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    Default Laying Water pipe

    Looking for recommendations for implement to lay 1" water line, I have a kubota L3400 4WD. Need to pull line around 300 ft. Any Suggestions?

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    Default Re: Laying Water pipe

    I've been looking at a middle buster, or subsoiler.
    For one inch pipe you might check out the subsoiler.

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    Default Re: Laying Water pipe

    depends on soil and how deep your trying to lay the water line.

    Here in No Idaho any water left on year round is 4-5 feet deep (freeze protection). Sprinklers are only 6-8" deep. big difference.

    I use an excavator for main lines and a trenching machine for sprinklers
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    Default Re: Laying Water pipe

    Well I live up state from you in Brandon. I have a L2800 4WD and have laid about 600' of 1" line in my irrigation project. The sub soiler will work and I have used a middle buster. Run the sub soiler down the path a couple of times and it will remove roots etc. I put a cap on the pipe then tied it to the subsoiler and away I went. It works okay at best in my opinion. Seems like the pipe wants to rise up and does not really get down like you would think it would. However, in our case the water line doesn't need to be much over 6 to 9 inches deep for freezing purposes. The reason you want it deeper is when you run over the line with your tractor it does not break it. If it is too close to the surface you will have problems, though freezing will not be one of them.

    After doing several hundred feet of irrigation pipe like this I found a Ground Hog T4 18" trencher and bought it. In about a month when I finish my water lines I will sell the trencher on Craig's list. The trencher is my preferred way to go.

    The guy above, grsthegreat, is in nothern Idaho. That's pretty close to the artic circle I think and he must dig pretty deep to keep it from freezing.

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    Default Re: Laying Water pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by TonyMcD View Post
    I've been looking at a middle buster, or subsoiler.
    For one inch pipe you might check out the subsoiler.
    This.

    I laid about 600 feet of 1.25" poly line from my creek pump using a middle buster subsoiler. I put it down about 6-8" cross the pasture. Worked great, I had a 24HP Yanmar at the time.

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    Default Re: Laying Water pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by daBear View Post
    Well I live up state from you in Brandon. I have a L2800 4WD and have laid about 600' of 1" line in my irrigation project. The sub soiler will work and I have used a middle buster. Run the sub soiler down the path a couple of times and it will remove roots etc. I put a cap on the pipe then tied it to the subsoiler and away I went. It works okay at best in my opinion. Seems like the pipe wants to rise up and does not really get down like you would think it would. However, in our case the water line doesn't need to be much over 6 to 9 inches deep for freezing purposes. The reason you want it deeper is when you run over the line with your tractor it does not break it. If it is too close to the surface you will have problems, though freezing will not be one of them.

    After doing several hundred feet of irrigation pipe like this I found a Ground Hog T4 18" trencher and bought it. In about a month when I finish my water lines I will sell the trencher on Craig's list. The trencher is my preferred way to go.

    The guy above, grsthegreat, is in nothern Idaho. That's pretty close to the artic circle I think and he must dig pretty deep to keep it from freezing.

    6-8" baaaaaa. hehe. na, the artic circle is a bit further north.
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    Default Re: Laying Water pipe

    Down here in TN, anything underground means underrock. Here's what was needed for laying in my water line....
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    Default Re: Laying Water pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by JRobyn View Post
    Down here in TN, anything underground means underrock. Here's what was needed for laying in my water line....
    yeiks.....and i thought i had it bad.
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    Default Re: Laying Water pipe

    Thanks for all the Idea's

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    Default Re: Laying Water pipe

    Have used subsoiler on several occasions to pull in water lines without issue. Trencher would be the best option, but had subsoiler not trencher.

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