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Beartooth
04-23-2006, 11:57 PM
Do any of you use a Kearcher pipe puller? If so, what do you think of it and how does it compare with other plows on the market?

Rainman7
04-24-2006, 07:24 AM
Dont know why anyone would buy one. I think the people that buy them are mostly used to the Pipe Pipers 180 or 230 and are afraid of the 4 wheel drive articulating machines. Why spend all that money on a 2 wheel drive machine that you still have to push out of the mud? Oh yea, my friend that has one tells me it does a neat job.:hammerhead: By the way, my friend bought his brand new 3 years ago and I lost track of all the parts he had to replace alread and how much down time he had.

If your afraid of the big machines, go with the DW255 or LM25.

Just my opinion, talk to some people that have one.

Ray

Wet_Boots
04-24-2006, 08:42 AM
I've seen that thing at some trade shows, and it does seem to share the characteristics of a pipe piper. Definitely not a machine for a muddy construction site. Probably neater than neat on a lawn.

Bobcat s250 NY
04-24-2006, 10:06 PM
Dont bother is right.. All of them are garbage, even their new tracked model. I recently bought a dw410 and cant believe i have been busting my ass all these years with 2wd machines for nothing. Best machine out there hands down:weightlifter: :weightlifter: I thought it would destroy residential properties, but it seems cleaner than the 230. Hey if your interested in a piper 230 , mine is for sale.

Rainman7
04-24-2006, 10:17 PM
Dont bother is right.. All of them are garbage, even their new tracked model. I recently bought a dw410 and cant believe i have been busting my ass all these years with 2wd machines for nothing. Best machine out there hands down:weightlifter: :weightlifter: I thought it would destroy residential properties, but it seems cleaner than the 230. Hey if your interested in a piper 230 , mine is for sale.


How wide is your DW410? Does it fit through most gates? I didnt know Kearcher made a tracked model, its should be a little better than the 2WD one. I just dont think they are made to take the abuse.

Dirty Water
04-24-2006, 10:19 PM
How wide is your DW410? Does it fit through most gates? I didnt know Kearcher made a tracked model, its should be a little better than the 2WD one. I just dont think they are made to take the abuse.

With the narrow tire option, a 410 will fit through a standard garden gate.

I haven't tried the Vermeer LM-42, but excluding that plow, the 410sx is the best plow on the market in my opinion.

brookviewlawncare
04-24-2006, 10:36 PM
there has always been a special: place in my heart and back :weightlifter: for the old pipers!

Dirty Water
04-24-2006, 10:48 PM
there has always been a special: place in my heart and back :weightlifter: for the old pipers!

This bad boy (well, one just like it) was our companys work horse for over a decade:

http://i9.ebayimg.com/04/i/06/db/df/7c_12.JPG

Wet_Boots
04-24-2006, 11:36 PM
Looks like somebody swiped the workhorse's original engine...

Dirty Water
04-24-2006, 11:39 PM
Looks like somebody swiped the workhorse's original engine...

Yeah, that looks like a briggs or tecumsah on that one, I know it came with a 2 cylinder onan originally.

We replaced the Onan twice on our plow over its life, the second time it died we put a 24hp honda on it...but ended up buying our 410 that same seasion. It now sits rarely used, usually only for super tight access jobs.

Wet_Boots
04-24-2006, 11:45 PM
Maybe I can work a trade for that Piper 230. Let's see, my old disco 8-track tapes, and a bag of doughnuts.

Beartooth
04-25-2006, 12:34 AM
Thanks for all of the input. The one thing I appreciate most about this site is that nobody minces words. If a product is a piece of sh**, you'll know it. Sounds like I'll steer clear of Kearcher, probably saved me lots of time and $$$$$$$$$$ just for asking. Thanks again!

PurpHaze
04-25-2006, 09:09 AM
Maybe I can work a trade for that Piper 230. Let's see, my old disco 8-track tapes, and a bag of doughnuts.

Not a fair trade. Those 8-track tapes are probably worth a lot more. :laugh:

waterwizardsllc
03-06-2009, 07:09 PM
Do any of you use a Kearcher pipe puller? If so, what do you think of it and how does it compare with other plows on the market?

hey, i have had both a piper and a Kearcher, i love them, you do get a little workout, but not that bad. i also have a maxi-sneaker that i just cannot use on some jobs......

irritation
03-06-2009, 07:18 PM
dig deeper, there's a thread from the early 1900's about installing a 18 zone system with a drain spade.

mitchgo
03-06-2009, 07:19 PM
hey, i have had both a piper and a Kearcher, i love them, you do get a little workout, but not that bad. i also have a maxi-sneaker that i just cannot use on some jobs......

Um..
You do realize the original post was 2 1/2 years ago??

Wet_Boots
03-06-2009, 07:29 PM
Maybe someone was doing a search with "pipe piper" as a keyword :)

Stuttering Stan
03-06-2009, 08:15 PM
Maybe someone was doing a search with "pipe piper" as a keyword :)

At least he searched!! Can't say the same for some others.

Beartooth
03-07-2009, 12:34 AM
I'd gladly sell the kaercher!!!!

TRILAWNCARE
03-07-2009, 01:06 AM
I'd gladly sell the kaercher!!!!

Peter was looking for a trailer. To bad you don't live in TX.

1. 2001 H&H 20íCARGO TRAILER. THIS TRAILER IS LITERALLY A WAREHOUSE ON WHEELS. EQUIPPED WITH SIDE ENTRY DOOR AND TWO REAR DOORS. PLENTY OF ROOM FOR MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT. COMES WITH ALUMINUM RAMPS FOR LOADING AND UNLOADING. ASKING $3,500.00 (http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=133922&d=1233672828)

Wet_Boots
03-07-2009, 08:25 AM
What breaks on a Kaercher? The old Piper 100 was fairly rugged, for all its limitations.