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irrigation system parts

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ashs inc, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 595

    ok guys. I do mostly irrigation repair for my lawn maintenance clients. I am looking to stock a truck for just irrigation repair. what are some tools that you have found to stock a truck with. thanks for the help
     
  2. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,267

  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,418

    That all depends on what equipment you encounter, and your own level of repair expertise. Stocking 'one of everything' would have you driving a tractor trailer.
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,593

    I asked one of my heros, Virgil Young, that same question years ago:
    He replied, " you never have everything you need."
     
  5. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    I like the old slip fix, a few valves, 90's, couplings, busings from 1/2 up to 2 1/2 inches. Heads and Nozzles.
     
  6. Duramaxsle1

    Duramaxsle1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 220

    A good screw driver and nut driver
    Gear clamps
    tester
    Wire strippers
    Good shovel
    axe
    saw
    assorted valves and a controller
    Lots of assorted parts and couplers all sizes are a must
    lenghts of assorted pipe
    Just to get started
     
  7. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 595

    so what do you have with you besides a shovel.
     
  8. Duramaxsle1

    Duramaxsle1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 220

    A good pair of Boots!
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,593

    Sorry, we've already got boots on this site.
     
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,418

    Specialty tools include a broken-nipple-extractor, and specialty wrenches for any impact-head popups you encounter. A decent multimeter will be invaluable for wiring and controller problems. Bigass slip-joint pliers are a must.
     

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