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Toro 53806 Lawn Master II 6-Zone Landscape Sprinkler System Water Timer
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- 3 Independent watering programs and up to 3 start times per program, with adjustable watering times ranging from 1 minute to 6 hours
- 365 Day calendar water on specific days of the week, odd or even days or day interval, with day exclusion to meet water restrictions
- Perfect for traditional and dip irrigation; seasonal adjust - easily adjust run times as weather or seasons change
- Three modes of operation - automatic, manual station and manual program
- Battery back-up stores programming (9-volt battery needed)
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|Item Dimensions||6.81 x 11.25 x 16 inches|
|Manufacturer Part Number||53806|
|Shipping Weight||1.9 pounds|
Toro's Lawn Master II Series Controllers
The Lawn Master II is a feature rich, value-priced landscape timer that is easy to use. Three independent watering programs, with up to three start times per program, provide a flexible way to manage your landscape's watering needs.
Three Programs with up to three start times per program to automate traditional and drip irrigation systems. Efficiently works with new or existing systems. Simple to install and program. It also features a six-zone capacity with port for optional rain sensor.
The Wireless Rain Sensor Accessory conserves water by interrupting sprinklers during rainfall, adjustable from 1/8-inch to 1-inch (3 mm to 2.5 cm). Wires are not required to communicate between the sensor and the controller, up to a 300-foot (91.4-meter) range. The module has visual status and signal strength LED's (model #53770).
A Wired version is also available offering the same conservation rates including 25 feet (7.6 meters) of UV-resistant wire (model #53769).
The Toro Rain Sensor plus Freeze Accessory is compatible with most automatic timers and saves water and money by automatically interrupting your irrigation system when it rains or freezes.
Scheduling Advisor Software recommends watering schedules (frequency and duration), minimizing the potential for over or under watering.
What's in the Box
Timer, mounting hardware, transformer, and instruction manual
- 365-Day Calendar: Water on specific days of the week, odd or even days, with day exclusion to meet water restrictions.
- Seasonal Adjust: Decrease watering schedule during cool months and increase it during hot months without having to reprogram.
- Rain Sensor Port and Sensor Switch: Rain sensor port allows easy connection to a rain sensor with no wire splicing. Rain sensor switch allows the user to manually turn the rain sensor connection to the timer on or off when desired.
- Pump Start Relay Port: Allows easy connection to a pump when well water systems are used — no wire splicing.
- Flexible Run Time: Set length of watering from 1 minute to 6 hours.
- Memory: Battery back-up stores programming (9-volt battery needed).
- Battery Backup: 9-volt battery required
- Dimensions: 5 x 6.5 x 1 inches HxWxD (12.7 cm x 16.5 cm x 2.5 cm)
- Max Output to Valves: 350 mA per Station
- Transformer Input: 120 VAC, 60 Hz
- Transformer Output: 24 VAC at 0.75 amps
- Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
- Zone Capacity: 6
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Automatic Circuit Protection
Expandable Zones with 2-Zone Expansion Module
PC Computer Programming Option
Snap-In Wire Connectors
Programmable Pump Start/Valve
Rain Sensor Port/Pump Start Relay
Rain Sensor Bypass
Top Customer Reviews
But there are two fatal flaws in the user guide. When I first mounted the timer, and used the included template to drill the mounting holes, I soon discovered that the template does not match up to the actual timer mounting holes. The screw spacing on the template is supposed to be 5", but it actually measures 1/8" under that. Now I have a wall repair thanks to relying on their incorrect template. Beware!
The second, and possibly much worse error, is their "instruction" for running the timer in manual mode. Repeatedly they state to turn the dial SLOWLY from the manual position to the run position. This point is even emphasized in the troubleshooting section where it specifically states that if the timer is not activating in manual mode, the problem may be that the dial is being turned too fast from one position to the other. My timer would not turn on in manual mode.Read more ›
As mentioned in another review, do NOT use the screw template; it is wrong. Measure 5 inches instead. Also, I would recommend hooking up the unit FIRST to the sprinklers THEN adding the battery and AC power. Seems like you are asking for an RMA if you power up first.
Negatives: Does not allow you to add a pause between zones. This might be necessary if you water from a cistern. The rubbery buttons do not have sufficient debounce, but considering how rarely you need the buttons, this is no big deal. The feature which allows you to seasonally shorten or lengthen the cycles uses integer arithmetic: If you combine a low percentage with a short watering time, the result may be NO watering time at all. The manual modes are not very intuitive; you will have to consult with the booklet.
Positives: the case is nice-looking and sturdy. The display is clear and obvious in its operation. Terminals, though tiny, securely clamp your wires. I like the big function knob that most controllers have adopted. The Toro also will run a master pump relay or a master valve in addition to the six sprinklers.
A note on "programs." It was not explained in the manual and it took me a while to figure out what this might be used for. An example: Let's say you want to water your lawn in the morning and water your hanging plants once in the morning and again in the afternoon. You would use program A to water all zones in the morning and use Program B to water only the hanging plant zones in the afternoon.
If you're wondering too, see the sample watering plan in this pdf
Each program SHOULD control a different set of solenoid valves.
If you water with all your stations on the same days, just configure Program A, and keep BC set to 0 minutes, or no watering days.
If you screw up like I did, and make programs ABC all the same, it will run "consecutively" and you will have a big water bill. If you notice it running when you don't expect, you may have inadvertently programmed more than just a program A.
Pros...good programming abilities and fairly easy to follow instructions (I did not have the manual run problem some others stated...oh well) Attractive case (compared to my Hydrorain box anyway)
Cons...The soft touch buttons are black and it's nearly impossible to read the symbols. To make matters worse the buttons for + and - counterintuitive. You'd think that the button shaped like an arrow pointing up would be + but noooo it's - . DUH! Also I can't believe noone else mentioned the small lettering and no backlight on the screen. The screen on the box looks bright and easy to see, but it's not. My old box had the display like a microwave that I could read in total darkness. This one is hard for me to read unless I'm staring straight at it in good light with my glasses on. So TORO are you reading this... how about a backlight for us fifty somethings. I won't take off a full star because of my less than perfect eyesight, but maybe a half.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Horrible display & unreliable.
I was happy to find a 3-program / 6-station timer for less than $40 at big orange store & set it up in my living room. Read more
Toro work on a "open circuit" unlike Orbit and others. This product works but does not seem to be of the finest quality. I hope it is durable enough to last 5 years. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark Henderson
I'm on my second one, they are easy to use, but last only a couple years.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Great price and product. Had no problems setting it up. Just read the instruction a couplr times.Published 1 month ago by RDF
The display is too small, and in the garage I have to use a flashlight to see if the little bitty icons are on or off.... and the manual is lacking... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Knowhutahmean?