Electrogator II The Ultimate Water Management System
THE RIGHT CHOICE
Let’s design a pivot center from scratch. It starts with Grade A materials that never need to be overbuilt and are engineered to withstand the stress and force exerted on them by the pivot system in all field conditions.
HIGH STRENGTH STEEL
THE FLOTATION ADVANTAGE
The high-strength steel that goes into Electrogator II pivots and lateral move systems can be as much as 50% stronger than steel used in competing irrigation systems. The result is a high-strength structure weighing as much as 20% less.
A Reinke system eliminates three extra tons of soil-compacting weight (when compared to our competitors' machines).
Six thousand fewer pounds means considerably less stress and wear on the system's drivetrain and critical system components. Which means Reinke irrigation systems are more durable, have less downtime and need fewer repairs.
- THE SINGLE-LEG TOWER
- LIGHTER, YET STRONGER
- A wider tower base for increased stability
- Absorbs more stress at the tower and does not transfer it directly to the water pipe
- Reduced component fatigue to maximize system life
- Less intrusive structure improves water application at the tower and causes less disturbance to taller crops
- Increased flotation for better performance
The more stress that’s diverted away from the water pipe, the better. That’s why we attach 3-inch diameter, galvanized stiffeners to the bottom of the trussing instead of directly to the water pipe. Stress is distributed more evenly to the entire span and, most importantly, pipe longevity gets a giant boost.
THE HOOK & RECEIVER
The most efficient place to rotate within a cylinder is directly in the center, which is exactly where we placed our hook-and-receiver joint. It enables maximum flexibility across challenging terrain. Even when the span needs to roll slightly, it won’t affect alignment. Plus, the internal joint allows the boot to flex without being excessively stretched, furthering longevity.
Does this system affect water flow? The answer is yes, a little. But according to a Clemson University study, it’s minimal. The competition also has additional friction loss due to invasive pipe features like T-gaskets, flow-drilled couplers and misshapen span water hose connections. Again, it’s superior engineering that creates yet another benefit to your operation.
FRICTION LOSS COMPARISON (WATER FLOW DISRUPTION)
BELOW ARE THE RESULTS OF A STUDY CONDUCTED BY CLEMSON UNIVERSITY INVOLVING THE COMPARISON OF FRICTION LOSS (WATER FLOW DISRUPTION) BETWEEN THE REINKE INTERNAL FLEX JOINT (HOOK-AND-RECEIVER JOINT) AND THE EXTERNAL BALL-HITCH COUPLER, WHICH WAS MEASURED IN PRESSURE LOSS PER JOINT AT DIFFERING GALLONS PER MINUTE (GPM). HIGHER BAR GRAPHS DENOTE LARGER PRESSURE DROPS PER JOINT.
REINKE INTERNAL FLEX JOINT
Water application efficiency is important to a system's operation regardless of the terrain. Reinke's internal flex joint is the most stable coupling in the industry with little variation in pressure loss regardless if it's on relativity level ground, or the most challenging terrains.
DOUBLE-WALLED TOWER BOX
Reinke’s exclusive double-walled tower box provides a moisture-free environment for electrical components — it’s the last place you’ll ever find condensation.
Reinke’s double-walled tower box provides a moisture-free environment for electrical components on center pivots and laterals
Its high quality, UV-resistant materials and unique design make for the strongest, longest lasting tower box in the industry. Finally, thanks to a mechanical safety interlock, no one can remove the cover without first disconnecting power to the tower.
There are so many benefits to our V-ring seal, we can’t believe it hasn’t been copied like many of our other innovations. First, each seal is securely set inside the pipe and is completely protected from the deteriorating effects of UV light.
Next, unlike the competitor’s T-gasket that is sandwiched between two flanges, the Reinke V-ring seal creates stronger, flange-to-flange contact (instead of flange-plastic-flange) and combines the strength of two connected steel flanges (instead of interrupting the strength of steel with a plastic T-gasket). Plus, connected flanges won’t sag or settle and create potential weak spots that mean future repairs.
Finally, the V-ring seal leaves a smooth internal pipe surface while every T-gasket has an internal lip that disrupts water flow at every connection. In every manner possible, the Reinke V-ring seal system is just a better way of connecting pipe.
Every part matters. That’s why we weld high-strength 3/4,” tapered, half couplers to our high-strength steel water pipe and even go a step beyond this and weld 3/4,” tapered, stainless steel couplers to our chromium nickel water pipe. Unlike flow-drilled couplers, welds never disrupt water flow and are inherently stronger
HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING
Reinke spans provide a standard 57” outlet spacing (40” optional), capable of producing application uniformities as much as 98% or more.
The water pipe is supported by high-strength, roll-formed, truss assemblies, spaced every 19 feet (not 20 or 22 feet like some competitive machines) for even load distribution and strength. The truss rods (5/8” or 3/4" diameter) are universal in length and made of high-strength, low-alloy steel. Engineered for maximum strength and minimum weight, the Reinke system is by design, the most efficient irrigation system in the industry.
Spans from Reinke are available in four different heights: (Crop clearance may vary based on span length and tire size.)
Reinke's 230-volt single phase option is ideal for center pivot systems running on small acreage fields where 480-volt-three phase power is not available. Single-phase systems are limited to a maximum length of 1000' or six towers, and are offered in all pipe materials using standard household power.
- Topped with a corrosion-resistant, domed aluminum collector reel
- Heavy-duty full sweep, 90˚ elbows at the bottom and top of the riser pipe minimize friction loss
- Hook-and-receiver pipe joint connection provides unparalleled rotational movement and flexibility
- High-strength 18” pivot center bearing. Uses .25" thick, close-fit tubing supported with eight strategically placed gussets
- Riser gasket sets against a stainless steel wear sleeve, creating a long-lasting seal
- Optional pivot center walkway
- 6," 8" or 10" riser pipe available with eye level pressure gauge
- Corrosion-resistant, powder-coated aluminum main control panel enclosure with a pneumatic strut that holds the door open even on the windiest day
- 8” x 3” x 1.25" roll-formed, C-channel legs for unparalleled strength and durability
- Easily retrofitted to any competitive pivot pad when the need to upgrade existing equipment is required
- Easily accessible, adjustable-height, main control panel mount
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