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.

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WELCOME TO AUTOROLLER

Cricket Rollers

The world famous Auto-Roller is used on all types of cricket ground from the top test cricket wickets, to county, village and school greens. Our World Class Cricket Rollers are also available for Hire. Please contact us for Details! We also have re-conditioned Rollers available from time to time. So please keep checking back for availability.

Only the Auto-Roller can produce the unique finish demanded by the worlds top groundsmen.

Why Choose Auto-Roller?

"The Highest Standard"
The ECB guidelines for rolling pitches show that our standard rollers achieve the optimum mass/width factor for all pitch performance levels and we supply the Auto-Roller worldwide to Test Wickets as well as at County and Club level.
"Precision Rolls"
All Auto-Rollers now use precision ball bearings, which keep power requirement and maintenance to a minimum. The rolls are fully machined from 20mm thick steel, ensuring perfect concentricity and allowing the optimum radius at the roll edges.
"Efficiency and Reliability"
We only use diesel engines from Kubota or Hatz – both world renowned for reliability. Petrol engines have increased fire, fuel theft and durability issues, so we think diesels are a much better long term investment. They meet all current emission standards and - in conjunction with quality transmissions - are fuel efficient.
"Repower Kit"
Auto-Rollers as old as 1948 have had our repower kit fitted. This is effectively a 'heart transplant', giving them a new lease of life. The total investment of about £8000 over 64 years (including the cost of the original roller) equates to just £125 per year!
"Kind to the Environment"
All current production Auto-Rollers are filled with environmentally friendly biodegradable hydraulic oil and have industrial quality hydraulic systems from respected suppliers such as Parker and Poclain. All hose fittings use ORFS fittings ‘O’ ring sealed to reduce possibility of oil leaks; extending the working life and improving performance.
"Years of Expertise"
We design and build our products with great care to ensure our customers have the best machine available. We can support units built in the last 70 years from our base here in Wiltshire and we offer a spares service for machines produced since the early 1930’s.

ECB Rolling Guidelines

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Both 4ft and 3ft Auto-Roller models are fully in line with the recommendations of the ECB’s ‘Guidelines for Rolling in Cricket’ report, compiled by Cranfield University.

One of our Precision Rolls was used during the testing.

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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.