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Hudraulic Metal Roller
"We needed a machine that would roll a variety of metals, including round and square tubing, flat iron, and angle iron. We couldn't find what we needed so we came up with our own design," says Wayne Hagen, who worked with his partner, Robert Crrauman, to design a new-style metal roller.
"I've used it to roll tubing for round bale feeders, covered wagons, packer wheel re-caps, and many other jobs," says Hagen, whose home-built 4-ft. metal brake and shear was previously featured in FARM SHOW.
The new hydraulic-powered roller is chain-driven by an orbit motor. A simple hand-cranked jack applies down pressure to the rollers. There are different tracks on the rollers for different metals. It'll handle I/8-in. wall tubing up to l in. dia., flat iron 1 in. by 318-in. or smaller (flat or on edge), and angle iron up to 1 in.
We designed it on a computer CAD system, refining it in the computer first before building it. It does everything we expected," says Hagen, who makes plans available for a fee for the roller and also for his brake/shear machine. He has also designed a punch and bar shear.
"These machines have all been great additions to my farm shop," he adds.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Wayne Hagen, Box 215, Lake Alma, Sask. SOC OMO Canada (ph 306 447-4721).

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1995 - Volume #19, Issue #3