Discover Center Pivot Components

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Jan 13, 2016 9:20:13 AM

 

Center pivots have evolved into complex machines that do more than just move in a circle and pump water onto the ground. But even with all the complexities, a modern-day pivot can be broken down into a handful of main components that make up the core framework. These major components include the pivot point, control panel, spans, drive units, and tower boxes.

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How a Center Pivot Irrigation Machine Works

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Jan 4, 2016 10:25:01 AM

Start With The Basics

Center pivot machines have been used in irrigation for decades. Center pivots, one of several types of mechanized irrigation machines, can lead to increased yields and less water wasted compared to other irrigation practices such as flood irrigation. But how exactly does a center pivot work? Let’s first discuss some components that will help explain the concept.

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Combatting Corrosion for Irrigation Pipelines

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


In the last 20 years, the U.S. has seen a considerable change in groundwater chemicals that drastically affect how water corrodes irrigation pipelines. Corrosive water damages irrigation pipelines and can decrease the life of a center pivot. There are different options available for combatting corrosion. Some options are much better than others depending on the pH, chloride, sulfate and other chemical levels in your water.

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Center Pivots Improve Reliability and Yield

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

During periods of drought, or even in short mid-season dry times, you can easily tell which fields are irrigated and which are not simply by the color and size of the crop. Plant growth in unirrigated land may be stunted, and continual wilting of the plant can potentially decrease yield up to 8 percent every day - depending on the growth stage. In extreme cases, an entire crop will be completely unusable and unsellable. Fortunately, most of these problems can be eliminated by providing crops with adequate irrigation all the way through plant maturity. One of the most efficient irrigation methods is mechanized irrigation, or center pivot irrigation.

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