Rated 1.0 out of 5 by 5
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rms59 Not as well made as the Rainbird equivalent
After installing one of these I noticed that the two wireforms that you move to adjustl the area to be covered only goes from 0 to 250 degrees because of the wireform design. It also moves to fast at high pressures.
The design is similar to the Rainbird Maxipro which works much better and is the same size as the Orbit. If you already have the Orbit installed, and want a Rainbird, you only need to unscrew the large nut inside the housing using the Rainbird impact sprinkler tool shown here https://www.google.com/search?q=toro+sprinkler+tool&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjZ_OaYpZfOAhWRNx4KHcDxAQQQ_AUICSgC&biw=937&bih=425#tbm=isch&q=impulse+sprinkler+tool&imgrc=XOJW1JvEuwor-M%3A) and remove the inside assembly of both the Orbit and the Rainbird. They are the same thread size so you can just swap out the "guts". The Rainbirds top cover is also the same size as the orbit so the swap takes a minute.
July 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mick lasted one seaon
Last year I replaced three Rainbird pop ups that worked for many years with three Orbit units. I have now trashed all three and gone back to Rainbird. The Orbit product is worthless in my opinion.
July 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dennis Poor purchase
I had hoped these less expensive sprinklers would be better than rain bird. But when installed they hang up, freeze and stop working in circular motion. Then start again, stop again. Both sprinklers are doing this. What a pain in the neck. I'm taking them out and returning them for reliable Rain Bird sprinklers, although they cost more.
August 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PorkyPaul Poor substitute for Rain Bird
The sprinkler failed less than 3 weeks after installing it. I replaced it with the Rain Bird sprinkler I should have chosen in the first place.
August 4, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Doug do not buy!
Installed 6 on the same line, 55 lbs. Water pressure. 3 failed, 2 stuck several times and the return lug moves when the return lever touches it on the last one. I too have learned and will be buying Rainbird sprinklers today.
August 9, 2015