High Strength Materials

The Reinke Electrogator II, Alumigator IV, and Minigator E2045 are designed to be strong and NOT HEAVY. This is accomplished through the innovative use of high-strength materials and engineering design. Standard steel is strong compared to many other materials such as copper, brass, wood, etc. However, with the addition of alloying elements, steel can be strengthened by 40% or more. Reinke uses what is referred to as high-strength, low alloy steel. This type of steel gives us the ability to weld and work it like standard steel. The automotive industry developed and uses this type of steel in order to make their vehicles stronger yet lighter and more efficient.

How does this benefit you? A typical 8 tower, 1300’ Reinke system can weigh as much as 3 tons less than a competitive system of similar spans and length. Less weight equates to less wheel tracks, less stress and wear on the drive train and system components, less downtime and maintenance expense, more dependable, more reliable, and more cost efficient over the life of the system. Reinke is the only irrigation company that is bringing you the latest in steel technology and has done so for more than 35 years. This Reinke exclusive makes for a better irrigation system and a better irrigation value.