What do you use to put systems in?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by HazellLawnCare, Jul 19, 2002.

  1. HazellLawnCare

    HazellLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 832

    I would really like to purchase a sneaker with a vibra plow and trencher but wow the cost!!! I have been looking at the smaller walk behind trenchers now. Do any of you out there use a Brown MFG trencher? or what about a EZ trencher?
  2. Ground Master

    Ground Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    I think your best bet is a Case mini or maxi sneaker. I don't believe they are made anymore, but I've seen used ones between $3000 to $6000.
  3. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Yes,I have used the trencher by brown.

    For some reason I keep breaking the teeth off of the blades which is a pain. My dealer is trying to find out if this is covered
    by warranty.

    I,m looking to buy a ditch witch.

    I'll only use browns trencher for bend edging.
  4. turfman59

    turfman59 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    Love those mini sneakers
    Ive got one and I can pull up to 1 1/2 pipe without to much problem. 36 inch wide it can get into tight places and is ez to haul with my ford explorer A new Maxi sneaker is about 25k with all the toys. My dad has a vermeer 35 lm for sale its a little bigger and a new duetsh deisel I think you can buy it for around 6500 it will pull 2 inch with ease.
  5. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Messages: 930

    I have a 1999 Ditch Witch 410sx. This machine can pull up to 1.5" but has a little trouble.
  6. Planter

    Planter LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 214

    I have been looking for a small puller also. Would love a Maxi sneaker, but being part-time it's not in the budget, yet. I read about a Turfco on one of these threads. I used a friend's old (1970's) the other day and it is a heavy beast. He found me a puller and when I went to look at it I found it was a Turfco 175. 18 horse Kohler on it. I spoke with the local vendor about parts and repairs. They still make parts and build a few model 100's each year, but on special order. He told me what to look for as wear points and what each one costs to fix. To give me a price he called the plant. They have several new 100's at about 9500 plus shipping. They had 3 renovated 175's at 7900 to 8500. The most expensive was in the best shape and was a 1993.
  7. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,712

    Case Maxi's are the area favorite here for irrigation plows. Ditch Witch may have the edge in a plain trencher. They also seem to be predominate in utility installation where a somewhat bigger unit may be used. Vemeer also has a small share of the market here.

    I've never heard much bad about anything but there are certain favorites in each line for certain purposes.

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