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tnedator
08-15-2003, 01:03 AM
I have an El Toro lawn and a rear engine mower. Is there anyway that I can stripe my lawn, such as pulling a roller or something?

I get small stripes from the wheel tracks, but would love to be able to get full width stripes.

Thanks

Billy

simplicityjeff
09-08-2003, 10:11 PM
I had an old murray rider and I attached a conveyor roller to the deck and it striped really well. Do a search on this site and you'll see how some of the commercial guy did it. I had to drill 4 holes in my cutting deck so my solution may not work for everyone. Good luck.

ElephantNest
09-08-2003, 10:27 PM
www.turflex.com

mx495
09-09-2003, 12:29 AM
All the good stripes you see are painted on the lawn, better call a proffesional.:p

chefdrp
09-09-2003, 01:46 AM
Painted????? what do you mean?????

mx495
09-09-2003, 04:56 PM
just kidding

hamsey
09-12-2003, 10:30 PM
Here are my stripes, done with a roller attached to my JD 325. Cut @ 3" even better when cut @ 4" (did not take pic yet).
Norm

hamsey
09-13-2003, 08:40 AM
Try using high lift blades. Put a roller between the wheels. Cut first pattern for 2 weeks, cut second pattern 1 week then alternate patterns each week. Pitch your mower deck so that front is 1/4" lower than the back. You can use a lawn roller if yo want. Hope this helps.
Norm

John Gamba
09-13-2003, 09:18 AM
Lazer with a roller.
John

The Lawn Boy Pro
10-02-2003, 05:19 PM
Originally posted by mx495
All the good stripes you see are painted on the lawn, better call a proffesional.:p Well, we use different color paints to make those stripes. Light green and dark green. see, now you dont have to fertilize either!

stevieraysod
10-02-2003, 06:54 PM
Hamsey,
What type of a roller do you have for a JD 325? Did you make it yourself or buy it aftermarket? Do you have a pic?

hamsey
10-06-2003, 08:40 AM
I made it myself! Still tweaking it. Last change I did was to add springs so it will float now it has 3" of play. See pic. below.
Norm

stevieraysod
10-06-2003, 10:17 AM
Thanks for the pic hamsey. Looks good!

woodycrest
10-06-2003, 10:24 AM
Heres some stripes i did with a National triplex reel mower....but without the blades running.

Dave

Expert Lawns
10-20-2003, 09:28 PM
woodycrest, that loks really nice

Cheesedawg1
11-03-2003, 06:57 PM
NICE!

KerryB
11-04-2003, 12:38 PM
A good book on this subject is "Picture Perfect" by David R. Mellor. Very informative and has step by step instructions on different designs.

lawn perfection
11-07-2003, 11:06 AM
Hamsey,
Nice roller! Looks very good,matches the mower well.

hamsey
11-07-2003, 04:35 PM
Thanks!
JD Green

Expert Lawns
11-08-2003, 02:28 AM
To stripe, go like this..

needforspeed
12-19-2003, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by hamsey
I made it myself! Still tweaking it. Last change I did was to add springs so it will float now it has 3" of play. See pic. below.
Norm Nice Job !!

JMcGuire
04-20-2004, 11:07 AM
Originally posted by hamsey
I made it myself! Still tweaking it. Last change I did was to add springs so it will float now it has 3" of play. See pic. below.
Norm

Any chance, I could get the specs to tray to make one myself. I have a Toro Timecutter 17-52, I have thought about trying to make one that would fit on the rear scalping wheels, but I like this idea better because it is easier to take off. How much did it cost to make it by the way.

JMcGuire
04-20-2004, 11:10 AM
Any chance I could get the specs, I have a toro 17-52, and I am trying to fit it. I thought about replacing the rear scalping blades, but I think this is a great idea. How much did it cost you to build?

topher924
04-20-2004, 11:39 AM
Move up further north the grass stipes beter up there

JMcGuire
04-20-2004, 11:42 AM
Thanks for the guidance, tell that to my wife.

ple_1969
04-21-2004, 12:16 PM
First mow of the season with my 48" Exmark Turf Tracer. This is without the striping kit.

Pete