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Take the rotor, leave the body...

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by mooch91, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,829

    Don't be a hack. Dig that $hit up and replace the head properly..... this also allows you to ensure that the head is straight and the soil around the head is compacted properly.
  2. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 449

    I also provide the mowing at my sites, bad haven't seen this problem yet. I find most heads are buried too low and end up stuck under the mat of grass encasing them. I don't dig all the way down with it when I'm doing spring startups, just enough to get the sod. Here we are a month later and I can't see most of the heads again.

    I can see it being an issue if you remove too much dirt when using the trimmer, but I remove just enough to get the sod.
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  3. RWI

    RWI Banned
    from GA
    Posts: 125

    ....... True dat
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    Only if you are using the tool improperly.
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    The tricky part of "cookie cutters" is to avoid pushing down too hard and rotating the heads. We once trimmed a site and the crew managed to rotate the heads into the picture windows that had just been washed! :dizzy:

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