Traveling sprinklers are a true blessing if you have a large lawn that needs regular watering. Tractor water sprinklers, or walking sprinklers as they are sometimes called, have wheels that move the sprinkler forward. The best part is that these wheels do not require electricity or gasoline to run. They use the force with which water is projected from the hose to move around your lawn.
Impressed? Here’s a list of some of the best traveling sprinklers available in the market, to help you choose your very own self propelled sprinkler.
1) Nelson 1865 Raintrain Traveling Sprinkler
The Nelson Raintrain boasts of being one of the very first lawn sprinkler tractors. Similar to its cousin that we discussed above, it uses the power of water to move around the lawn following a customized hose path. Let’s take a look into its pros and cons:
- The device can travel up to 200 feet and covers an area of around 13,500 sq ft.
- Its speed can be adjusted according to your need and soil type. It offers three speed choices.
- Comes with an automatic shut-off that minimizes water waste.
- The device is reported to have poor gears that can fail upon prolonged usage.
- It gives a low throughput which makes it take a long time to water a relatively small area.
2) Orbit 58322 Traveling Sprinkler
Orbit Irrigation 58322 Traveling Sprinkler is a self propelled sprinkler for irrigation systems. It has a covering area of up to 13,500 square feet with along a 200 feet of hose. It comes with a 3-position adjustable speed control: high, medium, and low. Let’s take a look at some of its pros and cons:
- The sprinkler comes with 3-position adjustable speed control: In high gear, it travels at about 37 feet per hour. In low gear, it travels at 21 feet per hour approx. This makes it flexible in its function.
- You can adjust the pattern based on your lawn’s area.
- You can place the shut-off ramp at any point along the hose to stop the device.
- Comes with adjustable spray arms that can cover any diameter from 15 feet to 50 feet.
- Has a sturdy, waterproof, cast iron body and its powder-coat paint makes it durable.
- The most obvious drawback is its heavy iron body that hardly makes it portable. Also, the heavy weight might cause it sink into soft soil, making it hard to travel.
3) Watex WX005 Traveling Tractor Sprinkler
If you have a big backyard or a garden, then you should go for this amazingly built traveling tractor sprinkler for your watering system. Along with the most common and useful features of a lawn sprinkler, this machine has some unique features to make it a better choice for your needs. Let’s have a look at the pros and cons of Watex WX005:
- It has a cast iron body which means it will be more durable compared to other standard lawn sprinklers.
- To adjust the speed (faster/slower) for watering the lawn, you can choose from the two gear speeds.
- It has a spray coverage ranging from 15 feet to 45 feet and can cover a wide area of up to almost 12000 square feet.
- Lightweight design makes it easily movable around the corner.
- The attachment between the sprinkler and hose can be of better quality.
- Though it has a lightweight design, the plastic parts make it less durable compared to other sturdy built machines.
4) RainCoach Traveling Sprinkler by A.M. Leonard
This self-propelled lawn traveling sprinkler system is easy to operate, even for those who do not have much experience with the watering systems. It is quite useful for the school gardens, public parks, athletic fields, and other wide lawn areas. It has 4’ 9” arm span with a 1” female hose thread inlet. Let’s see the pros and cons of this self-propelled RainCoach traveling sprinkler:
- It has easy-to-use functionality and covers a wide area for irrigation.
- The six nozzles provide a smoother operation according to the situations and pressure needs.
- It has an inbuilt shut off valve which helps to turn off the sprinkler while you reach at the end. No need to come back at the power source to shut down the irrigation system.
- It is beneficial at the lawns where the in-ground sprinkler controller system is not allowed to use or can’t be installed.
- It is too costly for the home user.
- It’s not easy to store and carry due to heavyweight.
5) Lawn Rescue Traveling Sprinkler
Lawn Rescue traveling sprinkler follows the path laid down by your hose and is capable of covering an area of 200 ft. The back wheels of the traveler are spiked to offer traction. This also helps in aerating your lawn along the way. The strong metal frame sets it in places and prevents it from tipping over. Let’s take a look at some of the other advantages and disadvantages of Lawn Rescue traveling sprinkler:
- It is designed such that it follows the path of your hose across the lawn.
- It is capable of watering areas up to 16,500 sq ft
- Comes with three adjustable speed settings that users can choose based on their lawn area and soil type
- The back wheels come with spikes making it suitable even for irregular-shaped lawns
- Allows users to change between minimum and maximum spray, depending on the area and amount of water needed
- Comes with automatic water shut-off thereby minimizing water wastage
- It comes with an assuring 7-year limited manufacturer’s warranty
- Has adjustable spray arms allowing users to set the angle based on the area that needs to be covered
- It is reported to move very slowly unless going down a slope. This makes it hard to use on an even patch of land.
- Also, the heavy body weighs the device down, making it hard for it move on a grass-free area.
With a little research, it is not difficult for you to find an efficient and durable lawn sprinkler for your garden. Make sure that you pick one that is eco-friendly and saves water. We hope our article makes your search for the perfect walking sprinkler a tad bit easier. Happy gardening!