The conditions under which the farmer operates today are fraught with risk factors, many of which are not amenable to any control: weather changes, fluctuations in the cost of agricultural products, environmental legislation issues related to land and water use rights, rising production costs, etc. moisture in the fields has recently become an urgent problem for many Russian territories. Plants that do not tolerate drought are at great risk. The future crop is under attack. It is possible to take control of such risks and not depend on the vagaries of nature if professional irrigation systems are installed in the fields.
Valmont Industries is a global leader in agricultural irrigation systems. Worldwide, the company employs more than 10 employees. Valmont Valley branded products are widely recognized worldwide as high-tech, reliable and innovative in irrigation. This leadership is confirmed by the installation of more than 000 different Valley systems worldwide. Valmont is the forerunner of irrigation systems that increase yields and use scarce water resources wisely.
1954g. - acquired a patent for the production of pivot irrigation systems from Frank Zybak.
1964-69g - the first Valley plant was sold abroad, to France. Valley Manufacturing renamed Valmont Industries, Inc. A hot-dip galvanizing method has been introduced, providing long-term corrosion protection.
1969-74g - developed its own gearbox, rubber tires were used in the systems.
1974-79g. - a corner irrigation system has been introduced, which allows farmers to cover additional area in fields of various configurations. An irrigation system has been developed with the ability to move the installation from one field to another, as well as an irrigation system for small fields.
1979-84g. - introduction of panels with remote control, sprinklers operating at low pressure were developed.
1986g. - created a device for remote scheduling of irrigation using a computer.
1989-94g. - Valley Controls Pro Panel and Valley Controls Base Station control panels allow you to increase control over pivot systems, including using remote access from the office.
1994-99g. - the 8000th series was put into production, which includes spans of various lengths.
1999-2004g. - The introduction of cell phones has opened up the ability to manage installations from anywhere in the world.
For almost 60 years, Valmont has been designing and producing high-quality irrigation systems and has a leading position in the market, introducing the most advanced and efficient irrigation methods that meet all modern requirements.
Valley irrigation equipment can withstand everyday workloads thanks to robust mechanisms and durable springy designs of its own design. Irrigation systems can move in a wide variety of field conditions and provide accurate water supply; they have simple controls. Design eliminates downtime. The equipment is supplied by highly qualified dealers, which ensures the efficient use of investment.
Front irrigation installations
Valley front sprinklers (Figure 1) provide maximum coverage of a square or rectangular field - up to 98%. In addition, Valley frontal units conserve water and minimize runoff with reduced water consumption. Valley front-mounted sprinklers are invaluable farming tools: they can be used to apply chemicals and fertilizers with irrigation water (Figure 2), germination and leaching. Valley offers the most reliable transmissions and water delivery systems, the broadest selection of spans, tires, pumps, controls and more.
Valley front-mounted irrigation systems use many of the same operational reliable parts and assemblies that are used in Valley circular irrigation systems. Their simplicity, strength and durability are well known.
However, unlike circular irrigation installations, Valley frontal installations move forward and backward across the field. Some front installations can also be towed or deployed, doubling the irrigated surface (Fig. 3, 4).
Front-end irrigation equipment saves water and energy with minimal labor costs and is suitable for fields ranging from 4 to 405 hectares with a slope of up to 6%.
Frontal cars are controlled with the help of an elevated cable, a furrow or an underground induction cable, and also have the ability to turn relative to the truck for irrigation of the neighboring field. Water supply is carried out through a hose or from the channel.
Circular irrigation systems
All structural elements of circular sprinklers (Fig. 5, 6) Valley are designed, engineered and tested based on actual loads that can act on the machine during operation, therefore they are characterized by increased structural strength, withstand the highest loads due to field irregularities, furrows and large span length. Valley spans reach a length of 30-66 m. The pipeline and supporting trusses provide an even distribution of weight and loads, which is especially important on uneven ground, due to the specific location of the corners.
The Valley central articulated support provides strength and stability through a coupler system. For hilly terrain, there are additional flexible swivel joints. Forced brush contact with the collector ring provides reliable power to the traction carts. To work with aggressive water, a variant of pipes and nozzles with an inner pipe made of polyethylene is provided.
In 1966, a hot dip galvanized coating was first introduced on Valley machines. It soon became an industry standard.
Towable Pivot Irrigation Systems
The Valley Towed Pivot (Figure 7) is built with industry-leading Valley steel structures and control systems. Practice has confirmed that these are the most economical mechanized irrigation units available on the market today. Using a towed unit, it is possible to change irrigation patterns by redistributing irrigated areas and thereby reduce the cost of irrigating one hectare. Valley Towed Sprinklers simplify irrigation with flexibility in the field while remaining economical.
The Valley line of towed pivots includes four centerstand options - 4-wheel with straight tow, 4-wheel with swivel wheels, 2-wheel or skid. The reliable, field-proven Valley Towed Irrigation Systems make it easy and cost effective to irrigate fields from 2 to 121 hectares. Valley Towed Irrigation Systems can be moved from field to field in less than an hour!
The power source is an outboard diesel generator or power supply.
Shoulder Irrigation Systems
The ingenuity of Valmont employees made it possible in 1974 to create the world's first circular sprinkler with an angular shoulder (Fig. 8). With the help of a controlled angular shoulder, it is possible to irrigate fields of any shape with great accuracy. Angle irrigation machines have a span of 62 m (87 m with a console).
Reliability of the connection of the angular shoulder is ensured by an expanded wheelbase, which gives good stability to the machine when working on uneven terrain. For precise irrigation, the on and off alternation of each sprayer is controlled.
Following the signal, direct and reverse guidance antennas ensure the accuracy of irrigation systems in both directions.
The angular shoulder is adjustable using the Compu-Spray program. Variable angle and water flow rate, in accordance with the available pressure, increase the uniformity of irrigation.
The constant feed pump evenly distributes the chemicals and fertilizers applied.
Easy-to-use control panels with rocker switches allow the operator to independently, without calling the technical service, restore the machine after an emergency stop.
Small field machines
Valley small sprinklers are ideal for small farms where the field requires high processing precision, but the infrastructure and field size is limited to deploy large installations. The ideal solution for this situation is Valley Valley Field Machines. They do not require a large amount of maintenance and are easy to use.
In addition to electric machines, Valley currently offers easy-to-operate installations with hydraulic or gasoline engines.
A great choice for growers working with small fields. Spinner (Fig. 9) can irrigate areas from one to three hectares and can be used in areas with limited access to electricity.
This single span circular sprinkler is driven by water pressure and can be installed permanently or towed from field to field.
Single span sprinkler with engine (Fig. 10)
Like the Spinner, this machine is another option for areas with limited access to electricity. Powered by a gasoline combustion engine, it can be stationary or towed, requires low water pressure and is ideal for fields of one to three hectares.
Valley in Russia - strong dealer network and reliable customer support
Valley irrigation systems are distributed in Russia through a wide dealer network. Work with the client is individual and includes a specialist (representative of the dealer) visiting the farm who measures the field boundaries taking into account the possibility of installing Valley irrigation machine, selects the necessary rate of water outflow per day, determines the place for pumping stations taking into account the place of water intake.
After the work, the information received is processed and the project is being implemented with the arrangement of machines, pipelines and pumping stations in the field. The scheme is designed taking into account the elevation on the ground and many other factors.
The pump station for sprinkler machines is selected based on the required amount of water and pressure. Pressure losses in the pipeline are minimized by selecting the diameter of the pipes. The system includes valves for draining water for the winter, check valves to prevent water hammer in the system and an air discharge system.
Similar design work for Valley irrigation systems is carried out at each individual farm for free. In order for the irrigation system to work as efficiently as possible, the most expedient and cost-effective option is proposed.