This new environmentally friendly retrofit allows owners of an S-382 or S-282 to change their existing hydraulically powered feed system over to an electrically driven feed system. The package consists of two 15 HP Sew-Eurodrive gearmotors mounted directly onto feed shafts in the case of and S-382 or S-282-24. 10 HP motors are utilized in the case of an S-282-18. The gearmotors are controlled by two general purpose AC variable frequency inverters allowing for closer synchronization of infeed and outfeed rolls. Tire life therefore is extended as well as feeding characteristics improved. Customers can expect longer tire life as well as lower operating cost's and as an added benefit will no longer need to purchase, change and dispose of hydraulic fluid. When electric gear motors are coupled with the industry standard pneumatic feed rolls the results are superior feeding, precise feed speed synchronization, reduced maintenance, and lower overall noise levels.