Category Archives: Center Pivot Irrigation

Blast from the past

We were moving some manuals from the front counter to the upstairs storage room and found these pictures in one of the old Valley water drive books.  The date on the book was 1976, so these options represent some of the last versions of the water driven machines.  There are several of the reversible wipers still in use in our area.  The rubber tire option was probably a lot more rare, but still interesting.


Lockwood Center Pivot Rebuild

A Lockwood pivot got a new lease on life.  Upgraded riser pipe from the standard rope packing to a triple-lip rubber gasket.  A new upper elbow/flange, Valley-style j-pipe/mount, a new collector ring, and a new Pro2 panel with resolver and pressure transducer.  The water hook-up elbow was also customized down to 6″ to make the connection pipe one size.  This old pivot is back to “new” operational status for a fraction of what a new pivot point would have cost.


Irrigation Underground PVC Pipe

Ground is starting to freeze up here is Wisconsin.  A couple thousand feet of pipe left the yard and was installed before things got too hard.  Both jobs were 8″ 100# pipe.  Analyzing the entire project is critical before just burying the cheapest and smallest pipe.  Every install, machine, and location will require different planning to be the most efficient.  Larger pipe may cost slightly more in the beginning, but poor planning and too small of pipe will cost tens of thousands more in the long run.  If you want to have the most profitable irrigation system possible, give us a call. (715)-335-6368


*New* Nelson 3030 Rotating Sprinkler

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Nelson has released the new 3030 sprinkler.  This new design allows customer’s the ability to flush nozzles while still on the machine (dirty water applications), to shut off certain sprinklers, or install both above the pipe sprinklers and drop sprinkler combinations.  Perfect for watering both corn (Above pipe) and potatoes (Below the pipe) as crops rotate year to year.  The top sprinkler’s nozzle would be set to on, and the lower sprinkler set to off or vice versa.


Valley Precision Corner gets it done

Valley Irrigation growing a bumper crop of delicious Wisconsin Super Sweet Corn summer of 2016.  It is easy to see the difference where the irrigator reaches and on the edge of the field where it does not.