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MP Rotator vs Single Stream Rotor

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by txirrigation, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. HokieAg07

    HokieAg07 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    We live in the real world not la-la land like you. I could say a whole lot more but in the end that is all that it really comes down to.
  2. Spare us all? Whose this all Tonto?
  3. rlpsystems

    rlpsystems LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 471

    read that fact that I pull water from a lake..........so I perfer to put out as much as terrain allows. 2 hp pump 2" mainline. 10 heads a zone 20 gpm at 60 psi....sorry for the confusion.....I hope this does not affect you, as the reservoir I pull water from is the power plant that sells Ca electric every weekend so u can keep cool........
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    In the real world water conservation is a big concern, and if managing sites to conserve water resources is la la land, then I live right in the middle of it. But heh .... if people here don't give a damn about proper irrigation design and management, and would rather act like a bunch of f'n amateurs then so be it.
  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    And you are right ... MPR's shouldn't be used in potentially dirty water scenario's without filtration. That said ... how does that impact their performance using them with clean water or proper filtration? Once again we come down to knowing how to use products correctly. Are you going to push lake water through a drip line without filtration .... no ... so why would you attempt to do so with the MPR or any other small orifice nozzle?
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    Gee, I just stumbled on this site, are you guys irri pros? If you are, then you should know to use the MP or like for plantings and let sprays and/or medium-throw rotors do it for turf.
  7. rlpsystems

    rlpsystems LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 471

    The bottom line is we need green grass, turf, whatever you wanna call it. There's people on this forum that think what's good here, is great there! I have been there, and now, am trying this. I know what works in my climate and if that means a single stream putting out water and overspraying into the street.........oh well... I have no complaints of spraying Smith Mountain Lake water on the streets, docks, walkways, hardscapes......cause there grass is green........if you must conserve...than do it. But dont tell another irrigator how charts work when you dont know the area. When a job plan is given to me....I bid after I see and visit job...Paper and irrigation are two different birds..........I am planning on going out for a three day swordfishing trip and would love kiril to pm me to come.......go Hokies!
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    Yea ... so just water the f'n shiit out of it .... because water is cheap and plentiful and no irrigator really gives a damn about managing soils or plants properly ... let alone irrigation! :rolleyes:

    Funny .... I have lived in NC ... but I guess I don't know the area, and for some reason water that comes out of a nozzle in NC is different than water that comes out of a nozzle in CA. :hammerhead:
  9. Most succinct post on this forum all week. I'm going to put that in my irrigation rules to live by memory bank Mike.
  10. rlpsystems

    rlpsystems LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 471

    Wow.... You are just an arrogant piece of toro........

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