Back in the 1980s Nelson saw it was a time for a change, and set out to completely redesign the impact sprinkler. The result was an entirely new drive mechanism with superior performance … the Rotator® sprinkler was born! This durable plastic creation simplifies the water propulsion method by limiting the moving parts to one.
The water stream emitted from the nozzle is directed into an offset channel on the rotor plate, which creates a reactionary drive force. A viscous silicone fluid in the rotor motor controls the rotation speed. This precise and simple design solves many of the problems that the impact sprinkler faces. More uniform water distribution patterns can be achieved, reliability is enhanced, application rates are reduced, costs and maintenance are lowered, and riser vibration is eliminated.
When you’re looking for low application rates or one-sprinkler-per-tree solutions look to the lower end of the Rotator® spectrum.
Reach the roots with Rotators. Properly managed full coverage irrigation systems deliver higher water efficiency than drip irrigation, with many environmental and economic benefits as a bonus.
Rotator sprinklers don’t have riser vibration or splash down like impacts and evenly lay down the water for high yield and grade. The R2000WF obsoletes the 1/2" impact sprinkler and is ideal for solid set applications and high value vegetable germination, while the R33 becomes a great 3/4" impact sprinkler replacement for wheel lines.
The R2000WF Rotator® consistently delivers higher uniformity than impact sprinklers. It forms a tight wind-penetrating stream that is systematically broken up by a diffuser, filling in the water pattern. Its sweeping actiongently distributes water droplets to the ground preventing soil compaction.
The drive arm of an impact sprinkler directs a harsh “splash down” that seals the soil and causes crop damage directly around the sprinkler, while barren “wind skip” areas develop where the distorted stream doesn’t reach the crop.
The smart, modular design of the R2000WF Rotator makes it quick, simple and inexpensive to repair. Individual parts can be purchased to rebuild damaged sprinklers.
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Micro-Rotator® for full coverage irrigation
Flow: 9-29 gph (34-110 lph)
Pressure: 15-40 psi (1-2.75 bar)
Radius: 7-18 ft (2.1-5.5 m)
Nozzle Size: #35-#50, 8.5-24 5FC
Low-volume sprinkler for under-tree or overhead irrigation.
Flow: 0.3-0.7 gpm (61-159 lph)
Pressure: 25-50 psi (1.8-3.4 bar)
Radius: 18-27 ft (5.5-8.2 m)
Nozzle Size: #40-60 2TN, 0.35-0.5 10FC
High flow version of the R10
Flow: 0.6-2.1 gpm (140-469 lph)
Pressure: 25-50 psi (1.8-3.7 bar)
Radius: 20-33 ft (6.1-10.1 m)
Nozzle Size: #8.3-10 2TN, 0.75-1.0 10FC
Inverted and upright Rotator® for greenhouses.
Flow: 1.3-5 gpm (290-1144 lph)
Pressure: 25-50 psi (1.75-3.5 bar)
Radius: 15-29 ft (5-9 m)
Nozzle Size: #12-20 2TN
Low to high trajectory sprinklers for tree and vine applications.
Flow: 0.7-3.5 gpm (150-792 lph)
Pressure: 30-60 psi (2-4 bar)
Radius: 21-37 ft (6.4-11.3 m)
Nozzle Size: #8.3-16 2TN, 0.85-2.5 2000FC
The Windfighter delivers maximum uniformity.
Flow: 0.9-5.7 gpm (204-1295 lph)
Pressure: 25-65 psi (1.75-4.5 bar)
Radius: 30-45 ft (9.1-13.7 m)
Nozzle Size: #10-20 2TN
Rotator® technology in a 3/4" sprinkler
Flow: 2.9-11.1 gpm (660-2574 lph)
Pressure: 25-65 psi (1.8-4.5 bar)
Radius: 37-51 ft (11.3-15.5 m)
Nozzle Size: 9/64"-7/32", 4.0-5.0 33FC
Adapters & fittings, road guards, stream splitters, stake & feedtube assemblies, and special tools for use with Rotator® Sprinklers.