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Old 09-04-2008, 04:51 PM
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2008 Hunter Pro Adjustable Nozzles. Yeah or Nay?!

Curious what you guys think of the newer Hunter Adjustables (or redesign they did this year/or last)?




I thought the older versions were crap, but we mainly used them for ONE reason...

...they take hits from a trimmer better than the Rainbird VANS.

das good..

- price (cheaper than vans)
- easy to adjust now compared to previous model
- spray pattern is better.

das bad...

I'm starting to notice weeks later that some nozzles are turning and/or the arc pattern is changing. Part of this COULD be a failure in the gearing on the head itself causing it to turn so I'll give them some more use before I'm quick to judge.

anyone else using them? comments?
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:59 PM
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In the past rb nozzles would fit either hunter or rb , but hunter nozzles would only fit Hunter. They may have changed that but I got in the habbit of only buying rb nozzles.
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:09 PM
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Nice improvement over the last model.
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:10 PM
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I've used Hunter nozzles on 1800 bodies, and no problems. The Hunter screen has to be used, though.
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:13 PM
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Is that what it is the screen, knew there was something that made me shy away from them. Keep in mind I only install 1 sprayer for every 40 rotors on average.
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:10 PM
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Rainbird has copied most of Hunter's patterns, so no great need to stock the Hunters anymore.
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:14 PM
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Liked the price so I tried a bag of 12's - didn't like the pattern, so it's back to RB VANS.
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:04 PM
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i try to stay away from adj. nozzles as much as possible. they never seem to have a good pattern, esp on either side. It seems to always be a small stream on the edges, so you have to over spray behind the desired pattern a little... also they seem to get clogged in the middle of the pattern (the old hunters were very bad about this) even with the screens...
i got some sample irritrol adjustables awhile back from the supply house, and i was quite impressed with them... looked like a very even stream all the way across... but havent been back to see how they are still performing... i just stick with the rainbird nozzles adj, try to keep a bag of thirds, and two thirds fixed patterns... but these damn landscapers and their curvy/flowing designs, always need that odd shape....

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Old 09-05-2008, 06:19 PM
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Quote:
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Rainbird has copied most of Hunter's patterns, so no great need to stock the Hunters anymore.
Agreed...Given that RB sells about 10 nozzles for every 2 that the other companies combined sell (Toro, Hunter, Irrit, etc) I think the market has spoken on this issue and choosen RB nozzles (fixed and VAN) for sprays.

Of course that does not apply to MP Rotators VS. The RB Rotary Nozzles...
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:56 AM
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Nay.

Rain Bird's VAN still superior. Doesn't lose it's arc setting so easily.
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