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Portable watering system for landscapes

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by KrayzKajun, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Trying to put together a portable watering system for landscapes tht don't have water access. Maybe a skid type setup to slide in bed of my truck with my skidsteer. Any ideas or opinions?
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  2. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,764

    What you will need is a big skid tank, maybe 300 or more gallons and a high volume, low pressure pump. A centrifugal pump of 5 HP or so will do.
  3. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    Use what we use for spray systems in the north.
    They make sprayers and you can take the booms off.
    Just make sure you don't have to stop fast with it half full, because you'll feel it!
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  4. zopi

    zopi LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Or wear it...
    Am looking at a similar deal, but will build it myself...skid, tank, pump, and hosereel...easy build of you can weld..
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  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    Thanks fellas
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  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    Anyone know of a company tht sells an electric pump I could use to put on top a 55gal drum?
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  7. Leo the Landscaper

    Leo the Landscaper LawnSite Member
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    Agree with with Greendoctor. But I would use a 500 gallon tank. But, like Greendoctor said you need a high volume low pressure system. Dont waste money on a sprayer system that is just going to be used for watering.

    We built a skid mount 525 gallon water system that fits in a 1 ton p/u. It has a Wayne tansfer pump, hose reel and a special wand for filling gator bags. The whole system cost us maybe $800 in material.
  8. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    I don't know about your availability but many companies use those 275 gallon shuttle containers with a shut off valve on the bottom. You will need to install two inlet insert to hook up the piping for the relief flow. The use of a high volume low pressure pump will do great and offer you more use. The 5 hp engine will suffice! TSC or Harbor Freight offers some off market engines that will do in a small situation for less money.
  9. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks Think Green. I found a 300gallon plastic tank on craigslist for $100 now jus have to hook up a pump
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  10. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well tank on craigslist was a bust. Bought a 250gal plastic skid tank for $120 from a local boat shop. Tank is brandnew
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