Valley Irrigation has acquired PivoTrac, an ag tech company based in the Texas Panhandle. PivoTrac offers solutions focused on remote monitoring of center pivot irrigation machines.
“We are proud to welcome PivoTrac customers to the Valley family,” says Andy Carritt, vice president & general manager, global irrigation technology for Valley Irrigation. “This acquisition advances our technology strategy and increases our number of connected agricultural devices to more than 123,000.”
In addition, Valley gains additional talented team members, as all PivoTrac employees will be staying on.
Karlyle Haaland, president and owner of PivoTrac, says he would never make a move that would not be a benefit to their customers. “PivoTrac customers will gain the resources of the most trusted irrigation brand and leading dealer network,” he says. “Valley shares our goal of helping growers do more while expending less water, energy and effort.”
Carritt says that each connected device adds to the cumulative, positive effect that Valley solutions are having toward the company mission of conserving resources and improving life. He explains that an average farmer drives 20 miles round trip for a single pivot check, so through the Valley user base of 123,000 connected devices, about 890 MT of CO2 has been saved due to the ability to manage pivots from anywhere at any time.