Billy Goat releases sod cutter with laser-clad blade

Billy Goat releases sod cutter with laser-clad blade

Features include a hardened leading edge.

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October 26, 2017
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Billy Goat has released a laser cutting blade for its Next Gen Hydro-Drive Sod Cutter. The new blade provides a hardened leading edge and offers three times longer blade life. 
 
The blade has a uniquely coated edge with proprietary powder material. When tested in harsh sandy conditions, the blade showed 0.04 grams of edge loss over 180 hours of use compared to the same loss on other blades at only 60 hours of use.  
 
By retaining sharp blade edges longer, operators save blade replacement downtime and enjoy a cleaner cut, easier handling and effortless advancement.  
 
The recently released Next Gen Hydro-Drive Sod Cutter is built upon a rugged frame and features a heavy-duty gear box and cutting system with oversized sealed bearings, tight shaft mounted eccentrics and a 1-inch lateral stability bar. The unit also features a variable speed fingertip control in both forward and reverse, similar to the innovative Billy Goat hydro-drive overseeder and brushcutter controls – for consistent feel, simple operation and reliability in any cutting conditions. 
 
The the SC181H offers an easy to use “Set and Forget” blade depth adjustment where users can simply adjust depth to 2.5 inches with a single lever from the operator station. The unit comes standard with a rear caster wheel for curved cuts that locks when straight cutting. Unique drive wheels clear mud and improve grip for added control. For golf applications (softer touch, bentgrass, shallow cuts) knobby tires are now available (Model number SC181HG). Handle isolation mounts absorb vibration and offer smooth, fatigue-free operation.