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Gain More Control with FieldNET Pivot Control Lite

Sep 12, 2022

Gain More Control with FieldNET Pivot Control Lite

Most growers today who use technology to help manage their irrigation operation can’t imagine life without it. The ability to check in on and control their systems from virtually anywhere has given these growers more confidence and peace of mind in their decisions—plus, cost and resource savings.

Our family of FieldNET™ products is a prime example of how technology is there to support growers. Whether you’re looking to simply monitor your irrigation operation remotely, analyze its efficiency with data or control your systems with a tap, it’s all possible with FieldNET.

In this article, we’re going to talk about the benefits of remote control capabilities with FieldNET Pivot Control Lite.

What is FieldNET Pivot Control Lite?

FieldNET Pivot Control Lite is an end-of-pivot mounted controller that allows growers to remotely monitor and control their center pivots. As part of the Pivot Control family, our Lite version is a cost-effective option for those looking for peace of mind and a way to simplify irrigation management.

If you’re operating multiple brands of new and existing pivots or farming leased land, Pivot Control Lite can easily and seamlessly be retrofitted to an existing electric system—no matter the age or brand. In fact, the innovative, patent-pending design of the Pivot Control Lite allows you to continue to utilize all the features of your existing in-field control panel (mechanical or digital) while adding remote monitoring and control, without the worry of the application depth control issues common in other end-of-pivot mounted solutions.

And while the Pivot Control Lite may trade in some of its control capabilities like remote start (available with the full Pivot Control) to provide a lower cost option, it’s far from a lightweight solution. With it, you gain the advantages of the award-winning FieldNET web and mobile app capabilities, including instant notifications and status updates. It even has optional cable theft detection for pivots in remote areas.

9 ways Pivot Control Lite can help you control more

If a single, consistent irrigation management experience that saves you time, water and labor sounds nice, then Pivot Control Lite may just be the solution for you. Here are a few of the top benefits you can count on:

  1. Access to the industry-leading FieldNET platform for remote monitoring and control capabilities and data-informed decision-making.
  2. Check the status of your equipment anytime, anywhere with your smartphone, tablet or computer.
  3. Consolidate multiple user interfaces from different brands of pivots into one easy-to-use interface.
  4. Remotely monitor and control a pivot that doesn’t currently have remote start capabilities (e.g., powered by generator, roto-phase, etc.)
  5. Remotely stop and change direction of pivots
  6. Remotely monitor and control application depth, speed and stop positions
  7. Receive immediate, customizable text alerts
  8. Ability to add remote monitoring and control to leased pivots or your own pivot on leased land
  9. Compatible with FieldNET Advisor™ and VRI technology for advanced features.

Take efficient irrigation to the next level with FieldNET

At the end of the day, we know growers around the world are taking on new challenges and unexpected changes. That’s why FieldNET comes with the tools and advanced features to keep you—and your operation—prepared for what’s going on right now and in the future.

For example, Pivot Control Lite works with our innovative irrigation management decision support tool FieldNET Advisor, which can provide insights and recommendations on your crops’ water needs to maximize yield potential.

If you’re new to FieldNET or still getting used to the idea of having your irrigation operation in the palm of your hand, our network of Zimmatic dealers are here to help answer your questions and help you find the right irrigation solution for you.

Lock in the best rate with our Fall Savings Event!

If you’re thinking about purchasing a new Zimmatic pivot irrigation system, now is the time to lock in the best deal with our Fall Savings Event. Not only will you get the best per tower rebates, but you can also get two (2) free Pivot Control Lites with your purchase. Certain restrictions apply, so contact your local Zimmatic dealer today to learn more about this limited-time offer.