What is a Walking Sprinkler?

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Most people don’t know walking sprinklers even exist, so don’t feel left out if you’re one of them. When I first started maintaining a lawn and garden, I knew right away that I didn’t have the proper watering system that fit in with my schedule. I was constantly turning off and on the watering hose, moving my stationary sprinkler, and creating a muddy mess.

Gone are the days of tracking mud into my house and washing my hands 10 times. I have a few neighbors I’d like to thank for that! They introduced me to their cast iron walking sprinkler systems, and for that, I will forever be grateful.

Top 3 Picks for Best Walking Sprinklers:

  1. Nelson Rain Train 1865 Traveling Sprinkler
  2. Orbit 58322 Traveling Sprinkler
  3. Watex WX005 Water Traveling Sprinkler

Here are some questions I frequently get asked when it comes to walking sprinklers:

What are Walking Sprinklers?

Walking sprinklers, better known as traveling sprinklers (or tractor sprinklers),  are typically used to water large areas of grass.  Walking sprinklers use water pressure to move tractor-like wheels that push it along the course of your garden hose, all while watering a large plot of land. Both homeowners and commercial companies use them to maintain the beauty of their landscaping, including lawn and garden. Walking water sprinklers typically have a cast-iron body in the shape of a tractor (or something similar). The inner workings can be a combination of plastic, brass, or aluminum depending on the quality and grade of the product you select.

What is the Spray Diameter of a Walking Sprinkler?

The maneuverable spray arms allow users to adjust the spray diameter of most walking sprinklers. On most tractor lawn sprinklers the watering diameter can be adjusted from 15 feet to 55 feet, and with a 200-foot hose will cover 13,500 square feet.

Will a Walking Sprinkler Work On a Hillside?

Depending on the severity of the hillside, and water pressure provided, the walking sprinkler should be able to handle the job. If your land has gradual ups and downs, the tractor sprinkler will have no problem.

How Much Does a Walking Sprinkler Weigh?

Walking sprinklers can vary in weight, but most are around 10 to 12 lbs. If you are wondering why walking water sprinklers are so heavy, that is because its weight helps pull the weight of the hose while keeping the tractor stabilized and progressively moving forward.

How Do I Turn Off a Walking Sprinkler?

Some walking water sprinklers have automatic shut-off ramps that prevent water waste. The auto shut-off ramps give you the ability to set up the hose and sprinkler and walk away. When the sprinkler gets to the ramp it will automatically turn itself off.

Where Can I Buy Walking Sprinklers?

Walking sprinklers can be purchased online or at home depot and you occasionally might find them at lowes. If you want to save money, check out the best prices online. Walking sprinklers at home depot and lowes are overpriced and rarely in stock.

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