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Old 09-02-2010, 12:30 PM
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I cut through poly once and hit the coax cable running to the house. Didn't cut through it though. And it ran parallel with the zone pipe I was working on.
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:03 PM
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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...
i was blown out of an attic once, for a week i didn't have any short term memory. it was a wierd feeling. i was very lucky.

now i use salisbury/north gloves, tested to 30 kv - rated to 26.5 kv

these were given to me by a linesman buddy after they were replaced due to age, they are brand new as far as shape goes (i use them when cutting unknown pipes that could be suspect.)

these gloves have a calander lifespan in the utility industry, ask around and you might find someone that has a pair they'll part with.
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:25 PM
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I use gloves like that when I mix my special-recipe hot sauce
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:24 PM
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i am running 1 main line so a friend can water horses in the pasture plus i am running 4" corrugated for drainage all over the place. the reason i am going deep is that this is in the pacific north west and the frost line is pretty deep. i need the drainage and water for the horses not to freeze
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:56 PM
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I use gloves like that when I mix my special-recipe hot sauce
Shooot, the last time I used a pair of gloves like that was writing the last of a long series of $7500 checks to my ex-wife.

About the Dingo question, more depends upon the shape of the primary pump feeding the hydraulics and wheel motors. If the pump is in decent shape and will operate when hot (not go into a by-pass or slippage mode), given decent soil you should see maybe 10 feet per minute - more if it is sand based or loose/non compacted soil.

Screw around with the bit set-up on the chain and you could realize much more productivity.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:20 PM
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Shooot, the last time I used a pair of gloves like that was writing the last of a long series of $7500 checks to my ex-wife.

About the Dingo question, more depends upon the shape of the primary pump feeding the hydraulics and wheel motors. If the pump is in decent shape and will operate when hot (not go into a by-pass or slippage mode), given decent soil you should see maybe 10 feet per minute - more if it is sand based or loose/non compacted soil.

Screw around with the bit set-up on the chain and you could realize much more productivity.
DON'T take this wrong but i think the xolady might of bounced a round off your noggin.

my barreto is a top notch machine, loved and cared for by me and it would jump up and slap me for asking that kind of producton.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:53 PM
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get a ride on ditch witch 3700 or rt40

and then you dont need to be worried about how much trench you can get done.

you can muscle through most any soil conditions (other than rock)

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Old 09-02-2010, 10:34 PM
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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
Using a Ditch Witch SK350, I figure about 200 feet/hour on commercial landscape projects (i.e. lots of crap in the ground to fight with). We don't trench residential here, so on reasonable ground I'd have no idea.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:23 AM
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you have to be careful with those dingos, they will eat your baby.
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:44 PM
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Just a trench? Or will you need it backfilled,seeded and strawed?
Price from 1.75 per foot to 2.75 per foot
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