Lawn Rollers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DND Outdoor, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. DND Outdoor

    DND Outdoor LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    I would like to purchase a lawn roller and wanted to know if anyone has any advice on pro's and cons on the difference between all steel drum vs. the poly drum?
     
  2. 430 boy

    430 boy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    steel roller rust over time. plastic ones get chewed up easy. that being said i made my roller out of steel from the junk yard. I wanted some bullitproof and it a beefy little thing. i think it weight without extra ballest is about 700 LBS and 1200 LBS fully load with cast steel weighs.
     
  3. crzymow

    crzymow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 378

    actually rolling a lawn is one of the worse things you can do to it, just creates compaction, so unless you plan on aerating all these lawns, its not a good idea.
     
  4. DND Outdoor

    DND Outdoor LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    Yes I aerate. The roller I am talking about is commonly used when seeding, I just don't know how well poly holds up after time and whether it is worth the trade off to not have a rust covered drum.
     
  5. DND Outdoor

    DND Outdoor LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    430, that sounds like it would do the trick, but way too heavy for me to haul around, that thing outweighs my atv............:)
     

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