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AI Inc
05-29-2008, 07:28 AM
pgh,s pissing me off , I 20 12" cost too much , does RB make a 12" 5000?

Wet_Boots
05-29-2008, 07:32 AM
All high-pops cost too much. You think you'll get a break from Rainbird? What are the current issues with the PGH?

AI Inc
05-29-2008, 07:34 AM
seals leaking right out of the box, 1 out of 3 have been junk.

Wet_Boots
05-29-2008, 07:37 AM
Any customer support on this? What mfr dates?

AI Inc
05-29-2008, 07:40 AM
07, local Hunter rep looking into it.

Wet_Boots
05-29-2008, 08:10 AM
Hmmmm, you'd think they'd have a handle on 07 flaws by now. One could see possible seal issues if they try to incorporate features that Rainbird had patent protection on.

Mike Leary
05-29-2008, 11:19 AM
does RB make a 12" 5000?

Yup, I'm pretty impressed with this head, get the + version w/shut-off.

AI Inc
05-29-2008, 02:08 PM
Just came from RB day at local distributer, saw them on a tear sheet there.When I asked price they said" probaly a couple bucks cheaper then a pgh"

Mike Leary
05-29-2008, 03:49 PM
Just came from RB day at local distributer, saw them on a tear sheet there.When I asked price they said" probaly a couple bucks cheaper then a pgh"

RB makes a cool matched precipitation nozzle for the 5000+ so you can use
90s & 180s, etc., in the same zone. I thought they had too much front load
when we put them in, but my moisture meter says they work very evenly.

FIMCO-MEISTER
05-29-2008, 05:15 PM
RB makes a cool matched precipitation nozzle for the 5000+ so you can use
90s & 180s, etc., in the same zone. I thought they had too much front load
when we put them in, but my moisture meter says they work very evenly.

I have on my 100 things before I die list a trip to your peninsula for a lesson on the Leary moisture meter technique.

Mike Leary
05-29-2008, 05:28 PM
I have on my 100 things before I die list a trip to your peninsula for a lesson on the Leary moisture meter technique.

I'll teach you about moisture meters, you teach me about briskets.
I've used the Lincoln for ever, re-new the battery once a year, send the
unit to the factory when the probes get worn. Google "Lincoln Irrigation".
Forestry Suppliers (a site advertiser) has them, as does A.M. Leonard.
amleo.com

FIMCO-MEISTER
05-29-2008, 05:32 PM
I'll teach you about moisture meters, you teach me about briskets.
I've used the Lincoln for ever, re-new the battery once a year, send the
unit to the factory when the probes get worn. Google "Lincoln Irrigation".

Oh I got one based on your recommendation. Haven't quite turned it into the tool the way you have. I use it for quick demos to customers and sales pitches but not with the overall consistency that you do.

Mike Leary
05-29-2008, 05:36 PM
Did you get the 2' "no bend over" model? Every one of you guys should have a couple.

FIMCO-MEISTER
05-29-2008, 05:51 PM
Did you get the 2' "no bend over" model? Every one of you guys should have a couple.

No I got the short one. Will get the 2' though. Why a couple?

Mike Leary
05-29-2008, 06:08 PM
No I got the short one. Will get the 2' though. Why a couple?

In poor soils, the probes wear & give false readings. I kept a fresh one in
my truck to field-calibrate the crew's meters.

irrig8r
05-29-2008, 08:16 PM
I have never used one of these either. I have a feeling they're popular in Humboldt County, California... :)

Mike Leary
05-29-2008, 08:19 PM
I have never used one of these either. I have a feeling they're popular in Humboldt County, California... :)

A gardeners job is never done. They are cool for other than herbaceous plants, tho. :rolleyes:

BrandonV
05-29-2008, 08:33 PM
i love me some 12" i-20s

Mike Leary
05-29-2008, 08:36 PM
i love me some 12" i-20s

Stainless ultra 12", now we're talkin'!