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Rock removal

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Barkleymut, Aug 12, 2001.

  1. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,117

    Are there any attachments for a bobcat or other tractor that can remove thousands of pebbles from about a 10,000 sq ft area? The ground is kind of hard and is primarily bare dirt. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Posts: 1,625

    How big are the rocks?
  3. MJ

    MJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 312

    For pebble size - how about a backhoe attachment and a screen?
  4. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,117

    Paul, they are mostly small (maybe under 2 inches in diameter and the largest ones are smaller than a closed fist.

    MJ- wouldn't it take forever to use a backhoe on 10K sq ft? Is there any type of rake attachment that would push them all to one area? Then I could just shovel them into a wheelbarrow and throw them in the woods.
  5. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,211

    I've seen what I believe was referred to as a "dozer blade" with 3 point hitch set up for tractors that can be rented. Its maybe a 6"-8" tall blade for grading. Not sure if they have similar attachments for skid steers. You could use this to drag it all into a pile at one end, then use the regular bucket to load for dumping.
  6. diginahole

    diginahole LawnSite Member
    Posts: 249

    Bobcat has a landscape rake that will remove rocks and debris down to 3/4" dia. and load them right in to the bucket for removal.
  7. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 543

    I'm gonna beat paul to the punch on this one. FFC makes an attachment called a preparator. The rotor pushes the rocks into a bucket with holes in it and anything over 1" stays in it. Takes some time to get the knack of it. Also leaves a nice level seed bed and you just empty the bucket full of debris into your truck. Bobcat has a little fancier version of the same thing. Another option is a Harley rake which pushes rocks into a windrow while it prepares your ground. You then have to pick up your windrows. Bobcat also has a version of this tool and its actually cheaper than a Harley.
  8. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Posts: 4,900

    Landpride power rake on a 3 point att. Will windrow rocks and prepare beds

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