Everything About Irrigation Pivots (Farmers are Geniuses) – Smarter Every Day 278

Everything About Irrigation Pivots (Farmers are Geniuses) – Smarter Every Day 278

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33 Responses

  1. SmarterEveryDay says:

    OK, so straight up….. This might be one of my favorite Smarter Every Day videos ever. It has everything I love…. hard work, fluid dynamics, mechanics, control systems, nature, beautiful shots, teamwork, different people working together. It feels like cramming 2,000 pounds into a ziploc bag. I genuinely love it, and I’m grateful that your support made it possible. A huge thank you to everyone who supports me on Patreon. If you’d like to get the stickers, I’d love to send you some, so please make sure your address is correct! If you’d like to consider joining the “team”, you can sign up at https://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday. Again, thank you so much for helping me make this kind of stuff. If you’d like to see the extended cut, it’s here: https://youtu.be/wTPnV7YfaGQ.

  2. DankPods says:

    So wholesome seeing Destin slowly earning their trust and eventually getting jobs to do, love your vids mate!

  3. AdamOrnelles says:

    I am a Hydrogeologist at the Wisc dept of agriculture, and I constantly think of Destin’s farming videos as a useful oppurtunity to better understand the sort of things people I work for deal with. I’m very excited for this center pivot irrigation episode in particular, as my job revolves around the wells they draw from.

    • Dewiz says:

      Revolves around. . .Saw what you did there. . .😊

    • jusaca01 says:

      “as my job revolves around the wells” Sooo, you ARE a center pivot irrigation system…? 😀

    • giddyup523 says:

      Feel very similar. I am a hydrogeologist with the state of Oklahoma that manages our aquifer studies that supports our groundwater permitting program and was just thinking I should share this with my team as we work with farmers all the time when we set up our well networks or look to do pumping tests and we often don’t really think about all the stuff that goes into what they actually do and know out there in the fields.

    • Cody Searchfield says:

      “revolves.’ I see you

    • Gakulon says:

      As a Geology student and lover of our natural world I really thank you for the job you do. Was lucky enough to see a guest speaker who works with farmers on managing water resources and it struck me as a tough but absolutely necessary line of work.

  4. Adam says:

    You talk like a pilot. When someone gives you a direction, you loudly and clearly repeat it back to them so they know you know. What an absolutely great communication style, and always well adapted to your audience. I think watching you empathetically connect with people who usually don’t get a lot of appreciation is my favorite part of your videos.

    • Aron Septianto says:

      @Ganon i mean obviously there’s time and place for everything. It’s definitely very useful in a fast paced and error prone environment

    • Ganon says:

      people usually get annoyed when i confirm stuff back to them lol. glad to see its appreciated somewhere

  5. Jeremy Fielding says:

    Having seen many of these moving along the fields as I drive by…I have always wanted to see one of these up close. Thank you for sharing this experience with us. I learned a lot.

  6. zollotech says:

    Thanks for sharing. Had no idea it was that complex, but also simple at the same time.

  7. Sam says:

    What I love about Destin is how humble he is when talking about the roles and jobs of others. Whether they’re NASA engineers or a couple of guys who assemble grain bins he always emphasises how important they’re roll is and how they know much more about their role than he does and views every single one as an expert in their own field, regardless of what they do.

  8. FarmCraft101 says:

    I don’t know if we are all geniuses, but we try! Thanks for the video, Destin. I’ve always wondered how those sprinklers stay in line, as we don’t use them where I live.

  9. Gonzalo Quinteros says:

    These “agricultural getting in touch with real work + turbo pulling tractors” series, is amazing, it really shows allllllll the work that is put into having something to eat. Thank you for sharing this. For all of your videos!

  10. John Smith says:

    Destin, you don’t know how excited it made me to see a pivot on a Smarter Every Day thumbnail. Sometimes I watch your videos with my dad, especially the ones that are farming related. He’s a civil engineer by education, a farmer, and started his center pivot irrigation business a few decades ago, which he still runs today. I grew up around these machines and have helped put them together, calculate bridge lengths for crossing ditches, etc. You document the construction process beautifully and show so much respect toward people in agriculture. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for making this video. I look forward to watching the long cut!

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