Trench or plow?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by grassman177, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    that is the question, how many here prefer trenching, or vibratory plow to install systems?

    i know what i prefer, cuz it is much easier to install with less digging by hand, and that is trenching.

    but, what are your guys opinions, or does it matter per job? weather?

    consider all jobs have turf already......
  2. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I prefer the shovel.
    Or you could use the search button as this topic comes up monthly.........
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    well thanks stan, but i dont usually get on this forum as much as i have of late. normally talking about apps or mowing

    dont normally search, just like everyone else, keeping the forum moving, lol
  4. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    really, i guess the question i a hack for wanting to only trench>? in the end, the result is the same
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    trenching comes off a poor second to pulling, when you compare side-to-side ~ the question is whether the clients have a chance to compare
  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    thing is, there is no where near me either that carries a rentalble plow. no rental yards have that even as an attachment to use , yet alone an actual machine. so i dont have a choice really, but there is companies here that have their own plow. so, the choice is them or me, but lawns are easily repaired anyhow, and seems the ones getting the irrigation need the repair work anyhow and why they want irrigation now.

    hmmm, we cant afford to buy one at this time, as install work is not what i do all the time, but do like it. I have in the past payed for someone to plow all the pipes for me, and that worked pretty well. we came in and joined pipes, added heads, valves etc to complete the job.

    thing is, all the digging to make connections sucks when you are dealing with rock hard dry ground. i figure, the less hand digging the better in that situation.
  7. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    pretty much answers your own question :)
  8. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Gotta soak em when pulling this time of yr.

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    Huh? Poor second? I'm convinced most pullers stretch the truth about their depth.
  10. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    and prolly about their length too :laugh:

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