Toro Help needed

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Drew Gemma, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a toro rotor gear head system at a local field that could use some tlc. Need s rep to give a quote on replacing nozzels if possible to enhance coverage. Canton Ohio area anyone got contacts. This is a pressurized system like you would find on a golf course.
     
  2. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    don't know if your going to get much help here..

    bid it out to get rid of all your toro!
     
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    There are a couple guys from Ohio area here. Wait a day or two, they might have suggestions.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Come back with some data. Pressure, flow, head spacing, and photos.
     
  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Along with what tools you use, boots you wear, coffee you drink, and anything else useless. :)
     
  6. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
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    Are they actually golf heads? There will be a number on top of the head if they are. If you don't want to sub it out, or you can't find a good sub, drop by the maintenance facility at a local golf course. The super there should be able to point you in the right direction, or he might have you talk to his irrigation tech. The tech might be interested in working for you on the side for a day or two a week to "fix" something like this. Times are tough all over. Everyone is looking for a way to "find" an extra buck or two.
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Shoe size. Definitely your shoe size.

    If the heads are Toro 640 series, I think you'd have to change a stator along with the nozzle.
     
  8. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The problem is they are on a local school who can't afford much we care for the turf materials only. I went to school there! We fert, squirt, seed, plug, dress, soil test and advise where needed. On the field we have heads running down the hash marks four on each side. We have approximately 6 spots where we have no coverage. Also they would like to purchase a rain sensor so they can eliminate over watering during rainy periods. This system is obviously older and changing it over is not gonna happen right now at least.
     
  9. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    For al those services you're doing for them, I wouldnt say theyre hurting too bad. They should be done, but head coverage is as important as any of those.

    Whats the spacing?
     
  10. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
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    Four on each side? a field is 120yds long. That would mean a spacing of 40yds? or if we are only throwing out, 30yds? 640's only throw 80' with great pressure. 160'diameter x .8 spacing would get you to 120'+, but with any wind, terrible coverage!! IF they are 640 series or 750 series heads, your talking about $8 per head for both nozzles. The stator is tied into the range nozzle. Not a separate piece. Part circle heads are a little different, but the same basic animal.
     

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