Why Commodity Farmers are turning to pivot irrigation solutions

Local growers are turning to permanent pivot irrigation solutions.

Over the past decade, Ontario has seen a significant increase in pivot and lateral irrigation system use. Despite this, we have found that Ontario remains largely unfamiliar with them. While some areas in the United States and Canada make very effective use of this type of irrigation, there is a sense from some growers that Ontario’s fields do not lend themselves to pivots and lateral systems. With the right design and infrastructure, we know we can show you that virtually any field can be home to one of these cost-saving, yield-boosting, simple-to-use systems.

If you have considered pivot irrigation before, some new and exciting options have just recently become available to our pivot customers that warrant a closer look. Additionally, Reinke is now offering affordable financing options to Canadian farmers at incredible rates and terms, meaning that pivots are now more cost-effective than ever before.

Why Choose Our Pivot Irrigation Systems?

  • Increase crop yields with precise and consistent watering.

  • Save on labour and resources.

  • Boost your farm’s overall productivity.

  • Gain peace of mind with reliable and durable technology.

Our Ontario Sales team, Duane Phillips and Alicia Balberman, are eager to work with Ontario farmers to explore all possible irrigation options, from pivots to laterals, booms, and travellers. Let Cadman Power Equipment use our expertise in irrigation to help you maximize your yields, increase your profits, avoid crop damage due to drought, and save you both time and money. We look forward to hearing from you!


Why commodity farmers are turning to irrigation solutions.

Irrigation in the commodities industry can bring several benefits to farmers, and documenting the process can help optimize yields and overall farm management. Here are some of the key benefits:

  • Increased Crop Yields: Irrigation provides a consistent and reliable water supply to crops, ensuring that they receive adequate moisture throughout the growing season. This can lead to higher yields and more productive harvests, especially in regions with irregular rainfall patterns.

  • Risk Mitigation: Irrigation reduces the dependence on rainfall, making farmers less vulnerable to droughts, floods, and other weather-related risks. It provides a safety net for farmers in case of adverse weather conditions.

  • Crop Diversification: With irrigation, farmers can diversify their crops, growing a wider variety of cash crops. This can help spread risk and provide income from different sources.

  • Improved Crop Quality: Consistent water availability allows for better control of crop growth and quality. This is particularly important for cash crops where quality can significantly affect market prices.

  • Efficient Resource Management: Documenting irrigation practices and water usage can help farmers optimize their resource management. They can monitor water consumption, adjust irrigation schedules, and reduce water wastage, leading to cost savings and environmental benefits.

  • Sustainability: Proper irrigation practices, when managed sustainably, can lead to the efficient use of water resources and minimize environmental impacts. Documenting these practices can help demonstrate a commitment to sustainable agriculture.

  • Access to Export Markets: Many cash crops are exported to international markets. With irrigation, farmers can meet quality and quantity standards required for export, which can open up new and more lucrative markets.

  • Loan and Investment Opportunities: Documenting irrigation practices and the resulting improvements in crop yields and profitability can make it easier for farmers to access loans or attract investment for further farm development.

To maximize these benefits, it’s important for farmers to implement efficient and sustainable irrigation practices and to keep detailed records of irrigation schedules, water usage, and crop performance. This data can help in making informed decisions, improving farm management, and increasing the long-term sustainability and profitability of cash crop farming.

Contact us today to learn how our irrigation systems and technologies help our growers increase their bottom line.

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Contact your Ontario reps for more information.

Alicia Balberman
(519) 983-2079

Duane Phillips
(226) 970-1265


Cadman Announces the Launch of Their 1000 Series Mini Water Travellers

Courtland, Ontario (October 2015) – Cadman has announced the launch of their new line of mini irrigation travellers. These pint-sized irrigation travellers have a brilliant new design, are easy to maneuver, and are packed with Cadman’s own sophisticated iWaterTM technology into a sleek yet rugged frame.

Cadman’s extensive experience with large travellers in agricultural settings has been put to use in the design and manufacturing of the mini-travellers. Cadman minis have a wide variety of uses from watering gardens and estate lots; sports field irrigation and artificial turf cooling; industrial and arena dust suppression; engineered footing for equestrian events; and even cemetery irrigation.

“From wastewater disposal to residential landscaping, the Cadman minis can do any irrigation job that our larger travellers do,” says Craig Cadman, Vice-President of Operations at Cadman Power. “They are elegantly simple in their design: water never touches any moving parts, and iWaterTM technology makes them easy to use, and greatly improves irrigation accuracy over our competitors’ models.”

Cadman Mini Travellers use the innovative and simple-to-use iWaterTM Mini controller coupled with an electric drive system for the ultimate inaccuracy. Compared to systems without speed compensation, or with speed compensation based on inaccurate turbine controls, the Cadman system provides more accurate and reliable watering throughout the run.

The electric motor drive does not rely on water pressure to retrieve the hose, reducing the need for high pressure at the inlet, and allowing for retrieve rates as low as 1” per minute and as high as 130” per minute regardless of flow rate or available pressure. The computer does all of the work – the user only needs to pull out the hose, tell the computer what retrieve rate to use, engage the clutch – and walk away.

Cadman is the first manufacturer to produce a computer-controlled mini machine with accurate speed compensation. They have engineered their machines to be strong, simple to use, and easy to maintain.

Dave Dyrek is a small organic vegetable farmer in Chicago, Illinois. He farms 12 acres of land and uses the Cadman Mini for his irrigation needs. He used a Cadman 1250 Mini to irrigate with water from wells with an average flow rate of 27 gallons per minute.

He was very impressed with the new control system. “It works perfect” Dave exclaimed. “This darn thing is so perfect, I may just buy another one if I acquire the land across the way. If I set it for an inch a minute, that is what I get every time. It’s perfect… It is the ultimate machine for my small well!”

The minis are ready to ship and orders can be placed through Cadman’s network of dealers, or contact us directly at 1-866-4CADMAN or see our contact page.


About Cadman Power Equipment Limited

Cadman Power Equipment Limited is a designer, manufacturer, and global distributor of irrigation, manure management, and high-volume fluid transfer solutions for use in the agricultural, energy, and mining sectors.

Cadman began manufacturing irrigation travellers for the agricultural sector in the early 1980s. These reels provide farmers with a simple method to deliver large volumes of water to their crops far more easily, faster, and more efficiently than they could ever before. Cadman specializes in irrigation system design and sells a complete line of irrigation products. They offer irrigation guns, irrigation booms, sprinklers, power units, pumps, custom length hoses, pipes, fittings, and more. For more information, visit our website at