Toro sprinkler heads have been around for the last few decades, providing irrigation solutions to lawns, golf courses, sports fields, and more. One way to ensure you provide adequate water is by adjusting the sprinkler heads. To help you do this, we researched how to adjust various Toro sprinkler head models.
Follow the steps listed below to adjust the arc and radius on these Toro sprinkler head models:
- Toro Super 700
- To increase the arc, lock the pin to its correct position.
- Turn the nozzle counterclockwise to the point of the arc angle required.
- Press down the nozzle, and turn clockwise to your desired point.
- Pull the nozzle up, release it, and turn the lock pin to the L position.
- To decrease the arc, follow all the steps above, except you will reduce the arc to the point required.
- Toro 570
- Pull the nozzle up
- Increase the arc angle by turning the nozzle clockwise until the arrow reaches the desired point.
- To decrease the arc angle, turn the nozzle counterclockwise until the arrow reaches the required point.
- Toro T5
- To increase the arc, turn the nozzle clockwise until you reach the desired angle.
- Afterward, turn the nozzle counterclockwise until you reach the angle required on the left.
- To reduce the arc, turn the nozzle clockwise to the arc you had earlier set.
- Turn the nozzle counterclockwise to the required angle, then turn it clockwise to reach the arc angle you had earlier set.
- Toro 2001 series
- Insert a rotary tool into the center of the nozzle and turn counterclockwise to increase the arc and vice versa.
Keep reading to learn how to adjust different Toro sprinkler head models and the reasons for adjusting the heads.
How To Adjust Different Toro Sprinkler Heads
For your grass, plants, or garden to receive the right amount of water, adjusting your sprinkler heads is inevitable. This is due to various reasons, which we'll discuss later in this post.
For example, if you set the arc at 90 degrees, the sprinkler head can only rotate within a quarter circle. The radius is the throw distance of the water from the sprinkler head.
How To Adjust the Arc Of Your Sprinkler Head
The following is a guide on how to adjust the arc of the Toro sprinkler heads in the Super 700, 570, T5, and 2001 series:
Toro Super 700 Sprinkler Head
- If the lock pin is not positioned, turn it to the left until it points to A or the Adjust position.
- Decide how far you want to increase the arc.
- Turn the nozzle counterclockwise to the point you want the arc to end.
- Press the nozzle down.
- While still pressing the nozzle down, turn it clockwise and add the arc you need.
- Pull up the nozzle and then release it.
- The new arc is added to the right side of the previous arc.
- Ensure you have made the correct adjustments, and then turn the lock pin clockwise to the L position. This locks the new arc into place.
To decrease the arc of your Toro Super 700, follow the steps below:
- Ensure the lock pin points to A or the Adjust position.
- Press the nozzle down.
- As you press down, turn the nozzle counterclockwise and decrease it to the arc you desire.
- Pull the nozzle upward and then release it.
- The decreased adjustment will be to the right side of the arc.
- After ensuring you have adjusted it correctly, turn the lock pin clockwise to L or the lock position.
Toro 570Z Sprinkler Head
The Toro 570Z sprinkler head is suitable for small to medium-sized landscapes or intricately designed lawns.
It's very easy to adjust the arc of these Toro sprinkler heads. Follow the guide below:
- Using your fingers, pull up the nozzle.
- When the nozzle is closed, you'll notice an arrow that's on top of the nozzle that is right above the notch.
- To increase the water coverage area, your sprinkler head sprinkles or the arc, turn the nozzle clockwise.
- Turn it until you achieve the arc you desire.
Check out this video for a demonstration of these steps.
Toro T5 Sprinkler Head
The Toro T5 RapidSet series is a new unique entrant into the market. You don't need to use any tools to adjust the sprinkler head.
The steps include:
- To increase the arc, turn the nozzle clockwise with the arrow pointing to the desired right edge of the arc. You will hear clicking sounds, which is perfectly normal.
- Turn the nozzle counterclockwise until you reach the desired arc angle.
- To reduce the arc, turn the nozzle clockwise until you reach the right stop you had earlier set.
- Turn counterclockwise to the desired arc position.
- Turn the nozzle again to the right until you reach the edge of the arc you had previously set. This will subtract the arc degrees you have just reduced.
Check out this video for details on the steps above.
You can also use a rotary tool to adjust the arc of a Toro T5, including the radius of water, as you will see in the video below.
Toro 2001 Series Sprinkler Heads
This is one of the older Toro sprinkler head series. To adjust the arc, insert a rotary tool at the center of the nozzle turret and turn it clockwise to decrease the arc. To increase the arc, turn it counterclockwise.
Each time you hear a clicking sound as you turn, you change the arc by three degrees. Confirm the new arc angle, and if you need to adjust it, repeat the above procedure.
How To Adjust The Radius Of Your Sprinkler Head
As with most sprinkler heads, you will need to use a rotary tool to adjust the radius of the water. As mentioned earlier, the radius is the distance the water shoots out from the sprinkler head to the point it lands.
Insert the rotary tool or a small flat-head screwdriver into the radius adjustment slot. Rotate the tool counterclockwise to increase the radius of the water throw, or rotate clockwise to reduce it.
Why Adjust Toro Sprinkler Heads?
There are various reasons you may need to adjust your sprinkler heads. Some common reasons include the following:
Obstructed Sprinkler Heads
After a long winter or extended period of rain, your sprinkler heads can get buried under the ground.
To locate the sprinkler heads, check the diagram of your sprinkler system, and follow the pipes to identify each one. In a worst-case scenario, you can use a metal detector to locate the sprinkler heads.
They may not pop back up easily from the ground when you turn on the sprinkler system because they are obstructed. So you may need to adjust the sprinkler heads to get them working normally again.
Addition Of New Plants
If you add new plants to your garden or move plants from one area to another, you may need to adjust the radius of the water throw or the water coverage.
A light breeze may not require you to adjust the sprinkler heads. But if it's windy, the sprinklers could create a mist, or only a few drops of water might fall on your plants.
To correct this, you'll need to adjust the sprinkler heads to either reduce the mist or increase the water that's coming out.
Gaps In Water Lawns
You installed the sprinkler system to achieve a lush, green lawn. But if there are gaps that receive less water than the rest of the lawn, you need to close the gaps.
These gaps will have a lighter color and, in severe cases, may appear brown. To overcome this problem, you must ensure an overlap in the water coverage.
This is done by adjusting the sprinkler heads so that the end of the water from one head reaches the adjacent head and vice versa.
You can use various Toro sprinkler heads to irrigate your lawn or garden. We covered the steps on how to adjust them in this post, along with common reasons your sprinkler heads might need adjusting.
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