What do you think?

Waterlogged

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Texas

Stuttering Stan

LawnSite Bronze Member
The first issue that I see is it's exposed on the turf. Lawnmower will turn it into pieces because it blends into the grass and the lawn jockey is too lazy to remove/ replace everytime. Plus the plastic looks thin/ cheap.

But I'm willing to try anything one time.........well, not ANYthing.
 

S.O.Contracting

LawnSite Member
Location
State Of Panic
Our local Toro rep brought it up at a local trade show. My big concern is finding it after a season when the grasses have swallowed it up and you have to change out the batteries. They based it off the design of their wireless soil moisture sensors used in their golf course line.
 

Wet_Boots

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
metro NYC
If they use polycarbonate plastic for the body, it should stand up to field conditions, at least on lawns without vehicle traffic.
 

Mike Leary

LawnSite Fanatic
One soil sensor for the whole landscape? Some say that is heresy but couldn't be any worse than a mini-clik.
Someone is welcome to inform me I'm wrong, but that sensor looks to me like a regular common-shorting device, only it's wireless. If it were zone-applicable, I'd be looking at it, but if it's global, it's junk.
 

Wet_Boots

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
metro NYC
There isn't any manual for it online, so who knows. One rep mentioned that there was some high-frequency involved in the 'reading' of the moisture of a similar-looking device.
 

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