Center Pivots

Discover what makes T-L’s center pivot irrigation systems Like No Other.

Hydrostatically Powered For Continuous Movement…

Highly experienced center pivot engineers whose mission is to provide simplicity, efficiency, exceptional performance and longevity design T-L’s center pivot irrigation systems. Our hydrostatic center pivot drives use the same hydraulic components growers are familiar with in other farming equipment, thus not requiring specialists to maintain.

In over 55 years of experience we have accumulated thousands of hours of pivot irrigation product research and development, resulting in center pivot systems one can rely on to contribute to farming and irrigating success.

Our plant facilities encompass over 40 acres, 16 buildings, plus our own galvanizing plant and tubing mills. Center pivot quality control stays here since T-L Irrigation Co. is ISO9001 certified.

T-L’s hydrostatic drive delivers numerous advantages electrically driven center pivots can’t: Continuous machine movement, which is critical to uniform water distribution, especially in low-pressure situations; Improved traction reducing the chances for getting stuck; and a constant-pressure-variable volume hydraulic pump ensuring full torque at any speed.

Our center pivot’s unique alignment control valve will stop the system if the system gets stuck or seriously misaligned. A sensor will shut off the water at the same time. Structural and crop damage are avoided. T-L drive units, unmatched in strength and traction, receive continuous power to each wheel from hydraulic motors that are directly coupled to the final drive gear assembly.

Our center pivots are specifically designed for low-speed, high torques applications, they operate equally well in either direction. Our planetary gear drive operates at nearly 90% efficiency. They get the power to the ground with a minimum of wasted energy.

Three gears, instead of one, extend gear life and absorb stress. The reserve torque designed in protects against gearbox failure and ensures smooth operation of the center pivot at any speed.

Another option, worm gear drives, are available at a lower cost and like the planetary drive, are the most efficient of its kind available today. Both drives are protected by the best warranty existing in the irrigation industry: 8 years/24,000 hours on planetaries, 8 year/ 16,000 hours on the worm drives!

Easy accessed for maintenance, T-L center pivot gear drives are totally enclosed and directly coupled to the motor, eliminating additional gear reduction components, U-joints, and other exposed or moving parts. Result; years of trouble-free service for your center pivot.

Select a center pivot from galvanized steel, aluminum, stainless steel or duplex coated polyurethane pipe in diameter options from 5″, 6″ (aluminum), 6 5/8″, 8″ or 10″.

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1. Superior Tower Structure

T-L towers feature a heavy-duty pipe base and four vertical angle iron tower supports as a welded and dip-galvanized structure. Heavy-duty tower braces provide additional stability necessary for rugged terrain and furrowed conditions.

2. Drive System

Choose from two types of hydrostatic drives: worm or planetary. Both provide the advantages of continuous movement and reliability, while the planetary option gives greater strength and efficiency.

3. Double Bolt Connection
Heavy-duty galvanized rods with truss tabs notched before welding allow for uniform stress on the truss rod connection. One bolt could hold the connection, but T-L uses two grade 5 bolts to reduce the shearing force on each bolt.
4. Flex Joints

The T-L system features an extra tough external flex joint, designed to withstand uneven and rolling terrain. The external flex-joint design assures a full flow of water with minimum pressure loss and turbulence.

Center Pivot Testimonials

Brad Klann
Madras, Oregon
Dan Mercer
Gibbon, Nebraska
Izak Hattingh
Free State Province, South Africa
The Mannings
Pantego, North Carolina
Ashwin Rana
Bukoba, Tanzania
Wayne McGuire
Abernathy, Texas