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Valley DropSpan for center pivots and linears

DropSpan™

Use the Land You Own to Increase Your Profitability

 

Similar to the Valley® Benders, our DropSpan™ option can increase your irrigated hectares without purchasing more land. With the DropSpan, you can drop the outer spans of your center pivot or linear, so the rest of your machine can irrigate hectares behind barriers. At the edges of the field, the DropSpan allows you to drop as many spans as necessary, then reattach them as the machine returns.

What is the DropSpan?

The Valley DropSpan is an option available for both center pivots and linears that literally "drops" one or more of your machine's spans to continue irrigating around a tree line, a fence, a dairy, or other obstruction. You can easily detach the spans from the rest of the machine in less than 15 minutes without tools, gaining you extra land to irrigate in little time! Two barriers are installed by your local Valley dealer on either side of the area that you want to irrigate around. When the pivot or linear reaches the first barrier, the machine stops so that you can detach the towers with the DropSpan. Once the spans have been "dropped," the rest of the pivot or linear continues to irrigate your field. When the machine reaches the second barrier, it auto-reverses until it becomes flush with the stopped portion of the pivot or linear, which will then resume irrigating in normal fashion after the towers with the DropSpan have been reattached.


  • Spans can be dropped or reattached by one person, without tools, in less than 15 minutes!
  • Multiple DropSpans can be installed on one center pivot or linear
  • Available on Model 8120 center pivots
  • Available on linears
  • Simple winch and batten leg system to drop and reattach outer spans
  • Simple electrical connector manages span cable and control logic — no re-wiring needed
  • Optional second end gun
Reliable Available for center pivots and linears
Durable Valley structure — engineered for long life
Precise Optional end gun picks up additional hectares beyond the DropSpan drive unit
Easy-to-use Large platform for easy access
Responsive Valley dealers — fast, dependable service