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Anyone using water reels or travelers to irrigate and empty sloughs with? Just debating if it would be an idea to get ride of some of our sloughs
 

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We do, we have a double A water canon Double A Trailers without the gun and hook a traveling gun with about a quarter mile hose to it, works great. They will custom build the unit to your specs, we supplied our own pump.
 

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It's a Cadman http://www.cadmanpower.com/pdfs/technical/admin_TechSpec1.pdf
. Ours is like the 4000 Widebody (not sure if it's the exact model) with the little gas engine and Nelson 150 Big Gun.

I'd say it's been a very good unit, you have to make sure the safety trip works when the gun gets to the real, they didn't have ours setup right and ran the cart right into the reel a couple times but no issues otherwise. It would be nice to setup a hydraulic powered version as we usually have the pump tractor right next to it anyway. I'd buy another.
 

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How does the water canon work if the water is shallow?
How much water is usually left?
I have been wanting to buy a water cannon but was not sure if it was the answer. Had heard mixed reviews.
 

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It works pretty good, can get it down to under six inches without a problem. If you get the lowest spot and push it in it'll make a bit of a trough if the soil is soft enough then you can get virtually everything. It's difficult to prime if the water is already low though. I'd say it gets as much as a floating pump but allot easier to work with.
 

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Water canon works very well. Folks at Double A will modify a unit to suit your needs. We used to use the floating pumps but too much hand labor. I modified the intake of the canon with screens all around to prevent straw build up on top of the intake. I'll try the mod this year
 

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The newer canons have a 2 inch primer pump which is much quicker. We use the primer pump to suck out the last bit out of the smaller dips. Yes you can back the unit further into the low spot so it makes a deeper sump. Make sure you have a angled blade at the end to curl the mud away from the pump. The vertical screen I installed around the suction end should prevent straw from laying on top of the pump when done. It should just fall off the sides
 
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