Labor saving Big Rolls are ideal for large, wide-open areas which are level or have a gentle slope.

Big Rolls are used primarily for athletic fields and golf courses.

Minimum Big Roll orders are 6,000 square feet

For Large roll of sodsmaller areas, where it is difficult to maneuver machinery, or on grades with greater than a 10% slope, using Small Rolls (2’x5’) is recommended.

One Big Roll measures 4’x83.25’ (333 sq. ft.), is rolled on a reusable tube, and weighs approx. 1,000 lbs.

∙ 3 Big Rolls = 1,000 sq. ft.

∙ A tractor trailer can hold 30 Big Rolls = 10,000 sq. ft.

∙ When harvested, Big Rolls are wrapped in netting. There are two 2-foot wide ribbons on each roll to help with ease of handling and roll-out.  Netting should be removed at time of installation.



∙ Saratoga Sod is cut to order, so you receive the freshest product available.

∙ For delivery, please call at least 3-5 days in advance to set up desired date and get on our schedule. We always call you the day prior to confirm delivery.

Site Prep

Job sites for Big Roll projects should be prepared essentially the same as a Small Roll project, but the ground must be very firm (but not compacted) so equipment can drive on it without leaving tracks.

To unload and place sod efficiently, it’s essential that our tractor trailers can park near the site, with easy access to the staging area.

∙ We allow one hour per tractor trailer for unloading.  If a longer unloading period is required, we will be happy to assist you for $70 per hour.

∙ If the site is difficult to access, or if we have to transport sod over 25 yards, please let us know when you place your order.


Due to their size, Big Rolls cannot be unrolled and installed by hand like Small Rolls.

To install Big Rolls we offer 3 options:

1. Unroll and install the sod yourself using a tractor (at least 40 Hp, preferably with turf tires), skid steer, or forklift, and an unrolling attachment (3-pt hitch or forks) from Saratoga Sod.

2. Saratoga Sod offers a Roll-out Service with a man and machine to unroll the sod. You provide the labor (at least 5 people) to install the sod.

3. Saratoga Sod offers a Complete Installation Service. You are responsible for proper site preparation and post-installation watering and care.


Based on total square footage and distance for delivery.  Please call us at 518-664-5038 to quote your specific job.


$15 refundable deposit per tube.


A $250 deposit is required for use of a roll-out attachment  for either a 3-pt. hitch or forks.  Attachments that are not returned the next business day will be charged a non-refundable rental fee of $50 per day.


Big Roll Stats

BIG ROLLS (4' x 83.25'= 333 sq. ft.) are available for large jobs.

3 BIG ROLLS = 1,000 sq. ft.

Each BIG ROLL weighs about 1,000 lbs.


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1670 Route 4 · Stillwater, NY 12170
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