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Billy Goat Industries, Inc.

SC120H Sod Cutter

The Billy Goat SC120H Sod Cutter with a 5.5 HP Honda OHV engine and 12” cutting width is an excellent tool for lawn renovation projects.

-Easy to use – Simply set the depth, shift into gear, engage the blade, start the drive and you’re off

-Compact size and light weight – Don’t let the size fool you. At only 161 lbs. and 16.5” width, this sturdily built machine has what it takes to do the job. The small frame makes maneuvering easy, even in tight spaces

-Smooth operation – Unlike bulkier units, the SC’s smooth engagement and light weight greatly reduce vibration, alleviating operator fatigue

-One-step cut adjustment – Changing cutting depth is as easy as moving a lever

English Garden Products Inc.


Grass-stopper, the permanent answer for a perfect cut. Don’t fight with your fences ever again. Grass-stopper will have all of your buildings and fences looking perfectly manicured, without the labor or expense associated with a string trimmer. Grass-stopper is incredibly cheap. Your profits from labor savings alone will pay for this product in its first spring. English Garden Products can prove a $20 savings for every $1 spent to purchase our Grass-stopper product. Stop your “the grass never stops growing” crisis, because this product will do the work instead of your employees; perfectly and permanently day after day; year after year.

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