X-Tec ® Center Drive Motor
Bring speed and power to your irrigation.
Overcome the Toughest Terrain and Make Quick Cycles Easier
The Valley® X-Tec® center drive motor delivers the ultimate combination: top-performing speed for quick irrigation cycles and dynamic power to take on the toughest terrain. Featuring Valley FastPass™ technology, you can apply a light application of irrigation to cool crops, improve chemigation and foliar applications, and deliver even greater uniformity. Patented alignment technology and a robust DC motor keep your center pivot moving at a smooth and consistent pace, even over varied terrain.
- Ideal during germination: Frequent, light application maintains surface moisture during germination.
- Keep crops cool: A light mist creates a cooling canopy for high-value crops during the heat of the day.
- Avoid erosion: Proper moisture stops loss of topsoil and prevents damage to leaves during early-stage crop growth.
- Simplify crop protection: Apply pesticides and fertilizer, reducing ground and aerial trips, as well as potential cross-contamination.
- Save time and money: Chemigate and fertigate quicker; avoid over-watering areas that don’t need it; use less water overall; and manage split crops more effectively.
X-Tec Drive Features
- More efficient: FastPass technology delivers continuous movement, operating up to twice as fast as standard AC motors
- Full torque: Advanced DC drive delivers full torque at any speed
- Add strength: Steel gears provide more strength than powdered metal
- Longer motor life: Aluminum finned housing runs 20° cooler for a longer motor life with no paint to chip, scratch or corrode
- Less corrosion: Internally vented junction box prevents moisture and contaminants from corroding the wire connections
- Durable: Crop guard protects shaft seals for extended life
- Reliable: Integral pinion gear eliminates coupler and improves reliability
- Quieter operation: Helical gears create more tooth contact than spur gears, providing more torque capacity and quieter operation
X-Tec Drive Specifications
|Extra-large intermediate gear bearings
|Assure longer life
|25° tooth angles
|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
|Can be replaced independent of rotor and is held in place with corrosion-resistant, stainless steel bolts for easy maintenance
|Applied to internal surfaces to prevent corrosion
|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
|Easily accessible and extra large