Sidekick USA

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Sidekick USA, manufacturer of the award-winning* and patented natural turf installation machine designed for KIOTI models and available for distribution through STEC Equipment – including demos, leasing, and purchase.

Patented Design

Through its patented design, the Sidekick is optimized to gently push thick-cut sod together during the installation process. The cut is approximately two inches thick, 48 inches wide, and can weigh up to 20 pounds per square foot – making it a challenge to tighten without the proper tool. The Sidekick is an advancement from the crude methods – such as pulling the sod by hand with rakes – used by installation crews, often resulting in exposed seams or tears, which can pose serious injury risks to athletes.

Let the Game Changing Begin


Sidekick’s partnership with STEC Equipment is another step forward in ensuring safe and reliable playing surfaces throughout the natural turf industry.  Sidekick has also been an official equipment and partner of Rose Bowl Stadium since 2017, and has aided in turf installations at 17 NFL stadiums, such as Soldier Field, Lincoln Financial Field, and Levi’s Stadium – including Super Bowl 50. Additionally, Sidekick has been utilized in numerous other professional and amateur stadiums around the United States, as well as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Israel, and Qatar.