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skidsteer attach to spread stone/gravel

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

  1. excav8ter

    excav8ter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 201

    A blower truck would be cost prohibitive in my opinion....they experience a high amount of wear due to the stone blowing through the lines.

    I would look into having the biggest trucks available, haul the stone to the closest redi-mix plant and have re loaded into the redi-mix trucks.
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  2. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,807

    didn't check into the mix trucks but will today..

    I did think about the v box spreader though, they could straddle the area to be stoned and drive away! thanks for the validation, lol

    i'll look into the screed, its just decorative stone so no tamping needed...

    there actually setting up a mobile batch plant on the site so this could work! gotta see what there rates are though..

    thanks guys
  3. bobcatexc

    bobcatexc LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Posts: 272

    6000 TNS is quit a bit, if you've got long stretchs and not alot of stop and go a Road Widner would be the the quickest and cleanist. You would have to talk to a local Paving contractor to rent one with an operator. A good operator could walk right through it and with some labors to touch up against curb and walk. Most widners will adjust to different widths. Road Widner theres no double handling just have your tri or quads dump right into it, spit it out and strike it off.

    Somebody does make a road widner attachment for skidsteer but I'm sure renting one wouldn't be feasible.

    Rock shooter will be way to messy.
  4. alco

    alco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    You might have a tough time finding a road widener that will handle a 6 foot spread. Maybe even look at having a paving contractor run it through a paver. They can drag along over an area like that with ease. Though the paving contractor may not want to run straight rock through their paver.....but you never know.

    I think using the skidsteer bucket would be pretty time consuming to run 6000 tons through.

    I really like the redi mix truck idea. Like it was mentioned, truck the rock to a redi mix plant and have them load it and short haul it to the job.
  5. bobcatexc

    bobcatexc LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Posts: 272

    Our widner with no extensions will do 3' and hydrualic extend out 6' no problem. I've ran 12' wide before. Most of your smaller pavers will only go down to 8', plus you'd have to put paver and trucks in between curb and sidewalk.
  6. alco

    alco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    That's why I was asking.

    Our widener would only go to 3 feet, and we had no extensions to go on it to work wider. However, our smallest paver would extend out 6 feet per side. We used it to pave sidewalks while running along the road beside the curb.

    Not sure if they had something rigged up to keep all of the flow to the box. I only laboured for a short time before I got moved up to the loader at the plant.
  7. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,807

    ive seen the side winders used on just for topsoil to meet the new edge of pavement, do you think they'll scuff up the new concrete side walk and curbs?
  8. SVA_Concrete

    SVA_Concrete LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 467

    Is this like 10 miles long? 6000 ton is quite a bit.

    Most guys around here do that type work with a excavator on wheels, dig it out of the truck and spread.
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  9. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,807

    pretty close, its a long street scape.. I wont be boxing it out or doing the prep work just fabric, landscaping and stone install
  10. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 550

    i would take a good wheel loader and a grader, dump it in with the loader and kick the blade out with the grader to slick it off. then take the grader back through and clean up the road.

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