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Also referred to as “circle irrigation”, it is an irrigation system that utilizes overhead sprinklers and heavy duty pipe that is joined and supported by trusses which are mounted on wheels. The machine can be conveniently moved around a field from a specific pivot point for full and even coverage. Center pivot irrigation systems are typically 400m in length (or radius) but in many cases they might be as large as 500m.
The lateral pipe is connected with couplers that transmit the axle torque. If your field is not symmetrical, it is important to be able to adjust widths easily. In this case, you will want to consider purchasing a clamp coupler. Sprinklers are located at the connections and ends of the lateral pipe to water the crops. They are typically impact sprinklers with levels installed to ensure that they are kept upright. A power mover engine is connected to the center of the “wheel line” system and provides the necessary force to drive the center pivot irrigation system forward. The system is moved forward along the pivot point periodically and typically runs on a 12 or 24-hour interval system. The line should be straight before it is propelled forward. If it is misaligned it can cause for the system to be driven off track and result in damage.
The most critical part of the wheel line is the engine. This engine is single cylinder and made up of hydraulics, gears, and chains. It is very important to follow the recommendations of the manufacturer on when to change the air filter, spark plug, and other service requirements. Be sure to use the correct oil viscosity as well to keep your engine running properly. Periodically check all the nozzles and impact sprinkler heads for any clogging, corrosion, breakage or any other damage. If you do have to replace any pivot irrigation parts then you’ve come to the right website. We offer the best prices on the web, and can have your system good as new quickly with our fast-shipping options.
If the system is not properly maintained, it will lead to damage to both your crops and your watering system. When the wheel line in not in use, for example in the off season, be sure to anchor the system down to prevent it being blown about in the wind.
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