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    Need Suggestions for fixing ruts/unevenness

    I purchased my house a couple years ago. It sits on ~1.5 acres. The previous owners rode dirt bikes, drove trucks and everything else through the yard and completely ruined it. There are ruts that go clear up to the axles of truck. Other sections, like where the redid the septic system are kidney hurting when mowing. There are some sections where it dips down a foot and then back up within a five foot length. I have a 1025r with a backhoe, bucket, box blade. I need some suggestions and best course of action to take to help level this! I'm thinking maybe getting a tiller and tilling it all and using the box blade to move from the high areas to low areas? Maybe a land plane? It's all grown sod/weeds. Attached is the image of where I need to fix. It's around an acre or so that needs repaired.

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    What equipment do you have???

    OR,,,

    What amount of are you willing to spend??
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    That is my fix. Run the rototiller over it several times and level it off with the landscape rake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CADplans View Post
    What equipment do you have???

    OR,,,

    What amount of are you willing to spend??
    I have a 1025, with bucket, backhoe, box blade. I am open to spending some money to buy some new equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by otis147 View Post
    I purchased my house a couple years ago. It sits on ~1.5 acres. The previous owners rode dirt bikes, drove trucks and everything else through the yard and completely ruined it. There are ruts that go clear up to the axles of truck. Other sections, like where the redid the septic system are kidney hurting when mowing. There are some sections where it dips down a foot and then back up within a five foot length. I have a 1025r with a backhoe, bucket, box blade. I need some suggestions and best course of action to take to help level this! I'm thinking maybe getting a tiller and tilling it all and using the box blade to move from the high areas to low areas? Maybe a land plane? It's all grown sod/weeds. Attached is the image of where I need to fix. It's around an acre or so that needs repaired.
    Have you tried the box blade yet, I’d try and work that before buying another implement.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    Have you tried the box blade yet, I’d try and work that before buying another implement.


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    I have not yet. I dont know how it will work with the sod still there. I'm worried all the sod will just bunch up and not fill in like loose material will.
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    Need Suggestions for fixing ruts/unevenness

    Quote Originally Posted by otis147 View Post
    I have not yet. I dont know how it will work with the sod still there. I'm worried all the sod will just bunch up and not fill in like loose material will.
    It should if you break it up with the scarafiers I would think. Yes there are probably better ways to do it but for me I would just take my time and use what I have. Even the bucket on the FEL if you have a tooth bar can be a useful tool in that situation.


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    Rip it first

    Quote Originally Posted by otis147 View Post
    I have not yet. I dont know how it will work with the sod still there. I'm worried all the sod will just bunch up and not fill in like loose material will.
    Run the box blade with the scarifiers down and the back tilted up so you are basically just ripping it. Run it one way and then cross at 45 degrees and then again at 45 the other way from your first run. That should break up the sod well enough to be able to level out most issues. In very extreme cases, you may have to bring in additional soil.

    You have the tools necessary to accomplish the task but hey, things can always be done faster or better with more toys. . .tools. If you want to spend rest assured you can get lots of help here.

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    What Treefarmer said! X2.

    You can always create a poor man's harrow to smooth out the box blade work with an old piece of chain link fence and cinder blocks stack on it for weight.

    Good luck-- I had the same issue-- and I found they buried their "trash" under the motocross "berms."

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    If you're willing to spend the money, maybe just get a few tons of fill dirt and fill the ruts and low spots?
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