Remotes! Which one to use?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ULTRAPOS, Mar 24, 2008.


    ULTRAPOS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    What is the best all around universal remote to use on any system/controller. Does not matter if there is a pig tail to wire just looking for the best system to use for both residential and commercial
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 22,140

    Rain Master is my vote; it's fast, durable, for winterize you can program multi-zones.
  3. DITTO I've tried both the sidekick and RM. RM UA is far superior especially for service.
  4. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 791

    So I assume that you have to hook up a pigtail to each separate controller.

    We have been using the SRR Hunter remote and are well pleased with it. But then we install Hunter remotes with the port so it is pretty easy to plug in and go.

  5. dwightschrute

    dwightschrute LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    i have always had great success with the Rainmaster
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 22,140

    Yep, 'Course some of us have permanent
    receivers at the # of site & cruise down the drive as the
    zones come on....billable time. :)
  7. HokieAg07

    HokieAg07 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    Rain Master Pro UA is my choice
  8. Maybe the most brilliant thing Hunter has come up with. Can't believe the rest of the manufacturers have been unable to come up with something similar. Unfortunately you are limited strictly to Hunters and you can't change every clock you come across.
  9. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,542


    Don't tell anyone...cuz it's a secret.... but Hunter remotes work with Irrigation Direct controllers...(you have to hook up a Smartport of course...)
  10. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 791

    Seems like it would be no different than us using a PRO-C with smartport and some pigtails.

    Our service customers just leave the door open and we can access the poc and the controller.

    90% of our winterizing is done from the outside after we coach the customers as to shutting off the system and opening the drains already in place.



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