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A local guy had a roller for sale and i saw it a day too late.. so i asked him to get me one if he saw any..

a week later he came by with this roller.. 20$ so no complaints..


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I need to hook something up to it so i can pull it behind my tractor.. But the roller is only about 30-36" wide..

My question: wouldnt the roller need to be at least wider than the width of my tractor tires? i am thinking i might need a 48" roller...

with this roller.. the loam would be rolled but there would still be tire tracks because its not as wide as my tractor...

do i bother with this or look for a wider one? as in 48"
 

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the front of the roller.. i figure if it will work.. ill either get something welded onto it.. or hook up some sort of bolt thingie to connect it to my tractor..


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I think it is pretty cool ---- looks better than some of the cheaper poly-crapo out there now ---- Worth keeping for $20 ----- Chop off drawbar end of some older implement you might not be using, anymore (I have one rusted crappo Agri-fab spreader) weld it, and use it.

As Chief would say, it is already paid for. It is not like you will be using a roller everyday anyhow.

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Easy to fabricate or even bolt together a draw bar for that. Just cut out and either weld in a piece or bolt onto existing piece.
 

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do you think it would be a waste of time to roll 30 or 36", i would think that id still have tiremarks on the outside part where the roller is not wide enough??
 

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when you make you hitch offset it so it covers one wheel track you would have to make extra passes to do the job but as said earlier you already have this one use it til the right one comes along

Archie:canada:
 

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Make sure you aerate after you use the roller. Too much compaction is bad for a healthy yard. :D We have a mole problem and I am thinking about a roller as well. I am looking for the 48" poly roller for a good price. I hate to pay $200. We have clay here and it gets like concrete so I will have to let some air and water back in if I roll the yard. The other issue is sprinkler heads. I hate to smash a couple of them!!!!:D
 

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good idea archie..
The roller i did not get was a 48" ill ask him to keep an eye out for a wider on.. i wonder if an offset would work ok? the roller filled with water would be pretty heavy


i aerate my lawn 3-4 times a year.. its basically loam on hard clay...
 

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I'm with Archie make a offset tongue for it. Just like them pull behind mowers that way it rolls over one of your tire marks.
 

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I don't think it would be any problem, looks like it would hold 30-40 gals of water, about 350 lbs I would think tractor and driver would outweigh that quite handily so it should pull just fine.

Archie:canada:
 
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