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Farmbot’s way forward: Retrofit your pumps for remote control

Sponsored content, 04/03/2024

IN TODAY’S world of escalating fuel costs and labour shortages, being everywhere at once isn’t just impractical – it’s not always possible.

Thankfully, solutions like Farmbot exist to address these challenges head-on.

By working closely with producers to understand their operational costs and challenges, Farmbot is at the forefront of the rapidly growing adoption of remote water management technologies.

Why drive to check the tank, turn on a pump, check rainfall, or trough levels when you don’t have to?

Producer-led design

Chief executive and Co-Founder of Farmbot, Andrew Coppin, emphasises the company’s commitment to evolving their product range to improve processes for consistent incremental productivity and financial gains. “The launch of Pump Control last year marked a new era of autonomy and control for water management,” he stated.

“It will minimise over-pumping by automating the activation of a pump based on water levels from a tank, using pressure sensors to halt a pump when it reaches its maximum, and enabling the selection of operation windows—whether it’s for peak power efficiency or specific times during the day or night.”

“Whether you’re using solar, diesel, or electric power, producers can retrofit their pump for far greater remote control, which can then be monitored and managed 24/7 through our web app, MyFarmbot.”

By diminishing the need for physical checks on water tanks and pumps, resources can be reallocated to more critical tasks. Farmbot’s Pump Control has earned customer praise due to the simple ability to retrofit to current infrastructure and is quickly becoming the go-to solution for a fully integrated water management ecosystem.

Bruce Nutt, a beef and sheep producer who has been using the Pump Controller said that it is one of the best technology decisions he has made for his farm.

“I have trialled every automation technology you can over the last 40 years, and nothing has come close to Farmbot’s pump technology.

“I can reliably set the water levels for my tanks and have peace of mind knowing that if something goes wrong, I am instantly alerted. By having Farmbot, I save hours of labour each week not having to check my water levels and manually turn the pump on,” said Mr Nutt.

How Farmbot Pump Control works

Farmbot’s Pump Control facilitates pump automation based on water levels, all manageable with a simple click from your phone.

Powered by satellite technology, it integrates smoothly with existing pump systems to provide remote operation or full automation based on set parameters, such as water tank levels. Designed to retrofit any electric start ignition pump, it merges with existing infrastructure without the need for costly upgrades.

The controller features a circuit breaker mechanism that activates the pump under preset conditions, ensuring efficient water management. It has become the favoured choice among producers for its reliability and cost-effectiveness, eliminating the need for unreliable timers or makeshift controls.

Reap the benefits with up to 50pc off

More importantly, primary producers can reap the benefits of these solutions, as the Australian Federal Government aims to support the industry through the On Farm Connectivity Program (OFCP). Eligible producers can access a 50pc discount on connectivity and on-farm technology with Farmbot Water Level Monitors and Pump Controllers being popular products of choice.

This program is on a first-come, first-served basis, don’t hold off and be the one to miss out.


  • For more information contact Farmbot on 02 9030 4760 or go to farmbot.com.au



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