Register free!


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #11  
Old 08-22-2001, 01:53 PM
eskals eskals is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Northville, MI (Near Detroit)
Posts: 210
Time to bring this thread back to the top.

Looks like I will be adding a water tank to the arsenal next year. Since we had such a dry summer this year, I figure that if I get a tank set up, it will be very wet next year . Any idea where to find these things locally? I know that Northern carries them but shipping is like 50-60 percent of the item's cost because it has to go Truck Freight. Plus I just prefer to buy things local.

I am also going to invest in some Tree Gators. Whats the life expectancy of these things? A few seasons?

Thanks,

Eric
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-22-2001, 11:58 PM
SCL SCL is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Northwest Illinois
Posts: 543
Around here we have something called Farm and Fleet. Also, Tractor Supply. If you don't have a farmers mega toy store then try an implement dealer like John Deere etc.. As for the gators, its like anything else as to how you care for them, neighbor kids stealing them, wind blowing them off ...In a perfect setup you could expect 4 to 5 years.
__________________
She thinks my tractor's sexy!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-23-2001, 11:42 AM
eskals eskals is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Northville, MI (Near Detroit)
Posts: 210
SCL:

Thanks for the tip. I do have a Tractor Supply Co about 45 minutes from me. Never been there though. Sounds like I should get in contact wth them.

Eric
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-30-2001, 07:19 PM
JimLewis's Avatar
JimLewis JimLewis is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 6,595
I guess my question is why spend all that time to water? We have had great success with these guys;

http://www.driwater.com/commercial/index.htm

They last for months and are extremely cheap (1 tube costs about $2)
__________________
Jim Lewis
Lewis Landscape Services - Oregon
"kickin' grass and takin' names"


www.lewislandscape.com - Portland Oregon Landscaping Company

landscape design Portland Oregon
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-31-2001, 04:26 PM
Got Grass? Got Grass? is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Western NY
Posts: 363
hmmm.

Arround here I saw a couple stake beds with tanks on them that can also be used for spraying chems. on commercial properties. I also saw someone using an old fire pumper. I ws in AZ last week and saw a ton of trucks spraying. Thay all looked like the small gas tankers but for water only.
I thought the old fire truck was a good idea. Thay prolly picked it up at an auction or a junkyard real cheep and fixed it up. thay are made to hold a LOT of water w/o having to constantly re-fill or stress the truck much.
It all depends on how much you are willing to spend. and how much weight you can carry. Water is quite heavy.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 09-01-2001, 11:59 PM
Cheese burger Cheese burger is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Atlanta Ga
Posts: 33
I was wondering how much water does each tree need? Seems like a futile effort to me.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:11 PM.

Page generated in 0.07482 seconds with 9 queries