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Old 06-02-2006, 11:24 PM
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My office is full of stuff useless to me now-a-days

Pink Floyd LP's anyone? Majerajah Custom Slalom Ski?
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Old 06-02-2006, 11:35 PM
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Old 06-02-2006, 11:44 PM
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I have a Vermeer rt60 compact easy to load , a good work out to use but eats tree roots rocks make a rough ride but you hang on until work around them.leaves a 3 inch trench easy to fix and fits where a plow won't.
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Old 06-05-2006, 02:42 PM
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One of my best investments.

The down side, heavy and will bounce going through the clay\rocks in my area.
Not self-propelled, but in the price range I paid, was one of the better priced units.

The positives:
In clay\rock situations in my area, works well other than the bouncing. Will go through thick tree roots (we went through a 4 inch Magnolia root at my own place)

It is very easy to operate.

With the Honda engine, starts on the first pull.

Great for somebody that does part time irrigation and has limited space for storage.

Easy to transport to job location. No need to lift into truck.
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Old 06-05-2006, 04:48 PM
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Cool lift for transporting the thing.
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Old 06-05-2006, 09:49 PM
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Cool lift for transporting the thing.
I never realized they had this lift. Only found it because I was looking at the used rental equipment for sale up in Stockton @ home depot. Noticed it in the catalog. Got the part # and had my dealer get it.

Makes the machine that much easier to rent.
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Old 06-07-2006, 10:50 PM
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Did my first irrigation job 2 weeks ago using t-4 trencher

I did my first job 2 weeks ago and rented that trencher at home depot for $100/day. I thought it was such a good idea, small easy to use i thought? It worked great in sand, but anything else ahh no. I had to trench in very rocky soil and up and down hills then it started to poor out, so now i had to pull it up muddy hills. It's a lot more work than I thought it would be, i wound up trenching too shallow because me and my guys were just too beat up. It took all day to trench 800' of line when it could have taken a fraction of the time with a better trencher or plow. it made one heck of a mess too. I'm looking into the hitchn ditch or renting a plow/ pipe puller. might be a good choice for very short distances for main lines near the house.
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Old 06-08-2006, 12:27 AM
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I spoke to the GroundHog Sales Rep today and quoted me 2400.00 including shipping for a new T4. From what I've been hearing and reading I think I am going for a walk behind Ditch witch trencher.

There are a few DW1030's listed on Machinerytrader.com. 2001's for around $3500.
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Old 06-08-2006, 09:29 AM
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Have you seen the Vermeer RT60? It is the same size as the Groundhog but it has a foot operated "lever" that assists with the ground drive. This makes it a lot easier to operate.
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Old 06-08-2006, 04:02 PM
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...I think I am going for a walk behind...
I've always gotten a kick out of this terminology. Sure, we walk behind them when we're getting them into position but the majority of time we're "walking backwards in front of " our trenchers.
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