Are Maxipaws really that bad?

ple_1969

LawnSite Member
Location
Clinton, NJ
Over the summer I posted about the system that I'm going to build this spring. Got some really good advice :)Since this system will be fed by a river I was thinking about using Maxipaws. I tried the I-20 and RB 5004 and liked them, however nervous about particulates clogging the gears or scoring the internals.

So my question is... are the maixpawas really that bad? Please note that I am a homeowner, so if it needs some cleaning that would not be an issue.

If I use a 100 mesh filter would that allow the gear driven rotors?

Pete
 

Wet_Boots

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
metro NYC
Even 100 mesh filtration is not absolute proof against problems with gear-drive heads. You will like the results you see with Maxipaws, and can minimize issues with the personal attention you can afford to give your own property.
 
I like maxipaws and wouldn't hesitate to use them. I'll put their durability up with any of the residential gear drive rotors. I also think they can be adjusted for better du than the rotors as well. May be the only rotor type head that one can cheat on spacing and get away with it.

Having said that they don't pop up very high and in today's 4" cutting heights would need weed eating to keep the grass from interfering with the stream.
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Mike Leary

LawnSite Fanatic
Mike - if you had to choose between:

- I20
- RB 5004
- Maxipaw

what would you choose?
I'd never use a Maxi, the're junk and should be only used by pikers when the pressure is so piss-poor as to not support anything else. If I had pressure that bad, I'd have a talk with the client to see what we could do about it. The RB 5000/5500 6" stainess and the Hunter I-20 6" "Ultra" stainless are the best heads on the market, period.
 

Kiril

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
District 9 CA
I'd never use a Maxi, the're junk and should be only used by pikers when the pressure is so piss-poor as to not support anything else. If I had pressure that bad, I'd have a talk with the client to see what we could do about it. The RB 5000/5500 6" stainess and the Hunter I-20 6" "Ultra" stainless are the best heads on the market, period.
Finally someone said it .... :clapping:
 

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