Toro Neptune: new drip irrigation solution

Written by   Toro Australia

Toro Australia’s newly released Neptune dripline, available as pressure compensating or non-drain, is ideal for multi-season use in intensive horticultural production like vegetables as well as for tree crops such as citrus and macadamia.


The heavy wall dripline is manufactured in Australia for Australian conditions, from high quality materials making it ideal for use over several seasons.
Frank Nocera, Product Manager, Irrigation with Toro, is impressed with the range of pressure compensation.
“Testing has demonstrated very uniform flow rates over a range of inlet pressures from 50 to 350 kPa. This evenness of flow has been recorded across all of the different emitter flow rates and spacings,” said Frank.
“This means that Neptune can be used in long-run lengths and on farms where there are large differences between the lowest and highest points on the farm. The pressure compensation mechanism in the emitter ensures that the same volume of water is applied along each lateral.”
Another important feature is Neptune’s emitter. The wide cross section labyrinth creates maximum turbulence within the tube and the self flushing diaphragm allows small particles and debris to pass through the emitter. This combined with the large inlet filter provides clog free, reliable operation.

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