27 Mar Better farm drainage with EUROFLO slotted pipe
EUROFLO slotted pipe saves time and delivers better farm drainage
EUROFLO® slotted pipe has saved a Southland farmer hours of painstaking manual labour and delivered a real improvement in his farm’s drainage.
Southland farmer Murray Ballantine was preparing to replace decades-old earthenware pipes that had started to crack and had decided to purchase plastic pipes and then slot them himself.
“I’d calculated that if I spent about an hour or so every night making the slots in the pipes that I intended to purchase, then after about a month I would have completed enough pipe for the job and could get started on installing it.”
Fortunately, before investing in that pipe, Murray discovered he could purchase EUROFLO® 315mm slotted pipe for a great price and save himself hours of extra work.
“The laying of them was really great too. It was so easy to handle because it’s lightweight and we could lay it in a matter of seconds.”
EUROFLO® pipe is made from HDPE (high-density polyethylene) so it’s strong and robust while still being lightweight and easy to handle.
Despite the soft soil in the bottom of the trenches, Murray says installation was made easy by the 5.8m-lengths of slotted pipe.
“Having the extra length to work with in the trench, especially with the soft soil, really helped. You could position it easily without tilting or tipping and it connected up easily too and was easy to join into the existing pipes.”
Since the installation they’ve seen a real improvement in the drainage.
“We’ve had some testing times too with heavy rainfall since we installed the EUROFLO® pipe but we’ve been really happy with the product and the results we’ve seen. We would definitely use the product again.”
WHAT: EUROFLO® 315mm slotted drainage pipe
WHERE: Sheep and dairy farm, Southland
PROJECT: Drainage solution to replace earthenware pipes
WHEN: October 2017