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Old 06-28-2013, 11:44 PM
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grass disaster grass disaster is offline
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steel or plastic lawn roller?

in the market for a new roller

forgot the water in it this winter. i was going to fix it but think dad threw it out.

whats better? steel or plastic?

i do some seeding in rocky conditions sometimes. i know the old steel one i had was pretty dented up. but worried the plastic might crack? maybe not.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:33 AM
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Get a steal roller. Instead if water put used oil in the roller oil wont freeze and its always ready to use.....
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:06 AM
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I have owned both. A plastic roller flexes and bends as you go over harder mounds that need flattening. I steel roller is far superior, but look for one with rounded ends to avoid scuffing on tighter turns. My current roller weights just under 1000 lbs full, and does a decent job, but even heavier for the same length would be better for more PSI to the ground. Mine is 24"X48" (I'd like it to be 36"X48") and is fairly heavy duty, unlike many you see at TSC and elsewhere. Mine has a thick, stoutly built drawbar as well, and I've used it for quite a few years now. It is still in great shape.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:48 AM
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I chose steel as well. It looks more uniform. The only reason for plastic is it might be easier to clean
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