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Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by lccmo, Jan 27, 2008.
What is the best method of leveling out a yard with either a skid steer or a tracktor?
An existing yard or new construction (soil only) ??
I think the skidsteer would be the best choice for me.
tractor...the longer your wheel base the better you grading job will turn out
If you have to make cuts and move soil a skid steer is better to me. If all you are doing is leveling loose soil then tractor. We use skid steers and a power rake. Power rake is the way to go for finish grade.
The Tractor is easier to get Yards level with unless you have a large Skid or a CTL.
I have a heavy Gill Box Blade with teeth that roll up and down.It holds like a yard of dirt.
Works great for finesse grading.
My CTL is much faster but either will work fine.
Then finish the job off with a power rake of sorts and your done.
its new construction but the "yard" that needs to be leveled it an old field - has many high and low spots in it. Is there an attachment that will help with this? I have heard from some that it should be plowed the bladed, but not sure it this is right.
your better off renting a small dozer then...skids and tractors don't like breaking up sod and they will both have a rough time digging in and pushing dirt to fill the low spots
Rip it all up with a skid steer and a scarifier attachment, smooth it out and hit it with a Harley rake.
It would depend on what equipment you already have.
The dozer would be great and the fastest.