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Take the rotor, leave the body...

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by mooch91, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,857

    I also prefer to do straight change outs unless the head is root bound or some other obstruction in the way preventing a full body swap.
     
  2. mooch91

    mooch91 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    I guess I'll try some full rotor swaps, not worrying too much about the dirt I might get in the line when I spin the old one out. Should save some time. At the rate the PGPs I'm working with are failing anyway, a little dirt probably won't make much of a difference...

    Thanks all.
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,434

    If the only problem is leakage from under the cover, the PGP can probably be rescued.
     
  4. Joey Joe Joe Jr.

    Joey Joe Joe Jr. LawnSite Member
    from Boston
    Posts: 1

    Step 1 cut a small circle around the cap of head
    Step 2 wedge a trowel firmly against the body of the head
    Step 3 unscrew head from body with channel locks
    Step 4 screw in new head
    I thought this was standard in the industry hope I'm not giving away some big secret lol
     
  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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  6. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 449

    Newer trick for me......but not a huge secret.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,598

    We do, they're made in two sizes for rotors and spray heads. Indispensable tools for a service truck. :clapping:
     
  9. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,328

  10. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,139

    They take out turf and soil around the sprinkler head so it can get crooked when the mowers run over it.
     

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