Model # 52SA

Internet #100633584

null 25 - 50 ft. Range Stainless Steel Gear-Drive Rotor

25 - 50 ft. Range Stainless Steel Gear-Drive Rotor

$1542 /each
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Product Overview

This premium quality rotor features a stainless steel shaft for longer life. Its extended throw distance up to 50 feet plus superior coverage uniformity make the 52SA gear drive rotor an ideal upgrade for large zones where greener, healthier grass is desired. It adjusts easily at the top with a flat blade screwdriver to ensure that you are watering only things that grow, not the house, sidewalk or driveway. It installs on a standard 3/4 in. riser for simple replacement of older rotors and provides a true 4 in. pop-up height to clear taller grass. Water lubricated, gear driven design provides long lasting dependability. Dual action, positive stop wiper seal protects internals from debris and, together with a heavy duty stainless steel spring, assures positive pop-up and retraction for water savings. Advanced Rain Curtain nozzle technology produces large water droplets that fall exactly where you want them, resisting windblown overspray. The nozzle “micro ramps” also direct a portion of the spray close to the head, eliminating dry brown spots that are common with other rotor brands. This superior coverage uniformity can help you reduce watering time on your rotor zone, saving money on water bills.

  • Spray distance 25-50 ft.
  • Adjustable 40 degree to 360 degree arc for use anywhere in your lawn
  • 3/4 in. bottom inlet, the most common size for larger rotors
  • 4 in. pop-up height clears taller grass
  • Rain Curtain nozzle technology for uniform water distribution
  • Quick adjust from the top for arc and distance
  • Quiet, water-lubricated drive mechanism
  • Positive stop wiper seal protects drive mechanism from debris
  • Closed case design for use with sand soil, creeping grasses and other demanding applications
  • Maximum operating pressure of 70 psi

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Assembled Depth (in.)
2.5 in
Assembled Height (in.)
7.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
3 in
Product Diameter (in.)
2.5 in
Retracted Height (in.)


Color Family
Irrigation System Component
Maximum Coverage Area (sq ft.)
Maximum Spray Distance (ft.)
Pressure Rating
35 - 55 psi
Retraction Spring
Riser Required
Sprinkler Location
Below ground
Sprinkler Type

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
If a purchaser of any new Rain Bird consumer product becomes dissatisfied with it for any reason, he may return it to the retailer where it was purchased within a reasonable time for a full refund.

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Customer Questions & Answers

Does this rotor head come with a nozzle tree (different nozzles with varying rates) or must they ...

Does this rotor head come with a nozzle tree (different nozzles with varying rates) or must they be purchased separately?
Asked by: LawnBoy
This model of rotor comes with a pre-installed size 3.0 nozzle. Other nozzles are sold separately.
Answered by: Rain Bird Marketing
Date published: 2017-02-28

How many gals per min does this head require?

Asked by: willie
The rotor comes with a #3 nozzle installed. At 45 PSI the flow would require 3.09 GPM. This rotor can function with a flow of 1.35 GPM (gallons per minute) to 8.86 GPM, and a PSI (pressure per square inch) of 35 to 55, where 45 is the optimal pressure. Some of the variance in performance is determined by the nozzle size used with the rotor. Different nozzles can be purchased in the nozzle pack model #4252NZPLK.
Answered by: Rain Bird Marketing
Date published: 2017-06-01

how much water does a 52 sa put out

Asked by: Plp
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Customer Reviews

25 - 50 ft. Range Stainless Steel Gear-Drive Rotor is rated 2.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reviewers complaining that these don't throw water far enough may simply not have enough pressure... Reviewers complaining that these don't throw water far enough may simply not have enough pressure. I'm gradually replacing all of my sprinkler heads with this one because they've been reliable and easy to adjust. I've been using them for about a year and have had no problems with them at all.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't shoot 50ft, inconsistent stream This sprinkler, at this price, is a total flop. It doesn't shoot anywhere near 50ft. I had a hard time getting it to go 30, and this is in a system with only TWO heads in a smaller yard, so pressure wasn't a problem. The adjustment screws are covered with a useless rubber "protector" that keeps you from seeing the screws. You just have to feel for them with your screwdriver through a tiny slit. While adjusting the radius screw, (have to use an eyeglasses screwdriver; it's a super small screw) trying to get it to shoot anywhere near 40' (only 80% of its advertised max radius), the screw came out and shot across the yard. So now it just shoots a jet of water about 40', not watering anything between it and the 40' outside radius. I'll be replacing this head tomorrow.
Date published: 2013-07-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Can't get distance adjustment to work I was not able to get nearly the distance of throw listed on the label. I'm ordering the nozzle set so I can try different water rates in the sprinkler. ( the sprinkler head does come with a nozzle set-I misplaced mine.) That may also help with the evenness of water distribution from sprinkler head to end of throw. The sprinkler head does operate very smoothly. I need a greater distance of throw than I'm currently getting.
Date published: 2015-06-25
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