Hi all-Not exactly a homeowner but I'm not in the business either- 1st post-long time lurker. I have approx. 3900 sq. ft. of existing sod to remove, regrade, and reseed. I have never taken on a project this size. I have done around 800 sq. ft. with a shovel but it was HARD work. I have no experience with either of these machines. How much area can I assume to clear with an 18" sod cutter in 1 hour? Or would you reccomend getting a bobcat (my neighbor has one and I would pay him to run it) to remove the sod? Would the bobcat take a significant amount more soil than the sod cutter? Another thought-I have used harley rakes behind pto tractors but never a bobcat. Can this piece of equipment be ran while in reverse to eliminate tire tracks/ruts? Thanks for your opinions in advance and please take it easy on the newbie! Any other hel is appreciated!