5000 / 5000+ Series

Engineered to be the Industry’s Most Reliable and Best Performing Rotor

Offering unmatched performance from 25' to 50', Rain Bird 5000 series rotors are ideal for residential, light commercial and commercial applications. By combining the industry’s only Triple-Blade Wiper Seal with unrivaled Rain Curtain™ nozzles, 5000 series rotors give you even coverage and enduring reliability that the best contractors demand.  

Exclusive Triple Blade Wiper Seal
Providing seven times the leak protection of single-blade wiper seals, the Triple-Blade Wiper Seal makes 5000 rotors the most leak-resistant rotors on the market. Designed to keep water in and debris out, the Triple-Blade Wiper Seal saves you time and money—and it saves your reputation, too.

Industry-Leading Rain Curtain Nozzles
Engineered to provide a uniform spray pattern that competitors can’t match, Rain Curtain nozzles deliver large water droplets for superior wind resistance and gentle close-in watering that eliminates brown spots around the head.

Options for Every Application
With three models available (Plus, PRS and SAM), 5000 series rotors give you options that meet the expectations of your business or the demands of any jobsite. (For more details, see models below.)

Backed by a 5-Year Trade Warranty
Built to the highest quality standards, every 5000 series rotor is backed by the confidence of a 5-year trade warranty.


Rain Curtain Nozzle Technology

  • Rain Curtain Nozzles standard on all 5000 Series Rotors
    • Large water droplets for greater wind resistance
    • Effective close-in watering
    • Even distribution over the entire radius
  • Tree of nozzles including four low angle (angle of trajectory 10°) and eight standard angle Rain Curtain Nozzles (angle of trajectory 25°) provides 25' to 50' (7.6m to 15.2m) distance of throw
  • Self-aligning nozzles

Installation and Maintenance

  • Slip clutch mechanism for quick adjustment on installation
  • Faster maintenance with a new self-cleaning arc adjustment screw
  • The 5000 Plus features a flow shut-off device to stop the flow of water to a particular head while the system is still in operation
  • Top-adjust arc adjustment requiring only a flathead screwdriver
  • Radius adjustment screw allows up to 25% radius reduction without changing nozzles

Design Solutions

  • 5000 Series available in Shrub, 4”, 6” and 12” models with optional stainless steel stems
  • Award-winning MPR nozzle set simplifies design and installation by providing matched precipitation from 25' to 35' (7.6 to 10.7m)
  • Standard rubber cover for extra protection. 5000 Plus Series features a green cover while the 5000 Series features a black cover
  • 40-360° arc rotation and reversing full-circle rotation in one. (A non-reversing full-circle only unit is also available)
  • True 4" (10 cm), 6" (15.2 cm) and 12" (30.5 cm) pop-up (measured from the cover to the nozzle)


  • Heavy-duty cover assembly for extra durability in residential or commercial applications
  • Heavy-duty retract spring assures positive pop-down
  • Pressure-activated triple-blade multi-function wiper seal protects internals from debris and assures positive pop-up and retraction
  • Additional O-rings and seals for extra protection in "gritty" water
  • Five-year trade warranty.


  • Stainless steel riser helps deter vandalism on public turf areas (4" and 6" models only)
  • Pre-installed Rain Curtain Nozzle on most popular 5000 and nozzle combinations
  • Seal-A-Matic (SAM) check valve holds up to 7 feet (2.1m) of elevation change to prevent puddling and erosion caused by low head drainage
  • Purple cover for easy identification of non-potable systems

Rotor Tools


Operating Range

  • Precipitation rate: 0.20 to 1.5 in/hr (5 to 37 mm/hr)
  • Radius: 25 to 50 feet (7,6 to 15,2 m)
  • Radius may be reduced up to 25% with radius reduction screw
  • Pressure: 25-65 psi (1,7 to 4,5 bar)
  • Flow Rate: 0.73 to 9.63 gpm (4,2 to 36,6 l/m)


  • 3/4" NPT female bottom threaded inlet
  • Reversing full and part circle adjustment 40° – 360°
  • Full circle only adjustment 360°


  • Pop-up height: Shrub; 4" (10,2 cm); 6" (15,2 cm); 12" (30,5 cm)
  • Overall body height: Shrub: 7 3/4" (19,7cm) 4": 7 3/8" (18, 5 cm); 6": 9 5/8" (24,5 cm); 12": 16 7/8" (42,9 cm)
  • Exposed surface diameter: 1 5/8" (4,1 cm)

NotePop-up height measured from the cover to the nozzle. Overall body height is measured popped down

Optional PRS Feature

  • In-stem pressure regulator (PRS) reduces operating pressure to 45 psi (3,1 bar) for optimal nozzle performance
  • PRS saves water by:
    • Eliminating head-to-head pressure variations
    • Eliminating misting due to high pressure
    • Improving nozzle distribution uniformity by operating the nozzle at optimum pressure
  • Maintenance-free design can be easily retrofitted into existing 5000/5000+, T-Bird™ and Hunter® PGP™ (using UPG model) rotor cases without digging up the entire body
  • Pressure: 25-65 psi (1,7 to 4,5 bar)

Model Comparison

Three steps to specification

1. Choose your rotor model/size

2. Choose arc setting PC/FC

3. Add available options or pre-installed nozzles.

Model/Size Part or Full Circle Available Options
(Choose 1) (Choose 1) (Optional Choices)
5000s (shrub)


PC Part Circle & Reversing Full Circle PRS Pressure Regulation
FC Non-Reversing Full Circle SS Stainless Steel
SAM Check valve NP Non-Potable ID
Plus Flow shut-off    

Part-Circle units (PC) are adjustable from 40–360 degrees. Full-Circle units (FC) are 360 degrees only.

Available Models

Find Rain Bird 5000/5000+ Series Rotors at your nearest Rain Bird Authorized Distributor or buy now from the Rain Bird Online Store.


Model Number

Product Id

5000S Shrub Part Circle SAM 5000SPCSAM Y54907
5000S Shrub Plus Part Circle SAM 5000+SPCSAM Y45550
5000S Shrub Plus Part Circle SAM Non Potable 5000+SPCSAMNP Y45570NP
5000S Shrub Plus PRS Part Circle SAM 5000+SPCSAMR Y65550
5004 Part Circle 5004PC Y54007
5004 Part Circle w/2.0 Nozzle 5004PC20 Y5410720
5004 Part Circle w/2.5 Nozzle 5004PC25 Y5410725
5004 Part Circle w/3.0 Nozzle 5004PC30 Y5410730
5004 Part Circle SAM 5004PCSAM Y55007
5004 Part Circle Non Potable 5004PCNP Y55027NP
5004 Part Circle PRS 5004PCR Y74007
5004 Plus Part Circle 5004+PC Y45000
5004 Plus Part Circle w/2.0 Nozzle 5004+PC20  Y4510020
5004 Plus Part Circle w/3.0 Nozzle 5004+PC30  Y4510030
5004 Plus Part Circle SAM 5004+PCSAM  Y45650
5004 Plus Part Circle PRS 5004+PCR Y65000
5004 Plus Part Circle SAM PRS 5004+PCSAMR Y65650
5004 Plus Part Circle SAM PRS w/2.0 Nozzle 5004+PCSAMR20 Y6565020
5004 Plus Part Circle SAM PRS w/3.0 Nozzle 5004+PCSAMR30 Y6565030
5004 Plus Part Circle SAM PRS Non Potable 5004+PCSAMRNP Y65670NP
5004 Plus Part Circle SAM PRS Stainless Steel 5004+PCSAMRSS Y65750SS
5004 Plus Part Circle SAM PRS Stainless Steel Non Potable 5004+PCSAMRNS Y65770SSNP
5004 Full Circle 5004FC Y54017
5004 Plus Full Circle 5004+FC Y45010
5004 Plus Full Circle SAM 5004+FCSAM Y45655
5004 Plus Full Circle SAM PRS 5004+FCSAMR Y65655
5004 Plus Full Circle Stainless Steel SAM PRS 5004+FCSAMRSS Y65755SS
5006 Part Circle 5006PC Y56007
5006 Part Circle w/ 3.0 Nozzle 5006PC30 Y5600730
5006 Plus Part Circle 5006+PC  Y45800
5006 Plus Part Circle SAM 5006+PCSAM Y45850
5006 Plus Part Circle SAM Non Potable 5006+PCSAMNP  Y45870NP
5006 Plus Part Circle SAM PRS 5006+PCSAMR Y65850
5006 Plus Part Circle SAM PRS Non Potable 5006+PCSAMRNP Y65870NP
5006 Plus Part Circle SAM PRS Stainless Steel 5006+PCSAMRSS Y65950SS
5006 Plus Part Circle SAM PRS Stainless Steel Non Potable 5006+PCSAMRNS Y65970SSNP
5012 Plus Part Circle SAM PRS 5012+PCSAMR Y66050
5012 Plus Part Circle SAM PRS Non Potable 5012+PCSAMRNP Y66070NP