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Rainbird Maxi-Paw® Pop-Up Impact Rotor

 

Description:

The Maxi-Paw is an upgraded Mini-Paw rotor head. Unlike the Mini-Paw, the Maxi-Paw has a decent selection of available nozzles, which allows for better system design. The professional version (2045A) has 7 nozzles, the retail model has 5 (the low-angle LA nozzles are not included). Features include a 3 year warranty, stainless steel retraction spring, a heavy duty plastic case, 3" pop-up (for lid, the nozzle is only about 1 1/2" high), optional side inlet, full or part-circle operation, screen filter, wiper seal on internal riser, and adjustable arm spring tension. Like all "mouse-traps" (the industry term for pop-up impacts) the Maxi-Paw tends to trap debris inside the case, and aggressive grasses like Bermuda wrap themselves up in the mechanism causing the sprinkler to fail. I would consider this a high maintenance sprinkler, and expect to clean out the cases at least twice a year. My experience is that the Maxi-Paw outlasts the Mini-Paw. I seldom use this sprinkler head due to the high maintenance required, but I would certainly favor it over the Mini-Paw! If you really must use a mouse-trap, this is a decent one.

Model Numbers:

Manufacturer's Performance Data:

Maxi-Paw Performance (2045A, AG-5)
Nozzle/Part No. 25 PSI 35 PSI 45 PSI 55 PSI 60 PSI
06 - Red don't use at 25 37' - 2.0 GPM 38' - 2.3 GPM 38' - 2.5 GPM 38' - 2.6 GPM
07 - Black 32' - 2.2 GPM 37' - 2.7 GPM 39' - 3.0 GPM 41' - 3.3 GPM 41' - 3.5 GPM
08 - Blue 35' - 2.8 GPM 38' - 3.3 GPM 40' - 3.7 GPM 41' - 4.1 GPM 42' - 4.2 GPM
10 - Yellow 38' - 4.2 GPM 41' - 4.8 GPM 42' - 5.4 GPM 43' - 6.0 GPM 44' - 6.4 GPM
12 - Beige 39' - 5.5 GPM 42' - 6.3 GPM 44' - 7.1 GPM 45' - 7.9 GPM 45' - 8.4 GPM
07 LA 22' - 1.5 GPM 23' - 1.9 GPM 25' - 2.1 GPM 25' - 2.3 GPM 25' - 2.4 GPM
10 LA 25' - 3.4 GPM 29' - 4.0 GPM 31' - 4.4 GPM 32' - 5.0 GPM 32' - 5.4 GPM

Remember that the distance between rotor heads should never be greater than the PSI. Therefore rotors operating at 35 PSI should not be spaced farther apart than 35'.

The XX-LA nozzles feature a low angle water stream which shortens the radius but increases resistance to wind distortion of the pattern - good for windy areas.

 

For an in-depth description of features found on this and other rotors, see the faq on "How to Select the Best Rotor-Type Sprinkler".


 


 

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