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manual sod cutter from quail mfg.

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by ant, Jan 10, 2003.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

  2. LawnLad

    LawnLad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 738

    For manual sod lifting we use a "whale tail" made by Ames - I think it's just called a sod lifter. Can't tell you about the one you posted. Looks a little cumbersome to chase around an area peeling up small amounts of sod.
  3. sbecker25

    sbecker25 LawnSite Member
    from 58504
    Messages: 5

    I own one and they work good for small jobs. Average size patio or walkway. The bigger the guy running it the better. They are a lot of work. also bring along a flat file to tough up the blade as necessary.
  4. blafleur

    blafleur LawnSite Member
    Messages: 229

    I have one and it works well for small jobs as someone said earlier. It is one hell of a workout. I did 300 square feet once, and that is about the limit. If you have sandier soil, it works real well, hard clay or rocks really make it tough.


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