Hydro-Drive Goes Reduced-Vibe


Classen Brings Reduced Vibration System to Hydrostatic-Drive Line of Sod Cutters 

Classen, an industry-leading brand of turf care equipment for over 30 years, introduces a new line of reduced vibration sod cutters.

New 2011 units sport a new ergonomic handle with elastomeric vibration dampening system and bearing isolators that reduce the vibration felt by the operator.

Benefits of the hydrostatic-drive vibration reduction mechanism for sod cutter users include smoother operation, less operator fatigue, and increased productivity.


Classen 2011 Hydro-Drive Sod Cutters Feature:

Multiple Blade Width & Power Options (Gross HP):

12” Blade, 5.5hp Honda Engine

18” Blade, 5.5hp or 8hp Honda Engine

20” Blade, 8hp Honda Engine

24” Blade, 8hp Honda Engine         

  • Hydrostatic-drive for infinitely variable transport speeds of up to 4.7 mph and powered reverse
  • Ergonomic handle with trigger throttle control and elastomeric vibration dampening system
  • Simple controls within easy reach
  • Center blade placement that ensures a more consistent cutting depth
  • Finger-tip throttle for easy, adjustable speed control: goes idle and stops machine movement when released
  • Knobby tread drive wheels allow for stable traction and eliminate dirt build up
  • Easy depth adjustment up to 2.5-inches
  • Optional, Blade Assemblies available in 12, 18, 20, or 24-inch widths (24” blade assembly requires 8hp engine), offer a single unit the flexibility to tackle any size job. Blade assemblies can be switched out in a matter of minutes.
  • Two-Year Warranty (engines warranted separately by manufacturer)

Classen 2011 Hydro-Drive Sod Cutter Line Model Chart:

Model No.

Weight (lbs.)

Unit Dimensions

Cutting Dimensions




34″ H x 24″ W x 54″ L

12″ W x 2.5″ D

Honda GX160, 160cc (5.5 hp, gross)



34″ H x 24″ W x 54″ L

18″ W x 2.5″ D

Honda GX160, 160cc, (5.5 hp gross)



34″ H x 24″ W x 58″ L

18″ W x 2.5″ D

Honda GX240, 240cc, (8 hp gross)



34″ H x 24″ W x 58″ L

20″ W x 2.5″ D

Honda GX240, 240cc, (8 hp gross)



34″ H x 24″ W x 58″ L

24″ W x 2.5″ D

Honda GX240, 240cc, (8 hp gross)


*Engine power ratings are provided by the engine manufacturer. Actual power output is dependent on many factors including engine rpm, air density, and engine conditions. For further information, contact Technical Service at Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.

Classen offers a full line of turf care equipment that includes aerators, seeders, sod cutters and turf rakes. All Classen equipment is built to use and designed to last with an easy-to-operate and maintain open design and durable steel construction for heavy-duty daily use. To learn more about Classen products or to find the nearest dealer, contact Classen toll-free at 1-877-596-6337 or visit the Classen website at

About Classen

For more than 30 years professional landscapers and homeowners alike have trusted Classen turf care equipment to transform and maintain the health of their landscapes. Classen offers a complete line of aerators, dethatchers/turf rakes, seeders and sod cutters that are built to use and designed to last. Classen turf care equipment is available through retailers and rental dealerships nationwide. To learn more about Classen equipment and to locate a retailer or rental dealer in your area, visit the Classen website at

Classen® is a registered trademark of Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.

About Schiller Grounds Care

Schiller Grounds Care creates and brings to market a broad variety of landscaping, gardening and turf care equipment for residential and commercial use under the brand names of BOB-CAT, Bunton, Classen, Little Wonder, Mantis, Ryan and Steiner. To learn more about Schiller Grounds Care and its various brands of power equipment, visit


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