BR150 Ballast Roller 1.5m. Liquid weight can be added to a maximum gross weight of approx 600kg, adjustable to suit ground conditions. Features include large 560mm dia heavy wall section drum for easy towing, 50mm dia axle, long life sealed bearings and adjustable rear scraper.



Standard Features

  • 1.5 m width ballast roller
  • 560mm diameter roller for easy towing
  • Heavy wall construction
  • Add water to produce max. gross weight of approx. 600kg
  • Strong 50mm diameter axle
  • Long life sealed bearings
  • Adjustable rear scraper
  • Tow behind any suitable vehicle


What does this do?

Rolling is done to repair the damage to paddocks caused by hooves and it also pushes rocks and stones under the surface of the soil. This ensures an even surface to allow for better maintenance of the paddock, thus making the most of your grazing. It will also help protect your valuable equipment such as a paddock topper from accidental damage.

Rolling is also useful to help ‘firm in’ the soil around the roots of the grass (or new seed, if re-seeding a paddock). However, too much weight will compact the soil, resulting in poorer grass growth. The Logic Ballast Roller can be towed behind any suitable vehicle such as a 4x4 or a small tractor, but ATVs are ideal for the job due to their low ground pressure. This ensures an efficient rolling job with minimal damage to soil structure.

Why do I need one?

Ensuring your paddocks are even helps when maintaining them and rolling can help with this. Particularly after a wet spell, the damage caused by hooves can be considerable and rolling is usually the best way of repairing this. Care must be taken however, to ensure that compaction of the soil does not occur. A Logic ballast roller and ATV are ideal tools for this. The low ground pressure of the ATV prevents any wheel ruts and the high quality roller ensures an even finish.

Water ballast can be added to the roller drum (a max. total weight of 600kgs) so the weight can be adjusted to suit the ground conditions. The Logic roller has heavy-duty sealed bearings for long life; a 560mm diameter roller for easy towing; and an adjustable rear scraper which keeps the roller surface clean for more even rolling. The heavy wall of the drum means that large rocks won’t damage the roller surface - something that can happen with less robust designs!

Where do I use it?

Paddocks. Never leave any implements out after use where animals can come into contact with them - you can work out why! Be careful of wildlife! For example, ground-nesting birds and 600kg rollers don’t mix well (the roller always wins).

How does it work?

Think ‘pastry’. Think ‘rolling pin’. When making good pastry, you don’t just brutally flatten it. Be deft. Be gentle. (OK, that’s enough of the pastry thing, but you get the picture). If the paddock is too soft or too hard, don’t do it - wait till conditions are better. You’re doing two things: 1) firming the soil around the roots of the grass to give better root/soil contact; 2) flattening out the uneven surface. So it’s got to be soft, but with enough resistance in the soil not to lose its structure altogether when you roll it. Obviously, if the ground’s too hard you’re not going to achieve those objectives either.

 


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