Source: Reinke Manufacturing Inc.

Reinke Manufacturing Inc., a manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, has announced its acquisition of Pivotrac.

Pivotrac became a division of Reinke as of Dec. 30, 2008. Pivotrac's new company name is ReinTech LLC.

Pivotrac develops products using advanced satellite technology that allows producers to remotely monitor and control field equipment. Pivotrac users can control their irrigation system, view system status and history via the internet. In addition, producers are alerted through internet, cell phones, land lines, pagers or PDA if there is a problem with their equipment.

"We are very excited about the addition of the Pivotrac line of satellite-based, remote monitoring products to our already extensive family of irrigation system control equipment" said Chris Roth, president of Reinke. "Reinke has been using advanced technology in its products, including GPS, for many years and this acquisition further solidifies our leadership position in the area of irrigation technology."

Reinke previously worked with Pivotrac during development of Reinke's OnTrac, an industry leading monitor and control product for irrigation systems.

"We feel that the demand for remote monitoring and control of irrigation equipment will continue to grow as producers worldwide require management tools that save them time and money," Roth said.

Headquartered in Deshler, Neb., Reinke's products are used throughout the United States and Canada, and in more than 60 countries worldwide. For more information on Reinke products, visit or call Reinke's toll free Grower's Hotline at (866) 365-7381 to locate the nearest full-service Reinke dealership.