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The most challenging clock to program?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mike Leary, May 13, 2007.

  1. Same folks. Most difficult clock I ever encountered.
  2. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    Yup... a big conglomerate that has subsidiaries in many different lines... often being counter-productive. Kinda like Toro. :laugh:
  3. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,533

    I meant to write "biggest"... it came out as "because".. brain fart I guess...

    Anyway, yeah... same Johns Manville. The manual told you how to use it for watering or misting poultry too as I recall..

    I ran across it in '84 or '85. I replaced it with an Irritrol clock... probably a Dial AB, because those were good enough for most jobs and easy enough for homeowners to handle..
  4. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,415

    TORO IC Definitely Is high ranked, TORO XF-416

    Rainbird HP Series
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,595

    Where's Boots? Would think he'd have pics of this clock, sounds crazed.
  6. Rachetrf

    Rachetrf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Gotta be the late 90s CalSense
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,429

    Cactus Hug's favorite controller

  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,595

    Believe it: I wandered into many cold calls that had that clock, and knew instantly what the rest of the system was going to be like. :dizzy:
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,429

    it is one electromechanical controller you can easily get a replacement motor for
  10. stebs

    stebs LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 356

    How about the POS rainbird ISA 304?

    my wonderful dad bought it this spring at a big box store.. :hammerhead:

    4 zones, Can only have 1 program in use at a time. If you change programs it defaults the controller. Get in the program review and bump the wrong button, it defaults the controller. :wall

    Its getting replaced in the spring! No exceptions!

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