Friday, June 29, 2012

What a difference a month makes ...

A month ago I posted photos of us placing a big red I-beam in the field as an irrigator stop.  We were discussing it on an online forum and a guy with a lot of systems and experience said "if the arm misses or something else goes wrong and the machine does not reverse, I'd be afraid that the end tower would walk up that beam and roll over.  It's way easier to fix a malfunctioning pivot that is stuck under a crossbar or high centered on something but still right side up as opposed to one that is on the ground."


We talked with the neighbors who own the system.  They had mentioned it to their irrigator guy who made a very similar comment. So we bought a genuine factory stop and installed it in front of the I beam.

Kind of like wearing  belt AND suspenders.  How did we get there you ask?  We drove across the field.  Didn't hurt hurt much corn.  We started at the south end of Mom's hill and went across the sand ridge.  We maybe knocked down 20 feet of corn

Can you see where the water gets to?  I am really concerned about things if we go another week without a good soaking rain.
EDIT: I'll add a few more photos.  Started to take several when the battery died on the camera.  These are just pictures from the neighborhood to give an idea what things are like.
Gurney Lindley Place
 Blue Heaven
 Blue Heaven zoomed out
Liffick Corner dry corner
Liffick Corner irrigated

There is about 30 ft difference between the dry and irrigated photos.

Here is a shot taken in a neighbor's field.  The only difference is where the irrigator hit or didn't hit.

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