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barry glynn
Posted 9 Jan 2012
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

Trying to get hold of a second hand one
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seanmichaels
Posted 9 Jan 2012
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Are you sure Barry? My back is in pieces today after using one on Saturday.
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barry glynn
Posted 9 Jan 2012
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

Yes mate. Great tool I think. Mind you I wouldn't be doing the whole square with it at a time. Mainly for overseeding in season.
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chrismitchell
Posted 9 Jan 2012
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Green is not necessarily beautiful.

A roller made of a member of the dock family. Surely it would be better to get a sarrel roller.
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barry glynn
Posted 9 Jan 2012
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

Yes indeed, always do that, don't know why , can't claim the o is next to the a!
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wicketdevil
Posted 9 Jan 2012
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Can you just is the longest sentence in the world !!!!!!!

Hi Barry if i get my new one in a months time you can have the old one its missing a few tines but will do you a job. Ian
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barry glynn
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

Cheers Ian. Much appreciated
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seanmichaels
Posted 9 Jan 2012
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I think it is either sorrel or sarrel?

Barry, I appreciate you have seeding in mind but I'd love to know definitively how useful they are as a whole of square winter 'aeration' technique. 2 winters ago I reckon I did 8 or 10 passes over the whole square. Pitches were very good that year. Last year I didn't use it and I'm sure we had a crust developing on occasions. That's basically why I'm using it now, despite the health warnings.
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barry glynn
Posted 9 Jan 2012
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

Don't know mate.
I've only used one for overseeding and that was the one I had on my autorake before it fell to bits, roller that is, not the autorake.
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Loops
Posted 10 Jan 2012
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I'm after one as well but for the Dennis FT510. No way do I fancy pushing one.
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petermarkcraig
Posted 10 Jan 2012
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Of course the grass looks good. The sun is shining.

Barry I have a Pattison motorised one you can borrow if you want.

Peter
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barry glynn
Posted 10 Jan 2012
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

Cheers Peter but I'm after one to keep .
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mark pembroke
Posted 10 Jan 2012
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Barry, like you would like a sorrel roller but cant afford one. So have just brought a pair of spike shoe attachments, 2 inch spikes. Well i do enough mileage cutting and brushing, so i thought i could kill 2 birds with one stone. Will try tomorrow, nothing to lose except the £10 they cost, oh and also my pride.
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Garry Fielding
Posted 10 Jan 2012
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Know what you mean lads they are a great puece if eqipment i use all the time during season on wkts and end of season as they say put your back in it
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barry glynn
Posted 10 Jan 2012
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

Mark, heh heh guvnor. I've tried that , nearly broke my effing leg and ankle.Good luck son.
That's the thing Gary. Even before the Sisis spike reel fell apart, the wheels close up most of the holes you create.
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juls
Posted 10 Jan 2012
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Barry you have just given me the idea of looking into replacing the pneumatic tyres on my Sissis rotarake for solid spiked ones. Not only would solve the problem of closing some holes it would actually increase the # per sq. inch.
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barry glynn
Posted 10 Jan 2012
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

What a great idea!
You can do mine when you've sorted it!
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tonybolton
Posted 10 Jan 2012
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Still raining

Barry I have a 30 inch Pattison pedestrian sarrell/sorrell roller a great piece of kit but very hard work. When repairing used tracks during the season I reckon it's invaluable no tyre or wheel marks creates a great seed bed and breaks the surface, tracks come back quickly. I've seen many similar tools being used with the transport roller down and just pricking the surface, the operators need to get their back and legs into it, weighted roller above the spiked roller hard work but great results, these days I only manage one track per day funny how sorrell is an anagram of rollers.
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barry glynn
Posted 10 Jan 2012
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

I'm only thinking if using it for repairing and reseeding a used track and ends.
Far too old to do more than that with it.
It needs a little motor on the side with a weight on top, then it would be even better!
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GRG
Posted 11 Jan 2012
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And pattison used to make one like that barry.
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barry glynn
Posted 11 Jan 2012
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

Ok Gordon, never seen one.
Wish I had one!
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AB
Posted 11 Jan 2012
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For information, it is commonly spelt sarrel or sorrel.

Paul - I don't rate the FT510 attachment as it just doesn't go into the ground unless its really soft.

I use a pedestrian one on bowls and cricket all year around - in the summer for sedding and to aid water penetration and in the winter for light aeration.

Can't pretend it's not hard work though!

AB
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barry glynn
Posted 11 Jan 2012
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

AB , that's the problem
I had with the Sisis reel I had. I did use it overthe whole square last March after I had sprayed and brushed out a load of miss after the bad winter. So I had to use it to create some sort of seed bed cos I had the overseed the square. It fell apart just as I finished it and of course the wheels cover up a lot if the holes anyway.
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Barry Big Shot
Posted 11 Jan 2012
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Once a muppet.....................

Barry, you sound more like the police officer in Allo Allo everyday, "I was just p1ssing by the door". :-)
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barry glynn
Posted 11 Jan 2012
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

Oh bollicks! Ma fat ferngers are too berg fer zese bertons!
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