laying SOD

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by scagmower, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. scagmower

    scagmower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    hey guys any suggestions on laying large amounts of sod, also on average how much can you put down in a day with a three man crew thanks
  2. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,606

    Get the large rolls and use the 3pt attachment to roll them out with your tractor..
  3. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,083

    Define a "large" amount of sod.
    Provided you are laying sod in squares, obtain the largest cut piece possible.
    I specify 3' X 2', washed if available - a 3 man crew can lay 20 pallets on a residence in about 7 sevens including tie-in and clean up.
    Athletic field use is washed sod in rolls. A three man crew can lay two football fields in about six hours with the 3point attachment - a bit longer if the irrigation is installed poorly.
    When I built golf courses, one seven man crew could lay four trucks of palletized sod in one day for slope containment.
  4. scagmower

    scagmower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    thanks guys for your suggestions, the job should be right around 30,000 sqft, I have seen the rollers on skid steers, but i didnt know they have them on 3pt. all check into that
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    If your worried about compaction, there are sod un-rollers for mini skid steers. You would just have to make sure the mini can lift the rolls, and the rolls being the correct width of the machine.

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