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RAIN BIRD’S NEW RD1800™ SERIES SPRAYS SAVE WATER AND PERFORM RELIABLY UNDER EVEN THE TOUGHEST CONDITIONS

Exclusive Flow-Shield™ Technology helps these sprays outlast the competition even when used with non-potable water

AZUSA, Calif. (November 4, 2011) — Irrigation system components are often subjected to high water pressure, chemically-treated recycled water or even dirty water containing grit, debris and other particulates. Rain Bird’s new RD1800™ Series Sprays are designed to take on all of these challenges with ease.

The RD1800 builds upon the reputation of Rain Bird’s popular 1800® Series Sprays that have provided unmatched durability, reliability, and performance for over 30 years. The RD1800 Series features an exclusive co-molded, pressure activated Triple-Blade Wiper Seal to ensure a positive seal without excess “flow-by.” This seal enables more heads to be installed on the same valve while optimizing performance and durability at pop-up and retraction. The RD1800 can handle operating pressures ranging from 15 to 100 psi, and when outfitted with Rain Bird’s optional PRS pressure-regulating device, the spray delivers consistent outlet pressure regardless of inlet pressure fluctuations.

Sprays are often at high risk for damage and vandalism, sometimes causing a tremendous loss of water and damaging erosion before the problem is detected. That’s why Rain Bird also designed the RD1800 to include patent-pending Flow-Shield™ Technology. When a nozzle is removed, this feature reduces the amount of water flowing through the stem by up to 90 percent compared to an average spray and up to 50 percent when compared to a typical pressure-regulating spray.

Designed for use with all Rain Bird plastic spray head nozzles and constructed of time-proven UV-resistant plastic and corrosion-resistant stainless steel parts, the RD1800 can take on the toughest irrigation challenges for years to come. For more information about the new RD1800 Spray, visit www.rainbird.com/RD1800 or call 1-800-RAIN BIRD.

ABOUT RAIN BIRD CORPORATION:

Headquartered in Azusa, Calif., Rain Bird Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. From simple beginnings in 1933, Rain Bird now offers the industry's broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes, available in more than 130 countries. Rain Bird has been awarded hundreds of patents, including the first in 1935 for the impact sprinkler. Rain Bird’s philosophy called The Intelligent Use of Water ® is 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 facilities around the world. www.rainbird.com.

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