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Old 03-22-2014, 08:51 AM
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how to get the road stone from the winter out of turf

With so many municipalities using more stone with their salt this year. I was just curious how everyone else removed the stone from the properties that they service. I used a backpack blower but is there a more efficient way?
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:05 AM
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blower and raking is the only way I know of
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:07 AM
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Rotory brush attachment for your stihl komi unit. Works great.
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Rotory brush attachment for your stihl komi unit. Works great.
This is what I've always done. You need the rubber flap type, not the bristle brush type though.
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:19 PM
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I have the same problem where I'm at with the county trucks throwing so much sand in with the salt. I havent got one yet but am looking into buying a used bunker rake from a golf course. The three wheeled ones with a small blade in front, and a spring tine dethatcher style rake mounted on the belly and in back of it a series of brooms. I think it will work good. I have a mix of sand/heavy sand/ small rocks and even clumps of sod on some parts of the roadsides. I've been doing it with hand tools/blowers etc, and occasionally dragging an old bed spring behind a quad or mower.
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:44 PM
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how to get the road stone from the winter out of turf

I thought about the Brush attachment, does it take a lot of the turf with it or is it minimal?
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I thought about the Brush attachment, does it take a lot of the turf with it or is it minimal?
The BRUSH will beat the turf up pretty good, the rubber flap won't.

http://www.stihlusa.com/products/mul...ents/kwpwrswp/
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What size blower are you using? Our 580's will Handel all but deep grass with gravel, we blow crusher run(driveway) gravel out of lawns all the time.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:25 AM
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how to get the road stone from the winter out of turf

I'm using an echo 755t don't get me wrong it did the job but it seamed to take a very long time.
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:32 AM
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I have this problem around baseball field infields and basepaths. The rubber rotary broom works well. More often, I use water: a hose and fireman type nozzle. Even slightly up hill I am able to move infield dirt with small gravel back where it belongs. Another idea is a good shop vac.
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