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My Favorite Sod Cutter
April 8 , 2007  --  Issue 4
Better Fields for Better Play
Jim Reiner

After a winter of rains and no baseball, we finally are ready to start practices and games.

But, look at how the grass has overgrown the basepaths and the the warning track.  It's even grown out into the infield dirt! 

Enter the magic of the sod cutter. 
I'm sure you have cleanup days to get ready for the season.  We just had our cleanup day at the park.  Lots of people doing lots of things.  But the magic was the sod cutter. 

With this tool I edged three baseball fields and removed lips and lumps faster than anyone believed possible. 

I used my all time favorite - the Kiss Cutter from Turfco.  It's a light weight, four wheel model.  If you want to cut straight lines, then this is the machine to do the job.  There are several edging tools and machines you can use.  The three wheel versions are very hard to cut straight especially if you are not on perfectly level ground. 

Well, using the sod cutter to edge can be a bit tricky if your ground is not level. But with the 4 wheel model it's a straight cut whether going over lumps and bumps or flat ground.

It helps if you or someone can draw straight lines by laying a stringer using the right measurements for your field.

Follow the links above and you'll see how to draw the lines on your field, select the right equipment for the job, and edge your baseball field.

Have fun!

Yours for better play more often,

J. Reiner

Jim Reiner
Publisher, Editor, & Groundskeeper
The Ultimate Baseball Field Renovation Guide

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