Best setup for 6ft pickup bed


#6

Yes and no. First couple jobs I was having to shut down. Found my problems.

Problem:
3/4” flexilla was kinking at the reel manifold.

Fix
Added a 45 degree 1/2” to the Titan 1/2” 90. Wrapped end closed to reel with poly braid

Second problem.
Feed port from buffer did not have a turn down and couldn’t get to the bottom of tank to pull water. I would have to shut down with 25 gallons in buffer because it was pulling air.
Fix: bought a threaded 2” to 2” 90 and screwed it into the threaded piece inside the tank. That was a huge PITA but at least I have long arms.


#7

After fixing those problems the 125 keeps up fine. Also in the pic above I moved the flexilla bend restrictor up on top of the polybraid so it would keep it from bending too. I arrive with at least 60 gallons of water but prefer to pull up with 80 +. There are a lot of neighborhoods around here with really crappy output so time will tell. I just finished building it earlier this month so it’s only been on a handful of jobs so far


#8

Did you make the cage in the bed or buy it?


#9

Made it. Learned how to weld. :grin::+1:t3:


#10

Stick or MIG

It’s definitely my favorite skill I’ve acquired in our business. It’s pretty dang fun.

The skid looks great.


#11

Im going to make this change this week, on my trailer 225 horizontal leg tank to 125 utility tank with the Hudson I’m hoping to be around 100 gallons. Thanks for the tips I will apply them all.


#12

Thanks man. MIG with gas. Some of the welds aren’t the prettiest but it should hold up for the service life I have planned for it.


#13

Very nice set up


#14

Thanks! A lot of thought and time went into it.


#15

@Alabama there was a reason for tagging you. Love the set up. I just wanted more pics of it for myself. I’m considering doing something similar this season. I have a Tundra with the 5.5 ft bed.


#16

Great setup


#17

How is the reliability on the electric titan reels? Getting sick of my second leaking general pump reel


#18

Good so far. I have 2 22” on my trailer and 2 18” on the truck. I kept extra super swivels and I need to get a couple extra solenoids to be on the safe side.


#19

It’s a pretty basic design. My only advice is to Take your time. I went back and had to redesign the top because it was a little too high. I didn’t want to take any chances in parking garages.


#20

What are your thoughts on the dual feed to pump now that its been utilized for awhile?


#21

Are you feedingto both sides of the pump? I’ve never seen that before.


#22

I think it’s good insurance. Some people in the industry say it doesn’t matter but the way the piston functions it makes sense to get water into both sides of the pump. I dual feed both my 8gpms but single feed with a 1” to my 5.5@2500. As far as a noticeable difference in performance :man_shrugging:t3: Maybe.


#23

Yes. From the buffer it goes 2” to a 1.5 “ banjo filter. That spiraflex is 1.5 too. It goes to the T and then 1” feed lines on both sides.


#24

I dual feed mine as well but I couldn’t tell a difference. I agree with Alabama better to be safe than sorry.


#25

Virtually impossible for the dual feeding to make any difference unless you actually had a 1" intake line break. 8 gpm pump only going to pump 8gpm if already at max rpms. A 1" line flows more than 20 gpm. Having 40 gpm possible flow not going to make it perform any better. Spend some time on some irrigation or water dynamics sites.