05:59AM | 03/05/03
Member Since: 03/03/03
1 lifetime posts
We are planning on putting in an inground pool in a largely sodded area, we would like to take up the the sod and place it in other areas of the property. Is there equiptment available for rent to help ease the pain of this job?


09:48AM | 03/05/03
Member Since: 01/14/03
264 lifetime posts
Yes, there is indeed equipment such as you seek. They're called power sod strippers. They relieve one of the back-breaking drudgery of stripping sod by hand using ancient technology....

Alas...a warning, if I might.

Although this marvel of technology might strip the sod a fair sight better than hand work, there is a price that may be exacted upon your body. These machines, at least the rental variety, are known to shake, and rattle, and shake some more. And upon letting go of the handles when done, or merely to take a break, the hands and arms seem still to shake on, and on.....

Still, 'tis better than breaking the back.

Oh...and they weigh a ton.


01:37PM | 03/23/03
Member Since: 03/18/03
3 lifetime posts
I also have used this type of machine, Yes they do save time and pain but be careful! they are very heavy and VERY top heavy!
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