Old 09-15-2009, 04:23 PM
fostertussin26 fostertussin26 is offline
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edging on softball/baseball diamonds...

guys, i take care of 4 diamonds, 2 softball and 2 baseball. i need a better way to keep the edges straight where grass meets infield dirt and where grass meets warning track. the way we do it now is rediculous and the tools are like ancient amish tools. just wondering what u guys did for this.
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:53 PM
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I use a stick edger, stake and strings, a steel clothesline to cut the radius cuts, and a broken sod knife I had a heavy pipe welded onto. I do not often use an infield rake but instead use a steel rake and a leaf rake. I get better resutls.

Here is thread with a basepath from this season. I will dig up some photos of the radius cuts.

What do you use, exactly?
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:00 AM
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We use a gas powered edger and a string line as a guide. Removing the material with a Hula Hoe.
Works out very well.

As for an arc, I mark it out with marking paint then use a sod cutter or edger depending on how much grass I am removing.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:04 PM
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Hula Hoe works great without pulling too much. Clean up with a leaf rake and maintain with a weedeater.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:20 AM
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thanks for the advice guys, i want to try and find something mechanical if it even exists but i may be on a wild goose chase so i guess we'll see what happens.
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