Monday, April 26, 2010

Top 10 Maintenance Tips | Series 3

5. Sprinkler Package - Sprinkler packages should be changed at least every 10,000 hours of operation.  Regularly check for broken or worn sprinkler components and replace them as needed.  Also consider running a new sprinkler design, which could maximize efficiency for soil and crop types.

6. Energy Efficiency - You can minimize water pumping costs by lowering pressure when possible.  To ensure that water is being used efficiently, check the machine's water pressure at the pivot point.  For sprinkler packages with pressure regulators, check the line pressure at the last tower.

Do you have questions about your center pivot or linear's maintenance?  Post your questions in the Comments box below.


  1. Hi,

    I wouldn't want to "maximze water pumping costs", I would try to minimize costs - isn"t it?

    Cheers, Carina

  2. Hello, Carina!

    Yes, I apologize, my mistake. I have changed the copy in the post to now read "minimize," which is correct. Thank you for catching the typo, I appreciate it!

    With best regards,