Luke James from Murray Downs Station, NT
Located 370km north of Alice Springs, Luke is the Station Manager of Murray Downs Station. Like many other station managers, Luke understands the importance of Rainwater tanks for your home and property.
Spanning across 5,500 squared kilometers (that’s over 1.3 million acres!) Luke runs 8,500 head of cattle. Having had a dry number of years, he’s operating at a lower stocking rate than usual.
Up until last year, the cattle were drinking water from a series of burra pits in the ground. He had a goal to replace these burra pits in order to give the cattle a quality source of water, while also opening up new country.
We have some other brands on the property, but we really liked the tanks Pioneer produced and the volume of water they could hold.
Luke James ● Station Manager
Luke had seen Pioneer Water Tanks on other properties and heard good things about the reputation.
“We have some other brands on the property, but we really liked the tanks Pioneer produced and the volume of water they could hold,” says Luke.
“They also deliver an excellent service.”
Working directly with the Pioneer head office in Perth, Luke first purchased 10 GT250s (250,000L) last year. These were installed by Katherine local Pioneer dealer, Alpha Tanks, who he was very happy to work with.
“The guys who installed the tanks were great and Brad from Alpha Tanks was great to work with. The sales team at Pioneer were also excellent.”
Luke and his team plan to continue reassessing the budget year-on-year to see what they can achieve within 12 months.
When they reassessed this year, they decided to install a further 9 GT250s on the station – that’ll make a combined water storage capacity of almost 4.75 million liters!
“With the current 10 tanks we’ve installed, we’ve been able to start achieving our goals of opening up the country.
“We’ve also been able to hang onto a lot more of our breeders – without installing these tanks, we would have had to sell a lot more cattle.”
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