50 for 50 Reinke Manufacturing

Published online: Jul 22, 2021 50 for 50, Irrigation, New Products
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Throughout 2021, as part of Potato Grower’s celebration of our 50th year in publication, we will be honoring in our pages and on our website 50 of the potato industry’s most innovative and influential individuals, companies and organizations over the past half-century. This “50 for 50” series will include researchers, salesmen, packers, processors and, of course, plenty of potato growers. A lot of them will be names you’ve heard before. To some, you’ll get a fresh introduction. Regardless, each has had an outsize impact on the U.S. potato industry, and each deserves our thanks and recognition. To view the full roster of “50 for 50” honorees, click here
This article appears in the July 2021 issue of Potato Grower.

In 1954, Richard Reinke began manufacturing ag and commercial equipment on his family farm in south-central Nebraska. Many of his innovations, including the Electrogator center pivot irrigation system, became standards that have helped farmers around the globe grow more with less.

What Richard started, Reinke Manufacturing has advanced over the last 67 years. Headquartered in Deshler, Neb., Reinke continues to develop products and technologies designed to help growers increase agricultural production while providing labor savings and environmental efficiencies.

As the world’s largest privately held manufacturer of center pivot and lateral-move irrigation systems, Reinke continues to be a leader in the irrigation industry. And with hundreds of dealers in more than 40 countries, Reinke provides reliable planning, installation and service for ag producers.

Through the years, Reinke has given growers quality products for efficient irrigation application in order to maximize productivity and grow uniform crops. Potato growers know exactly how much precision irrigation positively impacts their crop yields, and in turn, their bottom lines.

From award-winning technology to reliable center pivots, Reinke has it covered:

  • The electronic swing arm corner, known as ESAC, improves water uniformity on corners to irrigate up to 98.7 percent of total acres.
  • Web-based ReinCloud makes it easy to organize, monitor and control irrigation by property, zone and equipment.
  • SAC VRI is a total systems approach that allows greater efficiency for growers who wish to utilize variable rate irrigation on the entire system.
  • Through a partnership with CropX, Reinke’s precision irrigation systems use data analyzed by easy-to-install and affordable soil monitoring sensors, creating some of the world’s finest irrigation scheduling tools. 

Innovative and reliable, Reinke puts the right tools in growers’ hands so they can be good stewards of their resources and maximize productivity.

For more information on products and services available from Reinke, visit www.reinke.com. To find a dealer who will work with you, from customer design to making sure your irrigation system performs as expected year after year, visit www.reinke.com/find-a-dealer.