Irrigation Project Testing Ground for Large HDPE Pipe Installation

In February of 2014, a news photographer snapped a picture of almond trees being ripped from dry soil in Firebaugh, California. Baker Farming uprooted 20%, about 1,000 acres, of almond trees that day because they lacked adequate access to water as the California drought continued into yet another year. California agriculture relies heavily on irrigation, transporting water sometimes hundreds of miles. In order to keep the remaining trees living and producing almonds, Baker Farming needed …

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McElroy’s giant fusion machine vehicle tackles 2000mm pipe jobs

Tulsa, Okla. — McElroy has unleashed the Talon™ 2000, designed to revolutionize the way large-diameter thermoplastic pipelines are built. The Talon 2000 — McElroy’s biggest and boldest fusion machine to date — has the unique ability to lift 2000mm pipe from the ground with its powerful jaws as the machine adjusts its height and orientation to correctly align and fuse pipe. Fusion machines this size typically require a crane or a forklift to move them …

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