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Sod cutter on plow blade.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jcom, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    Our local DW dealer sells a special blade/cutter for existing lawns. I cannot find it on the DW website.

    We have been using a regular blade for grass lawns and it rips it up more than I like. It has been recommended that we use a sod blade. I am looking for more info on it. Specs, photos, etc.. Personal experience as well.

    John:usflag:
     
  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    What plow do you have?

    We have a sod cutter (looks like a pizza cutter) wheel on our 410. It does a nice job.

    You can also use a D handled spade and a laborer to cut the sod as you plow.
     
  3. Kartanimal29

    Kartanimal29 LawnSite Member
    from Ct.
    Messages: 209

    Like Jon we have a pizza cutter wheel's on our 410's and LM42's
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,222

    The special blade might be a 'turf shark' - they include extra material, so that a downward-slanted edge is contacting the turf.
     
  5. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    Oops.

    We have a 255sx. I have seen the attachment. It has a cutter wheel and a couple of pads on either side to push the sod back down. I don't remember if it was a completely different blade or if it attached to an existing blade.

    Thanks,

    John
     
  6. Kartanimal29

    Kartanimal29 LawnSite Member
    from Ct.
    Messages: 209

    Take the pads off , They only make a mess. When your pulling just keep a eye on the cutting wheel, make sure it's a 1in. or so in the ground. Allso make sure your pulling blade is not square on the top , grind it to a V. I was useing a blade this week that was square up top and it pull's alot of dirt out.
     

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