using railroad ties as a driveway border

wmmalletteMay 15, 2013

I have a gravel driveway that is about 650' long. I am hoping to line the sides of that driveway with Railroad Ties between the gravel and the grass. Ideally, I would simply like them buried to be level with the driveway or maybe an inch or two above grade to help keep my gravel in the driveway area instead of in my grass.

I am looking for suggestions on the best (easiest) way anyone knows to install these railraod ties. I have a 35 HP tractor with a front loader and a John Deere Gator 6x4 UTV. I could rent any implement that could go behind my tractor or anything that could be pulled by my Gator.

Any suggestions would be MUCH appreciated! I am in North Mississippi.


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If you're open to renting something, just rent a mini-excavator with a bucket slightly wider than the ties and be done with it. I can't see any attachments for the tractor making sense unless they happen to have a backhoe attachment (and even at that it won't be as efficient as a mini-ex)

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 1:55PM
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I didnt think of that. I have no experience with an excavator. I wonder if there is a narrow bucket i could put on the front of a bobcat? Something that would allow me to drive in a forward direction...

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 2:27PM
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something 18" or so wide? Some contractor may have fabricated one for himself here or there, but I doubt you'll find it at a rental yard. Running a mini-ex is pretty easy. Just assume you'll be slow and get it for the week. After a couple days you'll be looking around your property for holes to dig.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 7:58PM
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