Nelson Rain Train Traveling Sprinkler, Model# 1865
Works great with 1 exception
This works great. Very much a set it and forget it, and it will water your entire lawn. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because it's very top heavy and can tip over easily. The body is cast iron, and therefore very heavy, but the wheels are plastic so there's no weight at the bottom to keep it stabilized, so if it travels across even a very slight incline it will tip over. I hang a few weights from a C clamp that I attach to the underside of the frame on the uphill side to act as a counter balance and that does the trick.
August 17, 2014
Great product, great service, super price! Would recommend this for everyone.
August 15, 2014
Best Robot you ever owned
Works just great! Has very good coverage, automatic shutoff when it reaches the terminator, which you can place anywhere on the hose. Duteously follows the hose path where ever it is positioned. Very Happy worth every cent.
July 18, 2014
Nelson Rain Train Traveling Sprinkler
easy set up, works well sometimes it gets off the hose ramp so needs to be watched some.
June 28, 2014
It's called the Rain Train, even though it looks like a tractor. Don't let that bother you though, because this thing is the best-kept secret in lawn care! Lay out a path with your hose, attach the tractor & align the front wheel with the hose. Turn on the spigot and the tractor follows the hose path while watering the lawn!
Another thing...you can't tell from the images, but this thing is relatively big (like a Christmas tree stand) and heavy (it's cast iron).
l can't believe I've lived this long without knowing about this product!
May 20, 2014
I have four days that I use on my pitch and putt golf course. I even use these on my greens and have had excellent results. With the price of water these days it is certainly a benefit to be able to only put water where one needs it. If I could improve only one thing about this unit it would be to have a faster speed available. On it's fastest setting it still moves very slowly and gives a very good soaking. It would be nice to be able to give a light dusting of water. All in all this is one of the best sprinklers I have ever seen.
May 18, 2014
It only took 2.5 hours of use before the plastic gears were stripped. Was used on a level yard with no obstructions and I made sure it wasn't having to pull too much hose. It now just sits in one place and clicks.
Hopefully, the Nelson customer service outperforms their product.
November 18, 2013
Does fine on flat ground
This product works on flat ground and on grass. It will not work in dirt/mud or up even a slight hill. I gave 4 stars because if you use as intended, it's fine.
September 17, 2013
Nelson Rain Train Sprinkler
15 years with my current product used during the grass growing season. I have just ordered a second Nelson Rain Train for the back yard and a couple of spare parts to render the old model back to like new. Unbelievably durable and dependable. The best investment you can make for a green lawn and flower beds.
September 13, 2013
nelson rain train
new home, wish i had known about this product last summer. works better with 1/2" hose than 5/8'. reccomend it highly.
August 13, 2012