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Vavrina Inc.
Junction of

Hwys 15 & 91,

Clarkson, NE 68629



  Valmont Industries  



Frank Zyback, part-time farmer and part-tinkerer, had hammered together the prototype center pivot in 1947 after viewing a demonstration of hand-moved pipe. During the next several years, he continually modified and refined the basic design to improve its operational efficiency and, in 1954, agreed to license his patent to Bob Daugherty, who eight years earlier began Valley Manufacturing (now known as Valmont Industries).

Valmont's engineers took Zyback's unit apart and rebuilt it again and again over the next several years to make it sturdier, taller, and more reliable. By the early 1960s, according to Daugherty, Valmont had overcome most of the design and production problems. A basic improvement was conversion from the original water hydraulic power system to electric drive. Most machines were running on electric power by 1975.

Valmont introduced corner systems in 1975 to assist in irrigation of square, rectangular, and other odd shaped fields.

Valmont currently operates from 31 facilities located in eleven countries around the world. The Company is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Valley Irrigation Pivots

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