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Rain Bird 5000 PLUS Rotor with Seal-A-Matic 4" | 5004-PLPC-SAM

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Rain Bird 5004-PC-SAM 4 in. Pop-Up Seal-A-Matic Adjustable Arc Rotor

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."

Features / Benefits

  • Includes:
    • 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

Manuals and Literature

Specifications Manual Brochure


  • 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.


  • 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
  • Full circle only adjustment 360 degrees
Product Tag:
Best Value
5000 PL SAM
Flow Rate:
0.73 - 9.63 GPM
Spray Pattern:
40 - 360
Spray Radius (ft.):
25 - 50
Riser Material:
Flow Control:
Flow Shut-off
Check Valve SAM:
Residential And Commercial
Pressure Range (PSI):
Body Height:
Inlet Size:
5 Years
Rain Bird
Pop-Up Height:
Product Type:
Check Valve:
Advance Features:
Check Valve, Flow Shut-Off
Flow Control:
Flow Shut-off
Riser Material:
Radius (ft.):
25' - 50'
Part Circle Adjustable (40 - 360)
Average Rating:
5 Stars, 4 Stars , 3 Stars , 2 Stars , 1 Star
5.0 / 5.0
6 Reviews
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This os a Very Good product I would buy it again
Great product no one better.
April 5, 2016
over 3 years ago
Rain bird 5000 + Sam adjustable arc
Great rotor that is easy to adjust, reliable, and the feature that allows the water to be turned off at the head is awesome. SAM heads should be standard spec with systems that elevation changes. No puddles at the head with the Sam feature
April 6, 2016
Very versatile rotor!
Much better than the standard pop up rotor. The ability to control the water volume output is a great feature. Low profile and rain curtain nozzles are included.
September 6, 2017
over 2 years ago
Great product, price and prompt service! I highly recommend dealing with Sprinkler Warehouse.
May 18, 2018
1 year ago
These sprinkler heads are easy to install and adjust. I've used them for years, durable. Most breakage are do to lawnmower accidents. I have over 40 units on my property.
June 6, 2017
over 2 years ago
Rain Bird 5000 PLUS Rotor with Seal-A-Matic 4" | 5004-PLPC-SAM
I've got about 20 of these rotors. They have never blown the seals and leaked in 4 yrs now. Rotate pretty quick with great coverage. Easy adjustments with common screwdriver. I'm converting all my other rotors to these. Very Satisfied
August 13, 2019
1 month ago
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Why did you choose this?
SprinklerWarehouse.com Store
Need replacement and not sure what size
E R on Sep 15, 2018
PL because its just a little more, SAM because I needed to get to 149
M A on Jun 12, 2018
Need replacement and not sure what size
E R on Sep 15, 2018
J D on Aug 29, 2018
PL because its just a little more, SAM because I needed to get to 149
M A on Jun 12, 2018
Reputable brand with all the needed features.
D L on May 30, 2018
Had purchased previously and worked well...price went up a bit but worth it.
Michael R on May 20, 2018
Replacing broken sprinkler
C W on May 7, 2018
I like to put these in low areas to prevent low head drainage.
Charles Z on Apr 22, 2018
I have used these for years. They get destroyed by lawn mower and mineral build up. Usually the later.
Aloha Sprinklers on Oct 15, 2017
Excellent ratings and options provided.
H Y on Jul 21, 2017
Plus -shut off option and the SAM Sealamatic option
D C on Jul 3, 2017
Replacement for broken sprinkler
Roger N on Jun 14, 2017
used these for years and have been purchasing from sprinkler warehouse for years also
Steven R on May 2, 2017
Was recommended by a contractor that installs them for a living.
Jon B on Apr 5, 2017
that is what I have used in past
Larry S on Feb 20, 2017
Rainbird quality and reliability
Dan N on Jun 11, 2012
J D on Aug 29, 2018
Reputable brand with all the needed features.
D L on May 30, 2018
What does SAM stand for?
Brian J on Apr 19, 2012

SAM, stands for Seal-A -Matic rotary head. I generally use these as the last rotor on the Valve line. Eliminates the need for a check valve on this head as the water will drain from the last or lowest point when valve shuts off. If the line has a high degree of slope, I will use a SAM head on every rotor for that specific line. Overall, it prevents water from leaking from the system when it is off. Hope this helps.

Ron O, RainMaker Irrigation, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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.
What does SAM mean? How is it different?
Carol n on May 26, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Seal-A-Matic. It keeps the water from flowing out of the lowest sprinkler head in the run. I think it is supposed to work up to a 7' elevation difference but I think my elevation difference is much more than that and it seems to work pretty well. The water used to pour out of the lowest head and across the driveway when the line shut off.
Is this rotor vandal resistant?
A shopper on May 3, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Not any more than any plastic rotor. There is a stainless version that might be more vandal proof.

I use these on our football fields and we run the sprinklers very early in the am (4:00am) so no one is awake. About the only way to vandalize them is with a shovel.
what does PLPC stand for?
A shopper on Oct 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Rainbird PLPC series rotary sprinkler. The PL stands for Plus which means the rotary sprinkler can be turned off on the sprinkler head. The PC means the rotor is Partial Circle design. On other words you can adjust the arc up to I believe 240 degrees. If you want a Full Circle rotor (the arc is not adjustable and goes 360 degrees).
My last purchase (a few years ago) was for Rain Bird 5004-PLPC-SSS. I searched your site and cannot find the item. Closest comes to 5004-PLPC-SAM. Is this the same item? I'd like the stainless steel model if it's available.
Ervin K on Apr 9, 2017
Looking for 5004-PLPC-SSS. Still available in stainless? Thanks.
Virginia on Apr 26, 2016

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