Talk to a farmer about his centre-pivot irrigator and you will inevitably find yourself talking about the problems caused by wheel tracks or ruts, about irrigators getting stuck and breaking drive mechanisms (usually in the middle of the night).

Wheel ruts have up to now been an inevitable consequence of operating a centre-pivot irrigator. Because the wheels travel along the same circular path on each and every revolution, the ground on this path becomes slightly depressed and from this point on water collects in these depressions and they become a rut for the water to run in. The water will then make its way to the lowest parts (deepest ruts) to present an even bigger problem on the next pass. The strain on the irrigator to drive the wheels along these ruts becomes greater and greater with each revolution, until the machine fails.

ICS-RutbusterFilling ruts is only the start to the solution. They need to be filled properly, safely and efficiently. The ICS Manufactured Rutbuster accomplishes this in a single pass. The one man operation makes it easy to fill ruts of virtually any depth.

All fill is contained in the track and leveled in just one pass.

  • No need of grading the over flow, as required by other systems.
  • No need to compact after filling the Rut.
  • Safe to operate, Tractor wheels straddle the Rut rather than Drive in it.
  • Fill right up to the fence line, unlike other machines.


  • All steel construction
  • 3500 kg Hubs and Stub axles
  • 400/60 x 15.5- 14ply AW tyres
  • Bin Capacity – 6 cubic metres
  • Overall Length – 4.8m
  • Height – 2.3m
  • Width – 2.5m
  • Weight – 2400kg


  • Hydraulic operated screed that contains all fill within the wheel track.
  • No over flow or extra grading required.