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 12-22-2003, 19:10 Post: 71960
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 Lawn roller suggestions?

I'm looking to get a small lawn roller & was wondering if there are any recommendations for a polyethylene vs. steel roller. Here in south Texas the ground has a lot of clay (called gumbo) that sticks to everything when wet & is like stone when dry.






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 12-22-2003, 19:54 Post: 71964
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 Lawn roller suggestions?

I got the steel one from Tractor Supply that when full of water weighs about a 1,000 pounds. The only down side to the steel one is that the outside is rusting pretty bad and I've only had it for a few years plus it can get dented a little bit running over rocks. When I drain it in the winter I notice a rust colored water coming out. The downside to the polyethelene is they can crack. I went with the steel because I couldn't find the larger rollers in the polyethelene. Mine is a 24" X 48" roller. You could probably make your own with sand or concrete and a drum. I haven't had any problems with anything really sticking to mine and I have used it on wet clay, top soil, and crusher run stone.






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 12-23-2003, 06:53 Post: 71985
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 Lawn roller suggestions?

An idea from Roger Loving who retired from here quite awhile ago is to use the tank from an old gas water heater. They have a centre vent for the burner that is convenient to run a shaft through.






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