Dont throw out that broken ditch witch blade!

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by AI Inc, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Had a broken ditch witch blade so I cut off the bottom and welded it to the top. Now I have a stamper to fit the ditch witch . Not rocket science , butit works.

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    This is plow stuff right? We are very different.
  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes , hook up pipe to blade , insert in ground , hit vibrate , drive along . Install 6 zones of pipe in about an hr. Then drive over lines lining up tires with pull mark to compact line back down . Rake line with a grass rake and woolah looks like ya never were there. No compaction problems , no settling.
  4. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    in hunter we trust...

  5. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    in clay soil, that thing would explode
  6. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've plowed thousands of feet in gumbo clay. We have a mix of heavy clay in some area's, and glacier till in others. Both are hard environments.

    Plows work like a champ in both.

    AI. We had a handmade tamper blade as well.
  7. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
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    We plow in all kinds of soil. Moisture is the key. Too dry is a no go.:cry:
  8. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yep , come late Julay / august first thing we do is set up the customers hoses and soak the place.
  9. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well, at least you have something to eat if you get hungry. :laugh:

    disclaimer: Boots is responsible for all my nonsensical posts

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    Do you guess your trench lines then lay soaker hoses along those areas or just set up hose end sprinklers and get everything? We've had plowers in Dallas before but their systems are simplistic. Here is my concept but would only work in a smallish yard. Pull funny pipe for each head or two at most on a run to a central manifold of funny pipe barbs.

    Use this product here and have two of them.

    Still have to trench in the mainline.

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