Toro precision rotating (stream) nozzles

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ArTurf, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
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    To those whe have used them your thoughts? Adjustability (radius), actual maximum spacing and etc. The good & bad.
     
  2. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
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    At first I really didnt care for them. Like an MP they seem to do better at higher pressures. I think the pros to them are the nice clear heavy streams and low trajectory angle, almost flat. The cons are the intricacy, the limited radius range and they are a little more involved, you need that "wrench" to adjust them than an MP.
     
  3. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
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    The reason I was considering these vs MP's is I have a 20' spacing on a new install. The MP2000 seems to come up short of actual 20' and hard to choke down a 3000 that much. Thought these would be a good fit.

    CJ,
    can I dial these in for 20'?

    I did searches and didn't find much. I guess these haven't caught on.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Best possible head for 20 foot spacing would be the Toro 300 series stream rotor with the 02 nozzles. It's an upsell head, but not a tough upsell, based on their durability and longevity. Flow rate is a smidge under 1.5 gpm at 35 psi (1.7 gpm @ 50 psi) for a half-circle head.
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    And they are SO pretty to look at. :waving:
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I remember one town with closely spaced houses with front yards almost a perfect 40 x 40 square, that got a lot of one-zone systems with four half-circle stream rotor heads shooting the corners. No indoor plumbing, either, since 6 gpm was an easy get from the always-convenient hose bib. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've got some MP2000's at 20 feet that do fine. What body are you using? What is your nozzle pressure?
     
  8. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
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    I use 6" PU . Pressure at this site might be as high as I'd like. Static maybe 45
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    If 45 psi is the street pressure, you are screwed as far as rotators go, and 45 psi static after the backflow preventer, isn't a whole lot better.
     
  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    There are lots of 6" pops ..... which ones? Do they have checks, PRS? You need to find out this data, there is no need to continue here without it.
     

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