Stop Getting Stuck in the Mud

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Sep 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM

As you likely know, deep wheel tracks are a headache in the field. They lead to low crop clearance and can cause your pivot or linear to get stuck mid-rotation.

A common misconception is that a longer or heavier span automatically means deeper wheel tracks. This is simply not true. Pivot weight has little to do with deep wheel tracks. The key to minimizing ruts is ensuring that tires are properly inflated. Tire inflation directly affects ground pressure, which is the leading cause of deep wheel tracks. There is actually an equation you can use to determine the best tire pressure. And, proper inflation also maximizes tire life.

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Topics: Drive Train & Flotation

A Lot is Riding on Your Gearbox

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Sep 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM

When you think about what part of your center pivot endures the most wear and tear, the drive train is one of the first things that come to mind. The center drive and gearboxes bear long load hours and rough terrain day in and day out during the irrigation season. The secret to maintaining your machine and extending its life is to make sure these key components are of the highest quality.

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Topics: Drive Train & Flotation

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