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    Platinum Member Carl Bert's Avatar
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    I have a pretty steep incline leading to my back property. My B26 is constantly digging up the dirt, which I am always replacing. Other then blacktop, what's the best choice of material to use? I have a large amount of 3/4" cut stone, just not sure how well that would work. Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Best material for a faily steep hill

    Just keep on doing what you are doing. Or spend money on asphalt/concrete.
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    Default Re: Best material for a faily steep hill

    On similar slopes, we use 2" crushed rock. We put it on really thin, pack it then put more on top. On a spillway, we used 6" minus topped by 2".

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    Default Re: Best material for a faily steep hill

    Crushed rock, probably 4" plus is the classic inexpensive solution.

    If you are not in a hurry and don't mind a little hand work, and assuming you have rocks available (looks like there is a little in the photos):

    Throw stone into wheel tracks when the ground is soft. Drive over it, and repeat. Rock gets driven into the ground and becomes firmly bound and actually rut-proof.

    Your wheel tracks will be solid like cement, and the rest of the road can be seeded to grass. Done correctly no rock will stick up and the road can be mowed.

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