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Rainbird T-Bird™ Rotor Pop-Up

 

Description:

Rainbird has dropped the T-Bird™ from its professional product line, but a few are still sitting on retail shelves here and there. The T-Bird™ was Rainbirds first attempt at making a water-lubricated, gear-drive rotor. It features 5 nozzles, a wiper seal, a stainless steel retraction spring, 4" pop-up height, and a radius adjustment screw. Separate sprinklers are needed for full and part-circle operation as the part circle heads can not be set to water a full circle. The part circle sprinklers adjust from 30 to 350. A shrub model is also available that installs on a pipe above ground. I personally find it difficult to adjust the arc and suggest you be prepared to get wet when doing so, but I must admit that a number of contractors have told me I'm "all wet", they find it easy to adjust. The nozzles come in sets based on radius of throw, the 3 sets listed here are the ones that come with the retail version. I suggest you look into the better-quality 3500 & 5000 series Rainbird rotors.

Model Numbers:

Manufacturer's Performance Data:

T-Bird Performance (T-Bird™ FC, T-Bird™ PC, TBS-1)
Nozzle/Part No. 25 PSI 35 PSI 45 PSI 55 PSI 65 PSI
T22-6.5 21' - 0.63 GPM 22' - 0.65 GPM 22' - 0.66 GPM 22' - 0.67 GPM -
T22-1.0 21' - 0.90 GPM 22' - 1.00 GPM 22' - 1.00 GPM 22' - 1.00 GPM -
T22-1.3 21' - 1.20 GPM 22' - 1.30 GPM 22' - 1.32 GPM 22' - 1.35 GPM -
T22-2.0 21' - 1.90 GPM 22' - 1.90 GPM 22' - 1.80 GPM 22' - 1.80 GPM -
T22-2.5 21' - 2.40 GPM 22' - 2.50 GPM 22' - 2.65 GPM 22' - 2.70 GPM -
T22-4.0 19' - 3.40 GPM 22' - 3.80 GPM 22' - 3.70 GPM 22' - 3.60 GPM -
T30-1.0 27' - 0.90 GPM 27' - 1.00 GPM 27' - 1.00 GPM 27' - 1.00 GPM -
T30-1.3 28' - 1.20 GPM 30' - 1.30 GPM 30' - 1.40 GPM 30' - 1.50 GPM -
T30-2.0 29' - 1.68 GPM 30' - 1.99 GPM 31' - 2.00 GPM 31' - 1.85 GPM -
T30-2.5 29' - 2.20 GPM 30' - 2.60 GPM 31' - 2.90 GPM 31' - 3.00 GPM -
T30-4.0 29' - 2.77 GPM 30' - 3.31 GPM 32' - 3.75 GPM 32' - 4.02 GPM -
T30-5.0 31' - 4.20 GPM 33' - 5.00 GPM 33' - 5.50 GPM 33' - 5.80 GPM -
T40-1.5 29' - 1.5 GPM 35' - 1.8 GPM 35' - 2.0 GPM 35' - 2.2 GPM 35' - 2.4 GPM
T40-2.0 36' - 2.2 GPM 39' - 2.5 GPM 39' - 2.9 GPM 39' - 3.2 GPM 41' - 3.5 GPM
T40-3.0 36' - 3.2 GPM 41' - 3.9 GPM 41' - 4.5 GPM 43' - 5.0 GPM 43' - 5.4 GPM
T40-4.0 37' - 4.1 GPM 43' - 4.9 GPM 45' - 5.7 GPM 47' - 6.3 GPM 47' - 6.9 GPM
T40-6.0 37' - 5.4 GPM 43' - 6.7 GPM 47' - 7.6 GPM 49' - 8.4 GPM 50' - 9.1 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'.

 

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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