For me, one of the best time saving techniques is to use a tripod sprinkler or alternative sprinkling system. I’m a “set and forgot” type of guy, so being able to setup and automate my watering is a great pleasure! Gone are the days of standing in the backyard holding the hose for 30 minutes every Sunday.
So what is the best sprinkler you say? Personally, I have been using two Orbit 56667N zinc impact sprinklers for my garden which I’ll review here today.
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Orbit 56667N Sprinkler Review
For me, build quality was a very important factor when I was looking for a sprinkler. Being in the mid west, conditions can be harsh, so having a unit that could withstand the battering was a must.
As for this Orbit 56667N tripod sprinkler, it is primarily made out of aluminum which included the tripod legs and the goose next attachment. Other materials are ABS plastic which are used for fastening the tripod legs and also on the base of the legs for extra grip. (There is also the zinc sprinkler head which I’ll cover below).
Sprinkler Head & Spray Diameter
At the end of that day, what we want from a sprinkler is obviously the spraying of water, and to do it well. So how did this sprinkler head stack up on the Orbit 56667N? Well pretty darn well to be honest!
Orbit are well known for their great impact head sprinklers, and this one continues that tradition. (To be honest, I was quite surprised from the performance, considering the cheep price). As for the numbers, this unit is sporting a 1/2 inch male threaded zinc impact head.
So why not just get a traditional on ground sprinkler you may be wondering? Well that is a good question that I actually asked myself as well!
Also having the extra height allows for a greater spraying distance as opposed to on the ground.
In many ways, this Orbit 56667N is almost close to a photography tripod with the height that it has. At full extension, it measure 37.5 inches plus the sprinkler head which is made possible with the three telescopic legs. (Just be careful if you plan on using this unit on a slop/graded lawn as it could topple due to its light weight).
One thing I learnt very early on while learning how to garden was the importance of accessories and how they interacted with my other tools/products.
As I mentioned in the beginning of this article, I’m a set and forget type of guy. So as you most probably might have guessed, I of course opted for a Orbit programmable hose faucet timer. This was a lifesaver as it allowed me to set the spray time between 1-240 minutes and also the daily/weekly intervals.
I also picked up a 2-way garden hose splitter as I had two of the Orbit 56667N in operation.
Wrapping It Up
Overall I was very with my Orbit 56667N and I would highly recommend it to any buddying gardener or someone who appreciates a well maintained lawn. While I don’t expect this product to last forever, I have already gotten my far share of use out of it!