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Home-Built Portable Land Roller
I wanted a land roller that would be transportable so I could make some extra money renting it out.
  In transport, the roller is 7 ft. wide and weighs 5,000 lbs. Pulls easily with a pickup. A tractor is required to move the land roller from transport position into field position. It takes approximately 15 min. When in field position, the land roller cuts a 14-ft. swath with a weight of 15,000 lbs. when filled with water.
  I purposely stayed away from hydraulics because I wanted the land roller as a rental item that would be easily adaptable from one customer to another. I didn't want to chance the exchange of hydraulic fluid from one tractor to another.
  I have been renting out the land roller for one year with great success. All of my customers have given me positive feedback and some have rented the land roller a number of times. (Everett Hoffarth, Box 471, Warburg, Alberta T0C 2T0 Canada ph 780 848-7604)

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2002 - Volume #26, Issue #3