Irritrol Remote

Outlawn

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
San Angelo, TX
Has anyone had any issues with the Irritrol remotes? I have the CL-R100 kit that has the CL-R1 remote and receiver. I use it strictly as a maintenance remote but I went through 2 last season. When the 1st crapped out, I thought it was from getting wet. So, I was more careful with the 2nd but then it crapped out, too. Got both warrantied from our distributor but my warranty remote didn’t work out of the box. They called Irritrol and got new remotes for us again. The newest one has worked fine, so far. I’ve kept it in a ziploc bag so as to not get it wet at all.
Anyone else had any good or bad experiences with them?
We install, almost exclusively, Rain Dial controllers and have talked about installing the receiver for the remote as part of the controller for ease of future maintenance on the system and so the customer doesn’t even have to be home. But, my irrigator has not done this due to the questionability of the longevity of the remotes. Basically, he doesn’t wanna out in an inferior piece of hardware that we are going to have problems with down the road.
 

Love the Green Biz

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NYC Metro Area
Has anyone had any issues with the Irritrol remotes? I have the CL-R100 kit that has the CL-R1 remote and receiver. I use it strictly as a maintenance remote but I went through 2 last season. When the 1st crapped out, I thought it was from getting wet. So, I was more careful with the 2nd but then it crapped out, too. Got both warrantied from our distributor but my warranty remote didn’t work out of the box. They called Irritrol and got new remotes for us again. The newest one has worked fine, so far. I’ve kept it in a ziploc bag so as to not get it wet at all.
Anyone else had any good or bad experiences with them?
We install, almost exclusively, Rain Dial controllers and have talked about installing the receiver for the remote as part of the controller for ease of future maintenance on the system and so the customer doesn’t even have to be home. But, my irrigator has not done this due to the questionability of the longevity of the remotes. Basically, he doesn’t wanna out in an inferior piece of hardware that we are going to have problems with down the road.
I use the Irritrol remotes for the Climate Logic system and I replace at least four per year-Irritrol takes them back and replaces them even years old.

I doesn't make a difference wet or dry-they fail about 20% of the time. I still love 'em though-one handed and one thumb coupled with fast activation blows away swiping a cell phone-and who wants to f...up their phones when in the field?
 
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