Need new gear driven sprinkler head

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Don32, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. Don32

    Don32 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I'm looking for a new gear driven head with the smallest arc setting possible. I have currently an Orbit Sat III, (I'm a homeowner). I hate this head. Any help on brand and model. Looking for ease of operation as well. Thanks,
  2. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 820

    A Rain Bird 3500 has a pretty short throw. I am not sure what hunters is. But a Rain Bird 3504 is a good head.
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    I don't think he is talking about distance, he is talking about the rotating arc radius.

    As far as I know, I can't think of any gear driven heads off hand that will go less than 40 degree's.

    Something to consider may be a MP rotator on a Rainbird 1800 body instead. Infinitly variable adjustment (0 to 360) with close to rotor precipitation rates.

    Also, the Rainbird 3500 is the biggest piece of crap rotor I've ever dealt with from a reputable company. You twist it wrong and it stops reseting the arc.... :(
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,884

    You could always strip the gears on a rotor, and get a zero degree arc :p
  5. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    This would be a single stream spray pop-up then? :)
  6. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,274

    Actually a 35' end strip.
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,884

    Levity aside, the narrowest rotor arcs are the Rainbird Minipaws and R-50's, neither of which are gear drives.

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