skidsteer attach to spread stone/gravel

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by AintNoFun, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
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    were bidding a job on spreading about 6000 ton of 3/8 gravel between a curb and sidewalk with varying widths of 3 to 6' wide.. I thought ive seen something that would go on front of a skidsteer that is like a box that has a little conveyor to shoot the stone out of the side of the attach.

    anyone seen anything like this or have any better suggestions? ty
  2. nnusskern

    nnusskern LawnSite Member
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    I think you should get all of it delivered in a stone slinger truck and have it placed that way. Then have couple guys with rakes
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  3. Skimastr105

    Skimastr105 LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    There is one of those attachments for sale here I saw for 4K. Its got a conveyor on it, 90" wide. You would likely needs a 3000 plus ROC to use it I would think.
  5. excav8ter

    excav8ter LawnSite Member
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    A stone slinger would make a bit of a mess on the road....what about having it delivered in a redi-mix truck? I have done it that way very well with a good redi-mix truck driver. The truck can just drive along and lay it out right to grade.....maybe a little raking and biggity-bang your done. :drinkup:
  6. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Seems to overcomplicate it. Having it delivered in the slinger truck or concrete truck seems genius. Shipping and installation in one shot. Why buy this, truck it, dump it, use skid to move it around, an clean up after it if you don't have to. Just have 2 guys in a pickup truck do the whole thing with rakes shovels and brooms
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  7. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
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    im thinking of a slinger truck as well. I just hate relying on subs and would prefer to do it in house.

    the slinger truck rates are significantly higher than a tri axle rate (with just cause) so it wouldn't be economical for him to get it, plus if he does pick it up the quarry is at least an hour away, so for him to leave the site and come back would be a production killer. so if the slinger truck stays on site i'll have to put a loader/operator on site. at that point why not just use a big skidder with the attach of the link you show.. thanks for all the input so far guys!

    I looked at the mulch blowers and they say they can blow small stone aggregate as well, does anyone have any experience with one blowing stone thru it?
  8. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Here is one way I did it once this way
    Gravity Wagon Load it drive a long the curb and let flow out the side .
    You make a longer funnel to get the distance you need.
  9. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Another way would be to get one of the old town dump trucks that has a salt spreader conveyor in the bed. I see them using it for topsoil etc. have you explored the concrete truck route? Hire two out and have them alternate
  10. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Dump it in as needed. Use a cement screed. Or get an electric vibrator, place on a 6ft 2x4 and screed by hand. Are you packing with a tamper?

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