Rd1800

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by SoCalLandscapeMgmt, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. DanaMac

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    Pretty cool. Any list price yet? Is it even available yet?
     
  3. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

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    I dunno..... it just went tup on their website today. I'll have to inquire about pricing and availability the next time I am in Ewing.
     
  4. DanaMac

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    Watched the first two videos so far. But it's tough to beat a regular 1804 with no options for about $1.00-$1.30, depending on if it's on sale or not.
    The way my business is designed, working on existing systems from other companies or home owners, replacing a regular 1804 with a SAM or PRS or this new RD, doesn't make sense unless replacing all the heads. but I like the idea, and the construction of it.
     
  5. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

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    My guess is that they are aiming for the commercial spec market with this head. I'll be curious to see if the internals of an RD1800 are backwards compatiable with a regular 1800 case. Maybe after 30 years they finally decided it was time to update the 1800.

    Hopefully Jim Lewis will chime in. I'm guessing there is a good possibility he's seen this head in person and possibly used it maybe even as long as a year ago, knowing the way that Rain Bird works.
     
  6. DanaMac

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    That would be nice. I really like that the 5000 fits inside the body of the TBird.
     
  7. Mike Leary

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    Yup, that would be a smart marketing move, like they did with the T-Bird (which I liked after they got it squared-away). I've had some 1800 wiper seals go south, but only because my crew did not take care in sandy conditions.
     
  8. Sprinkus

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    So the wiper seal contains a biocide. Looks like you might have to use an R.P. if you install these heads.
     
  9. Mike Leary

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    Looks to me the're designed for re-claimed situations, which I have no problem with, but would like to know more, like the root intrusion stuff Netafim has. You are right, I'd ask for a air-gap/RP type of backflow.
     
  10. Sprinkus

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    I know that Toro DL2000 is impregnated with Treflan. Don't know 'bout Netafim.
     

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