Suggestions on a cotroller

Bryn

LawnSite Member
Location
Middle TN
I need your suggestions for a controller.

I need a four or more zone controller, which I can set to water a predetermined amount of time on each zone, 2,3,4,or five times a day, each day. This is to go with my portable irrigation system I'm assembling. It will stay in place for two weeks and then be moved.

Thanks for any suggestions

Bryn
 

gcland

LawnSite Member
Location
Mississippi
Hunter will alow you to buy a four channel box for a good price. You can add cards to it to add zones. I have found out the hard way that I alwas needmore zones. It is also good if you need to make zones smaller to gain pressure.
 

h2o2gunr

LawnSite Member
Location
kansas city
ah rainbirds new replacment for the e series has the modular abilty. i really like the controller because the e didnt say what you are changing on the display. the new one clearly says month date day. not a big deal for me. i work on lots of older folks who forget how to program the controller every year so that should help alot.
 

AnInsideExpert

LawnSite Member
Location
San Diego Ca
I see you mentioned that the system must be portable. By this I assume battery operation would be a plus. Check out some of the battery operated controllers such as a Hunter SVC-400.
 

Instant Rain

LawnSite Member
Location
Denton Tx
Nelson makes a battery controler you can put right on the valve in place of the solenoid. It has six start times. It is expensive at about $80 each but the advantage of that controller is in time saved running wire and taking wire up and cost of wire. In a permenant system this woulden't be a big deal. However a system in place for a few weeks will get expensive if you have to wire it in over and over. The controller is made for nelson valves but adapters can be found. The battery is good for five years.
 

TClawn

LawnSite Silver Member
DanaMac said:
Go with either a Rainbird ESP modular controller, or a Hunter Pro-C. Both have all the capabilities you will need.


yep, the rainbird ESP modular and hunter Pro C are both exellent choices.
 

activelandscaping

LawnSite Member
This is to go with my portable irrigation system I'm assembling.

I couldn't give you an intelligent answer without more detail. Do you mean a 100 gal tank and a hill " portable ", or do you want to install a residential temp LV system for new plant material?

Regards,
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