Valley Irrigation – a Trusted Source for Irrigation Equipment

Our irrigation equipment team has a long history maintaining new and used center pivots, linears and all components of irrigation equipment. And while we are familiar with all brands and manufacturers, our team has come to trust and recommend Valley Irrigation as a leader in irrigation equipment innovation and quality.

Manufactured by Valmont Industries, Valley center pivots are known for engineering, reliability and value. Valley pivots were the first in the industry and have a long history of innovation and unmatched quality. Farmers have come to rely on Valley pivots, and all Valley irrigation equipment, for durability and dependability in the field, which makes it an idea choice to resell or to purchase used.

When buying new or used irrigation equipment the decision comes down to what will improve yields and the bottom line. With over 30 years if experience in the irrigation business, we highly recommend Valley irrigation equipment. And as a trusted source for buying used irrigation equipment, we can speak to the quality and durability of all the used irrigation equipment we sell.

Irrigation Pumping Plant Efficiency Calculator for Tracking Used Irrigation Equipment

What if we told you that $1.99 could save you thousands in maintaining your used irrigation equipment? This year, University of Nebraska Lincoln developed an application to help easily target under-performing pumps.

UNL’s previous studies indicate that pumps often use 30-50% more energy than expected by the Nebraska Pumping Plant Performance (NPC) criteria. Through this app, you can evaluate the efficiency of your irrigation equipment by inputting numbers related to pumping lift, pressure at the discharge, acre-inches of water pumped, fuel price and total fuel used. This app calculates a pumping plant performance rating and an estimated cost to bring the pumping plant up to standard, along with the number of years necessary to pay back the investment at various interest rates.

Caring for your used irrigation equipment is vital to the health of your crop and your livelihood. Also, maintaining performance of your pivots, linears and pumps will help the long-term value of your used irrigation equipment – an investment that can retain substantial value if cared for.

Experience and Expertise to Buy and Sell Used Irrigation Equipment

When it comes to buying and selling used irrigation equipment, there are many choices. Pivotsales.com is a division of Mid-Continent Irrigation and has the experience to buy and sell your used irrigation equipment.

Mid-Continent Irrigation, Inc. is a family owned and operated business in Fremont, Nebraska, with over 30 years of experience in new and used irrigation equipment. While we sell new Valley brand irrigation equipment and Sukup brand grain bin equipment in our local area, we service all brands of irrigation/grain bin equipment. This allows us expertise to evaluate and buy and sell used irrigation equipment, including used center pivots and linears.

For a fair valuation, a quick sell and a knowledgeable source, contact us at pivotsales.com.

 

Used Irrigation Equipment Fall Maintenance

Farmers across the country realize the value their irrigation equipment plays in their overall success each growing season. And because of this, whether your irrigation equipment is used or new, regular maintenance is critical to reliability throughout the season.

Because of the design of irrigation equipment, particularly center pivots and linears, even a very short down-time in mid-season can cause excessive crop water stress. And as fall is approaching it’s important to consider a fall maintenance plan to prevent these types of downtime. Here are some maintenance suggestions for your new and used irrigation equipment:

Gearboxes: drain off accumulated water and top off with the proper lubricant
U-joints: check for wear and repair or replace
Pivot point: grease, check control tabs and check alignment
Alignment switches: check for secure mounting and electrical connection and good switch action
Tires: check air pressure and tire integrity
Overall: check for loose wires, nuts and bolts

Fall maintenance of your used irrigation equipment will ensure reliability and help it retain its value.