Video Vault: 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.
In this gem from the Fine Homebuilding Video Vault, 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.