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#6884070 - 09/11/17 11:09 AM Level/even out my road
Norbe5 Offline
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Registered: 04/10/17
Posts: 3
So I rented a bobcat this weekend to open up a road to my blind and feeder area in my new hunting lease.
I got the road opened and feeder area a bit larger. (Cleared grass out) but due to my inexperience with the bobcat I didn't do a good job keeping a level road/area.
I ran out of time with the rental so couldn't go back and fix it.

Any pointers on how to level it out?
I've seen drag harrows or just normal drags but I'm not too sure if that'll do the job.

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#6884077 - 09/11/17 11:14 AM Re: Level/even out my road [Re: Norbe5]
cabosandinh Online   content
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Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 1345
Loc: Dallas, TX
a tractor with rear blade

scrape a little at a time, 2-3 passes should do

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#6884107 - 09/11/17 11:33 AM Re: Level/even out my road [Re: Norbe5]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 16326
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
With a front end loader, you dump loose fill and then pull it backwards with the FEL to level. Then drive over it to pack and repeat.
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#6884213 - 09/11/17 01:02 PM Re: Level/even out my road [Re: Norbe5]
Norbe5 Offline
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Registered: 04/10/17
Posts: 3
Thanks for the tips guys, gonna see if my lease owner has a tractor I could borrow!

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#6884313 - 09/11/17 02:55 PM Re: Level/even out my road [Re: Norbe5]
rdhibbs Offline
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Registered: 04/08/15
Posts: 508
Loc: Dumas TX
If you can not find anything else, and can find an old set of bed springs (old exposed springs not box springs) you can tie off to a pickup or ATV and move / level some dirt.
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#6884329 - 09/11/17 03:07 PM Re: Level/even out my road [Re: Norbe5]
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Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 17107
Loc: Denton/Argyle
Here is the tool for the job. up If the land owner doesn't have one of these, buy it for him and borrow his tractor.

http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbth...r_B#Post6884320
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#6884438 - 09/11/17 04:50 PM Re: Level/even out my road [Re: Norbe5]
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 1680
Loc: Denton County
Several ideas. Go to scrap yard find 8" steel I beam or C channel (have to add weight) drill some holes to hook chains to drag behind truck or 4 wheeler. Second chain link fence with some tree trunks attached to it drag like above. Junk yard old steel bed springs attach and drag like above.

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#6884453 - 09/11/17 04:59 PM Re: Level/even out my road [Re: Norbe5]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 16326
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Dragging won't get it unless the dirt is loose.
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#6884686 - 09/11/17 09:15 PM Re: Level/even out my road [Re: Norbe5]
Norbe5 Offline
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Registered: 04/10/17
Posts: 3
Dragging may be an option.
Dirt is still loose right now since I had to open up the road. I would have to check before I even drag.

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#6884690 - 09/11/17 09:19 PM Re: Level/even out my road [Re: Norbe5]
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I love this stuff, I just want to bring a 6 pack to watch!!
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#6884847 - 09/12/17 06:59 AM Re: Level/even out my road [Re: Stratgolfer]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
Originally Posted By: Stratgolfer
I love this stuff, I just want to bring a 6 pack to watch!!
lol35 lol35
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#6885317 - 09/12/17 02:57 PM Re: Level/even out my road [Re: colt45]
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Originally Posted By: colt45
Originally Posted By: Stratgolfer
I love this stuff, I just want to bring a 6 pack to watch!!
lol35 lol35


To the OP, you could sell tickets and make a video of it to pay for the expenses. clap
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#6885473 - 09/12/17 05:18 PM Re: Level/even out my road [Re: Norbe5]
GLC Offline


Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4619
Loc: Burleson Texas
Bucket blade in back is the best when you have a few cutters in it. Next option, like said above, drive backwards with the bucket down at an angle.
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#6885820 - 09/12/17 10:24 PM Re: Level/even out my road [Re: Norbe5]
Pitman Offline
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Registered: 12/02/08
Posts: 91
this is what you need

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#6886032 - 09/13/17 08:32 AM Re: Level/even out my road [Re: Pitman]
EddieWalker Offline
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Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 1380
Loc: Tyler, TX
Originally Posted By: Pitman
this is what you need



I personally use the front bucket of my tractor and back drag to make my roads smooth, but this is a very easy to use tool.

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