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BSME
06-15-2004, 04:58 PM
Anyone trim around sprinkler heads while starting up in the spring (other than pulling grass out of maxis)? Any good suggestions for sprinkler head trimmers?

Mdirrigation
06-15-2004, 05:52 PM
They sell a device made for that . Turf equipment and supply in Maryland carries them. I never have had the need to trim around them.

aquamtic
06-15-2004, 09:29 PM
We do it on all our spring startups. Customers love to see it

We have both a 4" for rotors and 3" for sprays.

BSME
06-16-2004, 01:14 AM
That's what I was thinking... I've seen one lawn cutting company do it for spring cleanup and I figured it has to be a nice touch... Can you point me in the direction of a good brand that can do a nice job quickly? I've found two online so far... one is super cheap one is more expensive...

greenworldh20
06-16-2004, 11:13 PM
why not just use an old vegtable can?

economical, works great, and if the labor loses it, who cares.

brian

aquamtic
06-17-2004, 11:47 AM
John Deere carries one which have no name on it. They are red and come ina few different sizes. They run about 25 bucks and you do this all standing up

hamsey
06-23-2004, 08:09 AM
I made one! Picked up a 4" hole saw @ HD and welded a 1/2" rod to it and another 1/2" rod to make the handle. $20 total I think the 4" is too small and will probally redo it with a 5" hole saw. It works great!

Norm

mrddm
03-20-2006, 01:22 PM
Anyone trim around sprinkler heads while starting up in the spring (other than pulling grass out of maxis)? Any good suggestions for sprinkler head trimmers?


I am also looking for one, did you ever find it. Kenyon tools use to make one but they no longer do. Please advise. thanks mr email is dmathis4@comcast.net


mrddm

mrddm
03-20-2006, 01:26 PM
John Deere carries one which have no name on it. They are red and come ina few different sizes. They run about 25 bucks and you do this all standing up


What site did you find the sprinkler head trimmer with John Deere.Thanks

dmathis4@comcast.net

mrddm

mrddm
03-20-2006, 01:29 PM
That's what I was thinking... I've seen one lawn cutting company do it for spring cleanup and I figured it has to be a nice touch... Can you point me in the direction of a good brand that can do a nice job quickly? I've found two online so far... one is super cheap one is more expensive...
what site did you find the 2. thanks
dmathis4@comcast.net

mrddm

Dirty Water
03-20-2006, 01:52 PM
We are a irrigation company not a lawn care company.

BSME
03-20-2006, 02:34 PM
wow... good use of the archives... I actually got the one that I use now from a really old customer of mine... he's too old to do it himself and so he gave it to me... I think he made it himself...

anyway... I know John Deere had one in the stores before but i couldnt find it in the catalog unless it's on page 86
http://www.johndeerelandscapes.com/_Professional_R_S/_Catalog/images/78-88.pdf

I'll look online again and see if I can find those that I was looking at before... but that was almost two years ago

BSME
03-20-2006, 02:42 PM
found some

http://www.turf-tec.com/trim.html

http://www.powerhead.com/

http://www.harmonturfservices.com/parts%20&%20accessories/tas_trimmer.html

http://www.epinions.com/pr-Garden_Tools-Kenyon_Tools_Sprinkler_Head_Trimmer

http://www.jegcorp.com/

it goes on if you google "sprinkler head trimmer"

Green Sweep
03-20-2006, 04:47 PM
If I trim around every sprinkler head during start-ups, then I may finish all of them just in time to start blowouts.

BSME
03-20-2006, 04:55 PM
I dont really clean around every head... but the ones that are buried over and you have to go poking around with a screwdriver could use it

I think it looks nice though to carry it around... it shows that your giving every head some attention so you don't miss small nipple leaks, etc.

Rainman7
03-20-2006, 08:11 PM
Anyone trim around sprinkler heads while starting up in the spring (other than pulling grass out of maxis)? Any good suggestions for sprinkler head trimmers?


My guys always clean around the heads. We use to use those red trimmers most of the posts are talking about, but now we just use a drain spade and go around them while the zone is on.
I found that sometimes with the red trimmers, the heads would turn in the ground if they were not tight and we would get call backs. It takes too long to turn on, check adjustments and flag heads, clean them then check adjustments again.