London, England: Rain Bird aims to make the challenge of managing golf course irrigation easier with the introduction of its new 702/752 Series Rotors.
With golf enjoying a popularity boom, greenkeeping teams are working round the clock carrying out the necessary maintenance to optimise playability and presentation. These new rotors replace Rain Bird’s current 700/751 Series electric and IC Valve-In-Head (VIH) rotors and are designed to offer faster, easier adjustments with fewer parts, reducing maintenance and inventory.
“We always try to keep the challenges that golf courses are facing in mind,” said John Kivi, Senior Product Manager for Rain Bird Golf, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation. “These new rotors are one more example of how we’re continuously innovating to drive efficiency.”
The 702/752 Series Rotors offer flexibility and numerous time-saving benefits, including 75 per cent faster nozzle changes using a simple screwdriver.
The new self-adjusting stator eliminates the need to change stator configurations when changing nozzles, delivering consistent rotation speeds that optimise performance for all 702 and 752 Series nozzles. Like all Rain Bird rotors, the 702/752 offer top-serviceable arc adjustment, pressure regulation and easy access to serviceable components.
The Rain Bird 702 is a full-circle rotor with a radius of 59 feet to 77 feet (18 to 23.5 metres) available in two models: electric and IC (integrated control). Also available in electric and IC models, the Rain Bird 752 full and part-circle rotor has a radius of 19 feet to 84 feet (5.8 to 25.6 metres) – the largest range of throw available in a golf class rotor, making it a truly all-in-one rotor.
It features Rain Bird’s Rapid-Adjust Technology for easy arc adjustments with the turn of a screw, as well as MemoryArc, which retains two part-circle arc settings so that rotors can be shifted from full to part-circle operation in mere seconds.
“We developed these new rotors to provide the kind of flexibility, uniformity, dependable coverage and efficiency that golf course professionals need, perhaps now more than ever before,” Kivi said.