When I built my shop I had to cut into a bank of dirt a little and thought it would be fine with just grass. Well it never grew anything and dirt was washing down into my recycled asphalt. After trying to plant grass several times and nothing taking, I was fed up. I searched for a cheap solution and thought of everything and finally ran across a deal on concrete 2'x2'x6'ish concrete blocks. 25$ a piece. Called a friend of mine who has a semi truck and flatbed and he picked up 24 of them and hauled them to his dirt pit about a mile from my place.
This is where pure luck came in. My neighbor is getting a pool dug in and the contractor dropped off his Komatsu excavator Thursday. I saw it Friday and asked my neighbor who the contractor was. Lone behold it was another friend of mine, so I called him up and asked to use the Ex and he said no problem.
I'd rather be lucky than good some days, and these past few days have been great luck.
So I hooked up the gooseneck this morning and brought 16 of them to my house 4 at a time. At 2800 lbs a piece I was a little over weight for my trailer, but I only had to travel a 2 miles.
All in all it well but still am thinking of a way to finish off the top flat. Maybe frame and pour concrete. May just leave it. Doesn't bother me at the shop and the shop is far enough away from the house that the wife doesn't mind it. A little more recycled asphalt to dress things up and I think I'll be done with outside projects till spring.