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#1 CRFarnsworth ONLINE  



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Posted March 11, 2015 - 01:08 PM

Most of our snow piles have melted, revealing how much gravel needs to be cleaned up. 

I put a peice of schedule 40 on my snow blade. It works great for my gravel drive. 

Everywhere that I pushed snow is clean.

However where the village pushed snow I've got a mess to clean up.  :mad2:  


Once the frost is out of the ground I'll be rolling and mowing.     Rick

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Posted March 11, 2015 - 01:11 PM

Nice to see some lawn!

I usually do a light scrape with the front blade as well and it turns out pretty well




Probably another month before I do mine we still have about 2 feet on the ground melting slowly......

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Posted March 11, 2015 - 01:38 PM

I usually hook up the rear blade and pull snow back into the driveway on the warm days.  I spread it out with the blade and it melts pretty quick.  The best part is, it brings a majority of the stone with it without too much damage to the lawn.

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Posted March 11, 2015 - 02:13 PM

I was out with a rake last night pulling some of the snow/ice full of gravel back on the drive. Still gonna be a clean up mess. I said I was gonna put a piece of PVC on there this winter, but never got around to it.  

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Posted March 11, 2015 - 02:26 PM

yeah it has been in the 60;s for highs all week. Just got in from grading the ruts in the lane. Still a little soft on the edges.
And I have gravel out there to pull back. I have a landscape rake for my Ford 1500 that works pretty well for pulling the gravel out of the grass. I am not going to get too excited,it is only March 11, I could expect snow for about another 3 weeks? Stihl makes a rubber paddle wheel for the weed eater that is about the slickest way I have seen for cleaning the gravel out of the lawn.
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Posted March 11, 2015 - 02:33 PM

I have used the leaf blower. Some times you have to kick them to get them up so the blower can grab em. not real fast but easier on the back

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Posted March 11, 2015 - 02:40 PM

I fight that same fight every year. This year the driveway froze so fast and so hard with no melt in between that I'm hoping there will be less to clean up. That's if I don't have to plow again.


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Posted March 11, 2015 - 02:44 PM

I only bladed the drive two times this winter and neither time the snow was deep enough to really justify it. 

No gravel in the grass this spring!  

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Posted March 11, 2015 - 03:26 PM

My neighbor used to plow his snow in my back yard. Not a problem. But would never clean up the little gravel I always did it and put in by my garage Finley got sick of it and asked him nicely to at least help next year same thing gravel all over asked him again he told my to shove it so I told him I'm not responsible for any windows that rocks go thought. I know it's not good for the mower deck but he got his rocks back and every year spence he helps clean the gravel up lol....
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Posted March 11, 2015 - 03:28 PM

Yep! EVery year!  The leaf blower thing Really Does work, suprised me!  Biggest issue is long enough cord to go all the way out. Won't work as well if grass starts growing, but early does fine. I have that new brush for my PK now, was thinking of trying it out. Supposed to be able to thatch with right setting, so why not stones? We'll see. Have raked many years, getting too old for that anymore, need many breaks when doing that now.

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Posted March 11, 2015 - 04:27 PM

You know what works for me 80' of asphalt ha !

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Posted March 11, 2015 - 04:43 PM

The gravel around here has no chance:


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Posted March 11, 2015 - 07:25 PM

Ok. Educate me. What does the PVC pipe do? I've never seen that trick.


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Posted March 11, 2015 - 07:39 PM

Ok. Educate me. What does the PVC pipe do? I've never seen that trick.

Put it on the blade cutting edge to protect the lawn from  being cut up by the blade.

You can push some of the gravel back to the drive without damage to the yard.

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Posted March 11, 2015 - 07:50 PM

This is the only part of spring that spites me. I got a lot of stone to rake this year. I had slush and ice that I lifted the shoes and really scraped. Got rid of a lot of slush andstone.