got a compressor

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    me and my brother just bought a 100 cfm IR tow behind with 2 cyl diesel for $1500.00 in good shape. He does landscape installs and I do the irrigation for him on the side when it comes up, under his company name.
     
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sweet....100cfm should do anything but the ultra 2" & up jobs. Can you adjust
    the psi? Important on small jobs.
     
  3. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    i will need to get a regulator but we picked up an electric hose reel from a spray truck for $0.00
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hose reel good...never had one..dreamed of. Remember, the compressor
    just needs to idle up to whatever it takes to excavate the lines, start low
    & adjust as needed...it's a learning curve at each site. It's the volume moved,
    not the pressure. That's why anyone who uses a compressor below 60cfm
    must have a time & materials blow-out!
     
  5. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Good point, our 80cfm takes 2 - 3 times as long to winterize as our 185's. We are considering skid mounting some of our 100's and the 80 next year. After reading this board I realized how dumb I was not to consider it in years past for mobility and possibly fuel savings.
     
  6. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    there is a big company around me that took one of there older trucks and pulled off the bed and mounted a 185 on the back and now it is a dedicated blow out truck.
     
  7. Currier

    Currier LawnSite Senior Member
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    I bought a second compressor this year. It's had a few problems but overall seems to be a good little unit. It's a 175. Used it and the 185 together for one large subdivision system.
     

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