Updated October 30, 2018 by Jeff Newburgh

The 5 Best Traveling Sprinklers

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Since the initial publication of this wiki in October of 2018, there have been 9 edits to this page. When it comes to providing effective irrigation across vast swaths of open grassland, one of these traveling sprinklers would be an ideal option. We've included self-propelled, tractor-mounted units with wide spray diameters and an ability to follow both straight and curved delivery paths, ensuring superior coverage of anything from an ordinary backyard to a large football field. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best traveling sprinkler on Amazon.

5. Melnor Lawn Rescue

4. Orbit 58322

3. Underhill Tracker

2. Nelson Rain Train

1. Watex WX044

Editor's Notes

October 28, 2018:

Added the Watex WX044 and Nelson Rain Train for their practicality for consumer applications, durable construction, and ease of use. Despite its price point, also included the Underhill Tracker for its power and ability to cover large swaths of land (i.e. fields and cemeteries).


Jeff Newburgh
Last updated on October 30, 2018 by Jeff Newburgh

Jeff is a dedicated writer and communications professional from San Francisco with a bachelor of arts in anthropology from UC Berkeley. He began his career in computer consulting and later branched out into customer service. Jeff focuses on making complex topics easy to understand. With over 10 years' experience in research, his relentless curiosity fuels a love of writing and learning how things work, and has helped to build expertise in categories such as heavy-duty power tools and computer equipment. Jeff's passion for animals affords him a strong understanding of pet products, including dog houses, beds, and grain-free foods. When he's not writing, he prefers spending time with his family and three dogs, while kicking back and relaxing with a nice glass of red wine.


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