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Rotors and mp rotators... again

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by muddywater, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,813

    I was looking up precipitation rates for mp rotators and rainbird 5000s the other day while programming a RB smart clock and it seems like they can be matched exactly.

    It seems the sentiment here is using rotors and mp rotators on the same zone is a last resort. Why?
  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,911

    that's a huge plus for RB if the facts are there..
  3. I'd cross a picket line in a heartbeat.
  4. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,813

  5. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,064

    It can be done if all the heads were not installed with the biggest orifice on the nozzle tree. I hate when that is done. No, the 90s, 180s and 360s are not installed on separate valves either. If that were the case, I would not be betching.
  6. country kid

    country kid LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    i put at least one or 2 mp's on each job to catch any odd shape perimeters of the turf on the rotor zone.
    at .7gpm for a 180 mp2000 and the same precip rate.
    they work great for that stuff.

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