Preferred head for athletic fields.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jcom, May 2, 2008.

  1. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
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    We are putting a bid together for a combination soccer/softball complex and this is the first athletic field we have done.

    What are the preferred heads for this application from all those that have done this type of install? We will be using city water on a 2" pipe which I am sure will be a PVC trenched install.
    65 psi.

    Pros and cons of different heads is always appreciated.

  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,171

    Hunter is the big player in sports complexes, they have specs available for
    all types of fields.
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Depending on the size of the field, and the available GPM, I-25's and I-40's make great heads.
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,171

    mmmmmmmmm, I-40's with sod cups.:waving:
  5. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,201

    I love Burrying I-25's
  6. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,061

    Talk to your supplier, Hunter has sports fields all layed out in a book . Most suppliers have the book.
  8. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,281

    Didn't you get specs from the designer?
  9. poiuy qwerty

    poiuy qwerty LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I hear toro 540 is great. I have never used it but I hear it is the best thing toro ever put out
  10. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,690

    Will suggest the 6504. Sod cups are awesome, spec them with your bid.

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