Will the PGP now be the PERFECT rotor?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by SprinklerGuy, May 18, 2007.

  1. My supply house gave me the new "rain curtain" PGP nozzles today..anyone else try them?

    I haven't installed one yet...but I am planning to very soon....

    Comments?

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  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    whoa...sick!

    what are they designed to do differently from the red/Low angle nozzles?

    different spray pattern?
    do tell, any website to research?
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've tried Rain Bird & Hunter "rain curtains"..on FLAT turf work o.k. any
    humps or drops..not. They seem to really restrict the THROW..as they are
    chucking so much more into the "reinforced edge" area so head to head suffers...in windage areas a good idea, but test it first..& adjust the spacing
    to get bak head to head. M
     
  4. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    I figured Hunter would try to get onto Rainbirds spray pattern eventually.

    I want to see these in action.
     
  5. Remote Pigtails

    Remote Pigtails LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hunter came to the last DIA meeting and handed out a bunch of the blue nozzles. Also said they upgraded and lowered the price on their r/f sensor.
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hook one up to your ride, Jon.
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Were there ever any CIT tests that showed a coverage deficiency for any of the PGP nozzles?
     
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not that I ever saw on the Hunter info sheets....I'm not sure what the deal
    is with the rain-slop nozzles..head to head rules!
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    It just seems like marketing to me. I think the original nozzles, given enough pressure and watering duration, put down even watering. It took 25 years to devise a proper nozzle? Hmmmmmm.
     
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's a way of recovering from dumb-s..t installs....does anyone believe we
    could have survived (& retired) with not having "rain-slop" nozzles???
    Very large Hmmmmmmm..& the pups would be best to not jump on every
    "improved" gizmo that comes along, unless it's their nickel & they'll thread
    us on how cool/bogus it is...I never had time for too much for that.
     

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