Pink 3ft Auto-Roller

In the past, cricket clubs and schools ordering a new roller or re-power kit have requested a different roller colour to the standard Auto-Roller green. The Mint Green Re-Power Kit has been the boldest colour choice so far, but we think this bright pink new 3ft roller might just have it beat!

The 3ft Auto-Roller was introduced a few years ago to meet the demand of smaller clubs with budget constraints. It is not compromised in any way due to the narrow width, making it a great cost effective option.

For more information on our rollers, visit the CRICKET ROLLER RANGE section of our website. If you would like to discuss your options with us, please CONTACT US.

Menai Bridge Cricket Club – 4ft Auto-Roller

Back in October, Menai Bridge Cricket Club contacted us when they wanted to replace their old Auto-Roller. Head groundsman, Keith, was kind enough to let us in on how they found the process with applying for grants and purchasing the Auto-Roller.

Menai Bridge Cricket Club is situated on the Isle of Anglesey in North West Wales. Nestled in the beautiful scenery of the Snowdonia National Park, the club boasts a fantastic community spirit combined with majestic views.

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2017 Winter Service Offer

Complete Auto-Roller Service for £365 *

To get this offer you must book before:
30th November 2017
(service to be completed before February 2018)

Service includes:

  • A new set of filters
  • Engine oil change
  • Hydraulic oil check
  • Lubrication top up
  • Drive chain adjustment
  • Full system check over

*all prices are excluding VAT, mileage over 150 miles from SN11 0PS to be charged at £1.50 per mile. 

or contact us for further details

Most Interesting Tractor at the Steam Rally

The Heddington and Stockley Steam Rally is held very close by to our premises in Wiltshire. The directors at Autoguide have always played a large part in the organisation of the event and we are happy to provide an award for most interesting tractor at the Rally every year, where they exhibit a huge variety of vintage vehicles, from classic rollers to classic tractors. 

This year, the award went to Andrew Hurkett's family for their Orchard version of a Ferguson 35. Andy's children are shown accepting the tankard from Janet Tyler on whose land the Rally is held. Janet herself accepted the Jumbo Reid award from his son and daughter. This award recognises the huge contribution made by the Tyler family to the Rally.

For more photos and information on the annual event, please visit the Heddington and Stockley Steam Rally website.

Mint Green Re-power Kit

This week, we sent out a newly refurbished roller; in a striking mint green! This was part of an Auto-Roller ‘Re-power’ kit, designed to update existing machines with a new Hatz Diesel engine, fully hydrostatic drive and power steering system.

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Wellington School Re-Power, Shot-Blast, Re-Spray

Wellington School have treated themselves to an early Christmas Present, they have invested in an Auto-Roller Re-Power Kit! Not only did they decide their roller needed painting they also had it painted in the Schools Uniform colours!

When the machine arrived, we checked the serial plate and were able to track it back to March 1981 when it was originally sold to Somerset College of Art.

We fitted this Re-Power kit on-site but we also supply a ‘fit yourself kit’ which takes around 1-2 days to install. The kit fits all makes and models of Auto-Roller from 1948 onwards! With the many years of manufacturing experience, we have been able to design the repower kit to complement the Auto-Roller design in keeping with the ‘Rolls Royce’ of Rollers!

Wellington School 1981 Cricket Roller
Before

Newly Re-powered Auto-Roller Cricket Roller
After

Customer Comments

Our roller was very old and worn out. We didn't know if it would start from one day to the next, and as a result, rolling during the cricket season became a job that no one looked forward too!! Autoguide have carried out a complete overhaul of the roller (including new engine, bearings etc.) and the machine is like new. With power steering and hydrostatic drive it will be a race to see which of the ground staff can get on it first this cricket season. The roller has also been resprayed to school colours to an extremely high standard. We couldn't be happier with it and the communication with Autoguide throughout has been superb.  

Graham Cox

Wellington School Head Groundsman

For more details visit the RE-POWER KIT section of the Web-Site.

Wondering why we aren’t at Saltex…?

After many years of exhibiting at Windsor Racecourse for the well-known Saltex show, I guess you are wondering why we are not attending the new location of the NEC? For over 20 years, Autoguide have enjoyed exhibiting on the racecourse, sun, rain or shine (Not sure how the organisers managed it, but we were very lucky with the weather!)

Not only will we miss the Ice creams but we feel the show will miss the ‘ground care’ side now that the show is indoors! During these years of exhibiting, we have been awarded many Gold and Silver awards for stand presentation, and we didn’t feel it would be the same inside an arena! (There isn’t much preparation, grass to mow or holes to dig!)
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A Make-Over for The Autoguide Website

2015 has already proven to be an extremely busy year for Autoguide Equipment.  With the new revamped website our current and potential customers will be able to easily search through our extensive range of products/services.

As Autoguide is an ever developing company the new websites offer a distinction between its sister companies, Auto-Roller and ABC Anchors.

Is your club in need of a new Auto-Roller…

Who provides the funding?

The England and Wales Cricket Trust (EWCT)

The EWCT also promotes work to improve provision of cricket in schools, clubs and other youth cricket activities.

Activities funded by the EWCT must benefit the community not just a small group or elite. This is a primary obligation of an applicant when applying the funds provided by EWCT.

What is the aim of the Interest Free Loan Scheme?

The scheme aims to finance capital projects to help create a sustainable future for cricket.

Who can apply?

  • All ECB affiliated cricket clubs.
  • Other organisations that can evidence achievement / delivery of the charitable aims of the EWCT.
  • Please note ECB Clubmark registration or accreditation is not a requirement.

How much can be applied for?

  • Cricket clubs with a junior section* – £1,000 – £50,000
  • Cricket clubs without a junior section – £1,000 – £20,000
  • Other organisations – subject to application
  • A cricket club with a junior section is defined as ‘a cricket club that offers appropriate coaching and competition to cricketers under the age of 18 years’.

How much partnership funding is required?

A minimum of 10% partnership funding is required from the applicant.

How do I apply?

Visit the ECB website- http://www.ecb.co.uk/development/facilities-funding/grants-and-loans/