Pulling Poly for the First Time...Any Do's or Don'ts?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by mojob, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. mojob

    mojob LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've read some of the past posts on this subject, and was just hoping to get a few more pointers to avoid common rookie mistakes.
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    How many helpers? Depending on how a roll of poly is taped, it might pay to have two guys deal with the roll of pipe, since it can be more than one inexperienced man can deal with.
     
  3. Mjtrole

    Mjtrole LawnSite Member
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    Check the depth of the pipe when you pull the first few lines, that way you are not way too deep or too shallow.

    good luck
     
  4. paolaken

    paolaken LawnSite Senior Member
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    always helps to spiral the ducked tape where the sock is going on the pipe. helps hold the poly in the sock.
     
  5. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Plan your pulls wisely and keep them fairly short until you get the hang of it.
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Avoiding S-curves is also a good idea. The ability to work with curves in a layout is an advantage of pulled systems, especially when they let you work around tree root areas, but S-curves can increase the drag on the pipe.
     
  7. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    ask me any question you need to know about pulling poly pipe.

    I have used the 255 and piper before..
    first of:

    1.how are you setting the pipe to the plow?
    2.what type of soil are you pulling in?
    3.what type of machine are you using?
    4.what size pipe?
    5.how deep?
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    You guys have a Piper? What model?
     
  9. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Boots i really dont know..i never use that lil guy..

    but i have a pic i can post to show ya what it looks like...

    From what i hear this machine was the T!TS in 1970 what ever it came out...

    give me a few ill post a pic.[​IMG]
     
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks newer than one of those I've worked with. Definitely not a user-friendly piece of equipment. If anything can duplicate that Piper's capabilities with only a ten-horse engine, I'd like to see it.
     

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