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Lawnworks
11-01-2006, 04:32 PM
Here are some pics of the plow. It came w/ a sod cutter(not pictured), a plow blade, and a chinese finger. I have never seen a blade like this one... it is able to swivel. Is this blade any good? I had to order some fittings to adapt to my dingo so I have not been able to try it out yet.
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67309&stc=1&d=1162416643
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67310&stc=1&d=1162416701

paolaken
11-01-2006, 05:38 PM
looks good. when you say swivel, you mean from side to side? that looks pretty cool. hope it works out great for you. i love my dingo plow. works great on residentials. i would like to ad a track dingo in the future just for the plow.

Flow Control
11-01-2006, 06:40 PM
What happens when come across rocky soil, roots and other hard conditions.

Lawnworks
11-01-2006, 06:41 PM
looks good. when you say swivel, you mean from side to side? that looks pretty cool. hope it works out great for you. i love my dingo plow. works great on residentials. i would like to ad a track dingo in the future just for the plow.

What is the biggest pipe you have pulled?

Dirty Water
11-01-2006, 08:35 PM
Your plow blade appears to be on upside down.

Dirty Water
11-01-2006, 08:36 PM
What happens when come across rocky soil, roots and other hard conditions.

The same as any other small plow?

Preripping helps to locate large roots and break up rocky soil.

PurpHaze
11-01-2006, 10:21 PM
Preripping helps to locate large roots and break up rocky soil.

I think I'd rather just trench once. :p

Mjtrole
11-01-2006, 10:25 PM
how many hp does the dingo have, I can't see that being very usefull around here, irrigation wise. looks pretty sweet with the swivel blade

Dirty Water
11-01-2006, 10:28 PM
I think I'd rather just trench once. :p

I only have to pull once with my large plow.

Remember, even plowing twice is faster than trenching once and you don't have to backfill.

My plow will average around 50 feet per minute.

I'd like to see you trench 50 feet 14" deep and lay a pipe and backfill it in a minute :)

Lawnsworks: You are going to want to add about 6" of chain between the chinese finger and the plow blade and a swiveling shackel to help absorb vibration. Before I did that I had a lot of trouble with the grips pulling off the pipe. We also use your standard carabeaner to connect it, Quick and easy.

PROFESSORRAIN
11-01-2006, 10:35 PM
Triple D makes a lost motion ass. and a very good maxi-grip set-up

PurpHaze
11-01-2006, 10:47 PM
I'd like to see you trench 50 feet 14" deep and lay a pipe and backfill it in a minute :)

I don't install Tinker Toy, Cracker Jack dinky systems. :laugh:

Dirty Water
11-01-2006, 10:56 PM
I don't install Tinker Toy, Cracker Jack dinky systems. :laugh:


True, I'm limited to 1.5" with the plow. I could go larger with a different blade and a tow bullet, but we have a nice big trencher for the big jobs. Besides, working with 2"+ pipe in plow holes is a real PITA.

You still using that trencher you got out of the crackerjack box?

Lawnworks
11-02-2006, 06:47 AM
I only have to pull once with my large plow.

Remember, even plowing twice is faster than trenching once and you don't have to backfill.

My plow will average around 50 feet per minute.

I'd like to see you trench 50 feet 14" deep and lay a pipe and backfill it in a minute :)

Lawnsworks: You are going to want to add about 6" of chain between the chinese finger and the plow blade and a swiveling shackel to help absorb vibration. Before I did that I had a lot of trouble with the grips pulling off the pipe. We also use your standard carabeaner to connect it, Quick and easy.

Alright I will do that.

Flow Control
11-02-2006, 07:12 AM
Looks like it could be good for small service calls and for installing LV lighting systems.

Lawnworks
11-02-2006, 07:43 AM
Looks like it could be good for small service calls and for installing LV lighting systems.

or pulling 1" pipe.

Wet_Boots
11-02-2006, 07:54 AM
The shaker box is what I wonder about here. Has it the power to handle the conditions one will encounter. And if it does, can the machine it's on handle the strain and vibrations.

Flow Control
11-02-2006, 08:04 AM
or pulling 1" pipe.

Don't take it the wrong way. I would agree if conditions permit. I know that the ground is hard in this area and my 2300lb sneaker kicks up all the time>

PurpHaze
11-02-2006, 08:19 AM
You still using that trencher you got out of the crackerjack box?

That and the Bobcat backhoe. :)

stumper1620
11-02-2006, 08:28 AM
I don't install Tinker Toy, Cracker Jack dinky systems. :laugh:
We used to plow in up to 4" with our 760s, never had a problem, plow it in then dig the heads and tees out with the back hoe.

Wet_Boots
11-02-2006, 08:37 AM
What kind of 4-inch pipe?

stumper1620
11-02-2006, 08:44 AM
What kind of 4-inch pipe?
SCH40 PVC Glue joints, if i remember right we pulled about 600' at a time.
on golf course fairways, 6 & 8" we trenched, 10" was back hoe. God I hated that 10" what a pain in the azz, every pipe had to be lowered in with the hoe.

Wet_Boots
11-02-2006, 08:52 AM
How much time for the glue to set?

stumper1620
11-02-2006, 08:55 AM
How much time for the glue to set?
I'm thinking hard, Its been a lot of years since I did that, seems to me we glued those up in the afternoon the day before the pull. we had a very large home made bullet to plow the tunnel, that way the pipe would move for joint installations, unless some idiot drove over, in which case we needed a sledge hammer to move it. also, always had to have 2 people min. to do the glueing.

stumper1620
11-02-2006, 09:00 AM
How much time for the glue to set?
I assume from the questions you have a 760 or larger to do this with?

Wet_Boots
11-02-2006, 09:36 AM
No such plow, although I was idly thinking about how cool it would be to tool around in the air-conditioned cab of a giant Ditch Witch plow, with a giant cable reel of poly pipe.

stumper1620
11-02-2006, 09:41 AM
No such plow, although I was idly thinking about how cool it would be to tool around in the air-conditioned cab of a giant Ditch Witch plow, with a giant cable reel of poly pipe.
On a 90+ deg. day. I can relate to that.
:drinkup: :drinkup: :drinkup:

paolaken
11-02-2006, 06:52 PM
What is the biggest pipe you have pulled?
i've pulled 1.5" is the biggest. mainly 1" 12" to 14" deep. most of my systems are new houses with yards in the 12,000 sq ft range. works great for that. i have no complaints. have rented a 410 for larger commercial jobs.