Highly experienced engineers whose mission is to provide simplicity, efficiency, exceptional performance and longevity designed T-L’s pivot irrigation systems. Our hydrostatic drives use the same hydraulic components growers are familiar with in other farming equipment, thus not requiring specialists to maintain.
In our over 50 years of experience we have accumulated thousands of hours of product research and development, resulting in 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. Quality control stays here since T-L Irrigation Co. is ISO9001 certified.
T-L’s hydrostatic drive delivers numerous advantages electrically driven systems 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 pump ensuring full torque at any speed. Our 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. Specifically designed for low-speed, high torque 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 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 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. Select 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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