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    Default Ruts in back yard

    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
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    Default Re: Ruts in back yard

    Hard to say without having seen the job yet as far as length and depth...Guessing the ruts are deep so they need to be filled first then smoothed over...This time of the year is tough being so wet...Is this going to be driven on soon upon completion?

    Don

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    Default Re: Ruts in back yard

    I think a disc and rake would work. Another option might be to just fill in the ruts (if you can fill dirt from somewhere else). I'm not too picky about my yard...

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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 use a BX23 with a fel and a bx1500 with a 48'' tiller and a 54'' front blade to do these kinds of landscapeing jobs with.
    Tractors 2003 Kubota BX1500 / 2004 Kubota Bx23 / 2005 Kubota BX1500.
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    South of Canton Ohio L .B

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    Default Re: Ruts in back yard

    Fill the ruts. A empty concrete truck weighs about 30,000lbs. Thats a lot of compaction.
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    Default Re: Ruts in back yard

    Fill from the sides, drag it smooth with the bucket in the direction of the rut.

    Around here, the frost is already 2' deep. No problem with ruts.

    jb

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    Default Re: Ruts in back yard

    Fill the ruts and either drag a BB over it or back drag your FEL bucket.
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    Default Re: Ruts in back yard

    UP DATE
    Quote Originally Posted by LBrown59 View Post
    i use a BX23 with a fel and a bx1500 with a 48'' tiller and a 54'' front blade to do these kinds of landscapeing jobs with.
    I just created anther spring project for these Rut Removers by driving the CC GT2554 through a 50 foot muddy spot in the back yard
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    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/1378422-post10.html
    I already had one set of tracks along the driveway waiting in the wings for spring Rut Repair.
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    Default Re: Ruts in back yard

    I agree with the others, you are going to have to fill, then compact, then fill again, then compact. If you just put loose fill and BB over it it'll compack with the first rain and you'll still have ruts.

    When the phone guys left me some ruts a couple years ago I didn't want to tear up the yard, I left it alone. After a while all the rain and mowing while dry wore the small ones down (single tire ruts). I dropped a little fill in the others. Then dropped some more. My yard isn't perfect so a little rough is ok.

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