Crushing excavated rocks on a farm renovation

Everyone sees retirement as a way to relax after decades of hard work, to take those vacations that they couldn’t take before.

For Michael, his retirement doesn’t have the stereotypical cruise or have the chance to binge new tv shows or movies. Instead, he goes back to work, sprucing up the 51-acre farm that his wife purchased. While all of his projects came with their own problems, Michael found himself struggling with the results from digging trenches around the farm: the excavated rocks.

His initial solution was to organize the rocks by putting them in a pile and watching them grow.

With the pile of rocks growing and becoming more and more unmanageable, his wife started to look at potential solutions. One possible answer to their problem was something she found online: a rock crusher meant for skid steers, created by MB Crusher. After researching, she decided crushing the rocks was the best way to manage the accumulating rocks


The unit that they purchased was a rock crusher designed for skid steers, MB-L160 crusher bucket

While Michael had his initial concerns, primarily with how well the crushers can process the rocks, he found himself impressed with the results once they started using the crusher. He then went to work, taking the rocks they obtained from their trenches and crushing them down.

Thanks to the range of output sizes, Michael was able to get his desired output size. First, he crushed the rocks down to a 3-inch minus, then he added the shims and further crushed the rocks down to a ½ inch minus. Then used the small rocks to create soft roads on the farm, such as their driveway.

An MB-L160, a skid steer rock crusher processing excavated rocks on a farm.


Michael says that he wants to crush more rocks, but with so many projects that need his attention on the farm, he cannot use the crusher as frequently as he wants. But when he uses the unit, he does create about 10/15 yards in two days.

When he obtains more rocks while working on the other projects on the farm, Michael already has a solution and a plan: use the MB-L160 to crush and scoop up the rocks.


The MB-L160 crusher bucket is one of four crushers designed for skid steers.

The unit weighs 3,197 pounds and is compatible with skid steers with an operating weight between 9,900 pounds and 22,000 pounds. Thanks to the unit’s size, it can work in tight places such as on urban job sites, inside buildings and on industrial sites to recycle material into aggregates ready to be reused to sold.

Crushing excavated rocks on a farm renovation