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Old 07-07-2010, 11:46 AM
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:09 PM
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Actually... no... Rain Bird introduced their rotary nozzle and then Hunter went and bought MP Rotator.
Yeah but.... the MP Rotator has been around since 1987, no thanks to Hunter of course, and so Rain Bird was the initator... K-Rain is now advertising one too.

The only new concept in nozzles is the one from Toro... but I stopped using Toro spray heads over 10 years ago. A contractor friend in the L.A. area swears by the new ones though.
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:13 PM
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The only new concept in nozzles is the one from Toro... but I stopped using Toro spray heads over 10 years ago. A contractor friend in the L.A. area swears by the new ones though.
I like the new Precision spray nozzles. And they have female thread models as well for RB and all other heads.
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:15 PM
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The only new concept in nozzles is the one from Toro... but I stopped using Toro spray heads over 10 years ago. A contractor friend in the L.A. area swears by the new ones though.
They are pretty nice. We have put in probably over a 1000 with good results.
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:41 PM
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Yeah but.... the MP Rotator has been around since 1987, no thanks to Hunter of course, and so Rain Bird was the initator... K-Rain is now advertising one too.

The only new concept in nozzles is the one from Toro... but I stopped using Toro spray heads over 10 years ago. A contractor friend in the L.A. area swears by the new ones though.
yeah... that's just one product... there are plenty of others that Hunter has quickly copied from RB and Toro.....

And believe it or not I've seen prototypes from waaaay back in the day of a product like the MP rotator that Rain Bird choose not to further develop..... The irrigation industry is incredibly incestious so to speak..... the people move from company to company frequently and so do the ideas....
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:57 PM
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bring back Safe-T-Lawn
Looked at one system last week for a redesign, and the originals were Safe-T-Lawns. Only one left, all others were older PGPs.

Nice PVB in the basement between the floor joists too. Told him we need to move and replace. I can't even tell what brand it is, never seen it before. Hopefully we do the job for him.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:37 AM
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Looked at one system last week for a redesign, and the originals were Safe-T-Lawns. Only one left, all others were older PGPs.

Nice PVB in the basement between the floor joists too. Told him we need to move and replace. I can't even tell what brand it is, never seen it before. Hopefully we do the job for him.
Is it a little 3/4 with no shutoffs?
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:44 AM
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Yeah but.... the MP Rotator has been around since 1987,
Really? since 1987? I had thought they came out in the last 8 years or so.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:51 AM
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Is it a little 3/4 with no shutoffs?
It was a 1", kind of big actually, no shut offs.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:55 AM
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Really? since 1987? I had thought they came out in the last 8 years or so.
My recollection is that they were first used in ag.

BTW, did Hunter abandon this idea?
http://wallawallasprinkler.com/MP_RISER_508.pdf

And did Hunter make these for Walla Walla before they bought them up?
http://wallawallasprinkler.com/MPR40_FINAL.pdf

Also, looks like maybe Hunter has repurposed the old PS body to make the "Eco-Rotator"?
http://www.hunterindustries.com/Reso...ic/INT-754.pdf
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