Getting ready to have a 1/4 acre pond dug on my property and excavator states he will be piling the material (mostly clay w/ a little loam) along 3 of the banks. He says will have to wait 2 months or so for the clay to dry out to be spread properly and would be a separate charge (of course). My question is: with my 1023E, how reasonable is it to attempt to spread the material myself with my bucket and box blade? Any other implement better for spreading clay? My thought is to scoop and spread/dump piles all over the yard to promote faster drying, then go back and grade it out... But not having spread clay before, I'm wondering if it's worth the fee to have the dozer back for a day? What are your experiences (good & bad) with spreading clay? Thanks for the help!