MP Rotator vs RB R-VAN

Discussion in 'Professional Discussions' started by zr100, May 13, 2018.

  1. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Ark
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    I was speaking of pressure/volume to properly run them
     
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  2. vbx

    vbx LawnSite Member
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    Oh, yeah more than enough. I need to lower my water pressure actually.

    Now that you mention it, I might just stay with MP. Since it did stop my water hammer due to the lower pressure coming out of the heads.
     
  3. Love the Green Biz

    Love the Green Biz LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The slower application rate may be a plus if you have clay soil or slopes. The MPs apply about 0.4 inches/hr and the R-Vans about 0.7.

    I prefer the R-Vans as they are easier to adjust and stand up to wind better.
     
  4. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Bronze Member
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    More water means more water pressure is needed because of the higher output volume. So for an issue of low water pressure, MP's are still a better solution.
     
  5. Love the Green Biz

    Love the Green Biz LawnSite Platinum Member
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    MPs, R-Vans and the old standby the Toro 300 all need good pressure in the 45-65 range to operate correctly.

    Low pressure and any of these-especially the MPs-do a poor job with uniformity.

    Volume is another story-if volume is limited you can fit more MPs on a zone than R-Vans.
     
  6. enorl76

    enorl76 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Orlando, FL
    Messages: 306

    Just use maxipaws with 07 nozzles. Bring back the impacts!
     
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've used both MPs and 'Streamies' at 60 psi, no misting problems. Like we've all said, 'if you got 'da water, the SR is the finest, most even (and most beautiful) rotor in the world!' I used the 02 nozzles. The only lag, and typical of Toro, is they don't make the 4" head with a LDC, tho the 12" can be gotten with one. That means you have to use the Hunter LDC, which makes for a expensive set-up, but worth it! :nod:
     
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  8. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    Iv tried both on multiple occasions.

    I can assure those concerned that both will leave a bad taste in thy mouth.

    Iv found a counting of sheep and blessings to work much better.

    Of course.... Jim will often teach his philosophy by sarcastic inversion, so....im not countering, but rather, agreeing.
     
  9. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,948

    Yes...
    Youd have the poor broad un suspectingly...

    hold on phone is ringing..
     
  10. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    Capt, a good gator like you should never consider the price...only the quality.
     

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