Flotation & Traction 

Our Standard Features, including Drive Units, are Built with Excellence in Mind

Your out-of-the-box Valley® center pivot comes standard with a drive unit and tire size options that fit your field and soil type, and that keep your pivot afloat. Our standard drive unit is designed to perform, keeping your pivot running smoothly season after season.

 

Standard Drive Unit Benefits

  • Improved span stability on rolling ground and in windy conditions.
  • Available traction and flotation options to match field conditions.
  • Helps prevent stuck drive units.
  • Lower ground pressure minimizes soil compaction and rut depth.
  • Enables pivot to maneuver through varying field conditions.

Standard Drive Unit Features

  • Improved stability: Wider wheel base improves span stability on rolling ground and in windy conditions
  • Improved span alignment: Set of four braces on each side improves span alignment and balances the load when crossing deep ridges
  • Minimizes pipe stress: Valley flex-joint assembly greatly minimizes pipe stress on rolling terrain
  • Tire options: Several tire sizes available to best meet your field conditions

3-Wheel Drive Benefits

  • Improved span stability on rolling ground and in windy conditions.
  • Traction and flotation options to match field conditions.
  • Strength to support center tires on ridges.
  • Helps prevent stuck drive units.

3-Wheel Drive Features

  • Improved stability: A wider wheel base improves span stability on rolling hills and in windy conditions
  • Improved span alignment: Set of four braces on each side improves span alignment by balancing the load when crossing deep ridges
  • Wide range of tire sizes: Choose the traction and floatation options that best meet your field conditions
  • Added strength: Heavy-duty base beam adds strength to support center tires on ridges
  • Less downtime: Three driven tires offer more traction to help prevent stuck drive units
  • Flexible: Base beam only option gives you a low-cost upgrade option in the future
  • Easy conversion: Retrofits to existing Valley drive units

Track Drive Benefits

  • Strength to support center tires on ridges.
  • Designed to help prevent stuck drive units.
  • Weight is distributed over a wider area than other tire options to minimize ground pressure.
  • By lowering ground pressure, soil compaction and rut depth are minimized.

Track Drive Features

  • Improved stability: Wider wheel base improves span stability on rolling ground and in windy conditions
  • Improved span alignment: Set of four braces on each side improves span alignment when crossing deep ridges and balances the load
  • Added strength: Heavy-duty base beam adds strength to support center tires on ridges
  • Low-cost upgrade: Base beam only option gives you a low-cost upgrade option in the future
  • Increased traction: Helps prevent stuck drive units
  • Minimizes ground pressure: Heavy-duty steel tracks distribute weight over a wider area than other tire options
  • Increased flotation: Tracked drive unit with longer wheel base and lower ground pressure minimizes soil compaction and rut depth
  • Conversion packages: Retrofits to existing Valley drive units

 

Track Drive Benefits

  • Designed to help prevent stuck drive units.
  • Weight is distributed over a wider area than other tire options to minimize ground pressure.
  • By lowering ground pressure, soil compaction and rut depth are minimized.
  • Easily maneuver through varying field conditions.
  • Tracks and tires maintain contact with the ground and follow sudden changes in field terrain.

Track Drive Features

  • Improved stability: Wider wheel base improves span stability on rolling ground and in windy conditions
  • Improved span alignment: Set of four braces on each side improves span alignment and balances the load when crossing deep ridges
  • Minimizes ground pressure: Heavy-duty base beam and steel tracks distribute weight over a wider area than other tire options
  • Increased traction: Helps prevent stuck drive units
  • Increased flotation: Tracked drive unit with longer wheel base and lower ground pressure minimizes soil compaction and rut depth
  • Rough ground-ready: Maneuvers through varying field conditions
  • Conforms to varying terrain: Articulating drive base beams keep both tracks or tires on the ground, even across sudden changes in field terrain
  • Longer life: Two center drives reduce motor load for longer life
  • Easy conversion: Retrofits to existing Valley drive units

4-Wheel Articulating Drive Benefits

  • All four tires are driven to provide better traction and less downtime.
  • Reduces motor load for longer life performance.
  • Allows you to add tracks with minimal effort.
  • Retrofits existing Valley drive units.
  • Lower ground pressure leads to less soil compaction and shallower rut depth.

4-Wheel Articulating Drive Features

  • Improved stability: Wider wheel base improves span stability on rolling ground and in windy conditions
  • Improved span alignment: Set of four braces on each side improves span alignment by balancing the load when crossing deep ridges
  • Wide range of tire sizes: Choose the traction and floatation options that best meet your field conditions
  • Increased traction: Helps prevent stuck drive units
  • Rough-ground ready: Maneuvers through varying field conditions
  • Conforms to varying terrain: Articulating drive base beams keep both tracks or tires on the ground, even across sudden changes in field terrain
  • Longer life: Two center drives reduce motor load for longer life
  • Less downtime: All four tires are driven to provide better traction and minimize downtime
  • Conforms to varying terrain: Articulating drive base beams keep both tracks or tires on the ground, even across sudden changes in field terrain
  • Flexible: Can add tracks in the future with minimal effort
  • Easy conversion: Retrofits to existing Valley drive units