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RAIN BIRD GOLF ANNOUNCES NEW GBS25 2nd GENERATION SOLENOID FOR VALVE-IN-HEAD ROTORS AND CASE ASSEMBLIES

Industry-leading surge resistance and built-in filtration for reliable performance under the toughest conditions

TUCSON, Ariz. (February 25, 2015) –-Rain Bird Corporation - Golf Division is pleased to announce the new GBS25 Golf Black Solenoid for Rain Bird valve-in-head golf rotors and case assemblies.  The GBS25 solenoid raises the bar on solenoid technology and is a “must have” for any golf course that experiences surges due to lightning or uses non-potable water. The GBS25 is the standard solenoid included on all currently available Rain Bird golf valve-in-head rotor models.

“The GBS25 Solenoid provides superintendents with a solution for two potential service issues often faced by valve-in-head solenoids: resistance to lightning surges and resistance to debris,” said Matt Mikucki, rotor product manager with Rain Bird’s Golf Division. “The GBS25 has the highest surge resistance in the industry and is rated for 25,000 volt surges. It also has a secondary filter that protects the solenoid chamber from debris, keeping the plunger captured and away from contamination.” 
The GBS25 introduces several new improvements and features including:

  • Industry-leading surge resistance of 25kV
  • Built-in filtration for a 2nd level of debris protection
  • New ¾” shorter body design that eliminates the need for a thread adapter
  • Captured plunger and wire capture ports
  • Reduction to minimum operating voltage

The durability of the GBS25 practically eliminates service labor. The GBS25 comes with a 1-year warranty standard and is extended to 5 years when installed with a Rain Bird swing joint.

ABOUT RAIN BIRD GOLF

Rain Bird Corporation – Golf Division provides complete irrigation solutions to golf courses across the globe. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leading-edge products including pump stations, rotors, field controllers, map-based and mobile central control systems, decoders, swing joints, filtration systems, valves and irrigation accessories.  Central controls and pump stations are serviced and supported by a comprehensive Global Service Plan (GSP).  Rain Bird products and services are sold worldwide through an extensive distribution network.  For more information, please contact 1-800-RAINBIRD or visit www.rainbird.com.

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