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I met the guy who builds every Rain Master Promax sold

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. I did the TORO Riverside tour. Pretty cool place. Saw the testing labs and the Rain Master Systems production area. They assure me if you send your PROMAX in for service it will be turned around in three days. Down from 6 weeks 2 years ago. Three guys repairing circuit boards to slap in and send them back out. Every RM controller is thoroughly tested before going out. They are also coming out with an onsite weather station similar to RB but metal exterior not plastic. Just a more durable sensor inside and out with a tipping rain guage. Want to keep using your PROMAX on a 2 wire system? Then go with RM 2 wire which works with BASELINE decoders.
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  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    I would like to see the RM advance a little farther, kind of like the new RB remote. The RB one has a display so you can see what you are turning on, and you can run a program or a test program. But I also know the RB has limited range, but it's not an issue on 99% of our residentials.
    I'd like to see remotes with capability to program the controller from the field as well. That way if I am working on a station far away from the controller, I don't have to wait to get back to the controller to +/- the run times, possibly forgetting about it or forgetting which zone it was. I understand that the RM or TRC won't do this due to not being model specific. Maybe the RB does allow that and I don't know it yet.

    So did they give free samples Pete? :)
  3. They asked me what I thought about adding a display and I suggested not to do it. Something else to get damaged. I hope they keep it just as it is. Durability is what I want.
    No free samples. Lots of "you are the guy that sells those pigtails and pushes our remote?" Then a big handshake.
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  4. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Two models then, one with and one without. Maybe add a beer bottle opener to the back :laugh:
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,648

    did Toro buy this guy too, when they acquired the company?
  6. They moved the company from simi valley to riverside and brought some employees. Not sure about him though. Boots you'd have had a field day with the history display. Had all the moist o matic stuff and some brass stuff way before my time.
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  7. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,829

    They do turn the remote repairs around quick. We sent three in earlier this summer and had them back in less than 5 days!
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,974

    Wow! A trip to the mothership, how cool is that? :clapping: I would like to see a display that read zone, program, amps & flow, the remote is supposed to ride next to you with it's own seat belt, not bouncing around in the bed of the truck! :hammerhead:
  9. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,808

    Exactly. That's why the wife rides in the bed of the truck.
  10. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,415

    This thread is useless without pictures of moist-o-matic and such....

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