will a L3540 with LA724 loader move a pallet of sod

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by rotgg, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. rotgg

    rotgg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    will a kubota L3540 with LA724 loader move a pallet of sod around and if not what tractor and loader would be required
  2. thegreek

    thegreek LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    i work at a sod shop so i want to know whats the best for sod .
  3. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,341

    I think before you can answer this question, you would have to know how much a pallet of sod weighs, which I dont. Just guessing from the looks of some of the pallets I have seen, your tractor and loader might be at the might can do it, but maybe not the best choice. Why not call your sod dealer and just ask him how much a pallet weighs, and then check with your kubota dealer to see if your machine will handle that weight.
  4. big_country

    big_country LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    I believe a pallet of sod weighs in the neighborhood of 2000-2500 lbs. So check the specs, but I think it can.
  5. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,407

    Im not sure how much the sod weighs. I have a 3540 with the 724 fel, (pictured above) it loads a 1600 lb pallet of fert no problem.
  6. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    it will NOT pick it up... it will slide it around, but that's it.
  7. T-Made

    T-Made LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 91

    The Kubota with a front end loader is not made to
    move sod! It will slide the pallet. I have a Bobcat S185
    and it even struggles with a pallet of sod.
  8. coobie

    coobie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 113

    NOPE!!If I am correct a 4240 kubota will only lift 1960 at the pivot pins.Thats why I bought a Kioti Dk40se,the loader will lift around 2900 lbs.:)
  9. loom-gen

    loom-gen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 150

    my 3030 will move a pallet of sod if I take off most of the sod.
  10. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    our dingo will lift more than the kubota 4230...

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