Full Circle Rotor?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by MEXANDME, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. MEXANDME

    MEXANDME LawnSite Senior Member
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    Does anyone make a full-circle rotor the size of the RB 3504 and the Hunter PGJ?

    Thanks,

    Mex
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why should they?
     
  3. MEXANDME

    MEXANDME LawnSite Senior Member
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    ....I guess, for the same reason they make FC 5004's, etc.

    I certainly respect your opinion....what am I missing here?

    I have a job going in that requires a full circle pattern of about 40 feet in diameter and since there are 24 of these, I thought I would see if there is a full circle mid-size rotor available.

    Thanks / Regards,

    Mex
     
  4. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    I dont think any manufactuer sells enough mini,s to justify offerin a full circle version.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's more or less a question of return on investment. Part circle heads must outsell full-circle-only heads by 20-to-1 or more. No one installs mini-rotors because they want to do the best possible work.
     
  6. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    maybe I'm missing something why not just adjust the arc to 360*
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    They never made a full-circle only R-50 head......
     
  8. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    product literature fro the pgj say it adjust out to 360, as does the literature for the RB 3504. so you set your end point and it will travel 359 in one direction and then go 359 in the other direction and keep going back and forth...
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Admittedly, a head without a reversing mechanism will likely have a better track record.
     
  10. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    True enough

    just turn it past the stops like all the drunk kids do here on campus...instant 360...:)
     

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