Pivot irrigators move around a centre point and can irrigate your crops or land in either a part-circle or full-circle operation. They can move in either direction and will often operate 24/7.
These highly automated machines will give you precise control over the application amount – optimising water use and efficient uptake to achieve ideal pasture or crop growth.
Pivots are suitable for irrigating tall crops and can also straddle shelter belts, small buildings and sheds where necessary. Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI) technology can be used to change the application to suit the season, individual soil or crop requirements. Pivots can handle undulating ground and gentle slopes, and precision corner arms can be added to ensure the corners of your paddocks or fields are irrigated also.
Pivots consist of steel supporting structures and large spans of water pipes. Each span is mounted on a drive tower and base beam incorporating an electric gear motor which drives a set of gearboxes and tractor wheels.
If you are looking to install pivot irrigation on your property, WaterForce engineers will consider:
WaterForce are New Zealand’s leading supplier and agent for Valley pivots (from Nebraska, USA)