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Using a Skid-Steer Loader

Grading a driveway with one of these machines saves a lot of time, but much of the work is done in reverse

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In this video, builder John LaTorre Jr. of Toulumne, California, demonstrates how back-dragging, with the bucket straight down, evens and spreads a load of gravel much like a rake being used in a garden. Back-dragging again, with the bucket tipped at progressively lower angles, evens the load and produces a uniform depth of material.

For a complete primer on this versatile machine, read John's article, Using Skid-Steer Loaders.


From Fine Homebuilding 149, pp. 68-75
September 1, 2002


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