In the field of large-volume irrigation, Nelson Big Gun® sprinklers are recognized the world over as the leader in quality, performance and technical support. They are engineered and precision manufactured for heavy-duty reliability and long wear life. Every Nelson Big Gun® is subjected to the toughest inspection testing and quality control standards in the industry — including individual water testing of every sprinkler at the factory.
Big Gun® sprinklers have been used in permanent, solid set, and portable set irrigation for decades in difficult to irrigate areas or where labor is a premium. A revolutionary new era is being ushered in with the combination of Nelson’s control valves and TWIG® Wireless Controls — bringing the ultimate Big Gun® system to life.
The first Big Gun® sprinklers were placed on the ends of center pivots over 45 years ago as a cost effective solution to put pivot corners into production. Today, the Big Gun® remains the "end gun" standard — trusted for year after year operation.
The Big Gun® brings its reputation of long wear life, reliability, and trouble-free maintenance to this efficient system. The 21° trajectory offers the best balance between throw distance and wind resistance; 24° options also available for calm conditions.
The Big Gun® sprinkler has been manufactured by Nelson Irrigation Corporation in Walla Walla, Washington U.S.A. for over 45 years. We know that behind every Big Gun® is a grower or irrigation manager that is depending on it to work — day in and day out, year after year. And we believe in the right to repair your equipment, so you'll find the Nelson Big Gun® to be easy to repair with readily available parts.
The Nelson Big Gun® was part of the original product offering of Nelson Irrigation back in 1972 along with several impact sprinklers. Initially there were three part-circle and three full-circle sprinklers (100, 150 and 200 Series). We have continued to refine this line of sprinklers over time, with slow-reverse (SR) part-circle technology, heavy-duty bearings, and the addition of the 75 Series and numerous accessories. With the coupling of Nelson control valves and TWIG® Wireless Controls, the Big Gun® is becoming more than a product, it's a solution.
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Excellent option when flow or pressure are limited
Flow: 25-160 gpm (6-36 m3/hr)
Pressure: 25-80 psi (1.75-5.5 bar)
Radius: 75-140 ft (23-43 m)
Trajectory: 18°, 21°, 24°, 43°
The industry standard and most versatile high volume sprinkler.
Flow: 40-300 gpm (9-68 m3/hr)
Pressure: 40-110 psi (2.75-7.5 bar)
Radius: 90-190 ft (27-58 m)
Trajectory: 18°, 21°, 24°, 43°, 15-45°
Reliability for hose reel traveler and industrial applications
Flow: 90-630 gpm (20-143 m3/hr)
Pressure: 50-120 psi (3.5-8.25 bar)
Radius: 120-240 ft (36-73 m)
Trajectory: 21°, 24°, 27°, 43°, 15-45°
Maximum flow, pressure, and throw distance
Flow: 230-1200 gpm (52-272 m3/hr)
Pressure: 50-130 psi (3.5-9 bar)
Radius: 160-310 ft (48-95 m)
Trajectory: 21°, 24°, 27°
Nozzles, adapters, and special options for every application.
Kits that include all necessary parts to bring your Big Gun® back to life.