When your 57 you will possibly have the knowledge and wisdom to say I should have used the equipment. If at 57 you dont think so give it a few more years. At 37 I thought nothing of manual labor also. Your body will remind you when you get older.Dig it by hand man. It's not that hard if you aren't really old and lazy. I'm 37 and an apprentice in another new trade. I have recently dug 8'x8' by 4' deep holes for concrete bases for electrical switching cube bases. Starting at 8am, I'd have it dug out by 2pm waiting for the picker to show up and lift and lower the base in.
Yes... It all depends on the type of dirt.if you have a tiller run it in a circle and break up the soil then shovel into a wheelbarrow and get rid of it.
I have used a tiller for patios, footers etc. a few passes and all the dirt is loose, rake or shovel out of the way
Working on a paver patio right now, have to go down 4 inches to get sub grade make a pass wife shovels it into wheelbarrow and I dump it on some low spots I have
Have a small project of making a small in-ground dog pool and was wondering what the easiest way of digging would be? Plan on installing a plasic pool,or ?? into the ground.
Its a mini pool, five feet in diameter and a foot deep. Dig it by hand with a shovel for christ sakes.
Wtf..rent a back hoe/ excavation equipment, you got to be fucking kidding me.
if you have a tiller run it in a circle and break up the soil then shovel into a wheelbarrow and get rid of it.