Our blog today will provide an in-depth breakdown of one of our top landscape irrigation system suppliers, Hunter Industries.
While Hunter also owns FX Luminaire, one of our top landscape lighting products, the company rose to prominence in the outdoor landscaping industry due to their excellent commercial and residential irrigation systems.
Hunter prides itself in manufacturing top quality products that use only the water and energy needed to get the job done professionally and efficiently. Their products consistently provide consumers with versatility and performance while also helping to save time and money. We are consistently impressed by the various irrigation systems offered by Hunter Industries, including rotary sprinklers, sensors, controllers/timers, valves, drip lines, and much, much more.
Before breaking down some features about the various products Hunter manufactures and how they can help you get the most out of your yards, let’s first go over some information about Hunter Industries to discover a bit more about an industry-leader in irrigation systems.
Founded in 1981 by Paul and Edwin Hunter, Hunter Industries produces rotors, spray sprinklers, valves, controllers, and weather sensors.
The company started in California and currently conducts business in 125 countries including USA, Canada, Mexico, and China. They also have 250 product patents and 40 trademarks for a wide variety of irrigation systems and components.
Hunter Industries currently employs over 1,500 people and has made many big acquisitions since its inception including FX Luminaire, Holm, Dispensing Dynamics International, and Senninger Irrigation.
Most importantly, Hunter prides itself in providing a wide-ranging product line of outdoor landscaping accessories, irrigation systems, and control units that give property owners the ability to customize their outdoor space to meet specific needs and individual tastes.
With offices and facilities in California, Mexico, and China, Hunter Industries is a global leader in irrigation and outdoor lighting equipment. FX Luminaire prides itself in providing a wide-ranging product line of lights and control equipment that gives property owners the ability to tailor their outdoor space to specific needs and tastes.
Here in South Western Ontario, our Blue Jay Irrigation team has teamed up with Hunter Industries to provide the best experience in residential irrigation system design and installation on the market today.
The components that make up each system are all built to last, as each part is crafted and tested to meet rigorous performance standards. Hunter Industries uses only premium materials to ensure that you get the most value and performance for your money.
There are many benefits to an automated sprinkler or irrigation system from Hunter - starting with increased convenience. As soon as the system is installed, you’ll never have to drag a hose around the yard, guess how much water should be applied to various plants, or ask your neighbour to take care of your yard if you’re away.
Hunter Industries headquarters in San Marcos, California Known as “The Irrigation Innovators” Hunter products focus on quality, efficiency, and reduced water usage to grow healthy and sustainable landscapes.
Their rotors can apply water from 15 feet to over 160 feet, and are easily the best option in this category on the market today. While attractive landscapes typically require a substantial investment and careful maintenance, an automatic irrigation system from Hunter Industries protects your time and money by growing healthier and longer living vegetation.
The increased curb appeal that this provides will also help to increase property value and make your home the envy of the neighbourhood.
While the irrigation systems themselves are extremely user-friendly and built to last, Hunter-made control units put your mind at ease while taking care of scheduling for you. The accuracy of their unique programmable features is incredible, as your watering schedule will be adjusted based on current weather trends to cut power and water consumption costs.
They are also rigorously tested in-house to provide customers with a final product that meets and exceeds all of their expectations. Finally, all Hunter Industries irrigation and control unit products come with the promise of excellent support and customer resources.
Hunter Industries Irrigation Products
One of the unique things about Hunter Industries and their irrigation product catalogue is that they tailor their system components to a wide variety of different customer needs and landscapes.
It doesn’t matter if you are trying to find the perfect irrigation or sprinkler system for a residential or commercial landscape, golf course, farm, or sports field, Hunter Industries has hundreds of products available to ensure you get exactly what works best for you and your specific outdoor space.
With hundreds of patents and almost 50 trademarks - including Solar Sync, an advanced sensor that gathers daily weather data and calculates an optimum watering schedule - Hunter Industries remains one of the top innovators in the landscaping industry.
Investing in an irrigation or sprinkler system is certainly a major decision.
When installed properly using quality contractors and top of the line equipment, irrigation brings out the absolute best in your yard while also providing increased curb appeal, functionality, and infinite aesthetic beauty.
The following section will give an in-depth look at some of the highest rated Hunter products in each category :
One of the most popular products offered by Hunter is their industry leading series of rotor sprinkler products. Rotors are the most efficient and effective way to irrigate large areas and prevent runoff from occuring.
Capable of applying water from 15 to 160+ feet, this type of sprinkler is designed to irrigate large turf areas by spreading a stream of water back and forth over a specific area.
All rotors manufactured by Hunter are adjusted using a unique white wrench that allows user to make spray arc and radius adjustments.
Pop-up spray sprinklers consist of a simple body and spray nozzle that applies water to a given area between 2 and 30 feet. Hunter has a wide variety of different models available that are designed specifically for plant type, soil, and area shape.
Some of the bodies that are used with this type of sprinkler system are the Pro-Spray, the PRS30, and the PRS40. The most common is the Pro-Spray, as it is built to work with all Hunter nozzles including the MP Rotator.
The MP Rotator is unique because it emits several rotating streams of water at a low application rate, which guarantees less water usage - up to 30% more efficient than traditional spray nozzles.
All of the components of the Hunter spray systems are designed to be rugged, reliable, and provide maximum efficiency.
Many property owners here in Southern Ontario are always on the lookout for reliable dripline systems that deliver water right to the roots of flowers, shrubs, or trees.
Hunter’s residential micro irrigation product line includes some of the best bubbler, dripline, and root zone watering products available.
Their Professional Landscape Dripline is built with heavy-duty materials and in-line check-valve emitters that ensure there is no debris or water emission disruption.
On top of all their award-winning irrigation systems, Hunter also offers many great control units that activate and deactivate designated irrigation zones according to programmed run times.
In other words, control units are the “brains” of a sprinkler system. Properly programmed controllers will ensure that plants receive the right amount of water at an optimal time during the day.
All Hunter controllers are easy to program and can even be updated to smart controllers that have great features like Solar Sync.
As mentioned previously, Solar Sync ET measures weather conditions and adjusts your watering schedule accordingly which results in increased savings.
Although some control units have sensors built-in, there are several great add-ons that Hunter offers as well. Most of them connect directly to the control unit and are designed to make your system react to local weather conditions.
Rain-Clik, a simple rain sensor, prevents excess watering when there is already a certain level of moisture or it is raining outside.
A sensor is a simple way to conserve water, save money, and improve the overall health of your landscape. They also are all relatively inexpensive.
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All of our employees adhere to the following code of conduct when installing Hunter brand irrigation and sprinkler systems for our clients:
- Meet local and provincial licensing and insurance requirements
- Provide each customer with a thorough irrigation system proposal, including an explanation of all work and estimated installation time
- Design premium quality systems and install professional-grade products that meet or exceed industry standards
- Provide customers with a thorough walk-through of the new system upon completion of installation
- Make sure control units and system sensors are properly set up
- Ensure that systems are properly winterized to prevent system damage caused by sub-zero temperatures
Our team here at Blue Jay Irrigation can install, service, and maintain all Hunter irrigation and sprinkler system products.
All of our installation technicians have received hours of hands-on training to learn the best practices for installing and operating every Hunter product offered here at Blue Jay Irrigation.
This knowledge and experience are definitely invaluable when customizing, installing, and maintaining the right irrigation option for your property.
We’re confident that we are the right company for all of your irrigation and landscaping projects - let our experienced and dedicated group of field technicians help you with all of your residential or commercial needs.
Focused on the city of London, Blue Jay also provides service to other parts of Southwestern Ontario including Brantford, Cambridge, Goderich, Guelph, Ingersoll, Kitchener, Niagara Falls, Stratford, Waterloo, Windsor, and many, many more. Contact us today!