Chipping Sodbury Cricket Club – 4ft Roller

We spoke with Chipping Sodbury Cricket Club in the summer after they were awarded a section 106 grant to go towards providing community and social infrastructure. We were pleased to quote them for a new 4ft Auto-Roller.

The club had decided to go with an Auto-Roller after seeing the Pitchcare article regarding last year's 3ft Auto-Roller Competition and liked our ambition for supporting smaller cricket clubs with limited funding.

We were pleased to be able to deliver the roller while the sun was still shining and they are now the proud owners of not only a new roller, but also our complementary cricket hat!

We would like to thank Chairman Andy Shield for the business and his kind words. We hope the club get many years of use out of their roller - starting next season once the weather has warmed up a bit!

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2018 Winter Service Offer

Complete Auto-Roller Service for £365 *

Don't leave it to that all important cricket match to realise that your Auto-Roller needs its well earned yearly service.

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

Service includes:

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

 

Book now through the form below or contact us for further details.

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Gallery

Here at Auto-Roller, we're committed to ensuring every ground, from the smallest to the largest, has the ability to use an Auto-Roller. That's why we introduced our smaller 3ft roller, as well as continuing to hire the rollers for those unable to purchase outright.

Our gallery shows the variety of grounds our cricket roller range is used on across the country and beyond! You'll also find links to more information about each club's roller, including how many of them secured funding.

Ormskirk Cricket Club
"I’d recommend Autoguide and the repower kit to any club that have an older style roller that needs attention…. You won’t be disappointed"

Lords Cricket Ground
Lords first bought an Auto-Roller in 1972 and have been using them ever since!

Weldon Cricket Club
"It is a wonderful piece of equipment and all we need now is some decent weather to be able to use it and see its full potential"

Edgbaston Stadium
"Outstanding"
"Auto-Roller has a great end finish and customer service"

Menai Bridge Cricket Club
"We were particularly drawn to the Auto-Roller. When it came to the final decision, the committee members asked me, “Keith, you will be the one sitting on the roller, which one would you prefer to use?” and I said the Auto-Roller!”"

Halesowen Cricket Club
“We are over the moon with our roller. The grounds man thinks it is brilliant as it runs on tickover with no strain on it at all"

Worcester Nomads Cricket Club
“We never thought we’d have a roller as nice as this! We were delighted to learn that the roller is unique as the only one in the country finished in that colour”

Wellington School
"Autoguide have carried out a complete overhaul of the roller and the machine is like new. We couldn't be happier with it and the communication with Autoguide throughout has been superb."

GM By Choice
"Our first time on the Auto-Roller at the historic test match out in Malahide. Looking forward to our own arriving very soon."

Farmers Cricket Club
"A very old roller fitted with an Auto Roller power pack and power steering. Working happily at the Farmers Cricket Club in Jersey"

Worcester Royal Grammar School
"Our two rollers both with the original lister engine. In the first picture the roller was made in 1973 and the second 1976 - never miss a beat"

Wickford Cricket Club
"Can't go wrong with a Auto-Roller. First class service and a first class product."

Chipping Sodbury Cricket Club
"We received excellent advice from Auto-Roller that's why we placed our order with them, the whole order to delivery process was excellent and efficient"

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If you want to be featured on this page, simply send us a photo of your roller in use and a short quote about why you chose Auto-Roller!

Ormskirk Cricket Club – Re-Power Kit

Ormskirk Cricket Club first contacted us in 2016, enquiring about an Auto-Roller Re-Power Kit. We were happy to supply them with a quote and were contacted again last year when they were beginning to put the funding in place.

At the beginning of this year, the purchase of a Re-Power kit was approved by the committee. We received the old roller from Ormskirk and began the process of shot-blasting and re-spraying the roller, plus fitting the new kit at our workshop here in Wiltshire.

Within a few weeks, the roller (looking almost like a new machine!) was ready to go back home to Ormskirk, just in time for the start of the season!

Before

After

We are happy to hear that the club are delighted with the results, and we hope they get many years of use out of the overhauled roller!

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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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Servicing and Spares

Servicing

Autoguide offer roller services throughout the year, a service includes:

  • New filters
  • Change of engine oil
  • Hydraulic oil check and top-up
  • Lubrication
  • Drive chain adjustments
  • Overall health check

 

 

Spare Parts Manuals

Auto-Roller

Download

Model

Part No

Manual

AutoRoller2-2Web-1

4ft Current v 2.2

24646

v2.2

RollerSparesto1989-1

4ft & 3ft

1940 to 1989

Re-Power Kit

Download

Model

Part No Manual
OpsThumb

Current

35114 A

Cricket Roller Range

Auto-Roller Range of Cricket Rollers

Autoguide Equipment’s world famous Auto-Roller is used at the top test cricket grounds, as well as county, village and school greens throughout the world.

Continuously developed over 80 years, the Auto-Roller today retains all the features that have made it so successful around the world. This continuous improvement is relied upon to keep the finest cricket wickets in world class condition.

 

Standard Features

Diesel Engine
Power Steering
Electric Start
Fully Hydrostatic Transmission

Up to 5mph Forward and Reverse
Tiltable steering wheel for best visibility
Bio-degradable oil


Auto-Roller - 4ft Roll Width

4ft Cricket Roller

Features

Liquid cooled low emission Kubota 2 cylinder diesel engine

Smooth, quiet operation

Pre-lubricated bearings on roller shafts and precision machined rolls

Perfect pitch preparation

Full hydrostatic transmission and power steering, fully contained and run on biodegradable oil

Simple, safe and easy use

Specifications

Rolling Width 4ft (1220mm)
Engine Kubota Diesel 16hp twin cylinder water cooled
Electric Start Standard
Power Steering Standard
Transmission Infinitely variable hydrostatic system
Speeds 5mph (8km/h) forward and reverse
Weights 1675kg un-ballasted 2175kg ballasted
Ground Pressure 6.5kg/cm2 (650kg/m) - unballasted*
8.7kg/cm2 (870kg/m) - ballasted
Dimensions (H x L x W) 1260mm x 2500mm x 1400mm

Auto-Roller - 3ft Roll Width

3ft Cricket Roller

Features

Air-cooled low emission Hatz diesel engine

Easy maintainability

Smaller 3ft roll width, with no compromise to pitch preparation or ease of use

Cost effective option

Lower weight, with option of additional water ballast when in use

Towable by most commercial vehicles

Specifications

Rolling Width 3ft (915mm)
Engine Hatz Diesel 16hp twin cylinder water cooled
Electric Start Standard
Power Steering Standard
Transmission Infinitely variable hydrostatic system
Speeds 4.5mph (7km/h) forward and reverse
Weights 1200kg un-ballasted 1600kg ballasted
Ground Pressure 4.8kg/cm2 (488kg/m) - unballasted*
 6.5kg/cm2 (650kg/m) - ballasted
Dimensions (H x L x W) 1340mm x 2475mm x 1090mm

Auto-Roller - Re-Power Kit

Cricket Roller Re-Power Kit

The Re-Power Kit is an Auto-Roller specific bolt-in kit to update your existing machine. Having removed the existing engine, transmission and steering linkage, the Re-Power Kit simply bolts in.

The Re-power Kit can be installed by your own workshop or local engineer. Alternatively we offer a fitting service at our Wiltshire factory with the option of a complete refurbishment with shotblasting and respray of the old Roller.

Specifications

Engine Hatz Diesel 9 hp
Electric Start Standard
Power Steering Standard
Weight 317 kg

Guidelines for Rolling in Cricket

Following the publication of ‘Guidelines for Rolling in Cricket’ we are pleased to announce that one of our precision rolls was used during the tests.

4ft Bath CC- Gordon Gillx800

On the publication of this document, we can confirm that the weight and size of our Auto-roller is in fact in line with the findings of this research.

 

Model DOW kg MWF@DOW MPW MWF & Max Weight
4ft 1800 750 500 960
3ft 1350 750 370 960

DOW = weight of unballasted roller with 1/2 tank of fuel and average operator
MPW = maximum practical weight of water & antifreeze which can be added
MWF = mass/width factor

The Cranfield university report is available here