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Old 09-02-2010, 08:46 AM
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Ding trencher question

Could somebody tell me a ballpark number for a dingo to trench 18 inches deep.
Looking for feet per hour. I know this depends on soil type and condition.
Just looking for ballpark +/- 20% thanks
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:13 AM
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forty - two
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:40 AM
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forty - two
42 is the correct answer.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:42 AM
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Why not pull the pipe it's faster and neater.

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Old 09-02-2010, 10:44 AM
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Can you pull 18" deep?
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:54 AM
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Yes I can with my dingo but why so deep ?
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:59 AM
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18 inches would be appropriate for buried electric
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:02 AM
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Ok sorry thought you were installing irrigation. Yes a dingo will pull 18" deep but you will be using pvc or dirrect burrial, pvc won't be faster but if you are using DB it will or if your area allows wire run through poly that will work also.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:18 AM
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if your area allows wire run through poly that will work also.
That sounds dangerous as hell. We've cut through poly thinking it was water when it turned out to have valve wires inside. 115 or 220 could have been fatal.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:31 AM
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That sounds dangerous as hell. We've cut through poly thinking it was water when it turned out to have valve wires inside. 115 or 220 could have been fatal.
Did that a few weeks ago. Electrical contractor directional bored all the lines (about 2" deep. the irrigation was lower than the electrical) to a Starbucks order thing and their menu board. Irrigation leak was right at the bottom of the post. Had 4 1" poly lines on top of the broken tee. Couldn't get access so I figured I would cut and repair to get better access...

Kwik-Cuts went right in and boom. Glad they were plastic handles. Sparked pretty good. Melted a hole in the metal edge of the cutters.

Got billed to by the property management company for the repair too...
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