Nelson 1865 Raintrain Traveling Sprinkler

Nelson 1865 Raintrain Traveling Sprinkler

  • Traveling wheeled lawn sprinkler; travels along length of attached 5/8-inch hose
  • Adjustable rotary spray arms; 2 speeds; auto shut-off ramp to stop sprinkler operation
  • Rustproof c-iron construction; chip-resistant, powder-coat paint; assembly required
  • Includes 1 sprinkler, shut-off ramp; hose not included
  • 18.1-pounds; 2-year warranty

NELSON RAIN TRAIN TRAVEL SPRINKLER *Covers up to 13500 square feet *Travels up to 200 feet *Propels across the lawn following the pattern you lay out with the hose *Equipped with 3 speed settings *Designed to automatically shut off at any given point along your hose track *Ideal for medium to large lawns *Cast iron body with chip resistant powder-coat paintWhile an automatic sprinkling system certainly ensures greener grass and nurtured flowerbeds during the sweltering days of summer, not every household comes equipped with such a system and they can be downright expensive to install. Historically, the alternative to the built-in sprinkler system has involved setting up a hose and sprinkler and then manually relocating the water source to several strategic locations every thirty minutes for several hours. Despite all the detail and time this manual system receives, the sprinkler never quite makes contact with certain patches. Likewise, swamping also occurs at times because homeowners generally have more important things to worry about than whether it is time to switch the sprinkler. Luckily, the folks at LR Nelson are employed to worry about finding comprehensive watering methods for busy homeowners who don’t have the means, time, or desire to dig up the yard to install and intricate system of sprinkler pipes. Responsible for a bevy of creative lawn care solutions, the Peoria, Illinois outfit introduce this ingenious Raintrain traveling sprinkler.

With a rustproof cast iron construction, the sprinkler waters up to 13, 500 square feet, though covering a lesser area of 11,9000 square feet ensures more effective performance. The sprinkler arms adjust for varied spray patterns and arcs, throwing water from 15 to 56 feet. The sprinkler waters as it travels along a hose on a preset route, much like an electric model train, except with a hose as the rails. To water, the homeowner lays out the hose as desired, taking care to avoid dramatic corners or turnabouts that may result in hose kinks or a derailed sprinkler. A front wheel runs on the hose with the two traction-ready rear wheels bestride. The hose connects to the posterior of the sprinkler. For the best results, LR Nelson recommends a 5/8-inch hose, though a 1/2-inch hose may suffice, up to 200 feet in length. For sprinkling termination, the user places a shut-off ramp on the hose to lift the sprinkler off its “rails,” while simultaneous stopping operation. The shut-off ramp should be installed with at least five feet of hose between it and the spigot. The traveling sprinkler operates at two motor speeds, high and low. On high power, the sprinkler travels approximately 37 feet per hour, with a 1/4-inch water application. On low power, the sprinkler moves at a 21 feet per hour rate with a 1/2-inch water application. The simple installation requires no tools. The sprinkler weighs 18.1 pounds upon shipping. –Jessica Reuling



Orbit 58288 3-Arm High-Rise Sprinkler

  • Area coverage – up to 50-Feet Diameter
  • Foot step spike for easy insertion into ground
  • Adjustable from 23-Inch to 35-Inch in height
  • Retracts to a small size for easy storage

This brass rotating sprinkler head from Orbit has a telescoping base and is perfect for watering areas with plant growth and medium and large areas. Adjusting height from 23 to 35 inches allows this rotary sprinkler to be versatile for use in many watering areas. It features a step spike that makes positioning simple and its telescoping base makes retraction and storage easy. With area coverage of up to 50 feet, it has a wide coverage radius. This step spike has flow-through design so it can connect to standard garden hose as a single sprinkler or it can be connected to a full above ground sprinkler system.

Features and Benefits

  • Covers areas up to 50 feet with an adjustable base height from 23 to 35 inches
  • Telescoping base allows for retraction to a small, easily storable size
  • Features flow-through spike design for connection to a garden hose or multiple sprinklers



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