Some highly-rated automatic sprinkler systems are the Nelson 1865 Raintrain traveling sprinkler and Orbit 62100 Yard Enforcer motion-activated sprinkler, according to Best Mowers. The Rain Bird automatic sprinkler system is also well-regarded for its ease of installation and usability, states Today's Nest.
The Nelson 1865 Raintrain traveling sprinkler is an automatic, 20-pound, cast iron, self-propelled sprinkling system. Along with slow and fast speeds, the sprinkler offers a neutral, self-propelled setting for automatic operation. It has spiked rear wheels that increase traction and a rotating sprinkler attachment on top with adjustable arms and spray types. The front wheel moves along an adjustable 200-foot sprinkler track that can be customized for different yards.
The well-reviewed Orbit 62100 Yard Enforcer motion-activated sprinkler uses smart technology, sensors and adjustable settings to cover a large area and deter nuisance animals. An individual can adjust the duration and range of watering on the sprinkler head, while the sensors activate the water when deer, raccoons and stray pets wander into the yard. Four AA batteries operate the sprinkler, lasting for about 7,500 sprinkling cycles.
The Rain Bird automatic sprinkler system is an in-ground system that uses a timer hooked up to the hose spigot and the sprinkler tubing. Adjustable settings on the timer include sprinkling duration and run days. The entire sprinkling system along with the in-ground portions can be installed in a single afternoon.