Keeping it reel.
Traveling sprinklers were developed as an affordable means to significantly reduce labor and increase irrigation uniformity, especially for odd shaped fields. The primary advantages include:
Nelson Big Gun® Sprinklers are ideally suited for hose reel traveler irrigation for a number of reasons including:
The sprinkler size, trajectory, and nozzle options from Nelson provide a customizable solution for your hose reel traveler. The most popular Big Gun Sprinklers for hose reel traveler irrigation are the 100 Series and 150 Series. These water cannons pair to the most common hose reel machines for application rate, flow, and operating pressure. For smaller machines, the 75 Series may be better suited. The 200 Series Big Gun is best suited for the largest hose reel traveler machines and its high volume and long radius of throw are as impressive as they are effective.
Sprinklers with 21° trajectory are most commonly used on hose reel travelers because they offer the best balance of throw distance and wind resistance. Higher trajectories (24° and 27°) are also available to maximize the distance of throw in calm conditions.
The Big Gun's efficient taper ring nozzles provide an excellent balance between stream diffusion and throw distance. They are interchangeable to simplify the customization of the sprinkler flow rate to the crop needs. The new 100 and 150 Series plastic nozzles are an economical alternative to aluminum and are made from the same field-proven material as Nelson pivot sprinkler nozzles.
Hose reel travelers featuring Nelson Big Gun water cannons are also a useful solution for eliminating wastewater. The Big Gun’s large nozzle sizes reduce the level of waste treatment or filtration required, and their large throw diameters reduce the application rate. Low-trajectory options can reduce susceptibility to drift and evaporation.
The industry standard and most versatile high volume sprinkler.
Flow: 40-300 gpm (9-68 m3/hr)
Pressure: 40-110 psi (2.75-7.5 bar)
Radius: 90-190 ft (27-58 m)
Trajectory: 18°, 21°, 24°, 43°, 15-45°
Reliability for hose reel traveler and industrial applications
Flow: 90-630 gpm (20-143 m3/hr)
Pressure: 50-120 psi (3.5-8.25 bar)
Radius: 120-240 ft (36-73 m)
Trajectory: 21°, 24°, 27°, 43°, 15-45°
Maximum flow, pressure, and throw distance
Flow: 230-1200 gpm (52-272 m3/hr)
Pressure: 50-130 psi (3.5-9 bar)
Radius: 160-310 ft (48-95 m)
Trajectory: 21°, 24°, 27°
Part-circle operation with adjustable trajectory from 15-45° for industrial applications.
Economical, interchangeable design with good throw distance.