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    Elite Member RobJ's Avatar
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    Default Re: Ruts in back yard

    Quote Originally Posted by tractorman99 View Post

    While the video is cool, it doesn't help much dragging it over already smooth dirt. Sort of like showing a disk working a field that's already soft dirt.
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    Default Re: Ruts in back yard

    Quote Originally Posted by RollTideRam View Post
    Got a friend that wants me to spread some gravel in front of a garage, and fix ruts from a concrete truck in their back yard. I have not been to see the damage yet, to see what I'm getting into. Would I be able to "fix" this with a disc and landscape rake? A tiller would probably work better, but I don't have one, yet. JC
    Youre all set , you don't need anything else. The only issue you may have is how much room you have to maneuver the disk around in the yard.
    Just keep disking up and down the ruts until the dirt is broken up and smoothed out. Then take the york rake for the final leveling. Then seed and fertilize and water it to taste.!!
    A tiller would be nice but not necessary, I ve done a lot of lawns just this way.

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    Elite Member teg's Avatar
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    Default Re: Ruts in back yard

    Quote Originally Posted by RobJ View Post
    While the video is cool, it doesn't help much dragging it over already smooth dirt. Sort of like showing a disk working a field that's already soft dirt.
    RobJ, I have one and like it, bought it used at a really good price. Yes, it's mainly for when you get close to being level. It will smooth out ruts / high spots, break up dirt clods and give it a nice finish look. I would not have bought one new but justified getting this one since it was worth it's weight in scrap.

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    Default Re: Ruts in back yard

    Quote Originally Posted by RollTideRam View Post
    Got a friend that wants me to spread some gravel in front of a garage, and fix ruts from a concrete truck in their back yard. I have not been to see the damage yet, to see what I'm getting into. Would I be able to "fix" this with a disc and landscape rake? A tiller would probably work better, but I don't have one, yet. JC
    I think you would be better to disk or till it a bit. The ruts will have raised ridges that won't go away if you just fill the depression. You could also crush them down first with your tractor though...
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    Default Re: Ruts in back yard

    teg,

    interesting sig,

    One piece of advice for anyone thinking about buying a tractor, make darn sure the 3 point hitch is NOT jerky - like the ones suspected to be on the newer (2008) L2800/L3400 so-called "economy" tractors. Have the sales person mount something on the 3ph and make tiny adjustments up and down, just to see how you like it.
    My dad bought a new L3400 last November - he had the jerky hitch problem. It was 'kind of fixed'... Took two warranty trips to two dealers, over two weeks without the tractor and it still isn't right. He wouldn't buy a kubota again. His battery calved on him yesterday - almost 120 hours on the machine.
    Montana 3940HST
    Home made SS quick attach http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/s...d.php?t=141029

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    Default Re: Ruts in back yard

    They have been remodeling the home. I found out the back yard is just dirt. I was supposed to go over this morning, but we got about 3 inches of rain last night, so it will have to wait. Thanks for all the suggestions. JC
    JD 3320 LX5, KK rake and off brand box and rear blade. Millonzi grapple. Deere X495 for grass cutting.
    01 Ram 4x4 2500 CTD and 22' 12k trailer. Want a tiller and dump trailer.

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