trenching sprinkler lines: Trenchers  -- Tractor Attachments Implements 3ph Discussion Forum and Review trenching sprinkler lines: Trenchers -- Tractor Attachments Implements 3ph Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index
New As Posted | Active Subjects



www.emerichsales.com - New & Used Equipment
          View Tractors For Sale!


www.partsbynet.com - Lawn and Garden Equipment Parts


Bernardsville Landscape Lighting
Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Trenchers Forum

Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 09-14-2000, 22:07 Post: 19800
DanaT



Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Clay Center,Ks
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 138
 trenching sprinkler lines

OK guy's, My local hardware store owner asked me if it was possible to dig a trench 4"wide & 12" deep with my 855, and of course he wants a clean cut in the yard. does any one know how to build something that works without spending a bunch of money?I live in a small town & knowone has a trencher to barrow or rent. any sugjestion's






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 09-15-2000, 07:28 Post: 19805
TomG

TP Contributor

Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Upper Ottawa Valley
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5406
 trenching sprinkler lines

Sounds like he really wants a trencher like phone companies use to put in residential underground lines. That sounds like a pretty specialized thing to be found in a 3ph version, but who knows.

I've heard of people digging those sorts of trenches with chisel type plows by using only one ripper. However, I don't imagine they would leave a clean enough cut--it would be fast though.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 09-15-2000, 20:41 Post: 19816
Richard Harburn



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1
 trenching sprinkler lines

One question - why 4" wide for a sprinkler line? Check out Kwik Trench and EZ-Trench (use a search engine and look for "earth saws" and/or trenchers). Some use a wheel with carbide teeth and some have a flat blade with teeth welded on to give a particular edging cut or vertical cut. These are not typical chain type trenchers but are portable machines. A depth of 12" is about the limit for these small machines.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 09-15-2000, 23:56 Post: 19820
droz



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1
 trenching sprinkler lines

Well, here is the bad news. I have used them for my Bobcat and they are 1)very expensive ($4000. to go to three feet and more for deeper) and 2)take a huge amount of hydraulic power (I had to upgrade to a 46 HP Bobcat to be even able to use it) and 3)if you hit a large rock, you need your backhoe anyway.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 09-16-2000, 06:53 Post: 19824
David Brienza



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1
 trenching sprinkler lines

When burying a low voltage wire for a dog fence, I rented an 8 hp edger with a straight blade. I was able bury 1500 feet of wire in 2 hours. The machine was able to cut through roots easily. I was even suprized to see that it cut through a brick that happened to be laying a couple inches below the surface leaving both halves of thebrick in place after going by. The width of the cut was only about an inch to 2 inches though. Perhaps two blades could be mounted side by side to get a wider cut.

I think I paid less than $50 for a half day's rental. I had so much time left after burying the wire that I switched to the edging blade and edged all the beds.
-Dave






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 09-17-2000, 10:23 Post: 19847
RCH



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1
 trenching sprinkler lines

In the Farm Show that just arrived( Vol.24, No.5,2000), on page 30 a New Zeelander has an attachment for chain saws that cuts a trench 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide and as deep as 25 inches,depending on the saw. The article says contact FARM SHOW Followup, Doug McFarlane Ltd.,33 Lincoln St., Hamilton New Zeeland (phone 011 64 7 8476734)
FARM SHOW,www.farmshow.com is a wealth of nifty ideas,inventions from across the world and would appeal to most poster. They offer a free issue on thier web site but it's only 18 bucks a year (8 issues, I think) the "latest" issue featured on the web site with a sampling of articles is the one before the one I just got in the mail. FARM SHOW makes a unique gift for tinkerers and fixer, it has dozens of videos and CD-discs for restoring older tractors and back issues. Easily, it's the most interesting pulication I get.BTW,I have no proprietry interest in FARM SHOW, just a very satisfied customer.






Link:   FARM SHOW 

Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 09-18-2000, 15:55 Post: 19880
Murf

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 7020
 trenching sprinkler lines

Dana, I'm not sure just how far south you are, but up here in the Great White North, we only open a 2" wide, 6" deep trench for sprinkler lines, since unless they are deeper than 4' they have to be blown empty in fall or they will freeze and burst. This can be done easily with many simple arrangements on your compact, in fact, many more than I'm sure you would like to see listed here.... Best of luck.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 09-18-2000, 22:05 Post: 19899
California Boy



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1
 trenching sprinkler lines

Dana,
Bolton Power Equipment (www.boltonpowerequip.com) makes a PTO based trencher capable of 6" wide and 12" deep. It costs $1495, and requires at least 21 hp. Never used one, but I am thinking I might buy one. I need to put in a new irrigation system for about 250 trees. If anyone has used this device, please comment.






Link:   Link to Bolton Power 

Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 09-21-2000, 09:57 Post: 19958
Kim Hartshorn



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1
 trenching sprinkler lines

The easiest inexpensive way to bury flexible pipe or wire is to buy a j-shaped piece of exhaust pipe...and strap it with hoseclamps to the tool bar on a subsoiler. The idea is that the horizontal part of the j will point out the back of the subsoiler just above the bottom of the blade. The vertical part of the j will come up past the implement frame. To lay flexible pipe you just feed it through the j...it lays in the bottom of the trench in the wake of the subsoiler and the soil then falls back on top of it, no removal of soil is necessary. It helps to run the subsoiler through a couple of times with out the pipe feeder attached until it runs easily at the desired depth.

good luck

Kim Hartshorn






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 09-21-2000, 14:59 Post: 19966
george, keoke



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1
 trenching sprinkler lines

Hi folks, I do the same thing as Kim expect that I used a 1.5" piece of electrical pvc long 90 degree sweep (schd 40 or 80).
Hope this helps,
george, keoke






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Trenchers Forum

Thread 19800 Filter by Poster:
California Boy 1 | DanaT 1 | David Brienza 1 | droz 1 | george, keoke 1 | Ken Califf 1 | Kim Hartshorn 1 | Murf 1 | niteman 1 | RCH 1 | Richard Harburn 1 | TomG 1 |




Most Viewed

+ Trenching with middle buster plow
+ 3 point trencher
+ Implement to dig a shallow irrigation trench??
+ Electric-Wire-Trenching-Safety
+ trenching sprinkler lines
+ Ditch Witch R65 Trencher
+ RoadRunner Trencher
+ looking for used 3 point trencher
+ drainage trench
+ 3ph trencher

Most Discussion

+ Electric-Wire-Trenching-Safety
+ 3 point trencher
+ Implement to dig a shallow irr
+ 3ph trencher
+ drainage trench
+ trenching sprinkler lines
+ Trenching with middle buster p
+ No moving parts trencher
+ More-About-Electrical-Trenchin
+ looking for used 3 point trenc

Newest Topics

+ Toro TD 25 chain
+ Ditch Witch R65 Trencher
+ Brown mfg trencher - any good??
+ 3pt Trencher Construction
+ 3 point trencher
+ looking for used 3 point trencher
+ electronic ignition
+ Ditchwitch
+ RoadRunner Trencher
+ Trencher-3 Point













Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines