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#1 Paulgo OFFLINE  

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Posted December 17, 2015 - 10:50 PM

Got in some seat time today. The old girl made quick work out of 6 yards of road gravel...

 

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Posted December 17, 2015 - 11:29 PM

Way better than a Shovel!
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Posted December 17, 2015 - 11:41 PM

Nice out building
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Posted December 17, 2015 - 11:50 PM

Looks like fun to me.
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Posted December 18, 2015 - 12:46 AM

Nice work, Paulgo! Thanks for posting the photos. You've got an excellent machine for the job.


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 02:26 AM

Looks like that gravel had a lot of fines in it.  Should smooth out and pack down like concrete.   15 years ago when I built our drive I put in standard road rock on top of clay first.  Got it leveled out good, then put about 4" of what they call shoulder rock on top, smoothed it out good and run a hand asphalt packer over the whole thing. Shoulder rock is 1/2" road rock with lots of fines that is used along the edge of the hard surface roads. Have not added any rock to it since.  When we got through with that packer you could not leave a foot print in the rock.  Made one of the best drives around, next to concrete or asphalt.


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 05:26 AM

Lots of fun and did a great job. Bet you want more. Hehe.

Noel
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Posted December 18, 2015 - 12:39 PM

So jealous - I want a blade so bad. That looks great and so much better than by hand.

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Posted December 18, 2015 - 04:51 PM

Nothing more fun than moving dirt!


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 06:26 PM

Thanks everyone! I'm constantly amazed at what these little machines can do. Had an ear to ear grin the whole time...

 

Nice out building

Thanks, Rick. That's my new tractor house. Bought the extra heavy duty cover. Hoping to get a few years out of it.

 

Looks like that gravel had a lot of fines in it.  Should smooth out and pack down like concrete.   15 years ago when I built our drive I put in standard road rock on top of clay first.  Got it leveled out good, then put about 4" of what they call shoulder rock on top, smoothed it out good and run a hand asphalt packer over the whole thing. Shoulder rock is 1/2" road rock with lots of fines that is used along the edge of the hard surface roads. Have not added any rock to it since.  When we got through with that packer you could not leave a foot print in the rock.  Made one of the best drives around, next to concrete or asphalt.

That's the stuff. Processed road gravel. Crushed rock, sand, and clay dust. Goes down smooth and becomes very hard. :)






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