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Valley® Irrigation is the worldwide leader in precision irrigation. The Valley brand of center pivot, linear, and corner equipment provides solutions for conserving water and meeting the growing demand for food.
  • 4 Ways the Valley X-Tec High-Speed Pivot Motor Helps Cotton Growers

    São José Farm in Mato Grosso, Brazil, is an impressive cotton plantation that extends over 6,400 acres (2,600 hectares). Visitors describe it as looking like a soft white cloud covering the whole ground all the way to the horizon. Arilton Riedi's farm has gotten consistently higher yields with cotton irrigated by center pivots.
    São José Farm in Mato Grosso, Brazil, is an impressive cotton plantation that extends over 6,400 acres (2,600 hectares). Visitors describe it as looking like a soft white cloud covering the whole ground all the way to the horizon. Arilton Riedi's farm has gotten consistently higher yields with cotton irrigated by center pivots. · Dec 26, 2019
  • ROI is Central to the X-Tec Center Drive

    Every dollar counts in your business. But success isn’t measured by spending the least, it’s about getting the most from your investment. At Valley®, we work to continually provide you the best value. The Valley X-Tec® center drive with FastPassTM technology provides several key benefits – increased speed, constant move and power at both ends of the speed range. The features come at ...more
    Every dollar counts in your business. But success isn’t measured by spending the least, it’s about getting the most from your investment. At Valley®, we work to continually provide you the best value. The Valley X-Tec® center drive with FastPassTM technology provides several key benefits – increased speed, constant move and power at both ends of the speed range. The features come at ...more · May 16, 2019
  • Extend Your Center Pivot's Life: Conversions Cost Less, Offer Highest Value

    Jason Meyer had an old Gifford Hill pivot that was giving him trouble on his farm near Schuyler, Nebraska, last spring. “It had leaky gaskets, problems with the gearbox and a bad panel,” he says. He called Rod Dirkschneider of Vavrina, Inc., his local Valley® dealer, and scheduled conversions for the parts that weren’t performing well. “The conversions made it like a new pivot,” Meye...more
    Jason Meyer had an old Gifford Hill pivot that was giving him trouble on his farm near Schuyler, Nebraska, last spring. “It had leaky gaskets, problems with the gearbox and a bad panel,” he says. He called Rod Dirkschneider of Vavrina, Inc., his local Valley® dealer, and scheduled conversions for the parts that weren’t performing well. “The conversions made it like a new pivot,” Meye...more · Jan 07, 2019
  • The Valley Gearbox is the Best in the Industry. Period.

    Since 1974, Valley® has manufactured our industry-best gearbox in the USA. We rigorously inspect and test each Valley gearbox before it leaves our factory, giving you peace of mind that you have the most reliable gearbox available for your center pivot or linear machine. Our mission is to provide you with the most durable, longest-lasting irrigation equipment in th...more
    Since 1974, Valley® has manufactured our industry-best gearbox in the USA. We rigorously inspect and test each Valley gearbox before it leaves our factory, giving you peace of mind that you have the most reliable gearbox available for your center pivot or linear machine. Our mission is to provide you with the most durable, longest-lasting irrigation equipment in th...more · Dec 13, 2018
  • The Best Irrigation Equipment: Valley Brand Loyalty Explained

    Since 2011, Ag Equipment Intelligence and Farm Equipment magazine have polled farmers about what could make them change from their favorite brand of equipment. Over that time, the top six reasons have all remained the same, although their order has shifted.Last year, the top six reasons were: 1. Better product engineering 2. Better parts availability...more
    Since 2011, Ag Equipment Intelligence and Farm Equipment magazine have polled farmers about what could make them change from their favorite brand of equipment. Over that time, the top six reasons have all remained the same, although their order has shifted.Last year, the top six reasons were: 1. Better product engineering 2. Better parts availability...more · Nov 24, 2018
  • How to Winterize Your Center Pivot: 9 Things Every Grower Should Remember For Long Pivot Life

    Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published in Irrigation Today Magazine. People often ask what steps they should take to maintain their irrigation equipment and ensure it has a long life. That’s a good question, but to understand the value of preventative maintenance, it’s important to kn...more
    Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published in Irrigation Today Magazine. People often ask what steps they should take to maintain their irrigation equipment and ensure it has a long life. That’s a good question, but to understand the value of preventative maintenance, it’s important to kn...more · Nov 18, 2018
  • Drip Irrigation vs. Center Pivots: Separating Fact From Fiction: Part 1

    Over time, two different types of irrigation have been recognized as superior methods — drip and center pivots. Growers now associate certain pluses and minuses with each. Some of these assumptions are true. Some are myths. So how do you make a decision between the two? You compare the facts. This is the first of a series of blog posts that will address some of these misconcept...more
    Over time, two different types of irrigation have been recognized as superior methods — drip and center pivots. Growers now associate certain pluses and minuses with each. Some of these assumptions are true. Some are myths. So how do you make a decision between the two? You compare the facts. This is the first of a series of blog posts that will address some of these misconcept...more · Aug 30, 2018
  • There's No Replacement for the Best (Trust Valley Genuine Parts)

    Every crop has stages when proper irrigation is essential for the best possible yield: Germination. Emergence. Tasseling. Keeping your pivots running is always important, but even moreso during those critical times. No matter what brand or type of pivot is over the crop, the best way to assure your pivot is running is with the best in the industry: your local Valley® dealer and ...more
    Every crop has stages when proper irrigation is essential for the best possible yield: Germination. Emergence. Tasseling. Keeping your pivots running is always important, but even moreso during those critical times. No matter what brand or type of pivot is over the crop, the best way to assure your pivot is running is with the best in the industry: your local Valley® dealer and ...more · Jun 21, 2018
  • X-Tec: More than Just Fast Irrigation (Seeing is Believing)

    The Valley® X-Tec® center drive motor is impressing growers at agricultural shows, not only in the United States but also around the globe. Everyone who sees it work is blown away by the combination of speed and power that our innovative FastPass™ technology delivers for farm irrigation. However, X-Tec is more than fast and powerful. It’s also efficient, precise and versatile, helpin...more
    The Valley® X-Tec® center drive motor is impressing growers at agricultural shows, not only in the United States but also around the globe. Everyone who sees it work is blown away by the combination of speed and power that our innovative FastPass™ technology delivers for farm irrigation. However, X-Tec is more than fast and powerful. It’s also efficient, precise and versatile, helpin...more · May 03, 2018