filling in trenches

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by superintendent, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Please elaborate on this. I always feel more comfortable on slopes when the plow is in the ground. It seems to anchor the machine.
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  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've tipped one over on it's side while plowing/pulling. Soil was soft and loose, didn't anchor at all.
     
  3. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have a burkeen b30 with the small tires , the burkeen is a very top heavy machine . I have layed it on its side 3 times over the years . We have waterfront properties around here that slope to small cliffs (15 to 40 foot drops) . When the situation called for it I would trench the sections where there was possibility of rolling or laying the machine over . Better safe than sorry . Getting it back on 4 wheels is not an easy task . i now have a l2 lineward for the slopes and real small yards , I have one of those little groundhog trenchers that is basicly a sacrificial piece of equipment , if it rolls over or down a hill I dont have much in it .
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dual wheels
     
  5. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
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    Never found anyone who had them , and removing the wheel weights takes too long .
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    my Pipe Piper had dual wheels :)
     
  7. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
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    something must be better :)
     
  8. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I bought one of these. Not cheap though.... 5k for the baby one.

    http://www.mansfieldmachinery.com/equip-tg-mp24.html

    I like plowing better. Bought a plow and it by far leaves a better finish.

    Got a system to install that has drip in like 12 different areas of the yard and cant wrap my mind around plowing it, so i guess will fire up the trencher.
     
  9. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    What do you mean
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  10. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
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    second'ed..
     

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