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KstateCutter
06-10-2007, 12:37 PM
I have a wright stander 36. I feel like I need to drag something on the back to improve the striping. This is my first year of operation and cash flows are slim right now so I can't just go buy a striper kit. How do I build one? Where do I attach it to the mower? Do I need to make sure I can raise it off the ground? What other things should I consider? How have your striper kits turned out?

I am thinking about filling a piece of PVC with sand and figuring some way to attach that to the back of the mower with angle iron and using pins so i can disengage it. Any advice is appreciated.

Adam3669
06-10-2007, 04:24 PM
I am in the exact same situation! Hope to get some great responses. I noticed you live in the OP too, what areas do you work in most?

KstateCutter
06-10-2007, 10:56 PM
Mostly between 95th and 135th and Quivera and Roe. I've got a couple beyond that too. What about you?

I fashioned a prototype this evening using a 36" piece of 1 1/2" PVC filled with sand. I haven't got it just right yet but if I get it I'll let you know.

Supper Grassy
06-10-2007, 11:02 PM
If the sand doesn't work you may want to try concrete or fishing weights

do you have any pics?

how do you plan on attaching to your mower?

APV's Mowing
06-17-2007, 05:10 AM
ya i really want to make one for my 21" toro thats 10 years old i think it would look tight but you know the little plastick thing that moves around on the back i was thinking that i could put some type of bending bar thing that pushes that down harder but will shape to the ground somewhat i dn

Tyler7692
06-17-2007, 04:31 PM
I use a really stiff and heavy duty thick rubber mudflap for a truck and I have it bolted to the bottom of the mower between the wheels on a 52" bobcat rider. I have it hanger about 1/4 inch from the ground. works like a charm.

Lynden-Jeff
06-17-2007, 07:07 PM
I use a really stiff and heavy duty thick rubber mudflap for a truck and I have it bolted to the bottom of the mower between the wheels on a 52" bobcat rider. I have it hanger about 1/4 inch from the ground. works like a charm.

Can you post some pics?

Cheers
Jeff

RonB
06-17-2007, 09:18 PM
I think this one's pretty slick..

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=155984&highlight=homemade+roller


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