The Tracker offers a very economical solution for supplementing seasonal watering needs of 1/4 acre to 2 acre areas. It is also ideal for irrigating athletic fields, cemeteries, golf course roughs, or other large areas where an underground system is impractical. Built to last with precision German engineering and high quality materials, this portable powerhouse can irrigate an entire football field in just two passes.
Tracker requires minimal labor to operate. Powered by water, it pulls itself along a nylon cable, dragging up to 360 ft. of 1 in. reinforced heavy-duty hose (sold separately). Each pass irrigates about 2/3 acre per 8 hours of operations.
The area which can be irrigated by the Tracker depends on the weather (temperature and supplemental rainfall) and the time available for watering. Well-fertilized, healthy grass requires approximately 0.35" (9 mm) of water daily during the hottest time of the year, and about half of that during the cooler seasons.
The #7 (15 GPM) sprinkler nozzle is supplied with the Tracker to accommodate watering requirements. The Tracker can drag up to 360 ft. (110 m) of hose allowing a maximum irrigated length of 400 ft. (122 m). The width of a travel lane is typically 70 to 85 feet (21 to 25 m). As a guideline, the Tracker will water about 2/3 acre (2,760 m2) in 8 hours.
The Tracker requires at least 9 GPM (34 l/min) at 50 psi (3,3 bars), which is typically available from 1" (25 mm) or larger pipeline. Larger areas may require up to 15 GPM (57 l/min) at 85 psi (5,4 bars).