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Posted September 19, 2017 - 10:31 PM

Packing snow with a lawn roller

I have a trail out back, that the dogs get walked on in the winter, but the ground is rough as all heck from branches raspberry canes and stumps that somebody left when they were logging with their garden tractor😑

In most places using a snow blower would be suicidal for the blower, and a dozer blade wouldn't last long hitting stump after stump after stump.

Would packing the snow with a lawn roller work for making trails where I fear to go with a plow or blower? Not looking for picture perfect, just walkable and driveable on the GT

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Posted September 19, 2017 - 10:36 PM

You could try it but you would have to stay ahead of the snow fall or you will never pull the roller. 


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Posted September 19, 2017 - 11:00 PM

Sounds like you need a backhoe or a bulldozer. Could you pack the trail with a snowmobile? Good Luck, Rick



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Posted September 19, 2017 - 11:23 PM

Sounds like you need a backhoe or a bulldozer. Could you pack the trail with a snowmobile? Good Luck, Rick


That's a whole new can of worms😂

My dad did say that an old elan he has could be mine if I fix it

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Posted September 19, 2017 - 11:38 PM

The stumps I'm referring to are 4" tall if that...

Maybe just find a pile of wood chips and go to town spreading them to cover stumps?

I'm confident that some of the local "urban forestry" companies would love having a place to dispose of wood chips for free

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Posted September 20, 2017 - 12:16 AM

Packing snow with a lawn roller

I have a trail out back, that the dogs get walked on in the winter, but the ground is rough as all heck from branches raspberry canes and stumps that somebody left when they were logging with their garden tractor

In most places using a snow blower would be suicidal for the blower, and a dozer blade wouldn't last long hitting stump after stump after stump.

Would packing the snow with a lawn roller work for making trails where I fear to go with a plow or blower? Not looking for picture perfect, just walkable and driveable on the GT

Thanks!

  Roller isn't going to pack snow while it is supported by a stump. Don


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Posted September 20, 2017 - 12:55 AM

Roller isn't going to pack snow while it is supported by a stump. Don

I figured that. Might have to go out and mangle some stumps, when I feel more up to it

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Posted September 20, 2017 - 07:21 AM

That's a whole new can of worms

My dad did say that an old elan he has could be mine if I fix it

What is an Elan?



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Posted September 20, 2017 - 07:28 AM

Chain saw.  Cut the stumps at ground level.  Hands and knee work for sure.

 

Find a better place to walk the dog.


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Posted September 20, 2017 - 08:19 AM

I think a weighted toboggan might work better than a lawn roller, but the best thing would be to get out there and clear/groom the trail before the snow comes.


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Posted September 20, 2017 - 08:24 AM

I pull a drag behind my side x side to pack the trails. It's a 6" x 6" . I have lots of stones on my trails and depending on the snow amount it doesn't take to long before I have a trail like a hwy. Only problem is that once it builds up over snowfalls and drags you don't want to slip off otherwise your pretty much stuck and hung up.

As you can see the dogs like it to run on and so do the wildlife. LOL

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Posted September 20, 2017 - 08:48 AM

That's what some towns did in the old days of sleighs. Roll the snow flat.
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Posted September 20, 2017 - 08:50 AM

Have you thought about renting a stump grinder?


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Posted September 20, 2017 - 09:35 AM

What is an Elan?


Old skidoo. Made in 70s
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Posted September 20, 2017 - 09:38 AM

Have you thought about renting a stump grinder?


I have, but Not seriously.




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