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HokieAg07
03-20-2009, 09:49 AM
I did a bunch of searching and I think I know what the answer is going to be but I figured Id get some more opinions on the matter. A client has asked me to give her some proposals to help her go "green" Currently we do not manage the irrigation on the property however I do see this as an opportunity to potentially take over service.

Right now there is a 18 zone Custom Command with no rain sensor. Obviously a rain sensor would help but she is interested in going further than that. A controller that is run off ET or soil moisture is what I am going after.

Rainbird has nothing and the new one that is in the pipeline looks crappy. - Not impressed

Toro has the Intellisense, while it is a nice controller I dont like how it relies on data that is downloaded every day.

Hunter has the ET System but dont know much about it and the weather station is not wireless

If there is one thing I have seen while being on this forum it is that a lot of you guys like your Weathermatic stuff. Unforetunately Weathermatic isnt really used in this area so I dont have much experience with it although it is available through one of my distributors.

Looks like the SL1600 and their wireless weather station would fit the bill.

Just looking for suggestions and opinions...

Kiril
03-20-2009, 09:53 AM
http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php?p=1908962&postcount=47

HokieAg07
03-20-2009, 09:57 AM
Thanks Kiril!

DanaMac
03-20-2009, 10:22 AM
You say she has an 18 zone controller. How many actual zones? the SL 1600 goes to 16 zones. You might need the SL 1620 which goes to 20 zones.

HokieAg07
03-20-2009, 10:38 AM
I was wrong its 15 so the SL1600 will work...

FIMCO-MEISTER
03-20-2009, 11:12 AM
I definitely would consider an experiment with soil moisture sensors. I still think an ET based program with moisture sensors is the ideal way to go. Only problem is keeping the run time from building up in the controller when the sensor has it shut down. If you could set a max ET run time in which it would not add time beyond that point seems another way around that problem. I tried the BASELINE with the WM SL.

CAPT Stream Rotar
03-21-2009, 12:14 PM
sorry hokie.

Wet_Boots
03-21-2009, 12:37 PM
sorry hokie.It's alive!! :drinkup:

DanaMac
03-21-2009, 03:27 PM
It's alive!! :drinkup:

I like how he hides the apology in a non-relevant post.

Where you been man? Finally out of the same jail as Bootsie?

Mike Leary
03-21-2009, 03:34 PM
I like how he hides the apology in a non-relevant post.

Reduce his rank to private, not even first class.

DanaMac
03-21-2009, 03:41 PM
Reduce his rank to private, not even first class.

How about Private Piker?

Mike Leary
03-21-2009, 03:55 PM
How about Private Piker?

I like it, the little dork will suffer our laughter as much as my 521 experience.

TRILAWNCARE
03-21-2009, 04:09 PM
Where you been man? Finally out of the same jail as Bootsie?

I think he took a trip out west. That explains Irrigationgrls disappearance around the same time.

Were the two of you................... You know..............

DanaMac
03-21-2009, 04:12 PM
How about Private Piker?

I like it. Someone needs to PhotoShop a new avatar for the Private. maybe a lazy, sleeping Beetle Bailey with Eddies head cropped in. Or the Sarge pummeling him. Sarge could be Hokie or Les, since they got left in the dust.

Mike Leary
03-21-2009, 05:29 PM
I like it. Someone needs to PhotoShop a new avatar for the Private. maybe a lazy, sleeping Beetle Bailey with Eddies head cropped in. Or the Sarge pummeling him. Sarge could be Hokie or Les, since they got left in the dust.

Boots, get on it. :laugh:

FIMCO-MEISTER
03-21-2009, 08:27 PM
Hi Eddie....

HokieAg07
03-22-2009, 09:21 AM
He sent me a text yesterday apologizing...

Wet_Boots
03-22-2009, 09:35 AM
He sent me a text yesterday apologizing...I hope it was more intelligible than some of his other textings. :confused:

DanaMac
03-22-2009, 09:44 AM
He sent me a text yesterday apologizing...

Good man. Stepped up to the plate. Now he has to live with our razzing for a while. :laugh:

Hey Eddie, I'll be out there next Thursday. Meet me at the big tree on the corner at about 1:30 PM. Just wait for me, I'll be there. I promise. :)