Options for moving sod pallets

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by General Landscaping, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    What options are available for getting pallets of sod into areas with tight clearance? Think along the lines of immovable obstacles with 4'6" between them. Is there a special "pallet trailer" that can pick 2000# and set it down elsewhere?

    The wheelbarrow option really kills a lot of time on some jobs.
    A lot of side yards do not have the room to pass a skid-steer capable of lifting full pallet.

    Is there something along the lines of a warehouse pallet jack for off road use?
  2. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    It is only six trips with a regular wheel barrow per pallet. There ain't much that is going to bring a pallet of sod through a 52" gate. The spider on the truck won't because the wheels are outside of the pallet to keep the weight centered.
  4. start2finish

    start2finish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 497

    I would advise to price accordingly and use the wheelbarrow.
  5. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    There is a off road pallet jack that has big solid rubber tires on the out side instead of underneath it. Go to northerntool.com, then material handling, its in there somewhere. they are kinda expensive and shipping is a killer but at least you know one is out there. But for just one job, its not cost efficeint.
  6. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 767

    I'll bet there's something out there that suits you needs, maybe not you pocket though.

    A gas powered wheel borrow would be good or may it can be modified to fit a pallet?
    My 2 cents.
  7. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    Does Hillary do that, too?
    (bad Avatar joke)
  8. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    Do you have a Dingo

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