Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes / Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes : a hand-book of agriculture
Bulletin No. 11 (1897)
Powers, A. C.
Country roads, pp. 115-121 PDF (2.0 MB)
=.'o =- r" DWOtUSBON. 119 . a Mr. Haye-vohat would it cost a dation on earth for a stone road; the mile to ax it as you advise, Mr. is nothing better. Powers? Mr. Arnold-How many cords of Mr. Powers-SO far the three or four stone will a good crusher handle With iles we have in the town have cost us a ten horse power, in a day? from four to six hundred dolLars. at Mr. powers-I could hardly tell in that rate, but that is no comparison that way, but we can crush from 100 because we are not doing enough of it to 136 yards in a day. and-here is the greast of our ma- Mr. Arnold-And there are five yards chinery standing still the greater part in a cord; with us they crush as high of the -year. We are calculating on as seventeen cords of lime rock, M00 a. mile in our plan, if we could do twenty cents a yard would be good this right jlong and get enough of it. pay, wouldn't it? I was on a crushing plant last year Mr. powers-Yea, a machine that had where they were crushing gravel at any business to do could do work for eleven cents a yard; that w3s the en- that This machine I spoke of did it tire expense, taking it out of the bank for seventeen. and crushing it, and putting it on the Mr. Brigge-What kind of gravel it mrs, but they were doing it with a big this you speak of as crushing; is it plant coarse gravel, sand, or wheat? Bupt. McKerrow-The last three Mr. Powers-Ours was taken right years we have found we can crush lime off from the banks of the river. The rock very cheap; that Was delivered better way to use it is to have your on the wagon at 26 cents per cubic machine put on a depression and run yard. it off the hills with a wheeled scraper, Mr. Powera-That would not make a and dump it right in. Your sand will very expensive road. You see it takes run out; in some places they can util- but little. It does not make a perfect ie a certain amount of uadL. You road, but it is a good deal better than get nothing but pure crushed gravel mud. There has not been a day this from the machine. winter that our road has not been as Mr. Kellogg-Do you know the coat good as this floor. The planks I spoke of crushing s.tone at Janesville? of we use temporarily, then we take Mr. Powers-No, I do not. them out. There were about ten or Mr. Kellogg-Janesville has a very twelve rods at a time, I think. You heavy roller and the crushing machine asked about the preparing of this road. right at the quarry, and they are mak- The first road we made, weng a great deal of this city graded took atn runstraight through; wetput road; they are doing quite a business, in eighty rods, then we leveled it but I have not posted myself in regard down, but I would prefer to level it as to the cost. fast as we got it ready, because if you Mr. Scot--I think that the ordinary leave it long it is packed so hard it crusher will only crush about nine or makes harder work and will not pack ten cords a day, a ten horse power ma- evenly. chine. They had a crusher in the vil- Question-Do you roll? lage of Rio for nine days and they Mr. Powers-We never have, but it run it for nine hours a day. it would be the better way. crushed eighty-one cords of stone and Mr. Church-How deep do you lay they applied it to their road; it was this gravel? ru nine days, about a cord an hour. Mr. Powers-From eight to tea It was more than a ten horse power; inches, according to what is below. they had a twelve horse power engine Mr. Church-I know of a good road on it, a heavy threshing engine. of only four inches on sand. Mr. Powers-if you were crushing Mr. Powers-Band is the best foun- these hard heads, you would have to __ - F' 'j,7717 7_, n.7 -- -
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