Automated Big Guns

the Big Gun®
Solid Set System

With the heavy-duty reliability of Nelson’s 800 Series Control Valves, the introduction of the new 1000 Series valves, and TWIG® Wireless Control System, the traditional Solid Set Big Gun® system can be transformed into something quite revolutionary. Automate water application in feedlots, dairies, pastures, berry plantings, sugarcane fields, and irregular shaped areas such as pivot corners. 


Advantages of an automated Big Gun® system include:

  • LABOR SAVINGS. The ability to change Big Gun sets without having to go into the field.
  • CUSTOMIZABLE IRRIGATION RUN TIMES. A grower can run some Big Guns in a field longer than others. For example, being able to run a gun on a south facing and sandy slope more frequently than a gun on a loamy soil bottom area of the same field.
  • ZONE CYCLING. Easy and reliable zone cycling.
  • VALVE CLUSTERING. Up to 4 valves and associated Big Guns can run off of one TWIG®.
  • EASY INTEGRATION. Big Guns can be blended into the end gun pattern of a center pivot to allow pivot corners to be farmed easily with a minimum of field obstacles.