sundays project and new tool

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    We had to run 550' of new wire to existing valves at a site today so I had my brother weld me up this tool for split trenching the grass. We had the the trench made, wire installed and tamped in 3 hours. the thing was a life saver.

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  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Shoulda had a Pipe Piper :)
     
  3. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I didn't want to risk hiting anything else in the ground with a machine.
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  4. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    Looks like a Vulcan "lirpa" to me.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    cue "battle" music....
     
  6. I've got one of those. Matter of fact i just decided i have a patent as well.
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  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is called a half-moon edger or a turf edger. They come in a variety of styles and just about every company on the planet that makes digging tools makes them. I've had one for many many years.

    http://www.uniontools.com/products/detail.aspx?ProductId=1922&LineId=415

    http://www.borderconcepts.com/products/histand-tools/misc/82019-half-moon-edger-long-steel-handle


    This one might be better suited for slit trenching.

    http://www.vbmfg.com/edgeall.html
     
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  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    That "tool" has been around for a hundred years. :laugh:
     
  9. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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  10. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'll post photos some other time, but I worked on a system last week that at some point had the wiring replaced. It's at a church and has a Texas style system - 6" econo boxes all over. If the wire was laid on top of the soil, and had sod laid directly on top of the wire, that would be TWICE as deep as the new wire. Looks like someone used a utility knife to slice it in. Many places it is above ground.

    Nice work gm.
     

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