Basic sprinkler types include the rotating sprinklers and the stationary spray-type nozzles. Rotating sprinklers, such as the impact-driven and the slow gear-driven types, are most commonly used. Fixed-spray nozzles are being more popular, but they have been used mostly in landscape applications because their application rates are very high. Most of the components were covered in the previous sections.
Rotating sprinklers can throw the water farther and thus have lower application rates than the rotating and fixed spray heads. These later heads are now used on linear-move and center pivot machines.