Rainbird 5000

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mike Leary, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,148

  2. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,690

    I like the 5000's, have been working great in many of our systems. The new one has a pressure regulator in each head to optimize to 45 PSI to minimize misting and water loss. Haven't tried one of these yet. The rain curtain nozzles are impressive.
  3. BPC

    BPC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    The only thing I have to say nice about them is the MPR and the spray pattern on the nozzles. I installed these a couple years ago and you were guaranteed a couple bad rotors right out of the box or at least a month down the road. Since then Rainbird has made some improvements on the ratchet and gears of the rotor so they are supposed to last longer now. I just don't trust them since the problems I had.
  4. LCPullman

    LCPullman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 589

    I have seen a few of them in use. The full circle ones are not good if you are watering seed or hydroseed, because they are putting alot of water out at very low angle.
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,148

    That seems to be the lag with most low angle nozzles..in our case, it's
    worse because we're sloped. What I will do is design the system for both
    matched & standard nozzles by separating the zones & trying the matched
    nozzles...if they work, I'll gang them..if they don't, I always install a larger
    clock than needed originally (for expansion) & we'll have more control of the
    application anyhews. Thanks for the input, guys!

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