the Gun Cart
NOTE! This process requires two people.
1. Inspect the hose end and the gun cart inlet
for excessive deposits of galvanizing
material on the gasket sealing surfaces or
in the victaulic clamp grooves. The sealing
surfaces should be flat and smooth. The
victaulic clamp grooves should be full
depth with crisp edges.
If the hot dip galvanizing material has built
up in any of these areas, use a flat file to
clean up these areas.
Transmission in neutral
3. Set the tongue jack in place.
For machines NOT equipped with hydraulics:
4. Lower the stabilizer legs:
•
•
If crank down legs, use hand crank to
lower legs completely.
If throw down legs, remove pin, unfold
and replace pin for each leg.
Leg hand crank
2. Disengage the machine brake (arm should
be horizontal) and verify that the
transmission is in neutral.
Crank down leg
Pin
Brake
disengaged
Throw down legs
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Hook Up the Gun Cart
For machines WITH the hydraulic kit:
5. Refer to the photo and raise each leg with
the applicable handle.
CAUTION
Before using the hydraulic legs, remove the
nut and bolt securing each hydraulic leg for
shipping. Machine damage will result if an
attempt is made to move the legs
hydraulically with the nuts and bolts still in
place.
7. Roll the gun cart into position so that the
end of the hose and the gun cart inlet are
roughly in line.
8. Lift the small wheel on the gun cart and
support it on a wooden block or other
suitable object. The wheel should be
approximately 12-18 inches off of the
ground.
9. Apply grease to the surface of the victaulic
gasket and slide it onto the coupler in the
hose.
Victaulic gasket
Left leg
Right leg
Victaulic clamp
10. Raise the end of the hose and line up the
hose coupler and the gun cart coupler.
11. Slide the gasket into position on the gun
cart coupler and install the victaulic clamp.
Controls
12. Tighten the clamp.
Hydraulic legs
For all machines:
6. Connect a chain or rope to the end of the
hose and pull it out 15 to 20 feet.
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Hook Up the Gun Cart
13. Remove the hand crank from its storage
location and attach to the PTO shaft outlet.
Gun cart
lift chains
NOTE! Replace the clip in storage as
shown in the second photo.
Hand crank
in storage
For machines NOT equipped with hydraulics:
16. Lower the gun cart using the winch.
Manual gun cart lift
winch handle
Hand crank
installed on
PTO shaft
outlet
Clip
17. Raise the stabilizer legs:
•
•
If crank down legs, use hand crank to
raise legs completely.
If throw down legs, remove pin, fold leg
and replace pin for each leg.
14. Wind the hose in using the hand crank.
15. Attach the gun cart lifting chains.
Leg hand crank
Crank down leg
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Hook up the Gun Cart
For all machines:
19. Attach the safety chain and lower the gun
cart so that the chain is bearing the load.
NOTE! Do NOT transport the Reel Rain
without the safety chain in place. If the
weight of the gun cart is not put on the
chain instead of the winch, the winch may
break in transport. For hydraulic lift
equipped machines, damage to the
hydraulic cylinder or hoses may occur.
Pin
Throw down legs
Safety chain
For machines WITH the hydraulic kit:
18. Refer to the photo:
a. Raise each leg with the applicable
handle.
b. Raise the gun cart with the bottom
handle.
Clamp chain to take
weight off winch or
cylinder
Left leg
Right leg
20. Engage the reel brake (handle should be
vertical).
Hydraulic gun cart lift
Reel brake engaged
Controls
Hydraulic legs
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Attach the Gun
1. Inspect the gun mounting flange on the top
of the gun cart; it should be smooth. If it is
not, the gasket will not seal between the
gun and gun mounting flange, which will
result in leaks. Severe roughness can
even result in damage to the flange of the
gun.
4. Install the extra nozzle on the gun.
NOTE! The extra nozzle is used for
watering the area near the gun cart. This
is an optional item that can be installed
or left off, as desired.
If excessive deposits of material remain on
this surface from the hot dip galvanizing
process, use a flat file to clean up the area.
Gun mounting flange
Optional nozzle
2. Place the gasket supplied with the
irrigation gun on the mounting flange.
Gasket
Bolts
3. Bolt the gun to the mounting flange with
the bolts provided.
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Post Delivery Inspection
User Preparation
This section provides the information you need
to prepare your Reel Rain Irrigation System for
use.
Your Reel Rain irrigator has been carefully
prepared for shipping. Please follow these
instructions after receiving your Reel Rain
Irrigator.
While most of the dealer preparation should be
completed when you receive your Reel Rain,
refer to the previous section, Dealer
Preparation, if you need to perform any
additional setup.
1. Examine the Reel Rain for transport
damage. If the machine is damaged in any
way, contact your dealer at once.
NOTE! Steps 2 and 3 are not required for
the C1400.
2. Remove the four shipping bolts that secure
the upper portion of the Reel Rain to the
base.
3. Replace the shipping bolt with the hitch pin
and clip.
C2000 Hitch
pin and clip
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Preparation
Lubrication
1. Lubricate all grease fittings with a good
grade of general purpose grease (see
Chapter 6, Maintenance, for locations of
grease fittings).
2. Grease the slider assembly on the rear of
the traverse frame. This includes both the
slide rails and the traverse chain boss
track.
CAUTION
It is important that these points remain
lubricated for the Reel Rain to work safely
and efficiently.
NEVER lubricate the reel drum drive
chains!! Doing so will cause the reel drive
to slip.
Never lubricate!!
Slide rails
Traverse chain boss
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Adjust Gun Cart Width
The main wheels can be adjusted to fit
different width rows. To adjust the width:
4. Place the Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) sign
included with the Reel Rain over a bolt and
straighten.
1. Determine the row width and divide by two
(for example: 72” row / 2 = 36”).
2. Loosen the bolts indicated.
Place SMV sign here
Bolts
5. Tighten all bolts.
Measure from center of post
3. Pull each leg out the number of inches
calculated in Step 1, beginning the
measurement from the center of the gun
holder. Wider settings increase stability,
so use as much width as possible.
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Inspection Checklist
After performing the post-delivery inspection
and lubrication described on the previous
page, make sure to do all the items on the
Inspection Checklist. These items should also
be performed each time you use the Reel
Rain.
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Checklist
√
Check all shields. Do NOT
operate unless all shields are in
place.
√
Check all hose connections.
Tighten or connect if necessary.
√
Check the oil level in the
transmission and traverse gearbox.
If needed, fill with SAE 90 weight
oil to the top of the level plug.
√
Check the air pressure in the tires.
The pressure should be 90 PSI for
the C2000 and C3000, and 36 PSI
for the C1400. Inflate if needed.
√
Check the lug nuts and/or bolts to
make sure none have loosened in
transport. Lug nuts should be
tightened to 125 ft/lbs on the
C2000/C3000 and to 200 ft/lbs on
the C1400.
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Operation Overview
3.
Operation
Overview
Reel Rain Operation ................................ 34
Performance ........................................ 34
Equipment Applications ........................ 34
Guns................................................. 35
Displays ............................................... 35
Flow Rate ............................................. 35
Hoses................................................... 36
Hose Shape...................................... 36
Hose Indicator .................................. 37
Charts and Tables ................................... 38
Nelson 200 Series Big Gun .................. 38
Komet Twin 202/Plus ........................... 39
Travel Lane Spacing ............................ 39
Pulley Arrangement Diagram ............... 40
Hose Speed ......................................... 41
Turbine ............................................. 41
Engine .............................................. 42
Irrigation Rate ...................................... 43
Depth of Water Applied ........................ 44
Tachometer Conversion ....................... 45
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Operation Overview
Reel Rain Series C1400/C2000/C3000
Reel Rain Operation
AMADAS Reel Rains are hard hose traveler
irrigators. They have been designed with the
operator in mind to give you what you need
most from a hard hose traveler: quick setup,
simple operation, and low maintenance. Using
the C2000 and C3000 Series Reel Rains, you
can achieve irrigation rates of up to 200 acres
per week when applying 1” of water.
Your Reel Rain applies a uniform application
of water over your crops at a rate that you
determine. Included in this chapter are charts
to help you determine the best settings to suit
your needs.
Always be careful when you tow the irrigator.
Hard hose travelers have an inherently high
center of gravity, which can make them
unstable on hillsides and during sharp turns.
While the Reel Rain’s design has minimized
this problem, the heavy weight of the machine
when filled with water needs to be taken into
account. Chapter 3, Set up and Operation,
contains more information on safely
transporting the Reel Rain.
Special attention has been paid to the
convenience of operating the Reel Rain, but
not at the expense of safety. Please review
Chapter 1, Safety, for safety information prior
to operating the Reel Rain.
Step 2.
Turbine Driven Models
Water pumped through the Reel Rain hose
passes first through a turbine. The energy
from the water as it passes through the turbine
rotates the drum, which reels the hose back in.
As the hose and cart reel in, the gun applies a
uniform application over the entire lane the
gun cart travels.
Engine Driven Models
With the engine driven models, the energy
needed to rotate the drum is supplied by the
engine. As the hose and cart are reeled in,
the gun applies a uniform application over the
entire lane the gun cart travels.
Step 3.
Once the cart is reeled back to the drum, it
strikes a cutoff bar, which automatically shuts
off the engine or turbine that reels in the hose.
The Reel Rain continues to spray water.
NOTE! The faster the hose is rewound, the
quicker the machine can be moved to the next
lane. However, a slow retrieval speed is
necessary for a high water application rate.
To determine the correct speed for your
needs, please refer to the chart guidelines
included in this chapter.
Equipment Applications
Performance
The Reel Rain operates as described in the
following steps.
Step 1.
The Reel Rain consists of a polyethylene
hose, attached on one end to a water supply,
wound around a reel drum, with the other end
of the hose connected to a gun cart. Before
irrigating, the gun cart is towed away from the
Reel Rain, causing the hose to unwind.
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The Reel Rain Traveler Irrigation System can
be used to pump clear water, waste water,
gray water, or slurry. If the Reel Rain will be
used to pump clear water or waste water with
very low solid contents and particle size, a
turbine driven irrigator is recommended.
Different flow rate impellers are available for
the axial turbine. If the Reel Rain will be used
to pump water with high solid content, it is
recommended that an engine-powered
irrigator be used. Always flush out the Reel
Rain after use when pumping waste.
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Guns
The recommended gun to use for pumping
waste water and slurry is an irrigation gun with
a taper bore nozzle.
Displays
There are two types of digital displays for the
Reel Rain:
•
“Tiny Tachometer” – this display unit is
standard on the engine driven Reel Rain.
The display shows the RPM speed at
which the engine is running. If the engine
is not running, the tachometer displays the
number of hours the engine has run.
Digital Speed Readout
Flow Rate
Flow rates are determined by the water
pressure at the gun and the size of the gun
nozzle and/or ring. Application rates are
determined by a combination of the flow rate
and the ground speed of hose retrieval. The
charts in this chapter are provided to help you
determine the correct speed, lane spacing,
and depth of water to apply for your
application.
Note that the charts are also posted on the
Reel Rain, as shown in the following photo:
Tiny Tachometer (showing number of hours
engine has been run)
•
Digital speed readout – this display unit is
standard on all Reel Rains. The display
shows the ground speed of hose retrieval
of the innermost layer of hose. Conversion
charts are provided on the Reel Rain to
determine the retrieval speed of the other
layers of hose. See Chapter 6,
Adjustments, for information on setting this
display.
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Flow Rate, Continued
To use the charts:
1. With the irrigator on, check the pressure
gauge to determine water pressure (PSI)
at the gun.
2. Refer to the chart for your gun. Cross
reference the PSI determined in Step 1
with the ring size installed on your gun.
The resulting numbers give you the gallons
per minute (GPM) and the diameter (by
feet) of ground sprayed (DIA).
For example: The PSI is equal to 90 and
your Nelson SR Big Gun is equipped with
a 1.75” ring. The GPM is 855 and the DIA
is 535 feet.
3. Next refer to the “Reel Maximum Travel
Lane Spacing” chart. Locate the sprinkler
wetted diameter feet and cross reference
the number to the wind speed column.
For example: The DIA is 535 feet and the
wind is up to 10 MPH. The maximum lane
spacing should be 325’.
5. Refer to the C1400/C2000/C3000 Hose
Speed Chart. Locate the desired ground
speed and use this chart to set your gear
range and pulleys to achieve your ground
speed. The hose speed on the inner layer
of the drum can be read directly from the
digital speed readout on turbine machines
but must be converted by the chart from
the engine RPM reading on gas engine
driven machines.
NOTE! If the flow rate exceeds 300 GPM,
fluid must be added to the tires of the gun cart
to aid stability. If necessary, wheel weights
can also be added to the cart or the track
width extended. Gun recoil can overturn the
cart.
Hoses
Hose Shape
Note that the Reel Rain hose shape changes
slightly when water pressure is turned off. The
Hose Indicator is designed for measuring a
pressurized hose and is therefore slightly more
accurate when there is water pressure in the
system.
4. Now refer to the Depth of Water Applied by
Reel Rain chart. Locate your GPM and
lane spacing and cross reference these
numbers to the number of inches of water
you want applied. Interpolation of numbers With pressure
in the chart will be necessary. The
resulting number gives you the retrieval
speed of the hose necessary for you to
apply the desired number of inches.
Without pressure
For example: The GPM is 855 and
maximum lane spacing is 325. You want
to apply 1 inch of water. The resulting
speed is approximately 4.5 ft/min.
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Operation Overview
Hose Indicator
The hose indicator, located under the gun cart
lift, indicates how many feet of hose remain
unwound. The indicator shows the number of
feet left on the reel, according to the number of
layers. In the example, the amount of hose
remaining unwound is for each layer left on the
reel.
Indicator
Amount of Feet Unwound Per Layer Based on
Above Example’s Indicator Placement
Layers on Reel
One layer
Two layers
Three layers
Four layers
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1150
650
500
less than 50
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Reel Rain Series C1400/C2000/C3000
Charts and Tables
Nelson 200 Series Big Gun
NELSON 200 SERIES BIG GUN - 27º TRAJECTORY – TAPER BORE NOZZLE
PSI
60
70
80
90
100
110
120
130
Nozzle
Nozzle
Nozzle
Nozzle
Nozzle
Nozzle
Nozzle
Nozzle
1.3"
1.4"
1.5"
1.05"
1.1"
1.2"
1.6"
1.75"
GPM DIA GPM DIA GPM DIA GPM DIA GPM DIA GPM DIA GPM DIA GPM DIA
250 345' 285 355' 330 375' 385 390' 445 410' 515 430' 585 445' 695 470'
270 360' 310 380' 355 395' 415 410' 480 490' 555 450' 630 465' 755 495'
290 375' 330 395' 380 410' 445 430' 515 450' 590 470' 675 485' 805 515'
310 390' 350 410' 405 425' 475 445' 545 465' 625 485' 715 505' 855 535'
325 400' 370 420' 425 440' 500 460' 575 480' 660 500' 755 520' 900 550'
340 410' 390 430' 445 450' 525 470' 605 495' 695 515' 790 535' 945 565'
355 420' 405 440' 465 460' 545 480' 630 505' 725 530' 825 550' 985 580'
370 425' 425 445' 485 465' 565 485' 655 515' 755 540' 860 560' 1025 590'
Nozzle
1.9"
GPM DIA
825
890
950
1005
1060
1110
1160
1210
495'
515'
535'
555'
575'
590'
605'
620'
MODELS F200R & P200T 24º Trajectory RING Nozzle
PSI
1 1/4" Ring 1 3/8" Ring 1 1/2" Ring 1 5/8" Ring
(1.29"act.) (1.46" act.) (1.56" act.) (1.66" act.)
GPM DIA. GPM DIA. GPM DIA. GPM DIA.
230 325' 300 355' 350 370'
410
390'
445
410'
250 340' 330 370' 385 390'
270 355' 355 385' 415 405'
480
425'
290 370' 380 400' 445 420'
515
440'
545
455'
310 380' 405 415' 475 435'
325 390' 425 425' 500 445'
575
465'
606
475'
340 400' 445 435' 525 455'
630
485'
355 410' 465 445' 545 465'
490'
655
370 415' 485 450' 564 470'
1 3/4" Ring 1 7/8" Ring
(1.74" act.) (1.83" act.)
GPM DIA. GPM DIA.
470 405' 535 420'
515 425' 585 440'
555 440' 630 455'
590 455' 675 470'
625 470' 715 485'
660 480' 755 500'
695 490' 790 510'
725 500' 825 520'
755 505' 860 525'
2" Ring
(1.93" act.)
GPM DIA.
640 435'
695 455'
755 475'
805 490'
855 505'
900 520'
945 535'
985 545'
1025 550'
50
60
70
80
90
100
110
120
130
PPT
RATE**
34"/hr.
31"/ hr.
37"/hr.
39"/hr.
42"/hr.
45"/hr.
**The diameter of thow is approximately 2% less for the 24º trajectory angle and 5% less for the
21º trajectory angle.
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Operation Overview
Komet Twin 202/Plus
KOMET TWIN 202/PLUS - 24º TRAJECTORY – TAPER BORE NOZZLE
Nozzle
Nozzle
Nozzle
Nozzle
Nozzle
Nozzle
Nozzle
Nozzle
Nozzle
PSI 0.79"
0.89"
0.98"
1.08"
1.18"
1.28"
1.38"
1.48"
1.58"
GPM DIA GPM DIA GPM DIA GPM DIA GPM DIA GPM DIA GPM DIA GPM DIA GPM DIA
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
110
120
110
123
135
146
156
165
174
182
191
279'
289'
314'
327'
340'
350'
359'
368'
377'
139
156
171
184
197
209
220
231
241
294'
317'
334'
347'
360'
372'
381'
390'
399'
172
192
211
227
243
258
272
285
298
308'
335'
353'
367'
380'
392'
402'
412'
421'
208
233
255
275
294
312
329
345
360
328'
353'
373'
388'
401'
413'
423'
432'
441'
248
277
303
328
350
371
392
411
429
349'
376'
393'
407'
421'
433'
444'
452'
461'
291
325
356
384
411
436
459
482
503
360'
388'
404'
418'
432'
445'
454'
461'
468'
337
377
413
446
476
506
533
559
584
374'
400'
413'
426'
439'
456'
462'
472'
476'
387
433
474
512
547
580
612
642
670
380'
406'
420'
433'
446'
462'
469'
475'
480'
440
492
539
582
622
660
696
730
762
387'
413'
426'
439'
452'
469'
475'
480'
484'
Travel Lane Spacing
REEL RAIN MAXIMUM TRAVEL LANE SPACING
(FEET)
Sprinkler
Wetted
Diameter
Feet
200
250
300
350
400
450
500
550
600
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Percent of Wetted Diameter
70
75
55
60
65
Wind Over
10 MPH
Wind up to
10 MPH
Wind up to
5 MPH
100
125
150
175
200
225
250
275
300
120
150
180
210
240
270
300
330
360
140
175
210
245
289
315
350
385
420
110
137
165
192
220
248
275
302
330
130
162
195
227
260
292
325
358
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187
225
262
300
338
375
412
__
80
No
Wind
160
200
240
280
320
360
400
440
__
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Reel Rain Series C1400/C2000/C3000
Pulley Arrangement Diagram
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Operation Overview
Hose Speed
Turbine
C SERIES HOSE SPEED/TURBINE RPM
REQUIRED GEAR RANGE AND PULLEY
FOR DESIRED GROUND SPEED (IN FEET PER MINUTE)
Ground
Speed
1.00
1.25
1.50
1.75
2.00
2.25
2.50
2.75
3.00
3.25
3.50
3.75
4.00
4.50
5.00
5.50
6.00
6.50
7.00
Low Range
Inner Pulley
1693
2117
2540
2963
3386
Low Range
Outer Pulley
1796
2096
2395
2695
2994
3293
High Range
Inner Pulley
1719
1891
2062
2234
2406
2578
2750
3094
3437
High Range
Outer Pulley
1945
2188
2431
2674
2917
3161
3404
NOTE: NOT ALL SPEED CAN BE ACHIEVED UNDER ALL CONDITIONS, TURBINES ARE
FLOW AND PRESSURE SENSITIVE. HIGH SPEEDS REQUIRE HIGHER FLOW RATES AND
PRESSURES. THIS CHART IS INTENDED AS A GENERAL GUIDELINE ONLY. SEE
OPERATIONS MANUAL FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
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Reel Rain Series C1400/C2000/C3000
Engine
C1400/C2000/C3000 HOSE SPEED CHART
ENGINE DRIVE
ENGINE RPM FOR A GIVEN GROUND SPEED (FEET PER MINUTE)
GEAR RANGE, AND PULLEY
GROUND LOW RANGE
LOW RANGE
HIGH RANGE
HIGH RANGE
SPEED INNER PULLEY OUTER PULLEY INNER PULLEY OUTER PULLEY
1.25
2117
1.50
2540
1.75
2963
2096
2.00
3387
2395
2.25
3810
2695
2.50
2994
2.75
3293
3.00
3593
2063
3.25
3892
2234
3.50
2406
3.75
2578
4.00
2750
4.50
3094
2188
5.00
3437
2431
5.50
3781
2674
6.00
2917
6.50
3161
7.00
3404
7.50
3647
8.00
3890
NOTE: NOT ALL SPEEDS CAN BE ACHIEVED UNDER ALL CONDITIONS.
SEE THE OPERATOR'S MANUAL FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
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Operation Overview
Irrigation Rate
IRRIGATION RATE
Acres Irrigated per Hour
Travel
Speed
Ft./Min.
0.4
0.5
1
2
4
6
8
10
Acres
Irrigated
in 1/4 Mi.
Travel
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400
Hours
Required
for
1/4 Mile
Travel
0.20
0.25
0.49
0.99
1.98
2.98
3.36
4.95
0.22
0.28
0.55
1.10
2.20
3.30
4.40
5.50
55
44
22
11
5.5
3.7
2.7
2.2
10.9
12.1
Travel Lane Spacing, Ft.
165
200
240
270
300
0.09
0.11
0.22
0.45
0.90
1.36
1.81
2.27
0.10
0.14
0.27
0.54
1.10
1.65
2.20
2.75
0.13
0.16
0.33
0.66
1.32
1.98
2.64
3.30
0.15
0.19
0.37
0.75
1.49
2.23
2.97
3.72
0.16
0.21
0.41
0.82
1.65
2.48
3.30
4.13
5.0
6.0
7.3
8.2
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0.18
0.23
0.45
0.9
1.81
2.72
3.63
4.54
10.0
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Reel Rain Series C1400/C2000/C3000
Depth of Water Applied
DEPTH OF WATER APPLIED - INCHES
Spacing
Between
Travel
Lanes, Ft.
0.4
0.5
1
2
4
6
8
10
100
165
2.40
1.90
1.00
0.49
0.24
0.16
0.12
0.10
200
180
200
4.5
4.0
3.6
3.2
1.8
1.6
0.89
0.81
0.45
0.40
0.30
0.27
0.22
0.20
0.18
0.16
300
200
270
6.0
4.5
4.8
3.6
2.4
1.8
1.20
0.89
0.60
.045
0.40
0.30
0.30
0.22
0.24
0.18
400
240
300
6.7
5.4
5.4
4.3
2.7
2.1
1.34
1.07
0.67
0.54
0.45
0.36
0.33
0.27
0.27
0.21
500
270
330
7.4
6.1
5.9
4.9
3.0
2.4
1.49
1.22
0.74
0.61
0.50
0.41
0.37
0.30
0.30
0.24
600
270
330
8.9
7.3
7.1
5.8
3.6
2.9
1.80
1.46
0.89
0.73
059
0.49
0.45
0.36
0.36
0.29
700
270
330
10.4
08.5
8.3
6.8
4.2
3.4
210
1.70
1.04
0.85
0.69
0.57
0.52
0.43
0.42
0.34
800
300
360
10.7
08.9
8.6
7.1
4.3
3.6
2.10
1.78
1.07
0.89
0.71
0.59
0.54
0.45
0.43
0.36
900
300
360
12.0
10.0
9.6
8.0
4.8
4.0
2.4
2.0
1.20
1.00
0.80
0.67
0.60
0.50
0.48
0.40
1000
330
360
12.2
11.1
9.7
8.9
4.9
4.5
2.4
2.2
1.22
1.11
0.81
0.74
0.61
0.56
0.49
0.45
G.P.M.
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Operation Overview
Tachometer Conversion
1400/2000/3000 TACHOMETER CONVERSION CHART
LOW RANGE
ACTUAL
HOSE
SPEED
1.00
1.25
1.50
1.75
2.00
2.25
2.50
2.75
3.00
3.25
3.50
3.75
4.00
4.50
5.00
5.50
6.00
6.50
7.00
7.50
8.00
NOTE:
HIGH RANGE
DIGITAL READOUT DISPLAY
LAYER 1 LAYER 2 LAYER 3 LAYER 4
(OUTER)
(INNER)
1.0
0.9
0.8
0.8
1.1
1.0
1.3
1.2
1.5
1.4
1.3
1.2
1.8
1.6
1.5
1.3
2.0
1.9
1.7
1.5
2.1
1.9
1.7
2.3
2.5
2.3
2.1
1.9
2.8
2.5
2.3
2.1
3.0
2.8
2.5
2.3
3.0
2.7
2.5
3.3
2.9
2.7
3.5
3.2
3.8
3.5
3.2
2.9
3.4
3.1
4.0
3.7
4.5
4.2
3.8
3.5
4.2
3.9
5.0
4.6
5.5
5.1
4.6
4.2
4.6
6.0
5.6
5.0
6.5
6.0
5.5
5.0
6.5
7.0
5.9
5.4
7.5
6.9
6.3
5.8
6.2
8.0
7.4
6.7
ACTUAL
HOSE
SPEED
2.00
2.25
2.50
2.75
3.00
3.25
3.50
3.75
4.00
4.50
5.00
5.50
6.00
6.50
7.00
7.50
8.00
8.50
9.00
9.50
10.00
10.50
11.00
11.50
12.00
12.50
DIGITAL READOUT DISPLAY
LAYER 1 LAYER 2 LAYER 3 LAYER 4
(INNER)
(OUTER)
0.8
0.9
1.0
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.8
2.0
2.2
2.4
2.6
2.8
3.0
3.3
3.5
3.7
3.9
4.1
4.3
4.5
4.7
4.9
5.1
0.8
0.8
0.9
1.0
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.7
1.9
2.1
2.3
2.4
2.6
2.8
3.0
3.2
3.4
3.6
3.8
4.0
4.1
4.3
4.5
4.7
0.7
0.8
0.9
0.9
1.0
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.7
1.9
2.1
2.2
2.4
2.6
2.7
2.9
3.1
3.2
3.4
3.6
3.8
3.9
4.1
4.3
0.6
0.7
0.8
0.9
0.9
1.0
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.6
1.7
1.9
2.0
2.2
2.3
2.5
2.7
2.8
3.0
3.1
3.3
3.4
3.6
3.8
3.9
THE TACHOMETER SPEED DROPS ON LAYERS 2,3, AND 4 DUE TO AN INCREASE IN THE EFFECTIVE
DRUM DIAMETER AS THE HOSE REWINDS. THE HIGH RANGE DOES NOT READ ACTUAL SPEED
BECAUSE THE TACHOMETER IS CALIBRATED FOR THE LOW RANGE. REFER TO THE OPERATORS
MANUAL FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
DIGITAL READOUT VALUES PROVIDED ARE ACCURATE TO +/- 5%.
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NOTES
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Machine Setup
4.
Machine Setup
And Use
Towing ..................................................... 48
Towing Checklist .................................. 48
Tow to the Field ................................... 49
Detach Tractor ..................................... 50
Machine Placement ................................. 51
Position Machine .................................. 51
Lower Stabilizer Legs ........................... 52
Ready Machine .................................... 53
Set Up Gun Cart .................................. 54
Connect Hose ...................................... 55
Pull Out Hose ....................................... 55
Connect to Water Supply ..................... 56
Make Adjustments................................ 56
Machine Operation .................................. 57
Cutoff Bar............................................. 57
Gas Drive ............................................. 58
Change Gas Drive Speed Range ......... 62
Turbine Drive ....................................... 65
Change Turbine Drive Speed Range ... 68
Terminating the Run ................................ 71
End the Run ......................................... 72
Rewind Hose with PTO Shaft ............... 77
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Machine Setup
Reel Rain Series C1400/C2000/C3000
Towing
Checklist
Remember the following when transporting
your machine, particularly when towing longer
distances.
√
If equipped with an engine, close
the cut-off valve at the bottom of the
gas tank and turn the fuel valve off
at the engine.
√
Make sure the turntable is
positioned as shown in the picture to
the left and the locking pin is in
place to prevent the turntable from
rotating.
•
Always remove water from the machine
before towing long distances.
•
Never tow the machine at speeds in
excess of 10 MPH with water or 20 MPH
when empty.
√
Clear everyone from the area
around the Reel Rain and between
the Reel Rain and gun cart.
•
Never tow the machine on grades
exceeding 5%.
√
Make sure that the stabilizer legs
are raised and locked.
•
If the gun cart is attached, make sure the
lift safety chain is in place on winch lift
machines.
√
Make sure a safety chain is attached
from the Reel Rain to the towing
vehicle.
√
Attach the safety chain to the gun
cart lift arm to take the load from the
crank handle lift.
√
Engage the drum brake.
Towing Checklist
Please read the towing checklist. It is
important you perform these checks every
time you tow your machine, whether a short or
long distance.
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Tow to the Field
5. Release pin to snap back in place.
NOTE! Before towing the Reel Rain to
the field, make sure the gun cart is
attached, stabilizer legs raised, and the
turntable rotated as described on the
previous page.
6. If equipped with a Honda engine, turn off
the fuel valve on the carburetor and fuel
cutoff valve under the gas tank.
1. Engage the drum brake (handle should be
vertical.
Fuel valve
Drum Brake
engaged
2. Drive the tractor to the front of the Reel
Rain and hook the irrigator to the drawbar.
3. Turn the crank until the tractor is
supporting the irrigator.
Hand crank
Fuel cutoff
Pin
4. Pull out the pin and raise the jack drop leg
all the way up as far as it will go.
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tow irrigator to location.
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Reel Rain Series C1400/C2000/C3000
Detach Tractor
1. Pull out the pin and lower the jack drop leg
Hand crank
2. Release the pin to snap back into place.
3. Crank the jack until the irrigator hitch
clears the tractor.
Pin
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Machine Setup
Machine Placement
Position Machine
1. Determine the irrigation pattern and decide
on lane spacing for the machine.
Remember to make necessary allowances
for wind. See the “Charts” section in
Chapter 3, Operation Overview.
Pin
2. Position the machine in the desired
location in the field.
3. Pull out the pin on the jack drop leg and
lower the leg to the ground.
6. Rotate the turntable by pushing on the gun
cart if manual or with the tractor hydraulics
if so equipped (second picture). The
turntable pin should align with the center
hole if possible. This setting will provide
the maximum stability of the reel chassis
during hose retrieval.
Jack handle
Pin
4. Lower the jack by rotating the jack handle
until the jack foot is firmly set in the
ground.
Turntable rotated 90º
IMPORTANT! The machine’s bottom
frame should be parallel to the ground.
Raise or lower the jack on the tongue until
the frame is parallel.
NOTE! Steps 5-7 below do not apply to
the C1400 as it has a fixed turntable.
Turntable control for
hydraulics-equipped
machine
5. Remove the pin securing the turntable.
7. Re-install the pin securing the turntable.
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Machine Setup
Reel Rain Series C1400/C2000/C3000
Lower Stabilizer Legs
NOTE! There are three versions of
stabilizer legs for the Reel Rain. Your
irrigator's stabilizer legs may or may not
look like the ones shown in the photos, but
will function as described below.
CAUTION
Pinch Point! Never allow your limbs or
fingers to get between the leg and the
Reel Rain frame. Injury could occur if
limbs or fingers are pinched between the
leg and framework.
CAUTION
If you are using hydraulic legs, make sure
the nut and bolt securing each hydraulic
leg for shipping has been removed.
Machine damage will result if an attempt is
made to move the legs hydraulically with
the shipping bolts in place.
For machines WITH the hydraulic kit:
2. Refer to the photo and raise each leg with
the applicable handle.
For machines NOT equipped with hydraulics:
Left leg
1. Raise the stabilizer legs:
•
•
Right leg
If crank down legs, use hand crank to
raise legs completely.
If throw down legs, remove pin, fold up
leg, and replace pin for each leg.
Leg hand crank
Controls
Crank down leg
Hydraulic legs
Pin
Throw down legs
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Machine Setup
Ready Machine
1. Verify that transmission is in neutral.
Reel brake
Transmission in neutral
2. Disengage the reel brake by pulling the
handle down until it is horizontal.
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Set Up Gun Cart
1. Raise the gun cart slightly and release the
safety chain holding the gun cart in place.
Use the winch handle to raise the gun cart
if not equipped with hydraulics; if equipped
with hydraulics, use the gun cart lift handle.
4. Set the stops on the gun. Refer to the
manual for the gun for specific information
on setting stops and selecting a nozzle. A
copy of the manual is included with your
parts catalog.
Safety chain
Stop
Hydraulic gun
cart lift control
5. Be sure the proper nozzle is installed in the
gun.
Manual gun cart lift
winch handle
Ring
nozzle
2. Lower the gun cart.
3. Disconnect the gun cart from the lift by
unhooking each chain from the lift and
hooking it into the gun cart.
6. Raise the gun cart lift so it is out of the way
and will not be hit by the gun cart when it is
reeled in.
Gun cart lift
Gun cart lift raised
out of the way of
gun cart
Unhook chain
from here
Gun cart chains
Hook chain here
to keep out of way
of gun cart lfit
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Connect Hose
Pull Out Hose
1. Connect the infeed hose to the machine
inlet, using the clamp provided.
1. Disconnect tractor from the irrigator.
2. Hook tractor up to gun cart.
3. Pull out the hose.
NOTE! Make sure the drum brake is
disengaged (handle is horizontal; see
photo). It is also important to remember
the following when pulling out the hose.
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Do NOT exceed 2 MPH.
Point the gun AWAY from the tractor.
Leave at least 1 wrap of hose on the
reel.
Stop slowly to prevent or minimize
backlash from the hose.
2. Position the opposite end as far away from
the irrigator as possible.
NOTE! Do not connect the infeed hose to
the water source at this time. Water will
drain from the machine during pullout,
which will make the hose easier to pull.
Drum brake
disengaged
CAUTION
If backlash occurs, hose coils must be
manually tightened before irrigation hose
retrieval is started. Failure to eliminate the
backlash will severely damage the hose.
4. Disconnect the gun cart from the tractor.
5. Reconnect the tractor to the irrigator.
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Connect to Water Supply
Make Adjustments
1. Tighten the hose on the drum if necessary.
Make the level wind adjustment to the
machine timing the first time you pull the hose
out on the irrigator. See “Level Wind Timing”
in Chapter 5, Adjustments, for specific
information on how to adjust the level wind
timing.
2. Connect the infeed hose to the water
supply.
NOTE! For best performance, try to
minimize the kinking of the infeed hose.
DANGER
Do NOT position your body over riser. If
pressure causes the riser to blow off,
death or serious injury could occur.
CAUTION!! Never lean over riser!
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Machine Operation
This section describes the procedures for
using the gas drive and turbine drive versions
of the Reel Rain. The information below,
Cutoff Bar, is relevant to both types of drive.
Cutoff Bar
IMPORTANT! Make certain that the cutoff bar
is pulled out away from the machine. If the bar
is striking the transmission disengage, the
transmission will not go into high or low range.
Test the cutoff bar:
With the machine running and the
transmission engaged, push the automatic
cutoff bar toward the machine. The Reel Rain
should shift the transmission into neutral and
stop the motor or turbine. If the transmission
does not shift into neutral, lengthen the rod
that engages the plunger. Test again. If the
transmission shifts to neutral but the engine
does not shut off, adjust the cutoff switch so
that it trips to the normally closed position (out)
when the plunger is depressed.
Transmission
shift plunger
Engine cutoff
switch
CAUTION
Do NOT operate the irrigator if the
automatic cutoff does not shut the engine
off. Serious machine damage will occur if
the drum continues to rotate after the
hose has been retrieved.
Automatic cutoff bar
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Gas Drive
4. Place the belt in the selected groove.
1. Open the shield covering the drives.
Handle to
open shield
2. Refer to the drawing below, or “Charts” in
Chapter 3, Operation Overview, to select
the proper pulley.
Outer
jackshaft
pulleys
Inner
Jackshaft
pulleys
3. Release the tension on the step cone
drives by pushing the drive belt tensioner
handle up.
5. Release the handle to re-tension the belt
once the belt is in place.
6. Close the shield.
Drive belt
tensioner
handle
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Gas Drive
7. Open the water supply valve gradually and
allow the water to flow to the irrigator.
DANGER
Do NOT suddenly supply high pressure
water to the system. Instead, allow the
pressure to build up slowly. This will help
avoid water hammer, which can rupture
pipes, hoses, and/or seals. Failure to do
so can cause death, serious injury, or
significant damage to the machine.
8. Allow the gun to irrigate the land at the
lane end. This is necessary to maintain
even distribution of water over the entire
length of the gun cart movement.
Water is usually run for at least 10-15
minutes to prevent dry spots at the end of
the field. Adjust the time for any other type
of application as appropriate.
Automatic
cutoff bar
NOTE! If the automatic cutoff bar is not
fully out, the engine will not start.
12. Verify that the transmission is in neutral. If
it is not, engage the brake handle, place
the transmission in neutral, and disengage
the brake slowly.
NOTE! Once the water is started, it
continues running until the supply is shut
off, even if the engine stops running.
Gear in neutral
9. Check the gas level in the gas tank and fill
if necessary.
10. Check the oil level in the engine and fill if
necessary.
Brake
disengaged
NOTE! The engine has an automatic
shutoff that stops the engine if the oil level
is too low. Refer to the engine manual for
information on the engine.
11. Pull the automatic cutoff bar out toward the
gun cart.
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Gas Drive
Start the engine:
13. Open the fuel valve at the bottom of the
gas tank.
Fuel valve
Engine switch
17. Adjust the engine throttle to approximately
1/2 throttle.
14. Turn the fuel valve on the engine to the
"ON" position.
Idle adjustment
Choke
Throttle
Fuel valve
18. Choke the engine.
15. If the engine is cold, it may be necessary
to turn the choke lever on or partially on.
16. Turn the engine ON/OFF switch to ON.
IMPORTANT! Do NOT exceed 3900
RPMs. Do NOT allow the engine to run at
low RPMs for an extended period, as the
spark plug will foul. Low RPMs should not
be less than 2200 RPMs.
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Gas Drive
19. Grab the recoil starter grip and pull briskly.
Be sure to allow the recoil starter grip to
return slowly. If the engine does not start,
pull again.
Choke
NOTE! Do NOT allow the starter grip to
snap back against the engine as damage
to the starter could result.
Fuel shutoff
Recoil
starter
23. Shift the range lever into "H" (high) or "L"
(low) range, depending on the desired
retrieval speed.
20. Release the choke as the engine warms
up. Let the engine warm up several
minutes prior to starting hose retrieval.
NOTE! You can select any hose retrieval
speed between 1.25 foot per minute and 8
feet per minute, depending on the options
you choose. Use the Hose Speed chart in
the “Charts” section of the Chapter 3,
Operation Overview (or on the Reel Rain)
to determine the proper transmission and
pulley settings for the speed desired.
21. Adjust the engine to a low idle (1800 RPM
or less).
22. Adjust the engine speed to obtain the
desired hose retrieval speed.
NOTE! The run will terminate when the
gun cart is pulled back in and the
automatic cutoff bar has stopped hose
retrieval. The automatic cutoff DOES NOT
turn off water to the irrigator. You must
shut off the water manually to prevent
over-irrigation of the land at the lane end.
Shift range lever into H or L
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Change Gas Drive Speed
Range
If it is necessary to change the speed range
of the pulleys:
1. Shut off the engine.
Fuel cutoff
Engine switch
3. Engage the reel brake.
2. Turn off the fuel valve on the carburetor
and fuel cutoff valve under the gas tank.
Transmission
in neutral
Reel
brake
engaged
4. Shift the transmission to neutral.
5. Slowly release the reel brake to allow hose
tension to dissipate by unwinding.
6. Engage the reel brake again.
Fuel valve
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Change Gas Drive Speed Range
7. Open the shield covering the drives.
10. Place the belt in the selected groove.
Handle to
open shield
8. Select correct pulley ratio according to the
diagram below.
Outer
Jackshaft
pulleys
Inner
Jackshaft
pulleys
9. Release tension on the step cone pulley belt
by pushing up the drive belt tensioner.
11. Reapply tension to the belts by releasing
the drive belt tensioner handle.
Drive belt
tensioner
handle
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13. Turn ON the fuel valve on the carburetor
and open the fuel valve under the gas tank.
15. Disengage the reel brake.
Brake
disengaged
Fuel valve
16. With the engine still running at idle, shift
the transmission into the desired range
(high or low).
Fuel valve under
gas tank
14. Restart engine; run at low idle.
Shift range lever into H or L
Engine switch
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Turbine Drive
1. Shut off the turbine by opening the butterfly
valve.
6. Open the water supply valve gradually and
allow the water to flow to the irrigator.
7. Allow the gun to irrigate the land at the
lane end. This is necessary to maintain
the even distribution of water over the
entire length of the gun cart movement.
Water is usually run for at least 10-15
minutes to prevent dry spots at the end of
the field. Adjust the time for any other type
of application as needed.
Butterfly
valve lever
open
NOTE! Once the water is started, it
continues running until the supply is shut
off, even if the turbine stops running.
2. Engage the reel brake.
DANGER
Transmission
in neutral
Reel
brake
engaged
Do NOT suddenly supply high pressure
water to the system. Instead, allow the
pressure to build up slowly. This will help
avoid water hammer, which can rupture
pipes, hoses, and/or seals. Failure to do
so can cause death, serious injury, or
significant damage to the machine.
Do NOT exceed 150 PSI at inlet plumbing;
check the input pressure gauge.
3. Shift the transmission to Neutral.
4. Slowly disengage the brake by pulling it
down to allow hose tension to dissipate by
unwinding.
5. Engage the brake again.
Input pressure
gauge
Brake
engaged
8. Open the shield covering the pulleys.
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Turbine Drive
Handle to
open shield
10. Select the correct pulley ratio. See the
Hose Speed chart in the “Charts” section
of Chapter 3, Operation Overview and
drawing below.
11. Place the belt in the selected groove.
9. Disengage the drive belt tensioner for the
step cone pulley belt by pushing the
handle up.
Outer
Jackshaft
pulleys
Inner
Jackshaft
pulleys
12. Engage the drive belt tensioner by
releasing the handle.
Drive belt
tensioner
handle
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Turbine Drive
14. Slowly close the butterfly valve until the
turbine begins to turn.
NOTE! The run will terminate when the
gun cart is pulled back in and the
automatic cutoff bar has stopped hose
retrieval. The automatic cutoff DOES NOT
turn off water to the irrigator. You must
shut off the water manually to prevent
over-irrigation of the land at the end of the
run.
CAUTION
Butterfly
valve lever
closed
Make certain that the automatic cutoff bar
is pulled out away from the machine or
the transmission will not go into gear.
15. As the turbine begins to turn, shift the
transmission to the desired range.
NOTE! You can select any hose retrieval
speed between 1 foot per minute and 6
feet per minute, depending on the options
you choose.
If you are able to change gears with the
bar pushed in, the cutoff bar is not
working. Do NOT operate the irrigator if
the automatic cutoff does not shut the
turbine off. Serious machine damage will
occur if the drum continues to rotate after
the hose has been retrieved.
16. After the transmission is engaged, close
the butterfly valve until the desired ground
speed is achieved. The digital speed
readout displays the hose retrieval ground
speed.
Digital
speed
readout
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Change Turbine Drive Speed
Range
6. Open the shield covering the pulleys.
1. Shut off the turbine by opening the butterfly
valve.
Handle to
open shield
Butterfly
valve lever
open
7. Disengage the drive belt tensioner for the
step cone pulley belt by pushing the handle
up.
2. Engage the reel brake.
Transmission
in neutral
Brake
engaged
Drive belt
tensioner
handle
3. Shift the transmission to Neutral.
4. Slowly disengage the brake by pulling it
down to allow hose tension to dissipate by
unwinding.
5. Engage the brake again.
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Change Turbine Drive Speed Range
8. Use the Hose Speed chart in the “Charts”
section of Chapter 3, Operation Overview
and diagram below to select the pulley.
9. Place the belt in the correct pulleys.
Outer
jackshaft
pulleys
11. Close the shield
12. Slowly close the butterfly valve.
13. As the turbine begins to turn, shift the
transmission to the desired range.
Inner
Jackshaft
pulleys
10. Engage the drive belt tensioner by
releasing the handle.
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Change Turbine Drive Speed Range,
NOTE! You can select any hose retrieval
speed between 1 foot per minute and 6 feet
per minute, depending on the options you
choose. Speed may be limited by water
flow rate.
Digital
speed
readout
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14. After the transmission has been engaged,
close the butterfly valve until the desired
ground speed is achieved.
Butterfly
valve lever
closed
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Terminating the Run
The time needed to complete a run depends
on the retrieval speed and hose length.
Usually, the run is terminated when the gun
cart has been pulled all the way in and the
automatic cutoff bar has stopped the hose
retrieval.
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If you choose to stop the irrigator before the
gun cart is all the way in, you can use the PTO
shaft to rewind the remaining hose.
Instructions for using the PTO shaft to rewind
the hose begin on page 77. The procedure for
ending a run starts on page 72.
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End the Run
1. Allow the gun to irrigate the land at the
lane end. This is necessary to maintain
even distribution of water over the entire
length of the gun cart movement.
Water is usually run for at least 10-15
minutes to prevent dry spots at the end of
the field. Adjust the time as necessary.
Fuel valve under tank
CAUTION
During normal operation, the automatic
cutoff bar stops the hose retrieval once the
gun cart is pulled all the way in. This
prevents damage to the machine from
over winding. The automatic cutoff bar
does NOT turn off the water. The water
must be shut off manually to prevent overirrigation of the land at the lane end.
3. Turn the engine on/off switch to OFF.
Engine shutoff
If equipped with an engine:
2. Turn off the fuel valve on the engine and
close the fuel valve under the tank.
Fuel valve on engine
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End the Run
For both turbine and engine machines:
6. Roll the infeed hose up and store in the
machine tongue.
4. Close the riser valve to shut off the water
to the irrigator after the water pressure
source has been cut off.
DANGER!
Do NOT position your body over riser. If
pressure causes the riser to blow off,
death or serious injury could occur.
IMPORTANT!!
Do NOT
position body
over riser!
7. Lower the gun cart using the winch, or
hydraulic lever, if equipped with hydraulics.
Manual gun cart lift
winch handle
5. Check the pressure gauge. When the
water pressure falls to 0 (zero), disconnect
the infeed hose from the machine and
water source.
Hydraulic gun cart lift
Pressure
gauge
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End the Run
8. Connect the gun cart lift to the gun cart
chains.
Manual gun cart lift
winch handle
Gun cart lift chains
9. Raise the gun cart.
Hydraulic gun cart handle
A. Unclip the safety latch hook on the gun
cart lift arm and lower the cable.
B. Attach the hooks to the gun cart.
C. Crank the gun cart up with the winch.
If equipped with hydraulic legs and gun
cart lift, use the bottom lever to raise
the gun cart.
D. Latch the safety chain to the frame.
12. Engage the brake on the gearbox. This
will prevent the hose from backlashing
during transport.
Brake
engaged
Transmission
in neutral
Safety latch hook
13. Raise the stabilizer legs as appropriate for
your type
10. Secure the safety latch.
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11. Lower the gun cart using the winch handle
(or hydraulic handle, if equipped with
hydraulics) so that the safety chain is
carrying the load.
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If throw down legs, remove pin, fold up
leg, and replace pin for each leg.
If crank down legs, use hand crank to
raise legs completely.
If equipped with hydraulics, use the
hydraulic controls to raise the legs.
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End the Run
CAUTION
Pinch Point! Never allow your limbs or
fingers to get between the leg and the
Reel Rain frame. Injury could occur if
limbs or fingers are pinched between the
leg and framework.
Controls
Hydraulic legs
14. Rotate the machine if required.
Leg hand crank
Crank down leg
A. Remove the pin securing the turntable.
B. Rotate the turntable so that the sides of
the drum reel are parallel to the
wheels.
C. Replace the pin securing the turntable.
NOTE! Step 14 is not applicable for the
C1400.
Pin
Throw down legs
Left leg
Right leg
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End the Run
15. Drive the tractor to the front of the irrigator
and hook the Reel Rain to the tractor
drawbar.
16. Raise the jack.
A. Pull spring loaded locking pin .
B. Slide the telescoping shoe up into the
jack.
C. Release the spring loaded locking pin.
17. Move the machine to the next site to be
irrigated (see “Towing” at the beginning of
this chapter).
CAUTION
Always attach a safety chain from the Reel
Rain to the towing vehicle when you
transport the irrigator.
Locking pin
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Rewind Hose with PTO Shaft
These instructions are necessary only if you
choose not to allow the gun cart to be
completely pulled in by the Reel Rain drive
system.
NOTE! When you wind up the hose with
PTO rewind, it is desirable to have water
pressure in the hose. The water pressure
in the hose prevents the hose from
becoming oval in shape and affecting the
level wind timing. If rewound without
pressure, manual realignment of the hose
may be required.
2. Turn the engine on/off switch to OFF.
Engine shutoff
If equipped with an engine:
3. Engage the reel brake.
1. Turn off the fuel valve on the engine and
close the fuel valve under the tank.
4. Move the transmission gear to neutral.
Brake
engaged
Fuel valve on engine
Transmission
in neutral
5. Pull the handle down to disengage the
brake mechanism, slowly allowing the
hose to unwind slightly and dissipate any
tension in the hose.
Fuel valve under tank
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Rewind Hose with PTO Shaft
6. Remove the PTO shaft from its storage
bracket on the front of the irrigator.
10. Push the reel brake down to disengage.
11. Remove the PTO rewind hand crank from
its storage location; replace the clip.
Hand crank
Brake
PTO Shaft input
PTO Shaft
7. Connect the PTO shaft to a standard
tractor with 545 RPM PTO speed.
CAUTION
Do NOT operate above 1/3 PTO speed.
12. Install the PTO rewind hand crank in the
PTO shaft input.
Do NOT use a PTO shaft with less than a
four foot collapsed length. Using a shorter
PTO shaft can cause damage to the
gearbox.
8. When the gun cart is approximately 20 feet
from the irrigator, disengage the drive to
the PTO shaft and shut off the tractor.
Hand crank
installed
9. Engage the reel brake.
13. Finish rewinding the hose using the hand
crank.
Brake
engaged
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Rewind PTO with Hand Crank, Continued
14. Remove the hand crank and return it to its
storage place.
CAUTION
The machine cutoff will not stop the drum
rotation when rewound with a tractor PTO.
Hand crank
returned to
storage
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Adjustments
5.
Adjustments
Overview ................................................. 82
Automatic Shutoff .................................... 82
Compensation Adjustment ....................... 83
Digital Speed Readout ............................. 84
Tachometer Programming Instructions .... 85
Level Wind Timing ................................... 86
Stabilizer Legs ......................................... 88
Hydraulic Stabilizer Legs and Turntable88
Throw Down Stabilizer Legs................. 89
Crank Down Stabilizer Legs ................. 90
Gun Carts ................................................ 91
Drains .................................................. 91
Main Wheels ........................................ 92
Nose Wheel ......................................... 92
Guns........................................................ 93
Gun Speed ........................................... 93
Nozzles ................................................ 94
Tension Adjustments ............................... 95
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Overview
Automatic Shutoff
This chapter provides information for making
basic adjustments on the Reel Rain after it is
put into operation. Adjustments needed to set
up the Reel Rain initially are described in the
Chapter 2, Preparation.
When the automatic cutoff bar is pushed in,
the Reel Rain engine or turbine automatically
stops. If the shutoff bar does not work on
engine models, adjust or replace the switch
(see photo). On turbine models, be certain
that the main valve is opening completely.
Information needed to set up and run the Reel
Rain is provided in Chapter 4, Setup and
Operation. Chapter 6, Maintenance, contains
information for lubrication, maintenance, and
storage of the Reel Rain.
NOTE! The water flow is not stopped by
the automatic shutoff bar.
You must
manually turn off the water supply to stop
the water.
Adjustment
Screws
Switch
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Compensation
Adjustment
The compensation system automatically
controls the retrieval speed of the hose to
within a few percentage points of the original
set speed over the course of the run. This
compensation is necessary as the hose layers
build up on the drum reel and the diameter of
the drum increases. It automatically slows the
drum down to maintain a consistent rate of
hose speed retrieval.
4. The top of the drive belt should be
approximately 1/8 of an inch from the
outside of the variable speed sheave. If
the distance is greater than this, release
tension by moving the idler down. If it is
less, move the idler up to increase tension.
The compensation system consists of a
sensor bar that determines the number of
layers of hose on the reel and a variable
speed pulley assembly that automatically
adjusts the speed of hose retrieval.
Move idler to
adjust
1. Pull the hose out 20 feet.
2. Pull the cutoff bar out.
3. Open the shield covering the
compensation assembly. This is located
on the left side of the machine as you face
the gun cart side of the Reel Rain.
5. If there is a drastic difference in belt
position, it may be necessary to readjust
the compensation arm connection where
shown.
Compensation arm connection
Open this shield
NOTE! All
be on the
adjustment,
fully wound
the idler.
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drum when you make the
so make sure the hose is
on the drum before you set
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Digital Speed Readout
The digital speed readout on the turbine Reel
Rain uses a magnetic pickup to measure the
hose speed. Over time, the magnetic pickup
gap may need adjustment.
To adjust the magnetic pickup gap:
Measure the gap between the tooth of the
sensor target and the magnetic pickup head.
The gap should be between 1/16 and 1/8”. If
the gap is not correct, loosen the pickup
assembly and lock nut. Adjust as necessary.
If the digital assembly becomes dim:
Remove and replace the batteries.
If readings are incorrect:
Remove the cover of the digital readout unit
and check the settings. (See next page).
Digital speed
readout
Adjust
Clearance
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Tachometer Programming
Instructions
The tachometer for your machine has been
fully programmed at the factory. However, if
you have a replacement tachometer, program
the new tachometer using the instructions
included with it in the packaging. Instructions
can also be found on the AMADAS website as
follows:
IMPORTANT!
Do NOT program your
tachometer UNLESS you have received a
replacement from AMADAS Industries.
Tachometers on new machines are fully
programmed at the factory and attempting
to re-program them may cause errors.
1. Go to www.amadas.com
2. From the AMADAS home page, select
Product Catalogs and Manuals
3. From the Product Catalogs and Manuals
page, select Technical Bulletins
4. Select Tach Programming for
Diggers/Irrigators (Form 0366; Part
#16395)
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Level Wind Timing
The level wind timing must be properly
adjusted for the hose to coil back on the reel
correctly. Check the timing when you use the
Reel Rain for the first time and at least once
every three months.
To adjust the level wind timing:
1. Pull the hose out until only one coil remains
on the drum reel and the goose neck is on
the bottom.
Measure distance
Traverse
cradle
2. Push the hose coil tightly against the side
of the goose neck and measure the
distance from the inside edge of the drum
reel to the center of the hose next to the
goose neck.
Gooseneck
Measure distance
3. Measure the distance from the inside edge
of the drum reel to the center of the
traverse cradle. The center of the traverse
cradle should be ¼ “ closer to the edge of
the drum reel than the hose center at the
gooseneck.
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Adjustments
Level Wind Timing
4. Adjust the traverse cradle as follows:
a. Remove the #40 level wind drive chain
that drives from the drum center to the
level wind gearbox.
#40 Level
wind chain
#40 Level
wind chain
Boss on #80
traverse chain
c. Check the measurement and re-adjust if
necessary.
d. Replace the level wind drive chain.
#80 Traverse Chain
b. Adjust the traverse cradle so that the
center of the hose is ¼ “ closer to the
reel side than the hose is at the
gooseneck (refer to photos on previous
page). Be certain that the boss on the
#80 traverse chain is on the lower loop
of the chain when the hose is pulled out
to the last coil. (You may have to adjust
the length the hose is pulled out to
move the chain to the correct position.)
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Stabilizer Legs
Three stabilizer leg options are available with
the Reel Rain. This section describes each
type of leg.
Hydraulic Stabilizer Legs and
Turntable
•
To raise or lower the left leg, raise or lower
the left handle.
•
To raise or lower the gun cart, raise or
lower the lower handle.
•
To rotate the turntable, use the handle
shown below.
Turntable
control
The hydraulic legs and turntable are operated
using the tractor’s hydraulics
The stabilizer legs function as follows:
•
The three handles on the side of the
irrigator control each leg and the gun cart.
Left leg
Right leg
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Before using the hydraulic legs, remove
the nut and bolt securing each hydraulic
leg for shipping. Machine damage will
result if an attempt is made to move the
legs hydraulically with the shipping bolts
still in place.
CAUTION
When lowering the stabilizer legs, do NOT
overextend them to the point that the side
of the irrigator is picked up. This will
severely affect the stability of the Reel
Rain and could result in serious injury or
damage to the Reel Rain.
Gun cart
•
CAUTION
To raise and lower the right leg, raise or
lower the right handle.
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Adjustments
Throw Down Stabilizer Legs
(Available only on the C1400 and C2000) The
throw down stabilizer legs are used to provide
stability for the Reel Rain while it is in use.
Generally, this type of leg requires no
adjustments.
To use the throw down stabilizer legs:
1. Remove the pin holding the leg.
Plate
3. Raise the leg and re-insert the pin when
the Reel Rain needs to be moved.
Pin
2. “Throw” the leg down so that the plate at
the end of the leg is embedded into the
ground.
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Reel Rain Series C1400/C2000/C3000
Crank Down Stabilizer Legs
The crank down stabilizer legs are used to
provide stability for the Reel Rain while it is in
use. These legs are operated with a crank
mechanism.
Crank
Handle
To use the crank down legs:
IMPORTANT! Each of the crank down
legs has a pawl. When correctly engaged,
the pawl prevents the leg from moving.
Disengage the pawl by reversing its
position before attempting to raise or lower
a leg. When the leg is in position, make
sure the pawl is engaged to prevent the
leg from raising or dropping freely.
2. Tighten the tensioner located on each leg
as necessary to prevent the leg from free
falling when not held by the pawl.
Pawl
Tensioner
1. Crank each leg down until the plate at the
end of the leg is embedded into the
ground. Use the chain pawl to secure the
chain and hold the leg.
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3. Reverse the chain pawl and use each
crank in the reverse direction to bring the
legs back up.
4. Reposition the pawl so the leg remains in
position.
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Adjustments
Drains
Gun Carts
Reel Rain gun carts are equipped with an
adjustable nose wheel and variable width main
wheels. The adjustable nose wheel allows the
cart to be adjusted to roll straight so that the
cart will follow behind the hose properly. The
variable width main wheels allow the cart to be
tailored to different field conditions.
Generally, the gun cart should be adjusted so
that the wheels are as wide apart as possible
for stability. In addition, if the flow rate
exceeds 300 GPM, fluid or weight must be
added to the tires of the gun cart to add
stability. Weight and width extension kits are
available for the MH50 gun cart. In addition,
an extension is also available to add height to
the gun.
The low pressure drain will automatically drain
water from the gun cart as needed. When you
drain the hose, remove the rear drain cover to
drain water from the gun cart.
CAUTION
Make sure water pressure is off of the
machine before attempting to drain water
out of the drain.
Low
pressure
drain
Rear Drain Cover
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Main Wheels
Nose Wheel
Adjust the main wheels as follows:
Adjust the nose wheel as follows:
1. Remove bolts and slow moving vehicle
sign.
1. Loosen the four bolts holding the nose
wheel in place.
2. Pull wheel arms out or push together to
desired width.
2. Twist the nose wheel slightly, opposite the
direction the gun cart is running out of line.
3. Reinstall bolts and slow moving vehicle
sign.
3. Re-tighten the nose wheel bolts.
4. Test again.
Nose wheel bolts
Bolts
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Adjustments
Guns
Reel rain
Either the Nelson SR Big Gun or Komet Twin
202 is used with the Reel Rain. Both guns
function similarly.
Direction of cart travel
Gun nozzles and/or rings can be changed to
vary the volume of water discharged at any
given pressure. Larger nozzles or ring sizes
have higher discharge rates than smaller
nozzles or rings at the same pressure. Refer to
the “Charts” section in Chapter 3, Operation
Overview, for discharge rates of specific ring
sizes.
270º
Stops on the gun are set to determine the arc
that the gun turns to dispense water.
Generally, we recommend you set the stops so
that the gun turns in no more than a 270º arc
behind the cart. This will eliminate water
sprayed between the gun cart and Reel Rain.
The smaller nozzle installed on the side of the
gun will cover the area near the gun.
Gun Speed
The speed the gun rotates is adjusted by the
placement of weight on the gun. This weight
is located on the top of the gun cart.
To change the gun speed:
1. Loosen the bolt.
Smaller
nozzle
2. Move the weight in direction indicated by
arrows to slow down or speed up the gun.
3. Tighten the bolt.
Stops
Nelson SR200 Big Gun
Nozzle
Bolt
Set stops no
more than 270º
Komet Twin 202
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Nozzles
The photos show the same gun with two
different types of nozzles.
Taper
Bore
Nozzle
CAUTION
Make sure water pressure is off of the
machine before changing a nozzle.
Attempting to change a nozzle while the
gun is under pressure could result in
serious injury.
To change a taper bore nozzle:
1. Unscrew existing nozzle.
2. Using the charts in Chapter 3, Operation
Overview, determine the proper size
nozzle.
Ring
Nozzle
3. Screw on the desired nozzle and tighten.
To change a ring nozzle:
1. Unscrew the ring holder on the end of the
nozzle.
2. Using the charts in Chapter 3, Operation
Overview, determine the proper size ring.
3. Place the desired ring in the ring holder
and screw the ring holder onto the end of
the nozzle.
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Adjustments
Tension Adjustments
The
following
photos
show
tension
adjustments that can be made for the Reel
Rain.
#80 Traverse chain for level wind
#40 Drive chain for level wind gearbox
Tensioner
Tensioner
Drive chain from main gearbox to jack shaft
Transmission brake
Tensioner
PTO Shaft
Tensioner
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Maintenance
6.
Maintenance
Performing Maintenance .......................... 98
Lubrication ............................................... 99
Lubrication Schedule............................ 99
Chains................................................ 100
Gearbox ............................................. 101
Grease Fittings................................... 102
Inlet Spindle Bearing .......................... 102
PTO Shaft .......................................... 103
Tires ................................................... 103
Traverse Assembly ............................ 104
Wheel Bearings/Gun Cart .................. 104
Wheel Bearings/Reel Rain ................. 105
Preventative Maintenance ..................... 106
Drum Drive Chain............................... 107
Drive Chains ...................................... 107
Engine................................................ 108
Level Wind Chain ............................... 108
Plumbing Seals .................................. 109
Stabilizer Legs ................................... 110
Traverse Chain .................................. 110
Off Season Storage ............................... 111
Off Season Storage Checklist ............ 111
Troubleshooting ..................................... 112
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Performing Maintenance
We strongly recommend that you perform
regular maintenance on your Reel Rain
irrigator to help ensure efficient and safe
operation.
The following page contains the Lubrication
Schedule we recommend you follow. Each
item on the schedule is described in more
detail in this chapter.
If you need to replace any machine parts,
please contact your Amadas dealer.
Safety Decals
Be sure to follow all warnings indicated by the
safety decals on this machine. An example of
a safety decal is shown below.
CAUTION
Please follow safety recommendations
when performing any maintenance on the
Reel Rain.
•
Do NOT make adjustments or attempt
any maintenance while the machine is
in operation.
•
Always engage the machine’s brake
before attempting any maintenance or
adjustments.
• Use the stabilizer legs when performing
any maintenance. Make sure the Reel
Rain is properly positioned.
• Do NOT perform any maintenance or
repairs on the irrigator while it is under
pressure. Always make sure the water
source is shut off.
•
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Use care when handling hydraulic
hoses and carefully read all warnings.
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Maintenance
Lubrication
Lubricate your Reel Rain according to the
schedule below.
Each item on the schedule is described in
more detail beginning on the next page.
Lubrication Schedule
Location
Type of Lubricant
Chains (except drum)
30 weight oil
Gearbox
Agra Grade 5
Daily
Every 2
Weeks
Monthly
X
X
Grease fittings (5)
Multi-purpose grease
X
Inlet spindle bearing
Multi-purpose grease
X
PTO shaft
(if used daily)
Multi-purpose grease
X
Traverse Assembly
Multi-purpose grease
X
Wheel bearings/Reel
Rain
Wheel bearing grease
Wheel Bearings/Gun
Cart
Wheel bearing grease
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X
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Chains
IMPORTANT! Do NOT grease drum drive
chains as chain slippage will result.
Lubricate
• 30 weight oil
• Monthly
Grease all chains with 30 weight oil monthly
EXCEPT the drum drive chains.
Lubricate chains
Never lubricate!!
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Gearbox
•
Lubricate
• Yearly
• Agra Grade 5
Level wind gearbox, located on the left
hand side of the machine, if you are
viewing the remaining hose indicator. Fill
the gearbox just to the point of overflowing.
The following two gearboxes are located on
the Reel Rain:
•
Main drive gearbox, located behind the
gear shifter. You will need to remove the
shield to access this gearbox. The oil site
gauge can be viewed through an opening
in the shield so you can check the amount
of oil in the gearbox without removing the
shield.
Level Wind
Gearbox
Oil sight
glass
Level Wind
Gearbox
Main drive gearbox behind shield
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Grease Fittings
Inlet Spindle Bearing
Lubricate
• Monthly
• Multi-purpose grease
Lubricate
• Weekly
• Use multi-purpose grease
Exception: Lubricate the grease fitting on the
gun cart nose wheel daily.
1. Using a screwdriver, pry the plastic bearing
from the thrust washer.
Grease fitting
2. Pack multi-purpose grease between the
thrust washer and bearing.
Pack with
grease
Grease fitting
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Maintenance
PTO Shaft
Tires
Lubricate
• Daily
• Use multi-purpose grease
Maintain tire pressure:
• 90 PSI for both the C2000 and C3000
• 36 PSI for C1400
PTO Shaft
Grease point
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Traverse Assembly
Wheel Bearings/Gun Cart
Lubricate
• Every two weeks
• Use multi-purpose grease
Lubricate
• Daily
• Wheel bearing grease
1. Lubricate the chain slider assembly on the
rear of the traverse frame.
Pump wheel bearing grease into the gun cart
wheel grease fittings before each use.
2. Lubricate the grease point with multipurpose grease.
3. Lubricate the surface of the slide rod.
Grease fitting
4. Lubricate the boss.
Lubricate
Lubricate
Grease fitting
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Wheel Bearings/Reel Rain
Lubricate
• Yearly
• Wheel bearing grease
Pull wheels and repack wheel bearings.
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Preventative Maintenance
The checklist to the right lists general
preventative maintenance that should be
performed every six months. Routine general
inspection and repair is necessary to increase
the service life of the machine.
More detailed preventative maintenance is
described beginning on the next page.
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Preventative Maintenance Checklist
√
Check the oil levels in all gearboxes. If
necessary, fill the traverse box with
non-foaming 90 weight oil. Fill the
main gearbox with synthetic 90 weight
gear lube.
√
Inspect the frame for chipped paint or
rust. Repaint if necessary.
√
Check the condition of the tires.
Replace if worn or damaged. Check
the tire pressure and inflate to 90 PSI if
necessary (36 PSI for the C1400).
√
Check the wheel lug nut torque. It
should be 125 ft/lbs (200ft/lbs for the
C1400).
√
Inspect the hose for cracks, damage,
or loose connections. Repair or
replace as necessary.
√
Check the condition of all belts.
Replace any damaged belts.
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Maintenance
Drum Drive Chain
Drive Chains
Measure the length of each drum drive chain
tension spring on both sides of the drum reel.
If the length of each spring from the first coil to
the last coil is not 12 inches, turn the spring
adjustment rods until the springs measure 12
inches.
Adjust the tension in the drive chains behind
the safety shield so that there is approximately
½ inch of sag.
1. Open the safety shield.
2. Loosen the bolt securing the idler.
3. Move the idlers until the tension is correct.
4. Re-tighten the idler bolts and close the
shield.
12”
Drive chain tensioner
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Engine
Level Wind Chain
If your Reel Rain is powered by a gas engine,
refer to the maintenance section of the Engine
Owner's Manual. Regular maintenance should
be performed on the air cleaner and spark
plugs.
Remove the excess slack in the level wind
chain.
NOTE! It is very important that the oil be
changed according to the instructions in
the Engine Owner’s Manual.
1. Loosen the bolt holding idler in place.
2. Push the idler toward the chain until all
slack is gone.
3. Tighten the idler.
Idler bolt
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Maintenance
Plumbing Seals
Check for leakage around the side rotating
seal where the inlet plumbing is connected. If
water is leaking, replace the side rotating seal
as follows:
NOTE! The seal will leak until the
system’s pressure is reached and then will
drip slightly. Change the seal when the
leak does not stop after the system
pressure is reached.
1. Turn off the water flow to the irrigator.
2. Disconnect the infeed hose.
3. Unbolt and remove the inlet plumbing.
4. Remove the retaining ring, O-ring, and
thrust washer from the inlet spindle.
5. Install the new O-ring, retaining ring, and
thrust washer on the inlet spindle. Be
certain that the thrust washer is greased
thoroughly.
NOTE! The thrust washer, inlet spindle,
and inlet plumbing should not have any
rust on them. If necessary, clean these
items. Rust will prevent the thrust washer
from moving freely.
6. Replace the inlet plumping and bolt into
place. The inlet plumping must be lined up
with the inlet spindle to prevent any
leaking.
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Maintenance
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Stabilizer Legs
Traverse Chain
1. Regular inspection and adjustment will
keep the legs in good operating condition.
Adjust so that the sag of the chain at the
midpoint of the machine is less than ½ inch.
You should be able to squeeze the two chains
together in the midpoint when properly
adjusted.
2. Inspect the legs for damage or missing
parts.
3. Repair or replace as required.
1. Loosen the nut on the back of the chain
idler.
2. Loosen the lock nut on the adjusting
screw.
3. Loosen the traverse chain idler sprocket
bolt ½ turn.
4. Turn the adjusting screw until the tension
is correct.
5. Re-tighten the idler sprocket bolt
6. Re-tighten all lock nuts.
Chain tensioner
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Maintenance
Off Season Storage
The items on this list should be followed each
time the irrigator is put away for storage.
Review the off season storage checklist below.
Off Season Storage
Checklist
√
Tow the hose out to the full length.
√
Leave at least 1 coil of hose on the
drum reel to prevent pulling the hose
off of the reel. It is difficult to replace
the hose once it has been pulled off.
√
Remove the drain fitting from the rear
of the gun cart.
√
Rewind the hose slowly with the
tractor PTO. This will allow the water
to drain from the irrigator and prevent
freeze damage to the Reel Rain. The
hose may become slightly oval in
shape when the water drains out and
may not rewind properly on the drum
reel. Avoid cross layering the hose,
which can break the traverse cradle
or damage the hose. If necessary,
use a wooden post to pry the hose
and force it in place.
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On the turbine powered machines,
open the butterfly valve, gate valve,
and the drain plug or petcock on the
turbine.
√
On gas engine powered machines,
drain all fuel from the tank and
carburetor.
√
Grease all fittings.
√
Touch up any scratched or chipped
paint on the irrigator and repaint any
rusted areas.
√
Cover the inlet and gun to prevent
the entrance of dirt or animals.
Replace the drain plug.
√
Store the irrigator in a clean and dry
place.
√
If the Reel Rain will be left outside,
cover the entire machine with
waterproof tarp.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Engine is not set up properly
(out of gas, low oil, fouled
spark plug, etc.)
Refer to the Engine Owner’s
Manual.
Gas or water is in the
crankcase.
Change the oil. Clean the
carburetor and bowl. Drain
the water from the fuel tank.
Replace with clean fuel.
Automatic cut off bar is not
pulled toward the gun cart.
Pull the bar out.
Automatic cut off switch is
broken or out of adjustment
Replace or adjust as required.
Engine will not start.
Engine will not start or the
transmission will not go into
high or low range.
Water flow is too low.
Turbine does not work.
Irregular or uneven irrigation
pattern.
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Correction
Check and increase water
flow by increasing water
pressure or increasing gun
nozzle size.
Automatic cut off bar is not
pulled toward the gun cart.
Pull the bar out.
Automatic cut off linkage is
broken.
Repair linkage.
Defective butterfly valve.
Replace.
Butterfly valve is open.
Close valve.
Wind is shifting.
Adjust irrigating pattern for
windage.
Lane spacing is incorrect.
Check and adjust the lane
spacing.
Speed of gun cart is changing.
Adjust the speed
compensator.
Water pressure is unsteady.
Check and adjust the pump.
Inspect the pump and lines for
leaks.
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Problem
Hose does not rewind, or
rewinds improperly.
Maintenance
Cause
Correction
Stabilizer legs are not down
and the chassis is moving.
Reset the stabilizer legs.
Machine and hose are at an
angle.
Align the machine with the
hose.
Obstructions are blocking or
dragging on the gun cart.
Remove any obstructions.
Level wind timing is out of
adjustment.
Adjust the level wind timing.
Refer to Chapter 5,
Adjustments.
Traverse cradle is broken or
damaged.
Check and replace. After
replacing, re-time according to
Chapter 5, Adjustments.
Turbine operation is erratic.
Check and adjust the drive
range (high or low) settings. If
necessary, change the
impeller or increase water
flow.
Gun cart has fallen over.
Check the gun cart. Add
weight if necessary, or extend
the width between the two
tires.
Gun cart is not tracking
straight.
Adjust the nose wheel
steering. Refer to Chapter 2,
Preparation.
Broken or slipping belts.
Check and replace or tighten.
Remove the oil from the chain
and in the chain track.
Drum chains are slipping.
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Adjust drum chains to proper
tension: 12” from end coil to
end coil.
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