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Old 08-22-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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Just had my driveway paved, anyone have any ideas on protecting it from my 8288ws Rockwood FW? Thinking of buying some 2X8 lumber for the wheels??? Anything out there that would distribute the weight better? Thanks, Mike.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:45 AM   #2
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:53 AM   #3
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Just had my driveway paved, anyone have any ideas on protecting it from my 8288ws Rockwood FW? Thinking of buying some 2X8 lumber for the wheels??? Anything out there that would distribute the weight better? Thanks, Mike.
If it's more than 4" thick you won't have a problem with breakage. not sure why your concerned .
Most drive ways are poured at 6"
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:02 PM   #4
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Just had my driveway paved, anyone have any ideas on protecting it from my 8288ws Rockwood FW? Thinking of buying some 2X8 lumber for the wheels??? Anything out there that would distribute the weight better? Thanks, Mike.
I would use the composite planks for decks if I was worried. They don't rot, stain, etc.
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If it's more than 4" thick you won't have a problem with breakage. not sure why your concerned .
Most drive ways are poured at 6"
Paved nor poured. I'd be shocked to see asphalt 4 or 6 inches thick...

Mike, 1/2" to 1" x 12" aluminum plate would be a good, long term pad.
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Paved nor poured. I'd be shocked to see asphalt 4 or 6 inches thick...

Mike, 1/2" to 1" x 12" aluminum plate would be a good, long term pad.
And expensive for 4 wheels.
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Just had my driveway paved, anyone have any ideas on protecting it from my 8288ws Rockwood FW? Thinking of buying some 2X8 lumber for the wheels??? Anything out there that would distribute the weight better? Thanks, Mike.
Mike,
I use 2x12 pressure treated. Remember they are only 11.5 inches wide and you don't have to be exact when backing onto them.
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Guess he didn't specify asphalt.......
I assumed concrete.
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Around here, out in the Wild West - paved, pavement, asphalt, blacktop - all the same thing.
Poured is concrete
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Guess he didn't specify asphalt.......
I assumed concrete.

Sorry I forgot to specify, the driveway is 2" of ashphalt, 4" gravel for a base. Thanks for the ideas, and yes 2X12 would be better Good one!!
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