Valley Irrigation, the leader in precision irrigation, announces the addition of Pump Connect to its Valley Water Management product line, giving farmers a new way to automate the pumps that supply water to irrigation equipment.
Pump Connect allows growers to wirelessly control pumps from the center pivot control panel, eliminating time-consuming trips to pump sites or expensive trenching to install wires. When the pivot calls for “Water On,” Pump Connect sends a radio signal to start the pump and get the water flowing, and it stops the pump if the pivot shuts off.
Featuring a 900 mhz, frequency-hopping radio with one watt output, Pump Connect gives growers optimal connectivity. The radio searches for and connects to the strongest available signal to provide the best possible communication even in fields with obstructions or difficult terrain. Pump Connect also offers broad capability for connecting multiple devices—up to 48 radios in one setup. In addition to a one pump to one pivot connection, multiple pivots can be connected to one pump, or one pivot can be connected to multiple pumps.