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#1 trackcar OFFLINE  

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Posted March 29, 2013 - 01:11 PM

I have one that used to be my late step-dads. I never asked him about it,so I pose this question. How much water should I put in it?  I plan on using my Craftsman 18hp twin to do the pulling or my Cub 2155 if I have starting difficulties on the Sears. The roller is about 18" diam. by 24" wide (guestimated 'cause I have to dig it out yet).



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Posted March 29, 2013 - 01:45 PM

The 18" diameter and 24" width will take 26 1/2 gallons of water and will weigh 221 pounds (plus the weight of the roller)


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 01:49 PM

Depends on what you are rolling, just lawn lumps or new seeding, I would start with 1/2 full, and see if tractor is pulling OK and if roller is going what you want. You can always add or remove if needed.

P.S. Don't forget to empty once done.


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Posted April 02, 2013 - 04:50 PM

 Mine is a big one, when full weighs in around 450lbs. I will fill it to the top, wait for 3 days of rain then roll it on the 3rd day and it still, with all that weight them little bumps refuse to flatten out!!



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Posted April 02, 2013 - 08:30 PM

I got a lawn roller a few years back fro $20 and it was filled with sand

it took 3 men to roll it up the ramp on to my pickup

he said that he put in warm dried sand in it and sealed it

so I think I will got a lot of years for it



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Posted April 12, 2013 - 09:56 AM

About 20 years ago, my father in law had an old concrete lawn roller, heavy as hell. A friend and myself went out to the farm and loaded into my little S-10, and we used a small hill to roll it into the truck. Once we got to my house we used a couple of heavy planks to roll it off. But once the roller got to the tail gate, the roller and the tail gate hit the ground at the same time ! Tore the metal right out the sides of the bed where the gate pivoted. We couldn't do anything but laugh at this point !


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 04:57 AM

About 20 years ago, my father in law had an old concrete lawn roller, heavy as hell. A friend and myself went out to the farm and loaded into my little S-10, and we used a small hill to roll it into the truck. Once we got to my house we used a couple of heavy planks to roll it off. But once the roller got to the tail gate, the roller and the tail gate hit the ground at the same time ! Tore the metal right out the sides of the bed where the gate pivoted. We couldn't do anything but laugh at this point !

I would of loved to seen pic's of that lol


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