Having a gravel quarry of our own has been a boon, but to use it we need something to dig the gravel up and something else to transport it. Hiring that comes at a big cost – and includes travel time. Buying a truck means storage and servicing issues.
An ingenious local – and we’ve found lots of them – came up with an answer. A pranged farm ute has been idle for a couple of years, but still can do good 4-wheel drive work.
“I can turn it into tipper for you” offered Ron, who runs a truck repair business. Just three grand later, and we have a perfectly good vehicle for transporting and tipping gravel and topsoil. It has been put to good use in completing our pathway around the oval.
A good tip – talk to the locals when trying to solve an issue!