The Toro Lawn Dial is an entry-level outdoor controller suited to domestic and light commercial applications.
Easy to use and reliable, the Lawn Dial, available with 6 or 11 stations, features an easy to use dial, large LCD display and interactive control buttons to make navigating through the program sequence quick and easy. The non-volatile memory retains all programmed information for up to 5 years even in the event of loss of mains power. Suitable for use with pumps, the Lawn Dial controller provides versatile scheduling options and is compatible with Toro Rain Sensors to maximise water efficiency. Designed for ease of use, the Lawn Dial is suited to spray and drip systems.
Available in 6 or 11 Station
Each station can be assigned to 1 or up to 6 independent programs. Each program has up to 6 start times.
Programmable to 7 day calendar, 1 to 15 day intervals or odd/even days of the month with run times from 1 minute to 12 hours and 59 minutes in 1 minute increments.
Water Budgeting (%) allows users to quickly increase or decrease all programmed run times from 10% to 200% in 10% increments for all stations and programs simultaneously.
Rain Sensor Compatible
Prevents unnecessary watering when a pre-determined moisture level is exceeded, when connected to a compatible sensor.
|Toro Lawn Dial 6 Zone Outdoor Controller||Toro Lawn Dial 11 Zone Outdoor Controller|
|Type||Fixed Station Controller||Fixed Station Controller|
|Colour||Black, Red, Grey||Black, Red, Grey|
|Power Supply||240v AC||240v AC|
|Power Output||24v AC||24v AC|
|No. of Programs||6||6|
|No. of Start Times||6||6|
|No. of Zones||6||11|
|Max. Run Time||12 hours 59 Minutes||12 hours 59 Minutes|
Are there any safety standards my irrigation system must meet?
The main safety concern is regarding the water supply. To avoid contamination of the mains water upstream, in most municipalities, a Dual Check Valve is required at the water connection.
Can I get away with placing my indoor controller outside?
In rare applications, like on a wall under a well covered patio where the space is 100% dry all the time & not exposed to the sun, an indoor controller will continue to operate without issue. But if you’re not sure, we recommend installing an outdoor model. If something does go wrong with your controller due to water damage or the LCD screen failing from sun exposure, the warranty is voided so it’s not worth the risk.
Can I run an irrigation system off a regular garden tap?
A garden tap is an excellent place to connect your irrigation system. Ideally, install a connection point behind the tap (turn the water off first) so you can still use your tap to fill a bucket when you need to.
Can I run my system manually from the controller?
Yes, irrigation controllers typically have a manual function, this will allow you to both operate all zones, or each one individually as you please.
Do I need a plumber to install or fix my system?
No, unless you’re tapping into your water supply, a plumber isn’t required. Most domestic irrigation systems can be installed by anyone half handy.
Do I need a rain sensor?
In some states a rain sensor is mandatory, but regardless it’s something you should include in your irrigation system. Having your system turn on in the middle of a day of rain is not only embarrassing, it’s a terrible waste of water & the overwatering is bad for your garden!
How long do I need to run my system for?
There’s no single answer for any system because of a range of factors. So work with trial and error. If you’ve got no idea, maybe start at 5-10 mins. Then think about watering days depending on the time of year, if it’s summer, everyday, but winter maybe once a week.
I want to design & install an irrigation system. Where do I start?
Well you’re in the right place! We’ve got it all here. The first step, is drawing out a plan of your garden, to scale of course. We’ve got Grid Paper in our Product Guides & all the advice you’ll need in there too!
Why should I buy from an Australian website?
We get any number of calls from people across the country who've bought from overseas & have problems. From electrical output problems to thread compatibility problems & other problems that we aren't able to help with!
By buying from SunshowerOnline, right here in Australia, you can be sure that your warranty issues are covered, that compatibility & compliance isn't an issue & that you'll be able to get helpful after service advice.
Will an irrigation controller operate all zones at once, or one at a time?
Domestic irrigation controllers will always operate zones one at a time. Even if you try to operate 2 to come on at the same time, the controller will automatically delay the operation of the second zone until after the first zone has finished running.