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  • pietromarruggio
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    thanks was what i wanted to accomplish.

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  • Metjunkie
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    This is a small lawn roller I built 20 years ago. It's just some tubing, flat bar, bearings and a motor casing from a scrapped 200 hp electric motor. It weighs around 300 pounds and has worked well over the years. I still use it on occasion.

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  • pietromarruggio
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    I don't have to tow it with the tractor. I only need it for a small plot. maybe I do it with recycled iron and scrap and I spend little money. thanks anyway

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  • ryanjones2150
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    Have you looked at any commercially available ones? Might be cheaper than making one and at least it’ll give you ideas on how to make it.

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  • pietromarruggio
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    I have to tow it manually, therefore it must not be too heavy, like a tennis court roller.
    for the rotation axis and how to center the axis with the roller drum? the rudder is used both for pulling to push and as a rotation support for the drum itself. I have to rotate it more or less straight in axis I have to make the holes converge with the rotation axis, as a rule I should use an appropriate lathe to perform the various housings. but I don't have this machine tool available, as a remedy and obvious to this inconvenience in an empirical way?

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  • aametalmaster
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    What are you pulling it with?

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  • ryanjones2150
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    Piece of metal pipe, cap the ends, bolt on some hubs, add a handle or hitch.

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  • aametalmaster
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    Old propane tank...Bob

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  • pietromarruggio
    started a topic lawn roller landscaping homemade

    lawn roller landscaping homemade

    hi, for personal needs I should make a
    lawn roller for agricultural use.
    I would like to build it by recycling used materials such as gas tanks or similar cylinders to be recovered from scrap car wreckers. some realization suggestions, thanks
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