Hisco trench and cable laying tools?

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by irrig8r, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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  2. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    got one similar but im thinking it is twice as heavy... I like the cable placer tho the HICAT T looks similar to mine but mines all steel... rather bulky and wears you out fast. Might need to grab some of these.

    Thanks for the heads up Gregg... Look forward to possibly seeing you and Jim next month... Arrive at SJC the 24th of July

    Anyoe got a link for a distributor ?
     
  3. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    Nice looking tools. Thanks for the link...gonna give this a try!
     
  4. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks for the heads up. This looks interesting.
     
  5. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    them blades look thick- 1/4 and 3/8 of an inch. I'm not sure those would easily slice through bermuda or zoysia grass around here. a flat spade with foot pads sharpened with an angle grinder works for me. the cable placer looks good though, I like that better.
     
  6. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
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    What exactly does a cable placer do?
     
  7. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    Places cable in the ground. Keeps you from bending over so much.
     
  8. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    kinda pushes it into the ground after you blade the trench. nice tool.
     
  9. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Its a butt crack prevention device.
     
  10. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I thought that's what belts were for....


    The shovels this company carried looked pretty solid too. And the one with the sides looked great for cleaning out after a trencher. Trouble is the nearest distributor is 70 miles away...
     

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