Moving Sod Around Tight Yard

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JeremySkrocki, Apr 16, 2002.

  1. JeremySkrocki

    JeremySkrocki LawnSite Member
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    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.:( :(

    Jeremy
    Clean Cut Landscaping
     
  2. Ssouth

    Ssouth LawnSite Senior Member
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    How much sod is it and how far does it have to go. A wheelbarrow may be your only solution.
     
  3. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    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?
     
  4. JeremySkrocki

    JeremySkrocki LawnSite Member
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    1,500 SF and it has to go about 200 Feet from Road To Closest part of backyard.
     
  5. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,277

    166 yards?

    Wheelbarrow.

    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:
     
  6. dan deutekom

    dan deutekom LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sometimes you just have to work for a living:D
     
  7. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    we've got one, so dingo it, no dingo, carte'teeah ( wheelbarrow, espanol') ay ? senor ? dave g
     
  8. hardscaper

    hardscaper LawnSite Member
    from us
    Posts: 84

    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
     
  9. DaddyRabbit

    DaddyRabbit LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
     
  10. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
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    C'mon guys, this is 166 yards. Use the 'barrow for gods sake. Next we'll have a Chinook with a pallet cable:rolleyes:
     

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