Picture thread then to now.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by ryde307, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. ryde307

    ryde307 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just saw this. We owned one. We sold it and built a temp bin at our new shop. Should be building one shortly.
     
  2. ryde307

    ryde307 LawnSite Senior Member
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    It has been a busy season so far. Not many pictures but a few.
    Had part of a irrigation zone not working. This would be why.
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  3. ryde307

    ryde307 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Out doing start ups. We have had so much rain that we still have a handful of systems to start up this season. We have a few lake pumps that are underwater do to record high water levels on some of the lakes.
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  4. ryde307

    ryde307 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Had 2 new skids delivered yesterday. We have them on a 5 year lease. Our dealer has a special 500 HR a year lease going on. The 272 is fully loaded AC, 2 speed, quick coupler, air ride seat, bluetooth, rear view camera, LCD screen, and remote monitoring.
    The 242 has AC, 2 speed, quick coupler, air ride seat, bluetooth.

    We need them more for winter but the rates were almost half of a normal winter snow fighter plan.
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  5. ryde307

    ryde307 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Had a call out to a home where the owner said we are having issues with our sprinkler system. We had a budget system put in last season and we can't get service from the installer. I arrived and found this first.
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    Lots of issues. They are basically going to start over and have a new system installed. You get what you pay for would be a perfect explanation.

    Some irrigation, grading, seeding, and a rip rap washout area you can't see behind the truck.
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  6. ryde307

    ryde307 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not the best pic but this is a lake pump for a large estate we work on. You ride the tram down to the dock and small 3 ft pad the pump sits on. It's a 60' or so drop. Then a large home, horse barn, and guest house up top.
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  7. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    what are the rates like on the skids?
     
  8. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We don't do much with irrigation except changing out heads when an existing client needs one replaced or get wrecked plowing, aerating, etc., I know how most components of a system are installed but what is that picture that the low budget installer put in?
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  9. doobs41378

    doobs41378 LawnSite Member
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    It is garden hoses on timers.....
     
  10. ryde307

    ryde307 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Kind of. There was a sprinkler system put in like normal. The layout is horrible and it is put together with a mix of brands but there is pipe and heads in the ground. In the picture is a battery powered controller with a valve manifold attached. Then hoses connect to the 1' poly at ground level. The timer already doesn't work, it's not to code, and it has poor flow.
    We are leaving all the pipe and heads in the ground for now. A controller will be mounted to the wall, and connected to actual valves in a valve box just below. The plumber is installing a PVB and we will fun a short piece of 1" poly for mainline over to the valves. Not prefect but once they have more money new zones (pipe and heads) will be put in next season.
     

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