LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. — All new from the ground up, the new Next Gen Hydro-Drive Sod Cutter features a newly designed Billy Goat Sod Cuttersuperstructure frame featuring 50 more pounds of steel and supports a robust new drive and cut system.

The machine’s new heavy-duty gear box and cutting system include oversized sealed bearings, tight shaft mounted eccentrics and a new 1-inch lateral stability bar —  all designed to perform in the industry’s most rugged conditions providing the next level in durability.

Because of differences in soil and moisture content, one speed does not fit all. The Next Gen Hydro-Drive Sod Cutter now features the popular variable speed fingertip control in both forward and reverse, similar to the innovative Billy Goat hydro-drive overseeder and brush cutter controls – for consistent feel, simple operation and reliability through the hydro-drive family.

Compared to multiple settings on other machines, The SC181H features the easiest 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. Handle isolation mounts absorb vibration and offer smooth, fatigue-free operation.

Other features include an hour meter, a heavy-duty front bumper bar and six convenient tear-drop tie-down points for stabile, safe strapping during transport. Operators will also appreciate the reverse feature when backing out of a truck or trailer, or when coming up against a fixed object while cutting.

The Next Gen Billy Goat Sod Cutter is powered by a133 cc Honda GXV engine, backed by a three-year warranty and the machine is warranted by a one-year bumper to bumper warranty.