LOW APPLICATION RATE SYSTEM
This system involves a series of sprinklers each covering a radius of 8-10m, and the whole line is typically moved after 4-5 hours of application, taking similar time to move as a Travelling Irrigator. Volumes pumped from 18m3 to 20m3 per hour.Ideal system for flat terrain with even shape paddock (square /rectangular).
POD SYSTEMS (K-line or Irripod)
The pod system is a series of two x 4 to 6 pods in a line that is feed by a hydrant or hydrants in a paddock. The lines of pods are shifted using a four wheel bike from paddock to paddock. The labour content is about the same as a traveling irrigator. The system suits square or rectangular paddocks. To achieve an application depth of 15mm you will need to pump for 3 to 4 hours, based on the standard system design of 18m³/hr. All solids need to be removed so as to avoid blockages.
Low rate of application (4mm to 5mm/hr)
There is the need to remove all solids from the effluent before pumping into the system. This can be done mechanically, weeping wall and sludge pit or a two pond system (see solid separation). The pod lines are shifted from paddock to paddock. When large volumes are stored it can take along time to pump out the stored effluent due to the pumping volumes
Things to consider
The Pod system is a good system option but needs to have all aspects compared to other options available.