Optimum Surface Landforming Technology Dr  Graeme Cox Dave Cox O PTI S URFACE   By
Evolution of Landforming  <ul><ul><li>We have been landforming since agriculture began </li></ul></ul>
Evolution of Landforming  <ul><ul><li>1900s Dumpy & Stakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1970s Laserplane </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Benefits of Landforming <ul><ul><li>Promote uniform infiltration  of irrigation and rainfall  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>…...
OptiSurface Landforming <ul><ul><li>MUCH BETTER!!   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… provides all of the benefits of tradition...
Case Study C7 <ul><li>Block: C7  Area: 92 Ha </li></ul><ul><li>Location: DAVCO Farming, Burdekin </li></ul><ul><li>Row Cro...
Existing Topography C7
Plane of Best Fit C7
Plane of Best Fit  - CutFill Map Cut: 791m 3 /ha  Cost: $1,190/ha  Max Cut: 0.350m C7
OptiSurface Design Constraints Minimum Downslope: 1: 900 0.111% Maximum Downslope: 1: 30 0 0.33 3 % Max. Downslope change:...
OptiSurface Design C7
OptiSurface - CutFill Map Cut: 180m 3 /ha  Cost: $270/ha  Max Cut: 0.270m C7
Long  S ection  P lot Long section plot C7 Downslope:  0.111% to 0.333%
Long  S ection  P lot C7 Downslope: 0.050% to 1.000%
OptiSurface - Downslope Map C7
Runoff Velocity Map FLOW DIRECTION C7 Rainfall: 75mm/hr  Max Velocity: 0.44m/s
Runoff Depth Map C7 Rainfall: 75mm/hr  Infiltration:0mm  Max Depth: 0.170m FLOW DIRECTION
OptiSurface - Downslope Map C7
Design Surface Options <ul><ul><li>OptiSurface 1D </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Row drainage in one direction only </li><...
Case Study C8 – Existing C8 LS1 LS2
OptiSurface 2D Design C8 LS1 LS2
Long  S ection  1 C8
Long  S ection  2 C8
OptiSurface 4D Design C8
OptiSurface 4D Existing C8
Mass Haul Optimisation <ul><ul><li>Optimise for haul distance  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce cost by up to 70% </li></...
OptiSurface - CutFill Map Cut: 95m 3 /ha  Cost: $200/ha Max Cut: 0.163m B8&B9
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 ...
Contact Us <ul><li>Contact us and we can arrange surveying quotes, design, earthmoving quotes and more </li></ul><ul><li>P...
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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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OptiSurface Landforming Technology

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

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