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#1 kwj427 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 01, 2013 - 08:35 AM

hi,

does anyone here have one of these? it mounts on the tractor, and when lowered it raises the rear of the tractor off of the ground, contacting the rear tires. so forward is reverse, and reverse is forward. there is not a plug to fill the drum with anything? i guess it uses the tractor and driver as ballast?

thanks kenny

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Posted January 01, 2013 - 08:51 AM

That's something I've never seen before. It would be interesting to see it in operation. You can see what looks like darker areas on each end of the roller where the tires would have contacted it. What tractors was it designed to fit?


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Posted January 01, 2013 - 09:38 AM

Interesting,don't think I've seen one like that either.



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Posted January 01, 2013 - 09:39 AM

Here's a pic of the roller in use.

 

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Posted January 01, 2013 - 09:42 AM

Does that one  have a Sears tag on it they are the only ones I have seen so far


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Posted January 01, 2013 - 09:43 AM

Here's what appears to be a source for info on this lawn roller:

 

Vintage Sears Garden Tractors

 

(scroll down the page till you get to "Lawn Roller")

 

http://vintagesearsg...ccessories.html

 

That is cool.


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Posted January 01, 2013 - 09:46 AM

This isn't the actual lawn roller listed above but it is a cool video of times gone by.

 


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Posted January 01, 2013 - 09:51 AM

That is so neat.

Certainly meant for straight line driving.

Thanks for posting this info.



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Posted January 01, 2013 - 10:06 AM

Even grandma got in on the "Rolling Fun"......Thank goodness for long dresses! :worshippy1:


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Posted January 01, 2013 - 10:56 AM

it fits 1963-67 john deere 110'2 and 112's. it has helix declas on it. i may try to put some pictures in my gallery, i tried to put more on the topic, but no luck.



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Posted January 01, 2013 - 10:57 AM

hi,

does anyone here have one of these? it mounts on the tractor, and when lowered it raises the rear of the tractor off of the ground, contacting the rear tires. so forward is reverse, and reverse is forward. there is not a plug to fill the drum with anything? i guess it uses the tractor and driver as ballast?

thanks kenny

So, what do you plan to do with it... lay down asphalt for your driveway?? :o}

 

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Posted January 01, 2013 - 11:03 AM

i will might use it to level the yard?


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Posted January 01, 2013 - 11:05 AM

that is a cool video!



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Posted January 01, 2013 - 08:05 PM

That's a cool attachment you can come and roll my yard and just leave it here :smilewink:



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Posted January 19, 2013 - 05:25 PM

That's a cool attachment you can come and roll my gravel driveway and just leave it here :smilewink:

 

Never saw one. Curious, wouldn't it work better if it could be water filled?

Guess the tractor and driver weight add to the down pressure.

 

Can steering still work? Drive slow?
 


Edited by Tankman, January 19, 2013 - 05:27 PM.





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