View Full Version : What kind of rotor?

03-13-2007, 02:58 PM
I am tired of replacing the rotors on my system. Seems like I get about 3 years out of them and then they stop rotating or start leaking. The main problem is that I am using the off the shelf items from Home Depot or Lowes. Time to do it right and us some quality equipment.

I am looking for some large coverage heads that will be in an orchard and general lawn area.


03-13-2007, 04:13 PM
To get good quality equipment you should purchase from an irrigation supply house. I recommend Hunter rotors, either the I-20 or PGP for about a 20 -50 foot radius.
The only halfway decent rotor I've seen at home improvement centers is the Orbit Voyager II which is almost identical to the Hunter PGP.

Mike Leary
03-17-2007, 10:26 AM
If you're watering in tree areas, watch out for "hammering" the bark.
I would not use single-spray rotors, Toro "Stream-Rotors" work great if you're
VERY carefull about spacing & pressure (they like 50 psi @ the head!).
The MP Rotators would work also, but nothing is cooler than a Stream-Rotor!

03-17-2007, 02:20 PM
It's going to depend a lot on how your system is already designed: PSI and GPM. If you're looking to retrofit rotors into the same places you already have then what sized lines and/or swing joints do you already have in place? How far of a throw are you talikng about?