Irrigation in the Pacific Northwest

Pivot Full Rotation Time

The time a pivot takes for a 360 degree rotation of a center pivot is often included in the pivot documentation. However, if you don't know this time, use the form below to calculate it.

Learn more about the units used on this page.

Distance From Pivot Point to Last Tower:
Last Tower Travel Speed at 100%:
Percentage Timer Setting:
Time for 360° (full) Rotation:



The Equation

This calculator uses this formula to determine the time it takes for a center pivot sprinkler to do one full rotation.

= Time for full rotation in hours

= Distance from pivot point to last tower

= Last tower travel speed in ft/min

= Pivot percent timer setting


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