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Old 04-07-2014, 09:41 AM
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What would be your choice for this distance. For example a 20' x 40' area. I'm against dogging down a rotor that sprays 30' plus. I'll knock them down a little but only a very small amount.

Kind of in between land for MP 2000/3000 from my experience.

Was thinking about the RB 500 MPR nozzles-red which are listed at 25'. I've never used these though. I think Leary is a fan of these, if so please chime in.
MP2000, but only if you can get ~50-60 PSI at the base of the body using an 1800-SAM-P45. This will give you a correctly regulated nozzle pressure (more or less) and you should be able to hit 20 feet reliably at that nozzle pressure assuming you are not irrigating in windy conditions. Place your sprinklers 8-10" in from the edges, which you should do anyway when using any type of rotating sprinkler/nozzle. If it is always windy when irrigating, proceed carefully.

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Old 04-07-2014, 08:41 PM
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Just wondering why few seem to use the "small rotors" Hunter PGJ or RB3500? I myself never use them but really can't give a good reason.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:05 PM
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Just wondering why few seem to use the "small rotors" Hunter PGJ or RB3500? I myself never use them but really can't give a good reason.
High failure rate, crappy spray pattern in my opinion, cost more than their counterparts - the PGP or the 5004.
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:15 AM
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A PGJ also has a really high precipitation rate. Poor spray pattern that does not land where it is supposed to. Impossible to get matched precipitation rates without zoning 90s, 180s, and 360s on separate zones. Have yet to see an install where that was done. The local installers put PGJs everywhere and whether it is in a corner, edge, or middle, a 3.0 nozzle is in the head. If an area is too small for a PGP or 5004 not screwed down, I will yank and replace with MP Rotators on PRS40 bodies.
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:29 PM
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Just wondering why few seem to use the "small rotors" Hunter PGJ or RB3500? I myself never use them but really can't give a good reason.
Only as a direct replacement would I ever carry any of the mini-rotors. Never for an install of my own. There is nothing worth having from the mini-rotors that is equal to the worth of a 3/4-inch marlex ell under a rotor head.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:38 AM
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Thought I would resurrect a older thread instead of starting a new one.

Would rain bird 5500 with the short throw nozzles work?? Does anyone have any experience with the 5500 heads??

I have a big project I am helping with and there is a lot of 22'x 200' areas. Person designing it plans for those areas to be all sprays. I was hoping for rotors.
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:15 PM
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What prevents anyone from using an ordinary 5000 rotor with the low-angle nozzles in this application?
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:21 PM
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:19 PM
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Discussed that the person doing the planning. He doesn't like to turn down heads. So was looking at other options.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:19 PM
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Frankly, someone fearing to turn down heads is a weenie and should stick to installing nothing but popup sprays.
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