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"

Auto-Roller HQ!
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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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.

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

“Over the moon” with re-furbished Whites Roller!

Our popular repower kit fits into all Auto-Rollers, Auto-Mowers and T.H. Whites Rollers dating back to the late 1930s.

Halesowen Cricket Club, based in the West Midlands, recently sent in their Auto-Roller to be fitted with our repower kit as well as being shot blasted and re-sprayed.

The original serial number of the Club’s roller dated back to 1961 so over fifty years on, an Autoguide Repower Kit has brought this roller back to looking and working as good as new.

Nick Roberts from Halesowen CCC kindly got in contact to say “how delighted we are with the roller rebuild”. While the repower kit was being fitted in Autoguide’s workshop, the Club hired one of our 4ft rollers which Halesowen CCC’s grounds man “did not want to part with”. However, when their original roller was returned with a new engine, power steering and hydrostatic drive (to list just three of the features that come as standard with our repower kit), the Club’s grounds man was bowled over, “he could not believe how good their roller had turned out!”

Nick writes, “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. If you need a reference, you have got one from us!”

 

The repower kit that Autoguide Equipment Ltd manufactures and supplies, fits 3ft and 4ft Auto-Rollers, including Auto-Mower and Whites Rollers dating back to 1938! The Auto-Roller is renowned for its reliability throughout the world and machines that were built over half a century ago are still going strong today. Our repower kit complements this by being fitted into rollers to improve their efficiency, usability and functionality. Our repower kit includes a Hatz diesel engine, power steering, electric start and fully hydrostatic drive as standard- no compromises.

Having a standard Autoguide Repower kit makes future maintenance very straight forward (eg. buying spare parts or servicing) because we supply the original parts and our engineers have over 100 years’ worth of experience (obviously between them, we do allow employees to retire!) Consequently, we are able to offer the most reliable service.

Customers can either have the repower kit delivered in order to fit it themselves (with someone slightly mechanically minded, we advise 1-2 days fitting), or they can have the kit fitted by our specialist technicians (who know Auto-Rollers / Whites rollers inside out) here at our premises in Wiltshire. With the additional option of shot blasting and re-spraying the original machine, your roller can be transformed and given a new lease of life for many, many years to come.

Another customer who recently purchased and fitted an Autoguide repower kit contacted us to say “the operation [of the roller] is so much easier. Wish we had done this a few years earlier!”

If you have an old Auto-Roller, Auto-Mower or T.H. Whites Roller and would like further information about the repower kit created by the engineering team who designed these rollers, please contact us directly…and do not forget, if you are an ECB member you are entitled to a 10% discount off our price of a repower kit!

Re-conditioned Auto-Roller lands in Mauritius!

Autoguide recently shipped a reconditioned 3ft Auto-Roller to a customer in Mauritius.

This 1967 Auto-Roller was fitted with a repower kit providing the old roller with a brand new Hatz Diesel Engine (9hp), power steering, electric start and full hydrostatic drive.

The roller was also shot blasted and re-sprayed so that the second hand machine looks and works like a brand new Auto-Roller.

After leaving Autoguide Equipment Ltd, Wiltshire, towards the end of January, the roller arrived safely in Mauritius a month later and was serving its purpose preparing cricket grounds under the glorious Mauritius sunshine within days of its arrival.


If you would like to receive further information about our reconditioned Auto-Rollers, repower kits and new 4ft and 3ft Rollers, please do not hesitate to contact us.

50 not out!

Ian Smith’s work colleagues thought he was a little mad for thinking that the 50 year old Autoroller would be worth salvaging…but he proved them wrong.

The well used, slightly rusty roller was brought along to Autoguide workshop where it received a complete overhaul. 

A week or so after Ian, head grounds man for St Albans School, had dropped off the lacklustre machine, Autoguide had shot blasted the body work, given the old roller a fresh coat of paint, installed a new repower kit and re-aligned the rear roller.

“If I could book the same service for my body when I am 50 in 3 years time that would be great!” was Ian’s reaction when he first saw the roller out of the workshop.

Let’s hope that St Albans get another 50 years from their sturdy Autoroller!

For more information on the Re-Power Kit, general servicing and even roller hire during a service, please contact us or phone on 01380 850885.