What is a Bender?
The Valley Bender is an option added to your center pivot that basically "wraps" it around whatever is in its way: a tree line, a fence, a dairy or other obstruction. Two barriers are installed by your local Valley dealer on either side of the area that you want to irrigate around. When the center pivot reaches the first barrier, the span tower that has the Bender installed, also known as the "bending" tower, keeps irrigating while the rest of the center pivot stops. When the "bending" tower reaches the second barrier, it auto-reverses until it becomes flush with the stopped portion of the center pivot, which will then resume irrigating in normal fashion.
Bender Anchor Irrigation Parts
Only Valley offers an anchor for its bending drive units because only Valley center pivots have the strength to handle long Bender machines. With this anchor structure, you can use Valley Benders on longer machines, as well as on rough or rolling terrain.