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Old 05-25-2013, 01:54 PM
ernieknows ernieknows is offline
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Regrading yard

Right now the grade is towards the house on three sides.

I have figured out I need 5 yards of soil and 2 yards of 1-2" rock.
The soil I can get dropped 30 feet away and the rock 60 feet away.
I can only wheel barrow the rock.

I also need 3 yards of soil 50 feet away where I can only wheel barrow.

Should I hire a Bobcat to move the 5 yards of soil?
How much time should I allow to wheel barrow
5 yards soil 30 feet?
2 yards rock 60 feet?
3 yards soil 50 feet?

How frequently should I pack the soil with a water drum?
every inch?

Thankx for your help
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:22 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
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I wouldn't plan on doing that in one day,,, but it could probably be done in 8 good hours...
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:24 AM
Paul's Green Thumb Paul's Green Thumb is offline
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Yeah, 8 hrs sounds right if yer gonna do a good job. Is it just you by yourself?
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:35 AM
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If you can get the bobcat cheap i would use it to load 3 wheelbarrows and be done before lunch
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:57 AM
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I already hurt thinking about using a wheelbarrow
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:02 PM
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Ya thinking of all that wheeling makes me want to vomit, those days are long over......
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