S3000 SPINNER

Spinner

The S3000 Spinner is a low-pressure alternative to fixed sprayheads, providing higher uniformity with better overlap and lower application rates.

Developed as a variation of the original Nelson Pivot Rotator®, the Spinner has proven to be a popular sprinkler choice for use on sensitive crops and soils that do well under a more gentle application of water. The S3000 uses the spinning action of the rotor plate to produce a desirable canopy of dropletsNo special mounting assembly required because the S3000 Spinner operates without vibration. Retrofit on rigid, semi-rigid, or flexible drop hose assemblies.

Nozzle type

Operating Range

Mounting

3TN 

10-20 PSI

(.7-1.4 bar)

ON DROPS

 

Relative Throw diameter* 

38-54' (11.6-16.5 M)

 


*Throw diameter at 6' (1.8 m) mounting height at 15 psi (1.0 bar) with #36 Nozzle (no wind test).

Advanced Plate Design

The Red Plate for the S3000 Spinner offers cross-product versatility as it can also be used with the R3000 Rotator. Its low stream height provides gentle, high uniformity water application.

The Purple Plate for the S3000 Spinner creates gentle water droplets that allow for peak performance in specialty crops and unique soil conditions.

The Yellow Plate for the S3000 Spinner features multi-trajectory streams making it the premier wind-fighter of the Spinner family. The larger droplets at higher trajectories protect the finer, lower trajectory droplets from misting.

The Beige Plate for the S3000 Spinner is a specialty plate that creates one main stream for use with small nozzles near the pivot point to prevent over-watering. It should be used on flexible drops, or those with at least 1ft. (.3 m) of hose.

The Blue (low-angle) Plate for the O3000 Orbitor has 9 grooves and provides maximum wind-fighting ability in an off-set axis sprinkler design. The unique body of the O3000 reduces droplet breakup, drift and drool contributing to exceptional uniformity.

The Black (standard angle) Plate for the O3000 Orbitor has 9 grooves for optimum uniformity and maximum throw in an off-set axis sprinkler design. The unique body of the O3000 reduces droplet breakup, drift and drool contributing to exceptional uniformity.

The Purple (fine droplet) Plate for the O3000 Orbitor has 18 stream grooves for a consistent fine droplet pattern from an off-set axis sprinkler design. The unique body of the O3000 reduces droplet breakup, drift and drool contributing to exceptional uniformity.

The Maroon Plate for the A3000 Accelerator has a lower low stream height than the Gold Plate and provides more wind-fighting characteristics. The A3000 functions like a low pressure Rotator and greatly outperforms over a Sprayhead with greater throw and higher uniformity.

The Gold Plate for the A3000 Accelerator provides a superior throw diameter, providing a lower application rate and longer soak time for better infiltration and reduced runoff. The A3000 functions like a low pressure Rotator and greatly outperforms over a Sprayhead with greater throw and higher uniformity.

The Navy Plate for the A3000 Accelerator provides the benefits Rotator Technology at lower pressures in an up-top design. It greatly outperforms over a Sprayhead with greater throw and higher uniformity.

The Turquoise Plate (with smooth surface) for the D3000 Sprayhead is ideal for germination because it creates a canopy of very fine droplets. It’s easy on the soil but has limited throw radius and is susceptible to wind drift effects.

The Green Plate (concave trajectory with 30 fine grooves) for the D3000 Sprayhead is good for germination and plant emergence as well as applications on sensitive soils and crops. It has a limited throw radius and is susceptible to wind drift effects.

The Yellow Plate (flat trajectory with 30 fine grooves) for the D3000 Sprayhead is good for germination and plant emergence as well as applications on sensitive soils and crops. It has a limited throw radius and is susceptible to wind drift effects.

The Purple Plate (convex trajectory with 30 fine grooves) for the D3000 Sprayhead is designed for better wind resistance when mounted on drops

The Blue Plate (concave trajectory with 36 medium grooves) for the D3000 Sprayhead has a wide throw for the Sprayhead family with good wind-fighting ability.

The Black Plate (flat trajectory with 36 medium grooves) for the D3000 Sprayhead has the same spray pattern as the blue Plate but a flat trajectory. It has wide throw for the Sprayhead family with superior wind-fighting ability.

The Gray Plate (flat trajectory with 24 coarse grooves) for the D3000 Sprayhead has aggressive streams and good sized droplets for good wind resistance.

The Orange Plate (multi-trajectory with 21 coarse grooves) for the D3000 Sprayhead has the most aggressive streams in the Sprayhead family which create large, wind-fighting droplets.

The Brown Plate (multi-trajectory with 33 medium grooves) for the D3000 Sprayhead has the widest throw distance for a Sprayhead. The multi-trajectory design reduces stream collision and provides better overlap.

Sprinkler Irrigation Uniformity is how evenly a set of sprinklers delivers water over the soil within the sprinkler’s effective throw diameters. The higher the uniformity, the more even the water application is, and results in all of the plants receiving very similar amounts of water. Lower uniformity numbers create more areas which are too wet or too dry.

Consideration of a sprinkler’s throw diameter is essential. The larger the throw diameter, the lower the application rate at a given flow, insuring less runoff and lower erosion rates. A good design will match the application rate of the sprinkler with the infiltration rate of the soil. The throw diameter is also critical in determining spacing requirements. Generally, sprinklers need to overlap 150% to assure uniform application. Additional overlap can help raise uniformity further.

Stream height is the peak height above the sprinkler of the major droplets emitted from a level sprinkler under no wind conditions. Higher stream heights are effective for achieving longer throw diameters but can suffer from evaporation loss and distortion in areas of windy conditions. Higher stream heights require mounting height considerations to avoid issues with structure interference. Lower stream heights are more effective in delivering water in windy conditions with less evaporation loss but sacrifice effective throw diameters.

Uniformity values indicate the lowest predicted Christiansen's Uniformity, CU, at any spacing within Nelson Irrigation Corporation’s recommended limits of the sprinkler at the indicated crop clearance. High values indicate that the product can be used with relative safety throughout the spacing range. Application of the product in conditions for which the tabulated values are lower may require additional analysis to determine the most advantageous spacing. Nelson Irrigation Corporation makes no representation regarding droplet conditions, uniformity, or application rate. Height values shown indicate the maximum height of major droplets emitted from a level sprinkler under no wind conditions. Sprinklers should be mounted at least this far below the pivot structure to minimize wetting of the structure, but they may be mounted slightly higher without significantly affecting the sprinkler pattern. Nelson Irrigation Corporation makes no representation regarding droplet conditions, uniformity, or application rate. Stated throw performance at nozzle pressure. Tested at 1250 feet above sea level. Sprinkler performance data have been obtained under ideal test conditions and may be adversely affected by wind, poor hydraulic entrance conditions, or other factors. Nelson Irrigation Corporation makes no representation regarding droplet conditions, uniformity, or application rate.

Nelson Irrigation Products and Accessories are warranted for one year from the date of original sale to be free of defective materials and workmanship when used within the working specifications for which the product was designed and under normal use and service. The manufacturer assumes no responsibility for installation, removal or unauthorized repair of defective parts and the manufacturer will not be liable for any crop or other consequential damages resulting from any defects or breach of warranty. This warranty is expressly in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantabilty and fitness for particular purposes and of all other obligations or liabilities of manufacturer. No agent, employee or representative of the manufacturer has authority to waive, alter or add to the provisions of this warranty nor to make any representations or warranty not contained herein.

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