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Author Topic: Geotextiles and skidding trails  (Read 7608 times)

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Re: Geotextiles and skidding trails
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2001, 07:05:11 PM »
There are temporary roads and seasonal roads.
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Re: Geotextiles and skidding trails
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2001, 07:45:37 PM »
Ron, do you recall what I am referring to? It had something to do with the vehicle size...
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Re: Geotextiles and skidding trails
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2001, 05:16:12 AM »
I would suggest that a road is capable of handling normal vehicles like cars, and trucks, while a traffic on a trail is restricted to either 4X4 type vehicles or specialized off road vehicles only.

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Re: Geotextiles and skidding trails
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2001, 07:41:14 PM »
Yes, the USDA-Forest Service has a definition standard for what's a road and what's a trail. Bill is getting warm!
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Re: Geotextiles and skidding trails
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2001, 03:53:50 AM »
Okay I'm going to chime in here.

I have purchased and used Geo-textile matting manufactured by Amoco. I purchased it through Price & Company (Grd. Rapids). Not cheap. Overa buck per foot, so use it wisely.

It works very well in for road construction through wet areas. To build a whole road would obviously be very expensive! I have only used it sparingly to get cross small (150 feet) wet areas that are common in the Great Lakes States.

There are many different grades of matting. I have used the industrial strength stuff that is nearly 1/4" thick. Jeff's photo shows the thin stuff that is used more for holding banks, soil erosion, and landscaping applications. I'll try to get a digital photo of the stuff I use.

Good topic and discusion. Wakefield you know that you can track all your property improvement expenses and claim them on your taxes. Check Bill Hoover's site at Purdue University. Good luck y'all.
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