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Old 08-31-2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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removing rocks from fresh loam?


I just had a new septic and leach field put in - this means 4000+ sq ft was ripped up and is now grass free.

Before I plant my new grass I want to remove all of the rocks from the dirt. Problem is - there are a lot of rocks and it is a lot of dirt.

Besides picking this up by hand for hours and hours... is there some sort of piece of equipment I can rent somewhere to blow through this in no time?

I would imagine contractors probably have something like a glorified snowblower and wire mesh to sort out all the rocks.
Whats the best way to go about this?

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Old 08-31-2009, 12:12 PM   #2
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if you know any farmers around you , see if they have a rock rake. that would be the fastest and easiest way to remove lots of rocks. also might check with a rental place but you will need to rent a tractor also.
here is what a rock rake looks like

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Old 08-31-2009, 06:55 PM   #3
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Ayuh,... A York rake is Great for grading,+ maybe herding the rocks into rows,...

A Rockhound will pick 'em Up,+ carry 'em away,....
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Wow
that thing looks like it lives in your closet or under your bed - mean looking device that I am sure is rediculously overkill for my property and equally disproportionate in price.

Rock rake seems like it wont work any more than driving around with a couple metal rakes dragging behind me on a lawn tractor? I cant imagine it works great
Great ideas though guys, good to know these things exist
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Gee...I wonder what man did before we had all these gadgets? Find some kids & some buckets & offer them a buck for every bucketful??? It's a thought! Good luck!
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