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Old 05-16-2013, 08:59 PM
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Low volume 4" pop-ups?

I'm getting ready to tear-up and re-install an irrigation system in a small city park. The pump pressure is not the greatest on earth, and I was considering installing some 360 adj. 4" low volume pop-up sprinklers in some of the smaller areas with St.Augustine grass. Something along the lines of the Hunter MP rotators. I'm looking for something with a 10-12' radius.

I have not messed with these very much in the past, so do you all have any brand/model recommendations ?
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:27 PM
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Hunter MP 1000 with a PRS40 head....
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:39 PM
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Also look into the Toro Precision nozzles. Great for low pressure and low flow.
http://www.toro.com/irrigation/preci...ay_nozzle.html
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:16 AM
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Also look into the Toro Precision nozzles. Great for low pressure and low flow.
http://www.toro.com/irrigation/preci...ay_nozzle.html
Have you messed with Toros rotory nozzle?
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:04 AM
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Have you messed with Toros rotory nozzle?
No we haven't. I stick with the Hunter MPs for rotary nozzles. But the fixed Precisions have worked like a charm for me.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:43 PM
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Hunter MP 1000 with a PRS40 head....
You wouldn't employ a pressure regulating spray body where a low-pressure pump is the supply.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:56 AM
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Has anyone checked the pump for worn impellers or possible issues with the supply/intake side?
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:07 PM
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Has anyone checked the pump for worn impellers or possible issues with the supply/intake side?
boom. check the blades, check the foot valve and check the threads.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:04 PM
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Thanks everyone for the input. Have not torn the pump apart yet, but will do so here before too long. I'll take a closer look at the MP's as well.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:14 PM
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Thanks everyone for the input. Have not torn the pump apart yet, but will do so here before too long. I'll take a closer look at the MP's as well.
People may think i waste a lot of time testing but i would have all my ducks in a row before pulling the trigger on buying one part.

Volume, pressure, recharge, line voltage and distances are a must for pump supported systems.
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