My first big tractor/loader project is going to be dressing up the shoulders along my paved driveway. Over the years, erosion and settling have taken away much of the gravel, so the pavement is "high" about 4 inches in places. There are also portions where the slope is a bit steep for comfort on the ZT mower and fill will be added.
I'm having a load of Class 5 delivered next week and will start spreading it. I have a 3046R, 320R w/4 in 1 bucket. I'm guessing I will need to start by dumping material right on the edge and then grading it off flush with the pavement. What's the best way to do this without gouging the heck out of the asphalt? I'd assume float mode on the bucket. Do you suggest any additional edge protection on the bucket edge so the metal isn't in direct contact with the surface?
Sorry for the ridiculous questions, but any advice that will make things go more smoothly would be appreciated.