MP Rotator vs Single Stream Rotor

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

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Give it up, Jack, it matters only for the health of the plants: not you, not me, not Kiril.
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,335

    Look Dude ... if you or anyone else cops an attitude with me expect to get the same in return. Treat me with respect, and I will do the same.

    Yes you are right, there are differences in irrigation management around the country, due to different climate, soils, water quality, plants, etc..... but there are considerably more similarities, particular when you are talking about design and installation. Hydraulics and the laws of physics don't change from region to region or state to state .... do they? You are a smart guy, certainly you must realize this.

    CA contains nearly every climate zone available, with a pretty wide variety of soils as well. If there is any single state that has the best chance of being able to represent the widest range of potential irrigation scenarios it is this state. So in the end what do we have ..... not so different after all.

    And Mike is right .... in the end it comes down to an issue of managing soil and plant health .... nothing more. Hopefully in doing so, one is taking the necessary steps to use our natural resources responsibly.

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    Ill contact Texas A&M and tell them to send the entire school of irrigation to you for a holy benediction.

    Respect is a two way street. Anonymous posters with an attitude problem aren't going to get respected period.
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  4. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,326

    I can see by your coat, my friend,
    you're from the other side,
    There's just one thing I got to know,
    Can you tell me please, who won? :confused:
  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,335

    No one wins .... and you are one of the few people from TX on this board that I don't have a problem with.
  6. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 977

    He is from cali... he is jealous of:

    Our jobs
    Our freedom
    Our guns
    And we don't have Pelosi

    Other than that he will be your buddy if you agree with him all the time, and don't mention that his State is BROKE.

    Where I am the wind blows between 10-30 mph all the time, and this year has been worse than that. Also we havn't dipped under 103 in a week and a half.

    Also no rain for 6 MONTHS???? OMG that sounds like a good year to me. Honestly I can't remember the last time it rained, we had some scattered showers with the last storm in the gulf but it missed me.
  7. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,910

    To no one in particular:

    Don't know how any plants ever survived with just rain drops, or when people used watering cans, garden hoses or these:

  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,335

    You are welcome to disagree with me, just get your facts straight before you do.

    Pretty damn windy here too.

    And here I thought the majority of TX was classified as a semi-arid climate, not a Mediterranean climate. Silly me .... why should we let facts stand in our way.
  9. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 977

    So, as far as I can gather, it seems as though MP's have thier place in odd shaped areas.

    In Medium throw distances it is better to use the rotor than the MP on turf.

    Dirty water situations it is better to use a rotor

    Low pressure (in my experince) is a good place to use the MP.
  10. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 977

    East Texas is way different than West. Central is different than North. And North TX is completely different than South. Classifying the whole state of TX as one climate is a mistake. The only thing you can say about the whole State is that our bank roll is bigger than Cali's

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