Pics for Jon

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by BSME, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 829

    In an ongoing effort to prove that pulling is better than trenching, I told Jon I'd get him some pics from last weekend's job... unfortunately the camera ran out of batteries after about five shots but I managed to get it to turned on again at the end for one last pic. In related news, a new camera is on its way!

    pic #1: a long shot down a lateral line I pulled... I think you can see one line to the left and one line to the right that I pulled also.

    pic #2: a spot where I pulled 4 lines within 5' before you get to the coiled poly pipe. There may also be another line pulled underneath the pipe... I forget how close I pulled that line.

    pic #3: the last pic I managed to take with the sprinklers on.... there are five lines going across the length of the front yard... the guy with no sleeves (i dunno why he did that) is one of my guys and is explaining how to adjust the rotors)

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  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks good!

    I'm confused though, I'm a big fan of plowing as well, so no need to try to convert me...maybe you meant for Hayes? :)

    Something you might want to consider doing is pulling pipes together in the same pull instead of pulling them all next to each other. Big time saver. I've managed to pull 3 (up to 1.25") PVC pipes at once with the 410.
     
  3. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 829

    yea I didn't mean to prove it to you... I meant to the others...

    I know what you mean about pulling multiple lines at once... but that pic of the four lines running together is right after the manifold... shortly out of that shot they all start curving away from each other... if you look at the front yard pick I have two close to the street... one going down the middle... and two near the front walk. And even those lines of two split away from each other at some point.
     
  4. justgeorge

    justgeorge LawnSite Senior Member
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    Those are some nice seams! What machine did you pull those with? Also, have you already run the maching back down the seam to flatten it back out?

    Thanks,
    George
    (who wishes he could pull pipe that cleanly!)
    Ditch Witch 255sx
     
  5. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 829

    thanks

    Pulled it with the 410sx... I just got it this year after Jon made me jealous talking about his for the last couple seasons.

    I ran a 255sx for the last three years but it can't compare to the 410... the 410 has a sod cutter that pre slices the grass so that you don't start tearing... it's also A LOT stronger (diesel engine) so that roots and large rocks don't slow you down and make you start spinning tires like on the 255... this yard was actually tough because it had the biggest boulders I've ever run into.

    the first two pics were taken right after they were pulled so nobody went over them with a tamper or rake yet... the last one was taken when we were all finished so my guys had already gone over any rough spots with a rake or tamper.

    I know what you mean about running over the lines with the tire but I haven't had the problem of the lines mounding up with the 410 yet. Triple D sells a "turf hammer" that I never tried out but looks cool because it attaches to where your plow goes so you can tamp lines like that
     
  6. justgeorge

    justgeorge LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah, I was disappointed the 255sx doesn't have the sod cutting wheel. Price was right though for me just starting out last year. I did buy a Triple D Turf Shark blade which helps some.

    A google search doesn't turn anything up for a Triple D turf hammer - I'll ask my JDL dealer about it.

    Thanks,
    George
     
  7. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 829

    I understand... that's why I got my 255sx three years ago.. I think I spent more getting it repaired though than I actually bought it for... it was POS...

    I have a Triple D product catalog from Central Irrigation Supply... it's in there..
     
  8. Rainman7

    Rainman7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 288

    Any reason for going with the 410 as opossed to the LM42 or LM25 or the Case Maxi?

    I currently have a Burkeen and a Mini-Sneaker. The Burkeen is about 35 years old now and still pulls 1-2 jobs a day during the season. I think it might be getting tired so I was considering my options.

    Ray
     
  9. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
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    Oh contrare! There is a sod cutting pull blade for the 255sx. $700 here from DitchWitch. Haven't bought one yet. Only contemplating.

    John:waving:
     
  10. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Rainmain: The 410 and the LM42 are in the same performance category. Next time we look at a plow I'd like to demo a LM42.

    I don't think any machine does as clean of cuts as the 410. We do run the lines down with the tire if it humps up, but that doesn't happen much.

    We have a turf hammer for our old VP-12 plow. The problem is that without the blade buried in the ground it rattles horrible and I think it would rattle apart.
     

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