Hunter Controller

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ZX12R, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
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    That Hunter controller I have is an indoor model.The same controller in an "outdoor" model.does come with a cover. I guess Hunter sees no need for a cover on indoor models,but,I do see your point as a professional selling to a homeowner,where they will most likley need a manual close by.
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    an outdoor X-Core controller, with a cover, is about $20 more, which is a lot to pay for something I got gratis with the SRC controllers

    I don't think it is junk. I think it looks junky, which is their transparent motivation for me to install the Pro-C controllers instead.
     
  3. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Looks like a cheap Hunter controller.
    The PVC 45's look like crap.
    At least it's in a shed.
    Good thing you saved the box.
     
  4. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't worry, for an entry level controller, that one is just fine. Small display is my only gripe about it. Works fine when I see it and program it.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think Hunter just wanted to sell more Pro-C controllers, so they had to trash the SRC line
     
  6. Autoflow

    Autoflow LawnSite Member
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    X Cores are ok for entry level, but it looks naked without a cover. As already stated there is a quick guide on the inside of the cover which is useful for homeowners. I have replaced 2 of them at jobs in the past 6 months where they were not working. One had power supply issues, and the other one the dial would not move to the correct setting. I turned the dial to set the time etc and nothing happened. I had to jiggle it to get it to work.
     
  7. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
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    Once I paint all the pvc gray,you will not know the difference. The box will soon be fed to the fire.
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think all controllers with a dial will have a possibilty of that "have to jiggle" problem. Jiggle-free dials cost real money.
     
  9. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
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    Damn,I take my box burning statement back.:laugh: Well,if I do have problems,the supply house will take it back no problem,even without the box. We shall see what happens down the road.
     
  10. Autoflow

    Autoflow LawnSite Member
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    This one was really bad! It would take me 5 minutes of trying to get it to do what it was supposed to do each time I wanted to adjust something.
     

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