“We are running about 300 handlines that we moved once daily on a 24-hour set. We were getting good production from the irrigation, but the labour was a lot.
When we switched to the pivot, we were able to run it with the same pump about three days out of the week. We were saving all that water and power and about 2.5 hours a day of moving pipes. Our production went from 46 loads of silage off that field to almost 100 in that first year. So that made us realize our production could be better and our cost would be way down by installing pivots.
We looked at Zimmatic pivots and felt they were a good quality pivot; we are at 11 years with the first pivot that we installed, and we’ve had no issues.” ~ Doug Fossen, Fossen Air Ltd. Bar 7 Ranch