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Sprinklers Advice please

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by bavaria-n, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. bavaria-n

    bavaria-n LawnSite Member
    Posts: 127

    I have a 60x40 lawn in front of my house.
    I was going to use I20-04 - Hunter I-20 Ultra 4 inch Adjustable Arc Rotor ,but someone advised me to use 1800 Rain Bird.
    What do you recommend?
    Price doesn’t mater…
  2. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,780

    Go for the I-20. Rain bird 1800 spray heads are a great product. Though they are used for smaller area's.

    Rotor heads spray much further and would be ideal for that large of a yard. I personally prefer the Rain Bird 5000+ Rotor but the Hunter I-20 is just as good if not better

    Beef it up and go for Stainless Steel I-20's =)
  3. bavaria-n

    bavaria-n LawnSite Member
    Posts: 127

    Thank you.
    This property is not flat,
    Between highest and lowest point is about 1 and haft foot difference ,that is why I wanted to use Hunter I-20 Ultra ,they have a check valve build in…
  4. Armadillolawncare

    Armadillolawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

    The Rain Bird 5000 rotors also come with a check valve built in if you desire it. It is the 5000 SAM (Seal A Matic). I prefer the Rain Bird 5000 to the Hunters.
  5. bavaria-n

    bavaria-n LawnSite Member
    Posts: 127

  6. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,690

    Can't go wrong with RainBird rotors.

    Like others said, go all out, spend a few more bucks, get SAM, PRS and SS on the heads
  7. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,107

    The 5500 rotors are pretty nice, although a bit on the tall side.
    Go stainless steel if you can afford it.
    I'd probably use the 5000 series for that yard.
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    I would suggest putting a design on paper before choosing a sprinkler. You might find that using a short range rotor will work better than a "normal" rotor. I concur on the PRS and SAM regardless of what sprinkler you choose.... SS is optional IMO on a rotor depending on the soils you are dealing with.
  9. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,278

    whats the design? 20' spacing?
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,640

    I say use ten foot spacing and go for the Dancing Waters effect

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