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Operating - Lawn Roller


When to Use the Lawn Roller

Use the lawn roller at any time to pack down new sod, seed, and unlevel ground.

Adding Weight to the Lawn Roller

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Never add weight to lawn roller unless unit is installed to tractor.

Do not overload your tractor. Fully loaded roller can weigh 177 kg (390 lb).

1. Install lawn roller to tractor.



2. Remove plug (A).

3. Fill roller with water or sand.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Threaded plug might start hard. Use care not to strip or cross-thread the plug.


4. Install and tighten plug securely.

Operating Lawn Roller Safely

DO NOT overload your tractor. Fully loaded roller can weigh 176.9 kg (390 lb).

Refer to tractor manual to determine proper towing capacity of your tractor.

When backing, carefully back straight to avoid jackknifing which could result in damage to equipment.

Stay alert for holes in the terrain an other hidden hazards.

Do not drive close to creeks, ditches and public highways.

Watch out for traffic when crossing or near roadways.

Only tow your Lawn Roller behind vehicles for which it was designed - lawn tractors and lawn and garden tractors.

Checking Tractor Ground Speed

Check ground speed in an open area.

Measure a test area that is 30.5 m (100 ft) in length.

Operate the tractor at wide open throttle. Operate tractor at a low speed and drive the tractor the test distance. Record the time needed to travel that distance.

Make three passes, recording the time for each pass. The average time should be 14 to 23 seconds to achieve the recommended operating speed range:

at 4.8 km/h (3 mph), the average time traveling the test distance should be 23 seconds.

at 8 km/h (5 mph), the average time traveling the test distance should be 14 seconds.

Adjust speed accordingly to achieve the recommended speed range.

Operating Lawn Roller

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Keep hands and feet away from all moving parts. Never carry riders.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Always back carefully in a straight line to avoid jackknifing the attachment.


1. Park tractor safely. (See Parking in the SAFETY section.)

2. Install lawn roller to tractor.

3. Fill roller with water or sand.

4. Drive tractor to work area.

5. Tow lawn roller at 5 to 8 km/hr (3 to 5 mph) for safe and effective operation.