The standard cutting blades for the L2 are adjustable from 4″ to 13″ depth settings by 1″ increments. Line-Ward also offers 16″ depth blades. Line-Ward will manufacture longer blades for greater depth capabilities. Burying depths will vary due to ground conditions.
Typical underground communication service wires can be buried with the feed blades. Three different chute sizes are available to accommodate your application needs
• The Regular Feed Blade is typically used for installing individual RG6 coax cable, 2 or 3 pair low voltage telephone wire and underground pet containment.
• The Large Feed Blade will allow the L2 to install 2 of the above wires in the same pass as well as some larger wires.
• The Extra Large Feed Blade will allow installation of 6 pair and some 12 pair telephone drop wire and RG11 cable wire and 10mm microduct as well as others.
It is not always feasible to determine which blade size to use by the diameter of wire and cable. Shape and flexibility play important roles in determining how well cable will pass through the blade chute and should be considered when making your blade choice. Consult your Line-Ward representative for assistance or with special needs.
Under normal conditions sprinkler pipe or conduit up to 1-1/4″ can be pulled using the L2 equipped with the standard Pull Blade which has a “bullet” or “head” of 1-3/4″ diameter. This creates an underground “tunnel” through which the pipe will be pulled. Soil type and moisture content may limit the blade’s ability to open up a clean tunnel, thus affecting the size and distance pipe can be pulled.
As stated above, the ground condition plays an important role in how far material can be pulled. The diameter of the material and the directness of the route play major roles in the distance in which material can be pulled. Operators pulling 1″ sprinkler pipe can generally pull up to 300 feet in a straight line. If one or more turns are made in route, the pull distance will possibly be shortened. Generally speaking, the smaller the material and the more direct the route, the longer the pull. Some Line-Ward customers have boasted of conduit pulls of 700 feet and longer.
Line-Ward Corporation has a field representative to provide on the job demonstrations, or you may contact one of our dealers.
Line-Ward L2 Line Layers have a one-year limited warranty on the machine and Kohler engines have a two-year warranty. The Kohler engine can be serviced at any local authorized Kohler dealer.
While the L2 has the power to cut through tough ground conditions, pushing aside many of the rocks it encounters, the unmatched maneuverability of the L2 allows it to skirt around surface obstructions and buried debris. For severe ground conditions, it is recommended to pre-cut a path utilizing the Ripper Blade.
The L2’s standard blade cuts through the ground in a reciprocating motion similar to a jig saw while simultaneously placing material. This cutting action, combined with available carbide-edged blades, allows the L2 to cut through tree roots that would stop many larger machines. A Root Cutting Blade with a serrated edge for pre-cutting a path through even the worst root conditions is also available.
Once positioned at the starting point, the L2 is designed to be tipped forward allowing the desired blade depth to be set. Tipping the L2 back to a level position allows the cutting blade to enter the pre-dug starting hole.
Since you typically need to dig a hole at some point to access the line you are installing underground, it is recommended to dig a hole first. This will allow the L2 to be easily tipped back to the level position by the operator and assures that the wire or pipe will start out at the desired depth and starting point.
The L2’s weight is balanced around the blade which is in the direct center of the machine. The majority of the unit’s weight is carried low to the ground in the gear case and the wheels which drive the tracks. These wheels weigh 50 lbs. each, keeping nearly 25% of the L2’s weight on the ground. An optional Counter-Balance Wheel that mounts to the front of the machine is available for increased stability on hills. The procedure of choice is always to install the line in a downhill direction, with the Counter-Balance Wheel stabilizing the machine and protecting against rollovers.
The advantage of tracks is most noticeable when working in wet ground conditions. With approximately 4.2 pounds per square inch of ground pressure, the L2 provides more traction and less lawn damage than any other lawn plow. Wet turf allows the cutting action of the L2’s blade to operate even more efficiently and neatly.
Line-Ward offers leasing options though their financial partners. There are many variables when it comes to financing equipment. In order to find the best lending solutions for your company, see our Lease Application.
The BA2 Boring Attachment comes with 30 feet of bore rod which is enough to bore under approximately 25 feet of paved surface. Ground conditions often vary due to fill material under paved surfaces and can influence the direction and distance of the bore. Longer bores may be accomplished with additionally purchased bore rods.
The standard drilling bit is 1-1/2″ diameter. A supplied back reamer of 1-3/4″ can be used to expand the hole while pulling back the desired material under the surface. A 1-7/8″ carbide rock bit is also included in the BA2 Boring Package.
Absolutely. The BA2 Boring Attachment is slipped onto the L2 when needed for use with no tools, bolts or pins and easily removed when you have completed the application. The L2 simply needs the appropriate engine belt pulley to be installed to accept the BA2. All installation parts are included with the BA2 Boring Attachment Package.