T-L Irrigation Co., manufacturer of irrigation systems for over 50 years, is introducing its new 5-inch Diameter Pivot Spans. Energy costs, water use regulations and less natural water availability are causing growers to utilize lower-volume irrigation systems. T-L has developed a 5-inch span pipe that delivers the following major advantages for this environment:

  • Lower purchase cost compared to standard size spans of 6 ⅝ inches or larger.

  • Less weight allows the use of smaller tires, thus placing less strain on the drive train and reducing the wheel track depth.

  • T-L's 5-inch span has significantly less friction loss (40 percent to 60 percent) than the 4-inch or 4.5-inch spans used in “mini-system” pivots.

  • T-L 5-inch spans use the standard tower connections, drive components, tower bases and controls of T-L's larger systems, assuring proven structural integrity and system performance.

  • T-L's eight-year/24,000-hour gearbox warranty applies.

  • The 5-inch spans are available in lengths longer than mini-pivots. Fewer drive units used results in a lower purchase price and lower maintenance costs.

  • The 5-inch span can be designed into a system with larger diameter spans to attain optimum water delivery and reduced friction loss.

For more information, contact T-L Irrigation Co. at (800) 330-4264 or sales@tlirr.com or visit T-L's Web site at www.tlirr.com.