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Tuesday, October 11th 2005, 11:04pm

by jcruce13

When I got my house I had 3 types of Impact sprinklers in my yard...

They were the following Impact sprinkers
SuperJet
RainBird
Toro

The SuperJet performed as good as the Rainbirds and had good even coverage.

The Toro's refused to cover the same spot twice with the same amount of water. It didn't matter how I adjusted them it just wasn't possible plus if a blade of grass even touched the sprinkler it would just hang up and stop. Thus a nice big brown spot. I replaced them with SuperJets cause I had no idea what I was doing and had never maintained a sprinkler system before...

I only have experience with the Toro Impact Sprinklers and they didn't work well at all.

I have now moved my system over to RainBird 5004PC and haven't looked back although I kinda miss the sound of my Impact Sprinklers.

Just my 2 cents...




Friday, September 2nd 2005, 5:38pm

by Jazzer K

you can even buy toro heads at Ace hardware stores and taht says it all, not heavy duty. Go with the I-20 stainless, much easier to adjust and will last much longer, besides Toro just *****. But if you have the open space and flow go with the I-25 Plus. Super head. I installed these on a job and they spray 75' with 80 psi. at 13 gpm.

Sunday, July 17th 2005, 1:38pm

by RidgeRun05

Professional grade Toro products, from what I worked with at the golf course, were decent products. Toro seems to be more geared towards manufacturing products for home improvement stores now, and that is where most homeowners buy irrigation products. Most all manufacturers, with the exception of Hunter, make both professional grade and home improvement store grade products. The products bought from these home improvement stores, such as Home Depot and Lowes, are far inferior to those of professional grade, and generally offer no service and a 1 year warranty tops.

Sunday, July 17th 2005, 11:08am

by Wet_Boots

Toro has made a few goofs in recent years, and there's a fair amount of substandard Toro stuff out there. Looking further back, Toro has also made some equipment that was more reliable than the top-selling sprinklers of today.

Sunday, July 17th 2005, 9:32am

by Robbies

also why do most people run and hide from toro.......

Sunday, July 17th 2005, 9:30am

by RidgeRun05

About the same thing as a plastic sprinkler, mixed with a little shrapnel. [:D]

Sunday, July 17th 2005, 9:22am

by Robbies

stainless also is suppsost to add more reliability and protect the outside from wear and tear as fast as plastic. Suppost to be more reliable.

I wonder what would happen if you hit one of them with the lawn mower...

Saturday, July 16th 2005, 11:16am

by Wet_Boots

PGP's are the original series, and have the widest range of nozzles, both smaller and larger (in flow) than the I-20 - The major con of the I-20 stainless is the cost.

Saturday, July 16th 2005, 9:48am

by Robbies

and also how come the PGP throws water up to 52ft and the I-20 47ft. I do like the I-20 better though than the PGP.

What are the pros and cons of the I-20 stainless?

Saturday, July 16th 2005, 9:42am

by Robbies

Stainless is only $2.00 more per head. $1.50 more if buy in quanities. It also looks nice too.

Why do sprinkler guys run and hide from toro......