How Traveling Sprinklers Work

Young women in bikinis playing over a sprinkler.
Traveling sprinklers are incredibly efficient. John Slater / Getty Images

­Imagine watering your entire lawn without having to move the sprinkler every hour. What if the sprinkler wheeled itself around? Traveling sprinklers do just that, without using any electrical or gasoline power.

In this article, we'll investigate the driving force behind tractor traveling sprinklers, the most popular design on the market. It'­s amazing how much these handy machines do with simple water pressure.