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Poll: What should I do with the roller? (27 member(s) have cast votes)

What should I do with the roller?

  1. Put a hitch on it and get more seat time? (20 votes [74.07%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 74.07%

  2. Leave the handle and let Ryan build some upper body and leg strength? (3 votes [11.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  3. Leave the handle and see if I can drop a waist size? (2 votes [7.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.41%

  4. Other, please post explanation. (2 votes [7.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.41%

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 08:45 PM

While fruitlessly searching for parts for my POS car, My wife convinced me it would be a good idea to stop at a Yard Sale. She bought the obligatory junk we don't need, but I bought this for $15

I'd say it's in the 200# range 3/4 full of used motor oil. Planning on trading the handle for a hitch.

I think It was worth it, seems very well built... even if it's a smaller one.

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 09:01 PM

Nice little score Alan. I think that will look good in Massey red.

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 09:06 PM

Very nice, good find, slammed in massy red with a hitch and it will be a a nice lawn roller for sure,

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 09:39 PM

Nice find!

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 09:44 PM

That's a good deal Alan..

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 09:53 PM

Very nice find Alan.Like you said a hith added to it and will be a great yard roller.

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Posted September 25, 2011 - 05:50 AM

Cool idea for the used motor oil, keeps the insides from rusting. As long as you don't spring a leak.

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Posted September 25, 2011 - 06:11 AM

That is a good idea,but as Kenny said,wouldn't want to see it spring a leak.

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Posted September 25, 2011 - 07:41 AM

Nice Find!

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Posted September 25, 2011 - 08:52 AM

Alan, I'd hold off on the hitch for awhile. Looks like it would be a good workout tool for Ryan!!

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Posted September 25, 2011 - 10:24 AM

Nice score Alan! I'm inclined to agree with Doug on this one LOL!

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Posted September 25, 2011 - 01:25 PM

I added a poll, let's see what happens...

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Posted September 25, 2011 - 03:07 PM

I am the first other selector, so I guess you want me to explain. :D

You should beef up the tounge/shorten it way down and make it fit/pivot side to side off the sleeve hitch and have lead chains to limit the pivot when you lift it with the sleeve hitch in order to cross pavement, sidewalks, or other obstacles lol. plus you can then have downpressure lol. Also a counterweight for that FEL project. :D

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Posted September 25, 2011 - 03:58 PM

I am the first other selector, so I guess you want me to explain. :D

You should beef up the tounge/shorten it way down and make it fit/pivot side to side off the sleeve hitch and have lead chains to limit the pivot when you lift it with the sleeve hitch in order to cross pavement, sidewalks, or other obstacles lol. plus you can then have downpressure lol. Also a counterweight for that FEL project. :D


All good ideas... Except I am not man enough to lift 200+ lbs on the sleeve hitch. It may even bend stuff. I can pick it up by the handle, just don't want to do it often.

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Posted September 25, 2011 - 04:23 PM

It looks like it would make a great roller. I would remove the oil ASAP and fill it with concrete. 15 gallons of oil can make an awful and expensive mess.




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