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Hunter Controller

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ZX12R, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    I have a Toro Custom Command controller for my front yard and all the beds on my property. I am adding zones for the rear property and decided to buy a Hunter Controller the other day.

    It's an X-Core....model #XC-800-I. I was surprised how small it is.It's about 6" wide and 6" tall. It may not be the top of the line,but,it should suit my needs just fine. Anyone here using it and if so,whats your opinion of it?

    Attached is a pic of it installed in my shed.

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  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,582

    It looks like the inheritor of the "entry-level" status for Hunter controllers - the small size and display are definite drawbacks, in my view. No cover, either, makes it look cheapish.
     
  3. Mark B

    Mark B LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    I really like the offsets.. I'm sure someone will chime in shortly..
     
  4. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    Do you really need a cover for interior use?
     
  5. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795


    Offsets are there for a reason or I would not have used them.:)
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,582

    I'm addressing the professionals who want to install something beyond the usual Home Depot products.
     
  7. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    I did not know the big box stores sold these controllers.
     
  8. Mark B

    Mark B LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    I might not be doing alot of irritation anymore.. But let me stir the pot some :D anything is better then a toro controller.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,582

    maybe not in NJ, but they sell Toro controllers for certain, and one of the features of the stuff I install is that controllers have a cover with the operating instructions on the inside, which is something they might not find at a home center
     
  10. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    You guys are a tough crowd,but,as always,I appreciate all your advice even though Wet_Boots basically called my controller "junk". I guess I will have to live with 2 "junk"controllers.:cry:
     

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