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A Statistical Analysis of Wheel Rut Depths With Center Pivot Irrigation Systems

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Title: A Statistical Analysis of Wheel Rut Depths With Center Pivot Irrigation Systems
Author: Meyer, R.; Hoffman, R.
Description: Wheel tracks may leave deep ruts in the ground which may damage irrigation systems. These deep ruts may cause damage to farm machinery requiring added maintenance as the result when crossing these with modern operating speeds. A study using a center pivot system with aluminum pipe and structural members was installed at the Carrington Branch Station in 1976 was conducted to compare wheel rutting resulting from it's use to those of an all steel system. The findings from this study are discussed in this article. It was discovered that there were three variables were found which significantly affected the depths of the wheel ruts with center pivot irrigation on silt loam soils. These were the year, working weight of the system and the location of the towers from the pivot point.
Date: 1983
Subject: Irrigation
Agricultural machinery and equipment
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/10184

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