Foresty,  Gardening,  Landscaping,  Machinery

Homemade Soil Screener

I’m in need of some rock to fill in some wet spots on the road that runs through our property. I also want some soil to mix into the compost pile of mulch we made earlier this year. And I want to make use of a lot of the topsoil that I am digging up from the forested area behind the garage.

A ready-made soil screener would be nice to have, but I don’t have $6,000 to spend on one. So after scrounging for a year I managed to get my hands on some used screens from a crusher plant. I have a few different sizes to use. This one I have on the rack is 5/8 x 5/8 so it will sort about anything smaller than 1/2 inch.

Its certainly is not a “production level” piece of equipment but it will serve the purpose. Best of all, it cost $0 to make.


A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.

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