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Toro Launches New High Performance Irrigation Valve for Ag Market

New 900 Series Valve minimizes pressure losses with unique patent-pending design

Feb 13, 2023  |   Agriculture

EL CAJON, Calif. – Toro Ag is setting a new standard for valve performance with the new Toro® 900 Series Valve. Anchored by an innovative, patent-pending valve seat design, the 900 Series Valve gives growers an efficient and reliable foundation for irrigation system control, while offering designers flexible valve sizing to fit a wide range of applications. All these benefits are bundled in a simple, 4-piece valve assembly that allows for easy in-field maintenance.

This valve strikes a great balance between simplicity and innovation,” says Adam Setzler, product manager for Toro’s Ag Business. “The distinctive curved profile of the valve seat where the diaphragm meets the valve body creates an easier path for water through the valve, reducing pressure loss and allowing the downstream irrigation system to reach operational flow rates more quickly. This subtle design improvement has an oversized impact on valve performance, while keeping the simplicity and effectiveness of the 4-piece valve intact.”

Advantages of the unique valve seat design include:

  • Efficiency – irrigation system operates more effectively with low opening pressure and minimal pressure loss due to the profile of the valve seat.
  • Flexibility – reduced pressure loss allows for a wider operational range for each line size to incorporate into system design.
  • Reliability – hydrodynamic valve seat and durable diaphragm eliminate vibration or distortion, extending the life of internal parts.
Toro 900 Series Valves are available in a wide range of common options, ranging in size from 1.5” to 6” and offering threaded, grooved, and flanged connections. The valves can be configured to function as basic on/off, pressure reducing, or pressure sustaining valves and can operate manually or with electric AC, DC, or DC latching solenoids.

“Toro Ag’s foundation is built on our deep understanding of growers’ needs. That insight results in quality drip irrigation products that provide superior performance to help growers succeed,” says Ralf San Jose, director of marketing for Toro Ag Americas. “We are confident that our new 900 Series Valve will be a game changer for farmers throughout the Americas, complementing our expanded portfolio of irrigation system solutions.”

Toro is excited to showcase the new 900 Series Valve at the 2023 World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA, (February 14-16) and to offer this product to our customers in North America and other regions following the tradeshow.

Tony Tavares  |  Agriculture (Micro Irrigation)  |  240-517-6498  |  tony.tavares@toro.com
About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf and landscape maintenance, snow and ice management, underground utility construction, rental and specialty construction, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With net sales of $4.5 billion in fiscal 2022, The Toro Company’s global presence extends to more than 125 countries through a family of brands that includes Toro, Ditch Witch, Exmark, Spartan, BOSS, Ventrac, American Augers, Trencor, Pope, Subsite, HammerHead, Radius, Perrot, Hayter, Unique Lighting Systems, Irritrol, and Lawn-Boy. Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and integrity, The Toro Company and its family of brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers work on golf courses, sports fields, construction sites, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural operations. For more information, visit www.thetorocompany.com.