I've leveled several home lawns in past homes I've owned. Depending on the
size and how much leveling you want to do (you definitely don't want to
raise the level of the yard & have water flow back towards the house), it's
possible. A few cubic yards of sandy loam (topsoil) added to lows up to a
few inches at a time, water well afterwards, will allow the surrounding
grass to grow over it. However, it's best to do this in the early spring &
not wait to far into the summer. Seed could also be applied depending on
how much of an area has soil.
If you have only dirt to level and a power tractor, you could also drag a
short piece of railroad (rail) iron (just wider than the rear tractor
wheels) behind you (attached with strong chain); this works great and will
level the soil.
A standard roller is about 20" in diameter and 36" wide. Filled with water,
it will weigh 350 lb. My old Sears tractor has no problem pulling a roller
(and me!). Can you tell me where to buy a rail section? I like the rail
idea because it is easier to hide&store compared to the bulky roller.
If I read the chart right, the most popular rail would be about 170# for 4
feet. I am surprised - thought it would be even more. Wait a minute - just
remembered I have a few pieces (about 2" long) in the weight box behind one
of my tractors - I'll grab one tomorrow if I think of it.
According to the chart I saw that would be the lightest of rail - not
suitable for mainline trains but used like on a worksite road - but, like I
said, the chart was a little confusing, so maybe I'm off base. But in any
case I'll continue to drag chain link rather than switch to rail.
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