18" Hydro-Drive Sod Cutter for Golf Applications

18" Hydro-Drive Sod Cutter for Golf Applications

The Next Gen 18" Hydro-Drive Sod Cutter for Golf applications is perfect for soft touch, shallow cut, bent grass. With variable ground speeds - forward and reverse - and intuitive controls, this sod cutter is the easiest to operate and most comfortable to use sod cutter on the market.
This unit is built upon the most rugged foundation in the industry with a newly designed superstructure frame featuring 50 more pounds of steel and supports a robust drive and cut system. Plus a laser clad cutting blade offers precision cut and up to 3x blade life.
The machine’s heavy-duty gear box and cutting system include oversized sealed bearings, tight shaft mounted eccentrics and a one-inch lateral stability bar – all designed to provide the next level in durability. Knobby wheels are ideal for softer touch, shallow cut bent grass applications.


Superstructure Frame

50% thicker 3/8” steel substructure and a ½” thick steel lateral support reinforces frame rigidity.

Durable Cut System

A) Features a rugged cast iron gear box, spiral cut gears and thick seals. Sealed bearings, one-inch plated lateral stability bar, large aluminum dog bones and tight eccentric placement adds strength and dependability. Laser clad cutting blade for precision cut and up to 3x blade life.
B)St. Augustine blade. Sharpened inside arm corners. Optional for SC181 ser. only. Part #: 373333

Standardized Controls

Our best in class controls package provides standardized variable speed intuitive hydro-drive controls allowing an operator to feather in forward / reverse directly at the handles with no shifting required. Billy Goat Controls offer a consistent customer experience across our hydro-drive machines affording fleet buyers and rental customers simple operation, as well as ease of training and renting.

Heavy-Duty Transmission

Drives 1.25” plated tapered axle with two-inch sealed bearings coupled to a one-inch jack shaft with armor coated chain for rugged drive reliability.

Set and Forget Blade Depth Adjustment to 2.5"

Single lever and clamp at user’s operating position adjusts simply, saving time and providing precise cutting depths.

Multiple Oversized Isolation Mounts

Absorb vibration so operator completes tasks quickly, comfortably and without fatigue.

Rear Swivel Caster

Perfect for curved work and locks for straight cutting.

Convenient Hour Meter

Tracks hours of operation to help determine when to service the machine. Also ideal for rental stores to track machine hours of use when rented.

Heavy-Duty Bumper & Tear-Drop Tie Downs

Machine transport is safe and easy with a heavy-duty front bumper bar and six tie-down points, front and rear positions.

Easy Access Service Doors

Three service doors positioned at front and back of machine offer convenient access for servicing.

Knobby Wheels for Golf Applications

Ideal for softer touch bent grass, shallow applications.

Well-Ventilated Housing

Provides increased venting for cool operation and longer transmission life.

Next Gen Hydro-Drive Sod Cutter Warranty

2-Year limited Honda engine and 1-year bumper to bumper machine warranty.

Text To Video

Label featured on the unit provides access to quick operating instructions video from your mobile device by texting the word "SOD" to 33988!


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Honda GXV160
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Hydro Gear RT310
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"Going on year 2 with our sod cutter...awesome machine!"

Josh L, Golf Course Superintendent at Almaden Country Club, San Jose, CA


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