I have a landscape install company - mostly plantings/sod/irrigation/hardscapes etc...don't have much experience with rough grading or excavation. I have two developments underway with planned walking trails cut through gently sloped, wooded terrain. Trails run about 3000 linear feet and when finished would be approx 4-5' wide. Trails run with contours of existing slopes and no large tree removal would be required. Possibly would need to create some rolling dips for erosion control on any downhill straigt runs. Also could possibly need one or two 12" culverts installed w/rip-rap. After cutting in trail I'd need to distribute and spread crushed stone base for compaction - base would need to get compacted down to 3-4". I'm thinking a small dozer might be best or perhaps a tracked loader with a 4-way bucket. It should be similar to cutting in a driveway (but narrow - 6'). Dump trucks could not access the trail to dump. Probably wouldn't have to haul gravel from dumpsite(s) any longer than 200'. Anyone have experience with this type of work willing to offer input on production rates? Tips to speed the process a bit? Thanks in advance.