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pallets of sod through 53" gate

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Stonewall, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Stonewall

    Stonewall LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Any suggestions for moving pallets of sod through a 53" gate? I don't have access to a mini skidster and haven't found a tractor small enough to move them once inside.

    Any ideas?

  2. The Elements Group

    The Elements Group LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    how many pallets? have you thought about removing a section of the fence? a dingo with the forksters will work or a skid will work if you remove a section of fence.. if not i would have to guess a three wheel device.. good luck
  3. Stonewall

    Stonewall LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    6 pallets. It's a custom iron fence that can't be taken apart.
  4. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    i guess you will have to wheel barrow it in.
  5. Okiebug003

    Okiebug003 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    You might consider getting a heavy duty lawn wagon. I know that sounds silly but I was in your position a couple of years ago with 8 pallets to bring in a back yard. I bought lawn wagon for around $100, and it was worth every penny.
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    That's not a half bad idea. Too bad you couldn't find a larger one easily like you see at local garden centers.
  7. Okiebug003

    Okiebug003 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    Yeah it really did save alot of back ache. I bought it from lowes. It has the sides that flop down, bearings in the axles, and pretty big tires on it. For that kind of money I thouth it was worth the risk, and I still use to this day very rarely though.
  8. FLCthes4:11-12

    FLCthes4:11-12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Not sure of the exact width but a Georgia Bugy will work fine. It is basically a big wheel barrow with a motor on it. You can normally rent one less than a hundred a day. Not near as good as a skid steer but better than carrying wheel barrow load at a time.
  9. The Elements Group

    The Elements Group LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    only problem with a ga buggy if you dump the sod out it is going to pile up in a mess and you willl spend some time picking out whole pieces ... since time is money but yes, that is an option good luck
  10. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    either rent a dingo with forks or use a sub-compact tractor with a 3pt hitch load handler in the back (bought @ TSC for about $100). we used our kubota bx2350 extensively to build a retaining wall. With either you won't be able to move a full pallet at once. we could only move 1/3 of a pallet of block at a time, but it was much much faster than wheel barrowing it.

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