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Worst part about irrigation?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by iowa, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. iowa

    iowa LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW IA
    Messages: 305

    What the worst part for you guys when it comes to installing or servicing sprinkler systems? For me---it has to be
    1. Pulling pipe with a 255sx. I hate it!
    2. Fixing DIY systems or cheapie contractor systems. (BIG money however)
  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,194

    Iowa-how do you hate pulling pipe?

    have you been around the machine very long?

    the 255 =my best friend
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,221

    I stopped installing systems years ago, partly because my hands, wrists, knuckles hurt like hell from fitting poly together. I still have problems but no where near as bad as back then. I tried getting out of the biz in '97 due to it.
  4. iowa

    iowa LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW IA
    Messages: 305

    i dont know if i should blame the 255 for it, but i hate pulling pipe reguardless...it sucks
  5. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 807

    If you think you hate pulling pipe with a 255, you've never tried pulling pipe with a 100sx. Trust me... save your hate for the 100...

    Instead of going to a 255 for larger pulls, I'm using a 350sk mini-skid steer with the plow attachment (which is the same setup as the 255)... it brings tears of joy to my eyes to pull pipe with it....
  6. Mr.cactus

    Mr.cactus LawnSite Member
    from Brea CA
    Messages: 57

    leaks, enough said
  7. iowa

    iowa LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW IA
    Messages: 305

    I pulled a new 100' mainline with a 500SK the other day. It was nice..seemed smoother than my 255sx...but what I didn't like was having to look back all the time and not knowing if you are going straight or not.
  8. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 807

    The looking back takes a little getting used to. Still, it sure beats fighting a hard pull.
  9. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,267

    ANYTHING related to water, we are the first called and blamed for..
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,158

    I use the term "LOSS"....Last on site sub.:dizzy:

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