Help! Need a large travelling sprinkler...

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by nextphaseenviro, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. nextphaseenviro

    nextphaseenviro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    We are looking for one of the large travelling type sprinklers (hose pulls way out and is then wound up by the water pressure) that are used to water athletic fields and such. I have a 2" supply on 100' centers all around our site and need to water seeding we wil be doing in the spring there. I can only find Nelson that makes one of these, is there anyone else?


  2. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
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    Do a google search for big gun irrigation or big gun slurry irrigation....
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Buckner makes one for athletic fields. A big pipe winder mechanism is for much larger water supplies.


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    I spent a whole summer setting these up and watering roughs at Brookhaven Country Club. The whole 54 hole golf course was nothing but QC. Automated it long after I left.
  5. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would be guessing that most football fields would be laid out with QCVs near the 50-yard lines, which is what the RainCoach and Nelson travelers are designed for. The 100-foot spacing mentioned by the OP is in line with those products. The reels for big guns could handle larger ag settings.
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,174

    Have installed a Buckner traveler..used 1" hose & 1" q.c.s
    The layout of the q.c.s are the tricky part..I believe the Nelson
    is still made & the Buckner is by Storm now. Lotsa labor required!
  8. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    if you're on 100' centers why not just put a big head on there ands carry it around.
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Too much work? Not enough pressure for a big gun? I think the old Royal Coach catalog listed the traveler with a special 3/4 impact head that could work at lower pressures than the Buckner page shows.
  10. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    this would be a cheap solution...


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