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#1 holdenboy1960 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 07, 2016 - 06:19 AM

got this small roller a month a go decided to make it towable because i'm buggered if i'm pushing it by hand so here's a quick fix for it 

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i used a tow pole from a old garden trailer , drilled some holes and used u-bolts to mount it with and put spacers in between the u bolts so it would not squash it when i done the nuts up post-62113-0-98166200-1475838670.jpg the roller is full of  fine gravel, but works ok

 

no clue if and when i'm going to use it though

 

Shane  

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#2 MiCarl ONLINE  

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Posted October 07, 2016 - 06:22 AM

Hard to believe anyone ever pushed one of those.  I get winded hooking mine to the tractor before I fill it.


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Posted October 07, 2016 - 06:51 AM

i have never pushed 1 and don't intend too lol took 2 of us too put it on the trailer to bring it home , that was enough 

 

Shane 



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Posted October 07, 2016 - 12:40 PM

I could never figure out a use for those. I want my land to breath as in aerating not hard. Please someone explain it to me.
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Posted October 07, 2016 - 01:08 PM

it helps to smooth out the ruts made by mowing in the same tracks over and over, or other bumps and divots caused during spring thaw. Yes it does compact the soil, making the need for an aerator.... and depending on what time of year you do it, you may be planting dandelions. That increases the need to put down weed killer and fertilizer, creating more ruts in the yard and the whole process starts over


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Posted October 07, 2016 - 01:20 PM

I like Tater's Job security!  :thumbs:

 

Rollers are also good for rolling in new sod. 

If you've tilled up an area and seeded it you can then roll it to make sure the seed has good contact with the soil so it will actually germinate = providing there is moisture present. 

Also, mole hills can be smashed back down flat before mowing so you don't scalp the grass off of the mole runs and hills. 


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#7 holdenboy1960 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 14, 2016 - 03:39 AM

also drive ways after leveling out & on regular vehicle park spots after filling and leveling out to help settle the sod  or drive base

 

Shane 


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