Our Standard Features, including Drive Units, are Built with Excellence in Mind

Your out-of-the-box Valley® center pivot comes standard with a drive unit and tire size options that fit your field and soil type, and that keep your pivot afloat. Our standard drive unit is designed to perform, keeping your pivot running smoothly season after season.

valley x-tec center drive motor for center pivot irrigation system

Standard Drive Unit Benefits

  • Improved span stability on rolling ground and in windy conditions.
  • Available traction and flotation options to match field conditions.
  • Helps prevent stuck drive units.
  • Lower ground pressure minimizes soil compaction and rut depth.
  • Enables pivot to maneuver through varying field conditions.

Standard Drive Unit Features

  • Improved stability: Wider wheel base improves span stability on rolling ground and in windy conditions
  • Improved span alignment: Set of four braces on each side improves span alignment and balances the load when crossing deep ridges
  • Minimizes pipe stress: Valley flex-joint assembly greatly minimizes pipe stress on rolling terrain
  • Tire options: Several tire sizes available to best meet your field conditions

Standard Drive Unit Specifications

Tire size options 11.2-24, 16,9-24, 11.2-38, 18.4-26, 14.9-24; Valley exclusive Firestone® Champion Hydro ND in 11.2-38 and 14.9-24; Turf Tires available in 14.9-24, 16.9-24, and 18.4-26
Compatibility Model 8120 and Small Field center pivots
Traction (prevents getting stuck) Good Valley solution
Flotation (reduces wheel rut) Good Valley solution
Rough ground capabilities
Best Valley solution

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Valley tire options help keep your center pivot from getting stuck.


11.2-38 tire rim provides an extra backup plate for longer life than competing rims.

Valley-exclusive Firestone Champion Hydro ND tread provides improved traction in both directions and reduces rutting.


Extensive tire options keep your center pivot running smoothly.

Valley dealers offer fast, dependable service.  

Your Local Valley Dealer

Only your local Valley dealer can give you the best advice on which irrigation equipment and options are right for you. Find your dealer today!