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  • New years, new machine

    so i thought what the heck. i'll get a spartan 1065 for the new year and get back to the drums

    i already have a spartan 300 along with multiple 750's and 7500's and a few generals. so getting the 1065 was just another tool for taking.

    after loading it into the truck and getting to the first job, i forgot what it was to operate a drum machine

    a 4'' line x 15' into a 6'' lateral x 30' with ficus roots.

    using the .66 magnum cable and 3'' pear cutters.

    keep in mind this is a line i do every year and the last 2 years was with my k-60

    what did i learn out of this

    i learned that i was right

    the k-60 is a much easier machine to lug around and honestly, from out of the truck to cleaning the line and into the truck, the 1065 took twice as long.

    it even got hung up on the ficus roots and i had to work it to break it free. not like i've never used a drum before

    so tomorrow it goes to my shop and will become another drum that sits and takes up room.

    sorry, but this was an honest to goodness review

    rick.



    self portrait of the machine and myself.



    ficus roots, not too big, but it was a fight.



    takes up half the rear of the my truck laying down. and it was a heavy sucker to load and unload even with the rear assist wheel.



    as you can see, the 1065 is giant compared to the k-60 sitting on the shelf of my truck with 165' of 7/8'' cable under it.
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  • #2
    Re: New years, new machine

    Only you would buy a machine you didn't want just to prove a point. I'm going to have to give Joey a call again.

    Mark
    "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

    I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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    • #3
      Re: New years, new machine

      So Rick, in all your equipment you have laying around, you wouldn't happen to have an extra Spartan drive feed that you want to get rid of would ya? Spartan wants $350 plus shipping for one.

      I want to put one on my old General Speedrooter.
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      • #4
        Re: New years, new machine

        If only Rick didn't live ont the other side of the country I'd but a lot of his unused equipment.

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        • #5
          Re: New years, new machine

          Take that belt guard off the 1065 thats the problem right there.
          Seattle Drain Service

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          • #6
            Re: New years, new machine

            Funny.
            That is the same machine I use.
            DAILY.
            Takes less than 2 minutes to load it.
            Wheel it to the cleanout, plug it in, can run out 100 foot of cable ALOT faster than ANY sectional guy can, then push it right back in the drum, and wheel back to the truck.
            I really don't see any reason to go sectional other than running roof vents.
            Plus when I ran sections, it was a stupid hassle. And god forbid doing anything inside a house.
            Sure when I get older, and paid by the hour, I will buy a k-60!

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            • #7
              Re: New years, new machine

              Steve buys a K-60.

              Rick goes nostalgic for a drummer.

              It's freezing in Florida.

              Can hell be far behind?

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              • #8
                Re: New years, new machine

                RICK...........
                for a minute there i thought you were "switching over"

                Im with you, that machine is way to HEAVY!

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                • #9
                  Re: New years, new machine

                  Rick did you just get a good deal on this or were you actually considering switching over to drums to see what you were missing.

                  By the time you die you will have one of every machine from every manufacturer. And maybe 6 k-60s ;-)

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                  • #10
                    Re: New years, new machine

                    Ok rick you finally oneuped me on a good deal. I have to start shopping today to outdo you. LOL
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                    • #11
                      Re: New years, new machine

                      Originally posted by Josh View Post
                      Rick did you just get a good deal on this or were you actually considering switching over to drums to see what you were missing.

                      By the time you die you will have one of every machine from every manufacturer. And maybe 6 k-60s ;-)
                      I bet if Rick and I put together our collections of machines we would have every machine from every manufacture.
                      Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
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                      Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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                      • #12
                        Re: New years, new machine

                        I can pick up a nice used 1065 with a 100' of cable for $400.I thought it was a good deal.

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                        • #13
                          Re: New years, new machine

                          Originally posted by safeclean View Post
                          I can pick up a nice used 1065 with a 100' of cable for $400.I thought it was a good deal.
                          I would grab that and run. I am actually looking for one my self. Either a 1065 or a k-750. I need a larger drum. Getting tired of t he k-50. Great machine, but toooo mucj work when I am working in a commercial kitchen

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                          • #14
                            Re: New years, new machine

                            Originally posted by handybull View Post
                            I would grab that and run. I am actually looking for one my self. Either a 1065 or a k-750. I need a larger drum. Getting tired of t he k-50. Great machine, but toooo mucj work when I am working in a commercial kitchen
                            Call Marv, see if he has any good used machines in stock.
                            Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
                            A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
                            Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
                            Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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                            • #15
                              Re: New years, new machine

                              Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
                              Call Marv, see if he has any good used machines in stock.
                              any idea what shipping would be like from there to Indiana?
                              Thanks SewerRatz

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