An expanded line of FCI Profile full metal sprinkler nozzles is now available from Underhill International to help golf superintendents improve irrigation distribution uniformity and curtail over-watering.
In testing at the Center for Irrigation Technology (California State University, Fresno), FCI Profile nozzles were shown to reduce water usage on golf courses by as much as 20 percent per year, while eliminating donuts, patchy dry spots and saturated greens. They have also been used successfully to prevent wind drift.
Featuring solid brass sprinkler nozzles and stainless steel outlets, FCI Profile nozzles do not erode and ensure more consistent coverage than factory-installed plastic nozzles, which can deteriorate over time.
The Underhill FCI Profile nozzles are designed to retrofit plastic nozzles on popular golf rotors, including Rain Bird and Toro heads. The nozzles can replace Rain Bird golf nozzles with 1 ¼” and 1 ½” inlets, including Eagle Series 700 and 900. The nozzles also retrofit Toro golf nozzles with 1” and 1 ½” inlets, including Toro Series 670, 690, 730, 750, 760, 780 and 830.
Replacement sets include nozzles for full-circle, mid-range and close-in coverage.
In an effort to save water on southern California golf courses, several municipal districts are offering rebates to courses that retrofit their Rain Bird and Toro sprinklers with FCI Profile nozzles. These areas include: Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County and southern Ventura County. Rebate documentation assistance is available from Underhill International.
For information on the southern California nozzle rebate program, call the program coordinator at 877.728.2282 or visit the Metropolitan Water District website at www.bewaterwise.com.