View Full Version : Wide stripe pattern

08-19-2008, 02:52 PM
The wider stripes really jump out at you when approaching the house.

I don't have a zero turn mower, so I was looking for a new pattern that was easier to ride around.

08-19-2008, 03:20 PM
looks good, I wouldn't have thought to do that

08-19-2008, 03:34 PM
i agree it looks nice!

zim bob the landscaper
08-19-2008, 07:08 PM
i cut a feild weekly and i did the same thing today but with 2 mowers a 52" and a 48" so we made 100" stripes it looked pritty cool and your looks real good keep up the good work!!!

08-19-2008, 07:25 PM
Those look great, I'm sure its an attention getter.

Turtle Creek Lawn Care
08-19-2008, 08:09 PM
what kind of mower did you use and did you have a roller on it?


08-19-2008, 09:35 PM
wow that looks good what kidn of mower did you use?

08-20-2008, 09:27 AM
I have a 42" Poulan Pro rider with my reverse engineered version of the bigleaguelawns roller. The wide stripes are really getting some attention. Couple of people actually stopped and asked about them.

08-20-2008, 02:36 PM
Doc where did u get all of the parts for the roller?

Guzman Properties
08-20-2008, 03:27 PM
Looks GREAT!!!

The parts look like a piece of electrical c channel, some brackets, probably a threaded or non threaded rod, and boat rollers.

08-20-2008, 04:57 PM
Doc where abouts in ma are you?

I love the wide stripes, myself. Reminds me of a golf course look with the wide-area mowers... and those always look great.

08-20-2008, 05:08 PM
I'd thought about trying that, never got around to it for some reason though. May have to do it now though, that looks nice!

08-20-2008, 07:17 PM
Guzman is correct, it is electrical c-channel. I bought it at Home Depot. I think it was Super Strut brand or kindorf. I bolted 2 pieces back to back. Channel nuts, wheels are wobble rollers from a boat trailer and a 5/8" stainless steel rod. Washers and pvc pipe for spacers between rollers. 1x4 L brackets. The other brackets are specific to your mower. I found a nice exploded parts diagram of the oem roller and it was pretty easy to find the parts from that. Weighs around 30lbs or so. Some winter I'll get around to finishing it off with paint and better fitting pvc spacers...

I have a specific parts list somewhere if anyone wants it I'll look for it.

Hey Boston, I'm in W. Ma, Southwick area.

08-20-2008, 07:30 PM
Doc if you could get the parts list that would be great.

08-20-2008, 10:32 PM
what does a rollar like that cost?

08-21-2008, 04:01 PM
The final cost was around $120, but I built 1 for a friend and he paid for most of the materials and I did fab. His was for a 48" walk behind and had 2 more wheels than mine.

Super Strut was $16 for 10 ft @ Home Depot - 2 32.5" pcs bolted back to back. Also bought the channel nuts and bolts at HD

3/4" PVC pipe for spacer between wheels

Washer at each end of the pvc, against the wheel hub and after the last wheel on each side.

Wobble rollers were $5.69 @ easternmarine.com 5" diameter, 3" width, 5/8" shaft. Looks like they are $7.69 this year.

5/8" stainless steel shaft was given to us by the machine shop next door. 38 or 38.5", I think. They also drilled a hole in each end for a cotter pin.

From Graybar Electric supply:
L Bracket: B-Line pn: B104 $3.36ea
Straight piece from mower to L Bracket: B-Line # B342 $8.34

I Think that's about it. It was pretty straight forward to build off the diagram. Attaching to the mower depends on the mower. For the walk behind, I used longer L brackets and it attached directly to the mower. I'll look for a pic of that.

I just noticed the pic of it attached was after my first cut last year. I have it set for quick detach now, but other than that, that's about how it stands today.

08-21-2008, 04:55 PM
I think the axle L bracket was b-line # B103. I can't read the reciept very well. I will say that the electrical supply house was very helpful in finding the right brackets. I brought the wheels and axle with me when I went there to see how they fit the brackets.

08-21-2008, 09:56 PM
i have a 42" ZTR. What would you charge to build one for me?:rolleyes::rolleyes::)

08-22-2008, 04:17 PM
How's 347.37 sound :confused:

08-23-2008, 07:47 PM
damn, this is a neat way to set apart your work, i think it looks cool.

08-24-2008, 10:14 AM
Doc, Southwick huh? I'm in Westfield nice to see somebody else from this area of the state. Nice work with the striper and the wide stripes look good! Keep it up!