Alternate choice for a remote

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DanaMac, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ah..
    It sells for $589.. For a little bit more you can get one that has proven up to it's reliability .
    The hand held looks like it would break extremely easily ... but I could be wrong..

    I wonder what frequency they use and if it's approved ..

    I love how the video guy keeps calling the guy a 'mechanic'
     
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    How do you figure a "little" more? A brand new RM is about twice that at $1200.
     
  4. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yeah, I was leaning towards the TRC.

    I was a little shocked at the price of this buddy deal.. When you compare it to a trc or rm you would think this device is around the $300 range.
     
  5. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You can buy the internal RF unit that this guy is using for $12 a piece on allibabba.com. Range is horrible, transmitter is a toy..... you're paying that guy a ton to put a $12 unit into a fancy metal case and sell you a halfassed pigtail.

    All I can say is stay tuned.... you may see another option soon..... :clapping:
     
  6. Waterlogged

    Waterlogged LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
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    You think? :laugh:
     
  7. I think I need to contact Atlantic Irrigation
    http://www.sprinkler-remotes.com/distributors.html

    Those guys were at the Denver Progreen show. They were annoyed as crap about what I was selling pigtails for. They asked me "You're getting those made in China?" I looked aghast and said "Hell no these are American made."
    It was two white guys and a hovering oriental guy who was clearly the owner.
    Really flimsy looking product. A RM at 1200 and a TRC at whatever is a far better buy than one of those at any price.
     
  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    I found it while looking for a RM on ebay. Just passing it along.
     
  9. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've seen that remote before. I actually have a tx and rx board identical to the ones that they are using. They are cheap cheap cheap! The odd thing is that they are stuffing a 12VDC battery and an inverter in the receiver to power the valves. Makes no sense to me when you have 24vac right at the controller :hammerhead:
     
  10. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks Dana. I appreciate the info.
     

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