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Mastering the flow of water

(1979) Mastering the flow of water. Western Farmer and Grazier, 29 November 1979. [Publication] [Special Collections]


A feature promoting a small sub-surface drainage system called a Pipe Master to aid in the battle against salinity, which was demostrated in August 1979 at the AgQuip machinery field day at Gunnedah in New South Wales, The system has a bullet on the ripper adapted to accommodate a pin connector for attaching the pipe. The pipe starts as a narrow, flat perforated sheet, then pulled through the pipe master which folds it over and locks tongues on each edge together. Lengths of 100 metres of pipe can be laid in a single pass. Pipe can be laid at a depth of about a metre without the need for trenching. Jack and Loris Hawkins of Watershed Enterprises are travelling Australia demonstrating the machine and hope to bring it to Western Australia.

This article contains an image of Jack Hawkins with the Pipe Master.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1979 Western Farmer and Grazier
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57183
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