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Old 01-02-2014, 04:58 PM
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What's the best Vibratory Plow pulling device

I just picked up a Toro vibratory plow and it didn't come with a Grip(Chinese Finger). I'm looking to buy something that works well pulling 3/4" and 1" PVC. Looking online there are a few options, like the Chinese Fingers, Wedges or Bullet style. Anyone have any experience with pulling PVC, care to share any secrets?
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:58 PM
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Maybe mdirrigation will check in, he pulls a lot of PVC. When ever I pull PVC I use a chinese finger type grip. When pulling poly I use a loop of chain.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:06 AM
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Do you use a double or triple strand Chinese finger?
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:10 AM
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We have two 410's and a 255 - all with bullets.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:13 AM
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I've pulled hundreds of thousand feet of pvc. A King Grip is all I would ever use.

http://www.kinginnovation.com/produc...ps/king-grips/
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:17 PM
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Second the King Grip, or as another branch of the originating family calls it, Blazing Grip.

They are more involved, and a bit more time-consuming to use and maintain, but they don't let go of the pipe.
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:40 PM
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http://plcunderground.com/browseprod...pe-Puller.html

I like the look of and looked at the king grip, but I opted for this one on the link above. It has a bullet built in, in addition to the one on my plow blade itself. I did however have an issue to adjust it for diff sized pipes often, so I just got another one so I can switch out the puller quick and easy .

Anyone have esp with that one I linked? curious.

I also have two different Chinese fingers, if needed.
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:15 AM
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I love to hammer down the 410sx in open areas. Great production machine. Sometimes it is a little to big for the average install but still turns better than the 255.

I've used a King grip, step grip, chain and now I enjoy using the square double sectioned grip. Which is pretty much like a chain...My days of beating and banging pipe on a grip are years over...Also I pull in sand 90% of the time...
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:04 AM
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Thanks for the info guys. Capt I have 90% beach sand too, do you have a link for your puller? I'd like to check it out and compare it to the King
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:58 PM
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In sand, you could pull poly with nothing other than a loop of chain, but PVC is another story. Ye Olde Pipe Piper couldn't pull PVC with anything other than a King Grip, but a modern plow has more options. Go to the trouble to use a King Grip (or Blazing Grip - same exact thing) and it won't let go of the pipe.
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