Ryan, a leading brand of commercial turf renovation equipment since 1948, will preview their 2010 Jr. Sod Cutter at this year’s GIE+EXPO. The 2010 units are CE approved and sport a new ergonomic spring-support control system with vibration isolators to significantly reduce vibration felt by the operator. Other features of the new 2010 Jr. Sod Cutter include a new cut depth indicator, adjustable belt guide, and pneumatic rear caster wheel to easily cut curved landscape beds out and further absorb vibration. The rear caster wheel also locks into place for straight cuts and across slopes.
“Ryan has been producing sod cutters for over 60 years,” states Jeff Hallgren, Director of Brand and Product Development for Schiller Grounds Care, parent of Ryan. “Busting sod and cutting through earth is a very labor intensive task. Powered sod cutters have made this job a lot easier. However, vibration through the handle has limited the amount of time the operator should use the equipment due to fatigue. Our new handle configuration has a marked 300% reduction in vibration to the operator over current models. This is a significant improvement that operators will notice and benefit from immediately,” concluded Hallgren.
Get a sneak peek at the 2010 Ryan Jr. Sod Cutter in the New Product Arena at GIE+EXPO and try the unit for yourself at the Ryan outside demo booth #7506D.
2010 Ryan JR. Sod Cutter Model Features:
Choice of 5.5-hp Honda or 6-hp Briggs & Stratton engines
Choice of Sod Widths – Available in either 12” or 18” cutting widths
Unique Handle Configuration – Ergonomic, spring supported reduces vibration felt through operator controls
Self-propelled with Knob Tread Drive Wheels for Maximum Traction
Vibration Isolators – Isolates handle configuration from vibration generated by transmission case
Pneumatic Rear Caster Wheel for Added Maneuverability – locks into place for straight cutting
Balance and Ease of Handling – 95% of the units weight rests on the drive wheels
Cast-iron Gear Case
Easy Depth and Blade Angle Adjustment for Varying Soil Conditions
Adjustable Belt Guide for Longer Belt Life
Optional trenching and mole blade attachments
Optional Tote Trailer – also transports Ryan Lawnaire IV Plus and V Plus aerators.
Speed: up to 135 ft. per minute
Cutting Width: 12″ or 18″
Cut depth: Adjustable up to 2.5″
Unit Weight: 12″ width model: 135 lbs. / 18″ width model: 356 lbs.
Unit Width: 19″
Unit Length: 53″
Unit Height: 39”
For over 60 years professionals have reached for Ryan turf renovation equipment to transform landscapes and maintain healthy, thick turf. The Ryan line of turf renovation equipment includes: aerators, dethatchers/turf rakes, overseeders, sod cutters and other specialty products that serve the landscaping and grounds care professional. Ryan turf renovation equipment is available through power equipment retailers and rental dealerships nationwide. To learn more about Ryan equipment and locate a dealer in your area, visit the Ryan website at www.ryanturf.com.