Cover-up

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Lawnworks, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
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    Well I finally got a cover-up for my dingo. I have to say I am not extremely impressed. My dingo tx425 undercarriage smooths the trench line. I tried using it backwards and reversing flow, but that doesn't work. I guess I don't really have enough ground clearance. Do you guys use it on existing lawns? It seems like you have to take caution not get to deep into the grass. It should save some time on new construction.
     
  2. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have the walkbehind.
    It has the compaction wheel with it.
    I have never had a problem with it.
    It helps leveling the soil with the cover up because 95%
    of the dirt has no where to go except back in the trench.
     
  3. The walkbehind cover-up works better than attachment type.
     
  4. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 781

    I have the attachment type for my boxer. LOVE IT. It takes a few times to run it to get the hang of it. So it does not dig into the ground.
    The boxer has plenty of ground clearance so I dont have the problem with the bottom scraping the trench.
     
  5. bestworker

    bestworker LawnSite Member
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    If you have the one made by Toro (it's Red) it doesn't work very well in turf. The black ones made by McCullough work very well either in turf or new construction, this is probally the one the Boxer has on it
     
  6. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
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    How much are the walk-behind units?
     
  7. bestworker

    bestworker LawnSite Member
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    They are around $3600
     
  8. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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  9. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,416

    Can anyone vouch for this thing beside this big ol' texan here?

    Ive seen one or two of these things running around my area, but can ever find a time to actually talk to an actual owner of one of these units.

    Ive got the toro dingo coverup, bought it in 05, & i might have used it on 4 jobs since then. Needless to say its got a heavy pile of dust on it sitting at my shop. Its too wide and doesnt do a great job

    mccullough cover up below

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  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    didn't Ditch Witch have a boom-mounted rotary broom attachment?
     

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