Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 29
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WaterBoy Really Useful Watering Tool
I have had two lawn tractors before that I used to water my lawn. Really great for watering large irregular areas. Only problem is that the teeth on one of the drive gears break off after a few years and the whole thing has to be replaced. If they could fix that problem this would be an even better buy!
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yardman Can't have enough of these!
We have had one of these Orbitz Tractor Sprinklers for over 20 years now and I just don't want to water my lawn without it. The only limit is the length of your hose - so adding on more hose can cover any amount of lawn space, design, etc. The low spread of water doesn't get on the house and the ease of it following the pattern you lay out for the hose makes any yard design easy to water.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by calpiper Great sprinkler!
This is a great sprinkler for those of us with big yards and a long hose. I set it up for the path to be taken, turn on the water and forget it for a few hours. Move the hose to a new pattern and let it do it's work. Wonderful.
July 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Smiley Orbit traveling sprinkler
I have owned two Orbit traveling sprinklers and each quit traveling after 3 years. I tried all three different options on the back (High, Neutral, Low). It does NOT travel on any of the three options. I assume that the plastic gears have stripped or broke. When it works it does a great job, but I bought this type sprinkler because of a big back yard to avoid having to set up and move sprinklers. I still have the box that it came in and its says the sprinkler is guaranteed for six years!
April 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by David Total waste of money
At over $65 and made out of cast iron, you would expect it to last forever,
however it has cheap plastic wheels that degraded in less than a year.
It also does not have enough pull to drag even 20' of hose as it travels.
It constantly gets stuck or hung up, and falls off the hose track.
Conclusion: You can get about as much watering diameter from
a stationary sprinkler that cost much less.
April 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Laura Exactly what I wanted
I bought mine at the beginning of the 2013 season, and the plastic spinner piece is a little flimsy, but if you avoid manhandling the sprinkler, it won't have any problems. I'm sure that if I slammed the arms on the ground when I picked it up or set it down that it would cause problems, but I recognize that and simply take care of it. I lift it with two hands or arrange the arms so that they don't hit the ground when I lift it.
As a caution, heed the warning in the instructions about making sure the hose is straight for at least 2 feet before and after the stop-hump or the tractor won't be turned off and it'll keep going until you find it somewhere across the yard pushing against a wall/fence/tree digging a hole in the ground.
Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with this sprinkler. The only thing that would make it better is to have a water "on-timer" attached to the hose that would almost make it a fully automated sprinkler.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rubberdoll perfect for watering large lawn
I have had traveling sprinklers in the past and this one does the job just as before.
December 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AlsoBroken Doesn't work long - can't be repaired by owner - has cheap plastic parts
Thank you "JBART" and "SPRINKLERDEMON". I'm in the same fix as you two are. Mine also has plastic gears and the entire box that holds the working parts is plastic! I was going to take it apart (not easy) and replace or fix the broken part(s). I was having problems just getting it apart and thought I could get the manual to explain what did what and where. If the manual is not (easily) available then that explains why it has cheap plastic parts. Then the store can charge you again for repairing it (probably over and over). "Doesn't work long - can't be repaired by owner - has cheap plastic parts". Though I noticed it cost almost exactly the same as the other cast iron traveling sprinklers.
I can't mention who made it or the model number, because there is not a single word anywhere on the sprinkler. Seems to me that if a company made a quality product, they would be proud to stamp their company name all over it. They didn't and it isn't.
August 29, 2015