Lawn Roller for Gravel Driveway

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Re: Lawn Roller for Gravel Driveway

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:40 pm

I assume this is not something you will need to use regularly, I wonder if it would be worthwhile look into hiring one of the local paving contractors to bring a small roller out and go over it. It will put a lot more pressure per square inch on the gravel than anything your cub can tow and make the surface better.
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Re: Lawn Roller for Gravel Driveway

Postby lyle11 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:56 pm

Thanks John. Actually, the roller is something I hope to use at least annually if it does the job. But I may look into your suggestion after I get gravel spread on the entire 1/4 mile length. I just had the worst part done this year. We used to pull a drag over it to smooth it out, especially in the spring after it thawed, but it seems like it pushed a lot of gravel off to the side.

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Re: Lawn Roller for Gravel Driveway

Postby radioguy41 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:21 pm

If you're using the tractor wheels to compact the gravel and you want something to then level it out you could do what I've done in the past, tow a child's metal bedspring behind the tractor. If you need more weight (I never have) just set a couple of hollywood blocks on the bedspring. A second hand furniture store would be a good bet to find one.
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Re: Lawn Roller for Gravel Driveway

Postby tinnerjohn » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:55 pm

I've been following the conversation and I'm thinking another option is a cultipacker. I don't have any clue what the cost would be or the availability of a 5 to7 footer, but I use mine on the yard in the spring. ( My father in law gave me a 6' double roll years ago). John

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Re: Lawn Roller for Gravel Driveway

Postby Garvin Gatewood » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:12 pm

I made this roller for my Cub from an air compressor tank. I fill it with water for weight then drain it when I finish the job.
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Re: Lawn Roller for Gravel Driveway

Postby ShawnAgne » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:47 pm

Eugene wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_pressure

Above link has a chart of the approximate ground pressure per vehicle or animal.

Suggest figuring out the approximate ground pressure of the filled roller, then compare to the chart.

My thought is that it would be faster, cheaper, and do a better job, to drive your vehicles over the gravel several times to pack it down.


Actually Eugene you have it all wrong. Need to get some long legged ladies in stilleto heals. That would do the best job according to the chart........
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