I know that its not ideal time of year for drainage but I wanted to get it done before Glas started because I believe that I cannot do drainage like this on permanent pasture when in Glas. It's ready for moleploughing in the summer - about 4ft apart and directly into the stone drains at a depth of about 12 inches. Job was done with a track machine and a stoning cart on a tra cked morooka. I am pleased with it as damage was minimal. It should go a long way towards my fight against rushes. It's on a drumlin, so the clay is boulder clay as opposed to daub. I was surprised - I though it would be all daub after 2 or 3 inches. It was very saturated clay - I could have gotten him to draw it away but that would have taken another morooka and a lot of extra money so I dot him to scatter the diggings out and pull the bucket on them. I will run over it with the land leveller or ring roller in late spring - I expect that grass will come up through it and it will be lost. Ground was very wet, a day of rain in summer would leave it that cattle poached it.
Bit of scraping and scratching to do to level off the diggings but another half day will tidy it all up. 700 meters per day on average he can lay.
It looks messy, but I'm confident that it will do a massive job on the bit of ground!
2050 meters. 20 loads of stone.
Well @muckymanor .
How did that ground go on for you since?
Did it improve usability ?
Did you lime/ reseed it ?