Trailco Irrigation (Aust.) is a Queensland based manufacturer that is proud to be both Australian and family owned.
The company has been active in the manufacture and design of conventional three valve (main, pilot and shut-off) travelling Irrigators since 1969.
Through its dedicated manufacturing facility, Combined Engineering, the company has marketed its patented single valve mechanically actuated irrigator under its own name as Trailco Traveller through a dealer network since 1976.
The dealer network has expanded over the years from being mainly Queensland based in the beginning to now encompass over 150 long standing dealers in all Australian states and New Zealand.
Trailco has for all this time had a close working relationship with English irrigation hose maker Angus and American sprinkler manufacturer Nelson with their Big Gun range of sprinklers.
The original factory site of 4000sq.m in Harvey Street Eagle Farm Qld was outgrown and the business moved in 1991 to a new factory on a I0,000 sq.m site at 1289 Kingsford-Smith drive Pinkenba Qld where it is presently located.
The original range of soft hose Piston powered Trailco Travellers has been continually improved and upgraded over the years.
Sometimes these upgrades were just to very small details while in other cases they were so major that it necessitated a new model release that was identified by a suffix appended to its basic model designation.
The Piston powered range has been augmented by a complementary range of machines powered by Trailco’s water Turbine that better suits specific applications where high travel speeds are required.
Since 1984 Trailco has marketed in-house designed and manufactured hard poly hose reel irrigators trademarked as Poly Reel.
!initially these were piston powered 90 and 110mm (3.54 to 4.33-in) diameter hose models but have since been extended to a range of machines powered by Trailco’s turbine drive.
While speed is controlled by an on-board computer with hose diameters from 40 to 140mm (1.57 to 5.5-in).
Since 1987 Trailco has marketed a range of its own designed foot valves, flanged pipes, hydrant valves, bends and other galvanised and aluminium fittings.
Effluent spreading machines and boom irrigators have more recently been added to augment what is Australia’s most complete range of irrigation models and these are all Australian designed and manufactured.
Since 1988 Trailco has operated a CAD based R&D section for product design and testing and since 1996 have run in-house printing of all manuals, spare parts lists and brochures.
These steps ensure that any and every engineering change is faithfully reflected in the manuals and documentation provided to customers and dealers.