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how to get the road stone from the winter out of turf

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Monroe74, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    With so many municipalities using more stone with their salt this year. I was just curious how everyone else removed the stone from the properties that they service. I used a backpack blower but is there a more efficient way?
  2. Ditta&Sons

    Ditta&Sons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    blower and raking is the only way I know of
  3. walkerway

    walkerway LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    Rotory brush attachment for your stihl komi unit. Works great.
  4. kgs1

    kgs1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    I have the same problem where I'm at with the county trucks throwing so much sand in with the salt. I havent got one yet but am looking into buying a used bunker rake from a golf course. The three wheeled ones with a small blade in front, and a spring tine dethatcher style rake mounted on the belly and in back of it a series of brooms. I think it will work good. I have a mix of sand/heavy sand/ small rocks and even clumps of sod on some parts of the roadsides. I've been doing it with hand tools/blowers etc, and occasionally dragging an old bed spring behind a quad or mower.
  5. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,681

    This is what I've always done. You need the rubber flap type, not the bristle brush type though.
  6. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    I thought about the Brush attachment, does it take a lot of the turf with it or is it minimal?
  7. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    What size blower are you using? Our 580's will Handel all but deep grass with gravel, we blow crusher run(driveway) gravel out of lawns all the time.
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  8. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    I'm using an echo 755t don't get me wrong it did the job but it seamed to take a very long time.
  9. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,681

  10. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,056

    I have this problem around baseball field infields and basepaths. The rubber rotary broom works well. More often, I use water: a hose and fireman type nozzle. Even slightly up hill I am able to move infield dirt with small gravel back where it belongs. Another idea is a good shop vac.

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