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Old 12-21-2012, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by zedosix View Post
Not to stir the pot but why would you think a skid with tracks could do more damage than a tractor, I don't see how that is possible. We have done it countless times, no issues. Maybe if you're not familiar how to use a tracked ss then maybe it could be an issue. But with plywood and a tracked skid I would bet that there is less psi than a tractor.
People get on this PSI kick. Great for a skid steer sales rep, but in the real world PSI quickly has no more meaning.

If you're talking driving a skid unit (tracked or tired) over uncompacted pavers that are like the size of a parking lot - all would probably be well.

But for a residential application, if you can't come straight in and go straight out - when you turn the unit - it can turn the pavers up.

A tractor doesn't skid. Put it in 2wd and no pavers would get turned up. Interlocking pavers are often used for vehicular use. A CTL has less PSI than a Toyota 4Runner.

Tracked machines do greater damage turning than tired machines. Because the tracks slice the ground.

Buying plywood at 25 bucks a sheet (american not canadian) is crazy. If I were pricing such a job, I'm going to find a way to get the pavers down without having to factor in plywood, etc., I'll sell the job. And guarantee it.
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