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Automated Big Gun® Sprinklers

Your new best friend.

Irrigating a ranch with a Big Gun automation irrigation system
Big Gun Sprinklers shine in odd-shaped fields.

Make our most powerful sprinklers part of an automated solution.

The Nelson Big Gun® Sprinkler has always been the #1 choice for pasture irrigation and small farm plots. It irrigates a large area with minimal labor and stress. With the heavy-duty reliability of Nelson’s 800 Series Control Valves, the introduction of the 1000 Series Valves, and TWIG® Wireless Control System, the traditional solid set Big Gun Sprinkler system can be transformed into something revolutionary. Automate water application in feedlots, dairies, pastures, berry plantings, sugarcane fields, and irregular-shaped areas such as pivot corners.

Equine paddock irrigation system
An automated Big Gun Sprinkler system is a perfect solution for high-end horse ranches.

Automate portable systems for the first time.

While a fully automated solid set solution is the gold standard, this is not always practical or possible. Some growers may want to save on the capital cost of a project and take on a little labor that a portable system will require. However, historically the challenge with portable Big Gun systems has been the frequency of moves required to prevent overwatering and runoff. Now with the TWIG Wireless Control System and Nelson Quick-Coupling system, you can have a seamless system that is easy to move with excellent uniformity. A wireless control system is preferred over traditional wired systems due to long wire runs required and the resulting damage from lightning and rodents.

1000 Series Valve & TWIG® Wireless Automation Catalog
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Big Gun® Brochure
Portable / Solid Set Big Gun Application Guide
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Remotely control your irrigation system from anywhere with the TWIG® mobile app and reliable TWIG® wireless products.

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75 Series Big Gun®

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°

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100 Series Big Gun®

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°

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150 Series Big Gun®

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°

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200 Series Big Gun®

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°

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800 Series Solid Set Big Gun® Valves

Control valves for automating solid set Big Gun® Sprinkler systems.

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1000 Series Solid Set Big Gun® Valves

Economical control valves for automating solid set Big Gun® sprinkler systems.

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QC100 Valve & Key

Quick-coupling system for portable set 75 and 100 Series Big Gun® sprinklers.

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QC150 Valve & Key

Quick-coupling system for portable set 150 Series Big Gun® sprinklers.

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