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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by D&V, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. D&V

    D&V LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    I was wandering what yall do about carrying parts for valves on an irrigation service truck. What do you keep in inventory? solenoids, diaphrams, whole valves? I was making a service truck inventory list and got stuck when putting valves on it. Is it common to carry one of many types of valves, or just seperate parts to them? Thanks for the help.
  2. SprinklerGuy

    SprinklerGuy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    we stopped carrying parts only a few years ago...got tired of the solenoid "magically" going bad 3 weeks after a diapragm replacement!!!

    We carry whole valves
  3. devildog

    devildog LawnSite Senior Member
    from sc
    Messages: 270

    ........ditto, we just gut the bad valve. The only thing that stays is the body (except big valves, carry solenoids & diaphrams for those). with regards... devildog
  4. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,712

    We carry parts and whole valves. Whole valves being what ever we typically use in a new install plus RB 100dv because they have a different solinoid than most others.

    Also on board Hunter and RCo R811 universal solinoids, diaphrams for Old RB ev100/hydrorain hr1, Richdel 204 and 205 valves (now Irritrol 2400 and ???). The 2 RB's and the 2 Richdel/Irritrol and Hunter are the 5 most common valves.

    We replace all others and prefer to rebuild the popular ones as much as possible.

    We do not stock large vavle parts becasue they are expensive adn there are fewer of them. If we think the job has a Large valve problem from the clients description, we'll order parts before going out.

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