R Scott wrote:They can be EXTREMELY touchy, the hand clutches and gearing make them a real handful when loaded. That seems to be a big part of the price range is the quality of the transmission and controls.
You should be able to do the same (slowly) with your front end loader or a box blade.
John F Dean wrote:The one in the pic is a little over 3500 new. I think i would take a close look at a used tractor with a front end loader. But, to answer your question, I have never used a motorized web.
Gray Henon wrote:You could also consider renting tomething like this. It is what I see landscapers using in tight quarters...
James Whitelaw wrote:We have an unpowered dump cart for our walk behind tractor (that can be fitted with a variety of tracks) and there are a number of powered (by the PTO) that can navigate hills such as the Earth Tools version (700 lb capacity) & the CAEB “Minicargo” (1,000 lb capacity) effectively creating and articulated walk behind four wheel drive dump cart that can use a bunch of other attachments.
James Alun wrote:Michael have you seen this thread? https://permies.com/t/67212/Garden-Monorail
If you're going from afixed point to another fixed point it might be worth looking at some sort of rail and winch system. It should have far less impact on the ground.
Eric Hanson wrote:Michael,
What kind of tiny tractor are you talking about? I used to own a subcompact diesel tractor and it was highly maneuverable in the woods and amazingly powerful/versatile. Maybe one of these would be an option?
Rick Hatchh wrote:Princess Auto used to carry an electric wheelbarrow that was rated for 800 lbs, and it was around $800. It seems to have gone from their website. I was drooling over that for a while, especially when in the middle of a big soil moving project. The downside was the lead acid batteries.
Rick Hatchh wrote:Here it is in an old flyer, $899.
Kenneth Elwell wrote:Michael, how about using a conveyor to get the soil UP onto the top of the berm?
You could feed it at ground level, possibly using the dumping trailer to not handle it twice.
Then you could use a rake or hoe to drag soil DOWNHILL to get it in the correct place if needed.
Probably best to just rent one. You might find an old, used one, but that could be a project itself...