Irrigating Hay and Forage

Solutions for
Hay & Forage

Pivots and linears, portable Solid Set, permanent set, and traveler irrigation are all very effective modes of irrigating hay and forage crops. Trust in the Rotator® and Big Gun® for your chosen system type.




The center pivot offers a high-uniformity system with low labor input. Use the Rotator® for optimal performance, the Accelerator for hybrid Rotator® Technology, or the Orbitor if you're looking for the benefits of an off-axis sprinkler. The commonality of the 3TN "one" Nozzle system and the easy-to-use dual- and triple-nozzle clips add to the efficiency of this mechanized system.

Portable or permanent Solid Set systems are ideal in smaller-sized or unusually shaped fields where it is not practical or possible to use a pivot. With no vibration or risk of theft, the R2000WF and R33 are “better than brass.” Typical spacings for the R2000WF are 30’ x 40’, 40’ x 40’, or 40’ x 50’. Typical spacings for the R33 and R33LP are 40’ x 50’, 50’ x 50’, or 40’ x 60’.


The Big Gun® Sprinkler on a traveler offers mobility with low labor costs. Travelers can irrigate smaller and rectangular-shaped fields that are not practical to irrigate with a linear system or pivot. Placement and set up of the equipment in the field is for the most part mechanized. These systems are also easily adaptable to incorporate wastewater. They require higher pressure and have little to no filtration expenses. All of the above system types are enhanced by the use of Nelson Control Valves for proper air and water management.