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1050 back blading suitcase weights

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#16 Bolens800uk OFFLINE  

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Posted April 04, 2016 - 03:14 PM

Good to see your Bolens earning thier keep.
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Posted April 04, 2016 - 04:55 PM

Nice job, a piece of advice if I may, gravel that driveway as nicely as you can when you can, it will add much more than the cost to the value of the house.


That is likely very true and I hadn't even thought of that. Thank you I will for sure!

  

Further into the bush? Your current setup looks pretty bushy to me
It's amazing how much you can push with these tractors when you can get the traction down.

 

Well we currently have an acre and a half and neighbors. Though we're are close to the end of a dead end road.
We are looking for 50 plus acres with 25 or so of graving land and plantable land. And no neighbors for a good distance.
It is sure is amazing what you can push with those tube frames

 

I must say that came out nice. Interesting idea on the suitcase weights on the blade for back dragging I like that.


It makes a world of a difference.

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Posted April 04, 2016 - 04:56 PM

Good to see your Bolens earning thier keep.


Oh, all of my Bolens get a good workout.
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Posted April 05, 2016 - 02:54 AM

Nice work, I too have had driveway issues! I had my driveway pretty nice. In fall last year I decided to pay $500 for a few loads of #1 crush stone with dust for a top coat. That makes a nice finish! I spread it, used my roller to pack it in, and it looked great!  Then I decided to call for another load of stone to make an extra parking spot. I fully explained to the company what I had, what I wanted to do and how I wanted the finish to be. The guy had delivered me the previous stone also!!  HE recommended a load of #2 screened stone. Me thinking it was similar to what I had, just a bigger stone, without the dust in it I ok'd it. I also figured that he'd know what I needed because he does this work daily, and he delivered my other stone, so he knew what I had already down for a stone driveway. Well, It got dumped on my nice driveway one day while I was at work. I got home and began to spread it and noticed the stuff was sticking to everything. I called the guy and he said it was very wet due to rain, and to just spread it all and let it dry. Well I spread it, and too me it is what I call "Bank run" so mostly sand, mud, what you'd dig out of a creek bed with very little stone! My driveway was and still is a mess, and that stuff sticks to everything! Every ones shoes, the tractor, the cars, the dogs, whatever it touches! Man was I pissed. $500 in nice stone down the drain buried under that garbage sand mud mess! I called the guy, gave him a piece of my mind, he argued at 1st, then must of thought about what he did to me because I never saw a bill for that load of garbage. But now I still have a mess, and need to start over again! :wallbanging: The guy across the street gave me some recommendations that I may go with. He told me to wait until paving season and find a crew doing a road tear up and repave. He said he did that, stopped and talked to them, and they delivered him the ground up black top(millings) cheap. His driveway is hard as a rock! So I'm going to look into that come spring. Sorry for the rant but I'm still kind fired up about the whole thing!! :mad2: :wallbanging:



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Posted April 05, 2016 - 07:02 AM

That is a bad experience. But thankfully you didn't get charged for the second load!





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