May 1, 2009, El Cajon, Calif. – Toro Micro-Irrigation recently launched
a new drip irrigation technology – Aqua-Traxx with the PBX Advantage.
|Aqua-Traxx with the PBX Advantage
With the PBX emitter, growers now have a tool that helps them achieve higher crop yields, better plant quality, and more uniform plant growth without the compromises of the past.
In the past, high-quality emitters in seamless extruded tubes were expensive, and wider emitter spacing was chosen to economize on cost. With Toro’s Aqua-Traxx PBX, high-quality emitters in seamless extruded tubes are available at any emitter spacing without any additional cost. Toro can create a high precision, continuously molded emitter instead of the individual, injection-molded emitters that are more expensive. The end result is that Aqua-Traxx PBX premium drip tape is more clog resistant and delivers water uniformly to every plant, regardless of the chosen emitter spacing. And, since Aqua-Traxx drip tape is sold by the foot and not the emitter, growers can choose emitter spacings anywhere from four-inches to 24-inches, based upon their desired wetting pattern, not cost.
Aqua-Traxx is also available in a four mil wall thickness as well as five, six, eight, 10, 12 and 15 mil thicknesses for tougher applications. There are eight emitter flow rates in the Aqua-Traxx product family, ranging from the ultra-low (0.07 gph) to the ultra-high (0.34 gph) flow emitters, to fit the lengths of run, soil types and cultural practices found in farming operations.
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