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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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.

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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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

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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

3lions

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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“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!