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Hydraulic system

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by troc, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. troc

    troc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Went to do a winterization today and came across my first hydraulic system.
    It was converted to a standard Pro C controller. Problem is, I'm not sure how to winterize it since I can't get valves to open with air and valves in field are obviously buried. What am I missing? Valves work fine with water.
     
  2. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,129

    If it is a pro-c controller then I would say it is no longer a hydraulic system...
     
  3. zman9119

    zman9119 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    ... and if you shut the water off, there is no way to open the valves since they are water actuated.


    Are you sure this isn't a manual \ auto drain system?
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,158

    Water to controller for hydraulics, must be some wet clock he's got!:laugh:
     
  5. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,274

    This is one for the Wet Boots man.

    And they do make a hydraulic to electric conversion module. Allows electric controllers to operate hydraulic valves.
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,158

    Having zip hydraulics in service anymore..this is a Boots question, if we can
    wake him up from his nap.:sleeping::drinkup:
     
  7. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,129

    I worked on one hydraulic system and my head was spinning afterwards....water dripping out of the controller and valves not firing.....
     
  8. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,193

    ::head explodes::
     
  9. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
    Messages: 18,668

    Jerry beat me to it. What is he seeing that makes him think it is hydraulic is my question.
     
  10. troc

    troc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Here's what I see exactly(taken from another post)except I have a Hunter controller. I guess I'm not positive it's a Pro-C since I'm looking at a picture taken by my service guy and it's not real clear. Maybe I'm missing something here. I'm going out there myself tomorrow. Thanks for your help.

    Cnv0965.jpg
     

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