Best Way to Grade Land?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by KevinACrider, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. KevinACrider

    KevinACrider LawnSite Member
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    I just picked up a job removing 9 stumps and grading the area. It's fairly flat already. What is my best choice for doing this? Tractor and rake? Bobcat and rake?
     
  2. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use a tracked skid with a 4 in 1 bucket and a harley rake. Also the laser level if it needs to be precise
     
  3. KevinACrider

    KevinACrider LawnSite Member
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    Nothing precise. Customer had some of his wooded land cleared and now I have to go in and remove stumps and turn it into a 'yard'. You just run the bucket across it to get it level then rake it?
     
  4. FTGUprprtyMaint

    FTGUprprtyMaint LawnSite Member
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    as long as you know how to operate well sounds like a 1.5 hr of quick good cash with a bobcat
     
  5. KevinACrider

    KevinACrider LawnSite Member
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    What attachment on the bobcat, FTGU?
     
  6. FTGUprprtyMaint

    FTGUprprtyMaint LawnSite Member
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    flat bucket and your going to need some topsoil; a few yards may also need the fork attachment if theres other roots around the surface
     
  7. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would do it with an excavator just cuz you can get the whole stump out unlike with a skidsteer..... and it is alot easier to grade with the blade.......
     
  8. KevinACrider

    KevinACrider LawnSite Member
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    The stumps seem to pretty dry and rotted and they are also fairly small. I would be very surprised if a skid steer did not get them out. Either way, I'm pulling them with my truck before I rent the skid steer to minimize rental time.
     

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