Cutting a road on side of steep hill
Posted 14 March 2006 - 09:53 PM
Posted 14 March 2006 - 11:37 PM
Just kiddin...I have no idea what I'm doing most of the time.....the key is making it look like you do I've found with mine patience is definately a virtue. Here is what I do know, spend some time on your landing/start point, cause that will determine how it will end up. good luck.
Just noticed you have a loader....might make it interesting.
Some pics would help
Posted 14 March 2006 - 11:54 PM
Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:08 AM
and dump it as fill to the lower side. Don't
worry about finish grading until you get your
road cut and level. Just don't run out on loose
fill. Make short fills and your loader will compact
it as you go. I have built miles of road with a
trackloader. Once you get enough dirt pushed
and dumped out in front of you. You can just
roll the bucket to the full dump position and
spread it. Just don't get too cocky without a
canopy on loose fill.
Posted 15 March 2006 - 02:45 AM
Posted 15 March 2006 - 05:08 AM
Basically as was said before here you need to get the machine in "position" to do the work you need to accomplish.Keep in mind that a straight line is not the neccessarily the quickest way to get to your objective.
Think always about the position thing that I mentioned,in your case the way to achieve that is building a berm on the low side to run your track on and you can feel your way along as you go and don't be too brave as Sawmill said.
You have the advantage of a bucket which will help with the compaction too if you roll back and forth over your work with it full.
Go slow and take your time,if you don't have another piece of equipment around to pull you out you will want to be even more careful about what you attempt.
One thing to bear in mind when working a steep slope like that is how are you going to contain the bank when you are finished?
You can't have rocks rolling off of the hill and end up blocking your driveway or worse,injuring someone so you will probably have to cut the bank way back and use the material elsewhere.If erosion will be a problem or runoff from heavy rain you will need to cut a swail on the high side which can also serve to catch any rocks that might roll off of the hill.
Don't rush and don't forget,someone has been in the same situation before,it can be done!!) Ron G
Posted 15 March 2006 - 07:07 AM
Thank You everyone for the replies. As for requests for pictures I`d love to but all I have is this obsolete WEB TV machine & digital pictures aren`t possible ,sorry. To ragnor the comment of making a side cut against the flow of water to gain gradual incline in a short distance befuddles me ...must dumb down befores I can understand. The trick seems to be able to build up a ridge exactly where the lower track will follow & that takes finness thats hard to put into words. not exactly sure how to do that yet but I can fake it if someones watching.
just dig in and with the material in your bucket start a berm along the low side. keep the berm level and a bit higher elevation then the other side where your other track travels and this will force your bucket into the material you want to remove. As the berm gets compacted you can dress it up with more material and grade it so you stay slanted into the hillside. works everytime.