Valley Irrigation Machines
Year Galvanized: 1977
Galvanizer: Valmont Coatings, Valley Galvanizing
Summary: The hundreds of thousands of Valmont Irrigation center pivots and linear machines sold over the past 40 years are a testament to the superior, durable corrosion protection offered by utilizing hot-dip galvanized steel. To demonstrate the lifetime achievement of the hot-dip galvanized coating on these structures, a Valley center pivot, sold in April of 1977 was inspected. The decades-old machine is still operational, and the piping, supporting structure, and unit legs are in excellent condition. No area of galvanized steel has been compromised, and there is no evidence of corrosion.