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Rain Bird 5004-PC 4 in. Pop-Up Adjustable Arc Rotor

  • Series: 5000
  • Pop-Up Height: 4 inches
  • Rain Bird Pop-Up Adjustable Arc Rotor

Rain Bird 5000 Rotor 4 inch

Features & Benefits

The Rain Bird 5000 Series Rotor is designed to deliver superior water distribution and larger water droplets, eliminating tough dry spots.

The 5000 Series Rotor is a rugged mid-range gear-drive rotary sprinkler, offering durability, great performance, and the convenience of arc adjustment from the top. This versatile rotor offers a standard rubber cover and the convenience of reversing full-and part-circle operation (up to 360 degrees) in one unit. And, with a tree of Rain Curtain nozzles, the 5000 Series Rotor offers excellent distribution for top-notch efficiency. All of this and a proven gear-driven design, is what makes the 5000 Series Rotor one head that will Take Performance to the Top.

  • 1 complete set of standard nozzles per rotor
  • 1 Set of Instructions (1 per shipment)
  • Adjustment tool not included since standard flat-head screwdriver is sufficient
  • The 5000 Series Rotor Sprinkler is available in 4", 6", 12" and Shrub models.
  • Standard Rubber Cover for extra protection and easy identification.
  • Heavy-duty cover assembly for extra durability in residential and commercial applications.
  • Enhanced Rain Curtain Nozzles: Increased radius range with less flow per nozzle, New Micro-Ramps for superior close-in watering, Nozzle Extraction Feature for easy rotor maintenance
  • Heavy-duty retractable spring assures positive pop-down
  • Tree of nozzles including low angle (Angle of trajectory 10 degrees) and standard angle Rain Curtain nozzles (Angle of trajectory 25 degrees) provides 25 to 50 ft (7 to 15,2 M) distance of throw.
  • Top-adjust arc adjustment requiring only a flat-bladed screwdriver
  • Water-lubricated gear-drive design for durable, reliable operation
  • 40- 360 degrees Arc Rotation for reversing Full-and Part-Circle rotation in one. A non-reversing full circle only unit is also available.
  • Radius adjustment screw allows up to 25% radius reduction without changing nozzles
  • True 4" (10 cm) pop-up (measured from the case cover to the nozzle)
  • Pressure activated multi-function wiper seal protects internals from debris and assures positive pop-up and retraction
  • Reinforced flow path for additional side load strength
  • Additional o-rings and seals for extra protection in "gritty" water

Here at Sprinkler Warehouse, we have carried the Rain Bird family of products for many years. You will be able to find the parts you need to help keep your sprinkler system running like new. The Rain Bird 5000 adjustment is part of a series of products used for adjusting your sprinkler head.

As with most of the sprinkler parts you may need to repair or replace, the Rain Bird 5000 adjustment is easy to install. It is preferred by many of our customers because:

  • It takes only four steps to install.
  • The product adjusts the arc.
  • It is incredibly economical.
  • It bears the trusted Rain Bird name.

Whether you are a professional landscaper or a weekend warrior landscaper, our customers have been pleased with the Rain Bird 5000 adjustment and the 5000-plus series. They turn to us when they require replacement valves, rotors, nozzles, sprinkler heads, and more.

Product Details

  • Precipitation rate: .20 to 1.01 inches per hour (5 to 26 mm/h)
  • Radius: 25 to 50 feet (7,6 to 15,2 m)
  • Radius may be reduced up to 25% with radius reduction screw
  • Pressure: 25-65 psi (1,7 to 4,5 bar)
  • Flow Rate: .73 to 9.63 gpm (0,17 to 2,19 m3/h)
  • 3/4" (20/27) NPT female bottom threaded inlet
  • Reversing full-and part-circle adjustment 40 - 360 degrees

  • Pop-up height: Shrub: 4" (10 cm); 6" (15 cm); 12" (30 cm)
  • Overall body height: Shrub: 7 3/4" (19,7 cm), 4": 7 3/8" (18, 5 cm); 6": 9 5/8" (24,5 cm); 12": 16 7/8"(42,9 cm)
  • Exposed surface diameter: 1 5/8" (4,1 cm) *Note: Pop-up height measured from cover to the nozzle. Overall body height is measured popped down.

Rain Bird 5000 Rotor
Longer Life - Life Cycle Test Description:

This test simulates the number operational cycles that a rotor sees during life.

Test Result:

Testing proves that Rain Bird rotors have the longest operating cycle life of any rotor on the market. Specifically, Rain Bird 5000 Series lasts nearly twice as long as the Hunter PGP

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Product Tag:
Low Cost Solutions
Flow Rate:
0.73 - 9.63 GPM
Spray Pattern:
Part Circle Adjustable (40 - 360)
Spray Radius (ft.):
25 - 50
Riser Material:
Flow Control:
No Flow Shut-Off
Check Valve SAM:
No Seal-A-Matic
Residential And Commercial
Pressure Range (PSI):
Body Height:
Inlet Size:
5 Years
Rain Bird
Product Type:
Pop-Up Height:
Check Valve:
No Seal-A-Matic
Flow Control:
No Flow Shut-Off
Riser Material:
Radius (ft.):
25' - 50'
Part Circle Adjustable (40 - 360)
4.8 / 5.0
140 Reviews
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Superior Quality and Performance
I had been using another brand of pop-up adjustable rotor when the need for a few replacement Rotors due to winter damage and wear. The local source did not have the original brand in stock, but did have a selection of "Rain Bird" rotors. I bought three and installed them. Immediately noticed that they had different nozzles to choose from and I selected "Rain Curtain" pattern. These produced a very even pattern of water droplets which eliminated the spotty coverage of the original brand that they replaced. I will never buy another brand in the future!
May 25, 2015
Pop up sprinklers are working great so far
I thought I was ordering the 5000 Plus rotors because this link came up when I did the search. So I was disappointed when I got the order and found them to be different. But I needed new rotors to replace my old Rain Bird rotors from 2001, so I used them anyway. The 5000-PC rotors work better than my old 5000 rotors. They adjust easier and spray with better pressure. The ability to turn off the spray during operation turned out not to be all that important to me. The price was great, so I'm very satisfied. I just hope they last as long as the old ones did.
September 18, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great head
As a novice homeowner, with little sprinkler installation experience, have tried 4 different heads, this one is the best and the one I am using to finish my install.
July 5, 2015
5004 Rotor
I have used these for years, they last and work without problem. The rain curtain they put out is fascinating to watch as the sun hit the stream, you can actually see for yourself how well the coverage is. You will not be disappointed with these rotors in your lawn.
June 6, 2017
over 3 years ago
Best sprinkler head value and less than 1/2 the price buying online.
Great price and fast service. These sprinkler heads are easy to use and work great.
June 20, 2018
over 2 years ago
I am at irrigation contractor and I only use Rainbird products because they are the absolute best
I am at irrigation contractor and I only use Rainbird products because they are the absolute best
September 2, 2018
over 2 years ago
Good price but had to add my own nozzle.
Sprinklers came with no nozzle and none to insert.
August 19, 2019
1 year ago
Good Products,
Installation and adjust head very easy, Good products, high quality.
June 11, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great product
Bought replacement for rotors that I put in seven years ago. Great rotors at a great price
August 14, 2014
I would buy this product again and again
Front lawn.
June 9, 2014
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I could not find the Signature 6000
G A on Feb 19, 2019
Best sprinkler head out there!
Nick P on Dec 15, 2018
I could not find the Signature 6000
G A on Feb 19, 2019
i need them.
zack S on Jan 30, 2019
Best sprinkler head out there!
Nick P on Dec 15, 2018
Price and functionality
Ken M on Dec 2, 2018
because I need it
S N on Nov 17, 2018
Ken on Nov 2, 2018
I've had this product before and had excellent results.
Robert S on Oct 24, 2018
This is a value priced head with a 40 to 360 degree arc. A large range of nozzles come with each head and I'm able to fine tune each irrigation head to the area it serves.
B U on Oct 19, 2018
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L S on Oct 9, 2018
price and quality
Connie G on Oct 6, 2018
Replace like for like
S P on Oct 1, 2018
Used them before and they work fine.
E D on Sep 25, 2018
I have over 30 head is my yard for 18 years and find Rain Birds to be the best.
Chris E on Sep 25, 2018
I ordered these previously, and they work great.
Louis H on Sep 18, 2018
Installed about 70 of these at my home with no issues. How about a coupon? lol
Tim H on Sep 10, 2018
have used for many years, good price
Pete P on Sep 9, 2018
E L on Sep 8, 2018
get head
Michael W on Sep 6, 2018
Replacement for what I have!
Donald E on Sep 5, 2018
only head I use
O U on Sep 4, 2018
Repalcing a hammer rotating head
ml on Sep 3, 2018
very pleased with this product and the price
C A on Sep 3, 2018
price and is a good product
C A on Sep 2, 2018
The Signatures were out of stock and these were on sale.
Jeffery H on Sep 1, 2018
good quality sprinkler
D R on Aug 31, 2018
I have about 20 in my yards and one or two give out every year. But still prefer them to the other brands.
D L on Aug 30, 2018
R L on Aug 28, 2018
TO change current rainbird sprinkler heads to rotor 5000 series.
D J on Aug 28, 2018
price and they work great
C A on Aug 27, 2018
easy to adjust
Carey G on Aug 22, 2018
I bought it with a special deal and saved $6 per pc.
H U on Aug 22, 2018
Need to replace a head and think the rotor style will better suit the location
K O on Aug 19, 2018
Perfect for my application which doesn't require a full circle and the nozzle tree that comes with it gives me several choices of nozzles.
S F on Aug 18, 2018
used them before
Tim A on Aug 17, 2018
Replacements for ones that aren't working anymore.
D E on Aug 15, 2018
Needed replacement heads.
C J on Aug 15, 2018
Larry B on Aug 15, 2018
Best choice on the market today...… period
Michael K on Aug 14, 2018
i needed a replacement
G J on Aug 8, 2018
Great Long Lasting Head
O U on Aug 7, 2018
I have a situation with very fine sand in the well that supports my irrigation system and I have had better luck with Rain Bird rotor than Hunter which I had used in past. Unfortunately both brands have a very limited life, I have to regularly replace them every one or two years.
Dwight B on Aug 7, 2018
We like the value and quality of the sprinkler heads from Rain Bird
D O on Aug 6, 2018
Good product at a good price.
Jack W on Aug 5, 2018
Purchased some in the oast to replace another brand and they have worked very well
Jay S on Aug 5, 2018
I have a couple of rotors that aren't turning.
Benjamin B on Aug 4, 2018
good product.
Glynn B on Aug 4, 2018
S A on Aug 4, 2018
This product had very good reviews.
Robert S on Aug 2, 2018
Needed these because I think they are better than Hunter PGP
D D on Aug 2, 2018
Similar to existing installation
H O on Aug 1, 2018
i need them.
zack S on Jan 30, 2019
Price and functionality
Ken M on Dec 2, 2018
I am using a Hunter PGP right now and want to switch over to Rain Bird 5000 series pop up, they are both 3/4 size. What makes the Rain bird a better nozzle?
A shopper on Apr 30, 2015
Is there a case discount?
A shopper on May 7, 2015
What is the difference in these 2 rotors 5004-PC-R and the 5004-PC besides price?
d v on Aug 5, 2016
Is this a replacement head for a T40 T-Bird, Rain Bird? I understand that the T-Bird line has been discontinued.
A shopper on Jun 14, 2013
BEST ANSWER: These work perfectly well as a replacement for a T-40. In fact, you can leave the canister housing from the T-40 in-ground and simply change out the innards and lid. They fit perfect.
trying to buy rainbird 5004 PC 4in rotor. does it come with a complete set of nozzle for each unit?
Brian P on Jun 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello Brian,
Just bought 15 of them and they sent me a complete set of nozzels for each sprinkler head and the screwdriver for adjustments.
does this come with a nozzle pre installed?
A shopper on Apr 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: All 5000 series rotors come with a nozzle 'tree' with several nozzle sizes and a LA (low angle) option to fit a variety of coverage distances and precipitation rates. See Rain Bird 5000 series nozzle carts for the appropriate nozzle. Be sure to set the screw at the front of the head low enough to hold the nozzle in during use.
Regarding the Left edge stop.

I've read there is a clutch assembly in the sprinkler that allows you to just twist the turret to the desired position. But the manual says to turn the entire case, which I would think would either loosen the pipe thread to the left or could strip the threads if you had to go too far to the right.

Which way is the correct way to set the left edge stop point?
frank c on Apr 28, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Both ways work. The clutch works well when the the head is first installed. After it has been in the ground a year the clutch gets tight and often wont work. However you shouldnt need to adjust much on the second year.

Turning the head into the threads on the bottom also works.

You can also take the head appart and reassemble it pointing the desired direction.
I am looking to replace a Rainbrid sprinkler head that rotates 180degrees and has the valves to control the water, as well as is adjustable spray. Can you recommend which one is best?
kevin h on May 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The 5000 plus series(PC) has a on/off control on top of the rotor and is adjustable from 40-360 degrees. You can also get them with a pressure regulator built in.
I need to water a hill from the bottom. It seems that most rotors throw a pretty low arc. Standard impact sprinkers (rainbirds) throw high enough for my purpose but I haven't found a rotor that will throw at a high enough angle. Can anyone recommend a rotor that can throw at a high ark like an impact sprinkler?
David A on May 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The easiest way to fix this problem is to put the rotor at an angle. This is only possible if it is at the end of the run but can not be done if the vertical hole in the pipe is in the middle of the run. Another way is to run your pipe to the top of the hill and have it spray to the bottom of the hill. The third way is to buy a 3/4 inch swing joint riser that I have purchased for under $6.00. I have not seen any in 1/2 inch if that is what you are looking for. A riser with one end in 1/2 inch and the other in 3/4 inch to connect to the swing joint will work. The only problem with a swing joint is they tend to throw water higher as time goes on from the water pressure causing the rotor to sink further into the ground. You will need to dig around the rotor about once a year and pull it up. The best feature is the rotor will not break if driven over as it will simply push it further into the ground.
is this a good and dependable sprinkler head?
Gregory P on Aug 23, 2012
We are irrigation contractors. We install hundrds of these 5004 heads every year. We will replace only a few that have stopped rotating. Most of the bad heads we find will be 6-10 years old. They have a very good distibution rate and are easy to adjust.

L&L Repair
can I get these with 2.0 tips installed?
Carey G on Jul 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They do not come with a nozzle installed. They do come with a 12 pack of nozzles. They are easy to put in. You need to learn how so that you can put in the nozzles that work the best for your situation. If you have most of them watering 180 degrees and one watering 270 degrees {on a corner}.that sprinkler needs a larger nozzle to put the same amount of water on your grass.
If i use a rainbird 5000 rotor with a 1.5 nozzle will the gpm be the same with a 1/2 circle or a full circle arc ??
A shopper on May 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes and no...lol Yes the gpm is the same on both rotors and what is important is your lawn gets the same water for the giving area. The reason it can be confusing is the half arc rotor travels half as far before it turns around so less water through the rotor before it turns around.. but it has half as much grass to water as well. So the half arc rotor runs( we will say) for 30 seconds before it turns around and the full arc rotor runs for 1 minute before it turns around. In 30 seconds .75 gal. has gone through the half arc rotor and in 1 minute 1.5 gal. has gone through the full arc rotor, but with half as much grass to water the half arc rotor only needs half the water through the rotor before it turns around, still 1.5 gpm but half as much run time before it turns around. Sorry I hope I didn't confuse you more...lol
I"M looking for a sprinkler head that doesn't spray out to far to go on my neighbors house as our houses are pretty close and the house will get mildew if both our sprinklers hit the same spot?
A shopper on Nov 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Probably should hire a professional, but, your sprinklers shouldn't spray "too much" onto your neighbors. So, you need to find out what that maximum distance is, and find a sprinkler that matches that. Maybe a spray head that only sprays out 15' or less. Need to consider available water pressure as well, as that will make a difference. Look at the manufactures spec's, as they all have them. Also need to consider what other types of sprinkler heads are on the line, as you really shouldn't mix sprays with rotors.
Is the 5004 replacement for the 5000?
Donald E on Sep 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is the 5000. That's why it's called the 5000 series. The "4" in "5004" simply denotes the height of the rotor. a "5006" would be a 6 inch rotor, a "5012", a 12 inch rotor, etc.
Does the rainbird 5000 series have an adjustable left stop position? I know it comes fixed at 180 degrees and want to know the easiest left stop adjustment please.
Jarvis A on Jun 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is no "left stop adjustment"...the Rainbird 5000 rotor is designed to be "set to the left" & "adjusted to the right"...that being said, when you are ready to install the rotor: 1) insert the desired nozzle into the rotor, 2) hold the rotor in one hand, turn the center circular portion completely to the left until it stops...this is your "set or beginning" position, 3) thread (screw) the rotor onto its riser until your "set" position is aligned properly at the "left" side (or beginning) of the desired "spray pattern", 4) adjust the spray pattern at the "plus/minus" (+/-) on the circular/center portion of the rotor using the Rainbird adjuster key/tool to stop at the desired "right side" stop. The RB 5000 does come with a "preset" 180 degree arc, from the factory, so any "other" desired arc will need to be "set" using the above method. In simple terms...it's "set to the left stop (or beginning position)"...& "adjust to the right". Best rotor ever! I've been in the irrigation business for (25) years & "seen them all"...the RB 5000 is my rotor of choice.
I have a couple of sprinkler heads that are not rotating. They say Rain Bird 5000. Is there some way of fixing them or should I just replace them?
Glenn G on May 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would just replace them. New heads are not terribly expensive. I hit one with my lawnmower and cut off the top of a rotor. If the outer tube is not cracked or otherwise damaged, you can simply unscrew and remove the moving parts as a unit and screw in the new parts without having to dig. It's fairly easy to reset the spray pattern and nozzles/jets come with the new heads.
Need Rainbird 5004-PC with 1" inlet - don't see on website?
A shopper on Jun 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: As far as I know the 5004 is only offered with 3/4 inlet. Generally you have to get into a commercial rotor to get a 1" inlet. The 5004 is rated for 9gpm so there would be no need for 1". To adapt it use a 1" to 3/4 male adapter.
want a rain sensor for the system do you have one?
joseph albanesi on Jun 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I have one, but you can't have mine. It does not work anyway. Rain sensors are always the first irrigation part to go out. Not worth buying.
how much water pressure requires to operate the 5000 series op up?
Jay Z on Jun 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 35 to 50 psi is best. If pressure is low you can reduce the nozzle gpm for all heads on the zone. Too high and you can increase nozzle gpm fir all heads. Larger drops are more efficient watering than misting
Will this fit a toro system?
Cathy H on Dec 10, 2012
Yes. As long as the fitting you are screwing it into is the same size, it will fit. (they are usually the same size). My system is a Rain Bird, but I also have some Toro heads.
need 20ft sprinker head ?
A shopper on Oct 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: don't understand the question, if you're asking if this head will spray water 20', then yes, if you use the right nozzle and have adequate pressure.
Does the 5000 series rotors have a 1/2 inch or 3/4 threaded connection on the bottom of the rotor?
A shopper on Aug 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is a 3/4 inch thread.
How can I purchase MPR nozzles for the 5000 series rotors?
A shopper on Jul 21, 2016
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BEST ANSWER: Replacement nozzles-I've been replacing all my hunter heads with Rainbird 5000 series nozzles. Every time I purchase from Sprinkler Wherehouse they send every nozzle,for each head, I believe they have ,to cover any application ! Chet Luginbuhl
Ellington, Ct.
I have a broken R-50 Turf Bird.

Is this item a replacement?
IOSEF V on Jun 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but it all depends on how far you want it to shoot and how many gmp you want to put out..
is this unit a 3/4" thread?
A shopper on May 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes the sprinkler has a 3/4" female thread
Which model is similar to the 32SA?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: this is a residental grade head. The Commercial grade head, whitch is a better head, will be a 3500 series, or a 5000 series. The 3500 will throw water 35' radius, while the 5000 throws a 50' radius.
I have the 5000 models installed now will this plus model cause any problems with the existing?
Tom M on Mar 24, 2012
BEST ANSWER: It should not cause any issues with your existing rotors heads. It will give you very good coverage. It should not be mixed with pop up sprays. If it has to be done, there are other tips for the pop up sprays that should be used.
If I run a 1/2" flex to this from a 3/4 main. How badly will it effect it's efficiency?
A shopper on Dec 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not much for short runs of a foot or so. The bigger question is how many heads do you have on the main circuit? If it is more than 4 on a 3/4 inch line all the heads will be under supplied.
I currently have Rain Bird 42SA sprinkler heads so will this 5004-PC be a comparable sprinkler head to replace what I have? If not what do you recommend?
Brian L on Aug 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I replaced a hodgepodge of old heads, including Hunters and Rain Bird 42SA's, with 5004. I can't provide a detailed technical comparison, but the 5004 is a simple, straightforward replacement and performs well. You just need to pay attention to selecting the appropriate nozzle (they have a guide) as a starting point and then swap if needed. I used identical, #2, low angle for everything and then swapped out one for a higher angle for the head that sits at the bottom of a bit of a slope. All of mine are covering 270 degrees (except one 180) so I didn't have to be concerned much with sizing to compensate for coverage area.
what type of sprinkler head should I buy for a 16' x 1' area?
David B on Jun 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: rain bird had heads that are used on a hedge line
that should meet your needs.

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