Roll Up – Roll Up! Book in your Auto-Roller’s Annual Service

New for 2022!

Over the past few years we have noticed that some of your lovely Auto-Rollers need a bit more TLC than our standard service offers.

This year we are offering 2 types of service:

  • Our Basic Service at our usual price of £395*
  • Our new Premium Service at £525* - this is inclusive of additional labour and oil to carry out a hydraulic oil change

We are also aware that some clubs/schools/organisations have incredibly handy people working on their grounds and maintaining their equipment, therefore we would like to offer a 'Seasonal Essentials Kit' that may help with any interim maintenance throughout the season.

Seasonal Essentials Kit - £65*

  • Chain Lubricant x 1
  • Spill Mats x 3
  • Flexi Funnel x 1
  • Grease Gun x 1
  • Grease x 2
  • Gloves Latex x 2 pairs
  • Gloves Nitrile Coated x 2 pairs

*all prices are excluding VAT, mileage over 100 miles from SN11 0PS to be charged at £1.50 per mile - supplied items are subject to postage costs.

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

 

Our Basic Service includes:

  • Engine service filters change
  • Coolant check and test (water cooled engines)
  • Engine oil change
  • Hydraulic return filter change
  • Check all lubricants and oils
  • Lubricate and adjust main drive chain
  • Full system checks

Our Premium Service includes:

  • All that is included within our standard service
  • Plus an hydraulic oil change - inclusive of additional labour and hydraulic oil

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

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2020 Winter Service Offer

Complete Auto-Roller Service for £395 *

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. Additional travel charges may apply.

Service includes:

  • Engine service filters change
  • Coolant check and test (water cooled engines)
  • Engine oil change
  • Hydraulic return filter change
  • Check all lubricants and oils
  • Lubricate and adjust main drive chain
  • Full system checks

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

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Auto-Roller Competition Result – Slaughters United

As proud supporters of the England and Wales Cricket Board, we asked cricket clubs nationwide to register with the NatWest CricketForce scheme to be in with a chance to win a brand new 3ft Auto-Roller. At a value of £9,749, we wanted to give something back to the clubs that have supported us over the past 90 years.

Although the Auto-Roller is now exported world-wide to countries such as the West Indies, Pakistan and Australia, the importance of supporting growth in cricket’s home country is something we are very passionate about. Through Lords and Edgbaston, all the way to the Isle of Jersey, the Auto-Roller has become a symbol of cricket heritage; providing cricket clubs the professional turf finish demanded by the world’s top groundsmen.

As a huge thank you for all of the support (and for keeping our cricket pitches in top condition!) our specially made 3ft Auto-Roller was awarded to Slaughters United Cricket Club in the Cotswolds!

The picturesque village of Lower Slaughter in the Cotswolds

Members of the committee accept the 3ft Auto-Roller

We spoke to delighted Vice Chairman, Paul Heming, at Slaughters United

“Ensuring that our cricket pitch is kept maintained to the highest standard has always been a top priority. Previously, with our 1950 4ft Auto-Roller, rolling the pitch was quite a chore with visibility being poor and the precision in the rolls just not being there. Now, with the brand new 3ft Auto-Roller in use we have now immediately seen the improvements to our pitch and we can’t get the groundsman off it!

We can rest easy knowing that the Auto-Roller will last a life time, and it’s one less thing to worry about for the club. I’m keen to see the improvements that will undoubtedly be made to the overall standard of the pitch and as a result, the cricket being played on it.”

At Auto-Roller, we help to ensure cricket clubs and schools world-wide can keep their older machines running whilst working to innovate and develop our brand new range. Our new range offers an easy electric key start, smooth power steering, precision machined rolls with a fully hydrostatic drive. Crafted by our engineers with a wealth of experience at our workshop in Wiltshire, the quality of the Auto-Rollers has, with no exception, remained unbeatable to this day.

Our team of friendly staff and engineers are always happy to help, so please don’t hesitate to call the office, Autoguide Equipment Ltd, on 01380 850885 or contact us via our website www.cricketroller.co.uk.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the competition, and make sure to keep your eyes peeled for future exclusive offers and competitions!”

3ft Auto-Roller Competition 2018

**COMPETITION NOW CLOSED** Click here for competition winners

As a huge thank you for all of the support from you over the years, we together with the ECB would like to offer your club the chance to win a brand new 3ft Auto-Roller. All you need to do is register with NatWest CricketForce before 5pm on the 30th March and you will be automatically entered.

If you would like to find out more about the competition and the specifications of the 3ft Auto-Roller, please click on the below link. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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.

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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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