In 2003 we carried out our first major turf translocation contract. 10,000m2 of natural grassland had to be lifted and moved approx. 4 miles from a disused colliery in South Wales to its new home in the low lying valleys. Lifting and laying implements were designed and purposefully made for the job to fit 13 ton 360 degree excavators.
These machines along with the tracked dumpers and tractors and trailers were used to move the 2m x 1m x 200mm deep turves over a period of 6 weeks. Over 5000 turfs were translocated along with over 2000 tons of topsoil which was stripped from the new site. Since this first job we have gone on to complete turf translocation on a number of projects around the country.