NC/SC Lillington driveway grading

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  1. amnesia

    amnesia Habitual Trader Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Anyone in the business or have recommendations? I figured I'd ask before renting some equipment and doing it myself.

    My driveway needs to be evened out and straighten. It's driving me bonkers.
     
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    Majicmike Executioner Charter Member Benefactor

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    Just buy a small tractor with a blade,, you will never regret it
     
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    amnesia Habitual Trader Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I'm trying to not buy a tractor. We need one maybe once a year if that.
     
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    Burt Gummer Comfortably Numb Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    You say that now. All these animals and you’re gonna eventually want one. Speaking from experience
     
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    OverMountainMan Cryogenically Hardened Member Charter Member

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    None of my clients are local to you, sorry.

    Evening out is one thing, straightening might be quite another. Details might be helpful; pictures too.

    If you just have a few potholes, and know how to operate a farm tractor, rent one with a box blade. If straightening is absolutely necessary, get a little D3.
     
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    Burt Gummer Comfortably Numb Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    D3 is the ticket. You can cut new ditch and crown the driveway
     
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    amnesia Habitual Trader Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I'd like to rescind my suggestion. No way a D3 can handle this project. Maybe a 631 pan scraper and a D8 to push it on the CUT side, or a 320 & a couple of Terex off-road trucks. Then, of course, you'll have to put a grader (maybe a dozer, too) and a couple sheepsfoot rollers on the FILL side. Geotech engineering, traffic control, wetlands impact study...
     
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    rdinatal Better late then never...

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    Sorry, too far for me. Find some other uses and rent a tractor/blade for the weekend.
     
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    LOL. Funny responses above.

    The perfect tool for that driveway would be a driveway scraper behind a small tractor. However, you can do a lot yourself with a chain, a heavy piece of angle, and a 4 wheeler. If you're interested I'll draw you a diagram of what to make.
     
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    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    What's the problem?
    I wish my driveway had gravel.
     
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    amnesia Habitual Trader Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    So I checked with my wife. The driveway is straight. We just need the excess gravel moved and have it graded.

    @Djstorm100
     
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    Call Johnson Brothers Paving.....if you can't get a call back let me know.
     
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    I agree a piece of chain link fence with a pipe or bar across the front and pulled with a lawn mower or fourwheeler does pretty dang good leveling the gravel unless you have major pot holes.
     
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    amnesia Habitual Trader Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Some of the driveway is 10-12 inches deep. Will this still work?
     
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    Depends on how many trips you make over it and your level of patience. It works by flipping the rock up and basicly with multiple passes you drag off the high spots and it fills in the low ones. If it is extremely packed down it doesn’t work as well just because nothing to scratch it loose but looks like you have enough rock on top for it to drag loose and work. Also works well for a road that has been scraped with a larger grader and brought up alot of dirt into the rock to flip the rock back to the top and do a final polish.

    Just look up “dragging drive way on youtube” and you will see many examples and you can decide if you think it would work for what you want done.
     
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    Djstorm100 Always have a plan Vendor

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    We have a 4 in one bucket with larger teeth. Can't really grade with it, at least I'm not as good with it vs a flat continuous edge bucket. How soon are you wanting to get this done?
     

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