Tough time getting going this season......

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Dirtykneez, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Dana that usa soccer match against costa rica was intense!!! So much snow lol

    It snowed a few days ago.. but 60 and full sun today.. We always have wacky spring weather..

    Can't complain about work here . I worked a solid 13 hours today.

    I was actually hoping to have more time off but it looks like 55+ hours will be my norm for the next few months
  2. KG26

    KG26 LawnSite Member
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    It is slow motion here in Mich, using this time to roll out marketing, call on last years clients for renewal, and I'll be tuning up the "banjos" this week. This time last year I was making out the route for clients for the first cut that took place the first week in April. I don't think that will be the case this year, no warm up in sight.
  3. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hey dirty Knneez,

    Im just north of you in mass on cape cod..

    We are having the same issue...looks like we have our next 2 weeks straight booked @ around 60 hours or so with 2 guys and we will have to start turn ons today...We are starting our large commercial projects now, this place has 4 or 5 wells and taboot there is going to be some directional digging going on to get some water to tree pits...then behind us there are some landscapers planting trees in the pits..

    had some long days with new guys and he is picking up steam thank god!

    Also have been held up by snow here and there somedays we have frozen ground...

    Kick some a$$ Se@ bass!
  4. Dirtykneez

    Dirtykneez LawnSite Member
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    Yeah capt , the sh*t has already hit the fan in the last 48 hours. Installs , service, missles. Take a number people... Good luck out there...
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  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Two of us finally got going yesterday. My first job - leak due to tree roots. Hour longer than expected. 5 out of the 6 jobs combined for us were more involved than expected. And one truck went down with transmission problems. Good thing it's early, and not too busy yet.

    One job had 27 mini rotors - 4 brands RB/Hunter/KRain/Orbit with 6 models. Replaced 3 with RB 5004 to get the system operating, and pricing out replacing the other 23. What a cluster eff.
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Are there any mini-rotors worth the money? I have some 3500s to replace, probably with more of the same.
  7. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    I haven't found one yet. I won't stock a mini rotor due to all the problems, and I don't like the weak spray pattern from them. In most cases, they are used in the wrong application anyway. This particular house could use all regular rotors, and I will use 5004 on them if we do it.
  8. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Anyone ever try the k rain?
  9. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    We havnt even thought about starting. I still have 7" of snow in the backyard. Order coming monday. first est is tommorow.
  10. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 920

    My season is finally in full boom. 10 calls in the last two days. Might be typical for some of you guys but as my third official year I'm pretty happy with that. First round of fert down next week. And a large sod job lined up once the sod is ready to be cut. My season is off to a good start.

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