More Rainbird DV issues

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DanaMac, May 17, 2014.

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The DV-F costs a dollar more than the PGA. The PGA is a much better valve IMO. I'm not sure why anybody bothers with the DV-F anymore given all of the issues. The DV-F is a perfect example of what happens when a manufacturer tries to wring every last cent out of a product. I guess there is always some product manager who wants to impress his boss by making another 2 cents on a product. Haven't had any issues with the 5000 series or the ESP.
     
  3. Tom Tom

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  4. 1idejim

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  5. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have had no issues lately with DV valves. The 5000 rotors have been close to flawless.
     
  6. Wet_Boots

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    I'm a little concerned with the clutch in the 5004. Sometimes I get a jumped-gears sound when I try to shift the coverage arc.
     
  7. DanaMac

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    Yes, the slip clutch is an issue as well. Doesn't always want to work the way it is supposed to, and it makes some nasty noises other times when I turn the turret.
     
  8. ASI

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    I never try to do this on a system with high pressure because you end up replacing the head. That is when a remote comes in handy. Shut it off - adjust- turn it back on to check.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

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    the 5004 clutch is still pushing against the gear drive, whether the head is or isn't under pressure
     
  10. richgauci

    richgauci LawnSite Member
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    No issues with dv valves or 5004's. The odd time one fails. Pulled and replaced more pgp's 3 to 1 over rainbird rotors. See old r50's still working year after year.
     

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