Rain Bird or Hunter ???

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by meeoch, May 11, 2009.

  1. meeoch

    meeoch LawnSite Member
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    Spray Heads?

    Nozzles?

    Rotors?

    Controllers?

    Valves?

    Dripline?
     
  2. jimmyzlc

    jimmyzlc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 376

    Rainbird hands down.
     
  3. Relic919

    Relic919 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    There is no substitute for Rainbird. Great products and support.
     
  4. Fahzu

    Fahzu LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    Nozzles:
    I'm happy with both, but use rain bird way more.

    Rotors:
    I'm used to the Hunter rotors and like them very much. For any new installation or replacement, these are what I use.

    Controllers:
    I'm happiest with the Hunter controllers because they are so simple to operate.

    Valves:
    Rainbird all the time. I rarely have problems with the Rainbird valves so I don't change. Just a note, I don't touch the Irritrol valves.
     
  5. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,807

    both..................
     
  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,230

    sp - both
    nozzles rb
    rotors - hunter
    controllers hunter
    valves rb
    drip - netafim
     
  7. meeoch

    meeoch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Fahzu and AI Inc,

    What do you love best about the Hunter Rotors and Clocks?

    I personally love the RB nozzles and the simplicity of the ESP series RB clocks.

    Cheers,
     
  8. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Spray Heads: Hunter. Better size and uniformity of spray
    Rotors: Rainbird. I have used the 5004 and the 6504. Good distribution
    Valves: Hunter
    Controllers: Hunter. Ease of Programming
    Dripline: Netafim
     
  9. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,230

    Hunter clocks are remote ready, untill RB is , its a no brainer. RB rotors can be a pita to adjust , one has to remember not to tighten the funny ell all the way or ya damn near pulling the ting out of the ground to adjust it. I also dont like the fact that RB sells to the big box stores and my local hardware store.
     
  10. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,941

    Forgot about that. I see Rainbird and Toro stuff in big box and hardware stores. Never see anything Hunter in there.
     

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