Meteor Systems growing systems help you get the very best from your crop. Quality, optimisation and efficiency are the core values we apply to our growing systems. Our growing system solutions are a perfect fit for the specific requirements of every modern grower and their growing conditions. We deliver tailor-made solutions and work with you to meet your needs. Therefore, the information below acts primarily as a guideline: we are happy to discuss any other requirements you may have.
Meteor Systems' growing gutters are made of top-quality strip steel and protected by multiple layers of coating. Depending on your situation, we can roll form growing gutters on site or deliver them from our factory in individual parts. With more than 35 different types, we offer a ready-made solution for every crop.
The growing gutters form the basis for any growing system. The combination of the crop, the span and the substrate holder determine the gutter shape and width you will need. Our growing gutters allow you to recirculate the drain water, which can significantly reduce the quantity of water and fertilisers you use. Our growing gutters also contribute to better hygiene, thus minimising the spread of diseases. What's more, the air circulates more freely around the growing gutter, creating a drier climate.
Suspensions and supports
Growing gutters from Meteor Systems can be integrated into a greenhouse structure by suspending them from or placing them on suitable supports. Every growing system is unique. Ask our advisors about a growing system that meets your specific needs.
SUSPENDED SYSTEMS FOR GROWING GUTTERS
In consultation with you, we design a special suspension for every crop that best suits your situation. Then we extensively test it to check that it can carry the weight of the fully loaded growing gutter. Suspended systems for growing gutters are supplied in custom lengths. We offer each basic component in a range of versions. A suspension generally consists of a fastening to attach it to the trellis or tunnel tube, a steel cable, a grow tube hook and a suspension bracket.
SUPPORTS FOR GROWING GUTTERS
In a greenhouse or tunnel structure, the load on a suspended growing system can be extremely high. To accommodate this weight, Meteor Systems has developed supports that raise the height of the growing gutters. Our gutter supports are galvanised and can be installed directly on the ground or on the concrete floor in the greenhouse. These gutter supports are often used in combination with bay wide supports and pipe rail supports. Feel free to ask us for advice on the most suitable option for your crop.
To fully stabilise our growing gutters, we use a gable system or V-suspension. The gable system is secured to the greenhouse column, is height-adjustable and supports the end of the gutter. The V-suspension is adjustable, it hangs from the penultimate trellis or tunnel tube and supports the overhanging part of the gutter.
END AND SIDE GABLE SYSTEM
The end gable system is secured to the greenhouse column and is height adjustable. In addition, besides supporting the growing gutters, it is also suitable for suspending a gable gutter and distribution and collection pipes.
V-SHAPED SUSPENSION AND SEMI V SUSPENSION
With a V-shaped or semi V suspension near the central aisle, an extra support point is created for the gutter if it protrudes more than 75 cm beyond the first suspension. With a V- or half V-suspension device on the end gable you can create a walkway in the greenhouse or even keep the wall free for other features.
The drain water is collected in drain channels in the gutter and in an end drain tray at the end of the gutter. Meteor Systems has a drain tray to fit every type of gutter. These trays are attached to the gutters with a watertight seal.
CENTRAL AND END DRAIN TRAYS
Collecting drain water reduces the risk of spreading diseases. The drain water is drained off via a closed (above or below ground) central pipe. Our central and end drain trays are made of a new type of white plastic with an improved rubber compound. This produces a sustainable system with an attractively clean, neat appearance.
We offer a number of options to complete your growing system and adapt it to your crop.
End caps are made of white plastic or powder-coated galvanised steel. Sharp edges at the ends of the gutter are therefore covered over, protecting users against injury and preventing crop damage. End caps provide a neat finish.
TURN AROUND BRACKETS
Turn around brackets are mainly used in the cultivation of tomatoes and high wire cucumbers to support and guide plant stems on both ends of the growing gutter. These turn around brackets protect the stems against kinking and damage.
Stems are held together and kept off the ground by stem supports on both sides of the gutter. Depending on the type of growing gutter and the situation, we can supply various models of stem supports.
Irrigation brackets are mounted under the gutter and provide it with extra rigidity. They can also be used to support one or more drip tubes or a CO2 tube on the gutter.
PLASTIC IRRIGATION HOOKS
Our plastic irrigation hooks are simple to use for suspending the drip tube from the gutter, enabling you to quickly install or remove the drip tube as required. These irrigation hooks are available for every standard drip tube.