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Old 07-17-2011, 11:45 AM
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Pipe Pullers Anonymous

Anyone care to share pictures of their pipe pulling rig. I am using a Vermeer LM40 with a Kwiq Pull. I like the simplicity of the Kwiq pull but it seems like it tears the ground up a bit to much. I see other guys here locally and you can't tell they were even on the site sometimes.

Are you using some sort of bullet? I'm finding I keep using snap tees instead of being able to move my pipe around and glue in regular tees.
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:14 PM
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:26 PM
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i currently use a vib plow attachment for my utility loader (bobcat mt52). it's ok on impact, but it has little pulling power. and it doesn't like turn.

i've been angling for a 410 for a while now. hopefully i'll get it soon.

i just use a loop of chain, it works well. we have the sod wheel and feet on it.

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Old 07-17-2011, 02:25 PM
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Boots what in the hell is that thing? Looks like it has a tecumseh engine on it
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:33 PM
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We use the Vermeer LM 11

http://www.equipmentcity.com/listing...vibratory-plow

Which is much smaller walk behind plow. We use a bullet and pull poly

Generally we pull 200 psi poly for the mains and 100 psi superlon poly for the laterals with pvc manifolds. Using blazzing saddles as our saddle tee's for head connections

On a good day I can pull 1200-1500' of pipe 8-12" depth

It's great for residential because it leaves such a little mess if you pull right, cleaning up the pulled up grass, running back over the trench line and some raking it doesn't even look like you were there

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Old 07-17-2011, 02:35 PM
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one of the few pullers with a recoil start - mine had a cast-iron Briggs engine
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:42 PM
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Looks like a long hot day is what it looks like
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:45 PM
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I like that LM11.. That is a clean specimen.
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:50 PM
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The LM40 I have works good as long as the yard isn't overly wet or new sod. Just seems like it tears the ground up too much sometimes. Almost wish I just trenched instead of pulled sometimes.
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