Friday, April 6, 2018

What a sod.

I guess if you’re in the industry, you’d have know about this thing, but somehow I hadn’t heard of it until about 6 years ago. 

A few calls had come in prior to going to the rental show that year, but for life of me I couldn’t figure out why anyone would want to cut their sod, wasn’t that something cows chewed on?

So it is, I’m walking down one of the isles at the show and come across a sod cutter.

Holy cow, like everything else, there are so many choices out there.

Manual drive, hydrostatic drive. 12” wide cut, 18” wide cut. Tire driven or drum driven. 

That just scratches the surface.

Fortunately I elected to go with an 18” hydrostatic drum drive. You weren’t getting stuck in the mud, the 18” width cut your time to complete the job by 33%, and you could speed up or slow down as the terrain dictated.

When we purchased South Umpqua Rentals, it came with a 12” manual, tire driven sod cutter. Now there may be an application where that is useful, but primarily, the bigger and easier to use machine is what you’ll want to operate. 

Recently I purchased another though latest greatest 18” hydrostatic drive, drum driven machine, with a new option a swiveling rear caster. You can cut sod as much as your heart desires! The goal is to have one of these at each store. 

And why a sod cutter? As I understand it, getting rid of the old sod ensures a better and faster result if you’re planning to make a great yard out of something not so great. 

For more info. on this particular machine you can read about it here >

Maybe you’ll never need one of these but somebody you know will. Now you’re the resident expert!

I hope you have a great weekend, the weather is not expected t be great so enjoy the last of your rainy last weekends. The nice weather will be here soon and then its its off to work we’ll go!

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