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Old 11-21-2013, 06:32 AM
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Topsoil in V Box salter

I dont think it is really going to work well, but I thought I would ask if anyone has tried it.
Situation- Driveway was recently re paved and customer wants topsoil installed to cuff off the new 3'' lift.
Driveway is appx. 900 ft long so there is 1800 lin/ft to cuff off.
Has anyone tried to use a v-box salter without the spinner to lay out topsoil with any sucess? If this would work, it would save a lot of hand unloading(30 cu/yds).
Problems-
Topsoil is dryish but is not a free flowing material like salt. too much bridging to be effictive?
Too heavy of a material, gearbox/ Drag chain stress?
I really dont want to get stuck shoveling out 2-3 cu yards out of the v-box if it doesn't work.
If it does work
Tell me i'm crazy to even try.
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:18 AM
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Interesting idea... could be a bust, but in agriculture there is a V-box with a trap door at the bottom on the right-hand side... have a guy pulling it out in the correct amounts as the other drives slowly along... it is a 'gravity box' w/out and moving parts, but if your material flows you may not have to manipulate it at all...
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:46 AM
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We put 15 yards of mulch in the sander with no spinner worked well.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:38 AM
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I would thing top soil is more free flowing than damp salt. put a little in at a time and see how it goes. I know the weight is about the same.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:36 PM
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Our town used to use a vbox to spread 3/4 base on shoulders, they did this for quite a few years.
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:12 PM
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I might have to give it a test at the shop first, I'll let you all know how it goes. It won't be until early next week.
Thanks,
Anyone else?

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Old 11-21-2013, 05:03 PM
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I am interested in this but have no ideas, sorry. How will you be loading the v-box spreader?

I used several concrete trucks once to place pea gravel 330 linear feet around a foundation once. Two guys with rakes did the whole job in about 40 minutes..
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:14 PM
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I have a Kubota L4740 to load, Just cant be in two places at once. Needs to load at the shop where my bulk pile is. Multiple trips with the truck to the worksite. F550 @ 5 cu yd loads, or v-box with 2-3 cu yd loads but minimun hand work.
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:26 PM
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I have the 2 places at once problem often. Needed a ride today jockeying equipment. Hope it works out.
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:43 AM
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How did this work Mike? Weather turned bad here. Were you able to try this method and get the job done one way or another ahead of the weather?
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