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Old 02-04-2014, 11:12 AM
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I have seen irrigation trenched like in the first picture but that's the exception. The normal scene is like in the second picture.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:14 PM
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with illegals?

Yes I believe that is correct, a crew of migrant workers is the normal process! Lol
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:27 PM
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How many installers in the south are employing a sod cutter during installs?
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:28 PM
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How many installers in the south are employing a sod cutter during installs?
I don't know, but i do, almost every time, at least on the golf course.
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:12 PM
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We offer cutting up sod as an "extra line item" on some of our quotes.

Especially zoysia yards and centipede, which can be slow to mend.
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:17 PM
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How many installers in the south are employing a sod cutter during installs?
I've thought about that when I can't get the plow
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:03 PM
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Around here in Texas, if I am doing a new install rest assured preservation of the sod isn't an issue, the lawn will be dead. 110 degree summers will do that if there isn't an existing irrigation system.
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:10 PM
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I looked into a plow to start with but honestly it was too much. I liked the idea of a plow and no one in my area has one, it would have been a good selling point I think. But it was not to be, so for now the trencher will due. I did however opt for a 4" chain so there would be less backfill. At any rate my new machine will be far superior to the rental options in my area....
If you looked at the long term , and factored in , labor to fill in the trench , the added time saving of plowing , the minimal restoration , and the over all quality look of the finished job , a plow is a better deal at twice the price . Mine was $ 23,000 brand new , bought it in 1983 , still running it today . How much money has it made me ? Gobs .
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:17 PM
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I agree

I agree the plow seems to be the better deal on all fronts. But it was not an option for me en at this juncture. But it really isn't to big of a deal because not one single irrigator in my immediate area uses one. So it's not like that will be an excluding factor. Maybe, I can upgrade after paying on this for a while.
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:36 PM
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If you looked at the long term , and factored in , labor to fill in the trench , the added time saving of plowing , the minimal restoration , and the over all quality look of the finished job , a plow is a better deal at twice the price . Mine was $ 23,000 brand new , bought it in 1983 , still running it today . How much money has it made me ? Gobs .
Hey MD, do you have any interest in an early model B30? It runs but it is a little rough around the edges. Maybe for parts.
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