HydroMover

Say Hello to Your New Farmhand

Swap your manual gas powered wheel line mover with HydroSide’s solar powered remote controlled wheel mover.

Charges Itself with Solar Power

No More Tinkering with a Carbureted Motor

7 Hours of Time Savings Per Week

The HydroMover Will Simplify Your Irrigation

If you've ever moved a wheel line, you know they take time, labor, and are simply a pain in the rear.

HydroSide simplifies and streamlines your irrigation so you can put labor costs back in your pockets and increase yields with better irrigation.

Irrigation, meet innovation

+ built to save

Say goodbye to gas and hello to solar power. Our remote-driven HydroMover uses onboard electric motors powered by the sun that save you money.

+ Precision optimized

Our visual LED feedback indicators monitor system performance and functionality on the mover.

+ tap into solar

For the first time, your wheel line will move at the click of a button. No more broken pull-start lines. No more tinkering with motors. No more refuels. 100% green power.

Irrigation, meet innovation

+ built to save

Say goodbye to gas and hello to solar power. Our remote-driven HydroMover uses onboard electric motors powered by the sun that save you money.

+ Precision optimized

Our visual LED feedback indicators monitor system performance and functionality on the mover.

+ tap into solar

For the first time, your wheel line will move at the click of a button. No more broken pull-start lines. No more tinkering with motors. No more refuels. 100% green power.

Simplify your irrigation

Grow more crops so you can grow your farm. There’s no need to hire another employee or buy expensive and outdated equipment. Get the HydroMover and take control of your irrigation.

The details make the difference

+ product overview

Our HydroMover is built with heart and precision. Download and share our PDF Overview with your dealer or local community.

+ product specs

Dive into the deep end of the puddle and muck around in the product specs. Learn how our HydroMover works, how to set it up, how to maintain it, and so much more.

The details make the difference

+ PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Our hydroelectric wheel line mover is built with heart and precision. Download and share our PDF Overview with your dealer or local community.

+ Product specs

Dive into the deep end of the puddle and muck around in the product specs. Learn how our hydroelectric wheel line mover works, how to set it up, how to maintain it, and so much more.

See the HydroMover at-work in the field

Grow more crops so you can grow your farm. There’s no need to hire another employee or buy expensive and outdated equipment. Get the HydroSide Wheel Line Mover and take control of your irrigation.

Frequently Asked
Questions

  • How It Works
  • Maintenance

No, you get to keep your existing infrastructure including pipe, wheels, and sprinklers from your old system. Our system only replaces your mover, and is compatible with all wheel sizes, pipe sizes and lengths.

The HydroMover works with all flow rates.

The system charges by way of a 200 watt solar panel, which is connected to deep cycle batteries with a MPPT intelligent charge controller. These batteries then power the system.

The HydroMover can move over 2200’ with battery to spare without any chargeback. During a 60 foot set move, the HydroMover consumes a maximum of 1.3 amps and consumes a maximum of 28 amps over a quarter mile. The Deep Cycle Marine batteries that HydroSide uses have 120 amp hours and are constantly charged with the solar panel during the daylight hours, so there is little to no risk of running out of battery power no matter how often you move it or how long it sits idle.

The Solar panels will still work even when the light is reflected or partially blocked by clouds. Rain (and oversplash from your irrigation) actually help to keep your panels operating efficiently by washing away any dust or dirt. HydroSide’s test users have measured approximately 1 amp continuous on a cloudy day. So while it is lower than a sunny day, the unit does still charge even on a cloudy day. Truly, the only way to stop the panel from charging is to physically cover the panel.

Best practice is to store the machine inside in the winter. At a minimum, remove the deep cycle batteries so they do not sit all winter in the cold, which can effect their performance and lifespan.

Nope. Our units are driven by enclosed electric motors. So they are extremely low maintenance. No more pull-start carburated motors that need constant tinkering to operate.

For most units, the oversplash from irrigating will keep your solar panel clear of debris and haze. However we recommend checking at least 1-2 times a season to ensure the panel is clean. Dust, pollen, ash, and other substances such as bird droppings can impact the amount of electricity generated by the panel.

  • Optimally-choose an overcast day to clean your solar panel and do it either early in the morning or later evening because if the sun is beating down, any water used to clean can evaporate quickly and dirt become smeared on the panel.
  • If the panels are dry, before tackling them with water, brush off any loose materials first – this will make cleaning easier and faster.
  • Don’t use metal objects or harsh abrasive products for removing caked on materials. Scratching the glass on a solar panel can affect its performance as scratches will cast shadows. Avoid using detergents if possible as these may streak the glass of the panel. Use of abrasive powders also risks scratching the panels.
  • Given the nature of good quality solar panel glass, clean water and a little scrubbing with a coarse cloth covered sponge or soft brush should remove the most stubborn grime. Plastic scourers may also be used.

Yes! We offer a 2 year warranty on the unit. So, unless you take it to the track to race wheel lines or leave water in it and it freezes in the winter...we have you covered.

For most potential mechanical problems...yes! We know there is a big battle in ag around the right to repair. That is why we designed this unit to be easily repaired if there is ever an issue. The batteries can be bought at a local auto center and swapped out. The motors can be easily removed and we can send a new one. The gearboxes can be removed and replaced easily if needed. Most everything except the software can be handled right in the field. The only thing that would require a technician’s assistance is a software update, but with a tech savvy farmer, we can send you any software updates via email and they can be updated wirelessly from your smartphone. Our hope with this unit is that if there is ever a problem, then downtime is dramatically reduced and you do not need to wait for a certified repair technician for any little issue.

If you have hardwater, we recommend checking the unit’s solar panel 1-2 times a season to ensure it is not being compromised with heavy mineral build-up. If there is build-up on the unit, fill a bucket with warm water and with a cleaning solution. Green cleaning supplies do a great job on glass and solar panels. Here’s is a simple non-toxic recipe for glass cleaner: 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon liquid non-abrasive soap or detergent (dawn dish soap works great!), and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle.

  • Use a non-abrasive cleaning sponge or towel to wash the glass. Get the glass clean and clear as possible – don’t scratch it.
  • Remove remaining water with a high quality squeegee to avoid hard water mineral build up.
  • Use a lint free cloth to dry the edges of the panel.

We recommend bringing the batteries indoors for the winter, because although they will keep charging with the panel, we don’t want the extreme cold to negatively impact the lifespan and performance of the battery.

Simplify your irrigation

Grow more crops so you can grow your farm. There’s no need to hire another employee or buy expensive and outdated equipment. Get the HydroMover and take control of your irrigation.

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Jeremy McIntyre

VP Purchasing and Sales

Jeremy came to HydroSide after selling his own business, bringing with him experience in project and supply logistics, strategic planning, and customer and equipment service. Jeremy also spent 20 years in forest and agricultural vegetation management. His many skills and experiences make Jeremy a great asset to the HydroSide operations team. Jeremy grew up in Spokane, WA where he currently resides with his wife and their trio of kids. In his free time he enjoys camping, fishing, hiking, and gardening with his family.

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Bryan Butcher

Inventory Manager

Bryan brings supply chain experience and machining expertise to the HydroSide team. Bryan’s prior experience includes 8 years in the U.S. Army in Logistics and Documentation Management, over 5 years in manufacturing, and a technical degree in Machining and Technology. When not at his desk, you can find Bryan on the shop floor machining parts as the need arises. Bryan grew up in the Spokane, WA area where he currently resides with his wife and dog Holyfield. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video and board games, fishing, BBQ-ing and spending time with family.

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