The ideal weight for a lawn roller depends on how wide it is. Widths range from 18 inches to 4 feet; the weight comes from adding water or sand to the roller. A 36-inch steel roller, filled with water, can weigh up to 640 lbs.
Thomas K. Arnold is publisher and editorial director of "Home Media Magazine" and a regular contributor to "Variety." He is a former editorial writer for U-T San Diego. He also has written for "San Diego Magazine," "USA Today" and the Copley News Service. Arnold attended San Diego State University.