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    Hi everyone, I just covered then planted over a partially exposed sewer pipe from a house almost straight down to the city connection which is about a 50' drop. I attached a pulley to a 16' 5"x 5" board on top of the hill, tied off a hard line top to bottom and pulled 5 gallon buckets of dirt up the hill. There was no side to side movement of the system so dumping the dirt other than directly below the line was difficult at best.

    I still have more hill to cover and plant (for erosion purposes) and I am looking for suggestions on a better system to move and spread the dirt.

    Thank you in advance for suggestions.

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    Hi davidtm64 - welcome to HomemadeTools.net

    Interesting. Got any pics of the project as it stands now?

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    This will be my first attempt to post a picture. I have 2 taken during the project, upper and lower hill. Missing is the rope and bucket used to haul the dirt, however the pulley assembly is attached to the hard line.

    New to the site and grateful for ideas-hill-1.jpgNew to the site and grateful for ideas-hill-2.jpg

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    The pics came through just fine, nice work.

    I'm wondering if something like a shingle lift would work here. Check these out: Homemade Tools Search: shingle lift - HomemadeTools.net

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    Thanks, I looked at that, it does not address the spreading over a large area. However I might be able to bring the dirt up without it secured to the hard line and that should allow me to spread it without restriction.

    I go back on monday to continue the project, I will let you know if I try that.

    Thanks for the input.

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    Hola David, que tarea titánica estas llevando, admiro tu voluntad para tan arduo trabajo, felicitaciones.

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    Would it be possible to bury one post say around 18 inches at each end of the lateral work area use a pulley at each post and rope too pull the bucket along your work area and dump the dirt that way? Are some varation of this.

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    Hi David, how is your project progressing? I have some ideas that might help you, but I need a little more information. Is this a personal project or one that you've contracted? Do you have a scheduled completion date when you have to have the job completed or no rush? Do you have a budget cap? It looks like the job scope is small, but a little complicated. You might consider hiring a earth moving service with a track hoe. If the job is personal and you're trying to economize, then you might consider a variation on a logging cable yarder with some sort of bottom dump trolley like this:New to the site and grateful for ideas-2b-runningskylinegrapple.gif

    That might get a little pricey, but you could make it where it moves side to side. You could use a cable winch to move the trolley along the cable.

    Just some quick thoughts. Good luck!


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