I have a bunch of small sod jobs under my belt (1000sqft each) and feel I have the prep down. I like doing these types of jobs and want more. However if I get a chance for a larger sod install I would like to know what is the most effective way to remove the old turf (if it is needed). Also I am not a certified applicator so I cannot spray the whole lawn to kill it as some on here say to do (is that even a good thing to do?). With the small jobs I have used a sod cutter and it has worked well. I have also done work for a recreation department removing infields from baseball fields. We used a combo of sod cutter, tractor, and front end loader. Our supervisor decided to use the front end loader bucket to rip off the old infields but dug down way too far. Anyways back to business what have you found most effective at removing old turf? I have seen some attachments for mini and regular skidsteers and wasn't sure if they could take established turf and make it into a ready to lay sod situation. Any hands on experience with this is greatly appreciated. I have seen a lot of vidoes from attachment manufacturers but would like to know real world experience.