Thursday, June 21, 2018

Gravel Replay

Last week we had a gravel delivery that didn't go quite as planned. Today the same driver came to deliver gravel to the other end of the driveway, and this is what happened:

Backing in:

Tipping the truck and starting to dump the gravel:
So far, so good.

But then he ran off the driveway:
See the wheel under the cabin? That's sunk into the grass.

So a whole heap of gravel got dumped in one place because he couldn't keep going forwards. Then he backed over that to get back on the driveway:

Ready for take two:

Then he bunny-hopped, or kangaroo-hopped, or stalled, or... Whatever, we now had another pile of gravel:

Fortunately the rest of the operation went smoothly, he spread gravel towards the road, and he didn't hit the tree it looks like he is about to:

And it's another job for the handy little tractor!
After an hour or so of spreading the gravel where it was meant to be, the driveway looks good (although I didn't get a picture of the end result).

Meanwhile I planted some seedlings in the "pillow" section of my garden bed:


  1. Hope you are feeling better...hugs Julierose

  2. They don't always think before they do. Hope everything went well in the end.

  3. A few days practice made all the difference

  4. Tipping and turning at the same time needs improvement, but at least no damage to your plants.

  5. Sounds like some great entertainment

  6. Did you see on the news about the driver of a big tipper hit a bridge while the tipper was upright? Held up traffic for many hours on the Princes Freeway on a Fri night!

  7. Hi Vireya glad it all sorted out ,hope not too much damaged to the grass,it will make for a nice firm driveway now,hope you are keeping warm my friend ,its been freezing xx