How much horsepower does it take to pull a tile plow?
You would want at least 200 HP, but traction is your main concern.
How deep can a tile plow go?
The weight/strength of the plow design is the heaviest built I have seen by far. We pull it with a Cat 75 (325hp) and can go to 3.5 or 4′ deep in one pass, or down to 5′ with pre-ripping. Johnson makes 6′ and 7′ deep models also.
How much does a tile plow cost?
A nice, used tile plow will cost you $10,000 to $20,000, but that investment can work if you are saving 50¢ a foot on at least 40,000 feet of pipe.
What is a tile plow?
The Economy Plow installs tile using a pitch plow design. Retract the cylinders to lower into the ground and extend the cylinders to raise out of the ground. Two depth chains and one water level are used to visualize the tile depth and pitch during installation.
How deep should drain tile be buried?
Tile Depth: Typical range (3–4 feet). Typical tile depths (W) for agricultural drainage are 3–4 feet. The depth of the drains affects the hydraulic head (h) of water driving flow to the drains and the distance between the drains and the restrictive layer that is available for water flow.
How long does plastic tile last?
Plastic tiles also have a durable configuration, but they can’t quite match the longevity of rubber. The average lifespan of these various cost effective materials include: PVC plastic: Warranties of 5 to 10 years. Polypropylene plastic: Warranties of 5 to 10 years.
What is drain tile system?
A drain tile system is a type of drainage system which ensures that your basement or crawl space cannot be flooded by ground water. This system ensures that in periods of heavy rain or snow, your basement and/or crawl space cannot be flooded, which also means you avoid expensive damage to these areas of your home.
How deep should field tile be?
Depth typically varies between 2.5 feet and 5 feet deep, but can be much deeper. Clay tile tends to be on the shallow end since it was often installed by hand. It costs approximately $90,000 to tile a 100 acre field (more if mains are large).
How deep should you bury drain tile?
If the drain tiles are implemented primarily to protect the foundation from subsurface water, dig the trench up to 6 feet deep. If the primary concern is surface water, a trench only 2 feet deep will suffice. Make sure that the trench extends to a suitable outlet like a ditch, drain field or dry well.
Why do they call it drain tile?
A weeping tile (also called a drain tile or perimeter tile) is a porous pipe used for underground water collection or discharge. When the pipe is draining, it “weeps”, or exudes liquids. It was named during a time period when drainpipes were made from terracotta tiles.