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cjohns05
01-27-2011, 11:59 AM
I have a ferris is2000 with a stripping kit. Does anyone else have problems making good strips with this set up. any suggestions?

thanks

Clark Griswold
01-27-2011, 12:41 PM
Here's my suggestion, learn to spell "stripe" correctly & you might get an answer someday!

Green Feet Lawn
01-27-2011, 01:09 PM
Ouch!!!!!!!!

cjohns05
01-27-2011, 01:38 PM
ever heard of a typo ?%#hole

dsittler
01-27-2011, 01:53 PM
I suspect that the striping kit on a Ferris is a roller mounted on the rear of the deck. What I have found is that stripes are not very pronounced the first time you do them, however if you mow the lawn the same way everytime the stripes will become more visible. Also some types of grass do not stripe as well as others. I have found once you mow the property a few times the stripes really start to show up.

Derek

( I apologize beforehand for any spelling mistakes I might have made) :eek: :confused:

Richard Martin
01-27-2011, 07:11 PM
Where are you located and what kind of grass are you trying to stripe?

Green Feet Lawn
01-28-2011, 08:12 AM
I suspect that the striping kit on a Ferris is a roller mounted on the rear of the deck.:
Actually Ferris uses a heavy rubber flap mounted to the rear of the deck. Without a striping kit on my ferris, it does not stripe. The new ICD deck comes with a striping kit and is supposed to have a better cut.
What I have found is that stripes are not very pronounced the first time you do them, however if you mow the lawn the same way everytime the stripes will become more visible. Also some types of grass do not stripe as well as others. I have found once you mow the property a few times the stripes really start to show up.

You should be alternating directions. The weight of the zero turn mower and the often soft ground will cause rutting.

ashgrove landscaping
01-28-2011, 08:16 AM
all of my ferris's throughout the years stripe great without any weird kit. But the point is to cut the grass.

ALC-GregH
01-28-2011, 08:30 AM
Where are you located and what kind of grass are you trying to stripe?

He's in Fl. and cuts St. Augustine. :laugh::laugh::laugh:

MOHUSTLER
01-28-2011, 09:50 AM
Cjohns05 Ignore the people trying to get thier post count up by your typo issue. Give us some more details on your location, type of grass, inch of cut your mowing at, ext... and we can answer your questions better.

Dogbonz
01-28-2011, 09:53 AM
Here's my suggestion, learn to spell "stripe" correctly & you might get an answer someday!

Yeah the red line under the words in the reply box, means they are misspelled. :dizzy:

But this coming from a guy (Clark Griswold) who drives a station wagon with 8 headlights! :laugh:

bohiaa
01-28-2011, 04:17 PM
Do a search, I know earlyer there were some GREAT pics posted here about striping.

jtruck618
06-29-2011, 04:28 PM
To OP....did you ever get it figured out? I have a new Ferris and wished it stripe better. I cut fescue at 3.5in

Snapper Jack
06-29-2011, 08:56 PM
To OP....did you ever get it figured out? I have a new Ferris and wished it stripe better. I cut fescue at 3.5in
With those new hi tech decks yous guys should be laying down something casual that resembles a stripe at least. Try Hi lift blades and pitch the deck lower in the front. I'd like to see some Ferris stripes:)

LuvMyFerris
07-02-2011, 02:49 AM
With those new hi tech decks yous guys should be laying down something casual that resembles a stripe at least. Try Hi lift blades and pitch the deck lower in the front. I'd like to see some Ferris stripes:)

Ferris 1500 48" deck taken in 2009 on Bahia grass about 3-3.5", I have the "stripe" kit (rubber flap) too and at the time this pic was taken I think I was running the mulch kit too but I have long since removed the mulch kit.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-NkyBBO5yqh4/Tg6-aynDThI/AAAAAAAADzY/VCZCWNbxDVI/misc%252520037.jpg
:usflag::usflag::usflag::usflag::usflag::usflag::usflag::usflag:

cps
03-05-2012, 01:12 PM
We still have one Ferris on and after about 6 different types of blades we found that the Hi-lift blades work the best for us.

LawnMan19
03-05-2012, 01:29 PM
You should be alternating directions. The weight of the zero turn mower and the often soft ground will cause rutting.
This is one of the most important thing you can do, it will help to prevent rutting, and you can lay some real nice patterns.:cool2:

LR3
03-05-2012, 07:29 PM
I have a ferris is2000 with a stripping kit. Does anyone else have problems making good strips with this set up. any suggestions?

thanks

Check outta equipment thread. All from Ferris. No issues or problems. I was going to buy a big league lawn but the one I have from ferris does well.
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Greyst1
03-05-2012, 07:50 PM
1st of all to the OP which deck are you running and what type of grass?

2nd, here is what a Ferris can do:

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=361871

205mx
03-05-2012, 09:26 PM
i am not condoning the 'grammer and spelling police' on here, but that wasnt ACTUALLY a typo.... as you did spell it that way twice... as far as stripes go- try cutting at a higher setting and pitching your deck.

DemolitionMan
03-20-2012, 04:34 PM
Here is the link to the pic I posted with my Ferris 2500Z ICD 61" stripe kit. Cut twice with 3.5 inch height and no pitch in the deck and stock blades.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=349218&page=38
Page 38 post by Demolition Man.