View Full Version : Skidsteer - spreading dirt

09-09-2010, 10:36 AM
I'm running into a problem. I'm hauling in black dirt (more like peat) and spreading it on a yard. What I've been doing is carrying the dirt in the bucket, then I dump and back up to sort of spread it. Then I tilt the bucket and back-drag. What I'm finding is that using the bucket the dirt gets really, really compressed and hard. So then when I go to drag the yard, a lot of the dirt is so hard it doesn't move.

I am wondering if there is a batter way. Should I:

A) Put dirt into small piles around the yard and try to spread it by pulling the drag around the yard.


B) Rent a landplane

or is there a better way?

09-09-2010, 10:52 AM
I'll do as your doing , then take the harley rake over it.

09-09-2010, 01:07 PM
I'll do as your doing , then take the harley rake over it.

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not sure that would work. We are all sand here. If I took the harley rake to it, I'm asuming the black dirt would probably disappear and we would stir up the sand and bring it to the top. I'd like to keep the black dirt on top of the sand.

09-09-2010, 01:21 PM
Sounds like you are creating layers. You probably do want to mix it into the sand somewhat.

09-10-2010, 02:36 PM
Use a Toro Dingo and tilt the bucket down and use just the edge to back blade the dirt.

09-15-2010, 09:37 PM
Try a "harrow" They make one to drag behind a four wheeler or a 3 pt hitch for behind a tractor.


these are also good to use when you want to bust up dirt clods. They have 6" v-shaped teeth on one side and it's smooth on the other side (similar to using a chain link fence)