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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by 6'7 330, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. 6'7 330

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

    We currently have Ryan sodcutters.We need to add another sod cutter for this season.Have any among you, owned or operated Bluebird sodcutters, it is 2k cheaper then the Ryan.
  2. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    im picking my 1st one up monday. my dealer talked me into the billy goat its a 12" model well see how it works. i have ryan walk behinds aerators always had good luck. he sold the ryan also and the bluebird but he felt the bily goat was the best way to go for the money and all my jobs to start are just 25 X 8 areas to cut ill let you know how it works i start tuesday
  3. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,899

    Yes, spend the extra and get a Ryan or something besides the Bluebird. You end up man handling and trying to push the Bluebird rather than letting it do the work
  4. 6'7 330

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

    I had suspicions it would be bear to operate .Ryan has been a rock stolid machine.We had one, engine went did a quick change and it back on the job.

    I was wrong about the price,I looked on the quote the dealer gave me,the bluebird was 800 cheaper.The bluebird has a 5.5 Honda, the Ryan a 6.0 Briggs vanguard.
  5. Wolfie's L&L

    Wolfie's L&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    Have you considered trying Turfco? We just bought one to use this year. It has a 14" cutting edge, 5 hp engine. The Turfco's we have rented in the past have worked great.


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