DIG’s completely assembled dynamic Mini Sprinkler on Spike features low flow, low trajectory and high uniformity, suitable for home garden and horticultural irrigation. Each mini sprinkler unit is completely assembled with a 13” stake, 24” micro tubing and a 1/4” barb for easy installation under tree canopies using one per tree, and for seedlings, flowerbeds and groundcovers. The 360° mini sprinkler is available in two models: Model 8809-1, with a blue nozzle, covers up to 10.7’ full circle with flow rates of up to 11.3 GPH and model 8824-1, with a green nozzle, covers a full circle with a wetting diameter of up to 16.1′ with flow rates of 25.6 GPH.
|8809-1B||360° Mini-Sprinkler on Spike, Complete Assembly (pack of 1)
|8824-1B||360° Mini-Sprinkler on Spike, Complete Assembly (pack of 1)
DIG’s dynamic mini sprinklers’ mechanism is constructed of a plastic needle located inside the mini sprinkler housing that vibrates when in operation and disperses small droplets evenly over the soil profile. The ideal spacing for full coverage is 4’ to 8’ between the mini sprinklers and 5′ to 8’ between the laterals to a maximum distance of 130’ in length using 1/2” drip tubing with .600 ID as the main lateral. Mini-sprinkler or micro-sprinkler irrigation systems operate with low flow at relatively low pressure compared to conventional sprinkler systems. Low-flow overhead with low-application-rate irrigation can be used for areas where drip emitters are not practical, for keeping plant foliage constantly moist or when overhead watering is required. Mini-sprinkler or micro-sprinkler irrigation applies water to the surface area in a very light precipitation rate and in a low tension to the soil, allowing the water to dissipate in a wetted profile that provides high uniformly. One of the main features of the mini sprinklers or micro sprinklers is that they can prevent plant stress by maintaining low water tension in the soil, using a low flow application rate.
The micro irrigation systems consist of a system “head” and distribution laterals. The system head assembly consists of backflow device, filter, fertilizer injector (optional) and pressure regulator. Generally, the head assembly parts can be found in any store that carries drip irrigation components. The fertilizer applicator and AC or DC controllers are optional equipment but highly desirable because they can help by adding flexibility to the system. The distribution laterals consists of main line pipes, usually made of PVC, the sub lateral pipe, made of polyethylene (PE), fittings and accessories. The system automation can be actuated electrically by an AC controller connected to an AC solenoid valve or by a hose end timer or battery operated controller.
Basic installation recommendations for this product include first reviewing the area and then making a drawing of the garden or site with your preferred layout.
If automation is required, use one of DIG’s hose end timers or battery operated controllers. The ideal controller should have flexible scheduling and two to four start times per day for added flexibility.