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A New Heart for Old Machines: The Auto-Roller "Re-Power Kit"

Auto-Rollers have been a staple in the world of sports turf maintenance since 1921, with some models dating as far back as 1948 still in use today. These machines are renowned for their robustness and reliability, often becoming cherished assets to their owners over decades of service. However, like any piece of machinery, time and use take their toll, especially on the engine—the heart of the roller. This is where Auto-Roller's innovative "Re-Power Kit" comes into play, offering a transformative solution that breathes new life into these time-tested machines.

Auto-Roller Re-Power Kit

The Challenge of Aging Engines

Over time, even the most reliable engines can start to lose efficiency. Older Auto-Rollers, which might have seen decades of use, often suffer from wear and tear, leading to decreased performance, higher fuel consumption, and more frequent breakdowns. Maintenance becomes more challenging as parts become harder to find, and older engines struggle to meet modern efficiency and emission standards.

These challenges often leave owners with a tough decision: retire their trusty roller or invest in a completely new model. But what if there was a third option? One that allows them to retain the classic build and reliability of their existing roller while updating its performance to modern standards. This is exactly what the Auto-Roller "Re-Power Kit" offers.


The Re-Power Kit: A Heart Transplant for Your Auto-Roller

Auto-Roller's "Re-Power Kit" is a comprehensive solution designed to replace the aging engine in your Auto-Roller with a new, modern unit. This isn't just a repair; it's akin to a heart transplant. By swapping out the old engine for a new one, the Re-Power Kit provides several significant benefits:

  1. Enhanced Performance: Modern engines are more efficient, offering better power output and smoother operation than their older counterparts. This translates to improved roller performance, whether you're maintaining a cricket pitch, a golf course, or any other fine turf area.

  2. Increased Reliability: New engines come with fewer mechanical issues and require less frequent maintenance, reducing downtime and increasing the operational lifespan of your roller.

  3. Improved Fuel Efficiency: Today's engines are designed to be more fuel-efficient, reducing operating costs and minimising the environmental impact of your roller.

  4. Emission Compliance: Modern engines meet current emission standards, helping you stay compliant with environmental regulations and contributing to a greener operation.


Options to Suit Your Needs

Understanding that different applications and preferences require different solutions, Auto-Roller offers the Re-Power Kit in both petrol and diesel versions. Each type of kit is tailored to fit specific models and sizes of rollers:

  • Petrol Re-Power Kit: Designed for 3ft rollers, the petrol kit provides a powerful and efficient solution for smaller rollers. It's ideal for those who prefer the simplicity and accessibility of petrol engines.

  • Diesel Re-Power Kit: Available for both 3ft and 4ft rollers, the diesel kit is perfect for larger rollers or those who require the higher torque and fuel efficiency that diesel engines provide.

These options ensure that regardless of your roller's size or your engine preference, there's a Re-Power Kit that fits your needs.


The Re-Power Kit Process

The process of installing a Re-Power Kit is straightforward, designed to be as seamless as possible to minimise downtime.

Whether you're looking to breathe new life into your trusty Auto-Roller or seeking a complete overhaul, our 'Re-Power Kits' offer the perfect solution. These kits can be conveniently shipped as a single, easy-to-install unit, allowing you to retrofit your existing roller right at your own facility. This option is ideal for those who prefer a hands-on approach or need to minimise downtime.

For those desiring a comprehensive transformation, we provide a full makeover service. We can collect your Auto-Roller, and take care of everything—from stripping it down and shot blasting to a fresh respray (club colours if required) and the application of new decals. We'll then install the re-power kit and deliver your revamped roller back to you, fully restored and ready for action. This service ensures your roller not only performs like new but also looks its best, extending its life and enhancing its reliability on the field.


Real-World Impact

The Re-Power Kit has already proven its value in the field. Auto-Rollers as old as 1948 have been successfully re-powered, restoring them to peak operational efficiency and extending their useful lives by many years. Owners report significant improvements in performance, reliability, and fuel efficiency, often commenting on how their "old but gold" rollers feel brand new again.


Why Choose the Re-Power Kit?

Opting for the Auto-Roller Re-Power Kit over purchasing a new roller offers several compelling advantages:

  • Cost-Effective: Re-powering is generally less expensive than buying a new roller, providing savings while delivering comparable performance improvements.

  • Preservation of Heritage: For many, their Auto-Roller is more than just a machine; it's a piece of history. The Re-Power Kit allows them to maintain their beloved roller’s original character while upgrading its core performance.

  • Sustainable: By reusing and upgrading existing equipment, the Re-Power Kit promotes sustainability, reducing the need for new manufacturing and reducing waste.


Auto-Roller's "Re-Power Kit" is a revolutionary solution for owners of older Auto-Rollers, offering a way to extend the life and enhance the performance of their machines without the need for a complete replacement. Whether you opt for the petrol or diesel version, the Re-Power Kit is designed to provide a seamless transition to a modern engine, giving your roller a new lease of life. For those who value performance, reliability, and sustainability, the Re-Power Kit represents the perfect blend of tradition and innovation.


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