Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Staking Heads

Yesterday was a very exciting day for me, due to the fact that I got a glimpse of the future irrigation layout on the ground. Previously, I have viewed and made numerous changes to the drawings on paper, but seeing it in the field becoming reality is very different.

The process begins with GPS technology locating the heads and marking them with flags that are eventually replaced with paint and tassels. The different head types are marked with specific colors, so that the contractor can quickly identify the proper head to be installed.

The colors the scheme that is being used for our installation is as follows:
Pink= full circle (VIH)
Blue= part circle (VIH)
White= quick coupler valve
Yellow= bunker pop up
Orange= short throw head (Block system)