The first lawn roller was a piece of rope with spikes on each end that rolled across the lawn mower tracks. It worked alright, but it lacked something. It wasn’t large enough to reach some of the larger grass areas and the rubber on the sole of the shoe was beginning to wear down. Many people complained that they couldn’t get the blades to cut effectively and even if they did, the nails used to dig the holes were small and blunt.
The invention of the 60 inch lawn rollers changed everything. Now, instead of just a single roller, you would have three or more in each wheel. The larger wheels were able to better handle the heavier and larger pieces of equipment like tractors and wheel barrows. The tow-behind roller gained popularity because now these pieces of equipment could also be attached to tractors and the same type of attachments could be used for home owners who had garden equipment.
The most popular design is the basic square steel roller with a tread that measures 24 inches wide and six inches tall. The steel square tread rolls across the lawn at an average of three miles an hour. The actual rolling action comes from the rolling steel track that runs between the front wheels. These are typically covered with a plastic guard to keep the blades from cutting into the soft topsoil. If you’re lucky, this won’t be your problem.
The other design that’s quite popular is the double axle tow lawn roller. In this design, the center blade (the one nearest the tractor) is a metal rectangular piece about an inch in depth. The other blades are attached to metal spindles on both sides. Each of these blades can be driven in at a speed of up to twelve miles per hour.
When choosing the right yard roller 60 inch and tow lawn roller combination, you need to be sure you get the proper size for the space you have available. Ideally, you want a combo that has two blades on both sides for extra traction and to help cut back weeds. A two-sided wheel is better for light pathways and a straight edge should be used when making tight turns. Most of these combination models will also come with an optional lawn tennis ball dispenser. This handy little gadget will make your golfing or tennis games a lot more fun.
Another great option to consider is the exclusive rounded edged design of the poly lawn roller. These are made with a heavy-duty rubber that gives you the best traction possible. They feature a sturdy steel frame that will withstand a tremendous amount of wear and tear. Because you’ll be using the product in a variety of conditions and areas, you want to find a poly lawn roller that’s tough enough to handle all of the conditions you may encounter.
The exclusive rounded edge design of the poly roller will also help keep your feet protected from becoming injured in heavy snow or rain. This feature is especially helpful if you live in an area where there are bare hills. With a 60 inch lawn roller in your possession, you can flatten ant hills, smooth trails, and control uneven ground in order to create an attractive, safe playing surface. You can also purchase a poly roller that has a tire with an ant hill pattern imprinted on it.
For those who own smaller areas, a good option for flattening and smoothing terrain includes a retractable lawn tractor. A retractable tow-behind roller is perfect for working on steep slopes and flat areas where you need to cover large areas without having to stop and go. It will also work well for working on areas where you need to plant shade trees and flowers because it has a handy hook to use for that purpose. If you live in an area where falling snow is common, then you should invest in a snow plow and snow shovel. Both of these attachments are available on a small tow-behind roller.