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    New Field Roller

    I finally found a field roller that would satisfy me. It is 7 1/2 ft wide with an 8 ft overall width. He would have made it any width I wanted, but this keeps it within the 102 inch width of my deckover trailer. As I remember, the drum is supposed to be 30 inches diameter, but I have not checked that. I am thinking it is closer to 24 inches diameter. This is a shop built roller, but it looks as good as any professional built roller. It was supposed to weigh about 1750 lbs, but he said there is more steel in it than that, so maybe closer to 2000 lbs. So, full of water, it will be well over 4000 lbs. The 4066R handles it just fine. The JD green paint was a bonus. This is the second one he has made that I am aware of and he said he will make them until he runs out of material. The pics are not the best. I got tired of waiting for sunshine.

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    Last edited by ddinham; 12-22-2015 at 09:27 PM.
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    Nice looking roller for sure! Thanks for the pics🏼
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    Looks good! I am a big fan of the roller- makes for a smooth lawn mowing experience and helps maintain gravel road and driveways! You will find a bunch of uses for it! We have a section of woods that I pulled it through- pushed down all the small branches and logs into the ground to make brush cutting smoother.

    Mine is 72" x 24. No idea what it weighs, but my h165 will just barely lift it. Thought it was gonna break something when I off loader it! Add water and it's super heavy. Mine was bought on the cheap and while it's super solid- the weak link is the greased spindles. Prob last a long time, but it needs bearings like yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddinham View Post
    I finally found a field roller that would satisfy me. It is 7 1/2 ft wide with an 8 ft overall width. He would have made it any width I wanted, but this keeps it within the 102 inch width of my deckover trailer. As I remember, the drum is supposed to be 30 inches diameter, but I have not checked that. I am thinking it is closer to 24 inches diameter. This is a shop built roller, but it looks as good as any professional built roller. It was supposed to weigh about 1750 lbs, but he said there is more steel in it than that, so maybe closer to 2000 lbs. So, full of water, it will be well over 4000 lbs. The 4066R handles it just fine. The JD green paint was a bonus. This is the second one he has made that I am aware of and he said he will make them until he runs out of material. The pics are not the best. I got tired of waiting for sunshine.

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    Dave, Nice roller. Is that an adjustable scraper blade on the back that is held on with the four bolts?
    I made a roller years ago, the first time I got into soft dirt and it started packing on the roller I added a spring loaded scraper blade to it.
    I used pillow blocks on my roller also. I no longer have the roller I made, wish I did.
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    It's gorgeous Dave, what prompted a roller?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyM View Post
    It's gorgeous Dave, what prompted a roller?

    My ground has gotten so rough that I have had to slow down when mowing, so a roller seems like the way to fix that!!!

    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Dave, Nice roller. Is that an adjustable scraper blade on the back that is held on with the four bolts?
    I made a roller years ago, the first time I got into soft dirt and it started packing on the roller I added a spring loaded scraper blade to it.
    I used pillow blocks on my roller also. I no longer have the roller I made, wish I did.

    Sharp eye!!! Yes, that is a scraper, but it is not spring loaded. I adjusted it to be about 1/2 inch clearance. I think that will work fine. The pillow block bearings are about the only kind of bearings that will handle this kind of weight for this application. It took a lot of grease the first time!!! I thought the stand for the tongue was a nice touch. I really think he did good work.

    If anyone wants him to build one for themselves, I can put you in contact with him. He is about 50 miles southwest of St. Louis and you would have to go pick it up. He actually works full time in St. Louis. He can build you pretty much whatever size you want. He was thousands cheaper than anything else I could find.

    Dave
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    Frontier RB2196H 8 ft rear blade/hyd angle, Frontier BB1065 Box Blade, Befco 3pt 110 inch RFM
    48" pallet forks, KK 3pt Boom Pole, Northern Tool 3pt middle buster, 2 bottom Dearborn plow
    County Line post hole digger, Rhino 3pt 10ft brush hog, Land Pride 8ft rock rake
    Fit Rite Hydraulics 3pt Top Link, front 3pt adapter for SSQA, 7 1/2 ft Field Roller, 8ft Dearborn tandem disk

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddinham View Post
    Sharp eye!!! Yes, that is a scraper, but it is not spring loaded. I adjusted it to be about 1/2 inch clearance. I think that will work fine. The pillow block bearings are about the only kind of bearings that will handle this kind of weight for this application. It took a lot of grease the first time!!! I thought the stand for the tongue was a nice touch. I really think he did good work.
    The stand is a GREAT idea. I have one of the small Ohio Steel 24" x 60" metal rollers like you get at TSC. It weighs around 900 lbs. Hooking it up was always a major PITA because the tongue is laying on the ground and you cannot move the roller by hand.

    So this past summer I made a parking stand for it. As the hitch is only 8-10 inches off the ground when attached, a crank stand was way too large. So I made a small folding foot out of square tubing and attached it to the tongue. It holds the tongue at just the right height so I can back right in and insert the hitch pin. Then it just folds up out of the way, flush with the tongue.

    It totally eliminated the pulling, pushing, cursing, etc. that was normally associated with getting the roller attached to the tractor. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddinham View Post
    I really think he did good work.
    Me Too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddinham View Post
    My ground has gotten so rough that I have had to slow down when mowing, so a roller seems like the way to fix that!!!

    Dave

    More questions now Dave,

    How often do plan on rolling the lawn?

    Do think you'll need to follow it up with aeration?

    I have contemplated a roller, but have not convinced myself of needing one yet.
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