RainMaster Pro Max or Pro Max UA?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by mx315, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. mx315

    mx315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    I've been through alot of threads about the kind of remote to buy and see that most pro's recommend the RainMaster. Do I need a Pro Max or the Pro Max-UA for use with Hunter and Rain Bird controllers? 99.9% or our controllers are one of those two brands. Also, what else do I need to use the remote with those controller brands... pigtails, ect...?
    thanks
     
  2. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    You've come to the right place. This just so happens to be my favorite thread topic. If you are trying to find a remote for universal use meaning you want to be able to connect it to any controller with the proper pigtail then the three on the market for that purpose are.

    RainMaster Pro-Max UA
    TRC Commander
    TRC Sidekick

    The Pro Max is strictly for the RainMaster Controller only.

    Though any remote is better than no remote at all I have a strong preference for the RainMaster ProMax UA. I won't go into a myriad of details on it but I've used them all and that is the one I want in my truck.

    If you send me a PM. I'll provide you with much more helpful info.
     
  3. EagleLandscape

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

    Pro Max UA.

    No Doubt!
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,148

    Ditto. If you can afford it, the RM UA is the way to go, we have two, one without the UA for our RM clocks and a UA version for the others.
     
  5. mx315

    mx315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Thanks for the info guys... I knew most of you guys prefered the RM, but wasn't sure if I needed the UA for RB and Hunter controllers. The best price I've found new for the UA is $1000 + tax at JD.
     
  6. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    That is a very good price for a new one.
     
  7. mx315

    mx315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Plus RM has a $100 rebate on the UA model right now.
    I was reading that someone was used clips on the pigtails to quick connect to controllers, is that a good method or should we plan on installing pigtails on all the boxes? How much do pigtails cost?
     
  8. TRILAWNCARE

    TRILAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
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  9. EagleLandscape

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

    We buy all of our pigtails from that guy. greatest guy in the world to deal with. he will be more help than you can imagine!!!
     
  10. mx315

    mx315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Got it! lol
     

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