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Fort Spence

giles

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Pros:

Bigger rock.

Doesn’t hold water as easy.

Doesn’t stick in your tires.



Cons:

Harder on tires.

Takes a while to pack, so it makes it hard for kids to ride bikes and such.




These are my personal experiences, no science to back anything up. I will also add that my driveway is a 1/4 mile and just about flat. With how long they take to pack, I could see it becoming an issue if you have a steep hill in your driveway. I would think they would roll and create a chatter. Once again, I’m just guessing. Not even experience to back that theory up. For us, 72s is the perfect way to go.
 

Spencie

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Pros:

Bigger rock.

Doesn’t hold water as easy.

Doesn’t stick in your tires.



Cons:

Harder on tires.

Takes a while to pack, so it makes it hard for kids to ride bikes and such.




These are my personal experiences, no science to back anything up. I will also add that my driveway is a 1/4 mile and just about flat. With how long they take to pack, I could see it becoming an issue if you have a steep hill in your driveway. I would think they would roll and create a chatter. Once again, I’m just guessing. Not even experience to back that theory up. For us, 72s is the perfect way to go.
I have hills so I might stick with 57s. I’m going to ask around anyway though.
 
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"J"

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We used to do that and went with 72s. Really helped with rock chips on my truck and it has held up better. Being a shared driveway and us having active kids, it gets a ton of traffic. With 57s we had to do the driveway twice a year. Now we do it once in the spring and only add gravel every other year.
How long is your driveway, Dave?
 

"J"

Dustin’s FORMER fishing coach
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What’re you guys getting your gravel for per ton? Down here I’m getting quotes for $37 a ton for 57’s with a $140 delivery charge. Haven’t pulled that trigger yet.
 

hickslawns

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That seems way pricey. Then again, may not be many quarries around and delivery isn't in pancake flat NW Ohio. Our stone is cheaper but I think they charge more for the hauling. It may end up being similar.