Rainbird 5004 Slip Clutch

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by MEXANDME, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. MEXANDME

    MEXANDME LawnSite Senior Member
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    Did RB just come out with the slip clutch left stop adjustment or has it been out for a while?

    Thanks!
     
  2. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    It's been a while
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  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think they've had it from the start, although I have had many where it doesn't seem to work. And twisting the turret to the left feels like it will break.
     
  4. MEXANDME

    MEXANDME LawnSite Senior Member
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    DanaMac..........that is why I asked. Before they did feel like they were being forced and did not sound right. So, I would turn the whole body. The ones now turn to the left very smoothly. A video clip on the Rainbird site talks about the slip clutch for the left stop.

    Hopefully, the ones we are getting now are the "new and improved" ones.

    Thanks!
     
  5. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    The slip clutch only works in the beginning. You can't go to a head that has been in the ground for a year and try it because it will strip.
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  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I still miss the R-50 with its "forever" clutch
     
  7. MEXANDME

    MEXANDME LawnSite Senior Member
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    I installed thirty (30) R-50'S in my yard 12 years ago and not the first one has failed!
     

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