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What's the best Vibratory Plow pulling device

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by mx315, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    One nice thing about the loop of chain is that you can pull multiple pipes at the same time
  2. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,389

    king grip.....
  3. mx315

    mx315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 394

    Got the King 81801 on the way. Thanks for the info
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you're also going to pull 3/4-inch PVC, that requires another grip assembly.

    Also, you want to get a cheap adjustable open-end wrench as a tool to help hammer the shell tight. 10-inch is a good size. King had, and maybe still has, a specific tool for this, but you can do without it.
  5. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,630

    The chinese fingers work well , been using them 30 years , they are wear items , the more you use them they will wear out , have 1 or 2 extra on the truck .
  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,389

    I use a hammer. We took out a body bolt and bolted in a hammer holster right on back
  7. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    HAMMER...........WRENCH...........Different tools different purposes. Right tool, right job.

    You silly.
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  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    a picture of the King Grip 'wrench' would make it clearer, but I couldn't find one - imagine a clumsy-looking plastic Fisher-Price toy wrench made of steel (the opening fits the hex nut on the grips)

    the hammer is the tool of necessity here - the open-end wrench goes against the grip shell and you're hammering on the wrench, and not on the grip - that provides some protection for the shell, and extends its life
  9. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    all fancy, we do it with the tap of the shovel to let go of the pipe on our grip.
  10. mx315

    mx315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 394

    Got the Grip and a Chinese Finger in yesterday, hopefully our weather will clear up in the next few days and I can test them out.

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