Growers put their livelihoods on the line when they buy fake irrigation parts. Do you know the risks?
20 November 2017, 02:40PM
What Value Do you Place on This Year’s Crop?
Are you putting your livelihood on the line?
There’s no doubt the lure of an imitation product with its cheap price tag can be tempting.
But is it worth risking your entire crop or family’s income?
Trust us when we say that is what’s at stake.
We know, because we have seen the devastating consequences from irrigators whose ‘bargain buy’ has ended up costing them far more in the long run.
Imitations and low-grade imports are a high risk choice. If they fail at a time when your paddocks need essential water, the entire crop could be lost – along with your family’s income. Don’t put your livelihood on the line.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Imported imitation parts rarely come with a back-up service.
Who will repair your machine mid-harvest or during critical irrigation periods when your components don’t do what you need them to do?
- Imports don’t always meet Australian standards.
There are a lot of new Chinese components on the market but they weren’t designed for Australia’s heat and growing conditions and often don’t meet our national safety standards.
- It may be similar, but not exact.
You may think it will be simple to install yourself but if the imitation components aren’t a perfect fit for your machine, or the low-grade materials means they don’t quite do what you intended, how much time do have to spare fiddling around? Even if you can find a technician prepared to help, can your crop afford to wait while they rectify the faults?
- Reputable dealers won’t risk their staff’s safety and their company’s hard-earned reputation by working with imitation products
Do you value what you work for? The old saying ‘if it looks too good to be true, it probably is’ is worth remembering when a cheap copy is dangled in front of you.
Imitation parts can be the stuff of irrigation nightmares. Sleep well at night knowing you have invested in genuine products with guaranteed quality and a reliable back-up service that will ensure you get your crop to market.