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Got a new trencher!

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ACP Services, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,294

    I have seen irrigation trenched like in the first picture but that's the exception. The normal scene is like in the second picture.


  2. ACP Services

    ACP Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    Yes I believe that is correct, a crew of migrant workers is the normal process! Lol:drinkup:
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,669

    How many installers in the south are employing a sod cutter during installs?
  4. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,294

    I don't know, but i do, almost every time, at least on the golf course.
  5. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,415

    We offer cutting up sod as an "extra line item" on some of our quotes.

    Especially zoysia yards and centipede, which can be slow to mend.
  6. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,110

    I've thought about that when I can't get the plow
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  7. ACP Services

    ACP Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    Around here in Texas, if I am doing a new install rest assured preservation of the sod isn't an issue, the lawn will be dead. 110 degree summers will do that if there isn't an existing irrigation system.
  8. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,630

    If you looked at the long term , and factored in , labor to fill in the trench , the added time saving of plowing , the minimal restoration , and the over all quality look of the finished job , a plow is a better deal at twice the price . Mine was $ 23,000 brand new , bought it in 1983 , still running it today . How much money has it made me ? Gobs .
  9. ACP Services

    ACP Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    I agree the plow seems to be the better deal on all fronts. But it was not an option for me en at this juncture. But it really isn't to big of a deal because not one single irrigator in my immediate area uses one. So it's not like that will be an excluding factor. Maybe, I can upgrade after paying on this for a while. :)
  10. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,097

    Hey MD, do you have any interest in an early model B30? It runs but it is a little rough around the edges. Maybe for parts.
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