The fact that Flexidrag® irrigation hose is Australian made is part of the reason this brand is being propelled as the new force in irrigation
Now enjoying its second Spring season, Crusader Hose is dedicated to helping Australian and New Zealand farmers get the most efficient use from their travelling, boom and lateral irrigators with their world-standard drag hose.
Growers getting ready for Spring irrigation will find Flexidrag® is a premium irrigation drag hose with the advantage of local design and manufacture by Crusader Hose makes this brand perfect for our local farm conditions.
The Crusader Hose factory has been set-up a world-class revolutionary manufacturing process that has allowed designers to add all the functions and benefits that local farmers have been asking for to maximise production and get more cost-efficiencies into their program.
Crusader Hose offers the added assurance of manufacturing lay-flat hose for over 35 years and during that time has earned respect and recognition for being a company dedicated to innovation and continuous improvement.
“A drag hose is one of the toughest hoses to get right,” says Francois Steverlynck, Managing Director of Crusader Hose. “One of our greatest challenges up-to-date has been the manufacturing of a truly high-quality drag hose for Australian conditions.
“Maintaining a low bend radius, an easy-to-roll compact coil, and a non-cracking exterior with the high-level UV exposure all contribute to the demand on the manufacture of this hose,” Francois Steverlynck concluded.
As a result of the care and passion that has gone into Flexidrag® the result is an innovative product designed and manufactured to world’s-best standard.
The polyurethane encased linear move and travelling irrigator hose can withstand high pressures on water guns while remaining flexible at low pressures. It has a tight bend radius and can withstand extremely high UV conditions.
The Gippsland region in Victoria is a prime example of why a reliable travelling irrigator hose is important to farmers.
The region devotes 35% of its farmland to dairy farming and growing enough food on-farm as part of the self-sufficiency required relies on implementing the most efficient and consistent irrigation of their paddocks.
For this purpose, it has been found that travelling and lateral move irrigators are the most cost effective and offer the best productivity making them such a frequent sight across the region.
The productivity improvements that Flexidrag® irrigation hose offers are enticing farmers like Jay Drew to convert to the brand and as a result, are becoming very satisfied customers.
Jay Drew farms in the dairy rich Traralgon/Sale VIC region and was already using the original Crusader Hose irrigation hose brand for many years. When it came time to purchase 220 metres more for his pneumatic laterals, Jay was introduced to the newly designed Flexidrag® for the first time.
Delighted with the improvements made to the new Flexidrag® hose, Jay said, “I’m really pleased with its capability to work so well under low pressures as it requires a lot less energy.
“The bend radius is perfect, never had an issue with kinking. It’s hard-wearing. It’s great,” Jay added.
With working pressures of 2.8 bar, this translates to low pumping costs associated with Flexidrag®. Since working with his 220 metre hose, Jay has also purchased Flexidrag® shorts to use as special joiners for his 102, 127 and 152mm (4, 5 and 6-inch) pump outlets.
Crusader Hose manufactures Flexidrag® in a large range of diameters to suit the needs of local farmers from 40 to 152mm (1.5 to 6-inches) and in continuous lengths of up to 350 metres.
This Australian-made hose is suitable for lateral or winch irrigation, effluent pumping, feed hose to pivot, and general farm use. It is ultra-flexible, UV-stabilised and quality tested.
The warehouse is well stocked with 76 and 102mm (3 and 4-inch) hose and is ready for dispatch now to assist farmers in getting the stock they need on time, every time.
Click on the QR code on the right and take a look at a video showing the benefits of switching to Flexidrag® while the web link on the left gives more detail on Flexidrag® and the full product range available from Crusader Hose. Just click on the QR or scan with your mobile.