Poly Reel-Holder

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by mrgreen3, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. mrgreen3

    mrgreen3 LawnSite Member
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    OK,Long thread awhile back and a bit funny,however,no answers. I'm looking for a holder/reel for one inch poly,preferably with wheels. I know they are out there,I've used them before helping out another firm,but for the life of me can't find the source..Any help would be appreciated..
     
  2. bdb

    bdb LawnSite Member
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    There is a company in Blaine, MN. Kaercher Inc. They make pipe pullers and accessories.
     
  3. aric43085

    aric43085 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 71

    turn the poly sidways and it will unroll itself.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    There might have been something like a poly pipe reel in the old King Products line, but it may be long gone by now, especially since over-taping of some poly pipe rolls made it impossible to not have a man holding the roll, ready to pull or cut tape.
     
  5. bdb

    bdb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    Charter Plastics??
     
  6. Kartanimal29

    Kartanimal29 LawnSite Member
    from Ct.
    Posts: 209

    I've been looking for one for years. I think I'm gonna build one, seams pretty simple. Some 1 bye square stock , 2 wheel's and something to rotate the cage. probably cost ya around $60 to build.
     
  7. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sounds like a larger plumber's "sewer snake" cage. :)
     
  8. mwardy

    mwardy LawnSite Member
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    I found a used one a few years back. They work good. The pivot is a boat seat swivel. It would be easy to make one. Your onthe right track with 1" square tube.
     
  9. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,781

    At the risk of stepping beyond the discussion, I have never understood the need for a poly roll rack like we are talking about. The ones I have seen are very pricey. Reams Sprinkler Supply used to carry one in the KC metro area. Not sure how far their coverage area goes.
    http://www.reams.net/

    BUT, I always prefered to "shake out" the pipe myself before a pull. As has been mentioned, over-taping has been a problem of late and "seeing" the pipe is never a bad thing. I connect the roll to the finger, and then take a few steps back to stretch things out. Then kick of 4-6 "loops" of pipe. Flip the roll to reverse the "twist" and kick off 4-6 "loops" again. flip and repeat until you have enough pipe out to make your pull. A second pair of eyes at the point of entry is a good idea, but not always practical (I'm not the only guy pulling solo out there). In this case, I take the roll and "loops" down toward the direction I am pulling, or in a spot so I can watch the pipe and make sure things keep moving.
     
  10. Duramaxsle1

    Duramaxsle1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 220

    They have them here. http://www.utimachines.com
    I have one and it works great....ask for Mike he is the owner.
     

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