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Old 06-05-2011, 08:48 PM
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sundays project and new tool

We had to run 550' of new wire to existing valves at a site today so I had my brother weld me up this tool for split trenching the grass. We had the the trench made, wire installed and tamped in 3 hours. the thing was a life saver.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:10 PM
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Shoulda had a Pipe Piper
I didn't want to risk hiting anything else in the ground with a machine.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:31 PM
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Looks like a Vulcan "lirpa" to me.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:34 PM
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:13 PM
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I've got one of those. Matter of fact i just decided i have a patent as well.
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:26 PM
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We had to run 550' of new wire to existing valves at a site today so I had my brother weld me up this tool for split trenching the grass. We had the the trench made, wire installed and tamped in 3 hours. the thing was a life saver.
That is called a half-moon edger or a turf edger. They come in a variety of styles and just about every company on the planet that makes digging tools makes them. I've had one for many many years.

http://www.uniontools.com/products/d...922&LineId=415

http://www.borderconcepts.com/produc...g-steel-handle


This one might be better suited for slit trenching.

http://www.vbmfg.com/edgeall.html

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Old 06-06-2011, 04:27 AM
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That is called a half-moon edger or a turf edger. They come in a variety of styles and just about every company on the planet that makes digging tools makes them. I've had one for many many years.

http://www.uniontools.com/products/d...922&LineId=415

http://www.borderconcepts.com/produc...g-steel-handle

It's a little different than an edger. The round part is a ten inch radius and and it weighs about 15 lbs. I have use the one you linked and this works better.

This one might be better suited for slit trenching.

http://www.vbmfg.com/edgeall.html
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:28 PM
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We had to run 550' of new wire to existing valves at a site today so I had my brother weld me up this tool for split trenching the grass. We had the the trench made, wire installed and tamped in 3 hours. the thing was a life saver.
That "tool" has been around for a hundred years.
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:44 AM
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I'll post photos some other time, but I worked on a system last week that at some point had the wiring replaced. It's at a church and has a Texas style system - 6" econo boxes all over. If the wire was laid on top of the soil, and had sod laid directly on top of the wire, that would be TWICE as deep as the new wire. Looks like someone used a utility knife to slice it in. Many places it is above ground.

Nice work gm.
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