Definition of mallee roller in English:

mallee roller

noun

Australian
  • A large heavy roller used for crushing bushes and small trees prior to clearing; a scrub roller.

    ‘the laborious task was made easier by the invention of the mallee roller’
    • ‘The land was mostly cleared by mallee rollers pulled by horses.’
    • ‘"Mallee rollers" knocked down the scrub faster and cheaper than a team of axemen.’
    • ‘The conversion to farming could be easily accomplished by the new implements such as the 'Mallee roller'.’
    • ‘The mallee roller was invented by the grandfathers of almost all the Birchip farmers I knew, including our own.’
    • ‘Land clearance costs were significantly reduced by the development of mallee rollers.’
    • ‘Unusual facets of climate, vegetation, and labour led to clever mechanical inventions, including the stripper, stump-jump plough, and mallee roller.’
    • ‘Dust and smoke soon hung over the developing irrigation area as the mallee rollers did their work.’
    • ‘The clearing of mallee scrub was further cheapened by the South Australian invention of the mallee roller and the scrub log.’
    • ‘The mallee-roller and stump-jump plough enabled farmers to work the rough ground in the Mallee.’
    • ‘The 'Mallee roller', the stump-jump plough, and McKay's stripper-harvester helped some of the settlers to succeed.’