Pipe Puller or Trencher

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by hect911, May 2, 2006.

  1. hect911

    hect911 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    I am thinking of buying a trencher for residential sprinkler installations but I have been reading a lot of good things on pipe pullers. What do you guys recommend? Trencher or pipe puller?

    I want something that will be used for residential installations but can be used for light commercial.

    Thanks for advice
    Hector G.
  2. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    Really ya want both, A site where there is exsiting turf we use the pipe puller and in 4 days you cant tell we were even there. However on new construction sites a trencher will save you time cause everything will be exposed. It will cut down on the hand digging big time.

    However if I had to choose one I would choose the puller. Good luck.
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    Pick up a Ditchwitch 410sx with the trencher attachment and have the best of both worlds.

  4. hect911

    hect911 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    I will start looking for a DW 410SX.
  5. hect911

    hect911 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    Is there a smaller version of the DW 410SX.

    How about the TORO Dingo?
  6. Vermeer

    Vermeer Inactive
    from Iowa
    Messages: 153


    Three options you can check out with Vermeer.
    LM-42 which will be similar in size to the 410. The LM-25 smaller brother to the LM-42 with great productivity and if you want to go to the tool carrier route check out the S600TX with vibratory plow. It has the same shaker as the LM-25.
    All of the machines listed above come with a vibratory plow and a trencher attachment if desired . An option for a boring attachment is also available. Check out the website link above.
  7. Kartanimal29

    Kartanimal29 LawnSite Member
    from Ct.
    Messages: 209

    The Ditch Witch 410 I think is far better the the LM 42. We have 3 410's and 1 LM 42 along with 3 LM 35's

  8. DarkLotus

    DarkLotus LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 82

    agreed!!! or a maxi sneaker from Case

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