Hunter introduces enhanced STK-6V for synthetic turf irrigation
Hunter Industries has introduced the new STK-6V, an enhanced version of its existing synthetic turf irrigation system to clean and cool synthetic sports turf. “The STK-6V was designed specifically to provide easier installation, simple maintenance, and to accommodate different types of playing surfaces,” said Rich Dunn, Hunter Product Manager. “The shorter vault design provides a connection to the mainline at approximately 24”-30” deep, a much more manageable depth for installation with less digging required.” In the new model, the rotor hangs from an adjustable bracket within the vault for precise adjustment to meet grade, and adjustable stands support the manifold, eliminating the need to backfill the vault with gravel for support.
The STK-6V includes a new three-inch galvanized ductile iron assembly with heavy-duty grooved fittings for ease of servicing. The isolation valve and point of connection for the quick coupler are now inside the vault and provided with the field-installed assembly, for a total top service solution. The vault also includes a drain valve for easier servicing and winterization.
The core of the Hunter ST System features gear-driven long-range rotors, a heavy-duty manifold assembly, and low-pressure loss, slow-opening valves, with all components contained in a construction-grade vault for total top service and easy maintenance. “Total access to all components allows servicing without cutting into the synthetic surface and avoids extremely costly excavation and restoration,” said Dunn.
The STK-6V is configurable to accommodate synthetic turf over vault, non-infill tight turf over vault, running track, and concrete pad or walkway installations.
About Hunter Industries
Hunter Industries is a global manufacturer of products for the irrigation, landscape lighting, and custom manufacturing sectors. Founded in 1981, the family-owned company offers more than 1,000 products including a complete spectrum of water-efficient solutions for residential and high-end irrigation systems. Hunter’s core mission always has and always will remain the same: to produce innovative products of the highest quality and back them with unwavering customer support.