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2005 - Volume #29, Issue #1, Page #34
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Roller Flattens Lawn Each Spring

After each tough Ontario winter, many yards are uneven and rough. Alvin Wallace, Blyth, Ont., came up with a quick and easy way to roll the yard, leaving it flat for better mowing all summer long.
  The frame is made out of 2-in. channel iron and it's powered by a 2-cyl. Wisconsin engine. The engine drives a combination speed reducer and reverser, which allows the roller to run in forward or reverse.
  The reducer belt-drives an automotive 3-speed transmission, which in turn chain-drives a 12-in. sprocket that's attached to the rear roller.
  Wallace made the front roller in his shop but the rear roller, which holds 100 gal. of water, was cut from an existing land roller. The seat is at a right angle to the direction of travel. A single hand lever steers the machine by rotating the front roller back and forth.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Alvin Wallace, Rt 2, Blyth, Ont. N0M 1H0 Canada (ph 519 523-9268).
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2005 - Volume #29, Issue #1