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greenmonster304
11-03-2007, 06:46 PM
me and my brother just bought a 100 cfm IR tow behind with 2 cyl diesel for $1500.00 in good shape. He does landscape installs and I do the irrigation for him on the side when it comes up, under his company name.

Mike Leary
11-03-2007, 06:49 PM
Sweet....100cfm should do anything but the ultra 2" & up jobs. Can you adjust
the psi? Important on small jobs.

greenmonster304
11-03-2007, 06:55 PM
Sweet....100cfm should do anything but the ultra 2" & up jobs. Can you adjust
the psi? Important on small jobs.

i will need to get a regulator but we picked up an electric hose reel from a spray truck for $0.00

Mike Leary
11-03-2007, 07:07 PM
i will need to get a regulator but we picked up an electric hose reel from a spray truck for $0.00

Hose reel good...never had one..dreamed of. Remember, the compressor
just needs to idle up to whatever it takes to excavate the lines, start low
& adjust as needed...it's a learning curve at each site. It's the volume moved,
not the pressure. That's why anyone who uses a compressor below 60cfm
must have a time & materials blow-out!

Flow Control
11-04-2007, 08:11 AM
anyone who uses a compressor below 60cfm
must have a time & materials blow-out!

Good point, our 80cfm takes 2 - 3 times as long to winterize as our 185's. We are considering skid mounting some of our 100's and the 80 next year. After reading this board I realized how dumb I was not to consider it in years past for mobility and possibly fuel savings.

greenmonster304
11-04-2007, 08:58 AM
there is a big company around me that took one of there older trucks and pulled off the bed and mounted a 185 on the back and now it is a dedicated blow out truck.

Currier
11-04-2007, 09:41 AM
I bought a second compressor this year. It's had a few problems but overall seems to be a good little unit. It's a 175. Used it and the 185 together for one large subdivision system.