Growing Magazine - November, 2012

DEPARTMENTS

New Gear & Goods

Irrigate Additional Acres

Valley Irrigation continues to give growers more choices by introducing the new Valley DropSpan for center pivots. The DropSpan allows growers to irrigate additional acres with a center pivot by "dropping" spans upon arriving at a large obstruction in a field, allowing the center pivot to continue irrigating. One person can easily drop or reattach the spans without tools. The Valley DropSpan allows growers to put every possible acre under mechanized irrigation - acres that were never irrigated before, or were irrigated with a less efficient method, can now be picked up with a center pivot.

www.valleyirrigation.com

402-359-2201

Zinc-Plated Plumbing

In response to industry demand, Coxreels announced that all .5-inch 1125 series hose reels now come standard with zinc-plated plumbing. The protective properties of zinc are intended for a wide array of applications requiring superior oxidation prevention. The zinc-plated .5-inch models are designed with all the distinctive features and benefits of the 1125 series, including an easily accessible swivel that is machined from solid brass and has Nitrile seals; a one-piece, all-welded, A-frame base for maximum stability; low-profile outlet riser; and open drum slot to provide a non-crimping, flat, smooth wrap. Coxreels' new plumbing alternative serves many popular applications in the reeling industry.

www.coxreels.com

800-269-7335