It’s get g harder and harder to find employees that don’t mind physical labor. Our jobs usually have 6” to 14” deep ruts going from the front to the backyards. And this year it’s been so wet and muddy.
Need to make the clean up physically easier and faster.
We have used 3/4” plywood. It’s works. Sorta. But it moves all over the place. And sooner or later it breaks.
Renting those plastic mats is expensive, and makes it not worth the expense.
I have a buddy in CA that uses old steel highway plates. The downside is you need a heavy truck or trailer to move the plates to the job, they’re heavy. 10,000 to 20,000 pounds of 5/8” plates are usually needed. The advantage of steel plates is that the plates have smooth surface, so they hold in place on the ground on turns in the pathway. The tracks don’t grip the steel like they do with plywood.
I’ve also been brain storming on how to make thick hardwood boards custom cut at the sawmill work.
Anyone have any ideas, thoughts, or experiences to share? I’m all ears.
On another note, this year we have started using a hydraulic broom on a skid steer to clean up the packed down layer of dirt from driveways. This has really cut down on physical labor.