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Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by cutting edge, Feb 14, 2002.
About how long does it take to lay a 504 sq. ft pallet of sod (rectangles, not rolls)?
Thanks for the quick reply.
Stonehenge, is that with 2 guys? I come up with 0.7 manhours (42 mins)using 1sq yd rolls from the truck to front or side yard.
For us it's actually 70 yards (630 sqft), and it's 2 guys plus me watching/helping/supervising (which accounts for about 3 yards )
That's just laying. That's not unloading pallets from the truck. It's not cutting in, either.
Here we get 64 ROLLS at 7 square feet each for a total of 448 sq ft. I figure on all my bids 300sq ft/man hour. We probably average 400 to 500 square feet per man hour.
TIP for paver installers: gas powered paver saws cut in sod much better and much faster than a spade or knife.
It's very interesting that you say that. I was looking into getting into electronic/underground pet fencing, and tested several methods for cutting a 2" deep groove in the turf. I tried a cutoff saw, with both a diamond-tipped blade and a carbon blade. I found that the blade got packed tight full of soil in a few seconds and then didn't cut well at all.
What did you do for a blade? Did you use a rough wood-ripping blade or something?
Like Stone said.. (2) guys with me watching can lay that kind of sq. ft in about 15-20 mins no probablem... 10 mins at best.
I agree with the 10 - 15 minutes ... When we were younger we use to have contests ... we once laid a pallet (rolls) in under 5 minutes.... thats with the skid placed fairly close... one guy tossing the other rolling it out. Another silly contest...how many rolls in a wheelbarrow... .. it was either 24 or 25 ..and you had to push it without spilling....ohhhh those were the days lol
diginahole ... I have never seen that method used ... I personally use a sharp spade(edging shovel)... can't get the young guys to do it...they piss around with sod knife's ... I can cut circles around them and Im not down on my knees to do it.