Valley Irrigation is a global leader in providing precision irrigation equipment and irrigation supplies, and the high quality of our product offering extends to right down to its core, the Valley center drive. In fact, our standard speed center drive has the lowest power requirements in the irrigation industry due to its efficient and durable helical gearbox, and its efficient, powerful motor.
Steel gears: Provide more strength than powdered metal
Aluminum finned housing: Runs 20° F cooler for a longer motor life. No paint to chip, scratch, or corrode
Internally vented junction box: Prevents moisture and contaminants from corroding the wire connections
Crop guard: Protects shaft seals for extended life
Integral pinion gear: Eliminates coupler, improves reliability
Helical gears: More tooth contact than spur gears, providing more torque capacity and quieter operation
Special motor windings for high-torque: 40% higher operating torque than the competition
Extra-large intermediate gear bearings: Assure longer life.
25° tooth angles: Provide 40% greater load capacity and wear resistance than other manufacturers’ 14 1/2º tooth angles.
Built-in crop guard over U-joint: Prevents crop wrapping in or near oil seals.
Double reduction gearing: Requires fewer gears, shafts, and bearings for greater reliability and efficiency.
Stator: Can be replaced independent of rotor, and is held in place with corrosion-resistant, stainless steel bolts for easy maintenance.
Valley exclusive coating: Applied to internal surfaces to prevent corrosion.
Watertight seal: Between housing components.
Finned aluminum housing: For cool-running efficiency. Operates at temperatures 20° F (11° C) lower than comparable motors with steel housing because the Valley aluminum housing and fins dissipate heat more effectively. This doubles insulation life and increases motor life.
Case-hardened steel helical gears: More teeth meshed at all times for smoother power transmission.
Drain plug: Easily accessible, extra large.