Continuous Movement - Hydraulic Drive

Hydrostatically powered, T-L Irrigation Systems are designed to deliver continuous movement. Gearbox wear is drastically reduced due to the absense of the stop-start operation of an electrically driven system. In addition, water and chemicals are evenly distributed over the crop. T-L Systems deliver the best, most consistent water pattern available.

T-L worm drive gearboxes carry an industry leading warranty, 8 years or 16,000 hours. They have no exposed drive lines or U-joints, with an internal drive connection inside the base beam.

 

Hydrostatic Drive Options

Choose from two types of hydrostatic drives: Worm Gear or Planetary. Both offer continuous movement and have no exposed, moving parts.

T-L planetary gears are totally enclosed and they are coupled directly to the hydraulic motor - eliminating the center drive gearbox and U-joints. T-L continuous move hydraulic drive motors and planetary gear drives are easily accessible in the event that service is ever required.

 

Alignment Control System

T-L Irrigation Systems maintain alignment through the use of a simple hydraulic spool valve. The alignment system moves the spool valve, metering the required hydraulic fluid flow for each tower and maintaining continuous movement and alignment with the end tower. If a tower gets stuck or seriously misaligned, the valve will bypass hydraulic fluid through a return line to the pump, dropping the hydraulic pressure and stopping the system, preventing major damage.