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Discussion Board - Re: Cattle Feeding Area-Concrete? Asphalt?

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Formerly PaMike

02-21-2013 08:23:18

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Will a skidsteer grip ok on concrete? I was thinking if you didnt trough it the concrete would be very rough and that would help....

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02-22-2013 07:59:37

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 Re: Cattle Feeding Area-Concrete? Asphalt? in reply to Formerly PaMike, 02-21-2013 08:23:18  
If you leave the concrete "too rough" the skidsteer will grip too good....meaning it will eat your tires up. I know. Plus, too rough a surface is hard to scrape and it also eats up the bucket edge. You'll want to give the concrete a "broom" finish. It's easier for the cattle to walk on, it's easier to clean....just better all around.

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02-21-2013 12:19:21

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 Re: Cattle Feeding Area-Concrete? Asphalt? in reply to Formerly PaMike, 02-21-2013 08:23:18  
It won't matter what your driving on, when there's snow/ice and manure, everything is gonna be slippery. Just no way around it. In the winter the manure and snow will freeze and it'll be rougher then a cob, unless you can keep it scrapped several times a day. Around here that's just not possible. I'd just be happy to have a solid surface in the spring when the frost is coming out!

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