GritX™ Pressure Compensating Heavywall Dripline

Reliable, durable, and high performing pressure compensating dripline

Built to precisely deliver irrigation with market-leading efficiency for a wide variety of applications.  GritX™ features:

  • Precise emitter spacing
  • Clog free in dirty water conditions
  • Easy to roll out
  • Permanent laser labeling
  • Worry-free customer satisfaction

(Formerly H5 Pressure Compensating Dripline)

Precise Spacing          Consistent emitter to emitter          Accurate Flow



  • Emitter spacing on GritX™ dripline is measured to your exact specifications because precision agriculture demands precision products

  • Long-lasting, flexible, kink-free tubing resistant to chemicals and UV radiation made from unique resin blends developed by our in-house material scientists

  • Advanced coiling technology and materials help GritX™ dripline lay flat

  • Two green stripes border the emitter helping orient the tubing for your application

  • Backed by our worry-free Customer Satisfaction Policy: 5 years on product workmanship, and 7 years on environmental stress cracking resistance


  • Traditional surface drip irrigation applications

  • Agriculture, greenhouse, and nursery use

  • Best suited for permanent crops, orchard and vineyard applications including grapes, hops, stone fruit, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, blueberries, and pecans

  • Ideal for high-frequency irrigation on flat, sloped, or rolling terrain

  • For poor quality or challenging water conditions 

Optional Pre-Installed Vine Clips

Rain Bird pre-installed vine clips help improve water placement and dramatically reduce installation time and labor costs. Ideal for all on-wire dripline applications. 

  • Installed to the grower's specifications at the time of order; most common spacing ranges from 24" to 48" 
  • Easily adjustable in field to position and hold dripline or emitter location in place for precise water application
  • Commonly used in applications with elevation changes to prevent water migration and ensure droplets fall at desired plant location
  • Low profile design optimal for mechanical harvesting 

Optional Field Installed Clip Plugs

Rain Bird field installed clip plugs help customize flow requirements on single runs of dripline and plan for future water requirements of maturing crops.

  • Extremely reliable and efficient with ratcheting closures for the tightest seal
  • Compatible with 16mm to 20mm tubing sizes
  • Easy installation and removal, but will not fall off in the field


Operating Range 

Operating Pressure: 7 to 60 psi (0.48 to 4.14 bar) 

Water Temperature: Up to 110° F (43.3° C) 

Ambient Temperature: Up to 150° F (65.6° C) 

Required Filtration: 120 mesh (125 micron) 



Nominal Flow Rates: 

0.31 gph (1.2 l/h) 

0.42 gph (1.6 l/h) 

0.53 gph (2.0 l/h) 

0.61 gph (2.3 l/h) 

0.93 gph (3.5 l/h) 

1.06 gph (4.0 l/h) 


Standard Emitter Spacing: 

12", 18", 24", 30", 36", 42", 48", 60" 

20cm, 40cm, 45cm, 50cm, 55cm, 60cm, 70cm, 75cm, 100cm 

Custom spacing available 


Tubing Dimensions: 

  • 16 mm with 35mil wall: OD 0.610" (15.5mm), ID 0.540" (13.7mm), wall thickness 0.035"(0.9mm) 
  • 16 mm with 45mil wall: OD 0.630" (16.0mm), ID 0.540" (13.7mm), wall thickness 0.045"(1.1mm) 
  • 18 mm: OD 0.709" (18.0mm), ID 0.619" (15.7mm), wall thickness 0.045"(1.1mm) 
  • 20 mm: OD 0.786" (19.9mm), ID 0.690" (17.5mm), wall thickness 0.048"(1.2mm) 


Customer Satisfaction Policy: 

Rain Bird’s Customer Satisfaction Policy provides 5 years of protection on product workmanship and 7 years on environmental stress cracking. 


Pressure vs Flow:

A5 Flow vs Pressure

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