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Building the Central Arizona Project canal, RAHCO Canal Equipment.

We have got miles of Yellowstone and Glacier water from the Missouri River for 55 million people and flood control.

It is Headed 1,000 miles Southwest From North Dakota To Texas, via Kansas at 3,800 feet using all types of power.      

So you want some of the Great Southwest Irrigation Canal for your Kansas farmland coming across the Great Plains at 3,800 feet to Texas.

It can be done with the new Wind Power Techniques. The initial drawings are complete.
Contact Exactrix Global Systems for the Great Southwest Irrigation and Power Canal.

Time to think big and clean up Gulf of Mexico, You can order the Great Plains, Southwest Irrigation and Power Canal document. 509 995 1879.

Celebrating 50 Years of Arizona's Water Conservation Project : CEG ( 

You will enjoy this document. Circa, 1968 to 1973.

  • Raymond A. Hanson had a “Manifest Destiny” outlook. He was RAHCO, R. A. Hanson & Co.

  • He was here to change the world. He was connected to the best BLM engineers in Denver, and PKS, M&K, Guy F Atkinson.

  • He helped to change Arizona.

  • Jess Swanson was at Northern Arizona University when The Central Arizona Project was peaking. Professor Jess Swanson  was an Urban Planner with an incredible resume and he was promoting Raymond all the way. He was at USC as an Urban Planner in the 60’s when the San Luis Canal was built from Northern to Southern California.

  • Guy Swanson was a young Caterpillar engineer in Peoria when the CAP reached completion. .


  1. Trimmer, Full Section. Trapezoid, String line Grade control. Top Left corner.  
  2. Concrete Slip Form, Full Section, Trapezoid  
  3. Concrete Trucks. Belly Jumps.
  4. Batch Plant is not shown.  
  5. Truck Unloader.
  6. Work Jumbo
  7. Finish Jumbo.
  8. Trapezoid Canal.

More than 5 million people, or more than 80 percent of the state’s population, live in the counties — Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties — where CAP water is delivered. (Central Arizona Project Photo).
A giant leap ahead for a state starved for water and industry.

The Muscle is the Trimmer, In the upper left corner you can see the 1. RAHCO Trimmer forming the final shape of the walls and the 8. Trapezoid Canal bottom. It is about 1 mile ahead of the Concrete Slip Form and the Truck Unloader.  The RAHCO Trimmer is taking the roughed out canal and putting a finish on the giant trapezoid shaped canal. You can see the shape and form of the Trapezoid just as slip form covers the substrate wall. The soil berm  could be placed on both sides or one side.

You can see the darker color of the Trimmer berm  alongside the canal. All of this machinery was built in Palouse, WA and Spokane, WA. RAHCO was in transition to Kaiser Plant on Magnesium Road which became General Offices about 1975.  

The RAHCO A team could pave about 1 mile per day…maybe a little more. The grade was held on the mark at 6 inch drop per mile with a string line…Raymond had close to 100 patents. His staff was farm boys, draftsmen with all types of credentials, a powerful plant manager and brother in-law, and great irrigation engineers of the west. Gordon Hawkins was his key VP in charge of Irrigation Projects. A Logan, Utah grad (Utah State University) with the Mormon attitude about irrigation in the west….An Ezra Taft Benson connected engineer.  

The PKS contractors or M&K contractors or Guy F Atkinson contractors roughed out the canal with Cat Scrapers, Draglines and Cat Dozers.  Empire Machinery, Arizona Caterpillar dealer did well is my guess. It would be interesting to know how many Cat machines and power units were on the job.  

The fine earthmoving or track powered 1. Finishing Trimmer has up to four Cat engines running augers and rotary cutters for uplifting substrate and stacking substrate dirt conveyors on both sides. The power comes mostly Cat 333 B or C series. Raymond preferred Cat engines due to torque rise, service and the end result of uptime….Detroit Diesels were also used but more Cat Engines came into service since the international service and parts support was very good.  

The track powered, 5. Truck Unloader moved in lock step with the  slip form. The Truck Unloader was also elevated for the, 3. Concrete Belly Dump Trucks. This set the pour line using gravity to push into the belts and augers. It was downhill operation. Horsepower and energy was conserved with a downhill shot for the concrete paving. 

Three engines were on the 2. Concrete Slip Form. It was loaded with hydraulics and even had constant velocity ball joints to transfer power directly from the engine. The engines often set on angles of repose to the Concrete Slip Form.  

The track powered, 2.  Concrete Slip Form  has an elevated cross conveyer so both sides are paved at the same time including the bottom. The concrete is moving downhill except for the cross conveyer. You can see the cross conveyer on top of the Concrete Slip Form.   

All of the machines were mobile and would  raise up about 35 feet and move over the bridge canal tunnels shown….All four machines elevated in a parallelogram or scissors action to hop over the canal overpass shown.  

The 6.  Work Jumbo had 20 finishing personnel that would place weep valves into the concrete. The personnel would section the pour and there was no rebar to deal with.  This was probably due to fact the soil and climate was not exposed to long term freezing conditions and canal remained full.  

The 7.  Finishing Jumbo ran on wheels and coated the cooling concrete with calcium carbonate and calcium sulfate mix.  

“Raymond was a very unique man and a good teacher….Mort and Raymond…that was a combination in engineering genius.”  

Red Green Retires.
Exactrix Moves Ahead, Job Description.

If you are rethinking your job and want to move ahead in the world of Agriculture Machinery and ammonia.

Meet the Red Green of Exactrix, Clint Morgan. You can interview Clint.

Beemer, NE, Setting a Case 940.  Training producers on Exactrix Systems.

Shelton, Nebraska, Assembling a steering track cart and tool bar.

Spokane, Washington, Assembling an SDX opener seeding group going to Vancouver BC.

Meeting customer expectations at Shelton, NE.

Clint Morgan ‘s Job is open. Plant assembly man. Field set up and follow up with customers.  
Clint retired Nov. 1.  

Machine Setup, Rebuild of used systems,  In plant Assembly and Test.  A product specialist with knowledge of how to build it and how to sell it.  

The job entails representation and training of the product to the customer.  

Therefore, a knowledge of mechanical systems and how they operate is important.  

So you can imagine Clint who has a large family and small farm wanted to work and travel for Exactrix over the last 15 years.  

Clint  had no real formal training in engineering or field operations with ammonia or banding and seeding equipment. He took on this assignment with vigor.  

Clint is our longest term employee….and had worked with us since 2006.  

Here is a broadcast the explains some of the knowledge base that Clint acquired working for Exactrix.

Experience that helps.

You can apply and meet the boss. Videos are available at   

  • To make a top salary at this job you need skills.
  • If you like to teach that is good.
  • If you do not know all the systems.  We will train you.
  • A physically demanding job with the ability to operate machinery . 
  • We prefer strong family values.

Knowledge of Ammonia is not critical.  Ability  to operate  high value machinery is important.

  1. Electronic systems.  Deere ECU, Ag Leader ECU, Trimble ECU,  Raven ECU,  Training may be required.
  2. Hydraulic systems. Tractor hydraulics.
  3. Lap top calibration of systems. Operation of Mass Meters, Electronic Sensing Systems. Training may be required.
  4. Ability to travel North America from Mexico to Northern Alberta.
  5. Willing to learn how do they do that?

You can expand your field of interest with our new division, Green Play Ammonia,


We also have additional openings in marketing and fabrication.

     Guy J Swanson

Exactrix® Global Systems
4501 East Trent Avenue
Spokane, Washington.99212
509.254 6854 office.
509-995-1879 cell.

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Spokane, WA 99212

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