Have you ever seen this irrigation system and wondered how such a wide expanse of pipe is moved across the field? Roy and I first saw them during our years in the high desert of Idaho. Without extensive irrigation this lush green farm would be desert!
During our stay in Roswell, we got to observe a wheel line irrigation system up close! Note that the wheels are clamped to the irrigation pipe and that the wheels have cleats for traction.
At the edge of the field is an underground water line with access heads placed every 30-40 feet.
A large hose with a metal coupler attached sets down on the underground water line heads. The brown rectangular metal piece standing up near the water stream closest to the road is a shield that diverts the spray so it doesn't shoot out into the road.