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irrig8r
06-19-2007, 01:07 PM
Anyone ever hear of this brand or use their products?

The combination of the T-handled 9" x 12"x 3/8" bladed T-48H trench tool and the Undertaker cable and conduit laying tools looks interesting to me.

http://www.hisco-okc.com/category.asp?idCategoryID=14

Pro-Scapes
06-19-2007, 06:03 PM
got one similar but im thinking it is twice as heavy... I like the cable placer tho the HICAT T looks similar to mine but mines all steel... rather bulky and wears you out fast. Might need to grab some of these.

Thanks for the heads up Gregg... Look forward to possibly seeing you and Jim next month... Arrive at SJC the 24th of July

Anyoe got a link for a distributor ?

Chris J
06-19-2007, 07:06 PM
Nice looking tools. Thanks for the link...gonna give this a try!

NightScenes
06-20-2007, 07:46 AM
Thanks for the heads up. This looks interesting.

David Gretzmier
06-20-2007, 09:33 AM
them blades look thick- 1/4 and 3/8 of an inch. I'm not sure those would easily slice through bermuda or zoysia grass around here. a flat spade with foot pads sharpened with an angle grinder works for me. the cable placer looks good though, I like that better.

ZX12R
06-20-2007, 10:28 PM
What exactly does a cable placer do?

Chris J
06-20-2007, 10:35 PM
Places cable in the ground. Keeps you from bending over so much.

David Gretzmier
06-20-2007, 11:27 PM
kinda pushes it into the ground after you blade the trench. nice tool.

Pro-Scapes
06-21-2007, 10:35 AM
What exactly does a cable placer do?

Its a butt crack prevention device.

irrig8r
06-21-2007, 12:13 PM
Its a butt crack prevention device.

I thought that's what belts were for....


The shovels this company carried looked pretty solid too. And the one with the sides looked great for cleaning out after a trencher. Trouble is the nearest distributor is 70 miles away...

Pro-Scapes
06-21-2007, 01:11 PM
it was a joke on the butt crack. Call the dist and have him send ya one. There has to be on online dist for this. We use the irrigation shovels when burying alot of wires like near the trans or bundles of runs. I just got em at lowes I think with the fiberglass handle... held up well so far but im not using em nearly as much as you irritation guys do.

ZX12R
06-21-2007, 06:12 PM
Thanks Criss and Dave for the replies. Proscapes,there is alwasy a class clown.:)

Landscape Illuminating
06-21-2007, 06:25 PM
It looks like you can make online purchases here....

http://www.toollines.com/Brands/Hisco/Hisco_products/Utility_Tools/Cable_Tools/underground_installation_tools.htm

-LI

Pro-Scapes
06-21-2007, 10:57 PM
yo soy piaso!!!! (i am the clown)

Just ordered the placer. Hope I got the right one. Will let yall know how it works