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muddywater
06-28-2012, 10:39 PM
Anybody use these? They are bit cheaper than an I20. I have had great luck since switching from pgp to 5000s, but I haven't tried the stainless 5004. I have ordered a box of them to try. I have actually had great luck with the stainless I-20, but the 5004ss are a little cheaper and I despise hunter. Is the spring as stiff as an I20? Are they as tough as a Stainless I-20?

greenmonster304
06-28-2012, 11:02 PM
I heard RB prices are on the rise in the next month or so. I think ML uses the SS 5006.
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jabbo
06-29-2012, 06:59 AM
If I'm not mistaking, I had these priced at $8.82 about 2 weeks ago because I even posted it on here. But now they have gone up...:confused:

http://www.sprinklerwarehouse.com/Rain-Bird-Irrigation-Lawn-Rotor-p/5004-plpc-sam.htm

Sprinkus
06-29-2012, 08:39 AM
I like the SS 5000 head, especially in landscape areas bordering granite gravel paths.

muddywater
06-29-2012, 11:05 AM
If I'm not mistaking, I had these priced at $8.82 about 2 weeks ago because I even posted it on here. But now they have gone up...:confused:

http://www.sprinklerwarehouse.com/Rain-Bird-Irrigation-Lawn-Rotor-p/5004-plpc-sam.htm

Wow that was a great price. Actually a little hard to believe.
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Mike Leary
06-29-2012, 11:13 AM
[QUOTE=greenmonster304;4456685 I think ML uses the SS 5006.

That I do, and with MPR nozzles, it's the best medium-throw head I've ever used. :clapping:

jabbo
06-29-2012, 08:46 PM
Well now that is not the SS model in case you didn't open the link. But still a good price!

Wow that was a great price. Actually a little hard to believe.
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country kid
07-02-2012, 05:25 PM
do they spray any better? last longer?
worth the extra cost?

irritation
07-02-2012, 05:29 PM
do they spray any better? last longer?
worth the extra cost?

no, only used by people that know no better.

Stuttering Stan
07-02-2012, 06:30 PM
do they spray any better? last longer?
worth the extra cost?

Nope, I'd rather save .30 and buy the Orbits. Just my .02

muddywater
07-02-2012, 07:59 PM
no, only used by people that know no better.

.....................really?

irritation
07-02-2012, 08:12 PM
.....................really?

Yea, I worked for a guy that thought stainless steel S-700'S where superior to the standard S-700. He is long gone. Why do you think wrapping plastic with cheap ss is better?

muddywater
07-02-2012, 08:17 PM
Yea, I worked for a guy that thought stainless steel S-700'S where superior to the standard S-700. He is long gone. Why do you think wrapping plastic with cheap ss is better?

last longer in sandy soils. Seems like the wiper seal would work better with stainless. After awhile, the plastic on plastic scratches and it gets stuck up and run over by a mower. I just rarely ever see a I20 fail.... course I don't too many of them either. SS cost me about $7 more per head on a 5000.

irritation
07-02-2012, 08:28 PM
l SS cost me about $7 more per head on a 5000.

That's the reason. I get a 5004 standard at 1/2 of what you pay extra and it lasts just as long.

country kid
07-02-2012, 08:31 PM
off rainbirds website, they say
Optional stainless steel riser helps deter vandalism on public turf areas (4" and 6" 5000 Plus / 5000 Plus PRS only)

country kid
07-02-2012, 08:33 PM
Nope, I'd rather save .30 and buy the Orbits. Just my .02
:hammerhead:

muddywater
07-02-2012, 08:49 PM
That's the reason. I get a 5004 standard at 1/2 of what you pay extra and it lasts just as long.

I have been using 5000s and they are dirt dirt cheap, and I have been happy with their reliability. Much better than a pgp.