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Head for 20'

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ArTurf, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,151

    Tell him to go with the new k rain To cut distance one cuts flow.
  2. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,329

    The 5500 would be a better choice IMO than say taking a head that cover 30' and choking the chicken to 20'. King of hackish to me. I see #9 pgp's choked down to 10', I just shake my head.
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,442

    Another obscure sprinkler that would absolutely positively give you a specific 22-foot radius, is the Toro Stream Rotor head with the special adjustable radius nozzle, which is the 03 nozzle equipped with an internal flow control.
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,599

    I tried those years ago: crummy pattern. :hammerhead: My choice is still 5000/5500 or even the 3500, which I've had good luck with.
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,442

    I never used them because I liked the constancy of the original nozzles. Put one on a high-pop 300, in place of an 02, and got a decent pattern from it when dialed back to 20-22 feet, so maybe the extra height helps the coverage.
  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,151

    Im assuming ( I know , I shouldn't) that the gentleman mentioned who dosnt like to dial down is a landscaper who does mostly new construction and see's lot of washout when first installed.
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,442

    I don't think many of the new nozzles would please bare-seed landscapers. That downward spray from a modern nozzle is just what they wouldn't want. Toro wrote an explanation in response to complaints about close-in coverage on their S700 nozzles, stating that the close-in water was directed upwards instead of downwards, with the intent of minimizing washouts.

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