Troubles with Hunter....

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Duramaxsle1, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. Duramaxsle1

    Duramaxsle1 LawnSite Member
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    I have had a lot of problems with Hunter rotor heads from PGJ's to I-20's.

    I stopped using PGP's a few years back because I had so many that didn't rotate right out of the box, I switched to I-20's to have several of them blow their heads off on a new install right out of the box. I went back to PGP's to find the same thing as before...not turning. I have also had many PGJ's stop turning as well. I am thinking of using Weather-Matic next year, anybody using them and what do you think on them?
     
  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    HA!!!!!

    for us in New England its about 1 in a case that dont turn...

    have you tried the super 800 by toro?
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sounds like you've got 300 psi & the fastest opening valve in the world!
    Stay away from WM Rotors..you've got other problems.We use I-20 6" stainless,
    have had "weeping", but not what you describe. Have you sent the heads to
    Hunter?
     
  4. Duramaxsle1

    Duramaxsle1 LawnSite Member
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    I don't think much of Toro, they can't seem to stick with a product without making many changes, now having siad that it is a while since I looked at them.
     
  5. Duramaxsle1

    Duramaxsle1 LawnSite Member
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    I did send them to Hunter, seems in 2004 there was a manufacture defect on them. They sent me new stainless in place of them. The PSI was 55 to 60 in most cases.
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't bother..continue to be junk.
     
  7. Duramaxsle1

    Duramaxsle1 LawnSite Member
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    Thought so.
     
  8. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Try the rainbird 5000...

    Supposedly they have worked out the kinks in em.
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Perfect psi for the I-20s, keep using them.."Ultra 6" stainless". Best.:)
     
  10. Duramaxsle1

    Duramaxsle1 LawnSite Member
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    I have tried Rainbird this year, I like the 5000 plus, however I do like the I-20's the best if they would work right and maybe now they do. I have six cases to go in the ground just need someone to pay the extra for them.
     

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