Toro is pleased to announce the release of Neptune Flat Emitter Dripline in 8-mil and 18-mil wall thicknesses for both 5/8″ and 7/8″ internal diameters, augmenting the existing 10-, 13- and 15-mil wall thickness offering. Neptune 8-mil is available in an 8-inch emitter spacing as well, for superior wetting patterns. With this expansion, Toro’s Neptune can now economically serve a wider variety of crop applications that demand both thinner and thicker walled driplines, such as short-season vegetable crops and multi-season fruit crops.
Neptune utilizes a flat, molded emitter inside an extruded, thin-walled tube that is constructed from premium quality materials to maximize the tube’s durability and performance. The molded emitter is highly resistant to plugging and requires only 120-mesh filtration. As a result of these features, Neptune is preferred in applications with challenging conditions, such as poor water quality and rocky, abrasive terrain.
Neptune is available in five different emitter flow rates, including 0.16, 0.25, 0.30, 0.47, and 0.75 GPH, and seven different emitter spacings, including 8″ (on 8-mil), 12″, 14″, 16″, 18″, 20″ and 24″, to accommodate a wide variety of soil conditions, system application rates and system flow requirements. In addition, excellent emitter CVs of ? 3% ensure superior field uniformity even in long run lengths or undulating terrain.
“Toro is committed to providing our customers with economical solutions to tackle challenging problems,” says Claude Corcos, senior marketing manager for Toro’s agricultural division. “We will continue to expand Neptune’s product offering so that producers of short-season fruit and vegetable crops, field crops and multi-season crops, such as raspberries, may all benefit from the advantages that Neptune provides