Machinery Chatter
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Sep 3, 2015 12:53 PM CDT

One of the biggest headaches for farmers with center pivot irrigation systems is having to "babysit" the pivot. Among the things irrigators have to watch for is flat tires. This can be a big mess, as well as expensive to repair. Someone will have to go into the field and change the tire, all done in extremely wet field conditions.

Living in Nebraska, home to much of the center pivot industry, I see many pivots on my travels throughout the state. While my own family's farm is in the rolling hills of eastern Nebraska and we do not have center ...

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