Ding trencher question

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by leoslayer, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. leoslayer

    leoslayer LawnSite Member
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    Could somebody tell me a ballpark number for a dingo to trench 18 inches deep.
    Looking for feet per hour. I know this depends on soil type and condition.
    Just looking for ballpark +/- 20% thanks
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    forty - two
     
  3. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    42 is the correct answer.
     
  4. DIXIECONTRACTING

    DIXIECONTRACTING LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 283

    Why not pull the pipe it's faster and neater.

    :cool2:
     
  5. Can you pull 18" deep?
     
  6. DIXIECONTRACTING

    DIXIECONTRACTING LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
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    Yes I can with my dingo but why so deep ?
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    18 inches would be appropriate for buried electric
     
  8. DIXIECONTRACTING

    DIXIECONTRACTING LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 283

    Ok sorry thought you were installing irrigation. Yes a dingo will pull 18" deep but you will be using pvc or dirrect burrial, pvc won't be faster but if you are using DB it will or if your area allows wire run through poly that will work also.
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    That sounds dangerous as hell. We've cut through poly thinking it was water when it turned out to have valve wires inside. 115 or 220 could have been fatal. :dizzy:
     
  10. zman9119

    zman9119 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Did that a few weeks ago. Electrical contractor directional bored all the lines (about 2" deep. the irrigation was lower than the electrical) to a Starbucks order thing and their menu board. Irrigation leak was right at the bottom of the post. Had 4 1" poly lines on top of the broken tee. Couldn't get access so I figured I would cut and repair to get better access...

    Kwik-Cuts went right in and boom. Glad they were plastic handles. Sparked pretty good. Melted a hole in the metal edge of the cutters.

    Got billed to by the property management company for the repair too...
     

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