Linear irrigation machines travel back and forth across your field instead of around a central point as a center pivot does. A linear can move in a straight line, in forward or reverse. Their mobility makes linears one of the most efficient for
ms of farm irrigation, typically irrigating 92 to 98 percent of a square or rectangular field. Linears can also assist with chemigation, fertigation, and germination, and can help decrease leaching that can occur through other irrigation methods.
Small, flexible linears usually pull long hoses and have the ability to reverse without having to move the hose. This overcomes one of the primary disadvantages of linears – labor to handle and move the hose. Linears can in many cases bring the advantages of center pivots (application efficiency and uniformity, cost effectiveness, and low labor requirements) to these smaller, irregular fields.