• Sod Cutters, and Sod Cutter Safety

    by  • January 19, 2012 • All About Sod Cutters • 0 Comments

    When you are using a sod cutter, you need to be very careful. Before you start, you should set the blades down to the depth that you want them to be used up. When you are cutting grass, your sod cutting blade should be in the ground. When you’re turning the machine around, or going in reverse, your blades should always be up. When you’re using a sod cutter, it is important that you wear closed shoes, and it is also a good idea if you were headphones or ear plugs, because these machines can get very loud. If you’re the kind of person that develops blisters pretty easily, it is also a good idea to wear gloves. Wearing gloves is also a good idea, because it could protect you from the sod cutter itself. Never try and remove blades of Sod with your feet or with your hands while the cutter is still in motion. Make sure to turn off first.

    Buying your own sod cutter can be very expensive. Most new sod cutters cost between two and $3000. For this reason, it is a better idea for most people to get a sod cutter rental. Sod cutter rentals are moderately easy to use. They are a lot harder to use than a lawnmower, but they are easier to use than a bobcat. The trick to using a sod cutter and doing a good job, is to go slowly, and make sure that the areas cut do not overlap. In addition, make sure that the ground is as flat as possible. This will make it easier for you to lay down new sought after you’re done cutting out the old sod.

    Before you start cutting, make sure that you have a good idea of how you are going to cut. Ideally, cuts work the best when they are in straight lines. If I were cutting the sought out of my own lawn today, I would go the longest width across my lawn. Then I would go right next to it and then right next to that, and go back and forth until I was able to cut all of sought in my lawn. After the sought was cut, I would start rolling it up, and roll it into piles up every 6 to 10 feet. Then, the easiest way to remove these files is to load them up inside of a will burrow three or four rolls at a time, and then take these roles and dump them into the back of a pickup truck or a trailer. If you’re working by yourself, it will take you about 6 to 8 hours to remove 800 ft.² of sod.


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