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- Smith, T.D., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Applied engineering in agriculture 2002 v.18 no.5 pp. 517-524
- earthmoving equipment; materials handling; mining; plant growth; rooting; scrapers; soil; soil compaction; traffic; trucks; Kentucky
- ... One of the most perplexing problems associated with reclaiming surface-mined lands is excessive compaction of soil due to the heavy earthmoving equipment used during the reclamation process. Over the years, some innovative material handling schemes have been devised to limit vehicle traffic during reclamation on reconstructed soil. However, final grading operations can often create root-limiting b ...