Coaches rely on their equipment manager to outfit the team with an athletic shoe designed to
increase traction and secure footing for a specific field surface or condition. The same may be
said of your Valley® dealer. After analyzing your field, your Valley dealer will
recommend the flotation or traction option most effective in conquering the primary threat of the opposing
field – ruts.
Ruts form as pivots travel down the identical track numerous times. Soil type, terrain, and irrigation practices are the most common factors affecting the severity of rut formation in any given field.
Extensive research and in-field trials led by the world-class team of engineers from Valmont® Irrigation were the
inspiration behind the design of several drive unit floatation and traction options – each customized to
maximize performance and minimize downtime.