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gregory1420

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Tuesday, February 6th 2007, 1:17pm

HUNTER I20 vs KRAIN K2

which is a better unit k2 or the hunter i20 ..the hunters are alittle bit more money but i don't mind spending it if that saves me from pulling them back out in a few yrs....

also does it restrict the flow to the say I20 if i use the funny pipe instead of hooking the directly to the pipe via riser?

drpete3

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Thursday, February 8th 2007, 9:38am

I have used both hunter and Krain product and personally like hunter by far. Not scientific just based on my experience
Thanks,

Pete

gregory1420

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Thursday, February 8th 2007, 3:53pm

tks i got some i20's and like the fact you can turn off each rotor and change the nozzle without truning off that zone

drpete3

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Saturday, February 10th 2007, 4:09am

Youll be pleased. Very good product.
Thanks,

Pete

gregory1420

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Saturday, February 17th 2007, 7:18am

seems like the k rains throw water futher....

drpete3

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Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 9:07am

I agree but I really wonder if the coverage is less uniform. My feelings are there has to be a tradeoff for the longer throw.
Thanks,

Pete

jmduke7

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Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 9:23am

I speak from a wholesalers perspective. The K2 rotors water your turf about as well as concrete brick. The heads are most often failing for one thing or another, and not to mention their water dispersion. Most people have believed the rumor that the same engineer designed the K2 / the Pro Plus and the Hunter PGP. But in fact, the only similarity is the tripping mechanism. It is the same in all heads (K-rain Pro-Plus and Hunter PGP). It was designed by a Toro engineer and it was adopted by Hunter in their PGP (if memory serves me correctly, so don't quote me).

If I had a choice, I would choose the PGP over any K-Rain products. Hunter is the number one seller of rotors for about 16 years now (Rain-Bird is a close second). As far as the PGP versus the I20, well there are some differences, but not enough to warrant a major decision. The main difference is the water shut-off feature, and another is the top of the head has a larger cap and rubber cover. I also believe there is a higher pop-up height (not real sure about this one). As far as the transmission / drive motor, if I am not mistaken, it is the same as the PGP.

Best of luck with your decision. <><
Josh
Irrigation /Landscape Lighting / Pump and Well Specialist

gregory1420

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Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 10:54am

yeah i have had some problems with the krains not working after a year or so...

Jef

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Monday, May 21st 2007, 2:27pm

i-20's also have a 5 year warranty and a stronger retraction spring

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