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Old 09-01-2013, 01:26 PM
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The 'textbook' method to cover an acre-plus with a minimum of trenching would involve high-pressure rotors with radii near to 50 feet, if the well can deliver the needed water. That would save on trenching, but little else, as it could actually mean more zones overall, as maybe only two or three of those rotors could run at a time.
Measuring yesterday, the MP 3000 rotator 360* covers right at 50' diameter at 3.29 GPH. The 3500's cover a radius of around 35 feet. They also don't "mist off" in our windy conditions here. I have a mixture of MP300 & 3500 in each zone. High pressure nozzles would just send the water floating on the wind to the neighbors pasture.......
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:51 PM
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It's really just another job in a locale where installers might well be advised to have a machine with a rotary "earth saw" attachment to deal with tough conditions.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:47 PM
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18gpm through 1" poly is about 3gpm above the recommended velocity rating of the pipe. Every well installer I have ever dealt with shamelessly undersizes the supply line coming from the pump stating that the minimal amount of pipe that they are using will not make a difference. A bottleneck is a bottleneck where I learned how to design. A system flowing 18gpm should have utilized an 1 1/4" mainline/manifolds with 1 1/4" trunk line after the valve splitting the zone in the middle.

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Old 09-12-2013, 03:04 AM
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How are you getting that distance out of the mp. 3000. Everything I see shows only 20-30' out of them
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:43 AM
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How are you getting that distance out of the mp. 3000. Everything I see shows only 20-30' out of them
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Measuring yesterday, the MP 3000 rotator 360* covers right at 50' diameter at 3.29 GPH.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:46 AM
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How are you getting that distance out of the mp. 3000. Everything I see shows only 20-30' out of them
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20-30' RADIUS (1 side) is correct but the 360 cover CIRCUMFERENCE (full circle).
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