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Are you using the new Rain Bird 5000+?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mike Leary, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,296

    Hank installed some the other day & I was impressed: it retros w/our old
    "T-Bird" bodies..has a shut-off....stainless steel 6" nice for high turf.
     
  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    But will it stop spinning if you look at it funny?
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,296

    Now was that the problem early on with those things? I had the same problem with the first "T-Birds"..tho I had to give Rain Bird a gold star for
    stepping up to the plate & replacing the heads AND paying for us to retro!
     
  4. BPC

    BPC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    Rainbird just did a minor revamp on the 5000 series. Something to do with the gears so they don't strip out as easy.

    No they generally wait until you have left the job site and are about 1 mile down the road so you can't see them stop turning. That way you don't get to hear about it until half the turf is dead and its your fault.
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,296

    I guess we'll have to bump up our per zone price to post someone (Jon?)
    in a lawn chair to keep an eye out for the "stickey".:drinkup:
     
  6. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    I like the 30/30 warranty someone else posted about in a different thread. :)

    I think it was "30 minutes or 30 feet...whichever comes first." :laugh:
     
  7. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
    Messages: 18,668

    seconds and inches
     
  8. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    In a word... Nein.

    Sounds suspiciously like an I-20 clone. :)
     
  9. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    I think I got the feet right but seconds sounds a lot better than minutes. :)

    Course... If the system isn't running when you leave then you're safe. :laugh:
     
  10. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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