Courtesy Valley IrrigationValley Irrigation of Valley, Neb., has introduced the DropSpan for center-pivot irrigation systems.
The system allows growers to easily drop spans when the center-pivot encounters an obstruction in the field, according to a news release.
The remaining spans can continuing irrigating the field.
The spans can be easily re-attached by one person without tools.
A Bertrand, Neb., grower, for example, had a grain bin and wind break that prevented the center pivot from irrigating the entire field.
By installing a DropSpan, he was able to reach behind the obstructions and irrigate an additional 23 acres.
It took workers less than 15 minutes to drop four spans off of the grower's 14-span 8000 series Valley center-pivot system.