DW 410 Users

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Bobcat s250 NY, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. Bobcat s250 NY

    Bobcat s250 NY Banned
    from texas
    Posts: 98

    Hey guys,
    I was wondering how this machine is on established laws. I have had the machine for alil over a year and have not used it on an established lawn. The majority of my work is big residential total rip outs and installs which dont have lawns, or commercial projects which also dont have lawns. The problem i have is that i have a few smaller residential installs to do that have lawns and i am afraid that the machine is going to tear them apart. Usually i use a 230 piper for grass jobs, but i love this 410 so much i dont think i can ever go back to the other. Does it help if i have that sod Wheel? Thanks for your time and input.:usflag:
     
  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    With the sod wheel, it is awesome on establish lawns. I've got a picture or two, but I'll need to find them.
     
  3. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't let Jon fool you. He's always promising to post some good pics and never delivers. Here's his trencher and it DOES damage established lawns. :laugh:

    Big Trencher.jpg
     
  4. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 829

    Jon.... you ever use the 255sx?

    I'm selling mine and was going to buy a brand new 255 until I talked to the salesman about the 410... The one thing that is still holding me back is that it's wider and would be hard to fit into backyards with gates.

    I REALLY want the 410 but it's almost $7k more...

    also... what kind of trailer do you use for it? the ditch witch trailer?
     
  5. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've never used the 255sx, but we have a VP12 which was its precursor. Same Rear steering etc.

    The 410 fits through a standard garden gate, it is actually rather narrow, sometimes you have to sit on it and drive it through. Its articulated steering will take it in tighter areas than the 255sx goes, despite its size.

    I don't think I could ever go back to a gas powered machine, the extra grunt from the diesel is incredible. I have yet to find a yard that I cannot use the 410 in.

    We use a single axle DitchWitch tilt trailer. Its nice as far as trailers go.

    My digital camera isn't supposed to get muddy, so I don't bring it out often. Sorry :cry:

    As promised, here is a picture of some turf that I just plowed a 1.25" line into:

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    Can you see it? :D It goes at a diagonal in the upper corner.

    The line of dead grass was already there.
     
  6. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 829

    see if you can find the number off the trailer...

    i got a quote on the s2a i think but online that only says the max weight could hold something like the 255...

    I'll have to get another quote for the s7b...

    not a big deal... I was just wondering what you guys are putting your 410 on

    thanks
     
  7. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    I believe its either a 14' or a 16'. I'll doublecheck.

    We have a 18' dual axle tilt trailer we tow our 3500 on. Its by Freeway trailers.
     
  8. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you'd bought the extended warranty like I did you wouldn't fear getting your camera out in the elements. :laugh:

    This looks like either a closeup of arborvitae or annual bluegrass. :laugh:
     
  9. Bobcat s250 NY

    Bobcat s250 NY Banned
    from texas
    Posts: 98

    Thanks for the Reply. I cant wait to use it on a lawn. Hope yall have a great year.
     
  10. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    The Trailer is a 2000 s8b.

    Oddly enough, the s6b is the largest of the large single axles, with the s8b being next and the s7b being the smallest, however the s8b is rated for the least amount of weight.

    http://www.ditchwitch.com/dwcom/Product/ProductView/144
     

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