914Driver HalfDork
5/29/08 10:42 a.m.

Last Friday I had 22 tons of crusher run gravel dropped in my driveway. Crusher run is a mix of #2 rocks and dust, it compacts down like concrete. Half went to a pile so I could tear up and rebuild (re-base) my brick sidewalk, the other half I asked the driver to lay it about 2" deep down the length of my 100 ft. driveway. He counted out links on a chain holding the gate closed, tippped the box back and started driving down the 100 ft.

Oops. It's 4 - 5" deep for 50ft. :evil: That's OK for the truck, Samurai, 914 but a motorcycle is skiddish and no way with a bicycle.

I spent Memorial Weekend moving gravel by shovel and wheelbarrow to fill in a trench for the sidewalk; 4ft. wide, 1ft. deep, 80 ft. long. I'm spent. Without an ATV, with no snow plow, how can I scrape the 4" of gravel farther down the drive to cover more distance with 2" ?

I thought about tying a 6X6" pole to the Samurai in 4-lo, but what keeps the log from rolling over? Two 6X6" hooked together with a 3 ft. spacer between making a platform?

Your thoughts are much appreciated by my back. OR just stop up any old time and shovel some. Look at the bright side, if you move my gravel, you're helping out a fellow human being AND you won't have to do that Jane Fonda tape you've been putting off.

You're welcome. :grin: Dan

rebelgtp HalfDork
5/29/08 10:49 a.m.

yep build a platform and add some weight to it.

or add a lip to the 914 drop it to the deck and do it that way :grin:

Dr. Hess
Dr. Hess SuperDork
5/29/08 10:54 a.m.

Plan A: Step 1: Find bobcat rental place in yellow pages. Step 2: Have bobcat delivered Friday afternoon. Step 3: Push 22 tons of rocks where you want them. Step 4: Bobcat gets picked up Monday. You get charged 1 day rental.

Plan B: Step 1: Call dozer man. "I have 4 hours work for you." Step 2: Dozer man pushes rocks around. Step 3: Pay dozer man about $200.

Plan B may be a little cheaper, depending on your rental place rates.

Wally SuperDork
5/29/08 11:06 a.m.

After the winte I found the snowplow left my blustone driveway up against the side of the garage. I only have about 30 feet of driveway so I did it over the course of a few weekends with a steel rake. I can loan you the rake if you'd like. Next year I'm renting a Bobcat.

ignorant SuperDork
5/29/08 11:06 a.m.

find a guy on craigslist advertising "tractor work" Should cost you $50-$100 to have him attack it with a box blade...

Jack SuperDork
5/29/08 12:25 p.m.

Next time, show gravel driver $20 bill, letting him know if he can spread the stuff evenly, it's his. It worked for me.

At this point, like suggested above, find a local guy with a blade. You will likely die before you can spread that gravel the other 50 feet on your own. Well, at least I would.


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