John Deere Landscape is our only distributor!help price sucks.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by sprinklerhead, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. sprinklerhead

    sprinklerhead LawnSite Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 92

    We'll we use to have a couple of differnt place to buy from but they all went under. John deere Lanscapes is the only place to buy from and its getting rediculess. 1 length of 1" copper goes for $18 or so a stick what happend?to 10 bucks ,copper ,poly ,pvc,
    Where do you guys buy from? and are they reasonable?
  2. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    We have two main suppliers in our area: West Valley Supply and Ewing. Both are great and are fairly competitive price wise.
  3. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 829

    maybe I'm missing something....

    I just asked in a different thread what PVC runs... sprinklerhead... you said $18 for one stick? is that 20'? So are you looking at 90 cents a foot? I just looked at my cost for poly and was about 14 cents a foot...

    I thought everyone said PVC was cheaper?
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    PVC and copper - try Federal Pipe & Supply, I believe it's on McNichols in Detroit. Or Home Depot. Copper prices have been up quite a bit, so don't look for too many deals.
  5. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,781

    Everything has gone up at a very unreasonable rate lately. Worst part is I see no sign of it coming back down. 3 or 4 years ago, we saw poly and pvc prices up near $.20', but they dropped back down to an easier to swallow $.10 to .11 PVC and poly seem to be within a penny of each other for me. Which one is cheaper depends on who I ask and when. $.17 to .18 seems to be average. I have a harder time accepting that swing pipe costs the same as 1".
  6. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,445

    1" cls 200 pvc here is about .23 a ft
  7. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    1" CL 200 PVC here is now .23 a foot including tax. Prior to about a month ago we could get it for around .17 a foot.
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,379

    Material prices are going to stay up for a while, whether it's an energy component, like with copper, or plastic raw material that goes into pipe and sprinklers. I was told that poly prices are tied to natural gas more than to oil, based on the resin source.
  9. aquamtic

    aquamtic LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    We have been with JD since day 1 but only use them for the primary irrigation oproducts. When it comes to copper pipe, brass fittings and even pvc we built a relationship with a couple of plumbing supply houses. They sell a whole lot more of these supplies than JD which in turn brings better pricing. I have one plumbing house every year try and sell me Hunter products but they can't touch JD pricing.
  10. sprinklerhead

    sprinklerhead LawnSite Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 92

    NO No NO No No thats for copper, my bad!! i have to look on my invoices for pvc. You know of any other distributors. Premier went under ,but i never bought from them anyhow they had junk but it kept price low a john deere. There is one called spartan but thats way to far from us.

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