MADE IN THE USA SideKick USA is the company behind SideKick®, the award-winning machine that’s revolutionizing the thick-cut sod and sports turf industries. Our patented SideKick® was developed to help sports turf managers, turf contractors and ultimately, athletes. When natural grass on athletic fields gets worn down and needs to be replaced, turf managers often seek thick-cut sod for immediate results.

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Thick-cut sod can be up to four inches thick. It’s much heavier than regular sod, which greatly increases stability and playability.

However, the installation process can be very labor intensive and all too often, just sloppy. Using rakes and other crude mechanical means leads to damaged turf and gaping seams. SideKick® was developed to make installation of sod that’s ¾ of an inch to four inches thick easier and faster while more effectively closing seams between the rolls.

And since SideKick® never touches the grass, there’s no damage to the turf. In fact, using SideKick® actually improves the turf quality by compressing the sod making it stronger and softer.

  • <b>High-pressure air injection.</b><p></p>airter® loosens the turf layer homogeneously and comprehensively to a depth up to 8 inches using compressed air. The 14 injection lances are each preceded by a compressed air accumulator, which allows the air to be controlled and fired at high pressure by triple nozzles into the ground.
  • <b>Reciprocating Compressor.</b><p></p>The quiet and maintenance-friendly piston compressor with 0.40 Gallons / min. at 3 to 9 bar pressure fills two intermediate storage tanks, which provide the 14 compressed air accumulators of the injection lances with the necessary volume. This guarantees optimal and permanently high working and operating pressure right down to the injection lances.
  • <b>Controled precision.</b><p></p>The complete machine control software is controlled by a 32-bit PLC industrial computer. The machine control and monitoring is done via a simple and easy operating module in the cab.