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Greg78
10-07-2012, 12:08 PM
How do you guys handle irrigation heads in turf area?

I've got some that the LCO before me has been trimming to dirt around the heads with the trimmer, these look like crop circles to me.

I've got some that I keep just the bare minimum around the head cleaned out so the they can rise and retract without a problem.

I've got a couple new properties that I haven't even seen where the heads are, will be running systems in the next week to find all heads.

I don't like the looks of the donuts though several customers have them.

jvanvliet
10-07-2012, 12:13 PM
Whoever does the wet-checks ought to make sure the spray heads are not impeded by turf.

Ric
10-07-2012, 12:34 PM
How do you guys handle irrigation heads in turf area?

I've got some that the LCO before me has been trimming to dirt around the heads with the trimmer, these look like crop circles to me.

I've got some that I keep just the bare minimum around the head cleaned out so the they can rise and retract without a problem.

I've got a couple new properties that I haven't even seen where the heads are, will be running systems in the next week to find all heads.

I don't like the looks of the donuts though several customers have them.

Look into Sprinkler head Cutters that attach in place of the Weed Eater string cutter Head. Yes this requires having an extra weed eater. One week you run the edger and the next you cut sprinklers head. Paying attention to details is what make you a success. Learning not to scalp with a weed eater is like one huge step in the process of giving professional work. Diagonal Cut patterns that vary from week to week show a real care for your work.

A Laborer Works with his hands and Back

A Craftsman Works with his hands and his Head

A Artist Works with his Hands, Head and Heart.

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easy-lift guy
10-07-2012, 05:06 PM
I use the TAS Trimmer. www.tastrimmer.com
easy-lift guy

Greg78
10-07-2012, 05:07 PM
Look into Sprinkler head Cutters that attach in place of the Weed Eater string cutter Head. Yes this requires having an extra weed eater. One week you run the edger and the next you cut sprinklers head.


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I had those cutter heads. I couldn't let them go more than a week without having to do them again. Was adding time having to get out the trimmer with the cutter head on it each week, when I could get okay results with a trimmer alone.

I got the cutter heads because I seen them online and wanted to try them. Used the dealer locator on their site and went to the nearest one. He said they never took off so they stopped carrying them and gave me all the cutter heads (4 or 5) he had left over for $15.

Greg78
10-07-2012, 05:09 PM
I use the TAS Trimmer. www.tastrimmer.com
easy-lift guy

How often do you have to use them? So how many trimmers do you have them set up on for different sizes?

easy-lift guy
10-07-2012, 05:16 PM
I am located in SW Florida. Mainly dealing with St Augustine turf types. The original TAS Trimmer is the model I use the most. I average 75 donuts trimmed in 15 mins time. I touch up all heads once a month due to the year round growing season here. I can trim on average 1000 to 1200 donuts per TAS Trimmer. Cost $19.95, that would be for the 7" model. I find the videos posted on YouTube about this product very informative.
easy-lift guy

Greg78
10-07-2012, 05:21 PM
I am located in SW Florida. Mainly dealing with St Augustine turf types. The original TAS Trimmer is the model I use the most. I average 75 donuts trimmed in 15 mins time. I touch up all heads once a month due to the year round growing season here. I can trim on average 1000 to 1200 donuts per TAS Trimmer. Cost $19.95, that would be for the 7" model. I find the videos posted on YouTube about this product very informative.
easy-lift guy

Same area for me. No way I could go once a month with them. So how many trimmers do you have them set up on? How many different sizes do you use?

Greg78
10-07-2012, 05:24 PM
I use the TAS Trimmer. www.tastrimmer.com
easy-lift guy

Isn't that your company and product????

easy-lift guy
10-07-2012, 05:31 PM
Full disclosure, yes. And still going strong after 20 years, it ain't bragging if it's true.
I only have the one model set up on one trimmer the 7" model.
easy-lift guy

Duekster
10-07-2012, 05:33 PM
And he pays the sponsorship to the forum :D

Greg78
10-07-2012, 05:35 PM
Full disclosure, yes. And still going strong after 20 years, it ain't bragging if it's true.
I only have the one model set up on one trimmer the 7" model.
easy-lift guy

7" I'm guessing all the heads have donuts on them? I just can't see what 7" would do for you on a 2 1/2" head?

Greg78
10-07-2012, 05:38 PM
And he pays the sponsorship to the forum :D

Yes he does for Easy-Lift. Just struck me as odd the way he said "I use the TAS Trimmer." Why not say " I use my invention the TAS Trimmer, give my product a try or a look."?

easy-lift guy
10-07-2012, 05:41 PM
I am only sponsoring the Easy-Lift Harness ATM on this site. I was only replying to the thread, not pushing my product.
easy-lift guy

easy-lift guy
10-07-2012, 05:44 PM
7" I'm guessing all the heads have donuts on them? I just can't see what 7" would do for you on a 2 1/2" head?

Like I stated earlier I use the TAS Trimmer to trim around my sprinkler head donuts and 6" VBC. If wanted to trim the pop up and rotary heads I would use the TAS Trimmer II.
easy-lift guy

Greg78
10-07-2012, 05:45 PM
So any of you Florida guys using the Sprinkler Buddy or seen one in use?

Ric
10-07-2012, 06:03 PM
I use the TAS Trimmer. www.tastrimmer.com
easy-lift guy

Yes That is the same sprinkler head cutter I used to use.


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billslawn89
10-07-2012, 08:45 PM
I just use my metal blade edger that I use for the driveway, sidewalks and landscape beds to clean around the sprinkler heads. Most of them have the concrete donuts, so the blade rides right around it. Don't take me long to do. I clean them every other week. simple for me.

Greg78
10-07-2012, 08:51 PM
I just use my metal blade edger that I use for the driveway, sidewalks and landscape beds to clean around the sprinkler heads. Most of them have the concrete donuts, so the blade rides right around it. Don't take me long to do. I clean them every other week. simple for me.

Bill are you doing the same for the ones without donuts?

billslawn89
10-07-2012, 09:00 PM
Bill are you doing the same for the ones without donuts?

yes, but those there I am very careful, very easy to damage the head, but most of mine have the donuts. If its a good client and depends on how many donuts are missing, I will just replace them. They dont cost that much, cheaper then a new irrigation head. I do make sure I inform the client that I've replaced them. Goes a long way. I've seen where guys trimmed with the string trimmer. Looks horrible, like a stright line, not circular. Idiots

Patriot Services
10-09-2012, 01:03 PM
We use the edger to cut pockets for heads along hardscape. Field heads we try to talk the customer into sprinkler buddies. Theres always a few customers that want the damn heads all but grown over. :usflag: