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Rain Bird® 500/550 Series

Closed Case Rotors

Rain Bird 500/550 Golf Rotor SprinklersThe Rain Bird 500/550 series rotors provide the right coverage for tee boxes, greens and other small areas with short and medium throw range. With nozzles that offer higher flow rates, you can apply water precisely where needed in a shorter amount of time.

Trusted by golf course professionals everywhere, these industry-leading rotors deliver perfect playing surfaces, high durability, reduced water costs. With Rain Bird’s commitment to Timeless Compatibility™, the 500/550 internal assemblies are interchangeable, allowing you to make changes without digging up the case or rewiring.

TIMELESS COMPATIBILITY™

Every Rain Bird golf irrigation product is engineered with timeless compatibility in mind, meaning your central control will work with any existing Rain Bird products you’ve already installed, as well as future Rain Bird technologies.

Timeless Compatibility

  • Rain Bird 500 has a radius of 28' to 47' (8.5 to 14.3 m).
  • Rain Bird 550 has a radius of 28' to 49' (8.5 to 14.9 m).
  • Can handle pressures from 60 to 100 psi (4.1 to 6.9 bars).
  • Nozzle design provides superior water distribution with less sensitivity to spacing difference.
  • Solid design and construction provide a higher degree of reliability and longer life than commercial-grade products.
  • The Rain Bird 500 is a full-circle 360º rotor.
  • The part-circle Rain Bird 550 offers a 30 to 345º turning range.
  • Both versions are available in electric, integrated control, combined use Stopamatic/Hydraulic and Seal-A-Matic™ models.

Full-Circle

  • 500E: Full-circle electric
  • 500 IC: Full-circle Integrated Control
  • 500S/H: Full-circle combined use Stopamatic (SAM) or Hydraulic (N.O.)*
  • 500B: Full-circle Seal-A-Matic™

Part-Circle

  • 550E: Part-circle electric
  • 550 IC: Part-circle Integrated Control
  • 550S/H: Part-circle combined use Stopamatic (SAM) or Hydraulic (N.O.)*
  • 550B: Part-circle Seal-A-Matic™

* N.O.—Normally open

Radius

  • Rain Bird 500 Series: 28' to 47' (8.5 m to 14.3 m)
  • Rain Bird 550 Series: 28' to 49' (8.5 m to 14.9 m)

Flow Rate

  • Rain Bird 500 Series: 7.25 to 13.20 gpm (0.46 to 0.83 l/s); (1.65 to 3.00 m³/h)
  • Rain Bird 550 Series: 7.25 to 13.60 gpm (0.46 to 0.86 l/s); (1.36 to 3.09 m3/h)

Arc

  • Rain Bird 500 Series: Full-circle, 360°
  • Rain Bird 550 Series: Adjustable 30° to 345°

Maximum Inlet Pressure

  • Models 500E/IC, 550E/IC: 150 psi (10.3 bars)
  • Models 500S/H, 550S/H: 100 psi (6.9 bars)

Pressure Regulation Range

  • 60 to 100 psi (4.1 to 6.9 bars)

Factory Pressure Settings

  • 500E/IC and 550E/IC available in 70 and 80 psi (4.8 and 5.5 bars)

Dimensions

  • Body Height, Models E, IC, S/H: 12.0" (30.5 cm)
  • Body Height, Model B: 4.25" (10.8 cm)
  • Pop-Up Height to Mid-Nozzle: 2.6" (6.6 cm)
  • Top Diameter, Models E, IC, S/H: 6.25" (15.9 cm)
  • Top Diameter, Model B: 4.25" (10.8 cm)

Maximum Stream Height

  • 51 Nozzle: 5' (1.5 m)
  • 52, 53, 54 Nozzles: 13' (4.0 m)

Nozzle Trajectory

  • 51 Nozzle: 12°
  • 52, 53, 54 Nozzles: 25°

Inlet Threads

  • Models E, IC, S/H: 1.25" (3.2 cm) ACME
  • Model B: 1" (2.5 cm) ACME

Holdback

  • Block: 10' (3.1 m) of elevation
  • SAM/Hydraulic: 15' (4.6 m) of elevation

Rotation Time

  • 500 Series: 360° in ≤ 180 seconds; 150 seconds nominally
  • 550 Series: 180° in ≤ 90 seconds; 75 seconds nominally

 

Solenoid

  • 24 VAC solenoid power requirement: 0.41 amp inrush current (9.8 VA)
    • 60 cycle: 0.25 amp holding current (6.0 VA)
    • 50 cycle: 0.32 amp holding current (7.7 VA)

Surge Resistance

  • Up to 25KV standard on electric models with the GBS-25 solenoid

Top-Serviceable Internal Components

  • Both 500 and 550