hunter arc adjustment

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by grassmasterswilson, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Posts: 4,550

    Tried to adjust my irrigation heads at my house. I've got a mix of rotor irrigation heads some are hunter and the others are rain bird(i think). I can adjust the arc of the non hunter models by a screw, but I need a hunter tool to adjust the arc on the hunter models.

    Is there a certain hex wrench that I can use? Should I just replace the few hunters with a different model?
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,712

    try a 1/4-inch screwdriver
  3. Do a search for the Irritool. All the adjustment tools in one folding holder. Put pigtails in with your search as well. Irritool and pigtails
  4. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 780

    Its a allen head. Couldnt tell you what size because im sitting in my recliner and not in my truck right now.

    I usually dig them up and put a rainbird head in..
  5. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    The wholesale houses here give the arc adjusting tool to customers for FREE. I have a bunch of them in the shop.
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  6. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Posts: 4,550

    No irrigation supply stores here. I may go to lowes and see why type rain bird heads they have. Then I should be able to fix/repair them as lowes should have the parts.
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  7. Ah big red how goes it. I still have nightmare visions of your copperhead bite.
  8. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 554

    While I was on vacation I wandered into a Home Depot. Rainbird now sells the 5000 there and Toro sells their new soil moisture sensor along with their stream nozzle. :hammerhead:
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    what part of "try a 1/4-inch screwdriver" don't you understand? - you need the Hunter tool to lift a head, but a flat-blade screwdriver is just fine for adjusting arc
  10. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,392

    what he said. Even those of us with 30 keys in each truck use a screwdriver on older heads that may be somewhat clogged.

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