View Full Version : Hunter/Rainbird/Other????

06-03-2004, 11:23 AM
Starting Irrigation Systems this year, wondering what everyone likes for company. I live in NY

06-03-2004, 07:50 PM
We use a combination of all products. Hunter PGP/PGJ for rotors, Rainbird 1800 series for sprays, Irritrol jar-top valves, Hunter PRO-C clocks. We're going to convert to Hunter Institutional Spray series here shortly.

Ground Master
06-03-2004, 09:10 PM
I go with 100% rainbird..........I even like the new valve boxes they came out with.

Garden Panzer
06-04-2004, 05:16 PM
Hunter rules! Flow control nozzles, and 360 ' adjustable with a key!

06-05-2004, 02:23 AM
Originally posted by Ground Master
I go with 100% rainbird..........I even like the new valve boxes they came out with.
Now if my local irrgation house could keep them in stock

RainBird all the way. Can't get what I want in RainBird, Hunter is my next choice

06-06-2004, 08:47 PM
I started off using Hunter and rainbird. I now use Nelson and love them. the rotors come with a 30' nozzle already in, setting the stops is a snap and on top of it all they come with a 5 year UNCONDITIONAL Warranty. On all material.
There all good products, Nelson, hunter etc. Its all in the design and installation

06-07-2004, 12:01 PM
how does everyone feel about toro?

06-09-2004, 06:42 PM
Toro commercial irrigation is great.....Residential...............sucks!

Green Sweep
06-11-2004, 06:58 AM
I'll second that Toro residential sucks. Jar tops never want to open with air pressure. They make fall winterizations (blow outs) miserable.

Green Sweep
06-11-2004, 07:03 AM
OOps, forgot,
Rain Bird everything - 5000's, 1800's, controllers, valves. Wouldnt have it any other way.

06-11-2004, 09:07 AM
hunter > pgp, pgj, i-20, pro-c/ icc , mini click/wireless rain click

rain bird > 1800 series srays, dv100 valves, funny pipe

toro> garbage can

Critical Care
06-13-2004, 01:22 PM
I use mostly Hunter heads and valves, but often Rainbird controllers. For fixed spray, I use a combo of Hunter Pro Sprays but generally with Rainbird nozzles. Anyone ever notice that Hunter's adjustable fixed spray nozzles radius to the left side of the pattern is less than to the right??? Rainbird VANs don't seem to have this problem.

06-13-2004, 02:16 PM
Hunter heads and Rainbird clocks.

Garden Panzer
06-17-2004, 12:22 AM