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Old 03-09-2012, 11:24 PM
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Heck yeah thats awesome man, I hope to get myself setup nice for irrigation work this season. Just some way to organize my parts real nice and probably an air compressor for the blowouts. Got a deal right now where I can pick up a 100cfm tow behind compressor for 900 bucks if the deal goes through. The guy who is selling it is supposed to let me know before noon tomorrow. So we'll see, I'm not really counting on it though, I'll probably just end up with a skid mount compressor for the bed of the truck. Which would be fine too, more portable and less convenient for someone to take off with, as my work truck has a locking tail gate. So either way, before fall I will have to have a compressor.
It would be neat to set up a 3/4 ton truck with a utility bed for all your irrigation parts. Or a small enclosed trailer. Or a large enclosed trailer, depending on how much irrigation work you do lol.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:26 PM
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It would be neat to set up a 3/4 ton truck with a utility bed for all your irrigation parts. Or a small enclosed trailer. Or a large enclosed trailer, depending on how much irrigation work you do lol.
Agreed, I would be ok with a utility bed truck if I had the work load, and I would be ok with an enclosed too, that way I have all my parts and use the trailer for installs to haul the plow and stuff. But I'd just need to weigh out all my options and such, I'll probably end up with a side box or something on the truck for now, just to keep the basics on board with me.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:31 PM
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Agreed, I would be ok with a utility bed truck if I had the work load, and I would be ok with an enclosed too, that way I have all my parts and use the trailer for installs to haul the plow and stuff. But I'd just need to weigh out all my options and such, I'll probably end up with a side box or something on the truck for now, just to keep the basics on board with me.
Yea, side boxes are good too. Or set up an open trailer with side boxes on the front and both sides, then have the center for your pipe puller, trencher, and pipe. I've seen all of the above setups used effectively around here lol.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:33 PM
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Yea, side boxes are good too. Or set up an open trailer with side boxes on the front and both sides, then have the center for your pipe puller, trencher, and pipe. I've seen all of the above setups used effectively around here lol.
I probably won't have too big of an irrigation setup this season, just due to the fact I'm not certain what my work load will look like. I want to see what I need before I go jumping the gun on something like that.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:33 PM
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Yep, been going on cleanups for a couple weeks. Got a bunch of seeding to do, as well as my first round apps to do next week. And still have to pass out a few hundred more door hangers.

Hopefully I make enough to put dual exhaust and a leveling kit, as well as wheels and tires on my pickup this year haha. Also need some other things like an engine for my old work truck (the 84 Chevy, its getting resurected), a new aerator, and before next season I'd love to get a 200 or 300 gallon skid sprayer, with an enclosed trailer for it to live in , so I can go to doing liquid first rounds apps so I can blanket spray weeds at the same time.
I just dont wan to hope that i make enough, i want to make enough undoubtably so i can have nice things. I dont want to have to budget to by personal items. I work hard and pay myself good(separate from company profits) With my personal money i buy things that i love to do, boat, jet skis, vacations. With the company money i rarely buy things and when i do, i fix them up right when i get them, my f450 project last spring) and i forget about them. I am always fixing them, maintaining them, and preventing break downs, but im not investing money mods.

Since i fixed up my dump truck. Made it look like new again. I havent spent a dime on trucks(9 months total since i spend anything on my trucks). Since then, my bank account hasnt been withdrawled from except for needs. I am all for living once and making your trucks look sick. but do it all at once and leave it!

I guess, what you do with your own time is none of my business, but it seems stupid even if you are doing all the work yourself to keep tearing things apart mid week/weekend and working on them while you need the truck tobe working. Id much prefer to buy a truck, do all the mods on it i want righ t away and then put it to work so i dont have down time with my trucks.

Im just blabbing now, im just trying to help. Not trying to be a dick by any ways. I just used to live like you, constantly modding lights, exhuast, and sheeet like that. Now i dont touch any mods in my trucks. I get them washed prob 3 times a week and keep them detailed and clean and professional.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:44 PM
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Been getting some work done....a few pics of a system I started this morning. I put the system in last fall, also maintain the lawn....please parden my ugly lines. I need to do some adjusting on my hydros...
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:43 AM
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Your lines don't look bad, are you dumping your walker right on the trailer or do you have a tarp down on the trailer floor?
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:34 AM
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I just dump right on the trailer and use the pitch fork and the end of the day to throw it all, off.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:03 AM
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I thought that's probably what you did but figured I'd ask.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:06 AM
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I thought that's probably what you did but figured I'd ask.
Yep, I've dumped it straight in the truck before, and on a tarp in the truck. And on the trailer, and on a tarp on the trailer. And I always got irritated with the tarp blowing around and such. I really actually enjoy the workout from unloading all the grass lol
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