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    Veteran Member gordon's Avatar
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    Default Re: Grading Gravel Driveways

    Can't interest you in one of Gordon's homemade hokie rigs? Well if I can't the next best thing is the link for the mac daddy---its http://www.roadboss.com I hope this helps. It takes a minute to load but it has some neat music too.


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    Default Re: Grading Gravel Driveways

    Ok, it's the RoadBoss. I've looked at the brochures for that one and it really looks slick. I'd really love to see one in action. The Grademaster seems like the same thing, but a lot cheaper. I'll know when I get the brochure.


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    Default Re: Grading Gravel Driveways

    Interesting stuff. Anyone know approximate prices on these??


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    Default Re: Grading Gravel Driveways

    Gordon,

    I am having a bit of trouble imagining what your setup looks like. I have 800' of driveway to maintain. Right now its dried hardpan clay mud mixed with #2 crushed, with a base of rip rap 4" below that. The hardpan/gravel surface is rutted, has depressions where the tires travel, and has washboard bumps intermittently. I am skeptical that just an angle iron and some chain link will dig into this very hard surface without scarifiers of some sort. Could you post a picture of your setup?

    PaulT

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    Default Re: Grading Gravel Driveways

    WEN
    Thank you very much for the plug. I work for Grademaster Bladed of Texas, and this afternoon, we received a telephone call from a gentleman in New York because he saw your posting. If you give me a call at 1-800-299-8582, or email me at tbsthumb@email.com with your address, I can send you a brochure and a price list for the complete line. I can also give you a number to get hold of my boss(F.W. Lynch, the owner of Grademaster Blade of Texas) and he can give you all the information about the Blade that you need and probably some you don't need.

    Thanks again for the plug. Rebecca Sherman


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    Default Re: Grading Gravel Driveways

    A old box spring with some angle iron and cement bolts works well also.
    It can be built for less than $100

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    Platinum Member deezler's Avatar
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    Default Re: Grading Gravel Driveways

    Welcome to the site, Dhouk.

    But I hope the OP figured out his grading issues, given that he posted this 13 years ago! haha.

    The thing I don't understand about people resurrecting zombie threads, is.. don't the search results come up in chronological order? As in, this thread from 2000 would clearly have been at the bottom of a search for "grading / gravel / driveway". Maybe the search term was juuuuust right...?

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    Default Re: Grading Gravel Driveways

    Dhouk welcome to TBN,

    It is an old thread and some of the posters have switched to landplane grader blades too. I always get a kick out of the suggestion to use the old box springs, haven't seen a set in a long time and would assume they are hard to find today.

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    Default Re: Grading Gravel Driveways

    A old gate might work. Like Jenkins I use a Land Plane.
    Murph

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    Default Re: Grading Gravel Driveways

    got to love the smell of old musty threads

    Ill add my typcal .02 on the side of a rear blade. Only tool that will do everything you need to do to maintain gravel drives/roads.

    - reclaim gravel that has been kicked to the side/gutter
    - cut new gutter. rule number 1 get the water off the road!
    - crown road
    - roll surface aggregate in order to mix large stones with fine material

    you can do some of that with a box blade, you can do some it with a landplane, you can do some of it with a landscape rake.

    but the only tool that does it all is a rear blade.
    Steve - TC33D 4x4 FEL, dual rear remotes with toys

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