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Old 06-21-2013, 07:27 AM
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I also prefer to do straight change outs unless the head is root bound or some other obstruction in the way preventing a full body swap.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:14 AM
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I guess I'll try some full rotor swaps, not worrying too much about the dirt I might get in the line when I spin the old one out. Should save some time. At the rate the PGPs I'm working with are failing anyway, a little dirt probably won't make much of a difference...

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Old 06-21-2013, 08:20 AM
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If the only problem is leakage from under the cover, the PGP can probably be rescued.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:36 AM
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Step 1 cut a small circle around the cap of head
Step 2 wedge a trowel firmly against the body of the head
Step 3 unscrew head from body with channel locks
Step 4 screw in new head
I thought this was standard in the industry hope I'm not giving away some big secret lol
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:54 AM
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Doesn't anyone here use a head trimmer?

https://www.midwestrake.com/85422/ke...-head-trimmer/
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:15 AM
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Doesn't anyone here use a head trimmer?

https://www.midwestrake.com/85422/ke...-head-trimmer/
I do, but mine has a different handle. I use it during all start ups, bad for changing out the guts while leaving the body.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:16 AM
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Step 1 cut a small circle around the cap of head
Step 2 wedge a trowel firmly against the body of the head
Step 3 unscrew head from body with channel locks
Step 4 screw in new head
I thought this was standard in the industry hope I'm not giving away some big secret lol
Newer trick for me......but not a huge secret.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:46 AM
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Doesn't anyone here use a head trimmer?
We do, they're made in two sizes for rotors and spray heads. Indispensable tools for a service truck.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:05 PM
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Doesn't anyone here use a head trimmer?

https://www.midwestrake.com/85422/ke...-head-trimmer/
Mind explaining how these work? Be nice.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:22 PM
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Mind explaining how these work? Be nice.
They take out turf and soil around the sprinkler head so it can get crooked when the mowers run over it.
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