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Minneapolis Star Tribune:
New Toro sprayer helps golf courses go green - and save money
Toro Introduces Pressure-Compensating Device for
PrecisionTM Series Spray Nozzles
PrecisionTM Series Spray Nozzles
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (November 6, 2011) - The Toro Company is proud to announce the introduction of yet another innovation to the PrecisionTM Series Spray Nozzles - the Pressure-Compensating Device (PCD). Designed to operate in both male- and female-threaded nozzles, this latest offering keeps the Precision Series Spray Nozzle operating at optimal water pressure even with fluctuating inlet pressures.
The multi-award-winning Toro Precision Series Spray Nozzle with exclusive H2O Chip Technology represents the most significant breakthrough in spray nozzle technology in over 60 years. The sole-sourced technology for the award winning FreeSprinklerNozzles.com campaign delivers a significantly lower precipitation rate than traditional fixed or variable arc nozzles, expands the selection of arc choices for increased precision, and conserves water through better edge definition and improved wind resistance - all while effectively optimizing the health of turf and landscapes.
Nearly all spray nozzles perform best at or around 30 PSI, but when pressures rise to 50-70 PSI even the best nozzles mist and perform less than optimally. That is where the PCD comes in. It reduces the pressure to the more optimal 30 PSI and keeps it close to that pressure, even when the inlet's water pressure fluctuates. It compensates for higher inlet pressure by closing a flow orifice to drop the pressure further, and also compensates by opening the orifice if that inlet pressure were to drop.
“The PCD is a great, low-cost alternative to a pressure-regulated spray head or pressure-regulating valve,” said Hyok Lee, product manager for Toro Irrigation. “At a fraction of the cost of a regulated spray head, the PCD will eliminate most of the problems associated with high water pressure conditions, such as misting and poor distribution.”
Toro Precision Series Spray Nozzles look, install and adjust like conventional spray nozzles, but they perform more like rotors. Their new Toro H2O Chip Technology lets them achieve distances of throw equivalent to those of conventional spray nozzles, but with one-third less flow and higher overall irrigation efficiency.
The Precision Series Spray Nozzles with Pressure-Compensating Device are available in models with a radius of between 5 and 15 feet, and the nozzle tops are color-coded to indicate the specific radius. They are available in models with six different arcs between 60 and 360 degrees, and side strips.
For more information, contact your local authorized Toro Irrigation distributor, call 877-345-8676, or visit www.toro.com.
About The Toro Company
The Toro Company is a leading worldwide provider of turf and landscape maintenance equipment and precision irrigation systems. With sales of nearly $1.7 billion in fiscal 2010, Toro's global presence extends to more than 80 countries through its reputation of world-class service, innovation and turf expertise. Since 1914, the company has built a tradition of excellence around a number of strong brands to help customers care for golf courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties, and agricultural fields. More information is available at www.toro.com.