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Old 08-09-2012, 12:23 AM
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:26 AM
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FYI, Hunter PGP clones are available from China. They are exact copies for pennies on the dollar. There are also Rainbird copies available. They are probably made by the same factories that manufacture parts for Hunter and Rainbird's assembly plants.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:50 PM
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Orbit has been around a long time, and are owned by hunter as far as I know
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You gotta be kidding...

I think Orbit / Watermaster and the new Hydro-Rain might be related... they used to have manufacturing facilities in the same neighborhood, not sure if they still do.

I'll bet that Hunter either manufactures for Orbit or that there's a licensing agreement, but I don't think they own them.

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The company makes irrigation products such as sprinklers, timers, and valves for the residential and commercial markets. Orbit also makes low volume and micro irrigation products that focus on conserving water. The company's brands include SunMate, Arizona Mist, DripMaster, and WaterMaster. Its more than 2,000 products are sold globally in more than 40 countries. Orbit has manufacturing facilities in the US and in China. Products can be found in retail stores such as Home Depot and Wal-Mart. Holding company Pro-Mark owns Orbit Irrigation.

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Old 08-09-2012, 01:04 PM
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Also see:
http://www.manta.com/c/mtrwstm/hydro-rain-inc

Same company president.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:12 PM
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I think the Chinese are producing the rotators for both Hunter & K-rain and Orbit.

It's all becoming a commodity item, like computer chips. Screw quality, whoever is cheapest
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:10 PM
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You gotta be kidding...

I think Orbit / Watermaster and the new Hydro-Rain might be related... they used to have manufacturing facilities in the same neighborhood, not sure if they still do.

I'll bet that Hunter either manufactures for Orbit or that there's a licensing agreement, but I don't think they own them.

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The company makes irrigation products such as sprinklers, timers, and valves for the residential and commercial markets. Orbit also makes low volume and micro irrigation products that focus on conserving water. The company's brands include SunMate, Arizona Mist, DripMaster, and WaterMaster. Its more than 2,000 products are sold globally in more than 40 countries. Orbit has manufacturing facilities in the US and in China. Products can be found in retail stores such as Home Depot and Wal-Mart. Holding company Pro-Mark owns Orbit Irrigation.

Officers:
President and CEO: Kent C. (KC) Ericksen
CFO: Paul Archibald
Chief Conservation Officer: Stuart Eyring


well, thanks for the clarification. i had no idea, but i would swear they were litteraly a clone, with cheaper parts made by hunter for big box stores since no reputable irrigation store would carry them imo, and none that i know of do
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:23 PM
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I think the Chinese are producing the rotators for both Hunter & K-rain and Orbit.

It's all becoming a commodity item, like computer chips. Screw quality, whoever is cheapest
Hunter makes all of theirs in either the US or some in Mexico. Rain Bird makes a lot in China now and moved most everything from their Arizona plant. Mexico for RB too.
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Hunter makes all of theirs in either the US or some in Mexico. Rain Bird makes a lot in China now and moved most everything from their Arizona plant. Mexico for RB too.
Hmm... good to know.

Hunter made in the USA and the prefere choise id rainbird made in China or Mexico.
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Given the choice of Mexico vs China... I will buy Mexcican made.
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