Rated 4 out of 5Â by 52
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Bugg Poly roller is a mixed bag.
This is a well-constructed poly roller - and I've looked at a number of them. Quality, screw-on fill cap, and pretty good bearing material. That's the good news. Bad news is that it's difficult to set up. Manufacturer recommends filling with sand - that avoids yearly draining and refilling. But if you position the roller with the fill cap in the uppermost location, it's still about 3 inches from the outer edge, and which means that you won't be able to completely fill it - whether you use water or sand. I tried filling it on a hot day, which meant that the air inside the roller was also hot. And of course when the temperature cooled off two weeks later, the air inside cooled and the roller partially collapsed. So now I have to design some kind of ramp to tilt the roller in order to completely fill it. I imagine that once it's completely filled, it will work well, but I'm not quite there yet. I think a steel-constructed roller would have eliminated most of these difficulties. I should have ignored the manufacturer's recommendation and simply filled it with water. My recommendation -- this is a very good roller, but if you get it, fill it with water to avoid a major headache!
September 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by TimH Was everything I expected!
First time ordering on line with Home Depot. The Brinly-Hardy24 in. x 36 in lawn roller came in short order. I bought a smaller one from home depot but after 10 years of use it developed a crack so it was time for a new one. I use this to cultipack fields I plant for deer hunting. It is a perfect solution to more expensive products that do the same job! With up to almost 690 pounds of water you can fill inside you can level off most anything, Hope I get another good 10 years!
August 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by deadroller2012 Didn't make it thru the first use.......Neighbors got a good laugh.
Assembly was easy. As mentioned in other reviews, i backed tractor up to the roller for hook up. All seemed fine until almost done with the yard. Suddenly the roller came away from the frame mount and i was pulling the bracket assembly only. The roller continued into the neighbors yard and stopped. Appearantly the e clips that held the roller to the frame popped off and then the frame bent on one side, releasing the roller from the frame. Conclusion... light weight and cheap e rings used to hold a very heavy roller onto frame. Because of the weight, some sort of pull pin or cotter pin should be used instead of a pressure fitted e ring.
April 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by WeedKiller Worth the Money
A large truck made deep ruts in my yard and I purchased this roller hoping to smooth them out. That didn't work as well as I had hoped, but this is one of the heaviest rollers you can get. If you have much of a slant in your yard, you'll get stuck trying to pull this 700 lbs. up steep inclines. I'm told this is mainly for smoothing out mole hills and maybe packing down loose dirt. But it's worth the money as it is heavier and costs less than a lot of other rollers.
October 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Ralph Fell apart after less than 100 feet of hooking it up
I had read the other reviews saying that the E-Clips fell off. I made sure to seat them properly in the grooves of the "axle" thinking this may have been the problem. Not so. After pulling it about 100 feet, I heard clanging. Looked back and there was the drum 20 feet behind me. Clips and washers lost. Called Brinly Customer Service and asked if they had an updated design. They suggested that maybe i had turned too sharp because their design was over 10 years old and therefore good. They have no updated design to help, just the suggestion that I had incorrectly used their product. Are you kidding me? I will try to use snap rings instead of their E-Clips. If that does not work, i will exercise the 90 day return policy.
April 10, 2014