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Old 04-05-2005, 11:45 PM
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moving pea gravel ?

Can anyone give me an idea of how much time it would take to spread pea gravel by the yard? About 10 yds needs to be wheelbarrowed about 80 ft and I know it's not going to be moved at the same rate as bark. Oh, and it's all level so the grunt factor will be consistent. Any ideas? Thanks... Oly
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Old 04-05-2005, 11:59 PM
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rent a mini skid loader to do the work, save yourself the trouble.
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Old 04-06-2005, 12:02 AM
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Always bring 2 guy one shovels the other feeds you. Iv found that a garden rake works best. It will go quick and you can walk and lift your arms at the end of the day.
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Old 04-06-2005, 12:18 AM
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Old 04-06-2005, 12:32 AM
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Thanks guys but the only option is to wheelbarrow the stuff, really!. It sucks but it needs to be done that way. No room for a skid, just grunt work, but I have no idea how much could be moved by the hour compared to bark or other mulch as pea gravel wieghs so much more and you just can't load a wheelbarrow as full. Again, any ideas? Thanks...Oly
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Old 04-06-2005, 12:35 AM
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Thanks hole in one, but spreading it is not the isue, just moving it...Oly
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Old 04-06-2005, 01:21 AM
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So 1grnlwn, all things consitered, would you then be ok with moving 1 yard per hour? or are you figuring spreading it too? Thanks...Oly
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Old 04-06-2005, 01:37 AM
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Invest in a 8 cubic foot big heavy duty wheelbarrow.The one I have is made in USA by Tru Temp
It makes the weight so much easier to handle because of the two wheels side by side.I'm not talking about those little two wheeled plastic things that those little ole ladies buy.Mine is plastic but it'a contractors wheel barrow,handles twice as much and is lighter and best one I have used when you want to get a bunch of gravel at at time from one place to another.I think it was a $100.00 but paid for itself as far as time and energy the 1st job I used it at.You may find one for rent someplace too.
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Old 04-06-2005, 02:13 AM
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thanks sheshovel, but what I want to know is how much can be moved per hour as compared to bark as gravel is so much heavier than bark.
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Old 04-06-2005, 02:32 AM
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Honey it all moves the same as far as volume goes.If you use a tool that makes the weight easier to push and faster to push it moves the same as bark.There is a difference in spread time though.Bark covers the ground alot faster than gravel cuz it's bigger and has more volume to it.So figure twice the amount of time it takes you to spread bark for gravel.

It's a hard question to answer cuz I dont know how long your legs are,how big your feet are,or how strong you are so hard to determine an answer for you.
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