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browningv308
06-19-2008, 10:24 PM
hey all i might not be in the rite thread but an looking to get into burying cable for the phone and cable company my question is does any body know if there is a trencher that will cut a line about 1 inch wide and over 4 inches deep thanks for your help

bobw
06-19-2008, 10:28 PM
Most vibratory plows (i.e. DitchWitch 100sx, etc) have feed blades designed to do exactly what you want done. These plow the lines in without destroying the grass.

CAPT Stream Rotar
06-19-2008, 10:28 PM
hey all i might not be in the rite thread but an looking to get into burying cable for the phone and cable company my question is does any body know if there is a trencher that will cut a line about 1 inch wide and over 4 inches deep thanks for your help

410?

not sure....why does it have to be 1 inch wide?

can you pull it?

browningv308
06-19-2008, 10:42 PM
just thinking if the phone/cable line is only about a 16th thick i dont need anything wider local utilites sub out all of their shovels just looking for some extra income open to ideas thanks

CAPT Stream Rotar
06-19-2008, 10:45 PM
pull a poly sleeve and presto brotha.

Dirty Water
06-20-2008, 12:14 AM
Get a 410sx with a wirefeed blade.

The wire feeds off a spool into the blade chute and is laid about 18" down . There is no trench to backfill, and you can easily do 5000' in a day with just one man.

http://www.abcequipment.com/images/landscaping-trench-410sx.jpg

A different machine, but same plow concept:

http://www.waterwick.com/img/hitch_wirelaying.jpg

AI Inc
06-20-2008, 06:07 AM
Not a whole lot of money in it. I know a few guys around here that do it and they are looking to get out of it. One of them actualy owes me $235 for pulling right thru a valve box.

SC Irrigator
06-20-2008, 06:13 AM
around here thats a big and good business to be in.....the avg guy is bringing hom around 80- 100K a year doin that......*note that the do work abour 10-12 hours a day and work there a** off

AI Inc
06-20-2008, 06:18 AM
around here thats a big and good business to be in.....the avg guy is bringing hom around 80- 100K a year doin that......*note that the do work abour 10-12 hours a day and work there a** off

Around here one can make that doing irrigation in 8 months . Unfortunatly around here that income is " just getting by".

FIMCO-MEISTER
06-20-2008, 06:31 AM
Around here one can make that doing irrigation in 8 months . Unfortunatly around here that income is " just getting by".

Life is full of trade offs. 80,000 to 100,000 in Dallas goes a long way. Nice house, two cars, money left over for IRAs, etc. But it is miserable here in the summer sometimes. I love visiting my daughter in Boston and wish I could spend my whole summer there. But for her to live there she has to share an apt with three people and they have one bathroom and she is in Somerville. Can't afford a car and I still have to send her money. I don't know how poor people survive in Boston.

greenmonster304
06-20-2008, 07:04 AM
Get a 410sx with a wirefeed blade.

The wire feeds off a spool into the blade chute and is laid about 18" down . There is no trench to backfill, and you can easily do 5000' in a day with just one man.

http://www.abcequipment.com/images/landscaping-trench-410sx.jpg

A different machine, but same plow concept:

http://www.waterwick.com/img/hitch_wirelaying.jpg

where did you get that picture? waterwick website? the guy driving the tractor is my friends father. just kind of funny to see him here.

AI Inc
06-20-2008, 07:07 AM
You can tell that from seeing the back of his head? I cant even identify half of my dates from just seeing the back of their head.

greenmonster304
06-20-2008, 07:17 AM
You can tell that from seeing the back of his head? I cant even identify half of my dates from just seeing the back of their head.

i recognized the attachment they developed it in also lays a 1/2" collum of gravel 12" high for areas with poor drainage its like a instant french drain they used it in yankee stadium and on golf courses http://www.waterwick.com/

AI Inc
06-20-2008, 07:26 AM
i recognized the attachment they developed it in also lays a 1/2" collum of gravel 12" high for areas with poor drainage its like a instant french drain they used it in yankee stadium and on golf courses http://www.waterwick.com/

But did they install it properly, ya know ... putting a David Ortiz shirt in there with it?