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Recommender: What’s the No. 1 thing irrigation contractors should look for in a good nozzle?

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The right nozzle can not only make irrigation more efficient, it can help save technicians time while on the job. (Photo: Hunter Industries)
The right nozzle can not only make irrigation more efficient, it can help save technicians time while on the job. (Photo: Hunter Industries)
Paul Schultz
Paul Schultz

Paul Schultz
Irrigation resource manager, Cagwin & Dorward

“First off, consider if the nozzle is going on a pop-up spray head or a rotor, as that might change what you’re looking for. In the case of a pop-up spray head, a good nozzle should have the ability to be adjusted when you need to change the pattern. It should have a clean pattern that makes your irrigation operation more efficient. What you don’t want to have is something that can get easily clogged. (A good nozzle) should be easy for a technician to adjust. At the end of the day, what you want to have is even coverage, that’s what the nozzle is there for.”

DJ SeegerDJ Seeger
President, Seeger Water

“I am a big believer that simplicity is key when it comes to nozzles. There are a lot of nozzles out there and that offers a lot of questions about ‘When am I supposed to use this one over that one?’ It’s important to keep it simple. For us, keeping it simple starts with adjustable nozzles so technicians don’t have to carry around a bunch of different nozzles. They have one 12-foot nozzle and that can be a 360 or a tiny little stream for one little corner. So for us, what makes a nozzle great is the simplicity and not having to carry so many nozzles with you.”

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