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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in earthworks.

Here is a video about how to operate a bulldozer.



From the video description:
"As a follow-up to our popular “How to Operate a Bulldozer” video, we are back with “How to Operate a Bulldozer - 201!” In this heavy equipment operator training video, will go over the basics of slot dozing, blade positioning and grading in our Komatsu D61 dozer. Have a question/comment? Feel free to leave them below!"

To get certified for this BB, post pictures or a video (2 minutes or shorter) that demonstrate the following:
  - make 100 feet of proper road with a bulldozer
  - must have a crown or other form of drainage
  - must include side ditches where appropriate
  - seed disturbed soil
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I made my 860 ft driveway using a bulldozer to scrape off the topsoil and build up gravelly pit run from on site in areas that needed more elevation for better side ditch drainage, seeded exposed soil, covered the entire length with hand picked rocks from the pasture, then covered that with a layer of course crushed rock track packed with an excavator, and then put a finish top layer of 3/4" minus crushed crowned and then compacted with a roller.
StraightBefore200306073006.jpg
Before photo of a straight section of driveway.
Before photo of a straight section of driveway.
BendBefore200306073007.jpg
Before photo of a bend in the driveway.
Before photo of a bend in the driveway.
BendDozing200307043000.jpg
Bulldozing into a bend in the driveway.
Bulldozing into a bend in the driveway.
BendDitches200307063004.jpg
Bend in driveway with side ditches.
Bend in driveway with side ditches.
DitchAlongSides200307063001.jpg
Built up road bed showing bulldozer and depth ditch along the side of the road.
Built up road bed showing bulldozer and depth ditch along the side of the road.
StraightSoilRemoved200308303009.jpg
Soil removed from straight section of driveway.
Soil removed from straight section of driveway.
StraightReseededAndPickedRockBase.jpg
Photo showing reseeded grass regrowth covering disturbed soil, and hand picked rocks along a straight section.
Photo showing reseeded grass regrowth covering disturbed soil, and hand picked rocks along a straight section.
BendReseededAndPickedRockBase.JPG
Photo showing reseeded grass regrowth covering disturbed soil, and hand picked rocks near bend in driveway.
Photo showing reseeded grass regrowth covering disturbed soil, and hand picked rocks near bend in driveway.
CourseCrush.jpg
2-4" crushed rock over base stones.
2-4" crushed rock over base stones.
TrackPackCourseBaseOverPickedRock.JPG
Track packing course crushed rock.
Track packing course crushed rock.
RollingCrown.JPG
Rolling 3/4" minus crush crowned surface.
Rolling 3/4" minus crush crowned surface.
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