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Old 06-16-2009, 05:00 AM   #16
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I've done it a lot,with soil and stone. I would much rather haul the dirt than fix the mess that a loader would make in my yard. I think you'd be surprised how fast it goes. If you don't have one,get a contractors wheelbarrow and a scoop shovel.Lots less than a skid loader. Crank up some Allman Brothers,drink lotsa water(beer later,not during) and get to it. Think of the satisfaction you'll have when done,and the sore back too!

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Instead of a regular skid steer, have you looked at a Dingo or similar? It's about the size of a walk-behind or sulky mower.
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Thanks for the suggestions everybody!

I ultimately opted to do it by shovel/wheelbarrow. I moved ~4 tons yesterday in a few hours by myself and then the remaining gravel this afternoon with the help of a couple of friends.

Overall it went WAY faster than I thought it would.
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I moved ~4 tons yesterday in a few hours by myself and then the remaining gravel this afternoon with the help of a couple of friends.
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Do you have this?
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Haha, I do believe so. I was feeling fine yesterday (24 hours after I had moved the first 4 tons), but this morning I'm pretty sure the muscles in my body are audibly screaming at me.

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