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Old 01-05-2009, 09:56 PM
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Most Reliable Rotor - Ever - gets a tuneup

At over 35 years of service, this Safe-T-Lawn ball-drive rotor head was a leaker, but unlike a PGP, a leaker that can be fixed.




Held together by stainless steel screws, disassembly is routine. Note the restriction where the water enters the head, which acts as a sort of surge protector.




Here's the STL 'keyhole' nozzle, to which today's Rain Curtain nozzles owe their existence.




Because the head had become covered in dirt and mulch, it was only necessary to clean out any dirt and grit from inside the head, and reinstall it at the proper grade. Back in business.

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Old 01-05-2009, 10:14 PM
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long live the 2" rotor.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:17 PM
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I like all the metal. Nice work.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:22 PM
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long live the 2" rotor.
In the days of hand-dug trenches and no funny-pipe swing joints, a rotor in a 4-inch high package was very much appreciated. Many of their competitors didn't even pop up as high as an inch.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:08 AM
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That's Awesome!

I don't believe I have come across that kind of rotor.
I give you props for taking the time to repair an old head rather then most of us just replacing it.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:50 AM
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At over 35 years of service, this Safe-T-Lawn ball-drive rotor head was a leaker, but unlike a PGP, a leaker that can be fixed.

Because the head had become covered in dirt and mulch, it was only necessary to clean out any dirt and grit from inside the head, and reinstall it at the proper grade. Back in business.
VERY curious..... what was your cost analysis between the above repair and a new replacement? Of course, if this was done for a paying customer.
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:37 AM
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long live the 2" rotor.
Yes, yes. With typical turf growth by Tuesday the spray pattern took on a whole new look.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:33 AM
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Boots you need to learn to let go. Clickity Clack addictions are a sad thing.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:46 AM
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Ahhh, that brings back memories!
The rotor that I really miss is the old "Rain-Pro" rotor, those suckers had great coverage!
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:10 AM
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Ahhh, that brings back memories!
The rotor that I really miss is the old "Rain-Pro" rotor, those suckers had great coverage!
You are as old as me then. Are you a fan of the stream rotor? (I am) We have some serious arguments over this one.
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