/ If I Only Buy One Piece of Equiptment... #21
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- Feb 28, 2006
- JD2010, Kubota3450,2550, Mahindra 7520 w FEL w Skid Steer QC w/Tilt Tatch, & BH, BX1500
Our already well established driveway is 1mi long and takes about 10T of #57 per year to maintain here in VA with winter freeze thaw. Maintenance is using the power brush at an angle to sweep the edges toward the middle, then bucket sprinkling on a patina of gravel where needed, then field dragging 1 round trip with a 6' drag. I guess you could call driving on it part of the maintenance. - Thats free. - Drive in the right places keeps the whole surface too packed to grow weeds.Right now our local quarry #57 gravel is $37/ton delivered. They're 14 miles one way from here. At that rate to put down 2" of #57s on 40 acres would be right at $1/2 Mil.
When we had our 500 ft driveway which is very close to level it was quite a bit of work which is why 20 years ago had it paved.
I'm with others is figure out how much you need and maintain just that.
40 acres is a 12 ft wide driveway 27.5 miles long!
I dont know where the OP is located. His conditions could be better maybe.