SB350 Boom Manual

SB350 Boom Manual
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PRE-DELIVERY
SAFE OPERATIONS
GENERAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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STARTING UP PROCEDURE
WATER PRESSURE REQUIREMENTS
TRAVEL SPEED
END OF RUN PROCEDURE
ADJUSTMENTS
MISCELLANEOUS AND HOSE CARE
LUBRICATION
TROUBLE SHOOTING
WARRANTY
IRRIGATOR MODEL
SERIAL No.
3 speed GEARBOX MODEL
SERIAL No.
HOSE REEL GEARBOX
SERIAL No.
HOSE SIZE & SERIAL No.
PURGE FITTED
YES
END GUNS FITTED
1
NO
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PRE-DELIVERY
Congratulations on choosing a R I Irrigators travelling irrigator. The Australian made
SB350 Rainspan irrigator is designed to perform successfully when operated
properly in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications and guidelines.
Please read the instructions contained in this manual carefully before operating your
new irrigator. Failure to act in accordance with these guidelines may void your
warranty.
All bolts, nuts and screws on your new irrigator were tightened to correct
specifications before the machine left the factory. However, these can become loose
during shipping, and it is recommended that you ensure all are tightened before
operating the machine.
CHECK LIST
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3.
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5.
Check bolts, nuts and screws are all correctly tensioned.
Complete Re-lubrication
Drive chains properly adjusted
Winch cable properly installed through the guide roller and draw bar roller
Tyre pressures correct
The SB350 Rainspan irrigator is a robust irrigation machine that will give years of
trouble free service when operated correctly.
SAFE OPERATION Be a safe operator. Think before acting and if in doubt always
read your Owner’s Manual or contact you local dealer.
AVOID ACCIDENTS. Most accidents are due to a failure to follow simple and
fundamental safety rules.
• A careful operator is the best insurance against accidents.
• Never operate or service a machine until you have been instructed and/or
understand the irrigator fully.
• Never attempt to service, oil or adjust a machine while it is in motion or under
load
• Never stand near the cable while it is under tension
• Never stand directly in front of, behind or between the wheels while machine is in
operation or under load
• Never tow the irrigator trailing a hose full of water
• Never dismount from tractor while reeling hose or allow anyone to work near
hose reel
• Never disengage gearbox while irrigator is under load
• Never pull hose by only one “ear” of the hose pull coupling
• Never stand directly under the boom.
• Always keep all shields and guards in place
• Always keep hands, feet and clothing away from hose cable and all moving
parts of the machine
• Always stop the machine before making any adjustments or repairs and release
cable tension before doing so
• Always keep well clear of sprinkler head while it is in operation.
• Always look for power lines.
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LAYOUT
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Lanes should be a least 3 metres – 4 metres (9’ – 12’) wide
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Try to keep the lanes well grassed and well mowed to prevent cable becoming
fouled
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The lanes should be perfectly straight. Because of the high stresses that could
be involved, caution must be exercised in running the machine over excessive
gradients and on undulating ground. If in doubt consult your dealer.
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All sharp or abrasive objects that may damage the hose must be removed from
the path of the irrigator
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PADDOCK LAYOUT EXAMPLE: Field layout for the SB350 irrigator will depend
on boom width and field dimensions as shown by the example given in figure 3.1.
Hydrants are located halfway and to the side of each run.
Finish
Start
Water
Storage
Pump Site
Run 1
Run 2
Run 3
Run 4
600m
400m
Shed
300
200m
House
Road
From Pump
3
Anchor Points
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3.2 PREPARING BOOM TO IRRIGATE
3.2a POSITIONING IRRIGATOR
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Using the three-point tow hitch, position irrigator at the start of a lane keeping
clear of sheds and power poles.
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With the tractor hydraulics, slew the boom until it is orientated at 90 to the run.
With the boom in position, re-engage the slew lock and disconnect hydraulic
hoses from the tractor.
3.2b LAYING HOSE AND CABLE
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Unhitch irrigator from tractor and slide layout bar into three-point tow hitch (figure
3.2).
Position hose guide arm on the same side of the lane as the hydrant and lock in
place. This will be the side to lay the hose.
Disengage gearbox to release cable by sliding the disengagement lever out then
connect the wire rope to the tow point on the tractor.
Adjust cable drum brake, leaving enough tension so that the cable may be pulled
out without moving the irrigator.
Pull hose through the roller guides and around the rear layout roller on guide arm
(figure 3.3). Connect hose coupling to layout bar with supplied chains (figure 3.2).
Ensure cable shut-off clamp stopper (Trip Clamp) is set correctly and is tight on
the cable. This will ensure the machine stops at the end of the run.
FIGURE 3.2: Connect hose to layout bar
and cable to tractor pull
FIGURE 3.3: Wrap hose around rear
roller
STARTING UP
(WATER-WINCH SB350)
1. (SB350 RAINSPAN). Reengage the gearbox by sliding the disengagement lever in. If
the required turn the spline end on the gearbox with handle to aid in alien gears to re
engage gearbox.
2. The sprinkler nozzle should be pointed straight down the grassed pathway so that, while
pressure builds up, there will be no damage to the crop because of inadequate stream
break-up.
3. Start the pump and, as pressure builds up, the power mechanism will automatically
engage and the machine will commence travelling.
NOTE: MAXIMUM TOWING SPEED FOR THE CABLE AND IRRIGATOR HOSE IS
5 KILOMETRES PER HOUR.
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1.
PRESSURE REQUIREMENTS
MODEL
MINIMUM OPERATING PRESSURE
SB350 RAINSPAN
50 PSI at the machine
R I Irrigators recommend the above minimum operating pressures for your Traveller
to work effectively. Due to the low pressure it is imperative that all mains, couplings,
hydrants, etc. are in first class working order, properly designed and installed. If any
doubt please check with your Dealer.
GENERAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
2.
(SB350 TURBO WINCH)
TRAVEL SPEED
The travel speed of the irrigator is controlled by two methods.
1.
GEARBOX
(4 POSITIONS)
N, 1st , 2nd , 3rd
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To select the required gear, we must firstly understand that the higher the
gear , the faster the machine moves (just like driving a car) NEVER
CHANGE GEARS WHILE THE MACHINE IS UNDER LOAD (operating)
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To change gear we need to FIRSTLY move the throttle lever to Zero
Position. This allows the load to reduce from the machine. SECONDLY
change gear position as required with the turbine turning slowly.
THIRDLY move the throttle back to the required position and the machine
will commence travelling again.
2.
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THROTTLE LEVER (Diverter Arm)
ZERO to 6
This lever is the source of power to the Gear Box. We can set this to the
desired position, after selecting the required gear. The higher the position
of the Quadrant, the faster the machine will move. We can lock the throttle
lever in position with the adjustable stop.
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The only other variables to speed will be from water flow/pressure and hose load.
END OF RUN PROCEDURE
The Travelling Irrigator will automatically shut-down upon reaching the shut-off clamp
at the end of the run. Switch off the pump and disconnect the hose from the
mainline. Ensure the hose is laid out straight with no kinks.
(SB350 RAINSPAN) Release cable tension by pushing the throttle lever to the zero
position. Pull the disengagement Lever out to allow the cable to relax.
Disconnect cable from anchor point and secure to the irrigator. Raze the draw bar to
its locked position. Now hook the towing tractor to the irrigator and proceed to reel
the hose in following these basic steps.
1. Back the irrigator up until you have 3-4.5 metres (10 – 15 feet) of slack in the
hose.
2. Purging the hose: Connect the PTO to the purge pump then open the ball valve.
Close the butterfly valve under the hose reel. Engage P.T.O. and run tractor at
540 RPM MAXIMUM until the hose is empty. CLOSE THE BALL VALVE AFTER
USE.
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3. Winding hose in: Connect the tractor P.T.O. to the hose reel P.T.O. Now while
seated on the tractor (stay there until job is finished) using low throttle – idle.
Reel in the hose stopping about 3 metres (10ft) from the end. The last 3 metres
(10ft) should be secured by hand to the hose reel.
4. We are now ready to move to the next lane to start another irrigation run.
CABLE DRUM BRAKE
The cable drum is fitted with a spring loaded brake assembly. This is to prevent overrun when the cable is being pulled out. The brake assembly includes a handle for
adjustment.
CABLE REWIND
If there is a need to rewind the irrigator cable manually, this can be achieved by a
hand crank mechanism or by P.T.O. An example of this would be if there is a need
for the cable to be anchored beyond the end of the run (Pathway). In this case the
cable would be wound in manually.
DRIVE CHAINS
Eliminate slack in all chains by adjusting idlers, bearings or by removing a half or full
link.
HOSE REEL HORIZONTAL ROLLER
This roller should be kept parallel to the hose reel and approx 25 mm (1”) above the
lower reel rim.
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IRRIGATOR HOSE
CARE OF THE HOSE
The life of the hose will depend greatly on the care it receives from the owner. The
hose can be repaired if it is accidentally damaged.
There are a number of things that should be noted regarding hose care:
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Make sure all laneways are well grassed and free from sharp or abrasive objects
such as stones etc.
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Do not drive tractors or farm equipment over the hose or operate tillage and
harvesting equipment near the hose.
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Avoid using the hose for mainline by laying it at right angles to the pathway. This
can complicate the procedure of winding up the hose.
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If the hose is cut so that the fibre core of the hose is damaged, consult your
dealer for the method of repair.
WARNING!
REMEMBER ACCIDENTAL HOSE DAMAGE IS NOT COVERED
BY MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY. IT IS IN THE OWNERS
INTEREST TO ADHERE TO THE ABOVE INSTRUCTIONS.
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LUBRICATION SCHEDULE
1. Lubricate all bearing with water resistant pressure gun grease after every 5
irrigation run.
2. Oil all chains with chain oil as required.
3. Maintain the drive gearbox half-full level at sight gauge with EP-90 gear lubricant.
4. Maintain the purge pump tank at sight gauge fill with hyd oil as required.
5. Change oil in the drive gearbox and hose reel gear box once a year with EP-90
gear oil.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING THE SB350 RAINSPAN
FAULT
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
SB350 RAINSPAN
fails to start
travelling
Travel speed slows
down
Travel speed
increases
Cable builds up on
one side
SB350 Rainspain
steers to one side
Cable over-run on
cable drum
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
a) Transmission not in gear
b) Throttle arm in locked
position
Select suitable gear
Depress black knob and select
travel speed
c) Automatic dog clutch did
not engage
Lubricate sliding dog so it slides
freely
d) Turbine impellor jammed
Gear selection too high for load
Rotate flexible coupling back
and forth by hand to dislodge
obstruction.
Select lower gear
Gear selection too low for load
Select higher gear
Cable drum out of alignment
Adjust cable drum to be square
with chassis
Adjust roller box to other side
Roller box not positioned correctly
a)
b)
Cable tow-out speed too
high
Cable drum brake set too
loose
Do not exceed 5 KPH when
laying out cable
Tighten cable drum
7.
Hose will not fit on
hose reel
Hose has water and air trapped in
it
Lay hydrant end of hose out
straight before purging
8.
Failure to stop travel
at the anchor point
The shut-off clamp is loose or
missing
Replace or tighten
9.
Cable kinked or
broken
10. Hose damage
a) Coasting of the cable drum
during layout procedure
Adjust cable drum brake tighter
b) The operator failed to slow
gradually before stopping
during cable layout
a) Sharp or abrasive objects
Do not exceed 5 KPH when
laying out cable
b) Driving over or straddling
hose with machines
Avoid hose contact with cable
and machine
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Clear travel lanes
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R I IRRIGATORS WARRANTY
R I Irrigators warrants each new irrigator (SB350 Turbo-Winch) manufactured by
us, to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and
service. Our obligation under this warranty being limited to making good at our
factory, any parts or part thereof, which shall within twelve (12) months after
delivery of such machine to the original purchaser be returned to us or to our
authorised distributor with transportation charges prepaid, and which our
examination shall disclose to our satisfaction to have been thus defective.
R I Irrigators warranty will not apply to any machine which shall have been
repaired or altered by anybody other than ourselves or our authorised agent so
as, in our judgement, to affect its stability or efficiency, nor which has been
subject to misuse, negligence or accident.
R I Irrigators warranty does not cover any other manufacturer’s products supplied
by us. The manufacturers will have their own warranties which will apply.
Our liability does not extend to consequential damages either directly or
indirectly.
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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
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1.0 BOOM ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTION
1. Before unloading the truck make sure there is enough space for the entire boom,
and that the ground is level.
2. Move the machine so it is in line making it possible to lift the boom onto it later.
3. Off load the tee piece and place it on wood blocks to keep the pipe from digging
into the ground and also to keep it level.
FIGURE 1: TEE PIECE
4. Off load the pipes and rods. Note that the pipes are marked on the flats and that
the rods have a left and right to them. Make each bundle of pipes on the other
side of the tee.
5. Lay out the pipes starting with the biggest first (number 4) and work your way
out to the end. Lay them approximately 6 inches apart. The Numbers are welded
on pipes.
6
5
4
4
5
6
6. Take a round file and clean out all gal build up in the bolt holes whilst they are all
out together.
FIGURE 1.B
7. Lay out all the rods in the same manner as the pipes starting with number 1
through to the end.
NOTE: There are left and right rods.
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8. Lay out the ‘A FRAMES’.
NOTE! Keep the small A Frame at the tee as you are going to use it to
assist you in assembly.
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FIGURE 2: PIPES RODS & A FRAMES LAID OUT
9. On the first A Frame you must use 60mm bolts on the top of the flange on the
tee.
FIGURE 3: BOLT A-FRAME TO FLANGE
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10. Lay out the bolts 50mm and the gaskets along with the eye/eye turnbuckles.
11. Lay out the straps, the top plate assembly and the rod nest to or close to the tee.
For the top plate you need four (4) 60mm bolts but the remainder requires
50mm.
12. As outlined in the sprinkler details included with the despatch list, grease the
goosenecks and fit onto the pipes to reduce interference with the rods later on.
13. Bolt up the first pipes to the tee. Ensure a gasket is fitted between the flanges
and the bottom bolts so as they are loose. Fit the smallest ‘A Frame’ under the
pipe on the opposite end so as the bolts point away from the Tee.
14. Bolt number 4 ‘A Frame’ on, using the 60mm bolts on the top holes so they point
the opposite way to the bottom bolts that point to the tee. Tighten bolts with the
fingers only and do both A Frames.
FIGURE 4: TOP PLATE BOLTED TO A FRAME
15. Now the top plate assembly is bolted to the A Frame at the top with the flat part
facing inwards. Also the rod flat (part at the top) and straps (the bend part
outwards) in this order using the inside hole of the top plate and using 60mm
bolts only finger tight.
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16. Bolt the straps to the Tee and the rods flat at the top with the turnbuckles down
to the ‘A Frame’.
Turnbuckles
FIGURE 5: BOLTING THE STRAPS AND RODS
17. The middle and bottom rods can now be bolted to the top plate assembly. Make
sure that the flat part is at the top and the bend is at the bottom. Use 50mm
bolts and finger tighten.
Turnbuckles
Small Plate
Large Plate
Top Rod
Middle Rod
Bottom Rod
Turnbuckles
FIGURE 6: BOLTING RODS
NOTE: Turn the turn buckles out as far as possible
18. Bolt the bottom rod and the middle rod to the pipe using the turnbuckle between
the bottom rod and the pipe.
FIGURE 7: BOLTING RODS TO PIPE
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19. Once both sides are done remove the small ‘A Frame’ from the end of the pipes
and take up the slack on the turnbuckle to ensure the bottom rods are straight
(You need to do this each time with the turnbuckles to keep your rods straight).
Now you can tighten all the bolts whilst ensuring you keep the ‘A Frames’ square
to each other.
20. Fit the top rods. Make sure you have the holes correct, small flat fix to the top
plate assembly as shown below.
*Note the hole position
FIGURE 8: FITTING THE TOP RODS
21. Fit the next pipe with small ‘A Frame’ at end to hold pipe in. Fit the next ‘A
Frame’ in the same manner as the previous one. Now bolt the top rods the ‘A
Frame’. Once all the bolts are in place you may remove the small ‘A Frame’ and
tighten the bolts. Make sure the ‘A Frames’ are parallel with one another.
FIGURE 9: FITTING A FRAMES TO PIPE AND TOP RODS TO A FRAMES
22. Section 6 is assembled using the same procedure as Section 5.
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23. To trim the boom you must first use the turnbuckles as in section 4. The bottom
bay rods are only to lift and straighten the middle of the pipe. The top bay rods
will not only lift the pipe quickly but they will also move the pipes left and right.
In the drawing above loosen top bay rod (R) and tighten top rod (L). When using
top rod turnbuckles the boom will lift or lower less than when using the Top Bay
Rods.
FIGURE 13
24. The last turnbuckle is to lift and straighten Number 6 and the half pipe if needed.
25. Assemble the sprinklers using grease on the treads. Lay them out alongside the
boom according to here they need to be fitted on the goosenecks.
26. Make sure that all the are tightened up and the boom has been trimmed. You
are now ready to lift it up from the ground.
27. Loosen the bolts that hold the slew gear in place on top of the machine so as you
can fit the boom.
28. Lift the boom to a distance of 700mm – 1000mm off the ground and fit the
sprinkler assembly followed by the boom bumpers. Ensure that all valves are
open.
Boom Bumper
Boom Bumper
FIGURE 14: BOOM BUMPER POSITIONING
29. Lift the boom high enough so that you can push the machine underneath it.
Place it down on the slew gear.
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NOTE: that you must take care when placing the boom down. The Tee pipe
must go into the vertical pipe and be careful not to damage or dislodge the
weld bell rubber from its place. If care is not taken a water leak may occur.
You need to lift the gear covers before tightening the bolts.
30. Majority of assembly is now complete and the irrigator can now be prepared for
use.
2.0 MOVING THE IRRIGATOR
IMPORTANT – Before moving the machine always use the linch pin provided
to properly secure the irrigator to the three-point tow hitch.
• Disengage slew gear by rotating locking lever located at the side of the irrigator
tower towards the centre of the machine. Release the handle ratchet locks in the
notches provided.
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