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#1 lyall ONLINE  

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Posted March 20, 2014 - 05:31 PM

first I was picking them up back hand 

then I thought about it

then I got out my Stihl leave blower 

started blowing the rocks back in the driveway

 

no more picking the rocks up by hand or raking them

 

got ever the little rocks back in the driveway

 

 


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Posted March 20, 2014 - 05:53 PM

Come over and show me how you did that.  :smilewink: 



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Posted March 20, 2014 - 06:06 PM

Bet it doesn't work on mine. Need my address?

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Posted March 20, 2014 - 06:08 PM

I raked the rock out of my yard about a week and a half ago.

Darn guy with that Wheel Horse always pushes my rock into the yard each snow!



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Posted March 20, 2014 - 06:33 PM

first I was picking them up back hand 

then I thought about it

then I got out my Stihl leave blower 

started blowing the rocks back in the driveway

 

no more picking the rocks up by hand or raking them

 

got ever the little rocks back in the driveway

Glad for you that chore is done.   Using the leaf blower sounds almost too easy. :D        Rick



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Posted March 20, 2014 - 06:35 PM

I raked the rock out of my yard about a week and a half ago.

Darn guy with that Wheel Horse always pushes my rock into the yard each snow!

I used a piece of schedule 40 on my blade.  Didn't have nary a stray rock after the snow melted.  Rick 


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Posted March 20, 2014 - 07:20 PM

Just finished raking them out this evening. Considering how many times the drive got scraped off this winter, the stone pile wasn't too bad. I could have adjusted the shoes higher, but then that leaves enough snow that my wife will manage to get stuck somehow. :smilewink:  So I scrape and then I rake. 


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Posted March 20, 2014 - 10:52 PM

"Don't work hard, work smart"--- well done, Lyall.
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Posted March 20, 2014 - 11:00 PM

I wish my little rocks were just from my driveway.  PADOT has left a thick layer 3 to 4 feet into the grass & I have a couple hundred feet of frontage.  Will borrow one of those rotary thingys from my daughter's employer.  Used one last year & they do a good job but are more work than you might think.

 

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Posted March 21, 2014 - 07:03 AM

I have a mess to clean up in my yard too, I pushed those little rock all over. I actually used my back balde a few weeks ago while ground was still kind of hard and a little snow left and pulled a lot back over on to edge of drive,but still a ton left. Not sure how i will get them all cleaned up.



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Posted March 21, 2014 - 07:45 AM

What size of rock where you blowing?

I take care of my neighbors/good friends yard (3 acres), the road grader always blows tons of rock in the ditches every snow.

The rock goes about 10' back and her property runs for about 400 yards along the road. I also mow across the road in the other ditch so I half to clean out both of them :(, I try a rake but it never works to well, I end up on my hands and knees picking up rock for about a day.

The rock that ends up in the lawn range from 1 to 1 1/2", clear up to 2 1/2 to 3" I wouldn't hardly think that a leaf blower would have the power to blow them back to the road. Although I have a nice gas powered Echo leaf blower, I might try it and at least get the smaller ones out.

Thanks for the tip



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Posted March 21, 2014 - 09:34 AM

BTS

I have what they call 3/4" crushed rock - but there are some larger pieces of rock

sorry that I did not state that earler



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Posted March 21, 2014 - 11:17 AM

BTS

I have what they call 3/4" crushed rock - but there are some larger pieces of rock

sorry that I did not state that earler

 

Man, mine are smaller than that. I will have to give it a try....if I can get the blower running.



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Posted March 21, 2014 - 01:25 PM

Was going to grade the lane this weekend where the blade had pushed the rock to the sides.

Buut they are predicting snow for Monday so may wait another week?






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