Made in the U.S.A. Monday – Nelson Raintrain Traveling Sprinkler

So we have moved and as of yesterday we have internet access. My house is still filled with boxes and my “to do” list grows longer by the day. Somethings on the list get to jump head of others. Time sensitive things like the lawn. It’s looking pretty dry and if I don’t water it or if it doesn’t rain soon my grass will die. I don’t want that to happen and since I don’t have a sprinkler I will need to get one. 

I searched the interwebs and not only did I find an American made sprinkler I found one that looks pretty amazing. When shopping  for a sprinkler you have to factor in the size and shape of your lawn. Our yards are rather large so we need a sprinkler that has a very far throw. If you don’t get one that covers a wide enough area you will have to go out and move the sprinkler form time to time. I found a product that eliminates that annoyance for you. 

The “Nelson Raintrian” uses the water pressure form your hose to Screen Shot 2014-06-02 at 10.07.32 PMpropel its sprinkler across your lawn using the hose as a guide. You set up your hose like a track and the rain train will follow it. As the sprinkler slowly crawls across your yard it covers a huge area and saves you the headache of having to move the hose ever few hours.

Until today I didn’t even know such a device even existed, but I have to say that I am very impressed by the inventiveness of this product.  The Nelson company has been designing and building sprinklers in Illinois for over century. It only make sense that they would think of such a thing. 

The “Raintrain” is made of cast iron and with the right storage and care it should last you many years. It sells for $59.99 which is very high, but think how many $20 plastic sprinklers you will have to buy  year after year. The reviews prove my case, on Amazon it has over 500 reviews and a rating for 4 out of 5 stars. 

I ordered mine today and will share an updated review with you next week. Stay tuned. 

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