creek crossing problem

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  1. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    IMG_20190418_181010085-1600x900.jpg It's actually more of a spot that stays wet all the time. When it rains water flows across from the right side, the rest of the time it's just a constant trickle..

    Got the tractor stuck here briefly the other day..

    So how would you address it , a big load of rock, a culvert pipe , a homemade bridge?
     
  2. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    A BIG load of #4s
     
  3. bird whisperer

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    I would spend a few hours picking up field stone out of and from around your food plots and build up the bottom. No need to raise a road above the water if your not taking a passenger car accross it daily. I would repeat this process until the bottom is firm. No need to throw money at it unless you want peaple to be able to drive a Prius across to the other side.
     
  4. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    Kind of what I was thinking , so much sand and mud washes through there when it rains a culvert would clog up.
    That would work but I have no rock, not even a pebble on my farm.
     
  5. Duster

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    A culvert and a load or two of rock on top. Make sure you wing the ends of the culvert to direct water into it rather than let it find it's own path if the culvert clogs up or higher water will find a way around and wash out everything.
     
  6. bgkyarcher

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    big load of chunk rock from the field or creek....
     
  7. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    I have no rock , no creek rock no field stone.. I do have a huge pile of driveway gravel though.
     
  8. bgkyarcher

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    do it. hard bottom will keep you from getting stuck....
     
  9. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    Now is the time I wish I had spent the extra $4k and got a loader bucket for the tractor.. I said I won't use it, there have been a dozen times I could have..
     
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  10. EdLongshanks

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    You can always spend that $4 grand now. They simply hook on. I promise.
     
  11. Drahts

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    Front bucket and forks are the most used item on my tractors. I grew up without a front end loader. I always said he didn't need one cause he had me to shovel chit and rock and dirt into it for him. Sang Hallelujah the day they bought a tractor with one on it. I'd drop a culvert pipe and fill it over. Just rocking it, the rock will plug and you'll end up with a rocky mess eventually. When we got here the guy hadn't done anything for the roads on the farm in the 10 years he had the place. I put in 3 24"s and a 36" in so far. I think I have another 48 and a couple 24s yet to go. Road system thru the farm makes it nice getting around and to get firewood out.
     
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  12. 1wildcatfan

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    pipe and stone. i just bought a tractor and it did not come with a front end loader. i'll add one later. there are other attachments i need before that one.
     
  13. ojibwa62

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    Can you float me a loan..:D
     
  14. bigbonner

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    I have a Deere 75 HP 4x4 with a loader and forks . I don't know what I would do with out it.
    I say culvert and rock on top and a little rock under the culvert.
     
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  15. bird whisperer

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    It is very hard for me to imagine such a farm existed in Central Kentucky, one without rocks that is. You were blessed to find such an oddity.

    Knowing that you dont have a loader for the tractor next I will ask if you have a heavy fraimed trailer with dual axel trailer with 5 or 6 thousand pound axels? If so you can go to the rock quarry and get 3 or 4 ton of rock and shovel it into the crossing. If no heavy trailer maybe a carry all atachment for the 3 point hitch on your tractor that would enable you to transfer gravel from your gavel pile to the crossing? If none of those are an option can the Dump Truck back down to this spot? If so a load of #4’s.
     
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