Pivot Irrigation Spans & Drivetrains

Our Pivot Irrigation systems are Designed for Australia and New Zealand’s tough farming terrain and harsh operating conditions. The Pivot Irrigation Australia RKD engineers have listened to what farmers need and have come up with the most innovative and reliable systems available.

PIPE SIZE A B C D E OVERHANG F G H
8-5/8” 3.91m 35.5m 2.90m 4.52m 35.5m No Overhang Stub 3.48m

3.48m

8-5/8”

3.91m 41.2m 2.95m 4.52m 41.2m 0.6m 0.6m 3.48m

3.58m

8-5/8” 3.91m 47.6m 2.92m 4.45m 47.6m 4.6m 4.6m 5.33m

3.68m

8-5/8”

3.91m 53.5m 3.00m 4.52m 53.5m 6.6m 6.6m 5.33m

3.78m

6-5/8”

3.91m 35.5m 2.90m 4.52m 35.5m 10.6m 10.6m 5.33m

3.88m

6-5/8” 3.91m 41.2m 2.95m 4.52m 41.2m 12.6m 12.6m 6.33m

3.98m

6-5/8”

3.91m 47.1m 3.02m 4.62m 47.1m 16.6m 16.6m 6.33m 4.28m
6-5/8” 3.91m 53.0m 3.04 m 4.52m 53.0m 18.6m 18.6m 6.33m

4.48m

6-5/8”

3.91m 58.9m 3.06m 4.60m 58.9m 22.6m 22.6m 6.33m 4.68m
6-5/8” 3.91m 64.8m 3.07m 4.62m 64.8m 24.6m 24.6m 6.33m

4.88m

5-9/16”

3.91m 35.5m 2.90m 4.52m 35.5m 26.6m 26.6m 6.33m 5.18m

5-9/16”

3.91m 41.2m 2.95m 4.52m 41.2m 30.6m 30.6m 6.33m

5.38m

5-9/16”

3.91m 47.1m 3.02m 4.62m

47.1m

New 5” and 4-1/2” Compact Pivot now Available

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5-9/16”

3.91m 53.0m 3.04 m 4.52m

53.0m

5-9/16”

3.91m 58.9m 3.06m 4.60m

58.9m

5-9/16” 3.91m 64.8m 3.07m 4.62m

64.8m

Structure

Truss Design

Span Connection

Strong, smart design that’s flexible enough to handle any field.

The two tower options, with standard and high clearance options – helping you reduce crop damage.

High-tensile strength ø20mm truss rods are strong and built to last.

Pivot Irrigation Australia’s RKD V-Jack truss design distributes the span’s load evenly, providing superior support and durability.

Forged-head truss rods in heavy pocket-type rod- anchors add strength and support to each span.

No limit on machine length lets you choose the span and machine length that’s right for your fields.

The robust span connection offers full support, stress-free flexibility and external flow joint design to eliminate flow restriction.

The tower bracing links each span with the next tower, absorbing torsional stress caused by uneven terrain.

Pivot Tower

The hot dipped galvanized steel pivot point legs and heavy-duty cross members form a sturdy and broad foundation for even the longest systems.

Pivot flex available for hilly applications and horizontal braces for increased machine stability.

Double lip seal for for no leakage or maintenance.

Entire frame is hot dip galvanized.

The pivot riser pipe and top elbow has a Poly Lined option.

Collector Ring

RKD Collector Ring:

  • 13 copper alloy rings as standard
  • Plastic Lid with easy to use cover latch
  • Large brush terminal block
  • Copper graphite brushes
  • Pre-stripped ring leads for easy installation
  • Roller bearing for reliable operations
  • J-Pipe stainless steel mounted inside riser pipe.
  • Riser pipe and top elbow of Stainless Steel

Made in USA

Drive Towers

Drive tower bracing angle for high torsional resistance, large dimensional and stable wheelbase.

Permissible slope up to 15%.

Tall drive tower and pivot tower for tall crops and horticulture applications, standard profile is 2.8m to 3m under the spans, dependent on tire type.

The wheelbase has a center to center distance of 4m.

Drive Train

Pivot Irrigation Australia attaches great importance to providing the highest quality in design and choice of all components for our systems, to ensure the systems provide optimal performance for many years.

Centre Pivot Gear box
Centre Pivot Tires Australia

Center Drives

The UMC Helical Gearmotor is designed to be the best in the business. The improved water-tight seal and heat-dissipating frame is designed to increase the life of the gearmotor. Additionally, we have a 25-degree angle on our motor to increase load bearing capacity. 3 years warranty.

Gear Boxes

The UMC Gearbox is suitable for all non-towable and towable centre pivots under general conditions. With its high-strength output shaft and durable housing, this Gearbox will save you money in both lifespan and efficiency. HD 3yr warranty, worm geared type - ratio 50:1.

Tires

Standard 14.9 x 24: tire type R1, with tube and 10” rim with the unique valve stem guard. This valve stem guard protects the valve stem from field debris This tire is the standard issue on Pivot Irrigation Australia machines. Our wheels are all hot dipped galvanized. R3 turf pattern or 16.9 x 24" tire is an option.