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ET controllers

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by aric43085, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. aric43085

    aric43085 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 71

    I have used the weathermatic controller. I was wandering if any of you have used the hunter retrofit ET? Is it any good? What are the pluses and minuses?
  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    I personally use the WM smartline system on all of my jobs. The Hunter deal is ok, but it's still not as good as the WM controller. More modules, and units, rather than a stand alone controller. WM all the way for ease of installation and performance!
  3. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,553

    I've only installed one so far, a Weathermatic Smartline in a 22 unit condo complex. I like a lot of the features, maybe enough to install one here at home. Looking forward to the handheld remote that is supposed to be out early summer. So far so good.

    Messages: 18,668

    Bringing back an old thread. Where are you on this issue now?
  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    OMG, it never ends.
  6. aric43085

    aric43085 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 71

    I don't know. I havn't serviced or installed a hunter ET system yet. I like the weathermatic set up, but it's hard to get w.m. in my area. I was looking for an alternative to w.m. Any suggestions would be great.
  7. OKSooner

    OKSooner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 234

    I'm doing a landscape for a lady who owns a small commercial property, and subbing the irrigation system. (Four zones.) She is absolutely convinced that she wants a Hunter ET or the functional equivalent. When I suggested that such a thing might never pay for itself on a small property, she said that didn't matter - she's interested in it from a conservation standpoint, and she can afford to pay for it.

    What do you guys think about that?
  8. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,709

    those are usually the type of people that buy that unit. Try actually marketing that angle,there are moreof those kind of custoemrs out there, i guarantee it.

    Messages: 18,668

    Suggest a new cutting edge topic Kiril.:rolleyes:
  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    Money is no concern?


    With all the bells and whistles. :)

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