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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Buck_wheat, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    I doubt it, it was installed 3 years ago. Should have been inspected during installation. I'm not sure why they used that type of aeration.
  2. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I had that happen to me when I worked for another guy. We installed a big system at a horse farm in the fall the we blew it out right away. We went back in the spring to turn it on and none of the zones would pop. We discovered that over the winter they used a deep tine aerator and punctured all the poly laterals that were 10"-12" deep. We must have put in 50 couplings.
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  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have a feeling that you're right. :)
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  4. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,220

    those big green aerators golf courses use get some serious depth... that being said we bought one of the toro stand on units and have hit a few pipes here and there to our amazement. 4" of cover isn't that hard folks.
  5. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    I think you can get a 1 1/4" x 16" hollow tine for a verti-drain if you want.

  6. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
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    That is a monster.....damn...
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,686

    now everybody'll want one :realmad:
  8. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Used to have one of those to do athletic fields. Big pain the ass is all it was. They were always breaking tines on it.
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  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,686

    I'm thinking if you really need that thing to get a lawn to grow, then the original soil prep was never there to begin with.
  10. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,294

    I've only seen deep tine aeration done on putting green's, and it really help's old push up surface's, it's not meant for home lawn's. That machine cost's about $25,000 and you need a 50 HP tractor to run it. The tractor need's a a optional creeper gear and when it's working it go's so slow that you can walk faster that it move's. It really doe's raise the surface of a green by an inch or two because of the kicking action of the tine's. It will cause some damage to head's and quick coupler's if they aren't flagged, and even then, i've had to replace a few. They were originally developed in Holland for tulip field's.

    Here's a link for redexim, they make a good machine. http://redexim.com/


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