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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Michianamowpros, Mar 18, 2004.
Morning. Does it hurt sprinkler heads to run over sprinkler heads with your mower tires?
The only time I ever (knock on wood) broke off a sprinkler head was when I accidentally ran over one with the Proslide. I try to avoid them if I can but have run over them before with my tire and it didn't seem to bother them. Good luck.
Provided they are installed properly - no.
SWD is correct, if the sprinklers are installed correctly you will be fine, but I have hit two sprinklers because they were slightly up and very shaky. The guy who installed them was a cheapo with everything he did.
Hitting sprinkler heads with the tires is like playing russian roulette, you will break risers and that's a pita.
Depends how high they are. I also agree with SWD. If they are installed correctly. I try to avoid the ones that are up too high. Proper installation of a head is below the surface.
In a ideal world all the heads would all be packed with dirt around them also so the head won't move either, but that is not always the case. if you do not want to repair broken risers steer clear of the heads.
Like stated by SWD, if installed correctly, you shouldn't have a problem 99% of the time
I have them in my yard and several customers yards and knock on wood have never had a problem.