New Rain Bird® XFS-CV Dripline Combines Superior Root Intrusion Protection with Heavy-Duty Check Valve

All-in-one dripline can be used for any drip application, above or below ground, on sloped or level surfaces

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 12:19

AZUSA, CA (November 8, 2017) – In 2010, Rain Bird introduced its award-winning XFS Subsurface Dripline with patented Copper Shield™ Technology to prevent damage from root intrusion. Now, Rain Bird is launching a new version of the XFS that can be used in virtually any drip irrigation application – XFS-CV Dripline.

"XFS-CV Dripline combines the unique benefits of XFS and its Copper Shield protection with a heavy-duty, 4.3-psi check valve," said Rick Foster, principal product manager for Rain Bird's Landscape Drip Division. "This check valve keeps the dripline charged with water in elevation changes of up to ten feet – that's the highest hold-back in the industry. XFS-CV can be used on sloped areas, level areas, above ground and below. In other words, it can be used any time a project calls for drip irrigation."

Because XFS-CV Dripline remains charged with water, it more uniformly irrigates all plants in the drip zone. The check valve also prevents water from draining out of the dripline at the zone's lowest points, preventing plants in those areas from being overwatered and avoiding wasteful puddling. It also conserves water by eliminating the need to recharge the dripline at the beginning of each watering cycle. And, like XFS Subsurface Dripline, XFS-CV Dripline has Copper Shield Technology that protects emitters from root intrusion without the use of harsh chemicals or treated filters.

"While competing manufacturers may say their dripline is protected from root intrusion, their technology simply can't measure up," Foster said. "Nothing can compare to the safety and effectiveness of pure copper." 

XFS-CV Dripline is simple to specify, stock and install. With its standard flow rates, superior root-intrusion technology and check valves in every emitter, XFS-CV makes the design process easier. Because it's suitable for all drip applications, contractors can reduce their inventories and decrease the possibility of installation errors. And, the XFS-CV's durable, proprietary, flexible tubing material makes it easier to work with and install. Dual-layered tubing (copper color over black) resists chemicals and UV damage.

"With XFS-CV, Rain Bird now offers an effective, versatile dripline solution that doesn't just resist root intrusion, but also includes a check valve with the highest hold-back in the industry," Foster said. "Our goal is to make XFS-CV the dripline of choice for all projects and applications."

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Based in Azusa, Calif., Rain Bird Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services.  Since its beginnings in 1933, Rain Bird has offered the industry's broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the globe.  Rain Bird has been awarded more than 450 patents worldwide, including the first in 1935 for the impact sprinkler.  Rain Bird and The Intelligent Use of Water™ are about using water wisely.  Its commitment extends beyond products to education, training and services for the industry and the community.  Rain Bird maintains state-of-the-art manufacturing assembly facilities in the United States, China and Mexico.

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