Toro announced that Aqua-Traxx FC (Flow Control) drip tape is now available in the popular 0.13 GPH emitter flow rate, which allows even longer lengths of run, and lower application rates, than ever before. This new flow rate is available in 5/8-inch, 7/8-inch and 1 3/8-inch internal diameters; 6-, 8-, 10-, 12- and 15-mL wall thicknesses; and 12-inch and 24-inch emitter spacing options.

Aqua-Traxx FC created an entirely new category within the drip irrigation marketplace when it launched last year. Before Aqua-Traxx FC, growers were forced to choose between uniformity and control over system flow rates. Now, with Aqua-Traxx FC, growers can get the best of both worlds: improved uniformity compared to turbulent-flow devices, and superior ability to control the overall system flow rate compared to pressure-compensating devices. This innovative new product helps growers achieve their objectives: increased yield and quality, while using water, fertilizers and other resources in the most efficient manner possible.

Features and benefits of Toro Aqua-Traxx FC drip tape include:

  • Improved irrigation uniformity compared to standard turbulent-flow drip tapes, resulting in better system performance and the increased ability to farm on hilly terrain or long lengths of run;
  • More flexibility to adjust the overall system flow rate compared to pressure-compensating drip tapes, resulting in greater flexibility and control over irrigation scheduling decisions;
  • Designed and molded with the PBX Advantage for increased durability, clog resistance and uniform output;
  • Available in three diameters and five wall thicknesses, including more affordable 5/8-inch, 6-mL and 7/8-inch, 8-mL — the lowest wall thickness offerings for drip tapes with emitter exponents below a 0.5;
  • Emitter spacing options from 6 to 24 inches, with no price increase for closer-spaced emitters; and
  • All flow rates require just 150-mesh filtration.

"The new 0.13 GPH emitter flow rate is a great addition to our Aqua-Traxx FC product offering," says Skyler Anderson, product manager for Toro's Micro-Irrigation Business. "Until now, this popular drip tape flow rate wasn't available with exponents below a 0.5 – forcing growers to accept either lower irrigation uniformity or less system flow rate flexibility. Now, with Aqua-Traxx FC, growers can get the lower flow rate they want and get the benefits of a 0.3 emitter exponent – specifically, better irrigation uniformity and system flexibility."