6 November 2018, 03:54PM
Germination. Emergence. Tasseling. Every crop has stages when proper irrigation is essential for the best possible yield. Keeping your pivots running is key during those times, no matter what brand or type of pivot is over the crop, and the best way to do that is with the best parts and service in the industry.
“It’s all about longevity,” says Kenneth Bracht, Valley Irrigation Senior Director of Global Aftermarket Parts. “Valley Genuine Parts are the premier in the industry and include our unparalleled, American-made drive trains. They come with the industry’s best warranty, and irrigators can rest assured their pivots will be serviced correctly through their Valley dealer.”
Valley parts are often used on other pivot brands because of their extended life, so Valley dealers are trained on all brands of pivots.
“Our Valley service providers are the best trained and most skilled in the industry,” Bracht says. “They can handle service on just about anything.They are smart, good people, and they’re fully invested in providing the right irrigation solutions to their customers. They’re an amazing group.”
Improving Efficiency Through Conversion
Growers can use Valley Genuine Parts for maintenance and longevity, but they can also change the way pivots operate. For example, changing oil hydraulic pivots to electric is relatively simple with the Valley Oil Hydraulic.
Conversion Package, which includes:
• Collector ring
• Tower boxes
• Base beam
• Wheel gear boxes
• Center drive gear motor
• Control panel
When all pivots are on the same power system, growers can save even more time and money by making a simple control panel conversion. The Valley ICONX smart panel easily brings any control panel – including all major pivot brands – into the Valley network by taking control of the existing panel and using its circuits.
“Using that one platform makes so much economic sense for growers,” Bracht says. “It saves time, fuel, money and a lot of hassle to have consistent control during those critical growing periods. It gives growers the power to know exactly what’s going on with their pivots, so they can make informed decisions and ensure proper irrigation at the right times.”