Groundsman Industries

Turf / Sod Cutter TMC48

The GROUNDSMAN TMC48 turf cutter is a more powerful version of the TMC46. It is fitted with a 9HP engine with a heavier duty clutch to enable it to operate the TCGCO Guillotine Attachment. The TMC48 has the same blade-drive and ground-drive systems as the TMC46 that set these Turf Sod Cutters apart from any other...


The TMC48 is the same machine as the TMC46 but with a heavier more powerful engine and drive clutch. The larger engine makes the TMC48 slightly less compact and a little heavier than the TMC46 but the extra power enables it to operate the TCGCO Guillotine attachment fitted with blades up to 60cm (24") wide. The TC4GCO guillotine attachment is an optional accessory to measure and chop the sod into lengths for easy handling and for relaying. A pipe reel insertion attachment is also available to bury pipe up to 24mm diameter down to 10cm deep. A caster rear wheel frame incorporating a gas spring assited lift to raise and hold the machine out of work is supplied with the Guillotine and Pipe Reel Attachments..The TMC48 has the same performance and operator comfort as the TMC46 setting it apart from any other Turf Sod Cutter

The rear external blade position not only gives easy access and cut alignment but also unrestrictive blade widths and configurations including centre mounting for Mole, Trench and De-compaction Blades for working down to 13cm (5") depths. Sod cutting depths are infinitely adjustable down to 7cm (3") depth. The sod blade is visible extending the machine for easy cut alignment, the standard widths available are 30cm (12") 35cm (14") 40cm (16") and 45cm (18") 50cm (20") 55cm (22") and 60cm (24"). The sod cutting bottom blade is positioned very close to the rear axle giving unequalled precision and depth consistency even when cutting very thin sod on rolling terrain. The undercutting blade knives are stiffened with a pressed cross-section to resist bowing and maintain sod thickness across the width of cut. Cutting blade angle is adustable through six degrees for perfectly smooth cuts in all soil types and depths. The blade angle adjustment also moves the under-cutting blade back from the blade wheels which effectively opens the throat to enable course or matted grass to flow over the blade enabling the TMC48 to cut in very rough grass conditions as well as in fine turf.

The durable low maintenance oil filled clutch gear-box ground-drive developed by Groundsman Industries powers the double axil four wheel ground drive utilising large 30cm (12") diameter solid rubber grip wheels for maximum agility and traction with the front axle centred for balance and manoeuvrability.

The TMC range of sod-cutters all use Groundsman's latest Syncro Belt blade-drive technology which makes them quiet and smooth to operate and coupled with the unique oil filled clutch gear-box ground-drive, all contribute to the machine's simplicity and very low maintenance. Careful consideration has been given to accessibility and removal of all components for easy service and maintenance throughout the life of the machine.

The cutting blade and ground drives can be dis-engaged independently for safe transportation and loading. The blade-drive utilises a syncro flat belt driven counter balanced sealed bearing crankshaft and connecting rod  for smooth operation, the low vibration levels emitted at source along with the anti vibration operator handle mounting system ensures maximum operator comfort and safety. Groundsman Industries have invested heavily in Whole Body and Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) and Noise Exposure testing equipment and the TMC range of Turf Cutters have resulted with the lowest levels on the market.

For the ultimate in sod cutting performance and precision with the power to operate the TCGCO Guillotine Chop Off attachment, use the TMC48.



Technical Specifications

Engine 9 HP Honda GX270
Primary Drive Centrifugal Clutch & Belt Drive
Blade Drive Toothed Flat Belt
Ground Drive Oil Bath Worm-Gear and Chain Engaging Double Axle 4 Wheel Drive
Wheels Front Stud Mounted Solid Rubber Diamond Tread 300mm OD Wheels
Wheels Rear Solid Rubber Turf Tread Blade Wheels to suit Blade Widths
193kg (424lbs) (Blade Fitted)
66cm (26") (at Handles)
52cm (21") (at Guard Frame)
188cm (74")
120cm (47") (Handles Folded)
90cm (35") 


Performace Chart

Blade Speed



Work Rate – Coverage

(Uninterrupted cutting)


Turf Cutting
9 cm (3 1/2")

De-Compact & Mole Drain
12.5cm (5")

34 mtrs/min

(37 yds/min)

30cm (12")
35cm (14")
40cm (16")
45cm (18")
50cm (20")
55cm (22")
60cm (24")


* all calculations are based on standard operating engine speed of 3600rpm

* HAV Levels (hand-arm vibration) average 6.68m/sq depending on ground conditions.


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Key Benefits
  • Long service life with very low maintenance
  • Simple and easy to operate with low hand-arm vibration levels
  • Large diameter four wheel drive for exceptional traction
  • Oil bath worm-gear and chain engaging double axle ground drive
  • Flat syncro-belt blade drive for quiet, smooth cutter drive
  • Fine precision cutting with consistent depth even on rolling terrain
  • Adjustable blade settings for fine and rough cutting conditions
  • Well balanced for easy operating and low fatigue
  • Rear mounted interchangeable blades for 30cm(12"), 35cm(14"), 40cm(16"), 45cm(18"), 50cm (20") and 60cm (24") cuts
  • De-compact, Trench and Mole Drain to 15cm(6") deep.