Thoughts on small rotors..

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, May 12, 2011.

  1. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,415

    The only problems i see with the 3500's are the older ones before they came out with the rubber cover a couple of years ago.

    The older ones adjustment slot becomes brittle and rodds out when you try to turn a screwdriver in there.
  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,911

    agreed koster.

    My only complaint is why does the 3500 not have a stainless steel adj set screw...
  3. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,780

    I don't like the idea of selling a product that sells really really cheap at home cheapo.

    I hate 3500's, they do have a better admustment as far as the pgj ... but they always clog and stop rotating. Just as much as the pgj.. They feel soo week

    Honestly lately I've been replacing broken pgj's and 3500's with rb 5000+'s, using the flow control on the head to dial it down enough for the area.. There just more of a sturdier head
  4. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,390

    Im with Dana on this. Dont even stock em for service repair. Dig it , put in a real head.
  5. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,108

    I think......I think they suck.......therefore they suck.......I think
  6. 3/4" by 1/2" cutoff nipples on 1/2" pipe is what I want.
  7. MCM

    MCM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Plus PGP/5004 are cheaper then the 3500/PGJ.
  8. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    LOL @ why put in a "real head" when you need a better precip rate and than a knocked down pgp...
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    The little "mini-rotors" have their place, I've used the 3500 where I've been backed into a area where my I-20s or 5500s could not cover without a ton of waste. I have no problem with that "little rotor that could". :)
  10. cgbaseball23

    cgbaseball23 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    In most cases like these I usually use MP rotors. I've replaced too many 3500's due to not rotating. Not to mention there is a lot more flexibility when using mp rotors.

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