OptiSurface Landforming Technology

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OptiSurface Landforming technology promises to revolutionise agriculture by providing all the benefits of tradional laser leveling but with: …

OptiSurface Landforming technology promises to revolutionise agriculture by providing all the benefits of tradional laser leveling but with:

* much lower earthworks and therefore cost,
* much reduced topsoil interference and
* in a much shorter time.

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  • 1. Optimum Surface Landforming Technology Dr Graeme Cox Dave Cox O PTI S URFACE By
  • 2. Evolution of Landforming
      • We have been landforming since agriculture began
  • 3. Evolution of Landforming
      • 1900s Dumpy & Stakes
      • 1970s Laserplane
      • 1990s Multiplane
      • 2000s OptiSurface*
    *Patent Pending
  • 4. Benefits of Landforming
      • Promote uniform infiltration of irrigation and rainfall
      • … ..leading to higher Yields and Profit$
      • Promote effective drainage to:
        • Minimise water logging
        • Allow quicker trafficability
  • 5. OptiSurface Landforming
      • MUCH BETTER!!
      • … provides all of the benefits of traditional laser levelling only:
        • Much cheaper (up to 80%)
        • Much less topsoil removal
        • Much faster
  • 6. Case Study C7
    • Block: C7 Area: 92 Ha
    • Location: DAVCO Farming, Burdekin
    • Row Cropping (sugar cane)
    • Lateral Move Irrigation
  • 7. Existing Topography C7
  • 8. Plane of Best Fit C7
  • 9. Plane of Best Fit - CutFill Map Cut: 791m 3 /ha Cost: $1,190/ha Max Cut: 0.350m C7
  • 10. OptiSurface Design Constraints Minimum Downslope: 1: 900 0.111% Maximum Downslope: 1: 30 0 0.33 3 % Max. Downslope change: 1: 4000 0.025% Minimum Cross-slope: 1: -200 -0.500% Maximum Cross-slope: 1: 200 0.500% Max. Cross-slope change: 1: 1000 0.100%
  • 11. OptiSurface Design C7
  • 12. OptiSurface - CutFill Map Cut: 180m 3 /ha Cost: $270/ha Max Cut: 0.270m C7
  • 13. Long S ection P lot Long section plot C7 Downslope: 0.111% to 0.333%
  • 14. Long S ection P lot C7 Downslope: 0.050% to 1.000%
  • 15. OptiSurface - Downslope Map C7
  • 16. Runoff Velocity Map FLOW DIRECTION C7 Rainfall: 75mm/hr Max Velocity: 0.44m/s
  • 17. Runoff Depth Map C7 Rainfall: 75mm/hr Infiltration:0mm Max Depth: 0.170m FLOW DIRECTION
  • 18. OptiSurface - Downslope Map C7
  • 19. Design Surface Options
      • OptiSurface 1D
        • Row drainage in one direction only
      • OptiSurface 2D
        • Row drainage in two directions
      • OptiSurface 4D
        • Can drain in any direction as long as it leaves the field
  • 20. Case Study C8 – Existing C8 LS1 LS2
  • 21. OptiSurface 2D Design C8 LS1 LS2
  • 22. Long S ection 1 C8
  • 23. Long S ection 2 C8
  • 24. OptiSurface 4D Design C8
  • 25. OptiSurface 4D Existing C8
  • 26. Mass Haul Optimisation
      • Optimise for haul distance
      • Reduce cost by up to 70%
      • Mass haul value allows for more accurate earthmoving quotes
  • 27. OptiSurface - CutFill Map Cut: 95m 3 /ha Cost: $200/ha Max Cut: 0.163m B8&B9
  • 28. Mass Haul Optimisation 97 95 92 95 Cut (m 3 /ha) 1.0 million 3 0.7 million 2 1.4 million 1 2.1 million 0 Mass Haul (m 3 .m) Iteration
  • 29. Contact Us
    • Contact us and we can arrange surveying quotes, design, earthmoving quotes and more
    • Phone: +61 7 4782 7575 (international)
          • (07) 47827575 (Australia)
    • Email: [email_address]
    • Visit: www.optisurface.com