I have a Vandal

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by regularguy, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. regularguy

    regularguy LawnSite Member
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    Does anyone have any thoughts on how to deal with a situation like the one in the picture below?


    This is the third time this year that I have had a sprinkler head run over by a car when it was up or extended and each time as I am sure you can imagine the results weren't pretty. I realize that no sprinkler head could with stand the direct hit from a car tire, but might a stainless steel riser damage the car tire? I know that this is just mischievous behavior from some punk kid but I have thirty bucks in the deal so far and I would like to hit him in his pocketbook a little just like he has in mine. Any thoughts? Thanks
  2. Probably the Rainbird Rep's doing.
  3. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,503

    Run the zone in the early morning hours when everyone is sleeping. Or afix a sharp screwdiver in the canister to puncture the tire.
  4. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Spike strip
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think you need the special Model C4 sprinkler head :)
  6. RidgeRun10

    RidgeRun10 LawnSite Member
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    The stainless risers are just a sleeve... won't do a thing to a car tire. Sit and wait in the bushes with a paintball gun :laugh:
  7. Lite Headed

    Lite Headed LawnSite Member
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    Switch to a head other than a K Rain? :rolleyes:
    Try changing the time of day the head/zone runs. If they run it over at 10:00 PM, change the start time to 3:00 AM.
  8. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    It looks like an orbit head so it probably deserved it.
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  9. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
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    A blank check will get me with firepower out there.

  10. Illinois I believe you are restricted to muzzle loaders.

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