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    Default Re: Attachment for cleaning a lake bank??

    I use a weedrazer attached to a rope or occasionally towed behind my jonboat to cut the stuff below water level, then a floating rake to get the stuff up on shore. I have about 200' of shore to keep clean.

    The neighbor attached tines on a hinged t-frame to the back of an old boat trailer. He backs it in as far as he can with the t-frame tilted up, drops it into the water and drags it forward. His way is faster, but his lakefront is alot flatter than mine, and he does kinda mess up his grass on the bank.
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    Default Re: Attachment for cleaning a lake bank??

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    Default Re: Attachment for cleaning a lake bank??

    I got a price which I think isn't to bad really. To knock a hole in the levey and drain the whole thing, have one guy on a D7 pushing the junk to the levey wall and a guy on a track hoe scooping it out and throwing it over to be hauled away, contouring the slopes on the bank. Basically cleaning the whole thing out for around $7000. Not sure if getting a long stick trac hoe in there would be cheaper. Might check on that. Thanks for the info guys

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    Default Re: Attachment for cleaning a lake bank??

    How big is the area? A dozer may work good or you may be waiting a while for the muck to dry enough to get the machine in there. 7K doesn't sound to bad depending on how well a job they are capable of doing.

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    Default Re: Attachment for cleaning a lake bank??

    I'm gonna try and snap a few pictures of the lake this weekend. It is a little over an acre. The leeve has a few mature trees on it which the roots over time have allowed some breakage and it now has a stream approx. foot wide and a few inches deep running. The lake fortunatly has a natural spring on the north east corner which never allows it to drop. That is the only problem i'm thinking that might give an operator trouble. Our plan is to have the trees ripped out of the leeve and reconstruct the leeve (widden it for a drive) so thats why busting a hole in it and cleaning it out, start from scratch, came up. As far as the guy with the D7 and the track hoe, his dozer is a widetrack so it would be more than enough. This same guy i'm speaking of built several lakes around the area as well as a 7 acre lake out behind his house out of mearly nothing so in my eyes as well as the folk around here, he is golden. I'll try and get some pictures up soon.

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    Default Re: Attachment for cleaning a lake bank??

    Quote Originally Posted by GolfAddict View Post
    You did a pretty good job of explaining, and I think I can picture it, but wouldn't mind seeing actual pictures of it if you don't mind posting.
    Ditto
    Working to increase the scope of the small tractor experience, one quick attach at a time.

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    Default Re: Attachment for cleaning a lake bank??

    As far as the guy with the D7 and the track hoe, his dozer is a widetrack so it would be more than enough.
    Allthough wide track can make a big difference they can still be useless in muck. I've seen dozer guys walk away from dredging becuase of the depth of muck. From what you've written though looks like this guy has both ex and dozer

    This same guy i'm speaking of built several lakes around the area as well as a 7 acre lake out behind his house out of mearly nothing so in my eyes as well as the folk around here, he is golden. I'll try and get some pictures up soon
    Virgin ponds are way easier to work then dredging old ones, not saying all dredged ponds are a nightmare but some of them seem to be bottomless muck pits. Seems like you have someone that knows what they're doing. It'd still be interesting to see your pictures especially before and after. Having a levee that you could drive on would be nice. I also think you'll be much happier draining and dredging then just trying to clean up from the bank. It will take more time and $$$ but the end result will be worth it.

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    Default Re: Attachment for cleaning a lake bank??

    As far as the guy with the D7 and the track hoe, his dozer is a widetrack so it would be more than enough.
    Allthough wide track can make a big difference they can still be useless in muck. I've seen dozer guys walk away from dredging becuase of the depth of muck. From what you've written though looks like this guy has both ex and dozer

    This same guy i'm speaking of built several lakes around the area as well as a 7 acre lake out behind his house out of mearly nothing so in my eyes as well as the folk around here, he is golden. I'll try and get some pictures up soon
    Virgin ponds are way easier to work then dredging old ones, not saying all dredged ponds are a nightmare but some of them seem to be bottomless muck pits. Seems like you have someone that knows what they're doing. It'd still be interesting to see your pictures especially before and after. Having a levee that you could drive on would be nice. I also think you'll be much happier draining and dredging then just trying to clean up from the bank. It will take more time and $$$ but the end result will be worth it.

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    Default Re: Attachment for cleaning a lake bank??

    Depends a lot on how steep your bank is. Where the bank is not so steep I have drove my Ford 1710 with a landscape rake in up to the floorboards many times for weeds, muck, etc. I have turf tires and FWD.

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