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Rain Bird Golf introduces 551 Series rotors

By |  November 26, 2018 0 Comments
Series 551 rotor (Photo: Rain Bird Golf)

Photo: Rain Bird Golf

Rain Bird Golf added the 551 Series rotors, designed to help superintendents water tee boxes and other smaller areas of the course.

“Our new 551 Series rotors are the most durable and efficient short-throw golf course rotors on the market today,” said Altan Tolan, rotor product manager for Rain Bird Golf. “Like our bestselling 751 rotor, the new 551 Series models also include full-circle and part-circle capability into a single rotor, making it easy to quickly adjust coverage as needed.”

The 551 Series is available in four rotor models, including an IC model that’s compatible with Rain Bird Golf’s integrated control system, which directly connects central control to each rotor and valve. Other models include an electric solenoid version, a SAM/HYD model and a block version with Rain Bird’s Seal-A-Matic feature.

All 551 Series rotors offer short-to-medium-range coverage, high flow rates, distribution uniformity and valve-in-head options with a full-circle/360-degree arc and an adjustable arc from 30 to 345 degrees, according to the company. Four nozzles are available for various radii and flow rates, including a low-angle No. 51 nozzle with 32- to 38-foot coverage and Nos. 52, 53 and 54 nozzles to cover areas ranging from 38 to 55 feet.

Superintendents and their crew members can easily access internal rotor components, including a top-serviceable Rock Screen, with an integrated valve seat as well as the valve assembly, internal assembly, nozzles, pressure regulation system and selector assembly. The top serviceability also makes it possible to adjust pressure regulation and arc from the top of each rotor using only a screwdriver. Rapid-Adjust technology featuring MemoryArc allows the rotors to retain two part-circle arc settings, making it possible to switch between full- and part-circle operation in seconds.

The 551 Series also includes a glass-filled polypropylene case, a closed-case design, debris resistance and a self-flushing action. With a standard GBS25 solenoid, the 551 Series electric solenoid rotor models offer 25-kV surge protection, plus built-in filtration and a captured plunger.

Superintendents can install new 551 internal assemblies in existing Rain Bird rotor cases dating back to 1992.

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