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Old 01-23-2014, 11:59 PM
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Wayy to complicated,,,

I've been pulling pipe for 30 (thirty) years in fairly tough conditions with much success and have to tell you, I've had a pieces of 1 1/4" galvanized pipe for grips that attach to both 1" & 3/4" pipe. Simple, durable & cheap! The King grip I did buy in 1985 cost me in excess of $500. My current setup costs about $20.
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:28 PM
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id like to see this $20 wonder
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:42 PM
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If I can get a pic, I will post it. Basically, its a 7" piece of 1 1/4" galvanized pipe. One end is heated and mashed flat, with a 8" piece of chain welded into it. This end must be completely closed so no dirt can enter.

The pipe is attached by drilling thru an existing hole in the galvanized (located about midway) into either 1" pvc or 3/4" pvc. Just be sure to cut the hole out of the pvc when you are finished plowing it in....
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:49 PM
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I'd have liked to have been the guy who could sell King Grips for $500
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:51 PM
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The pipe is attached by drilling thru an existing hole in the galvanized (located about midway) into either 1" pvc or 3/4" pvc. Just be sure to cut the hole out of the pvc when you are finished plowing it in....
That would not be very strong at all.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:12 PM
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It's plenty strong. You pin the pvc pipe with a long bolt thru the hole you drilled thru the grip and the pipe. Its usually good for a 100' + run of pipe.
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:56 PM
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while ingenuity is great there, ill stick with a real grip, that can pull great lengths of pipe
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while ingenuity is great there, ill stick with a real grip, that can pull great lengths of pipe
What would be a great length of pipe? How far (in a straight line) can one realistically pull?
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Never pulled pipe is why I ask

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Old 01-27-2014, 06:28 AM
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300 feet to me a really good pull even in our sand. I've never pulled in a true straight line. To me is getting around the back yard and back into the front with a 1.25 poly and a wire 18 inches deep is pretty dam good.

The curve really beats up a good pull!
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:44 AM
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The curve really beats up a good pull!
yeah it does. I only pull full rolls about once a yr.
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