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PurpHaze
10-03-2007, 04:37 PM
Had our demo this morning on the new I-35 field sprinkler and it's quite interesting but I'll post more on it later this evening or by this weekend.

Had the chance to see the PGP blue nozzle in operation right next to a PGP with the red nozzle so we could see the difference. Seems that the blue nozzle does have the "curtain effect" but would have to see a zone difference. We don't use the PGP so I don't have any zones to compare overall watering effectiveness.

One of the interesting things brought out about the PGP is that Hunter will be putting out the PGP-B soon and the only difference is that those sprinklers will have nothing but the blue nozzles in their cases. They'll still manufacture the red nozzles for their "standard" sprinkler cases with a few trees of the blue nozzles included in each case. Guess they've had enough contractors wanting only the blue nozzles so they'll accomodate them with the new packaging so they don't have to ask for the nozzles and have to rely solely on their suppliers. At the present time there appears to be no plans to stop making the red nozzles and they will let the market drive the nozzle differences.

Mike Leary
10-03-2007, 05:38 PM
So the blue nozzle on the PGP (which I don't use either) has a "reinforced
edge" like the grey one on the I-20s? My feeling is they were invented 'cause
so few people know proper layout & these nozzles are "forgiving".

CAPT Stream Rotar
10-03-2007, 06:18 PM
Dam..thats heavy..


I look foward to the I 35..

I also find it crazy that hayes has no pgp's in his lineup?
how come?

Mike Leary
10-03-2007, 07:18 PM
Dam..thats heavy.

I also find it crazy that hayes has no pgp's in his lineup?
how come?

I can't answer for the Purple, but I never thought the PGP was much of a
head..in large $ & commercial work, you don't need failure...I-20 stainless
& the (sad they dropped it) "T-Bird" 6" were the only turf heads I ever
installed...failure rates were next to zero..with the MP, it gives you guys a
third option w/1800 series heads. The 5000 & 5500 series still interest me,
but 6" & stainless risers are still the way to go.:)

CAPT Stream Rotar
10-03-2007, 07:30 PM
I can't answer for the Purple, but I never thought the PGP was much of a
head..in large $ & commercial work, you don't need failure...I-20 stainless
& the (sad they dropped it) "T-Bird" 6" were the only turf heads I ever
installed...failure rates were next to zero..with the MP, it gives you guys a
third option w/1800 series heads. The 5000 & 5500 series still interest me,
but 6" & stainless risers are still the way to go.:)


Agreed..
My boss is cheap so he goes for cheap heads.

Mike Leary
10-03-2007, 08:24 PM
Agreed..
My boss is cheap so he goes for cheap heads.

"On the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again"
Willie Nelson

FIMCO-MEISTER
10-03-2007, 09:59 PM
I'm trying out the new RB 5000 with built in prs and check valve. Too early to give a review but I sure like the RB nozzle tree over the pgp.

CAPT Stream Rotar
10-03-2007, 10:04 PM
I'm trying out the new RB 5000 with built in prs and check valve. Too early to give a review but I sure like the RB nozzle tree over the pgp.

the 5000 is a great head..I think they worked all the kinks out of them..

The had a few bad batches on here which sh!t the bed after 1 season..
but they say thats in the past..

PurpHaze
10-03-2007, 10:31 PM
I also find it crazy that hayes has no pgp's in his lineup? how come?

We use the Hunter I-20 with stainless steel riser instead.

Wet_Boots
10-04-2007, 12:04 AM
How many of those Hunters (PGP or I-20) fail from not rotating/reversing as opposed to other failure modes? Not tuurning is the most common rotor failure I see, and I don't quite see how any Hunter package using the PGP gear drive is going to greatly increase the reliability.