MP Rotator vs Single Stream Rotor

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by txirrigation, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,059

    I never see them sold at distributors - I can get a respectable import version of the oval-handled valves made by Champion.
  2. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    The supply house I go to even has a 1" inlet model
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  3. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Silver Member
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  4. Bubbatex0

    Bubbatex0 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    I am a homeowner in Texas and designed my system (With help from this forum) with MPR's and it is working great. Have many curves around my pond and curved patio and can put down water with minimal overspray. I have black clay and do have to run the zones longer than I would have with sprays but it has more time to soak in the clay and not run off. Thumbs Up

    Also I am having to switch to 6" bodies to clear the grass (St Augustine) as it it growing much thicker and I mow it at 3.5" in this friggin drought and heat. :cry:
  5. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 4,175

    6" Heads are standard with my new installs. You really don't want to mow healthy St Aug lower than you are as you probably know. Glad you had success.
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,059

    Aren't there new cultivars that can be cut lower?

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    Cut more frequently would be a better option. I cut my own St Aug every 4-5 days during the growing season.
  8. Bubbatex0

    Bubbatex0 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    I have been swapping them out a few at a time for a year or so. With this drought I am not mowing on my regular schedule and leaving it longer to shade the roots a little. Seems to be working so far as I am one of few in the neighborhood that doesnt have a dirt yard right now. :cool2:
  9. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    Funny Dad. :laugh:
  10. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 977

    Where are you in RR?

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