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Price of MP rotators

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by tomcl, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. tomcl

    tomcl LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Hi Guys--

    Neither of my suppliers have MP rotators yet--Who makes them and what should I expect to pay for them on-line--

  2. Beartooth

    Beartooth LawnSite Member
    Posts: 209

    The MP is produced by Walla Walla sprinklers out of none other than Walla Walla, Washington. I am currently purchasing them for around $5.00 ea. One source for them on-line is A & H Turf. Try googling them for their website.
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    What spray body are you all using for your Mp Rotators?

    We can get them for about $7, so after the cost of a RB 1804 you are looking at about $9.50 per head, which is in PGP territory.
  4. Beartooth

    Beartooth LawnSite Member
    Posts: 209

    We're using them typically on an 1804, however sometimes a Hunter Pro-spray. If you look at the cost of both spray body and nozzle, you are correct, a PGP or Rain Bird 5004 are very comparable in price. How would you rate the MP's overall performance?
  5. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,274

    Jon, If you're paying much over $5.00 for the MPs your supplier is boning you badly. If you check around you can get them for $4.70 or so. I think Ewing sells them for $4.95.

    Putting them on an 1804, my cost runs around $6.20/head.
  6. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    We also get them from Ewing for around $5 each. We use them on Toro 570 bodies.
  7. drmiller100

    drmiller100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 562

    mp's just under 4 bucks each. price each isn't really significant.
    they are quicker then gear drives to install, and adjust.
    they won't spray as far as a gear drive, but they do cover move evenly.
    and, you can run more per zone. a LOT more per zone, but you have to run them longer.
  8. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    Must be because you're a lot closer to Walla Walla than the rest of us? :laugh:
  9. tomcl

    tomcl LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Where can these be gotten for under 4 bucks--

  10. Beartooth

    Beartooth LawnSite Member
    Posts: 209

    I think finding them for under $4.00 is going to be a stretch. The best pricing I have seen lately has been about$4.25 ea., and that is purchasing a significant quantity. Call A&H Turf's Irrigation division in Billings, Montana as you are in Forsyth. They will be more than willing to help you.

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