Hunter & MP Rotator

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by bdb, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. bdb

    bdb LawnSite Member
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    As of Friday afternoon Hunter purchased the MP Rotator. This could be bad news for the Rain Bird rotary nozzle. Easier access to get the MP's.
     
  2. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do you have any links to this news?
     
  3. bdb

    bdb LawnSite Member
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    Got the word from a Hunter rep. They were working on it for a while I guess. But as of Friday it's offical. I'll see what I can find out tomorrow.
     
  4. Rainman7

    Rainman7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 288

    Why design your own when you could just buy someone else's design..

    Hunter......"The Irrigation Imitators":laugh:
     
  5. Ground Master

    Ground Master LawnSite Senior Member
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    sweet, maybe now other distributors can sell them. Around here, only ewing had them.
     
  6. irrigation man

    irrigation man LawnSite Member
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    its true but hunter doesnt take control till this fall you will still be limited to where you can get them until then,
     
  7. irrigation man

    irrigation man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    its true but no distrubutor changes until this fall
     
  8. bdb

    bdb LawnSite Member
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  9. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    Are you 100% positive that every "Rainbird" product (past and present) has been developed totally inhouse? You have a 50/50 chance of getting this question right. :laugh:
     
  10. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,781

    I'm absolutely positive that RB uses more and produces less patent technology than any other company in this buisness. The real question would be has RB EVER presented a product from in house only research and technology? Might have been what happened with the T-Bird!



    I think I would put Hunter at the top of the list of patent and tech producers now that Toro owns Irritrol, but that is shooting from the gut, not real knowledge.
     

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