Aug 20, 2018Valley releases new hybrid configuration for X-Tec Motor
Valley Irrigation recently released a new hybrid machine configuration for its exclusive X-Tec center drive motor. The X-Tec motor includes FastPass technology enabling it to operate at up to twice the speed of ordinary center drive motors, Valley said.
The new hybrid option is configured similarly to how high-speed center drive motors can be combined with standard speed motors. The hybrid X-Tec pivot configuration uses the high-speed Valley center drive motors on the inner drive units and X-Tec drives on the outer drive units.
“To provide more growers the opportunity to experience the many benefits of X-Tec, we are now able to combine X-Tec drives with high-speed AC drives,” said Andy Carritt, vice president of product development. “By doing so, we can reduce the grower’s investment for adding X-Tec with FastPass technology to pivots by about 40 percent.”
The new hybrid option offers:
- Full torque capabilities at any speed, making it ideal for tough terrain and low spots
- Consistent, precision alignment
- Electronic braking
- Lasting durability
- Soft starts, resulting in smooth acceleration and the ability for frequent, light application of water