Question on bid

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by fall46, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I cover a system's parts and labor as a package deal. No splitting hairs.
     
  2. fall46

    fall46 LawnSite Member
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    It sounds like this is coming down to Chevy vs Ford argument. Pro C vs RB ESP with the ID being Toyota?

    Sounds like everyone has their brand loyalty for one reason or another....

    Looks like its down to ID DMC6 or the Hunter Pro-C 300

    ID has the bigger screen size and I like the DST feature. Hunter Pro C seems to have reliability behind it.
     
  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    No , ID is the Kia.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    ID is the Yugo
     
  5. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    No... bad analogies... ID is OK, and you can order direct, and the big difference is that customer service is top notch.

    Maybe they are the Scion... (which is just a rebranded Daihatsu)

    I've had very few problems with their controllers, one was resolved just making sure all the batteries were disconnected for a hard reset after a power surge. They did have a firmware issue once. They were on V1.3 last I checked.

    No problems at all with their Jain-sourced and other drip stuff, but they had a few QA issues with outsourced parts for valves... both diaphragm and solenoid issues, though both are probably solved by now.
     
  6. Some Sprinkler Guy

    Some Sprinkler Guy LawnSite Member
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    I bought a ID clock that was bad outa the box. It took waiting a month and a half for me to get the replacement back, and they were going to repair it. I dont mind them repairing it, but they need to remember I had to install the thing on the wall at a job, then remove it and install a pro-c at my expense. At what they probably pay to make those clocks, they could send me a new one so I dont have any more issues at my expense. I had to email and ask where the clock was before getting my replacement.

    If their service was "Top Notch" they could have sent me a replacment right away and waited to get the bad one back.

    I have spend quite a bit with them on some other stuff too.

    I have been happy with their stuff and prices, but just could not stand by on the "Top-Notch" service statement above. I would say their service has been ok.

    I have had both Rain bird and Hunter step up on product failures and reimburse me. Not on everything but they have done it.

    Heck I got a good check from Rain-Bird on the esp modular mv issue.
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    It isn't inaccurate to link ID to an off-brand vehicle name, because the off-brand name is of less value than one of the big three. If ID flakes out and tarnishes the name of ID, big whoop. If Toro introduces the Flo-Pro valve, that leaves a mark that still hurts to this day.
     
  8. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Actually Scion is Toyota.

    I like the RB and the Hunter.
     
  9. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Scion= Owned by Toyota North America.

    Daihatsu= Owned by Toyota (in part, at least)

    Scion= Inspired by Dihatsu?? You be the judge...


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    Nah, you're right, they dont look at all the same.
     
  10. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    doublepost. stupid computer
     

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