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Rain Bird Stainless Steel Gear Drive Rotor Sprinkler - 25-ft to 50-ft Radius

Article #32025018 Model #52SA
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Description

Made of stainless steel for a longer lifetime, this Rain Bird gear drive rotor sprinkler features Rain Curtain nozzle technology, producing larger water droplets. It is designed to resist wind, eliminate dry spots and distribute water evenly. With a quiet, water-lubricated drive mechanism, the closed case design makes the sprinkler work efficiently in various landscape environments. The nozzle on this irrigation rotor sprinkler is easy to adjust for full or partial circular patterns.
  • 3/4-in bottom inlet, the most common size for larger rotors
  • Positive stop wiper seal protects drive mechanism from debris
  • Closed case design for use with sandy soil, creeping grasses and other demanding applications
  • Quiet, water lubricated drive mechanism
  • Radius adjustment screw allows up to 35 percent radius reduction without changing nozzles
  • Rain curtain nozzle(TM) technology produces larger water droplets to resist wind and provide more uniform coverage throughout the pattern
  • Nozzle and filter screen are easy to remove for cleaning as well as to change flow settings
  • Easy to adjust arc from 40° to 360° for full or part circle operation
  • Premium quality rotor with stainless steel shaft for longer life

Product specifications

Color
Black
Warranty
3-year limited
Type
Gear drive rotor
Sprinkler Inlet Size
3/4-in
Spray Pattern
Adjustable
Series Name
N/A
Inlet Thread Type
Female
Material
Stainless steel
Maximum Flow Rate
8.86 GPM
Maximum Spray Radius(cm)
1524.0
Maximum Spray Radius(ft)
50.0
Minimum Spray Radius(cm)
762.0
Minimum Spray Radius(ft)
25.0
Model Description
Stainless Steel Gear Drive Rotor, 25 Ft. to 50 Ft.
Nozzle Included
Yes
Package Quantity
1
Pop-up Height
N/A
Pressure Rating (PSI)
55 PSI
Pressure Regulator Included
No
Rotating
Yes

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Does the rotor tree replacement inserts advertised on Lowes site  work for the 52sa sprinkler? 

Asked by: Rainy man
The correct nozzles for the 52SA rotor are Model 4252NZLPK, the lowes item number is 249810 and should be available in store.
Answered by: Rain Bird Marketing
Date published: 2017-07-27

What is the range of consumption (i.e.. gpm) I assume there will be a range depending on the nozzle size. 

Asked by: jacl01
Yes the GPM is affected by both the nozzle choice and the pressure. This chart shows the performance of the 52SA and other Rain Brid rotors. http://www.rainbird.com/documents/diy/RotorPerformance.pdf
Answered by: Rain Bird Marketing
Date published: 2020-08-02

I purchased the  52sa sprinklers How do I adjust them and what is the screw driver that you use Do I need a special tool to adjust spray pattern and distance

Asked by: Sempy
A regular small flat head screw driver can be used to adjust these rotors. There are rotor adjustment instructions on the manufacturer's web site here: http://www.rainbird.com/homeowner/support/rotoradjustment.htm
Answered by: Rain Bird Marketing
Date published: 2017-05-30
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Rain Bird Stainless Steel Gear Drive Rotor Sprinkler - 25-ft to 50-ft Radius is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 43.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Popup long range sprinkler I have these popups in service for well over a year. I originally installed another brand of long range sprinkler and they all have required replacement within 2 years of operation. Went to these quality sprinklers because I had used this brand but different style of gear drive sprinkler for years with great success and no problems at a past home. These popup long range sprinkler are nearly foolproof and just keep working properly. Only problem I have had is a horse killed one (stomped it dead) but that is sure not the popups problem.
Date published: 2015-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rain Bird 52SA Rotor Sprinkler I bought these to replace high impact sprinklers which because of the design allowed grass and bark to get inside the sprinkler. I replaced 13 in one day. They are very simple to adjust and with changing some nozzles I have a very percise system which is giving me excellent coverage enabling me to conserve water. The product appears to be well made and should last a long time. I don't believe I'll need to do annual maintenance to the sprinklers as I have in the past. Lowe's shipped fast as well.
Date published: 2012-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not Trivial to Adjust I bought these to replace 30 year old Rain Bird sprinkler heads. With more than 40 heads to replace, and not wanting to dig up established grass, I dug up just around the head. That means I got dirt in the supply pipe. I took the mechanism off the head, so I could install the body, and flush out the dirt by briefly turning on the zone. I have been unable to figure a way to put the mechanism back so that it correctly lines up the left (counterclockwise) side of the head. So I end up putting it in, checking the alignment, and then removing it and trying again. Otherwise it appears to be a good functional replacement for the original large diameter heads.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An great sprinker head I installed over 4 years ago and no problems so far.
Date published: 2014-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lasted 3 yr and stopped rotation Bought this as a replacement for an oscillating sprinkler (these always stop working after a year or two). Built a holder for it and it worked well for 3 yr. This spring, attach the hose and it will not rotate. Sprays fine/adjusts pattern fine but wiil not rotate. Removed "guts" but cannot reach a filter at bottom of stainless steel tube (can't even see if there IS one). Reassembled and still no rotation. Not happy but it seems all sprinklers die after a year or three. No solution to this issue. AND it's not used inground. On an elevated platform that is drained before winter so no freezing is possible.
Date published: 2021-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sprinkler This sprinkler works great for large areas to be watered. Easy to adjust, just follow instructions or go to the website for the instructions.
Date published: 2013-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stainless Sprinkle Head It was easy to install! It seems to be of high quality construction and is working well now. The true test will be TIME. I would prefer it had a greater number of nozzle choices.
Date published: 2013-08-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from No better than the plastic version Over the years I've purchased dozens of gear drive sprinklers for the five different houses that I've owned. I had hoped that this one would be more reliable than the ones I've used in the past, but when I pulled out most recent failed sprinkler, I discovered that it was this exact model! The problem here is that only the sprinkler shaft is stainless steel. Almost every failure I've had was related to the geartrain failing, and that is still plastic in this model, same as the cheaper ones. I don't think I've ever had a shaft failure. While these may look cool when they're running, I suspect you'll find that the failure rate is the same as that of the all-plastic model, and this one doesn't even include extra nozzles or the tool to lift out the head (you can adjust the coverage with a screwdriver). My advice is to save your money and stick to the cheaper Orbit model that includes those extras.
Date published: 2016-11-13
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