Rain Bird or Hunter ???

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

  1. meeoch

    meeoch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Spray Heads?





  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

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

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

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

    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
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  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,393

    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.

  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: 25,393

    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: 9,064

    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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