07 Dec
Posted by Craig Zellers

Dirty Sat Base BeforeNow that winter is upon us and the impending threats of a Godzilla El Nino is predicted; it is a great time to address some well needed maintenance for your irrigation control system.

The heartbeat of controlling an irrigation system are those pesky irrigation boxes which reside on the hinterlands of the fairways and roughs. Often hidden and overlook, these components of the system are paramount to the operation and control of your irrigation system.

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13 Sep
Posted by Craig Zellers

Irrigation Control SystemStep 5 – Purpose, Presentation & Payoff

Reasons to Replace a Irrigation Control System Include;

• You have older, failing satellites that require costly repairs, or have been discontinued and cause       excessive downtime on a regular basis.
• Satellite electronics or the satellite enclosures are rusting.
• Existing pads that are severely cracked or leaning and about to collapse.
• Older dial type satellites that fail to run the stations for the run times or starts as programmed.
• The course is undergoing some type of renovation that includes irrigation changes.
• Existing communication wire is problematic and unreliable. (Go-radio based communication.)
• You want more control over your irrigation system.

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03 Jul
Posted by Craig Zellers

Irrigation Satellite WiringWhat to Consider and how to avoid surprise expenses

(Part 2 of 3)

Should you be breaking up doubled wires into new stations or changing the station sequencing, there will be irrigation central programming needed. At the same time your existing irrigation maps will need to be changed. If you utilize any of the electronic maps resident in the software, those will need to be changed as well.

If you are replacing an older Toro LTC or NW8000 satellite with V.P. or E-OSMAC, you may need to change the hydraulic flow tree /zones within the central.

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