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A guide to hiring sod cutters

A Guide to Hiring Sod Cutters

Date posted: 12 January 2012

Hiring a turf remover is an ideal solution to assist with any landscaping gardening project that requires turf to be removed or relayed quickly, efficiently and effortlessly. Whether you are a professional landscaper, a keen gardener landscaping their garden or a contractor maintaining fine turfed areas, using a turf remover is the easiest way to remove large areas of sod before any resealing or turfing of the lawn.

Many turf cutting machines come with self-propelled petrol motors with variable depth settings which help make light work of lifting and rolling turf removal. This allows you the operator to quickly lift sod before tasks such as laying cables or pipes or creating boarders which otherwise would be not only very time consuming but also quite labour intensive.

There are many sod stripping machines/sod cutters on the market but the more common garden manufactures of these garden machines include GroundsMan, Weibang, Power Mec, Camon and Brouwer.

Turf Cutting Tips

  • Always wear safety goggles, ear defenders and suitable clothing.
  • Steel toecap boots must always be worn when operating a turf cutter.
  • Check that the turf is in a suitable condition prior to starting. It must not be to dry or to wet and has been suitable irrigated.
  • Check that there are not large stones or tree roots close to the top surface of the area to be worked on and that all debris has been cleared.
  • Adjust the blade height to suit the work area and make a small trial cut to check the depth. Readjust the blade height accordingly until set correctly.
  • When using the turf-cutter, carefully walk the turf cutter forward over the ground at a slow pace, working in a methodical pattern so all the area is covered.
  • Always use 1st gear when cutting turf and never change gear when the unit is in motion.
  • As the machine slices beneath the turf, the strips of grass will remain in place. Once a strip has been completed, the turf can then be rolled up into manageable pieces.
  • If you are starting with less than 20% actual turf grass on the area to be turfed, then it could be a valid point of removing all the turf and starting fresh.

Turf cutter hire near me?

Best at hire has a large range of Petrol sod cutters for hire so whether you want to remove turf in preparation for laying a patio, preparing garden borders or landscaping your garden, we have the suitable garden machinery for you. We also have some of the best turf cutter hire rates around with prices starting from as little as £65.99 + VAT. 

We also operate from over 70 locations to choose from in the UK and offer a next day delivery and collection service from any one of our depots. 

How to hire?

You can either hire your sod cutter directly online via this website or call up and speak to a member of our team who would be happy to assist you with your enquiry.

UK collection and Delivery available.

Call today on 0344 288 8088 or book online

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