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Zimmatic Pivots: Defining Innovation

By January 9, 2019 January 16th, 2019 Irrigation News

In the competitive industry of irrigation, consumers often don’t compare the large pivot brands that are making the irrigation industry successful. Once a week Irrigation Listings will be highlighting a successful irrigation company’s pivots. Allowing our customers and readers to better understand why we sell the companies used pivots.

Zimmatic by Lindsay center pivot irrigation systems are designed for both small and large fields.  Their sectional design allows Lindsay to custom configure longer systems to save system cost and special heights for taller crops like sugar cane or tree crops.  Each pivot is designed for specific climates and cropping conditions.  Zimmatic systems operate in deserts, on flood plains, on flat land and rolling hills all land types that are producing a variety of crops.
The company offers many product like, center pivots, corner systems, control panels, remote controls, laterals, and irrigation management.

Looking into the center pivot options that Zimmatic offers there are five new innovation systems that they have. Though we will only looking into three systems.

9500P
THICKER PIPE FOR STRENGTH Zimmatic’s standard 6 5/8 inches pipeline is more than 10% thicker than the competition’s best offering, which means additional strength and stability.
ZIMMATIC 9500P PIVOT POINT WITH COLLECTOR RING ELIMINATES WATER RESTRICTION Hot-dipped galvanized steel legs and heavy-duty cross-members form a rugged foundation. Exclusive collector ring is mounted externally, eliminating water flow restriction.
PREFORMED OUTLET Formed sprinkler outlets are part of the pipeline, ensuring precisely matched threads for a watertight seal. Traditional welded-on couplings can result in leakage and rusting.
EXCLUSIVE UNI-KNUCKLE SPAN CONNECTOR Exclusive Uni-Knuckle span connector features components that are mounted externally to eliminate flow restriction.
TOWER HEIGHT OPTIONS The top-of-the-line 9500P offers the most tower height options of any Zimmatic irrigation system, so you can choose the tower height that fits any crop – from corn to cane: low, standard, medium, high & super-high.

8500P
STRUCTURE High tensile strength 3/4-inch or 11/16-inch truss rods, 8500P exclusive truss design and truss rod pockets. Crossed tower braces provide more support for torsional loads.
PIPE The 8500P’s pipes have been tested to ensure quality and meet the Zimmatic standard of durability. Diameter of 6 5/8 inches, Competitive 12-guage pipe and tower joints.
DRIVELINE With a standard 43 RPM center drive motor, the 8500P driveline matches Zimmatic 8500P’s standard rotation- the fastest rotation speed of any center drive available.

Moblie Piovts
The goal of these are to Irrigate more acres without buying more equipment. Zimmatic offers three mobile irrigation solutions that allow you to spread your investment over multiple fields. All Zimmatic mobile pivots feature reinforced wheel hubs that swivel easily into towing position.

ZIMMATIC TWO-WHEEL MOBILE PIVOT Ideal for frequent moves to fields up to 40 acres (16 ha), this easy-to-set-up system features a two-wheeled pivot rotating around a fixed anchor pad.
ZIMMATIC THREE-WHEEL MOBILE PIVOT Easily towed in any direction, the three-wheel mobile unit is held securely in place with earthen or concrete pad anchors and can irrigate fields up to 160 acres.
ZIMMATIC FOUR-WHEEL MOBILE PIVOT This system provides the necessary stability for towing over rough terrain and is intended for use in situations where pivot points are arranged in a straight line.