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koster_irrigation
02-01-2007, 05:53 PM
this is a hella deal
(thats if the boxes dont break by the time UPS gets it to your door) :)

http://cgi.ebay.com/LOT-OF-2000-TORO-12-F-NOZ-W-SCN-SPRINKLER-PARTS-89-1770_W0QQitemZ330083362145QQihZ014QQcategoryZ29522QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Repairs
02-01-2007, 06:01 PM
Koster, Nice looking website. Could'nt help but see the big ole k-rain rotor on the startup page. :)

koster_irrigation
02-01-2007, 06:14 PM
thanks, i built it myself. i really need to turn it over to a professional to dress it up a little more. ive really reached my limit for building websites since ive never been properly trained in computer code talk.

koster_irrigation
02-01-2007, 06:19 PM
This guy here is trying to sell some old CONLIP series 12"ers *NEW Condition

looks like the date code on the side of the box says 1988?

http://cgi.ebay.com/TORO-Pop-up-sprinkler-heads-16-tall_W0QQitemZ270084744792QQihZ017QQcategoryZ20542QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

i wonder how those seals will perform... ha

Wet_Boots
02-01-2007, 06:48 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Sprinkler-Repair-Company-for-Sale-Ford-Vans-Irrigation_W0QQitemZ140079276626QQihZ004QQcategoryZ11762QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

koster_irrigation
02-01-2007, 06:57 PM
Wow!! By the looks of it- that guy cant be busy. He's too clean and organized! That trucks got a place for EVERYTHING!!

Id love to see a list of his inventory, to purchase some at a good discount.

I see some rainbird but i cant make out what else he's got.

I see some old RAINBIRD green steel impact heads

If i could keep my vans that clean, id be ROLLIN!

SprinklerGuy
02-01-2007, 07:02 PM
Wow......

My company did over 1 million the last year I owned it...and I didnt' get 130k for it...

Worth what someone will pay i suppose....

Flow Control
02-01-2007, 07:10 PM
Give the guy a break he did do one installation. His average winterization was 60. I thought Colorado was the capital of the $20 winterization. Maybe he was asking in Canadian Dollars or Pesos.

Wetboots your avatar explains a lot.:drinkup:

koster_irrigation
02-01-2007, 07:13 PM
he's got alot of inventory sitting for just one install last year


he did twice as many blowouts than spring turn ons...



i love an organized shop!!

Flow Control
02-01-2007, 07:15 PM
he's got alot of inventory sitting for just one install last year


he did twice as many blowouts than spring turn ons...

I agree, and it is common for us to only do a fraction of start-ups compared to winterizations. I encourage the owners to do their own.

koster_irrigation
02-01-2007, 07:36 PM
has anyone else seen toro VAN's leak out around all sides after a year or two of service?

http://cgi.ebay.com/LOT-OF-1000-TORO-VARIABLE-ARC-NOZZLES-15-RADIUS_W0QQitemZ330082491258QQihZ014QQcategoryZ75674QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

koster_irrigation
02-01-2007, 08:03 PM
another sprinkler co for sale

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sprinkler-System-Business-Cleveland-Ohio-15-years_W0QQitemZ170076711033QQihZ007QQcategoryZ11762QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Flow Control
02-01-2007, 08:15 PM
another sprinkler co for sale

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sprinkler-System-Business-Cleveland-Ohio-15-years_W0QQitemZ170076711033QQihZ007QQcategoryZ11762QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I believe I know that company, spoke to a broker last week about it.

koster_irrigation
02-01-2007, 08:21 PM
If you can get in there and buy inventory on the cheap, that would be nice. I dont feel solid about buying a business that has clients that could potentially not want to transfer over to and continue with a another company. Theres probably no contracts. Get out there and build it yourself.

Repairs
02-01-2007, 08:24 PM
I am curious about how you winterize up north. I am assuming that you connect an large compressor to a Inlet plumbed in near the cross connection, and then run all the zones to blow out all the water?

koster_irrigation
02-01-2007, 08:29 PM
Thats farther up north than i am. We just unhook the backflow around here.

Repairs
02-01-2007, 08:30 PM
I must be lucky around here then cause no one ever unhooks them, we get to replace them when they freeze. :)

Wet_Boots
02-01-2007, 08:33 PM
You got it. Run the sprinkler system on air. Towbehinds do several zones at once, and a dinky single-stage truckmount would do them one at a time.

PurpHaze
02-01-2007, 11:21 PM
If I have an area that needs a full circle pop-up spray there's a rotor or MPR that will do a better job without as many sprinkler heads. :laugh:

Id be LONG retired before that many 12F nozzles could be used. :dizzy:

Repairs
02-01-2007, 11:32 PM
If I have an area that needs a full circle pop-up spray there's a rotor or MPR that will do a better job without as many sprinkler heads.

Id be LONG retired before that many 12F nozzles could be used.
Thats kind of what I was thinking.

PurpHaze
02-01-2007, 11:51 PM
BTW Koster... I'm not a Toro fan. AFAIK their service sucks. When I first started doing irrigation for the district almost 25 years ago they (plumbers did the irrigation before our Grounds Department took it over) used 100% Toro sprinkler products on Hydro Rain/Hardie/Irritrol valves. I've led the way over the years switching over to Hunter and Nelson MP-Rotators. The only Toro product we use any longer is the 570 spray pop-up and now only in the PRX model. Hard to change on this one when we probably have 20-30k spray pop-ups in the ground. Much easier to just slap the innards into an existing bucket than change the whole sprinkler. :)

koster_irrigation
02-02-2007, 10:35 AM
its unfortunate the conlips and the Z's bodys dont interchange. something with the rachet feature im sure. & the threads


how bout the old P series im sure you see some of those.

PurpHaze
02-02-2007, 06:40 PM
I see a lot of older crap too... various manufacturers. It's kinda like the OJ trial: "If it don't fit you must change the whole dang thing out." :laugh: