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Re: What's your gravel? [Re: wabigoon] #15003372 06/27/20
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In southern Arizona, it's just plain dirt, Ive never seen gravel laid down for road bed unless it's a private road. Our dirt roads get slick and mucky when it rains, dry and dusty when hot and dry........and always washboard, unless the county grader has passed thru, which ain't often.

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Re: What's your gravel? [Re: JefeMojado] #15003686 06/27/20
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Originally Posted by JefeMojado
In southern Arizona, it's just plain dirt, Ive never seen gravel laid down for road bed unless it's a private road. Our dirt roads get slick and mucky when it rains, dry and dusty when hot and dry........and always washboard, unless the county grader has passed thru, which ain't often.



That's pretty much the case in NM as well.

They do get some gravel out of old stream beds that may happen to cross the dirt roads though. But then you get the large rocks with the small. I've seen some exposed by the grader you damn sure didn't want to hit.


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Re: What's your gravel? [Re: wabigoon] #15008937 06/29/20
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Richard, I miss the yellow sand and rock of home. Down here, it is broken lime rock. Once when I had a flat tire, there was a piece of the rock about the size of a person's finger inside the tire. The hole that it created allowed for very rapid loss of air.


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Re: What's your gravel? [Re: wabigoon] #15019086 07/03/20
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Cinders, red or black, depending which pit is cheapest that year. I kinda favor the red.

They don’t hold up all that well, but five side dump semi loads is $800 delivered, so we always have a few piles around. The glacial clay on the farm soaks it all up.


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Re: What's your gravel? [Re: Dutch] #15023948 07/05/20
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Originally Posted by Dutch
Cinders, red or black, depending which pit is cheapest that year. I kinda favor the red.

They don’t hold up all that well, but five side dump semi loads is $800 delivered, so we always have a few piles around. The glacial clay on the farm soaks it all up.



That's a heck of a lot cheaper than the +/- $500 I paid for a set of transfer dumps here (including the $120 for mileage and driver from the pit)


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Re: What's your gravel? [Re: wabigoon] #15104837 08/02/20
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Lots of crushed concrete down here.

Re: What's your gravel? [Re: wabigoon] #15214706 09/11/20
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Just had two tri axle loads of crusher run spread out on our driveway. It was $350 per load.


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Re: What's your gravel? [Re: wabigoon] #15215177 09/11/20
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Washed rock. Put on top of base material.

I wish I could get it that cheap. wink


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Re: What's your gravel? [Re: wabigoon] #15220053 09/13/20
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Cinders are cheap because they are light and I have three pits within 12 miles of the farm, so there's competition and not much trucking expense. Compared to washed rock, however, it's pretty marginal stuff. It kinda turns into dust and disappears. But, hey, it's cheap enough to get a whole bunch of it, so it evens out.


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Re: What's your gravel? [Re: wabigoon] #15261759 09/27/20
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Crushed basalt.

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Re: What's your gravel? [Re: wabigoon] #15261844 09/27/20
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Cool Steve, Reject rail ballest is popular around NW Ontario.


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Re: What's your gravel? [Re: wabigoon] #15262197 09/27/20
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Originally Posted by wabigoon
Cool Steve, Reject rail ballest is popular around NW Ontario.



Whole area is covered in it courtesy of the Columbia Flood Basalts.

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