View Full Version : Moving Sod Around Tight Yard

04-16-2002, 04:49 PM
I have a Resodding job at a house that has a very tight yard. Is you probably noticed I'm from Florida and for those who have not been to Florida, there is no room to get a bobcat down the side of the house. Thier is roughly 4' of yard on the side of houses and there is also AC units on the side of the houses. Any ideas on how to get the sod in the back yard. There is a retention pond in the back which does have an open area that is handled by the county, which is the option i'm looking at, however the access from the road is not near the house i'm working on.

Any ideas would be great.

Not looking foward to hand carrying sod.:( :(

Clean Cut Landscaping

04-16-2002, 05:32 PM
How much sod is it and how far does it have to go. A wheelbarrow may be your only solution.

04-16-2002, 05:58 PM
I used to be called monkey-arms when it came to laying sod...I could carry 6 yards at a time. But I don't think I want to head down there at this time of year...

But W/B or rent a Dingo or similar unit for a day.

How big an area are we talking about?

04-16-2002, 07:42 PM
1,500 SF and it has to go about 200 Feet from Road To Closest part of backyard.

04-16-2002, 07:44 PM
166 yards?


That's too small to spend too much time figuring out ways to make it faster, and you'll probably end up spending more time than the savings you earn doing it. You can fit about 10 yards in the typical 6 cu ft W/B. 17 trips and you've got it.:cool:

dan deutekom
04-16-2002, 08:11 PM
Sometimes you just have to work for a living:D

David Gretzmier
04-19-2002, 04:47 AM
we've got one, so dingo it, no dingo, carte'teeah ( wheelbarrow, espanol') ay ? senor ? dave g

04-19-2002, 12:53 PM
Have you looked at the tracked powered wheelbarrows.They can carry up to 1750lbs, and are only 31" wide. Might be an option have a look at www.easternfarmmachinery.com in the industrial section of their catalogue

04-19-2002, 10:35 PM
I would rent an RC-30 if you can find one, it's a mini skid steer on tracks and would be perfect for what you need. This machine should carry a half of pallet of sod w/no problem w/the fork attachment.

04-20-2002, 11:49 PM
C'mon guys, this is 166 yards. Use the 'barrow for gods sake. Next we'll have a Chinook with a pallet cable:rolleyes:

04-21-2002, 04:47 AM
Are you doing this job by yourself or with helpers? If you have helpers, have them do the hauling with the wheelbarrow while your laying the sod.

04-21-2002, 11:18 AM
Gotta agree with the guys that said USE A WHEELBARROW!!!

I could have that moved in the backyard,layed,cut in, rolled and watered before you get back from the rental shop.;)