The Tidd Tech Snow Roller is an extremely tough implement designed to compliment our Trail Tenderizer or other finish grooming tools. Whether you are interested in packing early season snow, handling the “big dumps” or just trying to conserve every inch of your precious snow base, this is the roller for you. Constructed from very stiff and durable HDPE double wall culvert material, the drum will roll over rocks and stumps without damage and shed sticky snow. The drawbar is built just like our proven Trail Tenderizers, with a shear pin hitch to protect both the equipment and operator. And to top it all off, we have added an innovative basket system that will hold two 30 gallon plastic trash cans on the drawbar – great for hauling snow to the bare spots, shovels, trail or race signs, and even skis and poles.
What will a roller do for you? We believe that a roller is a useful tool when used in conjunction with a grading and leveling implement like the Trail Tenderizer. There are three primary reasons to supplement your grooming with a roller:
- A roller can be used during the early season to pack the snow base before it is possible to use a finish tool like the Trail Tenderizer.
- A roller can be used to pre-pack deep snowfalls – a condition that would normally require multiple passes “pre-packing” with just the snowmobile before finish grooming.
- A roller will pack all the available snow into the snow base without displacing any to the side of the trail.
- A deep ribbed roller like ours will leave a pattern that catches blowing and drifting snow during and after a storm. It is possible to actually gain base beyond what has fallen from the sky by continually rolling during periods of blowing and drifting snow.
What can’t a roller do? A roller cannot level and grade like the Trail Tenderizer or other finish tools. One of the advantages of a roller is that it does not displace snow (see #3 above). High and low points will remain after rolling and should eventually be graded with an implement like the Trail Tenderizer.