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 04-20-2001, 12:35 Post: 26981
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 How to spread rocks on a driveway

A while back I was going to ask the best way to re-surface my driveway becuase I've plowed all the 3/4" stones away. Recently someone suggested the dump truck driver could get it very good by dunping as he drove along the driveway. Question is, how does one finish it off? I own a 72" Land Pride blade and have access to a 72" Land Pride rake. My previous attempts have not been very successful.






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 04-20-2001, 14:04 Post: 26985
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 How to spread rocks on a driveway

I just got through spreading 75 tons of limestone rock with my B2710, loader, and box blade. The box blade will move material for you whereas the blade apparently will not. The rake might come in handy for the finishing touch. I have never used a blade or rake myself.






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 04-20-2001, 16:42 Post: 26993
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 How to spread rocks on a driveway

I have spread many truck loads of gravel on my parking areas, access roads and driveway. If possible, I have the track spread the gravel. As you know this is a relatively imprecise process. I then use a steel float to spread the gravel. While the rigid 3 pt float I use allows me to both push and pull the gravel. It is relatively easy to smooth it our and keep the thickness relatively constant. For small jobs, I use the front loader to put gravel where I want it and then drag teh bucket backwards to smooth it out.

Hope these tips help.






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 04-20-2001, 17:05 Post: 26995
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 How to spread rocks on a driveway

Paul, after the truck does most of the work I use a York 72" with gage wheels (it also has a retractble scarifier, and folding scraper blade - the scraper sometimes is useful for gravel too) and this seems to always work for me. Like Mr. rdunstan, I use the loader only for small spot fills. Experimenting is half the fun, try the rake first and if that doesn't do just right, monkey a little with the blade.






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 04-20-2001, 23:04 Post: 27028
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 How to spread rocks on a driveway

Try turning your blade moldboard around backwards, so that you are smoothing with the back of the blade. Then drive forwards and run like this with the 3 point hitch in the float position.






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 04-21-2001, 03:12 Post: 27033
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 How to spread rocks on a driveway

Paul, a box is great for spreading material, particular if the truck leaves too much in one area and you need to move it to another. For finishing I prefer a rock rake. I recently got a new rock rake with guage wheels and love it. For a gravel parking area, the rake gave me a virtually perfect leveled surface. With wheels, the rake is much easier to use than the box. Best of luck. JonB






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