View Full Version : Home Made Striper

06-09-2009, 04:28 PM
I made this striper this weekend for my JD z225. What do you guys think?

06-09-2009, 05:00 PM
I think you had too many beers during the project to hold the camera still :laugh:

You know that you need to post pics of the stripes. So lets see it!

06-09-2009, 05:06 PM
haha im 16...no beers
but i'm mowing friday..ill snap some pics

06-09-2009, 06:54 PM
That looks good. I was gonna do a similar build to my Great Dane chariot but with longer and thinner flaps.

06-09-2009, 06:54 PM
I think it may wear down quickly. (Just guessing) So if it does wear quickly I'd widen the striper.

What you may experience is with it being that narrow you will have to cut at a low height for it to bend the grass.

Glad to see you are thinking about making your own.


06-09-2009, 07:16 PM
The use of the flap is a good idea. What I dont like is the fact that it is rigid to the deck. Too much of a chance of ripping the deck apart if you catch on something. With hinges you can make it lower and increase the striping. I wouldnt worry much on the wear factor. My WB's all have the factory drag mat and I have yet to wear one out before a motor. I think the key is hinges.

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06-09-2009, 08:58 PM
just showing what mine looks like..works great all around..no snags,no tears ect...

06-09-2009, 09:08 PM
I was afraid that using hinges wouldn't apply enough force to actually bend the grass. Also what would happen when I back up. The flap may get pushed under my deck and the blades would chew it up
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06-11-2009, 05:47 PM
here are the stripes...im pretty satisfied

06-11-2009, 05:55 PM
Nice.... but we need more pics!

06-11-2009, 05:59 PM
All of my striping kits are touching the ground before I lower the deck giving it plenty of down force on the the rubber. The more you bend the better effect you will get

06-12-2009, 01:03 PM
Congratulations -- it does work and those stripes look pretty good and they are straight.


06-12-2009, 03:52 PM
one of my accounts...love my new striper

06-27-2009, 04:19 PM
Post a pic when you're done, better yet make two I have 60" Chariot. ;)

That looks good. I was gonna do a similar build to my Great Dane chariot but with longer and thinner flaps.

06-27-2009, 09:48 PM
Looks Great! Where did you buy the rubber?

06-27-2009, 10:27 PM
...love my new striper

It looks like it works very well ... congratulations on a job well done !!