Jun 4, 2018Rain Bird rolls out new XLR series water jets
Designed for long range applications, like irrigating potato fields, Rain Bird has released three models in its new XLR series with multiple nozzles that allow for customized throw ranges.
Because the new water jets are made with lightweight materials, the company said, the rotors require less force to initiate or change motion. The deflector, barrel and nozzles are designed to operate with less water pressure to evenly distribute the right amount of water while minimizing wasteful runoff. A self-adjusting automatic brake system helps the rotors maintain a constant rotation speed, while a dynamic jet-breaker corrects uneven distribution that can happen in low-water-pressure situations.
“With three models and a wide range of nozzles to choose from, anyone tasked with watering a large area for the purposes of irrigation or dust mitigation can create a custom solution to fit their unique needs,” said Jeffrey Johnson, Rain Bird’s senior product manager for commercial rotors and valves.
All three XLR models feature part- and full-circle operation. The XLR 24 model has a fixed, 24° trajectory and nine available nozzles for a throw range of 28 to 54 meters (92 to 177 feet.) With a fixed, 44° trajectory and nine available nozzles, the XLR 44 model can throw water from 26 to 53 meters (85 to 174 feet.) Users can adjust the XLR ADJ model’s trajectory from 15° to 45° for versatility. Nine available nozzles for this model range in size from 12 to 28 millimeters (0.47 to 1.10 inches.)