Best head for a well system

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAMP Lawncare, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. CAMP Lawncare

    CAMP Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Im getting started in irrigation a little i did a buddys 10000sf lawn and had nothing but trouble. He has a well that produces 7gpm. i was encouraged to use hunters pgj by my supplier. i was wondering what everyones opinions are for the best head to use with such a low flow well
  2. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,813

    A hunter pgp definatly is the best. They are the only manufacturer that makes nozzles small enough to do matched precipitation and still stay below your available water.
    I do a lot of systems that run on between 4-9 gpm. They work fine, you just have to set run times longer.

    Messages: 18,668

    Maxi-paws by RBird would be my choice. Seriously. But I'd definitely listen to a second opinion. No well experience here.
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,379

    PGP's get the nod for ease of matching up to a supply. Maxipaws will still do more distance with less pressure, but higher flows, than PGPs. And if the well water has any sand in it, Maxipaws rule.
  5. Rainman7

    Rainman7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 291

    Have you tried the Toro T5? I used a couple of cases so far and they have a great spray pattern with low pressure. The Toro rep did a demo and showed how the T5 will seal with no leakage while the PGP and RB5000 are flooding.

    Give them a try they adjust like a PGP except they use a regular screwdriver. Left side is set point.
  6. Dripit good

    Dripit good LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,081

    Hard to believe that.............these are great heads.

    PGP, gets my first choice, RB5000 2nd choice, Toro gets................:cry:
  7. Rainman7

    Rainman7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 291

    Believe what you see not what you hear. The rep. took two new heads off the shelf at my dist.(PGP & RB5000) at 15 psi the T5 was up and sealed with a good pattern while the other 2 were still flooding. They also pop up 5"... not sure if this is such an advantage.
  8. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,172

    pgp I 20 I 25

    no rainbirds and def not toro..
  9. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,930

    MP Rotators!:weightlifter:
  10. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,129

    MpRotators get my for low pressure and low flow

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