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Central Irrigation

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Posts: 352

Location: Central Minnesota

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Saturday, May 5th 2012, 3:09pm

Toro might be losing a contractor!

I'm considering making a switch! Aside from the Custom Command, EZ-Flo valve, and new 570 spray and nozzles, they've lost my loyalty. The last straw was the changes made to the Super 800's (K-Rain) riser seal.

Wet_Boots

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Posts: 4,030

Location: Metro NYC

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Saturday, May 5th 2012, 8:28pm

if it's a K-Rain product being changed, isn't that K-Rain's fault?

Central Irrigation

Supreme Member

Posts: 352

Location: Central Minnesota

3

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 2:04pm

Aren't you held accountable for things you put your name on?

Wet_Boots

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Location: Metro NYC

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Sunday, May 6th 2012, 3:26pm

If you blamed Orbit for defective PGP heads that were re-labeled with the green covers, well sure. Toro has made enough boo-boos to take them off any preferred list, but the odds are good that I could install a more reliable all-Toro system than an all-Hunter or all-Rainbird system, given complete freedom of choice of component selection.

Central Irrigation

Supreme Member

Posts: 352

Location: Central Minnesota

5

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 3:46pm

Not if you wanted to stay competitive and current you couldn't.

hi.todd

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Posts: 413

Location: Houston, Texas

6

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 7:54pm

They have a good specialty product in the Precision series or O series nozzle.

I won't speak of the other items listed, but the Precision series nozzle is all that.

I am primarily a Hunter/Rain Bird Guy.

But great technology is great technology.

:thumbsup:
:thumbup: :thumbsup:

Wet_Boots

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Sunday, May 6th 2012, 8:19pm

if "current" is less reliable than an oldie-but-goodie, I feel no obligation to pretend that "current" is superior.

I still think a mix of products give the most reliable results.

8

Monday, May 7th 2012, 9:40am

Todd,
glad you said that on the precision nozzles.
Been trying to find someone with experience in them.


My other question would be "did K-rain change theirs also or was it a spec change from Toro?"

hi.todd

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Location: Houston, Texas

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Monday, May 7th 2012, 7:33pm

Only have experience with the Toro Precision, but it is all that worth the price.

thanks

hi.todd :thumbsup:
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Central Irrigation

Supreme Member

Posts: 352

Location: Central Minnesota

10

Monday, May 7th 2012, 7:46pm

I can't comment on the K-Rain or Irritrol versions. But 25% of the new heads are being tossed into the warranty bin, and that's right out of the box. I've had to revert to the T5, which doesn't come with preinstalled check valves, and durability seems less than that of the 800. A slip clutch in the TR-50 would be nice.
Back to the Vision ll, 250, and 700's!

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