Originally Posted by zedosix
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.