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Stonewall
03-07-2009, 05:27 PM
Any suggestions for moving pallets of sod through a 53" gate? I don't have access to a mini skidster and haven't found a tractor small enough to move them once inside.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

The Elements Group
03-07-2009, 09:25 PM
how many pallets? have you thought about removing a section of the fence? a dingo with the forksters will work or a skid will work if you remove a section of fence.. if not i would have to guess a three wheel device.. good luck

Stonewall
03-07-2009, 10:21 PM
6 pallets. It's a custom iron fence that can't be taken apart.

Bigred350
03-08-2009, 01:20 PM
i guess you will have to wheel barrow it in.

Elite Outdoor
03-08-2009, 02:00 PM
You might consider getting a heavy duty lawn wagon. I know that sounds silly but I was in your position a couple of years ago with 8 pallets to bring in a back yard. I bought lawn wagon for around $100, and it was worth every penny.

White Gardens
03-08-2009, 02:12 PM
You might consider getting a heavy duty lawn wagon. I know that sounds silly but I was in your position a couple of years ago with 8 pallets to bring in a back yard. I bought lawn wagon for around $100, and it was worth every penny.

That's not a half bad idea. Too bad you couldn't find a larger one easily like you see at local garden centers.

Elite Outdoor
03-08-2009, 02:39 PM
Yeah it really did save alot of back ache. I bought it from lowes. It has the sides that flop down, bearings in the axles, and pretty big tires on it. For that kind of money I thouth it was worth the risk, and I still use to this day very rarely though.

FLCthes4:11-12
03-09-2009, 03:43 PM
Not sure of the exact width but a Georgia Bugy will work fine. It is basically a big wheel barrow with a motor on it. You can normally rent one less than a hundred a day. Not near as good as a skid steer but better than carrying wheel barrow load at a time.

The Elements Group
03-09-2009, 04:28 PM
only problem with a ga buggy if you dump the sod out it is going to pile up in a mess and you willl spend some time picking out whole pieces ... since time is money but yes, that is an option good luck

BSDeality
03-09-2009, 05:27 PM
either rent a dingo with forks or use a sub-compact tractor with a 3pt hitch load handler in the back (bought @ TSC for about $100). we used our kubota bx2350 extensively to build a retaining wall. With either you won't be able to move a full pallet at once. we could only move 1/3 of a pallet of block at a time, but it was much much faster than wheel barrowing it.

FLCthes4:11-12
03-09-2009, 05:58 PM
its only 6 pallets and i bet there is plenty of folks needing the work

Stonewall
03-09-2009, 06:57 PM
There isn't a dingo, etc available around here. I can rent a mini excavator with a 39" width, but I'm not sure if it's strong enough to drag a pallet. I could use the mini x for some drain work as well. Any idea if http://www.hceweb.com/excavators/ihi/15nx_1.htm would be strong enough?

baddboygeorge
03-09-2009, 11:25 PM
thats only 300 yards of sod , you an 2 others an in 3 hours you could have it knocked out with wheelbarrows, 6 yards in each barrow, that 18 yards each trip, I know ya should be able to hump 6 trips an hour to total 108 yards a hour , save your money on rental an get busy!

BSDeality
03-10-2009, 11:04 AM
you guys are nuts. there is a reason we have robots and other machines in everyday life. work smarter, not harder folks.

Stonewall
03-25-2009, 11:30 AM
We ended up using wheelbarrows and it worked ok. I got some day help to knock it out.